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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

Community Tourism Planning in Manitoba

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 vector 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. RSVP by March 19

City: Beausejour
Dates: March 23, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Event Times: 9am - 4pm
Event Admission: $30 Members $35 Non-Members

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

Willow Basket Workshop

Basket-making is a very relaxing and grounding activity. Learn to identify and harvest the proper willows for making baskets. Then make your own beautiful and functional basket using several different weave patterns. Class size is limited to 4 so sign up soon.

City: Gardenton
Dates: May 5, 2018 to May 5, 2018
Event Times: 9:00 am
Event Admission: $150

Laura's "You can eat that?!" Wild Edible Adventure

Get ready for a fun adventure in wild edible plant identification, harvesting and preparation! These one-day workshops will give you the confidence you need to incorporate a variety of common wild edibles into everyday meals. With Laura's guidance, you will prepare a full-course meal with a variety of wild edibles that you gathered, yourself! See website for earlybird registration rate. Class size limit: 12

City: Gardenton
Dates: May 12, 2018 to May 12, 2018
Event Times: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Event Admission: $130 - $150

Gardenton Heritage Tour

Catch the tall grass prairie fever as former Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve Botanist, Laura Reeves, shares her passion for this endangered ecosystem with a walk around the Prairie Shore Trail (1 mile, easy terrain). Then marvel at the structural and creative beauty of Historic St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church while those dedicated to its preservation enlighten you with stories of years gone by. Feeling hungry? Local volunteers will be waiting for you at the Gardenton Museum with delicious home-made Ukrainian cuisine and an eagerness to share their memories and stories with you as you tour the Museum grounds and buildings. Schedule your tour June through September. Bus/group tours (min. 10 people).

City: Gardenton
Dates: June 1, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Event Times: all day
Event Admission: $32

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

Family Foraging and Wilderness Skills Workshop

This workshop will be packed full of interactive activities as we explore the land and uncover the gifts provided by the plants around us. The entire family will have a blast searching for edible treasures, building fires, making rope, tea, shelters and more. Fun games will help to build awareness skills and develop a deeper connection to and empathy for all of nature. As usual, this class is designed to provide as much hands-on learning as possible.

City: Gardenton
Dates: June 23, 2018 to June 23, 2018
Event Times: 10:00 - 3:00
Event Admission: See website

St-Labre 200

Day 1 - You Build / Day 2 - You Race

St-Labre 200 is so unique and original, that we dare say it’s the only event of its kind in Canada. St-Labre 200 Inc. has 18 teams registered to build their own go-karts within 24 hours. Every team sets up their build area alongside the pit lane. All teams are provided with identical basic power train components (motor, wheels, chains, sprockets, brakes). Teams show up with raw steel and must build their frame on site within the 24 hour allotted period. A team is composed of approx. 8 people. In order to make sure they have the best kart, some teams equip themselves with professional mechanics, welders, and engineers. A not to be missed event in rural Manitoba!

City: St-Labre
Dates: July 6, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Event Times: 9AM - midnight
Event Admission: FREE - Be a Fan, Bring a Can

Laura's "You can eat that?!" Wild Edible Adventure

Get ready for a fun adventure in wild edible plant identification, harvesting and preparation! These one-day workshops will give you the confidence you need to incorporate a variety of common wild edibles into everyday meals. With Laura's guidance, you will prepare a full-course meal with a variety of wild edibles that you gathered, yourself! See website for earlybird registration deadline. Class size limit: 12

City: Gardenton
Dates: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Event Times: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Event Admission: $130 - $150

Gardenton Ukrainian Festival

Join us for a celebration of our local Ukrainian heritage! Sing or dance along with the Ukrainian performers; enjoy delicious traditional Ukrainian fare; and learn about the lives of Manitoba’s Ukrainian settlers with guided tours of the museum. Kids will enjoy a variety of fun games and activities. The festivities continue all night with an old-time Ukrainian dance, complete with a live band for you to polka and two-step your heart out to! Looking for something a little more mellow? Sit in on the traditional Ukrainian church service or kick back and enjoy a drink with friends in the beer garden. Most activities take place in a beautiful outdoor setting, so please come prepared for the weather.

City: Gardenton
Dates: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Event Times: 10:00 am - 1:00 am

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

Prairie Day

Join us for a day trip of casual learning at the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve. Guided walks, special presentations and hands-on activities throughout the day. This annual event takes place the second Saturday of August at the Prairie Shore Interpretive Trail, 3km east of Tolstoi on PR 209.

City: Gardenton
Dates: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Event Times: 10am - 3pm
Event Admission: tba

Tolstoi Perogy Festival

Come celebrate those warm pockets of potato in the village of Tolstoi, home of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church, built in 1927. A community wide event that celebrates the area's history, culture and people. A full day of activities starting with a pancake breakfast, ball tournament, children's activities, heritage walking tour, historic building open houses, horseshoe tournament, classic car show, music, and the star of the festival, perogy supper and dance. Fun for the whole family!

Photo Credit: Wendy Lazaruk

City: Tolstoi
Dates: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Event Times: 8:00am - 12:00am

Gardenton Fall Supper

Enjoy some of the finest, home-made Ukrainian cuisine in Manitoba!

City: Gardenton
Dates: September 2, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Event Times: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

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