Monday, 26 June 2017

12 must-see acts at The Forks this Canada Day | 12 spectacles à ne pas manquer à La Fourche en ce jour du Canada

It’s no secret that Canada is turning the big 150, and the country is pulling out all the stops to make sure this birthday bash is one to remember. Since The Forks has been a meeting place for over 6,000 years, you can bet this year's Canada Day celebrations will be over-the-top festive.

We’re bringing in some of Manitoba’s best artists including Whitehorse (yes, Whitehorse!), to make you dance while waving a Canadian flag and apologizing to the person beside you for accidentally bumping into them while you sway.

We’ve put together a playlist to jam out to while you’re waiting in the drive-thru at Tims, playing a game of shinny with your buds, or sipping Caesars in the backyard with your squad.

Bonus: Bike valet will be on site all day for you to store your bikes, helmets and gear.

Check out The Forks website for more details about Canada 150 celebrations.

Ce n'est pas un secret que le Canada a 150 ans cette année, et le pays fait tout en son pouvoir pour organiser une fête d’anniversaire inoubliable. Étant donné que La Fourche a constitué un lieu de rencontre pendant plus de 6 000 ans, il y a fort à parier que les célébrations de la fête du Canada de cette année seront exceptionnelles. Nous faisons venir certains des meilleurs artistes du Manitoba, y compris Whitehorse (oui, Whitehorse!), pour vous faire danser en agitant un drapeau canadien, vous amenant à vous excuser auprès de la personne près de vous pour l’avoir heurtée par accident pendant que vous vous laissez emporter par la musique.

Nous avons compilé une liste de chansons à faire jouer pendant que vous vous trouvez dans la file du service au volant de Tim Horton, que vous disputez une partie de shinny avec vos amis ou que vous sirotez un Cæsar dans la cour avec votre équipe.

En prime pour les cyclistes : Un service de valet, offert sur place toute la journée, leur permettra de ranger leurs vélos, casques et équipements.

Consultez le site de La Fourche pour en savoir plus au sujet des célébrations Canada 150.

Here are a handful you can’t miss | Voici certaines de nos recommandations

Riel Gents
Boat going up and down the river
1:30 p.m.

Canopy Stage
2:30 p.m.

Sierra Noble
Canopy Stage
4:00 p.m.

Slow Leaves
Canopy Stage
5:00 p.m.

Carly Dow
Main Stage, Festival Field
5:45 p.m.

Attica Riots
Main Stage, Festival Field
6:00 p.m.

Scott Nolan
Canopy Stage
6:00 p.m.

Canopy Stage 
8:00 p.m.

The Noble Theifs
Main Stage, Festival Field
8:00 p.m.

Main Stage, Festival Field
9:00 p.m.

JC Campbell
Main Stage, Festival Field
9:45 p.m.

Red Moon Road
Port Stage
10:00 p.m.

Faouzia & WSO
Main Stage, Festival Field
10:40 p.m.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

From Fools, with love!

Hello friends!

We’re excited to serve you a great cup of coffee at The Forks! You might be familiar with our Broadway location, but we’ll be doing things just a wee bit differently at The Forks Market.

Since the Food Hall already has so many superb food choices, we’ve decided to leave the toasts + and other snack on Broadway and go all-out with our coffee set up – including favourites like lattes, london fogs, and nitro cold brew – but with the addition of pour-over modules and a few other unique items.

We’ll feature a fully stocked case of Bronuts doughnuts, pastries by our neighbours Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company, and Michael Harms, and Cocoabeans Bakeshop. We also have Green Carrot juices and Manitoba-sourced yogurt parfaits.  

The reason we’re excited about the Modbar (in addition to the clean sight lines!) is that we can control water pressure and create volume profiles to improve the extraction of each bean. That’s why we highlight a variety of Canada’s best roasters – including Pilot and locally-roasted Dogwood Coffee.

We’ll keep a feature menu at the counter to highlight all of our changing coffee options. For coffee novelty-seekers who want to compare taste profiles, we’ll offer a coffee flight where you can sample our feature espresso, batch coffee, and gibraltar.  

While our Broadway location also features beer and wine, The Common at the opposite end of the Food Hall has that covered. At The Forks, we’ll keep a small selection of whiskeys and other liquors designed to be perfectly paired with some of our coffee options ;)

Why we 💗 the Forks

We’re humbled The Forks has welcomed us, and we feel that the market is the perfect location for our second shop. With Fools & Horses, we want to make you a perfect cup of coffee, but we aspire to do more than that. We want to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for employees and customers, and we work hard to reduce our ecological footprint. The Forks shares our zero waste mandate with their Target Zero initiative, and it is a gathering place for people from all walks of life.

The Forks is also helping to drive a renewed pride and well-being for our city – something we hoped to achieve in our own small way when we opened our first shop. Co-owner Lauren Kroeker-Lee said it best – “The Forks plays such an important role in connecting Winnipeggers to our collective history and in helping us to imagine and create an exciting future for our city.”

