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Free Entertainment at Assiniboine Park

July 5, 2019

2019 Summer Entertainment Series

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy is excited to offer a fantastic line-up of musical acts, movies and art exhibitions as part of the 2019 Summer Entertainment Series, running June through August at Assiniboine Park. All of the events are free. Everyone is welcome.

Check out the full schedule here.

Free Tickets: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

June 5, 2019

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is hosting a free community celebration on Thursday, June 27th at 7:30 pm.

Join conductor, Daniel Raiskin, and some of Winnipeg’s top musicians for a fun and free community celebration to celebrate the summer!

Tickets are free but require advance reservations. 



Free Community Event: Doors Open Winnipeg

May 21, 2019

Every year, on the last weekend of May, Heritage Winnipeg presents Doors Open Winnipeg. This is a free public event that showcases Winnipeg’s architecture, history and culture. On Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th, the public will have the opportunity to visit over 80 buildings and sites around the city and participate in a variety of tours.

For more information, please visit Doors Open Winnipeg.

Volunteer Opportunity: Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

May 15, 2019

The Winnipeg Fringe  is a theatre festival that takes place from July 17-28. During the festival, Winnipeggers attend theatre productions, watch live musical performances in Old Market Square and enjoy other activities such as shopping at the outdoor market.

The festival relies on the help of more than 800 volunteers to make the festival a success! Volunteers assist guests and performers, making sure everyone has an enjoyable Fringe experience. Teams of volunteers sell tickets and usher for performances at 30 venues located in the Exchange District and downtown Winnipeg; help the youngest Fringers with games and activities at Kids Fringe; assist patrons and answer questions at the Info Tent in Old Market Square plus several other opportunities.

Reasons to Volunteer:

  • Meet new people
  • Develop and share your skills
  • Contribute to the community and help revitalize downtown
  • Share your interest in the arts
  • Get the inside scoop about great Fringe shows

Other Benefits:

  • A fun, relaxed, supportive environment
  • A Fringe team member t-shirt
  • Complimentary tickets to shows
  • Kick-off pizza party and volunteer appreciation events
  • Refreshments & snacks
  • Prize draws
  • Work experience

Click here for more information or to register as a volunteer.

Victoria Day in Canada: May Long Weekend

May 14, 2019

Happy May Long! This is a friendly reminder that there will be no classes on Monday, May 20th as it’s the Victoria Day national holiday.

Victoria Day is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the Monday before May 25th. It honours Queen Victoria’s birthday.

To celebrate the long weekend, some Winnipeggers go out of town to go camping. Others spend time in the city, enjoying some fresh air at one of Winnipeg’s many parks.

Enjoy your long weekend!

Celebrate Manitoba’s 149th Birthday!

May 7, 2019

May 12, 2019 is Manitoba’s 149th birthday!

The Manitoba Museum will be hosting a special celebration on Saturday, May 11th.


  • FREE ADMISSION to the Museum Galleries, Science Gallery, and Planetarium shows all day long!
  • DISCOUNTED ADMISSION ($10 per person) to BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT feature exhibition in Alloway Hall
  • ATTEND the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Science Fair in Festival Hall
  • CREATE your own Manitoba flag crafts
  • ENJOY a Scavenger Hunt in the Museum Galleries for a chance to win a fabulous prize provided by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries
  • INVESTIGATE the Museum’s Choice: Fossil Favourites From Across Canada temporary exhibit in the Discovery Room
  • VOTE for your favourite Animal Inside Out cake in the cake decorating contest in Festival Hall
  • WATCH the formal program with greetings from dignitaries at 2:30 pm in Festival Hall
  • FREE cake at 2:30 pm in Festival Hall

Where: Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue

When: Saturday, May 11th, from 11:00am -5:00pm

Click here for more information.

Free Family Fun: Science Rendezvous

May 7, 2019

About this Event

Join the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg for a FREE day of fun and discovery! Science Rendezvous is Canada’s largest science and engineering festival. Prepare to be amazed, dazzled, and delighted by live shows! Explore the science around you through 50+ hands-on activities. Fun for all ages! From magicians revealing the science in card tricks to chemists offering potion classes, children and adults alike will share in the joy of discovery.

FREE Family Festival

  • Free Parking
  • Free Water (refillable water stations, please bring your own water bottle).
  • Food Trucks on site.

When: Saturday, May 11th, 11:00am-4:00pm

Where: University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus

Giveaway Weekend: May 11 and 12

May 7, 2019

If you walk or drive around town this Saturday and Sunday, you might notice that there are many items on the curb in front of people’s houses and apartments. That’s because this weekend is a Giveaway Weekend in Winnipeg. It’s a great time to get rid of some household items that you no longer use or to browse the curbs for some gently used finds.

Tips if you are giving away items:

  • Place unwanted household items at the curb on your front street.
  • Label each item with a FREE sticker or sign.
  • Store items out of sight that you do not want to give away.
  • Remove leftover items from the curb by dusk on Sunday.
  • Do not put out any items that may be infected with bedbugs.

Tips if you are looking for items:

  • Take only the items at the curb marked “FREE.”
  • Check all items closely to ensure they are safe and in good condition before you put them in your vehicle or bring them into your home.
  • Don’t walk or drive on private lawns or gardens.

For more information, please click here.

Attention International Students: Free Off-Campus Activity

January 24, 2019


  • Who: International Students
  • What: Free skating activity
  • When: February 1st, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Where: The Forks (participants should meet at the Iceland Skate Rental kiosk in The Forks)
  • How much? FREE (includes skate rental, hot chocolate and mini doughnuts)

***Please note that Friday, February 1st is a PD day for instructors. Classes are cancelled for students, so this is a great opportunity for students to meet new people, try something new and practice their English outside of class.


Registration is required. Please go to Jillian’s / Lauren’s offices to register. Registration opens on Thursday, January 24th at 12:00.  



Free Activity: Winterfest at FortWhyte Alive

January 16, 2019

A celebration of all things winter.

Join Winnipeggers for a day outside to experience and celebrate all that winter has to offer. FortWhyte Alive is yours to explore — whether you hike, snowshoe, ski, slide or skate is up to you!

Learn to cross-country ski with certified ski instructors, or try snowshoeing or hiking through the woods. The toboggan slide will be open for the thrill seekers, and the skating rink polished for those who prefer classic winter fun. Try your hand at ice fishing, and win a prize or two — There will be a drop-in Mini Ice Fishing Tournament for ages 14 and under. Win great prizes for your catch, or just for trying.

This family-friendly event is sure to entertain all interests and abilities.

Bring your own skates. All other equipment provided, while supplies last.


  • Sunday, January 20   11 am-4 pm

No Registration Required


  • FREE, with waived admission!


  • Cross Country Skiing – limited skis and sizes available
  • Guided Snowshoe Hikes – snowshoes provided
  • Guided Snowshoe Hikes en français – snowshoes provided
  • Tobogganing – bring your own, or borrow ours!
  • Ice Skating – bring your own ice skates
  • Voyageur Games – see how high you can get tossed in a blanket
  • Bannock Roasting – enjoy this Fortwhyte favorite while warming up around the fire
  • Ice Fishing – instruction available by Manitoba Wildlife Federation. Enter in the Walleye Mafia Childrens Mini-Tournament to win great prizes!
  • Scavenger Hunts – warm up exploring our exhibits, or opt for outdoor adventures

FortWhyte Alive is located at:
1961 McCreary Road

For more information, click here.