You won’t be bored this August! Check out some of these unique events:
August 4, 2018
Angels Cabin Music Festival
Come out to the Gardenton Park to hear local, up-and-coming artists. From bluegrass, to country, to rock ‘n’ roll, this small town will be jammin’ to the finest covers and indie tunes. Gates open at 2 PM. This year, there will be a team survivor competition. Grab some friends and form a team! For more information, visit the Gardenton Park & Museum on Facebook.
August 11, 2018
Join this lively community at their annual themed festival! Come to the morning parade, join the basketball tournament, or come out to the evening dance. There’s fun for the whole family! This year’s theme is Hawaiian.
Learn about the amazing tall grass prairie ecosystem; enjoy guided walks, activities for the kids, and find out more about specific species that live in the prairie. Activities start at 10 AM.
August 11-12, 2018
This village is full of fun and games at Carrick Days! August 11 features a parade, horseshoe tournament, and live entertainment. Come August 12 for a pancake breakfast and beanbag contest.
August 18, 2018
Sprague Show & Shine
Come to Sprague from noon to 4 PM to support the Sprague cemetery at this annual car show. Vintage cars and off-road vehicles, live entertainment, food, and raffles – it’s a day of community fun you don’t want to miss!
Southeast Farmers Market
Every Friday afternoon in South Junction, come support local vendors!
As the weather heats up, there’s no better way to spend a day than outside with friends and family, or cool off with a community event. Here are some of the events you don’t want to miss this month! (Workshops and tours may require advance registration. Please visit their individual sites for more information!)
Gardenton Heritage Tour
Catch the tall grass prairie fever with botanist Laura Reeves, as she shares her passion for this endangered ecosystem with a walk around the Prairie Shore Trail (1 mile, easy terrain). Then step into the lives of early Ukrainian settlers by touring the Historic St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, while those dedicated to its preservation enlighten you with stories of years gone by. Feeling hungry? Local volunteers will be waiting for you at the Gardenton Museum with delicious home-made Ukrainian cuisine and an eagerness to share their memories and stories with you as you tour the Museum grounds and buildings. For more information about this amazing tour option, please visit the Gardenton Park & Museum on Facebook!
June 2, 2018 (Postponed to June 16!)
Star Gazing Party
Learn about the cosmos from the experts! Join the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Nature Conservancy for a night of stargazing in the Tall Grass Prairie. Taking place at the Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre just outside of Stuartburn, MB at 9:00 PM.
Susydka Ukrainian Dance Recital
Come out at 2:00 to celebrate Ukrainian culture! Everyone is welcome to come watch the vibrant Susydka dancers as they light up the stage with traditional folk dances and colourful costumes from Ukraine. Takes place at the Shevchenko School in Vita, MB. Tickets at the door.
Southeast Farmer’s Market presents the Spring Market in South Junction! Come visit the local vendors from 10-3 at the Pine Grove Seniors Club.
June 9, 2018
Highway 201 Garage Sale
Come one and all for the biggest community garage sale in Sunrise Corner! Takes place at the Vita Rec Centre in Vita, MB from 9-3.
June 10, 2018
Annual Museum Picnic
Come for community – come for history. Join the Sprague & District Historical Museum at 1:00 for the special opening of the trapper’s shed display. Local talent will be performing. Refreshments and lunch are provided. Free admission!
June 16, 2018
Supper and Dance
Come for an evening of socializing, music and Ukrainian food at the Vita Friendship Centre. Doors open at 5:00 PM. Tickets are $15. To get tickets, call: 204-425-3706
June 2 & 23, 2018
Ground Training Horsemanship Series
Join Eagle Ridge Ranch and Wellness Centre for two day-long workshops focusing on the horse/human relationship. These three-hour workshops are taught, hands-on, by a certified horsemanship instructor and will build successively on each other. See eagleridgewellness.ca for more details!
June 23, 2018
Family Foraging and Wilderness Skills Workshop
Join botanist Laura Reeves in this workshop tailored for families! Have fun foraging for wild edibles, learning to make ropes, build fires, and so much more. Interactive games will helps develop empathy and awareness for nature. Visit psbotanicals.com for more details!
Sunrise Corner now has two, portable, roadside signs for local advertising.
Local organizations in the RMs of Stuartburn and Piney will be able to utilize the new signs to promote themselves and advertise events. This is part of an effort to gain more community involvement and outside interest in local events.
Advertising on the sign will promote awareness from drivers passing through the area, and will lead to publicity and interest of local events and fundraisers.
More information on how to get space on a sign is coming soon. Keep an eye out!