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October 31, 2011

Options Rally at Women's Hospital

Sunday, November 6 · 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Women's Hospital/ Health Sciences Centre

Come together with information on reproductive choice! 

Pro-choice doesn't mean pro-abortion.
It means we want people to be able to choose for themselves.
So, lets celebrate our options!
Come with information on adoption options, birth control, foster parenting, 
or where to go for supportive abortion information.

Adrienne Clarkson: Room for All of Us

Room for All of Us: Surprising Stories of Loss and Transformation
Nov 06, 2:00 pm - West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg

Tickets to this special speaking event are $10 and are available at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park in person or by calling 475-0483.

In this exciting and revealing personal inquiry, former governor general Adrienne Clarkson explores the immigrant experience through the people who have transformed Canada. 

The Canadians she befriends illustrate the changing idea of what it means to be Canadian and the kind of country we have created over the decades. 

Like her, many of the people who came did not have a real choice: they often arrived friendless and with a sense of loss. Yet their struggles and successes have enriched Canada immeasurably.

What drove them to become the kind of people they have become? 
What would have happened to them if Canada had not taken them in? 
What have they added to our national life us as we go forward in the new century?

Written with humour, insight and personal revelation, Room for All of Us is a tale of many destinies. Like W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants, Clarkson’s book offers a richly textured, intimate and unforgettable portrait of a changing country and its people.

October 30, 2011

McNally Robinson: 8 Authors Together!

Nov 05, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  
McNally Robinson, Grant Park by the Cash Desk

This special signing features Writers’ Union members signing their latest books, including: 
Steve Benstead - Driving Blind 
Madeline Coopsammy - Prairie Journal 
Sally Ito - Alert to Glory 
Sarah Klassen - A Feast of Longing 
Robert W. Nero - Out with the Dog: Poems for Dog Lovers 
Susan Rocan - Spirit Quest

The Writers’ Union of Canada is a national organization of professional writers that works to advance conditions for all writers and to foster writing in Canada. 
The union was founded by writers more than 30 years ago to work with governments, publishers, booksellers, and buyers to improve the position of Canadian writers.

João Amorim - 2012: Time for Change

FREE Film Screening!!
Friday, November 4 · 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald St.

2012: Time for Change presents an optimistic alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom.

Directed by Emmy Award nominee João Amorim, the film follows journalist 
Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl
on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures 
with the scientific method. 

As conscious agents of evolution, we can redesign post-industrial society on 
ecological principles to make a world that works for all. 
Rather than breakdown and barbarism, 2012 heralds the birth of a regenerative 
planetary culture where collaboration replaces competition, where exploration of 
psyche and spirit becomes the new cutting edge, replacing the sterile materialism 
that has pushed our world to the brink.

October 29, 2011

Streetz FM: The Electric Pow Wow

The Electric Pow Wow presented by Streetz FM: 
A Tribe Called Red
World Hood

Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg
Friday, November 4, 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tickets $20
18+ ID Required

Tickets are now availble at: 

Canadian Plains Gallery
106-181 Higgins Avenue
Telephone: (204) 943-4972

The Urban Bakery (downtown)
398 Portage Avenue
Telephone: (204) 947-2664

MAWA: Suzanne Morrissette

Into the Wild-erness
with Suzanne Morrissette
Friday, November 4 · 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Art and cultural writer Lucy Lippard opens her book The Lure of the Local with the following definition: “Place for me is the locus of desire”. In this sense, a place is not definitive but rather it can be constituted variably from a myriad of different perspectives. This lecture will explore the place of wilderness as a subject of contemporary art, exemplified through displays of desire in land as a means to observe the power of imagination and images in the creation of our environments.

Suzanne Morrissette is an artist, a curator and a writer. In July 2011 Morrissette received Canada Council Assistance to Aboriginal Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts funding to complete a two year Curatorial Residency with the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

Global Justice Film Festival

Winnipeg Art Gallery and University of Winnipeg
November 4 and 5

The opening night for the Global Justice Film Festival will be at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, screening the film Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, Friday Nov 4.

Nov 5 there will be several films shown from 9 am to 5 pm at the University of Winnipeg.

See you there!

Lite Winnipeg: Pancake Breakfast

Everyone, please come to the LITE pancake breakfast on Nov. 4!

Do you have your tickets?? 
If not, why?? Come on, buy 'em! All the cool kids will be there!! 
Dont believe me?? Just ask Fred Penner. 
He's gonna be there and who's cooler than Fred Penner? 

