PO Box 221
Manitou, MB R0G1G0



Pembina (5)

Saturday, 05 December 2020 12:00

Breakfast with Santa, Treasure Auction & Bake Sale

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Join us as we celebrate the Christmas season with a breakfast with Santa, an event for the entire family.

Saturday, December 5th, 2020 from 9:30 to 11:00 am, a delicious breakfast is served. It includes freshly scrambled eggs, ham, sausages, hashbrown casserole, oranges, homemade baked muffins and loaves, yogurt, fresh fruit cups and juice, coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Prices are yet to be determined. Join in the fun with Frosty, Mrs. Santa and the big guy himself, in person! Get your picture taken with Santa while you have your individual and personalized visit with him. It is a special treat to take home your photo, mounted and ready to show your friends. There are games, cookie decorating with icings, sprinkles and special decorating treats and cool, cute crafts to keep you busy. Join the Coloring Contest and/or the fun-filled scavenger hunt, Moose on the Loose with lots of prizes for all ages. There are raffles, draws and door prizes for the occasion. Music and dancing help to have fun times for everyone.

Following breakfast, starting at 1:00 pm, is the annual Treasure Auction and Bake Sale. See your unwanted items become someone's special treasures, all done by an auctioneer who knows how to keep things moving, all the while providing a good time for all bidders and spectators alike. All donations (no clothing please) are gratefully accepted and may be left in the arena porch, labelled “Auction” or call 204-242-3272 for pick up. All proceeds from this La Riviere & Community Recreation Association Board of Directors-sponsored event go to keep the doors open. 

Saturday, 24 October 2020 10:30

Kids' Hallowe'en Fun Day

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Join us for a frightful celebration…you know we're coming for YOU!
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Witching Hours 10:30 am-2 pm
Blair Morrison Hall Mansion
504 Broadway Street, La Riviere
Brews and Potions in the Bone Appetite Canteen
Costumes Preferred & Contests Mandatory
Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Carving Contest
Dragon’s Castle Bouncy/Slide
Mad Scientist Interactive Activities
Rain-BOO Auction
Carnival Games
Tots Play Area
Spooky Music, Frantic Fun!!
Admission: $2.00, 3 & under FREE!

We’re dying to see you there!

Saturday, 27 June 2020 11:00

La Riviere 12th Annual TurkeyFest & Duck Race

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The 12th Annual La Riviere TurkeyFest & Duck Race is back to celebrate 12 years of spec-quack-ular fun, and we need YOU to “join the flock” and help our Recreation Centre! For as little as $5, your donation enters you to win fantastic prizes 0f 25%, 15% and 10% of all tickets sold and helps the La Riviere & Community Recreation Association raise funds to keep the doors open. Get your tickets early as only 700 tickets are printed and we have sold out every year for the last 4 years.

Once you adopt your ducks, come watch them race down the Pembina River on Saturday, June 27th, 2020. This FREE family-friendly fun event starts at 11 am when you can enjoy BBQ Canteen lunch serving hamburgers, hot dogs and more. There are OLD FASHIONED picnic games and other outdoor activities for kids of all ages. At 1 pm, La Riviere Volunteer Fire Department will rumble into La Riviere Centennial Campground, sirens a blast, and encouraging kids of all ages to join in on water games and other challenges they’ve provided. At 3 pm, all kids are encouraged to enter the Bike Decorating Contest and Parade. Then at 5 pm, cheer your rubber duck on to victory as it braves the river waters with hundreds of other lucky duckies. At the start of the race, the sponsored ducks are all launched into the river. It is usual to start at the bend on the north end of the campground.

