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Our unique Grain Elevator Visitors Center is located at the intersection of Interstate I-94 and 45th St S in Fargo, ND. Stop in to enjoy free coffee and popcorn and ask our friendly travel ambassadors about all there is to do in Fargo-Moorhead. The Visitors Center is home to the Celebrity Walk of Fame and the real woodchipper from the movie Fargo. The Celebrity Walk of Fame holds signatures and handprints in cement of more than 100 people. This is a great “hands-on” experience where you can see whether you measure up to Bill Gates, Garth Brooks or even Bert & Ernie. Step inside the Visitors Center and get your photo taken with the real woodchipper from the movie Fargo! The 1996 award winning Coen Brothers film is a cult classic, and the woodchipper scene is one to remember. Page through the original script, see behind the scenes photos and strike you best woodchipper pose with the Eager Beaver - a name given to
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Museums and more… While you’re here, plan to visit at least one of our many attractions! Walk through a pioneer village at Bonanzaville, with 43 authentic buildings from our prairie past. Although each building in the village serves as a tiny museum of artifacts and history, Bonanzaville is also home to the Cass County Museum. The Museum features displays on Native Americans of the Red River Valley, bonanza farms and homesteading, and the modernization of North Dakota. Engage your sense of wonder at the Red River Zoo, where rare and endangered species are their specialty. Although this Zoo is only 14 years old, it holds over 300 animals on 33 acres of land. The Red River Zoo focuses on animals native to areas with similar climates. Their collection includes animals from northern Asia and northern North America, including Chinese red pandas and gray wolves. They also have a variety of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates from around the world. There is also an indoor exhibit including armadillos, saki, and sloths from South America.
Pay homage to heroes at our air museum with planes that still fly. The Fargo Air Museum has rotating planes on exhibit. Ninety percent of them can still take flight. There is a full scale replica of the Wright flyer and The Fred Quam Research Library houses over 2,600 rare aviation and military books. The museum has children’s interactive exhibits, too. Climb into a Huey Helicopter, or take a seat in a cockpit of a static aircraft to experience an element of flight. Take in our rich Scandinavian heritage at the Hjemkomst Center. Did you know that Minnesota has the highest percentage of Norwegian Americans in the United States? So it should come as no surprise to find a full-size Viking ship that sailed to Norway in 1982 and a replica Viking church, also known as a Stave Church. Both massive pieces of Norwegian tradition were built by Fargo-Moorhead locals and donated to the Museum. The Clay County Historical Society offers rotating exhibits. The summer of 2013’s exhibit is Prairie Daughters. Discover the untold story of two early female artists in Clay Country, as illustrated through their lives and works of art.
Wine and Dine… Fargo-Moorhead is home to over 350 restaurants and offers a wide variety of options. We encourage you to tempt your taste buds with some of our unique, local restaurants. These are locally-owned establishments that are exclusive to Fargo-Moorhead and the region. With ethnic cuisine from A Passage to India, to a small list of burgers and wide range of brews at JL Beers, to fine Contemporary/American cuisine at Mezzaluna, you can find it all in Fargo-Moorhead. The HoDo Resturant in downtown Fargo was just recognized with a Four Diamond rating by AAA. This is the only Four Diamond restaurant in both North and South Dakota and is connected to the sophisticated 17-room boutique Hotel Donaldson. Summertime offers great weather in Fargo-Moorhead and nothing beats taking in the sun with some fun drinks on one of our many patios. Downtown Fargo has recently taken advantage of our rooftop real estate and hidden alleys. Enjoy the Sky Prairie on the roof of the Hotel Donaldson or a newly added Rhombus Guys rooftop that overlooks the tree tops of Island Park. Monte’s Downtown may be located on
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Summertime events… There is plenty to do all year-round in Fargo-Moorhead, but summertime is the perfect season for our outdoor events. Here is a list of a few events we would like to highlight this summer. Take in all things Scandinavian at Nordic Footprints June 28-29. Enjoy rides, games, fair food and concerts and the Red River Valley Fair July 9-14. Browse blocks of arts and crafts vendors at the Downtown Street Fair July 18-20. Enjoy two days and 12 bands at the Fargo Blues Fest on the grass of Newman Outdoor Field, August 16-17. When they are not hosting a blues fest, Newman Outdoor Field is a great venue to watch great baseball. You may even catch a game between the FM RedHawks and the Winnipeg Goldeyes! Whether it is a trip with a loved one, a vacation with the family or a weekend getaway with the girls - Fargo-Moorhead is a great option for your next road trip south of the border! For more information on things to do and places to stay - visit us at www.fargomoorhead.org
18 Winnipeg’s Olympic Sweetheart: Janine Hanson
Sun and “Sun”sibility: Protect yourself anytime you’re outside
18 Cover Story
Winnipeg’s Olympic Sweetheart: Janine Hanson
Habitat for Humanity: Building homes, bettering futures
Family Matters: Adoption is just one more way to create a family
10 We Love 11 Scene 12 Chatterbox 13 Q&A 15 Fashion 21 Fitness DISH
26 Summer Family Fun
29 From the Cellar
28 Local Assets
30 Out to Lunch
100 Years Young: Happy Anniversary to the WAG
32 From the Chef 36 Liquid Assets DREAMSPACES
38 Organizing the Chaos 41 The Living Yard
45 Make a Splash
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Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra annual Spring Achievement Awards Dinner was held Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. The evening recognized the Richardson Foundation with the WSO Golden Baton Award for Community Leadership and Steve Bell with the WSO Golden Baton Award for Artistic Achievement. Jordan van Sewall was presented with the Artist of Distinction Award.
(left to right): WSO Executive Director Trudy Schroeder, Leona DeFehr, Art DeFehr, Brent Trepel, Brenlee Carrington Trepel, Richardson Foundation Trustee Curt Vossen, WSO Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate, Peter Jessiman, Artist of Distinction Jordan van Sewell, Kelly Harris, Richardson Foundation Trustee Jim Richardson, Richardson Foundation Trustee Kris Benidickson
(left to right): Peter Jessiman, Leona DeFehr; Steve Bell, recipient for the WSO Golden Baton Award for Artistic Achievement; Art DeFehr, Brenlee Carrington Trepel, Brent Trepel.
(left to right): Jennifer Welsman, Simon MacDonald, first violin; Andrea Bell, Dan Scholz, principal viola; Rodica Jeffrey, second violin; Paul Jeffrey, trumpet
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Radio Royalty Chrissy Troy takes a break from the airwaves to grace our pages by Amanda Thomas
fter spending over a decade gracing
Chrissy Troy tops the charts as one of Winnipeg’s most
beloved radio personalities. Troy is a true Manitoban – one that can even milk cattle – all the while maintaining her Interlake pageant queen status. Her viva-
cious voice and “do it for a good cause” mentality will have listeners tuning in for years to come.
