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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

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

Photography Evening with Alexandra Ross

Learn about nature photography while exploring the Tall Grass Prairie. This event is free and all ages are welcome. A few cameras are available to borrow, but we recommend you bring your own.

City: Stuartburn
Dates: July 19, 2018 to July 19, 2018
Event Times: 7:00 PM
Event Admission: Free

Nature Photography Evening

Learn about nature photography while exploring the tall grass prairie with the Nature Conservancy of Canada and local artist Alexandra Ross. We will be meeting at the Weston Family Tall Grass Interpretive Centre at 7 p.m. From there, artist Alexandra Ross will lead an exploration of the tall grass prairie. Although there will be a few cameras available, we recommend you bring your own. Alexandra Ross is a visual artist working primarily in ceramics, print and photography. Her art disrupts the constructed tensions between chaos and order; human and animal; sublime and mundane. Her work seeks to find the liminal space between these dichotomies and expose areas where the line is blurred or reversed. Alexandra is currently completing her BFA at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art.

Dates: July 19, 2018 to July 19, 2018
Event Times: 7pm
Event Admission: Free

Saturday Café - Samedi Café

Here's your invitation to come to the historic site for your Saturday morning coffee. Flavourful coffee, juice, and delicious pastries, cheese and fruits are on the menu for sale. Also, buy your tickets for the Centennial Draw!

City: Manitoba
Dates: July 21, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Recurrence: Weekly on , , , , , ,
Event Times: 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Event Admission: Virginia Freynet

Heritage Classic Golf Tournament

Join us for our Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament at Quarry Oaks Golf Course July 25, 2018. Brunch and registration at 10am then 11 am shot gun start. Dinner to follow. Contact Patricia to register, patriciaw@mhv.ca or call 204-326-9661

City: Steinbach
Dates: July 25, 2018 to July 25, 2018
Event Times: 10 am - 6 pm
Event Admission: $150

Matt Epp Down by the River

Sweet Spot Productions and Moon Gate Guest House presents MATT EPP Down by the River... Featuring new music from Shadowlands released June 22, 2018. There are geographies of darkness within each of us. Monstrous thunderclouds, black as pitch, gather and roll over vast Prairies; great lakes pulse and seethe and swell as their depths swallow up every ray of light that pierces their waves. It was into this psychic terrain that Matt Epp walked to harvest the lush, haunted Americana of Shadowlands—an unflinching portrait of the artist dropping his guard to explore and embrace his own twilight wilderness.

"...the main thing is that Matt Epp is simply one of the best of a generation of fine songwriters emerging in this country over the last decade or so, and carrying forward the torch of Canadian songwriting that goes back to Lightfoot, Mitchell, Young, Cohen and Cockburn. It’s what we’re really good at." — Gary Cristall, Vancouver Folk Music Festival

"Since the early days in 2003, at the Wednesday Night Open Mic at the Regal Beagle in Winnipeg, Matt Epp has impressed me with his songwriting ability, his curiosity about life and his contagious sense of adventure. Back then I thought he had it. What it takes to shine on the Canadian music scene. Well he hasn't proven me wrong yet! He's already lived a lifetime and has a lot of stories to tell." — Paulette LaFortune, Sweet Spot Productions

We are very excited to host Matt Epp at Moon Gate Guest House in Whitemouth, Manitoba! Grab your blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy an intimate evening of music and songs under the setting sun down by the river... $25 Reserved Tickets via Eventbrite plus service fee (VISA, MC, AMEX). CASH ONLY at the gate but you must reserve your tickets in advance. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and pillows. Free admission for teens and children under 16 years of age. Free parking on site. For more information about Matt Epp or about this event, please visit the Eventbrite ticket page below.

City: Whitemouth
Dates: August 9, 2018 to August 9, 2018
Event Times: Gate: 7 pm Show: 8 pm
Event Admission: $25.00 plus fees (Eventbrite)

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

Second Annual Kevin Howie Search & Rescue Fundraising Event

When good comes out of tragedy. The Kevin Howie Search & Rescue fundraising event was started to provide financial assistance to families searching for missing loved ones in the Whiteshell. Funds raised goes towards life-saving supplies for several lodges and clubs in the Whiteshell. Join us for the second annual fundraising event with live tunes by Project B and Lorraine Brackston. Try your luck and help support this cause with the 50/50 draw. Last year the pot was $5k. Food and drinks for purchase on site. Donations can be made to The Kevin Howie Memorial Search and Rescue Fund, c/o E. Howie, Box 203, Seven Sisters Falls, MB R0E 1Y0

City: Nutimik Lake
Dates: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Event Times: 1PM- 7PM
Event Admission: Free

Hanover Ag Fair

It’s a weekend packed full of entertainment and activities to suit all ages. There’s rodeo action, musical talent on the mainstage, revving engines during the enduro-cross and demolition derby, children’s activities, special meals and much, much more!

City: Grunthal
Dates: August 16, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Recurrence: Daily
Event Times: 6pm
Event Admission: $15/adult, $10/youth, age 8 & under FREE

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

Zhoda Moto-X

Come for a day of racing at the Zhoda International Raceway! Sports, noise, competition and food trucks - what better way to spend your Sunday with the family?

City: Zhoda
Dates: September 9, 2018 to September 9, 2018
Event Times: 9 AM
Event Admission: $15 Adults $5 Kids

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

Steinbach Airport Open House

Join us for a family fun event at the Steinbach Airport annual open house. See the STARS Helicopter, WWII Harvard Aircraft and other aircraft and helicopters will be on display. If it's good skydiving weather, there will be jumping. Everyone is welcome and food will be served.

City: Steinbach
Dates: September 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Event Times: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Event Admission: Free

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

Centennial Celebrations - Sainte-Geneviève Church

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Sainte-Geneviève church, located on the Monseigneur-Taché Historic Site in the heart of Ste-Geneviève, Manitoba.

City: Manitoba
Dates: October 21, 2018 to October 21, 2018
Event Times: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Event Admission: Virginia Freynet