Come and celebrate 150 years of Manitoba being a province with us on May 12!
We will be holding an Opening Ceremony at 10 am, with the Flag Raising followed by the serving of a “Happy Birthday Manitoba” cake and refreshments.
Stay tuned for more events for this special Manitoba Day!
Free admission all day.
Venez célébrer les 150 ans de la province du Manitoba avec nous le 12 mai!
La cérémonie d'ouverture commencera à 10h, suivie de la Levée du drapeau et d'un gâteau d'anniversaire pour le Manitoba et des rafraichissements.
Restez connectes pour en savoir plus sur cette célébration toute spéciale!
Entrée gratuite toute la journée.
Evénement de 10h à 16h
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Mother’s Day Quilt Show - May 10, 2020
The museum will open especially for Mother’s Day on May 10!
Bring that special person, wander through the Homesteaders' Village and discover the life of the Pioneers who created their homesteads in what would become the province of Manitoba! Enjoy our special treat: the Village of Quilts annual display which presents beautiful past and current examples of quilt work. Come and admire the skills of the craftswomen who created these masterpieces!
Admission by donation
Event is from 10 am to 4 pm
Exposition de courtepointes de la Fête des mères - le 10 mai 2020
Le musée ouvrira tout spécialement pour la Fête des mères le 10 mai!
Invitez votre Super Maman, visitez le Village des Pionniers et découvrez la vie des pionniers qui ont créé leurs fermes sur les terres qui deviendront le Manitoba! Profitez du Village des Courtepointes présenté spécialement pour l'occasion, où vous pourrez admirer des exemples anciens et modernes du travail a l'aiguille. Admirez les techniques incroyables des artisanes qui ont créé ces chefs-d’œuvre!
Les dons en guise de prix d'entrée sont bienvenus.
Evénement de 10h à 16h
Spend Louis Riel Day at the Museum … Travel through the Village on a horse-drawn sleigh (weather permitting), enjoy winter outdoor activities and warm up with hot chocolate around the bonfire! For a cultural treat, we’ll be serving bannock with jams and jellies made from produce grown on the Museum grounds.
All-day - Outdoor activities
Self-guided visit of the museum
Snacks, bannock and hot chocolate to enjoy around the bonfire!
Afternoon only - Horse-drawn sleigh rides
Regular winter museum admission applies: $5 adults, $2.50 children under 12, $4 seniors.
Sleigh rides are included with admission. Snowshoes rentals are included with admission (photo ID required in lieu of deposit). Hot dogs, bannock, s'mores and hot beverage are for sale at reasonable price.
Passez la Journée de Louis Riel Day au musée! Visitez le Village des Pionniers en luge (si le temps le permet), profitez des activités d'extérieur, réchauffez-vous avec un chocolat chaud, et célébrez la culture métis avec du bannock et des confitures faites de baies et fruits de nos jardins!
Toute la journée - activités extérieures
Visite individuelle du musée
Raquettes à neige
Chasse au trésor
Collations, bannock et chocolat chaud autour du feu de camp!
Après-midi seulement - visite en luge tirée par des chevaux
Les tarifs d'hiver du musée s'appliquent: 5$ pour les adultes, 2.50$ pour les enfants de 5 a 12 ans, gratuit pour les moins de 5 ans, 4$ pour les personnes de plus de 65 ans.
Les visites eb luge sont incluses dans le billet d'entrée. Les locations de raquettes à neige sont incluses dans le billet d'entrée (pièce d'identité avec photo requise en guise de caution). Hot dogs, bannock, s'mores et boissons chaudes en vente à prix raisonnable.
CATCH AND RELEASE ICE FISHING DERBY
$25.00- On ice registration
If you pre-register you will receive an extra ticket for prizes.
If you pre-register and pay you will receive 2 extra tickets for prizes.
Biggest Perch- 20% payout + choice of prize
Biggest Jack- 20% payout + choice of prize
Biggest Walleye- 20% payout + choice of prize
Order of prize pick will be determined by which biggest fish was caught first!
There are many prizes to be won. Even if you don’t catch a fish you can still go home with a prize.
Cancellations must be made a week prior to get refund and refunds will NOT be given out if bad weather approaches. Sorry for the inconvenience.
If you are inexperienced I have 15 spots to be filled where you can book a spot with an experienced fisher. I have 5 wonderful ladies volunteering their time to help YOU ladies. They will be taking on 3 ladies to help educate you on all your ice fishing needs. By booking a spot with one of these ladies you will be guaranteed a tent, rods, tackle, etc. If you have supplies please let me know when you signup so I don’t have to find more than I have too.
Thanks to these 5 ladies for volunteering their time:
- Melissa Lindsay
- Carly Bonchuk
- Jessica Major
- Jackie Smith McGill
- Lynn Smith
There will be an onshore FREE lunch of hotdogs and hot chocolate.
Supper (not provided) and announcing of prizes at Call-ins Hotel located in Pilot Mound.
