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September 17, 2017

Happy Eighth Anniversary to Us!! by Margaret Ullrich



Happy Eighth Birthday to Winnipeg is Better Than Chocolate!!
And thank you for visiting, whether you dropped in on a daily, weekly or occasional basis during the past eight years!

I'm always amazed at learning where you live. 
From the beginning, when I started this blog in 2009, Canada was always the number one country for visitors. Well, that changed two years ago. 
The United States is still the top visitor, and often there are about 200 visitors from our southern neighbour a day.
Maybe it's due to the change in our dollar's value.

There’s also been a big increase in visitors from Germany and Russia.
Tourists can sure get a great bang for their vacation buck in Canada.
Hope they are coming to Winnipeg and enjoying a lot of great events here.

According to Blogger there have been 368,554 visitors since this blog began!
The top ten countries and their visitors are:
United States……….. 106,576
Canada……………………. 85,177
Germany……..…………. 59,565
Russia…………..………… 34,707
Ukraine.…………..……….12,804
France……………….……. 10,951
United Kingdom….……. 3,889
China………………….…….. 3,180
Japan..………….….….…… 2,568
Slovenia………….….…..… 1,976


During the years there have also been visitors from Moldova, Turkey, Ireland, 
Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Argentina, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, Eritrea, Italy, 
Finland, Spain, the Netherlands, Macedonia (FYROM), Mexico, Afghanistan, Thailand, 
Slovakia, India, Bangladesh, Israel, Malaysia, Kuwait, Greece, Kenya, Vietnam, 
Czech Republic, Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Armenia
Belarus and Namibia - just to name the top visitors.
I'm so glad you stopped by for a look.
Thank you for taking an interest in events happening here in Winnipeg!


It’s been interesting learning what types of events you’re interested in attending.
I do pay attention to which posts get the most visits.
I’ll be posting more of those, and similar, events.
I'll also be cutting down on the events that you're not interested in seeing.
Who has time to waste, right?

Hope you’re also enjoying hearing the music from our up-and-coming musicians!
Please take a moment and comment when a post interests you.
Local artists do check when they’re in the media and they love the feedback.

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As I said when Sophie and I signed off our weekly show...
Have a great weekend. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

September 15, 2017

Why We March l Craig Street Cats l Grief Seminars l Beer & Botany l Phantom Of The Paradise l Rock & Mineral Show l Trade Show l Parenting l Amber Epp l IsKwé l Legal Help l 80s night l University of Manitoba Talks l KINK : A Monthly Affair l Video Pool Workshops

4,956,422 people. 673 marches. 80 countries.
Women's Health Clinic (WHC) needs your help!
Filmmakers have set up a portal at http://whywemarch.film/ for women to submit videos answering these questions:
Why did you march?
Who did you march with?
What’s one issue you think is really important for women in your country?
Submit your stories/pictures which will be used alongside the many wonderful images generated on the 21st of January 2017 to create a “crowd sourced” film that speaks to the diverse challenges and opportunities for women around the globe. 
We plan to premiere the film on International Women’s Day - March 8, 2018!

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Craig Street Cats, 16-1421 St. James St., Wpg, MB  R3H 0Y9

Our cupboards are bare! We are completely out of both canned and dry cat food. We are also out of clumping cat litter, paper towels, and disposable gloves. 
Everything here at Craig Street Cats is paid for through the generosity of people like you. If you can help, please drop off at our adoption centre, or visit our website for other ways to help craigstreetcats.ca/donate.html

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October 10 at 7 PM - 8 PM
Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 main street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3V7
Free and are open to the general public

Palliative Manitoba offers monthly Grief Seminars. Palliative Manitoba recruits experts in the field to speak on relevant topics associated with grief. Staff and experienced bereavement volunteers are available to provide supplementary support.

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October 10, 17 & 24 7PM The Forks, FORKS MARKET RD, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9
November 1 7PM Across The Board Game Café

Register: Freshcut Downtown, Portage Place, 204-943-6514, info@freshcutdowntown.com 
$39.55 (includes tax, bowl, rocks, soil & 3 plants) food/beverages not included

Beer & Botany Workshops - Grab a beer (or wine/cocktails/coffee/tea) and some food - and join us to make a terrarium to take home! 

