Home From the Sidelines Holiday Alley—an event you can count on

Holiday Alley—an event you can count on

-

Many of us might be needing holiday spirit this year more than we ever have. Manitoba’s most festive season is surely going to look quite different, which has people wondering if all of the beloved holiday festivities will be cancelled. While that may be the case for a handful of events, Selkirk’s famous Holiday Alley is still going strong. And there’s never been a better year to help support all of the local businesses that bring this community celebration together.

Virtual events are all the rage right now, and some aspects of Holiday Alley will be online-only, but guests can look forward to attending in-person from the comfort of their vehicles. Drive-by and drive-thru activities will include a Santa Parade of Lights and a drive-up Santa photo session.

Organizers have thought of ways to keep all the hit activities going this year including the Selkirk Animal Hospital Pooch Parade, the Soup Cookoff, and the Poetry Slam.


dog biting red ball under snow

If you’d like to donate to a good cause, and also just love looking at dogs, then the Pooch Parade is for you. This year’s theme is Light Up Your Ho-Ho-Home for the Holidays! with first prize going to the pup that best steals the “spotlight.” Manitobans who think their pup is photo-worthy can enter here and prepare for filming on Nov. 21.

Viewers will then vote virtually for the pooch participants online at holidayalley.ca.


soup in maroon ceramic pot

The Gaynor Family Take-Home Soup Cook-Off is bringing the mmmm to Manitobans at home this year.

Sample soups and vote for the best one by purchasing a ticket beforehand, and then bringing that ticket to the Riverside Grill between 11am – 5pm on Dec. 5. Each $40 ticket is good for enough soups, buns, and dainties for four people.

Ticket holders will then have plenty of time between Dec. 5-11 to vote for their favourites at holidayalley.ca.

All leftovers will be donated to local organizations in need of food.


Woman, Laptop, Business, Blogging, Blogger, Female

Do you have something poetic to say about how the holiday season feels this year? Step up to the mic—from the comfort of your living room—for the annual Poetry Slam. This year’s slam theme, “Alone Together,” aims to make everyone feel a little less isolated during these times of separation.

All poets will be filmed at a safe distance and all clips will be launched on the Holiday Alley TV on Dec. 5.


These are just some of the fun and innovative ideas that are happening at this year’s Holiday Alley. This event surely required a lot of creativity and flexibility—this year more than ever!

To help support this event, or to take part in one of the activities, visit holidayalley.ca today. And rest assured that those who can’t attend from their vehicles will be able to attend from their homes. All the festivities will be viewable via Holiday Alley TV on YouTube and Facebook Live.

Stay safe and stay holly jolly!

—Colleen

Stay in Touch

Make this choice and from now on, you will be in on all the action from Colleen Sklar and Creative Resolutions. You will get exclusive interviews, behind the scenes stories, expert advice and more.

“…You are trying to do in this world of climate change” – Lisa Prime

If you are interested in what makes a Livable City, you are probably familiar to the work of Lisa Prime. Lisa believes, that we need well-constructed policies to guide the planning for major development projects including infrastructure revitalization featured in regional economic plans.

How to support Manitoba businesses in a variety of ways

Shop local. Support small businesses. Order from your...

“You’ve got to do something to force action by governments.” – Paul Thomas

"We live in a global world now where economic activity people capital jobs moves all over the globe. We won’t get into the game unless we organize ourselves effectively." - Paul Thomas

Holiday Alley—an event you can count on

Many of us might be needing holiday spirit this year more than we ever have. Manitoba's most festive season is surely going...

“If one of us fail, we all fail!” – Mike Moore

When you think about the future of Manitoba, most people think of Jobs, Technology and jobs again. Mike Moore is one the people who knows that the backbone of being ready to join the global economy start with, (Drum Roll Please!) LAND USE. How we build the plan for how we will use our most valuable if resources, our land, is where it all begins.

Related ArticlesPOPULAR
Keep Reading Creative Resolutions