Tag Archives: The Forks

Fools + Horses Coffee Opening Second Location at The Forks

Fools + Horses Coffee Opening Second Location at The Forks

Fools + Horses Coffee Co.
Fools + Horses Coffee Co. will open its second location at The Forks this summer. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A popular Broadway coffee house is expanding to open a second location at The Forks.

Fools + Horses Coffee Co. will open a kiosk opposite of The Common at the end of the food hall this summer.

Continue Reading

Skating Trail at The Forks Reopens After Mild Spell

Skating Trail at The Forks Reopens After Mild Spell

Red River Trail
A portion of the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks has reopened after temperatures dropped this week. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

UPDATE: Due to the province’s warning, the trail has since been closed again.

— — —

WINNIPEG — A bonus run of the Red River Mutual Trail is back for another blast of winter at The Forks.

After closing last week amid unseasonably warm temperatures, crews have been able to groom the trail again as cooler weather has returned the last few days.

Continue Reading

Festival du Voyageur Alters Plans Due to Warm Weather, Closed River Trail

Festival du Voyageur Alters Plans Due to Warm Weather, Closed River Trail

WINNIPEG — Festival du Voyageur organizers are rolling with the punches being dealt by Mother Nature on the opening weekend of the 10-day event.

Watch:

Festival du Voyageur Melting
Snow sculptures at Festival du Voyageur were melting and creating puddles on Saturday, February 18, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

A rapid thaw and spring-like temperatures on Saturday forced the closure of the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks, where many Festival activities had been planned to complement the fun to be had at Voyageur Park across the river.

Continue Reading

Refugees Treated to Crokicurl Lesson, WSO Concert

Refugees Treated to Crokicurl Lesson, WSO Concert

Crokicurl
Crokicurl at The Forks combines crokinole and curling. (PUBLIC CITY ARCHITECTURE)

With an influx of asylum-seekers having crossed into the province in recent weeks, Manitobans are doing their best to welcome them to the community.

A new winter game designed by Public City Architecture in Winnipeg is expecting 40 to 50 newcomers out on Sunday. Crokicurl has gained international attention ever since it was introduced at The Forks this winter.

Continue Reading

Frozen ‘Stackhouse’ Warming Hut Unveiled at The Forks

Frozen ‘Stackhouse’ Warming Hut Unveiled at The Forks

Stackhouse - Anish Kapoor
‘Stackhouse,’ by world-renowned artist Anish Kapoor of London, England, is crafted at The Forks on Friday, January 27, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — A frozen creation crafted out of ice pieces from the Red River was unveiled it its entirety on Friday.

Stackhouse” is one of the invited warming huts designed this year at The Forks from world-renowned artist Anish Kapoor of London, England.

Continue Reading

FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival — 26 Years of Giving to the Community

FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival — 26 Years of Giving to the Community

FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat FestivalThe 26th annual FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival returns later this year at The Forks, when paddlers will hit the water for a common goal.

While cancer can touch anyone, often some of the most tragic instances involve children. That is why the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba have joined forces with FMG Dragon Boat to help raise funds to provide research, care and support for the youngest cancer patients — kids with cancer.

Continue Reading

They Came, They Saw, They Listened: Winnipeg Human Rights Walk Draws Hundreds

They Came, They Saw, They Listened: Winnipeg Human Rights Walk Draws Hundreds

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

Human Rights Walk
Winnipeggers showed up to The Forks to walk for human rights on Saturday, February 4, 2017. (MICHELLE BAILEY)
Human Rights Walk
Hundreds gathered Saturday to walk in support of human rights. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — It was a Winnipeg winter love-in at The Forks Saturday as hundreds of people stood side-by-side to oppose hate and embrace love and acceptance at the first ever Walk for Human Rights event.

Event emcee, local radio host Ace Burpee, got things started by asking everyone to turn to those standing around them to say “hello, even give a hug or a handshake.” And people enthusiastically did.

Continue Reading

Warming Huts Transforming from Vision to Reality at The Forks

Warming Huts Transforming from Vision to Reality at The Forks

Stackhouse - Anish Kapoo
‘Stackhouse,’ by world-renowned artist Anish Kapoor of London, England, is crafted at The Forks on Friday, January 27, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Warming huts at The Forks are looking more like their artist renderings these days as architectural teams craft their structures as part of the international competition.

“I’m amazed at the creativity and variety of the submissions we received this year,” said Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks Renewal Corporation.

“There’s a fully-enclosed beach, a hut that spans the entire width of the Red River Mutual Trail, and a giant lantern suspended over a snow tunnel. It’s great to see that we continue to receive original designs from all over the world, right here in Winnipeg.”

Continue Reading