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June 29, 2012

Summer Camp at Oak Hammock Marsh


Camp is a great way to gather precious memories and build special friendships! 

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre offers camps for kids during the summer. 
We have a variety of age-appropriate camps to choose from through July and August: 

Cattail Camp: ages 5 to 7 - Animal detective, puzzle hunt, crafts, games, tasty snacks and more! 

Blackbird Camp (optional 1 night sleep over): ages 8 to 10 - games, scavenger hunts and a cool craft! 

Wetland Adventure Camp (2 nights sleep over): ages 11 to 13 - compass scavenger hunt, survival skills, canoeing, and geocaching! (3 days, 2 nights - meals included)

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 or e mail Jacques Bourgeois

June 28, 2012

Black Sea Voyage River Cruises


Canada One Travel and AmaWaterways Travel Presentation
July 4, 7:00 pm in the Community Classroom, McNally Robinson 

A Travel Talk from AmaWaterways featuring Russian Waterways on their Black Sea Voyage River Cruises. 
Sandra Gardiner, DSM for AmaWaterways, will provide information about the experience provided by AmaWaterways, their Black Sea itineraries and the “Ama Voyages” in Russia. 
Beginning in Rousse, the cruise travels through Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Croatia taking in such sites as 14th century castle of Vidin and the magnificent gorges known as the Iron Gates. 

Join us for great information and conversation. 
RSVP requested to 204-287-8228 or email.

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

June 27, 2012

Canada Day at Oak Hammock Marsh



Enjoy a free piece of Canada's birthday cake at 2 pm, have the Canadian flag or favourite animal painted on your cheeks or take in one of our guided history walks of the marsh. 

Try your hands at Canada Day Jeopardy and participate in games and quizzes about our great country. 

Remember the Log Driver's Waltz? Watch your favourite vignette as well as many other Canadian content films or a slide presentation on the history of Oak Hammock Marsh in the comfort of our theatre. 

Explore some lesser-known parts of the marsh from a horse-drawn wagon from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. 
Extra fee of $5 for non-members of the Interpretive Centre and $3 for members for this half-hour to forty-five minute ride.

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 or e mail Jacques Bourgeois.

June 26, 2012

Rally - Shawn Cameron Lamb / Murdered Aboriginal Women


A rally will be held tonight, June 26, in Winnipeg to bring attention to Manitoba’s missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

The rally was called after the arrest of Shawn Cameron Lamb, 52, charged with three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Tanya Nepinak, Carolyn Sinclair and Lorna Blacksmith.

The march will start at 6 pm from Young Street and Broadway to the Manitoba Legislature. 
Manitoba chiefs and other leaders will address the media and the crowd at 7 pm. 
A vigil will be held from 8 to 9 pm.

COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TODAY!

The Grand Chiefs of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, and Southern Chiefs’ Organization and other aboriginal organizations want a public inquiry on missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

June 25, 2012

CANADA DAY '50 DJs' MASSIVE BLOCK PARTY


July 1 at 2:00 pm to July 2 at 3:00 am

SOUND REPUBLIC presents...
The First Annual
CANADA DAY MASSIVE BLOCK PARTY
50 DJs | BEER GARDENS | STREET ENTERTAINMENT

Bannatyne Street, Opera UltraLounge and surroundings will be fenced around. 
Access will be granted only to those who present valid 18+ Identification.

Afternoon session starting at 2 pm
Evening session starting at 7 pm

Event managed by High Society Events.

Please e mail Wana Etuk if you have any questions.

June 24, 2012

Sharon Gray


June 30, 2:00 - 4:00 pm by the Cash Desk
Letters to Jennifer: From Maudie & Oliver The Updated Edition.

Maudie is a prima donna Siamese cat. Oliver is her brother, who doesn’t get enough love because he lives with the prima donna. When their dear Auntie Jennifer becomes ill with breast cancer, they decide to cheer her up by writing letters describing their everyday antics, with the help of their LIP (Live-In Person) – Sharon Gray. 

Whether they’re jostling for space on their favourite chair, ordering late-night pizza or vying for the attention of humans, Oliver and Maudie will bring a smile to your face. 

Sharon Gray was born in Calgary and has lived and worked in the aviation industry in western Canada most of her life. She presently resides in Winnipeg with Oliver and Maudie, and writes when they tell her to do so.

