Make your week an exciting one in Eastman! Feeling crafty? No problem! Stop by one of the paint parties or craft workshops happening all over the Eastman! Do you want to see something amazing? Head over to Landmark or Beausejour to catch On the Edge Tour. Or if you want to just sit back and relax, stop by Whitemouth to see the first Canadian movie screening of the feature film SILO.
On the Edge Tour
March 16 – Landmark & Beausejour
As part of the celebrations around Manitoba 150, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg (RWB) Aspirants will take the On the Edge Tour across Manitoba, where the next generation of dancers will showcase a sublime and powerful repertoire for audiences of all ages in performances hosted by schools and communities.
Most performances will feature a Sharing Dance workshop hosted by an RWB School Artistic Faculty Member. These workshops will encourage and increase audience participation and engagement while providing access to the physical, emotional and social benefits of dance.
Tour attendees will experience an array of dance disciplines and the first act will feature a condensed story of the comedic ballet of Don Quixote featuring the beloved main characters preparing for a wedding through intriguing and flirtatious encounters in the market. In act two, the performance changes tone and will feature new contemporary choreography from Gabriela Rehak, Philippe Larouche and Indigenous choreographers Jera Wolfe and Cameron Fraser-Monroe. The performances will take the audience through a spectrum of powerful emotions, connecting them to feelings of love, loss, anger and humor, and will leave viewers with a deeper appreciation of the art and storytelling ability of dance.
Movement as Medicine, Hips and Heart
March 18 – South Moon Studio – East Braintree
Movement as Medicine, Hips and Heart will move through restorative postures, somatic movement and breathing techniques that help create healthy patterns of movement. Targeting specific areas of the body for each workshop, you will work towards re building the brain-muscle connection for lasting ease of chronic pain due to repetitive movement and/or injuries
This workshop is suitable for everyone and is very gentle, like an internal massage and meditation all at once. The results can change the way you move through your day, improving posture and mindfulness of what our body needs to heal old patterns of movement in areas of our body that often feel stuck.
Music Food & Friends with Richard Inman
March 20 – Moon Gate Guest House – Whitemouth
When you go the Moon Gate Guest House, you get more than just music, you get a whole experience! Enjoy fantastic music by Richard Inman and delicious Metis food!
Richard Inman is quickly becoming a staple of Winnipeg’s folk and country scene. With a rich baritone voice and delicate musical touch, he crafts mature songs that feel at once deeply familiar and bracingly fresh.
Splitting his time between south eastern Manitoba and central Alberta, Richard shares authentic stories and songs about the everyday people and places he comes across.
He has released three full length albums to date 2015’s 30 Days, his self-titled CD Richard Inman produced by Winnipeg’s singer songwriter Scott Nolan, and his latest project Hasta La Vista released in November 2019.
Between relentless touring and a residency at the legendary Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, Richard has proven himself a gifted songwriter and true prairie gem.
The menu for the night is: Manitoba Braised Bison, Horseshoe Lake Organic Wild Rice Casserole with Chanterelle Mushrooms, Roasted Squash with Emma’s Garden Garlic, Bannock with Wild Blueberry Compote and Cream, Highbush Cranberry with Whitemouth River Wild Mint Mock Tail, and Coffee and Tea – Serving locally roasted Trail’s End Coffee
SILO Movie Screening
March 18 – Whitemouth School – Whitemouth
Stop in Whitemouth to catch the first Canadian movie screening of the feature film SILO. A drama/thriller inspired by true events. Open to everyone ages 11 and up. Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Don’t expect to find SILO playing in theatres! SILO has a unique distribution strategy that not only makes screenings all the more special, but also brings communities together. It’s called SILO Community Screening Campaign, where any community can purchase the rights show SILO.
SILO follows a harrowing day in an American farm town. Disaster strikes when teenager Cody Rose is entrapped in a 50-foot-tall grain bin. When the corn turns to quicksand, family, neighbors and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue Cody from drowning in the crop that has sustained their community for generations.
Treaties and You
March 21 – Nimowin Road – Birds Hill Provincial Park
You may have heard the phrase ‘we are all treaty people’, but what exactly does that mean? Join Allen Sutherland for Treaties and You a guest speaker with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba to discover what Treaties are and how we are all part of them. Afterwards, make your own bannock and cook it over a campfire while you all share your personal experiences with one another.
More Eastman Greatness
You don’t have to be a local to take part in one of these great community events. Stop on in, try something new, and make some great friends!
March 16 – Natural Solutions 101 – Beausejour
March 17 – Mushrooms and Maple Syrup! – Lac du Bonnet
March 17 – Stories Under Your Skin – Lac du Bonnet
March 17 – Public Skating – Beausejour
March 19 – Drop In Skating – Beausejour
March 20 – Paint Party! – Emerson
March 20 – March Karaoke Night! – St. Pierre-Jolys
March 21 – Happy Easter Egg Workshop – Landmark
March 21 – Paint Party with Nancy Lou Ateah – Victoria Beach
March 21 – Whitetail Meadow: Open House – Niverville
March 21 – LB crib tournament! – Lorette
March 21 – Spring Craft Night – Brokenhead
March 22 – Rustic Sign Making Workshop! – Pine Falls