2017 marks the 200th anniversary since the signing of the Selkirk Treaty between Chief Peguis and Lord Selkirk. Even after two centuries, Chief Peguis is still held in the highest esteem by the descendants of Manitoba’s first homesteaders.
What do Sidney Crosby, Lennox Lewis, Steve Nash, Cindy Klassen and Diana Matheson all have in common? Each are professional athletes within their fields, most are Olympic champions and all of them are Canada Games alumni.
This summer, Winnipeg has the honour of hosting the Canada Summer Games which will feature 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural festival to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the games, previous host cities and notable alumni. Winnipeg will welcome over 4,000 athletes and coaches as well as more than 20,000 visitors coming to attend the games. It is our chance to shine and showcase our fabulous city and province, to show the rest of Canada what Manitoba summers are all about. Continue reading Canada Summer Games turns 50→
Manitoba is a treasure trove waiting to be unwrapped
By Dorothy Dobbie
Traditionally, Manitobans have viewed the North as a vast, empty hinterland of muskeg, snow and damned poor sledding, topped off by an icy northern seashore teeming with polar bears roaming on rock and lichen. This view has been supported by a lack of access, real and perceived, and very little real promotion. If and when we do venture in that direction, we often go by air, which offers a vantage point that underlines the impression of uninhabitable wasteland, dotted with a couple of mines and some indigenous reserves. Continue reading The promise of The Pas→
We all know that people today are busy, busy. So there’s always a quick answer available when someone puts a question like, “Why don’t we do more of what makes our brains happy?” But hold it a minute. That’s a very new question. How are we supposed to know what makes our brains happy, anyway?
Most of us probably have no idea. But we’re in an age when answers have started to emerge and, busy or not, many of us could find it a worthwhile investment of our time to sit down with The Nature Fix, a new book by Florence Williams, who happens to have been the person who put the question. Continue reading Finding the payoff from a walk in the woods→
Irreplaceable old trees are being replaced by new ‘attractions’: hundreds of old elms for the zoo and parking, 150 mature trees for the Diversity Gardens, many bur oaks for the 10,000-square-foot Qualico Family Centre.