April 30, 2012

Tribal-style bellydance for ALL

Bikram Yoga, 236 Osborne Street (corner of Osborne & McMillan)
May-June, Sundays 2 - 3:30 pm
8 classes total
1.5 hours/class
$12/class for drop-ins, $10/class if session is prepaid ($80)

Please bring a water bottle, yoga mat and wear movable clothing.
*yoga mats available for those who don't have their own*

Tribal belly dance is a strong, controlled, beautiful, and FUN style of movement, 
perfect for all body types! 

Learn steps that can be used during improvisational group choreography 
Learn proper technique for isolations (a.k.a. the sometimes snake-like movements)
Enjoy a thorough yoga-based and core-intensive warm up before your dance practice
Enjoy an LGBTT-positive space!

April 29, 2012

Every Saturday at Opera Ultralounge

Seen Saturdays at Opera, 441 Main Street, have been the place to be in the Exchange! 
The fashions, the opulence, the music, and the lights all make Saturdays inside one of the most decandent club in Winnipeg the premier spot to celebrate birthdays, engagements, stag(ettes), or just the weekend!

- Energy 106 goes live to air with Frankie Hollywood
- DJ IIIZERO & DJ DRUX: An unstoppable combo
- Our interactive light show
- New food menu & non-reservation seating
- Dance everywhere!
- No club photography, so what happens here, stays here

Join us every Saturday night, and be seen!
Pretend it's your first date at a nice restaurant. Dress to impress.

For bookings or general information call 204.890.6555 or email.

Maple Route: a staged reading

May 5, 7:00 pm to 9:20 pm 
Carol Shields Festival of New Works
Prairie Theatre Exchange, 3rd Floor, Portage Place
There will be "pass the hat" donations accepted.

Theatre Incarnate presents a staged reading of
Maple Route by Jeremy Scarth Bowkett

Featuring: Karl Thordarson, Theresa Thomson, Toby Hughes
Direction: Christopher Sobczak

"You have no idea what it means not to be able to fire back." 
December, 1993. 
Master Corporal Cameron Venniger has returned home to Winnipeg after serving with the UN in Croatia. Bit by bit, he and his wife Alexa find themselves caught in a funnel of anger and violence. Unable to confront the genocidal horrors they witnessed and were helpless to prevent, Cameron and his trench buddy Dean rush down a path of self-destruction. Alexa struggles to understand what has happened to Cameron and fights to reclaim him while trying to stay out of the reach of his fury.

Warnings: Domestic Violence, Language, Content

Mothers Brunch & Women Read at McNally's

Mother & Child Storytime Tea
May 5, 9:30 am in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Dress your best. Bring your mom or bring your grandma, or both, to Prairie Ink for our annual Mother & Child Storytime Tea Party. 
There will be music, stories, crafts and tiers of teatime treats. 

You are invited to write a poem for your mom to be read aloud, if you wish. 

Return of the FICTIONistas!
May 5, 2:00 pm in the Atrium

Your host for the evening is Charlene Diehl, writer, editor, performer, director of the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, and the author of Out of Grief, Singing.

The Spring 2012 FICTIONistas include Margaret MacPherson, whose latest novel is Body Trade; Arley McNeney, presenting her first novel The Time We All Went Marching; Alison Preston, with her newest Norwood Flats mystery The Girl in the Wall; and Sarah Kathyrn York, with her debut novel The Anatomy of Edouard Beaupré.  

FICTIONistas is a collaboration of Coteau Books, Coach House Books, Signature Editions, NeWest Press, and Goose Lane Editions. Canadian independent publishers bring together women writers from across Canada under the FICTIONistas banner for a series of reading events 'with a difference'. 
The discussions are lively, the performances are stellar, the secrets are revealing!

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

Jane's Walk Winnipeg 2012

May 5 at 9:00 am

Jane’s Walk celebrates the ideas and legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs by getting people out, exploring their neighbourhoods and meeting their neighbours. 

