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Manitoba’s Community Kitchens Land Funding Injection

Manitoba’s Community Kitchens Land Funding Injection

By David Klassen

Kitchen Appliances - Stove Dishwasher

Eight community centres across Manitoba are receiving new commercial-grade kitchen equipment as part of an $84,000 investment by the province.

The Manitoba government says the funding is a boost to the future of food innovation, product development and gives an upper hand to entrepreneurs in the province.

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Manitoba Merv, Winnipeg Wyn Make Groundhog Day Predictions

Manitoba Merv, Winnipeg Wyn Make Groundhog Day Predictions

Manitoba Merv
Manitoba Merv made his Groundhog Day prediction early Friday at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Manitobans are in for an early spring according to one stuffed rodent. Or six more weeks of winter, depending on your source.

Manitoba Merv popped out of his den Friday to make his Groundhog Day prediction at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. He looked around briefly, but failed to see his shadow.

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Winnipeg Solar Energy Company Nominated for National Award

Winnipeg Solar Energy Company Nominated for National Award

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The Winnipeg company responsible for installing new solar panels at FortWhyte Alive is up for a national award. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

A Winnipeg company specializing in solar energy is competing for a national award for their recent efforts at FortWhyte Alive.

Sycamore Energy is nominated for solar developer of the year at the Canadian Solar Industries Game Changer Awards.

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FortWhyte Alive Home to New Mountain Bike Course

FortWhyte Alive Home to New Mountain Bike Course

Bison Butte Mountain Bike Course
The Bison Butte Mountain Bike Course at FortWhyte Alive will host events at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. (@KALENQUALLY / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — A new mountain bike venue at FortWhyte Alive will leave a legacy following the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

The Bison Butte Mountain Bike Course is the first mountain bike venue to meet national standards in central Canada.

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Songwriter Retreat a Chance for Musicians to Collaborate

Songwriter Retreat a Chance for Musicians to Collaborate

By Tyler Sutherland

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Saskatchewan singer-songwriter Val Halla (HANDOUT)

Nine songwriters from across the prairies will come together for a retreat at FortWhyte Alive later this winter.

The Prairie Winter Songwriter Retreat is being put on jointly by Manitoba Music, Sask Music and Alberta Music. Musicians from all three provinces will gather to strengthen their songwriting through collaboration.

The four-day session runs from February 28 to March 2 at the secluded lakeside field station.

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Paddlefest to Kickoff Watersport Season

Paddlefest to Kickoff Watersport Season

MEC Paddlefest

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is hosting 12 MEC Paddlefest events across Canada in the coming weeks and Winnipeg is on the list.

Paddlefest will take place June 7 at FortWhyte Alive. The free event is a kickoff to the summer watersport season, bringing together professional paddlers, manufacturers, clubs, and members of the public for a fun day of activities.

“Manitoba has countless rivers and lakes to be explored by paddle, and MEC wants to help both beginners and long-time enthusiasts find the perfect water adventure by providing the best information and products,” said Jamie Hilland, coordinator for MEC Paddlefest.

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UWinnipeg to Launch Balloon to Capture Data, Images

A team from the University of Winnipeg plans to launch a high-altitude balloon mounted with a camera and sensors from FortWhyte Alive.

Called the UW Cloud Punchers, the team will have liftoff later this month if all goes according to plan. The idea is to record atmospheric data as part of an international initiative.

Six students with the University of Winnipeg Geography and Environmental Students Association, along with three faculty members, are participating in the Canada-Wide Experiment (CWE) called the High Altitude Balloon Experiment (HABEX) with all of the teams launching balloons the third week of April.

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Musicians Retreat to FortWhyte for Songwriters’ Workshop

Musicians Retreat to FortWhyte for Songwriters’ Workshop

Quinton Blair
Manitoba singer-songwriter Quinton Blair (HANDOUT)

Nine emerging Manitoba musicians will escape to the peacefulness of FortWhyte Alive during an upcoming retreat March 29-31.

The Manitoba Music Winter Songwriter Retreat will bring songwriters together through a collaboration at a secluded lakeside field station and unique cabins on the property on Winnipeg’s outskirts.

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