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Winnipeg Art Gallery is going to expand next year. Its $65M Inuit Art Centre will attract the attention of city residents to Inuit art, and it promises to vault the art to new heights. After the opening, Winnipeggers will be able to see treasures of the North that are currently hidden from public view. Wight, the WAG's curator of Inuit art, explained that about 7,500 stone, bone, antler and ivory carvings from across the Arctic are in underground storage a...
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The premiere of I'm Going to Break Your Heart has already taken place at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg. Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida are partners both in life and in music, and they came to the city to premiere a new film about their couple. The film is called I'm Going to Break Your Heart and it is based on their life after getting married. It also shows the making of Moon vs. Sun’s new album. The couple has been married for 20 years and both are conf...
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A Maze In Winter Romance, a movie based on Manitoba snow maze, will appear next winter. Most recently, a snow maze near Winnipeg drew the attention of the whole world - it broke the record and got into the Guinness Book of Records. When filmmaker Juliette Hagopian heard about the maze, she came up with the idea of a movie. "We heard about the maze, and the buzz that was happening with it, and it breaking the Guinness World Record," Hagopian said. "Then we...
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Winnipeg theatre’s 2019-20 season features several world class premieres. All theatre fans definitely looked forward to the announcement of the premieres of the new season. 2019-20 season is different due to the fact that viewers will see several world premieres, including a long-awaited new play from a Governor General's Award-winning Winnipeg playwright and a new adaptation of a Robert Munsch favourite. Here what we will see next season at PTE: 1. The Th...
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Grammy-winner Kacey Musgraves, indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie will arrive to Winnipeg Folk Festival. Winnipeg Folk Festival will be on July 11-14, and more than seventy artists will perform during these four days. On Wednesday, the full lineup of the festival has already become known. So, Jason Mraz will perform on Friday evening and Half Moon Run – on Saturday.  Kacey Musgraves will close the festival on Sunday evening. Some of the artists will provide...
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Today is Friday, which means it's time to make plans for the weekend! We offer you three great options for the weekend of February 22-24. 1. Afro Prairie Film Festival Of course, at the weekend you can stay at home and watch a new film on Netflix. But, there is an excellent alternative. You can go to Cinematheque for the second Afro Prairie Film Festival. The festival began on Thursday, and it will last 4 days. During the festival, Winnipeggers will be abl...
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Finally, the weekend is near. It's time to decide what to do. If you still have no plans, we know what to offer you. So, here are three best ideas for the weekend of February 15-17: 1. Festival du Voyageur This festival is the most anticipated event for all residents of the city, especially for those who like to spend time outdoors. The festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and the opening ceremony will take place on Friday at 7.30 pm. All vi...
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The 50th Festival du Voyageur starts on Friday. Winnipeg architect, Peter Hargraves, decided to add a little comfort for all visitors and to create ice tables. Such tables will give people the opportunity to relax and to have a glass of something, for example, a glass of caribou, during the festival. "Here at the festival site, you see all the little traditions that are being kept alive with what the whole festival is doing," said Hargraves. "I think it's...
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What to do in Winnipeg in the winter? Of course, there are many skating rinks and other open-air entertainment places in the city. However, what to do if the weather does not allow city residents to spend much time on the street? We want to talk about the best indoor activities for Winnipeggers of all ages! 1. Bad Axe Throwing Bad Axe Throwing has been working for three years and is very popular. Inside there are four wooden targets where people throw axes...
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Winter always makes changes to our plans and lifestyle. Sometimes, we really want to spend the day actively, but the weather does not allow. Now, it is not necessary to wait for the spring to leave the house and to have fun. We will tell you what city residents can do in Winnipeg even when it is very cold outside. 1. Beach Volleyball Centre If you think that beach volleyball is possible only by the sea or the ocean, you're wrong. In Beach Volleyball Centre...
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What are your plans for the weekend? We have three great options for you! Do you like going to the theatre, or listening to music, or celebrating holidays? All these become possible during the weekend of February 8-10! So, here are the best ideas: 1. Intimate Apparel This is the play that will make you think about a lot of things. The main character is an African American woman who works as a seamstress. She dreams of love, but she cannot choose between tw...
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The severe cold is gradually leaving the province, and the inhabitants of Manitoba are ready to go out of their homes. So, what can they do on the weekend? We offer three best options: 1. Ego Spank Presents Winnipeg band Ego Spank is going to give a concert series called Ego Spank Presents. As part of this series, a concert in memory of Aretha Franklin will take place on Sunday. It is called Lady of Soul: The Music of Aretha Franklin. The show starts at 8...
