Leif Norman - page 2

Leif Norman has 1007 articles published.

Winnipeg Design Festival, Sept 17 2016

The Manitoba Professional Planners Institute has assembled a panel of urban planners, dreamers, and shakers.  Our four panelists, Jino Distasio (Director, Institute of Urban Studies), Stefano Grande (Executive Director, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ), Brent Bellamy (Architect, Number TEN) and Hazel Borys (Managing Director, Placemakers) will take part in a discussion about urban design and how it affects our daily life.  Learn about how this topic plays an integral role in the Portage and Main intersection at the intersection itself!

See, feel and experience the possibility of change at Portage & Main! ADAPTATION is a live, interactive art installation and artistic collaboration addressing the MPPI panel discussion topic: change at Portage & Main. The created artwork will transform the Richardson Building Plaza, evoking awareness of the physical and visual adaptations of space at the scale of the surrounding Portage & Main site. The public is encouraged to contribute their thoughts and ideas in this interactive, hands-on installation.


Re/Imagining Winnipeg, StorefrontMB’s third publication, brings together twelve provocative ideas for new interventions in Winnipeg’s urban form. Coming from architects, planners and landscape architects, these ideas were originally submitted for a call for ideas sponsored by StorefrontMB and the Winnipeg Free Press. They push the boundaries of what is possible – of what we can imagine – for the future of our city.

Lawrence Bird and Sharon Wohl, the editors themselves, will be present to introduce the book, sign copies, and answer any questions.

Organized by Sharon Wohl and Lawrence Bird.

Design turns challenges into opportunities.  Witness Portage and Main transform from an abandoned hard surface, to an active, lively, engaging and exciting space for everyone to enjoy!  After discussing the opportunities at Portage and Main, become a part of it, by interacting with live artists while drinking, dancing, socializing and celebrating the fact that design can change how we perceive and interact with the world around us.

Thank you to Baukorb for providing patio furniture for this event and R.D. Sales for providing lighting.  Thank you to the Downtown Biz as well, for working with us in making this night like no other.

Organized by Cindy RodychJean-Pierre VosLindsay NesbittChris Gilmour and Andre Silva





















































Alley Installations, September 17 2016

Winnipeg Design Festival 2016.

Sound + Space is an installation of live performance that will transform urban space with sound. Cellist Leanne Zacharias, curator of the project Music for Spaces, is known for reimagining both natural and built spaces – from riverbanks to stairwells – with sound and interactivity. In this piece, she brings musicians into an Exchange district alleyway.

Ariadne is an installation that awakens curiosity and entices passersby to enter a space that is otherwise perceived as dark and unsafe. The installation takes a counterintuitive approach of introducing veiling and opacities to counteract the mistaken belief that added light creates a safer space.

The name Ariadne is taken from a legend and alludes to the traditionally feminine craft of weaving and to the offering of safe passage through an intimidating space.   Organized by Caroline Inglis and Jaya Beange

“I like to play with architecture! It’s my favorite game.” (Jean Nouvel). 

Beachscape comes downtown through a hybrid between an urban sculpture and a game of beach volley. Three white volley nets form a triangle to breakdown the rules of volley, creating an opportunity for an alternate urban play. White volleyballs are spread around generously in the space, instigating an odd game situation. The project takes hints both from beach culture and sculpture but also from the children’s insistence to transform a hard urban surface into a playful landscape. The project brings architecture, urbanism, pop culture and art together to transform the urban space into a pleasurescape. Organized by Eduardo Aquino and Joe Kalturnyk

Sound + Space installation


Cellist Leanne Zacharias


Cellist Leanne Zacharias



Left Serves First





Ariadne, Winnipeg Design Festival, 2016




Upper Fort Garry, Sept 17 2016

Winnipeg Design Festival 2016.

Upper Fort Garry Tour.

Explore the stories behind Winnipeg’s trading exchange through the planning, materials and details of the Upper Fort Garry Provincial Heritage Park.

Take a walk through this park with two landscape architects who will teach about the history of the site and the design decisions that respond in a unique way to the history of Winnipeg. Experience how landscape architecture allows us to interact with history.

Forts on Fort.

Join this family-focused event at the recently completed Upper Fort Garry Heritage Park.  Re-imagine history as you build new forts on Winnipeg’s old forts.  Come and take part in what is going to be Winnipeg’s most memorable cardboard box fort-making event!

Letter Peddler Press:

All are invited to Letter Peddler Press, a mobile printshop from Martha Street Studio where you can create your own custom postcard of Winnipeg! Selecting from a collection of Winnipeg icons, you can choose which Winnipeg landmarks to feature. Be sure to make two so you can keep one and mail another to a friend!

Organized by Sean McLachlan and Francesca Carella Arfinengo

Cool Gardens Bike Tour. Cool Gardens is a public exhibition of contemporary garden and art installations that offers a shift of sensation for the summer—cooling—as a general theme. The exhibit aims to bring architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists together to celebrate contemporary garden culture and the local landscape.

This exhibition is coming to a close after the festival. If you haven’t yet checked out these refreshing installations, take part in this guided bike tour.

Winnipeg Design Festival 2016




Building a giant Fort out of cardboard boxes.




Upper Fort Garry, Winnipeg September 2016




Letter Peddler Press, Winnipeg



Cool Gardens Bike tour




Upper Fort Garry, September 2016





Winnipeg Design Festival, September 2016



10x20x20, Sept 16 2016

Winnipeg September 2016, 10x20x20
Winnipeg September 2016, 10x20x20

Winnipeg Design Festival.

At this event, ten speakers present 20 slides, giving 20 seconds to each slide, to bring the local design community together to share ideas, projects, and design in a fun and informative social setting. Prepare to be inspired!

Started in 2008, 10 x 20 x 20 continues to be well received by the design community and the public. The diverse list of past presenters has included architects, artists, builders, industrial designers, historians, lmmakers, photographers and many more.

Join us for what is always a wild, entertaining and truly thought-provoking experience!

Organized by 10 x 20 x 20 committe – Travis Cooke, Jac Comeau,, KC McCormick, Tyler Lowen, Bobbi MacLennan, & Jaya Beange.








Graphic Design Mixer, 2016






10x20x20, Spet 16 2016, Winnipeg


Dora and Pablo


Aaron Pollock, MC



Will Belford



Steven Leyden Cochrane


Jill Sawatzky




Trevor Gil, Build Films
Trevor Gil, Build Films


Architect Verne Reimer, one of the founders of Ditchball



Gabrielle Funk


Jeffrey Forrest


Dean Syverson


Jacqueline Young


Alexander Mickelthwate


Stars and lens flares become prominent at very small apertures, f32









Parking Day and Piano, Sept 16 2016

Winnipeg Design Festival.


Graham Ave, and Edmonton St.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, global event where citizens, artists, designers and activists transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks, raising awareness of the importance of creating humane, sustainable, urban culture.

Multiple installations from a diverse range of groups transform parking stalls into ‘pop-up’ places that encourage Winnipeggers from all walks of life to consider issues like the importance of public space ownership, car addiction, active living, healthy communities and the value of street life.

The Mixed Media Music Maker

is an interactive public art project created by Art City participants in partnership with Freig & Associates, a neighbourhood community planning firm. The work will make use of mixed media sculpture and reclaimed musical instruments and will be installed in Edward Carriere Salon’s Broadway courtyard, the site of of an ongoing place-making experiment.
Thanks to Edward Carriere Salon and City Councillor Jenni Gerbasi for supporting this project.

Making S’mores in a parking spot!


Parking Day, Winnipeg Design Festival, 2016


Awesome bubble blowing



ArtCity made a music maker.


