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To a healthier, more active 2017

Regular physical activity, nutritious food are key to healthy living

Hon. Kelvn Goertzen Minister's Message
Hon. Kelvn Goertzen
Minister’s Message

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind us, it is a great time to take stock of ourselves and decide what we can do to improve our lives. Health-related goals, especially getting more physically active and eating right, are the most common resolutions, and for good reason.

It’s essential to stay active at any age. An active lifestyle not only keeps our bodies and minds in shape, it can prevent us from developing or help manage chronic illnesses, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Continue reading To a healthier, more active 2017

The WAG’s Inuit Art Centre – a museum for the 21st century

By Stephen Borys

WAG director Stephen Borys.
WAG director Stephen Borys.

As we continue to develop the plans for the new Inuit Art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, I am constantly thinking about – and rethinking – the idea of the museum; not just what it looks like, but how it feels, communicates and functions. Through the program and stakeholder development, architectural design and the capital campaign for the IAC building project, I have been inspired and challenged to reconsider the template for the museum in the 21st century. And this is for right now – not the future. Continue reading The WAG’s Inuit Art Centre – a museum for the 21st century

Ode to the barbecue

Here comes a favourite – chicken, sweet and special, on the grill!

Ian Leatt Foodie
Ian Leatt

It’s that time of year again! The barbecue has been cleaned and is ready to do its duty for you. My favorite food, I just have to tell you, is barbecue. For those of you who have read this column over the years, that may have become pretty apparent.

I recently spoke via Twitter with an avid reader who asked if I could do a little something for the barbecue. So here we are. Continue reading Ode to the barbecue

When the spirit soars in the concert hall

Alexander Mickelthwate Random Notes
Alexander Mickelthwate
Random Notes

Dear music lovers,

As I write this, I’m taking a little stay-cation and recuperating from a grueling week of music. Rachmaninoff’s massive fourth Piano Concerto put me and the musicians through our paces keeping up with piano superstar Alain Lefevre. Alain is an old friend and when he was here we got into a big discussion about why we do what we do. What is all of this music-making about? Continue reading When the spirit soars in the concert hall

A bigger, better St. James civic centre

1,000-strong St. James Assiniboia +55 centre to merge with it in its renovated Ness Street building

The popular, youth-oriented St. James Civic Centre on Ness Avenue will soon have a new look and new identity. With some $7.8 million from the city and the province (sharing equally) now on the table, the first of three invitations has gone out to developers to submit proposals for the redevelopment and expansion of the centre, including an addition which will house a new 55-plus seniors centre. The St. James seniors centre is committed to raising the remaining, still-undetermined amount – perhaps in the $2 million range. Continue reading A bigger, better St. James civic centre