Announcements and Notices

Family Fun Night – April 28, 2017

Pinawa LGD | April 20, 2017

Calling all Families……………It’s time for
Family Fun Night

Friday, April 28, 2017
from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
at F.W. Gilbert School

It’s Family Dance Party with a groovin’ DJ – Mr. C, and great party snacks!
Games in the lobby
Stencil art in the lunch room
Hope to see you there!!!

Hosted by grassroots, FWG PAC and WRRD
Supported by Healthy Together Now

Evening Storytime – April 25, 2017

Pinawa LGD |

Evening Storytime
Once upon a time, in a library not so far away…..

Join us for an enchanting evening of Fractured Fairy Tales
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:45 – 7:30 pm
Pinawa Public Library

Cookies and Milk provided

Sponsored by grassroots and Literacy for Life

Pinawa 50 Plus Windup Banquet – May 12, 2017

Pinawa LGD |

Pinawa 50 Plus Windup Banquet
May 12, 2017
Pinawa Golf and Country Club

Ham and Scalloped Potatoes OR Ribs with Baked Potato
Including Salad, Desert, Tea or Coffee
$30 including tax and tip

Theme: Pinawa Derby (dress up or not)
Door Prizes

Cocktails at 5:30 pm; Dinner at 6:00 pm

Tickets: Cheryl 204-753-8371; Sandy 204-753-8273; Joyce 204-753-2070
RSVP by May 5, 2017

Winnipeg River Recreation District

Pinawa LGD |

Growing Giant Pumpkins

Is it really possible to grow a 500 pound pumpkin? Yes, it is! Come find out how from Laverne W. who has successfully done just that and has been growing giant pumpkins for 20 years. We will explore the fundamentals of growing giant pumpkins including seed and variety selection, plot location, soil preparation, month by month best gardenijg practices and how to harvest your own giant pumpkin! Participants will plant and take home a seed for their very own giant pumpkin plant!

Limited spaces available. Pre-registration and prepayment are required for each class.

Wednesday, May 17 in Pinawa or
Thursday, May 25 in Lac du Bonnet
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost $12

Water and Sewer Utility Rate Study

Pinawa LGD | April 12, 2017

Rate Study Final June 5 2015 (471.9 KiB)

Notice of Application – Revised Water and Sewer Rates

Pinawa LGD |

Notice Of Application-Pinawa (80.6 KiB)

grassroots Toy Lending Library

Pinawa LGD |

grassroots Toy Lending Library
Nursery School Room #9
By appointment Only
Contact Michelle at 204-753-2559

Grassroots – playroup

Pinawa LGD |

grassroots Playgroup
Tuesdays, starting September 15
Nursery School Room #9
10:00 am – 12:45 pm
Potluck Snack

Pinawa Art 211 – Classes

Pinawa LGD |

Pinawa Art 211 now has a teaching space beside the Gallery in Lewis. Classes are available for Childrens’ Art (phone Joye Platford @ 204-753-8873). Oil painting classes have started (phone Vivian Thomson @ (204-753-2980)

Pinawa Health Auxiliary Looking for Knitters or Crocheters

Pinawa LGD |

The Pinawa Health Auxiliary is looking for knitters or crocheters to make items for the Gift Cupboard at the hospital. As well, twice a year the items from the Gift Cupboard go to the Town Market . This lets the handmade items reach a wider group of customers.

If you are interested, please phone Vivian Thomson @ 204 753-2980. Yarn, needles and patterns are all supplied! All proceeds from the Gift Cupboard go to the Pinawa Hospital, to improve the care of patients and staff.

Pinawa Art Gallery Hours

Pinawa LGD |

Pinawa Art Gallery
Open Thursday to Saturday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
W. B. Lewis Business Centre
Aberdeen Avenue

Art Lessons available. Contact Viv Thomson 204-753-2980 for information or to open the gallery outside of stated hours.

Pinawa Guides/Pathfinders

Pinawa LGD |

Puerto Rico
Adventure Trip
Summer 2018

For the next two years, the Pinawa Girl Guides and Pathfinders will be fundraising for a 2018 Trip to Puerto Rico. During this trip the girls will have an opportunity to develop lifelong friendships at the Caribe Girl Scout Camp, participate in a local service project and spend time exploring this beautiful Caribbean Island.

The girls will be working hard to raise the funds they need to make this trip a reality.

If you are interested in supporting their efforts we will be selling the Fall 2016 Show and Save Book. Books will be available for us to deliver to you by the end of September.

Please email Lisa McKay at or call 204-753-8219 to reserve your book today!!!

