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The 2019 World's best travel destinations include Italy, Peru and … Manitoba. Winnipeg is not only on the list but actually gets more popular with every month at the end of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. Here are some numbers of how many people actually visit our city every month: September 2018 Total international travellers – 18,844 Total Canadian residents – 10,269 October 2018 Total international travellers – 18,521 Total Canadian residents – 10,5...
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After Jerusalem was created by Vancouver-based (and Winnipeg-born) playwright Aaron Bushkowsky in 2011. Currently it closes Winnipeg Jewish Theatre's season and it gets the best reviews and a fresh and entertaining spin on the romcom genre. This romantic comedy tells a story about a middle-aged, Labradoodle-owning, Honda Accord-driving guidance councillor from Regina. Under certain circumstances, she meets a man whose name is Vlad. The man is an Israeli so...
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Spring is officially here. If you want to spend the first weekend of April funny and interesting, check the following events. Believe, Winnipeg has prepared a lot of interesting things to do for the weekend of April 5-7. Here are the best ideas: 1. Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's Train Show You should definitely visit the biggest model railway event of the season, which takes place on the open day of the Winnipeg Model Railway Club. You will be able to see...
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Indigenous Music Awards is held in Winnipeg every year. In 2019 the awards will take place on May, the 17th. However, everything can go not very smoothly, because the event has already faced a certain type of controversy. As it became known, a group of Inuit artists decided not to take part in the Indigenous Music Awards. They think that the singer Connie LeGrande, who performs as Cikwes, appropriated Inuit style throat singing in her music. LeGrande was n...
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Manitoba's first Sikh Heritage Month connects the past to the present in Winnipeg. An iconic Sikh photo was recreated to raise awareness of all city residents about the Sikh heritage. If we look at the photo, we immediately see the streetcar and the architecture of the early 20th Century. However, the generations of Sikhs see much more. They see pioneers. They see perseverance. However, most of all, they see pride. That is why the interest of people in thi...
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All Winnipeggers are waiting forward to visiting the most important sports event of the year. Besides attending Winnipeg Jets playoff games, thousands of city inhabitants will also visit the whiteout parties. However, this year they will not be free. True North Sports & Entertainment announced plans for the events and informed that tickets will cost $5 in 2019. In 2018 all street events were free. They attracted so many people that the city’s police could...
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Who doesn’t love game night!? A nice house party with friends and family playing together, food and games, but how about going out for a game night for a change! And how about a game night to support a good cause – even better! The Across the Board Game Café is holding an event on Monday night called Playing For Peace. Everyone is doing their part to promote inclusion and diversity, and now you can participate while playing your favorite board games with y...
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Finally, it is Friday! If you want to spend the weekend fun and interesting, we know what to offer you. So, here are three best things to do for the weekend of March 29-31: 1. WSO performs The Planets The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra travels to outer space. Sounds great, doesn’t it? this weekend Winnipeggers can see a special program that includes the music of Gustav Holst and his orchestral piece The Planets. Astronomer José Francisco Salgado will be a spe...
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The spring is here and the summer is just around the corner, many great family events are available now and even more coming to Manitoba. The days are starting to get a little bit longer, it is time for family fun, let’s make some memories! Discover Minnedosa said a floating water park big enough for 100 people is coming to Minnedosa Lake. The park is being developed by Calgary-based Splish Splash Water Park. The announcement said they have set a target of...
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Spring break has started! Now all parents think of how to make their children spend time unresisting and useful during this spring break. Here are several of the best ideas on how parents can entertain their kids this week: 1. Manitoba Children’s Museum Manitoba Children’s Museum invites all kids to attend an event with Let's Talk Science and tape artist Eric Lennartson from March 23 to March 30. Kids will also be able to build a collaborative tape art pro...
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Spring break has started! Now all parents think of how to make their children spend time unresisting and useful during this spring break. Here are several of the best ideas on how parents can entertain their kids this week: 1. Manitoba Legislature Manitoba Legislature opens its doors for all children who are interested in visiting this institution. Children will be able to see how the provincial government works and perhaps decide on their future professio...
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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...