Meteorologist John Sauder shows Janet Stewart airplanes at the Western Canadian Aviation Museum (Tom Elvers)
It's been an absolute pleasure working on this project. I, like Janet, have discovered so many wonderful hidden treasures that our city has to offer. It's been super fun to work with Janet, Farpoint Films and the Winnipeg's Cultural Secrets guests.
I'm already quite passionate about this city but, to get the inside scoop from people who are quite passionate about their hidden gems, gave me a perspective that I will always cherish. You will do the same once you watch the show.
Here are the lessons I learned from Winnipeg's Cultural Secrets.
Day one started with an impromtu performance of Keith and Renee. To have the intimate opportunity to watch/film Keith and Renee play at live at the Living Prairie Museum was magical. Dragonflies hovered above while nature sang to the tune of Just The Way You Are (which you can see on Scene).
Having the opportunity to share halo-halo with Winnipeggers was amazing. The Filipino culture, my culture, is so big into feeding everyone. I hope this gives all of you the opportunity to taste a little bit of the Philippines in Canada's Manila, The Maples.
Or watching Janet Stewart hit Winnipeg Blue Bomber Obby Khan in the head with a kendo sword? 'Nuff said.
What about smoking shisha? On any late, given night you can grab a samosa and smoke something so heavenly and forget all of your troubles at Firefly Shisha Bar.
And if you just feel like chillin', you can always go to a bookstore, grab a coffee and read something for hours on end and, just like Ron Robinson says, just make sure your hands are clean. Or if you want to learn something, check out the dinosaurs, meteors and the oldest Trilobite in the world at Ed Leith Cretaceous Menagerie.
Or maybe you can try something new like Ethiopian breakfast, Halal dishes or fire dancing. Do something different and have it fill your next weekends.
But don't take my word for it...take Janet's!