Tickets now available at the LITE office (call 942-8578) or swing by 
Viva Mondragon - they have them too!!!

Lee-Ann Martin: Aboriginal Women’s Art & Activism

Free Lecture at Cinematheque  
Sunday, November 6 · 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  

The Wendy Wersch Memorial Lecture Committee Presents: Lee-Ann Martin Intersecting Practices of Art and Activism: Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Doreen Jensen and Daphne Odjig
Senior curator Lee-Ann Martin presents the work of three ground-breaking artists, and discusses the ways they challenged art movements and society at large. 

Joane Cardinal-Schubert (1942-2009), Doreen Jensen (1933-2009) and Daphne Odjig 
(b. 1919) each played a significant role in advancing the recognition of Aboriginal art in Canada. The focus of this talk will be the role of each artist within history: 
Daphne Odjig and the “Indian Group of Seven” in Winnipeg 
Doreen Jensen and the formation of the Society of Canadian Artists of Native Ancestry
Joane Cardinal-Schubert and a new generation of Aboriginal artists in Canada.

Lee-Ann Martin is the Curator of Contemporary Canadian Aboriginal Art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec and is the former Head Curator of the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Her writing has been widely published. Martin’s recent curatorial projects include Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years for Plug In ICA in Winnipeg and the nationally touring exhibition, Bob Boyer: His Life’s Work, for the MacKenzie Art Gallery. 

October 28, 2011

Howard Pawley @ BookFest Windsor

Thursday, November 3 · 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Art Gallery of Windsor
401 Riverside Dr W, Windsor, ON

Howard Pawley, former Premier of Manitoba and Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Windsor, will be at BookFest Windsor. 

Mr. Pawley will talk about his 19 years in politics, particularly the years from 1981 through 1988 when he served as Premier of Manitoba, and also recount stories from his recent book, Keep True: A Life in Politics.

Laura Lush & Ariel Gordon on Motherhood

Thursday, November 3 · 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Toronto Women's Bookstore, 73 Harbord St.
Laura Lush will be reading and signing her newly released poetry collection, Carapace
At times, these poems are told through the eyes of a new mother as she attempts to balance the complex and often conflicting emotions that accompany motherhood: 
joy, anger, uncertainty, awe and fear. At other times, they are told through the eyes 
of a bereft narrator as she comes to grip with death and loss. 

Ariel Gordon will also be reading from her poetry collection Hump, which recently won the Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Hump is a mash-up of pregnancy-and-mothering poems that functions as an anti-sentiment manifesto. Month by month, stanza by stanza, Gordon attempts to adequately represent the wonder and devilment of being-with-child.

The Hummers Reunion Show

The Lo Pub & Bistro
Thursday, November 3, 8:00 pm - 2:00 am

Yes. Craig Bjerring O.G. (original guitarist) and Joel Klaverkamp are back in town. 
The Save the Jets era line up is going to be in Winnipeg! 
It's a celebration, peoples. We did it. We saved them.

So what do we do now?
If you like big wild sweaty dance parties... you WILL be at the Lo Pub November 3.
If you don't know, go ask your Mom or Dad about "The Hummers". 

Ghana, Artbeat Studio & Marina Nemat

Music & Dance Tour to Ghana
November 2, 7:30 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

Imagine yourself there! 
In the midst of the beating drums. 
People dancing, singing, clapping, sweating from the tropical heat. 
Imagine yourself... 
being a part of that event, playing the drums, dancing. 
lying on the beach, next to the palm trees, sipping locally made wine from a cut gourd. 
walking at the tops of the trees, looking out over the rainforest, 
listening to the sound of the birds speaking, to the sound of monkeys in the distance. 

For more information, come out to this special Travel Presentation evening or visit 

After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed
Nov 03, 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium

Arrested at age sixteen in Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran, Marina Nemat was imprisoned in Teheran’s notorious Evin prison for two years. 

She emigrated to Canada in 1991 and lives with her husband and two sons near Toronto. In this book, Nemat provides a riveting account of her escape and her journey to Canada, via Hungary, with her family.

Settling into a new life as immigrants, she and her husband seemingly adapt. 
But inwardly, Nemat is struggling. 
Haunted by survivor’s guilt, she feels compelled to speak out about what had happened. Her account becomes a bestselling book; and again her life is changed. 
A story of courage and recovery, After Tehran chronicles Nemat’s confrontation with her past, how she re-engages with her distant father, and how ultimately she emerges from the emotional ravages of posttraumatic stress.