Canada Piano Co. Limited



Art City Altered Piano, Winnipeg Design Festival





Parking Day 2016, Winnipeg Design Festival 2016



nadi, Winnipeg








Thanks for Everything!






inter[CHANGE] Pop up Market, Sept 15 2016

Apartment 521 and Top Stitch have collaborated on a project that will be created in front of your very eyes!  Get the chance to go home with a beautiful piece of furniture to complement or accent your living space by bidding on the chair tonight at 55 Arthur!


organized by Monique Espino and Taylor Clarkson






















Winnipeg Design Festival

Work / Play

This lecture presents a number of projects from the last few years. The lecture is divided into two parts: the first a series of building and competition projects commissioned by clients; and the second a series of research projects which, in the main, have been self-initiated. The title of the lecture Work / Play is intended to reflect the duality in the nature of these two types of projects in terms not only of intention but also of circumstance, and, perhaps more interestingly, reflect the ambiguous distinction between Work and Play when both are driven by passion.

Winnipeg Design Festival

John founded Patkau Architects with Patricia in 1978. He is responsible for directing the activities of the firm, with Patricia, for providing design leadership throughout each project from inception to completion.

John is one of North America’s foremost designers. His contributions to the practice of architecture have been recognized by numerous awards including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal for lifetime achievement and Membership in the Order of Canada for significant contribution to Canadian culture. Internationally, he has also been made an Honorary Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1996, John represented Canada at the Venice Biennale. The many accolades of Patkau Architects include Governor General’s Medals for Winnipeg’s Millennium Library and the University of Manitoba’s ARTlab (with LM Group).

John has held distinguished professorship positions at Yale University, Harvard University, Washington University, and the Universities of Calgary and British Columbia. He has been a plenary speaker at several architectural symposia and a guest lecturer at over 50 institutions, including Yale, Harvard, University College Dublin, Manchester Master Series, University of California at Los Angeles, Architecture League of New York, Colegio de Arquitectos de Catalunya, Architectural Association, London, and Royal Institute of British Architects.

John holds a Master of Architecture, a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts, all from the University of Manitoba.

Lecture by John Patkau



John Patkau










James Avenue Pumphouse Tour, Sept 14 2016

Winnipeg Design Festival

James Avenue Pumphouse Guided Tour, 109 James Avenue

James Avenue Pumping Station, Winnipeg, 1906

“A unique tour of one of Winnipeg’s most historic buildings in the exchange. Built in 1906, the James Avenue Pumphouse was built to help fight fires in the Exchange District. The building was decommissioned by the City of Winnipeg in 1986. Since then, it has become a heritage building. This one-of-a-kind space provides us with a unique opportunity to connect to history while we re-purpose, re-invigorate and re-vitalize this industrial building.  Take a 20-30 minute visit through the building and experience the pumps in their original state.”

“Much of downtown Winnipeg was threatened in 1904 when a fire raged out of control at James Ashdown’s Main Street hardware store. The domestic water supply, fed by artesian wells, proved inadequate to fight a fire of this scale. Untreated Red River water was pumped into the domestic supply in a desperate attempt to increase water pressure. The fire was extinguished but contamination of the city’s water supply resulted in 1,300 cases of typhoid fever in the following days.

Winnipeg already had North America’s highest rate of typhoid since much of the immigrant population north of downtown had no access to the artesian wells and regularly consumed river water. Regardless, the business-oriented civic leaders saw fire protection for their new commercial buildings as the priority. James Ashdown, owner of the fire-ravaged hardware store and foremost member of Winnipeg’ commercial/political elite, led the way in the construction of the James Avenue High Pressure Pumping Station. He became Winnipeg’s mayor in 1906.

