The Winnipeg Eaton's department store opened in 1905 and became a staple of Winnipeg's downtown until it closed its doors in 1999. But while it was open, a seasonal favourite of many in the city was the Santa's Village on the 9th floor, which included 15 animatronic fairytale stories—part of the store for almost 40 years. What happened to those vignettes when the store closed? For the past 20 years, they've been living at the Children's Museum!
Interested in hearing a bit more about these Winnipeg favourites? Allie Alsop, director of education and exhibits at the Manitoba Children's Museum, will be discussing Eaton's impact on Winnipeg, the creation and maintenance of the vignettes, and the background of the featured stories in the Community Classroom session, The Eaton's Fairytale Vignettes: A Winnipeg Holiday Tradition on November 1st.
Register now for a festive look back at a piece of Winnipeg's recent past!Categories: Winnipeg, Community Classroom, Holidays
Please note that McNally Robinson observes both Good Friday (March 25th) and Easter Sunday (March 27th), meaning we will be closed both of those days. On the Saturday between (March 26th), we will be open our usual hours: 9 AM to 11 PM.
This applies to both our Winnipeg and Saskatoon bookstores.
Enjoy your long weekend, and happy Easter!Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Holidays
Please note our following hours and closures for the weekend, which apply to both our Winnipeg and Saskatoon stores:
Good Friday, April 3rd: CLOSED
Saturday, April 4th: Open regular hours (9 am to 11 pm)
Easter Sunday, April 5th: CLOSED
Easter Monday, April 6th: Open regular hours (9 am to 10 pm)
Enjoy the weekend!
And Happy Passover!Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Holidays
Coming up on Monday, February 16th, is Louis Riel Day in Manitoba and Family Day in Saskatchewan. In observation of these holidays, please note the following:
In Winnipeg, our bookstore will be open from noon until 5 pm. Prairie Ink will be open the same hours with counter-service only.
Our Saskatoon store and restaurant will be closed all day.Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Holidays
Happy Thanksgiving! We give our thanks to you, for your continued support of Canada's largest independent bookseller, and we hope your feast is plentiful this year!
We will have normal hours on Saturday and Sunday at both our Winnipeg and Saskatoon stores. Just note that on Monday the 13th, Thanksgiving Day, we will have reduced hours in Winnipeg, 12 to 5 pm, and we will be closed in Saskatoon.Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Holidays
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