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.  
December 1, 2017

Aggressively Unfunny – Run-Around and Roll to Me because it’s All For You

A catastrophic failure causes the live broadcast to be nixed, so Harris and Cary make the best of the situation.  The guys are joined in the studio by Heitha Forsyth (aka Sol James) to unpack call-out culture, a record-breaking trailer and space animals. They also perform a terrific three-part 90s music mashup!
November 29, 2017

The Places We’ve Been – Episode 5

Host Ally Sigurdson calls her friend Halley Rice in London to talk about their friendship over the last few years. Today’s topics include: travelling in India alone, robots dancing on bars, hot air balloons in Turkey, and the weird things Canadians say.
November 26, 2017

Sunday Funday!

  Santa in the Forest Get your snowshoes out today because Santa is camping in the deep woods to hear out your Christmas wishes. A Christmas photo is in store for everyone as well. The event goes from 11-3 PM today at FortWhyte Alive.  Go to store.fortwhyte.org or call 204-989-8355×311 to book your tickets. The event is also happening on December 3rd.   Ubuntu Today is the last day to go check out the film “Ubuntu.” The film is about a young Canadian woman who begins to unravel the legacy of her mother, when she meets a young South African […]
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 24, 2017

The Places We’ve Been – Episode 4

Special guest Jodi Vinet comes on to discuss her constant hunt for snow, life down under in Australia and some of the friends she’s had to leave behind.        
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 20, 2017

The Places We’ve Been – Episode 3

 Speical guest Taylor Kist comes on to share her experience in Europe. Today’s topics include: falling in love, The Eiffel Tower at midnight, and getting over a travel hangover.
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 17, 2017

Aggressively Unfunny – Human Plate

Harris and Cary unpack how bitcoin works, talk about their favourite movies, and bring Noah Jacobson (musician/funny person) on the show to discuss the all-time best Simpsons episodes and fast food.
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 10, 2017

I’ve planned your long weekend for you!

No plans for the long weekend? Tired of binging on Netflix and pasta? Gather your friends and get out of the house with these great suggestions:   Friday, November 10th (yes, that’s tonight) The Good Will has a Homo Hop Dorky Dad event. There’s going to be rockin’ music all night with DJ J Jackson, DJ Louie Lovebird, and DJ Myles Cyrus. There’s also prizes for the best dressed dorky dad, so grab your dad hats and your too-short jeans!   Saturday, November 11th, The Glorious Sons are playing at The Garrick Centre. They just released their new album, Young […]
November 10, 2017

The Places We’ve Been – Episode 2

  Host Ally Sigurdson brings on Ashley Crossland to discuss Koh Phi Phi Island, snorkeling and following your gut. The importance of keeping safe and the potential dangers of traveling as a female backpacker.  
November 10, 2017

Aggressively Unfunny – The OTHER Mark Wahlberg

The debut of an alternate theme song!  Also, Harris and Cary discuss the merits of certain comic-book movies, and they invite Will Reimer (funny person) on to the show to talk about Facebook privacy, celebrity encounters, and to weigh in on whether a dumb activity is Yes-or-No-stalgic.