If you are looking for fun activities during the winter months, there is a lot happening in Southeast for all ages and abilities.
Niverville Recreation and Wellness gives a special meaning to the term Nite-LIFE.
Teresa Mistlebacher tells us about these monthly sessions.
“We’ve joined with the Rehabilitation Center for Children to put on a Youth with Disabilities program right here in Niverville. LIFE actually stands for Leisure In Fun Environment, and so it's an opportunity for youth to get together, ages 12 to 20, learn some new things, make some new friends, have fun... And the self-care night will be an adaptive yoga class and a self-care product making workshop.”
This takes place on February 16th with another session on March 8th.
Niverville Recreation has also registered for the Jackfrost Challenge and invites people to join them from February 11-17 for a free, week-long winter challenge for all Manitobans.
You are asked to gather a team of 1-5 family members, friends, or co-workers to complete 130 collective kilometres of outdoor activities. This could include walking, running, biking, skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or tobogganing.
All you need to do is register online at https://greenactioncentre.ca/jackfrostchallenge/ and log your kilometres of outdoor activity during the week!
Meanwhile, at Steinbach Arts Council, Cassandra Kornelson says their building is hopping this winter with a full line-up of programs and workshops, drawing people of all ages to a wide variety of activities.
“There is no specific age group that's targeted there, everybody is welcome. There is something for every single person that comes in. And the great part is it can be in different disciplines. It can be in the kitchen, it can be in the artist rooms, it can be in the hall gallery, there's lots of places for people to be.”
Kornelson says they are making the most of the limited space they have, carefully scheduling classes and workshops to allow for many options to explore and enjoy the arts.
“We have lots of new opportunities for workshops that are coming up in our Culture and Heritage programming, and the culinary program... it's blown up. There's no room, there's no space for us to have more programming there,” she says.
Registration opens on February 5th for the Spring Break Day Camps which will include a variety of activities such as music, theater, visual arts, culinary arts, and dance.
This entertaining scavenger hunt takes place throughout the community and continues until the end of the day on holiday Monday, February 19.
Steinbach Family Resource is hosting their annual “Our Village Community Scavenger Hunt”! Lots of different kind of puzzles to complete + lots of prizes to be won = a whole lot of fun for everyone of all ages! Learn more at https://steinbachonline.com/articles/10000-in-prizes-up-for-grabs-in-2024-our-village-community-scavenger-hunt♬ We Are Family - Dj Indra keun
At the Pat Porter Active Living Centre in Steinbach, this week will be filled with food and entertainment with Culturama. Each evening,a different culture will be featured.
Along with regular activities, a painting class is scheduled for February 13th.
At the Jake Epp Library in Steinbach, they are holding a special event this week for the little ones. A pre-school Valentine Story and craft day is planned for Friday morning (February 9).
Then on Tuesday, February 13th, the board games are coming out for the evening for anyone who is at least 16 years old. This free event does not require registration.
-With files from Carly Koop, Michelle Sawatzky.