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November 30, 2011

WAC: Annual Holiday Open House

Winnipeg Arts Council 
Annual Holiday Open House 

Thursday, December 8, 4:30 - 7:00 pm
103 - 110 Princess Street

Featuring music and refreshments!!

November 29, 2011

Manitoba Association of Playwrights' Readings

Bring Us Another Figgy Pudding!! 
Saturday, December 3, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Burns Classroom, 2nd Floor Artspace, 100 Arthur

Third Annual 'Season's Readings' by notable local playwrights, actors and writers 
in support of The Manitoba Association of Playwrights! 
$5 admission

Hosted by Veralyn Warkentin
With readings by: Carolyn Gray, Armin Wiebe, Krista Jackson, Jason Hooper, 
Daniel Thau-Eleff, Bob Armstrong, and more!!

Come and go, enjoy the hot apple cider, festive spirit!
Solve the puzzles in the 'mystery auction'! 
We close with an impromptu condensed version of A Christmas Carol. 
It's a delightful afternoon certain to make even a Scrooge merry and bright!

Pet Pics with Santa Paws

Christmas Open House & Pet Pics with Santa!! 
December 3, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Cost is $10
Call 889-8467

Free hot apple cider, refreshments and door prizes!!!
Become a Helping Hero & Enter to Win 2 Tickets to a Jets Home Game. 
     
The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter is located at 
3062 Portage Avenue,Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 0Y1 
We are at the corner of Portage and Country Club Boulevard in St. James. 

December at the WCWRC!!

Please vist the West Central Women’s Resource Centre at 640 Ellice in December!!

Tel. 774.8975          Fax 783.3173 

A few events scheduled:
December  5
Yoga at WECC 10-11
HOMES Holiday Zine: Good Stuff for the Season Workshop 10-12
Parent Mentor Counseling 1-4
Childcare Assistant Course 12-4

December 7
Red Road to Healing Facilitator Training Workshop 9-4
Sewing 1-3
Volunteer Holiday Party 5-7

December 9
HOMES Empowerment Group 9:00-12
CCA Workshop 12:30-3:30
Photo ID 1-3
Dancing Spirit Drumming Circle 2-4
Full Moon Ceremony 6-8

November 28, 2011

Mike Slaughter / Nine Lessons & Carols

Harrow United Church, 955 Mulvey Avenue at Harrow Street
Sunday, December 4 noon - 1:30 pm an event for all ages!

We invite you to join with others who are seeking to refresh the meaning 
and celebration of Christmas. 

Author Mike Slaughter's Christmas is not your  birthday
It's Jesus' birthday! 
This book will hep you reclaim the meaning of Jesus' birth and experience a 
Christmas season with more peace and joy than any toy or gadget could ever bring.

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A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

An Advent/Christmas Choral Presentation by the Joint Choirs of 
Harrow United Church and St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
To be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, corner of Cambridge St. and Corydon Ave.
on Sunday December 4, at 7:00 pm.   

Refreshments to follow. All Welcome. 

Free!!  

Any questions?   
email Harrow United Church or call 284-0079

Randy Turner: Back in the Bigs

Back in the Bigs: How Winnipeg won, lost and regained its place in the NHL
December 4, 2:00 - 4:00 pm by the Cash Desk 

When the Jets flew south in ‘96, victims of a nose-diving Canadian dollar and the NHL’s new sun belt philosophy, “Winnipeg didn’t just lose a hockey team. It lost history. It lost prestige. It lost civic pride. It lost Keith Tkachuk,” writes Randy Turner in the opening of Back In the Bigs. 

Now, in 2011, as the Jets finally return to Manitoba and an entire country revels in the glorious resurrection of one of Canada’s most beloved NHL franchises it’s time to look back on the history of professional hockey in Winnipeg. 
Randy Turner is a National Newspaper Award-winning sportswriter. He has covered sports for the Winnipeg Free Press for twenty years. 

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

Craig Street Cats Holiday Event!!

