Steve Bell, and the Significance of Lent

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This week is the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday yesterday. As related in Wikipedia, Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It occurs 46 days (40 fasting days, if the 6 Sundays, which are not days of fast, are excluded) before Easter

As told in Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he endured temptation by Satan. Lent originated as a mirroring of this, fasting 40 days as preparation for Easter

Steve Bell presented a concert last night, with the theme of Ash Wednesday, and took the opportunity to explain the significance of the day to Morning Show Host, Al Friesen.

{VIDEO} Made in Manitoba: Jess Reimer

Made in Manitoba - Jess Reimer


Our weekly Made in Manitoba guest, has released her second CD.  Jess Reimer is a roots artist who grew up in Southern Manitoba and currently lives in the Pembina Hills in a big rambling home in LaRiviere, and has played most Music Festivals in the province including the Winnipeg Folk Festival.  In 2011, Jess released Sweet Darling and Sorrow, with husband Jeremy Hamm, Chris Saywell, and Grant Siemens.  Most recently she released The Nightjar and the Garden, at a sold out concert at the West End Cultural Centre.  Jess brought along her guitar for a studio visit with Al Friesen to talk about the recording and her upcoming tour with husband (and luthier) Jeremy Hamm.  You can find out more about the tour and her music at http://www.jessreimer.com/  Her conversation with Al, included her description of how the recording came together




Lulu and the TomCat LOVE to read!

It is 'I Love to Read' Month. Tom and Lori Neufeld or 'Lulu and the Tomcat' joined us in the studio this morning, to share their LOVE of reading, and music, and how the two go hand in hand. Tom and Lori have also been nominated for a Juno Award, and  we were honored to have them sing for us, in the studio! Here are Lulu and the Tomcat with a song from their album "The World of Odd" -- The Grasshopper and the Ant

Tom and Lori also shared the story behind that song, and why they LOVE to read...

Candlelight Matchmakers -- Diane Mowbray

February is the Month of LOVE.  And matchmakers have been making those love connections between couples for Centures. The first recorded matchmaker can be traced back to the Hebrew Bible with the story of Isaac and Rebekah. The matchmaker was Eliezer, a servant to Abraham.

Today we were joined by a modern-day matchmaker -- Diane Mowbray with candlelight matchmakers, who shared her passion with us...

If you or someone you know is interested in finding your perfect match, and could use the assistance of a matchmaker? Call Diane at (204) 343-2475, or visit her website -- http://www.candlelightmatchmakers.ca/

Just Watch Me Video Contest -- Nancy Weicker

The Just Watch Me! Entrepreneurs with disabilities video contest is in full swing, and an entrepreneur from Holland, Manitoba, has made it to the final round. Nancy Weicker is an independent epicure consultant who started her epicure business in 2012 and was doing a festival in Treherne when someone from Manitoba Agriculture first approached her with information about the "Just Watch Me" program. The video contest is open to entrepreneurs in Manitoba and Saskatchewan who have a disability or ongoing health condition.

Jayme Giesbrecht caught up with Nancy who shared a bit of her personal story, and some information about the contest:

You can watch all the finalists' videos and cast your vote here. More information about Nancy Weicker and her business can be found by clicking here.