Our goal is to sell 100 books!!! Thanks in advance for your support!!

Notice of Voters List/Personal Security Protection

Pinawa LGD | March 22, 2017


Local Government District of Pinawa (L.G.D.)
In accordance with The Municipal Councils and School Boards Election Act (MCSBEA) notice is hereby given that the VOTERS LIST is open for changes or revisions at:
Eligible electors may have their names added, corrections made, or names removed by applying in person or in writing, email or fax,to the Senior Elections Officia(S.E.O.) –Gisèle Smith, Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at The L.G.D. of Pinawa Municipal Office, 36 Burrows Road, Box 100 Pinawa, MB, R0E 1L0. Phone 204-753-5105, Fax 204-753-2770.
At this time the S.E.O. will be updating the Voters List by:
a) Adding the names of voters who are entitled to have their names on the list;
b) Deleting the names of persons who are not entitled to have their names on the list; and
c) Making other corrections of errors to the list as required.

As per Section 21(1) & 22(1) of the MCSBEA a person is eligible to have his or her name added to the Voters List if he or she is:
1) A Canadian citizen and at least 18 years of age on election day; and
2) A resident of the local authority for at least six months prior to Election Day, OR a registered owner of land in the municipality for at least six months prior to Election Day.

As per Section 22(2) If three or more non-resident persons qualify as registered owners of a parcel of land,
a) No more than two of them are eligible to vote:
b) In order to be included on the voters list, each of those two persons must file with the S.E.O., the written consent of the number of persons who, together with the person to be included on the voters list, are a majority of the registered owners of the land.

As per Section 34 A voter may apply in writing to the S.E.O. (at the address/fax number above) to have his/her name and other personal information omitted or obscured from the voters list in order to protect the voter’s personal security. The application may be submitted in person, by mail, or fax and must include your name, address, and proof of identity.

Public Notice – Financial Plan

Pinawa LGD |


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to subsection 162(2) of The Municipal Act, that the Council of the Local Government District of Pinawa intends to present their Financial Plan for the fiscal year 2017 at a Public Hearing in the Council Chambers, LGD of Pinawa Administration Building on the 11th day of April, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Council will hear any person who wishes to make a representation, ask questions or register an objection to the Financial Plan, as provided.

Copies of the Financial Plan are available for review and may be examined by any person during regular office hours of the Municipal Office at 36 Burrows Avenue, Pinawa, Manitoba.

Gisèle Smith, CMMA Resident Administrator
Local Government District of Pinawa
March 15, 2017

Lund Mania 2017

Pinawa LGD | March 13, 2017

Lund Mania 2017 – July 14-15, 2017

July 14, 2017

Boat Parade –   5:00 pm

Rules Dinner – 6:00 pm

July 15, 2017

Fishing Tournament – 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Awards Ceremony – 5:00 pm

Registration for fishing teams is still open. Only a few spots left. Great prizes for the top 10 teams, Lund Boats for the top three teams!! Lund Mania Pinawa Registration Form + Rules and Regulations 2017 – fillable

Spotters needed! Free dinner, t-shirt and great prizes!!! Lund Mania Spotter Form

Contact Crystal Stanley @ or visit our facebook page for more details.


Boreal Shores Art Tour – August 19 & 20, 2017

Pinawa LGD | December 29, 2016


EMCA – April 21, 2017

Pinawa LGD | September 13, 2016

The Eastern Manitoba Concert Association (EMCA)
Friday, April 21, 2017
8:00 pm
Pinawa Community Centre

presents Little Miss Higgins and the Winnipeg Five
(Canadian Blues / Roots)

Little Miss Higgins

Little Miss Higgins (aka Jolene Higgins) was born in Brooks, Alberta, and raised in Independence, Kansas.

Music entered her life early.

“When I was about four my dad bought this old piano at a local bar,” she recalls. “It was a mini grand piano. He brought it home and told me it was mine. I carved my name in the side and started taking piano lessons.”

Growing up playing piano, Higgins now uses guitar and voice as her main instruments as well as her theatre background to bring a “refreshing sound and story to the stage.” She spent a number of years after studying theatre at a college in Alberta, roaming Western Canada, acting in plays, frequenting blues clubs and playing her guitar. Higgins finally settled down in Saskatchewan and that’s when music took the driver’s seat.

Her stage name, Little Miss Higgins suits the undeniably inflammatory mix of her blues and country music repertoire but the moniker was largely accidental. “When I moved to Saskatchewan in 2002 I started hanging out with this Greek guy,” she recalls “He started calling me Little Miss Higgins so I used it on poster for a gig I was doing and it just stuck.”

