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September 30, 2011

Kristyn Dunnion, Jim Nason & Phoebe Tsang

Arsenal Pulp Press and Tightrope Books present this evening of readings from three acclaimed authors at McNally Robinson on October 6, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Kristyn Dunnion is a self-professed “Lady punk warrior” and the author of the novels Big Big Sky, Missing Matthew, and Mosh Pit. She studied English Literature and Theatre at McGill University and earned a Masters Degree in English at the University of Guelph. She performs creeptastic art as Miss Kitty Galore, and is also the bass player for dykemetal heartthrobs, Heavy Filth. Audacious and loud, her latest work The Dirt Chronicles is a thrashing rejection of mainstream culture, and a combustible homage to class rebellion.

Jim Nason’s award-winning poems and stories have appeared in literary journals and anthologies across North America. He has published two books of poetry: If Lips Were as Red and The Fist of Remembering; Narcissus Unfolding is forthcoming. His debut novel, The Housekeeping Journals, was released to critical acclaim in 2007. 
His latest work, The Girl on the Escalator, is a collection of vivid and affecting stories about the brief moments that change lives.

Phoebe Tsang was born in Hong Kong, grew up in England and currently resides in Canada. She is the author of the poetry collection Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse. Phoebe’s poetry can be found in the anthologies 'Garden Variety' and 'Not a Muse'. She has been published in a wide range of journals and is the author of two chapbooks: Solitaires and To Kiss the Ground. A professional violinist, she is a multi-genre artist who holds a BSc in Architecture from the University of London.

September 29, 2011

Kevin O'Leary: Cold Hard Truth

Speaking & signing Cold Hard Truth 
Wednesday, October 5 · 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

Can you make millions just by “visualizing yourself rich” as some business prophets suggest? Don’t buy it, says Kevin O’Leary.  

In this compelling, candid and, above all else, brutally honest business memoir, Kevin provides engaging, practical advice and lessons that will give anyone a competitive edge.  

Kevin O’Leary is one of North America’s most successful business entrepreneurs, as well as a star on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and ABC’s Shark Tank.  
Kevin founded and built SoftKey (later The Learning Company), the global leader in educational kids’ software, and negotiated its sale to Mattel for $4.2 billion in 1999.  
He has successfully co-founded, funded, and sold numerous companies in a range of industries, including storage, entertainment, and finance.  
Today, Kevin is the Chairman of O’Leary Funds, a $1.7 billion mutual fund company. He is also the co-host of CBC’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange and Discovery Channel’s Project Earth, and the host CBC’s new reality series, Kevin O'Leary’s Redemption Inc.

September 28, 2011

Chris Macalino: The Rock and Roll Draft

Tuesday, October 4, 9:00 pm 

A graduate explores the music world with a camera. Creating video, theatrics, and unheard of magic, the mission of self discovery multiplies into an adorable exhibit. 

Chris Macalino, a painter, poet, and filmmaker, was assigned his first commission at the age of 16, a mural in The Wolseley Area. He graduated as valedictorian with awards for English and Art.  He found the time to write Throat Ocean, and land a role in Sunday Best, while showing on radio, galleries, print and online media. 

After graduating with a BFA from The School Of Art, Macalino was assigned to provide a small collection of paintings for a clinic in Florida and continued recording performances. He then celebrated Kulay, a culmination of his painting advances in The Exchange.
He has produced music videos, film poems, and footage of cultural events. 

September 26, 2011

UWSA Freestyle V / Exit Through The Gift Shop

The University of Winnipeg Students' Association
UWSA Freestyle V
October 3 to October 8 

FREE YOUTH WORKSHOPS (held daily from 6 - 8 pm) highlighting the 4 elements of 
hip-hop, rap, DJ skills, b-boy / b-girl dancing and graffiti art, throughout the week. 
It culminates in a concert where participants perform their original works. 

Our facilitators engage participants through skills built over years of working with youth 
in developing positive, creative expressions of their experience and emotions.

FREE ADULT EVENTS include a seminar by hip-hop journalist, historian and author Jeff Chang, who will speak in Eckhardt-Grammaté Hall on Wednesday, October 5, at 7:30 pm.

