March 18, 2017

Women's Resource Centre Needs Help l Blood Donor Clinics l McNally Robinson: April Events l Companion Animal Reiki l Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

West Central Women's Resource Centre (WCWRC) is asking for help. 
Temporary location: 583 Ellice Ave / 204-774-8975
Temporary Drop-in Services:
Mondays 10 AM-2:30 PM, West End Commons, 641 St Matthews Ave
Fridays 9 AM - 4:30 PM, John Howard Society, 583 Ellice Ave

In January, our centre flooded. We’re in a temporary location and can offer few services.
We need your help to reopen!  Donate here.
Mail or drop off a cheque: West Central Women’s Resource Centre Inc., 
640 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, MB  R3G 0A7
Gifts of $20 and higher will receive a charitable tax receipt.
**Please note we no longer accept clothing donations**

Volunteer your time, skills and experience to support our work. 
We have monthly, annual and occasional volunteer opportunities.
Participants who complete the program may apply for a mentorship position.


Blood Donor Clinics 

Hosted by Canadian Animal Blood Bank 

March 28 at 5 PM - 7 PM
Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital
1444 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T2C3
Please call clinic for booking appointments - 204-452-9010
March 29 at 12 PM - 2 PM
Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center
60 Marion St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0T1
Please call clinic for booking appointments - 204-237-4555
April 11 at 5 PM - 7 PM
McLeod Veterinary Hospital
880 Mcleod Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 2T7
Please contact clinic for booking appointments - 204-661-3334.
April 12 at 5 PM - 7 PM
Red River College, 2055 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0J9
Please contact CABB for booking appointments - or 204-632-2586
April 25 at 5 PM - 7 PM
Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital, 1444 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T2C3
Please contact clinic for booking appointments - 204-452-9010.
April 26 at 1 PM - 3 PM
Southglen Veterinary Hospita, lV-730 St. Anne's Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2N 0A2
Please contact CABB for booking appointments - or 204-632-2586.

McNally Robinson: April Events
Phone 204-475-0483  (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

April 1, 3:00 pm in the Community Classroom
Free Korean Movie Screening: The Thieves, subtitled in English.
Doors open at 2:50 pm - all are welcome! Contact The Korea Times at 204-663-5051 or Donations are appreciated.
April 2, 2:00 pm 
Danie Botha  launch of Be Silent
Botha is also the author of the novella Be Good. He will be discussing both tonight.
April 4, 7:00 pm
Nicole Markotić with Dennis Cooley & Charlene Diehl. Editor Markotić launches the new collection of essays Robert Kroetsch: Essays on His Works.
April 4, 7:00 pm in the Community Classroom.  
Bonaventure Travel: The Blue Danube Discovery and Jewish Heritage Cruise Travel Talk.
Please RSVP to or call 204-488-6653 ext 30.
April 5, 7:00 pm 
ChiSeries Winnipeg: readings from Craig Russell, Den Valdron, and S.G. Wong. Hosted by Chadwick Ginther. Learn more at Craig Russell’s novel, Black Bottle Man, won the 2011 American Moonbeam Award gold medal for Young Adult Fantasy. 
April 5, 7:30 pm 
Bev Sellars  speaking & signing Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival
April 6, 7:00 pm
Karen Clavelle  Launch of Iolaire
April 6, 7:30 pm 
Rhonda Martens  
Bodyhacking and Human Augmentation: Should We Make Ourselves Superhumans?
April 7, 7:00 pm
Brysen Johnson  Launch of Uncommon Sense: Finding Your Voice Among the Noise
April 8, 7:00 pm
Emma Donoghue, in conversation with Charlene Diehl, and signing The Lotterys Plus One
April 9, 2:00 pm 
Hugh Segal  speaking & signing Two Freedoms: Canada’s Global Future
April 10, 7:00 pm 
Sherri Smith  Launch of Follow Me Down: A Novel
April 11, 7:00 pm 
Sharon Butala, in conversation with Maurice Mierau, and signing 
Where I Live Now: A Journey through Love and Loss to Healing and Hope
April 12, 7:00 pm 
Michael Kaan  Launch of The Water Beetles
April 12, 7:30 pm 
Carrie Jenkins  Winnipeg launch of What Love Is and What It Could Be 
April 19, 7:30 pm 
Karen Connelly  discussing and signing her new book The Change Room
April 20, 7:00 pm 
Steven Lecce, Neil McArthur & Arthur Schafer  
Launch of Fragile Freedoms: The Global Struggle for Human Rights
April 20, 7:30 pm 
Lorna Schultz Nicholson  Winnipeg launch of Bent Not Broken: Madeline and Justin
The third book in Lorna’s One-2-One series. Others are Fragile Bones and Born With.
April 24, 7:00 pm
Jeremy R. Strong  Launch of The Tethering: Bound by Blood
April 25, 7:00 pm 
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club
Janice Nimura’s Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back
John at McNally Robinson at 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
April 25, 7:30 pm 
Luke Nickel- Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat. Discussing the world premiere performance of his piece aadagio on April 26 at Westminster United Church.
April 26, 7:00 pm 
The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “Precision Medicine: One Size Doesn’t Fit All”. Please RSVP to: or 204.474.6689.
April 28, 7:00 pm 
Ted Landrum  Launch of Midway Radicals & Archi-Poems
Landrum is building an archive of archi-poetic research at
April 29, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm in the Travel Alcove 
International TableTop Day
April 29, 7:00 pm
Shane Neilson  Winnipeg launch of Dysphoria featuring guest readers Lori Cayer and Maurice Mierau. Co-presented by Contemporary Verse 2. 
April 30, 2:00 pm 
An Afternoon with Mary Walsh, discussing and signing her novel Crying for the Moon

