With her weekly pick of fun things to do on the weekend, here is the rundown from CJOB Morning Show content producer Shannah-Lee Vidal.
1. Folk Fest fun
The Winnipeg Folk Festival is celebrating its 45th year at Birds Hill Park.
“We’re super proud of what we do. It’s been around for a long time,” said executive director Lynne Skromeda.
Folk fest has been a long-time in staple the lives of many Manitobans.
That includes executive director Lynne Skromeda, who’s been attending since she was six years old.
“It’s something I grew up doing and to be able to share that with generations and generations of people is so exciting.”
This year, the big headliner is Sheryl Crow, who will wrap up the event on Sunday evening.
If you haven’t been there, you can expect to be exposed to all kind of artists at different points in their careers, with concerts on multiple stages.
While camping is undoubtlly a ritual for many festers, you can make it a day trip. There is even a free bus ride to Folk Fest that departs from downtown Winnipeg.
For more info on performers, transportation, and tickets for the Winnipeg Folk Festival, visit the festival’s website.
2. Hockey history
Starting this weekend, you can visit with some Canadian hockey history at the Manitoba Museum.
Hockey: The Stories Behind our Passion is a touring exhibit developed by the Canadian Museum of History, showcasing great moments in hockey over the past 100 years.
It’s a rare chance to see some iconic treasures like Jacques Plante’s ‘pretzel’ mask, Maurice ‘the Rocket’ Richard’s Stanley Cup Championship ring, and several Olympic jerseys.
Among the jerseys is the one worn by Sidney Crosby when he scored the golden goal in 2010.
“If you look closely at it you can see, in the picture of Crosby celebrating that goal, a little nick –a black nick– on the sweater. And you will see that on the sweater in the exhibition,” Jenny Ellison, curator of Sport and Leisure for the Canadian Museum of History, said.
In conjunction with the main event, the Manitoba Museum is presenting a special exhibit that looks at our province’s hockey history, called Manitoba: Heart of Hockey.
Both exhibits run through January 13, 2019 at the Manitoba Museum.
3. Bombers face the Lions
This weekend is time to get loud, if you’re cheering for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The Bombers host the BC Lions Saturday evening at Investors Group Field. The game starts at 7:30 p.m., but you will want to head on down a fair bit earlier, so you can grab a pre-game meal from the tailgate area.
Plus, you have an opportunity to get your photo taken with the Grey Cup.
All you have to do is bring non-perishable food item for the Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Food Drive.
That goes from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the first quarter.
If you are not able to make it to the game in person, you can still catch the action.
Tune in to 680 CJOB starting at 5:00 p.m. for the pre-game show, followed by the live game broadcast with Bob Irving.