Family Time & Trucking

As drivers, we have limited time at home and it’s important to make the most of it. In today’s COVID world a lot of events have been cancelled and many of the places and venues we usually enjoy are closed or open at limited capacity.

As Manitoba begins stage four of the Economic Reopening we find that more things are able to open safely. We found a few nifty things that you and your family can do when you come home.

Winnipeg Comedy Festival

Aug 21-28

Canada’s funniest comics converge on Winnipeg for seven days of hilarious stand-up, sketch, and improvisational comedy. This nationally televised festival delivers the laughs at venues throughout Winnipeg ranging from large theatres to intimate clubs.

Selkirk Night Market

Aug 7

Bud & Bloom is partnering with the City of Selkirk and the Selkirk Record to host a Night Market in Selkirk. There will be a wide variety of handmade local vendors as well as food trucks to eat while you shop! Come on down to Selkirk Waterfront, August 7th from 6-9 pm!

CANADA LIFE at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

Aug 9

WAG has many great things going on including a day of free art and activities, graciously supported by Canada Life.

On the Rooftop: Discover the beautiful sculptures on the WAG rooftop through a variety of fun games. Create your own circular starburst artwork inspired by the art of Simon Hughes and Claude Tousignant in Eckhardt Hall.

Come hungry! Executive Chef Barry Saunders of the award-winning SMITH Restaurant from Inn at the Forks will be cooking up a family-friendly BBQ from 12-3 pm. All items can be purchased a-la-carte on the rooftop!

To maintain safe distancing protocols, the Gallery will institute a timed ticketing system. Registration for timed slots is now open.

Free public parking is available at the Canada Life parking lot behind 100 Osborne Street North for visitors on Canada Life Free Sundays@WAG. As well, downtown street parking is free Sundays, and several bus routes service Portage Avenue & Colony Street as well as Portage Avenue & Vaughn Street.