October 6 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
University of Winnipeg
Room 2M70

the University of Winnipeg Students' Association +
Cinema Politica +
Gallery 1C03
present a screening of

Exit Through The Gift Shop: A Banksy Film

This Academy Award nominated documentary/mock-documentary delves into the world of contemporary street art and its recent financial and seminal surge within high-art circles.

The film features world-class artists such as Banksy, Sheppard Fairy and Ron English, and portrays the normalizing effect on subgenres by dominant culture while questioning the characteristic authenticity of urban art when it is stripped from the street and represented as a for-profit business.

Panel discussion on Winnipeg street art to follow.

September 25, 2011

Culture Days + Nuit Blanche

September 30 at 8:00 am - October 2 at 11:30 pm

With over 230 free arts and culture activities taking place across the province, Culture Days is happening in Manitoba from as far south as Boissevain to as far north as Churchill!

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg
October 1, 2011, from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am. 
One night only. 

Mentorship Program Showcase Opening 
Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 pm  

As a part of Nuit Blanche, MAWA, located at 611 Main Street, will be open to the public!   

Come celebrate the works of the 2010-2011 Foundation Mentorship Program graduates Willy Carleton, Jamie Drew, Kelly-Jo Dorvault, Heather Komus, Clara Kusumoto,  
Candace Propp, Wendy Sawatzky, Marilyn Schick, Janet Shaw-Russell and Sue Sutherland.  
The Foundation Mentorship Program is a year-long program designed to help women in the visual arts develop skills, and to provide access to the information, resources and support they need. It also provides a peer group through group meetings.

September 24, 2011

MAWA Mentors: Lisa Stinner-Kun & Lisa Wood

Mini-Mentorship in Photography with Lisa Stinner-Kun
MAWA, 611 Main St, Winnipeg MB

Wednesdays, October 12, 19 and 26, 7- 9:30 pm at MAWA
Application deadline: Tuesday, October 4, at 4 pm

Lisa Stinner-Kun will focus on photo-based practices. Lisa will present a range of images illustrating the breadth of the medium and will lead discussions about photo-based art issues. Each participant will be encouraged to bring in work to receive critical feedback. 

Since graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a MFA in Photography, Lisa Stinner-Kun has shown her photographic work in numerous exhibitions.

Mini Mentorship in Paint with Lisa Wood
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon MB

Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, 10 am - 5 pm 
Application deadline: Tuesday, October 11, at 4 pm

The mini-mentorship will feature critical readings, slide presentations of other artists’ works, and group critiques of participants’ paintings.

Lisa Wood received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Yale University in 2005. Lisa has been the recipient of many awards and has exhibited internationally. She is currently the Programming and Administrative Coordinator at MAWA.

To apply for either, please email:
- a one-paragraph description of what you make and the ideas that drive your work
- a line or two about why you want to participate in this program
- 5 jpg images of your artwork 
- If you are not a member, please also submit a MAWA membership form and payment. 
MAWA membership costs $15 for underwaged persons and $30 for others. 
- Email applications to MAWA and put “Mini-Mentorship” in the subject heading.  
- Cost of each program for successful applicants is $30.

September 23, 2011

Point Douglas & West Central Candidates Forums

Point Douglas Provincial Candidates Forum!

Meet election candidates.
Ask questions.
Get informed.

Monday, September 26 · 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Indian & Metis Friengship Centre
45 Robinson Street, Winnipeg, MB

FREE Dinner at 5:00 pm
Forum at 6:00 pm

FREE bus tickets & child minding!

Hosted by: North End Votes! 

The third community election forum, hosted by West Central Women's Resource Centre, will take place on Wednesday, September 28 
at 7:00 pm at Wellington School, 690 Beverley Street. 

This time the conversation will focus on Immigration and Newcomer Support. 
Childcare will again be provided.

Alberta Arts Days

Saturday, October 1 · 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Memorial Park Library, 1221 – 2nd Street SW  

Alberta Arts Days: Writing and Performance  

Naomi K. Lewis 
Rona Altrows 
Philip Sword  

Join Writer in Residence Naomi K. Lewis, writer and actor Rona Altrows, and drama teacher and actor Philip Sword for workshops on the intersection of writing and acting.  
No acting experience necessary!  
Perfect for writers who dread reading in public or want to hone their skills.   