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Chinese New Year will be on February 5, and all residents of Manitoba can come and celebrate this holiday together with the Chinese who live in the province. On February 9 Manitoba residents are invited to the Manitoba Great Wall Performing Arts. "Chinese New Year will get everybody together - join us to celebrate. That will make us feel that Manitobans really care about people who come from other places." The president of Manitoba Great Wall, Gary Liu, is...
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February is the month of love. All shops, cafes and restaurants are ready to put festive decorations to plunge into the atmosphere of St. Valentine’s Day. Book critics from Manitoba are no exception. They prepared 10 of the most interesting books about love, which are definitely worth reading in February. 1.Tin Man by Sarah Winman This is a story about three friends who found themselves in a love triangle and do not know how to get out of it. This unusual...
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The Nigerian population in Winnipeg grows very quickly, so new restaurants with African dishes are opening in the city. Elizabeth Lawal, the owner of Akin's African Restaurant and Bar on Sargent, is very glad that the Nigerian population almost doubled in the city. Now, the woman is cooking wonderful dishes and gathering her native people together. "The city needs it," the woman says. "That is the joy I have — to see something that is not in the city I cre...
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The working week is coming to an end, which means it is time to think about what to do during the weekend! Despite the cold weather, we strongly recommend not to stay home on the weekend. So, here are the most interesting ideas how all Winnipeg residents can spend time and have fun: 1. Winnipeg music venues will be full of everything from rap to thrash metal this weekend for the annual Big Fun Festival. This fest is a great answer to Austin, Texas's acclai...
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Now, all Winnipeggers can come to Icy outdoor bar and relax with their friends on the frozen Assiniboine River. Festi-Bar on Ice opened its doors officially on Wednesday, January 23. Beer lovers can order a drink in a glass made of ice. Those who wish to get warm and lovers of hot chocolate will also find options for themselves. Festi-Bar is hosted by Festival du Voyageur. This year the festival celebrated its 50th anniversary. Communications and marketing...
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Book critics of Manitoba tell which books are worth reading before you see their screen adaptations. 1. If Beale Street Could Talk, by James Baldwin The book raises questions of hope and tells about an 18-year-old black woman who learns that she is pregnant after her husband was imprisoned. The action takes place in New York in the 60s of the 20th century. The book shows the truest life with its realities. The adaptation of the book has caused different op...
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Winnipeg is looking forward to the start of one of the most anticipated events of this winter - Winnipeg New Music Festival. This festival will be remembered by residents of the city for long because they will be able to enjoy the musical creations of the famous Norwegian musician, Terje Isungset, who plays ice musical instruments. He deigns his ice instruments himself and gives concerts in a specially constructed open-air audience. "It'll be a really beau...
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Despite the fact that the weather will not be the most pleasant in Winnipeg at the weekend (cooling to -30 and strong wind is expected), we do not recommend you to stay at home, because you can have a lot of fun! So, what to do this weekend in Winnipeg? 1. FortWhyte Alive Winterfest We offer you to declare war to cold and to head to FortWhyte on Sunday. There you can go skiing, sledding, ice skating, playing snowballs and spending time outdoors in all othe...
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Toronto and Vancouver residents will see the movie about one of the most famous Canadian goaltenders Terry Sawchuk 'Goalie' on the 1st of March. Terry was born in Winnipeg, and he got the title of the best NHL goaltender of the 1950s and 1960s. The movie was shot in Ontario. As became known, Kevin Pollak plays the general manager Jack Adams and O'Brien's real-life wife Georgina Reilly plays Sawchuk's wife, Pat. It tells about the life of a great athlete si...
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A cat from Manitoba made her big screen debut in 'A Dog's Way Home'. The movie hits theatres on Wednesday and all residents of Manitoba eagerly awaited to see their national hero there - Smarty Pants. This is a story about a dog that wants to meet her owner and makes a 400-mile journey. Smarty Pants has one of the leading roles there. Courtney Voth, an animal trainer, rescued this cat when she was only 6 weeks old and from the first day it was clear that s...
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For most residents of Manitoba, the festive season is over. However, not for everyone. The holidays are just getting started for those who follow the Julian calendar. The Ukrainian community in Manitoba is preparing to celebrate Christmas on January 7th. One of the representatives of the community told about the celebration in his family. First, the whole family gathers at a festive table, which should consist of 12 lean dishes, and then his family members...
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The new year is very close! Do you have plans for the upcoming holiday? If you do not, we can offer several excellent options for how to celebrate New Year's Eve in Winnipeg! 1. Fourth Quarter NYE at The Goodwill Social Club This variant will be great for lovers of dancing! The Goodwill Social Club holds a New Year show. A famous rap trio and the best DJs of the city will delight all guests with great music the whole evening. 2. Real Love NYE at The Handso...
