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Forecast #WPGwhiteout: Where to take Shelter in #EasternMB
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As Manitoba continues to be pummelled by the #WPGwhiteout, the continued forecast calls for fan excitement, fun times with friends and Big Byfuglien Hits. While the front has slowed a bit when it crossed paths with a small Fleury in Vegas, it's expected to pick back up on Friday at 7 PM.
We made a list of the best places to take refuge with greats eats and big screens and cheering the Jets run! GOJETSGO!!!
Best Southern Style BBQ in Manitoba!
Bigg Smoak BBQ - Grunthal
One taste of the authentic Southern Style BBQ will most definitely keep you going back for more. Bigg Smoak BBQ serves up the most diverse menu of award-winning BBQ in the licensed Grunthal restaurant. Award-winning Pitmaster, Rob Turner, along with his crew sure know how to feed a hungry crowd! Enjoy the Jets Playoff Special: 3 topping pizza, dozen wings, and a 2 litre or explore the mouth-watering menu and discover the best brisket and ribs you have ever had!
Best Pizza in Eastern Manitoba
Barnay's Restaurant & Lounge - Letellier
If you are looking for the cheesiest, most delicious pizza you have ever had, it's time to head on out to Letellier, Manitoba and visit the friendly staff at Barnay's Restaurant & Lounge. This small town dinner, a local watering hole if you will, may not look like much from the outside but it is really a hidden gem in Eastern Manitoba. With a full complement of menu options, you'll be sure to find the perfect meal to help you celebrate your #WPGwhiteout. There's nothing better in life than a pizza, a cold one and the Jets taking the win!
Papertown Motor Inn - Pine Falls
Friday nights are steak nights at the Papertown Motor Inn and if you're itching to get out and watch the game with a bud, spud, and steak (cooked to perfection) this is the place to be. With its small-town charm and friendly staff, the Night Crawlers Club provides the perfect atmosphere to catch the game with a group of friends. With a ton of great menu options and Game Day Specials, Papertown is the place to be for every game!
Beer and Wings
Sandbar Motor Inn - Grand Beach
Nothing beats the traditional game day feast of beer and wings! If you're a traditional game day fan, then the gang at Sandbar Motor Inn are ready for you. Enjoy a combination of twelve different flavours, from mild to hot along with your favourite domestic or premium beer. The only other thing you need to enjoy your night at the Sandbar is your nearest and dearest Jets Fans to cheer them on!
Eastman's Hot This Week May 14 to 20
Are you ready for the Long Weekend? We sure are here in Eastern Manitoba. As always, our communities have a full line up of great events happening, so drive on out and discover how your heart beats in the Eastman!
Party with the Band
South Moon Studio - East Braintree
Alright, folks, it's time to get your spring dancing shoes on and celebrate the long weekend with some of Manitoba's most talented musicians, The Robert Allan Wrigley Band. These guys know how to get a party started and get you up off your seat! Jam Rock, Bluegrass, Roots and Country music, Rob Wrigley is a songwriter, a song collector and a multi-instrumentalist (banjo/mandolin/electric and acoustic guitar). A musician for over 22 years he has been on a musical journey; writing about his experiences and exploring sounds through his influences such as Bill Monroe, Grateful Dead, Phish, and Widespread Panic, the Band, Little feet, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and much more.
Star Gaze with the Best!
Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary - Whiteshell Provincial Park
Join guest speakers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada at Star Gazing. This is your chance to gaze at the stars and hear stories from the astronomers, all while looking through their high powered telescopes.
Let Your Voice be Heard
Bannock Point Petroforms - Whiteshell Provincial Park
Be part of the end to the exploitation of Indigenous Women and Indigenous Sacred Sites on Mother Earth. We will hold1-day Ceremony and Red Dresses displayed at the Bannock Point Petroforms for 1 week (May 19 - 27) in the Whiteshell Park. Everyone is welcome to bring a Red Dress and participate in Ceremony.
Discover our Past
Pine Ridge Trail - Birds Hill Provincial Park
Stroll into the past with the Park Interpreters along the historical Pine Ridge Trail and visit the Kudlowich homestead, the last remaining home in the park from the Pine Ridge Community. Hear the stories of how these resourceful families lived a prosperous life off the land with so little.
