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July 31, 2011

Tequila Mockingbird & Kim Reimer

West coast gypsy/roots band Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra will be gracing 
the Times Change(d) on Saturday August 6 at 10:00 pm. 
The band looks and plays like they are from deep Europe but sound like they 
were raised by Bill Monroe.

The Mag 7s will open the night.  This will be their last apperance before their 
new album is released.

Kim Reimer and the 62 Impalas performing live on Saturday, August 6, 
from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Garage Cafe' Le.

Glen Johnson: Artistic Licence Bureau  

Platform: Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts
121-100 Arthur St.
Performative installation, Artistic Licence Bureau, by Glen Johnson
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 pm
Refreshments will be served.

In a parody of the bureaucratization of the art world Johnson has created an office where artistic licences are dispensed.

Visitors to the Artistic Licence Bureau will be able to experience all the fun that comes with a trip to a government office: waiting in line, filling forms and having an unflattering photo taken in order to apply for a provisional Artistic Licence to have proof that they are not dilettantes but actual artists.

Glen Johnson has written brochures, novellas, and insertions. His performances have been performed at The National Gallery of Canada (2008), the University of Winnipeg's Gallery 1C03 (2007), Winnipeg Art Gallery (2006), Mount Saint Vincent University (2005), PLATFORM, Winnipeg (2005), aceartinc (2009, 2005, 2003), and The Annex (2004). 

Lanterns for Peace 2011

Every August 6, citizens in thousands of communities around the world commemorate the 1945 nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and rededicate themselves to the cause of peace and disarmament. 

In Winnipeg, a Lanterns for Peace Ceremony is conducted by Peace Alliance Winnipeg, Project Peacemakers and the Manitoba Japanese Canadians Association.

Please join with us in commemorating the victims of this horrible attack and help strengthen the international movement to abolish nuclear weapons.

7:30 pm – Come to Memorial Park and make paper cranes and lanterns. 
                 All materials are provided free of charge.
8:30 pm – A program of speakers and music commences
9:15 pm – We will launch our lanterns in the fountain at Memorial Park

July 26, 2011

Shambhala Music Festival 2011

August 3 - August 8 
Salmo River Ranch, Salmo, BC

Shambhala is a family-owned and run business, supported by a core staff of friends who love putting on a world-class electronic music festival for our 10,000 friends.

Shambhala is held annually on the pristine Salmo River Ranch, and boasts 6 uniquely themed stages. 
We aim to bring you the best in up & coming electronic music talent from around the globe every summer, along with well-known favourites.

Shambhala is a celebration of music, art and life.
It’s all about the people on the dancefloor.

Shambhala is not responsible for tickets purchased through 3rd parties.
The only way to get tickets now is to get them in stores in B.C. and Alberta.
Shambhala is funded solely by ticket sales. 
It grew organically by word of mouth from a small gathering of 500 or so people in ’98. 
Ticket sales are capped at 10,000, keeping it an intimate gathering.

Winnipeggers gettin' their Shambhala on 2011
Thursday, August 4 · 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Winnipeg artists performing so far:
-Chris Komus at the Labyrinth stage
-ill Type at the MOO CREW stage in the campground
-The Lytics at The Rock Pit
-Flaming Trolleys at the Labyrinth stage

July 25, 2011

Ethiopian Folklorama 2011

215 Selkirk Ave
July 31 to August 6

Join us to experience the culture and beauty of Ethiopia!!

Come and enjoy the lively entertainment from our dancers while partaking in our signature dish: platters of injera (bread) served with spicy sauce or vegetables.
Taste our imported beer and wine. 
Take some time to browse our cultural display and the hair-beading demonstration.

Don’t forget to purchase a souvenir to remember your experience!

Show Time
Sun, Thu 3:45, 5:15, 6:45, 8:15, 9:45 pm
Mon - Wed 6:45, 8:15, 9:45 pm
Fri, Sat 3:45, 5:15, 6:45, 8:15, 9:45 pm

Don’t miss the fun at our late night parties on Friday and Saturday! 
See you there!

2011 Adult Ambassadors:
Benyam Chutta
Betelhem Daniel

Youth Ambassadors
Almaz Aschalew
Yitzhak Nega

Be sure to check out everything that is happening at Folklorama!

July 24, 2011

Julie Salverson: Playwright Reading

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park
Thursday July 30, 2:00 pm in the Travel Alcove. 

