Blog » March 2018

Eastman's Hot This Week March 26 to April 1

It's Spring Break Madness here in the Eastman and there is no shortage of fun activities for kids and parents alike. 

Get Crafty at this Make and Take Event

March 27, 28, 29, and 31
Jacobs Trading, Beausejour

Head on down to a real gem of a location in the Eastman for this Spring Break Make and Take where you can create some fun and colourful Friendship Bracelets. 

Spring into the Lac du Bonnet Library

March 27, 28, and 29
Lac du Bonnet Library, Lac du Bonnet

Spring into the Library for three days of fun and activities for kids aged 5 to 12. Each day brings a new experience, crafts to create and stories to be told. The Library and the Lac du Bonnet and District Historical Society have teamed up to bring you two great events. On Tuesday, March 27, Skylor Mitchell will be presenting a Historic Demonstration on Wool Carding with a hands-on, fun stick looming activity to follow. On Wednesday, March 28, Brigitte Schneider will talk about German Easter Traditions followed by a hands-on egg decorating activity.

Get Creative with some Painting

March 27, 28, and 29
ARK Ceramics and Gifts, Landmark

It's spring break and that means it's time to paint. Gather your friends and head on out to the ARK for Spring Break Painting. Choose from Easter Egg Painting or choose a ceramic piece from the selection in the studio and let your creative side out!

Let Your Kids Express their Emoji

March 27
We All Have Cravings, Oakbank

Pottery, paints, drinks, and snacks are all provided at the Spring Break Pottery Party drop off!

Take in a Movie

March 27
Whitemouth Curling Club, Whitemouth

Enjoy a family movie night out with Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

Enjoy a Moonlight Stroll on the Ironwood

March 28
Ironwood Trail, Pinawa

Join the hike and experience the Ironwood Trial in a whole new way with Moonlight on the Ironwood Trail. The moonlight will be just shy of full to light the way. 

Hop into Anola for an Easter Event

April 1
10 Acre Woods, Anola

Head out to the farm for this free Anola Easter Event complete with petting farm, games, candy scrambles, donut chomp, balloon pop and a whole lot more. 

Find more great events happening in the Eastman on our Facebook Calendar!



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Turing a New Leaf to a Fresh New Look for Eastman Tourism

Eastman Tourism has been shaking things up a little bit over the past year. We’ve introduced some great new features, new ways to advertise with us, new partnerships, and so much more. Our goals to share Everything Eastman with the Province, Country, and World are really starting to take shape.

Through this, we realized that it was time for some rebranding, a new look that encompasses everything that Eastern Manitoba has to offer. With that comes a new logo, one that holds a story, one that shapes the many adventures waiting to be found in our backyard, one that symbolizes our region and inspires visitors and residents alike to take hold of and engage with the serenity and scenery, the gusto and zest surrounding all of us.

The Story Behind the Leaf

Each design originated from components of the vision, and this logo was inspired by the leaf shape—depicting the area’s scenic forests. The shape is directional and draws you in, enticing you to look closer and discover more!

The leaf shape symbolizes the encompassing region—look closely, and you’ll find blue waterways—freezing, melting and flowing through the seasons— spectacular colours of glowing sunsets over golden prairies and green forests sprouting new growth...unfolding and pointing East.

The logo is simply an invitation, an enticement to look beyond what the outer shell is, discover the history, enjoy the natural beauty and let your own adventures unfold. Every leaf holds a story...pass your leaf around and tell us yours!

Eastman's Hot This Week March 19 to 25

It's a rare quiet week this week in the Eastern Manitoba as we start to say goodbye to our fun winter activities and make way for the coming spring. Enjoy the serenity of this peaceful time and take part in one of the great events our partners and friends have planned this week.

Become a Nature Detective

March 21
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Birds Hill

Discover why some animals sleep during the day and are awake at night, and how they survive in the darkness. Come along on a guided walk on part of Nimowin Trail as we look for signs of animals that are awake during the night. Enjoy fun games, crafts, songs and a healthy snack while learning more about the outdoors and discover the animals and plants that call Birds Hill Park their home. The program takes place at the Interpretive Workshop, located at the end of Nimowin Road.

Get on Board with Community Tourism Planning

March 23
Sungro Centre, Beausejour

This training explores topics important to planning for tourism in the participant’s community and implementing actions that will help make tourism a success. It will guide them through the process of preparing a community tourism plan and help identify opportunities and challenges their community might face. It will also help them decide whether tourism has potential for their community. Our hope is to create a network of passionate and motivated individuals who see the potential of tourism as an economic sector in their region and the province at large. We hope that the workbook will be shared widely and used to provoke conversation and perhaps the catalyst for future tourism, economic and community development.

Say Hello to Spring

March 24
Great Falls Community Hall, Great Falls

The snow is melting and the first signs of spring are starting to pop up around us. Get into the spirit of things by checking out the Great Falls Spring Craft and Vendor Sale. All proceeds from this event are in support of the Great Falls Community Club in Great Falls and promises to have all your favorite crafters and direct sellers. Plus an awesome silent auction, door prize, delicious homemade canteen food and more.

Get Your Toe Tapping Shoes On

March 24
Beausejour Legion Branch #132, Beausejour

Enjoy an evening of toe-tapping to country and bluegrass music with a side of Jambalaya and Corn Bread at the Beausejour Legion Branch #132 Bluegrass Night. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and all members and guests are welcome. 



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Eastman's Hot This Week March 12 to 18

It's another busy week in Eastern, MB! Take part in the last Eastman fishing derby of the season, or learn to grow mushroom - maybe you'd rather take in one of the fabulous concerts planned this week or make a planetary bracelet and align yourself with the heavens! No matter what you're in to, our Eastman organizations have you covered for another great week of adventures and discovery.

Learn How To Make Your Own Syrup and Grow Mushrooms

March 12
Winnipeg River Recreation District, Lac du Bonnet

This two-for-one class is an amazing deal, where you can learn about Growing Mushrooms & Making Maple Syrup! With the first session devoted to tapping Manitoba maple syrup, and the second focused on growing your own shiitake mushrooms! Your instructor Ken Fosty is very well known for his insights on both of these topics.


2017 Manitoba Country Music Association Male Artist of the Year, Quinton Blair

March 16
Pinawa Community Centre, Pinawa

EMCA Presents Quinton Blair, named Manitoba Country Music Association’s 2015, 2016 Roots Artist of the Year, along with most recently being named the MCMA 2017 Male Artist of the Year, his blue-collar approach to the music business has him pickin’ a guitar nearly every weekend, and has allowed him to play stages as far north as Nunavut and as far south as Tennessee, demonstrating his insatiable thirst for the stage.  

Eastman's First Sprint Bake & Craft Sale of the Year!

March 17
Gardentown Museum and Park Association, Gardentown

Gardenton Park & Museum Spring Craft and Bake Sale with Easter paska and baba breads. Prune and poppyseed buns. Saurkraut. Hamburger and potato cheese perishky. Doughnuts fresh pies baked that morning and of course perogies!

A Fine Evening with Sheena Grobb

March 17
Moon Gate Guest House, Whitemouth

Find your Celtic groove and enjoy a fine evening with Sheena Grobb. From the rolling hills of Treherne Manitoba, Sheena grew up surrounded by traditional and modern Celtic music which often rang out through the house. Raised by her mother, a music and school teacher and her father a local grain farmer, the Rankin Family and Manitoba-born Loreena McKennitt were on constant rotation. A pilgrimage to Scotland with her mother and sister affirmed Sheena’s longstanding love affair with Europe’s Celtic nations. Later, Irish rock band The Cranberries and Canadian triple Juno Award winner Ashley MacIsaac, influenced her music and ignited her own Celtic heritage from first listen. 

Last Chance to Win at Eastman Fishing Derbies

March 17
Lake Blvd, Falcon Lake

Head on out to the 15th Annual Falcon Lake Winter Fish Off and participate in Eastman's last ice fishing derby of the year. This year's grand prize is $15,000! With over $100,000 in potential cash, prizes and giveaways this year's Falcon Lake Winter Fish-Off is the biggest ever! 

Make and Take with Jacobs Trading

March 17
Jacobs Trading, Beausejour

In this Make & Take you will create your very own Planetary Alignment Bracelet and receive a pamphlet with more information about each of the stones chosen for each planet!

More Great Events

An Informal Evening with Robert Purvis

Swing Catz Live at Diner on 52

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Eastman's Hot This Week March 5 to 11

The storm may be coming but that isn't going to stop us from having some great events this week! When the snow clears, and you're ready to head out, check out these great local events with everything from Business Networking to a Fishing Derby, our Eastman businesses and organizations have you covered.

Meet and Match with Local Businesses

March 8
Brokenhead River Community Hall, Beausejour

Make connections and increase your network at the Made in Manitoba Meet and Match. The event will feature a keynote speaker from Food & Beverage Manitoba, Executive Director David Shambrock. Other speakers from local businesses will also be invited to speak about successful partnerships they have made with other Manitoba businesses.   

8 Ball Tournament

March 9
Beausejour Hotel, Beausejour

The Beausejour Hotel / BJ's Bar will be hosting the Beausejour Lions Club 8-ball tournament. The event will be a single's tournament with cash & trophy prizes for the top male and female. The rules are Vegas (aka "Ball in Hand" rules). Entry fee is $25 / person with $20 going to the prize fund and $5 going to the Beausejour Lions charities.

Get Out and Fish

March 10
Highway 12 N, Grand Marais

Enjoy a fun-filled day of family fishing at the Grand Marais Family Walleye Fishing Derby

Snowshoe & Bonfire

March 11
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Birds Hill

Discover life under the snow in the pukak layer on this 1.8 km trek around Nimowin Trail. We’ll explore the aspen-oak forest searching for animal tracks and evidence of winter wildlife. Afterward, warm-up with hot chocolate and marshmallows around the bonfire! We’ll provide the snowshoes (or bring your own). Snowshoes fit a variety of sizes, recommended for ages 9+.

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