How did you decide to get into radio? Music and the radio have always been part of my life. Growing up on a farm in the Interlake with Ukrainian parents meant there was always a wedding or anniversary to attend, complete with a live Ukrainian band, so I was running around to the music of a fiddle and accordion while the grownups danced. There was always a radio on in the barn while milking cattle and you had to be quiet at 4:35 p.m. weekdays when everyone was listening to the market reports. The radio was like another family member. WINNIPEGMAG.COM
How long have you been on the Ace Burpee Show now? This July, Ace and I will celebrate an awesome 10 years together at 103.
What’s the coolest thing your job has allowed you to accomplish?
all put into perspective for me. I forgot to shut off my alarm the night before and it woke everyone up at 3:45 a.m. They still talk about that and it reminds me that yeah, that’s an outrageous time to begin a day.
There are simply too many amazing accomplishments to list. I’m most proud of the fact that over the years I’ve formed great relationships with some very special organizations in the city. I’ve been able to help them raise much needed funds, while at the same time raising awareness of their plight in the community. I’ve had the fortune of travelling to some very cool places, too. I never would’ve had the opportunity to visit Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, if I didn’t work where I do. I do realize I’m very fortunate, it’s not lost on me.
What’s one thing our readers would be shocked to learn about you?
Has getting up by 4 a.m. gotten any easier after all these years?!
Be aware of all the opportunities surrounding you. Saying yes to something you interpret as being less than glamorous not only builds experience but makes you a more interesting person. It builds character.
4 a.m. sounds scary but when you’ve been waking up at that time for 10 years, it’s just so common. Last year while on a trip with my girlfriends it was
I don’t know if it’s shocking... I think it’s more funny. I’ve held two separate pageant titles. I was given the title of Miss Wilderness when I was 17 for being able to carry ‘Mr. Wilderness’ over my shoulder, and for a mediocre moose call. I was also crowned Ms. Malanka (Malanka is Ukrainian New Year’s Eve) by the Interlake Polka Kings. I still have the sash they made for me to this day.
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• Use sunscreen with a Sun Protective Factor (SPF) of at least 15 (30 or higher if you work outdoors) with both UVA and UVB protection. Apply 15 to 30 minutes before you go outside so it can soak into the skin. Reapply every two hours or more if swimming or exercising. • Protect that pout! The lower lip is a common spot for skin cancer to occur – guard your lips by applying an SPF broad-spectrum lip balm. • Taking medication? Certain prescriptions can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist. • Avoid the use of sunlamps – that means no tanning beds. • Check your skin regularly and see your doctor if you experience: moles that grow quickly, change shape or colour, bleed, or repeatedly itch; sore, oozing or scaly patches on the skin; a persistent white patch on the lips; or any unusual skin condition that doesn’t heal in four weeks. •D o not apply sunscreen to children less than six months old. Keep those babies in a shady area, out of direct and reflected sunlight. • Remember to protect those pretty peepers. Eyes can be damaged by UV rays too. Wear sunglasses to help prevent damage and make sure your children wear them too. Summer is here. Be “sun”sible to stay safe. For additional information on sun protection, visit www.cancer.ca or www.wrha.mb.ca/healthinfo.
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HOW THIS HOMEGROWN WINNIPEGGER ACHIEVED HER PERSONAL BEST
he contents of a woman’s purse are often surprising, but it’s safe to say that Janine Hanson, a silver medallist from the 2012 London Olympics, is one of the few women on the planet who carries around an Olympic medal in her handbag. She keeps the medal handy because Winnipeggers often recognize Janine and ask to see it. At over six feet tall in heels, she gets noticed. Her face was also splashed all over international media when she earned a silver medal as a part of Canada’s Women’s eight rowing squad in the 2012 London Olympics. So what does one do after such a triumphant, extraordinary moment? For Janine, the answer was simple: you retire as a professional athlete and move back to your beloved hometown. For someone less grounded, the transition
from Olympic glory to a more conventional life would be hard, but Janine had no trouble. “I knew that I was done after that race when physically, emotionally, or mentally, I couldn’t put my head around the idea of training for another four years,” she explains. “I was looking forward to moving back to Winnipeg, marrying the man of my dreams, and experiencing life after rowing. I had many amazing experiences and I am so happy I chose the path of sport, but I had never thought that would be the direction my life would have taken.” Janine did not set out to be a rower. She was a natural athlete and excelled in sports, but she didn’t start rowing until age 17. A former rowing Olympian and the mother of a participant in Janine’s karate class saw her potential and suggested she give it a shot. Janine went WINNIPEGMAG.COM
to the Winnipeg Rowing Club and had her first experience rowing on the Red River. She was clearly a natural but she humbly describes herself as being “coachable.” After Janine’s first summer rowing, she began training to make the team for the 2001 Canada Summer Games. She competed in three different events and won two bronze medals. “At that point, I was hooked,” she recalls. After completing a year at the University of Manitoba, she received a rowing scholarship at the University of Michigan. She enjoyed a very successful stint as a part of the rowing team, but she’s most proud of her academic achievement. In addition to honing her rowing skills, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Movement Science.
Janine also made a key decision and switched rowing disciplines from sculling, where each person has two oars and moves symmetrically, to sweep rowing, where each person has one oar and rows on a side of the boat. She strove to make the team of eight, but had a setback due to an injury in 2009. In 2010 things turned around not just for Janine but for the Canadian Women’s team. “We had a new coach and our speed increased,” she says. “The energy at the training centre (The Doug Wells
Rowing Centre on Lake Fanshawe) was intense. We were driven and we focused on building on our individual strengths, which resulted in a better team.” They competed at a World Cup and placed second after the United States, their most formidable competition. The team continued to excel and secured a spot in the 2012 London Olympics. Janine secured a seat, but it wasn’t easy. “We started off with 16 girls, but there are only eight spots. You’re competing against your friends. It can be a tough
Following graduation, she moved back to Winnipeg to put her degree to use and accepted a job at St. Amant School where she worked with kids with disabilities. She loved the work and rowed for fun but found her passion for competitive rowing wasn’t out of her system yet. She set her sights on the 2008 Beijing Olympics. To train seriously, Janine had to move to London, Ontario, where the best rowers train. Although Janine trained hard, broke several personal records and earned a spot in the boat in Beijing, the experience did not go as she had hoped. She competed in the Quadruple Sculls event and the team came in eighth, which doesn’t sound too bad except for the fact there are only eight boats in that competition. “There was no way I was finishing like that,” she says. “I immediately committed to do London 2012.”
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continuing to row this year and beyond. Rowing will always be a part of my life; it just won’t be my life,” she says.
In that über-competitive environment, Janine also honed her people skills. “We got along well, but I learned that you don’t have to love everyone. You can respect what someone brings to the team even if you don’t always see eye to eye,” she says.
These days Janine is settling into her new role with the IMPACT program. Her role is to be a dynamic champion of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries’ community investment program. That entails speaking at events or visiting some of the hundreds of organizations IMPACT Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries supports.
