From Darkness Into Light: Winnipeg Tour – Day 5

Monday, Victoria Day in Winnipeg! We enjoyed a bit of a sleep in and had a later breakfast so that singers could shower and do their final room clean and check out. We met Ernie on the bus for our last hurrah, and headed off to Assiniboine Park and Zoo. First, we pit-stopped at the […]

From Darkness Into Light Tour: Winnipeg – Day 4

Sunday, Day 4 of our tour, we headed off East on a sunny prairie morn to the town of Oakbank, population about 4600. There, our lives were forever changed for the better as we learned what ‘hospitality’ and ‘welcoming strangers’ is all about. There at Oakbank United Church, Reverend Maureen McCartney, choir director Linda, and […]

From Darkness Into Light Tour: Winnipeg – Day 3

  It does not feel at all like it’s only Day 3!!! Our adventure today was pretty epic. After being so cold and wet yesterday, the sun came out for a glorious morning walk under a clear blue prairie sky to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. We had our sound check at 9:30, and […]

From Darkness Into Light Tour: Winnipeg – Day 2

Hi everyone! At the moment, our crew is either in the pool, in their rooms, or watching THE game on TV here in the lobby of our hotel. Today after breakfast we boarded our school bus, driven by our new friend Ernie, and headed to the Royal Canadian Mint in St. Boniface. (If you want […]

From Darkness Into Light Tour: Winnipeg – Day 1

Hi families! We had a wonderful first day today exploring The Forks, where the Assiniboine and Red Rivers converge. We are very much at the centre of North America right here- and the middle of Canada. After breakfast, we had a productive rehearsal at the hotel. We could see the museum from the window in the rehearsal space! I’m […]