Hey! The Community Classes and Karma Classes at Moksha (hot yoga) are $5/minimum $5 donation. Check out their schedule. There are two classes this Sunday.
When do you leave?
This weekend is Doors Open Winnipeg, in which I most definitely recommend you partake if you like architecture and history. I would recommend the Granite Curling Club, Red Road Lodge, the Mint, and the Legislative.
Places I’d go hang out:
- Pop Soda’s - Super cute! Like hanging out in someone’s basement. Often an event going on, especially on the weekend.
- FortWhyte Alive - Walk or bike to get in for free. Enjoy a bit of nature. Catch a sunset?
- Bike down Wellington Crescent, grab ice cream at Sargent Sundae, and picnic in Assiniboine Park; maybe buy a bag of ice cream treats and hand them out! ;)
- King’s Head Pub - comedy, music, lots of stuff this week!
- Walking tour of the Exchange District - Death and Debauchery looks particularly interesting
- The Manitoba Museum - Love this place! So much to see.
- Norman Rockwell at the Winnipeg Art Gallery - Amazing! Worth the admission, imo.
- Take a free art class at Art City
Places I’d go eat:
$ - Biryani House (excellent value, tasty), Shawarma Time (nice folks, quick food; get it spicy!), Parlour Coffee (best coffee in the city, by far)
$$ - Yuki Sushi (decent, cheap sushi in a divey Main St. bar; can’t beat the vibe), Pasta al forno at Pop Soda’s (such a cute place!)
$$$$ - Segovia (go with friends!)
edit/ I just read you need gluten-free. Lorenzo’s specializes in gluten-free groceries. Others can be found here http://www.manitobaceliac.com/local-resources-2/where-to-shop/ and there’s also a list of celiac-friendly restaurants, http://www.manitobaceliac.com/local-resources-2/restaurants-winnipeg/. Pop Soda’s, which I mentioned, has gluten-free options for pasta and bread.
If you can get outside the city:
There’s so much more! Have fun!
Woohoo! I love Canada, too. (grin)
Things i’m learning from canada:
Sweet tea isn’t normal
Hot sauce isn’t hot (unless in asian eatery)
Saying “ya’ll” elicits giggles
People are actually physically active here.
Wal-mart actually closes
Processed cheese is labeled as processed cheese on menus.
I love canadaaaa @0@
May 20-21, 2012 @ the Forks
Tai Chi/Chi Kung workshop, entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and cultural displays
Thursday, May 24 & 31, 2012 @ 6:30 PM - Munroe Library
Free event; call (204) 986-3736 to register
This two-part workshop with genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will show you how to trace your family tree using family and public records, and how to record your information. It will provide an overview of genealogical resources and how to use them to trace ancestors, and provide information on selected sites and on-line software available on the internet.
Saturday, May 26, June 2, and June 9, 2012 @ Millennium Library
Free event; call (204) 986-6450 to register
Genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will provide one-on-one consultation sessions and help you in your genealogical research. Elizabeth will provide guidance on what steps you will need to take to begin your genealogy, answer inquires regarding to where you can find the resources you need in the library at other institutions. Registration is required. One 30 minute session per person.
Monday, May 28, 2012 from 12:05-1 PM @ Norquay Building (basement)
Free event; rsvp required asap by telephone (204) 945-6281
Presenters: Dr. Carol Scurfield, Medical Director of Women’s Health Clinic and Shannon Gander & Lisa Naylor, Counsellors of Women’s Health Clinic
Coffee and healthy snack will be served.
Presented by The Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council
This past weekend was delightfully busy, but I thought I’d post a couple of fun events I missed out on for posterity’s sake!
Manitoba Day is May 12! The Manitoba Museum hosted a great birthday party with free admission and cake. I’ve been in the past, but this year, I was busy recovering from my birthday party. ;)
The Zine Fair also took place May 12-13 at Negative Space. Hopefully this event will be back next year!
Photo by Kara Passey
Saturday, May 26 & June 2 - 11 AM & 2 PM
Tour begins at Dalnavert Museum and ends at Millennium Library
Free event; rain or shine; registration required by telephone (204) 896-6450
Back by popular demand! Take a walk with Sir Hugh John Macdonald from his home at Dalnavert to the Millennium Library. On route, Sir Hugh will introduce you to the many downtown sites that touched his life and continue to play a role in Winnipeg’s urban setting. At the Millennium Library, the tour will wrap in the Local History Room where participants will learn how to find out more about the people, places, and history that surrounds us every day! Space is limited – register soon!
Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 7-10 PM @ the Yellow Dog Tavern
Winnipeg Couchsurfers are starting a new monthly meet-up on the second Thursday of every month at Yellow Dog Tavern! If you love travel (or want to travel), come on down and meet some great people. We’ve got the couches reserved.
Not sure what Couchsurfing is? Check it out: http://www.couchsurfing.org/home!