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WOMEN Margaret Redmond’s ENDURING love for Winnipeg and a Good Challenge



Unwavering PLUS Avoiding Brain Drain Bringing the Inside, Outside

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18 20 Unwavering Spirit: Margaret Redmond’s Enduring love for Winnipeg and a Good Challenge


24 Community

Teaching Independence, Transforming Lives: The Movement Centre of Manitoba continues to thrive

25 Health

A Sense of Calm: Find your place at Yoga Public

26 Parenting

Avoiding Brain Drain: Keep your kids sharp over the summer months


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28 Sodalicious 30 From the Cellar 32 Cravings 34 Sips for Summer and Beyond 35 Fresh Idea 36 Liquid Assets 37 Out to Lunch 38 A Taste of Summer

11 We Love 13 Q&A 15 Fashion 22 Summer Family Fun 49 Chatterbox



39 Beyond the BBQ 42 Outdoor Comfort 45 Window Coverings Soar to New Heights



editor’s perspective

Winnipeg Summer 2012

The guide for living local


Summer 2012: Volume 13, Issue 2 Editor Alison Mintenko


ummer. The word alone makes me want to tie my hair back and park myself at the lake for a few weeks to watch the world go by. I think it’s only fair that after the winters we endure, we should all take some time to kick back and enjoy the sweet, sunny heat.

At least for me though, this summer will be extra busy. Between weekend downtime with my daughter, snapping hundreds of photos, doing relays and everything else going on, I’ll be learning the ropes of this great magazine. I’ve been a writer for Winnipeg Women for a long time, but to be put into the editor chair is quite an honour. I’ll do my absolute best to help make it shine. Our cover story on Margaret Redmond should leave you feeling inspired. She’s an incredible lady, to be sure, as Assiniboine Park and the zoo can attest. For further inspiration, read about the amazing things the Movement Centre is doing with their life-altering work. Need to centre yourself amidst the craziness of trips to the lake and children with plenty of time on their hands? Sneak away to Yoga Public to relax your body and clear your mind before heading home to help your kids avoid summer lethargy. The world is a huge, interesting place, and there are plenty of ways to keep everyone occupied and learning. If you’re heading out on the town, our fashion pages are full of sultry, saucy looks for an evening out, and the pages of Dish are saucy in their own right, offering up fresh takes on the classic barbeque. And if all you really want is to get down and get dirty, check out Chatterbox for information on the Dirty Donkey Run – a must to get involved with this summer. Good food, good music, and good fun – I wish them all for you this summer!

CONTRIBUTORS Amanda Thomas, Ian McCausland, Holli Moncrieff, RoseAnna Schick, Susie Parker, Randy Sawatsky, Shel Zolkewich, Kathryne Grisim

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Women of Distinction On May 2, 2012, guests attended the Women of Distinction Awards at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, where the 2012 nominees were celebrated and honoured for their achievement. The YMCAYWCA Women of Distinction Awards Program is an inspirational and exciting celebration of talent, achievement, imagination and innovation, honouring Manitoba women who have made a unique and exemplary contribution to the development of others in our community.

Congratulations to each of the nominees and this year’s winners: Arts; Catharine Teichroew, Circle of Inspiration; Diane Redsky, Joy Smith, Dianna Bussey, Culture: Tina Chen, Education; Training & Mentorship; Karen Botting, Leadership & Management; Dr. Jeannette Montufar, P. Eng., Public Awareness & Communications; Anna-Celestrya Carr, Science, Technology & The Environment; Maureen Heaman, Voluntarism, Advocacy & Community Enhancement; Chau Pham, Wellness, Healthy Living & Recreation; Janice Lukes, Young Woman of Distinction; Amanda Furst, The Gerrie Hammond Memorial Award of Promise; Alana Robert, Prairie Award of Promise; Kelby Loeppky, Eira “Babs” Friesen Lifetime Achievement; Mary Scott

Celebrating Our Most Beautiful Women Our 7th Annual Winnipeg’s Most Beautiful Women gala was held March 29, 2012, at the Delta Hotel. Celebrating women who truly exemplify the true meaning of the word beauty, it was, as always, an inspiring and incredible night. Thank you to all who came out to support these beautiful women, and congratulations to all of our nominees and winners! Jocelyn Armbruster - Winner, Rana Bokhari - Winner, Marlena Bova , Majda Ficko, Allison Filmon Carvey, Lori Franco, Rhonda Graviloff, Sandra Horyski, Pauline Janzen, Jennifer Joyal, Dawn Kautz, Jenn Krahn, Michelle Lalonde, Ann Ledwich - Winner, Anne Loewen, Mary Lou MacGregor, Connie Magnusson Schimnowski - Winner, Juliana Mallews, Brittany Meeches, Mona Mesa, Kristin Millar - Winner, Joanne O’Leary, Carol Ploen Hosegood, Christine Rawdon, Darcie Reimer, Meredith Rempel, Leanne Ross, Janet Simon, Laura Sokal, Anita Southall, Kristin W, Jennifer Waito, Julie Walsh, Hailey Webinger, Connie Yunyk

Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards On May 17, the Women Business Owners of Manitoba (WBOM) celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards at a gala at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. The event honours women entrepreneurs, helping them excel, learn and grow in their businesses. We’d like to congratulate all of the nominees, as well as the outstanding winners: Overall Excellence (Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank); Amanda Saunders, EPIC Dealer Solutions Ltd.,Young Entrepreneur (Sponsor: Winnipeg Convention Centre); Amanda Saunders, EPIC Dealer Solutions Ltd., Impact on Local Economy (Sponsor: MTS); Rishona Hyman, Aqua Essence Swim Academy, Building Business (Sponsor: Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba); Claudia Earl,, Lifetime Achievement (Sponsor: City of Winnipeg); Majda Ficko, Hair Do Zoo, Home Enterprise (Sponsor: Winnipeg Free Press); Kaye Grant, Reconnaissance Management Consulting Group Inc., Emerging Business; (Sponsor: Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin, Inkster Christie Hughes LLP), Marta Mikita-Wilson, Eco Stream; Franchisee (Sponsor: Winnipeg Women Magazine), Anita Sharma Turner, RE/MAX Associates, Excellence in Service (Sponsor: CIBC); Penny Brookes, Cruise World Inc., Contribution to Community (Sponsor: CTV); Tannis Wilson, Covet Designs,International Trade (Sponsor:  Province of Manitoba); Celeste Brunel, Celestial Designs Inc.


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Her Honour, Mrs. Lee From teaching classes to meeting royalty, it’s all in a day’s work by Amanda Thomas

t the incredibly elegant Government House on 10 Kennedy Street, Her Honour Mrs. Lee reminisced fondly about working with new immigrants and meeting the Queen of England.

