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July 29, 2016

St. Norbert Provincial Park: Build a Red River Cart l Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre l Paint Night l CJNU: Pasta and a Pint l Awen Celtica Concerts with Siân James l Hafla l Oddblock Comedy Block Party

St. Norbert is a bilingual (French and English) neighbourhood in the southernmost part of Winnipeg. Each summer, the community is home to the St. Norbert Farmers' Market. St. Norbert is the closest community to the Red River Floodway gates.

40 Turnbull Drive, 3.0 km/1.9 mi. south of the Winnipeg perimeter off PTH 75.
Admission, Tours and Interpretive Events are FREE

Operating Hours
Thursdays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. / Fridays – Mondays 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Visitor Centre is closed and tours are not available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 
No tours available August 9 to 17.
Visitors are still welcome to explore the park on their own.

Guided Tours of the Houses - Connect with St. Norbert’s culture and history on a guided tour of the historic homes with a Park Interpreter. 
Just drop by the Visitor Reception Centre and ask for a tour!

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult to all events. 
For more information, please call the Park Interpreter’s office at 204-945-4236 or email 
Follow us on Twitter @MBGovParks 

August 4 & August 25 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Trappist Monastery Guided Walk
Join the Park Interpreter on a guided walk of the historical Trappist Monastery and learn how the monks who lived there greatly influenced the St. Norbert agricultural French community.

In 1983 vandals set fire to the vacant chapel and monastery. The guesthouse remained untouched. In 1988 the Province of Manitoba designated the location a provincial historic site. The guesthouse became the home of the St. Norbert Arts Centre in 1991.
August 18, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bannock Bonanza Campfire Talk
Join the Park Interpreter and learn all about the foods of the fur traders. Make your own delicious bannock and butter! 
Remember to bring a bowl for mixing and a mug for all the delicious delicacies.
August 26, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Fruits of the Forest (Family Program)
Winnipeg has a number of often overlooked edible wilds growing right within the city limits. The Park Interpreter will provide you with clues on how to identify them. 
Have fun tracking down some delicious berries while walking along the La Salle River trail.
August 27, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Build a Red River Cart!
Free, Family Friendly Event
Build the fur traders'  mode of transportation, under the direction of Master builder Armand Jérôme.
Learn about the history of the Red River Cart and about the Métis culture.
Kids can join the fun and help build the cart!

phone: (204) 467-3300 or email  

August 6 - 1 p.m. 
Photo Walk Workshop
Bring your camera and explore the many photogenic areas of the marsh. 
Dress for weather, workshop will be outside.
Pre-registration is required. Workshop fee: $10 plus admission.
August 7 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Duck and Run
5 kilometre or 10 kilometre run
2 kilometre family walk
After trekking, celebrate with a healthy snack, family friendly activities and more. 
August 13 & 14 
Dragonfly Festival
Learn more about these fascinating creaturesl.
Try catching dragonfly nymphs and see them magnified on our giant screen.
Learn about dragonflies with our displays and presentations or 
participate in our Dragonfly Art Contest and our Colouring Contest.
August 20 - 1 p.m. 
Birding Hour: Boreal Birds
Learn how to recognize bird of the boreal forest with our Resident Naturalist, Paula Grieef.
This workshop is for all ages. Workshop fee: $5 plus admission
August 21 - 8 to 10 a.m. 
A Bird in the Hand
Participate in a real live songbird banding session.
The bird banding is followed by a canoe excursion or a guided birding walk on the trails.
$25 per person. Please register ahead.

August 11 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Before the Bridge Senior K-9 Rescue Inc., Box 11, Stony Mountain, Manitoba R0C 3A0

Paint Night! A Fundraiser for Before the Bridge Senior K-9 Rescue
AUTUMN DAZE: Get ready to unleash your creativity with this original Paint Nite painting. 
Designed to inspire your inner artist and kick your skills up a notch with intermediate techniques, this piece blends beautiful colours with a unique subject. Your finished canvas would make a perfect gift but, let’s face it, you’ll want to keep it all to yourself!

August 18 - Bar Opens 5:30 pm / Dinner at 6:00 pm
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Ave.
Central location, parking, handicap accessibility
Tickets: $16 - call CJNU at 204-942-2568 (10 AM - 3 PM weekdays) by August 12

Join 93.7 CJNU at a Pasta and a Pint - a social evening of fun and fundraiser.
Caesar Salad Garlic Bread Pasta
Alfredo or Meat Sauce and 1 Drink Ticket
After dinner entertainment by Neil Keep with the music we love!

Awen Celtica Concerts

Siân James is an icon in her native Wales. Her voice is pure and crystalline, as she sings ancient Celtic laments and modern Welsh folktales, and accompanies herself on the harp. Siân's music straddles the realms of folk, traditional and world music, and brings a lilting Celtic quality which is both spiritual and sensual in its appeal. 
She is a wonderful storyteller, singing mostly in Welsh, weaving tales and legends throughout the music and translating the lyrics as she goes.

For more information visit Awen Celtica or Siân James 

August 17 at 8 PM - 11 PM
Prairie Theatre Exchange, 3rd Floor, 
Portage Place, Unit Y300-393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H6
Tickets $20, call (204) 204-793-8557 or

Awen Celtica Winnipeg Manitoba Performance featuring Welsh International Icon Siân James, Sioned Webb, and Arfon Gwilym, with performances from Dawnswyr Gwerin Yr Afon Goch and Yr Enaid Gymraeg
August 18 at 7 PM - 10 PM
The Music Studio, 940 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 0L4
Tickets: $25 - at the door 
Reserve a seat: Ann (204) 728 7993 or

Awen Celtica - Geltaidd Brandon Concert
Awen Celtica Brandoni Manitoba Performance featuring Welsh International Icon Siân James, Sioned Webb, and Arfon Gwilym
August 25 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Crescentwood, Winnipeg
Suggested donation: $15   Tickets 
Reserve a seat: Morva or Alan (204) 475 1493 or

Awen Celtica - Geltaidd Winnipeg House Concert

August 20 at 3 PM - 9 PM
Theatre Dance Centre, 603 Wall st., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1Z5
(204) 807-0177
$20 - Advance registration Includes your $4 ticket for the hafla
Ours is potluck: $4 if you bring something / $8 if you don't

Summer's Almost Over Hafla
Family friendly event. 
Rompi boot camp from 3 -5:30 pm / Hafla from 6 pm to 9
A hafla is a party with bellydance performers (amateurs to pro), music and food.
Proceeds from the afternoon and evening go to Craig Street Cats and Siloam Mission.

Performers remember to contact me if you would like to perform. 
We will be also having a costume/dance wear swap. 5:30 before, during and after the hafla. So bring your gear and get in on the jingle, sparkle and fun.

August 25 – August 28
Oddblock Comedy Block Party, South Osborne, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

Oddblock Comedy Block Party returns for its second year! 
The South Osborne comedy festival brings together comedians from all over North America for four days of shows spread out over numerous venues along two block of Osborne street.

2016's line-up includes: Matt Braunger, Todd Glass, Jackie Kashian, Kate Berlant, Ron Lynch, Jo Firestone, Ian Abramson, Martha Kelly, Chris Locke, Chris Cubas, Kathleen McGee, Guy Branum, Andy Wood & many more touring comedians and local favourites! 

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