A two-thirds replica of the hauler which was used by the Burrows Lumber Co. from 1902-1918.
Shellmouth Dam was built in 1968 to control flooding along the Assiniboine River. The dam measures 21 m (69 feet) in height and 1,218 m (3/4 mile) in length. Lake of the Prairies, which resulted from the construction of the dam, is 67 km (42 miles) long, and straddles the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. The first 6 km (4 miles) of the lake is Asessippi Provincial Park's central feature.
Looking for great summer weekend trips? Would you enjoy a fantastic feast, in a huge white tent, with music, at the lake? Add a return cruise on the Martese from Wasagaming to the site and you have Parkland Tourism's annual Supper-in-the-Field in Riding Mountain National Park, Saturday, August 20.
Created in 2004 by Parkland Tourism, the regional tourism association, Supper-in-the-Field is intended to honour regional and Manitoba chefs and food growers, and the tradition of fall suppers. This year, the emphasis is on the Parkland region's products, producers, chefs and cooks. There are a few products that must be brought from elsewhere and a few people with Parkland connections bringing their culinary expertise and entertainment skills to the event, but to the best of our ability, the event is genuine Parkland.
Professional chefs and bakers, a Chocolatier, catering ladies from the Sunshine Garden Club, many regional producers and a lot of volunteers are creating an array of taste temptations that are irresistible - just some of these are: five varieties of 'from scratch' breads, Bothwell and Trappist Monks cheeses, wildberry jellies and compotes, beet and chocolate truffles, horseradish aioli, oil and balsamic dipping sauce, meatballs and satays with glazes and honey dips, then on to beef and barley soup, salads - three leaf apple, three potato, three bean and chef's. Wild rice, bouillon potatoes, savoury cornbread served with glazed heirloom carrots, roasted summer squash medley, cacciatore style chicken with sausage, roasted tomatoe ragu, grilled sausage and carmelized onions. Desserts include pate brisee tartlets with berries, streusel-topped crumbles with berries, dessert loaves and of course, chocolate. More still to come. Suppliers and producers names will be added to the menu presented at the dinner.
Listen to the sounds of Rob Waddell and a small band from the Harvest Sun Music Festival. After dinner, take a short and scenic drive through the Park to Kelwood for the Harvest Sun Music Festival - Juno Award winners 'Nathan' for Saturday Night Headliners, 'Chic Gamine' for Sunday night
Or - for additional enjoyment, from Wasagaming dock take a cruise on the Martese to our dinner site on the lawn of the old Superintendent's house and return in time for the Park's outdoor concert featuring Canadian Country Music Award winners Emerson Drive.
Call 1-888-528-6484 for tickets and more information. Appetizers begin at 4:30 and Dinner starts at 5:00 pm. Tickets remain at $59. The Martese return trip is $25. There are still a few Supper-in-the-Field cookbooks available at $20. each. Supper-in-the-Field is one of the locations on the self-guided Flavour Trail of the Parkland so bring your passport or a smart phone for QR code scanning to enter the draw.