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Pioneer of Winnipeg’s Skateboard Scene Honoured with Forks Mural

Pioneer of Winnipeg’s Skateboard Scene Honoured with Forks Mural

By David Klassen

Skateboard Park Mural
Artist Mr Cenz began working on a mural to honour the late founder of Sk8 Skates at the Plaza Skateboard Park on Friday. (THE FORKS)

WINNIPEG — A new mural at The Forks is honouring the late founder of Sk8 Skates for his community activism and helping to pioneer Winnipeg’s skateboard scene.

Skateboard Park Mural
Jai Pereira’s likeness is making up part of the mural’s design on the park’s bowl. (THE FORKS)

Jai Pereira is being remembered as the Graffiti Gallery marks its 20th anniversary with London-based artist Mr Cenz in the city to complete a mural at The Plaza Skateboard Park.

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Canada Day 2018 in Winnipeg: Where to Celebrate

Canada Day 2018 in Winnipeg: Where to Celebrate

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Fireworks are planned at several locations across Winnipeg on Canada Day. (TOURISM WINNIPEG)

Looking for somewhere to belt out your Canadian patriotism on July 1? A handful of local Canada Day celebrations are planned across Winnipeg. Wherever you decide to celebrate, there’s something for everyone.

Here are a few options to help you navigate Canada’s birthday bash.

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Splash Dash Tours Launches for the Season at The Forks

Splash Dash Tours Launches for the Season at The Forks

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Splash Dash Tours is now operating for the season from The Forks. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Seasonal adventurists can now splash down the Red and Assiniboine rivers with the launch of Splash Dash Tours for the season.

If you aren’t heading to a lake anywhere this weekend, a cruise down Winnipeg’s rivers may be the next best thing.

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Food Musings: Corto at The Forks’ Common

Food Musings: Corto at The Forks’ Common

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Corto Sandwich
(KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

Full disclosure: I have been a fan of the cuisine of chef Scott Bagshaw ever since he opened the first Deseo at the old Royal Albert Arms Hotel on Albert Street in the Exchange. I was even able to pick out one of Scott’s creations in a black box seafood contest where I sat on the panel of judges. There is something about Scott’s conceptions that simply resonate with me.

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Winnipeg’s Skating Trail Breaks Records Before Closing for the Season

Winnipeg’s Skating Trail Breaks Records Before Closing for the Season

Red River Mutual Trail
The ribbon is cut to officially open the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks closed for the season over the weekend, but not before setting two new records.

The Forks said on Facebook that the trail was open for a record 72 days. This season also saw the trail span a record 10 kilometres in length.

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