Boasting a discography of more than 70 recordings and numerous appearances on top stage and screen venues, internationally acclaimed Canadian Brass graces the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's stage with more than 40 years of experience in performing a range of genre-bending compositions. Much like Einstein postulating the curvature of spacetime in full clown make-up, Canadian Brass combines virtuosity with good humour, spreading its classical, opera, jazz, and pop roots through songful soils. This year, conductor Richard Lee combs back ear cilia with a sampling of Duke Ellington, Gershwin, and tribute to The Beatles, making for a performance as light and appealing as a winged Weimaraner.
In his 30 years as an artist, Guy St. Godard has used watercolour to capture the vibrant landscapes of such reaches as Vancouver Island, Newfoundland, and Labrador. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, his works are vividly shaded celebrations of nature, depicting tranquil waterways and nostalgic farmlands populated by rusted, forgotten trucks. Guy has also turned his talents to teaching for the past six years. During lessons, he instructs small groups in the fine techniques of brush strokes and how many licks it takes to prepare a watercolour palette. He continues to travel to shows, and his works are displayed in private collections across Canada, the United States, and Germany.
If there were a city built just for kids, it would likely include towers to climb on, bouncy platforms to make them fly, and a seemingly endless number of games to play. That may have been what the team had in mind when putting together Kid City, where all of these activities converge in one place for parties, daycare groups, and families looking for a break from their routine. The indoor play centre also offers all-day summer camps for kids aged 5–10.
In just one week's time, Shapes Fitness Centres give members more than 380 reasons to visit. That's because the gyms are constantly offering group fitness classes across various locations, ranging in theme from salsa-influenced Zumba to high-intensity spin classes. Each gym also presents its members with a number of amenities, including saunas and steam rooms, daycare, and on-site massage therapists.
Moksha Yoga Winnipeg’s students stretch toward the sky, reflecting their teachers’ belief that yoga’s benefits are limitless. Held in balmy rooms warmed by radiant heating panels, hot-yoga classes help limber muscles and extract toxins. These routines begin with a relaxing supine pose, gradually progressing to standing stretches and balances designed to build strength, stability, and endurance. Floor-based bends bolster the spine and open the hips, which can enhance posture and flexibility. Cork flooring cushions joints and wards off microbes, and filtered faucets fill water bottles with water as cool and clean as a freshly scrubbed snowman. Experienced instructors also lead non-heated classes for students of all levels, including intense yet accessible barre classes, which use small isometric movements to improve core strength and help compliment other yoga classes.