Festival of Fun – Spring Break 2020
March 30 • 1 pm & 3 pm • Alloway Hall
Traditional Metis Dancers feat. The Red River Jig
Double the Trouble
April 2 • 1 pm & 3 pm • Alloway Hall
Double the Trouble are identical 15-year old Cree and French-Metis twin musicians who uplift audiences with their traditional Metis fiddling and singing of original, contemporary, and classic folk music. Luc and Aidan’s charisma and talent has taken them from the Prairies to the Pacific and into the United States and Mexico. Most recently they performed in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, and the International Indigenous Tourism Conference in Kelowna, BC.
Graffitti Gallery Studio 393 Hip Hop Workshop
March 29 • 1 pm & 3 pm • Alloway Hall
Benjamin Mujuni is an instructor with Graffiti Art Programming’s Studio 393, with over 10 years experience in freestyle, choreography, hip hop, krump, and popping. Studio 393 is a youth art studio located in Portage Place Shopping Centre’s skywalk providing free drop-in programming for youth aged 13 to 29 in dance, music, visual art, radio, and podcasting. Learn More
Jacques/Jake Chenier with Don Benedictson
March 31 • 1 pm & 3 pm • Alloway Hall
For over three decades, Manitoba’s own Jacques/Jake Chenier has delighted fans of all ages with his spirited sing-alongs and tropical musical concoctions. Jake has recorded four CDs of original songs inspired by travels to Thailand, Latin America, and Europe. His Juno Award nominated recording, Walking in The Sun, offers many musical styles including calypso, reggae, and Cajun. The John Lennon International Songwriting Contest honored Jake with a Grand Prize for his song Buzz Buzzity Buzz. Jake has performed in hundreds of schools, fairs, and festivals across North America. Fortunately, he always enjoys sharing music with families close to Winnipeg where he makes his home. Jake will be performing with his longtime musical partner, Don Benedictson.
March 28 • 11 am • Alloway Hall
Mr. Ken has performed magic at children’s parties and family shows in Paraguay, Germany, Mexico, Canada, and USA in four different languages (German, Spanish, English, and Plautdietsch). He will make make you feel good. Laughter and wonder are inevitable. It’s all about “moments that create fond memories.”
Parks Canada: Monarch Migration from Riding Mountain to Mexico
March 31 • 11 am – 3 pm • Boreal Forest Gallery
Travel along one of the world’s longest insect journeys!
Parks Canada: Respect Wildlife & Stay Safe
March 30 & April 3 •11 am – 3pm • Boreal Forest Gallery
Touch furs and skulls, play What goes in a tent? and practice how best to (accidentally) meet a bear.
Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
March 29 • 11 am • Alloway Hall
Learn about Manitoba’s wildlife! Meet a few non-releasable wildlife ambassadors, and touch some artifacts. Have questions about wildlife? Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre will be more than happy to answer them after the presentation! Learn More
Seanster and the Monsters
April 1 • 1 pm & 3 pm • Alloway Hall
Seanster and the Monsters is a Winnipeg-based kindie-rock band that has won awards, lost awards, and watched many award shows. Their shows are filled with funny and feels, for kids and grownups! Their two albums (Yay! and Stripes with Platypus) are mainstays on kindie-friendly radio stations across North America, and their live shows are familiar at every one of your favourite music festivals. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a monstrous show! Learn More
April 3, 4 & 5 • 1 pm & 3 pm • Nonsuch Gallery
Dressed in period costume, the members of Simpson’s Folly sing the songs, play the music, and tell the stories that reflect life in the time of the Scottish settlement at Red River. The musicians are: Frederick Carsted – bodhran, hard-shoe step dance, re-enactor of historic events, vocals, and recitations; Johanna Handford – celtic harp, button accordion, concertina, recorder, guitar, and vocals; Dorothy Long – mandolin, button accordion, bodhran, and vocals; and James Long – 12 string guitar, harmonica, fiddle, cello, and vocals. Learn More
Teakle Family Circus
March 30 & 31 • 11 am • Alloway Hall
The Teakle Family Circus is made up of three super talented and internationally award-winning, Manitoba-based siblings that will entertain and inspire! The Circus brings a unique brand of sibling antics combined with truly world-class juggling and hula hooping skills to every performance! Check them out on YouTube. Learn More
Tibert Le Voyageur
April 1 & 2 • 11 am • Alloway Hall
Raised in a Franco-Manitoban Métis family, Rob Malo, also known as TiBert le Voyageur, is a storyteller, author, stage performer, juggler, poet, and community builder who shares his passion for history and culture with people of all ages. Recognized by Storytellers of Canada as being a Master Storyteller and currently the Writer in Residence at the University of Manitoba, Rob draws on his background to delight audiences through storytelling, music and song. Learn More
Zoloto Ukrainian Dancers
March 28 • 1 pm & 3 pm • Alloway Hall
The Zoloto Ukrainian Dancers have been entertaining audiences in Winnipeg and around the world since 1991 with their fun, energetic, and fast-paced performances. You will be wowed by the high-flying leaps, dizzying spins, and intricate footwork of this colourful showcase of the rich traditions of Ukrainian folk dance.
Schedule subject to change without notice.