There are a ton of options outside the city this week for family friendly activities.

Tuesday, May 23

  • A grand opening and Canada 150 celebration is planned for 2 pm at St. Jean Baptiste Centennial Hall. Renovations of the hall kitchen and entrance are now complete so come and take a look.
  • The Winkler Senior Centre choir presents a spring concert at 7 pm at Winkler Emmanuel Mennonite Church, with special guests the Homeschool Harmony Choir.

Wednesday, May 24

  • Morden Recreation Department invites you to try free rhythmic gymnastics at 7 pm at Access Event Centre. This is open to all ages. Register at Morden Rec office.

Thursday, May 25


  • The Garden Club of Carman is having a plant sale from 4 to 6 pm at Carman Active Living Centre. If you have plants to donate, please have them clearly labelled and dropped off between 9:30 and noon.
  • A potluck supper and community sing-along is planned at Gretna Prairie Centre. Meat and buns will be provided so please bring a salad or dessert to share. Supper begins at 6:30. This event is in celebration of the new piano for the Centre.
  • A blood donor clinic is taking place from 3 to 8 pm at Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church. Book your appointment at Walk-ins are welcome.

Friday, May 26

  • Greenridge United Church, located at #9153 Road 20E east of Dominion City, invites you to a roast beef dinner and a pie and goods auction beginning at 6:30 pm. Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for ages 6 to 10, and ages 5 and under have free admission. Tickets are available at 204-427-2185.
  • The grand opening of Gateway Resources is planned from 1 to 3:30 pm. Come see the new sorting line and take in the craft and bake sale as well. Gateway Resources is located at 1582 Pembina Avenue.

Friday and Sunday

  • Carman Collegiate drama students present “Hillbilly Hayride”. Showtime is 7:30 pm on Friday and 2:30 pm Sunday afternoon. Tickets will be available at the door.

Saturday, May 27

  • The Run and Walk to Remember is taking place at Altona Park. You can do the 10k run or a 5k walk/run. Register at ckmemorialfund[at] or visit the Manitoba Runners Association website.
  • Legends Car Club is doing a “Drive for Cancer”. Registration begins at 8:30 am at Altona Co-op Food Store and the route this year includes stops in Winkler, Somerset, and Morden before heading back to Rhineland Car in Altona for a wind-up and barbeque. Proceeds from this event go to South Central Cancer Resource.
  • A hunter safety and Canadian Firearms Safety Course is taking place at Roseau Valley School in Dominion City. This is a one day course which runs from 8:30 am to 6 pm. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Register at Red River Recreation office.
  • A spring tea will be held at Emerson New Horizon Centre from 2 to 4 pm.
  • Miami Motorsports Association presents the 8th annual truck mud bog at 1 pm at Miami Fairgrounds. This event will continue whether rain or shine.
  • Enjoy an evening of Low German singing with the Sommerfeld Choir at 7:30 pm at the Redekop Family Centre located 1 mile west of Plum Coulee on Highway 14. There will also be a children’s story, coffee and cookies.
  • Local musician Warren Friesen is celebrating his second album “From the Wreckage” with a concert at 7:30 pm at PW Enns Centennial Concert Hall. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Ed Wayne will open the concert along with a special appearance by Jayme Giesbrecht. Tickets are $15 at or Winkler city hall.
  • The Winkler Dog Park fundraising Committee is hosting a dog show, silent auction and BBQ from 11 to 3 pm at Winkler Park. There will be a groomer on site doing nail trims, and homemade dog cookies for sale. The dog show begins at 1 pm.
  • Winkler Sommerfeld Church youth group is having a car wash and barbeque from 10 to 4 in the church parking lot. They are raising funds to attend a youth retreat later this year.

Sunday, May 28

  • Walk for MS at Morden Access Event Centre, beginning at 1 pm. Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world, and when you participate in the MS walk you join the effort to help improve the lives of Canadians living with MS, as well as supporting research. You’ll also hear stories from people living with MS. You can register online at