Lac du Bonnet & District Museum - Lac du Bonnet
Located in beautiful Halliday Park, the Lac du Bonnet and District Museum is gearing up for another exciting year with its Open House. New 2018 exhibits include Lac du Bonnet's Hidden Gem Pinawa Generating Station, Anishinaabe Treaty 1 & 3, W. D. Halliday Lac du Bonnet Pioneer, Cherished Memories traveling trunk by Kaitlyn Mitchell, and Lac du Bonnet Swedes. You are invited to visit the museum and open the door to Lac du Bonnet's History, explore the collection, discover the past, experience the 2018 exhibits. Coffee & cookies will be served.
Get Your Bikes Ready!
Lakeview Trailhead - Birds Hill Provincial Park
Grab your bike and helmet and join the Park Interpreters as we explore Birds Hill’s unique past during the Bike the Esker Guided Bike Tour. From glacial formations to people that once called this land home, to the diverse species of plants and animals that are found here today, discover Birds Hill in a way you’ve never known before.
More Eastern Manitoba 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 15 - Perogy Party - St Adolphe
May 15 - Painting on the Prairie - Lorette
May 16 - Parent & Child Stained Glass - Pinawa
May 17 - Tracker's - Anola
May 17 - Animal Blood Donor Clinic - Oakbank
May 17 - Specialty Glaze Workshop - Landmark
May 19 - Community Sale - Anola
May 19 - Museum Dinner and Dance - Sprague
May 20 - CLC Open House - Caddy Lake
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It's Time to Take Up Camping in the Eastman
Camping has always been an excellent way for families to get away from it all. A way to break free of the stresses and business of the regular daily grind; a way to reconnect with yourself, your spouse, your children, and nature. Removed from the regular distractions of life; no tv, no computer, no work, no cell phones (in some cases), no household chores, no errands . . . means that you have no choice but to engage, bond, and socialize with your family.
Camping seems to be one of those rare family activities that can bring everyone together for some real quality time. It’s funny how time seems to slow when you are out there among the trees and stars; breathing in the fresh air and soaking in the giggles and memories that will be talked about for years. It’s almost magical how the simple, mundane family chores become activities and adventures. Meals created over the campfire suddenly become a family affair with all-hands-on-deck. Afternoons are family adventures filled with explorations, games, adventures, and experiences. And evenings become a time to share stories and experiences.
Eastern Manitoba is home to so many beautiful campgrounds to explore. Whether you are new to camping or have been doing it for years, we are sure you will create some wonderful, life lasting memories with your family at one of our top five picks! As a bonus, download the Ultimate Eastman Camping Gear List to help you prep for your trip.
Rock Garden Campground
Rock Garden Campground is a family owned and operated camping getaway in Richer, Manitoba. Located near 7 challenging golf courses, restaurants, fresh fruit stand & market gardens, and the Sandilands Provincial Forest, Rock Garden provides all the amenities and activities you could dream of while getting away for a perfect family weekend.
|Heated Pool||Picnic Shelter||Keith's Way Hiking Trail|
|Wireless Internet (Hot Spot)||Planned Activities||Birding|
|Modern Washrooms||Playground||Games Room|
|Hot Showers||Full-sized Basketball Court||Book Exchange|
|Laundromat||Horseshoe Pits||Fire Pits|
|Snack Bar||Mini Golf||Picnic Tables|
|Convenience Store||Volleyball||Firewood for Sale|
Great Woods Park and Campground
A unique and spacious park and campground, Great Woods Park and Campground is located in Beausejour, Manitoba. Enjoy the natural beauty of this park, highlighted with groomed lawns, coniferous and deciduous trees and the meandering Brokenhead River with your family this summer! Great Woods provides plenty of amenities and activities for some time away with the family, and if you're looking for more things to do, the always hoping and vibrant Town of Beausejour is just 5 minutes away!
