May 31, 2012

McNally June Music l Jeff Rubin l Prairie Pathfinders Northern Tour

Paulo Borges
Friday June 1, 8:00 pm

The Trouble & Strife Trio
Saturday June 2, 8:00 pm

Jan & Kevin
Friday June 8, 8:00 pm
Baroque Classical

Lois Gillespie
Saturday June 9, 8:00 pm

Bill Hamilton
Friday June 15, 8:00 pm

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday June 16, 8:00 pm

Friday June 22, 8:00 pm

Mercy Mercy
Saturday June 23, 8:00 pm

Mark Freed & Radovan Radulovicz
Friday June 29, 8:00 pm

Paul Cameron Miller
Saturday June 30, 8:00 pm

June 6, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The End of Growth 

This event is co-presented by CBC Manitoba and hosted by 
Larry Updike, host of CBC Radio One 89.3 FM/990 AM’s Up to Speed.

Jeff Rubin is the author of Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, a number one national bestseller and the Canadian Business Book of the Year. 

In this follow-up, Rubin ponders what it will be like to live in a world where growth is over. Rubin believes that both politicians and economists are missing the fact that the real engine of economic growth has always been cheap, abundant resources. 

The end of cheap oil signals the end of easy answers to renewing prosperity. 
With China and India sucking up the lion’s share of the world’s ever more limited resources, the rest of us will have to make do with less. 
But is this all bad? Can less actually be more? 
Either way, it’s the new reality.

Rubin was the Chief Economist and Chief Strategist at CIBC World Markets, where he worked for over twenty years. He was one of the first economists to predict soaring oil prices back in 2000 and is one of the world’s most sought-after energy experts. 
He blogs weekly for The Globe and Mail and lives in Toronto. 

Prairie Pathfinders Northern Tour Presentation
June 6, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove

If you’ve wanted to visit northern Manitoba, you will not want to miss this very special evening with Winnipeg’s own Prairie Pathfinders. 
Walking enthusiast and presenter Rob Shaw promises an engaging and informative evening, sharing some beautiful photographs of the destinations you will visit and providing details about their Northern Manitoba Bus and Hiking Adventure this August.

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

May 30, 2012

Songwriters' Circle l Writers' Guild 2012 Sheldon Oberman Reading

Manitoba Independent Songwriters' Circle
June 5, 7 pm

"I haven’t had this much fun with songwriting since I was in my first original rock band back in the 70s", says performing songwriter Dan Stupich. "The sense of community and creative energy buzz generated by the circle is amazing. I recommend MISC to any songwriter of any level who’s interested in advancing their art."

The circles are open and free to all Manitoba songwriters. 
Got a new song that needs test-driving? Come on down!

Manitoba Writers' Guild presents
2012 Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program Reading
June 7, 7 pm

Writers Justina Elias, Keith Cadieux, Christopher Friesen, Miranda Poyser, Angeline Schellenberg, and Gerry Wolfram, with mentors Anita Daher, Jonathan Ball, David Elias, Chandra Mayor, Méira Cook, and Jennifer Still

Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street

Transit of Venus

June 5 and 6
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
University of Winnipeg | Room 4M47
7:00 pm - Let's Talk Science (with Prof. Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar)
8:00 pm - Staged reading of Transit of Venus

$15 (regular) $10 (student/senior)

Theatre by the River and UofW Physics team up to celebrate the last transit of Venus for the next 100 years with a staged reading of Maureen Hunter's celebrated play.

Featuring: Darcy Fehr, Carolyn Gray, Megan Herkert, Muriel Hogue and Derek Leenhouts.