The Pumping Station was considered the most sophisticated in the world. Water was drawn directly from the Red River and pushed through an eight-mile network of high-pressure lines to more than seventy downtown fire hydrants. The system was completely isolated from the domestic water supply. Four large pumps were each capable of delivering 1800 gallons per minute and two smaller pumps each produced an additional 900 gallons per minute. As a result, any hydrant in the network could produce a 600-foot stream of water, roughly the height of a fifty-story building. By this time Winnipeg had its earliest steel-frame “skyscrapers”. It was anticipated that the new steelframe technology would send buildings much higher in the future. The Pumping Station assured fire protection for existing as well as prospective buildings.

James Avenue Pumphouse Tour, Winnipeg Design Festival

The British built pumping machinery was set in place in working order before the handsome brick building was constructed over it’ a true example of form following function. An excellent example of early industrial architecture, the building is designed in a straightforward and utilitarian manner. The sole decorative feature is the corbelled brickwork above the large arched windows.

In 1919, the station was connected to the new Shoal Lake Aqueduct. This source was preferable to the muddy water of the Red River. A neighbouring coal gas producer plant and large gas storage tank were demolished in 1962 when the engines were converted to natural gas and electricity. The James Avenue Pumping Station was taken out of service in 1986, a victim of higher operating costs, deteriorating water mains, and modern pumper trucks which offer firefighters greater flexibility.

Today the sophisticated pumping system and the attractive building housing it, stand as a well-preserved example of the “golden age” of machinery.”  From



Winnipeg Design Festival









Vintage Graffiti, Winnipeg. (It’s not really graffiti…)




James Avenue Pumphouse Interior




James Avenue Pumphouse, Winnipeg, 1906



Winnipeg map showing the pipes the pump house fed to fire hydrants. Circa 1910.




1974 Winnipeg Map, Centennial is labelled as a neighbourhood.


Bullock Electric Manufacturing Company, Cincinnati






James Avenue Pumping Station, Winnipeg














Winnipeg’s James Pumphouse



The electrical Construction Co. London, Ontario




Winnipeg Design Festival


Susan Algie, Director Winnipeg Architecture Foundation will give a short talk on the history of concrete construction and design in Winnipeg. This event is offered in partnership with the Winnipeg Public Library, as part of the Winnipeg Design Festival.


Susan Algie talks about the history of concrete





Books about Winnipeg Architecture




Opening Night, WDF, Sept 14 2016


As part of the sixth edition of the Winnipeg Design Festival, we are pleased to share a current ‘snapshot’ of the growing body of work by Winnipeg’s architecture and design community and their take on ‘Housing’ in a Manitoba context.
For this exhibit, twelve local design offices were asked to submit the work that is occupying their current time and thinking. It quickly became apparent a consistent theme of ‘Housing’ emerged as the typology for 2016.

These twelve projects help capture the design and architecture zeitgeist within our province’s small, tight-knit, and passionate community of practitioners and designers. These housing projects range from the recreational abodes of lake-country MB, all the way up to multi-tenant condominium projects within Winnpeg’s city centre.

The past ten years have seen a great amount of growth in the province. From the high-rise condominiums of Winnipeg’s city centre to the surrounding suburb’s single and multi-family residential buildings, to the far-flung housing developments in rural Manitoba, to the summer retreats of recreation and leisure in cabin country around the province and beyond, Manitoba design expresses a diverse breadth of housing typology.

organized by. Ken Borton & Sean Radford


A Conversation on Architecture: Design Festival Edition is an open dialogue on Winnipeg’s built environment. It is a chance to hear how professional designers approach design situations, and hear their thoughts about their approach to design. This year’s conversation will focus around the Winnipeg Design Festival’s theme that good design challenges the way we see the world. What does it mean to be innovative? What can we achieve if we push the boundaries of the conventional? What are the consequences? Join host Terry McLeod in conversation with Architect Gail Little, Interior Designer Erin Riediger, and Landscape Architect Liz Wreford.

organized by Jason Robbins


Creating a piece of well designed furniture involves exploration, experimentation, vision, rigour and craft. See how three simple materials are expressed in a simple and refined way to showcase the inherent beauty of a material and the opportunities that lie within it. Witness the products of 3 of Manitoba’s top designers, Renee Struthers, Clayton Salkeld and Valentin Mittelstet, as they hone their craft in mastering three elements: concrete, wood, and steel.

organized by April DavidTaylor Clackson & Monique Espino














55 Arthur street, Winnipeg



Winnipeg Design Festival








Table Design by Clayton Salkeld





Terry McLeod hosts the panel with Gail Little, Erin Reidiger and Liz Wreford.