|Suspension Walking Bridge||Volleyball & Bocci Ball||Group Picnic Facility|
|Horseshoe Pits||Riverwalk||Outdoor Stage|
|Covered Cabana Rentals||Washrooms and Showers||Firewood|
Debonaire Campground, located in St. Malo, Manitoba, is all about fun, family-friendly camping. With three play structures and a private beach complete with palm trees, kids of all ages will have the time of their lives! Staying at Debonaire Campground puts you minutes away from some of the coolest Eastern Manitoba attractions such as the Crow Wing Trail, Manitoba's Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, St. Malo Provincial Park, and so much more!
|Private Beach||3 Playstructures||WiFi Hot Spots|
|Book Exchange||Modern Washrooms||Showers|
Prairie Oak Campground
Prairie Oak Campground is a little off the beaten path, providing a quiet and relaxing stay that will surely keep you going back. Located in Emerson, Manitoba, Prairie Oak provides access to local hiking trails and plenty of fishing opportunities along the Red River. With a short drive into Emerson, you'll find golfing, water adventures, trails, and the historic Fort Dufferin.
|Man Made Beach||Access to Hiking Trails||ATV Friendly|
|Fishing||WiFi (Complete Site)||Playground|
Located in Ste. Anne, Manitoba, Lilac Resort is Manitoba's most complete RV, Lodging, and Water Park. Whether you are ready to soak up the sun on the tropical sun deck, relax in a hot tub, or dance in the sand by the light of bonfires and Tiki torches, Lilac Resort will whisk your family away for a magical weekend full of excitement and memories.
|Tiki Juice Bar||4 Hot Tubs||WiFi Hot Spots|
|Water Slide||Speed Slides||Animal Slides|
|2 Pools||Wading Pool||Soccer Field|
|Beach Volleyball Courts||Play Structures||Tetherball Poles|
|Convenience Store||Fishing Pond||Baseball Diamond|
|Basketball Court||Laundromat||Modern Washrooms|
|Planned Activities||Free Showers||Movie Nights|
|Game Show Nights||Live Entertainment|
Eastman's Hot This Week May 7 to 13
Eastern Manitoba is coming alive with an ever-growing list of things to do! Of course, this weekend is Mother's Day and there is no shortage of events and things to do in the Eastman to celebrate with your mom! Check out our Mother's Day Blog Post and discover 5 Amazing Ways to Spend Mother's Day in the Eastman!
Happy Birthday Manitoba
Mennonite Heritage Village Museum - Steinbach
In celebration of Manitoba’s 148th birthday, the Mennonite Heritage Village will be hosting a full day of activities for families and individuals, Manitoba Day. At 10:00 am, the Steinbach and Area Garden Club will be offering a workshop on spring planting and gardening. This will be followed at 11:00 am by a short ceremony featuring the significance of Manitoba Day with speeches by dignitaries and local government officials, musical guests, raising the flag, and serving birthday cake and coffee. The outdoor village will be open to guests, the Livery Barn Restaurant will be serving its menu of traditional Russian Mennonite food, the Gift Shop and Book Store will feature an assortment of handmade toys, clothing, and household goods, and horse-drawn wagon rides will be available all day. Admission is FREE to the Village Centre and the museum grounds all day (9am-5pm).
Two Centuries of Time
Mennonite Heritage Village Museum - Steinbach
The Art of Mennonite Clocks is an exhibition of Mennonite wall clocks and their stories spanning more than two centuries. Opening on May 12, 2018, the exhibition showcases 33 clocks and their stories. The exhibition runs until April 2019.
A Celebration of Mothers
There are a lot of Mother's Day Brunches taking place all across Eastern, Manitoba. Check out this list and find a spot near you.
Mother's Day Brunch - Rivers Edge Golf & Country Club - Beausejour
Mother's Day Brunch and Buffet - Chicken Chef - Lorette
Mother's Day Lunch Buffet - Mennonite Heritage Village Museum - Steinbach
Mother's Day Special - SJ Diner - South Junction
Mother's Day with Lexi and Family - Kismet Creek Farm - Steinbach - a perfect opportunity for a picnic!
Even More Eastman Greatness!