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October 11 8pm - 9pm - pre show hangout 
Movie at 9pm sharp. 
FREE POPCORN on all sold out events while quantity lasts

Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street, Wpg, MB R3C 1H9
Tickets   18+     24hour support: 1-800-838-3006
FULL REFUND ONE WEEK PRIOR to the movie

Phantom Of The Paradise (Movie Night), a movie experience like no other.
100" SCREEN, great sound and good visibility from all seats.
This is NOT a movie theater but a cozy bar with a big screen, HD picture quality and even, throughout the room sound. 
CHEAP DRINKS... bring your own food or snacks or order Dominos Pizza with discount when ordered from the bar (we have special deal with them). So, plan your evening in advance and make it fun.

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Assiniboia Downs, 3975 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E9

Oct 11, 12 and 14 - 10am - 7pm
Oct 13 10am - 9pm
Oct 15 11am - 5pm
FREE ADMISSION

Winnipeg Rock & Mineral Show 
This is our biggest show yet! Jacobs Trading Ye Olde Rock Shop is a family owned Manitoba based business! We are thrilled to once again be bringing this amazing show to Winnipeg! 
26,000 square feet of rare and unusual rocks, crystals, fossils and exotic minerals!
We will be GIVING AWAY a giant Amethyst Heart valued at $5000 to one lucky person! 
Click here for details - www.Jacobstrading.ca/heartcontest  

Crazy Dutchman Mining will once again be set up for a very special opportunity to sluice for fossils and gemstones! 
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October 13 – October 15
FREE ADMISSION

The Holistic Living Expo, in conjunction with the Winnipeg Rock and Mineral Show, we are pleased to offer a selection of health and wellness practitioners, psychic/intuitive readers, new age products, holistic healing methods and more!

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October 12 at 8 AM - 1 PM
Employability Expo, 75 Scurfield Boulevard, Unit 3, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y 1P6
Tickets http://employabilitymb.com

Trade Show - Showcase your products, services, job and career opportunities or support programs to create successful employment outcomes. 
Keynote Speaker: Randy Lewis, American businessman, disability employment advocate, Leader of the Year award recipient, and author of No Greatness Without Goodness
Break-out Session - Randy Lewis will be expanding on topics from his keynote address as well as holding a Q&A session.

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October 12 at 6 PM - 8 PM
St Boniface Public Library, 131 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G2

Why Is Parenting This HARD? Best and hardest job in the world.
Meet other parents with kids just like ours and hear about tried and true things to help! 
For caregivers of children 10+. Specific topics chosen by caregivers as they register.
Free resources, snacks and refreshments
Free support on how to feel like a good parent! Because you are.

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West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

The WECC is thrilled to announce their 30th anniversary celebration throughout the month of October, 2017. 

October 12 at 8 PM - 11 PM
Tickets 

Local Jazz virtuoso Amber Epp will be performing the entirety of Joni Mitchell’s seminal album “Blue”. Performing as a quartet with Keith Price on guitar, Julian Bradford on bass, and Daniel Roa on drums, Epp will demonstrate not just the power of Joni Mitchell’s classic album, but its ability to transmute across genres and styles of Jazz. 
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October 13 at 8 PM - 11 PM
Tickets 

Genuinely unchained artists like Winnipeg-bred Hamilton-based singer-songwriter IsKwé are becoming a rare breed. Named one of the ‘Top 10 Artists to Watch’ by CBC Music, IsKwé is fostering an unmistakable sound that weaves together her Irish and Cree/Dené roots with poignant politically charged lyrics, dark soulful R&B rhythms, electronic flourishes, and trip hop breakbeats. With special guest Sierra Noble

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October 12 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM
MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1
Tickets $20 non-members/$10 MAWA & Creative Manitoba Members (pay at the door)
Register online or call 204-927-2787 or email aaron@creativemanitoba.ca

The Basics of Hanging Artwork - Learn the basics of installing framed and unframed artwork from a professional gallery technician, as well as the basics of layout. It will be mainly theoretical, so no need to bring your hammer!
Presenter: Johanna Poortenaar, a gallery preparator and installation technician who has installed artwork at museums, galleries and artist-run centres in Winnipeg. 