Julie Salverson writes plays, essays and opera and has published and taught extensively about the artist as witness, historical memory, ethics and the imagination. 

She will read from her manuscript Atomic Elegy: Finding Community in Haunted Places; her opera libretto Shelter (a clown opera about the atomic bomb, written with composer Juliet Palmer) and her play BOOM (commissioned by the Canadian Red Cross). 

She recently edited Community Engaged Theatre and Popular Political Theatre and Performance. Her feature article They Never Told Us These Things is in the Summer, 2011 issue of Maisonneuve Magazine
In 2009 she was a runner up for the CBC Literary Awards (creative nonfiction) and in 2008 received honorable mention from the Malahat Review, (creative nonfiction). 
Julie teaches drama at Queen’s University. 

This event is presented in association with Sarasvàti Productions, The Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Canadian Council for the Arts.

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll Free 1-800561-1833)

July 23, 2011

Rosalie Favell & Peter Morin

Friday, July 29 · 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Urban Shaman | Main Gallery | MFG Gallery
203-290 McDermot Ave

Rosalie Favell: Facing the Camera 
Peter Morin: Circle
Friday July 29 – Saturday October 1, 2011 

Facing the Camera (2008-present) is a collection of portraits of Indigenous artists and curators. Inspired by the realization that there was no collective document of this group, Rosalie Favell turns the lens towards her colleagues who make up contemporary Aboriginal art communities. 
This series extends to international Indigenous artists and curators from the United States, Australia and New Zealand. 

Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist born and raised in Winnipeg. Drawing inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage, she uses a variety of sources, ranging from pop culture to family albums, to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman. Her work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions in national and international venues. 

Peter Morin
Marvin Francis Media Arts Gallery 

The Art is Ceremony, in cities, in towns, in villages, in hearts. The Art is a method to engage with our breath. 

Peter Morin, of the Tahltan Nation of northern British Columbia, is a Victoria-based visual and performance artist. His ideas about museums and their transformation through indigenous ways of knowing began in his cousin's cabin, where visits with friends, relatives, and elders offered him a gradual understanding of Tahltan history and how it can be carried over the land and into urban spaces.

Heidi Phillips: Mysteries of Light

Winnipeg Cinematheque
Friday, July 29 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Heidi Phillips sifts and searches through old films and found footage, lifting imagery and sound to recycle into her own layered and loosely structured narrative works. 

These found-footage and hand-processed films entice the viewer into an alternate reality where sailboats have character and disembodied arms have hope. 

Mysteries of Light is a retrospective look at Winnipeg filmmaker Heidi Phillips’ career in conjunction with her recent award, the Manitoba Film Hothouse Award for Creative Development. This award, designed to provide recognition to the depth of local directing talent, is funded by the Province of Manitoba.

Film Selections includes:
Tribute to Scissors (1999, 3:20 min.)
Isolating Landscapes (2007, 5:00 min.)
Discovering Composition in Art (2008, 2:00 min.)
The Last Harvest (2010, 6:00 min.)
Skydive (2011, 5:00 min.)

The program will conclude with the premiere of Phillips’ latest film series based on 8mm found footage bought from “Klass ‘A’ Auctions” in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

July 22, 2011

Keith Price Trio w/ Michael Peters

Le Garage Cafe 
Wednesday, July 27 at 8:30 pm

Toronto based, Winnipeg born singer/songwriter Michael Peters will be opening the night with tunes from his recent album Etherized. 

He will be followed by The Keith Price Trio performing music from their upcoming album Gaia/Goya (to be released in September).

Help Somalia

A fundraiser by the local Somali community is slated for August 5 at the 
University of Winnipeg. 

All money raised will go to Human Concern International to aid in efforts. 
People can also donate by dropping off cheques made out to 
Human Concern International at its office at 95 Ellen Street.

Die Roten Punkte

Die Roten Punkte - KUNST ROCK North American Tour
Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of The Conchords say “Hallo” to your new favourite band. 
Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots) are Berlin's Prince and Princess of Indie Rock.

Following sell-out shows in New York, Montreal, Dublin and Edinburgh, the utterly dysfunctional siblings Otto and Astrid Rot travel to North America to unveil their eagerly anticipated third album, KUNST ROCK (ART ROCK) featuring the songs 'Burger Store Dinosaur' and 'Bananenhaus (Banana House)'.

