by William Larson | 9:52 am

Cool Stuff to do in Manitoba

Countless theatres, museums, amusement parks Manitoba is the place to visit for young and old! You can visit galleries, go skating, watch hockey games, enjoy musicals, opera and rock concerts, go shopping and much more!

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  • Go to the Investors Group Field, to watch the game between Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers.
  • Visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and explore how human rights have been changing throughout history.
  • If you love ballet, you should visit Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet and choose some of the performances they offer during this season, including Nutcracker, Dracula, Love Lies Bleeding and more.                                                                                                                              royal_winnipeg_ballet_building_380_graham_avenue_winnipeg
  • Manitoba Museum is the best place for those interested in exploring history of Manitoba.
  • Kids City will become a favorite place for children in this structure made of three levels, offering many fun activities.
  • Game lovers will find excitement playing with puzzles at the Real Escape Canada, Enigma Escapes, Ultimate Lockdowns and more.
  • Are you a fan of Winnipeg Blue Bombers? You can root for them in the competition for the Grey Cup.
  • Assiniboine Park Zoo is an awesome place for children and adults alike see different species originating from Arctic including seals and polar bears.                                                                zoo
  • Enjoy the Falstaff premiere at Manitoba Opera.
  • You can play some of the popular casino games such as table games and slots at Shark Club Gaming Center, McPhillips Station casino and Club Regent Casino.
  • Opt to visit Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers as they perform their captivating choreographies.
  • Have fun cheering for Winnipeg Jets playing at MTS Centre.
  • Manyfest is the largest Downtown Winnipeg’s festival taking place on Broadway.
  • You can go to Thermëa spa centers that offer saunas, treatments and pools in Scandinavian style.
  • The Fork offers art and architecture installations that you should see.
  • Red River Mutual Trail is the best place for skating on ice that froze naturally.
  • Taking place in February, Festival Du Voyageur is a major festival where you can enjoy amazing structures made out of snow, great entertainment and food.
  • Freeze Frame is a film festival for children taking place in March.
  • Royal Manitoba Theater has a great program of plays that you can watch.                                exterior72
  • Visit Arctic Glacier Park for hockey games, toboggans, skating, snowboarding and more.
  • Winnipeg for parents and kids offers fun for the entire family.
  • Visit MTS Centre and watch Manitoba Moose playing 38 games.
  • Children’s Museum is an exciting place for kids where they can visit the Splash Lab and do experiments.
  • At November 12th, kids will be able to feel the magic of holidays watching the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade.
  • MTS Center features popular performers such as Kanye West, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood and more.
  • Celebrations Dinner Theatre will be featuring funny live performances.
  • The Central Canada Comic Con is a perfect place for lovers of comic books.
  • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra offers wonderful music performances.
  • Signature Crafts Show and Sale features all things related to handmade jewelry and gifts.
  • Canad Inns Winter Wonderland will drive you through Manitoba and you will be able to see spectacular light shows.                                                                                                        10_17158030
  • Manitoba Theater for Young People is a place where children can explore and learn about art.
  • Winnipeg Architecture Foundation offers tours that are self guided.
  • Jazz lovers will be amazed by the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra.
  • The Wonderful Wedding Show takes place on 21th of January, where interested visitors can explore different designs and wedding-related fashion.
  • Burton Cummings Theater will be featuring numerous bands during October and November, including Ziggy Marley, The Proclaimers, Alice Cooper and more.
  • Visit Winnipeg Art Gallery to enjoy Inuit contemporary art, which happens to be the largest collection of this kind in the world.
  • Go to Planetarium and enjoy exploring astronomy.
  • The Great Big Adventure features slides and enormous space for playing.
  • Adrenalin Adventures gathers thrill-seekers going down the hill that is 12 meters in height.
  • The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra is the ultimate place for lovers of classical music.
  • Speedworld Indoor Kart Track will take you on an adventure in go-karts.
  • Bookworms will be happy at THINAIR the international writers festival in Winnipeg.
  • Manitoba Electrical Museum features streetcars and gigantic robot that talks.
  • Lasertopia offers exciting laser-blasting competitions.
  • Visit Cinematheque to see art and watch international as well as Canadian movies.
  • Master Playwright Festival taking place in February will celebrate Agatha Christie.
  • For all adventurers, the Vertical Adventures promises an exciting experience while rock climbing indoors.
  • The Exchange District features numerous galleries for all lovers of art Graffiti Gallery, Digital Arts, Mayberry Fine Arts and many more.

American Idiot the musical that features Green Day’s lyrics is a production that won an award. You’ll be able to hear it in Winnipeg Studio Theater from February 23rd to March 5th.

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by William Larson | 12:30 pm

How to Find Cheap Car Parts

If you fancy yourself as a major gearhead, you might want to check out your local junkyard. These veritable treasure troves are filled to bursting with cheap finds and bargain bits. There’s no telling what you might pick up for your beloved motor, so get down there and get hunting. If you want to know how to find cheap car parts, this is a great place to start.

Sure, you can play it safe and skip the adventure by shopping at an official parts store, but where’s the fun in that? You’ll just miss out on the chance to pick up unique parts, at knockdown prices. While the junkyard isn’t as much of a certainty as a parts dealer – you can’t, for example, be sure about what you’ll find – if you do track down the products that you need, they’ll be yours for a modest fee.

These handy hints and tips will give you some advice on how to find cheap car parts in your local junkyard.

Know Your Junkyard

There are two types of automotive junkyard in North America. They are the ‘you pick’ and the ‘full service.’ The difference between the two is that the latter involves no work. You tour the yard, select the parts that you want, and a mechanic or technician will get them ready for you to take home. On the other hand, a ‘you pick’ yard invites visitors to remove the parts that they want with their own tools. If you want to save even more cash, this is the best way to go.

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Don’t Be Intimidated

There’s a kind of mystique about junkyards; a faux sensation of danger, probably because so many coming of age movies feature kids getting into trouble in these locations. In reality, they’re not dangerous at all if you behave sensibly and don’t try to remove anything without first having the right skills and know how. You can ask the site managers for information on where to find certain parts, as usually there is a rough layout. For instance, you’ll often find rarer, older vehicles towards the back of the yard.

Keep an Open, Curious Mind

The junkyard is such an amazing place, because you don’t really know what you’re going to pick up. If you want to learn how to find cheap car parts, you need to keep your eyes open and be willing to learn about the things that you see. Sure, cylinder heads, glass body panels, and handles are valuable, but so are more custom items like computer boxes and online airbag modules. Be on the lookout not just for parts that you can recycle, but also things that you can sell on and make a bit of profit from.

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Have the Right Tools

If you’re heading off to a ‘you pick’ yard, you’ll need to carry some important tools. On the other hand, you don’t want to be lugging anything too heavy and cumbersome around. Generally, the essentials are a short pry bar, a ratchet set, a hammer, a pair of pliers, a pair of tin snips, a hacksaw, Allen wrenches, a screwdriver set, and some strong safety gloves. It is also a good idea to keep a long pry bar and a socket set in the boot of the car.

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