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Home Ownership is Down in Manitoba (2024).  But why?

Statistics are showing the Canadian Homeownership is down over the past decade.  Today, let's discuss how you can still make homeownership a reality.


According to Statistics Canada, Canada's homeownership rate decreased from 69 percent in 2011 to 66.5 (-2.5%) percent in 2021. Despite this overall decline, several provinces boast higher homeownership rates, influenced by factors such as personal preferences, age, market conditions, and housing options. Zoocasa did a more in-depth analysis on the topic, and has shed light on how homeownership rates have evolved across the country and among different generations of Canadians.


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Zoocasa's findings reveal that provinces with more affordable housing tend to have higher homeownership rates – and there is almost a direct correlation. In 2021, New Brunswick, with the lowest average home price of $239,900, secured the second-highest homeownership rate in Canada at 73 percent. Similarly, Newfoundland and Labrador, home to the largest group of homeowners, experienced a modest 9.3 percent increase in average home prices since 2011, maintaining a homeownership rate of 75.7 percent in 2021.


Saskatchewan and Alberta were the only other provinces with homeownership rates above 70 percent in 2021, though both experienced slight declines compared to 2011. Despite high demand in Alberta, a shortage of inventory as well as increasing home prices of late has led many residents to opt for home rentals.


Major Canadian markets, particularly in Ontario, witnessed a significant jump in average home prices from 2011 to 2021, with a staggering 135.4 percent increase. This surge, coupled with a lack of proportional income growth, contributed to a 3.1 percent decline in homeownership over the decade. Quebec, despite relatively low home prices, also had a below-average homeownership rate of just under 60 percent, with a marginal decrease of 1.3 percent from 2011 to 2021.


Nova Scotia and British Columbia had the second-lowest homeownership rates, experiencing substantial drops of 4 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively, since 2011. The sharp increase in home prices in British Columbia, from $506,100 in 2011 to $910,800 in 2021 (an 80 percent rise), further challenges prospective buyers.


I’m saving the best for last, but I’m biased (of course)! Manitoba did see a pretty substantial drop of 2.7%, although we were quite close to the national average. 


In 2011, the average house price here was around $234,290 in Winnipeg and up to $336,635 by 2021. However, we still sat at half of the national housing average in Canada.


The conversations I’m having are revealing a few things and they are backed-up by the statistics:

  • Among demographic groups, millennials face the toughest challenges in homeownership, with the lowest rate among all age groups. The homeownership rate for those under 40 falls below the national average of 66.5 percent.
  • Notably, younger millennials in the 25-29 age group experienced a significant drop from 44.1 percent to 36.5 percent, reflecting the challenges they encounter in entering the housing market.


It doesn't all have to be bad news!

I continue to hear stories while I’m out and about, in which many are worried that homeownership might not be in the cards for them.  And to them, I say: It’s time to get scrappy.  Here are a few ways I’ve had clients do it:

  • Sacrifice your freedom (for a short period of time, that is).  Be willing to live in your parents’ basement.  Be willing to manage an apartment complex in order to live rent free.  Whatever you can do to offset your current expenses so that you can SAVE that downpayment
  • Take advantage of the programs available to you.  I’ve recorded videos on the First Time Home Savings Account as well as the FSB – I’ll link those videos below.  But use whatever tax incentives there are available to you.  When you get your refund, set that money aside and DO NOT TOUCH IT!
  • Be willing to do what it takes.  Side hustles, door dashing, selling off existing stuff.  I’ve even heard of some with garage sale hustles, whereby they resell at a profit on eBay
  • Be open to your surroundings. Be willing to rent out a portion of the property, to offset the costs.
  • Sacrifice some fun… maybe Taylor Swift tickets aren’t in the budget, or that trip to Mexico.  Dinners out too are a major expense among the millennial population.  Think, rice and beans will give you the means!
  • Think lowering your expectations. Maybe a large home with an equally oversized home is going to be the next step, but not this step.  What is important now, is getting into a home so that you can start building that equity.  Then use that as a platform to launch to the next home.
  • Expand upon your areas.  Maybe you dream of being in River Heights.  But your budget doesn’t afford River Heights.  Are there adjacent communities that could work for now?
  • Be ready to build some sweat equity.  If the bones of a home are good, any cosmetic projects you do will add value and increase your equity.  Force that appreciation!
  • Get aggressive with your debt paydown.  Don’t buy the fancy car with high monthly payments.  Buy a car you can afford, in cash, that is still reliable but perhaps older and not so fancy. Any debt obligations you add to your credit bureau, will negatively impact your approval rate.


