Tractor parade rolls through downtown Winnipeg

It was an unfamiliar sight for many Winnipeggers downtown Saturday morning.Dozens of tractors paraded through the city to celebrate Manitoba’s agricultural history.The tractors made their way from The Forks down through Portage and Main towards the Red River Ex grounds.Tractors made their way through Winnipeg Saturday as part of the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede.Austin Siragusa / Global NewsTractors made their way through Winnipeg Saturday as part of the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede.Austin Siragusa / Global NewsTractors made their way through Winnipeg Saturday as part of the Manitoba Threshermen’s…

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Bachman and Cummings to play together for first time in a decade

Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings are getting back together for a charitable cause.Former The Guess Who bandmates, famous for their on-again, off-again musical partnership, will reunite next month for the first time in more than a decade, to support Canada’s Walk of Fame.Story continues belowBachman and Cummings will take the stage at Music Under the City Stars, an annual fundraiser in support of the stretch of Toronto streets paying tribute to influential Canadians, on July 18.READ MORE: The Cult’s Ian Astbury talks Indigenous influence and the evolution of the bandOrganizers say…

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Top three things to do around Winnipeg the weekend of June 15

With her weekly pick of fun things to do on the weekend, here is the rundown from Global News Morning’s Kahla Shea.Whatever you decide to do this weekend – don’t forget it’s also Father’s day! 1. Fast & FuriousOur historic Exchange District does double-duty as a dining room of sorts this Friday for the sixth annual Fast & Furious Feast.Story continues belowThe Feast is a part of the Give 30 national campaign which supports Canadian food banks throughout the month of Ramadan.RELATED: Is Canada’s new Food Guide affordable? Winnipeg dietitians say…

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Do you believe in life without a Cher concert?

It’s not the news Cher fans were hoping for.The singer’s show was shut down when she fell ill shortly before she was scheduled to hit a Winnipeg stage in May.Bell MTS Place was looking at finding a replacement date, but as of Thursday, the show has been cancelled entirely due to scheduling difficulties.READ MORE: Cher falls ill, tells waiting Winnipeg audience concert is cancelledTickets purchased online or by phone will be automatically refunded, while people who bought their tickets in person can get a refund at their point of purchase.The…

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The Royal Albert, Winnipeg’s punk rock mecca, set to re-open Friday

One of Winnipeg’s most iconic music venues is set to finally re-open after years of uncertainty.The bar at the historic Royal Albert Arms Hotel was shuttered after a string of ownership controversies and aborted attempts at re-opening, before finally going up for mortgage auction in 2017.Story continues belowThe 106-year-old hotel has a special reputation within Winnipeg’s music community as a gritty mainstay for punk rock, metal and other independent music scenes. The venue also hosted now-legendary touring artists like Green Day and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) before their international…

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Winnipeg musician playing with six bands in one night for marathon show

A Winnipeg musician has come up with an unusual way to celebrate his birthday this summer – by performing with six different bands in one night.Sean Kaye, who will be turning 27 in July, told 680 CJOB he expects the show to be a bit of an ordeal.“It’s going to be a little marathon for me,” he said. “Out of these six (bands), I play guitar in two, bass in three and drums in one.”View link »View original article here Source

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Winnipeggers spoiled for choice with at least 7 street festivals happening this weekend

After a long, cold spring, Winnipeggers are fully embracing the warm weather as the city plays host to a number of festivals and special events this weekend.Here are just a few of the options out there:Rise Up 100: Songs for the Next CenturySaturday at Old Market SquareFreeA star-studded lineup of local, Canadian and international musicians are converging on The Cube for a concert acknowledging the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. Performers include the likes of Bruce Cockburn, Ani DiFranco, John K. Samson, Leonard Sumner, and more!Join us for…

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Top three things to do around Winnipeg the weekend of June 8

With her weekly pick of fun things to do on the weekend, here is the rundown from Global News Morning’s Kahla Shea.This weekend is all about getting out into the community! 1. Passion for PizzaThis is Manitoba Pizza Week and 2019 is the biggest year yet!Story continues belowUntil this Sunday, try as many of the specialty pizzas as possible from some of our city’s most popular pizza places like A Little Pizza Heaven, Diana’s Cucina & Lounge or Nicolino’s Cucina Italiana.RELATED: Winnipeg pizza chef takes home top prize from World Pizza…

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Manitoba singer takes on mental health with onstage Carrie Underwood duet

A Manitoba woman got a taste of superstardom Sunday night, when she was chosen to perform onstage at Bell MTS Place with Grammy-winning country singer Carrie Underwood.La Broquerie’s Mélanie Bédard told 680 CJOB that she had entered a contest on Underwood’s social media for an opportunity to perform the rap portion of Underwood’s hit The Champion.“It started out as a call out for submissions on her social media,” said Bédard. Mélanie BédardFacebook“She posted that she was looking for someone in each city stop to join her on stage to do…

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32nd annual Pride Parade flows through downtown Winnipeg

Winnipeg held its 32nd annual Pride Parade Sunday.The march kicked off at the Manitoba Legislative Building, where Pride Winnipeg president Muhammed Ahsan said the community has come a long way since the first parade.“It gives me hope that we are giving our future generation a better future,” Ahsan said following his speech. “A better world where they can be whoever they are, regardless of whatever they want to be.”READ MORE: Hundreds gather for Transgender March and Rally in WinnipegShortly after the remaining speeches, floats and marchers spilled onto Memorial Avenue…

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