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CONTEST: Get Your Mardi Gras On, Winnipeg!

We know of a sure fire way to beat those winter blues. It’s your chance to experience the tastes, sights and sounds of Louisiana, get your beads on, dance the night away to the chucky sounds of Zydeco–all without leaving town, AND supporting a worthy cause at the same.

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Winnipeg’s Mardi Gras party is now its 7th year and it shows no signs of slowing down. It’s the one event in town where you can see people from the ages of 18 to 80+ getting down with the sounds, sights, and tastes of N’awlins. This year, a portion of tickets sales to Winnipeg Mardi Gras will benefit JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research

Shake Your Tail Feather

This year’s main Winnipeg Mardi Gras attraction is C.J. Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band. Having been called “the Crown Prince of Zydeco,” Chenier’s musical style ranges from traditional zydeco to modern funk, blues, R & B, ‘swamp pop’, and even country. Chenier’s mastery of the accordion combined with his rich, satisfying voice is the driving force behind this powerhouse zydeco band, straight from the Deep South.

Party In Your Mouth 

The food at this year’s Mardi Gras will be nothing short of spectacular. Here’s a sampling of the dishes we tried at a the Manitoba Food Bloggers sneak peek. The Fried Oyster Po’Boy was DEE-lish. If you love oysters, you will love this taste of New Orleans. And of course, you’ll have to ask to try a Burt Reynolds at the shooter bar. 😉

New Orleans Creole Shrimp

Fried Oyster & Cheese Po’ Boy



We’re going to make really easy for you go! All you have to do is leave a comment below and let us know which day you and your N’awlins party go’ers would like to attend the festivities. We have TWO (2) pair of tickets to give away (1 set for each night) for February 15 and February 16.

To purchase more tickets for your Mardi Gras crew, click here.


Tutti Frutti Launches at Polo Park Shopping Centre

Tomorrow I’m heading to Polo Park Food Court with the Mister and Kidlets to help welcome a new signature tenant your family is sure to love! Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt is the world’s largest self-serve frozen yogurt retail chains with stores across Canada and more than 600 locations worldwide. Customers can choose from more than 50 frozen yogurt flavours and more than 300 toppings. Needless to say, my Kidlets are going to have a delicious time! 😉


And Mama is going to have fun too. I’m going to be competing for the title of champion of the Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt Celebrity Charity Challenge by creating a treat in the name of my chosen charity (Children’s Hospital Foundation). Ours is called the **Parker Sparkler**. ♥ The public will be allowed to vote at the store and on Facebook, and the winning entry will earn a $500 donation by Tutti Frutti to their chosen charity. The Kidlets and I are so excited about this and really hope to win for the CHF!

Tutti Frutti Polo Park

Polo Park storefront

But YOU can come and join the fun too! Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt’s grand opening is Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 12 pm to 3 pm. Along with the ability to help a local charity, here are a few other sweet reasons to attend:

  • Free Tutti Yogurt to the first 1,000 customers
  • Free caricature sketches
  • An opportunity to vote in-person and online for your favourite Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt Celebrity Challenge treat
  • A chance to meet Dr. Goodbear from the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

See you there!

Susie xo