Sunday, December 4, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
R.A. Steen C.C., 980 Palmerston

Join us for our first ever Holiday Shopping Event! 
Table after table full of incredible offerings from some of Winnipeg's finest crafters, 
artisans and select vendors.
Hand crafted gifts
Bake Sale
Gift Wrapping
Snack Bar
Silent Auction

Craig Street Cats is a grassroots non-profit organization working to humanely manage Winnipeg's free roaming cat population. With an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 feral, stray, lost and abandonned cats currently roaming the city, management is desperately needed. The group provides trap / neuter / return for unsocialized adult cats, rescue for kittens and social adults, community outreach, and education regarding feral cats.

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Please vote for Craig Street Cats!!

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We are out of canned cat food, and very short of dry cat food. 
If you can help, please drop off at 487 Craig St. Thank you!

A Finely Crafted Sale

A Finely Crafted Sale is making an appearance at The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street! 
Sunday, December 4, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In past years (under the name "This Ain't Your Grandma's Craft Sale") it has been a success for crafters and attendees alike. 

Don't miss out on this one of a kind sale, and the chance to get unique holidays gifts for friends and family, from our talented vendors.

November 27, 2011

The Communist Party Celebrates!!

Celebrate 90 years of the Communist Party of Canada 
December 3 at the Ukrainian Labour Temple, 591 Pritchard Avenue.  
With speaker Liz Rowley, Central Executive Committee, CPC.   

Tickets are $15 unemployed/ students
             or $50 waged  (includes $28.13 tax credit)    
Call 586-7824 or email Communist Party of Canada - Manitoba.   

All supporters of peace, equality and socialism are welcome for an evening of 
dinner, politics, history and culture.   
Sponsor: Manitoba Committee, Communist Party of Canada

Aqua Books: Crafty Minions

December 3, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Handmade and Vintage Sale
Admission is free.

One of Winnipeg's biggest indie craft sales features the city's hottest crafty superstars: 
Head in the Oven, Boomerang 360, Papertrail Craft Co., Housefires, Periwinkle Designs, Bitchin' Kitsch 'n' Kitchen, The Silver Agenda, Leather and Lace, Boomerang 1981, Midkid, Julrei, Crushcraft, Sew Dandee, Mary and Maude, Lady.T Tees, Endeavours Studio and Workshop, Just the Goods, Blackbird Bazaar, Blue Star Studios, Summertime Crafts, Inspyred Creations, Monkeys, Monsters and More, CJ Tennant, and Mrs. Glockenheimen. 

This is the new world of gorgeous guerilla DIY craft, right here at Aqua Books.

Do all your holiday shopping without taking a step into the dreaded mall.
It's never the wrong time to pick up something completely unique and beautiful for yourself, and it's always the right time to support local artisans and crafters.

Renee Englot & Larry Krotz


December 3, 10:30 am in the Atrium  
Special Christmas Presentation of stories from Renee's CD Once Upon a Bethlehem Night. 
  
Renée Englot shares stories of the people, animals and even plants who visited the manger-side.  Learn how robin got his red breast, why owl cries hoo, how nightingale learned to sing, and more.  
Renée Englot loves to tell stories.  She has visited schools, libraries, book stores, seniors centres, universities, and festivals across Canada and in the United States. Once Upon a Bethlehem Night has already received a 2011 National Parenting Publications Award in the Children’s Media, Music and Audio category:  
Take a new look at the Christmas story. The small shepherd, camel, flower, spider, star, the innkeeper’s daughter and others tell what happened that Bethlehem night. 
Englot’s voice is perfect; and the music enhances the mood.  

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December 3, 2:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium  

Larry Krotz's six books include one novel, Shutter Speed, and five non-fiction works. His most recent book is The Uncertain Business of Doing Good: Outsiders in Africa.   

A new book, Piecing the Puzzle: the Genesis of AIDS Research in Africa will be published in 2012. This will be a history of the thirty year involvement of University of Manitoba based AIDS researchers in Kenya and east Africa.  

The two books together are the product of almost twenty years of reportage from the continent of Africa that appeared in many national magazines as well as films for Vision TV and the National Film Board of Canada. He covered a number of ground breaking AIDS research projects. He also attended and wrote about the United Nations sponsored criminal trials in the wake of the Rwanda genocide.  

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

November 26, 2011

MEMBERS 50-500 & BEAR WITNESS

Opening Reception: featuring DJ BEAR WITNESS 
Friday, December 2
8:00 pm to 11:30 pm
2nd floor 290 McDermot Ave.
Opening night includes Urban's FIRST EVER Indian Taco sale, live beats from 
BEAR WITNESS, and fancy eggnog!
Admission only $5.00 

Some of the artists selling work:
Rebecca Belmore, James Luna, Terrance Houle, Jeffrey Gibson, Nadia Myre, Kevin McKenzie, Liz Garlicki, Michael Belmore, Takashi Iwasaki, KC Adams, Melanie Rocan, Shaun Morin, Sarah Anne Johnson, Paul Butler, Leslie Supnet, Maria Hupfield, Jeff Thomas, Sonny Assu, David Garneau, Peter Morin, Lita Fontaine, Rolande Souliere, Nicholas Galanin, Jordan Bennett, Jerry Evans, Julie Tucker, and Theo Pelmus

This is the 8th annual 50-500 Members Show at 

Each work will be sold from as low as 50 dollars to a maximum of 500 dollars 
and the artist retains 100% of the profit!

For more information contact Liz Garlicki: 204 942 2674

College Point Ambulance Fundraiser

TWO LOCATIONS!!
Open 24 hours to December 24!
We deliver!

Purchase a Christmas tree on a TUESDAY at either of the two locations

132nd Street & 14th Avenue (in front of Dunkin Donuts)  917-886-7072
or Farrington St & Whitestone Expwy Service Road (side of Whitestone Lanes)

and Greg's Quality Christmas Trees will donate 50% of every tree sale to 
the College Point Ambulance! 

Please remember to print and bring a copy of the flier!!!

National Novel Writing Month Wind Up

National Novel Writing Month “Thank God It’s Over” Party & Readings
December 2, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

As long as you signed up and participated, you’re welcome to come on out and celebrate. Join us as we proclaim our victory over literary inertia! 

You do NOT have to have made it to 50k to attend the TGIO Party! 

Many participants will be bringing brief samples (maximum five minutes) of their work 
to share, so you can hear what we’ve been slaving away at for a month.

It’s been thirty days and thirty nights of literary mayhem. 
The somewhat dazed collection of people across Manitoba and the world who discover that they’ve done it - they’ve written fifty thousand words in thirty days. 

The single biggest measure of success is that they’ve rediscovered the magical key to successful storytelling; you have to have fun. 
And that the only way not to win, is not to give yourself permission to try. 

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

MAWA: A Holiday Party & Milena Placentile!

December 2, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Governments cutting cultural funding recommend corporate sponsorship. 
What motivated this? What is at stake when we agree to frame our work according to economic outcomes? How can we keep an eye on the big picture?

Milena Placentile is a curator, writer and researcher concerned with socially and politically motivated artistic practices, audience experience and cultural policy. She is now working on a resource for activist artists and their allies.

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MAWA's holiday party!
611 Main Street 
December 2, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Stay after Milena Placentile’s First Friday or pop by after work. 
Come, one and all, to eat, drink and make merry!
Raise a glass to another great year, and celebrate the season!

Join the Medea Gallery

The Medea Gallery is the oldest artist co-operative in the city. 
We are celebrating 35 years this fall.    

In 1976, members of Forum opened up this gallery as a place to show and sell their art work.  Over the past year and a half many of our long term members have retired.  
We are looking for new members.   

We need 23 members to be sustainable. We are down to 13 members and are putting a call to the Forum for artists who wish to become involved with an artist co-operative.   

For more info, check out the Medea Gallery websiteemail
or phone Marlene at 663-6882 or Lillian Toews at 475-3615.   

NEW MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY The Gallery has recently introduced a new "Supporting Member" category designed to appeal to artists who are unable to commit time to staffing the gallery during normal business hours. 

December 6: Polytechnique Memorial & Film

 Tuesday, December 6, 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Manitoba Legislative Building
Refreshments to follow

Please RSVP by December 1 to 945-6281

EVERYONE WELCOME to mark twenty-two years since 14 young women were killed in Montreal on December 6, 1989, and to commemorate Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Guest Speaker: Ms. Francine Pelletier
Acclaimed journalist and feminist who has worked in print, television and film for over thirty years. Ms. Pelletier will speak about her first hand experience as a journalist in Montreal at the time of the Massacre and her personal connection as a target on the murderer’s hit list.

