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October 2020

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    1Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of participatory arts and culture events across the country. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities. This year the celebrations have been extended from September 25 - October 25 2
How are your kids doing in school so far? Make sure to stay in touch with teachers to help your child stay up-to-date and excel
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Winnipeg Women’s Show celebrating the multi-cultural diversity of Manitoba Women -- with over 100 exhibits, visitors enjoy irresistible SHOW SPECIALS, participate in LIVE DEMOS and in-booth services, plus get inspired through our MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINMENT! October 3 & 4 at Red River Exhibition Park
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Visit the Children’s Museum today to enjoy the many exhibits and galleries!
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Make Monday Funday! Plan something fun for your family for dinner. Get the kids involved in the preparation and table setting.
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Visit the Corn Maze in Fort la Reine in Portage la Prairie running until October 22, 10:00 AM to 10:00PM, Admission by donation
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Read a book together as a family. Read at breakfast or dinner. Choose a book that everyone can read together
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The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s popular Farmers’ Market in Cityplace 10:00 am -2:30 pm offers fresh and local vegetables and fruits, baking, preserves, meat, fish, cheese, crafts, jewelry, and other food and artisan items
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Halloween fun for over age 13 years and up! Four incredible mazes, photo ops, food trucks, merchandise, Scare Zone, FREE hot chocolate, fireworks (select nights), bonfires, and more! All visitors will be required to social distance and must wear a mask. HEEBIE JEEBIES is unlike any haunted event you've been to before! No costumes, face paint, food, or drink allowed
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Sunset Goose flights are the coolest experience nightly at Fort Whyte until October 18. $5 per person, pre-registration required
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Today from 2pm to 4pm, Canada Life Free Sundays@WAG will feature complimentary activities for the whole family, including games, art making, tours, films, and performances
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Happy Thanksgiving! It has been a year like no other but we still have much to be thankful for!
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If you are considering adopting a furry family member, head to a pet rescue or the Winnipeg Humane Society to find a special addition to your family.
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It’s time to move your summer photos from your phone to a safer storage place like your computer or portable hard drive. Print out the favourites now.
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Have you made a homework station for your kids? Have everything they need to get their homework done.
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I know it’s early but start to plan your holiday gift buying now. Shop online or in stores well ahead of the crowds.
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Visit Dalnavert Museum for a cool family experience
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Take the kids swimming or to enjoy waterslides and one of our great city pools like Pan Am. Book your time in advance to make sure you get in.
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Get the kids involved in raking the leaves and putting them in bags that look like pumpkins. Why not decorate for Halloween while you are doing your fall cleanup?
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Its time to clean out closets to find outgrown clothes and toys to donate to local charity. Get the kids to help and talk to them about the importance of caring for others!
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Do you have your Halloween costumes organized? How do we do Halloween safely this year?
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The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s popular Farmers’ Market in Cityplace 10:00am -2:30pm offers fresh and local vegetables and fruits, baking, preserves, fish, cheese, crafts, jewelry, & more
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Have a Friday night Board Game night! Make or order pizza and enjoy together time.
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Visit the Manitoba Museum today. Check out the galleries and take in a Planetarium Show
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Head to the Assiniboine Park Zoo to enjoy the many animal exhibits both outdoors and indoors! Its a great place for the whole family.
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Go outside for a family walk after dinner tonight. Explore your neighbourhood.
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Tell the kids that it is “Clean Up your Room” day! Put on music and have fun decluttering!
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Try a new dinner recipe to wow the family! How about chili or a one pot meal?
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Have you visited Fort Whyte Alive or Oak Hammock Marsh lately? They are beautiful places to enjoy nature and the fall colours.
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Comicon 2020! Grab your D20, prepare your best cosplay, and ready your lightsabers, ComicCon is returning to Winnipeg! An exciting guest line-up from the worlds of comic books, movies/TV and cosplay
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Happy Halloween! AND…Turn your clocks back one hour at midnight tonight!


November 2020

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November is here and that means that the holidays are just 8 weeks away! Plan now to be ahead of the game.
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Volunteer as a family at a local charity like Winnipeg Harvest or Christmas Cheer Board.
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Borrow books from the library. You can book them online with your free Library card and pick them up to enjoy then return.
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Book your family’s holiday picture now if that is something you do every year.
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Fort Whyte presents Alive in the Woods Saturdays, 1PM-3PM A line-up of inspired exploration to allow you to connect, learn, and explore our intrinsic connection with the natural world. Free with admission
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Join a fitness centre as a family to enjoy the benefits of swimming and gym time together.
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Head to the Children’s Museum to enjoy the galleries and more! Lots to see and do!
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Oak Hammock Marsh is just outside of Winnipeg. Head there to explore this beautiful place
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Take a Family Tour at the Royal Canadian Mint: Tues. - Sat. Call 204-984-1144 to book today. Family tours (2 adults and 2 children) are $20.
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Visit the Forks to enjoy all that it has to offer, walking paths, shopping, playgrounds, eating and more!
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Remembrance Day. Spend some time talking to your kids about the meaning of this special day.
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Make a fun follow the leader fitness challenge for your family in the yard! Have fun with it!
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Enjoy a DAYCATION at the Manitoba Museum. Enjoy the Planetarium and Museum Galleries open Thursday to Sunday from 11 to 5.
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A family-friendly evening of fun and entertainment at the Santa Claus Parade. Parade starts on Portage Avenue at Young Street at 5:00 PM. Approximately 50-60 min from the first float to the last float - Santa! Santa reaches The Forks Market parking lot at approximately 6:45 PM
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Fort Whyte hosts Holiday Storytelling by the Fire, Nov 15 & 29, 1-2:30pm. Free with admission
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Start making homemade gifts for family and friends….cookies, jam, squares etc.
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Teach your kids to do the laundry. It is an important skill and you could use the help…right?
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Set up a puzzle on a table where everyone can build it together. It takes patience and persistence to finish a puzzle.
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Plan a scavenger hunt for your kids. They will love it! Let it lead to a fun prize at the end for all to enjoy.
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Have a Friday classic movie night together. Pick a movie the whole family will enjoy.
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Spend the afternoon at the Manitoba Museum! Enjoy the galleries, a planetarium show and so much more!
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Check in with your family to see how everyone is doing this week. It is important listen to your children’s concerns and talk them out!
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Plan a breakfast for dinner day and surprise the kids with pancakes or french toast!
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Check out a local play place with the kids today. We have many indoor play places but check to see if you have to book in advance.
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Consider a family membership to the Children’s Museum, Manitoba Museum or The Zoo. So many great adventures at these local gems!
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Signatures Handmade Market, Nov 26 – 29 @ RBC Convention Centre, free admission
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Canad Inns Winter Wonderland is Manitoba’s largest drive-thru light show with over one million lights in 26 different theme areas. Travel in the comfort of your own vehicle, tune your radio to the Park’s Christmas station and enjoy the views. Nov. 27- to Jan 2, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Visit the Assiniboine Park Zoo and check out the many animal exhibits both inside and outside. Dress for the weather.
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Plan a visit to the Children’s Museum and The Forks today. So many great things to do and see!
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Wow! How did we get to December? It’s been a long and unprecedented year but we know things will get better.

       



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