I’ve written these pages now for almost 5 years, since fate smiled upon Darlene and I and we were whisked away to New York City. Over the years I’ve covered many topics before finding my voice and becoming a cheerleader for my adoptive home town of Winnipeg. As any blogger will undoubtedly tell you writing is only half the job of running a blog, the other portion includes reading vast amounts of other people’s work and striking up constructive friendships that help hone the craft.
One such friendship that I cultivated is with the author of I’ll Have Nunavut, a blog by Suzanne Parm-Etheridge and her husband Ian. Two people adapting to life in Canada’s far north. Imagine my surprise when I found out that Suzanne was coming to Winnipeg as part of a conference and would be staying less than 10 minutes from our home.
Suzanne and I with Darlene enjoying a nice evening stroll on Corydon Ave.
We met at the Forks Market where Suzanne stayed and journeyed out to UnBurger in Osborne Village. Suzanne frequently commenting on Winnipeg’s beautiful parks and neighborhoods. In return Darlene and I asked questions about the far northern reaches of Canada. It was like we had been old friends for years.
From Osborne Village to Corydon Avenue the three of us strolled, enjoyed Italian Gelato and shared stories of our lives. As the sun dipped below the horizon a starlight tour of Downtown Winnipeg seemed in order. Suzanne loved the stories of old Winnipeg and really seemed to get a kick out of visiting Portage and Main, Winnipeg’s most famous intersection.
Darlene and Suzanne ham it up for the camera at Portage and Main.
Thanks for visiting Suzanne, I hope I didn’t bore you with my long-winded explanations and rambling stories. It’s one thing to have made a friend though our writing but it’s an absolute joy to have met you in person. Come back to Winnipeg anytime!
To wrap it up here’s a great song about Winnipeg by two hometown boys Randy Bachman and Neil Young with Prairie Town.
Posted in Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On
Tagged Canada, Corydon Ave, Exchange District, Exploring Winnipeg and Beyond, I'll Have Nunavut, Neil Young, New York, New York City, Nunavut, Osborne Village, Portage and Main, Randy Bachman, St Boniface, Suzanne Parm-Etheridge, The Forks, Un-Burger, Winnipeg
Well it’s official hockey fans Winnipeg is playing in the big leagues again!! At 11 am this morning the Atlanta Thrashers hockey club became property of True North Sports and Entertainment! Pending approval by the NHL board of governors.
The goal now, pardon the pun, is to raise a season ticket base in the neighbourhood of 13,000 strong. The group headed by Mark Chipman and David Thompson think this is an attainable mark, and one that the NHL will consider acceptable for fiscal suitability.
Seating Map for the MTS Centre
Season ticket packages
Posted in Breaking News, Hockey, Sports, Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On, Winnipeg Events
Tagged Atlanta Thrashers, CTV News, David Thompson, Forks Market, Mark Chipman, National Hockey League, Portage and Main, Sam Katz, Season Ticket Drive, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Falcons, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Jets
Have you ever been driving around your home town and had your head snap back while looking at something out the window? Perhaps something that you had driven by a hundred times over the course of a lifetime. Something that made you exclaim “Hey what the #@*& is that?”.
Well dear readers todays entry is all about those little wonders that really make us, well for a lack of a better term, wonder. Winnipeg is my home town, it is also the capital of the Province of Manitoba. As such it’s littered with such little gems. I have taken the liberty of going out and selecting a few for your guessing enjoyment.
Posted in Rants, Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On
Tagged Agriculture, Assiniboine River, Canada, Canadian Prairies, Canadian Wheat Board, Government Waste, Law Courts, Manitoba, Monuments, Objects D'Art, Portage and Main, Stupidity in Government, Wheat, Winnipeg