SPONSORED BY IG WEALTH MANAGEMENT     Nov. 16-19, 2023

ACTIVITIES

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Download and print out our complete weekend program HERE OR see each day's activities by clicking on the date below.

Thurs. Nov. 16
Fri. Nov. 17
Sat. Nov. 18
Sun. Nov. 19
On Your Own Time

THURSDAY NOV 16

9:30 am - 2:30 pm | Selkirk Friendship Centre | 425 Eveline St. - ALL FULL
INDIGENOUS TEACHINGS
Presented by: Selkirk Community Renewal Corporation

Led by local Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, over 400 students from the Lord Selkirk School Division participate in a day of Indigenous storytelling, drumming, and crafts in celebration of Holiday Alley and Selkirk’s deep Indigenous heritage.

Note to teachers: reach out to holidayalleymb@gmail.com to participate next year!

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | The Merchants Hotel, 383 Eveline St. | FREE (for the first 50 participants)
BEER & BENDING WITH CLOVERDALE FORGE
Presented by: Black Cat Wear Parts Ltd.

Join the fine folks of Cloverdale Forge in bending, shaping and stamping metal tree ornaments while sipping on a malty beverage at Manitoba’s oldest licensed bar. The first 50 participants will receive a free 5-ornament kit to bend and shape in their own unique way. $20/kit for the 51st person and beyond! No registration required.

8:00 pm -10pm | Christ Church Selkirk, 227 McLean Ave. | $25
OPENING CONCERT | SLIDE INTO THE HOLIDAYS WITH BURNSTICK AND HILLBILLY BURLESQUE
Sponsored by: N4 Construction and Manitoba Métis Federation

An evening of slide guitar and folk music featuring local act Hillbilly Burlesque and Juno- nominated Cree and Métis married musical duo Jason Burnstick and Nadia Gaudet Burnstick. Learn more about the artists OR BUY YOUR TICKET NOW.

FRIDAY NOV 17

9:30 am - 2:30 pm | Selkirk Friendship Centre | 425 Eveline St. - ALL FULL
INDIGENOUS TEACHINGS
Presented by: Selkirk Community Renewal Corporation

Led by local Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, over 400 students from the Lord Selkirk School Division participate in a day of Indigenous storytelling, drumming, and crafts in celebration of Holiday Alley and Selkirk’s deep Indigenous heritage.

Note to teachers: reach out to holidayalleymb@gmail.com to participate next year!

6:00 - 9:00 pm | Street Party on Manitoba Avenue
ALONG THE AVENUE

Have yourself a merry little evening in historic downtown Selkirk, with Giant Santa Photos projected on the Garry Theatre, live entertainment, a huge straw sculpture, glowing giant games, hula jams, hot dogs from Cochrane Creek Farm (for purchase) and more. Dress in your winter best – twinkle lights encouraged!

LIGHTS ON AT 6:30PM!

Big Bright Games & Activities
Giant Lite Brite - sponsored by Red Bomb Fireworks
Light-up Mini Golf -sponsored by HTFC Planning & Design
Glow Hula Jam - sponsored by Meridian Chiropractic
Giant Connect Four -sponsored by Access Credit Union
Neon Gym - sponsored by Iron Image
Music is Medicine Caroling Pop Up - sponsored by Easton Place Clinic
Puppet Theatre - sponsored by Gerdau

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Across the Street from the Garry Theatre, 225 Manitoba Ave. | FREE
GIANT SANTA PHOTOS
Facilitated by: Leif Norman
Santa support by: Brad Hirst of Royal LePage Prime
Sponsored by: Fort Distributors

Santa is coming to Selkirk! Snap your holiday photo and catch Santa (and you!) projected larger-than-life on the historic Garry Theatre. No registration required. Photos available by parental permission post event on social media.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Outside the Garry Theatre, 225 Manitoba Ave.
CITY OF SELKIRK HERITAGE BOOTH

Visit the Selkirk Heritage Advisory Committee’s Booth to glimpse into Manitoba Ave's rich history through captivating photos of old Selkirk. Don't miss this nostalgic journey!

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Outside the Garry Theatre, 225 Manitoba Ave.
FAIR TRADE HOT CHOCOLATE BOOTH

Come visit the Selkirk Fair Trade Steering Committee booth for some free fair trade hot chocolate and learn more about Fair Trade initiatives in Selkirk! Fair trade contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers.

Parking Lot east of Roxi's 219 Manitoba Ave.
STRAW SCULPTURE DISPLAY
Hosted by: Sputnik Architecture (the brains behind The Forks Warming Huts) & Anvil Tree

A giant sculpture created by teams of collaborating artists from Manitoba's first ever Straw Sculpture Symposium premieres at the street party Get a good look at this strawesome piece of art!

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | FROM THE LITTLE RED STAGE
6:00pm Brandi Vezina
7:00pm DB and the Deadbeats
8:00pm Orvis Thomas

Dance the cold away with local music acts.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | FROM THE MAIN STAGE

6:30pm Lights On & Giant Round Dance 

7:30pm Pooch Parade - SIGN UP by 7:30 pm Thurs. Nov 16 please.
Sponsored by: Selkirk Animal Hospital

Even dogs love a parade! This year’s theme is “(Deck the Halls with) Bow-Wows of Holly”. Prizes for best dressed pooches and their human partners.

8:30pm Free Spirit Fire Dancing

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm On the Rocks Bar, 219 Manitoba Ave.
BEER AND WINE TASTING

Put your taste buds to work sampling future menu items for Roxi's and being introduced to some new holiday brews.

6:30-9:30 | Gordon Howard Centre | 384 Eveline St. | FREE
NIGHT SHOPPING - WISHME MAKERS’ MARKET

New this year! Our makers' market is open during the Friday evening celebrations (and all day Saturday) to help you kickoff your Christmas shopping. Drop by and support your favourite makers of beautiful items.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Total Look Parking Lot | 397 Eveline St. | FREE
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT | FROZEN 2
Presented by: Canadian Tire Selkirk
Hosted by: Total Look Spa & Boutique

Hey kiddos! Sit around a fire, enjoy free popcorn and watch a movie outside!! It's time to watch Elsa and Anna on a great adventure to discover their Indigeneity.  Bad Weather Location: Royal Canadian Legion No. 42 basement.

6:00 pm - 1:00 a.m. | Live Music Venues
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Mighty Kiwi | 386 Eveline St. | FREE
Open mic night at the Mighty Kiwi.

9:00 pm-1:00 am | The Merchants | 383 Eveline St. | FREE
Cheer in the holiday season with an open jam session Manitoba’s oldest licensed beverage room. Bring your instrument and play along. All are welcome.

SATURDAY NOV 18

8:00 am - 11:30 am | Aboriginal Head Start Parking Lot | Behind 222 Manitoba Avenue | FREE
TIPI RAISING

All are welcome to observe the raising of four tipis.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm  | Gordon Howard Centre | 384 Eveline St. | FREE
WISHME MAKERS’ MARKET

Our makers' market is open Saturday to help you kickoff your Christmas shopping. Drop by and support your favourite makers of beautiful items.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm | 102 Pacific Avenue | FREE
366 HOOKS EXHIBIT
Sponsored by: The PRHouse

Imagine every day for year, firing and bending iron to create a unique hook every day. See the amazing results and meet the blacksmith! 2:00 to 3:00 pm - Music provided by Real Jolicoeur.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm| 246 Manitoba Ave. | FREE
WALKING MURAL TOUR

Want to know more about the murals in downtown Selkirk? A local guide will lead you on a walking tour starting at “Showcasing a Colourful Past” outside House of Economy.

12:00 pm - 4 pm | See Ticket for Soup Locations
SOUP COOK-OFF
Presented by: RRC Polytech
Coordinated by: Inclusion Selkirk

Join in the yummy fun and become a citizen judge by sampling over 10 varieties of soup prepared by local chefs competing for bragging rights for the best soup.

ORDER YOUR TICKETS NOW at Wishme.  Call 204-785-2984 or drop by 377 Eveline.
Tickets are $15 in advance - $20 day of
TIP: This is a fan favourite, so get your tickets early!

12:00 pm - 4 pm | Gwen Fox Gallery | 100-250 Manitoba Ave. | FREE
EASEL WARS

Grab a paint brush and compete against your family, friends or fellow citizens to see who can paint the fastest. The subject? Whatever is drawn out of a hat.
Register at simkoart1@gmail.com

12:00 pm - 4 pm | Aboriginal Head Start | 222 Manitoba Avenue | FREE
CRAFTERNOON FOR KIDS (and the young at heart)
Presented by: Geller’s Design | Build | Landscape

An afternoon of kids crafts, silly hatmaking, gnome decorating, tapestry weaving with help from Angel, the St.Andrew's Heritage Centre, and the Interlake Art Board.

12-4pm | Aboriginal Head Start Parking Lot | Behind 222 Manitoba Avenue | FREE
“Gidoojijaakominaan onjii Dibaajimowinan - From Our Spirits come Stories”
Coordinated by: Jeannie White Bird, Jacqueline Bercier and Kat Marsch

Situated around one central sacred fire, four tipis host hide tanning, drum teachings, musical performances, crafts, tobacco tying and storytelling. All are welcome.

12:00 pm - 4 pm | Wishme Parking Lot | 377 Eveline St. | FREE
SHEEP POETRY
Sponsored by: The R.M. of St. Clements

Sheep in downtown Selkirk…it's BAAACK Become a street poet and write a poem based on the arrangement of words written on bandanas worn by cool bohemian sheep.

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | The Selkirk & District Friendship Centre | 425 Eveline St. | FREE
YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR MARKET & RIBBON SKIRT FASHION SHOW
Facilitated by: The Selkirk & District Friendship Centre

Join the Selkirk Friendship Centre as we Celebrate Indigenous Culture with a Ribbon Skirt Fashion Show at 2:00pm showcasing local artist. The Selkirk Friendship Centre Youth Mentorship Program will have Makers Marker Booths available for youth entrepreneurs. For more information please email us at sfc@mymts.net

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Along Manitoba Avenue |  FREE
MUSIC IS MEDICINE CAROLING POP UP
Sponsored by: Easton Place Clinic

Local choirs stroll along Manitoba Ave singing seasonal songs to soothe the soul.

