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March 31, 2012

Edge Gallery: Art on Our Street!

The Edge Gallery, 611 Main Street
April 6, 7:00 pm to April 11, 5:00 pm

The Edge Gallery is hosting an exhibit of artistic creations crafted by homeless and marginalized individuals relying on and living in the community emergency shelters.

There will be snacks and some of the works will be for sale.
Come and discover some of the Talent from our local community!

Featuring craftspeople and artists participating in programming 
at Studio 631 resource centre of the RED ROAD LODGE.

Dance Down tha Wall 7: for a free Palestine

The Canada-Palestine Support Network (Winnipeg) presents
Dance Down tha Wall 7: for a free Palestine

Music by:
DJ CO-OP
Clash & Cooks
Jonny Mexico (w/ DJ Memorable Wonder Borscht & DJ Pim)

April 7, 10:00 pm to 2:00 am
Lo Pub, 330 Kennedy Street
$10.00

Proceeds will be used for humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip and in Palestine.

or call 204.899.8687

Co- sponsors: CKUW 95.9 FM, THE UNITER

March 30, 2012

Jon Ted Wynne: Reading Your Writing in Public

April 7, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Manitoba Writers' Guild, 218-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg MB, R2B 1H3
$40 MWG members, $45 non-members

Professional actor and speech specialist Jon Ted Wynne will share valuable insight into preparation and presentation of your work. 

Participants should bring a selection from their own work, 2-4 minutes in length.

To register please send a cheque made out to the Manitoba Writers’ Guild and 
e-mail your name, intent to register, and the text you’ll be reading to the Writers' Guild 

Jon Ted Wynne studied at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England and has been acting professionally since 1982. He is a well-known character actor in film and on stage. He has taught speech at numerous institutions and adjudicated speech festivals throughout the province. 

March 29, 2012

Lend Your Leg on April 4

On April 4 Lend Your Leg is asking private companies, celebrities and politicians to join citizens around the world who will be rolling up their pant leg to stand with survivors and declare with one voice: NO MORE LANDMINES.

Long after wars end some weapons remain a lurking threat to civilians. 
Landmines are weapons that wait underground for decades, maiming and killing children, farmers and everyday citizens. 

In 2010 there were 4,200 victims of landmines - over 11 people a day.

Last year in Colombia a small group of citizens rolled up their pant leg in a gesture of solidarity with landmine survivors. What began as a grassroots campaign soon gained support from celebrities, NGOs and government officials, including Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. 

On April 4, the International Day for Mine Awareness, private companies unveiled billboards of their logos rolled up in support of the cause, while students, teachers, workers and professionals rolled up their pant leg to declare to the world NO MORE LANDMINES!

This year, the Lend Your Leg campaign is going global. 

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines and the United Nations Mine Action Team are partnering with Fundación Arcangeles to mobilize  organizations in at least 138 countries to “Lend their Leg.” 

Treena Wynes / Jerry Buckland

Treena Wynes
April 4, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Eating Ourselves Crazy

Many of us rely on foods to soothe, comfort and provide relief. The foods we choose actually exacerbate our stress, putting us at risk of falling into the emotional-eating cycle. 

Eating Ourselves Crazy will arm you with information on how our brain, hormones and moods are key players in our eating habits.  Overcome emotional-eating through foods and lifestyle practices that will enhance your moods, mental stamina and quality of life while you lose weight. 

Treena Wynes is a Registered Social Worker, past bulimic and owner of a weight-loss counselling business who focuses on emotional health to obtain healthy weight-loss goals.

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Jerry Buckland
April 5, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Hard Choices: Financial Exclusion, Fringe Banks and Poverty in Urban Canada

When low-income city dwellers lack access to mainstream banking services, many end up turning to ‘fringe banks,’ such as cheque-cashers and pawnshops, for some or all of their financial transactions. 

Hard Choices thoroughly integrates economic and social data on consumer choice, bank behaviour, and government policy. 

Buckland demonstrates why the current two-tier system of banking is becoming increasingly dysfunctional, especially in the context of new credit products that aggravate income inequality and stifle local economic growth. 

Jerry Buckland is a professor at Menno Simons College at the Canadian Mennonite University, and affiliated with the University of Winnipeg.

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, 1120 Grant Ave.