She has found that many of the skills she picked up training for the Olympics actually help her in her current role as IMPACT Team Coordinator, Community Relations, with Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. “Working so closely with a team of people, clear and open communication, discipline and focus, taking criticism and making changes are all things that I learned in sport,” she says. Although Janine still thinks about her Olympic experience and looks at the photos as she’s preparing speeches and presentations for her current job, she is very much focused on the here and now. “I do think about the great chemistry our boat had, the feeling of the boat moving beneath us, and the good times we all shared, but I don’t miss the life of training for the Olymipcs. I am looking forward to
What’s on the horizon for Janine? Maybe children, but for now she’s just happy to settle down in a city she loves and build a life with her husband whom she describes as “the absolute love of my life.” She’ll continue to row, but she’s venturing out into new activities such as running, even though she’s allergic to it. “I literally break into hives,” she laughs. “But once I’ve been running for a few minutes, it does calm down.” She doesn’t have to be the best at everything and has a very relaxed outlook. “There are lots of things I’m not great at. Most things actually,” she shrugs. “I am ok with that. I am just happy that one time I was in the boat that ranked second in the world. I am happy all my training paid off.”
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Fat Loss vs Weight Loss By Suzanne Oepkes (pictured) Aspire Fitness, 3501 McGillivray Blvd, 204-832-0328 www.aspirefitness.ca
sk anyone what their current health and
fitness goals are and you may find that a common response is a simple “I want to lose weight.” But what does losing weight even mean and what does the number on the scale really measure?
Body weight can be affected by many different factors, including, but not limited to, water levels, muscle glycogen levels (fancy words for fuel), and even recent trips to the restroom can greatly alter your weight. Hey, if you lose a limb you’ve technically lost weight. What should be more important in your journey towards optimal health, is fat loss rather than weight loss. What your body is composed of is much more important than the number on the scale. If you are working with a
crash dieting and improper fitness training can cause muscle deterioration. Muscle is much more dense than fat, therefore it takes up less space. This is why other measurements are more important than the scale. You can stay the same weight while building lean body mass and losing fat, but your clothes might start to feel loose and you will have lost inches around your waist and other areas. The benefits of losing fat with correct nutrition and proper training are improved endurance and strength, delayed aging, reduced risk to injury and reduced risk of diseases. Your overall metabolism will greatly increase with a higher lean body mass as well, so when you do eat unhealthy foods, your body recovers more quickly. This way you aren’t constantly stuck in a cycle of “working off” your weekend
You can lose weight but have your body fat percentage actually increase. personal trainer who is gauging your progress, or if you are personally monitoring your fitness progress, the number on the scale is of small importance in the grand scheme of optimal health. Someone who weighs 160 pounds with a lean body mass can look better and be in better health than someone who is 130 pounds and has a higher body fat percentage. You can lose weight but have your body fat percentage actually increase. Losing weight through
indulgences. The number on the scale is just a number. It does not measure your health, your body fat, your worth, or your abilities. Tangible methods of proper measuring, such as with calipers or with a measuring tape, will give you a great insight to what’s really going on behind the scenes, so to speak. Physical challenges will tell you how much you have improved in your endurance and strength. Lastly, and likely the most important, is your confidence level. You could wake up feeling great and then step on the scale and have your whole day ruined because that number has gone up. On the flipside, you could wake up, try on a pair of pants that are now too small but the scale says you have lost weight so you are happy. Neither makes sense. The scale is irrelevant in pursuing fitness, health and happiness.
Habitat for Humanity
BUILDING HOMES, BETTERING FUTURES
By Amanda Thomas
abitat for Humanity (HFH) has been a vibrant part of Winnipeg since 1987, building both infrastructure and a sense of community across the city. In the last 26 years, an outstanding 256 homes have been built in the province by HFH and its regional Chapters. In 2012, HFH celebrated their 25th year of operation, building a record 25 homes that year alone. Since inception, 256 families, including 715 children, have benefited from HFH’s affordable housing. This summer, the build season means a lot of development for HFH. First, they’re looking to complete the Fernbank and Main housing development in Riverbend, which will see 20 homes completed this year. Linda Peters, vicepresident of Program Delivery explains, “We are delighted to be building homes in the Riverbend development as it is a beautiful area with a welcoming community that will be a great place for our families to raise their children.”
Additionally, the Brandon Chapter of HFH is opening its doors this year. Between all the HFH Manitoba independent chapters, homes will be built for the first time in the Shoal Lake, Russell, Richer and Flin Flon regions. “We have been fortunate to triple the number of homes built annually – from an average of 7.5 to an average of 21 – in six years. We anticipate that our partners will continue to be supportive, enabling us to build even more homes in the future. We are expecting significant growth outside Winnipeg as many communities are joining our program as independent HFH Chapters outside of the city limits,” notes Sandy Hopkins, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Manitoba. HFH will also be re-establishing a build at their existing Sir Sam Steele housing development. Ken McIntyre, VP of Marketing, explains the excitement, “This year we will be building the back lane at the existing Sir Sam Steele site, where we look forward to begin adding more homes next year. After that build is completed the total amount of homes in the Sir Sam Steele community will reach an exciting 50 dwellings.” Besides building affordable housing for families in need, HFH also operates a retail outlet called ReStore. ReStore sells new, used and discontinued household merchandise and building materials. All of the merchandise is procured for free by HFH so that all of the ReStore proceeds can cover 100 per cent of HFH’s administration costs. This allows all monetary donations to go directly to housing efforts. The Restore in Winnipeg was the first in the entire HFH family, and now there are hundreds of ReStores across North America. The Winnipeg ReStore prevents an estimated 2.5 million tonnes of waste from hitting the landfill. The ReStore is located at street level of their office on Archibald Street and merchandise donations are accepted on site. Numerous families lives have greatly improved from receiving cost effective housing from HFH, but the lives of many HFH volunteers have been positively effected as well. HFH Manitoba sees as many as 2,500 volunteers annually, with a large number being return volunteers. Volunteers can participate in the home builds on site, work in the ReStore, or in the HFH offices. Anyone interested in volunteering or donating is asked to visit the website at www.habitat.mb.ca. Habitat for Humanity is changing the face of our community one build at a time and this year is the time to get involved.
Family Matters By Holli Moncrieff
ADOPTION IS JUST ONE MORE WAY TO CREATE A FAMILY
ebbie Majeau wanted to be a mother more than anything else in the world. And just 14 months ago, her wish came true.
“My husband and I can’t have children. We were doing all the fertility treatments and it just wasn’t working. We have a less than one per cent chance of conceiving,” she says. “The second we held Ashtyn she was ours. I can’t imagine loving her more or feeling she’s any more mine.” Majeau and her husband opened a file at Adoption Options last October. A nonprofit organization, Adoption Options guides birth parents and adoptive parents through the adoption process. Once the Majeaus decided to adopt, things happened very quickly. They were considered by a birth mother in January, officially selected by February, and became parents on St. Patrick’s Day.
