Winnipeg Weekends podcast

Revealing Winnipeg’s Talent: One Podcast at a Time

Revealing Winnipeg’s Talent: One Podcast at a Time with Robin Mann and  Arshdeep Chauhan You just get to know them on a really deep level where it’s inspiring and motivating for us to keep going, but to also provide hope to anyone has dreams of achieving something. Robin Mann and  Arshdeep Chauhan In the heart […]

Sipping Success: Patent 5 Distillery Unveiling New Whiskey & Rum Releases

Sipping Success: Patent 5 Distillery Unveiling New Whiskey & Rum Releases with Brock Coutts We have probably about 250 barrels of whiskey and rum aging right now. That is so exciting. Brock Coutts Welcome to a journey inside Patent 5 Distillery, where the art of distilling spirits is not just a process but a passion […]

Harry Siemens Farm Report November 5th, 2023: Premier’s Mandate Letter Highlights Importance of Agriculture

Farm Report November 5th, 2023: Premier’s Mandate Letter Highlights Importance of Agriculture with Harry Siemens The agriculture sector in Manitoba has received a significant boost with the issuance of an agriculture mandate letter by the premier to the agriculture minister, according to Farm Reporter Harry Siemens. This letter highlights the vital role of agriculture as […]

Discover the Healing Power of Osteopathic Therapy with Dr. Bal Thind

Discover the Healing Power of Osteopathic Therapy with Dr. Bal Thind Osteopathic therapy, a gentle and non-invasive approach to healthcare, is gaining recognition for its effectiveness in promoting overall well-being. In a recent conversation on 680 CJOB’s Winnipeg Weekends, Kevin Burgin spoke with Dr. Bal Thind, an experienced osteopath, about the benefits and methods of […]

From Planning to Performance: The Journey of Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland

Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland Steve Cook, CEO of TCG Entertainment/Cirque Musica Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland is a remarkable circus show that has captivated audiences for the past eight years. With each passing year, its popularity continues to grow. In this interview with Steve Cook, CEO of TCG Entertainment/Cirque Musica, we gain insight into the intricate […]

From Nanoengineering to Comedy: The Unexpected Career Path of a Comedian

ABBAS WAHAB Comedian From Nanoengineering to Comedy: The Unexpected Career Path of a Comedian Comedy has always been an art form that brings joy and laughter to people’s lives. But have you ever wondered how a person with a completely different background finds themselves on a stage, making people laugh? We will delve into the […]

Comedy as a Reflection of Society and Self-Expression: A Conversation Comedian Ashwyn Singh

Ashwyn Singh Comedian Comedy as a Reflection of Society and Self-Expression: A Conversation Comedian Ashwyn Singh   The Journey of a Comedian: From Frustration to Laughter Comedian Ashwyn Singh takes us on a journey into the world of comedy, sharing his experiences and observations. He discusses his motivation for starting comedy and the challenges he […]

An Inside Look at Canada Life Center’s Food and Renovations

Executive Chef Richard Duncun An Inside Look at Canada Life Center’s Food and Renovations Canada Life Center, home to the Scotia Wealth Management Club, is not just a venue for thrilling hockey games and riveting performances. It is a culinary haven where Executive Chef Richard Duncan and his team reign, crafting delectable dishes that tantalize […]

The Nature of Nicholas”: A Diamond in the Rough Worth Watching

David Zellis Zellco Entertainment and Cineplex Partner to Restore and Screen “The Nature of Nicholas” The Nature of Nicholas”: A Diamond in the Rough Worth Watching Canadian film distribution company Zellco Entertainment has teamed up with Cineplex to bring the 2002 horror film “The Nature of Nicholas” back to the big screen in Winnipeg. Directed […]

Breaking Barriers: Mental Health in the Black Community

Nadia Thompson Breaking Barriers: Mental Health in the Black Community Celebrating Black History and Promoting Mental Health in the Black Community In this interview on Winnipeg Weekends on 680 CJOB, Kevin Burgin talks to Nadia Thompson, the Black History Manitoba chairperson and program director. Nadia explains that the organization works throughout the year, not just […]

Red River Ex Association Witchy Wonderland – A (not-so) Fright Fest

Garth Rogerson Red River Ex Association Witchy WonderlandA (not-so) Fright Fest The Red River Ex Association, under the leadership of CEO Garth Rogerson, is a powerhouse of activities and community initiatives. With over 200 event days each year, the association is constantly buzzing with excitement and opportunities for the community to engage. One notable aspect […]

15th Annual Best Banting Gala: Supporting Diabetes Canada and Raising Awareness

Andrea Kwasnicki 15th Annual Best Banting Gala: Supporting Diabetes Canada and Raising Awareness The prevalence of diabetes in Canada has been steadily increasing, and Manitoba is no exception. In fact, the province currently has over 412,000 individuals impacted by type one, type two, or pre-diabetes. This alarming statistic highlights the urgent need for support and […]

Winnipeg Comiccon: A Pop Culture Celebration

Winnipeg Comiccon: A Pop Culture Celebration Jason Rockman Winnipeg Comiccon is a highly anticipated event that brings together fans of pop culture from all walks of life. Set to take place on October 27th, 28th, and 29th, this year’s edition promises to be bigger and better than ever. Jason Rockman, a representative from the event, […]

Changes and Surprises Await Fans at Canada Life Center – Get Ready for the Home Opener!