This evening is co-presented by the Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba.

Artbeat Studio Annual Launch
Nov 03, 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Communitas: Artbeat Annual Six
The sixth installment of the Artbeat Studio Annual profiles 15 diverse artists from the studio’s 11th and 12th biannual exhibitions. 
Communitas features a beautiful collection of artworks including acrylics, fabric art, sculpture, and more.  Guest writers include Anna Wiebe, Yude M. Henteleff, Fran Schellenberg and Karen E. Toole. 

Nigel Bart, the Artbeat Studio founder and facilitator and special guests will speak. 
Arrive early- the Barthouse Band will perform traditional fiddle tunes prior to the program.

Artbeat Studio Inc. is a community-based, peer-directed program that provides social supports, working art studio/gallery space and mentorship for individuals living with mental illness, for the purpose of recovery and empowerment. 
The Studio is committed to decreasing stigma and discrimination through positive action, mental health education and advocacy.

Winnipeg Harvest: Empty Bowls Lunch & More!

Winnipeg Harvest is hosting the Empty Bowls Soup-er Lunch presented by 
Manitoba Lotteries on November 1 at the MTS Centre ice level. 

Tickets are $10 for endless bowls of delicious soup and bread!! 

Join us from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm as MC Big Daddy Tazz and other media celebrities promote celebrities' decorated bowls that you could WIN!

Call (204) 982-3666 for more info.

Can't make it to the Soup-er?
You can donate online at Winnipeg Harvest.

Thank you!!

November 10, Delta Winnipeg

including bowls signed and decorated by folks like:

Tommy Hunter
Bruce Willis
Halle Berry
Cory Monteith from Glee
Randy Bachman & Fred Turner 
Pearl Jam
Britney Spears
Brian Wilson
Cheech & Chong
Robert Munch
Michael Bolton
Wynton Marsalis
Gloria Steinem 
Jerry Seinfeld
Larry David from Curb Your Enthusiasm & Seinfeld
Tragically Hip 
k.d. lang wrote the lyrics from Constant Craving on her bowl
Blue Bomber Alumni Kickers
Don Cherry (did 2 - including a dog bowl for Blue)l!

October 27, 2011


Leading teachers and researchers from the U of Winnipeg will inform, engage and challenge you on topics of broad historical, political & scientific interest.

We present a showcase of some of Manitoba’s finest musicians from jazz to folk and classical to contemporary.

But bring your own lunch!
Carol Shields Auditorium, 2nd floor, Millennium Library,  251 Donald Street
12:10 - 12:50 pm

Nov 2
Prof. Danielle Gaucher, U of Winnipeg Psychology.
Overcoming Psychological Barriers to Social Change
Nov 3
Diva Knows Best - Jazz with Colleen Morrison, vocals, and Jim Partridge, keyboard

Nov 9
Prof. Amy Desroches, U of Winnipeg Psychology. 
A Glimpse into the Dyslexic Brain
Nov 10
Bola Oriyomi - African tales and dance

Nov 16
Prof. Bill Buhay, U of Winnipeg Geography.
Resuscitating a Dead Horse: The Symptoms of Excess Nutrients in a Red River Tributary
Nov 17
Red River Jig with Aboriginal fiddler Matthew Contois & Winnipeg musician Sister Dorothy

Nov 23
Prof. Jino Distasio, U of Winnipeg Institute of Urban Studies. 
Getting People off the Streets: A New Pathway to Ending Homelessness in Canada
Nov 24
The Classical Clarinet - Featuring clarinetist Colin Mehmel

Nov 30
Prof. Claire Labrecque, U of Winnipeg Art History.
Discovering Medieval Pilgrimage Through Art and Architecture: Pious Peregrinations
Dec 1
Starlight Jazz Trio

Prof. Helmut-Harry Loewen, U of Winnipeg Sociology.
Neofascist Terror Networks Today: An Overview of Right-Wing Extremism
Dec 8
From Distant Shores - Paul & Susan Hammer take you to Merrie Olde England and Ireland

Memorial Park Library: Literary Vaudeville

2nd Annual Literary Vaudeville 
Thursday, November 3 · 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Memorial Park Library, 1221 2nd Street SW Calgary


Unique local voices Rona Altrows, Rita Bozi, Ken Cameron, Tyler Perry and Rea Tarvydas present readings of poetry, plays, short stories and flash fiction.

