It's the first weekend in March, and spring is around the corner. Here are some weekend events to consider!


Happy Mike's Coffee House

The night features Jake Chenier followed by open mic entertainment. Jake's wide variety of musical and cultural experiences have made him one of Manitoba's finest family performers.

Details: Saturday, March 4, 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm., St. James Anglican Church.


Winter Festivals

Gimli Ice Festival

This annual event has fun activities for the whole family in various locations around Lake Winnipeg. Events include mini-sled racing, snow sculpting, a baking auction, Viking Indoor Village Life Display, bannock and tea, kids ice fishing, a frozen fish toss, and the Fire on Ice car racing championship. Visit for more information.

Details: Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, March 5, FREE

Winnipeg Scottish Festival

This festival celebrates Scottish heritage in Manitoba. It highlights the best bagpipers and drummers competing in solo events in the morning, plus great pipe bands playing throughout the afternoon for the whole family to enjoy.

Details: Saturday, March 4, Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave., FREE


55th Canadian Power Toboggan Championships

Watch racers from all over North America compete for the top spot. It takes place at Beausejour's popular half-mile ice oval track, which is renowned for its speed and safety.

Details: Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 5, CPTC Complex (Beausejour), Weekend Pass $50/General Admission $20 per day/Children 12 and under FREE/Grandstand Parking FREE/ Trackside Parking $25 per day/ Pit Passes $5 per day.

Kids Paint Day

All supplies included for this fun art day. Kids up to 12 years old are welcome to participate.

Details: Sunday, March 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm,, 861 Buchanan Blvd., $2 per participant.

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