Deer Tick

Winnipeg Folk Festival presents
Deer Tick with special guests The Novaks and Turbo Fruits
presented with The Union
June 5
West End Cultural Centre
Doors at 7:15 pm, show at 8:00 pm
$22.50 in advance at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and through Ticketmaster

Deer Tick brings to the barroom stages on which they play. So much so that, “you can practically smell the sweat and beer," when you listen to the record. 
Their new album Divine Providence is unlike one you’ve ever heard from the band before, as they’ve departed from their folk-country sound that has garnered so many accolades. 
They recruited Adam Landry and Justin Collins to produce the 12 tracks that feature driving, distorted guitars and punk-rock vocals. 
Guitarist Ian O’Neil and drummer Dennis Ryan take lead vocal duties on this record. 
It’s typically been singer John McCauley who has written Deer Tick’s songs but, for the first time, all members wrote for this record.

May 29, 2012

MAWA: Moms & Scraps of Paper

MAWA, 611 Main Street
June 4, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 

We are borrowing Colleen Leduc's art project idea. 
We will draw or collage on the scraps of paper that come into our lives.  

As moms and as artists it seems that there is a whirlwind of paper swirling through our lives. So collect cardboard and paper wrappers, receipts, tags etc. that have meaning for you and bring them and any art supplies that you want to use to the June meeting. 
We will collage, draw or add text at the meeting. 
We will provide pencil crayons and white acrylic gesso.

The first part of the meeting is for showing and speaking about your recent work. 
So if you would like feedback, bring it along.

All mothers at any stage of mothering and who are artists are welcome. 
These are free events that are meant to support and inspire you.
This will be our last meeting until September.

Cindy Davidson l Heidi Loewen l Glenn Buhr l Allison Marinelli

June 4, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Small Works Gallery Opening: Showing Raw Elegance

Cindy Davidson sees the world as a bountiful color scheme with raw undercurrents of texture. She sees color and its connection to emotion and its healing energy. Experimenting with different techniques, she is excited about pushing each painting to a “higher level”. She invites you to connect with the feeling of each painting and gain some peace and understanding from its presentation.
Cindy was born and raised in Winnipeg, where she lives with her two teenage children.

Heidi Loewen
June 5, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Mennonite is the Name, Evil and Deception are the Game: An Autobiography

Out of the darkness of secrets and lies – many years later – the truth emerged. This is the story of Wilhelm and Olga Loewen, their children (Willy, Vera, Walter, Heidi, Robert) and the family owned businesses (The Piano House Ltd., Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.) as told from the perspective of Heidi Loewen. 

Meet the Composer featuring Glenn Buhr
June 5, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove

Glenn Buhr is a composer, music curator and producer, band leader, and improvisational pianist. He became known in Canada in the mid-80’s when the Toronto and Montreal Symphony Orchestras first championed his work, and in the mid-90s as front man, with conductor Bramwell Tovey, of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival. 

He was Composer-in-Residence with the WSO and curator of the New Music Festival from 1990 to 1996. Buhr has received commissions from many important performers and ensembles worldwide. 
He works with novelist/playwright/lyricist Margaret Sweatman as musical director of their group The Broken Songs Band. Sweatman and Buhr won a Genie Award for their song When Wintertime from the film Seven Times Lucky

Allison Marinelli
June 5, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Paddling in Peeptoes
Being a subscriber to Vanity Fair and Vogue and having a mild obsession with Lady Gaga, Allison Marinelli's love affair for the outdoors often got pushed to the side. She conducted her research in a canoe trip over the 20 km Mantario trail. 

With Paddling in Peeptoes, Allison was able to marry her two great loves, and prove that you can wear stilettos and still enjoy a good old fashioned canoe trip.

Allison Marinelli is a Broadcast Journalist for Kidela Capital Group, a multimedia news company focused on sharing the stories of start-up businesses. She completed her degree in Creative Communications at Red River College. She majored in journalism with a diploma from Red River and a degree from the joint program with the University of Winnipeg. 

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

Jim Agapito: engaging WITH ART

June 4, 5:30 pm
Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street
Free admission

Join us for the premiere screening of 
a new documentary film 
engaging WITH ART
Directed by Jim Agapito

A look at the impact of diverse collaborations between artists and community in Winnipeg 
achieved through the WITH ART program.