Geometric Floor Rectangles. Hardwood and Steel.







Lampshade by Renee Struthers







Essentia, Sept 7 2016

Thanks to the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council, Janelle Hacault and I will be presenting ESSENTIA, here in Winnipeg. This past year, we’ve been fortunate enough to tour the show to Stratford’s SpringWorks Festival: indie theatre and dance festival, and Edmonton’s DanceFest @ NextFest.  All year we’ve been performing and re-imagining this work, to bring it home for a final presentation at The Rachel Browne Theatre. I would be so happy to see you there.
P.S.  There will be a reception with FREE wine after the show on Friday the 9th, if that provides incentive for anyone. 😉

“Visually arresting… Somber, haunting, lovely, that is Essentia”  – CBC Manitoba

Prepare to confront and question your inner reality as .6 Ricochet transports you to a precarious place between the known and the invisible. ESSENTIA is an energetic and beautiful 50-minute double bill featuring two contemporary dance works choreographed and performed by Winnipeg’s newest dance company, .6 Ricochet, with members Hilary Crist and Janelle Hacault.

Friday, September 9th @ 8pm
Saturday, September 10th @ 8pm
Sunday, September 11th @ 8pm
The Rachel Browne Theatre, 211 Bannatyne Ave. (2nd Floor)
Tickets are $20
Reserve at or purchase at the door (cash and credit only)

The creative team includes Choreographers/Performers Hilary Crist and Janelle Hacault, Production Manager James Jansen, and Stage Manager Kristin Haight

Watch the promotional video at








Hilary Crist and Janelle Hacault: ESSENTIA







Hilary Crist and Janelle Hacault. Contemporary Dance in Winnipeg










Trip to Piney Manitoba, Sept 5 2016

The road to Piney


Piney and Vita Manitoba




Vintage John Deere tractor




Piney Manitoba








Piney Manitoba



The old Piney School





Historic Photos of Piney


The Piney Hall



The Piney Blueberry Festival, 1963



Piney Community Cemetery



My Grandmother, Patricia Mary Norman (nee Patrick) died last June, and the family gathered in Piney to bury her ashes.



Pat Norman (March 17, 1924 – June 15, 2016)





Bjorn Hjorleifursson (1859 – 1922) and Hjorleifur Bjornsson (1888 – 1936) and Leifura Bjornsson (1914 – 1990). Many varieties of the name LEIF.


The directory of everyone buried at Piney Cemetery



Lance Corporal Skafti Eyford (died Dec 16 1977, age 81)


Vintage Wire Fence


A poem about Piney, by Millie Thompson


The Piney Railway Station.





Piney and Pinecreek Border Airport Dedication, July 28, 1979




Piney Manitoba vintage class photo


Sheila Norman, Pat Norman, Monty P and Pat’s Mother Mamie Patrick, with Elsie D



Good Manitoba Food. Salads of Cucumber, Tomato, Potato, Pasta, Beans, Coleslaw and cold Ham.



There used to be a house here. Piney Manitoba


The railway tracks used to run through here.



This is the old Rail Station Manager’s House. Piney Manitoba. The Brick Chimney fell over and busted up the front room.
Here is an image of the house before the chimney collapsed. Unknown Photographer.
Municipal Office, Piney Manitoba




Vintage Linoleum Pattern







All the Norman’s



A history of Piney Manitoba



The Valley Inn, Piney MB






Parlour Coffee’s 5th Birthday, Sept 3 2016

Parlour Coffee at 468 Main street has been doing great things in Downtown Winnipeg, next to the Woodbine Hotel, for five years. My palate has been educated by properly roasted beans thanks to Nils and the staff. Since my studio is upstairs, Parlour is my “reception” where clients are met and meetings occur.