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

Art City Sky Parade


June 30, 1:00 pm
Costumes, face painting and bike decorating! 
Bring your own flourishes or festive props will be available. 
Parade starts rolling at 2:00 pm
Picnic and entertainment to follow. 

Join us for our most spectacular event of the year, the Art City Parade! 
This year's theme is SKY PARADE!!!

We will be floating, flying and fluttering through the streets of West Broadway, 
spreading jollification and positivity along the way. 

June 23, 2012

Canada Day Living Flag! Sign Up!!


July 1, 8:30 am to noon,  at the Legislative Grounds (450 Broadway at Osborne)

Last year we were challenged by Victoria, BC to beat their record of 2100 participants in their Canada Day Living Flag event. 
Winnipeg soared past their record with 3400 participants, and this year our goal is 5000! 

Pre-register by using our Online form to be part of the Living Flag by June 25 at midnight and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to an NHL game!
NHL ticket draw on July 1.

Join Hot 103's LTI, show your national pride and be part of Winnipeg’s Living Flag! 
It's FREE! 

Get a FREE T-shirt - First come, first serve
Photo between 11:15 am - noon
Enter to win prizes

SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY
• Enjoy Your Pumas
• Brenlee Martin
• A fly over by a Hercules

Walk-ups welcome.
Pre-registration does not guarantee a t-shirt or a spot in the flag. 
We encourage anyone with their own red or white t-shirt to wear their own.

Pre-registered antendees will be given a special ballot and must be present at the Living Flag Event to win. 
Winners must show photo ID to collect their prize. One entry per participant.

Critical Mass(ive) Reunion Ride


June 29, 5:00 pm
Walk, roller blade, bicycle, skateboard... 
Everyone is welcome, just meet at Central Park, 400 Cumberland Avenue, 
the last Friday of every month at 5 pm.

Monthly in cities around the world, bicyclists take over the streets in an "organized co-incidence" called Critical Mass. Riding along several hundred strong, hooting and hollering, whistling, laughing and singing; it is a coup on wheels, a clever tactical strike against our oil-dependent culture. 

Why reunion? 
With several recent cycling casualties, this city needs a reminder of our presence 
and rights to the road. 

June 22, 2012

Winnipeg Model Railroad Club’s 2012 Fall Show: Displays & Sales





The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club’s 2012 Fall Show will be held at  
Mennonite Brethren Collegiate, 180 Riverton Avenue, on  
Saturday, October 13 (10 am – 5 pm) and  
Sunday, October 14 (11 am – 4 pm)    

Set up will take place on  
Friday, October 12 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am – 10 am.    

Should you wish to display or bring your layout please email Gino Kost 
or call 204-334-5925.   

If you wish a sales table (train related merchandise only) please send 
a cheque ($20 per table) payable to The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club to  
Gino Kost 
67 Rupertsland Blvd 
Winnipeg, MB  
R2V 0E7

The deadline for payment is Tuesday, October 9.  Table space can not be held without payment.  

Please contact Gino as soon as possible if you are planning to sell or need 
a display table for the show, or if you have any questions or concerns.  

The only way to reserve a table is to send in your money. For those who have requested the same location as in previous years I will make every effort to keep the locations the same, providing deposits are received.  
If you had a table last year and will not need one this year please tell me so I can free up some space.  ~  Gino


Here's more information on what you'll find at the show!!


If you are interested in taking part in their 2013 Fall Show, go to this link

A. Megan Turnbull


Artist Talk with A. Megan Turnbull
MAWA, 611 Main Street
June 28, 7:00 pm

A. Megan Turnbull, MAWA Artist in Residence, is a Winnipeg-bred, Ottawa-based artist and director. She has created paper worlds for her films Evolucity, Frolic, and the National Film Board stereoscopic 3D film Unlaced-Délacé. Her work has been screened across Canada and internationally. 

Megan’s work explores the evolving relationship between memories, time and place.
While in Winnipeg, she will be working at Video Pool on a new animation.

June 21, 2012

Jennifer Bishop l Sharon Gray


Jennifer Bishop Garden Talk
June 27, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
 ‘Hosta the Wonder Plant’

Jennifer will show pictures of exciting hostas and talk about growing this great plant.

Jennifer Bishop gardens in North Kildonan where she reigns over a garden packed with perennials. Jennifer is a member of the American Hosta Society, the American Hemerocallis Society, the CanWest Iris Society, and the Manitoba Regional Lily Society. 