Free walking tours held on the first weekend of May are led by locals who want to create a space for residents to talk about what matters to them in the places they live and work. 

Since its inception in Toronto in 2007, Jane’s Walk has expanded rapidly. 
In May of 2011, 511 walks were held in 75 cities in 15 countries worldwide. 

Leigh-Anne Kehler's Baby Blues, Kim Zeglinski & Harmony Parent

An evening of story and song!
Featuring Baby Blues by Leigh-Anne Kehler, excerpts from Stretchmarks by Kim Zeglinski 
and live music by Harmony Parent.

West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue
May 5, 7:15 pm
Tickets $15, at WECC, McNally Robinson, and West Central Women's Resource Center.

Leigh-Anne Kehler presents her one-woman play Baby Blues which explores a personal journey from the moment of “peeing on the stick” until the moment of motherhood. 

An exploration of relationship, sexuality, and motherhood, with her signature comedic storytelling, Zeglinski takes you through her journey of intimate rediscovery and invites viewers to embark on one themselves. 

Harmony Parent has found a way to direct painful energy caused by her childhood into something that is positive, creative and beautiful…her extraordinary music.

All funds will go to the WCWRC’s Sewing Program, which welcomes newcomers and offers an opportunity to build skills and relationships. There were 846 attendees in 2011, 65% were newcomers to Canada. Women are now becoming more involved by becoming volunteers at the centre, or attending other programs. 

In ten years, the WCWRC has helped women through programs such as job skills training, housing support, parenting skills and self esteem building.

April 28, 2012

Robin Jarvis Brownlie & Valerie Korinek

Finding a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women’s History in Canada
May 3, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove.

When Sylvia Van Kirk published her groundbreaking book, Many Tender Ties, in 1980, she revolutionized the historical understanding of the North American fur trade and introduced entirely new areas of inquiry in women’s, social, and Aboriginal history. 

Using Van Kirk’s themes, Finding a Way to the Heart examines race, gender, identity and colonization, and illustrates Van Kirk’s extensive influence on a generation of feminist scholarship. 

Robin Jarvis Brownlie is an associate professor in the Department of History at University of Manitoba and author of A Fatherly Eye: Indian Agents, Government Power, and Aboriginal Resistance in Ontario, 1918–1939
Valerie J. Korinek is a professor in the Department of History at University of Saskatchewan, and is the author of Roughing It in Suburbia: Reading Chatelaine Magazine in the Fifties and Sixties.

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

Cats, Collies, Mutts & Pugs!

It's yard sale season! 
Starting May 1, D'Arcy's A.R.C. will be accepting gently used items - not clothing - 
for their yard sale, June 1 - 2.

Join Craig Street Cats at R.A. Steen C.C., 980 Plamerston, for a weekend of garage sale glory and incredible baked goodies.

Rummage Sale | Bake Sale | Snack Bar | Gift Basket Draws 

May 4, 6 pm to 9 pm: drop off gently used items and fresh baked goods. 
May 5 and 6, 10 am to 4 pm: shop til you drop!

The Pawsh Dog Taylor
May 5, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

You and your dog(s) are invited to help MB Pug Rescue celebrate our fifth birthday!
If you have adopted from us, please bring your dog as we would LOVE to see your dog!!

Indoor play time, bbq lunch ($5.00 for hotdog/hamburger, chips & a drink), 
silent auction, 50/50 draw and we will have pug and small dog items for sale. 
All proceeds going towards the vetting of rescued dogs in the care of MB Pug Rescue.

In these 5 years, we've rescued nearly 600 dogs from puppy mills, back yard breeders, high kill shelters and by way of owner surrender. 

Hope to see you there!!

Pets 101, 2573 Portage Avenue: HHBCR Adoption Day
May 6, 12:30 to 3:00 pm

Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue currently have many wonderful dogs that need loving homes. 
Fosters please email us to confirm your attendance. 
Please invite friends and family to come on out and meet the dogs. 

