Author Archives: Jenny Gates

Did you know …

Australia is one of the top travel destinations in the world, and rightfully so. On January 26, we celebrate Australia’s diversity, rich history and culture, and breathtaking landscapes.

Did you know…

  • Australia has unique flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere in the world; 90% of the animals are unique to Australia
  • There are 60 wine regions in Australia
  • Australia is the only continent in the world without an active volcano
  • One of the most famous drives in the world, The Great Ocean Road, is dedicated as a memorial to those who died fighting in World War I
  • Australia’s Indigenous people have lived on the continent for more than 65,000 years
  • 90% of Australia’s animals cannot be found anywhere else
  • Australia is home to the world’s largest reef ecosystem
  • Fraser Island in Queensland is the world’s largest sand island

Courtesy of Downunder Travel Calgary

Welcome to Winnipeg, Tom

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Global punter Aussie Tom Hackett for the 2022/23 season and beyond. General manager Kyle Walters selected the 29-year-old in the first round, sixth overall during the 2022 Global Draft.

Heralding from Melbourne, Tom was twice honoured with the Ray Guy Award (2014, 2015) as the top punter in the NCAA during his days at Utah.

Looking forward to seeing you on the field, Tom.

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

Manitoba Theatre for Young People is digitally staging a performance of this award-winning Australian production from now until October 24.

“The seas have risen, billions have died and those who are left live on farms atop skyscrapers, atop mountains. The scientists have tried everything. Floating islands sank, space probes found nothing, and the giant sponges, visible from the moon, are now rotting icons of failure.”

The play explores the unknown and the magic that exists deep in the oceans. Watch the trailer and then book a stream of The Last Great Hunt’s The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer today and enjoy the magic in your home.

Tickets are only $15, available at MTYP or by calling 204-942-8898.