Call 403-221-2006 for more details.

September 22, 2011

Tailwind, with Kayla Luky

September 28, 8:00 pm  

Tailwind is a young group of roots rockers from Winnipeg.   

Singer/songwriter Kevin Kratsch has joined with multi-instrumentalist Kyle Bridges, bassist Brooks Waitt, and percussionist Daniel Bertnick to create a collection of tunes that range in style from soul-driven folk to gritty Americana-esque country.  
Kratsch and Bridges are founding members of folk-country group, the Marquis.   

Kayla Luky's country sound has absolute authenticity. Chock-full of well-crafted country and small-town stories, Kayla's The Time It Takes will satisfy your hometown appetite.

September 21, 2011

Louise Penny

Tuesday, September 27 · 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm 

“Hearts are broken,” Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. “Sweet relationships are dead.” But now Lillian herself is dead.   

Chief Inspector Gamache is called to the tiny Quebec village, where he finds the art world gathered, a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light.  
Where nothing is as it seems.   

Louise Penny will be at McNally's, reading and signing copies of all her catalogue.  

Louise won the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards for her first novel, Still Life, which was also named one of five Mystery/Crime Novels of the Decade by Deadly Pleasures.   She also won the Agatha Award three years in a row, as well as the Anthony Award for the Best Crime Novel for The Brutal Telling and a second Dilys Award for Bury Your Dead.  
A Rule Against Murder, The Brutal Telling, and Bury Your Dead were all New York Times bestsellers.   

A former Winnipeg resident where she hosted a popular CBC afternoon show, Louise now lives in a small village south of Montreal. 

September 20, 2011

Winnipeg 2011 Radical Bookfair & DIY Festival

September 23 at 8:00 pm to September 25 at 4:00 pm
Mondragon - 91 Albert Street
Parking: lot @ Albert/Bannatyne & various locations in the Exchange District

They update frequently!!

*Panel and Keynote - 91 Albert Street
*Exhibitors: the parking lot @ Albert and Bannatyne
*Workshops: various locations in the Exchange District.

Among other events:
Saturday, September 24 - after David McNally's keynote
FUNDRAISING SHOW for the A-Zone Co-op @ The Regal Beagle, 331 Smith Street
Featuring: Hugo Torres-Cereceda, Nathan, and the Rastamils!
Tickets $10.00 at Mondragon

Sunday, September 25 - brunch at the 'Dragon!
10 am - 3 pm $15/plate

Check out the latest in radical and progressive publishing and info!
When: Saturday Sept 24 (11:00-5:00); Sunday Sept 25 (12:00-4:00)
Where: parking lot @ Albert and Bannatyne
Rain venue: the Folk Exchange, 211 Bannatyne, near Albert

Mondragon Bookstore; Fernwood Publishing; Copwatch; Canadian Dimension; Herizons; Kustom Kulture; Loon Publishing; CCPA-MB; Manitoba Eco-Network; Ragpickers; 
New Socialist Group; Molly Mew Publications; Junto Library, the Green Action Centre, 
the Winnipeg-Haiti Solidarity Movement; GEEZ Magazine; War On Music; CanPalNet; IWW; TaylorMade Pottery; LexComix

Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm and 3 pm, Radical Story Times along with a table full of great craft activities! 
Childcare will be available for the parents wanting to attend workshops.

Saturday and Sunday, alongside the exhibitors' tables.

The WMRC's 2011 Great Winnipeg Annual Train Show and Flea Market

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club will be hosting their
Great Winnipeg Annual Train Show and Flea Market 
at the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate, 180 Riverton Ave, on 
Saturday, October 15 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)  
Sunday, October 16 (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)  

Admission is $3 per person or $5 per family.
There will be refreshments on sale.
Funds raised will go toward the Autism Society.

Barbara Lange, editor of Through the Window of a Train: A Railway Anthology will be there.