Hosted by: Ken Cameron
Co-Produced by: Rita Bozi and The Calgary Public Library

This is a free event so please RSVP to Rita Bozi as space is limited.
We packed the house last year!

The Talent:

After the release of Key In Lock, Rona Altrows's most recent collection of short stories, one reviewer said, "Rona Altrows is the first author since Chabon who repays a second read. Damn, she's good." Her previous book, A Run On Hose, won the City of Calgary 
W.O. Mitchell Book Prize.

Rita Bozi is co-author of the Fringe hit play 52 Pick Up performed in 5 countries by over 
15 theatre companies. Her travel essays have been published in FFWD Weekly. She is currently working on a collection of short stories called Hungry, High and Hammered
She is also writing Uprising, a novel chronicling her father’s escape from Hungary during the 1956 Revolution.

Ken Cameron's hit play Harvest was recently published in Harvest and Other Plays
Bob Clark of the Calgary Herald called Harvest, “comic gold". His newest project commissioned by the Blyth Festival is a musical about farming, cars and sleeping around.

Tyler Perry is a junior high teacher whose first book of poetry, Lessons in Falling, was called “masterful” by FFWD Weekly. “Perry doesn’t preach or pontificate, but rather reminds readers of a place they’ve been before, perhaps forgotten, but that nonetheless affects them in profound and often unconscious ways.”

Rea Tarvydas is a writer who has just completed her first collection of interconnected short stories called The Globe, two of which have been published in The New Quarterly and The Fiddlehead. 

October 26, 2011

Ami McKay: The Virgin Cure

Tuesday, November 1 · 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Inspired by the life and work of her great-great-grandmother - Dr. Sarah Fonda Mackintosh, a pioneer in women’s and children’s health care in nineteenth-century New York - Ami McKay’s The Virgin Cure, is set in Victorian New York in the year 1871.

As a crowded, sweltering summer of riots and poverty comes to a close, twelve-year-old Moth’s journey is just beginning. Sold away by her mother, Moth is befriended by a young pickpocket. 

This meeting begins Moth’s journey along a twisted, strange and dangerous path.

From a dime museum of anatomical wonders, to a dance hall populated by child prostitutes, to an apothecary shop where a magical pear tree once stood, Moth must rely on the lessons she learns from Dr. Sadie Fonda and the streets to make things right.

Ami McKay’s debut novel, The Birth House, was a #1 bestseller in Canada, winner of three CBA Libris Awards, nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, a finalist for CBC Canada Reads, and a book club favourite around the world. 
Born and raised in Indiana, Ami now lives with her husband and two sons in Nova Scotia.

October 25, 2011

Lansdowne Prize: TenBruggencate, Still, Michaud & Gordon

Wednesday, November 2 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street (between Graham & Portage)

Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry is Manitoba's largest poetry prize. 

The first event in the series features 2011 winner Ariel Gordon and her guests: actor/Theatre by the River major domo Matthew TenBruggencate, poet Jennifer Still and designer/chapbook collaborator Julia Michaud.

* * *
Matthew TenBruggencate is a co-artistic head and a founding member of Theatre by the River.

Jennifer Still’s first collection of poems, Saltations, was nominated for three Saskatchewan Book Awards. 

Julia Michaud's company, Instant Noodles Design, serves clients like The Garden Room, the Folk Arts Council and Aqua Books.

Ariel Gordon's How to Prepare for Flooding, a collaboration with designer Julia Michaud, will be launched at this event.

October 24, 2011

Janet Lewis-Anderson: Dementia

In the Arms of the Angels: Our Journey Through the Darkness of Dementia
Sunday Oct 30, 2:00 pm - Grant Park by the Cash Desk

Janet Lewis Anderson, a native Winnipegger, grew up in a small, loving family. 
Her parents, Janette and John, doted on their only child. So when it came time for them to leave this world, it was especially hard on Janet. 

As a way to deal with the stress of care-giving, especially for her Mother who was dying from Alzheimer’s disease, she began expressing her emotions via her keyboard.

In The Arms of The Angels is a true Mother/Daughter love story.  
It chronicles the journey travelled as she struggled with her Mother’s dementia and the effect of this disease on their lives. 
It is Janet’s wish that her story will resonate and touch hearts and that her book will be a source of compassion and inspiration for others who are travelling this difficult road.