Jennifer grows Lilies – especially Martegons, Hosta, Thalictrum, and Verbascum - and loves them all. Which is her favourite? The one she is looking at. She’s a passionate gardener! 

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Sharon Gray
June 30, 2:00 - 4:00 pm by the Cash Desk
Letters to Jennifer: From Maudie & Oliver: The Updated Edition

Maudie is a prima donna Siamese cat. Oliver is her brother, who doesn’t get enough love because he lives with the prima donna. When their dear Auntie Jennifer becomes ill, they decide to cheer her up by writing letters describing their everyday antics, with the help of their Live-In Person, Sharon Gray. 
Whether they’re watching their friends in the garden, jostling for space on their favourite chair, ordering late-night pizza or vying for the attention of humans, Oliver and Maudie will bring a smile to your face. 
Sharon Gray has lived and worked in western Canada most of her life. She lives in Winnipeg with Oliver and Maudie, and writes when they tell her to do so.

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

June 20, 2012

Free! WSO at The Millennium Centre 


Artists of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will perform at 
the Millennium Centre, 389 Main Street 
former Bank of Commerce Building between Lombard and McDermot. 
Tuesdays, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
All are FREE! 

A light lunch will be available for purchase.

June 26: Karl Stobbe, violin

July 3: Allen Harrington, saxophone & Laura Loewen, piano

July 10: Robin MacMillan, English horn, oboe & piano

July 17: Darryl Strain & Julie Savard, duo violin

July 24: Mel Braun, baritone & Laura Loewen, piano

July 31: James Robertson, French horn & piano

August 7: Desiree Abbey, cello

August 14: Elation Pauls, violin & Darryl Friesen, piano

Sponsored by Telpay

Penny Lane


June 26, 7:30 pm
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross

Open City Cinema will screen nine works of video by Lane, including her most recent short documentary, The Voyagers.
Pay what you can, and bring all your friends.

Penny Lane is a documentary filmmaker, video artist, writer, curator and professor of film, video and new media art, who lives in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Her work has shown at Rotterdam, AFI FEST, Impakt, Antimatter, San Francisco International Film Festival, Images, DOXA, Oberhausen, FLEX FEST, Media That Matters Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Impakt, DOXA, Dallas Video Festival, Santa Fe Art Institute, Cucalorus, Ruffino Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City, Director's Lounge Berlin, and many other venues.

June 19, 2012

Rex Deverell


June 26, 7:30pm
McNally Robinson Travel Alcove, 1120 Grant Avenue

Sarasvati Productions, with the support of the McNally Robinson Booksellers, Canada Council for the Arts and the Playwrights Guild of Canada, presents an evening with Rex Deverell. Deverell will read from a selection of his plays, answer questions and be available to sign copies of his work.

In 1971, Rex began to write plays for the Globe Theatre school company in Regina, SK.  He became their first permanent Playwright-in-Residence. His work has been anthologized, translated, produced internationally, and turned into operas. He has written cabaret, satire, docu-drama, and poetic work like “Drift” and “Boiler Room Suite”. 

He is currently an associate artist with Mixed Company Theatre in Toronto, where he has developed new plays for youth, including “Diss” and “Project Youth.” His plays, “Les Miserable Old Guys” and “Wild Magic,” were hits in the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.

Deverell will be working with IRCOM (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba) to adapt “Diss” to a Winnipeg setting. The play is an interactive theatre piece about youth gangs and gun violence. 

Sarasvati Productions, an independent theatre company in Winnipeg dedicated to using theatre to promote human understanding, will produce a Manitoba high school tour of the show in the Fall of 2012.

June 18, 2012

WHITE TEES & Sharpies


June 24, 10:00 pm
Opera Ultralounge, 441 Main Street

High Society Events invites you to
Wear a White Tee!!! Get in Free!!!

Everyone loves a good "Pick up a Sharpie and Write On Each Other" type parties!

1 (204) 294-0067

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White Tees & Sharpie @ Whiskey Dix
June 25
Door Cover $5.

June 17, 2012

The Antlers with Haunter


June 23, 10:00 pm 
Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort St.

The 2012 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival presents
with guests HAUNTER

Advance tickets are only $18 and are available online, by phone at 989-4656 
or in person at the Jazz Winnipeg office, 007-100 Arthur St.

