Peg Gratitude: Day 20 – Local Artists

December 31st, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

I got the most stunning, perfect Christmas gift from a dear friend this year: a print from Nice Art People of an elm tree ring, from Elmwood no less, like this one. I’m so excited to hang it up. It joins my small collection of lovely Winnipeg-themed or Winnipeg-made artwork. I treated myself to the […]

Peg Gratitude: Day 19 – Winnipeg Public Library

December 31st, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

I’ve always been a library fan. I was a massive bookworm as a kid — one of my fondest childhood summer memories is getting stacks of books from the Lac du Bonnet library while visiting my grandparents at their cottage. As a teen in a just-before-the-internet world, the Lethbridge Public Library was my gateway to […]

Peg Gratitude: Day 18 – Schools

December 31st, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

I am so grateful to live in a city where parents don’t have camp out overnight to get a spot in French immersion, or take part in a lottery to get a spot in their catchment school. Coming from BC where this seemed to be the norm, I never take it for granted that our […]

Peg Gratitude: Day 17 – My Midwives & Doulas

December 31st, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

I’ve said it a million times: getting a midwife was like winning the lottery. I had the pleasure of having care from with two doulas from Birth Roots and two teams of midwives at the Winnipeg Birth Centre; all these birth professionals were such a special part of my life during pregnancy/postpartum. It’s hard to […]

Peg Gratitude: Day 16 – The River

December 31st, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

Welp, thanks for tolerating my inadvertent hiatus from my “things I’m grateful for in Winnipeg” series. Turns out that planning to write a post every day in the busiest month of the year was a bit ambitious, but it’s my blog so I’m going to bend the rules for myself – I’ll complete my 31 […]

Peg Gratitude: Day 15 – Winnipeg Transit

December 17th, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

I use transit a few times a week and it’s a breeze because I live close to a very well-serviced route – I’m grateful for that. Being a transit operator can’t be an easy job (that’s probably an understatement), but in my experience, operators are unfailingly polite, often cheerful, and always professional – and I’m […]

Peg Gratitude: Day 14 – The Exchange District

December 17th, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

Who doesn’t love the Exchange? I sure do. It’s gorgeous, easy to get to and to navigate, has tons of cool places to shop and eats, is always putting on neat events, and did I mention it’s gorgeous? A while back I tweeted this photo of Albert and said I thought it was the prettiest […]

Peg Gratitude: Day 13 – Local Journalism

December 17th, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

This one will be short and sweet. I’m so grateful for the outstanding local journalism we have here in Winnipeg, thanks to CBC, the Free Press, and other local sources! One of the best purchases I made this year was a digital subscription to the Winnipeg Free Press. I’ve wrestled over the years with paper […]

Peg Gratitude: Day 12 – Elmwood Cemetery

December 17th, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

Oh boy!! Do I have some catching up to do! For Day 12 of my gratitude project, I’m thinking about beautiful Elmwood Cemetery right here in Glenelm. I guess it might sound kind of odd to praise a cemetery, but Elmwood Cemetery is such a special place and is huge asset to my neighbourhood. It’s […]

Peg Gratitude: Day 11 – Children’s Hospital

December 11th, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

There are really no words to accurately describe the quality of care that we received when one of our children had surgery as a newborn at Children’s Hospital. There is nothing that can prepare you for seeing your tiny, helpless infant hooked up to an astonishing number of machines, wires and tubes. Even though everything […]