Changes and Surprises Await Fans at Canada Life Center – Get Ready for the Home Opener! Norval Riddell The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club has been hard at work during the offseason, making significant changes to enhance the fan experience at Canada Life Center. Novell Riddell, the senior VP of sales for TrueNorth and the Winnipeg […]

Alanna Horejda – Museum Curator – Transcona Museum Trivia Night CN 2747 Fundraiser!

Alanna Horejda Museum Curator The Transcona Museum: Preserving and Celebrating the History of Transcona “We change our exhibits every year, so there’s always something new to see.”Alanna Horejda – Museum Curator Nestled in the heart of Winnipeg, Canada, the Transcona Museum stands as a small community museum with a big mission – to preserve and […]

Get Up Close and Personal with Local Artists at the Harte Trail Studio Art Tour

Terry Murray Get Up Close and Personal with Local Artists at the Harte Trail Studio Art Tour “We have a variety of artists and artisans… painters, photographer, jeweler, potters, stone carvers… people can get up close and talk to them, which you don’t normally get when you go into a gallery.” – Terry Murray The […]

Manitoba’s First Senior Women’s Cycling Club

Sarah Gravelle-MacKenzie Cycling with Sarah: Creating a Community for Senior Women Cyclists “Cycling can be a meditative experience that helps riders find mental clarity and handle stress.” Sarah Gravel MacKenzie, the founder of Manitoba’s first Seniors Women’s Cycling Club, is on a mission to empower senior women and promote the benefits of cycling. MacKenzie shared […]

Colleen Haley – vice president of the council of Caribbean organizations of Manitoba

Free Father’s Day Event – Caribbean Day on June 18th! Colleen Haley Council of Caribbean Organizations of Manitoba’s Vice President, Colleen Haley, talks about the upcoming events for Caribbean Heritage Month. The free Father’s Day event, Caribbean Day, includes a carnival parade, steel bands, DJ’s, limbo, and calypso. On June 24th, there is a fundraising […]

50th Anniversary of the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada

50th Anniversary of the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada Lorraine Iverach The Embroiderers Association of Canada is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and so is the Winnipeg Embroiderers Guild by hosting a national stitching event. The event will be held from June 6th to 11th at the Victoria Inn and Conference Center. The event will include seminars, […]

Farhan Devji author of Alfonso Davies: A New Hope – The Inspiring Story of a Refugee Turned Soccer Star

Farhan Devji The Inspiring Story of a Refugee Turned Soccer Star “From Refugee Camps to Champions League: The Inspiring Journey of Alphonso Davies” Canadian sports writer Farhan Devji is passionate about two things – sports and writing. And when he combined these two, he produced a book that shared the story of one of Canada’s […]

Little Tree Hugger Bath and Body Boutique

Luxury Bath and Body Products with a Local Touch Little Tree Hugger bath and body boutique Lyne Morrisette Little Tree Hugger and Soap is a small family-run business focused on luxury bath and body products made with all-natural, locally sourced, eco-conscious ingredients. The owner, Lynn Morrisette, shares how her business started accidentally, and how her […]

Karen Fowler, President and CEO, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation – Bench to bedside

St. Boniface Hospital Foundation Karen Fowler President and CEO Karen Fowler, the President and CEO of St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, discusses the upcoming Rosé Soirée event, which will raise funds and awareness for women’s heart health research. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in Canada, and Manitoba is currently the only province […]

NHL Legend and YWCA launch PSA highlighting the shocking rate of concussion from domestic violence

NHL legend Trevor Linden partners with YWCA to raise awareness on the link between intimate partner violence and concussions. One of the things we’re hoping to come out of this campaign raising awareness is to raise awareness that we need to better fund services Former NHL player Trevor Linden and the YWCA have launched a […]

Dr. Norman Silver, co-founder and CEO at QDoc

co-founder and CEO at QDoc Dr. Norman Silver Due to COVID-19, there has been a greater need for this service and governments have provided the infrastructure necessary for QDoc to connect with patients who are underserved. QDoc, a Canadian tech start-up, is revolutionizing the way patients can access quality medical care, regardless of their geographic […]

