For 30 years, Cinematheque, which is operated by The Winnipeg Film Group, has devoted itself to screening a wide variety of independent and international films while exposing audiences to local filmmakers and special events. The intimately sized theatre's vast programming includes restored 35mm classics, contemporary Canadian and aboriginal films, and films that demonstrate unique and innovative approaches to the art of cinema. During weekly and one-off presentations, special guests such as directors, actors, and scholars place selected works into context by explaining the director's intentions, the film's impact on other filmmakers, and why dogs were used on set instead of ottomans. Similarly, the ongoing Cinema Lounge: Critical Dialogue on Canadian Cinema series features Canadian artists introducing a contemporary or classic Canadian film that has personally shaped their career, thus encouraging a public debate about the film's importance and influence.
Since fur traders and explorers first voyaged along the shores, lakes, and rivers of the province, Manitoba has celebrated a rich tradition of sailing. At 1020 hours on August 5, 1965, a group of yachtsmen and sailors drew from this history to inaugurate the first provincial sailing association, embarking on a storied career of legendary races and regattas, expert-led lessons, and an expansion of a network of affiliated clubs. Throughout the years, mariners at Sail Manitoba have promoted the thrill and joy of sailing through a biannual magazine, admirable performances at boating competitions, and informative courses. With teams of Sail Canada certified instructors on hand at affiliated clubs, students can easily learn the figurative as well as very literal ropes of sailing, or brush up before their mandatory boaster licence exams.
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.
Every instructor at Skydive Manitoba holds a certification from the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association, which means they adhere to its strict safety guidelines. So whether you're an experienced jumper purchasing a package of skydives or a beginner opting for a tandem skydive or a four-hour ground course with an instructor-assisted solo jump, you can rest assured it will be a top-notch, safety-minded experience.
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.
At Hot Yoga Winnipeg, there's no such thing as a class for advanced students only. The instructors of every hot-yoga session welcome total beginners and returning students alike, guiding them through the same series of 26 poses. Adhering to the 90-minute sequence might sound monotonous, but the mix of Hatha-style stretches continually challenges yogis of all body types and skill levels. As the heat enables them to flex more easily, each stance prepares their relevant muscles to attempt the follow-up position, thereby progressively exercising the entire physique. While working out, sweat helps detoxify the body, leaving visitors feeling refreshed and content.
In addition to hot-yoga classes, the teaching team leads a number of course variants. Meditative music overlays the transitions of Hot Hatha, whereas Hot Core sessions focus on longer holds, building students' abdominal strength without making them wear brick-filled fanny packs. Those who wish to expand their repertoire further can take on the 84 asanas of the Hatha yoga class, which showcases several manoeuvres outside of the standard 26-pose series.