September 2016, Parlour Coffee Menu


Many Lovely things to buy



Norwegian Birthday Cake


Parlour coffee in Winnipeg. 468 Main street.






Iced Coffee




Louis Bako in the Parlour Gallery







Now roasting their own coffee. Dogwood Coffee Co.




Mona Lisa Moustache, Aug 4 2016

come see a new performance!
out of line theatre presents
MONA LISA MUSTACHE (or Mona Lisa Must Ache!)
Aug 4-6 (7:30 & 9:30 nightly)
Rory Runnels Studio
5th Floor, Artspace Building
100 Arthur Street
Mia van Leeuwen
Coral Maloney
Charlene Van Buekenhout
direction + research:
Ian Mozdzen
based upon Georges Bataille’s noel “L’ABBE C”
thanks for considering
Ian and Mia (out of line)
Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa?
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart?
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there and they die there
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa?
Or just a cold and lonely lovely work of art?
Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa
(Nat King Cole)
Misery of all explanations before an inexhaustible demand.
(Georges Bataille, Inner Experience)
She was looking at the crowd.
“You see, I’m staring like crazy but, you know, I don’t want to go crazy.”
(Georges Bataille, “L’ABBE C”)
I need you!!!!!
(from an email sent to me by Mia)


out of line theatre presents “Mona Lisa Mustache”


Ian Mozdzen






Charlene Van Buekenhout, Mia van Leeuwen, Coral Maloney



















Traditional Program, Aug 1 2016



The Viking Merchant



Runemal. Get your Viking fortune told







Kids races win ribbons! Gimli Manitoba




Samkor Kopavogur, choir from Iceland








Order of Proceedings:

National Anthems: O Canada and Ó Guð Vors Lands, Samkór Kópavogs

President’s Welcome: Mr. Robbie Rousseau

Remarks from Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba: Her Honour Janice C. Filmon, C.M., O.M.

Address of the Fjallkona: Mrs.Karen Borgford Botting

Flower Presentation: Evelyn and Georgina Lapp

Toast to Canada: Illugi Gunnarsson, Minister of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland

Toast to Iceland: Dr.Ryan Eyford

Musical Presentation: Sol James – Heiða Forsyth

Greetings from the Province of Manitoba: The Honourable Brian Pallister, Premier of Manitoba

Greetings from the Government of Canada: Dr. Doug Eyolfson, MP for Charleswood St. James Assiniboia Headingley

Greetings from the Constituency of Selkirk Interlake Eastman: James Bezan, MP

Greetings from the Government of Iceland: Ambassador Sturla Sigurjónsson, Ambassador of Iceland in Canada

Greetings from the R.M. of Gimli: Councillor Thora Palson

God Save the Queen and Eldgamla Ísafold, Samkór Kópavogs









The Premier of Manitoba gets a flag. The Honourable Brian Pallister, Premier of Manitoba


Willie Arnason. Building the Gimli Pavilion in 1948











Icelandic Festival Parade, Aug 1 2016

The big parade happens once a year in Gimli

Interlake Lemonade Stand



Little Vikings put on a fashion show before the Gimli parade


The little girls are now sporting traditional Icelandic clothes






The RCMP always lead off the parade






The Honourable Janice Filmon



Robbie Rousseau










Vikings in the Parade






Vintage Shriner kit car. I believe they were based on VW Beetles







Canadian Society















Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, July 31 2016

10 mile road race to Gimli






1 mile fun run






Amma’s Kitchen




Icelandic Kleinur



Icelandic Knitting






Fris Nok





Kristopher Ulrich



Terry MacLeod


Raine Hamilton




Sweet Alibi


Joey Landreth and Co. warming up back stage. — with Cody Iwasiuk, Joey Landreth and Meg Dolovich.