Q: Can you tell me a bit about your extensive work with newly landed citizens of Manitoba? A: You know the new immigrants when they come here have a language problem, so for the last 30 years I’ve volunteered to help them with that. People are coming to Manitoba from China, the Philippines, everywhere, so they’ve never had to speak English before and that allows for many settlement issues.

Q: What are some of their most trying transitions into the community? A: We help people with language problems, but also help them find their way around the city. Everything is new to them, so they need to find a market, a doctor or a lawyer, so we help them settle in.

Q: What is it about Winnipeg and Manitoba as a whole that has kept you in the province for so many years? A: I like Winnipeg. I came here 44 years ago. I can remember the first day I arrived, it was 30 below, so cold and I was in a mini-skirt! When I left the airport, I was freezing but when I got in the car it was warm, so I thought, “Oh not so cold, I can do this.” I’m passionate about the people here, they’re all so nice. When I first got here, everyone was trying to help me, even my classmates, so I felt like it was a kind city. We chose Winnipeg, Manitoba, as our home. We could have chosen Hong Kong, Vancouver, Montreal - but I like Winnipeg. I’ve never lived anywhere else in Canada. We were new immigrants at one time, too, and I think we made the right choice.

Q: I know you’ve had a lot of experience in the restaurant industry. Do you have a passion for food and cooking? A: I also teach cooking at the Chinese Cultural Centre, YMCA during Chinese New Year and at the Forks Market. And I have five restaurants in Winnipeg so I feel very strongly for cooking and food. I’m also able to hire some of the new immigrants to work at my restaurants as their first job, so that’s rewarding.

Q: Can you describe what it was like to meet the Queen? A: We met the Queen in 2010, when all new appointees to the position of Lieutenant Governor were able to meet with her Majesty at Buckingham Palace or during her tour through Canada. So we chose to meet her Majesty at Buckingham Palace and she was a very kind and classy lady. She’s extremely gentle and she spoke like a commoner. She spoke to us about our children and household concerns. When I was first preparing to meet her I was very excited and she made me feel very comfortable. It was like visiting with a family member.

Q: What has been the highlight of your time as Her Honour? A: The Queen visited us for six hours when she came to Winnipeg. She was in our house, the official residence, for about five hours. She had lunch right at that table. It was really an experience I’ll always remember.



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Margaret Redmond’s ENDURING love for Winnipeg and a Good Challenge

Unwavering By Holli Moncrieff


argaret Redmond has the best view in the city. The President and CEO of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy has an office that overlooks the park. To remind herself of why she works so hard, all she has to do is look out the window.

“It reminds me of why I took this on and makes any bad day go away. It’s all the inspiration I need,” she says, adding that she can hear children laughing in the park from her office. “There are not a lot of jobs that give you that kind of immediate feedback.” Redmond came to the park in a roundabout way. She is a lawyer by trade, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology from the University of Manitoba. After articling with a large law firm in the city, she spent almost 20 years of her career working for the Canadian Wheat Board. She began there as associate council, and worked her way up to become executive vicepresident of corporate services and finally the Chief Strategic Officer.

“I had been there for 16 years, and I needed to figure out what my next big role was going to be,” says Redmond. “We did some really amazing things during my time there that allowed me to hone my skills, but it was a good time for me to step back.” At first, Redmond wasn’t sure what she wanted to do next. She left the Wheat Board in 2006, and during a one-and-ahalf-year hiatus, she took MBA courses and chaired the board of the Manitoba Theatre Centre. She and her husband also adopted a second daughter from Asia. “I had a sense that I really wanted to do something great for the city, and the direction the city wanted to take with the park really spoke to that side of me. It was a personal passion,” she says. “What I did next had to be something I had a really deep-seated commitment to. I’ve always been a raving fan of Winnipeg. In my heart this is what I was meant to do.” She accepted the challenge to head the park’s ambitious 10 year development plan in August 2008. Redmond was a part of the park’s redevelopment from day one and helped create the master plan.

“I’ve had different challenges. At the front end, the challenge was getting people to believe we could pull off something this truly visionary, and then we had to figure out how to transform people’s excitement into a financial commitment,” she explains. “We’re in a really good place, delivering this extraordinary experience to our visitors, but now there is the challenge of keeping it front of mind for people. We are still very much a start-up. How do we make sure we don’t get ahead of ourselves?” Even though its 10 year plan is only in year two, visitors to the park have already been able to enjoy some significant changes— everything from the redeveloped duck pond to the children’s Nature Playground, Toucan Ridge, Qualico Family Centre and the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden. “Our first big unveiling was the children’s playground, which was a very special moment for me, having two children myself. What was missing from this park was a child’s play space that they felt was their own,” says Redmond. “The moment there were kids running all over the playground for the first time was a hard moment to top for me. What a gift to be involved in this.” SUMMER 2012


Redmond is excited about the zoo’s Journey to Churchill exhibit, which is to be completed by 2014. The first phase, the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre (IPBCC), is already open to the public. She is hoping to open the attraction’s Tundra Grill, a new food experience that will look out into one of the exhibits and be attached to an indoor playground, in November. “Journey to Churchill is going to be spectacular. The scale of what this exhibit is going to be and the message it will hold takes my breath away,” she says. “We’ll exhibit these magnificent northern animals and build something that’s going to help them at the same time. It can actually make a difference in the world.” While it was originally designed as a home for orphaned polar bears, the IPBCC’s exhibit’s current tenant is a black bear cub. “It’s a black bear, but it’s a bear that needed our help,” Redmond laughs. As an animal lover, she takes a keen interest in the park’s zoo and the conservation work that is being done. “I’m always asking how the animals are doing. It was a great honour when I started working at the park to get a behind-the-scenes tour. We have very


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special people working here who are so dedicated to the animals,” she says. “I have so many great memories of the zoo, but like many Winnipeggers I became increasingly disheartened as the zoo fell into disrepair. I felt very committed to doing what needed to be done.” Away from Assiniboine Park, Redmond admits she has a secret passion. In high school, she was a singer who participated in musical theatre. “I’m one of those people who sit in the audience and wish they were on stage. It’s embarrassing, but I was very tall at a young age, so I ended up playing a lot of male parts in school productions,” she says, adding that participating in MTC’s lawyers play was always a thrill. “That was my way of exploring the road not taken, and one of the benefits of being a lawyer.” She also enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her husband of 20 years and their two daughters. “There is nothing better than waking up early on the weekend and sneaking in my one hour of escaping into the world of whatever book I’m reading. I love letting a book wash over me,” she says. “I’d love to go back (to school) and take some courses in English Literature. I miss the days when there was a professor at the

front of the room asking all these deep, probing questions that made you see literature in a different way.” A third generation Winnipegger, Redmond is fiercely committed to the city she calls home. “Winnipeg has a sense of community and warmth I don’t feel when I’m in other cities in Canada. It doesn’t take long to make a connection with people here,” she says. “I love that Winnipeggers band together and make amazing things happen. We saw the situation with the Jets lived out on such an epic scale because of the indefinable spirit of Winnipeg. We make things happen that ordinarily wouldn’t in a city this size.” Redmond adds that she is grateful that she has an important role to play in the city’s rejuvenation. “I can take comfort in the fact that after I’m gone, I was a part of something that will last. What we’re doing is clearly relevant to people, who have been so great about saying thank you. People are so excited about what they see,” she says. “It’s such a privilege to be leading the redevelopment of this beautiful space. It’s such a gift. We’re the only city in Canada that has something like it, so why not make it the best it can be.”

