November 30, 2012

Christmas Events l THE EDGE HOLIDAY SALE l Craig Street Cats Christmas Open House

Please join us as we celebrate the 12 days of craftmas! 
December 1 - 12, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Tara Davis Studio Boutique, 246 Mc Dermot Avenue

We have all kinds of fun stuff planned for the first 12 days of December!! 
1 tara's 35th birthday - 35% off all of her crystal and vintage jewellery!
2 tour an artist's studio 
3 spend $50 and get a free card by dandee, dani press or flakes papery
4 cocoa and tea tasting by the hedgerow
5 free crochet flowers drop in 
6 free knit coffee cozy drop in
7 "12" art - opening 5 - 10 pm - 12 fibre based artists - 12 works each
8 journal making with julie epp - bring your favourite vintage book
9 yarn dying with kelly ruth
10 crochet beanie drop in
11 weaving demonstration
12 create your own vintage cluster necklace

The Edge Village and Gallery, 611 Main Street

December 7, 12 - 10 pm
December 8, 12 - 6 pm

Beautiful handmade gifts from artists on our premises
Paint your own ornament
Pottery, glass, jewlery, wood carvings 

So much local talent including: Jes coverini, Natasha Haylada, Dan Waldman, 
Jolanta Solkalska, Elise Nadeau, Wanda June, Rachael Kroeker, and more.

Craig Street Cats Christmas Open House

Dec. 7: 5 pm to 8 pm
Dec. 8 and 9: 1 pm to 5 pm

Please join us for our Christmas Open House and Bake Sale!
Help us fill our critters' stockings.
We'll be serving coffee, cocoa, tea and goodies. 
Lucious baked goodies will be available for purchase.
We'll have a good selection of gifts for your own critters' stockings.

November 29, 2012

CJ Katz: Taste: Seasonal Dishes l Laird Rankin l Bruce Batt

CJ Katz
December 5, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Taste: Seasonal Dishes from a Prairie Table

Taste showcases local ingredients in delicious, easy-to-follow recipes perfect for sharing with family and friends. With stunning photography and an engaging narrative, this important new cookbook celebrates the bounty and richness of Canada’s prairies. 

More than 120 recipes and seasonal menus will leave you hungering for more of the tastes that the prairies have to offer.
Foreword by Anita Stewart, author, culinary activist, creator of Food Day Canada.

CJ is the culinary host of The Wheatland Cafe on CTV. She is also the Senior Saskatchewan Judge for Gold Medal Plates, and the Saskatchewan judge for the Canadian Culinary Championships. She has been a contributing editor to Good Morning Canada and a regular columnist on CBC Radio One's Morning Edition

Laird Rankin
December 6, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Open for Business
Presented by the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. 

Laird Rankin was commissioned to write an accessible history of the Asper School's first seventy-five years. This book is based upon histories written by Deans Emerti John Mundie and Jerry Gray, supplemented by research, interviews and/or correspondences with people who lived parts of the story. 

Rankin spent his working life in the non-profit sector, was the founding Executive Director of Canada’s National History Society and publisher of its magazine, The Beaver, now rechristened Canada’s History
He is a published journalist and the author of or co-writer of five books.

Bruce Batt
December 6, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
The Marsh Keepers Journey.

In 2013 Ducks Unlimited Canada will celebrate its anniversary as Canada’s conservation leader for 75 years.  This book is full of truly amazing accounts of science and survival, research and results, problem solving, people, partnerships and conservation excellence. 

Dr. Bruce Batt was the first director of Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research and is an internationally respected authority on waterfowl.

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

November 28, 2012

Santa and more in the Thousand Lakes Region l (NMRA) Events

Thousand Lakes Region (TLR) of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) Events:

December 1, 8, 15 and 22, 1 to 4 pm

Bandana Square
Night Trains & Santa Claus

January 26, 2013
La Crosse Center, 2nd & Pearl Street, La Crosse, WI

April 12, 2013
Granite City Train Show
St Cloud, MN

November 26, 2012

The Dazzling Dahlias l Sharing Craft l Jordan Van Sewell l David Walker l Pat Bovey

The Dazzling Dahlias
December 2, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
So Many Petals

The contents of this anthology are divided into 10 different categories; fantasy, humor, insights, memories, nature, poetry, short stories, special moments, travel and potpourri. The contributors (all seniors) meet twice a month. The book is a collection of their written work and is dedicated to one who was with them and passed away a year ago. 
The group’s members include Lily Andrusiak, Lydie Martin, Suzanne Dion, Pauline Hein, Orysia Jackson, Sheila Wiseman, Mary Zyloway and Denise Schaubroeck.