Presented by REFRESH, 101.5 UMFM, and CKUW 95.9FM

For Brooklyn-based The Antlers, what started out as a solo lo-fi folk project of Peter Silberman evolved into a colossal-sounding chamber pop group. After self-recording a handful of albums, Silberman set forth to record his opus, Hospice, in 2007. 

Haunter’s line-up consists of: Matt Williams (lead vocals/guitar), Jory Hasselmann (guitar), Marie-France Hollier (bass), Ryan Coates (drums) and Cole Woods (guitar). They are grateful to have shared the stage with artists such as Attack In Black, Julie Doiron, Oxford Collapse, Women, Hey Rosetta! and the Handsome Furs. Haunter is finishing up work on their debut full-length album, due out on Disintegration Records this summer.

Oak Hammock Marsh: Summer Bird Census


June 24, 6:45 am to noon
Call us at 467-3300 to register before June 21.
After the morning walk, a lunch will be served and prizes awarded.

Each year, the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre conducts a series of surveys to count the animals found at the Marsh. Some surveys are done daily, some weekly and others yearly. 

Surveys are a great way to learn more about wetlands and animals, and get involved in conservation efforts. 

The annual Summer Bird Census helps determine which species of birds nest at the marsh and is a great way to improve bird observation skills. 

Teams of volunteers, consisting of one expert and some novices, walk a section of the dike system, recording everything seen and heard.  

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, Jacques Bourgeois

Free WSO Concerts l Canada Day


You have plenty of opportunities to catch the WSO during the summer!

The Lyric Theatre 
Assiniboine Park
June 22 · 7:00 pm

Program:
Williams: Olympic Theme & Fanfare: 1984 Olympics  
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Khachaturian: Gayane: Lezghinka
Rossini: Barber of Seville: Largo al Factotum
Rossini: William Tell
Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark: March arr Tovey: Blue Bombers fight song
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Michael Jackson arr. Vanacore: Thriller-Beat It
Williams: Star Wars: Main Title
Strauss: Radetzky March 

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Kenora Harbourfront 
June 29 · 7:30 pm

Program:
Williams: Olympic Theme & Fanfare: 1984 Olympics  
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake: Scene; Dance of the Swans; Valse
Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore: Una Furtiva Lagrima
Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 5, 17, 20, & 21
Rossini: William Tell: Overture
Khachaturian: Gayane: Lezghinka
Bizet: Carmen: Flower Song
J. Strauss Jr: Fledermaus: Overture
Claman: Hockey Night in Canada theme
Michael Jackson arr. Vanacore: Thriller-Beat It
arr Tovey: Blue Bombers fight song
Williams: Star Wars: Main Title
Strauss: Radetzky March 

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Wasagaming Riding Mountain National Park 
June 30 · 6:30 pm

Program:
Williams: Olympic Theme & Fanfare: 1984 Olympics  
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 & 21
Khachaturian: Gayane: Lezghinka
Rossini: William Tell
Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark: March
arr Tovey: Blue Bombers fight song
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Michael Jackson arr. Vanacore: Thriller-Beat It
Williams: Star Wars: Imperial March & Main Title
Strauss: Radetzky March

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Canada Day at The Forks
ScotiaBank Stage 
July 1 · 10:00 pm

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is excited to celebrate Canada's 145th birthday with you! 

Program:
Williams: Olympic Theme & Fanfare: 1984 Olympics  
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Rossini: Barber of Seville: Largo al Factotum
Rossini: William Tell
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Claman: Hockey Night in Canada theme
Michael Jackson arr. Vanacore: Thriller-Beat It
Williams: Star Wars: Main Title
Big City Soundgirl
Stay calm
Toot your own horn
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

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Manitoba Lotteries Barge Festival 
August 31 

Presented by the Winnipeg Arts Council-Arts Development Program and in partnership with Travel Manitoba, we're looking forward to being a part of the third annual Barge Festival at The Forks. 

Garden Tours


Get your green thumbs out for two special events! 

Daytime Garden Tour
June 23, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Passports: $35 

Tour 11 fabulous gardens specially chosen for you by Manitoba Gardener Living magazine.

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Garden Soirée
June 27, 6:00 pm
Tickets: $135 ($220 a couple) with access to the Daytime Garden Tour 

Join us in 3 stunning gardens for a delicious dinner and magical music by WSO musicians.

Tickets are available at the WSO box office at 555 Main, (204) 949-3999 or online here!

