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Where to Celebrate Canada Day in Winnipeg

Where to Celebrate Canada Day in Winnipeg

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(Maple leaf image via Milleflore Images / Shutterstock)

Celebrating Canada’s 149th birthday is a big deal this weekend, especially with Canada Day falling on a Friday.

Here’s a list of just a few of the celebrations taking place across Winnipeg (and a couple outside, too).

The Forks
The most traditional go-to place to celebrate the country with thousands of Winnipeggers will be at The Forks. Manitoba musicians will be rocking the stage with a packed day-long schedule on two stages.

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WAG’s Shop at The Forks Set to Open

WAG’s Shop at The Forks Set to Open

WAG@The Forks
WAG@The Forks opens Saturday, June 25. (WAG / HANDOUT)

A new satellite location for the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s gift shop will open up at The Forks on Saturday.

Conveniently called WAG@The Forks, the shop is located inside Johnston Terminal and will include Manitoban and Canadian art with a special focus on Inuit, First Nations, and Métis art. Other items featured will be jewellery, contemporary craft, kids and book sections.

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New Indigenous Concert Series Launching Downtown

New Indigenous Concert Series Launching Downtown

By Sarah Klein

Renée Lamoureux
Renée Lamoureux is one of the artists performing as part of the new Indigenous Concert Series. (HANDOUT)

Indigenous artists and performers will be front and centre during the new Indigenous Concert Series on Friday.

Portage Place Shopping Centre is hosting the performances in Edmonton Court throughout the summer months. Kicking things off on June 24 will be Ila Barker. Don Amero will appear on July 29 and Renée Lamoureux on August 26.

Concerts will run from noon to 12:45 p.m.

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Winnipeg Crowd Lifts the Cloud for Garth Brooks

Winnipeg Crowd Lifts the Cloud for Garth Brooks

By Dave Baxter (@davebbbaxter)

Trisha Yearwood - Garth Brooks
Country superstars and married couple Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks speak to the media on Saturday afternoon at MTS Centre in Winnipeg. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)
Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks speaks to the media on Saturday at MTS Centre. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Garth Brooks had something he wanted to tell the crowd at MTS Centre in Winnipeg on Friday night, but as soon as he got on stage he realized he didn’t have to.

“Last night was kind of a cloud for me,” Brooks said, while speaking about his Friday night show at the MTS Centre to media on Saturday afternoon in Winnipeg.

“But people were really sweet and lifted that cloud for me. I’m still not really too sure if I was all here last night, but I thought the crowd was all here.”

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Garth Brooks Rocks Winnipeg

Garth Brooks Rocks Winnipeg

Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks performs the first of four shows at MTS Centre on Friday, June 17, 2016. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)
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Garth Brooks in Winnipeg (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)

Garth Brooks rocked the house in Winnipeg for the first time in 20 years Friday night.

The country legend played the first of four shows in Winnipeg on Friday to a large, vocal, and wound up crowd at MTS Centre.

The 54-year-old, who is one of the bestselling recording artists of all time, played hit after hit, and kept the energy high throughout the show.

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