I truthfully believe where there is a will, there is a way.  I’ve seen many scrappy millennials get there, and they look back fondly at just how scrappy they were.


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Discover the Charm of Windsor Park

Windsor Park, nestled in the heart of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a neighborhood that truly stands out as a fantastic place to call home. With its blend of accessibility, community spirit, and a plethora of amenities, it's no wonder residents are proud to live here. If you're considering a move or simply exploring what Winnipeg has to offer, let's dive into the reasons why Windsor Park is a neighborhood worth your attention.

A Tight-Knit Community Vibe

One of Windsor Park's most appealing features is its strong sense of community. This area fosters a welcoming atmosphere where neighbors know each other by name and look out for one another. Community events, from local fairs to seasonal festivals, are a staple, creating opportunities for residents to connect and build lasting friendships.

windsor park real estateGreen Spaces Galore

Nature lovers will find Windsor Park to be a breath of fresh air. The neighborhood boasts numerous parks and green spaces, providing residents with serene spots for walks, picnics, or simply soaking up the sun. The well-maintained public spaces encourage outdoor activities, making it easy for everyone to stay active and connected with outdoors.

Accessibility and Convenience

Windsor Park scores high marks for its accessibility. Located just a short drive from downtown Winnipeg, it offers the perfect balance of suburban life with easy access to urban conveniences. There are plenty public transportation options, ensuring that commuting to and from work or exploring other parts of the city is a breeze.

houses in windsor parkDiverse Housing Options

Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, looking for a family home, or seeking a cozy apartment, Windsor Park has something to offer. The neighborhood boasts a diverse range of housing options to suit different tastes and budgets.

Excellent Schools and Educational Opportunities

Families in Windsor Park have access to a variety of educational institutions, from preschools to high schools, ensuring that children receive quality education close to home. The commitment to education within the community is evident, with schools known for their dedicated teachers and inclusive environments.

A Thriving Local Economy

The local economy in Windsor Park is vibrant, with a mix of shops, restaurants, and businesses catering to every need and preference. Whether you're in search of the perfect coffee shop, need to pick up groceries, or want to explore local boutiques, everything you need is right within your reach.

Safety and Peace of Mind

Safety is a top priority for any neighborhood, and Windsor Park is known for being a safe and secure place to live. The low crime rates and active community policing contribute to a sense of security, allowing residents to enjoy peace of mind.

All overall Windsor Park, with its blend of community spirit, natural beauty, and convenient living, is more than just a neighborhood—it's a place where life's moments are cherished and celebrated. Whether you're drawn to its green spaces, the friendly faces, or the exceptional quality of life it offers, Windsor Park in Winnipeg, MB, is a neighborhood that truly feels like home. If you're looking for a place where you can plant roots and grow, Windsor Park deserves a spot at the top of your list.


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Summer Camps in Winnipeg (2024) - The most up-to-date list!

It’s that time of year, if you can believe it.  Yes, it is February… Even so, lists have opened up and programs are filling up.  It is literally THAT fast!


Every year, we have a number of clients migrating to Winnipeg that are looking for fun activities to register their children in.  Also, as Winnipeg Parents, Logan and I are shocked every single year when others mention new camps that we have yet to hear of. So, as a way of keeping track of the various offerings, I’ve decided to compile an annual list so that I know the options and when to register for them.


I have endeavoured to make this list as exhaustive as possible, but I am human and can miss some options.  If there is a camp that you would recommend, please send it my way.  I want to have a complete list of options all in one spot, so that we all have an easy spot to check year after year.


This is my third year doing this list, and I’ve already discovered several that were missed last year thanks to your comments and feedback.  So, let’s keep this list up-to-date and growing.


Without further adieu, let’s get to it!  This list is mostly compiled in order of type of camp, and then age group (with youngest groups at the beginning).


Thanks again to all that provided input or helped me with updates for the Winnipeg Summer Camp list of 2024.


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Summer Camps for Children in Winnipeg – Day Camps

Pedalheads (Various Locations, Mostly South Winnipeg)

Ages 2 to 12. A bike camp aimed at teaching children to ride their bikes confidently on their own. For those still riding with training wheels, the goal is to get them off training wheels by the end of the week.  Registration opens February 27, 2024.  Website: https://pedalheads.com/manitoba


Gymboree Summer Camps (Linden Ridge)

Ages 3 to 5 years old. Registration now open with more details promised on the Website soon.  Website here: https://www.gymboreeclasses.com/en/locations/MB/South-Winnipeg/#


GymKyds (Southdale)

Ages 3 and up but children must be potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently. A gymnastics-centered program with a variety of weekly themes including sports themes, farm themes and science themes (among others). Full day and half day programs available.  Registration now open. Website: https://gymkyds.ca/summer-camps/


Rady JCC Summer Camps (Tuxedo)

Ages 3 to Teens. They offer over 40 different specialty camps with great variety including Amazing Race themes, animation camps, swimming programs and many other specialized programs.  Early-Bird Registration for Members usually begins in March.  Dates aren’t yet posted, but check back on their Website here for updates: https://www.radyjcc.com/children-youth/summer-day-camps/


My Gym (St Vital)

Ages 3 to 12 years. The camps focus on fitness games, gymnastics (noncompetitive), arts and crafts.  Weekly themes and they advertise that no two camp days at My Gym are ever the same. Full days and half days are available.  Registration is now open.  Website:  https://www.mygym.com/stvital/camp#


Royal Dance Conservatory Day Camps (West Kildonan)

Ages 3-11 years. Offering lessons in dancing with various themes.  At time of production, the complete offerings were not yet available.  Registration open soon. Nothing is yet mentioned on their Website, but they typically do have offerings every year.  Website: https://www.royaldanceconservatory.com/  


Corydon Community Centre (River Heights)

Ages 3-12 years.  Offering a variety of specialty camps, sport camps, tot camps, and more.  They also have summer hockey camp options. Registration is already open.  Website: https://corydoncc.com/programs/youth-programs/summer-camps/


Engineering for Kids Summer Camps (Whyte Ridge)

Ages 4-14.  Operating out of Whyte Ridge Community Centre, this program aims to teach science, technology, engineering and math with a hands-on approach.  A variety of themes available including Lego robotics, medieval defence and pirate academy! Registration is now open.  Website: https://www.engineeringforkids.com/programs/summer-camps/


Fort Whyte Alive (Oak Bluff)

Ages 4 – Grade 8. Heavy focus on nature including swimming programs for those in grades 1 and older. Registration for members of Fort Whyte begins February 21st.  Public registration begins February 23rd.  Website: https://www.fortwhyte.org/families/day-camp/summer-camp/


YMCA Camps (Various Locations in Winnipeg)

Ages 4-12. Offers a variety of programming including swimming, music, dance, outside play, arts and crafts and more.  Registration opens soon. Website: http://www.ywinnipeg.ca/programs/camps/day-camps/


Groove Academy Summer Mini Camps (Various Locations) 

Ages 4+. Kids learn and produce a create performance through the week that they display for friends and family.  There are daily arts and crafts.  Registration is now open. Website: https://grooveacademy.ca/summer-camps-music-lessons-winnipeg/


Whitetail Sports Camps (Sturgeon Heights Community Centre and Lorette)

Ages 4-18. Advertises a coaching program to teach the fundamentals of physical activity and education including Yoga, Dance, T-Ball, Kickball and Soccer.  Registration opens soon.  Website: https://www.whitetailsports.com/


Southdale Community Centre Summer Day Camps (Southdale)

For ages 5-11. A unique offering in that you can register by the day and pricing is quite reasonable.  They advertise a well-rounded camp experience with daily activities that include science, crafts and games.  Camp dates have not yet been advertised for 2024, so keep checking back.  Website: https://southdale.ca/programs/summer-day-camps/

 

University of Manitoba – Mini U (Fort Richmond)

Ages 5-16.  A variety of programs including sports programming such as soccer, basketball, cheerleading, dodgeball, track and field, hockey, gymnastics.  They also have other programs such as learning about animals, crafting, dinosaur discovery, science alliance. Junior Bison Sports Camps available for children up to age 18 – more detail on that below.  Registration usually opens in the first week of March.  Website: https://umanitoba.ca/mini-u


School of Rock (River Heights)

Ages 5-12 mostly (some older programs too). This camp offers music camps for those musicians with varying skill levels who want to learn (or already play) guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and vocals. They offer half-day options as well.  Registration already open. https://www.schoolofrock.com/music-camps


Discovery Day Camp (East Kildonan)

Kindergarten to Grade 6 (typical age ranges on programs 5-12). Part of Centerpoint Church. They have different themed weeks with programming that involves excursions on a 72-passenger bus including trips to go swimming!  Registration opens March 15th.  Website: https://www.ddconline.ca/summercamp/  


Aquatica Synchro Club (Various Locations)

Ages 5 to 19+.  Offers 3 different summer camps. Activities include: artistic swimming skills, games and crafts to explore our theme, creating and performing an artistic swimming routine, flexibility and strength training. For all skill levels starting with 5-year-olds who are new to the shallow end.  Registration is not yet open, but keep checking back on the Website. Website: https://aquaticasynchro.com/register-for-summer-camp/  


Miracle Ranch Summer Camp (Springfield)

Ages 5 and up.  Offers beginner and experienced camps for those wanting to learn about horseback riding, horsemanship as well as horse care.  There are a variety of teaching components including in-class, on the ground training, as well as some opportunities to make crafts and explore the 40 acres of the ranch.  Registration is not yet open.  Keep checking back on the Website.   Website: https://www.miracleranch.ca/summercamp


Mad Science (Various Locations)

Ages 5 – 11. Offering different weekly themes with a focus on science discovery, outdoor games and physical activity.  Registration is now open. Website:   https://manitoba.madscience.org/parents-camps


Code Ninjas (Bridgwater)

Ages 5-14 to learn about coding, game-building and robotics.  Their programming is designed for learning through the process of iteration, reflection and feedback. Registration is open now. Website: https://www.codeninjas.com/winnipeg-mb-ca/ 


Camp Manitou (Headingley)

For those entering Grades 1-8 in the Fall.  Offers educational programming, swimming, canoeing, skill-building while connecting with nature.  Registration is now open.  Website: https://campmanitou.mb.ca/summer-camp/dates-and-rates/


Assiniboine Zoo, Zoo Camp (Tuxedo)

Ages 6 -12. Great opportunities for children to meet the animals and animal care professionals and also explore the Assiniboine Park and The Leaf.  Registration usually opens at the end of February.  Nothing has been posted on the Website at time of posting this list for registration dates. Website: https://www.assiniboinepark.ca/programs-and-tours/camp


Dakota Community Centre Summer Camps (River Park South)

Ages 6-13.  Offering a variety of options including art classes to multi-sports to specialized hockey camps and clinics. Enrollment is now open.  Website: https://www.dakotacc.com/174/kids-camps


Kid Camps at Winnipeg Humane Society (West Fort Garry)

Ages 6-13. These camps give children an opportunity to learn about animals and responsible pet ownership. There are crafts, games, and lots of fun.  Various weeks offered through summer 2023.  Registration is now open.  Website: https://winnipeghumanesociety.ca/your-family-pet/kidcamps/


Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) Art Camp for Kids (Downtown)

Ages 6-12. Camps with a focus on art-making, field trips, games and it ends with a camper-curated exhibition! Registration for summer camps is not yet open.  Check back to Website for updates.  Website:  https://www.wag.ca/learn/family-youth/


The Beach Volleyball Centre Summer Camp (East St Paul)

Ages 7-12.  A variety of activities including archery tag, giant connect four, Giant Jenga, among other sports.  Registration will likely open soon.  Website: https://www.thebvc.ca/summer-kids-camp


Deer Meadow Farms (Springfield)

Ages 8-12 (turning 8 this year).  Offering an amazing farm experience that includes feeding animals, collecting eggs, milking animals, crafts, berry picking, horseback riding and more.  Registration is now open.  Website: http://www.deermeadowfarms.com/junior-farmer-day-camp.html

 

Sagehill Stables (South Waverley)

Ages 8-16.  A camp for children wanting to learn about horses and riding. Programming includes horseback riding lessons, making crafts, and outdoor activities. Registration now open.  Website: https://www.sagehillstables.com/day-camps.html


Red River College (Various Locations)

Ages 9-16 depending on the program. Current course offerings include Girls exploring trades and technology and Camp Canon focusing on photography techniques.  Some in-class but also online course offerings.  Registration for some programs open now.  Other course registrations to open May 8th.  Website: https://www.rrc.ca/youth/camps/



Assiniboine Zoo, Leaf Summer Camp (Tuxedo)

Ages 9 -12. This camp focuses on plants and they will learn all about different world cultures through plants, food and art. Registration opens February 28th. Website: https://www.assiniboinepark.ca/programs-and-tours/camp


WISE Kid-Netic Energy STEM Day Camps (Fort Richmond)

Ages 9 to Grade 12. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – which is what the programming is based upon.  At time of production of this list, we had not heard back on their list of offerings for Summer of 2024.  Website still showed programming for 2023 which sounds amazing!  Website:  https://www.wisekidneticenergy.ca/stem-camps  


Winnipeg Conservatory of Music (Wolseley)

Ages 9 and up.  Offering three summer camps in July including Fiddle Sessions for all skill levels, musical theatre camp and even Vocal Jazz Camp for Adults. Registration is now open.  Website: https://wcmus.com/summerdaycamps/


Manitoba Paddling Association Summer Camp (Operating mostly out of Manitoba Canoe & Kayak Centre in Riverview)

Ages 9-14.  Learn the basics of canoeing and kayaking as well as Dragon Boating!  They also have programming that includes arts, crafts, games and special outings. Registration now open. Website: https://www.mpa.mb.ca/content.php?navigation_id=4609


Summer StudioWorks by Winnipeg Studio Theatre (Downtown)

Ages 10 and up. Teaches the triple threat technique of acting, dancing and signing.  At time of publication, registration for 2023 was not yet open.  Check back to the Website for updates.  Website: https://winnipegstudiotheatre.com/summer-studioworks-2023/


University of Manitoba – Junior Bisons (Fort Richmond)

Ages 12-18.  These are high performance camps with offerings for a variety of sports including soccer, basketball and volleyball. Registration usually opens in the first week of March. Website: https://gobisons.ca/sports/2023/1/10/summerhpcamp2023.aspx




Additional summer camp programs are often offered through the City of Winnipeg’s Leisure Guide for great prices.  But be forewarned, that registration is competitive and often sold out within minutes.  For more information, visit:  https://legacy.winnipeg.ca/cms/recreation/leisure/accessible/leisureguide_camps.stm




Specialized (Sports) Camps:

Edge Hockey Skating Camps Powered by the Rink (Gateway Recreation Centre in East Kildonan).

Ages 5 (born 2018+) to 14 (born up to 2011) with programming for U7, U9, U11, U13, and U15. Full and half day programming offered with a variety of on-ice sessions, boardroom/SIM skate sessions, skills sessions, dryland sessions and multi-sport activities. For U7, there is no full-day program yet, rather one-hour, every morning. Registration now open.  Website: https://therink.ca/winnipeg-edge-hockey-camps/


Jets Hockey Development Camps (Various Locations)

Ages 5+.  A variety of camps for those looking to develop as a hockey player.  Registration was not yet posted for summer, but is usually posted in March.  Website: https://www.hockeyforallcentre.com/jets-hockey-development/


Excessive Speed Hockey (Various Locations but mainly Gateway Community Centre and East End Arena)

Ages 6 and up (must be born 2018 and older).  Aims to develop the love of all things hockey.  They also have specialized Goalie training.  Registration is now open.  Website: https://www.excessivespeedhockey.ca/summercamps


Zajac Hockey (Seven Oaks Arena – Garden City and Gateway Recreation Centre – East Kildonan)

Ages 8-14 and players will be grouped according to age and skill. More of a clinic-style organization with focuses on various skills.  No first-time skaters – all players must have a minimum of 2 years of playing experience. Focuses on skills such as shooting, stick handling, passing and skating techniques. Advertises training the likes of Jonathan Toews! Registration is now open. Website: https://www.zajachockey.com/winnipeg


Sami Jo Small Hockey Camp (Gateway Recreation Centre, East Kildonan). 

Girls aged 7-17.  One week is being offered in Winnipeg this year from July 15-19.  For players beginner through to elite. Registration now open.  Website: https://www.samijosmall.ca/winnipeg


Sport Manitoba (West End)

Ages 8 – 11.  Offers a variety of activities with a goal of developing movement fundamentals, confidence, teamwork, and multi-sport skills.  Some sport showcases include flag football, badminton, basketball, badminton, fencing, soccer, table tennis, cricket and more.  Registration now open.  Website: https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/2023-summer-camp/


Canlan Sports Summer Camps (St James)

Ages 3 to 14. Offering heavy hockey programming but also multisport camps that introduce sports such as soccer, basketball, kickball, tennis, ball hockey, ultimate frisbee, broom ball and more. Registration for those ages 3-5 mostly involves some parental involvement such as the learn-to-skate programming. At time of posting this, just hockey camps were being advertised as available.  Website: https://www.canlansports.com/activities/?ageRange=24


Royal Soccer (Various Locations)

Ages 5-13.  Offers half day and full day programming with a focus on developing children’s love for soccer.  There are swimming options available as well but it will depend on location and age group.  Registration now open.  Website: https://royalsoccer.com/our-camps/summer-day-camps/rates-dates/


Prairie Badminton Summer Camp (St Boniface)

Ages 8-17. Offers full day programming with a goal of developing a greater understanding of Badminton.  Registration is not yet open. Website: https://www.prairiebadminton.ca/registration?filter=Camps


Nike Basketball Camp by Four Point Basketball (Tuxedo)

Ages 10-16.  A physically challenging program offered just one week in July.  Players will focus on developing footwork, ball-handling, finishing in the paint and passing. Registration is now open. Website: https://www.sportscampscanada.com/camps/nike-basketball-camp-winnipeg-mb  


Girls Play Football – Blue Bombers Camp (Fort Richmond)

Ages 9-13.  Teaching girls to try football through drills and skill-specific training challenges. The camp is free and there is a lottery to get in.  Also, it is just one day per week (Sundays).  Registration is now open.  Website: https://www.bluebombers.com/girlsplayfootball/  





Overnight or Sleep-Away Camps:

For those with older children, looking to send them for overnight experiences, here are additional options:


Camp Massad (Sandy Hook, Manitoba)

Ages 4 to 18 with those 4-7 being Day Camps.  Focuses on cultural aspects of Judaism. You do not need to be Jewish nor do you need to speak Hebrew to attend. Activities range from court sports, to arts/crafts, drama, swimming, archery, and more! Registration is open now. Website: https://www.campmassad.ca/


Red Rock Bible Camp (Whiteshell, Manitoba)

Ages 4 to 18+. Younger camps are shortened weeks. Christian-based camp with a goal of deepening your child’s relationship with God. Located on water and as a result has ample options for swimming, water sports, and more. Registration is open now. Website: https://redrockbiblecamp.com/summercamp/


Camp Arnes (Arnes, MB)

Ages 8+ including some family camps.  This is an inter-denominational Christian camp and they do offer some day camps as well, however, you must provide your own transportation there for the day camps.  They have skills programs that involve mountain biking, gardening, baking, woodworking, ropes courses, swimming, kayaking, among others. Registration is open now.  Website: https://www.camparnes.com/summer


B'Nai Brith AKA BB Camp (Kenora, ON)

Ages 6-17. Day camps are also available. Located on beautiful Lake of the Woods, this camp is an inclusive sleep away Jewish Summer Camp.  Activities include various sports, water activities, climbing, dance, zip lines, archery among many others!  Registration is now open. Website: https://www.bbcamp.ca/sleepaway-camp


Pioneer Camp (Shoal Lake, MB)

Ages 6-21. Operated by Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada. The program takes place in Shoal Lake and includes a variety of activities including: canoeing, fishing, sailing, swimming, fort building, archery, arts and crafts, bible studies, campfires and hiking. Registration now open. Website: https://www.pioneercampmanitoba.ca/summer-camp/


Circle Square Ranch (Spruce Woods, MB)

Ages 6-17.  Also Operated by Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada. Christian-based faith offering a variety of activities with opportunities for horse specialty camps. Registration now open.  Website: https://www.csranchsprucewoods.ca/summer-camp/


Winkler Bible Camp (Winkler, MB)

Ages 5 (Kindergarten) through to Adult. Kinder Kids (those in Grade k-1 are day programs, with those in grades 1-3 two-day overnight camps).  Transportation may not be available. They offer escape rooms, zip lines, archery, rock climbing, slingshot, swimming, petting zoos, and more. Registration opens March 5th.  Website: https://www.winklerbiblecamp.com/experience/summer/childrens-camps


Camp Stephens (Kenora, ON)

Ages 8+.  Also offered through YMCA-YWCA.  One-week to four-week camp options available.  Set on a lake with great outdoor activities.  Registration is open. Website: https://www.ywinnipeg.ca/camp-stephens/camp-registration?gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAiAlcyuBhBnEiwAOGZ2S3q3RwSG71milfM8nzMOsKMgETQ-_VzOkrFzOebGhIoJVFz8pdtFKhoC-tIQAvD_BwE



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Understanding Bidding Wars and how to Prepare!

Today, I want to shed some light on the often intimidating process of participating in a multiple offer situation as a homebuyer, also known as the “bidding war” These scenarios have become increasingly common, especially in markets with high demand and limited housing inventory. I will say, at the time I am writing this blog, here in Winnipeg, we are starting to see multiple offer situations a bit more frequently again. It seems as though since the bank of Canada has held interest rates steady for the past few announcements more buyers are feeling more confident to purchase and in general there is still a lack of inventory. In this blog post, I'll provide insights into what you can expect as a buyer when facing multiple offers and offer tips on how to best prepare for such situations.

Understanding Multiple Offer Situations:

The term "offer date" refers to the specific date set by sellers for reviewing offers. This means the sellers will NOT review any offers until this date. This practice is often employed to a) make sure everyone interested in the home has a chance to get in to view it. And b) try to generate a multiple offer situation for the seller. As a buyer, it's crucial to understand the dynamics of a multiple offer situation to navigate the process effectively.

Multiple offer situations in Manitoba:

The specifics of the offer date can vary from province to province, influenced by local rules and regulations. In Manitoba, when setting an offer date sellers sign an agreement instructing their realtor not to present any offers until that date (even if said offer is expiring before offer presentation date), this eliminates the “bully offer” that is allowed in other provinces.

Tips for Buyers in a Multiple Offer Scenario:

1. Early Viewing:

To avoid making rushed decisions, I recommend viewing the home as soon as possible. Your realtor can assess comparable sales in similar multiple offer scenarios to provide data driven guidance on potential offer prices. This also gives you and your realtor ample time to prepare for offer presentation date.

2. Submitting the Offer:

Your realtor will submit your offer on the designated offer date. Before presenting offers to the seller, the selling agent informs all submitting realtors of the total number of offers received, without disclosing any offer details. (All you will ever find out about any other offers is how many others there were or “total offer count”)

3. Be available around offer presentation time:

Your realtor will inform you if you are in competition with other buyers and can give you the , opportunity to make changes to your offer. Stay available for communication via phone or text around the time offers are being presented so your realtor can help ensure your changes (if any) will be submitted.

4. Negotiation Strategy:

In a competitive situation, buyers often lose negotiation power. It's crucial to present an offer you're comfortable with, whether you win or lose. Putting your best foot forward is essential.


5. Realtor Guidance:

Your realtor plays a vital role in advising you through the process. They can help you make informed decisions, discussing aspects such as market value and comparable sold properties helping you feel confident in your offer. This will help to ensure you do not “over pay” for a home just because you are in a competitive situation but also ensure you are writing a competitive offer.


Navigating a multiple offer situation can be stressful, but with the right guidance, you can approach it confidently.


Remember, each scenario is unique, and your realtor is there to assist you in making well-informed decisions. If you have any questions or need assistance with the purchasing process, bidding wars, or multiple offer situations, feel free to reach out!



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What to do in Winnipeg in February

Among other fun Winnipeg contests, we send out a monthly newsletter that contains a "What to Do in Winnipeg" for the month.  Want to be sure you receive that list?  Signup for our Newsletter here:


We promise to not spam you - this newsletter list is purely to keep you in the loop about what is going on or relevant to Winnipeg!


Without further adieu, here is the goings-on for February, 2024:


✨ Amaze in Corn, Snow maze.  Open Now.  In St Adolphe, Manitoba.


✨ Nestaweya River Trail.  Parts are now open.  Check here: https://www.theforks.com/events/skating-trail-and-park-conditions


✨ RAW:almond  January 25th to February 18th. Tickets still available!


✨ Free entry to Manitoba Provincial Parks from February 1st to 29th.


✨ Mid Canada RV and Boat Sale.  February 1st to 4th at the RBC Convention Centre.


✨ Musings: A Product of Contemplation.  a solo art exhibition by Shelley Remple.  February 1st to 13th at cre8ery gallery.


✨ Noir et Fier.  Black History Month 2024 at Cercle Molière Theater.  February 1st to 29th. Free admission.


✨ Alive in the Woods.  February 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th at Fort Whyte Alive.


✨ Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour February 3rd at Centennial Concert Hall.


✨ Prairie Strides Annual Super Flea Market.  February 3rd - 4th at Assiniboia Downs.


✨ Brett Kissel - The Compass Tour.  February 3rd at Club Regent Event Centre.


✨ Ram Motorsports Spectacular (The Monster Truck Challenge). February 3rd – 4th at Canada Life Centre.