If you are interested in adopting or fostering, this is a great chance to meet our dogs. 

Chad and the staff at Pets101 have a donation bucket in their store for food, treats, 
toys, leashes and more. 
We appreciate any donations that we receive. 
We look forward to seeing you!

Adoption Fair
Sophie's Dognasium, 1469 St. James St.
May 13, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Come meet many of Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue's adoptable dogs! 
We will also have information about fostering and volunteering!

Mother Pluckers - Keri Latimer

Pop Soda's, 625 Portage Avenue
May 4, 8:00 pm in UTC-05

Mother Pluckers, a night of song, stories and whiskey 
with Keri Latimer, Linda McRae and Jess Reimer.

CD launch for Keri Latimer's debut solo album, as well as Linda McRae's 4th solo album. 
tix $12 advance (available at Music Trader) $15 at door.

Larry Verstraete: Surviving the Hindenburg

May 6, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Surviving the Hindenburg

Come join us on the 75th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster to hear the story of one of the survivors of that fateful evening. 

On May 6, 1937, the giant German airship the Hindenburg was destroyed by fire as it attempted to land at Lakehurst Naval Base in New Jersey. Of the 93 people on board, 
62 survived, including Werner Franz, the ship’s 14-year-old cabin boy. 

Larry Verstraete recounts young Werner’s story. Captured in detailed, dramatic artwork, the story of the doomed airship comes alive for readers and history buffs of all ages. 

Larry Verstraete’s book, S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet, was named a 2011 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students by the National Science Teachers Association. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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

April 27, 2012


Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Opening Reception:
May 3, 7:00 pm to 10 pm in UTC-05
Exhibition closes on May 15, at 6 pm

Puppets, puppets, puppets! 
Here is the gallery show that Asa Nodelman has been preparing for for the last sixteen months. It includes eight new intricate marionettes and a retrospective of all the other puppets and props that built in the last few years. 
So come out and see what Asa's been bringing to life. 

If you come to the opening I'll move some of the marionettes around for you, and we can enjoy a glass of wine together. Or I can move one of the marionettes around, and we can enjoy several glasses of wine together. It'll be fun either way. I'll probably be there for 1st Friday in the Exchange, too, in case you're too busy to make it out on Thursday. - Asa

Gallery Hours:Tuesday through Saturday, 12 - 6 pm

April 24, 2012

Getty Stewart: Prairie Fruit / CV2 Poetry

April 30, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Prairie Fruit Cookbook: The Essential Guide for Picking, Preserving and Preparing Fruit

Make the most of prairie fruits! 

Home Economist, Getty Stewart, has filled her easy-to read book with more than 130 tested recipes, basic preserving techniques, harvesting and storing information, and ideas for engaging kids in experiencing and identifying local fruit. 

Getty’s love of fruit began as a small girl in Germany where her family would pick and preserve the harvest every year. 
When they moved to a farm in Manitoba, they continued the tradition. 

In 2010, Getty founded Fruit Share, a local organization that harvests and shares surplus fruit growing in backyards throughout the city. 
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Fruit Share.

April 30, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
CV2 Poetry Readings including 
Marsha Barber - What is the Sound of Someone Unravelling 

Barber’s work has been called “searingly direct, honest and by turns heartbreaking and funny”.  In 2012, she won first place among 280 entries in The Ontario Poetry Society’s Open Heart poetry competition, and first and second place in their And The Envelope Please competition. 
Her work has appeared in periodicals, including The Antigonish Review, The Walrus, The New Quarterly and The Nashwaak Review. 
Marsha is on faculty at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism, and previously worked for many years as a documentary maker at CBC. 

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

April 22, 2012

Leland Klassen

Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 653 Knowles Ave.
April 28, doors open 6:00 pm

This will be an evening of awareness, community, inclusion and, of course, laughter. 
Last year our show sold out! 
The gift of laughter, wrapped in a strong message of hope and encouragement.