Through the Window of a Train: A Railway Anthology collects stories from thirty Canadian authors (including the late Sheldon Oberman). These stories retell the significance of the railway - or a single journey taken - in the lives of ordinary Canadians.

Dotted with junction and siding names, engine numbers, and routes, this book is a must for the rail enthusiast.

Editor Barbara Lange grew up in a railway-flavoured world in England. Her father, Richard Hurrell, worked for the London North Eastern Railway. As an adult Barbara travelled daily from her home in Brentwood by diesel-electric train and Tube to reach her office in London.

She immigrated to Canada in 1978 and didn't set foot on a train for years. Since then she has travelled on VIA's The Canadian between Vancouver and Toronto, on The Ocean to Halifax, and to Churchill on The Hudson Bay Line. Barbara lives in Winnipeg with her husband, Larry (Smiley) Lange, a retired CNR carman from Transcona.


If you wish to display or bring your layout, please contact 
Ken Epp or call (204) 663-1226 
Set up will take place on 
Friday from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am – 10:00 am.   

If you wish a sales table (train-related merchandise only) please contact
Ken Epp or call (204) 663-1226 
and send a cheque ($20 Canadian per table) payable to the WMRC, 
to Ken Epp, 15 Pinecrest Bay, Winnipeg, MB R2G 1W2  

Other special meetings and events planned by The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club:

January - Klinic Karnival: Dozens of "How to" seminars led by expert model railroaders
February - Auction: Great deals on model railroad equipment
March (second weekend) - Annual Spring Open House / Model & Photo Contest 
                                                displays and exhibits
April - Creating realistic scenery

September 19, 2011

Arlene Dickinson: Persuasion

Sunday, September 25 · 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  

Arlene will be speaking on her new book Persuasion, and the secret of her journey from poverty to the corner office. Dickinson explains how to master the art of persuasion to achieve maximum success in business and in life.  

Arlene Dickinson is a judge on the hit CBC TV show Dragons' Den.  
She has ranked as one of PROFIT Magazine's Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs for seven years.  Dickinson is the owner and CEO of Venture Communications. It's recognized as one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada.  

A mother of four, Dickinson is a recipient of the prestigious Pinnacle Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence and has been named one of Chatelaine's Top 100 Women Business Owners and one of's top female entrepreneurs. She has also been inducted into Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100 Hall of Fame.

Toronto Pagan Pride Day

Sunday, September 25 · 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wilket Creek Park, Area 1, accessible by TTC and is located at Eglinton and Leslie.

If you are interested in hosting a ritual to showcase the tradition you work with or would like to host a workshop, please 
email Samantha with "Workshop/Ritual for Toronto Pagan Pride 2011" in the subject line.

Also, don't forget our bardic competition!
If you would like to donate a prize, please also 
email Samantha with "Prize donation TPPD 2011" in the subject line. 
They will place a link to your page and list you as a sponsor.

This event is open to everyone!

September 18, 2011

Dr. Jon Gerrard & Gord Mackintosh & Hugh McFadyen Debate

Downtown BIZ presents 
a Provincial Candidates Forum on the Downtown
Dr. Jon Gerrard
Gord Mackintosh
Hugh McFadyen

Monday, September 19 · 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portage Place Shopping Centre, Edmonton Court (393 Portage Avenue)


For more info, visit Downtown BIZ  

Come hear the Candidates discuss their positions on a variety of downtown issues.

Moderated and facilitated by:
Richard Cloutier (CJOB) and Dan Lett (The Free Press)

Topics include:
*Planning cool downtown districts
*Show us the money for affordable supportive housing for the homeless
*Strategies for an environmentally sustainable downtown
*More people living downtown means a better downtown: How do we get there?
*Talk to us about inner city renewal

Presented by: Downtown Winnipeg BIZ
Produced by: CJOB and The Free Press
Partners: The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Winnipeg Realtors, Exchange District BIZ, University of Winnipeg Institute of Urban Studies, and the University of Winnipeg Students' Association (UWSA).

Metis, Metis Not

Local filmmaker Arlea Ashcroft's short film Metis, Metis Not will be screening at the 
3rd Annual Biindigaate Film Festival in Thunder Bay ON on Sunday Sept 25. 