Moonlight Madness! Vaudevillian Burlesque


June 20, 11:00 pm 
The Cheer, 437 Stradbrook Avenue

Miss La Muse presents:
Moonlight Madness! Vaudevillian Burlesque Variety

Introducing from Toronto - Mysterion The Mind Reader!
As well, a bevy of burlesque beauties & more!

Pay what you can. Suggestion $5.
Night cap specialty drinks!
Come early and enjoy Brazilian music.

What goes BUMP N' GRIND in the night? Find out!

Barbara Ann Derksen l Alison Hutchison l Kellie Kamryn


Barbara Ann Derksen
June 23, 2:00 - 4:00 pm by the Cash Desk
Silence

After disembarking from a cruise ship, Andrea and Brian thought they were on their way to get married in Santo Domingo.  When Andrea is abducted by sex traffickers, Brian goes on the hunt of a lifetime. In Miami, he uncovers a plot that includes missing women, drugs, and dirty cops. 

Barbara Ann Derksen resides in Steinbach, Manitoba. She served as a journalist for American newspapers for 8 years and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Writers Fellowship International, and The Word Guild, as well as Business and Professional Women and Christian Motorcyclists Association. Barbara is the author of fourteen books.

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Alison Hutchison
June 24, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Through the Eyes of The Wean: Growing Up on the South Side of Glasgow

The “wean” was an affectionate term for the youngest child in a family. Alison recalls her childhood growing up with two older brothers in “The Gorbals”, an area of Glasgow, Scotland, that has been described as “the worst slums in Europe”. 
Although life is not easy and material comfort is scarce, even the roughest dwelling is scrubbed until it shines, and a trip to the seaside for some fresh air is never far away.

Alison Hutchison emigrated to Canada as a young adult in the 1960’s, married, and lives in Manitoba. 

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June 25, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Rebound: Love & Balance and Secrets and Desires of the Heart

Kellie Kamryn writes stories and poetry that sweep herself and readers into other worlds, from sweet to hot, steamy prose that will melt your heart! 
Her vivid story-telling and quirky sense of humor have gained her numerous 5-star reader and reviewer reviews for her erotic and contemporary romances. A PRO member of the Romance Writers of America, Kellie is a regular contributing blogger for the Ass Cheek Angels, and the Naughty Romance Writers. 
She is also a motivational speaker and records audio books. 

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

June 16, 2012

Party in Solidarity!


Supporting the students of the 'Maple Spring'
June 22, 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
Gio's Club & Bar, 155 Smith Street
$5

Want to support "the most powerful challenge to neoliberalism on the continent", 
but you live sooo far away from Quebec?? 
You don't need to get on a bus! 
COME TO OUR DANCE PARTY!!

Feel free to donate even if can't make it down that evening.
All funds raised will go to the Legal Committee of La CLASSE. 

Noam Gonick: Wildflower of Manitoba


Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street
June 22, 7:00 pm 

Noam Gonick: Wildflower of Manitoba is a look at Winnipeg filmmaker Noam Gonick’s career in conjunction with his recent award, the Manitoba Film Hothouse Award for Creative Development. This award, designed to provide recognition to the depth of local directing talent, is generously funded by the Province of Manitoba.

Noam Gonick is a filmmaker, artist, writer, and curator exploring issues and positions in his work, from Utopian hippie cults and queer sexuality to Aboriginal street gangs and historic labour uprisings.
Gonick has screened at the Venice, Toronto and Sundance film festivals, lectured at the Serpentine Gallery and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NY), The Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery (UBC) and the National Gallery of Canada.
He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the Director's Guild of Canada.

7:00 pm  - SHORTS PROGRAM:
1919, 1998, 8:17 min.
Tinkertown, 1999, 3:22 min.
Wildflowers of Manitoba, 2007, 5 min.
Commerce Court, 2008, 3:18 min.
Precious Blood, 2008, 6:30 min.
Retail, 2009, 3 min.
No Safe Words, 2009, 4:23 min.
Hirsch, 2010, 10:43 min.
What If?, 2011, 5:16 min.
The Island of Hermaphrodites, 2011, 3:32 min.
A Place for Us, 2012, 2 min.
Pussyfingers Goes to Paris, 2012, 4 min. clip 


9:00 pm - Stryker, 2004, 94 min
Stryker is the story of a brutal turf war between two street gangs in Winnipeg's North End. Omar, the mixed blood leader of the Asian Bomb Squad, dominates the ’hood with his Filipino enforcers. Mama Ceece is the leader of the Indian Posse. She has just been released from jail and is determined to regain control. 

