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Father’s Day Fun

Celebrating Father’s Day would be fun any time of year – but combine showing appreciation for the great men in our lives with the possibilities of warm mid-June weather, and you’re guaranteed to have a great day!

This year, throw some fresh air (and of course food) into the mix and dad is sure to feel the love. Check out some of the great events going on in southern Manitoba – Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15th.


FortWhyte Alive

Reserve a special picnic lunch from the Buffalo Stone Café, and BYOBB – Bring Your Own Blanket & Basket! Lunch features BBQ chicken, braised short ribs, potato salad, broccoli salad, focaccia bread, cookies & brownies, and assorted soft drinks or water.

Cost: $14.99/person for members, $16.99/person for non-members

Call 204-989-8370 to make reservations, or visit fortwhyte.org for more information.


Oak Hammock Marsh

The Stonewall centre has a fun-filled day planned for the whole family. There’s a special lunch from noon – 2pm, plus activities like horse-drawn wagon rides and a water bug derby!

Cost: Varies for lunch; some activities are $3 for members, $5 for non-members

For more information and admission cost, visit oakhammockmarsh.ca.


Mennonite Heritage Village

Take dad to a feast at the Livery Barn Restaurant, where the buffet is open from 11:30 am – 2pm. The Sunday brunch will feature many homemade traditional Russian Mennonite dishes – the bread will even be made with wheat ground by the windmill on-site!

Cost: $14.99 per person

For more information including the menu, visit mennoniteheritagevillage.com.


Farmers’ Markets

If your pops prefers to make his own food, take him to a farmers’ market to pick out fresh foods perfect for grilling up at home. Skinner’s Locks Market is open on Father’s Day from noon to 5 pm, and the Forks’ outdoor market is open 11 am – 4 pm.

For more information, including directions, visit our Farmers’ Market page.