Winnipeg company unofficially sets high-five relay world record on National High-Five Day

National High-Five Day might be a lesser-known holiday, but one local business decided to celebrate it in the biggest way possible – by setting a world record.Staff at Winnipeg’s Johnston Group, an employee benefits company, gathered outside Thursday afternoon to break the relay record of 492 high-fives in three minutes.The Winnipeg high-fivers reached a new high of 509 on their second attempt.“The record of 492 was done by a British team that’s going to be very disappointed,” Johnston Group marketing communications specialist Brian Swinden told 680 CJOB.“They just set that…

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Top three things to do around Winnipeg the weekend of April 19

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 jam-packed with both Easter and Earth Day activities. 1. High-heeled hijinksDon’t let the cheeky title of this musical performance mislead you, Kinky Boots, is actually a show for the entire family that’s chockful of life lessons and laughs.Story continues belowThe show has won six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography and the story centers around family, friends and overcoming challenges.RELATED: Dwayne ‘The Rock’…

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Fleetwood Mac reschedules Canadian shows — here are the dates

After postponing the remainder of its North American tour dates earlier this month, Fleetwood Mac has announced the rescheduled shows.Seven out of the eight affected dates have been pushed back until the fall, including the five Canadian shows: Quebec City, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton.Story continues belowThe tour was ultimately postponed as a result of singer Stevie Nicks‘ health. The leading lady caught the flu ahead of a performance scheduled in Boston.“We are having more fun than ever on this current tour,” said drummer Mick Fleetwood, “but as we all know,…

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet steps into $1.5 million in new funding

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) is set to receive $1.5 million over two years to fund professional dance training.The funding is promised as part of the Canada Arts and Training Fund, which supports arts education across Canada.Story continues belowRWB was established in 1939 making it Canada’s oldest, and longest-running dance company. The RWB School Professional Division is well-known around the world for excellence in dance training. More than 1,500 students are enrolled at RWB School each year, said RWB.“Over the last 50 years, the RWB School Professional Division has proudly…

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New Manitoba Museum exhibit gives an inside look at animal bodies

The Manitoba Museum is showcasing a new kind of exhibit called “Animal Inside Out.”The exhibit shows animals and humans from their skin, bone and muscles.READ MORE: Do you recognize this dinosaur? Manitoba Museum takes unique approach to lost-and-foundThe exhibit compares human and animal anatomy, showing all species are similar but unique in their own ways.The shows curator, Dr. Angelina Whalley describes the show as a way to view nature like never before.“This is what I want to convey to everyone, to make people aware how fragile nature is and how…

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Century-old Winnipeg church organ impressive, but no match for Notre Dame’s iconic instrument

Despite the devastating fire that tore through France’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral Monday, there’s at least one positive note – the cathedral’s famed organ has reportedly survived the blaze intact.That’s music to the ears of Carol Latter, chair of the concert organ series at Westminster United Church in Winnipeg, a church known for its own impressive instrument, a 1912 Casavant Frères organ.Story continues below“We have a significant instrument as well,” Latter told 680 CJOB, “although nothing quite as astonishing as theirs. I’m sure they’re very, very concerned about it.”READ MORE:…

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Cirque du Soleil to return to big tent on Kenaston Boulevard in September with Amaluna

Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Winnipeg this fall, and is bringing their big tent with them.The world-famous Canadian circus will bring their big top for 43 performances of Amaluna, starting Sept. 14.Amaluna features a cast that comprises mostly women, with a female band, the first time in Cirque’s history. “Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women”, said director of creation Fernand Rainville.READ MORE: ‘I was wondering if it was even possible’: new Cirque du Soleil show has a Winnipeg feel“The show is a reflection…

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Morrissey postpones Canadian tour dates due to medical emergency

VANCOUVER — Ticketmaster says Morrissey has postponed the kickoff of his first Canadian tour in more than a decade.The former lead singer of The Smiths was set to perform at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre on Sunday and Monday nights, but Ticketmaster says those shows have been rescheduled for Oct. 14 and 15.READ MORE: Morrissey urges Canada Goose to stop using fur and feathersStory continues belowIt says the postponement is due to a medical emergency stemming from an accident Morrissey had while travelling in Europe, and that all tickets will be valid…

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Practical, stylish, or just plain ugly? Winnipeg fashionista breaks down the fanny pack

Children of the ’80s, try not to wince — one of the most polarizing trends in fashion has made its way back into the mainstream.It’s not teased hair, stirrup pants or scrunchies. It’s not even Hammer pants.The fanny pack is back, and on some of fashion’s biggest runways this year. Vogue named it one of the leading trends last spring and summer.But these aren’t the neon-coloured nylon bags and waist-hugging straps that you remember, says Winnipeg style blogger Jackie Anderson of Style My Dreams.“Fashion is always a circle, there’s rarely…

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Top three things to do around Winnipeg the weekend of April 13

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 will have you believing in all sorts of magic, thanks to these very cool events. 1. Raise a GlassAccording to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, CF is the most common, fatal genetic disease for children and young adults in our country.This weekend in Manitoba, there’s an event where you can help by simply raising a glass.WATCH: A night out at Fort Gibraltar

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