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2019 Visitors Guide

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RED RIVER MUTUAL TRAIL January – March 2019 (weather permitting) Slip on your mittens, put on your skates, and join the fun on this naturally frozen skating trail. The trail starts at The Forks and offers a variety of activities such as hiking, hockey, sledding, snowshoeing, curling, and brilliantly-designed warming huts. Check the website for a list of access points, latest updates on ice conditions, and special weekend programs. Tel: 204.947.9236 Email: BIG FUN FESTIVAL January 23 – 27, 2019 Celebrate Winnipeg's musical talent showcasing music genres from punk to hip-hop to folk and everything in between. Join in the big "fun" and feel the vibe at multiple shows and parties held at various downtown venues. Email: WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL January 26 – February 1, 2019 A leading voice for new music in North America that is building a canon of works that will challenge, stimulate, and provoke. Take in the opening night with WSO Conductor Laureate Bramwell Tovey conducting John Adams' Harmonielehre – the work that opened the first festival in 1991. On closing night, enjoy Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw's sophomore appearance at WNMF, and this time she brings her astounding ensemble, Roomful of Teeth. The week-long festival features conversation, food, art, adventure, discovery, and more. Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street – Exchange District Tel: 204.949.3999 Email: ROYAL MTC MASTER PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL – SHANLEYFEST January 29 – February 17, 2019 The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre provides artists and audiences with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the works of important playwrights which, in some cases, are rarely produced. Past festivals have honoured Samuel Beckett, Bertolt Brecht, Eugene O'Neill, David Mamet, Arthur Miller, Caryl Churchill, August Strindberg, George Bernard Shaw, and Stephen Sondheim. In 2019, Royal MTC and a host of independent companies will celebrate the life and work of Henrik Ibsen. Tel: 204.942.6537 Email: FESTIVAL DU VOYAGEUR February 15 – 24, 2019 Embrace winter at the 50th edition of Western Canada's largest winter festival where you can admire giant snow sculptures, dance and jig to lively music, attend concerts, enjoy French Canadian food, and meet the historical characters of Fort Gibraltar. Festival du Voyageur is a kitchen party not to be missed that bonds the traditions of the past with the vitality of the Franco-Manitobain community of today and tomorrow. Tel: 204.237.7692 Email: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's New Music Festival: Chronic Creative Festival du Voyageur: Dan Harper Photography 22 2019 OFFICIAL VISITOR'S GUIDE WINNIPEG

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