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Winnipeg’s Best New Restaurant 2014 – Prairie 360


Each year, WHERE editors scour the city to find Winnipeg’s best new restaurants. New revolving restaurant venture Prairie 360 tops the list for 2014, chosen as one of Canada’s Top 10 New Restaurants. Where Winnipeg presented this honour to Executive Chef Alfonso Maury and FB Hospitality president Noel Bernier for their outstanding culinary talent and entrepreneurial spirit. Read the review here.

Left to right: Alfonso Maury, Executive Chef, Prairie 360; Noel Bernier, President, FB Hospitality; Laurie Hughes, Publisher, Where Winnipeg; Joelle Kidd, Editorial Assistant, Where Winnipeg

Cornish Game Hen

Cornish Game Hen at Prairie 360


Winnipeg’s 23rd Annual Silver Plume Award Winners

On October 8th, 2014 the winners of the WHERE Magazines 23rd annual Silver Plume Awards for Hotel Employees of the Year were announced. Where Winnipeg held a reception and awards ceremony at Assiniboine Park Zoo’s new Journey to Churchill exhibit which was also recognized as the city’s Best New Attraction by WHERE editors.



Bell Desk
Patrick Lacanilao, Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown

Front Desk
Catherine Celestial, The Fairmont Winnipeg

Food Service
Helen Tesfaye, Holiday Inn Winnipeg South

House Keeping
Rudy Medina, The Fairmont Winnipeg

Esam Kolta, Inn at the Forks

(Also in photo, Laurie Hughes, Publisher WHERE Winnipeg)


Bell Desk

Patrick Lacanilao, Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown

Edgardo Marquez, Delta Winnipeg

Marvin Samonte, The Fairmont Winnipeg

Front Desk/Guest Services

Janelle Bouché, Holiday Inn Winnipeg South

Catherine Celestial, The Fairmont Winnipeg

Bea DeMesa, Inn at the Forks

Rhosan Estoy, The Fairmont Winnipeg

Ian Sarne, Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport


Victor Costa, Delta Winnipeg

Allen Kotowski, Delta Winnipeg

Raphael Reyes, Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown

Martin Saul, Inn at the Forks

Jeff Sayavong, The Marlborough Hotel

Helen Tesfaye, Holiday Inn Winnipeg South

Oliver Tudtud, The Fairmont Winnipeg


Kathy De Jesus, Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport

Sharon Evans, Holiday Inn Winnipeg South

Cheryl Graham, Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport West

Valerie Huta, Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport

Gloria Malamion, Inn at the Forks

Rudy Medina, The Fairmont Winnipeg

Teodora Narvaez, Delta Winnipeg

Alfredo Peralta, Place Louis Riel Suite Hotel


Christopher Boyko, Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport

Esam Kolta, Inn at the Forks

Raquel Miranda, The Fairmont Winnipeg

Catalino Ragasa, Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport West

Edmund Tubog, Holiday Inn Winnipeg South

Hot Dates: Elementary My Dear


The wit of Oscar Wilde meets the intrigue of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, kicking off the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s 2014/15 season. The clever play erases the line between fact and fiction for a comedic and suspenseful mystery adventure. For tickets, call 204‑942‑6537 or 1‑877‑446‑4500. John Hirsch Mainstage, 174 Market Ave. Oct 1-25

Hot Dates: Search For Truth

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The Royal Winnipeg Ballet begins their 75th season with
Going Home Star—Truth and Reconciliation (above). Commissioned by Artistic Director André Lewis with the support of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the piece marries the First Nations experience with a European form to represent the varied stories of residential school survivors and their families. Tickets available at the RWB box office, 380 Graham Ave, 204‑956‑2792, or at rwb.org. Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St.

Hot Dates: Ready, set, dine!


Winnipeg’s hottest tasting event, Ciao! magazine’s Dine About Winnipeg, presented by Manitoba Pork, returns! Visiting foodies won’t want to miss this crash course in city dining. More than 20 restaurants will be offering up 3 course meals at a fixed price of $28 and $36. For a list of participating restaurants and menu offerings, visit ciaowinnipeg.com, Feb 1-11.