Over the past five years, Little Miss Higgins has built a strong national reputation throughout Canada, appearing in clubs and on festival stages in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Owen Sound, and Canso, Nova Scotia performing most often as a duo with partner and guitar player, Foy Taylor.

As a songwriter, she has been influenced by a range of artists from Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday, Big Bill Broonzy to Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton and Bob Dylan.

Her first two studio albums “Cobbler Shop Sessions” (2006) and “Junction City” (2007) superbly showcase Little Miss Higgins as a highly-developed songwriter as well as a remarkable country blues performer in a style gracefully highlighted by her partner, guitarist Foy Taylor and occasionally a handful of other roots musicians.

The release of “Junction City” resulted in a handful of honours for Little Miss Higgins including JUNO and Maple Blues Awards nominations and won as Outstanding Blues Recording at Western Canadian Music Awards and Favourite Blues Artist/Group or Duo of the Year category of the 8th Annual Indies Awards.

To her fan’s delight, there was the 2009 release “Little Miss Higgins Live: Two Nights In March”. The album was recorded at Amigo’s Cantina in Saskatoon, and Engineered Air Theatre in Calgary. The album features such favourite performance fare as “The Dirty Ol Tractor Song,” “Velvet Barley Bed,” “In The Middle Of Nowhere” and “I’m Gonna Bake My Biscuits.” As well as a couple of previously unreleased songs including “Snowin’ Today: A Lament For Louis Riel.”

For her newest release, Bison Ranch Recording Sessions, Little Miss Higgins teamed up with a very talented quintet of musicians from Manitoba. She calls them the Winnipeg Five—Jimmie James McKee on trumpet, Eric Lemoine on banjo and pedal steel, Blake Thomson on guitar, Patrick Alexandre Leclerc on upright bass, Evan Friesen on drums and all five of them sing harmonies. As they play music in a similar vein as Higgins, it was a fitting alliance both onstage and in the studio…well, not quite a typical recording studio. With new songs waiting on the sidelines, the six of them decided to record in a barn, a barn on a bison ranch in rural Manitoba.

The barn was built in 1951. It serviced farm life for many years, until it was moved in 2004 to the Renaissance Bison Ranch, during which it was restored and the loft (no longer a hay loft, but where the music would be made) was turned into what might be considered a recreational space with a Ping-Pong table, shuffleboard and a wood stove.

Before they could begin, they had to build sound baffles, load gear up the wooden steps, and stack a cord of wood to keep the wood stove going (though they imagined it would be spring and the temperature would begin to rise when they went to the barn to record, it was the coldest April on record in the Canadian prairies. There was still snow on the ground, still snow on the tin roof that slide off a few times causing the band to have to stop and restart.)
The album was engineered by Steve Loree and co-produced by Higgins and Winnipeg Five bass player, Patrick Alexandre Leclerc. Everything was captured live off the floor—fire crackles and crow cawing included. The experience of recording live brought out the authenticity of the music, the talent of the musicians and the connection of the group. This was an important part of the process for Higgins and Leclerc. What you hear is how it happened.

The album was mixed by Blake Thomson and mastered by Jamie Sitar, both in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Also, just as she has done on all her past four albums, Higgins did the artwork and design for the cover of Bison Ranch Recording Sessions. No bison were harmed during the recording, though just below the floor where Higgins stood during recording was a pile of bison skulls listening to every moment of music that was made in the barn.

For more information please contact Cathy at 204-753-2767.  Tickets available at the Pinawa Solo Market.

Imagine yourself in a place…

Pinawa LGD | April 12, 2016

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Off-Road Vehicle Notice

Pinawa LGD | March 12, 2015


Pinawa Trails are closed to ALL
off-road vehicles, except on designated ATV routes
March 31st – December 1st as per By-law 712-09 .

Thank you.

Pinawa’s Future Looks Bright

Pinawa CDC | February 6, 2015

Future Business Opportunities in Pinawa


On January 22, 2015 the Pinawa Chamber of Commerce invited Mayor Skinner to give a presentation on the opportunities towards the economic development of Pinawa.   Read Mayor Skinner’s presentation  Business Opportunities for Pinawa.


Pinawa LGD | October 1, 2014

Pickleball – Pinawa Community Centre

Sundays 1:00 – 3:00 pm

$3/person drop in fee
Available to all ages and skill levels

Pinawa Rec Office Hours

Pinawa LGD | April 24, 2014

Pinawa/Lac du Bonnet
Recreation Director Donna Watts
will be in the Pinawa Office
(located in the Town Office)

Wednesdays:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Fridays:  9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Call 204-753-5104

Channel 12

Pinawa LGD | March 31, 2014

Miss the old Channel 12? You can now view the Channel 12 notice slideshow online.

