Category Archives: Videos

Local NHL Lockout Video Parodies Taylor Swift

Winnipeg radio station QX104 is trying to make the best of the NHL lockout situation in a new YouTube video.

Uploaded on Sunday and dubbed the “Official Song of the NHL Lockout,” QX104 personality Vicki Shae takes a page from the Taylor Swift song, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

The roughly four-minute tune had just over 300 views by early Monday morning and a push to make the video go viral on Twitter was well underway.

Late Saturday, the NHL locked out its players after a deal with the team’s owners couldn’t be reached. It’s the first lockout since 2004-05, which ended up cancelling the entire hockey season.


Local Mall Lip-Syncs Famous Tune to Promote 10-Digit Dialing

The staff at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre are channeling their love for Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen in an effort to promote 10-digit dialing in Manitoba and the new 431 area code.

Mall employees lip-synced “Call Me Maybe” in a video to make sure their customers know to dial 10 digits for local calls.

“I knew this was something people would be talking about, and thought that making a video to remind people of 10-digit dialing would be fun,” said Kildonan Place marketing director Corey Quintaine. “Call Me Maybe is a perfect fit. Not only has it been christened ‘song of the summer,’ it has a connection to phones and calling.”

The video, shot and edited by Red River College Creative Communications student Jenna Friesen, has been viewed nearly 3,000 times since Friday.

Media Chow Down in Annual ‘Wing Off’ Contest

Members of the Winnipeg media competed alongside University of Manitoba Bison football athletes Wednesday in the 8th annual Media Wing Off contest.

The yearly tradition at Smitty’s is held to end the Bisons’ regular season and look ahead to the fall. Competitors had five minutes to eat as many chicken wings as they could to be declared victorious.

Over the years there have been a handful of techniques that participants have tried, including dipping the wings in water to cool them off. Others choose to take their time and leisurely eat the chicken off the bone.

This year’s top three spots were claimed by the Global Winnipeg team, with Morning News co-host Derek Taylor holding down 43 wings. Taylor’s win now makes him a three-time champion.


  1. Derek Taylor — Global Winnipeg — 43 wings
  2. Mitch Rosset — Global Winnipeg — 40
  3. Russ Hobson — Global Winnipeg — 35
  4. Jay Richardson — TSN Radio 1290 — 34
  5. Michael Elves (last year’s champion) — 101.5 UMFM — 32
  6. Lloyd the Intern — Hot 103 — 19
  7. Chris Laubenstein — Bison Football — 18
  8. Marc Lagace — The Manitoban — 13
  9. Chris Newby — Bison Football — 11
  10. Hustler — TSN Radio 1290 — 6 video

VIDEO: Candy Canes vs. Polar Bears in Annual Competition

A south Winnipeg neighbourhood became a destination for some nighttime entertainment over the weekend, as two Lindenwoods streets began competing for the best Christmas light display.


The 20th annual Linden Lights competition began Friday, where Candy Cane Lane and Polar Bear Lane compete in the seasonal tradition to see which street can outdo the other in colourful decorations. The streets, officially named Foxmeadow Drive and Hennessey Drive, respectively, attract several dozen vehicles each night.

Over the years there’s been some changes to the contest, specifically the move from traditional incandescent C9 light bulbs to LEDs. The displays have also become more extravagant, particularly with the addition of homes on Shorecrest Drive — the cul-de-sac just south of Hennessey.

The street with the most impressive display will be crowned later this week and will earn a plaque at the Lindenwoods Community Centre to claim neighbourhood bragging rights.

The contest ends December 17. video

VIDEO: How to Properly Yell ‘Go Jets Go!’

Most Winnipeg Jets fans are likely well seasoned at yelling out, “Go Jets Go!” at home games by now. In fact, many probably exercised their vocal chords quite well on May 31 in Winnipeg streets after the team’s return was announced.

For those that need a little practice, however, a vocal teacher at the University of Manitoba has some pointers.


Mel Braun says the key to projecting a loud chant is to open up your throat wide like you do when drinking a beverage. Another tip he has is to perform Kegel exercises — contracting and relaxing your pelvic muscles.

Wrecked Dauphin Truck Video Going Viral

A short video of a wrecked Ford F-150 driving off a pile of rubble has becoming a hit on YouTube.

The video was shot at Kelleher Ford in Dauphin in early September, just after firefighters managed to put out an extensive blaze that destroyed the dealership.


The video was shot by Chuck Burton, the dealership’s general manager, who posted it on the company’s Facebook page on September 26 and on YouTube a day later. The video has more than 150,000 views.

Kelleher Ford is now operating out of a temporary location while they work to rebuild.

VIDEO: Grain Exchange Curling Club Demolished

Crews were hard at work Tuesday demolishing what’s left of the historic Grain Exchange Curling Club.


The once-hopping rink at 75 Fort Street hosted the 123rd MCA Bonspiel in January this year — the last major tournament to play on the ice. The club, originally built in 1928, officially closed its doors in April.

Many longtime members have since joined the Granite Curling Club.

Once the site is cleaned up, it will serve as Upper Fort Garry’s new $19 million interpretive centre. video/WpgCameraMan