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Little house on the lake.

Every winter a blanket of snow settles on Manitoba. Any lingering snowbirds swiftly point themselves southwards and most warm blooded creatures delve into the deepest burrows they can muster. A rare few venture out to establish themselves on the bleak landscape, in pursuit of the cold blood that lurks beneath their feet. Walking on water, they hunt with an auger and a fishing rod.

Each hunter carefully chooses a spot on the frozen expanse that is Lake Winnipeg and,…

Northern summer in Churchill

When we hear a reference to “the north” an image of windswept tundra blanketed by snow and ice immediately rises to mind.  That, or maybe Santa Claus.  Even in the high arctic though, summer does arrive; the land takes on a very different look than that which we imagine and attracts seasonal animals that travel great distances to get there.

This past August I witnessed the brief northern summer for the first time with my own eyes and, of course, my camera.  Returning…

As the eye sees it: A polar bear on the tundra.

This post is of a slightly different nature than usual: over the past two months I have spent a considerable amount of time with bears: black bears, grizzly bears, and polar bears.  Every situation is different – the roadside encounter, alpine surprises on the trail, or actively tracking them on the tundra.  Regardless, respect for an animal’s territory is always of paramount importance to minimize their stress level.  Wanting to get too close is unrealistic,…

Carly Dow (and friends)

One of the great things about the Manitoba music community is the mutual support that artists give each other – competition is shrugged away, and friendship is the chosen way.  When a creator releases to the world something they have been working on for a long time, it is a thing to be celebrated.  Such was the case at Carly Dow‘s launch party for her new album, Ingrained – friends gathered, friends performed, friends danced, and all witnessed the essence of the …

Pecha Kucha Winnipeg

Pecha Kucha Winnipeg is an evening of presentations aimed at creatives by creatives.  It has a unique format of 20 slides per speaker, with only 20 seconds allowed per slide to keep things lively and to the point.  Pair this format with the huge variety of speakers and you can pretty much guarantee that you will be entertained and inspired.

I’ve been attending these evenings for a few years now and have always found them immensely inspiring.  When the opportunity came…

Zombies Fire Dance?

And here I thought zombies and fire didn’t get along.

Yesterday was Winnipeg’s annual zombie walk, where the undead get together to enjoy some zombie culture.  Kicking things off at The Forks were the Undead Fire Performers who got the crowd fired up before taking to the streets.