In light of the COVID-19 precautions...

Please call or e-mail the venue or organizers to confirm that the event you are interested in is still taking place and has not been cancelled or postponed.

Stay healthy and safe, everyone!

July 26, 2021

Gabriele Goldstone l Folklorama 2021 l Art Exhibitions, Events & Classes l Wild Prairie Fur Con l Farmers’ Markets l Burt Block Party l Doors Open Winnipeg l Virtual Travel l Red River Paddle Challenge l Family Nature Events

July 28, 7 PM – 8 PM
Free   · Online Event by McNally Robinson Booksellers

Join Gabriele Goldstone as she celebrates the virtual launch of Tainted Amber, featuring a conversation hosted by Jodi Carmichael.
For the webinar:

Being young and in love can be a wonderful thing but in 1937, in the Third Reich, it's all about genetics not romance. Katya is now 18 and working as a maid in rural East Prussia where Nazi fervour runs high.
The third book in Gabriele Goldstone’s series for teens and adults explores the tumultuous life of her mom during the Stalin and Nazi years.
Gabriele Goldstone’s two previous YA novels were The Kulak’s Daughter and Broken Stone. The Kulak’s Daughter received a Silver Moonbeam Award, and was a Resource Links, Best of 2010, pick.

August 6 to August 8

Folklorama 2021

Introducing... Folklorama - One Unified Virtual Experience. One Multi-Cultural Fusion Event, presented by Manitoba Liquor Marts! Travel around the world without leaving your home!

The Folklorama family created a unique, one-of-a-kind fusion event for this August so we can continue to celebrate Manitoba's diversity in a way only Folklorama knows how!

Experience three themed nights of spectacular ethno-cultural entertainment streamed LIVE from the Burton Cummings Theatre with some of Manitoba's most popular ethno-cultural performers - for FREE!

Three evenings of spectacular performances streamed LIVE on YouTube from the Burton Cummings Theatre – watch on any device with Internet! Be transported to different regions around the globe each night with stunning ethno-cultural entertainment- for FREE! Thanks to our sponsors for making this possible.

Sign up in advance for your free access link!

Each evening starts with a blessing from Folklorama member, Elder Barbara Nepinak at 7:30pm (CST) and follows with performances from ethno-cultural performers!

August 6 - Folklorama Fusion: Asia & Africa
7:00-7:30pm (CST)
Live behind-the-scenes action
7:30-9:30pm (CST)
Elder Barbara Nepinak
Hinode Taiko
Ethiopian Society Dancers
Manitoba Korean Dance Group
India School of Dance, Music and Theatre Inc.
Evans Coffie – Coffieman
Magdaragat Philippines Inc.
The Flying Lion Dance Troupe

August 7 - Folklorama Fusion: Americas
7:00-7:30pm (CST)
Live behind-the-scenes action
7:30-9:30pm (CST)
Elder Barbara Nepinak
Shanley Spence
Chile Lucha y Canta
Clyde Heerah
Afro-Caribbean Dancers
L’ensemble folklorique de la Riviére- Rouge
Shyanne Carriere Dance Team – Indo-Caribbean performance
Marco Castillo & Brazilian Show Girls
Harold and Regan with Cubanisimo

August 8 - Folklorama Fusion: Europe
7:00-7:30pm (CST)
Live behind-the-scenes action
7:30-9:30pm (CST)
Elder Barbara Nepinak
Le Ragazze Italiane
Balada Dance Team
McConnell School of Dance
Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Spanish Folk Dancers Sol de España
Polish Dance Ensemble SPK Iskry
Ena Sutton Highland Dancers
Zoloto Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

Satisfy your worldly tastebuds by pairing the show with a feast of authentic cuisine from diverse local restaurants! Check out your ethno-cultural food options!

Check out our brand-new virtual Ethno-Cultural Marketplace! Find that hidden treasure or desired ethnic pre-packaged food, all while supporting Canadian artisans and makers! Walk through virtual marketplace

Join our community of vendors.  Katie Green at

The 50/50 Raffle
Your support of the Folklorama Cultural Preservation Fund 50/50 raffle will help establish a granting program to support children and youth in the preservation of culture for generations to come!
Buy your tickets!

Donate directly to the Folklorama Cultural Preservation Fund

Art Exhibitions, Events & Classes

to August 30
Manitoba Regional Art Exhibitions
Free   · Online Event

Participants will be able to choose which region, where they can discuss directly with the artists. Audiences will have access to view the artwork online, purchase works 24/7, and leave comments in the guest book.

