Happy May Long! This is a friendly reminder that there will be no classes on Monday, May 21st 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!
Saturday, May 19th is the opening day of the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market. To celebrate, there will be performances from local musicians and dancers throughout the day.
- 10:00AM: Southglen Fiddlers
- 11:15AM: Fiddle Jam
- Noon: Norman Chief Dancers
- 1:00PM: Manitoba Youth Strings
- St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, 3450 Pembina Hwy (next to St. Norbert Community Centre)
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Are you looking for something fun, exciting, free and somewhat creepy to do this weekend? One of Manitoba’s most famous attractions, the Narcisse Snake Dens, is the place to be this weekend. Every year, tens of thousands of red-sided garter snakes come out of their winter homes to meet ‘that special someone’. Actually, the snakes come to the surface to perform a fascinating mating ritual before going off to nearby marshes for the summer. The snakes only stay at the Narcisse Dens for a few weeks at this time of year, so don’t miss your chance to see them.
Here is a link to a short video about the snakes at Narcisse.
For more information, visit the government of Manitoba’s Narcisse Snake Dens page or NatureNorth’s Narcisse Snake Dens FAQs page.
The dens are open every day. The best time to see a lot of snakes is on a warm, sunny day.
Where: Narcisse Snake Dens are located about 130 km North of Winnipeg. It takes about 1.5 hours to get there by car. Here is a map: http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/wildlife/spmon/narsnakes/snakes_map.html
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.
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There are many free events to enjoy in Winnipeg this weekend.
Winnipeg’s very own football team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, will host the Blue Bombers Fan Fest on Saturday, May 5th, from 9:00am – 2:00pm. There will be free snacks, fun activities for the whole family and a chance to meet the players. Click here for more information.
On Sunday, Winnipeg’s baseball team, the Goldeyes, will host their annual Open House at Shaw Park, from 10:00am-2:00pm. Fans can take a tour of the ball park, watch the team practice and enjoy some free food. Click here for more information.
The Language Training Centre would like to give a big, warm welcome to our new group of International Students! We are excited to help you to reach your goals in Canada. If you have any questions about settling in Winnipeg, please contact your Student Integration Coordinators, Jillian Hoogland (email@example.com) and Lauren Joyce (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you attended the Pathways to Success event on Tuesday, April 24th, please take a few minutes to answer the following survey.
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 5th, at 2:00am.
The Clothing Giveaway is an event that was founded several years ago by Language Training Centre instructor, Maria Pol, and her students. The purpose of the Giveaway is to provide LTC students with an opportunity to obtain gently-used clothing that is appropriate for volunteer placements, job interviews and everyday use.
The dates for the 2017 Clothing Giveaway are Wednesday, November 8, Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10.
The clothing will be set up near the elevators on the fourth floor. Students are all welcome to take what they need. Everything is FREE!
Donations of clothing are always welcome. Please contact Lauren Joyce or Jillian Hoogland if you have something you would like to donate.