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Annual Events

There will be something for everyone in the list below.

Feb – Morden’s Multicultural Winterfest Mar – Morden Lions Toy & Collectors Show
Mar – Spring Home & Life Show May – Annual Book Sale
May – Morden Block Party
May to Oct – PV Passport Adventure May – Quilt & Craft Show
June – Back 40 Folk Festival June – MBHOF Induction Banquet
June – CMRC Monster Energy Motocross Nationals June – Teddy Bear Picnic
July – Morden’s Canada Day Beach Blast July – Morden Int’l Triathlon & Kids of Steel
July – Pembina Valley Fur Council Rendezvous July – Cripple Creek Music Festival
July – International Golf Tournament Aug – Morden Corn & Apple Festival
Sept – Pembina Valley Challenge Amazing Race Sept – Pembina Threshermen’s Reunion
Sept – Pembina Valley Artists Studio Tour Sept – Manitoba Dance Jamboree
Nov – Morden Arts & Crafts Sale  Dec – New Year’s Eve Dance

Morden’s Multicultural Winterfest

Morden’s Multicultural Winterfest

2nd Weekend in February
Morden’s Multicultural Winterfest is a community celebration of the wonderful richness of the cultures in our region as well as the great activities that we can enjoy during our Manitoba winters.  This is a free festival open to everyone.  Activities include outdoor boot hockey, snow sculpting, sleigh rides, bonfire, traditional foods and hot beverages as well as indoor crafts, dance demonstrations, cultural entertainment, refreshments and much more. Come and enjoy an afternoon of winter fun with your neighbours old and new. For more information contact: Cheryl Digby.

Spring Home & Life ShHomeLifeSHOWow 2015

March 6 & 7, 2015 – Spring Home & Life Show at the Access Event Centre
This two day event showcases all types of products & services from lawn & garden, home decor & renovations to health & lifestyle!
For more information or to inquire about becoming an Exhibitor please contact the Morden & District Chamber of Commerce 204 822-5630 or marketing@mordenchamber.com

 

Morden Lions Toy & Collectors Show

3rd Weekend in March
Buy, Sell or Display Hobby Toys, Sports, Flea Market and much more at the Morden Annual Toy & Collectors Show. With over 100 tables of toys, crafts, dolls and woodworking, there is something for everyone. For more information contact: Donald Holenski 204-822-4922.

Barnswallows Quilt & Craft Show

(April 27 – 29, 2015)
Hosted by the Barnswallows Quilting Club, a large variety of quilts and other crafts are displayed for all to enjoy. Also check out the Sale Table and Merchant Crafter’s Mall. Admission is charged, lunch is available. For more information, visit the website at www.barnswallowquilters.wordpress.com.

Book Sale

Approximately 2nd weekend of May as announced. (Thurs. May 7, 6pm – 9pm, Fri. May 8, 12pm – 9pm, Sat. May 9, 10am – 2pm)

The Annual Book Sale is a big event in the area. Residents donate their used books to the libraries who in turn price and store them for this big event. The Access Event Centre Hall is filled with books and it is a great fundraising tool for the library. Books of every sort – why not come and check it out. More information can be found at www.scrlibrary.mb.ca

Pembina Valley Passport Adventure

Annually – May 15th to October 15th
The Annual Pembina Valley Passport Adventure is an adventure for all ages and great family fun! Passports are available at over 20 participating museums.Visit four museums in four months and have a chance to win prizes. For more information visit the Pembina Threshermen’s Museum website at – www.threshermensmuseum.com

MBHOF Induction Banquet

First Saturday in June.
The Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame (MBHOF) “Induction Banquet ” provides an opportunity to honor the individuals and teams being inducted each year. Over 600 people attend this annual event which is held at the Access Event Centre. It is without question, one of the largest induction banquets in Manitoba. For more information please contact us at 204-822-4636 or visit our website at www.mbhof.ca.

Morden Block Party

Saturday of the same weekend as the Back 40 Festival (June 6, 2015)
This is an annual event that takes place in the downtown area of Morden on Stephen Street.  This year the event will take place on May 31, 2014.  As always there will be a car show, as well as plans for an awesome burnout competition, live music, and a children’s park!  For more information visit http://mordenblockparty.ca/

Back 40 Festival

Back 40 Folk Festival

First Sunday in June. (June 7, 2015)
The Back Forty was the brainchild of some local musicians in an effort to “Keep Homemade Music Alive” in Southern Manitoba. It is held outdoors in Morden Park on the first Sunday in June and features an excellent blend of local and Manitoba musicians who share their talents through various workshops and on the main stage. Other activities are the Craft Village and Children’s Tent with various stations including Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre. For more information visit our website at www.back40folkfest.com.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Second Sunday in June
Morden Parent and Child Resource Centre’s TEDDY BEAR PICNIC Held the second Sunday in June in the Morden Park.
The Annual Teddy Bear Picnic is a great event to attend if you are looking for some FREE family fun! Hosted by the Morden Parent and Child Resource Centre, children are invited to bring their special stuffed toys to the park to have a full check up with a variety of health care professionals! Families will enjoy the booths, activities, entertainment and low cost food!
Please feel free to contact: Karen Vandijk – Coordinator, Morden Parent and Child Resource Centre, 200-30 Stephen Street, Morden,  R6M 2G3 at kvandijk@westernsd.mb.ca or call 204-
822-1231.  Visit their Facebook Page

CMRC Monster Energy Motocross Nationals

Annually in June
Every year Shadow Valley Raceways hosts the CMRC Monster Energy Motocross Nationals. This event draws crowds from all over Canada and the United States. The track is 5 1/2 miles south of Morden on Hwy #432. This motorcross track provides exciting racing to watch with its unique elevation changes and the largest motocross jumps in Manitoba. Racers come from all over the country to participate and the event is televised on the SPEED channel. For more information call 204-822-3389 or visit www.cmrcracing.com

