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Monday, 22 July 2013

West End Dumplings - The Radio Edition pilot episode!

Tune into the pilot episode of West End Dumplings - The Radio Edition on Wednesday on July 17th, 2013. If you miss the original broadcast, be sure to catch the podcast here ! Here's what you'll hear on the show:

Winnipeg Trolley Company 
tour
Big Orange Trolley

You may have seen it traveling around the city. I'll talk to Steven Stothers of the Winnipeg Trolley Company about bringing a dedicated tour bus back to the city and what tours they have on tap for the summer.

Bedbugs !
Little Brown Bugs

"I'm a clean person in a clean house, I can't get bedbugs" - it just doesn't work like that.  James Lyons, Bedbug Prevention Coordinator, will give tips on how to avoid them, how to figure out if you have them and what to do to get rid of them.

 Putting the "Park" in Parking Lot

Winnipeg PARKing Day is coming ! Nominate a parking space that can be transformed into a park for a day by July 26th. We'll talk to an organizer of this event and more about the upcoming Winnipeg Design Festival  in September.


A Little History

What would a West End Dumplings-related show be without local history ?! I'll relay a few interesting tidbits that took place in Manitoba history this week and try to pair them up with related songs !


Concert Site with Royal Box
The Playlist

Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown
Oh My Darling - Champs de Bataille
Uncle Smokey - Oh, Boy Do I Love Bears
Gordon Pinsent - Cod Liver Oil
Blue Rodeo - Side of the Road

1 comment:

Stephan said...

This is a correction for Steven Stothers of Winnipeg Trolley Company. When he reviewed the tour route for you near the end of his segment—at 12:35 of the podcast—he mentioned developments for the future provincial park at the site of the Upper Fort Garry, at the corner of Broadway and Main. He called it "Lower Fort Garry" by mistake.

The two forts are both located on Main St, but Lower Fort Garry is 30 km north of Upper Fort Garry. I'm sure it was a slip of the tongue, as he had been talking earlier about a tour guide who used to work at Lower Fort Garry.

Winnipeg lies upstream of Selkirk, hence the name Upper Fort Garry.