A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

MAWA's Solid Gold Potluck!

Thursday, November 10 · 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
NO COOKING REQUIRED – don’t bring a dish, just come!

LIMITED tickets available! 
Tickets $30 – available at the MAWA office or from any board member
Then just show up on November 10, ideally in a FABULOUS outfit.
All proceeds will go to MAWA’s Legacy Fund at the Winnipeg Foundation

For one magical night, diners will be transported back to a bell-bottomed universe.  
Don’t miss the most delicious, fun meal of the century! 
Featuring the signature dishes of MAWA’s stellar chefs. 

All you can eat. Enjoy starters, mains, veggie options, desserts, beverages and more! 
Groove and dine to the musical hits of the 70s and 80s. 
Dust off those headbands! Dig out that blue eyeshadow! 
Dress up, chow down, and help us build a sustainable financial future for MAWA.

This is the best kind of potluck… you don’t have to cook!

October 23, 2011

Halloween Bash in Prince Albert

Saturday, October 29 at 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
Prince Albert Brewing Co.

Costume party at the Prince Albert brewing Co.!! 
Prizes for best costume for male and female and couple! 
Customers will also vote for the best dressed employee! 

DJ starts at 10 ends at 2!! 
Come out for the best party in PA! 

October 30 we will be hosting FEAR FACTOR!! 
Come test your skills at the bar! 
Hosted by dustan van dale!! 
9:00 -11:00 pm!!  DJ to follow until 2 am!! 
Come out for Prince Albert's 1st annual fear factor competition!!

Greetings from Sew!!

There are still some spots available Sew's No Fear Zipper class! 

October 29, 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

In this sample class you will gain confidence with inserting lapped, centered, concealed and fly zippers that turn out perfect every time.

Kit fee $7.00 (paid to instructor)
Class fee $35.00

Our Fall Flyer Sale ends October 30, 2011.  
Don't miss out on the great savings in this flyer!

Have a Great Day!
Sewing and Embroidery Warehouse
Phone 1-204-632-7200
Toll free 1-800-665-8958

October 22, 2011

Shelmerdine: Halloween Hay Maze & More

Shelmerdine has an indoor hay maze!!
Open until October 31!
Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm!

Bring out the kids to enjoy an indoor hay maze, zip line, tire swings, face-painting, 
and pet sheep while you pick out your pumpkin!
$5 entry fee per child.

Call today to book your school group or birthday party!

Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg.

All trees and shrubs are now 30% off.
Perennials and evergreens are 50% off.
Don't forget to buy giftcards.  They're great stocking stuffers!

November 17 and 18, 9 am - 8 pm

To celebrate the holidays, enjoy 15% off all Shelmerdine purchases on these days only! 

This is a great way to save money and pick up all your gift-giving and decorating needs! 
At the Holiday Sparkle Event, for every $10 you spend, you'll receive a coupon for 50% 
off any one holiday item purchased after December 17.  

Enter to win door prizes, sip some complimentary hot apple cider while you browse, 
and experience the joy of Christmas shopping at Shelmerdine!

Drawn and Plastered at Central Canada Comic Con

Drawn and Plastered is putting on its second event! 
This time, at The Central Canada Comic Con!

Along with our special free daily events, featuring characters such as Wonder Woman, Emma Frost and Harley Quinn, we will also have a table in Artists' Alley, where you can check out photo prints, info on Drawn and Plastered, special convention merchandise from our sponsors... and last but not least, the debut of our very own event merchandise!

We will be putting on events on:
Friday:     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday:1:00 pm - 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunday:  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

While you're at C4 you can catch awesome celebrities, such as William Shatner, Kevin Sorbo, Kate Vernon and a whole cast of other stars! 

Friday, October 28 at 4:00 pm - October 30 at 6:00 pm
Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue

Join thousands of fellow fans as they converge to celebrate the best in pop culture. 
C4 Comic Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga, & More!

October 21, 2011

Atomic Centre's Grand Opening Soirée

Thursday, October 27, 9:00 pm -  2:00 am
Atomic Centre, 167 Logan Ave.

TICKETS: $14 in advance at Ragpickers Anti-Fashion Emporium & via Atomic
a limited quantity of tickets will be held at the door for $16
Contact Atomic Centre to buy online (cash only) / pick-up at the door ($1.00 surcharge)
Ticket sale proceeds to the performing artists

The renos aren't done, but damnit, they're done enough! 
And Hallowe'en is coming, so it's time to get down!