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The Jewish community of Winnipeg started celebrating Hanukkah. Latkes, sufganiyot and the lighting of menorahs across the city were in the celebration. This holiday has been celebrated for more than 2000 years, and this year there were several surprises for the residents of the city. A Hanukkiah was lit in front of 300 people coming to the Jewish Learning Centre on Sunday. A Chabad rabbi at the JWL, Shmuly Altein, said that they are going to celebrate the...
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Dr. Neil Craton is known for his great help to homeless people. After 10 years of working with them, he decided to share his stories and experience in a book. The book is called Wisdom From the Homeless: Lessons a Doctor Learned at a Homeless Shelter. Dr. Neil Craton admitted that his work in Winnipeg’s Siloam Mission changed his life views and the life in general. The doctor says that he is an ordinary person and the same as many other people he has alway...
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The calendar still shows autumn but the inhabitants of the city are already feeling the onset of winter. Instead of sitting at home, Winnipeg offers some great weekend activities. So, dress as warmly as possible and let’s have fun! 1 Colton's pick: Santa Claus Parade Saturday is the official opening of the festive season and Santa Claus will arrive in the city for the 109th parade. This year, the parade went through a difficult trial: it was necessary to r...
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Warming Hut is held every year and this year two Winnipeg artists showed their work. There were six finalists but Winnipeggers Jennie O’keefe and Chris Pancoe became number one. These two guys showed their design called Huttie. It is something in the style of the retro children’s TV series, H.R. Pufnstuf. Winnipeg duo submitted their proposal online, and then a blind jury chose it for Warming Hut 2019. As it became knows the construction of Huttie will sta...
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Wonderful news - Winnipeg again won first place as the best cultural city according to Culture Days rating. This organization creates a rating of cities due to registered activities during Culture Days weekend. This is the sixth time when Winnipeg gets the first place. Nicole Matiation, co-chair of Culture Days Manitoba and Nuit Blanche Winnipeg informed that Winnipeg is a very valuable place in the arts and culture for the inhabitants of Manitoba. Culture...
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The Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Winnipeg on November 23 with just one show. Do not miss! Pay special attention to the wings, the hero personifies the dove of peace. This is a new interpretation of the plot of the famous ballet. Dove is a multicultural symbol of purity, peace, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. This performance unites the gap between the cultures of the world, gives an understanding of peaceful coexistence in the country of Peace and...
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An amazing event will occur in the cultural life of city - On Saturday, November 10, Leonid Ptashka and Yaacov Mayman will give a jazz concert for the first time in Winnipeg. Both musicians have earned their reputation as virtuosos and excellent improvisers, touring around the world and constantly honing their skills. Traveling to different countries, they raise the prestige of Israel, and make jazz more popular around the world. In addition, they bring pe...
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Three famous chanson singers will give a concert Korona restaurant  in On December 8, Chanson Parade will take place in Korona restaurant, in which Honored Artist of Russia Vladimir Chernyakov (Владимир Черняков), Mikhail Sheleg (Михаил Шелег) and Eva Amurova (Ева Амурова) will take part. Singer and composer Vladimir Chernyakov (Владимир Черняков) have created more than three hundred of songs, and about a third of them - for other singers. His songs were i...
Missing Person
A missing person is always a tragedy for the family and friends. People have no rest, can’t sleep peacefully, when a family member is not at safely home. Winnipeg Police are searching for a missing Winnipegger. Officers said Peter Wasyliw was last seen in the West End of Winnipeg in early October. A 56-year-old man is described as 5’11”, of average build with brown hair, he may also have a dark beard. Police are asking for a public help to locate a missing...
Halloween
Winnipeg is ready for Halloween, people are sweeping decorations off the store shelves, buying or making costumes, offices planning parties and of course, kids are as always excited! As shown in the photo, people are decorating their houses with some creative decorations, slowly but surely the whole neighborhoods are turning into a big Halloween scene, the whole Winnipeg is getting ready. Parents are planning their kid’s looks and costumes and of course tr...
Downtown
Winnipeg had seen plenty of movie stars and hundreds of films were made in our city. Different scenarios, costumes, props and decorations, all of that makes some great movies and citizens of Winnipeg really don’t mind some of the roads being closed temporary or the extra traffic in the downtown area. But there is a time of the year and the genre, which really warms everyone’s hearts and sets the mood for a family time and only positive thoughts, this is al...