April 9 at 9 AM - 4 PM
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets $160 Early registration until April 2 / Late registration $180  

Companion Animal Reiki 1 · Hosted by Soulstice Spirit
Learn to treat your animal friends with the healing energies of Reiki! 
Based on the Usui lineage, J Morgan has created a Reiki system of healing specifically for companion animals. Read animal chakras, auras, how to find and remove illness, animal-specific stresses, and basic Traditional Chinese Medicine. 
Manual and certificate included. No previous experience necessary!

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, 2110 - One Lombard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0X3 

Season ticket packages for our 70th Anniversary season are on sale! 
Booking your subscription before the Early Bird Deadline gets you the best price for concerts in the Air Canada Pops, Classics A and B series, and the brand-new Movie Series. Book before April 9 and you will be entered to win a pair of Air Canada tickets to anywhere in North America Air Canada flies. Our subscribers are the only ones who have access to the Asper Family Opening Night concert with Itzhak Perlman.
April 20
RBC Convention Centre
Tickets & tables, please contact Shenna Song at 204-949-3973 or

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's gala: 2017 GALA WITH GLOWING HEARTS
celebrating the Canada 150.
Dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and of course, live musical performances.
APR 21-22
Brahms's Violin Concerto’s messages elevated and inspired at the hands of master soloist Tianwa Yang. Then to Bartók, whose blazing Concerto for Orchestra gives each instrument of the orchestra a chance to shine.
April 30 
St. Boniface Golf Club, 100 Youville St.
Doors open at noon with lunch at 1 pm / fashion show at 2 pm followed by a silent auction
$75.00 per person (Partial Tax Receipt). Proceeds go to the WSO
Tickets: WSO Music Stand, or contact Nancy at (204) 452-0437

The Women's Committee of the WSO presents Fashion that Strikes the Right Note lunch and fashion show, with music performed by WSO musicians and fashions by SPA Lifestyle and Boutique. 

What will you choose? The money or a 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 Roadster or $60,000 Cash Tax Free. There are 199 chances to win over $68,000 in cash and prizes.

March 10, 2017

Help the Refugee l Being Muslim l Using Social Media l Jennifer Botterill l Bill Jackson l Fashion Show l Parents & Kids l St. Patrick's Day l Gaelic & Garlic Gala l Spring Camp l The Artist Within l Comic Con l Glowing Hearts l Dirty Dancing l Autism Awareness l Hermetic Code l Comedy Festival l Naithan Lagace l Cre8ery Event l SwimAbility Gala l Spring Party

March 13, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Refreshments will be served    

Manitoba Islamic Association Presents... Town Hall Meeting: 
Mobilizing Compassion: What we can do to help the Refugee crisis.
Who are they?
Why are Asylum Seekers here?
What can WE do to help Asylum Seekers?

Asylum Seeker: a person who has left their home country requesting sanctuary in another.
Women, men, children all crossing the border into Canadian cities and towns. Emerson, Manitoba is our local border crossing, this is where more than 200 asylum seekers to Canada have crossed. Crossing at night, walking for hours, trudging through snow, frigid farmers' fields, all with one goal in mind, to reach Canada.

Join us at the Grand Mosque for an evening of understanding. Hear from experts, grassroots leaders, and asylum seekers who have faced the unthinkable.
Learn what you can do to help!    Email
March 18 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Manitoba Islamic Association, 2445 Waverley, Winnipeg, Manitoba
All are welcome to attend. 
No background knowledge is required and all questions are welcomed.