“My husband always says he smiles a lot more now,” says Majeau. “We don’t remember what life was like before Ashtyn—she has brought us so much joy. All of our dreams came true.” There are three private adoption agencies in Manitoba. Adoptions can be closed, meaning the birth parents and adoptive parents have no contact and their identity is protected, or open. Adoption Options only offers open adoptions. “My husband was a little apprehensive about open adoption and I wasn’t sure how I felt about it at first, but it’s been the most amazing experience. We love her biological parents because they gave us our family,” Majeau says. The Majeaus have regular contact with Ashtyn’s biological parents, whom they see every two months. Meeting the birth
parents for the first time was the scariest day of Majeau’s life. “Everything was hedging on me walking into that room. It becomes a very odd relationship. Part of me wanted to give the birth mother a hug and help her and part of me wanted Ashtyn so badly,” she recalls. “They’re the strongest people I’ve ever met. What they did is absolute pure selflessness.” Adoption agencies search for the best possible parents for each child. The first step for adoptive parents at Adoption Options is an interview and application, including criminal record and child abuse registry checks and a full medical exam. Adoptive parents then attend an educational weekend seminar, followed by a home study, which usually requires at least four meetings between an adoption counsellor and the prospective parents. “There was literally a mountain of paperwork, and you have to have an answer for every scenario. We were overwhelmed. It’s so intense,” says Majeau. “Adoption Options walks you through all this. They were absolutely amazing.” The final step is one that many find to be the most difficult. They must write a letter to the birth mother, introducing themselves and explaining why they want to adopt a child. Birth mothers will look at these letters while making their decision. WINNIPEGMAG.COM
Adoption Options typically has 70 families on a waiting list. The agency usually handles between 15 to 20 local adoptions and 10 to 20 international adoptions at a time. “The one thing all of our birth parents have in common is it’s just not the right time for them to parent,” says Bonnie Snow, program supervisor. “We are there to talk to the birth mother about her grief and her decision-making. It’s the most difficult decision she’ll ever have to make.” Birth mothers are shown a minimum of three adoptive family profiles. Counselling is provided to them throughout the process and for years afterward if they choose. Once a child has been adopted, the birth parents have 21 days to change their minds. “It definitely happens, but not often. That’s the biggest risk you’re taking throughout the adoption,” Snow says, adding that between eight and 10 per cent of the birth parents change their minds. “You don’t want to tell the whole world you’re adopting a child until the 21 days are up.” Private adoption can be expensive. The Majeaus paid $15,000, but Snow says the average for a local adoption is around $12,000, including legal fees. Adopting a child from a foreign country is more expensive. “Adoption fees are regulated by the province, but we have a sliding scale. If you make less than $20,000, you won’t pay any adoption fees, and Child and Family Services doesn’t charge any fees,” says Snow, who also adopted her two children from Adoption Options. Not everyone is as lucky as the Majeaus, who waited less than a year to adopt their daughter. “Some people get matched very fast and some people wait for years. The people who wait for years are just as fabulous. There’s no rhyme or reason to it,” Snow says. “Every adoptive parent feels like the luckiest person in the world.” The Majeaus would adopt again in a heartbeat. “All the hoops we had to jump through were so worth it. It’s the most amazing experience—I highly recommend it,” says Majeau. “Families are made so many different ways. Love is the only thing that matters.”
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WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE SUMMER HEAT COMES THE ABUNDANCE OF FESTIVALS AND ACTIVITIES THAT GO ALONG WITH IT. FROM MUSIC TO MOVIES AND STAMPEDES TO RACETRACKS, THERE IS SURE TO BE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY.
Family Fun Electrical Museum and Family Centre
This unique museum at 680 Harrow Street, tells the story of hydroelectric development in Manitoba from the 1870s to the present. On the lower level, a Discovery Area guides visitors through the safe use of electricity and how electrical energy works. Kids will love the giant appliance robot! The museum is open Monday to Thursday from 1 – 4 p.m. and is free to the public. For more info, call 204-360-7905.
Winnipeg Folk Festival Family Area: July 10-14, 2013
Fun Mountain Water Slide Park
Manitoba’s premiere waterpark is celebrating 30 years this summer! Seniors (65 and older) enjoy free basic admission all summer long. Bring the entire family, there’s something for everyone: waterslides, bumper boats, minigolf, boat tour, zip lines and free entertainment like Five times Fun, Michael Jackson Tribute Artist from Chicago, Take me to the Pilot, Gold Rush, Don Amero, etc. See our website for more details: www.funmountain.ca Open June 14 to August 25.
Join us in the Family Area for music, games, crafts and more. Build your own hulahoop, make a wooden harmonica or a wacky, found-object drum– then strike up the whole recycled band! Special performances by Bob King, Madame Diva, The Great Balanzo, and more! Five-day pass only $23 for children ages 5-12. www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca
Speedworld Indoor Kart Track
Go North to the Interlake!
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. www.speedworld.ca
The Forks Market puts the snap in your snap peas, the kick in your coffee, the spice in your cinnamon rolls and the fun in your finds. This summer shop us for seasonal fruits and vegetables, Manitoba meats, organic baked goods, specialty items and more. www.theforks.com Discover a world outside the city- GO north to the INTERLAKE! Our Inland Oceans, Infinite Possibilities will entrance you, capture your imagination. Nature & wildlife abound. Sandy beaches & water surround. Heritage, festivals & the arts showcase our spirit. the Interlake, it’s your choice for a summer stay-cation. www.interlakefourseasonfun.com
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Check out our Family Area for music, crafts, storytelling, puppets and more! BoB King • MadaMe diva • Rich aucoin • SeanSteR and the MonSteRS Shelley Bean & the ducKety MudS • the gReat Balanzo & MoRe Full line-up at: winnipegFolkFestival.ca tickets on sale now:
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Morden Corn & Apple Festival, August 23-25
Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival, August 2-4
The 9th Annual Country Music Festival, August 4
It’s fun and free! Free admission, free shuttle bus, free live stage entertainment, free hot buttered corn on the cob, free apple cider and free bus tours. Also a midway, crafts, dances and gospel stage on Sunday. www.cornandapple.com 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 lakes, there’s something for everyone at FortWhyte Alive. Visit www.fortwhyte.org for more information.
PDC Great Train Robbery, July 14
In this special celebration of Ukraine’s independence, experience the flavour of old traditions and culture through song, dance, costume and delectable Ukrainian cuisine. Dauphin, MB. Visit www.cnuf.ca
Fisher River -Country music celebrities, comedians, large fireworks display. Call (204) 645-3733 or visit www.fisherriver.com/celebration/
Learn to Sail at Gimli, August 12-16
Yacht Club, morning & afternoon classes. Email email@example.com for details.
Be part of an old fashioned robbery Call (204) 832-5259 for details
Manitoba Stampede and Exhibition, July 18-21
One of Canada’s largest professional rodeos, it offers four days of top level competition. Morris, Manitoba. Visit www.manitobastampede.ca
“It’s not LIKE racing... it IS RACING!”
