In light of the COVID-19 precautions...

Please call or e-mail the venue or organizers to confirm that the event you are interested in is still taking place and has not been cancelled or postponed.

Stay healthy and safe, everyone!

February 23, 2021

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy l Winnipeg Public Library l Forum Art Centre Classes l Assiniboine Park & Zoo l MAWA Discussion l The Harry J. Enns Wetland Discovery Centre l Music & Comedy l Speaking Crow l Winnipeg Art Gallery l Women’s Self Defence l Sales

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy 

NorWest Co-op Community Health, 785 Keewatin Street Winnipeg, MB R2X 3B9    (204) 938-5900

We know that the vaccines approved for Covid 19 are mRNA type vaccines. There's lots of questions on how they work. The road we have ahead of us… is really trying to steer people towards the information that they can get that is actually factual, science-based, Michelle Kirkbride from NorWest Co-op Community Health discusses addressing vaccine hesitancy in Manitoba. We want everyone to have access to accurate information for Covid vaccines and all health information.

Check out this video from Dr Paul Offit from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Check out Ty Guys and Dr Fauci as they debunk Covid 19 vaccine myths.

Check out our interview on Global Winnipeg.


Winnipeg Public Library Covid Service

 All branches will reopen Monday, March 1 for contactless holds pick-up service and returns.

Give us a call! We're here to help.

9:30 am – 5 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 

1 pm - 8 pm on Thursday

Return items: 24/7 at reopened branches only

Pick up your holds at reopened branches:
10 am – 2 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday

3 – 7 pm on Thursday

You can get someone else to pick up your items for you. The person picking the items up will need to provide staff with the name and library card number for family members or friends they are picking up items for.


Forum Art Centre online art classes 

We have classes for kids, teens, and adults! Some classes are delivered by video for those that like the flexibility of creating their own schedule. Others are a blend of independent work and personal interaction with your instructor. 

We also have classes that meet weekly by video chat to provide one on one mentoring.

We are putting our support and energy into our online programming and building a fabulous line up of in-person classes for the Spring Session (April) when our safe, comfortable classrooms will be waiting and ready for our artists’ return. 

Want to schedule a class for you and a couple of your friends? We can arrange that too! 

Email Programming Director, Shawna, and she can guide you into the right online class for your needs

Assiniboine Park & Zoo
P: 204 927 6000 | E:

We were thrilled to welcome visitors back to the Zoo at the end of January! We are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Indoor animal exhibits remain closed.
Save 25% on Zoo admission and at our gift shop until February 28.
Please buy your tickets online
Remember to bring a mask and follow public health orders while at the Zoo.
February 27 and 28
International Polar Bear Day

This annual day of awareness is focused on the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic and how we can help. Join us and watch our polar bears and other Arctic animals enjoy special enrichment. We are also planning some online activities.
Arctic Vets - new CBC and CBC Gem series premieres February 26 at 8:30 p.m.

The Zoo will be featured in a new 10-episode TV series called Arctic Vets! The show has presented us with a wonderful opportunity to showcase our passionate animal care team, the animals we care for, and our dedicated research and conservation team.
We are pleased to announce that ZOO LIGHTS will run six days a week to March 28!
February 20 - March 13
Tuesday - Sunday  6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
March 14 - March 28
Tuesday - Sunday  7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Tickets are date AND time specific. Please plan ahead.
All guests, regardless of age, require a ticket in order to be counted toward our capacity.
Tickets for children 2 years of age and under are FREE.
Tickets for all other guests are $12.50 + GST.
Tickets cannot be transferred to another date, time, or person.
Refunds will only be offered in the event of a Zoo closure.

For more info

Food and hot and cold beverages are available at Tundra Grill and Winston's. Tundra Grill will be open for take-out and dine-in options and will be serving hot meals, snacks, and beverages. Winston's will be serving treats like mini donuts and specialty beverages. The Zoo is fully licensed.

We have made modifications to the Zoo Lights experience to ensure we are in compliance with public health orders. Guests will have the opportunity to view the light displays, enjoy bonfires, and be immersed in the magic of winter. And we have expanded the site and added more lights!
Heated washrooms will be open. Live entertainment and programming that may encourage gathering has been eliminated. The experience is almost entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather!

Visitors must follow all public health orders. Masks are mandatory indoors, including at the Zoo entrance, and encouraged outdoors. Physical distancing is required and groups of more than five people cannot gather unless they are members of the same household.


MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art
Free! Online with Zoom or Facebook Live.  For the Zoom link:

Casting a line Panel Discussion
Moderated by curator Mariana Muñoz Gomez, this online panel discussion will explore the themes of the exhibition Casting a line from the perspective of the artmakers: Joi T. Arcand, Florence Yee, Hassaan Ashraf, Annie Beach, and Niamh Dooley.
The artists use language in their works as a tether through time, reimagining communication, power, healing and relation outside of imposed settler colonial structures. This exhibition was developed as Muñoz Gomez’s practicum project, as part of her Master’s in Cultural Studies: Curatorial Practices at the University of Winnipeg.
Auto captioning will be available if you are watching with Zoom.

Harry J. Enns Wetland Discovery Centre
1 Snow Goose Bay, Oak Hammock Marsh, MB R0C 2Z0

After being closed for several months, the Wetland Discovery Centre reopened on February 15. We appreciate your support and patience with the new guidelines and look forward to seeing you!