The screening of the 22-minute film will be followed by a reception in the Artspace lobby.
Produced by the Winnipeg Arts Council.

May 28, 2012

CKUW Bluesday's Rockin' Ronnie fundraiser

The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street
June 3, 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Cover $10.00 
50/50 draw

Featuring The Perpetrators, The Detonators, Rambling Dan Frechette, 
Tim Butler, Claire Bestland & D.B. & The Blue Rocks.... 

Because heart attacks are expensive!
In conjunction with Times Change(d), contribute at either venue.  

You Can’t Spoil A Baby

You Can’t Spoil A Baby is a year-round volunteer project created to provide low-income families with various sizes of baby clothes for the first year. 

You Can’t Spoil A Baby collects new and gently used baby clothes from drop-off locations in and near Winnipeg.  The clothes are sorted, cleaned and placed into a gift bag, then presented to a family, complete with a greeting card. 

Gift bags are available to families via self-nomination or community referrals, including social work staff at Women’s Hospital, Health Sciences Centre. 

By donating to this project you are giving families the opportunity to spend their money on necessities such as food, baby supplies, transportation, bills, or savings.

You Can’t Spoil A Baby is one small action to show families that their community cares for them and it also provides them with a small amount of resources.

For information or to volunteer, call (204) 475-1285, or email Pamela Delisle.

May 27, 2012


CKUW's annual garage sale radio show, GARAGELAND, starts June 2 and runs every Saturday in June. We're still looking for field reporters - volunteers who go to garage sales and call in live to our CKUW hosts with their sale discoveries and stories. 

If you've never been a Garageland reporter before, here's how it works:  

* Choose any area of Winnipeg or a bit beyond the perimeter where you plan to go to garage sales.  It doesn't matter where you decide or how much ground you cover, we have listeners all over! 

* You'll need a car or a bike or your feet, as well as a phone to call us at 774-6877. 

* When you come across an interesting sale, person, piece of treasure or junk, call the on-air line and tell us about it! 

* The show begins at 8 am, so you can call in any time after that. Around 10 - 10:30 am, field reporters often come down to the station with their best bargains and tales of their morning adventures. We'll compare prices and do a "show and tell" for the last half hour of the show.  

If you have any questions about field reporting, or are only available for some of the morning that's okay!  
Sign up on the volunteer bulletin board at the station. For more details, talk to staff.  
Thanks, and have fun bargain hunting!   

Robin Eriksson, Program Director 
CKUW 95.9fm v: (204) 786-9782 
4CM11 - 515 Portage Avenue 


This spring, the WRHA is once again running the Ride2Win helmet promotion campaign and contest. 

Children and their parents can find information and activities on bicycle safety and how to fit a bike helmet by visiting our website. 

Children and youth can enter to win great prizes including a bike, a lock and a helmet for themselves and a parent.

For more information please email WRHA or call 787-1873.

An Evening of Art & Music in support of Osborne House

June 2, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Frame Arts Warehouse 318 Ross Ave Exchange District
This event will be catered. 
Everyone is welcome!
Tickets are $10 at the door.
Items can be dropped during this event.  

Meghan Duffield will be hosting an Art Auction & Fundraiser for Osborne House Inc.
All money collected goes directly to Osborne House inc.

There will be amazing pieces available to bid on, and a few of my favorite local musicians will play throughout the evening!  I'd like to thank both the Artists and Musicians for donating their talent, time & positive energy.  
Please make independent donations. Whether it be $$ or clothing, bedding, toys. 
I can get these items to the Shelter.

Osborne House Inc. empowers women and their children who are experiencing domestic abuse by providing them with a safe and supportive environment.

3 out of 7 homicides in Winnipeg this year so far have been the result of domestic violence.

The shelter is experiencing its own crisis; unless it receives the funding and attention it deserves, Osborne House will close.

This shelter is one of the largest in Canada.  It provides a safe place for woman and children who have found the courage to leave their abusive relationships.  They leave in most cases with no plan, and only the clothes on their back.

