Jenn Cook

Jenn Cook


The Northern Manitoba Trappers’ Festival has, for the past two years, dealt with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, like many organizations in the community, Trappers’ Festival was held in a modified, and in many cases, virtual manner. For the first time since the pandemic, the Fur Queen candidates were able to break through the realities of modified event participation and hold the annual Champagne Brunch. The brunch is the first official event the 2023 candidates participate in and after a two year break they were able to bring fashion and fun to a sold out crowd.
More than 120 people supported the 2022 Fur Queen court and the three 2023 candidates. The event included a fashion show and a brunch hosted by Legion Ladies Auxilliary.
“This was our first Champagne Brunch since 2020 and we were so excited to see a full house with so many smiling faces out to support the 2022 Fur Queen Court and 2023 Fur Queen t,” Trappers’ Festival Fur Queen Director Krista Tooley commented.

Wednesday, 25 January 2023 11:11

Smooth sounds of jazz fill the Legion hall

The Royal Canadian Legion warmed up Friday evening, when the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (WJO) performed “Brazilian Season” featuring vocalist Marco Castillo. The WJO were joined by the MBCI Jazz Band for the evening that included an ambiance of the finest affair, with drinks, appetizers, and the smooth sounds of jazz.
Opening the evening was the MBCI band under the direction of Heather Gibson. The students played to a full house as the event was sold out. “It was fantastic to see so many faces come out to the event,” The Pas Arts Council President Andrew Legeny commented, adding, “Heather Gibson and the MBCI Jazz band did a great job opening for the WJO. This was a good opportunity for the jazz band students to see where life can take them if they keep practicing and working at their craft.”