DID YOU KNOW?
Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet is the country's oldest dance company and among the oldest in North America. It was granted its royal title in 1953 by the Queen of England - the first such distinction of its kind.
Mukluks are soft fur boots originally created by the Inuit to be worn in the cold. They resemble moccasins with higher boot-like tops. Julie Pederson was born in Winnipeg. Her non-traditional urban mukluks have been the rage with Hollywood starlets. Featuring bold colors and funky adornments, these ultra hip boots were spied on Britney Spears during a cross-Canada tour. These are not massed produced; you can inquire about them online at: store.juliepedersen.com.
You can experience Winnipeg's own 'Da Vinci Code' on a Hermetic Code Tour at the Manitoba Legislative Building. The provincial icon is steeped in magic, mystery and architectural wonder; it is full of occult clues supposedly concealed in the grand building's architecture. For more information consult heartlandtravel.ca/hermeticcodetours
The upscale lingerie shop that The Globe and Mail Newspaper considers #1 in Canada is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It's called, 'Eyelet Dove', it's owned by a woman, carries exclusive lines, and it specializes in bra and bathing suit fittings. JourneyWomen in the know pop in here when the styles and sizing they are looking for can be found. Address: 485 Academy Road. Tel: 204 488 0403
(Source: Tourism Winnipeg Legends and Tales and Susan Gottheil, a Journeywoman living in Winnipeg)