Sharing Craft
December 3, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove

The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library's featured craftspeople this evening are 
Linda Glowacki (needle felting), Liz Scott (embroidery), Shauna Fay (cross stitch), 
and Kara Neustaedter (cross stitch).

Jordan Van Sewell
December 3, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant. Small Works Gallery 
Opening Showing Dreams

Jordan Van Sewell is a ceramic artist. The quirky sensibility of his sculptures convey profound and alarming truths about the human condition. 

David Walker
December 4, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Wild World

A public square bombing in Yemen and shipments of rockets from North America randomly connect Canadian university researcher Arthur Crawford and Washington 
anti-terrorism expert Myron Klass. 

Dr. Walker served as chair of the Industry Committee and Parliamentary Secretary to the then Minister of Finance, Paul Martin.  Dr. Walker taught public policy and urban studies at the University of Winnipeg. Since 1997, he has been a consultant specializing in strategic advisory services. He is President of West-Can Consultants Ltd.

Pat Bovey
December 4, 8;00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Visual Celebrations/Célébrations Visuelles: The Buhler Gallery 5th Anniversary Publication.

Pat Bovey is an art historian, author, consultant, and former director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Bovey teaches art history, cultural policy and arts management at the University of Winnipeg. A Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (UK), she is a recipient of the Canada 125 Medal, Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, Woman of Distinction for the Arts, Canadian Museums Association Distinguished Service Award and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Medal.

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

November 25, 2012

FREE Happy Mike's: Plain Salt l GroundSwell: The Phoenix Collective l The Girth, The Unbelievable Bargains, The Upsides

Plain Salt
December 1
Happy Mike's Coffee House, 195 Collegiate Street
Doors open 7:30 pm, free admission. 

Open mic, family oriented entertainment.  
Plain Salt at 8 pm - an eclectic mix of rollicking traditional Irish tunes, love songs, bluegrass, folk and rock 'n roll!  

GroundSwell presents The Phoenix Collective, led by Michelle Mourre
Muriel Richardson Auditorium, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd 
December 3, 8 pm
Tickets: Adult $19 | Senior $17 | Student $5

The brainchild of conductor Michelle Mourre and composer Michael Oesterle, the ensemble brings together ten of Canada’s finest string and wind players. In addition to commissioning new works, The Phoenix Collective works closely with leading composer to re-envision and re-purpose the great repertoire of the past in a contemporary aesthetic. 

You’ll hear re-imaginings of Schubert and Barber by Michael Oesterle, and of Machaut by Michael Matthews, alongside works by Stravinsky and Vincent Ho. 
Manitoba-born Hugh Russell will lead us along Barber’s Dover Beach and through songs by Schubert.  Witness the arrival of an ensemble you’ll want to hear again and again!

For more information or (204) 943-5770

December 1, 10:00 pm
The Cavern, 112 Osborne Street

The Girth is a band!
The Unbelievable Bargains is also a band!
The Upsides too!!

No downside to this huge deal of a show!

Something in the 5-7 dollar range for cover. 

A Town Hall Forum on Immigration in Canada

DECEMBER 1, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM



November 24, 2012


Screening, November 30
Doors open 8 / Screening begins at 8:30
Black Lodge, 3rd Floor Artspace Building, 100 Arthur St.
Screening is free and all may attend

Guest curated with Tom Kohut with the PLATFORM programming committee    

PLATFORM: Off-site projects continues with our next and final event programmed in conjunction with our palimpsest year of research. 

PLATFORM is pleased to present an evening of film + video.
All of the work explores the dialectic of erasure and recovery that animates theories of the palimpsest. Showcasing the work of emerging and established film and video artists, this program covers a wide-range of affects, techniques and experiences. 
No, actually, its really a lot of fun!

1) Guy Maddin – Workbooks (Audition 1), 2005 | 5:00
2) Kelsey Braun -  Explorations of Surface and Decay, 2011 | 8:00
3) Cecilia Araneda – What Comes Between, 2009 | 5:37
4) Isiah Medina – Semi-Auto Colours, 2011 | 6:10
5) Aubriand (Carol O'Brien) – Time Away, 2007 | 7:00
6) Heidi Phillips – Skydive, 2011 | 5:00
7) Mike Maryniuk – Asleep at the Wheel,  2005 | 3:00
8) Sabrina Ratté – Transit, 2011 |4:00
9) Kandis Friesen + Nahed Mansour – Tape #158: Document 2B, 2011 | 7:03
10) Vincent Chevalier – So...when did you figure out you had AIDS?, 2010 |  5:45

Tom Kohut is an independent curator and critic. 
He currently maintains the website The New Ennui where he writes on political aesthetics.

The Edge Village and Gallery, 611 Main Street 
November 29 and 30
Opening reception November 29 at 7:00 pm

Presented by SOFA SA:

SHOW & CREATE is a collaborative show of the University of Manitoba's current and former School of Fine Arts student work.

Students will showcase their various works in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, print media, graphics and video.

Collage building on site.
LIVE set by local musicians Belle Air.

If you're a current or former School of Fine Art student and would like to submit work please email.

Amber Epp & Keith Price l Holiday Burlesque & Retro Dance Party!

Nov 30, 8 pm (Doors 7:30 pm)
Exchange Community Church, 75 Albert Street, south of McDermot
Tickets: $15 General / $10 students or you-really-only-have-ten-bucks

Enjoy a relaxing evening of beautiful and adventurous music at the Exchange Community Church (think NYC loft with hardwood floors). Amber's learning rock n' roll tunes - music from Arcade Fire, Paul McCartney and Wings, Stevie Wonder, and some jazz songs. 
Come early for a bite of Amber's homemade baking.

December 1, 8:00 pm
Juss Jazz, 240 Portage Avenue

Tickets will be sold at the door. 
Doors open 8 pm
Burlesque show at 9 pm
Retro dance party at 10 pm - 2 am

Winnipeg's Burlesque Sensation Miss La Muse is unwrapping (literally!) some early holiday cheer for you!  We are transforming Juss Jazz's front house into theater style seating.  

Hosted by comedian Heather Witherden
DJ King Cabernet and Mod Marty, best known for their sold out dance parties, will be hitting you with some fun, sassy, swinging tunes! 
Also Featuring:
Miss Ruby Red Lips
Miss Robin Red Breast
Lizzy La La
Dulce De'Ville 
Dagan Cat
More entertainment TBA!

A naughty and nice show that's probably going to put the girls on Santa's naughty list! 

November 23, 2012

Medea Gallery: Annual Holiday Season Exhibition l Cre8ery: Genius Loci

November 27 to December 31
Medea Gallery, 132 Osborne St. 

Annual Holiday Season Exhibition

Genius Loci by Brigitta Urben
November 29 - December 11
Cre8ery 2nd floor – 125 Adelaide Street

Opening Reception November 29, 7 - 10 pm, artist in attendance, free for all.

Genius Loci /  The Spirit of Place:  The spiritual world that I have witnessed and become, as a result of being sometimes ‘one’ with this place… the forest.

Brigitta Urben’s art is about “expressing what is within”. The climax of her 15 years of teaching was a performance by over 100 children of a multi-medium, multi-cultural creation called “CELEBRATION!”

Forum Art Centre Fundraiser: Affordable Art Week

Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street & Tache 
Free admission, free parking, wheelchair access.
Browsing encouraged!! 

November 29 & 30 from 4 pm – 9 pm 
*December 1 from 10 am – 4 pm
December 2 & 3 from noon – 4 pm

*Dec. 1 from 2 – 4 pm get your free caricature done by Winnipeg artist Tom Andrich. 
Makes a great gift!

Many affordable shopping options: 
Buy Now Original Art, Bid & Buy Art Auction, Bargain Basement Art, Frames & more! 

Our fundraiser also offers a good selection of art originals in a smaller format. 

Ask about the gift of art classes for January 2013. 
Call 204-235-1069 or visit Forum Art Centre
     Daryl Dumanski – B.I.D., Executive Director

Another charitable organization – Growing Opportunities International - will be selling special gifts of scarves & jewellery made in Africa.

Women in Government Discussion l International Women's Day March 2013 l Women Gathering

Women in Municipal Government Panel Discussion

November 29, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Convocation Hall, The University of Winnipeg
Everyone welcome!!

Women make up 52% of Canada’s population 
but only 22% of municipal councils.  

The United Nations defines 30% female representation as the minimum needed 
to reflect women’s concerns. One way to encourage women’s involvement  is to promote 
role models and success stories, and connect women with mentors.  

Your Host: Marcy Markusa, co-host of Mornings with Terry & Marcy on 89.3 FM 
with greetings from:  
Shannon Sampert, Ph.D., Department of Politics, University of Winnipeg 
Councillor Erin Hogan, City of Thompson, Chair of FCM Standing Committee on 
Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government  

Guest Panelists 
Reeve Frances Smee, RM of Rosser 
Reeve since 2010, Smee describes the role as much like being back in school 
with a full curriculum and demanding schedule.  

Councillor Jenny Gerbasi, City of Wpg 
A champion of numerous causes, former nurse and long-time councillor Gerbasi 
chaired the Access Advisory Committee for 12 years.  

Councillor Paula Havixbeck, City of Wpg 
In addition to serving as the councillor for the Charleswood-Tuxedo ward, Havixbeck 
is currently the Acting Deputy Mayor.  

Councillor Devi Sharma, City of Wpg 
A first generation Canadian, Sharma emigrated from India as a child and brings 
a passion for youth, accessibility and sustainability to City Hall.

November 29, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Central Women’s Resource Centre, 640 Ellice

The IWD march of 2013 is a blank slate for us to fill with issues that we think are important and/or we want to create awareness around, resist, or celebrate.

We are starting to plan and would like more involvement from the community, and from organizations. Those who participate in organizing can shape and build this march into anything we want. 
Childminding, bus tickets, and snacks available
All genders welcome
If you have questions call 774-8975 ext 221 or email 

Women Gathering
December 12, 6 - 7:30 pm, WHC Main Floor

A group is organizing a workshop-style session that will focus on how to use the internet and social media tools to organize/network/engage with issues and people. 
This idea came out of our last meeting when we talked about the 'young feminist movement' vs 'previous feminist movements' and the tools we all bring to the table.

If you have a smartphone and/or a laptop or tablet with WIFI - BRING THEM! 
We hope to be demonstrating across a few platforms.
Feel free to bring festive snacks to share. We will do our best to have hot chocolate and apple cider available along with a few other light refreshments.  

November 22, 2012

Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue Fundraisers

Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue, the largest no-kill, foster based dog rescue in Manitoba is facing financial hardship.  Organizers are saying if they don't raise funds, they won't be able to accept any more dogs.

Please look over their fundraising projects: 

Santa Pictures
November 25, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital is hosting a Santa photo fundraiser, in support of MMDR!
Only $10 for an 8x10 photo

Appointments are required. Please call 204-452-9010

November 29
Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased by emailing

Join Cvets Pets @ Rumors Comedy Club, with comedian Keith Albertstadt

Pawsindipity Art Silent Auction, 104 B Provencher Blvd
December 1, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Art show will feature 30 painted dog portraits by Dominique Ledoyen. 
Paintings will be sold to the highest silent bidder with a portion going to Manitoba Mutts!

Bid for a chance to win a painting of your pet! 
For more information, contact Dominique

Holiday Craft Sale
December 2
Tuxedo Community Center

Gift Cards for a Cause

You can purchase gift cards until noon, December 15, for hundreds of different retailers and MMDR is rewarded!

Retailers include: 
Canadian Tire, Gap, La Senza, Mark's, Warehouse One, Staples, Roots, 
Toys 'R Us, Best Buy, The Bay, Winners, Chapters, Famous Players, Petro-Canada, 
M&M Meats, Bath & Body Works, Home Sense, Pier 1 Imports, Rona, Boston Pizza, 
Starbucks, Subway, Pet Smart and so many more!

Holiday Cash Raffle
$2.00 per ticket.
Draw will take place on Dec 21 at 8:00 pm at Pet Valu Southdale. 

Only 2500 tickets printed! 
Put your name into a draw for one of two $500 prizes! 

License No. MGCC# 5501-RF

Sean Grassie l Prairie Garden: Perennials l Café Scientifique: HIV/AIDS l Joel Carter

November 28, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Kings of the Rings: 125 Years of the World’s Biggest Bonspiel

The tradition dates back to 1889, when curlers first came (toting their own rocks) to the Manitoba Curling Association’s annual bonspiel. Sean Grassie chronicles the long history of the MCA bonspiel. 

Sean Grassie won the major Free Press trophy in 2011 and reached the MCA bonspiel championship final in 2012. Grassie qualified for the playoff round at the 2012 provincial men’s Safeway Championship. He won the 2009 Canadian mixed title and a bronze medal at the 2009 world mixed doubles.

Prairie Garden Committee
November 28, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
The 2013 Prairie Garden: Perennials

Café Scientifique
November 29, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The University of Manitoba and Canadian Institutes of Health Research IRSC Café Scientifique presents HIV/AIDS in Manitoba: Global Strategies for a Local Problem.
An interactive panel discussion for non-researchers. 

The majority of cases are in the over 40 age group, with over 63% contracted through heterosexual partners. 

Panelists include Dr. Keith Fowke, Dr. Ken Kasper, and Tara Carnochan. 
The Facilitator is Dr. James Blanchard.  
Please join us for a lively discussion, debate, and refreshments. 
Seating is limited. Please RSVP by e mail or 204.474.9020.

Joel Carter
November 29, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Rockpeople: Beyond Chester Creek

The author explores how to live meaningfully and serenely in the face of brokenness and the end-of-life challenges every human being must face.

Joel Carter is an accomplished Palliative Care specialist, author, storyteller and artist. He currently is medical director of a palliative care program in Minneapolis. Carter has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Reader’s Digest and the Annals of Emergency Medicine.  He is the author of two previously published books including Lava Lamp Lessons: Writings, Stories, and other Free Associations and Rockpeople: A Chester Creek Inuksuit Anthology. 

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

November 21, 2012

St. Vital Centre: Hospice Memory Tree Launch

St. Vital Centre, 1225 St. Mary's Road
November 27, 10:00 am

Write your personal message on a card and hang it on the tree.
The Memory Tree provides a beautiful, tangible way for people grieving a loss to acknowledge and remember loved ones during the Holiday Season.

Guest Speakers:
Betty Laschuk and Marcheta Tanner, The Compassionate Friends
Betty and Marcheta have both experienced the death of a son and will share their personal journeys through grief and the effect their loss had on their families.

Once the Memory Tree is launched, trained volunteers will be on hand to offer support when the tree is open during St. Vital Mall hours from November 27th to December 24th.

November 20, 2012

Wanda Koop l Sally Vaughan-Johnston: Best of Bridge l Dr. Frank Baldwin l SHAW TV Book Club

November 26, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant

In June 2010, Winnipeg artist Wanda Koop boarded the Birchglen, an ocean freighter, 
to travel down the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Joined by filmmaker Katherine Knight and cinematographer Marcia Connolly, this journey formed the backbone of a major documentary film based on Koop’s work and creative process. 

Koop’s art is represented in numerous public and private collections, such as the National Gallery of Canada, which, together with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, organized a major survey of her work in 2011-2012. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and founder of Art City, an inner-city art centre in Winnipeg.

Best of Bridge Slow Cooker Cookbook
November 27, 5:00-8:00 pm. Special Dinner Buffet
$26.00 per person, $50.00 includes a copy of the book. 

Sally Vaughan-Johnston will be in attendance after 5:30 pm. 

The convenience of a slow cooker combined with absolutely sure-to-please Bridge recipes. This collection of recipes features everything from the perfect choice for your next neighborhood potluck, to elegant appetizers, breakfast and brunch ideas to delectable desserts. There’s even a special chapter devoted to classic Bridge recipes that have been updated for today’s tastes and slow cookers. 
Sally Vaughan-Johnston is a professional chef, food writer and food stylist. This is her third collaboration with the ladies of Best of Bridge.

Dr. Frank Baldwin
November 27, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
A celebration of his life and launch of From the Marsh to the Table. 
This event presented in association with Ducks Unlimited Canada.

Joanne Kelly’s SHAW TV Book Club
November 27, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove

The 2012/13 season continues with a discussion on Jonas Jonasson’s The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, the Swedish sensation the finds a reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka).
Get in touch with Joanne through e-mail or by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227.

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

November 19, 2012

Winnipeg Art Gallery Tour l Tree Trimming Party l Anniversary Soiree

November 25, 2 pm - 3 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard

This year marks the anniversary of two important late-modernist buildings in Winnipeg: the WAG, designed by Gustavo da Roza (Number Ten Architecture group), and the University of Winnipegs signature Centennial Hall by Lewis Morse.

Join Susan Algie from the Winnipeg Architectural Foundation for an in-depth tour of the WAG, one of the finest modernist buildings in the country. Learn about the architect, the design, and the history of this important structure. 
Susan worked for Parks Canada for 30 years as a building conservation specialist and is a founding director of the Winnipeg Architectural Foundation Inc. 

Any questions e mail or phone 204-786-6641

December 2, 2 pm - 5 pm

Its a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family. Warm up with a hot cup of cocoa and cookies. Bring your camera and take your picture with Santa. Play a host of holiday games. Join our music makers for seasonal songs and carols. 

Best of all, the WAG elves will be on hand to help you create your own artful Christmas and Hanukkah ornaments to hang on the tree. 

Make trimming the Winnipeg Art Gallery's tree part of your familys holiday tradition!

Any questions? or phone 204-786-6641

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard

December 16, 7- 11 pm
Tickets $50 
Available at Winnipeg Art Gallery or by calling 204.786.0235

Join us for the party of the century when we will honour the past and 
celebrate the future of your WAG!

•    100 years of music played by live bands
•    Projections and characters from the past
•    The WAG Century, an exhibition that brings our history to life and Winnipeg Now, 
showcasing the newest of the new 
•    Delicious appetizers provided by Storm Bistro

November 18, 2012

ACI Manitoba: Graphic Novel Business Plan l Engaging Volunteers

November 24, 9 am - 4 pm
Artlington Studios, 618 Arlington Street
$35 for ACI members; $45 for non-members
Instructors: GMB Chomichuk and John Toone

Learn how to develop a business plan to sell your graphic novel project. 
Join the authors and illustrator of The Imagination Manifesto trilogy, for an insider's look at the comic industry, including strategies for social networking, comic conventions, and e-commerce. 

Engaging Today and Tomorrow’s Volunteer: A One Day Course for Busy Arts Professionals
November 29, 9 am - 4:30 pm 
The Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street
Cost: $100 for ACI members; $130 for non-members

Train the Trainer half day course 
December 6, 1 - 4:30 pm 
ACI Boardroom, 501 - 62 Albert Street
Instructor: Barb Gemmell
For both workshops: $150 for ACI members l $180 for non-members 
(Past participants may take both courses as a refresher for $75)

To take the half day course, you must also take the Full Day course on Nov. 29.

Manitoba’s 29,000 arts and culture volunteers, 3.1% of the provincial population (15 or older), contributed about 4 million hours to arts and culture organizations in 2004. This contribution is roughly equivalent to about 2,200 full-time, full-year jobs. This volunteer contribution is worth approximately $56 million. 
- Hill Strategies Research Inc, January 17, 2007

To register, email Lindsey or phone (204) 927-2787.

Annette Lapointe l The Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group l Spencer Gordon l The Human Genome

November 24, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Whitetail Shooting Gallery

Cousins Jennifer and Jason live close together as small kids, exploring their rural home. But one act of family violence begets another, and the cousins drift apart. A series of conflicts result in accidental gunfire and scarring that takes many years to heal. 

Annette Lapointe's first novel, Stolen, was nominated for a Giller Prize and was the Winner of two Saskatchewan Book Awards. Cited as a Globe & Mail Top 5 First Fiction choice, Stolen also garnered Ms. Lapointe a Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer award. Annette currently resides in Grande Prairie, Alberta. 

November 24, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
Voices: Volume 12, Number 2

The Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group will be hosting a reading of works from the most recent installment of their biannual journal Voices. Come and meet the authors, listen to the latest works and have an opportunity for questions. 

Spencer Gordon
November 25, 2:00 pm in the Atrium

This debut collection of short stories mines pop culture for existential tales.  Each of these mercurial stories is drenched in pop culture, the distancing effects of modern communication and the malaise of solitary existence. 

Spencer Gordon is co-editor of the online literary journal The Puritan and the micro-press Ferno House. His writings have been published in periodicals and anthologies. He blogs and teaches writing at Humber College. 

Dr. Jeffrey Marcus & Rabbi Larry Pinsker
November 25, 2:00-4:00 pm in the Community Classroom
The Human Genome: Blueprint or Bible? Decoding and Encoding the Basics of Life in Biology and in Religion. 

Presented as part of the Jewish National Fund & The New Shul Speaker’s Series. 
A coffee & tea reception will follow the talk. 
This presentation is FREE, but seating is limited. Please RSVP 204-947-0207 or e mail 

Dr. Jeffrey Marcus is Assoc. Professor at the U of M and the Canada Research Chair in Phlyogenomics.  
Rabbi Larry Pinsker’s career has been spent bringing Judaism to life for all of us to celebrate. 

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

November 17, 2012

The Lives of Women l African Refugees in Israel l Art City & Graffiti Art: Variety Show l Roaring 2020's

Artlington Gallery, 618 Arlington Street
November 24 and 25, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cry, Need, Bleed, Feel and Laugh...
Art Exhibition of NEW WORKS by: 
Musical Guests
Refreshments will be served 
A percentage of sales will go to OSBORNE HOUSE INC. 

Detention of African Refugees in Israel Awareness Campaign 
November 23, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Menno Simons College Room 2MS13
Free snacks and drinks!!!
You are all welcome!

Canada World Youth is raising awareness on African refugees in Israel who are facing violence, discrimination and arbitrary detention. 

After having gone through a terrifying journey to Israel, the African refugees are greeted with rejection and continue to face threat of deportation. 
They are seen as ‘infiltrators’ and social 'cancer'.

These refugees need a voice. Your voice!! 

We will hear about these refugees from human rights activists in Winnipeg, and watch a recent documentary made by Aljazeera regarding what these refugees are going through. 
We will also have a discussion on the issue.

The "Second Last Ever" Art City & Graffiti Art Programming TALENT! Variety Show

THE REGAL BEAGLE PUB, 331 Smith Street
November 24, 7:00 pm

Graffiti Art Programming & Art City Staff and Volunteers showcase their talents 
to raise funds for the United Way of Winnipeg!

After Party Dance Party Featuring:
Mama Cutsworth & DJ J. Jackson

Roaring 2020's

November 24, 9:00 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street

Tickets are $8 in advance (plus service fee) at: KUSTOM KULTURE

Electro Swing, Gypsy House, Balkan Beats, Bulgarian Basslines and Breakbeat Jive!

A retro future night bringing together the vibe of the 1920's dance culture 
with the technology of today!!

Prize for best costume is a festival pass to MEME 2013!!!
There will be a sign up for the contest for those that arrive before midnight.

Wear your best future zoot suits, flapper dresses, roaring 20's robot costumes... 
We have arranged a rental discount with 
Ragpickers, 216 McDermot Avenue (204-942-7992)  
Present your ticket to this show and get a costume rental for $25 (regular $45). 


Special guest dancers!

Retro Future videos by: