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Diary of Events and Happenings in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Maplewish Mosaic

February 19, 2017 to October 1, 2017. 300 Memorial BoulevardIn celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and TakingITGlobal present Maplewish Mosaic. The project brings together wood pieces painted by 13 different artists and collectives, one from each province and territory, to form a diverse Canada 150 mosaic. Maplewish Mosaic features emerging artists looking forward towards the future of their communities, creatively expressing their identity and their wish for Canada in the next 150 years. For more, visit canada150.wag.ca Event Details. Location: 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg

Wild Winter Canoe Race

February 20, 2017. On February 20, 2017, Inclusion Winnipeg will host the Wild Winter Canoe Race where Winnipeggers will test their voyageur grit and sense of humor on the Red River Trail at The Forks. Team registration begins fall, 2016 at a cost of $60/team person (5 people per team). We invite groups of friends, coworkers, trainers, teammates, family & classmates to put a team together! This is an inclusive, wildly unusual and high-energy outdoor steeplechase. Whether you choose to participate or sip hot chocolate on the sidelines, don't miss it! Bring your cowbells, noisemakers & flags & join the fun!. Event Details. Location: The Forks, Winnipeg

Voyageur Day

February 20, 2017. Live the life of a Voyageur!Experience the challenging life of Voyageurs through contests, competitions and games. Learn to make bannock and participate in our "Concours des meilleurs".. Event Details. Location: 1 Snow Goose Bay on Hwy. 220, Winnipeg

The Snow Queen: The Musical

February 20, 2017. Be spirited away by this new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fantastical coming-of-age adventure that inspired the hit Disney movie Frozen. Join Gerda on a dangerous and whimsical quest to save her best friend Kai before he is trapped forever in the Snow Queen's palace. Dare to enter a world where flowers sing, animals talk, and riddles yearn to be solved. With an original pop rock score, alluring ballads, urban steam punk flair, and the enigmatic Snow Queen, you'll soon see this is not your average bedtime story.. Event Details. Location: 364 Smith Street, Winnipeg MB, Winnipeg

A Legendary Adventure: Family Fun Weekend

February 18, 2017 to February 20, 2017. "Do not ask us where we fly, tell us where you want to go."That was the motto of Lambair's founder Tom Lamb – a man who, together with his six sons created an airline dedicated to serving the people of the North. From an accidental beginning, Lambair grew to operate aircraft of every shape and size.We'll dedicate the February long weekend to the story of this pioneering aviation family with a family event of our own. Guided tour, scavenger hunt and craft activity for the kids.. Event Details. Location: 958 Ferry Road, Hangar T-2, Winnipeg

Festival Du Voyageur

February 18, 2017 to February 26, 2017. Every winter since 1970, Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg's French quarter, is transformed into a winter paradise and becomes host to the largest winter festival in Western Canada. Voyageur, Métis and First Nations histories are brought back to life, not only through the historical interpretation offered inside reconstructed Fort Gibraltar, but also through the many attractions inside Voyageur Park and at the festival's various official sites.. Event Details. Location: 836 Rue St Joseph, Winnipeg, MB, Winnipeg

Disney On Ice presents Passport To Adventure

February 17, 2017 to February 19, 2017. Great for kids of all ages. Don't miss it!. Event Details. Location: 300 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB, Winnipeg

1867: Rebellion & Confederation

February 15, 2017 to April 30, 2017. This exhibition takesvisitors through a lesser-known story about our country's birth – three decades of turmoil, negotiation and compromise that sprouted the seeds of democracy and responsible government. Developed by the Canadian Museum of History, it was adapted for its run at the CMHR for Canada's 150th anniversary.More than 100 artifacts include weapons, period furniture and clothing, and famous original documents. The Manitoba Museum contributed a 170-year-old Métis saddle with quill and beadwork, and a sword given in 1839 to Métis leader Cuthbert Grant.. Event Details. Location: 85 Israel Asper Way Winnipeg,MB, Winnipeg

Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History

February 16, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Manitoba, at Canada's 150th anniversary, looks vastly different than the fur trade outpost it was at the time of the four-province Confederation of 1867. A new exhibit at the Manitoba Museum will use its priceless collection to explore the impact of Canadian Confederation on the people and the land that would become Manitoba, the fifth province to join Canada. The effects were massive and irrevocable. Red River inhabitants resisted Canadian authority and proposed a province on their own terms.  The eventual agreement with Canada included guarantees of rights for Métis children and French-speaking residents.  Five main Treaties were negotiated with First Nations peoples, including guarantees of support for their education, livelihood and well-being. Within four years the population quadrupled as a huge influx of settlers from Ontario and Europe swamped the province. Prairie and wetland ecology was transformed forever, First Nations and Métis inhabitants were marginalized, and hundreds of thousands of new settlers profited from fertile farmland, railways, and an exploding urban centre – Winnipeg.Artifacts from the Manitoba Museum collection document this jarring transformation. This includes the ceremonial brocaded uniform of James Aikins, John A. MacDonald's secretary of state; the 1889 Tupper Quilt, which outlines the history of Charles Tupper, a father of Confederation who met with Louis Riel at the height of the resistance;  the uniform of a soldier in the Wolseley Expedition, which tried to impose Canadian order at Red River; an original framed photograph of Chief Kakekapenais, who signed Treaty No. 1 to allow settlers onto land which includes Winnipeg; and the beaded dog saddle of the first Sherriff of Manitoba, a prominent Métis.. Event Details. Location: 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg