City of Winnipeg
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For a full schedule of events happening at The Forks, please check out the link below... www.theforks.com then click on “Calendar of Events”.
Manitoba Tourism is a great place to find out everything you can do in Manitoba. The information office is located at the Forks, where you can find brochures about pretty much everything going on in the province. We also recommend you pick up a Visitor’s Guide there as well as the Event Guide.
How to stay safe in Winnipeg
Winnipeg is a beautiful city, with very friendly people. But just like any metropolis, there are safety issues (especially around downtown campus). Please always be aware of your surroundings and stay alert.
The Winnipeg Police Service has made a list of some safety tips that are wise to follow:
• Most importantly: AVOID WALKING ALONE. Get a friend or find security. The University of Manitoba provides us with Safe Walk, a completely free, 24-hour service where two security guards will walk or drive you to your car.
• If you need help, go to a store, restaurant, or any public place where there are people to help
• Walk near the curb; avoid concealed areas (bushes, doorways, corners).
• If you suspect you are being followed, find out immediately (don’t waste time wondering) by crossing the street. If suspicions are confirmed run and scream. Most attackers don’t want a fuss. If it’s a car, run in the opposite direction (common ploy of attackers is to pull you into the car).
• If you are driving, always have your keys ready when you leave the office/home.
• Keep your car locked and windows up. Leave nothing visible in the car.
• Check around the car as you approach and the backseat before you get in.
Freezing??? Need to bring a bathing suit? Check out the current weather conditions and be prepared for everything... www.weathernetwork.com
If you are new to Winnipeg, be prepared for a COLD winter. And don’t make the mistake to underestimate the temperatures. Of course, where you are from it can be cold too, but now you are in Winnipeg, that tops everything just a little colder, especially with all the wind blowing over the prairies. Please DRESS PROPERLY! We recommend proper boots and coats, and scarves, gloves and hats! They may not be your most fashionable choice, but we think you look better with ears (ie: the cold can result in SEVERE frostbite).
The Winnipeg Public Library is a public library service that is provided by the city. Most branches provide programming for children, teens, and some to adults. The Library also contains an Outreach Department which works with the community, as well as people who cannot visit the library directly.
Books may be searched online (http://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/) , ordered, and picked up at any of the 20 locations.
• Sir William Stephenson Library, 765 Keewatin Street
• West Kildonan Library, 365 Jefferson Avenue
• Henderson Library, 1-1050 Henderson Highway
• St. John's Library, 500 Salter Street
• Munroe Library, 489 London Street
• West End Library, 999 Sargent Avenue
• Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street (Main Branch)
• St-Boniface Library, 100-131 Provencher Boulevard
• Transcona Library, 111 Victoria Avenue West
• Westwood Library, 66 Allard Avenue
• St. James-Assiniboia Library, 1910 Portage Avenue
• Cornish Library, 20 West Gate
• Charleswood Library, 5014 Roblin Boulevard
• Osborne Library, 625 Osborne Street
• River Heights Library, 1520 Corydon Avenue
• St. Vital Library, 6 Fermor Avenue
• Windsor Park Library, 955 Cottonwood Road
• Fort Garry Library, 1360 Pembina Highway
• Louis Riel Library, 1168 Dakota Street
• Pembina Trail Library, 2724 Pembina Highway