It's that time of year again: Fall. The leaves are changing, daylight is shrinking, the temperature is dropping and exercising outdoors is becoming less appealing.
Mix 96 wants to help you out! Listen to Mix 96 for your cue to call. Answer the 'fitness trivia' correctly and you could be working out INDOORS with a 3 month pass at Southport Rec Centre.
Think a 3 month pass isn't enough? All 5 qualifiers will battle October 10 for the coveted prize of an annual membership at Southport Rec Centre!
Check out Southport Rec Centre's facilities here.
We will give away a 3 month Membership on these dates:
Mon Sept 29
Wed Oct 1
Fri Oct 3
Mon Oct 6
Wed Oct 8
Our grand finale is at 12pm Friday Oct 10th. All 5 winners will bring an envelope containing their guess as to how long Pearl can stay on a treadmill going at 8mph! The closest guess will win the 12 month membership!!
Celebrate Manitoba culture with Culture Days this weekend! Last year, over 800 Canadian communities participated in free, hands-on activities. This year, you're invited to explore arts and culture within our communities in Manitoba. From knit bombing in Morden, stuffing your face with poutine in Brandon (yes, please!) to exploring local art in Ste. Anne, something is bound to catch your interest! You will find fun events all throughout Manitoba, the hardest decision will be picking one!
Here are a few highlights:
Portage la Prairie
Hats From a Life Lived Art Exhibition
Friday & Saturday 11AM-5PM
Mixed media exhibit by Colette Balcaen
William Glesby Centre, West entrance.
Free entry or by donation
Vintage Musical Instrument Roadshow
Sunday 11AM-4PM at Fort la Reine Museum, 2652 Saskatchewan Avenue
Want to see what your old musical instruments are worth? Share your treasures with others all day!
Record swap & sale
Nuit Blanche: Free all-night art party.
Saturday 7pm-4am at the WAG
Salvador Dali Up Close
Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers
Fire dances & more!
Etsy: Made in Canada Pop-up Markets
St. James Civic Centre, 2055 Ness Ave. 10AM-5PM
Shop Etsy here in Manitoba!
Poutine Eating Contest
Will you be crowned Pountie Champ?
12th St. & Rosser Ave.
'Stories from Home' -Debut of Patchworks 2
Saturday & Sunday 2-4PM at Evans Theatre
Check out 16 short films produced for MTS TV's Stories from Home series.
For a full schedule of events all throughout Manitoba click here.
Fall Suppers have become a Manitoba tradition, and we want to make sure you are up to date with all of them in the area!
Saturday Sept 27
Lavenham - 4:30-6:30pm
Elie - 5-7pm
Sunday Sept 28
Amaranth - 4-6:30pm
Carman - 4-7pm
St Leon - 4-7pm
St Ambroise - 4-7pm
Saturday Oct 4
Stonewall - 3-6pm
Sunday Oct 5
St Francis Xavier - 4-8pm
Edwin - 4:30-7pm
McCreary - 4-6:30pm
Ardin - 4-6pm
Saturday Oct 19
Carman - 4-7pm
For more info on these Fall Suppers and more, Click Here.
Every Fall there is a whole host of new TV shows that you do not want to miss. Some are hits and others are duds, but either way it's nice to get in on the show at the beginning. I am usually guilty of only picking up a show years after it becomes popular and is on Netflix. Here is your chance to stay ahead of the curve! I know you may like to watch shows on Netflix, the web, and PVR, but there is something about watching a show live. There is a shared sense of community knowing that someone else is watching the same show as you are. That probably is just be a load of media mumbo jumbo, the actual best part of watching live TV is that you won't hear spoilers the next day at work or on Twitter. Some of the new show's I've been hearing a lot of people talking about include Gotham, Flash, and Forever. Here is a list of some the new shows starting this year and when they begin.
A to Z
- Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 2 at 9/8c
A student of the How I Met Your Mother school of television, A to Z is a romantic comedy that chronicles a relationship from beginning to end, à la 500 Days of Summer. Mad Men's Ben Feldman stars (with both of his nipples!) as Andrew, a true believer in destiny and romance, whileHIMYM's ever-charming Cristin Milioti plays the object of his affection, Zelda. (A to Z, get it?) Lenora Crichlow, Henry Zebrowski, and Christina Kirk round out the cast.
- Premieres: Wednesday, Sep. 24 at 9/8c
- Created by and starring comedian Anthony Anderson, Black-ish explores one man's efforts to establish a cultural identity for his family after he discovers his children don't have one. Anderson stars as man-of-the-house Dre, and Tracee Ellis Ross plays his biracial wife Rainbow; they've got their hands full working and raising kids Zoey, Andre (who prefers to be called Andy and really, really wants a bar mitzvah despite the fact they're not Jewish), and twins Jack and Diane. Hannibal's Laurence Fishburne appears as Dre's father, Pops, and wears velour tracksuits because he's Laurence freaking Fishburne.
For a full list of new shows click here (show descripts and times courtesy of TVguide.com)
To see when you favourite shows start click here
Everyone loves a good deal! Check out our list of websites and apps that will help you save a few extra bucks at the register.
Smart Canucks: This is a catch-all blog that keeps you up to date on the latest coupons, promotions and sales. They do all the legwork for you by matching coupons to in-store deals in Extreme Coupon fashion.
Red Flag Deals: This site compiles coupons, flyers and sales in Portage la Prairie and surrounding areas. You can tailor your shopping experience by adding your favourite stores.
Checkout 51: You can download this app or sign-up for money-saving email notifications. Upload a picture of your receipt to your account. Once you reach over $20 in savings, they'll cut you a cheque.
Save.ca: Flyers, coupons and deals all in one place. You can even make a shopping list on their website to take with you while you shop.
Groupon: Discounted products and services world-wide.
Web Saver: Sign up for an account to print or save coupons from your favourite brands. There are also links to other websites with coupons.
Flipp: Hate flyers? Wanna save a few more trees while saving money? This app stores all of your favourite flyers in one place – on your phone or tablet. Without a smartphone? Don't worry, you can browse flyers on their website.
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