November 21, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
One Thousand Days of Wolseley
Wayne Ferrand is sharing a uniquely personal perspective of this beautiful part of Winnipeg. Captured over 1000 days and through 12 seasons, this collection of tiny vignettes tells Ferrand’s story of this historic and vibrant neighbourhood.
Wayne Ferrand has been exhibited at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Gallery Lacosse, Warehouse Art Works, and Medea Gallery. Ferrand’s fine art images have been used in several movies made in Manitoba. He is the owner of Little People’s Portrait Studio (1995), and a Photography teacher. His Conversations in Nature was published in January 2012.
November 21, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark: The West Versus the Rest Since Confederation
The oil sands. Global warming. The National Energy Program. Though these seem like modern Canadian subjects, author Mary Janigan reveals them to be a legacy of longstanding regional rivalry.
This evening Janigan will be discussing the significant role of Manitoba, focusing on Louis Riel, how the province joined confederation and the battle with Ottawa over resources.
Mary Janigan is a journalist who has written extensively about Canadian public policy, including politics and economics, for the Toronto Star, Maclean’s and the Globe and Mail. She has won the prestigious Hy Solomon award for policy analysis, and the National Newspaper Award for her clause-by-clause scrutiny of proposed Constitution changes.
November 22, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Athenia Torpedoed: The U-Boat Attack that Ignited the Battle of the Atlantic
Just hours after World War II was declared, Germany struck its first blow, firing without warning on the passenger liner Athenia. The British ship was loaded with Americans, Canadians, and Europeans attempting to cross the Atlantic before the outbreak of war.
As the ship sank, 1,306 were rescued but 112 people were lost.
Historian Francis Carroll chronicles the survivors’ experiences and explains how the incident shaped policy in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. He is professor emeritus at the University of Manitoba and the prize-winning author of ten books.