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This year, we are collecting new unwrapped toys for children at the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre.
Contributions are welcome!

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December 6, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Mezzanine level at the University of Winnipeg, in the Bulman Students' Centre
Light snacks and drinks will be provided. 

The University of Winnipeg Womyn's Centre invites you to attend a FREE screening of the Canadian made film Polytechnique, to commemorate the anniversary of the Massacre.

On December 6, 1989, Marc Lepine entered Ecole Polytechinque and committed  
a vicious crime of hate by killing 15 individuals (including himself) and injuring  
28 men and women. 

Lepine's violent act was aimed at women at Polytechnique.  
He claimed to be "fighting feminism" by killing female Engineering students, 
along with 1 female nursing student and 1 female university employee.

In order to understand the events which took place that day, a movie was created to tell the story from a survivor's point of view before, during and after the massacre.

November 25, 2011

song & flight: All of Us

All of Us, created by song & flight 
Performed by: Christopher Sabel
Directed by: Johnathan Bevan
Adhere and Deny's Pocket Theatre, 315-70 Albert Street

•Dec. 1 - 8:00 pm
•Dec. 2 - 8:00 pm
•Dec. 3 - 8:00 pm

Attendance is by donation. 
For reservations call 1-204-451-3163 or e-mail: Johnathan Bevan

All of Us is the story of one man's life told through the lens of Raymond Carver's Poetry and Short Stories. The show is a lyrical labyrinth exploring the memories that haunt a man slated for an early death.

Downtown Underground: Call * Response

December 1 to December 2
Absurd Machine Studios, 3rd Floor, 72 Princess Street

UMFM 101.5 fm, CKUW 95.9 fm and BE: CULTURED presents
DOWNTOWN UNDERGROUND 
In support of Call*Response 

Winnipeg’s cultural community unites to present a unique exhibition in support of Call*Response and Kids Help Phone. 
Please join us to indulge in new artwork from local photographers, painters and 
mixed-media artists, plus live painting, live music, delicious food and beverages. 

The goal is to raise $10,000 for and create awareness of Kids Help Phone – Canada’s only anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counseling service for youth. 

Artists include: 
Cam Nikkel, Rodrigo Pradel, Joey Senft, Jon Schledewitz, Nereo II, Doug Humiski, 
Ailsa Dyson, John Campbell, Chris Friesen, Michael Sanders, Trevor Marczylo, 
Kevin Fawley, Leigh Konyk, Arlea Ashcroft, Tyler Funk, Jay Zaroda, Dayna Danger, 
Kal Barteski, GMB Chomichuk, Steve McConnell, Randy Frykas and more!

Sharing Crafts / Georgia Nicols: You and Your Future

December 1, 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium

You and Your Future is the first book by Canada’s foremost astrologer, Georgia Nicols, whose newspaper columns are read daily by millions. 

Now you can read 40 years of forecasts (1985-2025), allowing you to predict your future by testing Georgia’s accuracy in reading your past. Never before has a single astrology book spanned four decades of change. 

Georgia’s sage advice for being happy in this mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world is tailored to each sign.  You will be referring to for the next quarter century.

Georgia Nicols’ wisdom and wit have made her a popular international astrologer whose horoscope columns appear in the National Post and the Winnipeg Free Press, among many others. She is a regular columnist in such publications as Elle Canada, The San Francisco Examiner, and Washington Examiner. 
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Sharing Craft
December 1, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Travel Alcove

The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library invites all crafters to join in a casual and creative environment where you are encouraged to share your craft challenges and joys with skilled crafters from MCML. 
This evening’s participants are Crystal Nykoluk (ceramics), Willow Rector (embroidery), and Gigi Sylvestre (beads).

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

November 24, 2011

Claire Morrison & Paul De Gurse Quintet

Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street, presents:
Wednesday, November 30 · 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Aqua Books Songwriter-in-Residence Claire Morrison presents 
Rio Bare, Lyzie Burt, Haley Carr and Kristen Berkel, 
performing together in a one-time only exploration of the songbook of Patti Smith.

