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Explore Winnipeg ’ s Exchange District
as a National Historic Site , it attracts a growing number of galleries , artist studios , theatres and one-of-a-kind boutiques . For the full Exchange experience , head down on the first Friday of every month when galleries and studios welcome all visitors . The neighbourhood-wide open house features walks , talks , tutorials and wine-anddine events . A full guide of happenings will be posted to the website the week before the event . Oct . 5 firstfridayswinnipeg . org
EATING & DRINKING
What Sup ? On crisp evenings , there ’ s nothing better than a cozy , home-cooked fall supper . The longtime Manitoba tradition sees communities across the province host the local dinners . Most menus include hearty fare like turkey , ham or meat pies , accompanied by
potatoes , salad and veggies , topped off with a slice of homemade pie for dessert . Try these tasty options : Lac du Bonnet : Sept . 15 , Royal Canadian Legion Hall Winnipeg : Sept . 15 , Prairie Dog Central Railway Somerset : Sept . 16 , Somerset Community Hall Argyle : Sept . 23 , Argyle Curling Rink Otterburne : Sept . 23 , Curling Club Carman : Sept . 23 , Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
Dig in at a fall supper near you
Down on the Farm Get the real dirt on farming on Manitoba Open Farm Day . On September 16 , farms and other agricultural sites across the province swing open their doors for a day of hands-on learning , including demonstrations and tours . Visitors can tour more than 40 properties including grain , dairy , beef and chicken farms , ag museums and breweries . Be sure to wear sturdy footwear ( boots suggested ), dress in layers , spray on some bug repellant , and pack hand sanitizer for an enjoyable day on the farm . openfarmday . ca
Gone Fishin ’ Fishing and Manitoba knot together like lines and lures . With a fishing industry that dates to the 1870s , Lake Winnipeg is the perfect place to cast a line . Historically , the region has boasted one of world ’ s largest freshwater fisheries in North America , with whitefish , pickerel , sauger , sturgeon , pike , tullibee and goldeye . Celebrate this angling heritage at the Hecla Fish Station in
History at the fishery
Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park . The icehouse-turnedmuseum features displays and artifacts related to Lake Winnipeg ’ s commecial fishery . High-lights include an old yawl — a masted fishing boat — and a Bombardier B12 , snow vehicle of choice for ice fishermen during the ’ 30s and ’ 40s . Local fishermen still trawl the waters near the station ; you can pick up the catch of the day before heading home . gov . mb . ca / sd / parks
Brandon Comic Con For one weekend a year , Brandon ’ s Keystone Centre morphs into a superhero ’ s lair . At Brandon Comic Con , heroes , villains , monsters , gamers and geeks gather under one roof for an epic faceoff . From anime to comics to video games , there ’ s a little something for every superfan . Don your best cape to enter the cosplay contest or get your Sharpie ready for celeb autograph sessions . The market hall will also be stocked with artwork , memorabilia and other themed goods to bring a bit of fantasy home with you . Sept . 8-9 c4winnipeg . com / brandon-comic-con
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