Director / Performer: Arlea Ashcroft
Camera: Arlea Ashcroft, Ryan Simmons, Andrea von Wichert
Video Editor: Heidi Phillips
Sound Design: Mike Wright
Curator: Liz Barron

Metis, Metis Not was created as part of a new media art exhibit entitled ID, showing 
at Paved Arts in Saskatoon, SK. 

I documented my lack of relationship with my cultural background. I explored my own myths, stereotypes, and clichés from reenacting the discovery of my native heritage to my attempts to embrace my Metis-ness or Metis Not-ness at such a late age. 
I transformed myself into a Gift Shop Native Doll complete with packaging. The piece deals with my feelings of guilt, lack of entitlement, and own naiveté at my personal cultural crossroads and what it meant to be Metis. It has a homemade simplicity, that is truthful and heartfelt.  - Ashcroft

Keith Price Quintet & Amy Cunningham

The Keith Price Trio/Quintet album release for Gaia/Goya 
Saturday, September 24 · 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm  

The new album features tunes by St. Vincent, Grizzly Bear, Nirvana, Sufjan Stevens and a six part suite entilted Gaia/Goya.  
Keith Price - guitar 
Neil Watson - saxophone 
William Bonness - piano 
Julian Bradford - bass 
Curtis Nowosad - drums  

Tickets are $10 (cash only) 

You can hear three songs from Gaia/Goya.

September 27, 8:00 pm   

Amy Cunningham has been writing and performing for as long as she can remember.  Opening for acts like Jeremy Fisher, Wil and Craig Cardiff, she continues to hone her craft and write songs about life and change. ”There’s a hold that her voice has on people.  There’s something about its purity and soul that makes you want to listen and connect with her," says former band-mate Rachel McBride. 
Her new album To the Stars We’ll Return, features the beautiful dobro stylings of 
Doug Cox.

September 17, 2011

Freefall Launch

Freefall Magazine Launch at 
Pages Books on Kensington, 1135 Kensington Rd. N. W. 
Friday, September 23 · 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

Musical interludes by Calgary’s own singer / songwriter Christie Simmons.  

Full list of readers!! 
Rona Altrows, Chase Baird, Betty Jane Hegerat, Barb Howard, Haley Kaminski, 
David Martin, Bob Stallworthy, Ryan Stromquist, Scott Watmough

Canada's Magazine of Exquisite Writing
922 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB  T2G 0S4

September 15, 2011

Exploring the Good Life Summit

September 21 and 22, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (both days)

On September 21 there will be a Pipe Ceremony at Sunrise at the Forks, Oodena Circle.

This brings together Manitoba Grandmothers to share knowledge, and ceremony within a sacred space for sharing, caring, learning, and re-connection to ways of living a good life. 

The summit is FREE and open to everyone.
It is co-hosted by Gookomisag Odanokiitaanaawaa Mino Bimaadiziwin (Grandmothers Working for Good Life) and Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

Please RSVP to Shannon Cormier (204) 918-2501 or Carolyn Moar at (204) 997-5035 or 
register online at Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. or fax to 204.953.5824. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Representatives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be available for those wishing to share Residential School Experiences. 

Slutwalk Winnipeg

An October 15th Slutwalk to protest blaming rape victims!  

Women have had enough! 
Starting in Toronto this past spring, this movement has become a huge international protest in over 100 cities.   

After a rapist was let off because the woman he raped was dressed "slutty", women were told by Toronto Police, "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized."   

Well... this Slutwalk is us responding by saying we will not be victimized no matter how we are dressed and we will not be blamed for men being unable to control themselves.   

Let us walk together, demanding our right to dress any way we feel comfortable, and feel confident that we will not get blamed for men thinking our clothes are our consent.

Any questions? e mail SlutWalk Winnipeg

Further information on the situation in Winnipeg: Judge Robert Dewar's Ruling on Rape.

September 14, 2011

Kim Anderson: Native Women

THIN AIR: Winnipeg International Writers Festival
Carol Shields Auditorium @ Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street
Tuesday, September 20 · 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Conversation with Aboriginal elders have resulted in Kim Anderson's 
Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine.

Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis educator living in Guelph, Ontario. She is the author of 
A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood, and is the co-editor, with Bonita Lawrence, of Strong Women Stories: Native Vision and Community Survival. 

The process of “digging up medicines”—of rediscovering the stories of the past—serves as a healing force in the recovery of Aboriginal communities. 
By understanding how communities were created in the past, Anderson explains how this traditional knowledge can be applied toward rebuilding healthy Indigenous communities.

Paul Almond & Gary Geddes

Paul Almond 
The Pioneer
September 20 · 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Pioneer continues Almond’s enthralling and adventurous series chronicling two hundred years of Canadian history.

Young Jim sets out on snowshoes to Montreal, seven hundred miles away from the Old Homestead. Driven by starvation into a back-breaking job constructing the Victoria Bridge and ensnared in a deceitful romance, Jim rejects urban life and returns to the community of pioneers. His ageing father recruits him to rally neighbours to found a school for their children and a church in Shigawake. 

Paul Almond is one of Canada’s preeminent film and television directors, and he has directed and produced over 130 television dramas for the CBC, BBC, ABC and Granada Television.  He lives on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec and in Malibu, California.

Gary Geddes
Thursday, September 22 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Is international aid improving the lives of ordinary Africans or contributing to their suffering?

Drink the Bitter Root is a provocative, emotionally charged account of one writer's travels in sub-Saharan Africa. Haunted by the 1993 murder of a Somali teenager by Canadian soldiers in what became known as the Somalia affair, and long fascinated by the "dark continent," Gary Geddes decides at age 68 to make the trip. 

Gary Geddes has written and edited more than 40 books and has received numerous literary awards, including the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence and Chile’s Gabriela Mistral Prize. He is the author of two bestselling travel memoirs, The Kingdom of Ten Thousand Things and Sailing Home. He lives on Thetis Island, British Columbia. 

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

WCMS Celebrates 25 Years

This season, the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society is celebrating 25 years!
You're invited to their 25th anniversary fundraiser.

Wednesday, September 28
7:30 pm
Tickets $75 ($50 tax receipt)
For reservations & information, call 487-2561.

September 13, 2011

THIN AIR Afternoon Book Chats

The Atrium at McNally Robinson takes on a café ambiance for this series of relaxed conversations about writing, moderated by THIN AIR’s own Charlene Diehl.

September 19: novelists Elizabeth Hay and Wayne Tefs will train their eyes on 
complex characters and the networks of people surrounding them.

September 20: a conversation between Marty Chan and Dimitri Nasrallah as they 
consider the tangle of opportunities and frustrations a new country offers.

September 21: From irreverent games to delicately rendered impressions, 
Gabe Foreman and Sandra Ridley share the power and play in poetry.

September 22: How do we move through life in full consciousness of its gifts?  
New work by Di Brandt and David Homel offer some insights.

September 23: novelists Rosemary Nixon and Miriam Toews explore the pain and 
power of women tested by nearly unbearable circumstances.

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

Winnipeg Harvest Charity Golf

Attention golfers! 

Our annual Winnipeg Harvest Charity Golf Tournament will now take place on 
Tuesday, September 20 at Southwood Golf and Country Club. 

For further questions and concerns, please call 982-3666.

September 12, 2011

Curtis Nowosad Trio at the Cambridge

Cambridge Hotel, 1022 Pembina Hwy.
Sunday, September 18 · 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Curtis Nowosad Trio will be returning to the Cambridge Hotel after a five-year hiatus! 
We will be performing every Sunday afternoon from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

Curtis Nowosad - drums
Julian Bradford - bass
Aaron Shorr - guitar

We'll play one set followed by a jam session. 
Come down for some good tunes and good times!
No cover, cheap draft, and good food.

The Dudely Book Club

Last Monday of every month, September - June (excluding December)
7:15 pm in the Bargain Book Section 

We’re pleased to announce the formation of a new instore book club, 
hosted by our own Richard Marginet. 
This club will be discussing classic, male-oriented works of memoir and fiction.

The first five of nine sessions will be devoted to Perfume by Patrick Suskind, Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, In Pharaoh’s Army by Tobias Wolff, 
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller.

