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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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SPECIAL EVENTS

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

Down to Business Rail Jam - Provincial Series Comp #1

Down To Business Railjam presented by The Business Boardshop on Dec 17th at Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes. All ages welcome!

Two half hour heats - Jam Format $10 Entry fee. Categories are 15 and under and 16 and over. TUNES and Tons of prizes by our awesome sponsors! Sponsored by: Nitro Snowboards Volcom Happy Hour Shades CRAB GRAB, Somewon Collective, A BRICK SHIRT HOUSE Screen Printing & Embroidered Apparel Northern Clothing, Big Rock Brewery, Red Bull, RHINO RAILS, Manitoba Snowboard Development Team, Backside Nines Love-Inc Snowboard FSBS.

Inquiries please call (431) 205-1480.

City: Falcon Beach
Dates: December 17, 2017 to December 17, 2017
Event Times: 11am-5pm
Event Admission: $10 entry fee, FREE for spectators

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

Manitoba Fatbike Race Series- Falcon Ridge

Whether you’re looking to go for a rip on your fatty with your besties or coming to lay down a personal best, this venue has it covered. One of the most beautiful places that you could ask for hosted by a family of athletes, champions and leaders in their industry, Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes has the vibe. The terrain is picturesque with the top of the world lookout accessed by singletrack that spits you out onto classic groomed descending doubletrack to the high lakes. With miles of views that will sing to your soul. Clear the lake crossing and start descending to a maze of flowing, forested and snaking single track back to the chalet where après racing will find you fireside with a bowl of healthy stew with music and splashing back some of the regions finest ales. All included in your registration fee.

We believe in community vibes in a family setting along nature. Join me, my family and a wonderful fat tire that makes the MB Fatbike Series one of the best days around. We guarantee the snow, views, and a time not replicated anywhere.

One bonus we have, is that if your family doesn’t want to stand and huddle outside to see a glimpse of you, they can tube, listen to live music, have food in the chalet or just stay warm.

City: Falcon Lake
Dates: January 14, 2018 to January 14, 2018
Event Times: All Day
Event Admission: shop.2wheelrevolution.ca

Snowdance Festival of Winter and Music - 2018

Find those mittens your grandma made for you. Borrow your roommate’s boots. Put on all your long johns at once. Wear that really cool scarf that brings out the blue in your eyes (even if they’re brown). And head out to the woods for Snowdance, the wintery music festival at the Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes. Fill your lungs with pine tree air and catch some sweet air on our ski jumps. Or ski backwards all afternoon as slopes regular Mark Hood does. Or, just ski like a normal person. While skiers get their kicks on the slopes, on stage in the chalet at the base of the hill will be bluegrass, pop, soul and a little rock n’ roll – live music Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday from some of the finest bands around these parts. Things kick off Friday night with the show + mini-bonspiel at the Whiteshell Curling Club. That's right, you can watch great bands and curling at the same time! Start getting your curling team together for the bonspiel, we will be opening registration soon. Open to anyone, with or without experience! Saturday afternoon will also be your big chance to get caught up on some of those wintertime skills that your grandparents are appalled you don’t already know. This year’s workshops are TBA, but last year we had dog ski-joring, "Around the Ridge" alpine race, snow sculpting, night tubing, a frozen turkey shoot competition (as in curling a frozen turkey down the ice), polar bear swim and sauna, annnnnnd horse ski-joring. That's right, skiing behind horses. Spectate or participate, but who would want to miss all this? Well, maybe your kill-joy grade three teacher would. Take this chance to mark them absent. Saturday night, we invade the Falcon Lake Hotel bar for the dance party portion of the festival, featuring general hooliganry in sweaters. The bar is attached to the hotel so book yourself a room at discounted Snowdance prices. Booking is so easy that it’s literally a piece of cake. Or at least we wish it was so that we could eat it. Edible booking procedures. Are you somewhere between 1 and 100 years old? If so, see you out in the woods! The festival is a hell of a good time for all ages. If you are younger than 1 or older than 100, same thing. Winter is definitely in the top four seasons. Don’t let anyone tell you differently because Snowdance is proof.

City: Falcon Beach
Dates: January 19, 2018 to January 21, 2018
Event Times: Friday: 7-12pm, Saturday: 12pm-1am, Sunday: 12-4pm
Event Admission: $65 for a weekend pass (1 free ski/snowboard lift pass included!)

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

Frozen Falcon 8-Hour Endurance Run

Frozen Falcon is an 8-hour winter endurance run where participants run the 6.5 km High Lake Multi-Use Trail at Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes as many times as possible in the 8-hour time limit.

Dates: February 4, 2018 to February 4, 2018
Event Times: Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes
Event Admission: Joel Toews

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

Winter Carnival at the Village

Join us for some wintry fun at the village for their Winter Carnival on Saturday, February 17, 2018 10 am – 4 pm! There will be skating, snowman building contests, sleigh rides, hood hustle, bonfire, hot chocolate bar, smore making, tug of war, snow bowling, snow ball toss, dart toss, snow man golf, guessing booth, snow castle building contests, ring toss, and smoosh races.

Tons of outdoor fun for all ages. Winter admission rates apply.

City: Steinbach
Dates: February 17, 2018 to February 17, 2018
Event Times: 10 am - 4 pm

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

Country

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