Slow and Subtle Comedy with Lachlan Patterson

Lachlan Patterson Slow and Subtle Comedy I loved watching comedy. People told me I should be a comedian…I loved it. I loved the idea of it, and I’ve been addicted to it ever since. Lachlan Patterson a Canadian comedian, recently sat down to discuss his career path and comedy style. Patterson revealed that his father […]

Creating an Indoor Oasis with Canadian Plant Care Influencer Heather Barnes

Heather Barnes Creating an Indoor Oasis Most people kill their plants from overwatering and so a moisture meter helps you know exactly what’s going on down at the roots Heather Barnes is a Canadian content creator who has become a popular figure on Instagram and TikTok, teaching beginners everything they need to know about plant […]

Jully Black: The Singer, Songwriter, and Cultural Connector

Jully Black The Singer, SongWRITER, and Cultural Connector So people from my lived experience in this country has been people fall in love with Jully Black, not Jully Black, who happens to be black. Jully Black is a woman who wears many hats – she’s a singer, songwriter, actor, television personality, and most importantly, a […]

From School Teacher to Comedian: How One Teacher Found the Funny

Jenn Labelle Comedian Winnipeg Comedy Festival From School Teacher to Comedian: How One Teacher Found the Funny.  Being a schoolteacher is no easy feat, so how did one teacher take the leap from the classroom to the stage? In this episode, we hear from a high school teacher who has ventured out to pursue standup […]

Dean Jenkinson – Artistic Director – Winnipeg Comedy Festival

Dean Jenkinson Artistic Director Winnipeg Comedy Festival The 22nd annual Winnipeg Comedy Festival is returning for six days of comedy shows at the Gas Station Art Center, Burton Cummings Theater, and Jubilee Place. Dean Jenkinson, the artistic director of the festival, explains that the festival will feature five shows at the Burt and an outdoor […]

Winnipeg Tattoo Show

Jeff Boivin Winnipeg Tattoo Show 300+ Artists & Entertainment The Winnipeg Tattoo Show is coming up May 12th-14th at the RBC Convention Center. With 300+ artists live tattooing, a motorcycle show and shine, fantasy hair and makeup competition, professional dancers, side circus, and 55 vendors, there’s something for everyone! Kids 12 and under get in […]

Sports Fans and Mental Health: Benefits & Coping Mechanisms

Tara Brousseau Snider Executive Director Sara Riel Inc. Sports Fans and Mental Health: Benefits & Coping Mechanisms Sports fandom can have a positive effect on mental health, but excessive fandom or toxic fan behavior can have a detrimental effect. Tara Brousseau Snider the Executive Director at Sara Riel Inc. discusses the correlation between sports fandom […]

Weight Loss Beyond Calories In and Out

Andrea Katz Best You Nutrition Weight Loss Beyond Calories In and Out Andrea Katz from Best New Nutrition shows us why counting calories in and out isn’t enough for long-term sustainable weight loss. Quality of food is more important than quantity, and other factors like gender, age, medications, sleep, stress, and more all play a […]

Exploring the Black Film Space in Manitoba

Chris Sharpe and Lino Martinez Exploring the Black Film Space in Manitoba Chris Sharpe and Lino Martinez of Motto Workspace join Kevin Burgin on Winnipeg Weekends to discuss their project Cool Sweepings, a curling comedy movie and the first of its kind featuring four Jamaicans from Manitoba. The movie is in development and they have […]

Rudy’s Eat & Drink: Winnipeg’s Locally Owned Downtown Restaurant

Kenzie Robb Rudy’s Eat & Drink Winnipeg’s Locally Owned Downtown Restaurant Rudy’s Eat & Drink is a locally owned restaurant located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. Celebrating 13 years in business, GM Kenzie Robb talks about the unique interior space with capacity for 260 guests, an outdoor patio, and a lounge. Rudy’s has been […]

Northern Water Smart Instructor Training Opportunity

Dr. Chris Love Lifesaving Society of Manitoba The Lifesaving Society of Manitoba is offering free swimming instructor and lifeguard training for individuals who agree to work during the summer as part of their Northern Water Smart program. Dr. Chris Love, Water Smart and Safety Management Coordinator, explains that the program is going into its 19th […]

Beet Juice vs. Salt: Road Maintenance Benefits

Brian Fehr Bracor Environmental Brian Fehr, GM of Bracor Environmental, discusses the benefits of using beet juice over salt for road maintenance. Salt is corrosive and can damage cars, roads, and vegetation, whereas beet juice is a de-sugared molasses byproduct that does not freeze and works as an anti-icing solution. Bee juice is also more […]