Patti Smith is an artist, poet, and the Godmother of Punk.

$10, or $5 students!

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Thursday, December 1, 8:00 pm, $10  

Jazz Machine III
Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense
The Paul De Gurse Quintet

Paul De Gurse joins with top jazz players to present a concert reimagining the 
Talking Heads' seminal 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense.
The Talking Heads were an American avant-garde band that was active 
from 1974 to 1991, with songs including Take Me To The River.

The personnel for this show includes Paul De Gurse (arrangements/keyboards), 
Erin Propp (vocals), Neil Watson (sax), Lucas Sader (drums), and Mike Cann (bass). 
Projection design was provided by Ali Fulmyk.

November 23, 2011

Hope McIntyre's empty

A reading of
empty
a new play by Hope McIntyre, inspired and influenced by the time she spent
with participants at a Winnipeg Harvest-sponsored food bank.

Directed by: Nan Fewchuk
Featuring:
Elena Anciro, Kevin Anderson, Murray Farnell, Ashley Hirt, Adam Hurtig, 
Lorraine James, Dale Krawchuk, Heather McKenzie and others 

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Crescent
Nov, 29, at 7:00 pm
Admission is free
Reception to follow

Donations of non-perishable food items for Winnipeg Harvest will be gratefully accepted.

For more information about Winnipeg Harvest, 
please email Chris Albi, Communications Coordinator, or phone (204) 229-9660.

Created by the Winnipeg Harvest through the Winnipeg Arts Council's 
community WITH ART program.

Drop the Needle: Printmaking

November 29 · 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Lo Pub & Bistro, 330 Kennedy Street
$10 - all supplies provided

DROP THE NEEDLE is a monthly series that combines handmade DIY crafting with 
music curated by guest DJs. 

This month, we do some PRINTMAKING and listen to the music of Mama Cutsworth! 
This'll be a good chance to make some holiday greeting cards and stationary for gifts.

Folks from the prairies know that you need to pass the frosty winters with creativity; unfortunately, that usually means hiding away for eight months and knitting in front of the TV. Drop The Needle provides a social environment in which to cultivate handcrafted skills with a live, hand-spun soundtrack from Winnipeg’s best DJs.

The event is sponsored by UMFM 101.5 fm! 

Mary Louise Chown: Stories at the End of Life

Now I Know the World is Round: Stories at the End of Life
November 29, 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium

Stories are also, in a way, round. 
We long for the satisfaction of an ending that brings us back home, 
that assures us that all is as it should be. 

Mary Louise’s book is an interweaving of conversations, reflections, folktales and stories told by patients in hospice and palliative care settings. The book explores the affinity between storytelling, music, and personal experience, consciously linking them together, using the themes and motifs found in myth and folktale. These two worlds can co - exist, much like an interior and exterior space, each informing the other.

Mary Louise Chown is a compelling storyteller whose tales connect the ordinary and the extraordinary. She has travelled extensively across Canada gathering stories and sharing her favourites. All things are possible in this world, and often true stories are stranger than fiction. 
Mary Louise is a trained teacher and artist and was the first Storyteller-in-Residence at the Winnipeg Public Library.

November 22, 2011

Tim Elias, Bobby Stahr & Marcel Desilets

November 27, 8:00 pm  
$10

As Aqua Books reorganizes and rebuilds, many of Winnipeg's best artists are stepping up to help the magic continue.
North of 50
A Cultural City Hall Fundraiser

Singer-songwriters Tim Elias, Bobby Stahr, and Marcel Desilets on the same bill for the first time!

Tim Elias is co-founder of legendary '80s act Elias, Schritt and Bell, with John Schritt and Steve Bell. He has also shared the stage with The Pointer Sisters, Juice Newton, Leon Redbone, James Cotton, Valdy and Graham Shaw.

Bobby Stahr formed the Incandescant Saffron Jug Band in 1967. In 1997, he was honoured with a tribute show at the West End Cultural Centre, featuring fifteen of his best songs. He currently performs with Scott Anderson on the Chapman stick.