Joey Landreth; Rock God.






Long Exposure Carnival Lights





Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, July 30 2016

Pancake breakfast at the Icelandic Festival in Gimli





Beach Volleyball at Gimli


Sandcastle building on Gimli Beach


Viking Zoomba





Kyle’s Icelandic Vinaterta



Awesome new styles for the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba


Water Rocket Boots! Lake Winnipeg




The Theme this year was Pokemon Go



You are such a latte drinking wool scarf




Kids love chess!









Sponge Bob Viking Pants






Each July the Vikings gather in Gimli; and beat the heck out of each other…



The Shield Wall. Viking era battle tactics











Brennivin, on a hot Manitoba Day



The fearless leader; Robbie Rousseau






A Gimli pastime. Hanging out on the deck by the waterfront




The Wonder Shows Carnival comes to Gimli too!


Teal Bowler. It’s not camping, it’s Glamping


Amazing Vocalist: Faouzia Ouihya





Tori and Dane


Doing amazing backflips off the Gimli Pier




Walker/Nedotiafko Quartet



Okay Mann






Adam Young and the Travel Machine



SC Mira



Fireworks show in Gimli




The Noble Thiefs


Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, July 29 2016

Fishing off Gimli Pier
Gimli Harbour
Nick Faye
Floor Cry
Volunteer at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba
Nice Clouds in Gimli
Osprey caught a big fish in Lake Winnipeg
Viking encampment in Gimli
Vikings eat Quail eggs
Viking era kitchen
Viking era helmet with hand pounded rivets
Building a clay bread oven.
Attempting to melt glass beads
Come be a Viking in Gimli
Thor overlooks the blacksmith
Viking era jewelry maker
Viking coins!
New Iceland Smallpox Epidemic
Town of Gimli
A Gimli garagesale

Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, July 24 2016

The final day of the Fringe!

Hula Hoop lessons




Breaker Breaker!




Tim Mooney recites Shakespeare


Not performing in the Fringe. Just hanging around.





Shelby hosts the KidZ Fashion Show




Ozconscious, the Band




Kids cooling off in the water sprayer



Ozconscious, The Band


Fringe Festival!





The Biggest little Circus does their impression of the Statue of Liberty.



Rory Runnels


The Revival, Band, Winnipeg




The Revival, Band, Winnipeg


Performer Karaoke









Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, July 23, 2016

Kids Fringe fun! and Vikings at night.
















Geoff Hughes is a huge fan of The Secondhand Pants









Rootfire blacksmithing












Vikings, the band


Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, July 22, 2016


The Dirty Catfish Brass Band



Blue Pants, Freshly Squeezed









Nucci’s Gelati at the Fringe




How do you like your Poutine?








The Blue Meanies








The CUBE in old Market Square, Winnipeg







Mama Cutsworth dance party







Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, July 21, 2016

Cowboy Max gets chased with a loaded water pistol, a guy with a snake around his neck is unfazed, and a nice Jaguar is parked nearby.

The Jenny Revue is now online


Cowboy Max runs from the law



Shelby as Cowboy Max



Get your Winnipeg Fringe Merch!




Winnipeg Fringe Posters




Snake Dude



Nice Blue Jag


The Dizzy Lizzy Show!


So hot. We need the mister.



Looking for a play





Dizzy Lizzy the hula hoop queen!



Nucci’s Gelati Truck. A Winnipeg Classic.
















Handmade chocolate by Alicja, Winnipeg




Winnipeg B Boy



Dance your butt off at the Winnipeg Fringe





Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 20, 2016

A scorching hot and muggy day, followed by a wicked thunderstorm.

Fringe Legend “Jem Rolls”




fufu chi chi


Good crowds at the Winnipeg Fringe




Quinn gets soaked





Everyone get in the Beer Tent! It’s a huge Manitoba Thunderstorm, and also a Fringe tradition.