This is the week to honour, salute and give thanks to our brave veterans who have fought for our freedoms.
In addition to Remembrance Day, the province is jam-packed with events that focus on human experience. Head to the CMHR for a session on peace, or to the Manitoba Museum for a glimpse into the lives of Suffragists in Canada. Here’s what’s hot this week…
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Lest we forget
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
Remembrance Day is a time to remember the men and women who have served our nation and those who continue to do so. The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is recognizing Remembrance day with guest speakers, including veterans, current military personnel and bush pilots who will discuss their aviation careers throughout the afternoon. See more Remembrance Day events here.
Be enveloped in human stories at CMHR
Open Tuesday to Sunday
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Forks
Contemplate inspring stories of struggle and triumph at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. This new national museum strives to create inspiring encounters with human rights, by engaging you in an immersive, interactive experience that offers both the inspiration and tools to make a difference in the lives of others.
While there, check out the exhibit Peace. Discover how we can obtain and protect peace; how we organize and demonstrate to demand it; and, sometimes, how we fight to achieve it.
Get the (craft) show on the road
Remember last year when you were running through the mall on December 24th, desperately seeking that perfect (but inevitably sold out) gift? That’s not going to happen this year. That’s right, craft season has arrived and there are tons of shows and markets to browse.
Beausejour: Christmas Craft Show and Sale, Brokenhead River Community Hall
Whitemouth: Christmas Craft Sale, Whitemouth Community Club
Seven Sisters Falls: Christmas Craft Sale, Seven Sisters Falls Community Club
Winnipeg: Linwood School Craft and Bake Sale, 266 Linwood Street
Carman: One Stop Shop in the Hall, Community Hall
Binscarth: Annual Arts, Crafts and Small Promotions Show, Community Hall
Dauphin: Christmas Craft Show, Watson Art Centre
Garson: Christmas Craft Sale, Garson Community Centre
Fraserwood: Craft, Trade & Bake Sale, Community Centre
Woodlands: Craft/Vendor Sale, Woodlands Community Hall
Selkirk: Festival of Trees and Craft Sale, Selkirk Recreation Centre
St. Francois Xavier: Craft and Vendor Sale, Community Club
Oakbank: 27th Annual Christmas Craft Sale, Springfield Collegiate High School
Winnipeg: 32nd Annual Window on Christmas Craft Sale, Greendell Park Community Centre
Notre Dame de Lourdes: Craft/Trade Show, Centennial Hall
Shoal Lake: Christmas Craft Mart
Russell: Russell Craft & Trade Show, George P. Buleziuk Centre
Gillam: Christmas Craft Sale, Gillam Rec Center
Selkirk: Festival of Trees and Craft Sale, Selkirk Recreation Centre
Thrice is nice at Pantages Playhouse Theatre
November 13 to 15
Pantages Playhouse Theatre
The world’s most important living choreographer makes his way to Winnipeg with three powerful works; Esplanade, Company B and Piazzolla Caldera. The Paul Taylor Dance Company explores movement with influence from themes of modern society – such as war, spirituality, sexuality and morality.
Set off on an adventure to Mount Everest
November 5 to 14
Manitoba Theatre for Young People
The story begins with a brave girl named Peg who sets her sights on Mount Everest. After a long journey across the world by boat, train and water buffalo, she reaches the Himalayas. Then, in a near-death experience, she crosses paths with a mysterious Yeti who decides to accompany her. The audience is brought along for the adventure by creating the imaginary events and places along the way.
Witness the unique artistry of the Moscow Ballet
Burton Cummings Theatre
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without seeing the Nutcracker at least once. This year, experience the unique artistry of the Moscow Ballet. The Great Russian Nutcracker brings this classic seasonal ballet to life with playful puppets and handcrafted sets and costumes. Prepare to be mesmerized.
Reconnect with an old fairytale favourite
November 14, 2015 to January 3, 2016
What was your favourite childhood fairy tale? If you enjoyed classics like Cinderella, Humpty Dumpty and Three Blind Mice, you will be delighted and charmed by the Children’s Museum’s favourite holiday exhibit. The last original Eaton’s Fairytale Vignette Display from the ninth floor annex of Eaton’s downtown store is now fully restored and open to the public, for a limited time only!
Get hands-on at FortWhyte Alive
There’s always something going on at FortWhyte Alive, and this weekend is no exception. On Saturday, try your hand at making natural balms for dry, winter skin with Sara McIvor-Prouty at the Salves and Lipbalms workshop. On Sunday, take a step into the past to and get a glimpse into what life was like for early pioneers at the Sod House experience. Warning, you might have to do some chores. Last, bring the kids in for a drawing workshop with Al Sideen. You can expect lots of bison drawings on the fridge in the future.
Visit an indoor farmers market
Manitoba Hydro Place
Long after the Farmers’ Markets of summer have packed up their goods and left for the season, the Downtown Farmers’ Market heads indoors for once a month shopping! The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s popular farmers’ market offers fresh baking, vinegar, jams, spices, meat, sauces, fruits, vegetables and preserves.
Try local fare at a fall supper
Fall just wouldn’t be fall without the opportunity to enjoy a hearty, home cooked meal. Fall suppers are a long standing (and very tasty) Manitoba tradition, bringing together local communities with warm meals. Fall suppers topped our list of best places to eat this fall.
Learn the seven sacred teachings
November 11 and 14
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
See the Canadian Museum for Human Rights like never before. Mikinak-Keya is a unique cultural experience that explores the Museum’s architecture and design through the eyes of Manitoba’s First Nations people. Journey through the museum and learn of the Seven Sacred Teachings and how they relate to every aspect of the building.
Cheer on the Manitoba Moose
November 12 and 13
The Moose are back, baby! Winnipeg is welcoming this iconic team back to the arena with open arms, and AHL hockey has never been more exciting. This week, head to the MTS Centre to watch the Moose take on the Chicago Wolves. And, if you need a spot for dinner before the game, check out our list of top fall eats. Score.
Celebrate 100 years of the vote
November 5, 2015 to April 10, 2016
On January 28, 1916, the Manitoba Legislature amended the Manitoba Election Act and for the first time in Manitoba’s history, some (but not all) women could vote in provincial elections. With the 100th anniversary of this event, the Manitoba Museum’s brand new exhibit, “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote,” outlines the causes, contradictions and people involved. Don’t miss this unique glimpse into the suffragist movement!