We're excited to take part in the continued improvement of our city and renewal at The Forks, and look forward to many years of caffeine-driven collaboration! #MeetMeAtTheForks


Amy Bortoluzzi
Lauren Kroeker-Lee
Kendra Magnus-Johnston
Benjamin Gillies
James Magnus-Johnston

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Must-Sees at Aboriginal Day Live

The lineup for APTN Aboriginal Day Live has us counting the days until the artists take the stage. As of now, that number is five. FIVE days until Nelly Furtado, Daniel ROA, Neon Dreams, Asham Stompers, Nelson Tagoona, and Burt-Project 1, and more have us swaying and singing along on Wednesday, June 21, for the largest celebration of National Aboriginal Day in Canada's history. 

Aboriginal Day Live is a celebration of Indigenous art, dance, music, and culture. On National Aboriginal Day, we gather together to celebrate the outstanding achievements and rich culture of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada by being in great company, eating great food, and singing and dancing together. 

In these next five days, hit play on these tunes and prep yourself for all the great artists taking the Aboriginal Day Live stage. Then on Wednesday, June 21, come celebrate with us!

Neon Dreams

Nelly Furtado

Burnt-Project 1

Renee Lamoureux

Full schedule:

Sunrise to Sunset Sunrise Ceremony and Sacred Fire Oodena Circle
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Aboriginal Day Live Pow Wow in partnership with Manito Ahbee Festival
Skateboard Competition in partnership with SK8 Skates
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Round Dance
Main Stage
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
APTN Kids Zone
Language, Storytelling and Traditional Games
Artisans, Community Resources, Partners and Sponsor Displays
PRE-SHOW: 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Main Stage (webcast available)
Skyler Sonia
Eidse Chuck
Copenace Group
Renée Lamoureux

CONCERT: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Main Stage (webcast available)

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Celebrating One Year of Great Beer and Delicious Wine at The Forks

A long time ago, we had a dream of bringing some of the best beer and wine to The Forks Market and letting you wander around The Market with your glass in hand on a sunny Saturday. A year ago, this dream became a reality, and we filled our kegs and wine fridges and let that sweet liquid poor through the taps for the first time.

On Friday, June 9, we will be celebrating this incredible first year of The Common and all The Market’s other updates with a little shindig, and you’re invited! Raise a glass with us, shimmy around to some music, and enjoy a beer-glazed mini-doughnuts and beer ice cream floats. Yeah, what!? We’re dying to try both of those!

Third + Bird will also have vendors perched on the second floor of The Market for you to hunt down something perfect for the father figure in your life.

So what does a year of post-run beers with friends and flights of wine with your girlfriends look like? Take a look.

This is year one of The Common.

We started by gathering an all-star, local team to design the space for you to sip your craft beer and wine. 

Cloverdale Forge used their expert blacksmithing skills to create metal-work charging stations, Wood Anchor pieced together the beautiful wooden tables, and Huron Woodwork created the flights we sip our drinks from.

Just like that, we were ready to serve our first drink, and this was the lucky gentleman to get the first sip from The Common's taps.

This couple was the first to immortalize The Common in their wedding photos.  

We even gathered together to sing Wheat Kings with Gord and raise our glasses to him. 

So, join us from 4:00 pm until we get tired of dancing (maybe never) like we did one year ago, and raise a glass to all the memories we've made in the past year and the many, many, MANY more to come!

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Third + Bird Pop-up at The Forks!

Third+ Bird is an events company that hosts Winnipeg's largest local urban market - you might have shopped at the Vineyard Church, Transcona Country Club, or most recently Hudson's Bay downtown!

In between their two large-scale markets, hosted in the spring and winter, you can find the two-woman team hosting POPUPS throughout the city, including at The Forks!

The next POPUP is happening Saturday June 10 + 11 from 10am - 4pm at The Forks Market. 

Local makers will set up shop on the second floor balconies + bridges over-looking the Food Hall. Each day will feature a great new line-up of different vendors. Enjoy shopping local, pick up something for yourself or Dad - Father's Day is just around the corner! 

Be sure to check their Instagram, Facebook + website for listings of the vendors each day.

Abiding Citizen
Manitoba-made bitters + shrubs

Artist Elaine Dilay
Resin art + wooden wares

Artwork by Taylor Dawn
Botanical paper goods

Luxurious small-batch chocolate

Calia Flowers
Bouquets of fresh flowers

Charleston and Harlow
Luxury soy candles

Cold Hands Ceramics
Ceramics including mugs, vases, etc.

Cookie Girl Winnipeg
Delectable homemade cookies

Cze by Tania
Organic haircare products for him + her

Jewelry and accessories for him + her

Felt Loved Felt
Adorable stuffed "couch" whales + other pillows

Flora & Farmer
Tasty sweet + savoury preserved goods

Meg Does Pottery
Luxury line of handbuilt + wheel thrown pottery

Mine Clothing (Friendly Manitoba)
Urban clothing line

Scientific Sweets
Intricately decorated cookies

Winnipeg North of Fargo (Firewood)
Unique + modern home accessories line