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 – SCRL Annual Book Sale
May- Mental Health Week
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- Colour Run
July – Pembina Valley Fur Council Rendezvous
July – Cripple Creek Music Festival
July – International Golf Tournament
Aug – Morden Corn & Apple Festival
Sept – Pembina Threshermen’s Reunion
Sept- Sport and Leisure Expo
Sept – Pembina Valley Artists Studio Tour
Sept- Culture Days
Nov – Morden Arts & Crafts Sale
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: Shelly Voth.
Spring Home & Life Show 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 email@example.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
1st Weekend in May 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 a table for the craft sale: 204-822-5431 opt.3, firstname.lastname@example.org
SCRL 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 put on by South Central Regional Library 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
Mental Health Week
First full week of May
Every May for the last 65+ years, Canadians in communities, schools, workplaces and the House of Commons have rallied around CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association) Mental Health Week. Canadians are encouraged to #GetLoud about what mental health really is: we all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. Thousands of events, activities and conversations take place across the country, helping to create an environment for positive mental health.
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.
Back 40 Folk Festival
First Sunday in June.
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 email@example.com or call 204-
822-1231. Visit their Facebook Page
3rd Saturday in June
This event put on by the City of Morden, brings out Manitoba Paddling Association. You will have the opportunity to try canoes, kayaks, dragon boats and stand up paddleboards for FREE! Register for your time slot at mordenmb.com/paddlefest. Morden-Winkler Habitat for Humanity partners with this event to host a Boat Build Fundraiser. Enter to build and race a cardboard boat to raise money for their projects! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
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
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
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
Morden’s Colour Run
The Morden Colour Run is a family friendly, fun, un-timed 5km run where participants or “Colour Runners” are doused with colour at every kilometer. The run will take place at Lake Minnewasta Campground. The event is run by City of Morden. Registration fees cover the costs of the event.
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 And Apple Festival
Fourth weekend in August
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
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
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.
Sport & Leisure Expo
The Sport and Leisure Expo happens annually on the Wednesday after Labour Day weekend. The event takes place at the Access Event Centre from 6-9pm. Many local sport organizations, clubs and non-profits showcase their programming and services at this event. You can learn about and register for kids’ sports, adult fitness, volunteer opportunities and more.
Culture Days is a national, annual three-day celebration of the arts starting on the last Friday of September.
Millions of Canadians engage in thousands of free activities and performances hosted by artists, cultural organizations, and municipalities in communities across Canada. From Nunavut to New Brunswick, and from British Columbia to Baffin Island – and all points in between – we share all the inspiration, artistry, creativity and expression that reflects the mosaic of Canadian culture.
Morden hosts a variety of activities during this last weekend of September!
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 email@example.com.