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A thin ice advisory has been issued for Southern Manitoba, which includes the Parkland region.


There are lots of attractions, contests and activities happening throughout the Countryfest weekend that everyone should check out!



730 CKDM BATTLE OF THE BANDS Thursday, June 25th 

Five bands of various genres will compete Thursday, June 25th for the title, the glory and the grand prize of $2000 and a performance slot at Countryfest 2016! 
This years' competition includes roots, country, indie rock and americana. 

5:30pm - Colour by Numbers
6:15pm - Crossroads
7:00pm - Kendra Kay
7:45pm - Black River Drifters
8:30pm - The Janzen Boys 



Join in on this Countryfest tradition, win great prizes and have a heck of a lot of fun in the process. Get your creative juices flowing. Pick your favorite theme and decorate your campsite, your camper, your tent, your truck, yourself and your friends to the extreme. 

Be sure to register by 10:00am on Saturday at the Countryfest Office. Judging will take place on Saturday from 11:00am to 1:00pm and winners will be announced at 2:30pm on the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Main Stage.

This year's contest includes a special appearance from Randy & Mr. Lahey from The Trailer Park Boys!

Saturday, June 27th  2:30pm Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Main Stage 

For more information, check our WEBSITE


Thursday, June 25th 5:30pm  Credit Union Corral 


Purchase a Souvenir Countryfest Program (for $5), fill out the entry form at the front of the program for your chance to win amazing prizes.

Deadline to enter is 8:00pm on Sunday June 28th.

Purchase a program and drop off your ballots at:

  • The Countryfest Office
  • Upper & Lower Chevrolet Artist Souvenir Tent
  • Countryfest Will Call Booth (Main Gates) 

Prizes are:

  • 1st Place - Truck tailgate autographed by past Countryfest performers; 
  • 2nd Place - Guitar autographed by past Countryfest performers;
  • 3rd Place - 2 weekend passes & 1 reserved campsite to Countryfest 2016

Winner will be announced at 9:30pm on Sunday June 28th from the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Main Stage.


Register your team of 5 for the first ever Countryfest FLIP CUP TOURNAMENT! 

Sign your team up at the onsite Countryfest Office. 
Deadline to enter is Friday, June 26th at 1pm. 
Team are guaranteed to play 1 game, with the winning team advancing. The winning team receives a Corporate Pak, including 6 weekend passes,  to Countryfest 2016!

Friday, June 26th 3:30pm Countryfest Beach 


The first 10 people to sign up at the onsite Countryfest Office by 12:00pm Saturday, June 27th are entered.  
The first person to finish 50 perogies in 10 minutes, or who ever eats the most perogies in 10 minutes wins.
The entry fee is only $10 per person and the winner will receive $100 and bragging rights! 


Saturday, June 27th 3:30pm MTS Stage 


FREE Texas Hold Em Poker Tournament all weekend long! 
Get in on the action to win 2 VIP Passes & 1 Reserved Campsite to Countryfest 2016!

Register between 12pm and 1:00pm daily at the Rockstar Energy Hall. Qualifiers from each day will move on to the finals on Sunday. Winner takes all!

Free play on side tables with great prizes, running Thursday through Sunday
Tournament services provided by All In Poker Tour. 

50/50 DRAWS 

Win BIG cash this weekend!
Members of Dauphin Minor Hockey and Dauphin High School Sports will be selling 50/50 tickets all weekend!
Prize awarded nightly at 9:30pm from the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Main Stage. 



There is plenty to do at the Beach this year: compete against professional volleyball players in Pro's vs Joe's games, test your talent in the mini skill games or enter a team for a fun game! 

Our sponsors will be handing out LOADS OF PRIZES!  

Making their return to Countryfest is EXTREME FREESTYLE MOTORCROSS! These boys and their crazy tricks are sure to amaze you! 

There will be a FLIP CUP TOURNAMENT at the Beach, Friday, June 26th at 3:30pm. Register your team of 5 at the onsite Countryfest Office. 

Watch for special appearances by Michael Winslow and Andrew W.K.  

The Countryfest Beach is sponsored by Tourism Dauphin and all beach activities are provided by Beach 4 Life. 

Open 11:00am - 8:00pm Thursday - Sunday 



This is an experience of a lifetime! 
See the Countryfest site from the sky. Located by the Main Gates near the Countryfest guitar sign. 
$50 per person, per ride. Cash only.

Helicopter rides provided by Prairie Helicopters. 