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Summer Family Fun With the arrival of summer and rising temperatures, so comes the abundance of festivals and activities that go along with them. From music to movies and stampedes to racetracks, there is sure to be something the whole family will enjoy.

Winnipeg Folk Festival Family Area: July 4-8, 2012

Join us in the Family Area for music, games, crafts and more. Build your own hula-hoop, make a wooden harmonica or a wacky, found-object drum– then strike up the whole recycled band! Special performances by Aaron Burnett, Gustavo and the Green Fools, and more! Five-day pass only $23 for children ages 5-12.


To The Arctic 3D is a captivating and adventurous tale of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. At IMAX Theatre Winnipeg, home to the largest screen in Manitoba, we’ll take you on the journey to the Arctic – no parkas required.

Speedworld Indoor Kart Track

Don’t get caught out in the rain! At Speedworld Indoor Kart Track EVERY DAY is race day!  Speedworld offers extreme INDOOR kart racing at speeds from 38-50 km per hour!  Open 7 days a week - it’s the perfect place to have your next birthday, stag party or team windup!  Minimum height 58 inches.

Goldie’s Home Run Gang

The official Junior Fan Club of the Winnipeg Goldeyes Are you a Goldeyes fan 15 years old or younger? For only $25.00 join Goldie’s Home Run Gang for year round fun! Membership includes: Four On-Deck ticket vouchers, an exclusive membership gift, 10% discount at The Dugout-Souvenir Store, a Fun Day at the ballpark with players and coaches, invites to field trips with Goldie to explore Winnipeg, your very own birthday card from Goldie, newsletters, contests and much more! For more information on the Junior Fan Club, please call 982-2273.

FortWhyte Alive!

There’s fun and recreation for all ages this summer at FortWhyte Alive! We offer guided walks, interpretive talks, specialty workshops, as well as unique outdoor activities – paddling & sailing, bison safaris, wilderness hikes, and much more. From our forested trails and Interpretive Centre to our bison prairie and lakes, there’s something for everyone at FortWhyte Alive. Visit for more information.

Summer Day Camp @ The Children’s Museum: July 2-6, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Children’s Museum offers fun-filled day camps that get kids’ minds and bodies moving during spring and summer breaks. Our Day Camps are a great, safe place for kids to spend their holidays. Location: Children’s Museum - 45 Forks Market Road


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Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival: July 18-29, 2012

North America’s second largest Fringe festival features more than 100 theatre groups. Outdoor stage and Kids Fringe feature street performers, buskers and bands from noon to midnight. Location: various locations, downtown Winnipeg.

Manitoba Stampede and Exhibition: July 19-22, 2012

One of Canada’s largest professional rodeos, it offers four days of top level competition. Location: Morris

Islendingadagurinn (Icelandic Festival of Manitoba): August 3-6, 2012

Second oldest ethnic gathering in Canada held in the largest Icelandic community outside Iceland. Includes midway, beach volleyball, Amma’s kitchen, folk festival, fine art show, sandcastle building contest, New Iceland historic and cultural exhibits, traditional program, parade. Location: Gimli

Steinbach Pioneer Days: August 3-6, 2012


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Folklorama - Canada’s Cultural Celebration: August 5-18, 2012

Represents cultures from around the world in a two-week extravaganza full of ethnic richness and traditions in culture, food and art. With over 40 pavilions, this multicultural event is held throughout the city. Location: various locations throughout Winnipeg

Morden Corn & Apple Festival: August 24-26, 2012

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Teaching Independence, Transforming Lives

By Amanda Thomas

again that have taken running steps at The Movement Centre. The Centre implements a system called Conductive Education Rehabilitation, which leads a holistic approach to motor movement in a group environment. This system was formed in Budapest, Hungary, by physician and professor Andras Pëto and began gaining distinction in North America in the last two decades.

The Movement Centre has grown so much in the last five years that they cannot meet the demand for service and have been forced to start a waiting list. There are many people whose quality of life could be greatly improved, but the Centre can no longer meet the staffing or spacing requirements needed to help everyone in Manitoba and surrounding areas. Nelson and her team’s immediate goal is to open a second centre in the south end of Winnipeg to help every person possible achieve their full potential.

The staff that Nelson has put together are certainly an army of angels that truly believe in Conductive Education Rehabilitation. When a client enters The Movement Centre they are out of their wheelchairs, walkers or slings for the entirety of the session and are surrounded by a group of their peers. Peer involvement is a huge part of the process and The Movement Centre has peer groups ranging from small children to senior citizens. Clients are then led through the session by a professional conductor and conductor assistants in a cognitive group setting.

The Movement Centre has not only survived the last 14 years, but thrived, running self sufficiently without any government funding. Now community investment is needed so that even more Manitobans with movement disabilities can achieve their goals, one step at a time. Nelson’s aforementioned dream of opening a second facility can be fulfilled with your investment. Visit to learn more about the program and to make a donation to the truly commendable Movement Centre of Manitoba.

The Movement Centre of Manitoba continues to thrive, along with its clients


he Movement Centre of Manitoba was started by Margy Nelson 14 years ago in a true labour of love. Nelson’s son Bryce had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy years earlier and they soon began to notice that there was a complete lack of government support for people in their situation. At her family’s expense, Nelson took Bryce to Ontario to visit one of two facilities in the country and noticed significant improvement in his demeanor and mobility skills after the program’s completion. Shortly after their return to Winnipeg, Nelson opened The Movement Centre of Manitoba. It remains to be one of only three facilities offering full support for those struggling with Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, MS, head injuries, and stroke complications across Canada. The work the Centre accomplishes each day is nothing short of a miracle. There are clients that were told by medical professionals that they’d never walk


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A Sense of Calm

By RoseAnna Schick

Find your place at Yoga Public


rom the moment you walk in, Yoga Public on Fort Street feels like a place destined to ground you in some way.