May 10 - Tracker's, explore the great outdoors - Anola
May 11 - Reactions Spring Market - Pinawa
May 11 - Kismet Creek Farm Wooden Sign Night - Steinbach
May 11 - Felt Flower Wreath Workshop - Beausejour
May 12 - Crystal Wine Charms Make & Take - Beausejour
May 12 - BJ Busy Bees Spring Craft Sale - Beausejour
May 12 - Laura's "You Can Eat That?!" Wild Edible Adventure - Gardenton
May 12 - Tack Sale and Flea Market - RM of Springfield
Get featured in Eastman's Hot This Week! Let us know about your event and we'll help you promote it in a variety of ways.
5 Amazing Ways to Spend Mother’s Day in the Eastman
Mother's Day is May 13th and we've put together an amazing collection of ways you can celebrate here in Eastern Manitoba.
#1 Hit the Trails on Horseback
Get ready to holler ‘giddy-up’ and let loose your inner cowgirl or cowboy! Exploring the Eastern Manitoba trails by horseback is one of the most rewarding ways to spend the day in our awe-inspiring, scenic backyard. With four horseback riding facilities to choose from, you’ll be able to plan the perfect day!
Falcon Beach Ranch – Falcon Lake
Birds Hill Park Ranch – Birds Hill
Horseback River Trails – Outterburne
Ridge Creek Ranch – Lac du Bonnet
Eagle Ridge Ranch and Wellness Centre - Stuartburn
#2 Plant Your Landscape with Colour
Eastern Manitoba is home to so many wonderful and amazing garden centres. Not only do they carry the most vibrant and amazingly colourful floral embellishments; they each have friendly and knowledgeable staff that are willing to share their green thumb with you. Spend the day amongst the lush colours at our local garden centres and grow the bond with your mother all summer long.
Schriemer's Greenhouses & Garden Centre Ltd – Springfield
C & S Country Gardens – Lorette
Green Oak Gardens – Beausejour
Vandermeer Garden Centre – Ile-des-Chenes
Giz’s Garden Centre – New Bothwell
Glenlea Greenhouses – St. Agathe
Chevrefils Greenhouse – St. Georges
Margie’s Greenhouse – Lac du Bonnet
Fryfogel Flowers – Dugald
Golden Plains Greenhouse – Kleefeld
Rainbow Mill Gardens – Vivian
Sunshine Greenhouse – Steinbach
#3 Make Some Furry New Friends
You are never too old to get out and enjoy spending time with the loveable cuties that can be found at our regional petting farms and camps. Featuring lambs, sheep, goats, calves, miniature horses, rabbits, chickens and more, you’re bound to make some great family memories. You’ll also enjoy learning about agriculture and food production and the important tole farm animals have in producing our food.
Dear Meadow Farms – RM of Springfield
10 Acre Woods – Anola
Kismet Creek Farm – Steinbach
#4 Discover the Mouth Watering Hidden Gems of the Eastman
Eastern Manitoba has so many wonderful food destinations to choose from it was difficult to keep our list of favorites short. From authentic Ukrainian and German Cuisine to the best crème brûlée and poutines you are sure to find a menu that is perfect for the entire family.
Sophie’s Restaurant and Deli – Hadashville
Benjamin’s Bistro – Traverse Bay
Lazy Tuesday’s – Seddons Corner -
Oma’s Schnitzel Stube – St. Pierre Jolys
The Poutine Trail Manitoba – Various Communities
#5 Take the Scenic Route Along the MOM’s Way Historic Highway
Make your own adventure as you travel along Highway 12 from Ste Anne to Middlebro. This Historic east-west route joins Lake Superior to the western prairies. MOM's Way is the name for a series of highways in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba and the U.S. state of Minnesota. The name "MOM" is an acronym for Manitoba, Ontario, and Minnesota.For centuries, First Nations people and the fur trades, "coureurs de bois", paddled the historic boundary waters of this route joining Lake Superior to the western prairies. Today you can explore the beauty and wonder of the original route. Boasting beautiful prairie sunsets and lake-filled forests, the route will take you through interesting cities and villages including Ste Anne, Steinbach, Zhoda, Piney, and Middlebro.
RM of Hanover
RM of Piney
Buffalo Point First Nation