Marcel Desilets has blended folk and poetry to provide a unique listening experience. Some of his songs are humorous, some are sweet, and some are cosmic. Marcel adds a beautiful touch on guitar; his original songs come from over thirty-five years of writing.

I Was a Teenage Playwright

Angus Kohm and guests
November 28, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant. 

I Was a Teenage Playwright: The Fist Ten Years of the Scirocco/MAP Manitoba High School Playwriting Competition 

More that fifty new plays have been developed and presented by the Scirocco/MAP Manitoba High School Playwriting Competition. 

I Was a Teenage Playwright is your ticket to drama that is young, vibrant, edgy, exciting and never restrained by the regulations and expectations of a grown up theatre world. 

Read it if you dare, and join us at this launch hosted by editor Angus Kohm and featuring readings from many of the writers and actors that have participated in the making of the book and the staging of its plays.

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

Winter at Gentle Barn

Monty and Marsha, two turkeys, were rescued from Thanksgiving two years ago. 
They act like a married couple with Marsha always fussing over him, and Monty patient and loving with his bride. Monty thinks he is a movie star and lives to please and show off for his fans. When groups of people call out "Hey, Monty" he gobbles back to them.

Wild turkeys live for about 20 years, can fly, run, mate and live in large family groups. Domesticated turkeys are genetically engineered to get very big, very fast so they can be slaughtered when they are only 12 weeks old. They live only a few years and cannot run or mate and have a hard time walking. They are so intelligent and affectionate, it is such a shame that their bodies are set up to fail.

Monty had health issues and we almost lost him last year. He was in heart failure and the vet told us to say our goodbyes and that he would not recover. But we didn't give up on him and miraculously, Monty did recover and stayed with us to keep dazzling folks with his magic personality and winning plumage. 

With his beautiful wife by his side, what's not to love? 
Sponsor a Gentle Barn turkey this month! 

You, or your recipient if it's a gift, will receive a picture of the turkey you sponsored and his story, and each month you will get an emailed update with a new picture.

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Want another turkey story?

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If you haven't already, get your Gentle Barn calendar today! 
It has beautiful pictures of our animals on every page, it's only $15, and it will make a 
great holiday gift while supporting The Gentle Barn! 
We can ship it anywhere in the world, so place your order now!


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Because many of our animals have all been severely abused before coming here, 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 amounts vary from $5 for a chicken to $50 per month for a horse through our Virtual Barnyard. You will get a picture and bio of your animal and a regular emailed update of how he is doing.

It is a great feeling knowing that you can have a special relationship for the life of that animal.  It also makes a great gift or a special way to honor a loved one. 

November 21, 2011

Bonnie Batchelor: Gardening Presentation

Presenting on African Violets
November 30, 7:30 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

This is the ninth installment in McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Prairie Garden Committee's series, taking place the last Wednesday of each month.

Bonnie will be giving easy methods for the propagation and nurture of small plants and describing the fascination many people have for this intriguing and familiar plant.

Bonnie Batchelor has been President of the Winnipeg African Violet Society for the last 10 years. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the St. James Horticultural Society. 

Bonnie has had an interest in anything flower-related since she was a small child helping her grandmother plant gladioli and dahlias. Even as she travelled from place to place as a military wife she always managed have houseplants and small flower beds. 
Now that her family is permanently landed in Winnipeg Bonnie has planted flower beds and filled her house with African violets.

November 20, 2011

McNally Robinson: Musical Nights



Anna Katsina Hull
Friday November 25, 8:00 pm
Soulful Grassroots

Doug Edmond Trio
Saturday November 26, 8:00 pm
Singer/Songwriter

Nightfall
Friday December 2, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Lindsey White
Saturday December 3, 8:00 pm
Folk/Rock

Dave Larocque Trio
Friday December 9, 8:00 pm
Contemporary Instrumental/Jazz

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday December 10, 8:00 pm
Jazz

The Old No. 3 Trio
Friday December 16, 8:00 pm
Prairie Honky Tonk

Andrew Frohlich Trio
Saturday December 17, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Brian Chipney Trio
Tuesday December 27, 8:00 pm
Mainstream Jazz