It might be because of exterior walls with floor-to-ceiling garage door windows streaming in sunlight from outside. Perhaps it’s due to the brick foyer partition drenched in earth-tones that rises up on the left side. Or maybe it’s from the large metal vases on the right, brimming with circular shaped, maintenance-free foliage and lined up in a row like sentinels, welcoming all who enter. While it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what leads to an immediate sense of calmness, it’s obvious that everything at Yoga Public is designed to create a total body-mindspirit experience. It’s also obvious that Yoga Public has been developed as a studio that offers something for everyone. “We wanted to create a space for everybody to do yoga, and have a wide range of accessibility in terms of the breadth and style of classes,” says Ida Albo, who owns Yoga Public along with her husband, Rick Bel. “We want a person to be able to find something that fits in their schedule, and also have the option of experiencing as many different forms of yoga as possible, so they can find something that fits them.”

Some of their class offerings are indeed very specialized. They are the only studio that offers TRX fitness, which is a full body workout in 45 minutes using suspension training techniques. Working with the resistance of your own body weight, these classes tighten your core, strengthen and lengthen muscles, and increase flexibility. They are also the only studio that offers Yoga on the Wall. Straps anchored into the wall assist with traction, support and balance, while participants use gravity to improve training, stretch tight muscles, and aid in physical rejuvenation. And hanging upsidedown to finish off the class is probably one of the most interesting and adrenalinepumping yoga moves imaginable – bringing fear and fun together as one. A great restorative yoga is Hot Yin. Stretches are done in an infrared hot room, making Yoga Public one of only a handful of studios in North America to use infrared heat in their yoga program. Using passive postures held for longer periods of time, this class invites deep opening in the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and spine. Along with the gentle heat, ambient lighting, relaxing spa music and meditative breathing help you relax into each pose, and makes the hour seemingly fly by.

Billing itself as “Canada’s largest yoga playground,” Yoga Public has four spacious studios that offer a wide variety of yoga, fitness, and meditation all under one roof. With over 110 classes each week, the studio accommodates all ages and levels, and allows for many different choices.

For meditation classes try KYMA, a combination of easy stretching, breathing exercises, mantras, and guided meditation. You’ll leave this class feeling centred, introspective, and with peace of mind. Similar in intent, Mindful Movement is a gentle class that allows you to experience the connection between movement, stretching, and breath in a soft dynamic flow. This class brings a sense of balance in both the physical and emotional body.

Samantha Chisick, Director of Yoga Public, says variety is one thing that makes them unique. “We’re known for having many different styles of yoga in one space. We also have a few niche classes that are very popular, like physiologic, our yoga therapy class. We have KYMA, which is meditation and movement, along with other great meditation classes.”

Realizing time is of the essence for many, Yoga Public makes it easy for people to come to classes by providing mat and towel service. An extra special touch – and bonus after any class – is soaking up serenity in one of the indulgent rain showers, complete with complimentary shampoo, body wash, conditioner and body lotion.

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Avoiding Brain Drain

By Susie Parker

Keep your kids sharp over

the summer months


n the last day of school, kids rush home to toss their backpacks into the recesses of their closets. While the backpacks may remain tucked away gathering dust over the warm summer months, there is no reason your child’s brain should go on vacation too. Parents and educators are often looking for ways to battle the effects of summer brain drain. While two months may be a long time to be out of the structure of the school system, its routines and expectations, here are three simple tips parents and caregivers can utilize to keep those young minds fresh, ready for learning and even prepared for the next grade level come September.


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1. READING FOR FUN! Throughout the school year, children are required to read certain books as part of their curriculum. While these books may be teaching new concepts and ideas, some children struggle with reading something just because it’s mandatory. During the summer months, children get to focus more on self-directed reading just for fun. Heading to the cottage or lake? Stop at your local library first and stock up on books for the ride. Let your child pick the books that most appeal to him/her. Then read together at night and encourage your child to pick out any new words and use a thesaurus/dictionary app (FreeSaurus) to learn each new word’s meaning. Finding creative ways to connect new experiences with reading, such as pairing a field trip with a book, can be fun for the whole family. After a trip to the Winnipeg Art Gallery where your teenager

discovers her love for Dali, follow it up with a biography about the prolific artist. A visit to the Planetarium goes well with a book about the constellations. Then take your child out into the dark night and see how many of the constellations you can name without checking the book.

2. GET IN TOUCH WITH NATURE When the kids want to head outside, they can capture nature in the palm of their wee hands to observe and explore. Julie Belair-Bak, director of sales for Canadian

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3. DAY CAMPS There are a variety of day camps across the city to immerse your child in a world of music, science, sports, or just about any subject that may interest them. Wayne Davies, principal of Ecole Selkirk Junior High says picking the right camp experience for your child comes from knowing your child best. “I’m a huge fan of Mini-University at the University of Manitoba and Kids Technology Camps offered by Red River College. There is really something for everyone, from sports to computers to science to art; your child will be able to explore his/her passion while learning. And we all know our children learn better when they are having fun.”

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Owning a home system that will help you avoid the need for plastic bottles and cans can have a bigger impact than you may realize. The reduction in your carbon footprint alone means less plastic in landfills, and less truck emissions from delivery of those bottles. Besides the environmental benefits, the advantage to your wallet can add up as well. If you keep in mind the prices of sparkling water or bottled sodas, then factor in that one average family, over the course of three years, will consume 6,394 bottles and cans worth of product, it’s an alarming amount of money to be spending on beverages. Especially ones that can literally be made in your own home.

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From the Cellar

By Randy Sawatsky

Flavours of


id you know that June 23, 2012 marks National BBQ Day here in Canada? The premise of recognizing such a noteworthy occasion is to take advantage of locally sourced food and prepare it in its finest form...on the barbeque. Food grown locally is good for your health and good for your community.

What better place to find locally grown food than at Manitoba’s largest farmers’ market located in St. Norbert. Open as of June 2, farm families are once again hauling fresh vegetables, meats, fruits and eggs to throngs of customers. And if trying to navigate the masses is not your cup of tea, hit up Earl’s Meat Market in Steinbach. The family owned and run store is a custom cut and retail butcher shop, committed to buying only local naturally raised beef, pork and lamb. With that taken care of, we need wine...and scotch. One of the key fundamentals to pairing wine and food is recognizing the equilibrium between the weight of the wine and the weight of the food. Big wines like a Cabernet Sauvignon demand red meats like beef, while lighter wines like a Pinot Noir pair well with pork sausage and lamb. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Eat, drink and BBQ!

The Hive (Scotland; $69; MLCC) A blend of malt whiskies, with an emphasis on 12 year-old Speyside malt from both fresh and refill Sherry casks. Nosing reveals sweetness and a hint of spice; reminiscent of fresh honey, toffee apples and cinnamon sticks. The lengthy finish is smooth and sweetly satisfying.

Yali Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile; $14; MLCC) This expressive Cabernet Sauvignon has a nose of strawberries and raspberries complemented by black pepper, caramel and chocolate. It is fullbodied, with firm, ripe tannins that give it structure, leading to a rich, lasting finish. Pair with grilled red meats like bison, venison and beef burgers.

THE HIVE BBQ SAUCE Start 1/3 cup The Hive 12 year-old Scotch 1/4 cup minced onion 2 cloves minced garlic Dab of butter 20 roughly crushed peppercorns 1/2 tablespoon salt 3/4 cup ketchup 1 teaspoon molasses 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup tomato paste 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce Dash or four of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce



Finish 1. Combine the butter, onion, garlic and The Hive scotch in a heavy pan over medium heat. Simmer 8 - 10 minutes. Blend the peppercorns, salt, ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, cider vinegar, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and Frank’s Red Hot sauce. 2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

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ire up the grill and get saucy! This summer chefs and grill-masters alike are experimenting more and more with eccentric, oneof-a-kind BBQ sauces. Whether you want to prepare a delicious home-cooked meal or head out on the town for dinner, there’s a BBQ sauce for everyone. The guys at Bon Vivant Premium BBQ Sauces and WOW Hospitality’s Muddy Waters laid out all the different sauce options for the season and the results are mouth-watering.

Bon Vivant! Premium BBQ Sauces Chef Damian Belanger and his business partner James Wasio have created a full product line of uniquely delicious BBQ sauces. Bon Vivant’s premium BBQ sauces are 100 per cent Manitoba made and feature locally sourced produce wherever possible. The lineup features interesting sauces like Root Beer, Chocolate Chili, Korean, Citrus, Fire Roasted Jalapeño and Chive, Caribbean, and a Sweet Chili Spice Rub. Compared to the four leading national brands, Bon Vivant’s sauces are low calorie and contain less sodium, sugar and carbs. Each of the sauces, with the exception of the Korean, are also gluten-free. Chef Damian suggests you fire up the grill and make some Root Beer Ribs, or a Chocolate Chili Pork Tenderloin to spice up this year’s grilling season. If you’re more of a pizza person, try Bon Vivant’s Fire Roasted Jalapeno and Chive as a tasty substitute for traditional pizza sauce. The sauce masters at Bon Vivant are working on a couple new flavours to debut this summer so keep your eyes peeled and your barbecue near. Bon Vivant! BBQ Sauce can be purchased every weekend at the St. Norbert Farmer’s Market, or visit for a province wide retailer list and full recipes!

WOW! Hospitality’s Muddy Waters If you don’t want to fashion your own smokehouse this summer head down to Muddy Waters at the Forks for some good old fashioned BBQ. Muddy Waters has been a staple at the Forks since WOW! Hospitality President Doug Stephen opened the restaurant in 1998. Their coveted patio area is a great place to try one of two homemade Muddy Waters BBQ sauces. They use an apple cider vinegar-based sauce on the melt in your mouth pulled pork sandwich. The vinegar-based sauce has been adapted with a Winnipeg flare from the traditional North Carolina Piedmont, and it’s perfectly paired with the pulled pork. On the ribs and chicken they use their Original Muddy Waters BBQ Sauce, which is tomato based and features the perfect blend of sweetness and zip. All of Muddy Waters’ BBQ offerings are slow cooked in a hickory wood chip fueled smoker that restaurant manager Ken Huynh says is running around the clock, slow cooking to perfection. This is the ideal spot to sample some saucy BBQ and take in the upbeat riverside atmosphere. Visit Muddy Waters at 15 Forks Market Road or online at



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ost people don’t put much thought into where their bottled water comes from – especially when they’re out at an event, or at a restaurant – but four years ago, Deb Belinsky did. She was at a formal dinner, and took notice of the bottled water the waiters were serving to the guests. “We were served water from countries from halfway around the world, so I did a bit of research.”

She was contemplating how the hospitality industry selected their bottled waters. “I thought ‘This is not a new idea – a coffee from a chain tastes the same in Winnipeg as it does in Dubai’.” She was right in her thinking. Company chains the world over use filtered water to ensure their products tastes the same no matter what country or province you taste it in. They want consumers to know that when you pay for a name, you’ll get the taste associated with that name. As a result of Belinsky’s common sense, tabl’eau Filtered Water was born, and it’s been full steam ahead ever since. Offered as an alternative to bottled water, tabl’eau is served in a reusable artisan



blue glass bottle – a symbol that is sure to be recognized for its beauty and what it means to the world of filtered water. It gives restaurants, hotels and event locations the opportunity to be recognized as responsible, environmentally conscious businesses; those that support a strong, intelligent brand. Using locally filtered water over choosing to have product shipped from around the world is a wonderfully beneficial choice for the environment. The reduction in the carbon footprint alone is the one Belinsky gravitated towards. She has built the brand around only one question: How far does your water have to travel? “Tap water is very good, but the challenge of tap water is that it develops seasonal odours due to algaeic and chlorinic conditions. Cities don’t filter to a half micron, or add carbonation,” says Belinsky, “And the water doesn’t come out of your tap sparkling.” She explains that tabl’eau filters even beyond a half micron. To provide the best tasting, best smelling filtered water, tabl’eau has partnered with Everpure™, who offer state-of-theart, commercial-grade water filtration

system technology, which eliminates 99.9 per cent of contaminants from local water. In Winnipeg, tabl’eau is featured at both Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar, located at 179 Bannatyne Avenue, and at Rae & Jerry’s Steak House, at 1405 Portage Avenue. Rae & Jerry’s offers the classic tabl’eau waters, while Hermanos has branched into some of the new flavours. In October, tabl’eau announced new flavours cucumber, pomegranate, white peach, blueberry and blackberry. “With patio season, for our restaurant owners, you add mint, or maybe rosemary or basil, and it’s refreshing and hydrating, and it tastes great,” says Belinsky. Tabl’eau is simply water. It uses the healthier choice of 100 per cent agave, or pure cane sugar to sweeten its all-natural flavourings, as opposed to refined white sugar or high fructose corn syrup. When mixed, all of the tabl’eau flavours are only between 40 – 90 calories per 10 – 12oz glass. “It’s not an infusion situation, it’s an actual flavour,” stresses Belinsky. “It’s just flavoured water, and it’s a great responsible alternative – that’s what we want to get out there. It’s just something to think about.”

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for Summer and Beyond

Fresh Idea

A Beginners’ Guide to


By Shel Zolkewich

Start with these top five plants


ou might think that after 16 years in the herb world, Dave Hanson would have a hard time getting charged up about the lemon verbena or purple basil. You’d be wrong. So with boundless enthusiasm, the owner of Sage Garden Herbs offers a beginners’ guide to growing these fragrant, forgiving and fabulous plants.

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Lemon Verbena

If you’ve never considered yourself a green thumb, herbs are the place to start.

