Get Ready for Canada Day!

Canada will be 150 years old in less than a month!

Vlaasta Enns, 91, of Middlebro is showing off her creativity with her Canada-themed flowerbed and quilt!ideas for Canada Day

How are you planning to celebrate?

Attend Events!

South Junction – Fireworks

Canada Day events are popular ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday, with food stands,

fireworks and rodeos. This year, events are going to be over the top because we’ve hit 150! Plan on attending Canada Day in South Junction on

Vita Canada Day Rodeo

June 30th at 8:30 pm with local entertainment and fireworks! Then wake up bright and early for Vita’s Canada Day parade on July 1st. There will be kid’s activities, rodeo and much more!

Decorate Your Yard!

The RM of Stuartburn is holding a yard decorating contest for Canada Day this year! Deck those flowerbeds and hang your flags for cash prizes! To register your lawn call: 425-3218 or email:

Cook Canadian

Celebrate with a full stomach by trying out some authentic Canadian recipes! Get your mouth watering with some homemade poutine or lobster mac n’ cheese. Use ingredients like pure maple syrup, bacon and beer!

Learn Our History

There’s nothing more celebratory than learning about our history. The Sprague and District Museum has an informative display on Canada and the RM of Piney’s role in the last 150 years. To learn more about Ukrainian culture in Canada, visit the Gardenton

Gardenton Museum
Ukrainian school house in Gardenton

Ukrainian Museum. Canada is rich in culture and heritage. Learn your local history!

sprague museum


Susydka Dance Recital

On Saturday the Susydka dancers from Vita twirled and clicked their heels at their annual recital.

The Susydka Ukrainian Dance Club has come a long way in the last five years, winning awards and gold medals in Ukrainian dancing under their talented instructor from Ukraine. The dancers show off their pride for Ukrainian culture through their graceful arms, strong footwork and brilliant smiles.

The afternoon featured traditional dances from the Poltava, Transcarpathian and Bukovynian regions as well as fun character dances like ‘The Gossiping Babas’ and a dance featuring sibling rivalry over a tambourine.

Susydka performs at many other venues throughout the year, including the Folklorama Kiev Pavilion and the Gardenton Festival. Keep your eyes open for your talented local dance club!

susydka dancersSusydka dancers
susykda dancers

Geocache Launch in Vita and Woodridge

Sunrise Corner’s geocache launch and BBQ is coming up this Saturday at the Vita Farmer’s Market, and June 10 at the Woodridge Community Centre from 11 am-1 pm!

We will be having a special presentation from the Manitoba Geocaching Association as well as a practice geocache challenge with prizes!

Everyone who participates will be entered to win one of the geocache challenge’s first-place prizes, a hanging metal ‘Welcome’ sign.

Come on out – it’s free and family friendly!

Motocross Race in Zhoda

This weekend is a big weekend for the Zhoda International Raceway!

Located on Franko Road off Hwy 12, the Motocross track has been in operation for six years and hosts American and Manitoba Motocross Association races.

Saturday, May 27 is practice day and Sunday at 9 am is race day! They expect a crowd of around 300 people and about 150 riders from Manitoba and surrounding provinces.

Be sure to make it out tomorrow to be part of the thrill!

Admission can be purchased at the gate.

Foraging Guide

Sunrise Corner is rich in wild edibles and usable plant life. If you come in the right season, you can find a plethora of berries, mushrooms and plants for your enjoyment.

For your safety and enjoyment, please refer to this guide when you forage:

  • Be respectful of private property and nature reserves
  • Share the edibles – don’t pick everything there is in the area
  • Be wild animal smart – there is lots of wildlife here!
  • Know the difference between edible and poisonous plants – buy a wild edibles guide!
  • Prepare your edibles safely – buy a preparation guide or take a workshop on preparing wild edibles

If you’re interested in learning more about foraging, consider taking a workshop by Prairie Shore Botanicals! For more information, visit

Not sure when to come? Here’s a seasonal guide to some popular wild edibles growing around Sunrise Corner:

  • Cattails can be harvested in early spring or fall
  • Morel mushrooms can be found in spring, once the dandelions begin to flower
  • Wintergreen berries should be picked before June
  • Blueberries, wild raspberries and Saskatoons start around July
  • Chokecherries ripen in early August
  • Lobster Mushrooms can be found in mid-summer
  • Hazelnuts are ready to harvest in August
  • Acorns can be harvested between August and October
  • Highbush Cranberries should be picked after a frost

These dates are not set in stone. Before you visit, ask around to see if the season has started!

“Murder’s in the Heir” Drama Production

The Shevchenko School in Vita presents: Murder’s in the Heir

It’s clever, very funny, and interactive – the murder mystery is solved through audience vote! Go see the final performance, May 12 at 7:00 pm! Tickets are available at the door.

Fishing Season Starts Saturday!

Fishing season starts on Saturday! Get your fishing licences at the following locations:
– Vassar Corner Store
– South Junction Co-op
– Vita Co-op
– Woodridge Vintage Corner Store
– Domo in Sprague (licences available May 15th)
When you’re out fishing this weekend, consider Sunrise Corner’s beautiful secluded rivers and lakes. Catch a variety of species in the Roseau River, Sprague River and Whitemouth Lake – Bullheads, Walleye, and Northern Pike and much more! Find the 2017 Angler’s Guide here: