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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - September 5, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE E8 EVENTS In Winnipeg Open Labour Day Weekend September 5– 7 Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada 204- 786- 5503 royalaviationmuseum. com Lisa Schroeder Exhibit September 4– 25 Manitoba Craft Council 204- 946- 0803 manitobacraft. ca Janet Jackson- Unbreakable World Tour September 8 MTS Centre 855- 985- 5000 ticketmaster. ca FMG’s Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival September 11– 13 The Forks / Red River / River Walk 204- 982- 1830 facilitymarketing. com Manyfest Lights on Broadway September 12 Downtown 204- 958- 4640 manyfest. ca 21st Annual Flashback Weekend: Classic Car Cruise September 12 Garden City Inn 204- 453- 4871 fabulous50sford. com For more information on these events and more visit travelmanitoba. com/ events Variety’s Camp Brereton Fall Supper Perogies are a fall supper staple at Ukranian communities. FALL FEASTS in Manitoba Get your big appetite and stretchy pants ready! Fall supper season is almost here. You know the annual events are on the horizon when posters start popping up on post office doors and grocery story billboards. They’re held in church basements and community halls in cities, towns and even the smallest hamlets of Manitoba. Count yourself lucky because outside Manitoba, fall suppers appear to be in short supply. Technically, fall suppers are fundraising events. Culturally, they are much, much more. Ancient family recipes take centre stage, the ladies spend time preparing food in advance ( swapping gossip while pinching perogies) and the community gets a chance to come together in a way that seems to have been lost over the last generation— they break bread together. In Manitoba, it’s easy to find a fall supper, especially if you also love a country drive to a small town. Last year, there were no less than 80 held in rural communities across the province. And that doesn’t include the dozens held in churches and community halls in cities including Winnipeg and Brandon. You’ll always find perogies and cabbage rolls in Ukrainian communities ( and sometimes in non- Ukrainian communities). Head over to Manitoba’s francophone towns and you’re apt to see tourtière ( meat pie) and sucre à la crème ( a fudge- like candy) on the menu. WHEN DO THEY HAPPEN? Fall suppers begin in early September and run until mid November. The sweet spot of suppers seems to be the third week in October. WHERE ARE THEY? You’re going to have to do some sleuthing to find a fall supper near you. Check grocery store bulletin boards ( if your community still has them). Pay a visit to nearby community halls and look for notices. A couple of good sources online are Travel Manitoba’s events listings ( travelmanitoba. com/ events ), and local blogger Orest Kinasevych’s blog where he put together a Manitoba Fall Supper map ( kinasevych. ca/ 2015/ 08/ 03/ manitoba- fall- suppers- 2015 ). DO I NEED A TICKET? Advanced tickets are mandatory. Organizers need to know how many people they will be feeding, so showing up on a whim is not an option. Make your plans in advance and look forward to a fabulous feast. SAY GRACE Because many fall suppers are organized by church groups, be prepared to bow your head before the meal. Part of the blessing may also be delivered in a language other than English. WHAT IF I HAVE AN ALLERGY? In short, it’s best to choose another dinner option. These are community events, put on by volunteers, intended to feed lots of people and raise a few dollars for special projects. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Ticket prices range from $ 10 to $ 20 ( with a half- price deal for kids). Buffet is the style of choice. Some dinners includes dances and silent auctions too. Second helpings are encouraged— just make sure you leave room for pie. E_ 08_ Sep- 05- 15_ FT_ 01. indd E8 9/ 4/ 15 1: 47: 13 PM

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