This year’s Exhibitions features 311 artists from Central, Eastman, Interlake, Northern, Parkland, and Westman areas of the province. It will be hosted entirely online.
Writer Donna Besel has three pieces in this exhibition (Eastman): pencil drawing of young woman diving off a horse, red squirrel, and an Arabian horse galloping.

Access the gallery here:

Winnipeg Art Gallery Events

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB

WAG virtual tours

We are so excited to offer new virtual tours of INUA and of the Visible Vault, featuring 5,000 Inuit sculptures! Book a 60-minute virtual tour of the art on display at Qaumajuq, the Inuit art centre at the WAG. Join one of our experienced art educators to explore the collection or feature exhibitions and enjoy lively conversations around the art.
These tours are available for the rest of the year and can accommodate 15 people per reservation.

Book your time two weeks in advance:
shopwag reopening
gallery shop now open I wag@forks

Kick off your summer with some fresh WAG swag. If you're looking for a good summer read, pick up the latest issue of Inuit Art Quarterly and check out some familiar works featured in WAG-Qaumajuq. We've also received a re-stock of the popular Hinaani hats, and our Qaumajuq candle collection with Prairie Girl Candles with a portion of candle proceeds donated to Ka Ni Kanichihk.
inua virtual sessions
July 28, 2pm
RBCxWAG: INUA Virtual Sessions connects you with Qaumajuq’s inaugural exhibition no matter where you are in the world! Check out this new video with INUA artist Siku Allooloo as she describes the work and process behind Akia.

On July 28, show up for a virtual animation meet-up with INUA artists Lindsay Mcintyre and Megan Kyak Montieth, moderated by Nipatsi Folger. Learn about their work and individual practices as they share insights into the highly creative process of making animated films across a variety of media – traditional, computer, and stop-motion.
member and supporter preview
August 12 I 11am - 9pm

Thank you for being a member and donor of WAG-Qaumajuq! In appreciation of your ongoing support, you’re invited to visit before our public reopening. Watch for the link to sign up for a timed-ticket. Our updated safety measures include proof of full vaccination.
As a current member, you can request a three-month extension (to make up for our closure) by emailing

Not a WAG member? Now is a great time to join with free and low cost memberships for Qaumajuq’s inaugural year!
Canada Life Free Days
August 14 and 15 I 11am-5pm

Join us for our reopening weekend and enjoy free admission. Make sure to sign up for a timed-ticket before you come, and note our updated safety measures including proof of full vaccination.
Canada Life Free Days@WAG will resume on the second Sunday of every month starting September 12.
WAG-Qaumajuq will reopen on August 14 with the launch of the inaugural Winnipeg Indigenous Triennial, Naadohbii: To Draw Water, presented by BMO Financial Group.
Virtual celebration of Naadohbii: To Draw Water on August 13 at 7pm.

Forum Art Centre online Art Classes

We have classes for kids, teens, and adults! Some classes are delivered by video for those that like the flexibility of creating their own schedule. Others are a blend of independent work and personal interaction with your instructor. 
We also have classes that meet weekly by video chat to provide one on one mentoring.
Want to schedule a class for you and a couple of your friends? We can arrange that too! 
Programming Director, Shawna can guide you to the right online class

August 13, 10 AM – 15, 11 PM
Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown
WPFCon 2021 - Tropical Paw-radise
Free Event by Wild Prairie Fur Con and Mike Schmidt

Join Wild Prairie Fur Con 2021 as we kick back and enjoy our 3rd year!
Guests of Honor Silent Ravyn and Tempe O'Kun are making their way from Alberta Canada and North Dakota, USA for this fantastic event! As well as the return of Craig Street Cats for our most ambitious fundraising goal yet!

All Ages welcome, with events and panels for all! Watch for information on registration!

Farmers’ Markets

Every Thursday to August 19, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm.
Night Market on August 11, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Free · Transcona Centennial Square

Transcona BIZ Community Markets
This year will include some of your all-time favourites as well as new vendors!

There will be additional COVID-19 protocols and safety measures:
* Dedicated entry and exit points on Regent Avenue West, either side of the clock tower.
* Wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and follow social distancing practices by staying 6 feet apart.
* With capacity limits reduced, be prepared to wait in line, limit the number of shoppers per household, and reduce the amount of time you spend at the markets by not lingering.
* In the Square please follow the one-way arrows and walk in a clockwise direction.
* Check out our social media pages before each market date to find out what vendors will be attending, and research what you would like to buy ahead of time.
* If you are sick or vulnerable, please stay home and take care of yourself.
* Be kind, understanding, respectful, and safe.