Described as "a lipstick-smeared, tantrum-loving, sonic collision between B52s, Kraftwerk and early Ramones", Die Roten Punkte are truly unique. 
Their songs are ridiculously infectious and their live show is one of the most irreverent and hilarious gigs you are ever likely to see.

Charlotte, North Carolina
28-30 July -- DUKE ENERGY THEATRE at Spirit Square

2-13 August -- THE CULTCH

18-20 August -- METRO STUDIO

"Best Production (Cabaret)", 2008 Green Room Awards, Australia
"Best Production", 2008 Montreal Fringe Festival

“Like watching a mixture between an Eddie Izzard stand-up routine and a tarted-up David Bowie fan perform music worthy not only of parody, but also perhaps of my beloved Scissor Sisters. A show not to be missed!” – Mondo Magazine, Toronto

July 21, 2011

Gardening with Colleen Zacharias

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park
Presenting on the Master Gardener Program for Winnipeg & Manitoba
Wednesday July 27, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove

Colleen Zacharias is a Master Gardener and will complete the Prairie Horticulture Certificate Program, U of M, in 2011.  She is President of the Friends of the Assiniboine Park Conservatory, Chair of Gardening Saturday, and Co-Chair of The Prairie Garden, Western Canada’s only gardening annual.  

Colleen has been actively involved in successfully advocating for a locally delivered 
Master Gardener program and is currently working toward the creation of a Manitoba Master Gardener Association.

She also solicits and edits articles from local gardening experts for a weekly gardening column that appears in the Free Press Homes section.  

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll Free 1-800561-1833)

Erik Olin Wright

Envisioning Real Utopias 
Wednesday, July 27 · 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mondragon Bookstore
Join us for a discussion and book launch with activist and professor Erik Olin Wright. 

Rising inequality of income and power, along with recent convulsions in the finance sector, have made the search for alternatives to unbridled capitalism more urgent than ever. 

Erik Olin Wright’s major new work is a comprehensive assault on contemporary social theory. A systematic reconstruction of the core values and feasible goals for Left theorists and political actors, Envisioning Real Utopias lays the foundations for a set of concrete, emancipatory alternatives to the capitalist system. 

MAWA: Pamela Norrish

On Wednesday July 27 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, at MAWA, 611 Main St, Pamela will give a talk and share the work she has completed during her residency.

Calgary-based artist Pamela Norrish works in contemporary beading, creating surprising beaded objects.

Pamela Norrish obtained a BFA in Drawing from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2009. She spent one semester at the Ontario College of Art & Design and was awarded one semester at the New York Studio Program. Since graduation she has participated in a Banff Centre Thematic Residency and an emerging artist residency at the Ledge Gallery in Calgary. She is thrilled to be a part of the MAWA residency program.

July 20, 2011

Book Club

Shaw TV & McNally Robinson Book Club 
hosted by Joanne Kelly, Tuesday July 26, 7:00 pm in the Atrium.

Want to talk books with other book lovers – but without the commitment of a regular book club? 

Shaw TV’s Joanne Kelly and McNally Robinson have created a book club open to everyone in Winnipeg.  

We will announce a new book at the beginning of each month on Shaw TV and through McNally Robinson’s The Bookseller newsletter. 
You simply read the book and show up at McNally’s the last Tuesday of the month to talk about the book. 
You can pick and choose the books you want to read and the clubs you want to attend. 

The title for this month is Kate Grenville’s Secret River
Pick up the book at McNally Robinson, read it over the course of the month and join us this evening for refreshments and discussion! 

Get in touch with Joanne or with John at McNally Robinson
or by calling 453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

July 19, 2011

Farmer's Market: Portage & Neepawa

Page Family Farms CSA 
(Community Shared Agriculture)
Box 784
Portage La Prairie, MB

Neepawa-Gladstone Agro-Centre 
(Natural Food Co-ops)
300 Hwy 5 North
Neepawa, MB
t: (204) 476-3456

July 18, 2011

I need your nightmares!!!

I am working on a series of nightmare quilts. 
Your nightmare will be interpreted by me and turned into a queen sized quilt. 

Do you have nightmares?? 
Reoccurring uncanny dreams that ruin your day? 
Do you wake up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night? 

Would you like to share these bad dreams with me? 
You can email them to Brette.

Your help would be greatly appreciated!

July 17, 2011

Floyd the Clown

Floyd the Clown will be signing Hey son! Guess what!? 
Sunday July 24, 1:00 - 3:30 pm 
Sunday Aug 7, 1:00 - 3:30 pm 
by the Cash Desk 

That’s Floyd the Clown “esquire” to you. 

Winnipeg’s clown prince of balloon animals, juggling, and magic has penned a children’s book featuring illustrations by Winnipeg artist Bill Stewart. 

Floyd The Clown has been entertaining children with his balloon sculptures, juggling, magic and fun since 1996. 
He is the father of three amazing boys who are the inspiration and stars of this book.

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll Free 1-800561-1833)


Transistor 66 Record Co Proudly Presents:
THIS HISSES "Surf Noir" Album Release 

with Special Guests 

The Pyramid Cabaret
Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 pm 
$10 in advance $12 at the door

Advanced tickets available at Into the Music, Music Trader, Kustom Kulture, Urban Waves.

Present your advanced ticket at the show to receive $5.00 off "Surf Noir" Vinyl, CD 
or Tshirt.

Hedwig & the Angry Inch is opening the show at 8:00 pm.

SOUL TRAIN LIVE 3 & Mama Cutsworth

Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 pm to July 24 at 5:00 am
Host - Don Cornellius
Special Guest - Mama Cutsworth

Signature Soul Train Festivities
"Soul Train Scramble Board"
"Soul Train Line"

- Best Dressed
- Best SoulTrain Line Dancer
- Scramble Board Winners

Food n Drink
Tickle Trunk Ready Pickin's - If you didn't dress for the occasion ((shame shame)), no sweat! Pick sumpin you like and floss it like it's yours. Just Return It :)

Soul Train was an American musical variety show that aired in syndication from October 1971 to March 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, funk, jazz, and Disco.

Mama Cutsworth is DJing a live improvised soundtrack for the Big Stupid Improv show at Venue #10. 

Show times with Mama C:
Mon, July 18     3:30 pm
Wed, July 20  11:00 pm
Sun, July 24     5:15 pm

July 16, 2011

Turtillian with MC Metro Rotonto

Bass Invaders presents Turtillian with MC Metro Rotonto
Friday, July 22 at 9:00 pm 
160 Osborne

Opening DJ: Samo

Resident DJ's:
Billy Rockwell
Theo Tzu

Resident VJ: Jaymez

Hot Weather & Dogs

With the temperature soaring to over 30˚ C, it is vital that pet owners be aware of how extreme heat can affect their pets. 

Leaving your dog locked inside a hot vehicle can be fatal.  
Even when parked in the shade, with the windows cracked, temperatures inside a vehicle can soar to over 50˚ C in minutes.  Heat this extreme can cause irreparable brain damage and eventual death to a dog as they are not able to cool themselves quickly enough through panting. 

During a heat wave, always leave your dog at home in a cool place with lots of water. 
If you must leave your dog outdoors, make sure he or she has a sufficient dog house for shelter with a large bowl of ice and water inside. 

In addition, follow these tips to keep your pet safe this summer: 
Keep outdoor activity to a minimum during the hottest parts of the day, going for walks only in the early mornings or evenings.  

Remember that asphalt can get very hot and burn your pet’s paws.  

Pay special attention to older dogs, short-nosed dogs and those with thick coats as they will be most affected by the heat.  

Don’t take your pet with you to the beach in the middle of a hot day. 

Heat-Beating Tips

If possible, stay out of the sun. When in the sun, wear sunscreen (at least SPF 15) and a hat to protect your face and head.

Use an air conditioner if you have one. Set the thermostat no lower than 78º F.

If you do not have an air conditioner, keep rooms well-ventilated with open windows and fans. Consider going to a public pool, air-conditioned store, mall, movie theater or cooling center. 

Fans work best at night, when they can bring in cooler air from outside.

Make an effort to check on your neighbors during a heat wave, especially if they are people with special needs. Many older people live alone and could suffer unnecessarily in the heat because they are isolated.

Seniors and others who may be sensitive to extreme heat should contact friends, neighbors or relatives at least twice a day during a heat wave.

Drink fluids – particularly water – even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid beverages containing alcohol, caffeine or high amounts of sugar.

Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible.

Never leave children, pets or those who require special care in a parked car during periods of intense summer heat.

Avoid strenuous activity, especially during the sun’s peak hours – 11 am to 4 pm. 
If you must engage in strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, usually in the morning between 4 am and 7 am.

