Midnight Shine – This Northern Ontario rock band is anchored by the melodic vocals and eloquent lyrics of charismatic singer/songwriter Adrian Sutherland, with a sound that seamlessly mixes roots, classic and modern rock. Their music is not only radio-friendly, but also has depth and meaning, exploring First Nations’ culture, tradition, and life in the north.

Indigenous Music Countdown – The only weekly countdown that features the Top 40 music from Indigenous artists in Canada, the US, and around the world.

Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show – Canada’s most renowned and respected conference about Aboriginal economic development, community and leadership turns 21 in 2017.

Dauphin’s Countryfest – Canada’s longest running country music festival, Dauphin’s Countryfest will celebrate its 28th anniversary in 2017. The four-day camping music festival on the edge of Riding Mountain National Park draws the biggest names in country music.

Winnipeg Comedy Festival – This popular festival just celebrated 16 years in 2017, and featured 68 comics in 43 shows, with an attendance of over 10,500.

Winnipeg Rowing Club – At 135 years old, the WRC is one of the oldest sporting organizations in Western Canada. It has been in operation since 1881, stopping only twice – during WWI and WWII. Today, WRC offers rowing programs for all levels.

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Canstar News – Winnipeg’s only weekly newspaper chain, Canstar News is a fixture in homes throughout the city, with a weekly circulation of nearly 200,000 copies.

The Carillon – Steinbach’s newspaper serves 6000 residents in Eastern Manitoba.