Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba

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Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba
town
Lac du Bonnet is located in Manitoba
Lac du Bonnet
Lac du Bonnet
Location map
Coordinates: 50°15′13″N 96°03′38″W / 50.25361°N 96.06056°W / 50.25361; -96.06056Coordinates: 50°15′13″N 96°03′38″W / 50.25361°N 96.06056°W / 50.25361; -96.06056
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Region Eastman
Incorporated June 16, 1958
Government
 • Mayor Greg Short
 • MLA Lac du Bonnet Wayne Ewasko
 • MP Provencher Vic Toews
Area
 • Total 2.25 km2 (0.87 sq mi)
Elevation 260 m (854 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,069
 • Density 475.1/km2 (1,231/sq mi)
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Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central (CDT) (UTC-5)
Postal code R0E 1A0
Area code(s) 204
Website Lac Du Bonnet

Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba is a town in Manitoba, Canada located 115 kilometres (71 mi) northeast of Winnipeg on the west shore of the Winnipeg River. It is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, Lac du Bonnet had a population of 1,069 living in 508 of its 542 total private dwellings.[1]

Attractions and events[edit]

On the first of July there's the Canada Day parade, with fireworks, carnival rides, and bingo. There is also usually many other community -hosted events to attend.

In November Christmas-themed lighting is set up on the streets, kids can visit Santa, and the Christmas tree is all set up.

There are designated snowmobile trails into Lac du Bonnet and specific areas for snowmobilers to park.

During the weekend in early March the river is dotted with one thousand holes for the local ice fishing derby.

The annual Fire & Water Music Festival takes place on August-long weekend. Artists from across the country come to perform their music.

Places to see are the Four Seasons Playground; The Cairn, located near the public beach on Park Avenue; and the Lac du Bonnet House (museum) located on Lake ave.

Trivia[edit]

Lac du Bonnet was the location of the first airmail flight in Manitoba, on 4 October 1927. This event is commemorated with a plaque and marker on the E side of Park Avenue by 3rd Street, next to the parking lot. According to the plqaue, the flight was some 85lbs of mail, taken from here to Bissett and Wadhope.

Media[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

  • Lac du Bonnet Leader, which published its final issue on June 27, 2013[2][3]
  • Winnipeg River Echo
  • Winnipeg River Clipper Weekly

Radio and television[edit]

CBWT-2 first went on the air on May 27, 1968. In early 1969 the province-wide microwave system replaced the kine recordings and citizens of Lac Du Bonnet have had live television since then.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census". Statistics Canada. February 14, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ Paul, Alexandra (June 26, 2013). "Lac du Bonnet, Beausejour papers to cease publication". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Final Edition: Lac du Bonnet Leader ceases publication". Lac du Bonnet Leader. June 27, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Microwave Hook-Up Gives North Live TV". Winnipeg Free Press. April 29, 1969. p. 28. 

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