As the leaves fall and the weather cools, Manitoba's heart heats up with belly-warming fall suppers, roaring soccer games, and fantastic fall colours. How will you embrace fall this week? Here are our 10 picks for this week in Manitoba...
1. The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame 40th Anniversary exhibit
Mid-October, 2019 to May 2020 | Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, 145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg
Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame's latest feature exhibit celebrates theirs honoured members. Each display celebrates our very best in sports such as the Blue Bombers of the 50’s and 60’s and the glory days of the WHA AVCO Cup champion Winnipeg Jets in the 70’s. This exhibit truly does have something for everyone.
2. Dalnavert's Spookiest Season
October 11-31 | Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg
Dalnavert is invaded by ghosts, aliens, and something for all ages this Halloween season! Experience the house in Victorian mourning, and bring the kids for a spooky scavenger hunt. Listen to ghostly tales from H.G Wells in “The Edge Of Death”, watch a live radio version of “War Of The Worlds", and more!
3. Catch a film at Reel Pride Film Festival
October 15-20 | Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg
The Reel Pride Film Festival celebrates LGBTTQ* artists, film makers and the Winnipeg queer community through film and visual art. In its 34th year you can catch award-winning films from Italy, France, Belgium, the United States and Canada.
4. Feel the force at Brandon's first comic convention
October 19 and 20 | Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon
What do an escape artist, an illustrator, a costume designer and the voice actors behind young Anna and Elsa have in common? This is no joke, they'll all be at Brandon's first comic convention Bran-Con! Join panels as they discuss comic creation, publication and voicing. Admire the creativity of well-known cosplayers, comic artists and video game voice actors at the newest Manitoban comic convention.
5. Find your thrill in Churchill
Do you want to check Churchill off your bucket list? Or maybe have a relaxing natural getaway? Seek some serious thrills? You can choose your own adventure when you visit Churchill in the fall. With the different tour options and points of interest - natural, historical and cultural - you can tailor your trip to your wildest desires.
6. Fill your belly at a fall supper
Various dates and locations
Hearty, home-cooked and heaped onto your plate, get your fill of Manitoba favourites at fall suppers across the province. Visit one of these fall suppers to celebrate the season.
October 14: Woodlands Fall Supper
October 18: Minnedosa United Church Fall Supper
October 20: Bowsman Fall Supper, Camp Arnes Fall Supper, Ile Des Chenes Fall Supper, Mary, Mother Of The Church Fall Supper, Neepawa Filipino Fall Supper, Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish Fall Supper, St George's Anglican Church Fall Supper, St. Adolphe Fall Supper, St. Francis Anglican Church Fall Supper, St. Francois Xavier Fall Supper, St. Joseph Fall Supper, West St. Paul Lion's Club Fall Supper
7. Cheer for your home team at the last Valour FC home game
October 16 | Investors Group Field
Valour FC takes to the field for their final home game of the season this week. If you haven't had a chance to see the team in their debut year, this may be your last chance. Grab your toque and Valour FC scarf and join the crowd to cheer on the team at home for the last time this year.
8. Feel the rhythm at the CCFM
October 15 and 19 | Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, Winnipeg
On top of their regularly programmed Mardi Jazz, the CCFM and Izzy Asper Jazz Performances are hosting the Ignacio Berroa Trio this week. The group is led by Berroa, a well-respected and highly talented Cuban jazz drummer. The combination of Afro-Cuban music and traditional jazz will have you up on your feet dancing to the beat.
9. Find great gifts at these giant craft sales
Various locations and dates
The Manitoba maker community is out in full force this season! With more vendors to browse than there are stores in Polo Park Mall both Scattered Seeds Craft Market in Winnipeg and Brandon's "Big One" Arts and Crafts Sale have gift options galore.
10. Embrace the visual arts
Various locations and dates
Attend an art talk in Morden or Winnipeg then dive into the visual arts scene in Manitoba at one of these photography exhibits happening right now: John Paskievich: The North End, Rhayne Vermette's "Projections", Dark Days.