Make a glaze for barbequed chicken breasts or use it in homemade ice cream. Lemon verbena will also become your new favourite tea. Every time you pinch one leaf, three new ones will grow. Over time, it will grow to be a robust shrub. Bring in inside for HERB TIP: winter but don’t be alarmed when it drops all leaves—it’s The more you deciduous. harvest, the more

“Most herbs are plants that like to grow,” said Hanson. To get started, decide if you want to put your herbs in containers or in the ground. If you choose pots, make sure the soil is composty and well drained. You’ll also have to fertilize regularly. “If you don’t add nutrients, you’ll notice production will drop off in the summer,” he said.

If you love pesto, you’ll want to drop a few of these sweet basil plants into your garden you get. Keep or a container—they’ll do Spicy Orange Thyme well in either spot. Like most pinching, pulling Hanson loves this hardy herbs, they like lots of light and ground cover for adding a and cutting. a composty soil. If pesto is a little burst of citrus to desserts, teas too ambitious for you, a sprig of basil and veggies. Its beautiful purple on any dish looks—and smells—great. Or flowers might be the reason ladybugs layer a few leaves on fresh tomatoes, a slice love it so much. And ladybugs in your of cheese and a crusty bread and you have garden are always a good thing. lunch. Remember to pinch rather than pluck Stevia the leaves. A single leaf of stevia easily takes the Rosemary place of an after-dinner sweet. A little “You can’t help but have an aromatherapy goes a long way and that’s because stevia session when you brush by your rosemary is 300 times sweeter than sugar. It’s easy plants,” Hanson said. There’s nothing better on to grow and can be used fresh or dried. grilled meats and roasted potatoes. Snip the After it’s dried, toss the leaves in a clean tips for use, rather than pinching or plucking. coffee grinder and use the fine powder When Labour Day rolls around, give rosemary for all your sweetening needs.

The vast array of choices can be overwhelming, but visiting a place like Sage Garden Herbs can help you narrow things down. “All of our plants are chemicalfree, which means we encourage nibbling,” Hanson said. “Plant what you love and what you’ll use.”


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Out to Lunch

Success on Academy Road A food review of InFerno’s new location By Kathryne Grisim, The Media Chef


do not ever recall lunching with my sister. She has a tremendously complicated job and I often get a quick email from her at the noon hour, when I can picture her grabbing a sandwich at her desk. Currently she is on a leave of absence, so lunchtime can stretch into the afternoon, if we so choose. InFerno’s original location is in St. Boniface and we’ve visited there many times. I especially love their patio in summer. Their new location on Academy Road is absolutely humming, therefore, I knew that we were taking our chances by arriving without a reservation. I did spot some open tables on the sidewalk and speculated that we could be happy there. We got the bonus of sitting right next to one of my favourite consignment shops, aptly named “Redeemed,” where the owner was switching out the items on display in front of the store. This was like having lunch next to a runway fashion show!

My sister chose the beet and blue cheese salad, which I will do on a subsequent visit. It was absolutely stunning with simply steamed purple and golden beets, and a nest of colourful beet swirls perched on top. I was just as thrilled with my choice when I found the addition of marinated artichoke and hearts of palm tucked into the greens. Both the octopus and the romaine hearts had been turned on the grill to bring out their sweetness and the truth is, I love

anything with char. My husband always knows that my smokie should come off the barbeque last, as the more burnt the better, in my humble opinion. I know that InFerno’s has a gorgeous array of dessert offerings but because it is officially bathing suit season (as displayed next door at Redeemed), we managed to resist. We headed off in different directions (my sister to shop) with the declaration that we would lunch together often while she is still unchained from her desk.

James was our waiter and I have had the pleasure of being served by him previously. He is charming and attentive and made us giggle when he would say “How are the girls doing?” A little thing to some, but being called a girl by such a dashing young man when you are post50, is a delight. I have already treated myself to InFerno’s Herb de-Provence mussels which they graciously made with a splash of white wine instead of cream, so I knew that even though they would cheerfully replace the fries with a salad, I would fixate on those amazing french fries, so I stayed clear of that section of the menu. The last time I was there, the octopus salad that the woman sitting next to me was having had caught my eye so I was able to make an immediate decision of what to order. “Immediate” is relative when two sisters have so much to chat about. FKL_Wpg_womens_ad_may12_r1.indd 1

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1/2 cup

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1 small onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup

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2 tablespoons

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balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons

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packed brown sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons (25 mL)

grainy or Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon

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chili powder

1/2 teaspoon

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1/2 teaspoon

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Pierce steak several times with a fork; place in a resealable plastic bag or shallow dish. Combine beer, onion, garlic, ketchup, vinegar, sugar, mustard, chili powder, salt and pepper; pour over meat. Seal the bag or cover the dish with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator, turning occasionally, for at least 12 hours or up to 24 hours. Oil grill and preheat barbecue to medium-high. Reserving marinade, place steak on the grill, close the lid, and cook for five to six minutes on each side for medium. Remove beef from the grill, tent with foil, and let rest for five minutes. Transfer marinade to a small saucepan and boil five to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. To serve, slice steak into thin strips across the grain and top with sauce. This steak can be served alone as a main course or tossed in a salad with the hot marinade as a dressing. Serves 6 Courtesy of the Beef Information Center Recipe from Great Tastes of Manitoba, available at Chapters and McNally Robinson





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By Holli Moncrieff

ake the most of your summer by doing your cooking outdoors this year. Inspired by the traditional methods of Japan and Tuscany, modern grilling options go far beyond the barbecue.

The Big Green Egg, a dome-shaped ceramic grill that can also be used as an oven or a smoker, is hardly new—it was developed in 1974, and modeled after a style of cooking that’s been taking place in Japan for thousands of years. But it’s enjoying a new found popularity, says Jamie Langdon, outdoor sales representative for Prairie Fireplaces. “More people are trying to get back to the traditional way of cooking with charcoal,” he says. “It has entertainment value. You can have friends and family over. It’s just a lot of fun to cook on it. People make it an all-day event.” What sets the Green Egg apart from the competition is all in the taste, says Langdon. “The hardwood charcoal adds a better flavour to the food, and the flavours you get are hugely different. It’s not only a grill, but a smoker and an oven as well. You can do cakes, pretzels—it does a really good pizza.” This versatile grill comes in five different sizes: a 13 inch cooking grid, 15 inch, 18 inch, and a 24 inch. There is also a mini version, which is only eight inches across. Langdon says the large 18 inch size is their best seller. “The versatility is a huge benefit. There are so many different things you cook in it,” he says. The manufacturer’s website offers dozens of recipes for everything from honey-cured salmon to cornbread ( “There are thousands of different accessories

available for it, and multiple tiers that you can buy. It can sear a steak at 750 degrees or do a long, slow smoke at 200 degrees.” When it comes to transforming your backyard into a space for entertaining, the Big Green Egg can fit into almost any existing space. It has a relatively small footprint, and can sit right on your deck. “It’s very safe, because it is so insulated. The outer shell doesn’t get hot,” says Langdon. An additional selling feature for

