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Farewell Terry MacLeod

After bringing Manitobans thousands of stories over the years, CBC Weekend Morning Show radio host Terry MacLeod says he is ready to retire.

The most interesting man in Manitoba retiring from CBC

Well, the time has come for CBC Manitoba to bid a fond farewell retirement to the most interesting man in Manitoba. After a long, storied career with us, Terry MacLeod is turning off his CBC mic to walk off into a glorious prairie sunset, with a fresh new read most likely by his side.

Terry MacLeod has established himself as one of the most respected, informed, inquisitive and interesting men in Manitoba. (CBC)

All of us here will miss him so. Terry's the guy with the stories. The most well-read man in the room. If you're looking for an interesting tale or need to locate a unique character, you go find Terry. That talk might take longer than expected -- a lot longer as his stories are detailed and all-encompassing -- but you will leave that conversation feeling enriched and enlightened.

Terry's kindness is infectious, his imagination is limitless and his curiosity knows no bounds. The respect he has for his listeners, his passion for good journalism and his love of community will be his legacy.

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      We hope you have enjoyed Terry's stories, wit and enthusiasm on CBC Radio. And we hope you can join us in wishing him a fond farewell. If you're on Twitter or Facebook, please share your Terry stories with us using #FarewellCBCTerry.


      Tune in for Terry's farewell

      Terry's leaving in style. Catch up with him by catching his last shows for the Weekend Morning Show on CBC Radio One (89.3 FM / 990 AM).

      Tune in and listen to Terry regale us with his favourite moments over the years.

      Dates: Saturdays & Sundays
      December 10,11, 17, 18
      Time: 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.
      Location: CBC Radio One (89.3 FM / 990 AM)


      Terry's most interesting challenge

      "33 years in broadcasting, 65 years of hard life experience, one exceptional career. He is...The Most Interesting Man in Manitoba."

      Terry's been reporting a great many stories over the years, some more fantastical than others. Before he takes his final bow for the CBC, Terry decided to share three stories with us. Thing is, only two of them are true. 

      Can you guess which one is the fake? Tell us which one you think it is using #FarewellCBCTerry.

      Story 1


      Story 2


      Story 3


      Terry's tops!

      When curiosity is your M.O., everyone wants to know what your favourite things are. This is better than an Oprah list, people! Here are Terry's tops in a variety of categories...

      Books

      • Naamiwan's Drum – Maureen Matthews
      • Larry's Party – Carol Shields
      • White Settler Reserve – Ryan Eyford
      • The Golden Compass – Phillip Pullman
      • The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
      • The City in History – Lewis Mumford
      • Tournanent of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race For Empire in Central Asia – Karl E. Meyer & Shareen Blair Brysac
      • Music For Chameleons – Truman Capote
      • White Tribe Dreaming - Apartheid's Bitter Roots – Marq de Villiers
      • The Time In Between – David Bergen
      • Voices - Arnaldur Indridason
      • Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
      • I've Tasted My Blood – Milton Acorn
      • The Ornament Of The World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain – Maria Rosa Menocal

      Films

      • The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer
      • Winter on Fire – Evgeny Afineevsky
      • Blade Runner – Ridley Scott
      • Love Actually – Richard Curtis
      • Cowboys and Indians: The Killing of J.J. Harper – Norma Bailey
      • The English Patient – Anthony Minghella
      • Doctor Zhivago – David Lean
      • Citizen Kane – Orson Welles
      • The Saddest Music in The World – Guy Maddin
      • Nosferatu – FW Murnau 

      Music

      • Jesus's Blood Never Failed Me Yet – by Gavin Bryars w/ WSO, New Music Festival
      • Elvis Costello – Winnipeg Folk Fest
      • The Weakerthans – anywhere & everywhere
      • The Smile of Maud Lewis by Nikolai Korndorf w/ WSO New Music Festival
      • Isabel Bayrakdarian & Serouij Kadjian, Trobairitz Ysabella w/MCO
      • Take The Indian by Andrew Balfour w/ Camerata Nova
      • Ron Hynes – West End Cultural Centre
      • Black Sea Station/Finjan – KlezmerFest

      Theatre

      • Butcher – Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE)
      • Sargent and Victor and Me – Deb Patterson
      • Chimerica – Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC)
      • Rocky Horror – Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC)
      • None Is Too Many – Jason Sherman,  Winnipeg Jewish Theatre/MTC
      • Danny King Of The Basement – David Craig, Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)
      • Turandot – Manitoba Opera.
      • The Shunning – Patrick Friesen, Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE)

      A curious mind is a beautiful thing

      You can't say say bon voyage to the most interesting man in Manitoba without sharing a few of the reasons why we think he's one-in-a-million...via fun memes.

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          Stay curious, my friends.