Eastman’s Hot this Week: May 13 to 19

Get ready for the summer life in Eastern Manitoba. This is the first long weekend of the season and our event organizers are coming out in full swing.

Whiteshell Fish Hatchery Guided Tours

May 17 – Whiteshell Provincial Park

From eggs to fingerlings, the fish hatchery works towards a sustainable fish future. Drop by the Hatchery Interpretive Centre during open hours to see the fish stocks, learn how the hatchery operates and receive an in-depth history of how fish stocking has evolved over the years.

Falcon Lake UFO Encounter Weekend 2019

May 18 – Falcon Lake

Over 50 years ago, something strange happened deep in the forests of Falcon Lake…

This May Long Weekend, make your way out to the Lake to experience a lesser-known piece of Whiteshell history, for believers and skeptics alike! Kicking off at the Falcon Beach Ranch with rides to the actual site of the infamous UFO encounter and ending with a UFO MAY LONG SOCIAL supporting the Whiteshell Community Club, keep your eye to the sky … and also to other local hotspots where you might see something unusual!

UFO Hike – Falcon Creek Trail

May 18 – Whiteshell Provincial Park

Falcon Lake is home to one of the most famous UFO stories in the world. Hike along with a Park Interpreter to hear the story of what happened to Stefan Michalak over 50 years ago.

Octavious in Transition

May 18 – The Listening Room – Lac du Bonnet

Octavious in Transition was formed a year or so ago, as a local group of musicians getting together to play music and have some fun. As their repertoire of songs grew, Octavious decided it was time to start hitting the road to do some gigging. They started showing up regularly at open mics across southern Manitoba and have played numerous fund-raising events and outdoor bashes. Their song list includes a mix of country, bluesy jazz, easy listening and light rock favorites. Seven members strong, Octavious in Transition delivers vibrant tunes with little twists here and there to keep audiences listening.

Octavious in Transition band members includes Rachel Veroneau, Kathleen Nadolsky, Ed Courcelles, Richard Papineau, Paul Bedard, Helmar Ostrom, and Shawn Keith.

Bannock Point Petroforms Guided Tours

May 19 – Whiteshell Provincial Park

Check out Bannock Point petroforms! Petroforms are figures laid out on bedrock in the forms of turtles, snakes, humans and abstract patterns. Anishinabe and other Indigenous peoples believe they were left here long ago for the benefit of all people that might visit this site to receive their teachings and healing.

Prairie Winds Trail Guided Hike

May 19 – Birds Hill Provincial Park

Get your hiking friends ready for the Prairie Winds Trail Guided Hike. Take a leisurely stroll through the prairie as we explore the sights, smells and sounds of the prairie grasses and flowers on this 1.5 km trail. Discover why the prairies are one of the most endangered ecosystems in North America and what you can do to help.

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!

May 16 – Express Yourself Using Arts to be a Healthy You – Whitemouth

May 16 – Richer Sports Drop-in Night – Richer

May 16 – Trackers – Anola

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