We at Hope Centre Ministries envision a time when all people with a disability are fully incorporated in the life of Christ's Church where all employ their gifts.

We have as our mission the building of inclusive worshiping communities that see all people as created in God's image, capable of making a contribution. These communities will provide an environment where members are encouraged to express their giftedness, giving and receiving holistic support for the challenges of life.

Food For Folks: Folk Funding For Food Security

Urkainian Labour Temple, 591 Pritchard Avenue
April 28, 7:00 pm to 2:00 am
$10 - 20 per ticket

We want you to come help folk fund for food security!
There will be silent auctions with good prizes, and an art auction hosted by Daniel Belaire.
There will be catering, a full bar, and a coffee/tea stand.

We will showcase a few of our North End Artists, among other talented Winnipeg artists.

Tickets available at:
Folk Festival Music Store 203-211 Bannatyne 
Ragpickers - 216 McDermot
Pollock's Hardware Co-op - 1407 Main
Organic Planet Co-op 877 - Westminster
Jonnies StickyBuns - 941 Portage
University of Winnipeg Info Booth - 515 Portage behind the main door elevators
Pop Sodas - 625 Portage
Neechi Foods - 325 Dufferin Avenue

Food For Folks is a nonprofit organic fruit market. We order our produce from local market places which reinvest back into the community.

The profits will be invested in the North End of Winnipeg. 
We are developing a garden on a lot west of the Neechi Foods store, and growing organic vegetables for the Neechi Commons market this summer on Euclid and Main Street.

The Line-up:
Michael Champagne: talking about the community organizing The Meet Me At The Bell Tower Movement
Rainbow Tubesox
DJ BEEZNEEZ, production manager of Music First, a nonprofit music production company based in Point Douglas; he is also active in the Point Douglas Residents Committee.
Music First will be co-producing this event as part of their community solidarity efforts.

Alison Gillmor, Amy Fung & Cathy Mattes: What is art?

MAWA, 611 Main Street
April 28, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

If “what is art” is specific to individuals, how do we educate a general public, advocate on behalf of an art-filled culture or even critique work?

Is it art if the creator didn’t call it art? Is it art simply because a creator calls it art? Is there a difference between non-art and bad art? Is craft art? Documentary photographs? Commercial design? Architecture? 

Three panelists will each present images, some they define as art and some they don’t, and articulate why. 
Then the floor is open to you. 
Debate! Disagree! Argue passionately for what you believe in!

Alison Gillmor who writes on art, film and pop culture for the Winnipeg Free Press, 
CBC’s Manitoba Scene and Border Crossing.

Amy Fung, an interdisciplinary and independent arts writer, organizer, and editor of the Edmonton-based

Cathy Mattes, who focuses on Aboriginal issues and art. She is now the art history lecturer at Brandon University, Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department.

Moderated by Sarah Anne Johnson.

Joe Mackintosh: Métis Andy De Jarlis

April 28, 2:00-4:00 pm by the Cash Desk
Andy De Jarlis: Life and Times of an Old Time Fiddler

Successful Métis fiddler and composer Andy De Jarlis’ talent and contributions to Canadian music were the equal of old-time fiddle icons Don Messer and Al Cherny. Andy's most important legacy may be his dedication to keeping Prairie Métis fiddling music alive. 

He had many original compositions.  He also copied the sounds that he'd heard in his youth so they could be played by bands across the Prairies. 
This book will allow Andy’s contributions to be enjoyed by a new group of fans. 

Joe Mackintosh has played piano and accordion with bands ranging from jazz and Dixieland, country western, old time fiddling and big bands. 
He played with the Andy De Jarlis orchestra until Andy’s death.

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

April 21, 2012

Balanced Records Party!!