Cool showers or baths may be helpful, but avoid extreme temperature changes. 
Never take a shower immediately after becoming overheated – extreme temperature changes may make you ill, nauseated or dizzy.

*People with heart, kidney or liver disease, or on fluid restricted diets should check with their doctors before increasing fluid intake.

Fringe: SitDownTracy & Mariachi Ghost

Mariachi Ghost
Saturday, July 23 · 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Brought back to life at Old Market Square!

We're back at the Fringe - a new tradition!!

From 11:00 pm until midnight, SitDownTracy will be unleashing a musical barrage on the beer-guzzling Fringe-goers of Old Market Square.

If you didn't catch SitDownTracy at the Lo Pub in June, you have no idea of the bold new sound the group has fashioned for their upcoming album!! 

Hendricks Civic Theatre: Cinderella

Tri-West Hendricks High School
7883 North State Road 39
Lizton, IN
Friday, July 22 - July 31

Cinderella: Jen Bolejack
Prince Charming: Chris Lott
Fairy Godmother: JoAnn Crum
Stepmother: Conni Kelley-Schoen
Portia: Kari St. Louis
Joy: Kristin Kellermeyer
King: Aaron Cleveland
Queen: MeChelle Callen
Herald: Grant Callen
Royal Tailor: Kevin Goodman
Chefs: Bradley Bolejack, Callie Haven
Stewards: Tyler Benware, Emily Bobel
Coachman: Mark Conway

Mice/Children's Ensemble:
J. Conway
Z. Minor
L. Bolejack
T. Benware

Director: William Andrews
Producers: Jan VanParis, Deena Conway, Kristen Benware and Cindy Kennedy
Assistant Director: Sarah Brooke McCarty
Vocal Director: Jen Bolejack
Rehearsal/Pit Pianist-Michael Heinekamp
Musical Director/Conductor: Larry BoneBright
Choreographers: Tess Hannon and William Andrews
Stage Managers: Justin Cooper and Jacob Farmer
Costumer: Lindsey Bryant Schaefer
Prop Mistress: Rebecca Bowman
Technical Director: Jeff Best
Set Designer:Justin Cooper 

July 14, 2011

Winnipeg Harvest Family Night

Get your family together and volunteer at Harvest! 

The next Family night is Wednesday, July 21 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. 

To sign up, call Meghan at 982-3587 or 982-3663 ext 434

Spaces are limited to 25 people!!

Copwatch Conference

The International Copwatch Conference will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, 
on July 22, 23 and 24.

A kick off to the 2nd International Copwatching Conference:
Wednesday, July 20 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2nd Floor, 91 Albert St. 

This documentary by Alanis Obomsawin about Mohawk resistance to neo-colonialism in Quebec is a classic. 

The cost is sliding scale ($5 recommended) 
We also have popcorn, candy and pop for sale. 
Money raised goes toward the organizing costs.

Launch of The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation
by Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile
Mondragon Cafe and Bookstore, 91 Albert St.
Thursday, July 21 · 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gary Kinsman will also be giving two presentations during the conference.

Selected for the 2011 Over the Rainbow Book List, The Canadian War on Queers explores how from the 1950s to the late 1990s, the state spied on, interrogated, and harassed gays and lesbians in Canada. 

Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile disclose forms of resistance that raise questions about just whose security was being protected. 

Unless otherwise noted, the event will take place at
University of Winnipeg 515 Portage Ave. 

Friday, July 22
Keynote Address by Leslie Spillet: An examination of policing as an instrument to advance the colonial project
9:00 am

Dance Party and Art Auction
Negative Space 253 Princess St. 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 23
Keynote Address by Kristian Williams: Making Copwatch Matter
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Panel Discussions and Workshops
10:45 am - 6:15 pm 

Sunday, July 24
Keynote Address by Andrea Ritchie: Resisting Racialized Policing of Gender and Sex
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Panel Discussions and Workshops
9:00 am - 12:15 pm & 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

For many people who have experienced police misconduct and violence, the presence of law enforcement officials will make it an inaccessible event. 
For this reason this conference is open to anyone except law enforcement officials.

Gimli Film Festival

The Gimli Film Festival, July 20 - July 24, showcases over 80 features, documentaries and shorts from Manitoba, Canada and the world, that promise informative, fascinating and riveting entertainment.

