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Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba

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Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba is a town in Manitoba, Canada located 115 kilometres 71 mi northeast of Winnipeg on the west shore of the Winnipeg River It is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet

Contents

  • 1 Demographics
  • 2 Attractions and events
  • 3 Trivia
  • 4 Media
    • 41 Newspapers
    • 42 Radio and television
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Demographics

In the 2011 Census, Lac du Bonnet had a population of 7003106900000000000♠1,069 living in 7002508000000000000♠508 of its 7002542000000000000♠542 total private dwellings

Attractions and events

On the first of July there's the Canada Day parade, with fireworks, carnival rides, and bingo There are also usually many other community-hosted events to attend

In November Christmas-themed lighting is set up on the streets, kids can visit Santa, and the Christmas tree is all set up

There are designated snowmobile trails into Lac du Bonnet and specific areas for snowmobilers to park

During the weekend in early March the river is dotted with one thousand holes for the local ice fishing derby

The annual Fire & Water Music Festival takes place on August-long weekend Artists from across the country come to perform their music

Places to see are the Four Seasons Playground; The Cairn, located near the public beach on Park Avenue; and the Lac du Bonnet House museum located on Lake ave

Trivia

Lac du Bonnet was the location of the first airmail flight in Manitoba, on 4 October 1927 This event is commemorated with a plaque and marker on the E side of Park Avenue by 3rd Street, next to the parking lot According to the plaque, the flight was some 85lbs of mail, taken from here to Bissett and Wadhope

Media

Newspapers

  • Lac du Bonnet Leader, which published its final issue on June 27, 2013
  • Winnipeg River Echo
  • Winnipeg River Clipper Weekly

Radio and television

CBWT-2 first went on the air on May 27, 1968 In early 1969 the province-wide microwave system replaced the kine recordings and citizens of Lac Du Bonnet have had live television since then

  • CBWT-2 Channel 4 CBC
  • CICA Channel 44 TVO

References

  1. ^ a b "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census" Statistics Canada February 14, 2013 Retrieved February 16, 2013 
  2. ^ Paul, Alexandra June 26, 2013 "Lac du Bonnet, Beausejour papers to cease publication" Winnipeg Free Press Retrieved July 4, 2013 
  3. ^ "Final Edition: Lac du Bonnet Leader ceases publication" Lac du Bonnet Leader June 27, 2013 Retrieved July 4, 2013 
  4. ^ "Microwave Hook-Up Gives North Live TV" Winnipeg Free Press April 29, 1969 p 28 

External links

  • Official site for Lac du Bonnet
  • Lac du Bonnet Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Map of Lac du Bonnet at Statcan

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