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Get road trip ready because we have a lot going on in Eastern Manitoba!  Come find out where Canada’s Heart Beats on your visit to this region, where the sun rises, the place where Manito Ahbee sits.  There’s so much to love in Eastern Manitoba.  

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Exhibit: Storied Places

Storied Places will provide a basis for discussion about how everyone – immigrants and their descendants, Mennonites and non-Mennonites – relate to Canada, and what makes it ‘home'.

City: Steinbach
Dates: July 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018
Recurrence: Daily
Event Times: 9 am - 5 pm
Event Admission: $10

Great Falls Annual Christmas Market

Everything is hand-made at the Great Falls Annual Christmas Market. Come for the shopping and enjoy some home-made food at their canteen. Don't forget your silent auction tickets. You never know, you just might win the door prize.

City: Great Falls
Dates: November 25, 2017 to November 25, 2017
Event Times: 10 am -3 pm
Event Admission: Free

Janelle Nadeau Ensemble

A Prairie Christmas

City: Pinawa
Dates: December 8, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Event Times: 7:30 p.m.
Event Admission: Adult $25, Student $10

Vita & Area Winter Festival

Vita and area is hosting their 2nd annual Vita & Area Winter Festival featuring Sled Dog Races, the only race of its kind in southern Manitoba. Other activities during the two day event will be: skijoring, toboggan hill, fireworks, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowmobile show & shine, vendor fair, bingo, beer gardens, free skating, hockey tournament, pancake breakfast, canteen, supper & dance, kids activities, cribbage tournament and curling bonspiel.

City: Vita
Dates: January 13, 2018 to January 14, 2018
Event Times: Starts on Saturday with the pancake breakfast at 9:00am
Event Admission: $5.00

Quartetto Gelato

Classical / Crossover

City: Pinawa
Dates: January 26, 2018 to January 26, 2018
Event Times: 7 :30 p.m.
Event Admission: Adult $25, Student $10

Mixed Curling Bonspiel

Get your curl on at the Otterburne Curling Club Mixed Bonspiel, February 2-4th, 2018. This quaint rural town has some of the best hospitality in Manitoba.

City: Otterburne
Dates: February 2, 2018 to February 2, 2018
Event Times: 7pm

Derina Harvey Band

Fearless front woman Derina Harvey leads this Alberta based five-piece Celtic whirlwind act.

City: Pinawa
Dates: February 16, 2018 to February 16, 2018
Event Times: 7:30 p.m.
Event Admission: Adult $25, Student $10

Otterburne Farmer's Bonspiel

Come out for the Otterburne Curling Club Farmer's Bonspiel for some old fashioned fun. With two events, four ends games, free supper, and lots of prizes, why wouldn't you? You don't have to be a farmer to be welcome at this bonspiel, it's open to anyone.

City: Otterburne
Dates: March 2, 2018 to March 2, 2018
Event Times: 7pm

Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby

Over $45,000 in Cash & Prizes to be won! Join us for the 12th Annual Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby where size doesn’t matter! With our hidden length and time derby, all you have to do is catch a fish for your chance to walk away with $10,000 cash. In fact, you don’t even have to catch a fish at all to be able to win one of our amazing randomly drawn prizes. Always fun and full of surprises, the Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby is a great way to get out and enjoy one of Manitoba’s favorite winter pass-times. Master Anglers, professional fishers, fishing enthusiasts, and families alike all have a great time out on the ice. Heck, with an average of 108 fish caught every year, we think it’s safe to say that even the fish have fun at the Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby.

City: Lac du Bonnet
Dates: March 3, 2018 to March 3, 2018
Event Times: Registration at 7:00
Event Admission: Adult $60.00 Child $30.00 2nd Hole $30.00

Quinton Blair


City: Pinawa
Dates: March 16, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Event Times: 7:30 p.m.
Event Admission: Adult $25, Student $10

Andino Suns

Their music welcomes a universe where the spirit and sounds of the Andes are fused into modern Latin grooves and rhythms.

City: Pinawa
Dates: April 13, 2018 to April 13, 2018
Event Times: 7:30 p.m.
Event Admission: Adult $25, Student $10

Anola and District Museum Season Opening

Join us from noon to 4pm for an afternoon of old-fashioned fun at the Anola and District Museum Season Opening. Delicious food, sweet music, and shop at local vendors for unique items. Learn about "Lessons in Laundry", the 2018 theme exhibit. This is one place you can air your dirty laundry.

The Museum is open Sunday afternoons end of May to early October.

Contact Warren at 204 794 3069 or Susanne at 204 866 3599 for more information.

City: Anola
Dates: June 3, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Event Times: noon to 4pm

Richer Rough Stock Rodeo

Multiple "Rodeo of the Year" winner, the Richer Rough Stock Rodeo is scheduled for August 10, 11 & 12, 2018. Friday Night Bullnanza! Saturday and Sunday Heartland Rodeo! Live music on two stages, lots of activities for the kids and entire family. Giant Trading post with crafts and other goods! Friday night Cowboy Social and Saturday Night Concert/Social!

City: Richer
Dates: August 10, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Event Times: 11 am - 2 am

Lac Du Bonnet Regional Library Annual Fall Supper

Please join us at the Lac du Bonnet Legion Hall for our annual FALL SUPPER. The delicious buffet style turkey dinner includes stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, meatballs, cabbage rolls, veggies, pickles, coleslaw, delicious pies and more! There are two sittings: 5pm and 6:30pm and reserved seating is available for groups of eight or more and for those requiring accessable seating. Tickets go on sale August 1st. Make sure you call early as this event sold out last year!

City: Lac du Bonnet
Dates: September 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Event Times: 5pm and 6:30pm
Event Admission: $15.00/Adults & $7.00/12 and under

Otterburne Fall Supper

With everything from turkey, ham, meat pies, stuffing, mashed potatoes, salads, cukes, tomatoes to pickles and to top it off, assorted desserts and pies, all home-made. We don't know about you but they have us at meat pies.

Take a drive to Otterburne and see the beautiful fall colours then dine with locals on home-made fair.

Did you know Otterburne is the location of Providence University College and Theological Seminary. Providence College was founded in 1925 and re-located to Otterburne in 1970. Today, it is one of the largest Christian colleges and seminaries in Canada.

City: Otterburne
Dates: September 23, 2018 to September 23, 2018
Event Times: 4:00pm-6:30pm
Event Admission: Adults $14, Ages 5-10 $7, 4 & under free