Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

A Christmas Carol Nov. 22 to Dec. 16 John Hirsch Mainstage Cold-hearted and greedy, Ebenezer Scrooge is anything but jolly at Christmas time. But something shifts when the ghost of his business partner Marley visits to save him from his own bitter demise. Watch his epic transformation in this classic tale of compassion, hope and redemption that will leave hearts glowing. royalmtc.ca Continue reading Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

Manitoba Opera

Madama Butterfly Nov. 18, 21 and 24 Death before dishonour – heart wrenching and beautifully exotic, Madama Butterfly will bring you to tears and sear your memory with its unforgettable melodies. Puccini at his best! An intensely moving and a haunting portrayal of the dangers of misguided love. The inspiration for other works including the stage play M. Butterfly and the musical Miss Saigon. manitobaopera.mb.ca Continue reading Manitoba Opera

The Portal – A “mind-blowing” experience

Virtual reality arcade bringing people out of their comfort zone in a social environment

By Bill Burfoot

Ah yes, the fear of heights. It’s one of the most common phobias (followed by public speaking) with an estimated three to five per cent of the population suffering so-called acrophobia.

For people with acrophobia, the sheer conversation of someone jumping out of an airplane, going up a ladder, bungee jumping or even taking an elevator can make them feel queasy. Now if only there was a way to tackle these fears without actually having to do them. Continue reading “The Portal – A “mind-blowing” experience”

Invictus Games

Recently, as part of Canada150 celebrations, Canada played host to the Invictus Games in Toronto. The Invictus Games provided an opportunity for us to celebrate our veterans and also our serving members from Canada and other nations for their courage and their determination not to be defined by their injuries. As I watched the opening […] via Invictus Games honour injured vets from Canada and outside nations — Lifestyles 55 Continue reading Invictus Games