They then float downstream ......... Facing all sorts of perils on the way........ Until ...with some final jostling for position..... the finish line is in sight.
The first three to cross the finish line will win fabulous prizes, in cash. You don't have to be present to win, but you won't want to miss this quack-tastic event!
The Rec Association is able to offer refreshments at the Lazy Lagoon Lounge- cheering on your duck is thirsty work and they know people will want a cup of tea afterwards too! The regular stock will be on hand, as well as a Signature Drink and the bicycle blender, all for your enjoyment and right next to the BBQ Canteen with all its tasty goodies to offer. Can you smell those caramelized onions cooking? Bring your family and friends and join us as we Celebrate 150, Manitoba's birthday.
All proceeds benefit La Riviere & Community Recreation Association. The Association provides a network of services designed to provide recreation and recreational facilities in our hometown and for the surrounding communities.

For 12 years, we've been racing ducks for the Rec Centre. On Saturday, June 27th, we will splash another record number of 700 ducks into the Pembina River. Your kindness and generosity for the 2019 Duck Race were extraordinary and we can't thank you enough for your incredible momentum and passion.
We think the 2020 race will be the best yet! Contact 204-242-3272 for more information or to purchase a ticket or two.

Sunday, 31 May 2020 16:00

La Riviere's 4th Annual Fish Fry

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Something fishy happens in La Riviere every year on the last Sunday in May, and this year, on May 31st, 2020, it will be no different at La Riviere & Community Recreation Centre. Hundreds will come out to see just what is going on.

What is going on? A Fish Fry! Definitely a hidden gem, especially for people who live outside the area, this is the home of one awesome fish fry, the best in Manitoba. You can’t beat pickerel right out of Lake Winnipeg for some of the best-tasting fish ever and pickerel is just what is ordered for La Riviere’s fish fry on May 31st, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.

Enjoy fish that comes straight from the barbeque, steaming hot, golden and crispy. Hearty helpings of baked potato, coleslaw and homemade beans and dinner roll plus all the trimmings will complement the fish. The meal is rounded out by the perfect portion of vanilla ice cream and beverages of your choice.
Profits from this event will go towards fulfilling the mandate of La Riviere & Community Recreation Association.
Prices have yet to be determined, and tickets are purchased at the door. Reservations are not necessary but come early, There is plenty of room to eat, meet and mingle.
Ev Janzen is the Chair of La Riviere & Community Recreation Association and can be contacted at 204-242-3272 for more information.

Friday, 17 April 2020 17:29

9th Annual La Riviere Raptor Festival

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La Riviere & Community Recreation Association invite you to join us as we celebrate the spring migration of hawks and eagles through Manitoba's scenic Pembina Valley. This festival will take a new direction in 2020 and be extended to two days. The first day will focus on our youth and will bring classrooms of children to learn and explore the importance of wildlife stewardship and habitat protection through interactive STEM programs and activities, including nature walks, virtual reality technology and live wildlife raptor ambassadors!

Friday evening will have an "Owl Prowl" public activity where we invite participants to explore the valley in the evening with an owl expert guide to see (and hear!) different owl species who call the valley home or who are transitioning through the region on their migration path.

Saturday is a big community event inviting members from all of Manitoba to explore and celebrate the Pembina Valley as one of North America's top site for spring migrating Red-Tail Hawks and other raptors. The Pembina Valley is Manitoba's premier spring raptor migration corridor. The day's activities will include interactive booths from many wildlife and conservation organizations, STEM activities for children and families to learn about wildlife and habitat protection and expert speaker talks about raptors, endangered species, the importance of our ecosystems and much more. Explore the world of birds with top-notch professionals and enthusiastic guides. See live birds of prey eye-to-eye, capture fantastic close-up photos of raptors and gain insights into the challenges these birds face in the wild.

Whether you are a seasoned birder or just curious about birds or your environment, bring your binoculars, a camera and dress for the weather. With guides to lead the way, explore the community's natural beauty and experience the Pembina Valley as Manitoba's premier spring raptor migration corridor. Learn how to identify and count the migrating birds. Or join others indoors in Blair Morrison Hall and La Riviere & Community Arena for the jaw-dropping natural spectacle of live raptors. There are also interactive displays, presentations, rainbow auction and 50/50 draw, photo contest, owl art contest, door prizes, canteen, and much, much more.