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Legal Help

October 12 at 12 PM - 1 PM
Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg, 202-393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 3H6, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H6
Register in advance. Call (204)258-3096 (please leave a message) 
or workshops@legalhelpcentre.ca or in person: Tues & Fri, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Small Claims Essentials
This workshop will provide you with information on what you need to know about making a claim. You’ll learn how to complete the claim form, information about serving notice of the claim and how to prepare for and conduct the hearing.
For people representing themselves and who do NOT have a lawyer.
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The following are for anyone with a household income under $50,000, can drop in for assistance with a legal issue. Students, under the supervision of a practicing lawyer, will help you. Get answers to your questions, and/or receive help in finding and accessing community resources. First come, first serve.

October 18 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1M3
We will be there from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.  
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October 18 at 10:15 AM - 12 PM
Winnipeg Public Library, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P5
on the 2nd floor in Meeting Room 1, 10:15 am - 12:00 pm. 

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October 13 at 10 PM - 2 AM
The Good Will Social Club, 625 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4

Die Maschine Cabaret was home to Winnipeg's alternative scene for many years. 
One of the most popular nights, 80s night, is coming back for one night only!
Original Die Maschine DJ, Brian St.Clair, will be spinning the original 80s videos!
Special opening DJ set from The BEAT!
Remember those good times and celebrate the music from the BEST DECADE ever!

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University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2M6

October 13 at 12 PM - 12:55 PM
Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace & Justice, 252 St. Paul's College, 70 Dysart Road
Free and open to the public. Don't forget to bring your bagged lunch!

Successful Economic Integration of Refugees to Canada
Dr. Lori Wilkinson, Professor, Department of Sociology, U of M, will share her research and consider current trends in the successful economic integration of refugees in Canada, with a particular focus on the long-term labour market trajectories of those arriving to Canada as children or teens. 
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October 18 at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tier Building, 173 Dafoe Rd
Free Admission

"Indigenous Financial Literacy in Canada and Australia"
Carmen Daniels, a Cree Metis from Edmonton, is a researcher and co-founder of the Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network (ICAN) located in Cairns, Queensland. Carmen has over twenty years experience of working with Indigenous peoples in Australia and Canada in consumer affairs and youth policy development. 
Contact Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, at niigaan.sinclair@umanitoba.ca

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Oct 14 at 8 PM to Oct 15 at 2 AM
Club 200, 190 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0M6

Tickets Organizer MrDjWizzard will answer questions before, during, and after events.
Join DJ Wizzard, DJ MAX, & Dj Danthrax for another edition of KINK : A Monthly Affair, an all gender inclusive event where we as a community can enjoy, celebrate, & brag our kinkiness in a safe environment.
The hanky code will be in full effect!
A ROPE DOJO sponsored by Rope Bite Winnipeg will be happening in the dungeon!
Kinky Bingo happens with your host Mr DJ Wizzard at 9PM. Bingo cards are $1 each.
A door prize courtesy of Blacksmith Parlour will be up for grabs!

KINK is a safe space! With that being said, there are RULES. The Dungeon Monitor's word is LAW. BE RESPECTFUL! If a problem or situation arises, the DMs & organizer will help.
Your Kink isn't another person's Kink. Respect people's personal space & property.
Club 200 is located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. We have VLTs, a full service restaurant and a energy filled dance floor featuring Winnipeg's best club music. 
Club 200 is a gay owned and operated club. Come down for the fun you've been missing!

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Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 100 Arthur St # 300, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

October 14 (12 pm to 5 pm), October 15 (11 am to 4 pm)
Fees: $90 member / $110 non-member
Please contact the Education Coordinator at vped@videopool.org
Call: 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or visit our production facilities

This introductory workshop covers the basics of sensing the world with physical computing technics using the Arduino. Learn simple coding techniques and electronics to make your creative media objects move, light up and emit sound. Electronic sensing of light, sound, and motion will be covered. 
Limit: 6 Participants
Prerequisite: Prior electronics knowledge.
Winnipeg artist Ken Gregory has been working with DIY interface design, hardware hacking, audio, video, and computer programming for over 25 years. His performance and installation work has shown publicly in Canada and many international media and sound arts festivals. cheapmeat.net
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Deadline: October 15, 2017 at 9 AM - 5 PM
Call for Submission:Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration
Applicants must be current members of Video Pool 
Residency to take place: February 2018

All types of technology-based artistic projects are eligible.
Works in progress, school projects and commercial projects are not eligible.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Programming Coordinator prior to submission: Kelsey Braun +1 204.949.9134 (x.108) or email: vpprogramming@videopool.org