To include notices on Channel 12 please contact Pat Sullivan 204-753-5108 or email

J.U.S.T. Training

Pinawa LGD |

Enjoyable Employment and how to get there!

J.U.S.T. Training Corp.
Provides free services for
Individuals and Employers
In Pinawa on Tuesdays

Contact Bonnie 204-345-2686

Two Rivers Seniors’ Resource Council

Pinawa LGD |

Two Rivers Seniors
Resource Council Inc.

Serving Seniors in
Pinawa 204-753-2962
Lac du Bonnet 204-345-1227
Whitemouth/Reynolds 204-348-4610

Lakeshore Al-Anon

Pinawa LGD |

Lakeshore Al-Anon
Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Lac du Bonnet Health Centre
89 McArthur Avenue

For more info, please contact
Dar 204-348-3475 or
Kathie 204-753-2194

Alzheimer Support Meeting

Pinawa LGD |

Alzheimer Support Meeting

First Wednesday of the month
Pinawa Alliance Church
1 pm

Information: Jackie Dokken

grassroots – Toy Lending Library

Pinawa LGD |

Toy Lending Library
Nursery School Room #9
F.W. Gilbert School

Contact Michelle 204-753-2559
for an appointment

Municipal Incentives

Pinawa LGD | November 4, 2013

The Local Government District of Pinawa has formally launched municipal property tax incentive programs for commercial and residential developments. Pinawa is offering FREE municipal property taxes to qualified applicants for the first two years.

The Residential Incentive program provides two years free municipal property taxes for new house constructions, which have an assessment value of $100,000.00 or more.

The Commercial Incentive program provides two years free municipal property taxes for commercial building enhancements or construction, which have an assessment value of $75,000.00 or more.

“Pinawa is open for business! The Commercial Incentive program will reduce financial burdens for new and expanding enterprises. Additionally, the innovative Residential Program provides significant tax savings for new home builders and residential property developers.” stated Mayor Blair Skinner.

Pinawa – Discover the Secret and You will Discover the Savings.

Is Open for Business
Discover the Opportunities


Pinawa, located along the Winnipeg River, is a vibrant and enterprising community that offers many lucrative investment and commercial options.

To assist Commercial Operators and Developers in discovering these opportunities a valuable commercial incentive is being offered. Two years FREE municipal taxes for Commercial Property Expansion and Development Projects, which have an assessment value of $75,000.00 or more.

Information about this program can be easily acquired through the following link:

Discover the Opportunities
Discover the Savings


Pinawa, nestled along the Winnipeg River, is a vibrant and safe community that offers countless opportunities for all who live, work, and play in its natural surroundings.

Now Pinawa offers a valuable incentive opportunity for new home builds and residential property developers. This innovative program provides for two years of FREE municipal taxes property taxes for residential development projects, which have an assessment value of $100,000.00 or more.

Information about this program can be easily acquired through the following link:

Pinawa’s Municipal Staff are readily available to assist with any questions.

Contact the LGD of Pinawa today to Discover The Opportunities:

email: Town Office
phone: 204-753-5100
toll free: 1-855-761-4650

Imagine Yourself in a Place…

Matthew Lussier | October 4, 2013

Come Join Us on Our Great Adventure

Visionaries, and the people bold enough to follow, built all great communities. This is your opportunity for bold adventure. Join us as we build a new generation, high-tech rural community – entrepreneurial and family oriented, where science-centred businesses work together. Let your pioneering spirit guide you. Come stake out your place in the promised land of Pinawa, Manitoba, Canada – Where the New Generation of Family-Centred Entrepreneurs Live, Work and Play.

Pinawa is an International Community Conducting International Business

Imagine a waterfront resort community surrounded by forest and hundreds of nearby lakes where you can conduct international business as if you were in Toronto, New York, London or Zurich. Our citizens come from all over the world, bringing with them a global vision of business without borders. The world is their oyster and Pinawa is their pearl! Internet-empowered information professionals feel right at home in this high-tech community. Our roots may be in hydroelectric power generation and nuclear research, but our branches reach for the sky when it comes to opportunity.

Imagine a place where Dreams Come True!

Though life in a big urban centre has its advantages — crime, drugs and stress are just a few of its dangers. If you long for a more rewarding rural lifestyle in a community that offers a safe and enriching environment to raise children and pursue your dreams, join us in Pinawa.

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