Arborg Ag Fair & Rodeo, July 19-21
Friday night at Icelandic River, parade Sat. morning Main St. Arborg, Rodeo at Silver Community Club Visit www.agsociety.net or call (204) 376-2647
Boardwalk Days in Winnipeg Beach, July 26-28
Annual summer festival, midway, outdoor craft market & fireworks. Visit www.winnipegbeach.ca
walk back in time then look to the future
Free admission and parking Walk-ins welcome or book a guided tour Open Monday to Thursday 1 to 4 pm Call 204-360-7905 for details or visit hydro.mb.ca/museum
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Local Assets By Joanna Graham
Years Young C
elebrating 100 years is a once in a lifetime event, so it’s fitting that to mark the occasion the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) put together an exhibit you will only have a chance to see once in a lifetime.
The 100 Masters: Only in Canada exhibit is a celebration of the WAG’s anniversary and the WAG itself as Winnipeg’s oldest, civic art gallery. The WAG is also Canada’s sixth largest art gallery with a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects and the largest collection of Inuit art in the world. It opened on Dec. 16, 1912 in the Industrial Bureau and Exposition Building on Main and Water streets. “We are now in our third home,” explains Stephen Borys, the WAG’s CEO and executive director. “We moved to what is now the Manitoba archives building (…) in the 30s and then in 1971 we moved into our current home on Memorial Boulevard.” Two other shows helped celebrate the WAG’s centennial, a contemporary show called Winnipeg Now, which ran from Sept. 29 to Dec. 30, and Creation & Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art, which ran from Jan. 25 to April 14.
“I also wanted a show that would let me bring some extraordinary works from other museums to Winnipeg, and I thought our centennial was a good way to do it,” Borys explains. Over the past few years Borys has visited 22 cities and 30 museums in order to borrow 100 paintings, sculptures and decorative arts from across the country. There are 110 works in total with 10 works from the WAG’s own collection. The exhibit spans 500 years, from 15002010, takes up eight galleries, and it consists of 50 European and American works, and 50 Canadian works. “I knew I wanted to borrow some of the great names of the history of art, whether it’s (…) old masters like Rembrandt or Gainsborough, I also wanted some of the great impressionists, we have Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Renoir and then works by (…) Picasso (and) Warhol,” Borys explains. He says some museums have celebrated big birthdays/anniversaries, but he is not aware of an exhibition that is as comprehensive as the 100 Masters. “Literally borrowing 100 works for the 100 years of the WAG’s history and from as many
museums,” Borys says. “I actually haven’t come across something this ambitious.” He describes the exhibit as a “museum within a museum.” Borys says this exhibit is a once in a lifetime chance to see great European, American and Canadian paintings in one place at one time. Borys also says that the 100 Masters will attract art lovers, students and collectors, but it is also attracting a lot of other people who don’t always go to museums and galleries. “It’s a show that’s for everyone,” Borys adds. “With over 100 works, there’s bound to be something that will appeal to everyone.” Moving into the next century Borys says as a director it is important to him that the WAG is a welcoming, inviting, relevant place for everyone. “I think when (people) see (the 100 Masters) for themselves they’ll be pretty proud of what’s here at the WAG.” 100 Masters: Only in Canada opened on May 11 and runs until Aug. 18. To learn more about the show and the WAG’s anniversary visit wag100.ca WINNIPEGMAG.COM
From the Cellar
Red, Red Wine NOTHING PAIRS BETTER WITH LAMB
hen it comes to food and wine pairing, there are very few rules that really matter. But if one rule needs following, it is this…lamb should be matched with red wine. Lamb is one of the most red winefriendly of all meats. About the only way you could have a bad pairing would be if you had some sort of unusual preparation such as marinating it in lemon. This would detract from the flavour of the lamb as much as it would make a wine match a lot more difficult. Lamb with white, pink or sparkling wine is not recommended. In part, it’s to do with the rich fattiness of the meat. The tannins in red wine cut through the fat and muscle of the meat, releasing additional flavours. Also, the body and flavour of most medium to full-bodied reds can match that of meat, something few white wines seem to do. It’s all about balance. Personally, I like Pinot Noir with lightly flavoured preparations and fuller bodied wines such as a Cabernet Sauvignon with more strongly seasoned dishes. Preparations with spices or dishes flavoured with herbs and garlic all take well to big wines.
By Randy Sawatzky
Root 1: Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile; $14; MLCC and Private Wine Store) Intense aromas of red fruits and cassis with soft notes of plum and blackberry followed by a hint of vanilla. Abundant flavours of ripe cherries and plums up front highlight balanced acidity, soft tannins and good structure. These tannins give the wine structure and grip and go great with lamb chops seasoned with rosemary.
Ventisquero Reserve Pinot Noir (Chile; $13; Private Wine Store) Offers elegant aromas of fresh fruits such as strawberry and cherry, complemented by soft vanilla notes from barrel aging. In the mouth, it is fresh with balanced acidity and soft tannins. Grilled fresh rack of lamb served medium rare with herbs is a fantastic pairing.
Pio Crianza (Spain; $19; MLCC) An intense cherry red colour with a bouquet of ripe fruit and well defined vanilla and spiced oak tinges. It is full on the palate with good structure and rounded tannins. This full-bodied red pairs wonderfully with a classic leg of lamb or slow-roasted shoulder of lamb, covered with garlic and rosemary.
Manitoba is fortunate to have local lamb farms such as Willowdale Lamb out of Steinbach. Local food is a great way to build more locally based, self-reliant food economies. Buy local! WINNIPEGMAG.COM
Out to Lunch
By Kathryne Grisim, The Media Chef www.foodmusings.ca
CORYDON AVENUE HAS SOME OF THE BEST IN THE CITY
h, summertime, wandering Corydon Avenue and lunching on one of its many outside patios; does it get any better?
With its central location and ample parking, Confusion Corner Bar and Grill at the east end of Corydon is a popular meeting place for many. It has one of the nicest patios around, perched on a second floor rooftop and sporting a retractable awning in case of sudden summer showers. I have often enjoyed their Strawberry Crunch Salad, garnished with several varieties of nuts to provide the promised texture. Another favourite are the chicken tenders done in a panko crust, uniquely served standing upright on a bamboo skewer. These tenders are considered by some to be the ‘Peg’s best now that they have disappeared from The Keg menu.
In my opinion, the star of Confusion Corner’s offerings is the Pesto Chicken Pizza, a dish that combines many of my favourite tastes. The basil pesto, feta cheese, artichoke hearts, roasted garlic and marinated chicken are assembled in the perfect combination of savory and salty. The crust is delicate and yet sturdy enough to hold the weighty toppings. I do TRY to order other entrees, but more often than not I am drawn back to this fave.