When the sun sets on our beautiful prairie town, hundreds of people will make their way to Gimli beach with their blankets and chairs. There, under the stars and the northern lights, we will be transported into new worlds and new experiences. The Gimli Film Festival is dedicated to celebrating the art, education and entertainment of film! Please join us!

The Gimli Film Festival 2011 Guide is now available for download.

Individual Tickets: At the door
Festival All Access Pass: Gimli Film Festival Office 
Waterfront Centre, 103- 94 1st Avenue

July 12, 2011

Stolen Sisters CD Release

Stolen Sisters Tribute 
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Avenue
Monday, July 18 · 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Tickets $10 at Native Hood, 1316 Main st.
or call (204) 260 9052

The event is to help fund this year’s Pow Wow on November 19, at the Indian & Métis Friendship Center, to honour children who died as a result of violence. 

Portions of proceeds from CD sales will be donated to the Red Robe Women Drum Society Singers and REDress Project. 

The Red Robe Women Drum Society Singers is an all women's drum group who travel and sing together on a Women’s Traditional Big Drum. They will be to traveling to West Virginia for an International Women’s Big Drum Gathering. 

Local music producer Shawn Hossack draws attention to the plight of those who are lost to violence. 
Not Alone, the memorial song, is mixed and mastered by North Pole Sound Design and is produced by ALImar Studios. Not Alone will also be released in select stores and through iTunes July 18.

Farmers' Markets: Brandon

Aagaard Farms (Community Shared Agriculture)
Box 1, Suite 500
RR 5
t: (204) 727-3788

Farmers' Market
Town Centre
Rosser Avenue
t: (204) 763-4888

Farmers' Market
Riverbank Discovery Centre
t: (204) 727-3788

July 11, 2011

Happenings at VitaHealth

We’re proud to offer an exciting new line up of complimentary seminars as part of our Healthy Lifestyle Education Series.  

This is an exclusive opportunity to meet and talk with our in-house Naturopath, and this month we also have a Homeopath!    

We’re pumped to have the authors of Eyefoods – A food plan for healthy eyes. This book focuses on how to prevent eye disease through nutrition and lifestyle.   
Please join us on Sunday, July 24 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at our Osborne Village store for this exciting talk, store tour and book signing.    

Interested in learning about a new topic? Let us know! Our in-house experts can tailor any seminar.    

We’re proud to exclusively offer Lorenzo’s Specialty products, baked fresh each week! Stop in today to stock up on your Gluten-Free favorites!  

We currently have two openings: 
Grocery Department Manager - Garden City Fresh Market.   
Office Administrator - Osborne Village Head Office.  
Please email to VitaHealth. 

WSO Concerts to Stream

The select streaming concerts of the WSO's 10-11 season are now available 
on CBC's Concerts on Demand website!

Click the titles below to listen!

Jan 29 - Opening Gala

Jan 31 - Threnody

July 10, 2011

Winnipeg Roller Derby Summer Series

The Winnipeg Roller Derby League is getting down and dirty for their Summer Series! 

Game #2 - The Corporation vs. BackSeat Betties 
Fort Garry Curling Club
696 Archibald Street
Saturday, July 16 at 7:00 pm

Only 400 tickets will be available for this game! 
Tickets are just $15 each and include a Manitoba Social right after the bout. 

Visit Winnipeg Roller Derby League to purchase tickets online.

Cash only tickets are now available at Peach Jam Skates, Main Floor, 
Johnston Terminal at The Forks. 

Sorry but NO tickets will be available at the door!

Game #1 was a sellout so get those tickets fast!

Game #3 - The Corporation vs. Valkyries' Wrath
August 20 

Compassion at the Grocery Store

Unless the eggs you buy are labelled “Free Run”, “Free Range”, or “Certified Organic” you are unwittingly supporting cruelty to animals.

Ninety-eight percent of Canada’s 26-million laying hens are confined in small wire cages which hold four or more birds each, and give each hen less space than a standard piece of paper. The birds cannot even fully extend their wings.

Every natural instinct of the hen is thwarted, leading to a range of behavioural vices that include pecking out her own feathers and cannibalizing her cage mates. 

After enduring this misery for a year or more, the hen’s productivity wanes and she is considered “spent”.

Battery cages are considered so cruel the European Union is banning them. 

Manitoba is leading the country in installing furnished cages for laying hens. 
By year end, over 42,000 laying hens will be housed in cages which offer them more space to move about, and furnishings that enable hens to express their natural behaviours like perching, scratching and laying their eggs in a private nesting area. 

