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Treadmill Trivia


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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!!

Culture Days


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

$5 admission 





Nuit Blanche: Free all-night art party.

Saturday 7pm-4am at the WAG

Salvador Dali Up Close

Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers

Surreal films

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

Saturday 12:15PM-12:45PM

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 Supper Schedule


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.

Your Fall TV Guide


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 SummerMad 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.
The Flash
  • Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8/7c

The CW's highly anticipated Arrow spin-off stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, who becomes the fastest man alive, aka The Flash, after an explosion at the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator bestows him with superhuman speed. More lighthearted than its parent series, The Flash is set in Central City, where Barry works as a forensic investigator and uses his special power to help fight crime. He's aided in that endeavor by Det. Joe West (Law & Order's Jesse L. Martin), a cop who also serves as Barry's surrogate father; Barry's real father (TV's original Barry Allen, and Dawson Leery's dad, John Wesley Shipp) is in prison for allegedly murdering Barry's mother. Rounding out the cast are Candice Patton as Iris, Joe's daughter and Barry's BFF; Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes as S.T.A.R. Labs scientists Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon; Rick Cosnett as Det. Eddie Thawne; and Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells.




Premieres: Monday, Sep. 22 at 10/9c

Loan Gruffudd stars as New York City medical examiner Henry Morgan, who harbors an unusual secret —he can't die. Working alongside his new partner, Det. Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza), Morgan studies the dead in an effort to discover the mystery of his own immortality. Also, the ladies in the crowd might want to take note: When Morgan dies (and he dies semi-often for some reason), he always comes back naked. Judd Hirsch, Donnie Keshawarz, and Joel David Moore 



  • Premieres: Monday, Sep. 22 at 8/7c

Described as the origin story of future Gotham police commissioner Jim Gordon, Gotham is Fox's effort to get in on TV's comic-book craze.Southland and The O.C. alum Ben McKenzie stars as Gordon, a fresh-faced police detective whose life begins to change when he and his partner, the brash Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), start investigating the murder of the parents of none other than a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz). However, the noir crime drama isn't just about Gordon's rise through the ranks of Gotham City's PD; it also promises to tell the origin stories of several DC Comics' villains, including Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), and the Riddler (Cory Michael Smith).

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


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