Dean Gunnarson: The Making of an Escape Artist

Dean Gunnarson: The Making of an Escape Artist By Carolyn Gray 208 pages Great Plains Publications   This is a beautiful and magically written story that takes an inside look at how dealing with the challenges, pain, and life-threatening obstacles of having leukemia at 12 years-of-age helped shape Dean into the modern day daredevil that…

Hy’s Steakhouse – 1 Lombard Place

Iconic Hy’s Steakhouse has been a fixture on Winnipeg’s dining scene for ages but has enjoyed a recent resurgence. Perhaps the reason is the return to Winnipeg of General Manager Jason Sohor. Jason rose through the ranks of Hy’s in Vancouver and Toronto. His passion for Hy’s menu offerings, especially their beef was clearly evident…

Walking through the Valley of Fire

By Tania Moffat An hour northeast of Las Vegas, via Interstate 15, travellers can escape the hustle and bustle of Vegas and immerse themselves in a remarkable prehistoric landscape as they walk through the Valley of Fire. The tortured red sandstone terrain was formed approximately 150 million years ago. It was a tumultuous period, at…

The mystical and diverse lands of New Zealand – North Island (Part 1)

For a country roughly the size of Colorado (270,000 square kilometres), New Zealand offers a remarkably varied landscape. Lush rainforests, stunning mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, geothermal hot pools, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented fiords and some of the world’s most recognised tourist towns; it’s no wonder it is a “must-see” destination for so many. This magical…

Centrallia 2016

A global business to business forum By Tania Moffat Companies wishing to expand their business, develop new partnerships or extend into new global markets can make connections with like-minded businesses at Centrallia. This event will bring more than 700 Canadian and international businesses from more than 30 countries together along with other World Trade Centres,…

Help support polar bear rescue team

Today is Giving Tuesday and Assiniboine Park Zoo is participating in the national campaign with the goal of raising $10,000 today in support of the Zoo’s Polar Bear Rescue Team. Giving Tuesday falls on the first Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a national movement to promote giving back to the community…

12 Days of Shopping Local in Winnipeg

Originally posted on Smart Biz:
Wowzas. You almost forget how many incredible makers, creators and curators there are in Winnipeg until you start making a list. By no means is the following extensive, but we had a lot of fun shouting out to some of our favourite Winnipeg shops and favourite Winnipeggers, in general. Thanks…

Kicking back at a local fishing village

A leisurely 10-minute drive from downtown Cancun will bring you to the fishing village, Puerto Juarez. A few hotels are beginning to put down stakes on the outskirts of town, but as you drive farther along the waterfront passing the small marina, you will find the local beach and fishing harbour. Children with brightly coloured…

Stones gathered from Canada’s farthest reaches to mark Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ official opening

A special ceremony symbolizing the stories that have been gathered from across Canada will mark the official opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) during Friday’s opening ceremonies, Museum officials said today. Through a special partnership between the Museum and Parks Canada, stones from the farthest reaches of the country – north, south,…

Artists perform, audiences partake and all (should) enjoy as Manitoba, for the fifth year, celebrates its Culture Days

Originally posted on Lifestyles 55:
By Michelle Rosner Forge by Night presented by Matt Jenkins at Old Market Square. Photo by Gaune Studios Photography Culture Days Manitoba this month will be marking five years of volunteer, interactive and free arts and cultural activities. All across the province, museums, galleries, arts studios and organizations will open their…