Join us for the Grand Opening of Atomic Centre and experience a magical night of loveliness with:
Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People

Be astounded by Nosey Joe and Miss Lyndsay!
Be scintillated by WildFire Dance Productions!
Be entranced with visuals by jaymez!
Black Metal Mayhem: The Game, installation and performance by Kenneth F. Gregory 

There might be more!

October 20, 2011

UWSA Fall 2011 Student Group Fair!

Wednesday, October 26 · 10:00am - 3:00pm
2nd Floor Duckworth Lounge, 515 Portage Avenue


If you're interested in joining one of the 80 UW/UWSA student groups, or are interested in starting your own club or group for the 2011-2012 year, this is the fair for you! 

Tasty treats and beverages will be provided free of charge for all attendees, and all students who attend the fair will have a good chance of winning an amazing PRIZE! 

Students will be given a 'passport' to collect at least 5 stickers in order to win a prize. 
A sticker will be given each time he/she engages in conversation with a student group. 

For information about student groups, check out the UWSA's website! 

Contact UWSA for more info or if you'd like to reserve a table.

October 19, 2011

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Offers!!

Music Appreciation Classes

Get inside the symphony orchestra with this absorbing and entertaining course! 
Don Anderson discusses the history, design and repertoire of all the major orchestral instruments, and plays recordings that demonstrate their personalities. Artists of the WSO visit to demonstrate the instruments they play, discuss their careers, and answer questions.

Evening Course
Seven Mondays: October 24 to December 5
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Day Time Course
Seven Tuesdays, October 25 to December 6
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fee: $105

For more course & registration information, click WSO Outreach   


WSO patrons get to enjoy the Sunday, December 11, 3 pm Virtuosi concert for only $10.  Soundcheck members for $5.
The genius of Mozart shines in his magnificent Piano Concerto No. 9 (Jeunehomme),"the first unequivocal masterpiece of the classical style." 
Peter Vinograde, piano
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
(204) 786-9000

Become a Soundcheck member for free!

It’s easy and affordable to enjoy great music with the WSO! 
Are you 30 years of age and under, or a full time student?
Attend as many WSO concerts as you like for only $15 per concert, and reserve your tickets up to 2 weeks in advance!
Season Passes for the entire WSO season are also available for only $75! 
Select “Superpass” on the online form, or contact the WSO office for more information.
(204) 949-3999

October 18, 2011

Pop Up Art Winners in the Exchange

Curious about the entries that were selected?

The project attracted heaps of passers-by during Nuit Blanche and Culture Days , and continues to do so everyday. The installations are quite awesome!!

As long as the spaces remain unoccupied, the plan is to rotate installations 
at least twice a year. 
There will always be a new rotation for Culture Days and then another throughout the year. Maybe more rotations, but this is up to the Exchange BIZ. The BIZ will continue searching for property owners in the Exchange to participate in the initiative, and will likely be doing more drives for applications from artists and curators. 

Any questions, ideas or suggestions?  Contact

Brian Timmerman, Executive Director - 942-2595 
Stephanie Sherbain, Marketing & Communications Coordinator 
Catherine Maksymiuk, M. Sc. - 942-8221
Communications and Event Coordinator / Coordinnatrice des communications et d'événements 
MB Culture Days / Fête de la culture MB

Siloam Mission's Annual Gala

You don't want to miss this year's Annual Gala on November 3!!  

Actor, singer and philanthropist Tom Jackson will rock the house as Siloam Mission celebrates the changes happening in Winnipeg's inner city.  

Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Ave, 2nd Floor Ballroom 
Doors Open: 5:30 pm 
Program: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 

To buy tickets, call Beverly Bottle at 204.956.4344 or fill out the form at Siloam Mission. 
Tickets: $150 each | $1,000 table of 8 
Business Attire

October 17, 2011

The Gentle Barn

Be a Gentle Barn Sponsor!

Because many of our animals have all been severely abused before coming here, and because we have to make up for that abuse by giving them the best lives possible, their care is very expensive. 

One of the ways we can afford to care for them is by you sponsoring them. 

We have 135 animals and they all need sponsors. Their sponsorship per month amounts vary from a $5 donation for a chicken to a $50 donation for a horse. 
We would be so grateful if you would become a Gentle Barn animal sponsor. You will get a picture and bio of your animal and a regular emailed update of how they are doing.

