The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba will hold it’s 31st Teddy Bears’ Picnic. there will be over 50 tents that will provide a fun and free educational experience not just for the children but to the whole family.
Come to the 31st Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Sunday, May 28th, 2017, and be a part of this Winnipeg tradition!
For more details about this event, please visit their website.
Career, Education and Settlement Immigrant Fair is an event that offers a unique and exciting environment for immigrants who are looking for information and inspiration as they search for jobs, go back to school and settle into their new home.
The fair will feature:
diverse exhibitors, including employers like NorthWest Company, education institutes and social service agencies
interactive activities like a Resumé Clinic where you can get one-on-one free advice
inspirational speakers’ lineup, including Tikaram Adhikari, Perla Javate and more.
Pre-registration for the event is now open, visit their website to register.
One fee and the month is FREE! Starting February 1, visitors can pay one regular admission fee and return to the Zoo for FREE as often as they want during the month of February. We have also planned a variety of family-friendly event and activities for visitors to enjoy all month long!
Festival du Voyageur Day at the Zoo | Saturday February 4 | 10 am – 2 pm. All activities take place in the NEW Winter Adventureland outdoor play area.
• Bring your camera and pose for a photo with official Voyageurs and Leo, the Festival du Voyageur mascot (12 pm – 2 pm).
• Participate in Voyageur Games and enjoy a sweet Festival du Voyageur treat at the maple taffy station.
• Collect a coupon for 10% off regular priced admission to Festival du Voyageur.
Louis Riel Day at the Zoo | Monday, February 20. Meet players from the Manitoba Moose hockey team when they make a special appearance at the Zoo. Full details will be released closer to the date.
International Polar Bear Day Celebrations | Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26:
• Breakfast with the Bears – enjoy breakfast at the Tundra Grill located overlooking the Zoo’s largest polar bear habitat (Saturday & Sunday at 10 am) $
• Conservation and Zoo Bear Trek – join one of our Educators as they share the stories about our bears as well as conservation strategies. These FREE 45 minute tours begin at the Gateway to the Arctic building and go through parts of Journey to Churchill. (Saturday & Sunday 11 am & 1 pm)
• Check out bio-fact tables and an interactive art installation by Kal Barteski at the Gateway to the Arctic building.
Feel free to head to any of Manitoba’s provincial parks anytime in February, the provincial government is offering free entry to parks for the entire month.
“Winter is a wondrous time to visit our provincial parks,” Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox said.
“Our parks offer countless opportunities to take part in winter activities or to simply enjoy the splendor of nature in a beautiful snowy setting. We encourage everyone to take a moment this winter to get outside and enjoy a walk in the park or blaze a trail with skis or snowshoes.”
Vehicle permits are not required in any provincial park, but SnoPasses are still required for snowmobiles using groomed trails in the parks
There are groomed trails in 12 provincial parks across the province for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and hiking. Spruce Woods and Turtle Mountain provincial parks also offer outdoor skating areas, hockey rinks and toboggan hills while fat biking is welcome at Birds Hill Provincial Park on the Oak Ridge Mountain Bike Trail.
At exactly 150 days until Canada’s 150th birthday, Tim Hortons, the country’s coffee giant officially brings back Canada’s favorite contest – RRRoll Up the Rim to Win.
In a press release, Sami Siddiqui, Tim Hortons Canada’s President announced that this year’s RRRoll Up the Rim to Win will be bigger than ever.
“The return of Canada’s favourite contest is our way of kicking off the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, and be sure to stay tuned, because it’s just the beginning.”
Those who purchase coffee or other hot beverages at participating locations will have the chance to win one of more than 49 million prizes. Prizes this year includes 40 grand prizes of the new 2017 Honda Civic Coupe EX-T, as well as 150 55″ LG 4K UHD Smart TVs, 100 $5,000 CIBC prepaid cards, 24,000 $100 TimCards and millions coffee and food prizes.
Guests can once again also win with RRRoll Up at Home. From February 1, 2017 to March 15, 2017, guests who purchase Tim Hortons at-home coffee products including single serve products, canisters and bags of coffee as well as the bottled Iced Capp®, can take a photo of their receipt, upload it to www.rollupathome.com, and register for a chance to win one of 10,000 prizes.
The contest will run for six weeks, starting February 1st until March 15th, or while cup supplies last. Prizes may be claimed until May 4, 2017.
The “Winning” RIM TABS for the Prizes will be distributed by Region, as set out below.
Contest rules, odds of winning and prizing information can be found at participating Tim Hortons Restaurants or at www.rolluptherimtowin.com
It’s official, Winnipeg is now an official winter city! Winnipeg can now own “Winterpeg.”
In a ceremony held at the Assiniboine River on January 30, 2017, the City of Winnipeg and Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) officially announced that Winnipeg is now an accredited member-city of the World Winter Cities Association for Mayors (WWCAM). The association is network of 20 northern cities worldwide dedicated to promoting winter technologies and experiences.
Mayor Brian Bowman:
“Everyone knows that Winnipeg is famous for our cold weather… Today I’m excited to announce that we are making our frosty reputation official.”
Winnipeggers need not to defend the fact that our city is a cold barren place, this city is now recognized as a place to embrace during the frigid and snowy season.
Winnipeg has been embracing winter in fun ways for years, efforts have been made to promote Winnipeg’s winter identity. The city is known for places that highlight winter attractions like The Forks and the Journey to Churchill at Assiniboine Park Zoo and Fort Whyte Alive. Aside from that, Winnipeggers and a lot of people outside the city look forward to the annual celebration of Festival du Voyageur, Western Canada’s largest winter festival.
Because of the very cold climate in Winnipeg, the city is home to GE Aviation Engine Testing, Research and Development Centre, New Flyer Industries’ manufacturing plant that test its electric buses in cold weather, Red River College’s imminent Motive Lab, and the new MTS Data Centre, where cold weather reduces their cooling costs.
“From both a recreation and economic perspective, Winnipeggers are increasingly embracing their winter-city reality with open arms, open minds and open wallets,” said Dayna Spiring, president and CEO of EDW in a statement. “We want to do more to capitalize on these Winnipeg strengths by connecting local ingenuity with like-minded external markets on the lookout for better strategies to address winter living. Becoming an accredited WWCAM member positions Winnipeg on a higher level as a smart city ready to share its know-how and elevates its appeal as a place that owns winter unlike anywhere else in the world.”
Other countries that belong to the World Winter Cities Association for Mayors are Edmonton, Anchorage, Alaska, Rovaniemi, Finland and Sapporo, Japan.