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Bring the songs of summer home

A careful choice of food and feeders can make your home a sanctuary for birds of spectacular colour and song offerings of great sweetness.

Sherrie Versluis
Feathered Friends

Nature, in our own back yards, provides a precious tranquil space in summer, offering among other blessings the best medicine we have for de-stressing. For people who combine the hobbies of gardening and feeding wild birds, the rewards are many. The beauty and fragrance of flowers along with the colours and songs of birds are food for the soul.

When it comes to attracting wild birds in summer, there are specific feeders and foods as well as plants that can help you draw in some spectacular species. Here are some tips that can bring great results. Continue reading Bring the songs of summer home

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