Peg Gratitude: Day 26 – The Big Red Church

January 25th, 2020 by Emma Durand-Wood

In my neighbourhood there is a big beautiful church, officially named Gordon-King Memorial United Church, but known fondly as the Big Red Church. It is home to some of the friendliest people I have ever met and it is rapidly becoming a vibrant community hub for Glenelm. What can I say about this lovely congregation? […]

Winnipeg Must-Read: Carl Seier’s The Stranger Connection

March 1st, 2017 by Emma Durand-Wood

Hello, dear readers! I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post. And that I only posted a couple times in all of 2016. And that I have so many important things to share about my Winnipeg life, but alas, they are all contained in half-composed drafts that I never seem to be […]

Homes are where the heart is

November 9th, 2015 by Emma Durand-Wood

This summer we made our semi-regular trek to Alberta to visit my family. It was a fun-filled visit that saw my entire family together for the first time in almost two years – with a new nephew on the scene and my other niblings growing up so fast I can hardly believe it, I cherish […]

I Won the Lottery

September 30th, 2013 by Emma Durand-Wood

My mum has a saying. “You were born in Canada – you won the only lottery that matters.” Although we have a long way to go with regard to certain marginalized groups, I think she’s basically right. We here in Canada are exceptionally lucky to have such good health care and education systems, especially compared […]

Come From Away

November 1st, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

In Atlantic Canada, folks who aren’t from the area are labelled “come from away”. Since moving here, I’ve often thought of myself as being the Winnipeg equivalent. I get a surprising amount of web traffic from visitors who are searching for blogs about moving to Winnipeg… people want to know what it’s really like to […]

A Couple of New-to-Me Winnipeg Blogs

June 9th, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

There are a couple of new-to-me Winnipeg blogs — ┬áNothing in Winnipeg and Love me, love my Winnipeg — ┬áthat I’ve been meaning to mention. I had to laugh when I discovered that they both just wrote about the wacky keywords that bring traffic to their blogs! Nothing in Winnipeg is written by Melissa, a […]