Travelling with family and friends is Karina Bueckert’s favourite thing to do when she’s not busy working for InnKeepers and serving on the board for Big Rigs Big Hearts and the Regional Tourism Board. Karina has been chosen as one of the 2018 “Faces of Winkler.”
Sledge hockey is Nic Klassen’s passion. Nic says that his sledge gives him a freedom of movement that he doesn’t experience on his feet. Nic explains that he loves sledge hockey because it is one time in his life where his disability disappears…there is a level playing field, no one is disabled…instead it is about your skill and ability. Nic has been chosen as one of the 2018 “Faces of Winkler.”
Klassen’s Bargain Centre est. 1961. Note the cost of a pair of overalls was $3.95.
Meet George “Bargain Centre” Klassen, founder of Klassen’s Bargain Centre which opened in 1961. George Klassen has been a prominent business owner in the community of Winkler for 56 years. After running Klassen’s Bargain Centre for over 30 years, George sold the business to his sons in the early 1990’s. Soon after, George opened another store called, “Those Were The Days” which he actively operated for more than 20 years, until it finally closed last summer. Continue reading
Sweet Alibi, having just returned from tour and heading out soon for Germany, put on a great show at the Kenmor Theatre in Morden last night. The night opened with performances by locals, Castles & Vines and Warren Friesen. Special thanks to Dead Horse Entertainment’s Darren Klassen for his ongoing work to bring amazing musical entertainment to our region. More photos below. Continue reading
You’ve got to take an evening to explore the Ice Castles at The Forks in Winnipeg. The ice castle is built using dripping water to create icicles. The icicles are broken off and moved into strategic places to build the structure and are covered with more dripping water. Gradually more and more icicles are added, the castle takes shape and it becomes a magical place for the whole family to enjoy. Continue reading
Gravel trail south of Schanzenfeld
Highways, roads, and trails criss-cross the Pembina Valley. I’ve got a thing for roads and the journeys they take us on. They are one of my favourite photographic subjects. I grew up with a father who was a teacher and who had summers off. We went on many road trips across western Canada. I still love a good road trip. Continue reading