This month's events:

Snowshoe Rentals now available

Our Gift Shop is now online!
February 26 - 8 p.m.
Wine & Charcuterie Night
Enjoy an evening featuring Juno award winning band The Good Lovelies as you indulge in a delicious charcuterie platter from Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar served on an engraved board from Netley Millwork, paired with a bottle of red or white wine from Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits.
March 13 - 8 p.m.
Beer & Cheese Night
A special delivery of cheese from The Cheesemongers, and four craft beer varieties from Devil May Care Brewery served on an engraved board from Netley Millwork will be the perfect complement to a virtual performance by Doc Walker.
Fundraising events to support the Centre!
Join us for one or two incredible virtual fundraising events in support of the education programs.
Enjoy an evening of music, food and drinks while contributing to a good cause.

Music & Comedy

West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Ave.

Manitoba Arts Network Presents: Safe At Home Festival featuring Leaf Rapids
Watch for free on the Manitoba Arts Network Facebook page
This livestream festival is supported by funding from Safe at Home Mb and will present artists from across Manitoba throughout February and March.

The Manitoba Arts Network will present concerts every Sunday at 7:00pm featuring Manitoba artists including Leaf Rapids, Kendra Kay, Woody Holler, Desiree Dorion, Sebastien Gaskin, Double The Trouble, Kelly Bado, Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers, Street Circus, and a comedy show called Blindside by Stéphanie Morin-Robert.
Along with these artists, two performances will feature nine up-and-coming artists who have previously participated in the Manitoba Arts Network’s mentorship program. This includes an emerging artist showcase featuring Cohen Sieg, Cory & Kyle Burghout, Lana WInterhalt, and The Prairie Joggers, and an Indigenous emerging artists showcase featuring Becky Lou, Daniel Emerson (riel), Martin Desjarlais, Norway Rabliauskas, and Sherri Shorting.
Following each online concerts, viewers can stay for a live and interactive chat with the artists.
Details of all the shows are available on the Manitoba Arts Network website.

Leaf Rapids is Keri Latimer’s (previously of JUNO-award-winning Nathan) opportunity to croon about vultures circling their prey, barbershop stabbings, and love letters from smallpox quarantines in her disconcertingly sweet voice. Their sound has been described as ‘Cinematic Folk’ and includes the eerie sound of the theremin.

More information:

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3L 2B9

MARCH 16, Doors 7 pm / Music at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Tickets available on       ALL AGES Event

The Park Theatre & Winnipeg Folk Festival is proud to present Bobby Bazini, live on stage
w/ guests
March 19, Doors 7 pm / Show 8 PM – 11 PM

The Snowed In Comedy Tour has turned in to a Canadian success story, celebrating its twelfth year. The tour has now grown to be the largest in Canada with 70 cities from Coast to Coast, and in Australia, The US, France, and Switzerland.
Four international comedians - Dan Quinn, Damonde Tschritter, Paul Myrehaug, Pete Zedlacher - come together to create one amazing show with each bringing a unique and hilarious take providing something for everyone.

Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn is joined by the Great Canadian Laugh Off winner, Paul Myrehaug and 6 time Canadian Comedian of the year nominee Pete Zedlacher. We are proud to announce that Erica Sigurdson with over 50 appearances on the Debaters, will be joining us. Don’t miss out on the comedy show called “Better than the Just for Laughs Tour” and “Delivers a Flurry of Laughs”.

April 1, 7 PM DOORS 8 PM SHOW
Club Regent Event Centre, 1425 Regent Ave. West
Tickets · $36.75 - $42  via Ticketmaster     ALL AGES


MARCH 2, 7 PM - 10 PM
Free   · Online Event

Speaking Crow March 2021 Virtual Edition with Shereen Ramprashad
Any questions please email

We will be meeting the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm, via ZOOM.

Miss Shereen is a Winnipeg spoken word artist, storyteller, writer, illustrator, and musician. She toured with Sarasvàti Productions for International Women's Week, March 2019. She has performed in Femfest and the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and her poetry has appeared in the National Poetry Month in the Winnipeg Free Press. Miss Shereen is a cancer survivor and woman of colour making waves with her strong voice and unique blend of wit and energy.

We have two registration options. You will receive a ZOOM link to be part of the audience or
to be one of the open mic readers (limit 25, first-come-first-served), and to share your poems for 3 minutes at the mic immediately after our featured guest!
Only the feature reader will be recorded and posted online.
Registration for both options will be open until 7:15 pm (for one or the other)

Speaking Crow is funded and facilitated by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival (WIWF) which is committed to creating safe and respectful opportunities for everyone to share and build community.


Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1

The Winnipeg Art Gallery reopened on February 14 with regular hours and safety measures in place.
Canada Life Free Sundays@WAG on March 14.

The opening celebration of Qaumajuq, the Inuit Art Centre, is on March 25 & 26, 6:30 pm CT.
Join us for the two-part virtual opening.

You can always see what's new on WAG@Home.

Thank you WAG donors!
Please consider a gift today, if you are able.

Become a Member
MARCH 14, 1 PM – 3 PM
Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association, 823 Ellice Ave
Women’s Self Defence - Free Event by Shameless Circle
DMSMCA is a community-driven not-for-profit Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation.


APRIL 3, 10 AM
645 Park Ave, Beausejour, MB
Free   ·   Event by Melissa Haywood and Ashley Garand

Some bunny loves you craft and bake sale
Vendor cost is $25 with a baking donation. We will be offering free coffee and dainties
An 8 ft table is provided and two chairs
There will be a 50/50 draw and a vendor 50/50 and an Easter lottery basket draw
Food and drinks available on site
Email or call 1-204-205-2522 for an application

APRIL 9, 4 PM to 9 PM
APRIL 10, 10 AM to 4 PM
Assiniboia Downs
Free parking / Admission $7, children 12 and under are free.

Spring Antique Vintage and Collectibles Sale 
For vendor info please contact Rob at 204-478-1057