Adrian Sutherland & Midnight Shine – Northern Canadian roots-rockers whose music is anchored by the melodic vocals and eloquent lyrics of singer/songwriter and frontman Adrian Sutherland, with a sound that seamlessly mixes roots, classic and modern rock. Their music is not only radio-friendly, but also explores First Nations’ culture, tradition, and life in the North with depth and meaning.

ANNE MULAIRE – Exciting new fashion label from Winnipeg-based Franco-Indigenous designer Andreanne Dandeneau. Check out her Zero-Waste collection of one-of-a-kind outfits, and her Héritage Collection, which is inspired by history and embroidered with love.

First Contact Canada – A groundbreaking TV series on APTN, produced by Animiki See Digital Production, Indios Productions and Numan Films, that explores the true Indigenous experience in Canada. Changing perceptions, one heart at a time.

Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show – Canada’s most renowned and respected conference that celebrates and promotes Indigenous economic development, community and leadership. Vision Quest turns 24 in 2020, and happens May 12-15.

Winnipeg Comedy Festival – This popular festival celebrates 19 years in 2020, and features a week of comedy with 70 comics in 40 shows throughout Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Rowing Club – At 138 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, the 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.