(ABOVE) Angel hair pasta with grilled vegetables and wilted greens at Mise Bistro (LEFT) Pickerel at Saffron’s Restaurant
Walking west along the north side of Corydon, it is nearly impossible to miss Saffron’s Restaurant and its lively street-side patio, always vibrant on hot summer evenings. Saffron’s has forever occupied this plum location on the middle of the avenue, boasting almost perfect accessibility to the summer sun, yet I must confess that until this assignment I hadn’t ever set foot in the place. Having heard that their cocktails were exceptional and that it was the place to be seen in Winnipeg, I was most curious about their food. On our lunch visit we were most fortunate to score a table by the sidewalk, the optimum people watching vantage point. As for the food, we were delighted with our choices. Spinach and cauliflower soup was the feature of the day, tucked into by my lunch date, while I sampled the bruschetta. Mounds of diced tomatoes were perched upon a spread of goat cheese and drizzled with balsamic vinegar and ribbons of basil leaves. A delicate touch is required to serve a pickerel dish in which the subtle flavours are not over powered. Saffron’s has succeeded with its offering, a lightly coated fillet topped with black sesame seeds. The ample portion came on a bed of red onion, tomato wedges and mixed greens, including a peppery arugula. The orange vinaigrette balanced the strong flavour nicely. Further along the Corydon strip can be found Mise Bistro, Patio and Lounge, long one of my favourite restaurants on the Winnipeg dining scene. For summer days that may turn blustery, Mise’s patio is tucked onto the west side of their building and is well-sheltered. We have even sat on the patio in October to bask in the lingering heat of summer. We have enjoyed Mise for special occasion dinners, most recently celebrating my husband’s “birthday that ended with a 0”. Just today we were salivating over the half price appetizer choices that are offered Sunday evenings. When we treat our entire family to a night out, these special incentives go a long way to ensure that we can dine out as often as we like. I can highly commend both their prawns in brown butter and gnocchi and the cornmeal crusted pickerel. I have tasted both in the evening, but lunch versions are available as well. Person-
(ABOVE) Brushetta at Saffron’s Restaurant
ally though, as I am drawn to strong/salty flavours like feta, olives and eggplant, the dish that wins me over is the Angel Hair Pasta with Grilled Vegetables and Wilted Greens. I am crazy about both eggplant and artichokes, so to have both in one pasta dish equals bliss! Salty from the olives and cheese, oily (in a good way), spicy (from the vegetable marinade, I suspect) and smooth from the perfectly cooked pasta. With such an explosion of tastes, I was content with the portion size, generous for lunch but not excessive. Get out and enjoy these lazy days of summer because before you know it, well, I won’t even say it.
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From the Chef
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Spice Rubbed Rack of Lamb
with Cilantro Gremolata SPICE RUB
FOR THE CILANTRO GREMOLATA:
½ C Finely chopped cilantro leaves and stems
1 t Finely grated lemon zest
Pinch sea salt
Stir the cilantro,garlic, lemon zest and olive oil together in a bowl, add salt to taste.
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lace lamb on a parchment lined baking P tray, and roast in the oven for 15 min (for medium rare), or a bit longer depending on your preference. This is a perfect time to make the cilantro gremolata.
hen finished let sit for 5 minutes, W before slicing. To slice have the bone side of the rack facing you, and slice down in between the bones. Serve with cilantro gremolata.
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Granny’s Lime-Chili BBQ Chicken Wings
Prep Time 10 min
BBQ Time 40 min
Serves 24 Pieces
Ingredients 2 lb | 900 g ................Granny’s fresh chicken wings 1 1/2 tsp | 7.5 ml ...........mild paprika 1/ tsp | 2.5 ml .............ground cumin 2 1/ tsp | 2.5 ml .............ground coriander seed 2 To taste .....................freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp | 5 ml .................garlic, finely chopped 3 tbsp | 45 ml .............lime juice 1 1/2 tsp | 7.5 ml ...........dried red chili flakes 1/ tsp | 2.5 ml .............sea salt 2 1 tbsp | 15 ml ..............vegetable oil 2 tbsp | 30 ml .............cilantro, freshly chopped Directions PREPARE AHEAD
1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, except for cilantro. 2. Marinate wings for 1-3 hours in the refrigerator. 3. Preheat BBQ to 375°F (190°C).
Grilling Method Gas BBQ: Grill wings with lid closed over indirect heat, turning them every 10-15 minutes (you may want to put a pan under them to catch drippings). Charcoal BBQ: Build up hot coals around a drip pan placed in the centre of BBQ bottom section. Place wings directly on the grill above the pan. Cover and open all vents. Turn them every 10-15 minutes.
4. Grill for approximately 40 minutes. 5. Toss with cilantro and serve.
“Chicken wings are a sure crowd pleaser no matter the occasion. This recipe is not only simple to prepare ahead of time, it is easy to serve and it’s sure to disappear quickly.” –CHEF JASON WORTZMAN
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Granny’s Thai Glazed BBQ Turkey Breast PREPARE AHEAD Glaze Prep Time 10 min
BBQ Time 45 min
Granny’s BBQ Turkey Breast Ingredients 1 .............. Granny’s Seasoned, Boneless Turkey Breast 1 batch ..... Granny’s Thai Glaze Directions 1. Preheat BBQ to medium-high. Place turkey breast directly on grill (skin-side up) over indirect or low heat with the lid down. 2. If frozen, cook for approximately 90 minutes. If thawed, cook for approximately 45 minutes. Cook to a minimum internal temperature of 170°F (77°C). 3. Brush generously with Granny’s Thai Glaze. Turn and brush on bottom as well. Return to the grill and cook for 2.5 minutes on each side. 4. Remove from grill. Cover loosely with foil and let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Recipes courtesy of Chef Jason Wortzman
Granny’s Thai Glaze Ingredients 1 tbsp | 15 ml ....... vegetable oil 1 tsp | 5 ml .......... lime zest 1 tbsp | 15 ml ....... red onion, chopped 2 tbsp | 30 ml ...... brown sugar 1 tsp | 5 ml .......... fresh ginger, chopped 1 tsp | 5 ml .......... garlic, chopped 1/ tsp | 2.5 ml ...... dried red chilis 2 1 tsp | 5 ml .......... soya sauce 1 tbsp | 15 ml ....... fresh lime juice Directions 1. Combine all ingredients and puree or mash into a course paste.
Lamb Pairings Hockley Dark Traditional English Ale $2.91 473ml (+8864) Hints of roasted nuts, caramel and coffee come together in this traditional English ale. It may be light in body, but this dark ale from Ontario’s Hockley Valley Brewing Co. packs a flavourful punch. The rich malty backbone and complex aroma is a great match for lamb, no matter how you serve it.
Sandhill Cabernet Merlot $18.99 (+541144) A classical wine pairing for lamb is red Bordeaux, however, try giving it a Canadian twist and pair the dish with a luscious Cabernet-Merlot blend from B.C.’s Okanagan Valley. Winemaker Howard Soon crafts this dry, full bodied red to stand up to bold flavours such as lamb. Juicy black currants are the core of this wine which is accented by notes of oak, chocolate and spice.
Essenze Pinot Noir $21.95 (+12569) Pinot Noir is often coveted to pair with lamb for its juicy fruit, spice and earthy notes. The Essenze Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand fits this bill perfectly; loads of cherry and blueberry notes with dried spice, earthy undertones, and hints of thyme. Fine acidity and elegant silky tannins provide structure and support a long fruit driven finish. Long known for its lamb, New Zealand has developed a reputation for high quality, delicious Pinot Noir.