✨ Feist Multitudes, Finale Tour 2024.  February 6th at Burton Cummings Theatre.


✨ Manitoba Tattoo Expo.  February 9th – 11th At Assiniboia Downs.


✨ Chelsea Handler Little Big B!#@& Tour (stand-up comedy). February 9th at Burton Cummings Theatre.


✨ Canadian International Comedy Film Festival.  February 10th at the Park Theatre.


✨ Sustainability Tour at The Leaf. February 10th


✨ WSO presents Classical Romance: Beethoven & Mozart. February 10th at Centennial Concert Hall.


✨ Living Prairie Museum Snowshoe Sundays (FREE one-hour rentals) No reservations required.  February 11th and 25th. https://legacy.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/parksopenspace/livingprairie/ for updates.


✨ Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Romeo & Juliet.  February 13th – 18th at Centennial Concert Hall.


✨ Valentine’s Dinner and Dance.  February 14th at Assiniboia Downs.


✨ The Mountain Top, John Hirsch Mainstage.  February 14th to March 9th at Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.


✨ City and Colour with special guests Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Ruby Waters.  February 15th at Canada Life Centre.


✨ Pantera.  February 16th at the Canada Life Centre


✨ Ron James.  February 16th at Club Regent Event Centre.


✨ The Problem with Pink.  February 16th – 24th at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People.


✨ Ne-Yo Live.  February 17th at the RBC Convention Centre.


✨ Summer Song. A solo exhibition by Shogo Okada (QB). Until February 16th at Martha Street Studio.


✨ Festival du Voyageur.  February 16th – 25th at Whittier Park.


✨ Le Rire Zone.  February 19th at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Center.


✨ Winnipeg Wellness Expo.  February 17th – 18th at the RBC Convention Centre.


✨ Manitoba Moose vs Milwaukee Admirals. Two games: February 17th and 19th at the Canada Life Centre.


✨ Manitoba Moose vs Calgary Wranglers. Two games: February 23rd and 24th at the Canada Life Centre.


✨ The Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival.  February 20th – 25th at North Kildonan MB Church.


✨ High Valley - Small Town Somethin' Tour.  February 23rd at Club Regent Event Centre.


✨ It Takes Two - Tribute to Tina Turner & Rod Stewart.  February 24th at Club Regent Event Centre.


✨ WSO presents A Symphonic Journey: Tan Dun, Debussy & Still.  February 24th at Centennial Concert Hall.


✨ Wonderful Wedding Show.  February 24th – 25th.  RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.


✨ WSO presents Cirque Symphonique.  February 25th at Centennial Concert Hall.


✨ Ice Cube in Concert.  February 28th at Canada Life Centre.


✨ Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre presents The Piano Teacher February 28th to March 16th at Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre.


✨Winnipeg Jets Home Game Schedule

  • February 10th Jets vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • February 14th Jets vs San Jose Sharks
  • February 20th Jets vs Minnesota Wild
  • February 25th Jets vs Arizona Coyotes
  • February 27th Jets vs St Louis Blues


✨ Fields …. (Rinks, Courts, and Lanes) of Dreams at Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (145 Pacific Avenue).  Until April 30th.  Self-guided tours are free. Group tours are $5 per person. Features artifacts from:

  • Bowling Hall of Fame of Manitoba
  • Football Manitoba Hall of Fame
  • Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Manitoba Rugby Hall of Fame
  • Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame & Museum


✨ Candlelight concerts (multi-sensory musical experience)

  • February 2nd at 8:30pm - A Tribute to Queen and More at Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • February 10th at 6:30pm or 8:30pm - A Tribute to Adele at Crescent Arts Centre
  • February 14th at 6.30 pm or 8.30 pm Valentine's Day Special ft. "Romeo and Juliet" and More  at The Manitoba Museum - the performance will take place inside of the Planetarium space
  • February 16th at 6:30pm or 8:30pm - Romantic Jazz Special ft. Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé and more at the Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • February 24th at 6.30 pm or 8.30 pm A Tribute to Taylor Swift at the Winnipeg Art Gallery


✨ Keeping Time: The Art and Heritage of Mennonite Clocks until February 29th at The Manitoba Museum.


✨ The Manitoba Museum presents DOME@HOME, a weekly series of FREE virtual programming inviting Manitobans to explore the universe.  On now until October.  Thursdays from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 


✨ St. Norbert Farmers’ Market.  Every Saturday at St Norbert Farmers’ Market.


Hope to see you at some of these events!

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