Morden's New Internet Service Logo Contest

Morden’s exciting new internet service, Morenet, needs a logo. Enter your design in the competition! Click here for more details.

Meghan Kjartanson of Winnipeg is a Red River College student studying creative communications.

meghan 2Kjartanson enjoyed getting to know more about Manitoba. Photo courtesy of Meghan Kjartanson

As part of a project, Kjartanson has created a podcast that tells the stories behind giant statues that represent Manitoba's communities.

She estimates there are around 60 of these in Manitoba, and has chosen to cover 14 of them.

Her podcast features Tommy the Turtle in Boissevain, the Sunflower painting in Altona, and Treherne's glass bottle house and church.

"I tried to kind of cover a few everywhere. We went to Interlake, we did Melita, and Glenboro and Flin Flon," she said.

Kjartanson said Tommy the Turtle is one of her favourite stories.

TOMMY TURTLE 2013One episode is dedicated to Tommy the Turtle, the talking statue which represents Boissevain. Photo courtesy of Meghan Kjartanson

"I love the idea, I have to say that," she said, noting it has a very strong presence in the town. "I don't think any of the other statues talk."

She noted the stories and interviews are very different from one another. For example, one episode is about Morden's Fossil Discovery Centre about marine reptiles.

"That episode's quite different than the goose statue in Lundar, which is about geese and migration," Kjartanson explained.

Kjartanson has really enjoyed the podcast making process and encourages other to check out landmarks in their province.

"We have such a cool province and so much to go see," she said. "I really enjoyed not only seeing all the different places but meeting the people who live in there."

Currently, there are 5 episodes uploaded, and Kjartanson is working on editing the rest. She is also contemplating the idea of continuing on with the podcast once her college project is finished.

To listen to the podcast episodes visit the Manitoba Landmarks website, or search Manitoba Landmarks on Apple Podcasts.

There is an Instagram and Facebook page as well.

painting 1Another episode is about Altona's Van Gogh Sunflower replica painting in Altona

More Local News

Board Art Pops For New Exhibit

Using a skateboard as a canvas has become one of the most popular art events at Winkler Arts and Culture. Boards were donated by a local skate shop and painted by local artists. Winkler Arts and…

Salem Home Sets $50,000 Goal for New Blinds

Salem Home is hoping to raise nearly $50,000 to replace aging window blinds across the entire facility. With daily use, staff at Salem Home say the current blinds are tattering. Many current rooms…

Morden's New Internet Service Logo Contest

Morden’s exciting new internet service, Morenet, needs a logo. Enter your design in the competition! Click here for more details.

RRC Winkler Campus Looking To Future In Program Planning

Educational opportunities continue to grow and evolve at Winkler's Red River College campus as specific needs arise in the region. Regional Campus Manager, Joanne Unrau explains they will always add…

Award-Winning Math Teacher Says Building Relationships Key

Miami School's Wanda Stockford has won the prestigious Murray McPherson Award for outstanding contributions in mathematics education. However, Stockford says accolades often make teachers…

Amalgamating Morden/Stanley/Winkler Intrigues, But Remains Decades Away

The idea of amalgamating the municipalities of Morden, Winkler and the RM of Stanley into one entity may still be decades away. While Morden Mayor Ken Wiebe recently gave a push towards beginning…

Schools Investing In The Future Of Agriculture

In order to nurture an interest in the field of agriculture, nine years ago, three schools collaborated to create an opportunity for students to learn. Organized by Prairie Rose School Division…

No Major Flooding Expected on Red River This Spring

The risk of widespread flooding in Manitoba remains low this spring. However, a moderate risk of overland flooding remains for low-lying areas along the Red River, according to The Hydrologic…

Burning Ban In Effect For Area Municipalities

A burning ban is now in effect for the Rural Municipality of Stuartburn. In the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin, a fire ban begins Monday at 12pm, and only enclosed fires in fire pits will be…

Regional Support Tactical Team Wraps Up Third Full Year of Operations

Police agencies in the Pembina Valley continued to seek the help of the Regional Support Tactical Team throughout 2017. The unit is made up of officers from the Morden, Winkler, and Altona police…

GVSD Shares Catchment Recommendation With Community

The Garden Valley School Division (GVSD) held the first of three public meetings Tuesday night to share a recommendation for new school catchments that will come as a result of the opening of Pine… is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Flow - Regional High School Exhibition

04 April 2018 - 28 April 2018, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pembina Hills Arts Council, Morden

Reinland Low German Plays

19 April 2018 - 21 April 2018, 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Reinland Community Center

Winkler Festival of the Arts Piano Sessions

20 April 2018 8:45 am

PW Enns Centennial Concert Hall, Winkler

Winkler Community Gardens Registration

20 April 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

New Leaf Greenhouse

Women's Cooking Class

20 April 2018 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Central Station Community Center, Winkler

Soup and Dessert Lunch

20 April 2018 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

St. Paul's United Church, Morden

Tacos and Soup Fundraiser

20 April 2018 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Rhineland Pioneer Centre