RJ Visits Pilot Mound

Well, with how close the vote was between Clearwater and Pilot Mound, I decided not to hold off any longer. Today, we will talk about Pilot Mound! (Photo #1!) You’re going to notice that I did not cover some specific areas, and that’s because I focused on what I could…

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Nellie McClung Heritage Site

“Never underestimate the power of a woman” For nearly 20 years, Nellie and her husband Wes called Manitou home. Here, she wrote her Canadian bestseller, became a national speaking sensation, and worked to help Manitoba women become the first in Canada to win the right to vote. Join Canadians from…

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RJ Visits Clearwater

CONGRATULATIONS CLEARWATER! It was a close vote, and we will definitely have to cover Pilot Mound at a later date, but for now, we focus on Clearwater. My first time in the community was a fun one. I had read a little bit on the town, but I did not…

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RJ Goes Mini Golfing

Good news for fans of mini-golf: the new Holland mini-golf course is a ton of fun. I convinced a few of my co-workers to come out to check it out earlier this week, and we had a blast. It’s an eighteen hole course with a nineteenth hole (or hole zero)…

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RJ Visits Carman

A lot of people are taking in the town of Carman this weekend as the fair celebrates 140 years. While you’re there, drive around and take in the beauty. (Photo #1!) As I headed downtown, I took note of the “Shop”, “Dine”, “Play” and “Live” signs. Simple, yet clever. Without…

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RJ Visits Morden

You know what I discovered in Morden? A roadside attraction I didn’t know existed. In fact, it may have single-handedly inspired my next contest. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. As I drove into Morden, I noticed right away that they like to introduce you to the town a…

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RJ Visits Roland

It was my first time seeing a large pumpkin up close. Roland is so much cooler than I expected, and I expected plenty of cool. As soon as you enter the small village, you can’t help but notice the abundance of orange. I think more people would have voted for…

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RJ Visits MacGregor

RJ here — I told you on Thursday that I was going to be in MacGregor Saturday for the fair, and what a trip it was. Truth be told, I figured I’d see some cool stuff, but I didn’t think I’d find a secret, hidden land. …I mean, it’s probably…

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RJ Visits Portage la Prairie

You know what’s fun? An abrupt change of plans. I had planned to head out to _________ for my next project, but my car had other ideas. Basically, it exploded. So what do I do? I remember two quotes from two wise souls. “What about your own back yard? Sometimes…

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RJ Visits Roseisle

I asked you where I should go next, and Heather Fraser stepped up. “Visit the village of Roseisle. It’s a quaint little town with a lot of history. There is a beautiful metal rose made by a local welder, who has since passed away , the rose garden, and some…

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