The RAS Report - July 2010

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Summer is in full swing here in Winnipeg – and ‘tis the season to get outdoors and enjoy some recreation. Whether you enjoy biking, hiking, swimming, fishing, camping, paddling, golfing, or many other pursuits… Manitoba has all that and more! Including curling. Yes, curling. In the middle of summer! Read on to find out why… J


Manito Ahbee Festival is co-hosting the First Nations Pavilion at Folklorama. It runs August 1 to 7 at Riddell Hall at the University of Winnipeg, and features entertainment, traditional cuisine and cultural displays.

Cameras are rolling and curling rocks are sliding on Men With Brooms, a new comedy series being shot in Winnipeg this summer. Produced by Frantic Films, Serendipity Point Films and E1 Entertainment, it is inspired by the popular Canadian movie of the same name. The series will launch as part of CBC Television’s fall line-up. Stay tuned!

The Winnipeg Folk Festival enjoyed a record turn-out this year. Over the course of five days, more than 76,000 people attended – which is approximately 3000 more than last year, and the highest cumulative number to date. New initiatives in 2010 included the 1st annual Green Ride to Birds Hill Park, which saw 85 cyclists participate in the community commute to the festival site.

Prairie Dog Film + Television is pleased to announce that production has begun on the first season of Blackstone for APTN & Showcase. This intense, compelling, and sometimes controversial dramatic television series is shooting eight one-hour episodes this summer, in and around Edmonton.

The Winnipeg Rowing Club is proud to be hosting the 107th Annual NorthWest International Rowing Association (NWIRA) Regatta in Winnipeg on August 13 and 14. Come out and watch rowing races on the Red River, with athletes from Canada and the US taking part.

Congratulations to our friend Bruce Leperre at CKDM Radio in Dauphin, Manitoba, who is nominated for this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAs) in the category of Music Director of the Year. The awards are handed out on September 12 in Edmonton. Good luck Bruce!


RoseAnna is playing Manitoba golf courses for Travel Manitoba this summer, and writing about them on the blog called The Back Nine. Check out for her most recent golf course reviews, including:

Lake of the Sandhills Golf Course
MacGregor Town & Country Golf Club
Cottonwood Golf Course

While working on the set of Men With Brooms, RoseAnna (who loves curling!!) was thrilled to meet one of Canada’s greatest curlers, and have her picture taken with him – AND his Olympic Gold Medal! To see who it is click here.


There is no procrastination tip this month because we are currently out of the office observing the holiday we put off from last month.

Have a good one!


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