Winnipeggers is that it can be used in the winter as well. “It’s constructed of very highquality ceramic, so you can cook year-round and it can withstand very high temperatures.” The Big Green Egg has a lifetime warranty that includes free replacement, if necessary, but Langdon doesn’t know of anyone who has ever needed it. “It’s better for the environment, because it should last forever. This is the last grill you will ever need.” SUMMER 2012


If you decide to purchase a Green Egg, don’t use briquettes. Natural hardwood charcoal is essential for the best flavour. Langdon says three pounds of charcoal should provide you with 20 hours of slow cooking. Prairie Fireplaces sells 20lb bags of hardwood charcoal for $29. “It has a very small learning curve, and easy temperature control. When I started using the Green Egg, I was surprised at how easy it was to control the temperature,” says Langdon. “Anytime you use it, it disinfects itself, whereas barbecues have a lot of grease left behind that can collect mold.”

“We created it from scratch from a concrete-based material. It’s currently being tested,” says Wayne Patram, Product Development Technician for Barkman Concrete. “A larger version debuted at the Home Expressions show last year, and we got a lot of interest. The demand and interest for this type of product is sky-rocketing. You typically find outdoor pizza ovens in California and warmer states, but it’s catching on here.”

This oven also offers versatility to its lucky owners. It can be used for artisan breadmaking, roasts and ribs. “It came from the Mediterranean area, and any food cooked in it tastes fantastic. It’s nowhere near new—this type of cooking has been around for several thousand years already,” Patram says. “It’s great for people who are into roasting and smoking, and it suits a full array of skill levels and general interests. It generates tons of ideas. It’s fascinating what people are doing with it.” As the oven’s cooking surface is 32 inches, and the total footprint is five feet by five feet, you do need some space. Owners need to follow the same codes as they would with a fire pit, making sure the oven is some distance away from any buildings for safety. This wood-burning oven can reach temperatures of 700-900 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Big Green Egg can be pre-assembled at no extra charge, or you can assemble it yourself in one or two hours. The grills sell for between $400 and $1,500. If you have the luxury of more outdoor living space, you may be in the market for an outdoor pizza oven, similar to those seen in Italy.

“You light a fire inside the oven right on the cooking floor. It looks like an igloo on the inside,” explains Petram. “You push the fire to the back of the oven, and clean the cooking floor with a wire brush before putting the food inside. The very fast cooking speed is what contributes to the unique flavour.”

Barkman Concrete has developed their own version, which they are hoping will be available for sale this July. The ovens are made in Steinbach, and Barkman is planning to offer them as part of their kit program, similar to the kits already available for outdoor bars, patios, and waterfalls.

Petram adds that usual cooking speed for a pizza is 90 seconds.

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“It’s the smallest we could comfortably go, and it’s geared toward the do-ityourselfer. You don’t need any tools to put this together,” he adds. “We had to create a product that two people can set up on a Saturday afternoon without machinery or experience. We’re making it very user-friendly. It’s similar to cooking a pizza on a barbecue.”

“If you’d like to find out what food cooked in this oven tastes like, we have some great restaurants in Winnipeg that use this style of cooking—the Bonfire Bistro and Santa Ana Pizzeria,” says Petram. 1961 McCreary Rd., Winnipeg, MB

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Barkman plans to offer an easy-toassemble oven at an accessible price point, says Petram.

If you’d rather pay someone else to set it up, that’s an option. Barkman will connect you with one of their contractors.

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“Because of the igloo shape of the oven, it creates a convection effect with circulating heat. The air temperature gets upwards of 800 to 900 degrees—it happens very fast,” he says. “It facilitates social get-togethers, because everyone’s happy in 20 minutes.”

He estimates that once it’s on the market, the pizza oven will cost between $2,500 and $3,000.

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Bringing the Inside, Outside


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fter being indoors all winter, it’s refreshing to break out into the outdoors. Summer is the perfect season to extend your living space beyond your four walls and fashion a whole new place to work and play.

Outdoor living areas can be simple or complex, depending on your preference. Additions like seating, lighting and architecture will enhance and stylize your space, and create your own private getaway – right in your own backyard. Julie Garcia, owner of The Garden Room on Academy Road, recognizes that outdoor spaces are becoming all the more important to families: “People are not just using their outdoor spaces for barbequing anymore, they see their backyards as an extension of their homes, and want to decorate them as such. “A lot of our customers are interested in outfitting their space with multi-functional pieces. Whether an extension table that can expand to accommodate a large dinner party, or benches with storage underneath, we have lots of options to customize your space and the expertise to put it all together.” When considering how you want your space to look, it’s a good idea to begin by thinking of an overall feel. Donn Thomas, Store Manager for RONA’s Kenaston location, suggests coming up with a word or two that describes what you are going for. “One of the key things is to determine what type of theme you are looking to create. Are you going for a backyard oasis, spa retreat, or maybe a fiesta? has lots of ideas, plans and advice to get you started,” says Thomas, who describes his own personal backyard as an ‘outdoor oasis.’ Garcia advises on deciding how you want to use the space, and then designing with that vision in mind. “If you want room to dine, plan a space for table and chairs, and maybe extra seating for when you entertain. If you’re looking for a space to lounge with a glass of wine, plan for comfortable seating and ambient lighting. How you want to live in that space will determine what you need.”

There are more options this year than ever before for introducing fire into your outdoor space.

To get started, Thomas’ advice is for people to first measure their space, and figure out how much they have to work with. Then, create a rough scale drawing of what you’d like the space to look like. From there, it’s a matter of taste, budget, and degree of upkeep. “Another key thing is to ask yourself ‘how much maintenance am I willing to do?’ Also, do you prefer a deck or patio? This will help you determine how to best design the space.” A compliment to any theme and design is greenery. When it comes to plants, there are countless varieties available, from showy blooms to more subdued foliage. Something to think about is whether the planting area is predominantly in the sun, shade, or both. Also, consider whether you want plants that thrive for one season, or prefer those that grow back each year. One of the new product trends that Thomas has seen this season is an outdoor bar made from stone. “We have a couple of different options available in kits that contain everything you need, from the stone to the adhesives, and are very easy to assemble. You could start building it after breakfast and be serving margaritas with lunch!” When it comes to colour, Thomas is seeing a rise in more neutral tones. “Current trends this year are earth tones. They go with everything, and can be dressed up with splashes of colour for a backyard fiesta, an elegant dinner, or just a nice family night out in the backyard.” Waterfalls are also a popular choice, and so are old-fashioned swings. “A great three-seat swing never goes out of style, and makes me nostalgic for my childhood,” says Thomas. “Looking at the clouds, picturing different animals, and some of the best stories from my grandparents were told when we were just sitting and rocking.”



