12ish DAYS OF HOLIDAY ALLEY     Nov. 19-30, 2021

ACTIVITIES

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OUR BIG BIRTHDAY BASH!
Holiday Alley turns 5 this year and we’re feeling like a big kid now! The community has grown Holiday Alley from its typical 2 days to 12 days of uplifting artists, supporting makers, honouring our Indigenous roots, and drawing out the creativity in all of us. Get your birthday dancing boots on – our 5th birthday celebration is going to be a blast!

JOIN US IN PERSON
Planning on attending any of our in-person events, workshops, markets, activities?
We’ll be checking all eligible attendees for proof of vaccination and ID.

Nov. 19 - 21 & Nov. 26 - 28
COMMUNITY CANOPY
MMF & Stanley Electrical & Mechanical Ltd. Community Canopy - in Selkirk Park

For two weekends, the Manitoba Métis Federation and Stanley Electrical & Mechanical Ltd. sponsors Holiday Alley’s big tent filled with local musicians and merry makers – for all ages. Hosted in the Selkirk Park, get ready to tap your toes in your boots and clap your mittens for musicians you’ve missed and some you’re just getting to know and love. Check Holiday Alley’s Facebook and Instagram for the up-to-date list of performers in the Community Canopy!

Nov. 19 & 26 | 6-10pm
DRIVE-THRU GIANT SANTA SELFIES
Santa is coming to Holiday Alley two Friday nights for a Giant Selfie from your vehicle at Eveline Street and Manitoba Avenue. Pull up, roll down your window, smile – then see your photo projected 30ft high!
Supported by Sunova Credit Union and Brad Hirst of Royal LePage. More location details to come.

Nov. 20 & 27 | 10am - 5pm
WISHME MAKERS’ MARKET x 2
NEW: EXTRA WEEKEND FOR MAKERS AND ARTISTS
Gordon Howard Centre, 384 Eveline St.

With craft markets closed last year, Holiday Alley is doubling down this winter and hosting two weekends of our popular Saturday makers’ market – while still following public health measures to keep our community safe. Show artisans some love and start (or finish) your holiday shopping. Visit our curated list of makers, crafters and local hand-made connoisseurs in-person at the Gordon Howard Centre, 384 Eveline St., in downtown Selkirk.

Want to browse from the comfort of your home? Our Wishme Maker's Market list is now online. Interested in contacting a maker, simply click on their image to go to their Instagram or Facebook page.

Don't have a chance to make it to the market (but we really hope you'll join us!), this maker's list will be available online until January 15th.

Nov. 20 & 27 | 4pm - 9pm
BEER, FAIR TRADE WINE, & MORE TASTING
On The Rocks, 219 Manitoba Ave.
Get your whistle wet in and put your taste buds to the test and enjoy samplings of beer, Fair Trade wine, coolers, and seltzers at On the Rocks Bar, 219 Manitoba Ave.

Grab a seat at On The Rocks, get your $10 tasting card – and enjoy samples. Adults, +18 with valid ID. Proceeds will be shared with Holiday Alley to support our growing programming.

Nov. 20 & 27 | Register to take part!
EASEL WARS
Gwen Fox Gallery, 250 Manitoba Ave.
Family and friends compete to see who can paint the fastest.

The subject? Whatever is drawn out of a hat. We don’t know until the brushes are up – ready, set, paint! Hosted at the Gwen Fox Gallery in downtown Selkirk. And yes, there are prizes!

Grab a paint brush and compete — get details on how to register!

Nov. 21 | 11am and 1pm (two tours) 
WALKING MURAL TOUR
Meeting point – "Showcasing A Colourful Past", House of Economy Thrift Shop, 246 Manitoba Ave. 
Want to know more about the murals you see every day in downtown Selkirk? Artist and Knowledge Keeper Jeannie White Bird will take you on a walking tour to teach you more. Masks and social distancing are recommended.

Nov. 22 | 6pm - 7:30PM | $15 (Best for ages 7 - 16) – REGISTRATION CLOSED 
PAINT NIGHT | FAMILY FUN (FOR THE KIDS)
The Mighty Kiwi Juice Bar & Eatery
Hone in on your artistic side with Holiday Alley's first-ever Paint Night, led by Selkirk-based artist, Bobbie Sinclair.

Bobbie will be leading paintings focusing on "Indigenous Winter" that can be displayed in your home or given as a gift this holiday season!⠀
Must Pre-Register by Nov 20. – elf@holidayalley.ca 

Nov. 23 | 6pm - 7:30PM | $20 – REGISTRATION CLOSED 
PAINT NIGHT | FOR THE ADULTS
The Mighty Kiwi Juice Bar & Eatery

Hone in on your artistic side with Holiday Alley's first-ever Paint Night, led by Selkirk-based artist, Bobbie Sinclair.

Bobbie will be leading paintings focusing on "Indigenous Winter" that can be displayed in your home or given as a gift this holiday season!
Must Pre-Register by Nov 19. – elf@holidayalley.ca

Nov. 26 | 5pm - 10PM 
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
On The Rock's – Roxi's On The Red, 219 Manitoba Ave.

Grab a hot meal and a cold drink and enjoy live music at On The Rocks!
6pm - Aliyah Dumka
7pm - Double Bourbon
8:30pm - Genevieve & Dan Scramstad

Nov. 27 | 5pm - 7pm | FREE
DRAMA READINGS | FOR THE KIDS
The Mighty Kiwi Juice Bar & Eatery
Grade 12 Drama Students from the Lord Selkirk Regional Comp along with their teacher Mrs. Kris Diaz will be reading some holiday picture books for your little ones to enjoy…and who knows you might love the fun and creative ways they tell them too!

Nov. 27 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
On The Rock's – Roxi's On The Red, 219 Manitoba Ave.

Grab a hot meal and a cold drink and enjoy live music at On The Rocks!

5:30 Cindy Cane
6:30pm Shine Dance Studio
7:00pm Tom Buxton

*LOCATION UPDATE *  TO RIVERSIDE GRILL, 386 Eveline St
Nov. 28 | 8am - 12pm

PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
$12 – General | $6 –Children (12 & Under) | Cash, Credit, Debit

Enjoy a hearty breakfast of pancakes, family entertainment, and community joy! Proceeds were donated to the Marine Museum.
Pancake Breakfast is hosted by the Marine Museum. This event includes breakfast, a Santa appearance, and a summer pass to the Marine Museum. Santa brought to Holiday Alley by Brad Hirst of Royal LePage.

Please note this event has been moved from the Community Canopy to the Riverside Grill! Breakfast will take place between 8am - 12pm. First come, first serve! No reservations or holds.

TAKE IT HOME

15TICKETS AVAILABLE!
CAMBRIAN CREDIT UNION TAKE-HOME SOUP COOK OFF
Wishme, 377 Eveline St. Selkirk
Local chefs compete to see who makes the best warm-up-your-belly winter soup in this pick-up, take-home, soup competition. Tickets sell out fast, so grab your tickets at Wishme, 377 Eveline Street, Selkirk.

Be a citizen judge right from your kitchen table. Every soup flavor is different and every mouthful exciting.

Tickets $40 each and only 100 are available.
Tickets will be available: Nov 12 @ 10am

This year’s soup-off contestants are, Fair Trade Selkirk, Roxi’s Uptown Cafe, The Mighty Kiwi, Life’s A Little Sweeter, Riverside Grill, and Selkirk Golf & Country Club. Dainties provided by Brackendale Catering.

Ticket holders can then vote online for your favorite soup by Dec 11.

Winner announced December 15 on Holiday Alley’s Instagram and Facebook.

ON SALE STARTING NOV. 19! 
INSTANT WIN(E) CELLAR
We’ve got a stocking stuffer fit for that wine lover in your life. Get your tickets for Red River North Tourism’s Instant Win(e) Cellar. Tickets are $20 plus a donation of a bottle of wine. The more tickets you buy, the more wine you donate, the bigger the wine prize grows! Last year the cellar grew to over 200 bottles shared between three lucky winners. 18+. This year we already have $200 worth of wine stacked up thanks to our sponsor Ellement Wine & Spirits.

Proceeds will be shared between the restoration project for Old St Jude’s Church in Grand Marais and tourism initiatives of Red River North Tourism.

Licence No. 2021-14

Grab your tickets: St. Andrews Rectory, 374 River Rd. in Saint Andrews or Wishme, 377 Eveline St. Selkirk.

Tickets Available: November 19 - December 28 (or until sold out.)

Draw Date: December 29 at 2:00pm, just in time for your New Year's Celebration

MAKE YOUR OWN SCHEDULE

Nov. 19 – Jan. 30
LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN
It all starts when the City of Selkirk turns on 5,000 strings of lights draped over 40 buildings throughout blocks of its historic downtown. The lights stay on for 60 of our darkest Manitoba nights. And our sponsor, Canadian Tire Selkirk, helps Main Street businesses light up even more! Enjoy the drive or walk.

Bonus
Catch our giant wall Santa making an appearance on the Trader Bank building on Nov. 20, 21, 27, 28!

Nov. 19 – Nov. 30
SCAVENGER HUNT
Walk or drive around Old Downtown Selkirk and solve Holiday Alley clues to win gifts and gift cards donated by our sponsors! You can fill this out the hunt online. OR  Print out the program above and submit your results by November 30  in the mail slot at Selkirk Civic Centre, 200 Eaton Ave., Selkirk City Hall.

Nov. 19 - Nov. 30 | Closed Sun & Mon
WORDS ON WALLS
Gwen Fox Gallery, 250 Manitoba Ave.

Join poets in the Gwen Fox Gallery where you get inspired by great artwork and write a poem to match it. And yes, there are prizes!

Nov. 17 - Dec. 30
TREE IT YOURSELF
Out for some fresh air with the kids or dog? Check out the TIY (Tree it Yourself) trees on Manitoba Ave. between Main Street. and Eveline Street, decorated by local businesses and organizations. Make a note of your favourite decorated tree and vote online to get entered to win a giftcard from a local business! One vote per person.

Nov. 19 – Nov. 30
HOLIDAY TALES AND TRAILS
Frontier College and The Selkirk Friendship Centre are excited to bring you Holiday Tales & Trails, a walking literacy program for families! Enjoy a walk down Manitoba Ave. for a family outdoor storytime following the pages from window to window. A free copy of the book will be available to all those who finish the story at the very last stop (until supplies last). This year’s books – “Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall” by Leo Yerxma and “Moira’s Birthday” by Robert Munsch.

Nov. 19 – Nov. 30
CHUCK (THE ELF) ON A SHELF
Chuck (the elf-catfish) is popping up around the city of Selkirk during Holiday Alley.

If you see a 6-foot Chuck – be sure to stop and grab a selfie with him! Post your photo to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #ChuckOnAShelf and tag @holidayalley to be entered to win prizes and giftcards.

Thank you to India, the talented student from the Lord Selkirk School Division for building and painting our giant-size Chuck!

Nov. 19 – Nov. 30
COMMUNITY CHALK BOARD
Stroll down the alley beside Twice Over at 214 Manitoba Ave. and share your ideas on this season’s community question: “What did you learn during a pandemic?”

VISIT US ONLINE

Nov. 24 | 6PM | Facebook
HOLIDAY WELLNESS by Canadian Mental Health Interlake-East
The holidays are a busy time, which can make it hard to stick to your healthy lifestyle and wellness goals. We all feel a little overwhelmed during the holiday season with the pressure to be social and to find the perfect gift for friends and family. Since the holidays are considered the season of giving and thinking of others, it can be way too easy for you to lose focus on your own wellbeing. This presentation will help you find your own personal joy throughout the holidays and will share some strategies for holiday wellness.
For more information or to register – check here!

Nov. 25 | 6PM | Facebook
MANAGING THE WINTER BLUES by Canadian Mental Health Interlake-East

Do you struggle with your mood and energy level in the winter? Do you feel like you have cabin fever from staying inside and keeping warm? This presentation will explore the challenges that come with winter and how they impact our mental health and overall well-being. Strategies will be shared, and we will build hope for the upcoming spring. We look forward to connecting with you and dreaming of sunshine and milder temperatures!
For more information or to register – check here!

Nov. 25 | 7PM
HOLIDAY ALLEY TV – City of Selkirk & Holiday Alley Facebook
HOLIDAY ALLEY STORYTIME presented by City of Selkirk

Kick-off the City of Selkirk’s holiday story readings during Holiday Alley. Grab a blanket, get settled in your comfy spot, and enjoy a book reading by Selkirk’s city council members on Facebook.

Deadline to post Nov. 30
SELKIRK ANIMAL HOSPITAL POOCH & PALS DRESS-UP CONTEST

We already know – you dress up your pets at home during the holidays. It’s time to show them off! Post a photo of your dog, cat, turtle, bunny, horse, (or any pet of yours) online and get entered to win a $100 giftcard for Selkirk Animal Hospital and bragging rights for best dressed pet!
See the contest details on Holiday Alley’s Facebook or Instagram.

Nov. 30 | Submit Video by Nov. 19
HOLIDAY ALLEY TV - Youtube & Facebook
NEW: DANCING IN THE STREET, AGAIN

With the help of local musician Brenton Thorvaldson – we’ve re-jigged the lyrics and re-created “Dancing In The Street, Again”! This music and compilation dance video invites participants from around the world to get involved.

(We’ve already sent invitations out to other cities and towns called Selkirk from around the world – from Scotland, New York, Ontario, and the Yukon!)

On November 30, Holiday Alley will finish off the festival with a world-wide launch of the video!

Want to see yourself part of this premiere? Submit your video today – get the details!

*All Holiday Alley events follow the latest health requirements and indoor activities require proof of vaccination.

Holiday Alley is hosted on Treaty 1 land and home of the Métis Nation.

POSTPONED UNTIL 2022
SELKIRK BIZ SANTA PARADE OF LIGHTS IN THE PARK
Organizers of the Selkirk Biz Santa Parade have made the difficult decision to postpone this year's parade until 2022. See their website for details.

COMING UP IN 2021

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NEW: DANCING  IN THE STREET, AGAIN
Video Launch on November 30 at 6PM CT!
Watch it on – Holiday Alley TV

MMF & STANLEY ELECTRIC & MECHNICAL LTD. – COMMUNITY CANOPY
More music, workshops, crafts and more!

NEW: BAKE-OFF
For Holiday Alley's 5th Birthday

TAKE HOME SOUP COOK-OFF
Supported by Cambrian Credit Union.
Be a citizen judge!

WISHME MAKERS' MARKET
Expanded to 2 days - Nov. 20 & 27
10AM - 5PM

SELKIRK ANIMAL HOSPITAL
POOCH PARADE
Let's see your pups dressed to win!

DRIVE-THRU GIANT SANTA SELFIES
Supported by Sunova Credit Union and Brad Hirst of Royal LePage. Smile everyone!

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