Balanced Records' 11-Year Birthday Party
Pop Soda's Coffeehouse & Gallery, 625 Portage Avenue
April 28, 9:00 pm to 3:00 am

After 34 releases, 317 tracks, 52 artists, 1 JUNO, 1 upcoming JUNO nomination, 
come celebrate another successful year of Balanced Records!

Featuring DJ sets by:
The Seed Organization
Billy Rockwell
Theo Tzu

EDEN by Hope McIntyre

Sarasvati Productions' Presents
EDEN by Hope McIntyre
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, 400 Colony St.
Tickets $18 (Adults) / $12 (Students/Seniors)
Reserve by calling 586-2236 or buy online Sarasvati 

We are excited to be premiering this original work, which combines video, music, dance and theatre to explore the notions of truth and justice.
EDEN is an exciting piece not only due to its epic nature, exploring three generations of characters in a futuristic dystopia, but also due to the large cast size and unique production demands. It is an interdisciplinary theatre experience which pulls from many cultural backgrounds. 

Friday, April 27 8:00 pm Opening Night!!
April 28, May 2, May 3, May 4, May 5 -  8:00 pm
May 9, May 10, May 11, May 12 -  8:00 pm

Pay What You Can Matinees:
April 29, May 6, May 13 - 2:00 pm 

Directed by Sharon Bajer
University of Winnipeg’s Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
Kevin Anderson
Andrea Del Campo
Kevin Gabel
Ti Hallas
Marsha Knight
Tracy Penner
Steven Ratzlaff
Tom Soares

Set Design by Kim Griffin
Lighting Design by Dean Cowieson
Costume Design by Kelsey Noren
Video by Jordan Popowich
Sound Design by Chris Coyne

This is a Canadian Actors' Equity Association approved Independent Artsits Projects Policy production.  Thank-you to Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council.

April 20, 2012

Fort Richmond Collegiate: The Scribbler

April 26, 8;00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Launch of The Scribbler

The launch will include public readings from the book.
This is Fort Richmond Collegiate’s (FRC) second venture into a literary book, 
including photography, poetry, short stories, slam poems and much more. 

All of the work in the book are submitted by students, some of the students 
are renowned slam poets. 
FRC is a high school, ranging from grades 10 to 12. 

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

April 19, 2012

Sandy Eggertson: Blooming Iris / Eva Wiseman

April 25, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
McNally and the Prairie Garden Committee’s Gardening Information Talks
Iris Confidential:  Secrets to 8 weeks of Blooming Iris 

Sandra Eggertson is the owner of Merlebleu, north of Winnipeg. Sandra, a member of the Can West Iris Society, grows over 500 different cultivars of iris, and has obtained display garden status from the Median Iris Society, the Historic Iris Preservation Society and the Dwarf Iris Society. 
Her gardens consist of hundreds of lilies, daylilies, hosta and other perennials, interplanted in various vignettes. She also grows a large vegetable crop in 17 raised beds. 

Eva Wiseman
April 25, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
The Last Song

Spain had been one of the world’s most tolerant societies for eight hundred years, but that way of life was wiped out by the Inquisition. Isabel’s family feels safe; her father is a respected physician in the court of Ferdinand and Isabella. Isabel was raised as a Catholic and doesn’t know that her family’s Jewish roots may be a death sentence. When her father is arrested by Torquemada, she makes a desperate plan to save her family. 

Hungarian-born novelist Eva Wiseman has received the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award for My Canary Yellow Star. That novel and A Place Not Home were selected for the New York Public Library’s annual Best Books for the Teen Age list. 
Kanada was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and winner of the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction. Wiseman’s novel Puppet also received the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, and the Canadian Jewish Book Award. 
Eva Wiseman is the mother of two and lives in Winnipeg with her husband.

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

April 18, 2012

Richard Wagamese: Indian Horse

April 24, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Reading & Signing Indian Horse

Saul Indian Horse's last binge almost killed him.  Now he’s a reluctant resident in a treatment centre for alcoholics, surrounded by people he’s sure will never understand. 