10:00am - 8:00pm Thursday - Sunday (Weather Permitting)


The Countryfest Sports Bar is located right next door to the Beach, adjacent to the Countryfest Mini Mall and is the perfect place to take a break from the sun, enjoy a cool beverage and take part in the following activities:

  • Foosball table(s) 
  • FREE mobile charging station compliments of MTS
  • CFL games
  • WI-FI Hotspot

11:00am - 1::00am Thurday - Sunday 


You can't miss this action!
This years' show includes 2 riders. You will be on the edge of your seat as these daredevils perform death defying jumps and stunts. 


2:00, 4:00 & 6:00pm Thursday - Sunday at the Countryfest Beach (weather permitting)


Keep your eyes on the Jumbotrons, you may be the focus of the fan cam! CKLQ & Star FM want to catch you at your finest! 



Think you've got what it takes to ride the bull for 8 seconds? PROVE IT!!
Challenge your friends to see who really is the roughest, toughest of the bunch. 

Thursday - Sunday 12:00pm - 2:00am Under the north end of the MTS Stage


Located in the upper Vending Area, the Rockstar Energy Hall is host to many fun events this weekend:

  • Hearty Breakfast - 9am - 6pm All Weekend;
  • Texas Hold Em Poker Tournaments
  • Nightly socials with DJ Gord Corrigal 9pm-2am 

Open 9:00am - 2:00am Thursday - Sunday 



Provided by Trezub Catering - $6 bucks will get you either the Festival Flapjack special or the Rise n Shiner (bacon, eggs, potatoes and toast).  Get a Bacon n Egger' to go for only $4! Homemade goodness!

Thursday - Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm Rockstar Energy Hall 


Donate your non-perishable food items to the Dauphin Food Bank, who will be onsite SUNDAY ONLY accepting donations. 


From Thursday, June 25th until Sunday, June 28th wear your Countryfest wristband and you can golf 18 holes for just $45 on this superior golf course!
This special also includes 1/2 cart fee and a burger and beer at the turn. 
Breakfast special: $5.95. 
Call 204-638-9400 to book a tee time. Approx. 20 minutes east of Dauphin on Hwy #20


Weekend Passes & Camping for Countryfest 2015 are still available and can be purchased here 

The Dauphin Kings scored three goals in the final frame to beat the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 4-2 Saturday night.

730 CKDM is celebrating Bruce Leperre’s Birthday, Friday, January 30th, and you could be celebrating with him; at the Dallas Smith concert!! 

Be the 7th caller at 638-7878, or toll free 1-866-997-CKDM! when you hear the Bruce Leperre Birthday cue to call, tell us why YOU’D like to celebrate Bruce Leperre’s Birthday with him, and you could win a pair of tickets to see Dallas Smith at Credit Union Place, with special guests Charlie Worsham and Ryan Keown! 

On January 30thcelebrate Bruce Leperre’s Birthday at the Dallas Smith Tippim' Point Social concert at Credit Union Place in Dauphin!  It’s the Parkland’s Best… PARTY!, from 730 CKDM!

"no fences" for week of Sunday, January 11, 2015

Paper Heart - Government Town*

Crash on the Highway - Hooray for the Riff Raff

Back in Canada - Rambling Dan Frechette*

Shelter Me - Buddy Miller

Goin' to the Country - Bros. Landreth*

Drinkin' Problem - Lori McKenna

Devil's Got a Gun - Whitehorse* 


"no fences" feature album

Murder By Death - Big Dark Love

I Shot an Arrow

Strange Eyes

Big Dark Love

September Fields - Frazey Ford*

Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady - Steph Cameron*

Piece of Work - Will Kimbrough

Ole Slewfoot - James McMurtry (feat. Joe Ely)

"no fences" is broadcast every Sunday night at 10 CST on 

Produced, compiled, researched and hosted by Bruce Leperre



People, the planet, and profit are going to be discussed at tomorrow's breaskfast education meeting put on by the Dauphin and District Chamber of Commerce.

A teenager who disappeared last week from the Thompson area has been found.
RCMP in Thompson are asking for the public's help in finding a missing person.
Preliminary numbers show 6,432 people voted through advance polls in Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa.
The Parkland Rangers made a statement Monday night in Winnipeg to start their best of five playoff series.

The Dauphin Kings made a trade late Sunday morning that saw them acquire three excellent prospects in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League.

Two of three alleged Dauphin jail escapees are accused of breaking into a business in Cowan and stealing alcohol while on the run.

The preparation continues for the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League's Parkland Rangers.

Three youths are facing charges after a police raid on a home in Churchill.

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