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The ten-year joint dream of Andre Lewis, artistic director of the Royal Ballet of Winnipeg, and the famous American Choreographer Lila York about creating the ballet The Handmaid’s Tale based on the novel written by Margaret Atwood came true in 2013. The 1985 novel quickly won the hearts of readers, filmmakers and critics. Before the creation of the ballet, a film, a series, an opera and a musical appeared. The premiere of the ballet took place in 2013 and...
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On October 9, Chanson Parade will take place in the Crown restaurant. Famous artists of the genre will be attending and performing on stage, such as Vladimir Chernyakov, Michael Sheleg, and Eva Amurova will take part. Singer and musician Vladimir Chernyakov wrote more than three hundred compositions, and about a third of them - for other performers. His songs were included in the repertoire of such performers as Katya Ogonek, Natalya Sturm, Petlyura, Oksan...
KGB files open
Looking back at the 1930`s in Europe the days were dark and covered with the shadow of war. Millions of people died and disappeared during those years. Most of them were the victims of war, but many also were victims of other dark events. History hides many secrets, but sometimes, if you try hard enough, you can find a trace of what you are looking for and reveal the secrets that were hidden for decades to uncover the truth. From 1936 to 1938 thousands of...
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Winnipeg became the second city that ever received an award from the International Festivals and Events Association. Those cities that improve the local environment, promote various festivals and celebrations in the city and demonstrate community leadership and ongoing can be nominated for this award. This year Winnipeg got it. This event shows that Winnipeg is the number one city in holding various world-class cultural events. Economic Development Winnipe...
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The cultural days of Manitoba 2018 finished by a brilliant performance of the Russian theater company with the French comedy. The last night of the festival gave residents of Winnipeg many bright emotions and unforgettable entertainment. On the streets of the city you could see shining swings, giant mushrooms, dancing with fire, food with national cuisine, parties, dancing fights and much more. At the Forks a spinning wheel was installed, which converted t...
Paul McCartney
The wedding is a big day for a couple, wedding photos are there to remember their happiest day, but this couple will not just remember the day, but will have to tell and show pictures to just anybody they know! On Saturday afternoon a couple of Winnipeggers were in the middle of their wedding picture taking and who do you think rode his bike in the middle of the process? The one and only Sir Paul McCartney! He shook hands with a couple of lovebirds and pos...
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71-year-old world-famous singer Elton John has included Winnipeg in the list of cities he will visit with concerts during his last world tour Yellow Brick Road. The concerts will be held on 4-5 October 2019 in Bell MTS Place. Altogether, Elton plans to visit five continents and give more than 300 concerts during the three-year tour. 25 of these concerts will be held in North America, including Winnipeg. Elton John's world tour has already started this mont...
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A criminal thriller Siberia is out. All residents of Manitoba can watch a movie that was filmed in the province. Keanu Reeves starred as the main character. He walks through Siberia in an autumn coat, hunts a bear and communicates with the Russian mafia. The action takes place in St. Petersburg and the diamond capital of Russia - Mirnyy. The film is called Siberia, but the species of snow-covered Yakutia with birches were shot in Canada. Keanu Reeves plays...
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The cultural life of the province is going to be very busy: two festivals will gather a lot of residents of Manitoba this week. Provincial residents can visit Culture Days and Winnipeg's Design Festival. This year two great festivals are colliding. Culture Days can be visited on Friday and Saturday, and Winnipeg's Design Festival can be visited from Wednesday to Saturday. Co-curator of Winnipeg's Design Festival noted that it is going to be about the rethi...
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Great Manitoba Food Fight got together a lot of small and medium-sized agri-processors in Manitoba for the 12th time on September 19. Agriculture Minister informed that there were four best participants at the event. Ralph Eichler said that he congratulates all the winners, they are really worthy of their victory, and he has been sincerely glad to see so much variety of food and drinks that were presented at the festival. This festival takes place every ye...
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It is always exciting to get to the movie set. There is a chance to meet your favorite actors and directors, to see the decorations and to get an idea for a new film before anyone else. Now the place is downtown Winnipeg! The crossing of Fort Street and Portage Avenue, spotted Wednesday, there are like a dozen trucks with the cinema equipment, costumes, and decorations. Since the streets are not blocked, we can assume, the set is somewhere inside the build...
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The era of the ‘80s returns to the city of Winnipeg: at the end of September, all residents of the city will be able to return to the ‘80s coming to the Nuit Blanche celebration. On September 29, in Winnipeg Art Gallery there will be an event that will immerse all guests into the atmosphere of the ‘80s. This event is called The ’80s Image and it will collect art that was made under the inspiration of the era of the 80's in the museum. All guests will be ab...