M. Chapoutier La Bernardine Chateauneufdu-Pape $44.33 (+288944) La Bernardine by M. Chapoutier is one of the Rhone’s most revered producers of Chateauneuf-duPape, which is a red wine blend based mainly on Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. Lamb is the perfect pairing for this wine, which is complex and structured; with notes of currant, plum, cherry, coffee, and spice; it opens up into spicy licorice and juicy fruit on the palate.
Liquid Assets Havana Club Anejo Reserva Mojito $26.99 (+443903)
Who says cocktails can’t be paired with a meal? For a refreshing twist, try pairing the classic Cuban cocktail, the Mojito, with lamb. Made with rum, mint and lime juice, use Havana Club Anejo Reserva for your next Mojito to give it an extra punch of rum flavour. Mint is a classic pairing with lamb and the Havana Club Anejo Reserva is a dryer style of rum that adds complex spice and tropical notes.
To make the Havana Club Anejo Mojito you need 2 oz Havana Club Anejo Reserva Rum ½ lime 2 sprigs of mint 1-2 tsp fine sugar 4-5 ice cubes Club Soda Slice the lime in half and then each half into four wedges. Place 3 lime wedges in a tall highball glass along with the mint leaves, sugar and rum. Using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon, crush the mint and lime into the bottom of the glass. Add ice and top with Club Soda, then garnish with the last lime wedge.
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How to kick your clutter habit
Organizing the Chaos By Holli Moncrieff
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our home should be a sanctuary, but if it’s full of clutter and items you never use, it becomes a place of chaos. When left too long, a disorganized space can get out of control.
Many are so overwhelmed by the mess that they have no idea where to start. That’s where professional organizers come in. These trained experts will come into your home and take as active a role as you like to help you get organized, saving your sanity and helping you reclaim your peace of mind. Brenda Raill of iOrganizit.com has spent 20 years helping people get control over clutter. She has assisted with garage sales, moves, downsizing, and will even help people stage their homes for selling. “People get caught up in consumerism. We have access to such inexpensive items now that people have so much stuff they just don’t use,” she says. ““If you don’t let go of stuff while you’re buying more, it can really add up.”
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How do you know if you have a problem? Raill suggests taking the evacuation test. If you were evacuated from your home, could you grab everything you need
and find your important papers within 15 minutes? “Disorganized people miss appointments or find themselves late all the time. They rewash clean clothes because the clean got mixed up with the dirty. It robs you of your time,” says Raill. “You spend more time looking for things than you need to.” Professional organizers typically charge $50 an hour, but you can de-clutter your own home. Pauline Boisselle, owner of For Space Sake, suggests the three-box method. Starting with one area of your home (small to start is best), use boxes to separate all of the items into three categories: stuff to keep, stuff to donate, and stuff to throw away. All items must be placed in boxes— Boiselle advises that piles tend to grow or be moved from one room to another. “The easiest place to start is with the front hall or the back hall closet,” she says. “It does take time and you have to be committed.” Kitchens are particularly prone to clutter. Boisselle suggests emptying the kitchen drawers into a box. Use drawer organizers to keep things neat and sort as you go. WINNIPEGMAG.COM
“People’s stuff is so messy they don’t even know they have it, so they go out and buy another one,” she says. “You don’t need five potato peelers or three can openers.” Inherited items from parents and loved ones are a common cause of clutter. These possessions can be difficult to give away even if you don’t need them. “Some people have lost a parent or a loved one and haven’t come to terms with it. It can be a very emotional issue. People are very attached to their stuff. Possessions hold memories for people,” says Raill. “Once people start letting go, it’s a big weight off their shoulders.” She suggests removing everything from a small space and laying similar items out in groups. “You see what you have and can decide from there what you really need or want,” Raill explains. “Sometimes it helps to have a family member or friend give you an objective opinion.”
Sometimes the problem is the space itself. If there isn’t room for something, it often ends up on the floor. For Space Sake designs customized closets, storage units, and shelving to help people get organized and stay that way. “We’ve taken organization to another level. We give you a place to put your shoes, we’ll have an ironing board in a drawer, lighted closet rods, a pull-out hidden mirror and jewellery racks. If you buy proper hangers, one whole outfit can go on one hanger and that saves you space,” says Boisselle, who once found a Grade 9 graduation dress in a client’s closet. “I always tell people they should respect their clothing. We see clothes thrown all over the place.” Getting organized allows you to get the most out of your home and your time, adds Raill. “Some people don’t have the luxury of lots of room. They would love to park their car in their garage but it’s too full of stuff. Once you’re organized, you can really use
that real estate you’re paying such high mortgages for.” Most organizers offer a free assessment and estimates of the cost and time. Raill recommends contacting Professional Organizers in Canada to find a licensed organizer in your area. If you can’t afford to pay someone to organize for you, most organizers are willing to develop a plan you can follow, she says. “You want to be comfortable knowing you have someone you can trust, especially since they’re coming into your home.” Boisselle, who calls herself ‘the ultimate minimalist’—she doesn’t even have furniture—suggests pretending you’re moving every five years as a way to minimize clutter. “Life so much more simple when you Theis closet can find your stuff,” she says. “If you keep ofbringing your indreams things, you have to get rid of other things. You’ve got to part with it. Something comes in, something else has to go out.”
Cash for Your Clutter One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure. The stuff you have in storage could be making you money. Many women are using Facebook auctions to sell things they no longer need. Anjilla Logan founded Auction Wars Winnipeg, one of the first local Facebook auction pages, in December 2011.
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“I had 300 members in two hours and it kept growing,” she says. Auction Wars Winnipeg (AWW) was up to 5,000 members before Logan downsized. She now has around 2,500. “It adds extra excitement to buying and selling.” Sellers post a photo of their item, including simple information in the description: location, condition, starting bid, and whether the item comes from a smoke-free or pet-free home. “There’s no men in AWW for comfort and security. I do stress that members should meet in a public place. It’s safety first,” says Logan. All members must be over 18 and either based in Winnipeg or willing to meet in the city. “Start your prices low, but don’t price it for anything you won’t accept,” Logan says. “I saw one woman sell a huge lot of girls’ clothing. She started it at one dollar and it sold for $56.” Another benefit of this type of selling is the opportunity to make new friends, says Logan. “It’s the same buyers and sellers so you get to know them.” 1824 Grant Avenue | 204 488-2633 | forspacesake.com WINNIPEGMAG.COM
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O Make your yard come alive
ne of the best things about summer, especially after a prolonged winter, is being able to spend time outside. Since a lot of that crucial time is spent in your own yard, why not take the time to make it as beautiful as possible? This task isn’t as easy as just buying plants and sticking them in the ground. You have to consider a lot of elements to find the right balance of flowers, plants, shrubs and trees for your property.
