Coconut Island Thai Restaurant

Coconut Island Thai Restaurant is a little strip mall place, located on Pembina Highway. I first visited when I was heading up to Faith Horizons, a semi annual diocesan conference. This year the conference was held at St. John’s College at the University of Manitoba. The event started on a Friday, which is my usual …

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Modern Coffee – Inkster Boulevard

I’ve been seeing posts on Facebook about Modern Coffee for the last few weeks. The place looked and sounded to be quite an interesting new coffee choice. I don’t get up to the north end of Winnipeg very often, but last Saturday was the installation service for the Right Rev. Geoff Woodcroft, the new bishop …

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Clergy Conference – Southport, Manitoba

Clergy conference room

The last few days I was out in Southport, Manitoba, attending our annual Anglican-Lutheran Clergy Conference. A little history. Almost 20 years ago, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, signed the Waterloo Declaration. You can read about it by following the link, but over time one result of this agreement is that each year in my diocese and the local Lutheran Synod, both Anglican priests and Lutheran pastors gather together for a residential clergy conference.

I’ll get to the food portion below, but feel free to leave comments on your experiences of conference and convention food. Particularly when the conferences weren’t food themed.

Clergy conference room
The couch and chair from my room at the clergy conference. There was lots of window to let the sun in.

The clergy conference is a time for us to get away for our day planners and unplug for a few days. It’s a great opportunity to get to know each other better. Some of this is done over meals, and even more is done during the evening over a beverage and snacks. A few of us even get together and do some jamming. There is also a lifelong learning component which comes in the form of our guest speaker.

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Thaw-Camille Bakery – Pembina Highway

Living in Winnipeg The Thaw is always welcome. It signals the end of winter and the arrival of spring and more enjoyable weather. Well, now Winnipeg can enjoy the thaw year round. I’m talking about The Thaw French Bakery which opened last December on Pembina Highway, just north of MacGillvray Avenue. I first heard about …

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Chicken Delight – Cajun Ribs Update

When I originally wrote this post on Chicken Delight I wrote about how the Cajun Ribs were simply plain ribs with a package of hot sauce. My original comments are below, for context. If you go to the comments below you will see that Chicken Delight got in touch with me in order to make …

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12 Hours, One Man, $20K for Refugees

One man playing for 12 hours

This year the event will be held on June 20th, 2017. Monday, June 27th, Geoff Woodcroft from St. Paul Fort Garry will be playing guitar for 12 hours in an attempt to raise money for a soon to be arriving family of refugees. This event will be held at St. Paul Fort Garry Anglican Church, …

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Pancake House-Pembina Highway

The Original Pancake House in Winnipeg has four locations. When I wrote the original review it was based on visits to the Pembina Highway location. The other location I’ve been to over the years is the one located at The Forks. The Forks Pancake House is located in the main market building right at the …

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Slow Church-Taste and See

Over at bubsblurbs.com I’ve just finished a review of a book entitled Slow Church.  In the book, the authors make the contention that we need to slow down in our approach to the way and which we practice our church life.  They fear that the church has succumbed to “McDonaldization” and needs to recover a practice …

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