Vince Andrushko Duo
Thursday December 29, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Kevin Brown Duo
Friday December 30, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Nightfall
Friday January 6, 8:00 pm
Jazz

The Todaschuk Sisters
Saturday January 7, 8:00 pm
Ukrainian Christmas Carols


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

PATCHES (Christmas) 9th Edition

November 27 · 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Is-suq Tal-Belt (Indoor Market), Merchants Street, Valletta, Malta

The aim of PATCHES is to showcase and promote contemporary artisans with 
a passion for handmade arts and crafts. 
PATCHES will bring together talented artists, designers, stylists, and craftspeople. 
It is a unique event to connect the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate the quality, handcrafted and locally designed.

Over 55 stalls for this edition!

Josianne Mallia, Prickly Pear Designs, Mummies Yummies, Daniela Camilleri, Jus Designs, Babettopolis, Salnitroma's Handmade Cards, Clemens Hasengschwandtner, Claudia Catania, Soap Cafe, Lush Cupcakes, Josette Grech, Barbara Attard Pettett, Andrew Vella Montague, Ceramika Maltija, Martha's Cake'n'Bake, Garbage Pets, Createhope, Mymysock monkeys, Amanda Gustafsson, Andreea Mustata, Carla Said, Smallprint Malta, Kevin Morris, Dee & Doo, Alexandra Aquilina, Bus Bosses, Kikyo, Aneracreations, Cuddles Bundles, Beardy Buck, Cherry Bomb, Ivan Calleja, Denise Scicluna, Juniper Francalanza, Charlot Cassar, Emma Waterhouse, Nadège Renée jewellery, Hannah Cassar, The Secret Rose, Hey Birdie-pie!, Peaches and Cream, Cake Creations, Gabrielle Couture, Luna Georges, UNEARTHED jewellery, Omoils, HANDZ by Patz, Lewlu, Happy Paws, Gabriella De Gaetano, Malek, Collette Mangion, Elizia Vassallo, Tabatha jewels, Samantha Muscat


Any queries?  Please send an email to PATCHES MARKET. 

November 19, 2011

The Love List / Craft & Bake Sale

November 25 - December 3
Carrefour Fransaskois
449 10th Street East, Prince Albert, SK

The Love List by Norm Foster is a a comedy that warns you to be careful what you wish for. Two men concoct a list of the attributes of the top ten best qualities in a mate. 
When this 'Ideal Woman' arrives, the men learn that their list could use a few revisions.

For all Dinner Theatre Performances: 
cocktails start at 6:30 pm, dinner is served at 7:00 pm
performances begin at 8:00 pm
Tickets: $38/Person (only available in advance)

Show Only Performances:
Sunday, Nov, 27 - Show at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 30 - Show at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $14/Adult   $11/Senior   $8/Student

Box Office Location: Gateway Mall
For details call 922-2287, or visit Odyssey Productions Inc 

THIS PRODUCTON CONTAINS MATURE THEMES & LANGUAGE 

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Riverside Country Craft & Bake Sale

Saturday, November 26 · 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Riverside Community School
511 5th Avenue East, Prince Albert, SK

over 85 tables to choose from!!
BAKING, CHRISTMAS ITEMS, SCENTSY, SEWING, AVON, EPICURE, JEWELLERY, QUILTS, MUSIC, TUPPERWARE, REGAL, and much more!!

Crime Control Forum & GROWTHBUSTERS

Public Open Forum on Prisons and Crime Control Under the Harper Government
November 25 · 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
University of Winnipeg - Eckhardt Grammette Hall

Governments across Canada are in the process of establishing approximately 
8850 new prisoner beds at a construction cost of more the $4 billion, with 
millions more in expenditures to operate and manage new penal infrastructure. 

Please join us to learn more about how the current federal criminal justice agenda 
is going to affect all of us.