For information from our provincial government:

Shelmerdine Garden Center, 7800 Roblin Boulevard, Headingley, MB  R4H 1B6

August 21, 9 am - 2 pm (rain date August 22, 12 pm - 5 pm)
September 18, 9 am - 2 pm (rain date September 19, 12 pm - 5 pm)

to September 18, 9 AM– 2 PM

Riverbank Discovery Centre, Brandon Riverbank, 545 Conservation Drive, Brandon
Please check for an update as new restrictions are announced by the province

We will be hosting a summer-long Farmers’ Market at the Riverbank!
This will be an outdoor event (masks required) so we will have plenty of room to space out our vendors and it will be set up in a way to monitor the flow of traffic.
Your safety and the safety of our vendors, while still being able to enjoy the beautiful weather AND support local businesses, is our top priority.

Every Wednesday, 4 PM – 8 PM, to September 29
Free   Limited parking lot spaces and street parking available.
Lord Roberts Community Centre, 725 Kylemore Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 1B8

The South Osborne Farmers’ Market is back for its sixth season!
Shop fresh produce, local food items and handmade goods.
The 2021 market season will include many of the local vendors you know and love, live entertainment, and beer gardens featuring local beer and cider (restrictions allowing).

Fireweed Food Co-op adheres to and takes seriously the Manitoba government policies and procedures regarding COVID-19. Masks will be mandatory for all those attending.
Visit our website to learn more

This event is outdoors and is accessible by pavement. There is a 10 ft. patch of grass at the entrance that is uneven. Market washrooms have a staircase to access them near to the market and are accessible by ramp at the front door of LRCC. If you need to use the front entrance, please let a staff member or volunteer know and we will unlock the doors for you.

Burt Block Party

August 20, 21, 27 & 28, 5:30 PM
Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith St.
(204) 987-7825
Event info at

Burt Block Party Featuring: 54-40, Jim Cuddy Band, The Northern Pikes
Event by Burton Cummings Theatre and 54-40


Must be fully immunized to attend event. Proof will be required.

September 11 and 12, 9 AM - 5 PM

Doors Open Winnipeg 2021

Free  Event by Doors Open Winnipeg and Heritage Winnipeg

Celebrating the stories our buildings tell!
Held annually, Doors Open Winnipeg is a FREE city-wide celebration of Winnipeg’s distinct spaces, outstanding architecture and vibrant history. Each year, visitors are encouraged to explore Winnipeg’s past at over 100 unique events and tours located throughout the city. Since 2004, over 300,000 visitors and countless volunteers have made Doors Open Winnipeg one of the city’s essential spring events.

Virtual Travel

September 13, 9 PM
Free   · Online Event by Rick Steves

Spain Favorites with Special Guest Federico Garcia Barroso
Are you ready for some virtual travel? Join Rick's live Monday Night Travel party!
Experience the fun, conviviality, intimacy, and spontaneity as Rick hosts a travel happy hour on Zoom from his living room. Each week he'll share his personal, inspirational, and sometimes hilarious behind-the-scenes commentary, followed by a Q&A — your chance to ask questions and interact with Rick.

Join Rick and his co-host, tour guide Federico Garcia Barroso (from Madrid), on a virtual trip to the highlights of Spain. We’ll visit the historic university town of Salamanca and the proud Catalan capital of Barcelona. After dropping by Toledo we’ll head to the southern city of Sevilla, with its lively
Flamenco dancing. And we'll ponder Spain's controversial national pastime, bullfighting.
Order some takeout from a Spanish restaurant in your area to nibble and sip along.

Registration is free and open to all at but doesn't guarantee admission. Seats can fill up quickly. Your best bet is to join us a bit early.

Missed an event? You can find recordings of all past Monday Night Travel shows at

September  25, 8 AM – 5 PM

2021 Red River Paddle Challenge

Join us for the third annual Red River Paddle Challenge!
The Red River Paddle Challenge is a 45 kilometer (28 miles) long distance paddling race on the Red River beginning in Winnipeg and ending down river in Lockport. We welcome all types of paddling craft, including kayaks, canoes, surfskis, outrigger canoes, stand up paddleboards, or any other paddle craft.
Basically if you can paddle it, you can race it!

Family Nature Events

Assiniboine Park & Zoo P: 204 927 6000 | E:

Harry J. Enns Wetland Discovery Centre
Snow Goose Bay, Oak Hammock Marsh, MB R0C 2Z0

We appreciate your patience with the new guidelines and look forward to seeing you!

This month’s events:

Our Gift Shop is now online!