Shuttle available for FREE to reservoir and back to Call-Inns hotel. Donated by the Pilot Mound Pilots hockey team. (This may not be a for sure as the team may need the bus for playoffs)
Holes will be drilled to your needs.
There will be a 50/50 draw.
No Shacks- portable shacks such as canvas/tents are allowed. We don’t want campers and small shacks unloading and loading throughout the day. If a big crowd develops we don’t want any room for accidents!
We prefer if vehicles were left off the ice but they can be used for loading and unloading equipment. It’s not a huge area and once again we want to avoid accidents.
All fish caught will be released back into the reservoir.
Rules will be posted in the future.
No LICENCE required because of the weekend it lands on!
This event is non-profit and it’s created to educate ladies on ice fishing, meet new people and have laughs along the way.
This event is also solely run by donations so if you have any donations or sponsors in mind please let me know!
If you are interested in helping or volunteering please let me know also!
I would like to give a big thanks to the Mound Wildlife Association for letting me use their organization to make this happen. I’m glad to be part of an amazing group.
To register please email me, Karlee Vennard, at:
The Roland Pumpkin Fair falls on the first Saturday of October. In 2020 it will be on Saturday, October 3, 2020. The Roland Pumpkin Fair showcases and focuses on the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth weigh-off; who has the largest homegrown pumpkin in the area. The Fair also has other events, such as family entertainment, food vendors, school exhibits, car displays, and much more!
As Collins gathers up innumerable JUNO nominations (5) and Canadian Folk Music Awards (7) won by his various ensembles, he’s zeroing in on the work he does with Trio-mates: fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta, whose versatility shines through on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola, and in-the-pocket James McEleney holding it down on the bass, mandocello and vocals. Showcasing a dizzying number of styles and instruments on stage, Collins and Co. appear to live by the old adage, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop”, likely keeping them just ahead of his grasp. Bending and blending genres, these musical shapeshifters land somewhere between the re-imagined worlds of Béla Fleck and Newgrass invader, David Grisman.
They just released a new double album, grafting 11 vocal cuts (tongues) to 11 instrumentals (grooves) to create a seamless finish with their cleverly monikered double album, Tongue & Groove. Each cut is milled to perfection and represents a back-to-basics visitation on what the band does best — the spontaneity of the stage and rapid-fire, improvisational exchanges.
WOODY HOLLER grew up on the Canadian prairie hearing the songs of the cowboy. Although he was later trained in opera, a sense of nostalgia held him close to those western roots. In 2009, Woody teamed up with some of Winnipeg’s finest jazz musicians and began purveying his own brand of Western Swing that Woody defines as “jazz from the saddle”. The show is reminiscent of a 1940s radio show with a sound that is nostalgic yet thrilling. The music involves clever arrangements rich with virtuosity and style. The repertoire is eclectic, fun and fascinating, featuring finger-snapping swing beats, honey-slowed love croons, a dash of opera, and show-stopping “extreme” yodelling.
September 18th & 19th, 2020
In the small community of St. Jean Baptiste Manitoba, located in the heart of the Red River Valley, you will find one of Canada’s premier ATV derbies. This is an annual event which is held on the 3 weekend of September and has been running for over 15 years.
St. Jean Baptiste is a community with about 500 people and on derby weekend, the population more than triples. The reason this event is so successful for this community is the organizing committee, volunteers and our landowners.
Our first year consisted of 75 machines and a total of $2000.00 raised. Now, over 15 years later, we average 1200 machines and 1500 participants. We have raised a total of approximately $250,000.00 for our small community, something we are all very proud of. Many committees within our town are recipients to this fundraiser such as; St. Jean Fire Department, St. Jean Arena, HOK Festival, Étoiles de l’Rouge daycare, ringette & hockey teams, St. Jean Church as well as other projects that have been or are being completed in the community.
The weekend event takes about 150 volunteers in order for this to run so smoothly and the community, year after year, comes together and makes it happen. The volunteering doesn’t just start derby weekend, there are months of preparations to be done. We have crews that work tirelessly for weeks in the trails to make sure they are all ready & safe for our participants. We started over 15 years ago with chainsaws, muscle power and mowers, now have the ability to rent skidsteers and still use a few chainsaws. A lot of work goes in to make sure all trails are safe for everyone to ride.
Our landowners definitely deserve a big THANK YOU! Without the permission of the landowners to access their property, our derby would never be able to run.
Our trail which is about 40 kilometres in length is located along the scenic Red River and is never really more than 3 kilometres away from town. We start off the weekend with “Friday Night Lights” mud bog contests and evening entertainment. Then we roll out Saturday morning with registration, silent auction & quad raffle tickets before you hit the trail. Lunch can be found about halfway through the trail, with homemade soups, chilli, burgers, hot dogs, snacks & drinks. With the check stops along the way, you can take a rest to enjoy riding through mud holes or watch the machines go tearing through or getting stuck. Upon return to the park, you can enjoy supper from one of our vendors, canteen or just stick around for the draw for prizes and the evening entertainment.