Boreal Discovery Centre organizing Family Feud and farmer’s market in September

As the summer winds down in Thompson, the Boreal Discovery Centre is prepping for their upcoming fall fundraisers.

On Sept. 6, the organization will be hosting a game of Family Feud at the Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre.

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The event is being run by Amazing Entertainment out of Winnipeg and will give participants the chance to win a variety of prizes, including a free dinner for eight at River View Restaurant. 

Board member Penny Byer says this game won’t stray too far from the traditional Family Feud formula, although it will feature some categories that are specific to Northern Manitoba. 

This evening will begin with a pickerel dinner around 6:30 p.m., followed by the game itself. 

The next weekend – Sept. 13-14 – Boreal board members will give their farmer’s market a second try.

Byer said the group’s learned a lot from their inaugural farmer’s market from 2018, which gave local vendors the opportunity to sell their produce and artisan crafts directly to the public. 

“We learned that our northern produce growers can lose their crops in a heartbeat, so we need a backup plan,” she said. “Last year we went four days which was a ridiculous amount of time in hindsight. So we’re going to be running it over two days just to make it run a little smoother and tighter.”

The deadline to register for this event is Sept. 6.

All the money generated from these two fundraisers will help pay for several of the Boreal Discovery Centre’s ongoing projects, including Jasyn Lucas’ new sturgeon mural and a pair of wheelchair accessibility ramps for the building’s entrances.

Byer said she’s also excited to see how the Boreal Discovery Centre’s programming will evolve over the next couple months now that they’ve hired an executive director for the first time since they rebranded back in 2011.

For more information about any of these upcoming events, please call 204-677-5919 or email

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