Being Muslim, a practical Guide, is a class that will cover the essential aspects of Islam from the most basic level. Together, in a relaxed and friendly environment, we will cover a wide variety of subjects that will give learners not simply a collection of facts, but an understanding of the vision and spirit of Islam.
Topics include essential beliefs, religious practice, life of the Prophet, spirituality and character, and living as a Muslim in Canada. 

Manitoba Islamic Association is over 40 years old and is the oldest Islamic organization in Manitoba.

Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Winnipeg Events
1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0G3

March 16 at 7:30 AM - 9 AM
Members & Future members welcome.

Using Social Media for Your Business · Hosted by Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce
Social Media is the current reality and many are not prepared to use these tools. We will bring four social media specialists to lead small groups on the practical application of these marketing channels: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Email. 
March 18 Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. | Dinner at 7:00 p.m. 
Tickets: $75 each 

Female World Sports School Challenge - Banquet · Hosted by St. Mary's Academy  
Keynote Speaker: Olympic Medalist Jennifer Botterill
Botterill was a member of the Canadian Women’s Ice Hockey Team from 1997-2011 and has attended 4 Olympic Games. She is a three time Olympic Gold Medalist (2002, 2006, 2010) and an Olympic silver medalist (1998). She is a five time World Champion and was twice named the most valuable player at the World Championship tournaments.
March 30 at 9:30 AM - 8 PM

First Nations Christian Writers Conference
Keynote Speaker: Bill Jackson
Participate in writing workshops, have appointments with editors/agent, and share writing with other First Nations Christian writers from across Canada.
April 19 at 5 PM - 10 PM

SPHS Fashion Show: Springtime in Paris · Hosted by St. Paul's High School
Honourary Chair Els Kavanagh cordially invites you to attend St. Paul's High School's 31st Annual Parent Guild Fashion Show in support of the Magis Fund.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Darla Hooker at
Your Support Changes Lives!
April 28 – April 29
Part of admission in support of Variety, the Children's Charity of Manitoba!

Products and services geared towards families with children to age 16. Join in with interactive workshops, live performances, seminars, product samples and door prizes. 


Irish Association of Manitoba
654 Erin Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 2V9

March 17 at 5 PM - 7 PM
St. Patrick's Day Event · Hosted by Celtic Seinn
$5.00 at the door for non members of the Irish Association of MB
Open to the public
April 7 and 8 - 7:00 pm Dinner & Show $45.00  
April 9 - 2:00 pm Dessert & Show $22.50 
Tickets $45 for dinner Friday & Saturday Night. Dessert only Sunday matinee $22.50

2nd Annual Gaelic & Garlic Gala Dinners
A 3 day fundraiser to support their Folklorama volunteers. 
Come and enjoy an exciting and fun filled night of blending Irish and Ukrainian food, drink, music & dance - presented by the Irish Association of Manitoba and The Spirit of the Ukraine Pavilion!

Great prizes to be won. 
Live music and entertainment featuring the Zoloto Ukrainian Dance Ensemble & Company 
and McDonnell School of Irish Dance. 
Performances by The McDonnell Irish Dancers & Zoloto 

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, 1 Snow Goose Bay, MB R0C 2Z0 

March 27 to 31
Spring Camp for Kids,  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily 
$27 for Interpretive Centre members, $33 for non-members.
Call (204) 467-3300 or Email

Oak Hammock offers day camps for kids (age 6 to 9) during spring break.
Each day has fun-filled indoor & outdoor dynamic programs, crafts and other activities.
Early drop-off and later pick-up can be arranged.
Wild, Weird and Wonderful Week
Visit the Centre and meet the Wild, Weird and Wonderful creatures of the Marsh.
Learn about wetland wildlife with different crafts, games, movies and presentations.

March 30 - 7 p m
March 31 - 4 p m & 8 p m
Manitoba Theatre For Young People, 2 Forks Market Road, Wpg, MB R3C 4X1
Tickets $30 advanced $40.00 at the door 

The Artist Within, written and directed by GeNie Baffoe, seeks to cast a light on what it's like to be an artist while balancing a day job and other aspects of life. Witness this story that follows the journey of a dancer, a choreographer, an actor, a rapper, a beatboxer, a singer, and a DJ. 
A cast of over 50 dancers -- 10 choreographers -- 5 parkour athletes -- 2 rappers  
2 actors -- 2 producers -- 2 International Lighting Technicians -- 2 videographers 
1 DJ -- 1 poet -- 1 beatboxer -- 1 visual artist 

RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3

Apr 1 at 10 AM to Apr 2 at 10 AM
Info $12.50 per day / $20 for the two days or email
Kids 5 and under free!