Wicker is also a timeless addition to an outdoor space, or an indoor space meant to feel outdoorsy, says Garcia. “In wicker furniture, there is a trend towards lighter colors. A warm driftwood color is beautiful at the cottage or in a sunroom.” A nice addition to any backyard design is a fire pit, and Garcia has seen a noticeable increase in choices: “There are more options this year than ever before for introducing fire into your outdoor space.  Fire pits fuelled with propane and beautiful burners that burn a ventless gel fuel have been wellreceived by our customers.

“Solar lights have been strong for years with no sign of slowing, and this year we have lots of new styles and colors. Outdoor rugs are another category that has been popular, because an area rug automatically defines a space and anchors any grouping. People are now trying to divide their space into different zones, like dining, lounging, and cooking, and outdoor area rugs are the instant answer to separating areas.” Garcia finds that she gets a lot of questions about quality of outdoor items: “Everyone wants information about the durability and maintenance of the furniture. Nobody

expects a cheap set to last more than a couple of years, but if customers are investing in a quality teak or resin wicker set, they want to know about the construction and materials used. Teak can be completely maintenance free if you let it weather to a silver grey, and it will last a lifetime – so you better love the style you choose! “There is definitely a trend towards comfort seating. We are seeing many more people wanting comfortable lounge furniture for their spaces. One of the most exciting new products I’ve seen this year is outdoor upholstered lounge furniture made of a textilene fabric (coated polyester) over quick-dry foam.  The furniture has a cool, clean look and is comfortable to sit in. Finally, cushions that are truly made to stay out in the elements.” For furniture structure, Thomas recommends aluminum construction because items are generally lightweight, rust resistant, and easy to store. And since we all know that sadly, summer in Winnipeg won’t last forever, having furniture that is easy to put away will lessen the chores that come with closing up your outdoor living room for another wintry season.

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Window Coverings

Soar to New Heights The future of window coverings available in Winnipeg is bright By Amanda Thomas


esigners have engineered different fashionable options to suit every homeowner’s needs. Whether you’re after esthetics, privacy, functionality or light control there’s a window covering for you at Room For Style boutique on Corydon. Owner Dawn-Marie Brunel and her team of designers are ready to help you pick out the perfect blind, fabric, shade or shutter to both enhance and control the natural light in your space. Homeowners are able to create the ideal setting room by room when selecting individual window coverings. If privacy and light control are your main concerns for your bedroom, then an opaque dual roller shade may be the perfect fit. In your great room, where light is welcome, a sheer cellular shade or traditional wood blind is ideal.

Cellular shades are an extremely energy efficient option that won’t sacrifice any design elements, and only compliment the room. On top of their esthetic appeal their unique cell structuring improves efficiency, saving users money on heating and cooling bills. There’s veritably hundreds of fabric and colour choices to suit all decor styles. Cellular shades have many additional specialty offerings for arch, half circle, and octagon shaped windows, as well as skylights. Finally their cafe style shades lower from the top down and can be automated for that extra modern touch. Another shade option is the dual roller shade. Buyers can pick both a sheer and opaque colour scheme to allow natural light in when desired and to block light out in other instances. An automation system SUMMER 2012


is also available to retract the concept dual roller shades for an even greater sense of ease and style. Of course you can also opt to have a single roller shade for a more simplistic clean finish. When ordering any type of roller shade you can choose a decorative trim and scallop line. All shades can be customized to use an automation system, the traditional chain valance system or a more sophisticated cordless application. Wood blinds are one of the most popular and cost efficient window coverings for the average home owner. There’s many natural wood tones, stains and paint options to choose from. Additionally, if you’re choosing a natural wood tone you can also designate a specific grain, burl, mineral or knotted finish. Another modernized alternative are woven wood blinds that weave wood like bamboo with rattan and natural grasses for a stimulating texture. Vertical blinds are also making a resurgence in the design world after companies have made more than 200 colour combinations available for purchase. Clients can choose fabric textures from linen to silk, natural textures from bamboo to leather, or faux textures featuring stencils and sponging. By adding a room darkening sheer you can block out light for maximum privacy. Cordless wand application provides the ultimate functional control when operating vertical blinds. Custom drapery has also been making a big splash in Winnipeg’s design industry. Drapery can suffice for light control and privacy depending on the pattern and the thickness of the fabric. If you’re after a bold impression, Roman blinds are another option. Similar to a drapery look, they offer slightly more structure and a considerable amount of elegance and grandeur.

Shutters are yet another option that have been gaining steady popularity in Canada in the last decade. Wood shutters are starting to pop up more and more in Winnipeg. They come in a variety of different finishes to match any decor and are easily installed for a stylish, earthy look. The newly redesigned interior shutters are on hinges and can be fully opened to gain full light access into your room. Of course each shutter can be partially opened in the more traditional way, opening slat by slat at the angle you desire.

Room For Style boutique offers clients an in-home consultation with one of their designers, who will provide guidance and suggestions in picking the best window coverings to suit your specific needs. Room For Style designers can also work with you to re-decorate the whole room from floor to ceiling to really enhance the new window coverings. The entire process, from the in-home consultation, to installation of your custom window coverings only takes 2 - 4 weeks total. Visit Room For Style at 875 Corydon Avenue.

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Index to Advertisers Assiniboine Park Conservancy.......... 4

Red River College........................... 31

Barkman Concrete.......................... 41

Robinson Bath Centres................... 47

Bijou Treasures................................ 27

Room For Style Interiors................. 14

Birks & Mayors Inc............................ 6 CD Whyte Ridge Pharmacy............. 25 Cheryl Renee.................................. 14 Corydon Dental..... Inside Front Cover Delta Winnipeg............................... 21

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The Bra Bar & Panterie................... 31

Fort Whyte Alive.....................23 & 40

The Forks North Portage- IMAX..... 23

Glastar Sunroom Systems............... 43

True North Sports & Entertainment...35

Hearth & Patio........................41 & 44

VANGILS Landscape Design & Construction.................................. 5

Lola Boutique.................................. 44

Vita Health..............................27 & 48

Manitoba Liquor Control Commission.......................... 3

Winnipeg Art Gallery...................... 46

Manitoba Lotteries......................... 47 Mercedes Winnipeg.......................... 9

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Dr. Ziesmann Cosmetic Clinic.......... 48

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Winnipeg Pain Treatment Centre.... 14

Peepers Swimwear......................... 31

Women’s Enterprise Centre............ 33

Plastic Surgery Associates............... 48

WOW Hospitality............................ 29

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