Morden’s Canada Day Beach Blast

Canada Day Beach Blast

July 1st
Morden’s annual Canada Day Beach Blast gives everyone the opportunity to show their pride in being Canadian while sharing in Canada’s Birthday Celebrations at Lake Minnewasta. Celebrations include live entertainment, sand castle building, face painting, water activities and much more! The event ends with a wonderful Fireworks display. For more information contact the Morden Community Services Department at 204-822-5431. Email

Morden International Triathlon & Kids of Steel

Mid July (July 11, 2015)
The Morden Triathlon is the only race in Manitoba which offers a half Iron Man distance, 1800 meter swim, 90K bike, 21K Run. It also offers a second option distance of 900 meter swim, 30 K Bike, 10.5 K Run.  Those who wish to compete but may want to opt out of doing all three disciplines have the option of entering a Duathlon which is Run/Bike/ Run, a team relay is also offered. All other races in Manitoba are Olympic and Sprint distances. This race is hosted by 3rd Wave Triathlon club of Morden. Tom Wiebe / Leanne Naus are race directors. Contact Phone 204-822-4890

The Kids of Steel race is divided up into age categories of two years each, and a Try a Tri for people wanting to give this sport a first time try is also offered. Kids of Steel and Try a Tri are held the day after the Morden Triathlon

Website: www.mordentriathlon.ca

Pembina Valley Fur Council Rendezvous

Pembina Valley Fur Council Rendezvous

3rd Weekend in July
Events are held at Stanley Centennial Park and include black powder shooting, .22 rim rifle shooting, tomohawk throwing, trapping demonstrations, ladies fry pan throwing, flint knapping, gold panning, sling shot shooting, skinning demonstrations, taxidermy and fur displays along with art and craft tables. Friday events include a hog roast. Free Admission. All are welcome. For more information, contact Ike Klassen 204-822-6087.

Cripple Creek Music Festival

Fourth Sunday of July
The Cripple Creek Music Festival features a healthy mix of gospel, western and bluegrass music. Warm weather, FREE admission, a relaxed pace and a talented line-up combine with a beautiful rural setting to make for a great musical experience. Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy!! For more information, contact; Vice-President: George Elias 204-325-4653; Secretary Treasurer: Art Wiebe 204- 324-6156; Sound Technician/Committee Member: Peter Klassen 204-325-4622 or visit http://awiebe.wiband.ca/index_files/Page390.htm 

International Golf Tournament

Last Weekend in July
The International Golf Tournament is an international cooperative effort between the golf courses in Morden, Manitoba; Winkler, Manitoba; Langdon, North Dakota; and Cavalier, North Dakota. Upwards of 700 Golfers from both sides of the border participate in this three-day event so you have to get your entries in early. More information can be found at www.international-golf.net

Morden Corn & Apple Festiva

Morden Corn And Apple Festival

Fourth weekend in August (August 21, 22. 23, 2015)
The Modern Corn and Apple Festival originated as a community celebration for Canada’s 100th Birthday in 1967. Our motto “It’s Fun and It’s Free” attracts over 70,000 people during this activity – packed three day event lured by FREE Admission; FREE Hot Buttered Corn on the Cob; FREE Ice cold Apple Cider; FREE Live Stage Entertainment; FREE Bus Tours; FREE Shuttle Bus Service; Giant Parade; Wonder Shows Midway; and other activities too numerous to mention. For more information, contact 204-823-2676 or visit www.cornandapple.com

Pembina Valley Artists Studio Tour

Second Weekend in September (September 12-13, 2015)
Come to visit the studios of participating artists in the Pembina Valley, and view their creations in picturesque studio locations. Experience the Mennonite influence in our communities, walk down a traditional Mennonite village street, visit charming tea houses, see impressive historic sites, enjoy pleasant accommodations and enjoy great art! Studios are open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information visit their website at www.pembinavalleyartistsstudiotour.com.

Pembina Threshermen’s Reunion Days

August 28 & 29, 2015
The Pembina Threshermen’s Museum “Reunion Days” event offers something for everyone!  Good ‘old-fashioned’ family fun with threshing, sawmill and blacksmith demos, antique tractor parades, General Store and buildings open, kids’ activities/rides, ‘old time meals, hands-on interactive stations to enjoy, evening entertainment etc.  Admission charged (12 and under FREE)!  For more info contact:  204-325-7497 or visit:  www.threshermensmuseum.com.

Pembina Valley Challenge – an Amazing Race

Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the Labour Day Weekend in September
Register a team and explore the Pembina Valley by taking part in exciting challenges with the chance of winning great prizes. For more information, contact Pembina Vall Central Plains Tourism Association, Tel: 1-877-324-6645 Email: pvta@mymts.net.

Manitoba Dance Jamboree

1st Weekend after Labour Day
Pattern Dance workshops, dancing to live bands and great eating make up the activities of this weekend. The local Friends of Dance group organize this fun-filled event for dance enthusiasts from all over Canada and the U.S. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Norm Krueger 204-822-3712 or Frank Krahn 204-822-4724.

Morden Arts And Crafts Sale

First Saturday in November
Regional artists and craftspeople take over the Access Event Center hall and foyer to display and sell their creations. This huge event is just in time for Christmas shopping. For more information, contact the Pembina Hills Arts Centre at 204-822-6026, or email info@pembinahillsarts.com.

New Year’s Eve Dance

December 31st Each Year
Welcome in the new year and enjoy an evening of dance. Sponsored by the Friends of Dance and Morden Elks. This dance is held every year at the Access Event Centre. For more information, contact Herman Penner 204-829-7949.