Posted in Uncategorized, Why Winnipeg Rocks!, Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On, Winnipeg Events
Tagged Canada, Family Day (Canada), Festival Du Voyageur, Home, Louis Riel, Manitoba, Pea soup, Wordpress
In case any of you were wondering how I was spending my incredibly gorgeous long weekend, wonder no longer. Today Dar and I decided to take a short hop down to the Forks Market and take in a few of the festivities marking the 145th birthday of Canada. Locally known as Canada Day, it’s a great excuse to have a bbq or crack a couple of cold ones and enjoy the 30 degree heat.
You’ll hardly ever hear a Winnipeger complain about the heat though, after a good solid 6 months of darkness and winter cold it takes a good few weeks of 30 Celsius weather to thaw out our Canadian bones and get us primed for summer.
As you would expect on a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon, the Forks Market was packed, the food vendors were out in full force and the beverages were indeed flowing.
Esplanade Louis Riel
The Esplanade Louis Riel (Louis Riel Bridge) is one of the newer architectural centerpieces of Downtown/St Boniface area. It’s dramatic cable stay pedestrian bridge complete with restaurant and spire draw many tourist and photographers alike to the core of the city.
Located at the East end of Esplanade Louis Riel, La Crêperie Du Pont is a great choice for a deliciously thin crepe for breakfast or a pick me up snack.
Enjoying a lovely crêpe for breakfast.
City skyline and Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Posted in Why Winnipeg Rocks!, Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On, Winnipeg Events, Winnipeg Street Eats
Tagged Assiniboine River, Bonne Fête Canada, Canada, Canada 145, Canada Day, Canadian, Education, Esplanade Louis Riel, Family Fun, Food Trucks, Louis Riel, Red River, Saint Boniface, St Boniface Cathedral, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Forks Market
Well spring has sprung here in Winnipeg, Manitoba and that means a few things. Road work, mosquitoes and public art travesties. I have come upon a few new ones and a golden oldie that I had been searching for quite a while.
First up is a rather quaint installation only minutes from my home in St Boniface.
A piece dedicated to Gabrielle Roy, a St. Boniface teacher and writer. Gaining acclaim for her novels The Tin Flute and Alexandre Chenevert for being a motivating factor for Quebec’s Quiet Revolution .
Gabrielle Roy Plaque
This piece speaks for itself in its simplicity and musical nature.
Of all today’s pieces I find this one strangely haunting, almost lyrical.
Posted in Rants
Tagged Alexandre Chenevert, Boing Boing, Boniface, Gabrielle Roy, Ivan Eyre, Louis Riel, Manitoba, Millennium Library, North Watch, Quebec, Saint Boniface, Tin Flute, Winnipeg
I guess that this past weekend has given a great deal of my readers a blanket of snow to deal with. Here in Winnipeg we had a little snowstorm, only about 20 centimetres. Nothing compared to what happened on the East Coast of North America. From what I understand some parts got upwards of 70 centimetres of the white stuff.
For the record, amounts like that would even paralyse Winnipeg for a day or so. Well… ahem.. without further adieu. More snow!!!
Leaving The Forks Market I just had to take a picture of the tower, the Canadian flag flying proudly in the winter wind.
Canadian Flag Flying at The Forks
Posted in Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On, Winnipeg Events
Tagged Ace Burpee, Cindy Klassen, Festival Du Voyageur, Fort Garry Hotel, Fur Trade, Guy Madden, Ice Climbing, Igloo, Louis Riel, MTS, My Winnipeg, Snow Sculpture, snowmageddon, St Boniface Cathedral, The Forks Market, Whittier Park, Winter Olympics