Cost for the nine sessions is $40.00 and entitles members to a 20% discount off selected book club titles. 

Contact Event Coordinator John Toews at 453-0424, ex 227.

The Dead Letters

They're instrumental, a little epic and spaghetti western-ish.  
Jim Demos and The Dead Letters have a big tour coming up and 
they are doing shows in Winnipeg.   

September 17 with Vampires, Chorus of Versus 
at The Cavern   

October 5: "A Night With The Dead Letters"  
at The Exchange Community Church - 2 sets. 

John Einarson: Ian & Sylvia

Saturday September 17, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Four Strong Winds: Ian & Sylvia 
featuring a conversation between John Einarson and Ron Robinson

Based on Ian and Sylvia Tyson’s own personal reflections as well as on the recollections of others, John Einarson's Four Strong Winds is the definitive account of this iconic musical duo and a window on a fascinating period in music history. 
This is the first time that the duo has endorsed a biography. 

John Einarson is a widely-respected rock music historian and author of more than a dozen books including biographies of Neil Young, Randy Bachman and Buffalo Springfield. 

In addition he has written for Mojo, Uncut, Goldmine, Discoveries, Record Collector, and Classic Rock and is a frequent contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press
John wrote the Juno-nominated Bravo TV documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life as well as CBC TV’s The Life & Times of Randy Bachman

John lives in Winnipeg where he teaches a popular course on rock ‘n’ roll history at the University of Winnipeg. 

The former host of the Weekend Morning Show on CBC and an ongoing concern on the stage, Ron Robinson was a founding partner of McNally Robinson Booksellers. 
He can be heard on CKUW FM 95.9, hosting Pages, radio for readers, on Thursdays 
from 5:00 - 5:30 pm.

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

September 11, 2011


All events at:
The Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film
400 Colony Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Reserve tickets at Sarasvati or call (204) 586-2236

Opening Cabaret at FemFest 2011: Staging Inspiration
Saturday, September 17 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hosted by Susan Tymofichuk, CTV 

•Breathtaking - a performance piece by SG Lee
•Music by Hip Shakin’ Mama Shelley Lynne Hardinge
Big Drive – a short animated film by Anita Lebeau
•Music by the Fufuchichi choir featuring Michelle Boulet, Sarah Constible and Liz Quesnel
•Prairie Caravan Tribal Bellydance
•Short films by Caroline Barrientos
•Visual art by Kelley-Jo Dorvault and Willy Carleton
•Plus teasers from FemFest shows Magpie, MonaRita and Travelling Light

Reception catered by La Trattoria Winnipeg, 271 Provencher Blvd. 

africanada): a love story
September 17 · 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Written by Rose Condo
Directed by Daina Leitold
Featuring Robyn Pooley and Valentina Wilson

Using traditional forms of storytelling, dance, and drumming, this new script follows a young woman as she explores identity and nationality in lands both near to and far from her home.

Admission by donation.

Bear and Blue's Adventures Through the Whispering Woods 

Written by Tyler White
Directed by Jan Skene

Featuring: Rebecca Gibson, Monique Marcker, Ryan Miller, Samantha Walters

An accident-prone chipmunk helps an anxiety ridden bear through a forest of fears in their quest for the honey pot.

Reading: September 17 at 3:00 pm
Admission by donation

Performance at the Children's Museum "Stories In September" 
on September 25 at 1:00 pm.

September 18 at 9:00 pm 
September 20 at 7:00 pm

Written by Shannon Bramer
Directed by Sherry White
Performed by Ruth Lawrence and Sara Tilley
Produced by White Rooster Theatre (St. John’s)

Soon after Mona becomes a mother she finds she has lost herself.  
Now one of the greatest friendships of her life is in danger of being lost as well.

Tickets: $10

One Night Stand
September 19 · 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Directed by Cairn Moore
Readings of new works in development by Manitoba playwrights: Megan Andres, Ginny Collins, Talia Pura, Alissa Schacter, Kerri Twigg and Stefanie Wiens

Featuring: Murray Farnell, Amy Groening, Derek Leenhouts, Danielle Savage and Elizabeth Stephensen

Admission by donation.

