Earth Day is just around the corner, a global event that reminds us of our responsibility to maintain a clean and healthy environment for the generations to come. This Sunday also happens to be Easter, which means brunch and egg hunts. As you head out to enjoy the frills and fancies of an event-filled week, don’t forget how much of an impact your own actions have on preserving the environment. Here’s all that’s hot in Manitoba.

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Experience the University of Manitoba’s 30th Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow

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begins May 4
Investors Group Athletic Centre, University of Manitoba

Join us in celebrating the achievements of Indigenous graduates at the University of Manitoba’s 30th Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow! This free, day-long cultural event includes an opening Pipe Ceremony, traditional drum songs and dances, presentations to the graduates and a community feast. Everyone is welcome!

Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada

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begins May 11
WAG, Winnipeg

Vision Exchange is Manitoba’s first major exhibition celebrating contemporary artists with roots in India. From videos and multi-media to paintings and drawings, see over 100 pieces by 20 leading artists from India and Canada.



Feast on a sumptuous brunch this Sunday

Fairmont Winnipeg's Easter brunch includes dessert

April 21
Fairmont, Winnipeg

There’s no more perfect a day to brunch than on an Easter Sunday. And from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday, Fairmont Winnipeg, along with executive chef Tim Palmer and restaurant chef Daniel Davyduke will be crafting a mouth-watering, local brunch menu which will also include Easter-inspired desserts.

Enjoy Easter brunch and an egg hunt at FortWhyte

FortWhyte brunch

April 21
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

Enjoy a delicious Easter brunch at the Buffalo Stone Café in the midst of FortWhyte Alive’s natural backdrop. The day’s menu will include all-local ingredients, fresh-baked goodies and salads. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for the kids beginning at 1 p.m.

Hit Concert Hall for a ‘high-heeled’ musical

Kinky Boots at Centennial Concert Hall

April 16 to 21
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg

The Tony-Award-winning musical, Kinky Boots, is making its way from the Broadway stage to Centennial Concert Hall for eight performances. Don't miss out on a night of music and laughter!

Have a few laughs at a comedy show

Grandma Used to Heckle Me

April 16, 17 and 18
Watson Art Centre, Dauphin
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon
Royal Canadian Legion, Morden

A new comedy gig, featuring veteran comedian Jeff Leeson, is taking its show on the road with stops in Dauphin, Brandon, and Morden this week. Grandma Used to Heckle Me Comedy Tour will play at the Watson Art Centre on April 16, Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on April 17, and then at Royal Canadian Legion on April 18.

Take an anatomical safari

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out at the Manitoba Museum

opens April 17
The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out is the Manitoba Museum’s latest exhibit that presents a fascinating and rare opportunity to see what’s under the skin of more than 100 animal specimens. Described as an anatomical safari, guests will experience the intricate biology of a variety of the world’s most spectacular creatures including an octopus, horse, reindeer, bull, camel, ostrich, giraffe, as well as a human.

Enhance your baking skills

De Luca’s cake decorating class

April 18
De Luca’s Cooking Studio, Winnipeg

Sip on wine while whipping your baking skills into shape at a De Luca’s Cooking Class. De Luca’s will be hosting an evening of wine tasting and cake decorating, which will be all yours to take away.

Head to Selkirk for a local market

shop local market

April 18
Gwen Fox Gallery, Selkirk

The Bud & Bloom Artisan Market is on this week at the Gwen Fox Gallery in Selkirk. All products will be of the “make it, bake it, or grow it” variety.

Enjoy a heartwarming comedy at PTE

What to do with Albert - Prairie Theatre Exchange

continues this week
Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg

Danielle Séguin-Tétreault’s latest production Que Faire d’Albert continues, this time in English at Prairie Theatre Exchange. What to do with Albert is a comedic play that follows an eighty-something-year-old widower whose daughter proposes to put him into a home, an idea Albert is quite opposed to.

Clue your way out of a new escape room

Fort la Reine Museum Le Rideau

continues this week
Fort la Reine Museum, Portage la Prairie

Fort la Reine is launching its Escape le Rideau inside of an old railcar. This escape room has an interesting historical twist to it, which revisits the formation of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Celebrate human rights and Mandela

Exploring the Nelson Mandela: Struggle for Freedom exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

continues this week
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has been honouring the memory and legacy of Nelson Mandela with a riveting exhibit. Mandela: Struggle for Freedom looks at Mandela’s life and his efforts to end apartheid.

Track the path of the monarch

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continues this week
New Iceland Heritage Museum Inc., Gimli

The New Iceland Heritage Museum Inc has an exciting new exhibit, which focuses on the monarch butterfly. On the Trail of the Monarch Butterfly features micro-photographic images and aerial photographs of the flight and journey of these winged creatures from Canada to Mexico.

Address tensions at an exhibit

tensions - Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba Brandon

ends this week
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon

The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is featuring work of artist Amy Malbeuf, which focuses on the nuanced portrait of Métis familial ties. tensions is an exhibit of tarps, bison hide, caribou hair, rabbit fur, beading, bear grease, inheritance, and quiet resistance. This exhibit ends on Saturday.

Have a birding breakfast

Birding at FortWhyte Alive

April 17
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

If you enjoy a hearty breakfast and can’t wait for the chance to go birding, then here’s the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy the two in one outing. Head to FortWhyte Alive for its Birding and Breakfast Spring Migration hike at sunrise.

Be dazzled at a gem show

Brandon Gem + Mineral Show FB

April 18 to 21
Keystone Centre, Brandon

The Canada Gem Show is bringing its amazing collection of stones, home decor, jewelry, mineral specimens, fossils, crystals and more to Brandon. The Silver Cove’s Rock ‘n’ Gem Show Brandon will run for four days at the Keystone Centre.

Show your love for community in Portage la Prairie

All Nations Tribal Days_Portage la Prairie

April 18 to 21
various venues, Portage la Prairie

Take your love for sports and entertainment to All Nations Tribal Days in Portage la Prairie. The community-building event also offers performers, aspiring artists and athletes the perfect forum to showcase their talents.

Go on a GPS egg hunt

Oak Hammock Marsh-Easter and GPS Egg Hunt

April 19 to 21
Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall

If you’re on the hunt for a good, fun egg hunt, then make the long weekend a worthwhile one for the kids at Oak Hammock Marsh. There will also be with a host of other activities along with the GPS Egg Hunt, including spring crafts and Bunny Bingo.

Scavenge and hunt

FortWhyte Alive Easter for kids

April 21
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

FortWhyte Alive will hold its annual scavenger hunt where kids roam the grounds in search of eggs while also exploring the natural world to see how many wonders they can find.

Have a luxurious night and support a good cause

Fairmont Winnipeg Earth Day Initiative

begins April 22
Fairmont, Winnipeg

Looking for a weekend getaway within the city? Fairmont Winnipeg has the perfect opportunity to do just that and all for a worthy cause. As part of its Earth Day Initiative, Fairmont is launching its Save Our Polar Bear campaign, where, from April 22 into August, the hotel is offering its Fairmont’s Journey to Churchill package.

Get an Earth Day education

Oak Hammock Marsh Wetland creature

April 22
Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall

Learn of the different ways you can contribute to the saving the environment this weekend at Oak Hammock Marsh, where the day’s activities will be dedicated to promoting Earth Day.