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November 25 · 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University of Winnipeg - Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall

The Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE)
and the UW Sustainability Initiative present
The Canadian premiere of 

GrowthBusters takes us on a whirlwind tour of growth mania!
It's Wild Kingdom with a twist: the cameras are turned on humanity as our own 
survival skills are examined.
GrowthBusters looks into the psychology of denial and crowd behaviour exploring 
our obsession with growth and our reluctance to address these issues. 
Stay after for a brief Q&A with James Johnston, CASSE's Canadian Director

Reserve your tickets now!
Tickets: FREE (donations encouraged)

Holiday Sale of Contemporary Craft

3rd Annual Handmade Holiday Sale of Contemporary Craft 
Frame-Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross Street, just West of Princess St.
Admission $2

November 25, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
November 26, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Featuring work by: 
Janet Carroll 
Judith Hale 
Kay Nemeth 
Jolanta Sokalska 
Tesh Kosowan 
Maurice and Jeannette Dzama 
Alexandra Tumanov 
Kelli Rey 
Chris Spilak 
tamara rae biebrich 
Caroline Barientos 
Rachael Kroeker 
Natasha Halayda 
Caitlyn Spicer 
Linda Glowacki 
SusanMcIlwain

November 18, 2011

The Myth of the Rebel Consumer

November 24 · 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, 3rd floor Centennial Hall, University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue

Presented by The Mouseland Press Speakers Series & The Uniter:

Joseph Heath, University of Toronto professor of philosophy, co-author of The Rebel Sell and author of Filthy Lucre, will talk about how anti-consumerism has become one of the most powerful marketing tools in North American life. 

On the eve of Buy Nothing Day, find out how anti-consumerism is not actually a critique on consumerism, it's a restatement of the "critique of mass society" that has been around since the 1960s. 

The two are not the same. In fact, the critique of mass society has been one of the most powerful forces driving consumer spending for more than 50 years.

Winnipeg Humane Society: Holiday Pet Pics

Ring in the holiday season with a trip to The Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, 
for a festive photo of your furry family members!  

We even have a very jolly celebrity Santa on November 20 starting at noon:
Winnipeg Free Press columnist Doug Speirs.

Pet Pics with Santa Paws: Sunday, November 20 and 27 from 12 pm – 4 pm
                 
Hanukkah Pet Pics: Sunday, November 20 from 11 am – 12 pm 

An appointment is now required. 
or e mail Jenelle Petrinchuk - 1-204-988-8810 

Payment due at photo session.
$12 for one 5” x 7” print
$25 for three 5” x 7” prints
An additional bonus package for $39 is also available through the photographer.

All proceeds are for the over 9,000 animals The WHS cares for each year. 

Nicole Croiset: TAG TALES

November 24 to December 04
Conception and realization: Nicole Croiset
Computer programming:  Alain Chesnais
Presented by Video Pool Media Arts Centre
Opening Reception November 24 | 6-9 pm
Studio 393 in Portage Place Shopping Centre

TAG TALES is a web-based interactive word game situated on screen. TAG TALES was conceived to be played in public areas where people shut down and turn on cell phones, mobile devices and portable computers.
TAG TALES gives the passerby the occasion to stop their daily routine to exchange a few quick thoughts. 
It also offers an opportunity to become aware of the transformations of our mental and collective environments that influence more and more our habits, and our way of life.

With the advent of video art in France in the '70s, Croiset produced videotapes, installations and performances, presented in national and international events in New York, Paris, London, Rome, Bonn and Berlin, Taipei, and broadcast on television channels in Europe and the U.S.
Croiset’s research and experimental reflection are often linked to a sociological approach and committed to its involvement in public art.  Nicole Croiset lives and works in Toronto.

Mary Anne Appleby's Winnie the Bear

November 24, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Winnie the Bear is the biography of a Canadian black bear adopted by Lieutenant Harry Colebourn and named after the city of Winnipeg. 

A kind veterinarian who was en route overseas at the beginning of World War I, 
Colebourn nurtured the young cub at training camps in Valcartier, Quebec, and on the Salisbury Plains. 

Appleby takes us on Winnie and Harry’s journey and through the story of her own research, which is all the more fascinating for her family’s connection to Harry Colebourn. Appleby’s insights into the remarkable chain of events in Winnie the Bear’s life reveal the bear’s truly inspirational role in the creation of A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books. 

Mary Anne and her family reside in the Wolseley neighbourhood in the heart of Winnipeg.