December 7, 2017

The Places We’ve Been – Episode 6

  Special guest Luke Rempel talks with host Ally Sigurdson about his time in BC and in South Africa. Today’s topics include: skydiving, shark diving, tree planting and the milk challenge.  
November 24, 2017

Construction Season, Does it Ever End?

The City of Winnipeg released their projected construction plan and named a few roads they hope to fix next year. Among them was Portage and Main, an already contested area of the city because of the Mayor’s proposal to open the intersection to pedestrians. Portage and Main is relatively easy to get around if you’re walking. There are tunnels underground to take you to all corners of the intersection, not to mention keep you warm and away from the windiest intersection in North America. Winnipeg is constantly fighting a wave of construction when the ground thaws in Spring and crews […]
November 22, 2017

Five Local Brands That Will Make You a Holiday Hero

Is it just me, or is holiday shopping almost stressful enough for it not to be worth it? Malls are too crowded, you never know when you’re going to get the best deal online, and people’s tastes shift so rapidly from trend to trend that it can be downright panic-inducing. But…getting the perfect gift for someone you really love feels SO good. I’ve found that shopping local will make people really love if you can make it look like you really hunted for it. So I’ve found five great local brands, shops, and artists that will really make your gifts […]
November 22, 2017

Live Seems to Come Alive

Here at The District, we take pride in Manitoba Music. In Manitoba, we take pride in live music, and there is something to be said about performing a song live. When recording in the studio, an artist can take as many tries as possible, spending endless hours in the booth attempting to reach perfection. When performing live, this luxury does not exist. Everything only happens once. The performer only has one opportunity to make an impression on the fans, and that opportunity often passes all too fast. The pressure can be immense, but without those ballsy few that are willing […]
November 21, 2017
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Your Tuesday Survival Care Package

People say that Monday is the worst day of the week–but I would disagree, Tuesday is arguably the most tedious day of any week. It’s like, you’re in the week, there’s no turning back now, and it’s not even “hump day” as they call it. Not even half way. THAT IS WHY– Coming at you is my special little collection of things to get you through the week and feeling like a normal well adjusted humanoid: NUMBER 1:  BREATH This gif is the most sure fire way to heckin’ calm down quick https://i.imgur.com/DqK7H0S.gif All you gotta do is breath in out as […]
December 7, 2017

The Places We’ve Been – Episode 6

  Special guest Luke Rempel talks with host Ally Sigurdson about his time in BC and in South Africa. Today’s topics include: skydiving, shark diving, tree planting and the milk challenge.  
November 24, 2017

Construction Season, Does it Ever End?

The City of Winnipeg released their projected construction plan and named a few roads they hope to fix next year. Among them was Portage and Main, an already contested area of the city because of the Mayor’s proposal to open the intersection to pedestrians. Portage and Main is relatively easy to get around if you’re walking. There are tunnels underground to take you to all corners of the intersection, not to mention keep you warm and away from the windiest intersection in North America. Winnipeg is constantly fighting a wave of construction when the ground thaws in Spring and crews […]
November 22, 2017

Five Local Brands That Will Make You a Holiday Hero

Is it just me, or is holiday shopping almost stressful enough for it not to be worth it? Malls are too crowded, you never know when you’re going to get the best deal online, and people’s tastes shift so rapidly from trend to trend that it can be downright panic-inducing. But…getting the perfect gift for someone you really love feels SO good. I’ve found that shopping local will make people really love if you can make it look like you really hunted for it. So I’ve found five great local brands, shops, and artists that will really make your gifts […]
November 22, 2017

Live Seems to Come Alive

Here at The District, we take pride in Manitoba Music. In Manitoba, we take pride in live music, and there is something to be said about performing a song live. When recording in the studio, an artist can take as many tries as possible, spending endless hours in the booth attempting to reach perfection. When performing live, this luxury does not exist. Everything only happens once. The performer only has one opportunity to make an impression on the fans, and that opportunity often passes all too fast. The pressure can be immense, but without those ballsy few that are willing […]
November 21, 2017
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Your Tuesday Survival Care Package

People say that Monday is the worst day of the week–but I would disagree, Tuesday is arguably the most tedious day of any week. It’s like, you’re in the week, there’s no turning back now, and it’s not even “hump day” as they call it. Not even half way. THAT IS WHY– Coming at you is my special little collection of things to get you through the week and feeling like a normal well adjusted humanoid: NUMBER 1:  BREATH This gif is the most sure fire way to heckin’ calm down quick https://i.imgur.com/DqK7H0S.gif All you gotta do is breath in out as […]
November 20, 2017

Four Upcoming Winnipeg Music Shows

Want to experience Winnipeg’s vibrant and talented local music scene? Well you can with these four events that are coming up in Winnipeg soon!   1. Richard Inman  When: November 22, 2017, 7:30 PM Where: Morden Legion Hall  Richard Inman is quickly becoming one of Winnipeg’s most popular country/folk artists. Listen to his song Redemption here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GGrLbcbZDQ 2. Brian Chipney and Tim Cummings Duo, Brad Shigeta When: November 24, 2017, 8:30 PM Where: Prairie Ink Chipney (saxophone and vocals) and Tim Cummings (guitar) will be performing with Brad Shigeta, who was a featured soloist on the soundtrack of the Martin Scorsese film, […]
November 18, 2017

Cool movie alert, Winnipeg! Or make that alerts! (Plural.)

If you’re looking for new movies this winter, you’ve come to the right place! A very cool new documentary hits Winnipeg’s glorious Cinematheque just in time for Christmas, one very much worthy of your attention. It’s a film called 78/52, a rather bland title for a movie that explores the infamous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. The film examines this often-imitated scene from every conceivable angle, bringing in everyone from Peter Bogdanovich to Guerillmo Del Toro to offer their takes. It’s a fascinating film, which also acts as a wonderful entry point into Hitchcock’s work for any aspiring movie-geeks out there. […]
November 15, 2017
Here are 4 local music video series you should be following, from livestreams to music/interviews, in no particular order. 1. Village Idiots – Live @ The Roslyn This Osborne Village based group live streams every Wednesday at 8 PM. Can’t make it out to that live show you said you were “interested” in on Facebook? No worries, they may just be on the Village Idiots next week! Last week, they brought you The Bloody Historians, and this week Bullrider will be live @ the Roslyn. 2. Mom’s House by Young Media In this series, local musicians perform multiple songs and even […]
November 10, 2017

Break Through – a video series about how three men are finding their way through boxing

Tonight we had Creative Communications student Zac Easton in the studio to talk about his upcoming video series, Break Through. The series looks into the lives of three residents of Pan Am Place. Pan Am Place is a non-profit organization that provides housing for at-risk young men. The program uses boxing workouts and community service to improve the lives of their residents. It’s located and ran by Pan Am Boxing Club in the Exchange District. I met Zac about a year ago and within two weeks of knowing him he had convinced me to come out to his Saturday morning […]
November 9, 2017

Manny Goosen to release single in January

Local singer/songwriter Manny Goosen is set to release a single in the new year as part of an experimental, concept EP.He is keeping the theme quiet and won’t say what’s on the new EP until it’s ready to release in February of next year. He did say that he is working on the live performance aspect of his show and is trying to develop that side of his skills. In his career he has played all kinds of instruments and he has no problem preforming, but now he wants to take his sound to the stage. He says that he […]