Free-run eggs come from hens who run free indoors and lay their eggs in fabricated nests and are the most widely available cage-free eggs in Manitoba.

Free-range eggs come from hens who have access to the outdoors for part of the day.

‘Organic’ alone on the label without ‘certified’ is no assurance of cage-free production. 

If your grocery store doesn't offer cage-free eggs, talk to the manager… or switch stores! 

You can find humanely raised eggs at many smaller grocers, and even at some Safeway and Superstore locations. 

Here is a list of several locations:

Crampton’s Market, 1765 Waverley St., 603 Wall Street
Fresh Option Organic Delivery, 1338 Clifton St.
Frigs Natural Meats & More, 3515 Main St.
Organza Market, 230 Osborne St.
La Grotta Mediterranean Market, 1360 Taylor Ave.
Foodfare, 905 Portage Ave.
(one of many locations)

Watch for Vita Eggs, Manitoba grown, free-run eggs sold at many Winnipeg locations.

July 9, 2011

Tazzy's Angels

Gas Station Theatre
445 River Ave.

Winning 2010 Best of Fest, Big Daddy Tazz is back with his unique comedy showcase! 

Featuring Winnipeg’s top female comedians: 
Rachel Sommer, Cara Lytwyn, Chantel Marostica, Heather Witherden, and Aisha Alfa 
all performing their fiercely clever and hilarious acts in a dynamic standup comedy show.

You can catch Tazzy's Angels every night of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival 
EXCEPT Monday, July 18.

Tickets are $10 or $8 for seniors/students/performers in Fringe.

Game over, MrGhosty!

Ghosty's going away party!
Lo Pub, 330 Kennedy
Friday, July 15 at 9:00 pm

MrGhosty is off to Grad School in Toronto, and will be leaving Winnipeg at the end of July. 
He wanted to throw one last little show to thank you all for your kindness and support over the last few years. 

So come out and celebrate with him before he goes! Come dance drink and hang out!

He's put together a roster of musicians / DJs that he's played with many times:

BIlly Rockwell and REDWORM (from Bass Invaders!)
with visuals by MrGhosty and Jaymez!
Plus in a special grand finale set -- DR.Whomp! 

MrGhosty playing for you his favorite geekstep tracks!
What's geekstep?  Well, game themes remixed, chipstep, and more!

MrGhosty is going to miss Winnipeg and all of you very much, and he'd love to party with you all one last time :)

J.M. Barrie's MARY ROSE

Snakeskin Jacket is proud to present:

MARY ROSE by J.M. Barrie
Directed by George Toles
Friday, July 15 at 11:00 pm to July 23 at 12:00 pm
Venue #6 MTC Warehouse

Featuring: Jane Burpee, Nancy Drake, Ivan Henwood, Tobias Hughes, Robert Smith, Thomas Toles, Jane Walker

Have you had an Adventure in Time lately?
Welcome to MARY ROSE
Alfred Hitchcock was obsessed with this ghost play by Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie. We will be combining Barrie's play with ideas from Hitchcock's attempts to adapt it. 
Mary Rose disappears, often for very long periods, then reappears, without having aged.

July 8, 2011

Princess Dee, Teaching Shakespeare 2 & ONEymoon

Check out Aqua Books, or email Kelly or phone 204-943-7555 for days and times.

Princess Dee
Starring Carly Tarett

Dee has caught the eye of Charlie, the greatest catch on the Britannia housing project. His powerful, oddball family may be off-putting, but wedding bells are in the air...
Written and performed by Carly Tarett (Molly, Lysistrata, Importance of Being Earnest.)
“...eerie accuracy...tragic...finely written...” Monday Magazine, Victoria.

Teaching Shakespeare 2
Starring Keir Cutler

Written and performed by Keir Cutler, the funniest monologue from the award-winning Teaching Shakespeare Trilogy returns. Last seen in Winnipeg in 2002.

“Keir Cutler struck gold with his character of a college teacher whose fascination with Shakespeare, mixed with his own inability to conduct a half-decent class.” (EYE Toronto)

Written and performed by Christel Bartelse

The audience joins Caroline as her family and friends on her unusual wedding day and follow along on her honeymoon for one. Filled with zany wit, improv, dance and song, Caroline finds that even a long-term relationship with herself has its pitfalls.