Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum hosting free walking tours in Winnipeg

Photo by JP Media Works, courtesy of Travel Manitoba The Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum is hosting two free walking tours this summer filled with fascinating stories about the indigineous people and settlers in the Winnipeg area. The tours started on Wednesday, June 30, and ends on Saturday, August 28. Both tours last an hour … Continue reading Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum hosting free walking tours in Winnipeg

Tune into the Safe at Home Festival through March 31

Image credit: Double the Trouble Manitoba Arts Network hosts the Safe at Home Festival through Wednesday, March 31. The festival includes 21 livestreamed performances followed by conversations with the artists, five interactive online exhibitions with livestreamed discussions, and virtual art classes. All events feature artists from Manitoba. The festival started on February 21, and you can watch recordings … Continue reading Tune into the Safe at Home Festival through March 31

Tied in Knots audio drama podcast portrays challenges of marriage

Starting Valentine's Day weekend, the Burnt Thicket Theatre began posting original audio plays about the challenges of marriage. Each play, which runs 15 to 30 minutes, tell these stories in a funny, gritty, and inspiring ways. The Kindling Box, the first play by Jeany Van Meltebeke, posted Friday, February 12. It's about a couple trying … Continue reading Tied in Knots audio drama podcast portrays challenges of marriage

2021 Northern Manitoba Trappers’ Festival celebrates virtually

A jugging contest, bannock baking competition, ice fishing, and the Lonesome Mary and Bill Bannock look-alike contest. These are just a few of the activities slated for the virtual 2021 Northern Manitoba Trappers' Festival February 17-21. This year's theme is Sasquatch calling, so organizers encourage everyone to brush up on your echoing, screeching howls. Check … Continue reading 2021 Northern Manitoba Trappers’ Festival celebrates virtually

Armchair photo tours: Does the world’s largest egg reside in Winlock, Washington?

The World's Largest Egg in Winlock, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) In the small town of Winlock, south of Olympia, Washington, a giant egg rests on a pedestal on a 10-foot-tall blue metal pole in the middle of Vern Zander Memorial Park at the corner of Old Highway 603 and Fir Street. The 12-foot-long, 1,200-pound … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Does the world’s largest egg reside in Winlock, Washington?

Looking for holiday light displays? Check out these maps.

A starry globe shining Christmas cheer at Nature's Coastal Holiday at Azalea Park in Brookings, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) In 2015, Pacific NW Christmas Lights began maintaining a map of the best Christmas light displays in the Northwest, and they're still going strong. They pinpoint every location on a Google map with a description … Continue reading Looking for holiday light displays? Check out these maps.

Armchair photo tours: Jumbo the Elephant Memorial in St. Thomas, Ontario

Photos by Cheryl Landes Jumbo, a 12-foot-tall African elephant weighing seven tons, was captured in Africa and brought to the London Zoological Gardens. In 1882, P.T. Barnum bought Jumbo from the zoo, and he became the biggest star of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. At 9:30 p.m. on September 15, 1885, Jumbo's trainer, Matthew Scott, … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Jumbo the Elephant Memorial in St. Thomas, Ontario

Armchair photo tours: The Arboretum at the University of Guelph

Photos by Cheryl Landes The Arboretum is a 400-acre green space adjacent to the main University of Guelph (pronounced "Gwelf"*) campus with gardens, woods, wetlands, and meadows. Nature trails wind through these habitats for exploration and enjoyment.   When I visited The Arboretum, the lilacs were in full bloom. The fragrance filled the air.   … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: The Arboretum at the University of Guelph

Victoria Clipper suspends service between Seattle and Victoria until 2021

The Victoria Clipper departs the Inner Harbour in Victoria, British Columbia, for Seattle. (photo credit: Clipper, the operator of the Victoria Clipper) The Victoria Clipper has suspended service between Seattle and Victoria, British Columbia until April 30, 2021. Officials from Clipper, the operator of the Victoria Clipper, decided on the suspension for several reasons: The … Continue reading Victoria Clipper suspends service between Seattle and Victoria until 2021