Join C4 - Central Canada Comic Con as all forms of fandom come together! 
There will be vendors, and artists selling product in all genres! 
Stay tuned to see who our special guest will be!
Great fun for the family, with lots to do! 
April 20, 5:30 PM
Tickets please contact Shenna Song at 204-949-3973 or e mail

We invite you to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's gala celebrating Canada 150. 
Dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and live musical performances by your WSO.

5:30 pm Reception
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Performances by violin virtuoso Tianwa Yang, the full WSO, and 
             east-coast vocalist Eleanor McCain sings excerpts from the Canadian Songbook
8:30 pm Dancing with James Cohen and the Prairie Roots Rockers

April 1 at 2 PM
Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C3
Dirty Dancing (Touring) 
A record-breaking live theatre sensation, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. London's Sunday Express says "This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!" Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do you Love Me?" and the heart stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." 
You'll have the time of your life! Presented by Broadway Across Canada

Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway # 46, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1S4

April 2 at 12 PM

5th Annual Autism Awareness Walk
Commemorating the fifth year Canada has come on board. 
We bring you live entertainment, fun, and tons of music! 
The more people joining the walk, the bigger the impact on those who make the big decisions on how much help our children need and how capable our young adults are! 
beginning April 12 at 6 PM - 7:45 PM
Hermetic Code Tours

Join Dr. Frank Albo, creator of The Hermetic Code, for a tour of decoding the famous symbols and architecture that make the building unique. Dr. Albo will uncover trails of occult clues concealed in the building’s architecture including hidden hieroglyphic inscriptions, numerological codes, and Freemasonic symbols so intelligently masked they had escaped historians and visitors for nearly a hundred years! 
Is it possible that the Legislative Building is really a conduit of magical power? 
Is the building’s location in the centre of North America a site for numinous earth energies? 
Come and find out for yourself! 
Please dress appropriately for the weather as the first 15 minutes of the tour is outside. 
Cameras are also allowed on the tours as well as a beverage and small snacks.
You must have valid photo ID on you as you MAY need to present it at the Security Desk.


April 3 to 9
Winnipeg Comedy Festival 

Tickets are on-sale and available online, along with the full festival schedule, at

A stellar list of comedians are getting ready to descend on our city this spring, including Will Sasso, Gavin Crawford, Howie Miller, Nikki Payne, and many more! Festival organizers also believe that buying local is a good habit, and that includes entertainment, too.

‘Buy Local’ also means different things on different levels, according to Artistic Director Lara Rae: “We want to showcase fine local talent, so you’ll see local talent not only in the Indigenous-focused Winnipeg Show, but also peppered throughout the festival – including our much-loved galas.”

Tommy Chong, known for his many comedic film roles over the years, will host the Good Neighbours gala on April 7 at Pantages Playhouse Theatre.

Shazia Mirza will bring her hit stand-up show The Kardashians Made Me Do It to the West End Cultural Centre on April 9.

April 5 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Tier Building - University Of Manitoba, 173 Dafoe Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Pixels to Pimohteskanaw: Indigenous Video Games
Naithan Lagace is a Masters student in the Department of Native Studies at the U of M. 
"Revisions and Revitalizations: The Role of Native Studies in the Future"

Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, UMNATV Colloquium Coordinator at
Department of Native Studies

April 7 – April 13
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
Free Admission, please bring your family and friends!

Strength by Numbers
Silent Auction, Fundraiser, and 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
April 7, 5-9 pm Bids Open, first friday!
April 8, 12-5 pm More Bidding!
April 11, 12 & 13, 12-6 pm More Bidding!
April 13: 7-9:45 pm Art Auction, Raffles, 50-50, and Performances.

Thank you to over 100 artists for donating time and artwork to help Cre8ery continue to offer a venue for artists to learn, exhibit, and celebrate their art.

April 8 at 5:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Breezy Bend CC, 7620 Roblin Blvd, Rural Municipality of Headingley R4H 1A7

4th Annual Manitoba SwimAbility Gala Dinner
Manitoba SwimAbility (formerly Making Waves Winnipeg) is a charitable organization that provides affordable and accessible one on one swimming instruction, water safety instruction and summer camp opportunities to children with special needs in Manitoba.

April 9 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7-975 Thomas Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1P7

Come out to our Spring Party & Playgroup and have some fun with your furry friend!
* 50/50 Draw
* All socialized dogs are welcome
All proceeds support the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba directly.