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New and Notable in November

By Eastman Tourism

October 31, 2022
Read time: 11 min

New and Notable in November: Exciting Developments, Incredible Events, and Even a Few Dragons

A new month brings new endeavours! Find out what’s new and notable in November in Eastern Manitoba!

Bonjour Manitoba is on the Driftscape App

Discovering Francophone and Métis businesses, activities, and attractions has never been easier! Bonjour Manitoba has recently launched a partnership with Driftscape, a North American app platform that helps highlight and promote local culture, history, businesses, events, and more.

Bonjour Manitoba has added 40 points of interest across Manitoba on the app, in English and French, allowing thousands of curious explorers to discover multilingual and cultural adventures at the convenience of their fingertips.

Download the Drifterscape App today to start your adventure! While you’re there, you can also find Beausejour/Brokenhead and Lac du Bonnet listings on the app! To learn more, check out Bonjour Manitoba’s announcement.

Christmas Craft Sales are Coming

The Christmas craft sale season is almost here! Check out the list below to discover some of the Eastern Manitoba craft sales happening in November.

Christmas Craft Show (Friedensfeld) – November 5, 2022

Everything Christmas Market (Emerson) – November 5, 2022

St. Pierre Christmas Craft Market (St. Pierre Jolys) – November 12, 2022

32nd Annual Kin Christmas Craft Sale (Oakbank) – November 19, 2022

Lac du Bonnet Christmas Craft & Gift Sale AND Lac du Bonnet Farmers’ Market Christmas Craft Sale (Lac du Bonnet) – November 19, 2022

Ste Anne Christmas Market (Ste. Anne) – November 19, 2022

Winterfest 2022 at the Niverville Heritage Centre (Niverville) – November 19, 2022

7th Annual Jolly Holiday Craft & Vendor Show (Friedensfeld) – November 20, 2022

Christmas on Park (Beausejour) – November 25, 2022

Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association Completes Phase 1 of the Outdoor Education Centre

The volunteers of the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association (LDBWA) sure have been busy bees over the summer – they’ve completed phase 1 of the Outdoor Education Centre! Since the start of the project, thousands of hours of volunteers’ blood, sweat, and tears have gone into this exciting project.

The Outdoor Education Centre will officially launch in Spring 2023 and features a rifle range, small arms range, trap shooting, and archery range. Once fully completed, the OEC will be a one-of-a-kind gem in Western Canada, as no such facility exists in the area to provide outdoor skills education, safety, and recreational opportunities

Check out the video below, where LDBWA President, Brian Shirtliffe, gives a tour of the work done so far and visit their website for more details.

Pinawa Fun!

Pinawa has two exciting events in November!

First up is another fantastic concert from Eastern Manitoba Concert Association (EMCA) on November 4, 2022, featuring The Fitzgeralds!

The Fitzgeralds are a multi-award-winning band, and with their deep roots in Canadian fiddle and step-dance traditions, this versatile sibling group presents a fresh new look at Canadian folk music! Julie, Kerry, and Tom Fitzgerald have performed together since early childhood, joined now by Alanna Jenish. Fiddles, tap shoes, guitar, bass, keyboard, and vocals are their tools, and creating memorable stage shows is their toe-tapping trade. With bows and feet flying, you’ll marvel at their musical gymnastics!

For more info, visit EMCA’s website!

From November 17 to 19, 2022, Pinawa Players Presents Love, Loss and What I Wore, originally a collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. Watch as this beloved community organization brings out the local talent of Pinawa!

Before the show starts on November 18 and 19, enjoy live music by Pinawa’s JABaHH and a tasty appetizer plate with wine and beer. November 17 features only the play.

For more info, visit Pinawa Players’ Facebook!


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Mennonite Heritage Village’s Leaving Canada Exhibit Closes

Last call! Mennonite Heritage Village Museum’s exhibit, Leaving Canada: ‘The Mennonite Migration to Mexico,’ is closing on November 30, 2022.

Featuring artifacts from Mennonite Heritage Village’s collection, historical photographs from public archives and private collections, and original interpretative content, Leaving Canada draws on the most current research on the topic of the 1920s emigration from Canada.

Leaving Canada explores the history of an ethnoreligious community’s determination to preserve its autonomy. It is a story about competing conceptions of religious freedom and of tensions between religious, linguistic, and educational rights on the one hand and the obligations of citizenship on the other.

For more details, visit Mennonite Heritage Village Museum’s website!

Von Slick’s Finishing Touch Faces Dragons

Yes, you did, in fact, read that correctly. The award-winning business is stepping up to another challenge – by facing the business gurus of the hit CBC show Dragons Den! On November 10, 2022, the episode airs, and we’ll finally find out if a deal was made . . . or if our favourite butter producer got singed.

Watch the promo video below for a sneak peek! And, of course, visit their website to learn more.

Von Slick’s product line specializes in finishing butters of the utmost detail and flavour that will perfectly and simply enhance any dish! Von Slick’s offers numerous finishing butters that can put your dishes over the top! From sweet to savoury, for breakfasts to dinners, there is a flavour for every occasion – and a butter for every dish!

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