Curl Up for Winter

November 21st, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

Greg G posted this beautiful picture of the Granite Curling Club to Twitter last night.  It looks like a cozy, welcoming winter chalet! Over the past couple of years I’ve been to watch my husband and his team curl at various clubs around town during the MCA Bonspiel, and each one has its own atmosphere […]

On a Barge, Down by the River

August 25th, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

Just a quick post to tell you about the River Barge Festival that started today! This 5-day festival is one of the Cultural Capital of Canada “Arts for All” offerings, and a marvelous idea! It was a gorgeous, sunny day and one of the bands my husband manages, Johnny Cajun, was playing a set, so we Snugglied […]

Parks and Rec

June 29th, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

Note from Emma: WoMH guest-blogger Ian is back, this time with the scoop on Assiniboine Park! When I first moved to Winnipeg last year, I was already familiar with some of the more popular/interesting outdoors hangouts. I had been to the Forks, explored the Exchange, shopped at Polo Park and ventured all the way down to […]

What to Expect When You’re Expecting in Winnipeg

May 28th, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

Things on my to-do-once-I-move-to-Manitoba list: Get married? Check. Buy a house? Done. Have a baby…  any time now! Yep, my husband and I will welcome our first child very shortly, and since pregnancy is such a major life event, the last nine months have given me a real education in expectation. Reflecting on it all […]

Manitoba Homecoming 2010

May 10th, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

Just a little plug for one of the events happening in Neepawa during Manitoba Homecoming 2010. On Thursday May 13, there will be two presentations of Of Songs and Battles (“De chants et de batailles”), a fascinating look at the history of Francophone community in Manitoba, produced by the CJP.  I had the pleasure of […]

Love Me, Love My Library

February 3rd, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

Okay, so it’s a cheap ripoff of “Love Me, Love My Winnipeg”, but I hope it got your attention, because this is a really important topic. Some of you may know that when I’m not blogging about Winnipeg, I run the library at a law firm. I’ve been working in the library field since 2003, […]

Halloween Apples!

October 28th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

I’m excited for my first opportunity to distribute Halloween candy to Winnipeg kids this coming Saturday! Why? Well, aside from my personal “one for me, one for the kids” candy distribution rule, I’m looking forward to whether any visiting trick or treaters say “Halloween Apples!” According to my trusty “Manitoba Book of Everything” this is […]

Sunday Shopping

October 5th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

I recently listened to an interesting piece on The Sunday Edition about, well, Sundays*. Michael Enright and his guests explored whether “Sundays have lost their Sundayness”  — what we do with Sundays (and what we wish we did with them). It was a fascinating discussion, and one that I think a lot of people think […]

Survey on Parks & Open Spaces

September 15th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

A quick note to share a new survey with my fellow Winnipeggos: The City of Winnipeg wants to know more about “how people use and value City parks and what people want now and in the future for our parks and open space system.” I just did it – it took me all of three […]

Farm Fresh and Friendly

August 24th, 2009 by Aaron

Winnipeg is a city that seems to come alive in the summertime. With numerous events, festivals, and community celebrations packed into a few short months, I can imagine that grocery shopping remains pretty constant for many Winnipeggers. Stop by the nearest national food retailer on the way home from work (or pick up the essentials […]