This Sunday is Father’s Day. And while moms often get all the attention, it would be remiss of us to not acknowledge all the great dads out there. This week, we hope you get the royal treatment and have all the stops pulled out for you. Here’s what’s hot in Manitoba.
See art and science co-exist
Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Morden
A unique selection of mosasaur skull replicas have been recreated by Manitoba artists. MosasART showcases a unique meeting of science and art, which will be on display at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre. While you’re there, consider a Fossil Dig Adventure and be sure to check out the dinosaur exhibit and new Axolotls Alive as well as the Aquasaur Theatre.
Get in on Manitoba’s largest summer fest
begins June 14
Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg
Manitoba’s largest summer festival, Red River Ex will runs for 10 fun-filled days at Red River Exhibition Park. This year will include a new Dinosaur Park, amazing concerts, including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Crash Test Dummies, great food from Winnipeg’s finest food trucks and the world’s largest travelling midway.
Treat Dad to a sumptuous brunch
There’s no more perfect a day to brunch than a Sunday. And with this Sunday being Father’s Day, brunch at the Fairmont Winnipeg is the perfect way to fete your father. Executive chef Tim Palmer and restaurant chef Daniel Davyduke craft some of the most mouth-watering meals with a local brunch menu of wholesome ingredients.
Trace history in Steinbach
Mennonite Heritage Village (Canada) Inc., Steinbach
There’s a new exhibit on at the Mennonite Heritage Village. The Russländer explores the lives and stories of the Mennonites who fled the Soviet Union during 1923 to 1930, some eventually settling in Manitoba.
Get the kids stuck on TapeScape
Children’s Museum, The Forks
This summer, take the kids to the Children’s Museum for the TapeScape experience, a unique play environment and creative art installation, custom-designed by artist Eric Lennartson.
Learn something new about human behaviour
continues this week
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon
Brandon’s art gallery is opening a brand new exhibit, which will feature Brandon University professor, Lisa Wood. Openings delves into the intricacies of socialization and behaviour. Exhibit opens on Thursday.
Increase your exposure to art
June 10 to 14
Gallery 1C03, U of W
The University of Winnipeg is presenting a collection of over 1,000 artworks created by more than 250 artists. Many of these works are displayed across campus in public locations and departmental areas on a rotational basis to promote opportunities for exposure to art.
Get some musical inspiration
Princess Park, Brandon
Pack your lawn chair, grab a blanket, and head to the heart of Brandon for an evening of Music in the Park in Princess Park.
End your Tuesday on a jazz note
centre culturel franco-manitobain, St. Boniface
Thirty-year veteran bassist Steve Hamilton is taking his musical talents to mardi jazz this week. Hamilton will be joined by pianist Will Bonness and drummer Kevin Waters.
Have a knit and a nosh
Across the Board Game Café, Winnipeg
Across the Board Game Café is doing what it does best: combining fun pastimes with good company and great food. Take your love for knitting, nosh, and lively conversation there this Tuesday.
Recreate a work of nostalgia
Recreate the perfect reminder of your favourite vacation landscape at ArtsJunktion with the help of artist Cori Jaye, who will guide you through a series of practical steps. No drawing experience is necessary for this workshop.
Feast on jazz at Resto Gare
Resto Gare and Train Bar, Winnipeg
Resto Gare is livening up Thursday dinners with its Jazz at the Station event. If you’re a jazz enthusiast, then you won’t want to miss this evening set to great music.
Stop, Drop and Write at Station 8
Station 8 Café, Winnipeg
If you’re a budding writer looking for a space to hone your skills, Station 8 Café offers a safe and welcoming environment to do just that. Stop, Drop and Write takes place every Friday and lets you set your own pace among like-minded individuals.
Have fun at the Lundar Fair
June 14 and 15
Lundar Fairgrounds, Lundar
Two days of fun await you at the Lundar Fair. Pack the family up for a weekend of livestock shows, midway rides, a parade, a petting zoo and much more.
Hit the Ninette fair
June 14 to 16
Fair Grounds, Ninette
Westman’s biggest small town fair is on this weekend in Ninette. This picturesque small town is pulling out all the stops with light horse competitions, pet shows, and much more.
Sample summer in the city of Steinbach
June 14 to 16
Main Street, Steinbach
Steinbach is bringing Summer in the City to Main Street. For the entire weekend, sample a bit of the world, broaden your cultural horizons, and take in some unique cultural performances.
Take in some fancy footwork and Latin music
June 14 to 16
Radisson Hotel Downtown, Winnipeg
The Winnipeg International Salsa Congress is back for another go-round! If you enjoy a good dance off, get excited by fancy footwork, and enjoy the rhythms of Latin music, then you won’t want to miss this year’s event, which features some of the best dancers, instructors, and performers of all levels at the Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown.
Have pancakes and support a good cause
Marine Museum of Manitoba, Selkirk
The Marine Museum is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday. If you love pancakes and wish to support the continued development, restoration and maintenance of this marine showcase on land, be sure to stop by.
Add a fun tour to your fitness routine
St. Andrews Rectory National Historic Site, St. Andrews
St. Andrews Rectory is offering a guided tour of the River Road. Hop on your bike and head over to the Rectory from where the tour will begin. Don’t forget your helmets!
Get powwow fit
St. Johns Leisure Centre, Winnipeg
Hoop dancer Shanley Spence is inviting you to get powwow fit this week. While last year’s powwow fit classes focused on women, this year, all ages, genders and skill levels are welcome.
Live culture at the Montcalm fest
June 15 and 16
Saint-Joseph Museum, St. Joseph
Celebrate culture and traditions at the Montcalm Heritage Festival in St. Joseph. Another perfect family event with entertainment and activities to keep even the littlest members happy.
Enjoy a free family fishing weekend
June 15 and 16
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg
Celebrate summer at FortWhyte Alive with free fishing at this urban oasis. Bring your own gear along, or rent on site.
Celebrate dads at Oak Hammock
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, Stonewall
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive is all about celebrating dads this weekend. The annual Waterbug Derby explores some of nature’s unique aquatic invertebrates from the marsh. Once that’s wrapped up, savour a pulled pork lunch and later, hop on to a horse-drawn wagon ride.