It is a great feeling knowing that your funds are going to care for an animal in need and that you are a part of The Gentle Barn Family.  
It also makes a great gift or a special way to honor a loved one. 

Just go to our Virtual Barnyard and pick an animal that you love and that you can afford and get started! 
We cannot do this wonderful work without you, thank you!

The Gentle Barn 2012 Calendars are here!
They have gorgeous pictures of our animals on every page.
They will make great gifts or a treasure to have on your own wall! 
The funds go to support our animals, what a win, win! 

Have you visited our online Gentle Barn store lately?  We have great apparel, mugs, jewelry and so much more. 

A Plant-Based Diet is Easy!

Did you know that you will spare approximately 198 animals a year by adopting a plant-based diet?  
If you want to explore a plant-based diet, we can help by making sure you get the right amount of protein, calcium and iron.

Please contact Gentle Barn for more information.

The Gentle Barn Halloween Party

Please join us on Sunday, October 30, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for some Halloween fun!

Please come dressed up in costume and trick or treat with us in the barnyard. There will be a wonderful prize for the person that looks most like one of our animals.

Bring your appetite with you, as there will be delicious food from "Southern Fried Vegan," pizza from "Tomato Joe's," refreshing drinks and cupcakes from "Bake You Happy" and delicious homemade cookies. 

October 16, 2011

National Novel Writing Month

Kick Off: Saturday October 22, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

National Novel Writing Month is a nonprofit literary crusade that encourages aspiring novelists all over the world to write a 50,000-word novel in a month. 

At midnight on Nov. 1, writers from over 90 countries, poised over laptops and pads of paper, fingers itching and minds racing with plots and characters, will begin a furious adventure in fiction. 
By 11:59 pm on Nov. 30, tens of thousands of them will be novelists. 

NaNoWriMo is the largest writing contest in the world. In 2008, over 120,000 people took part in the free challenge. While the event stresses fun and creative exploration over publication, more than 30 novelists have had their NaNo-novels published, including Sarah Gruen, whose New York Times #1 Best Seller, Water for Elephants began as a NaNoWriMo novel. 

Around 18% of participants “win” every year by writing 50,000 words and validating their novels on the organization’s website. 

Winners receive no prizes, and no one at NaNoWriMo ever reads the manuscripts submitted. So, if not for fame or fortune, why do people do it? 
Find out more at National Novel Writing Month and come out to this special kick off event.

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October 15, 2011

Music at McNally Robinson

The Shuckers
Friday October 21, 8:00 pm

Lindsey White
Saturday October 22, 8:00 pm

Pat Boraski
Friday October 28, 8:00 pm
Jazz/Pop Originals & Standards

Saturday October 29, 8:00 pm

Friday November 4, 8:00 pm

Jan and Kevin
Saturday November 5, 8:00 pm
Baroque Classical
Phone 204-475-0483
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Fairy Tale Films: Hanna

Fairy Tale Films Research Group presents Hanna: A discussion.
Friday, October 21 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2M70, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue
Join us for a FREE screening of Hanna, and inform a research project on Fairy Tale Films! 

There will be two opportunities to share your feedback, thoughts, and insights on Hanna with the Fairy Tale Films Research Group, led by Pauline Greenhill of the University of Winnipeg.

1. Following the free screening there will be an optional, and open, discussion group, moderated by Pauline and her research assistant, Marcie Fehr. 
Relevant ethics documents will be distributed before discussion begins.
2. You can join the discussion in the Fairy Tale Films Research Facebook group.

This event is proudly co-sponsored by the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies (IWGS) and the University of Winnipeg.

The Economics of Happiness

Gas Station Theatre
Thursday, October 20 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Help us kick-off the 2011 Manitoba CD/CED Gathering at the Manitoba premiere screening of The Economics of Happiness, a remarkable documentary by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick and John Page, about the power of going local. 

No registration is needed for this event, but rush seating will be in effect.

*Doors open at 7:00 pm*

CCEDNet is a member-led organization committed to strengthening communities by creating economic opportunities that improve environmental and social conditions.
More information about CCEDNet

View a trailer of The Economics of Happiness.

Don't forget to register for the 2011 Manitoba CD/CED Gathering!

This screening is being presented by the Canadian CED Network and is sponsored by Menno Simons College.