Hot Dates: Big Fun

The city’s latest indie music festival, is now in it’s third year. Hoping to ride the summer festival high, BIG FUN spotlights local musicians at various venues throughout the historic Exchange District and larger downtown area. Look for great local acts, such as Pop Crimes and Les Jupes. Concert-goers will also be thrilled to hear that the festival has secured Polaris-nominated noise band METZ as a headliner. For a full list of performers, ticket options, performance times and venue information, head to bigfunfestival.com.

Hot Dates: A Moveable Feast


RAW: almond, the coolest thing to hit Winnipeg winters, is back for a second year. The pop-up river restaurant gives 11 chefs free reign to design a five course menu with boozy pairings for a fixed price of $100. The structure, designed by RAW gallery is worth the ticket alone.

Hot Dates: Star-Crossed Lovers

All great love stories begin and end with Romeo and Juliet. Treat yourself, or take your special someone, to see this tale of timeless romance re-imagined in movement at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Classically choreographed by Rudi van Dantzig against the backdrop of 16th century Verona, this tragic but enduring tale of true love is the perfect Valentine’s date. Feb 12-16.


Hot Dates: Viva Voyageur

This original winter festival is back to celebrate its 45th year. Explore Winnipeg’s French pioneer history with the whole family, during this interactive extravaganza. Try traditional treats, like maple taffy, marvel at magnificent snow sculptures, toboggan, or catch live music performances happening by day and night. Feb 14-23.

Hot Dates: Editor’s Pick – Willful Womam


One of literature’s first real heroine’s leaps from the page to the stage, with the Manitoba Theatre Company’s adaptation of Jane Eyre. Considered a radical novel by Victorian critics, Jane Eyre documents the intense personal journey of a young woman without means. In this story of love and redemption, lies a social critique that is still relevant today. Budding feminists, literature lovers and theatre-goers alike can appreciate this fresh spin on a canonical classic. MTC, 1-877-446-4500, mtc.mb.ca.

Hot Art: Art Exhibits

Jan 10-17 — For Random 18 X 18, the cre8ery challenged 18 artists to create 18 “random” pieces. The result is not-so-random; a collection of pieces themed on personal journey, environmental issues, and the circle of life, fill the exhibit.

Jan 17-Feb 22 — Cree Métis artist Jason Baerg, unveils a new multi-media exhibition at Urban Shaman Gallery. Relations, a series of 13 tondos, inspired by ancient indigenous prophecies about the year 2012. Nomadic Bounce is an installation comprised of laser-cut acrylic paintings that explore relationships and conflicts through space and location.

To Jan 22 — Nigerian-born artist Yisa Akinbolaji creates vibrant multi-layered mixed media works of art. By using paint resistant materials between acrylic layers, hidden forms and symbols peek through to create meaning. Akinbolaji’s work is on display at the Framing & Art Centre.

Jan 24- Feb 7 — The Edge Gallery will be spotlighting the fun and fanciful work of Japanese-born local artist, Takashi Iwasaki. His technicolour imagination comes to life in embroidered imaginative scenes.

Opens Feb 1 — A new collection titled Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art is being curated for the Winnipeg Art Gallery by Art Works for Change, and intends to shed light on gender-based violence experienced by women world-wide.

To Feb 8— An examination on the use of toxic by-products in contemporary culture, this exhibit presents work by emerging Canadian artists using biological media. Toxicity is a part of an international series of conferences and workshops, hosted at the Plug In ICA.

Hot Art: Hand/Eye Coordination

Present at Hand,
by Montreal-based visual artist Matthieu Sabourin, seeks to challenge the internalized relationship between the physical body and the every day tools that it wields. By altering and manipulating found objects that have a strong relationship to the hand, Sabourin forces audiences to examine how we use tools, and how that process defines us. Across a variety of mediums, Sabourin reflects on the reductive limits humans impose on the small detail-oriented tools considered integral to our existence. 290 McDermot Ave, 2nd floor, 204-944-9763, Map 1: 0-4