“(People) need to consider what colours they’re interested in and how they would go together, heights and widths (…), what kind of pattern they want to do, if it was going to be in rows or in a mixed garden,” says Marj Paterson, co-owner of A Paterson Bedding Plants, a seasonal greenhouse that carries annuals, perennials and a few shrubs. She explains a lot of people used to plant in rows with shorter plants in the front and taller plants in the back. Now,
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people tend to plant more shrubs and have groupings of plants and colour throughout their garden. It’s also important to think about combining annuals and perennials to get a mix of colour, says Jeanne Dubois, vicepresident of growth and development at the Ron Paul Garden Centre, a business which carries a variety of gardening supplies, does landscape services and has a fully-stocked nursery with annuals, perennials and tropical plants. Jeanne Dubois explains that perennials take a little while to grow so it’s tempting to plant a lot of them all at once to get more impact sooner, but after a few years that can lead to a yard being overrun. “It may be a better strategy to put the (…) right number of perennials in and for the first few years use a few annuals to give you more fill or colour in a bed,” she explains. “With perennials it’s important to plan.”
Kris Chroniak, co-owner of Evergreen Custom Landscaping, which provides complete landscaping services including gardens, planting beds and yard upgrades, gave specific examples of perennials that have been popular with their customers. “Often we’re pairing Karl Forester grasses with Stella D’Oro daylilies,” Chroniak says. “It gives a nice colour contrast (…) and height difference and texture, it gives wind movement in the yard.” He adds that hydrangeas are popular, and evergreens too because they provide colour all year. Ryan Yakubicka, Chroniak’s partner, adds that some shrubs, like dogwoods, have a colourful red or yellow bark, so even though their leaves fall every year they still provide colour throughout the winter. Paterson says container gardening is another growing trend. As a result, certain types of trailing plants that give people
variety for their containers, like supertunias and wave petunias, bacopa, trailing verbena and especially calibrachoa, are in high demand. Although they’re fun to think about, trends and designs are not the only things to think about when planning your garden. There are several important factors you have to consider if you want your plants to survive, like what plants will survive best in what locations. “(You) have to look at the yard to see what areas have more shade, which areas get more sun, are there going to be drier spots, are there really windy spots, what’s sheltered?” says Chroniak. Ray Dubois says you need to consider what is going on around your house before planting as well. He explains that if you’re on a main road, like Corydon or Academy, then you don’t want to use tender plants like hydrangeas. Your choice can also vary depending on if your neighbourhood has a WINNIPEGMAG.COM
lot of shade, like River Heights, or almost none, like Waverly West, he says. “On every property you have a very, very large degree of change with respect to what the environment is,” says Paul van Gils, CEO of Vangils Landscape Design and Construction. “The biggest thing (to consider) is the soil condition and the second thing is the microclimate.” Vangils is a full-scale, full-service landscaping company that has been in Winnipeg for five years and Paul van Gils started landscaping when he was nine. He explains soil condition includes its moisture level, acidity, texture and amount of fertilizer and food. Microclimates refer to varying conditions throughout a property. You also need to take into account all the seasons when you plant something, not just the summer, says van Gils. “You have to put a lot of thought into the WINNIPEGMAG.COM
harsh winter climate and how the plants can handle the first couple of years before (they’re) established.” All of these elements might seem a bit overwhelming, but you can consult the professionals for advice. Van Gils recommends using a landscaper to help identify microclimates on your property, and then to take that information to a garden centre where you can get specific information on plant varieties and blooming periods.
If you don’t want to plant yourself, landscape companies will usually plant trees, shrubs and perennials, and Ray Dubois says the Ron Paul Garden Centre plants gardens, planters and more for customers regularly. It can be a lot of effort to create and maintain a garden on your property, but sitting back and enjoying the end result, maybe with a glass of wine in hand, certainly makes it all worthwhile. SUMMER 2013
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Make a Splash By Candice G. Ball
In your own pool this summer
hat could be better than lolling by your own poolside during the hottest days of a Winnipeg summer? For some, it’s the ultimate reward for enduring winters. “Many Winnipeggers are asking themselves: do we buy a cottage or do we create our own backyard resort? We’re busier than ever this season. It’s clear an increasing number of Winnipeggers are choosing the pool option,” says Glen MacGillivray, co-owner of Aqua-Tech.
But before you dive into getting a pool, there’s much to consider. To get the most out of your backyard water playground, you need to work out all the fine details ahead of time. For instance, will you be using the pool primarily for swimming or will your kids play sports in the pool? Do you want a cocktail ledge? Do you want an all-weather pool? “Do your homework and know what you’re looking for,” said Chad Spiring, general manager at North West Wholesale Pool & Spa in Winnipeg. “A lot of SUMMER 2013
people want to rush the job, but two years later they want to add a slide or a rock waterfall. Think about how you will use your pool from the outset.” When it comes to options for in-ground pools, the only limitation is your imagination. You can create the most elaborate, luxurious background oasis complete with a custom-shaped pool, a waterfall, LED-accent lighting, an outdoor grill house and a stereo. Because of all the features involved in today’s in-ground pools, Aqua-Tech has evolved into a full-service pool and spa centre that does everything from fencing and retaining walls, to landscaping and fire pits. “People don’t want a dozen different subcontractors to get the job done. Our customers have asked us to do more, so we deliver all services in-house, from start to finish,” says MacGillivray. For an in-ground pool, the price point begins around $30,000. MacGillivray estimates that the average bill for an in-ground pool is around $65,000, but if the job involves extensive landscaping, it can range from $70,000 to $250,000. Liz Nichol-Seymour, co-owner of Arctic Spas Manitoba, says that all-weather pools, one of the newest products, cost
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details such as dealing with hydro lines and the slope in your yard as well as building the proper distance from your neighbour’s property. “These details need to be planned out,” he says. The actual job will take two to three weeks for a basic pool and up to seven or eight weeks for a more elaborate pool. If you’re just thinking about what type of pool would meet your needs, there’s still plenty of time for building and installation. “This is peak season but we build right until October,” MacGillivray says. As with other industries, the pool and hot tub industry is moving away from harsh chemicals to maintain and clean pools. “There are many eco-friendly products and solutions out there. The industry is striving towards sustainability,” says Spiring. Popular solutions include salt chlorine generators and UV systems that kill bacteria and algae in the water. Spiring also notes that small robotic pool cleaners have gone down in price from about $1,000 to $650. There’s much to consider before you take the big splash, but if you do your research and seek out businesses with proven track records and great reputations, you will get a pool that meets your needs. between $19,000 and $33,000. These above-ground pools are very easy to install. “There’s no digging, contractors or special equipment. It cranes into place and is ready to fill with water, and if you move, you can take it with you.” Is the cost to run an all-weather pool exorbitant? “Not at all,” says Nichol-Seymour. “The Arctic pools are extremely efficient to run and will cost an average of about $50 a month to run year round.” The all-weather pools are starting to gain momentum in Manitoba. “Some customers are competitive swimmers and others have it for kids. They love jumping in a warm pool in the dead of winter. It’s great fun for them,” says Nichol-Seymour.
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