It's the first long weekend since the beginning of January, so you might as well get out there and enjoy it. Here are some events you should consider!
Déjeuner sur glace - Breakfast on Ice 2017
A celebration for all skaters, bikers, walkers, runners and skiers who use the Red River trail to commute. Or if you just love winter. Free hot chocolate and trail tails, plus there will be a variety of breakfast food for sale. Entertainment, prize draws and giveaways round out the event. Kick start your Friday the right way!
Details: Friday, February 17, 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Red River Mutual Trail, FREE with option to buy
Join Christians from all over as they come together for a blow-out worship praise experience. Made in Manitoba artist Danny Plett has put together a 90-person choir plus bands and soloists for two nights.
Details: Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18, 7:00 p.m., door open at 6:30 p.m., FREE with a goodwill offering taken
Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool Party
Celebrate the re-opening of Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool AND pretend this warm weather means summer is just around the corner! There will be a free lunch and free swim. Head there with the whole family!
Details: Saturday, February 18, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool
Cabin Fever: The Peanuts Movie 3D
Shake off the snow and spend an afternoon at the movies thanks to Assiniboine Credit Union. The movie is based on the popular comic strip Peanuts written by Charles M. Schulz.
Details: Sunday, February 19, 2:00 p.m., Cinematheque
Community Day at the Forks
Visit the Forks for Community Day and enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate as well as the rest of Arctic Glacier Winter Park.
Details: Monday, February 20, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Red River Mutual Trail @ The Forks
Family Sleigh Ride
Take a beautiful sleigh ride with the whole family throguh historic Elmwood Cemetery. Enjoy free coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies as well.
Details: Monday, February 20, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Elmwood Cemetery
Disney on Ice
Disney presents Passport to Adventure. Join all your favorite Disney characters at the MTS Centre this weekend.
Details: Thursday, February 16-Sunday, February 19, MTS Centre, $15-$75 + charges
Festival du Voyageur
Western Canada's biggest winter festival kicks off this weekend and goes all the way until the 26th. There are plenty of activities for the entire family, including children's entertainers, arts and crafts, snowshoe treks and more. Plus, don't leave without getting some maple taffy on snow! Check out the opening night fireworks, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Details: Friday, February 17-Sunday, February 26, Voyageur Park (Fort Gibraltar), 1-day pass $20 adults/$10 youth/FREE four and under
Black History Month 'Heart Spirit and Soul' Community Concert
Join the 36th annual BHM 'Heart Spirit and Soul' community concert featuring the talent of Fresh IE and KB Fujumelody. There will be many other bands there as well, including Revelation Band, Immanuel Fellowship Choir and more. Rhonda Thompson from BHM invites everyone out to experience this unique concert.
Details: Saturday, February 18, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Immanuel Fellowship Church, tickets are $10 in advance/$15 at the door/$5 for youth
The Children's Museum gives kids the chance to celebrate French-Canadian culture. Enjoy special crafts, story time in French, and guest performances from Franco-Manitobans.
Details: Monday, February 20, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Children's Museum, FREE with museum admission
FortWhyte Alive Louis Riel Day Festivities
Celebrate Louis Riel Day with voyageur games and bannock roasting, plus enjoy the rest of FortWhyte Alive while you are there.
Details: Monday, February 20, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., FortWhyte Alive, FREE with regular admission