It is crucial that our Federal and Provincial governments recognize the need for Osborne House, and protect this organization. 

May 26, 2012

Haunter Album Fundraiser w/ Departures

Lo Pub
June 1, 9:00 pm

Haunter is putting out an album this summer, and since it's very expensive, we decided to throw a big party where we can play songs for you.

What better reason do you need to go to a show than supporting local music? 
And local bars. 
And local beer. 

Haunter is rock and roll. They play electric guitar rock full of pop hooks, ambitious melodies and a rhythm section that explodes like a house on fire. Lead singer Matt Williams is fearless and intelligent. This is hopeful, celebratory music that inspires and takes risks, equal parts truth and imagination.

Departures are four men and one woman from Winnipeg, Manitoba. 
They have been steadily building good will for the past two years. 
Departures has shared the stage with Women, Handsome Furs, Braids, Born Ruffians, Friendo, Boats and many others. 

Departures has recently recorded their debut album with Howard Bilerman (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Vic Chesnutt, Arcade Fire).

Wolseley Walk & FlapJacks for Dogs & Cats

Wolseley Walk for Wags and Whiskers
June 3

R. A. Steen Community Centre
a fundraiser for
Craig Street Cats and Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba

For information or pledge forms, call 223-6652, or email Craig Street Cats

FFFAS FlapJack Fundraising Breakfast
June 9, 8:00 to 10:00 am 

Bring the whole family to Applebees and support the animals. 
Tickets available at Pet Valu-Reenders/Rivergrove 

Manuel Chantre: Dispergere Maiz

Negative Space, 253 Princess Street
Opening:  June 1, 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: June 1, 8:30 pm
May 24 - June 07

Manuel Chantre focuses on the construction and deconstruction of cultural symbols. 

Dispergere Maiz explores the various representations and symbols associated with corn, 
a plant that has been cultivated and consumed for the last five thousand years. 
The project consists of twenty-four transparent projection screens, four video projectors and four loudspeakers. 
In the dark gallery space, various screens flicker and engage the public in a narrative composed of familiar places and symbols. 
Spectators explore a universe woven of memories and recollections.

General Inquiries: email Video Pool
Tel. 204.949.9134 

Hi Neighbour Festival 2012

June 1 at 6:00 pm until June 3 at 6:00 pm

If you can volunteer, call at 997-6383 or send an email to Debbie Neufeld.
Thanks for making every year better!!

with Kenny Shields and Streetheart, Saturday June 2nd at The Oak. 

Tickets available at the front desk, Canad Inns Destination Centre Transcona, 
826 Regent Ave W, online or by calling 694-7469. 
Presented by 92 CITI FM

May 25, 2012


Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave
May 31 - Jun 30
Opening reception May 31, 7 pm

Wasagaming Community Arts, 110 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming, MB
July 27 – Sept. 2
Opening reception August 3, 7 pm

SLOW CRAFT takes as its starting point the issues emerging from the broader Slow Movement that developed as a response to our fast-paced Western lifestyles and our consumer culture. 
Slowness is often associated with craft. 
Craft skills take time to learn; craft processes cannot be rushed. 
Makers are developing critical positions in response to our consumer behavior, questioning modes of production through new processes, looking at issues of stewardship and sustainability as well as collective making and the reworking of everyday objects. 

SLOW CRAFT will represent approximately 15 Manitoban craft artists whose work reflects fresh approaches to diverse cultural and material traditions. 

Juried by Sandra Alfoldy, Jennifer Gibson and Alan Lacovetsky.


May 31, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue

Admission: $20 ($25 at the door) 
Available at Ticketmaster, The Winnipeg Folk Festival Store, Winnipeg Film Group, 

HOST: Sylvia Kuzyk

Sit Down Tracy
This Hisses
Cannon Bros.
The Magnificent 7's

Rhyane Vermette
Scott Fitzpatrick
Curtis Wiebe
Stephane Oystryk
Danishka Esterhazy

Vilém Flusser and Marshall McLuhan

the University of Manitoba, Department of English, Theatre and Film presents 
International Conference
May 31 & June 1
Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street
Tel. 204.949.9134 

This conference juxtaposes the unique legacies of the communication theorist Vilém Flusser, and the media prophet Marshal McLuhan whose play on language and media shaped today's networked society by coining expressions such as “the medium is the message” and “the global village”. 

Richard Cavell (Vancouver), Janine Marchessault (Toronto), Philip Pocock (Ottawa), Simone Mahrenholz (Winnipeg),  Arthur I. Miller (London), Jonah Corne (Winnipeg), Derrick de Kerckhove (Toronto) , Paul Majkut (California), Alberto José Luis Carrillo Canán (Puebla, Mexico), Steffi Winkler (Germany),  Roy Ascott (UK), Andreas Strohl, (Prague), Scott Billings (Vancouver), Barbara Rauch (Toronto) Dan Mellanphy, Monika Vrecar (Slovenia), Peter Schwenger (London, ON).

Being There by Lei Cox (UK)
with new works by: Andrew Milne & Doug Smith (Manitoba)
Gurevich Fine Art, 200, 62 Albert Street
May 4 - June 2

Ellice AgeMass Redux by Richard Altman (Manitoba)
Cinematheque Theature, 100 Arthur Street 
Performance on May 31, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dispergere Maiz by Manuel Chantre (Quebec)
Negative Space Gallery, 253 Princess Street
May 31 - June 14
Opening June 1, 8 pm

Film Screening
McLuhan's Wake
May 31, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Lucas Sader & Erin Propp l Kristopher Ulrich

The Lucas Sader Project, feat. Erin Propp
May 31, 8 pm
$10 / $5 students

The Lucas Sader Project is a Winnipeg-based group committed to producing a fresh outlook on jazz music. 
Drummer, composer and arranger Lucas Sader heads up the ensemble, which also features pianist Paul De Gurse, bassist Karl Kohut, and vocalist Erin Propp for this special performance.

The group will explore the music of Robert Glasper, U2, Nirvana, Herbie Hancock, and more, as well as their own original compositions!

Trouble and Strife
With The Kristopher Ulrich Band
June 1, 8 pm
$10 / $5 students

Guitarist and songwriter Kristopher Ulrich is now entering his second year in the Jazz Studies program at the University of Manitoba. Ulrich can also be found teaching and playing with inner city youth, helping them develop instrumental and song-writing skills. 

This past summer, he was one of a handful of musicians in the Manitoba Artists in Health Care program, which takes music to patients and staff at the Health Science Centre. 
Ulrich grew up in Lac du Bonnet and lives now in Winnipeg.

Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street


Winnipeg Pride 2012 l Chris Vogel and Richard North

Rainbow flag will fly high over City Hall!

Kick off Pride Week with the official rainbow flag-raising ceremony at 
City Hall, 510 Main Street on Friday May 25! 

This free, all-ages event features brief remarks, the flag-raising, and free Pride cake courtesy of Chocolate Zen Bakery. 
We are honoured to be joined for the second year in a row by His Worship, 
Mayor Sam Katz, who will bring greetings on behalf of the City of Winnipeg. 

You can also pick up a Pride Guide, and talk to members of the Pride committee about all the great activities planned for the week to come! 

The ceremonies begin at 12:15 pm sharp. 


Pride Winnipeg is pleased to announce that community leaders and  human rights activists Chris Vogel and Richard North will lead this year’s Pride Parade on June 3. 

Chris and Richard will also speak at the rally at 11:30 am on the grounds of the Manitoba legislature, to kick off the parade through downtown.  

Here are some of the highlights of their contributions: 
Chris and Richard became involved in the Campus Gay Club at the University of Manitoba 1973 just as the organization was evolving into Manitoba’s first gay liberation organization, Gays for Equality, which introduced queer rights issues to Manitoba politics in the provincial election of 1973.  

The movement for human rights protection continued with little success for 12 years. Chris and Richard’s involvement culminated in a 59-day hunger strike in 1985 to protest the failure of the government to include sexual orientation as a  prohibited ground for discrimination in the Manitoba Human Rights Act.  

In 1974 they were married in the Unitarian Church of Winnipeg. They took the  provincial government to court when the Registrar of Vital Statistics refused to register their union. This was the first case in Canadian law to challenge the  exclusion of same-sex couples from civil marriage in Canada. They were  subsequently involved in the legal campaign for spousal benefits, which began  with a human rights complaint in 1982.  

Chris and Richard were involved in organizing gay pride celebrations, with speakers, films, and discussion panels at the Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg in 1974 and 1975. They also helped organize the 2nd National Gay Conference, which was held in Winnipeg in 1974 and included the first gay march  in Winnipeg.  

In 1978, they helped establish the Council on Homosexuality and Religion and the weekly radio program “Gay Christian Forum,” later “Gaysweek,” on CJUM-FM.  This radio program ran from 1978 until 1980. Chris then hosted a weekly cable  television program “Coming Out,” from 1980 until 1994.  

In 1980, they helped found the Oscar Wilde Memorial Society, which operates Gio’s (originally called Giovanni’s Room after James Baldwin’s classic gay novel). Gio’s was originally part of the Winnipeg Gay Community Centre, and opened in 1982 on Sherbrook Street across from Happenings. 

Media contact:  Scott Carman, Director of Media & Communications Pride Winnipeg 
Phone: (204) 805-3553

Winnipeg Peace and Justice Festival and Walk

June 16, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Vimy Ridge Park, 821 Preston Avenue

We are looking for Peace and Social Justice Groups to get involved in 
the 2nd Annual Festival and 31st Annual Walk for Peace.

A celebration of peace, justice and equality is an opportunity not only to learn about each other and the issues that concern us, but also to raise awareness of Canada's role in the world, and set the stage for community action that carries us into the future.
Our goal is to build and promote a culture of peace in the world and at home. 

You are invited to participate in the following ways:
Showcase how you or your group are working for peace. You could present your work by mounting a display, holding a workshop or organizing another activity at the festival site or on the walk.
Provide snacks, food, beverages for the festival.
Make a donation, or in-kind donation.
Bring yourself and your friends to celebrate with messages of peace.

Please contact
Margaret Glavina, 204 775 8178
Project Peacemakers, 745 Westminster Ave, Winnipeg MB R3G 1AF

Participating Organizations:
Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Project Peacemakers
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Manitoba
Winnipeg Chapter for the National Committee for UN Women 
Winnipeg Chapter of Council of Canadians
Winnipeg Haiti Solidarity Group
Artwell Network
Kairos Region

May 24, 2012

Crafty Minions l Nic Dyson & The Kristopher Ulrich Band l Amy Winehouse

May 26, 11 am - 5 pm

Crafty Minions
The Handmade and Vintage Sale

Admission is free.

One of Winnipeg's biggest indie craft sales features the city's hottest established and emerging crafty superstars including Papertrail Craft Co., Periwinkle Designs, SoGa Soap and Cupfakery, Mozy Rue, Julrei, Crushcraft, Just the Goods, Blue Star Studios, Prairie Peasant, DragonNerd, CatHaus, Inspyred Creations, Dreaming Tree, Pure Paper Extract, and more. 

This is the new world of gorgeous guerilla DIY craft, right here at Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street.
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, and maybe even become inspired.

May 26, 8 pm

Nic Dyson CD Release
With The Kristopher Ulrich Band

$7 / $10 with CD

Nic Dyson plays music because he loves music.  Music is his life.  He has performed at his school's talent show 3 years in a row and at Springfield Chicken Days twice. 

He is influenced heavily by artists such as City and Colour, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews, and his playing and writing reflects that. 

May 30  8 pm

The Amy Winehouse Songbook
$10 / $5 students

Featuring Claire Morrison, Carlen Jupiter, Elizabeth Shearer and Samantha-Marie.

Four talented young singer-songwriters tackle the songbook of the late acclaimed songwriter, Amy Winehouse.



Merlyn Productions Theatre Company presents
Another Classic Comedy Tribute Show

Ellice Cafe & Theatre, 587 Ellice Avenue
Wed, May 30 - 7:30 PM
Thu, May 31 - 7:30 PM
Fri, June 1 - 7:30 PM
Sat, June 2 - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

email Merlyn Productions to reserve your tickets or call (204) 415-2714
General Admission: $10.00
Children (12 & under), Seniors (65+), Groups of 10+: $7.00

Award-winning Abbott & Costello impressionists CHASE & HAMILL and their wacky 
cast re-mount their latest tribute to the legendary comedy duo!


When Bud and Lou join the carnival, they encounter multiple crazy characters. 
Zany antics ensue!
Another FAMILY-FRIENDLY hour of sketch comedy, featuring "WHO'S ON FIRST" 
and a NEW selection of old-time favourites.
As seen at the 2011 Winnipeg Fringe (VENUE #1 - MTC Mainstage).

See the show and get a 2 for 1 entrée at the Ellice Café!

Andy Tekauz: The Fungi are Ready to Attack!!

May 30, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
The Fungi are Ready to Attack – Yes, in Your Garden!

This is the third 2012 installment in McNally Robinson Booksellers and the PrairieGardenCommittee’s series of Gardening Information Talks, taking place the last Wednesday of each month. 

Andy Tekauz is a Plant Pathologist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Cereal Research Centre in Winnipeg.  His work focuses on managing diseases of cereal crops on the prairies. He will introduce you to the world of fungi, some of which are beneficial, but others are a menace both in agriculture and to the plants in your garden.

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

May 23, 2012

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

It may be a cliché but A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, curated by Curatorial Intern Frances Gail, consists of more than three dozen artworks inspired by the written word, drawing from richly varied literary, poetic, and mythological traditions. 

It continues until July 29. 

Chosen largely from the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s 20th century collection, they include examples of painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, contemporary studio ceramics, and decorative art. 

“Artists have long been inspired by great works of fiction or poetry, bringing them to life through paint or stone,” says WAG Chief Curator Helen Delacretaz. 

Included in the exhibition are two ink drawings by Bertram Brooker, inspired by the writings of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky. Also on view is Métis artist Rosalie Favell’s captivating photograph entitled I awoke to find my spirit had returned (1999), reimagining an episode from The Wizard of Oz. 
Engaging, large scale contemporary ceramic work by Akio Takamori, Maurice Savoie, and Jordon Van Sewell refer to mythological legends from ancient Greece, Rome, and China. 
Aboriginal myths and legends are invoked by the work of Norval Morisseau, Jackson Beardy, Abraham Anghik Ruben and Kiugak Ashoona.  

May 22, 2012

Soul of the Sea

Soul of the Sea follows Hayley, a 40-year-old New Zealand born Canadian, pursuing her dream to solo kayak around South Georgia to bring awareness to an endangered seabird - the albatross.

Special screening: May 29. 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm)
Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street

Tickets and information: Soul of the Sea
Cost $12.00

A story of solitary endurance, passion and survival, it’s an intimate look at one woman’s quest to find her place in the world.

Shot against the dramatic backdrop of rugged peaks and stunning glaciers, trumpeting penguins and an abundance of wildlife, Soul of the Sea examines what exploration means today and why bearing witness in extreme places is vital to our contemporary world.

Produced by Fringe Filmworks / Mustard & Co.
Presented with the support of the Manitoba Eco-Network and Frontiers North.

May 21, 2012

Riverwalk Highland Festival

We are holding our 2nd Riverwalk Highland Festival on May 26 at 
the Forks National Historical Site of Canada.  

Our day's events begin at 9:00 am with solo piping and drumming.
Pipe Band events start at 1:00 pm.
Massed Bands will follow at approximately 4:30 pm.

We will be hosting a number of local Pipe Bands as well Pipe Bands 
from Northwestern Ontario and hopefully from Saskatchewan.  

May 20, 2012

St Vital / Windsor Events

Windsor Community Centre Garage Sale
May 26, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

St. Vital Museum & Historical Society Annual Pancake Breakfast
600 St. Mary's Road
May 26, 9:30 am 

Catered by Smitty's Restaurant
Adults $5, Children $3
All proceeds support the preservation and promotion of the history of St. Vital.

St. Vital park, 190 River Road
May 27, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

All money raised will fund research and care, helping those with CF live longer and healthier lives. 
A family event for a great cause. 

June 1
Check the website out closer to the event date for more information.

YMCA-YWCA Healthy Kids Day
June 2
5 Fermor Avenue
FREE drop-in for families and children

Kilcona Park Dog Walking: BBQ & Pancake Breakfast

Kilcona Dog Park 
May 26

Kilcona Park Dog Walking Association is holding their annual BBQ, 
so bring your fur kids, family and friends for a great afternoon of fun and food. 

Our next fundraising event is PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Saturday, June 9, 8:00 to 10:00 am 
Applebees Restaurant, 1598 Regent Ave W. 

Breakfast includes 3 pancakes, bacon, juice and coffee all for just $10.00. 
Start the day off with us-bring your whole family. 

Tickets will be available at Pet Valu-Reenders and Rivergrove Locations 
or by contacting Donna 

Maclean Brothers 'PANDEMONIUM'

The Oak, 826 Regent
May 26, 10:00 pm 
Doors open at 9. Arrive early.

No pre-sale tickets will be available. First come first serve. 

** FREE CD** w/ $8 entry fee you will receive ONE voucher that entitles you to one free 'PANDEMONIUM' CD to be picked up that night.

'The Revival' and 'Giving In' will kick off the event.

Shezza Ansloos: I Loved Her

May 26, 2:00 pm in the Travel Alcove

I Loved Her is a young Metis girl’s tender recollection of her wise and loving grandmother. From singing songs together at the piano to playing indoor games on rainy days, their friendship grows deeper and richer. 

Shezza Ansloos’ first book for young readers is a heartening testament to a love that will never be forgotten. Shezza Ansloos, born in Winnipeg, began writing poetry and songs at an early age. 
As a recording artist she has earned two Canadian Gospel Music Awards and a Shai Award for songwriting. She works in education as a counsellor.

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

May 19, 2012

Bod&Blaze & The Honeysliders

Friday, May 25
555 Osborne St.
Door @ 9:00 pm
$5 cover

The achingly anticipated return of the sexy, soulful duo Bod&Blaze is finally here!
Join the dames for a reunion show like none other! 

The Kiss and Make Up Reunion Show is pleased to debut 
very special guests The Honeysliders! 

Be there or be square, and nobody likes a square!
It's gonna get SEXY!

Cathleen Lesperance & Wade Fehr

Saskatoon House Concert!!
May 25, 7:30 pm 
Show at 8 pm
Tickets $15 each

at Sarah's House - email Cathleen for address

Born and raised in Winnipeg and now calling Saskatchewan home, Belgium Rootstime Magazine described Cathleen Lesperance as "..a clear and pure voice…destined to appear on many stages”. 
The follow-up to her full length "Gypsy As I Go" released in 2008, "Brilliant Bright" offers 11 self penned songs featuring her unique voice, where roots music and story meet soul.

Raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Wade Fehr has been writing songs and honing his guitar skills for over fifteen years. Ranging in musical styles from blues and rock to country and bluegrass, he has called himself a "creatively confused" songwriter.

In 2009 Fehr released "The Bottle and a Grave", a six song EP featuring a full band. 
In May of 2012 Fehr is releasing the follow up titled "Sooner of Later".