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

March 28, 2012

Sierra Dean: A Secret McQueen Novel

April 3, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Something Secret This Way Comes: A Secret McQueen Novel.  

Abandoned at birth by her werewolf mother, hired as a teen by the vampire council of New York City to kill rogues, Secret is a part of both worlds, but belongs to neither. 
At twenty-two, she's carved out as close a normal life as a bounty hunter can. 
When an enemy from her past returns, she is forced to call on every ounce of her mixed heritage to save herself, and everyone else in the city she calls home. 

As if their fate wasn’t enough, there’s Lucas Rain, King of the East coast werewolves, 
who believes he and Secret are fated to be together. 
Secret feels a connection with Desmond, Lucas’s second-in-command. 

Sierra Dean is a reformed historian. Born and raised in the Canadian prairies, Sierra indulges her less global interests: drinking too much tea and writing urban fantasy.

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

March 27, 2012

Edmonton Poetry Festival 2012

Listen up all you E-Town poets, wordsmiths, slammers, Ravers, Strollers, Olive-ers, sundry ne’er-do-wellers, and anyone with a hankering to get your words off the page. Event signups for the Edmonton Poetry Festival 2012 Edition are officially open.
During The Edmonton Poetry Festival (April 22 to April 29), some events are open to all who wish to participate. 
Signup Deadline is April 8, 2012.  You can sign up for events here.
Which events can you sign up for? Well, check the signup page above for complete details, but here’s the skinny:
  • Blinks in the Heart · Blink Poetry began in Edmonton and has spread around the world. Word has it that European blink poetry is just like ours, only a little dirtier. Want to see the real McCoy? Sign up to read!
  • Breathe – Zen Poetry · Ratchet your busy life down a notch with this Zen-inspired reading. Bring gentle words, strong tea, a clear mind and, maybe, a small amount of truth.
  • The Cafe Readings · Poetry and coffee go together like heartbreak and airports. Why not indulge your penchant for drama and sign up to read a poem or two on a Sunday afternoon. 
  • Stroll Workshop · Ah, the mystery event. Those sneaky Strollers. If history is any indication, this should be a great little workshop. Last year John Leppard delivered a great one on improving your poetic performance. This year? Let’s find out.
Poets, be fearless. Care immensely about what you put into the world. We need you to be mighty. Don’t wait. The universe won’t.

March 26, 2012

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley

April 1, 3:00 pm in the Atrium
A special musical performance 
Sugar and Gold: New Songs from the Underground Railroad.

Diana Braithwaite is an award-winning writer and vocalist who has researched and created historical plays, music, and films about Canadian and African-American history. A fourth generation Canadian, Diana takes audiences on the journey her ancestors made from the United States, through the Underground Railroad, to Canada. 

Chris Whiteley is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter and Maple Blues Award winner. He has performed with many of the greats in the field of blues, including Blind John Davis and John Lee Hooker. 

Braithwaite and Whiteley have released three collaborative albums (Deltaphonic, Morning Sun, and Night Bird Blues) and have collectively received 8 Maple Blues awards. 

Tickets are $10.00 and are available at McNally Robinson Booksellers 
or by calling 475-0483.

(Toll-Free 1-800-561-1833)

Project PAWS: Adopt, Don't Shop!

Best Western Pembina Inn & Suites, 1714 Pembina Hwy
April 1, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Project PAWS is proud to host a Rescue Awareness Day!
Are you looking for a new best friend? 
Do you have questions about volunteering or fostering for 
one of our local rescue organizations? 

Meet some of the people behind the scenes of the Winnipeg Rescue Community, 
snuggle some pups and find out how YOU can help make a positive difference 
in a homeless animal's life! 

Guests include: Winnipeg Animal Services, The Winnipeg Humane Society, 
Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue, Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba, 
Manitoba Great Pyrenees Rescue, Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert, Christina's Creations 
and the Winnipeg Woof Pack! 

There will be ADORABLE ADOPTABLES in attendance! 

As this event is being held in a hotel, we must be mindful of the hotel's guests.  
We respectfully request that our visitors leave their canine companions at home. 
We look forward to seeing you there! 

Flatlanders Soap

Flatlanders Soap Company sells natural, handmade soap. We have a variety 
of different soaps, all made in West Broadway, using the simplest of ingredients. 

Our current stock includes:
-Lavender
-Peppermint
-Tea Tree Oil
-Coffee and Oatmeal
-Ginger and Cinnamon
-Citrus
-Unscented
-Prairie Pine
-Chamomile and Sweet Almond
We can also custom make soap to your specifications. 

We have soaps that can fit into the hands of small children to large soaps 
great for the shower. 

We also offer felted soap. It is like a wash cloth and soap in one. The felt is 100% merino wool and is an effective, gentle exfoliator. Felted soap can last 2-3 months or more. 
The felt that is left when the soap is done can be used in a variety of ways. 
Ask for tips!

With the exception of the felted soap and a few bars made with local beeswax or honey, all soaps are vegan (all varieties can be made vegan).
Our soaps offer a great moisturizing lather and can last for months. - Sarah Fox, prop.

The soap can be purchased through the Flatlander link, as well as at 
Kustom Kulture, 470 River Avenue, Winnipeg 
Their phone number is: (204) 453-7473 
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 9 PM
Saturday 11 AM - 7 PM
Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM 

Unfelted
small - $3.00
medium - $4.00
large - $6.00

Felted
medium - $12.00
large - $14.00

March 25, 2012

God Among Us - Art from the Catholic Experience

Unveiling the Feminine Face of God
by Connie Bart-Hamel
The Body of Christ
by Anthony Chiarella

Runs from March 17 to April 28
Artist talk: March 31, 2:00 pm

Connie Bart-Hamel and Anthony Chiarella are Catholic artists who draw on 
deep faith to inspire their artistic creations. 

Both approach art making with seriousness and a desire to be faithful in their love 
of Church and Christ through their art. 
The artists do not know one another. 
They were asked to share the gallery space because of their approaches to 
their art and their faith. 

South of Grant, on the campus of the Canadian Mennonite University
Phone: 204-888-6781

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, noon - 5:00pm (Gallery only)
Off hours tours can be arranged, call Ray Dirks at (204) 888 6781

Andrew Lizotte / Dean Jenkinson / Al Rae

Winnipeg Comedy Festival Preview
March 31, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant, 1120 Grant Ave.
For reservations please contact Prairie Ink Restaurant at 975-2659.

Andrew Lizotte began performing six years ago and has already been on the road through Yuk-Yuk’s and for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. In 2008 he was a semi-finalist at Winnipeg’s Just For Laughs Home Grown Comedy Competition and won the 2011 Winnipeg Gone Wacky. 

A trained actor, Andrew also studied improv for many years under the troupe Crumbs, and at the Chicago Improv Olympic. As a writer, his radio work was recognized as Best New Drama. He is a member of The Manitoba Association of Playwrights board of directors, and has a work, The Getaway, debuting at the 2012 Winnipeg Fringe Festival. 

Since starting over a decade ago, Dean Jenkinson has gone on to do appearances on The Comedy Network’s Comedy at Club 54, CBC’s COMICS! and Global’s Comedy on Stage.  CBC news viewers recognize Dean from his award winning satirical commentaries on shows like Canada Now and Saturday Report. His 1998 play How Do You Know When You’re Done, co-starring Al Rae, was named among the Top Ten at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. He currently writes for This Hour Has 22 Minutes. 

Al Rae is a Winnipeg stand-up comic and comedy writer. He is the winner of the Just for Laughs National Homegrown Comic Competition 2000. Al was a writer on the sitcoms Blackfly and Big Sound. He has hosted two comedy information shows for CBC Radio, That’s Capital about finance and Spin Off, an election satire show. His twenty part comedy drama series Monsoon House with Russell Peters aired on CBC Radio in 2006.  He is the winner of an Italian Prix Roma Screenwriting Prize and a Gemini Award and nomination for Little Mosque on the Prairie.

March 24, 2012

Opera Ultralounge: Friday Night Lights

Welcome to Friday Night Lights at Opera Ultralounge, 441 Main Street, 
Winnnipeg's newest weekly Friday night experience featuring:
- wine specials 
- DJ IIIZERO 
- Friday night lights that make you a part of the light show 
- a new food menu 
- additional non-reservation seating
- $1000 Polo Park Shopping Spree
Friday, March 30
18+

The night kicks off early at 4 pm with Schmooze Fridays - 
a lounge atmosphere and music you don't have to shout over.

At 10 pm, the lounge becomes ultra with a club night. We turn up the energy 
and ignite the dance floor with the best music on earth.

The BEST DRESSED WOMAN AND MAN will share in the fabulous prize of 
a $1000 shopping spree at Polo Park Shopping Centre.

Edge Gallery: DIY FEST

The Edge Gallery at 611 Main Street
A 3 day hand made sale with a bunch of other awesome stuff, too!
FREE ADMISSION!!

VENDORS INCLUDE:
Cat Haus DIY
Mel Wesley of Villekula
Wood Working by Toby
Ceramics by Rebecca Wong 
Jewelry by Jacqueline Young
Plus lots of awesome art on the walls will be for sale!

March 30 from 7 pm until 11 pm
There will be live acoustic music was well as slam poetry and book readings!
Sheldon Birnie (Cheering for the Bad Guy)
Aaron Simm (Pop Soda's Tuesday night poetry slams)

March 31 from noon until 8 pm
A full day of talks and DIY demos! 
Dave Van Den Bossche (DIY guitars and effects pedals)
Tiff Bartel (DIY puppet making)
Sheldon Birnie (publishing and writing)
Chesterfield Magazine (Winnipeg's DIY art zine)
Mel Wesley (DIY menstrual pads)
David Skene (No Label music collective)
Charles Granger (self recording and making music videos)
Kelly Ruth (DIY fabric dying with plants)
Dany Reede (DIY stamp making demo)
Rhonda Kennedy Rogers (encaustic painting demo)
Hannah G (mastermind behind Peggay Licious)
Anna with a presentation on Urban Shaman
The Mondragon (Winnipeg's favorite vegan coop) 
Ben Clarkson (Zines and self promotion)

April 1st from noon until 5 pm  activities TBA

Contact Kara to get involved!

Black Tutu Magazine Launch

March 30, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm in UTC-05
Red River College, Princess Street Campus

The annual Creative Communications Magazine Trade Fair is happening and we are proud to launch Black Tutu Magazine.

Come visit the Black Tutu booth to meet the creators, grab some schwag, enter our contests, and see what other tricks we have up our sleeve!

At 2:00 pm we'll have a live comedy show, featuring the talents of:
Heather Witherden
Chantal Marostica
Aisha Alfa
and Melanie Dahling

It's going to be a lot of fun - come check us out, and get your very own copy of our PDF!

Times Change(d): Nathan & Mama Cutsworth

Times Change(d), 234 Main Street
March 29 and March 30
$10 admission at the door

It all began when Times proprietor and all-around nice guy John Scoles asked Mama Cutsworth if she'd like to try jamming with a band. She could choose who she wanted to play with and he'd host the night. She said yes immediately.

Take your favourite Nathan originals and imagine a live version of a remix. 
And now, you can bask in the results!

Two nights of the beloved western sounds of Nathan, re-imagined with Mama Cutsworth's turntables, samples and scratches.

March 29
8:30 pm - Nathan's "untouched" set
9:15 pm - Nathan with Mama Cutsworth
Dance party finale - Mama Cutsworth DJ set

March 30
10 pm - Nathan's "untouched" set
11:15 pm - Nathan with Mama Cutsworth
Dance party finale - Mama Cutsworth DJ set

Dionysus In Stony Mountain / Justice Forum

The Rachel Browne Theatre, 211 Bannatyne at Main Street
March 29 to April 8
8:00 pm March 29 – 31, April 3 – 7
2:00 pm April 1, 7 & 8 

Dionysus In Stony Mountain

Tickets: Students: $15 / Seniors: $18 / Adults: $22
email to purchase or to reserve or call 204 -989-2400

Written by Steven Ratzlaff 
Directed by Bill Kerr
Featuring: Sarah Constible & Ross McMillan

As unabashedly intellectual as it is dramatically compelling, the play erupts with Friedrich Nietzsche, exploring the binding and loosening of family ties, the warehousing of the mentally ill in Canada’s prisons, mania, and the boundaries of the patient /psychiatrist relationship, finally asking "What does it really mean to care?”

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EXPLORING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Free Press Café, 237 McDermot Avenue
Moderated by Naomi Levine

Theatre Projects Manitoba (TPM) is pleased to present a panel as part of the première of Dionysus in Stony Mountain. 

The panelists are:
John Hutton, Executive Director, John Howard Society 
Glenn Morison, Chaplain, Winnipeg Remand Centre
Joan Carolyn, Program Director, COSA (Circles of Support & Accountability) 
Adam Klassen, Journey to Justice (Mennonite Central Committee) 
Steven Ratzlaff, Playwright
Wilma Derksen, Founder of MCC’s Victim’s Voice, Victim’s advocate

March 23, 2012

An Evening with Those Guys

Park Theatre, 698 Osborne
March 29, 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm /show kicks off at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $15 @ the door or $10 in advance.
For tickets email Those Guys

Those Guys are in the middle of recording their first album 
and have been itching to sing for you all. 

This show will be a more intimate show than what you've been used to. 
We could very well be singing on your laps at some point!

Every dollar made will be going towards our album fund! 

Local superstars Flo 
and The Xanad00ds are also hittin' the stage to bring pure bliss to your ears!

If you're not able to attend for whatever reason and you're wanting to help with 
our That Album project, you can make a contribution online

March 22, 2012

Joy Fielding / Rose Cousins / Susan Le Blanc Gardening Presentation

Joy Fielding
March 28, 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the Atrium
with a reception to follow
Home Invasion

Joy Fielding will sign books and read from her latest work, Home Invasion, as part of the Good Reads series.  The goal of the Good Reads series is to enhance ability and interest in reading, by encouraging reading practice and building reading confidence.  

Joy Fielding is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Charley’s Web, Heartstopper, Mad River Road, See Jane Run, and other acclaimed novels. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida.

Part of International Adult Learners’ Week celebrations, this event is organized in part by ABC Life Literacy Canada and Literacy Partners of Manitoba.

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Rose Cousins
March 28, 5:00 pm in the Atrium

Rose Cousins’ new album We Have Made A Spark follows Cousins’ two
multi-award-winning albums The Send Off and If You Were For Me
Her third album braves weighty topics. 
We have the pleasure of welcoming Cousins for a free musical performance
and CD signing prior to her show this evening at the West End Cultural Centre.

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Susan Le Blanc Gardening Presentation
March 28, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Presenting on Planting Garden Seeds

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

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, 1120 Grant Ave.

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

March 21, 2012

SAVE OSBORNE HOUSE

Friday, March 23, 5:00 pm
City Hall, 510 Main St.

WE DEMAND THAT WINNIPEG AWARD OSBORNE HOUSE THE FUNDS THEY NEED.

Join us for a rally in support of Osborne House, a safe-house for women and children 
who are victims of domestic violence. 

Osborne House offers food, shelter, counselling and hope for the city's most vulnerable. 
Due to a 75% decrease in private donations over the past years and a steady increase in the community's need for Osborne House, the safe-house is in dire need of support from the municipal government.


On March 15, Osborne House attended City Council requesting $450,000 in annual funding. 
This request was denied by council with the reason that the request came at the last minute and was too expensive. 
Barbara Judt, CEO of Osborne House, has documented communications with the City of Winnipeg dating back six months.


On Tuesday, March 20 Osborne House spoke to have the City's decision rescinded.
This request was not only denied, but completely ignored. 
Not a single question about Barbara's proposal was asked.

At Tuesday's hearing, Councillor Fielding, who spoke in support of the budget, 
claimed that public safety is one of the key priorities of this years budget.
Clearly he does not consider women and children an essential part of this priority. 

Because their funding request was denied Osborne House will be forced to turn down women and children who need safety.

Women and children are at greater risk of physical, sexual and emotional violence; 
they are at a greater risk of homelessness.

Women and children are at greater risk of death.

March 20, 2012

Neotropical Migratory Bird Exhibit

Neotropical Migratory Bird exhibit on March 25 at 1:30 pm. 

The exhibit re-creates a tropical mangrove wetland. It features a rare collection 
of 22 life-size bird carvings by the Skeete family that was donated by the 
Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary in Barbados.

This unique collection shows familiar migratory birds from Canada sharing an exotic mangrove wetland with resident Caribbean birds. 

Visitors will be invited to follow Wally, the Yellow Warbler, on his annual migration from Oak Hammock Marsh to the south. Arriving at Wally's destination, visitors will use a viewing blind, binoculars, and interpretive signs to search for Wally among the mangroves that he shares with a variety of herons, egrets, and other resident Caribbean birds.

"We were overwhelmed when Peter Allard and the Allard Family agreed to sponsor the creation of an exhibit that would not only showcase the beauty of these carvings," said Michele Kading, the Head of Interpretation at OHMIC.

The new exhibit will help visitors realize the critical importance of Caribbean wetlands.

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The first goose of the year was seen at Oak Hammock Marsh on March 11 at 11:45 am.

The person guessing the closest date and time of the arrival wins a family membership to the Interpretive Centre as well as a cute and cuddly plush Canada goose. 
The winner for this year's contest is Sophia Schreckenbach from Winnipeg. 

The arrival of the geese is a sure sign that spring is on its way!!

The annual bird migration is triggered by environmental factors, primarily the changes in the day length. These changes are also related to hormonal changes in the birds during the migration period called Zugunruhe, a German word meaning migratory restlessness, when many birds display higher activity as well as physiological changes such as increased fat deposition in preparation for the long flight ahead. 


The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 20 minutes north of Winnipeg on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8. For more information call 467-3300.

Jordan Miller: Finding Home, Searching Self

Jordan Miller's Solo Exhibition
The Piano Nobile Gallery, 555 Main Street, 2nd floor
Reception: March 26, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm o
Open to general public
FREE
Music by Dave Swiecicki & Scott Hinkson
Open Feb 28 - May 6 to ticket holders 
or by appt. with Justin, curator: 221-5446 ($20/hr) 

Finding Home, Searching Self began as a journey of change, growth, and rebirth. 

In 31 years, I moved 21 times and lived in five communities and eight Winnipeg neighborhoods.  In 2011, after living in Winnipeg for 13 years, I purchased my first home.  I feel like I found my place deep within downtown, drawn in by the Exchange District's historic buildings, active night-life, artistic hub, and energy. 

Finding Home, took eight months to produce, the same number of months it took to purchase my true “home” and the number of different homes I have lived in, in Winnipeg.

This exhibition led me to discover what I truly wanted in a home. Each step transformed the artworks into something new, similar to my journey to discover a home.  As 2011 ended, I found home for the first time, in my city, with my art.

Jordan Leigh Miller graduated from the University of Manitoba's School of Art with a BFA (honours) in 2002 and from the University of Winnipeg's Arts and Cultural Management program in 2008. 
She is the director and co-owner of cre8ery gallery.  In 2010, Jordan exhibited 364 pieces in an exhibition called “Life Structures and Other Personalities”. In 2011, Jordan won the 35th Annual Woman of Distinction for the Arts Award. 

March 19, 2012

Demonstrate at Circus Mondo in Winnipeg

Main entrance MTS Centre, Portage & Donald
March 30 - 5:30 - 7:30 pm
March 31 - 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Circus Mondo from Montreal is at MTS Centre for two days. 

Bears, elephants, tigers, and other animals do not voluntarily ride bicycles, 
stand on their heads, balance on balls, or jump through rings of fire. 
They don't perform these and other difficult tricks because they want to, 
they perform them because they're afraid of what will happen if they don't.

For animals in circuses, there is no such thing as "positive reinforcement", 
only varying degrees of punishment and deprivation. 

To force them to perform these meaningless and physically uncomfortable tricks, 
trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks, 
and other painful tools of the trade.

More information:
PETA

March 18, 2012

Sarah Simbi Nakure / Northern Writers

Sarah Simbi Nakure
March 24, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Miracle Escape

The true story of one Rwandan woman, her great faith and how God rescued her from 
the modern world’s worst mass killing spree. 

Sarah Simbi Nakure is a Canadian of Kenyan/Rwandan origin. A born-again Christian, Evangelist and the founder of Mount Hope Capstone Ministries (MHCM), a non-profit missionary organization dedicated to bringing the hope of Jesus to the poor in Rwanda. 

Nakure is a married mother of one child, a homemaker and overseer of MHCM, a graduate of St Mary’s University, and a holder of a diploma of Evangelism and Missions from MBTI. 

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Northern Writers
March 26, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Come join us as we celebrate the following new books: 
Dana L. Coates - The Loner
Brenda Fontaine - Bab’s Adventures Volume Three: Christmas on the Trapline
M.D. Meyers - Missy: The Group - Week Four
David Yerex Williamson - Hauntings, a collection of poetry

All the featured authors, among other contributors, will be launching 
Northern Writers: Volume Three.

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, 1120 Grant Ave.

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

March 17, 2012

VPW 11 Reunion / Dirty Catfish / Mama Cutsworth

VPW 11 Reunion Special
Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street
March 23, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$5

Join all your favourites from Winnipeg's seminal cable access channel, VPW 11. 
"Magic Mike" Likey, "Math with Marty" Green, Neil Schipper and Marion from The Cosmopolitans are just a few of the faces from the Golden Age of Winnipeg DIY TV. 
More guests to come.

This will also be the last Kelly Hughes Live! at 274 Garry Street, so come on down 
to say goodbye to the old studio theatre.  

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The Dirty Catfish Brass Band 
Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club, 234 Main Street
March 23, 10:00 pm to 2:00 am
$8

Dirty Catfish is gonna blow the roof off this joint and funk up the night! 
Get down and mess around with the nasty funk of the Dirty Catfish! 
Just remember that you're all good people and we want to treat you right!

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Lo Pub, 330 Kennedy Street
March 24, 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
$5 before 11 pm, $8 after

Mama Cutsworth, along with special guest DJ J. Jackson, present:
I Wanna Dance With Somebody!

Dance music from our favourite divas: Whitney, Janet, Mariah and so very much more!
Brought to you by the fine folks at UMFM 101.5 fm

March 16, 2012

Merlyn Productions: Dramatic Showcase 2012

Ellice Cafe & Theatre, 587 Ellice Avenue
email Merlyn or call (204) 415-2714

We present two variety show fund-raisers in support of 
Merlyn Productions Theatre Company and the Winnipeg Theatre School!

Mar. 22:  The Winnipeg Theatre School's JUNIOR and TEEN classes 
present their year-end scenes and monologues.
Suitable for all ages; no babes in arms. Instructed by TONY FROST.

Mar. 24:  A cast of core Merlyn Productions members present 
an evening of live theatre scenes, monologues, skits and sketches!
Some mature content; suitable for ages 13+. Produced by JOHN CHASE.

Featuring: 
TIM BEAUDRY, BRIAN DOUGHERTY, DEAN DUNCAN, KEVIN HAMILL, 
RACHELL HODGINS, DAVID KING, CAROLYN LUTES, KIRSTEN WATTIS, 
and ANNA WOODWARD

Admission by donation (minimum $5) 
or FREE with the purchase of any merchandise ($10 mug / $15 t-shirt)
Doors Open 7:00 pm / Show at 7:30 pm
Rush Seating / No Latecomers

March 15, 2012

Deborah Stienstra / Dr. Michael Likey

Deborah Stienstra
March 22, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
About Canada: Disability Rights

Through examing education, telecommunications, transportation, employment and health care, Stienstra explores the landscape of disability rights in Canada and finds that Canadians with disabilities still experience barriers in obtaining their human rights.

Stienstra contends that achieving disability rights is possible through universal design, disability supports, social and economic supports and belonging - in short, through foundational social transformation of Canadian society. 

Deborah Stienstra is Professor in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba. She has worked with national organizations. She is co-editor of Making Equality: History of Advocacy and Persons with Disabilities in Canada and the lead author of Women with Disabilities: Accessing Trade.

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Dr. Michael Likey
March 22, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
The Science of the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth

The potential of the human soul is limitless, and Dr. Likey provides all of the psychological, metaphysical, and practical tools at his disposal to enable anyone to access this inner power or potential, sometimes referred to as one’s higher self. 

The ideas that Dr. Likey discusses have been tested over the years by many of the world’s greatest seers, teachers, authors, and coaches.  Using methods presented, you can gain greater quality of life, deeper love and inner peace, focused on your true life purposes. 

Dr. Michael Likey is a teacher, transformational speaker, and motivational life coach. He produces his own weekly internet radio show, The Science of the Soul, hosted the television show Magic Mike’s Castle, and also appeared on TV’s S’kiddlebits with Joey.  
He resides on the west coast of Canada with his wife, Susan, and their cat, Bella.

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