Under the Mango Tree 

“It’s about a daughter’s love and yearning for her father,” Dubois said of her play’s plot line. 
Come see this charming semi autobiographical one woman show, written by and starring Ms. Veenesh Dubois. 

CBC Winnipeg – “Theatre at its Best” – 5 Stars!

Winnipeg Free Press – “A rich semi-autobiographical drama” – 5 Stars! 

September 22 at 9:00 pm
September 23 at 9:00 pm

Tickets: $10

Monsieur Coccinel & Slow Spirit

Saturday, September 17, 8:00 pm  
With J.R. Hill

Monsieur Coccinel is a bilingual folk/rock/pop group that makes music that is eclectic, amusing, cute, educative and nostalgic, making use of catchy riffs and poetic language. 

The band was first formed in 2009 to compete in the Chicane électrique, where they won in the "most professional" and "best song" categories. Encouraged by their success, original group members Alexis Flower and Dominique Lemoine continued composing and were later joined by Renée Saurette, Cédric Lanthier and Ryan Tomko.

Tuesday, September 20, 8:00 pm   
With Samantha Howden

Slow Spirit, formerly the Eric Roberts Quintet, was born in a basement rehearsal room at Brandon University, and have been exploring a genreless plane of music ever since. 

While the jazz studies program at BU fed these young musicians’ hungry fascination of bebop, blues, and standard form, the band’s original compositions, fluid group dynamic and brave outlook on sound fuel the creative drive of a generation raised on hip hop, dance beats, electronic sound and digital sharing.

September 10, 2011


Friday, September 16 · 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park
Held by: BURNT-Project1 & WAB KINEW

We ar raffling a hot air balloon ride for 2 provided by Sundance Balloons!
Email Jessica Dumas or call 218-6135

Tickets are 1 for $10 and 3 for $20

Concert acts include:

WFN plan to arrive September 10 and will walk out on September 19.
The Walk for Nations will raise awareness and funds for 7GEN’s Urban Youth Safe House Healing Program called “Awasis Nekan Ote”, meaning “Here, The Children Come First” in the Cree language.

Ervin Chartrand, a local filmmaker and ex gang member, originally from Pine Creek First Nation, Manitoba, is one of the walkers. 

Kevin Chief - An Old Time Social

Point Douglas NDP presents
An Old Time Social

Ukrainian Labour Temple, 595 Pritchard Avenue
Friday, September 16 · 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tickets are $10 each
Admission for children under 12 is free

It'll be a fun Friday evening with great entertainment for the family. 
Tickets can be purchased at our campaign office on 995 Main Street.

My 1000th Post!!! by Margaret Ullrich

Thank you for visiting!

It's been my pleasure to help spread the word about events happening in Winnipeg.  
Winnipeg truly has it all!

Special events, charity events, discussions, art exhibits, classes, musical performances, fundraisers, book launches, politics....
The list is endless.

As when I was co-host on CKUW's Better Than Chocolate, I haven't posted about 
big ticket items.
They have enough money to advertise.
Sorry, nothing about Wicked here.

If you are curious about what's happening at a certain venue in Winnipeg, please 
scroll down to the links found under IT'S SHOWTIME!!!!
There you'll find Cinematheque, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Uptown magazine, 
as well as a few of Winnipeg's theatres, galleries and orchestras.

I hope you've found most of your visits useful or enjoyable.

I know there's only so much time you have to spare.
I've been checking the records that Blogger has on how often posts get visited.
I will focus on the types of events that you want to know about most. 

I'm sorry if that means some items won't get posted in the future.

If you have a particular concern, please post a comment.
Your ideas are important to me.
Someone else might be thinking the same, but is too shy.

I was surprised by the stats on where you live.
I wasn't surprised by Canada - I imagine mostly Winnipeg - and the United States.
But many of you also live in Slovenia, Germany, Russian, Latvia, Iran, Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom, India or France.
It's a small world.
Welcome to Winnipeg and I hope you've enjoyed what you've read.
I hope you will visit and see some of these events for yourself.

Once again, thank you, thank you, thank you!!