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Finding the perfect Christmas tree: A family tradition

DSC_0209One of my most favourite holiday activities is getting a Christmas tree. Sure, there are lots of places where you can buy one that’s already cut down and ready to go, and if that’s your approach, that’s okay. You can also buy an artificial one from a retailer, if you prefer going that route. But for a really memorable time that your family will never forget, nothing beats a daytrip adventure to find your special tree… Read entire story.

Halloween events for all

For people who like scary things, Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a chance to dress up in costume and pretend to be someone (or something) else for a while, and get together with friends or family for some frightening fun. Here in Manitoba, there are plenty of events that will get you in the Halloween spirit.

Boo at the Zoo takes place at Assiniboine Park. Winnipeg’s annual Halloween tradition features an expanded midway with carousel, haunted house, and other rides. Special displays, lights and music add to the spooky atmosphere. Characters like Icky, a friendly troll who loves candy, can be found roaming about each night.

Haunted tours are a great way to explore a city from the inside out, and learn deep dark secrets from days gone by. I’ve taken part in ghost tours in New Orleans and Pennsylvania, and it’s intriguing to see how different places give new life to their haunted histories. Read entire story.