But Saul wants peace, and he comes to see that he’ll find it only through telling his story. With him, readers embark on a journey through the life he’s led as a northern Ojibway. 

Richard Wagamese is an Ojibway from northwestern Ontario. He is the author of four novels, including Dream Wheels, winner of the 2007 Canadian Authors Association MOSAID Technologies Inc. Award for Fiction. 
His autobiographical book For Joshua earned critical acclaim, and One Native Life was selected as one of the Globe and Mail’s Top 100 Books of the Year.

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

April 17, 2012

Cinéma québécois: Le Vendeur (The Salesman)

Centre Culturel Franco Manitobain, 340 boulevard Provencher
April 23, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
In French with English subtitles
Special guest : Director Sébastien Pilote

Les Rendez-vous du Cinéma québécois et Cinémental presents 
Le Vendeur (The Salesman)
With: Gilbert Sicotte, Nathalie Cavezzali, Jean-François Boudreau et Jérémy Tessier

Marcel Lévesque is a dapper, silver-haired, silver-tongued car salesman. Perennially "Salesman of the Month", he takes great satisfaction in the ritual of persuasion. Selling is his calling and preoccupation.  That and watching over his beloved daughter and grandson are his sole raisons d’être. 

But in the humble working-class town of Lac Saint-Jean, Québec, the impending paper plant closure is making car buying seem absurd. As more men are laid off, change swoops into Marcel’s life, too, and he must come to terms with the consequences of his obsession.

The Salesman applies restraint to mount subtle moments into an emotionally crushing story.  A heartbreaking, exacting performance by Gilbert Sicotte, one of French Canada’s greatest actors, is the exquisite engine driving this meditation on our need for safety and routine in the face of life’s inevitable instability.

Nahlah Ayed / the Enneagram

April 23, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
A Thousand Farewells: A Reporter’s Journey from Refugee Camp to the Arab Spring

In 1976, Nahlah Ayed’s family gave up their comfortable life in Winnipeg for the squalor 
of a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan.  It was from this situation that Ayed first observed the people whose heritage she shared. 

The family returned to Canada, and Ayed ignored the Middle East.  The First Gulf War 
and the events of 9/11 reignited her interest. Soon she was reporting from the region 
full-time, trying to make sense of the wars and upheavals. 

Ayed describes the myriad ways in which the Arab people have fought oppression and loss, and the wars, crackdowns, and uprisings she has reported on in the region.  
Nahlah Ayed joined the CBC in 2002 and is currently a CBC correspondent.

April 23, 8:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Heart and Soul of the Enneagram: Reflections on Inner Work and the Enneagram

First self published under the title Soul Stuff, the book has been expanded.  The reader 
is invited to pay as much attention to the empty spaces as the words themselves. 

Carol Ann Gotch and David Wolch are spiritual directors, teachers and workshop facilitators, who use the enneagram as a symbol of transformation. 
They have been studying and teaching the enneagram in Winnipeg since 1981. 
Carol Ann holds a Master’s Degree in Spirituality, and is a staff member of Prairie Jubilee, 
a program for training spiritual directors.  David holds a Masters in Spiritual Theology.

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

April 16, 2012

Yoga Day for Human Rights

All Saints Anglican Church Sandy Hill, 317 Chapel St 
April 28, 6:00 am to 10:00 pm  

Amnesty International’s Yoga Day in Ottawa promises to be an uplifting and inspiring day, with yoga instructors from across Ottawa leading participants through a variety of yoga styles to help build a world in which everyone’s human rights are protected.   

The public is invited to register for classes of any duration during the marathon, as well as the kirtan and dinner with special guest and celebrity yogi, Wade Imre Morisette, joined by Ottawa's own Tara Porter and the Bhakti Connection.   

Postcard actions will also be available for signing and sent to the Iranian government following the event.   

Nationwide, communities will roll out yoga mats on April 28 to inspire change and ignite awareness for women worldwide.  Will you?   

$25 per class.  
$150 for all 9 classes.  
$175 for a whole day pass (9 classes, including dinner and kirtan).  
$45 for dinner and kirtan.   

April 15, 2012

Robert J. Sawyer: Triggers

April 21, 2:00 pm in the Atrium

This latest work opens on the eve of a secret military operation, when an assassin’s 
bullet strikes the U.S. President. He is rushed to the hospital where Canadian researcher Dr. Singh is experimenting with a device that erases traumatic memories. 
A terrorist bomb detonates at the same moment the president suffers cardiac arrest. 
He has a near-death experience, but the memories are not his memories. 
The electromagnetic pulse generated by the bomb scrambled Dr. Singh’s equipment, allowing a random group of people to access one another’s minds. 
Now one of those people has access to the president’s memories.

Robert J. Sawyer, called “the dean of Canadian science fiction” by the Ottawa Citizen, is the only Canadian to win all three of the world’s top awards for the best science-fiction novel of the year: the Hugo, the Nebula, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Awards.

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

Polaris Project: 10 Years of Fighting Slavery

On February 14 Polaris Project celebrated its 10th anniversary. 
In the past ten years, Polaris Project has grown into a powerful organization that is transforming the way communities in the U.S. fight slavery and human rights abuse. 
Thanks to your support, we have supported thousands of trafficking survivors through our hotline and client services program. We have helped pass dozens of state bills to reduce trafficking. We have trained thousands of people to recognize the signs of trafficking and we have built a significant network of grassroots activists to help us expand our impact.
Read this report on our Ten Years of Impact and view this interactive timeline to learn more about the successes you have helped make possible. 

And be sure to watch Co-Founder, Katherine Chon, who recently shared how she and Derek Ellerman were inspired to launch an organization where everyday people could come together to do extraordinary things to overcome the scourge of slavery.

April 14, 2012

Massive West End Clean-Up

Daniel McIntyre St Matthews Community Association, Spence Neighbourhood Association, West Central Women’s Resource Centre, Ma Mawi and St Matthews Maryland Community Ministry invite you to participate in our annual Spring Clean-Up.

April 21, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Meet at location of your choice:
DMSMCA’s New Office: 823 Ellice Avenue
Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre: 430 Langside Street
West Central Women’s RC: 640 Ellice Avenue
Ma Mawi-Spence Site: 443 Spence Street

RAIN DATE APRIL 28, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
email Robyn or call 774-7005 ext 104


April 20, 8:00 pm to 1:00 am
Doors open at 8:00 pm, music starts at 9:00 pm

You are all invited to our RasTamils EP release party,
at the Exchange Community Church, 75 Albert St 
with three great opening acts:

RasTamils will be releasing an EP of 6 original Soul Reggae songs in solidarity with the Tamil people in Sri Lanka. RasTamils are ready to rome with the strength of the people!

RasTamils are: 
Franklin Fernando (lead singer/rhythm guitar/song writer)
Martin Valach (drums/song writer/singer)
J.R Hill (bass/back up vocals/producer)
Daniel Thau-Eleff (harmonica)
Dan Moroz (saxophone)
Ryan McElhoes (lead guitar)
Veronika Dreidger (back up vocals)
Martin LaFrenière (keyboard)
special guest and legendary drummer Peter Baureiss
Tickets are $10, available at Mondragon, Kustom Kulture and Ragpickers
The EP is half price with your ticket

April 13, 2012

Nancy Edell: Sum of its Parts

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd.
April 19, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Free Screening:
Nancy Edell and Her Legacy 
Nancy Edell’s animations from the 1970s
Universal Movement Machine, another film by Kirby Hammond, 
about Whitehorse textile artist Meshell Melvin will also be screened.

Nancy Edell (1942 – 2005) is best known for the representational works she created using rug hooking. 
Her practice also included woodcuts, monotypes, drawings and animated films. 

Throughout her career - that began in Nebraska, ended in Halifax, and included many years in Winnipeg - Nancy was rigorous in her craft and passionate about her feminist content. She envisioned herself an “art nun”, and created spectacular representations of art nuns in action! 
Her last solo exhibition was featured at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 2005.
This film is an intimate portrait of the artist and her works. It also contains interviews with Nancy’s heirs, and discusses problems of artist estates. 

Miles Macdonell Collegiate: Pulse

April 19, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Launch of Pulse, a Literary Arts Magazine

Join us for an evening of readings featuring the accomplishments of some of 
Miles Mac’s top creative talent!

Pulse is a magazine of student creative work.  It provides a venue to celebrate creativity, imagination, and originality and is intended to reflect the heartbeat of the school. 

Students chose a theme and called for submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, art, and comics. Submissions were blind peer-reviewed.  The magazine is designed by students outside of course time and students do not earn any credits. 

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Architecture & Design Film Festival / HELVETICA

Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street

Storefront Manitoba, Urban Idea and Cinematheque co-present an inaugural festival featuring a range of unique, critically acclaimed films that focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. They cover an incredible range of design-oriented topics from architecture and urban design to graphics and product design.

Back by popular demand....
Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 9:00 PM
This brilliant film discusses typography, graphic design and visual culture 
through its focus on the Helvetica typeface.

Other films included in the festival include:

Thu Apr 19, 2012

Fri Apr 20, 2012

Sat Apr 21, 2012

April 12, 2012

Ace Art: The Wind Men / paperwait

The Wind Men Are Coming | Aston Coles & Irene Bindi
April 20 at 7:00 pm to May 25 at 5:00 pm

Launch 7:00 pm, April 20
Artist Talk / Performance 2:00 pm, April 21

In the swamp of work and time, objects shift and bend. A brother and sister listen indoors as the wind brings a menace to their town. 
But where is Harvester? 
They look at it in shadow, or in the mirror. Shadows and reflections are that window into the other world in which things are actively engaging with each other, and exerting unseen forces upon us. The Cock Nightjar takes his own photograph by passing through the light beam of an automatic trigger release. What we see is the construction we have built around him, a mirror we have built for the photography of birds.

A l t e r e d S t a t e s - paperwait call for subs
Deadline: 4:00 pm, April 25.

aceartinc.'s annual journal, Paperwait, is calling for submissions from artists and arts writers on the theme of altered states.

Artwork: Ensure that the image you email fits these specs:
300dpi | 7” x 8 ”
a print quality image readily available upon request.
Writing: no more than 1,300 words. 
Synopses are accepted with examples of previous writing.

The selected artists and writers will be published in the 2011/12 edition of Paperwait 
and will be paid.  Please email your inquiries and submissions to Hanna_g. 

Fundraiser for Osborne House

A fundraiser on May 4 at 5:30 pm at 
Area Night Club, 1792 Pembina Hwy

Tickets are $20 and funds will be donated to Osborne House. 

They will also host a silent auction and 50/50 draw to raise money 
for the women and children's shelter.

If you can help in any way, please phone 204-942-7373 or 204-942-3052.

Dave Gaudreau, the MLA for St. Norbert, has planned the event in memory of 
Shannon Scromeda, who was killed in April 2008 as a result of domestic violence. 
Gaudreau said it's imperative the shelter gets more funding, as its services empower 
women who are victims of domestic abuse.

The Province of Manitoba is working with the CEO of Osborne house to review the shelter program to prevent cutting back services.

Barbara Judt, the CEO of Osborne House, met with provincial officials March 26 to discuss the ramifications of a financial shortfall.  "I'm delighted that the province is working in collaboration with us.  This is really good news for the shelter and our clients," said Judt.

Osborne House has seen a 75 per cent drop in donations. Judt said the women's shelter would have to cut back services if it couldn't come up with additional funds.
In March an appeal to the city for additional funding was denied.
Others have already stepped in to try and help the financially troubled women's shelter.