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Photo of The Strumbellas by Heather Pollock

Up-and-coming Folk Fest artists

On the radar, off the grid

With legends like Joan Baez and Bonnie Raitt playing at Folk Fest this year, it’s easy to miss other fantastic, lesser-known performers. Here are some acts to put on your radar. The Wilderness of Manitoba Four-piece ensemble The Wilderness of Manitoba hails from Toronto – contrary to what their name might suggest. Consisting of Will […]

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Filling your belly at Folk Fest

Vendors offer local, organic, fair trade eats

When you’re dancing in hippy bliss to the smooth sounds of performers from around the world, you’re going to need some grub to keep your stomach smiling. This year’s Winnipeg Folk Festival is sporting 28 food vendors who share a common principle: LOFT, which stands for local, organic, and fair trade. Folk Fest places a […]

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Hometown harmonies: Chic Gamine

Winnipeg-Montreal group take Main Stage at Winnipeg Folk Festival

While some bands have difficulty sustaining one good singer in their group, Winnipeg’s own Chic Gamine has made dynamic multi-vocal arrangements a seamless, yet integral, part of their sound. The five-piece group consisting of Andrina Turenne, Alexa Dirks, Annick Bremault, Sacha Daoud, and Benoit Morier has been able to blend aspects of old-school R&B and […]

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Big Horn Breakdown

A brand-new monthly contribution from U of M student life coordinator and Big Horns co-founder David Grad

School spirit When you read that, what did you picture? If you pictured March Madness or the Rose Bowl, then you have a pretty good idea of how exciting being at university can be. If you pictured nothing, then feed your imagination! The University of Manitoba is often criticized for having a lack of school […]

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Bison Briefs

Volleyball and golf

Volleyball Bison volleyball team head coach Ken Bentley proudly introduced three Manitoban recruits who will join the reigning national champions next season: outside hitter Lexi Janovcik, left side hitter Kalena Schulz and outside hitter Tori Studler. All three recruits have extensive experience at both the high school and club levels; Janovcik and Schulz were teammates […]

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Yakking with Yantz

A new monthly Q & A with Bison football QB Jordan Yantz

Jordan Yantz has football success written all over him. It has carried over to whatever province he’s travelled – whether that be with Winston Knoll Collegiate in Regina, the Vancouver Island Raiders in British Columbia, or, currently, the Manitoba Bisons. A Canada West All-Star in his first year with Manitoba, a trip to the 2014 […]

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Bring on the bikes

Winnipeg Bike Week offers up events, awareness

From June 16-22, Winnipeg will transform into a mini cycling hub, as part of the inaugural Winnipeg Bike Week, a weeklong celebration of people riding bicycles. The event will involve activities each day, for various individuals who may or may not commute on a regular basis. The week also includes the seventh annual Bike to […]

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Going Deep with Jodie Layne

Open to openness, part two

To answer a question from a reader, in my last column I covered some of the mental and emotional preparation needed to enter into an open relationship with your partner. This reader’s real question, though, was how to let people she might be interested in know that she was in an open marriage, and how […]

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Flatlander’s Beer Fest supports underprivileged youth

Taste over 150 beers with unlimited sampling

Get ready to “cheers” again and again at this year’s Flatlander’s Beer Festival. From June 12-13, the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation is holding the 12th annual beer festival, sponsored by the Manitoba Liquor Marts. The fundraising event is being held at the MTS Centre, and is in support of the Winnipeg Jets True North […]

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