7 things I learned at my first social

March 30th, 2009 by Laurel

1. Anything in a gym with loud music, even at a community centre, will have a  high-school dance vibe. The serving of alcohol will somehow make this okay. 2. What’s referred to as a ‘silent auction’ at a social is more like this. Prizes at this social included Raybans, an iPod touch, an XBox, and […]

How I Learned to Like Curling

March 27th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

It was a process. If Manitoba had an official winter sport, I’m sure it would be curling. You know how Lululemon pants are sort of the official legware of Vancouver? Asham curling pants are pretty much the Manitoban equivalent. Look out onto a game of curling, and there’s a sea of people in black pants […]

Social Climbers?

March 25th, 2009 by Aaron

The gloves are off, Winnipeg. Your enthusiastic Winnipeg O’ My Heart blogging team is preparing to attend its first wedding social! The event takes place this Friday night, March 27th 2009, at an undisclosable location in Winnipeg. In the short days leading up to the event, the team anticipates a chorus of emotions ranging from […]

Veggie Burger at the North Star Drive-In

March 22nd, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

Got some Twitter advice from Ace Burpee the other day: “North Star Drive-In opens today. 531 McGregor. Don’t eat meat? Anthony Augustine says they have the best veg burger in town. Boom.” I’m always sceptical of “best in the city” claims. As you will learn in a forthcoming post, I was definitely let down by […]

Say it’s only a paper card…

March 19th, 2009 by Laurel

This is my first time moving to a new province as an adult, so yesterday I got to experience getting a new, new driver’s license, and a brand new health card. Looking at these new pieces of ID, I gotta ask: Manitoba, what’s up with the paper? I first saw a Manitoba driver’s license right […]

Wrap it up, I’ll take it!

March 2nd, 2009 by Aaron

Most non-Manitobans know a good wrap when they see one. Whether a delicious lunch wrap, a nicely folded Christmas wrap, or a cold abating shawl-type wrap; wraps are great, and usually derive from necessity. Myself a newly minted Winnipegger, I am noticing a unique and certainly necessary sort of wrap in all corners of the […]