12-4pm | Wishme Parking Lot | Behind 377 Eveline | FREE
LITTLE RED STAGE CONCERTS

12:00-12:30pm  Cohen Sieg
1:00-1:30pm  Double Bourbon
2:00-2:30pm Prairie Wynd
3:00-3:30pm The Bog Boys Band

Dance to get warm at the mobile Festival du Voyageur stage on your way to the many other Holiday Alley activities happening on or near Manitoba Avenue.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Selkirk United Church | 202 McLean Ave | Suggested Donation $10
WELCOME WINTER CONCERT

The long-standing pre-pandemic tradition of the Interlake Choral Association Advent Concert is back! They have renamed, rescheduled and partnered with Holiday Alley, but this event still promotes the choral arts and choirs sharing in the region.  Join us for performances and sing-along carols.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Across the Street from the Garry Theatre, 225 Manitoba Ave. | FREE
GIANT SANTA PHOTOS
Facilitated by: Leif Norman
Santa support by: Brad Hirst of Royal LePage Prime
Sponsored by Fort Distributors

Santa is coming to Selkirk! Snap your holiday photo and catch Santa (and you!) projected larger-than-life on the historic Garry Theatre. No registration required. Photos available by parental permission post event on social media.

6:00 pm - 1:00 a.m. | Live Music Venues
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Mighty Kiwi | 386 Eveline St. | FREE
Grab a little nibble or a warm beverage and enjoy some free live music in Selkirk's most quaint and cozy eatery.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | N'Joy Cafe | 226 Manitoba Avenue | FREE
The musical stylings of Boris the Sax Player

9:00 pm-1:00 am | The Merchants Hotel | 383 Eveline St. | FREE (18+)
Karaoke Night, hosted by Maggie Clarke
Budding performer? Singer in the Shower? Come and raise your voice with Maggie Clarke!

SUNDAY NOV 19

9:00 am - 12:00 pm | The Mighty Kiwi | 386 Eveline St. | $7 Kids, $14 Adults
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Hosted by: The Mighty Kiwi

Come to the pancake bar and visit Santa! Seatings at 9, 10 and 11 am. First come, first served. Unlimited coffee refills.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm | 102 Pacific Avenue | FREE
366 HOOKS EXHIBIT
Sponsored by: The PRHouse

Imagine every day for year, firing and bending iron to create a unique hook every day. See the amazing results and meet the blacksmith! 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Music provided by Four Tuned Cookies.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Red River College | 825 Manitoba Ave. | $40/person
WREATH MAKING
Presented by: RRC Polytech
Facilitated by: Fresh Cut Downtown

Spend the morning creating a masterpiece to adorn your mantel this holiday season. A modern iron hoop with seasonal decor. SIGN UP NOW

1:00 pm-5:00 pm Red River College | 825 Manitoba Ave. | $25/person
SNOWFLAKE BEADING
Presented by: RRC Polytech
Facilitated by: Cheryl Alexander

Learn about traditional beading practices and make your own holiday snowflake with local Indigenous artist Cheryl Alexander. SIGN UP NOW.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | N'Joy Cafe | 226 Manitoba Avenue | FREE
LIVE MUSIC

The Two Out of Three Acoustic Duo play your favourites from 1950 to present.

ON YOUR OWN TIME

214 Manitoba Ave. | FREE
COMMUNITY CHALKBOARD

Stroll down the alley beside Twice Over and share your ideas on this season’s community question: What's your favourite Holiday Alley tradition?

403 Eveline Avenue | FREE
GIANT ELM-ALIVE!
Sponsored by: Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 42
Facilitated by: Lights Unlimited

One of Selkirk's most historic trees adorned in a gorgeous lighting display. Visit at night!

Manitoba Ave. | FREE
HOLIDAY TALES AND TRAILS
Created by: United for Literacy & The Selkirk Friendship Centre

Meander down to Manitoba Ave. for a moveable story time. Start at Dufresne Furniture and Appliances, 374 Eveline St., and follow the pages of The Raven and the Loon by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley as you walk from window to window.

Manitoba Ave. | FREE
TREE IT YOURSELF (TIY)

Take a walk down Manitoba Ave and VOTE HERE for your favourite tree, decorated by local businesses and organizations, for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Canadian Tire Selkirk.

Three 6 Tea | 351 Main St.
WARM UP with TEA

Buy a cuppa (or a bag of) Spiced Gingerbread Orange, Cinnamon Pear or Winter Grey Tea during the winter season and Three 6 Tea will donate back to Holiday Alley. Win-Tea-Win

IT'S A WRAP!

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VOTE HERE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE TREE

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FAN FAVOURITE RETURNS
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Phone or drop by 377 Eveline

POOCH PARADE
Register your pooch(es) here.

MAKERS' MARKET
New this year! Opens Fri. @ 6:30 pm

WREATH MAKING
Create a masterpiece. SIGN UP NOW!

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