Things to Do

By Franklin, Meghan | Winnipeg Free Press, May 19, 2013 | Go to article overview

Things to Do


Franklin, Meghan, Winnipeg Free Press


Get festive

Everyone can find a reason to head down to the Asian Canadian Festival this weekend at The Forks. Whether it's to celebrate culture with family, experience martial arts and tai chi for the first time, or just hit up a patio with friends and enjoy some authentic music, this event has a lot to offer and it's completely free. The festival runs from 1-10 p.m. today and from 1-5 p.m. Monday.

Write your life story

If you've ever thought you might like to write a memoir, autobiography or short story based on your life, then this is your chance to actually do it. Now, I know putting pen to paper can be scary, so why not do so alongside others in the same boat? Join author Sherry Bailey and other aspiring writers at the Millennium Library on Wednesday, May 22, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a free, introductory writing workshop that will help you get started on the path to achieving your literary goals.

Do the catwalk

If you're a fan of fashion and art, then I've got the event for you. In celebration of the Winnipeg Art Gallery's centennial, see 100 spring looks modelled on a runway that travels through six galleries. This will surely be Winnipeg's most beautiful art/fashion mash-up. The Collection: A Fashion Show is Wednesday, May 22, at 6 p.m. The show will be followed by a champagne reception complete with hors d'oeuvres and shopping.

Go on Safari

One of the world's largest land animals can be seen up close, right here in Winnipeg beginning May 23. FortWhyte Alive's Bison Safari boasts an excursion through the aspen forest and a bison-viewing experience like never before -- just don't forget to bring your camera. Tours start at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. and cost $15 for adults, $5 for children and members save 25%. …

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