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.
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.
The Centennial Concert Hall lends its history and elegance. More than 2,300 scarlet-red seats rest beneath soft lights that shine down like stars or extraterrestrial eyeballs. At the orchestra level, two murals by artist Tony Tascona flank audiences on both the right and left side, and in the lobby, patrons partake in preshow conversations near a mural by Greta Dale.
Winnipeg's Cercle Moliere is a great place to check out a new movie release and munch on your favorite snacks, such as butter-coated popcorn.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
World Soccer Academy's goal is to elevate Canadian soccer to an elite level with training regimens culled from the world's finest soccer programs. The Academy instills sound fundamentals in young trainees with the help of the Coerver Method, a methodology developed by the late Dutch soccer manager Wiel Coerver designed to develop skills in a pyramidal fashion, beginning with individual ball-handling and advancing to more nuanced material, such as group attack tactics and covert hand-balling.
Though committed to fostering young talent, the Academy's seven-stage player development program prescribes proper training methods for players of all ages. The Academy also sponsors WSA Winnipeg, a team of elite players that compete against squads from Toronto, Michigan, and St. Louis in the USL Premier Development League.
Designed as an 18-hole golf course in 1917, Assiniboine Golf Club gave up half of its layout so it could be used as military runways in the early 1940s. The Club owners made the most of their remaining nine holes by building a total of 18 tee boxes and three additional greens so that golfers could enjoy distinct front- and back-nine experiences.
When played as an 18-hole round, the course measures 6,167 yards, across which golfers must contend with water hazards, trees, and sandtraps, which may feature trap doors that open into deeper, sandier sandtraps. The course also includes a 242-yard par three that will have many players unsheathing a driver or three-wood just to reach the green in regulation. After a day at the links, golfers can watch the sun set or the grass grow from the outdoor patio of the course-side restaurant, which serves a menu of burgers, wings, and other pub classics.