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Author: Jillian

I consider myself a traveller first, then a writer. So being a communications specialist on the media relations team at Travel Manitoba is a perfect fit. I never tire of yarning tales about my home province. Contact me jrecks@travelmanitoba.com or @TravelMBMedia.

How to weekend in the Wheat City

I thought I knew the Wheat City. With family roots in the fields of southwest Manitoba, I spent a fair amount of time in Brandon growing up: holiday breaks visiting cousins, an annual outing to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, and a handful of high school sporting events all framed my experience of

6 things I learned from a visit to a military museum

The neat thing about a museum experience is that it's different for everyone. No two people share the same journey while there. Just as the museum exhibits are curated by professionals, an individual curates their own visit, selecting the poignant moments that leave a lasting impression. With this

How Minnedosa charmed the ski pants off me this winter

Minnedosa is one of those pretty prairie towns that I thought I knew. Another historic Manitoba town rooted in railway and agriculture? Maybe. But it's nestled in a river valley on the doorsteps of the Manitoba escarpment, and because of this prime geography, it has an outdoorsy, lake-life vibe

7 obscure winter sports in Manitoba that you need to try

With all eyes on PyeongChang, South Korea and the XXIII Winter Olympic Games, it got us thinking about all of the offbeat sports Manitobans do to keep themselves entertained during the snowy season. Essentially, we have our own version of the Winter Olympics, but here, athletes set aside hockey and

Sure bet ways to win in Winnipeg

Make your next cross-border adventure to Winnipeg even more memorable with game of chance at one of the city's top gaming destinations. What's there to risk? Mostly a whole lot of fun. Assiniboia Downs 3975 Portage Avenue West at the Perimeter Highway The coming of spring brings the thundering of