The film follows one Stryker (a prospective gang member), Kyle Henry, a 14-year-old Native arsonist from a northern reserve whose arrival in the city serves as a catalyst in this fierce battle.

Wendy Boychuk's CCSVI Fundraising Social


Vince Leah Community Center, 1295 Salter
June 23  8:00 pm to 1:00 am

There'll be a late lunch and a silent auction!

Tickets are 10 dollars.
You can buy tickets through email.

Wendy is seeking treatment in the US for the CCSVI treatment for her MS.

World Naked Bike Ride (Winnipeg Edition)


Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway
June 22, 6:30 pm 
The ride starts at 7 pm. COME EARLY TO GET DECORATED!

Join us for the first World Naked Bike Ride in Winnipeg in 4 years! 
Protest indecent exposure to emissions, car culture and body-negative attitudes. 
Celebrate your love of bicycles, building community and the beauty of bodies in motion!

Bring your bikes, body paint, costumes, decorations and don't be shy! 
Wear as much or as little as you wish.
Be safe! Wear a helmet!

It is perfectly legal for women to go topfree wherever men can be topfree. 
The Crown has acknowledged that participating in an orderly event naked is not illegal, so long as you are wearing something, such as shoes. 

Craig Street Cats Adoption Centre


June 22 to 24

Join us for our GRAND OPENING WEEKEND! 
We will be throwing a big party, to celebrate the opening of our new adoption center at 489 Madison Street, and YOU'RE INVITED!

Refreshments | Prize Draws | Amazing Cuteness

Refreshments served from:
1 pm to 8 pm June 22
1 pm to 5 pm June 23 and 24

Come meet our cute and cuddlies, take a tour of our new adoption center, 
and help us celebrate our brand new space!

June 14, 2012

Laurence Atelier l Blair MacLean


Laurence Atelier
June 20, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
The Iran Imperative

A covert plan by the United States to invade Iran and seize control of its rich oil reserves entangles a Canadian college graduate on vacation and an American archaeologist searching for the Ark of the Covenant. 

Rogue CIA agents and moles, the Collective’s agenda for a New World Order, Freemasonry, and corruption at the highest level of government all play out in a tale of intrigue and deception in this riveting, high-octane thriller. 
Is this really a work of fiction or is it a vision of things to come? 
Laurence Atelier has worked in government and private industry. He has published widely on secret societies, politics, Indian affairs and the environment.

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Celebration of the life of Blair MacLean 
and the career of MacLean & MacLean
June 21, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Was it Something We Said?

Hosted by Marcia MacLean, featuring an appearance by Al Simmons and a musical tribute by The MacLean Brothers.
This special event celebrates the career of MacLean & MacLean through comedy, stories and song. 
MacLean & MacLean were a legendary Canadian duo best known for their raunchy, often satirical humour combined with renditions of folk and popular songs, with Blair playing guitar and Gary playing banjo and bongo drums. Their career took them around the world, from the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 
Controversial for their use of language, they had to appeal for the right to perform at the Supreme Court of Canada. The brothers won the case, toured for nearly three decades and performed for the last time not long before Gary MacLean died in 2001. 
Blair MacLean died in 2008 at age 65. Before he died, Blair captured many memorable stories in this book Was it Something We Said?

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

June 13, 2012

Marianne Curtis l Gordon H. Matties


Marianne Curtis
June 19, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Finding Gloria

Finding Gloria is the story of Marianne Curtis, a woman given up at birth and adopted by a family that settled in Southern Manitoba. The book chronicles Curtis’ upbringing in a home from which she eventually ran away. As a ward of Child and Family Services, she struggled to find herself after those years of abuse. After her adoptive mother’s death, Curtis discovered her birth family. In the process she found the love, peace and acceptance missing from the first forty years of her life.

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Gordon H. Matties
June 19, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Joshua: Believers Church Bible Commentary

In an age when ethnic nationalism continues to give rise to conflict, we dare not avoid critical engagement with biblical texts that have been used to justify colonialism, conquest, occupation, and ethnic cleansing. 

Gordon Matties advocates for the book of Joshua even as he engages in a difficult conversation with it. Matties calls for “an openness to the unexpected.” He suggests that reading Joshua will open windows into how and why we read Scripture at all. 

Matties is professor of biblical studies at Canadian Mennonite University. He also contributed to Abingdon Press’s The New Interpreter’s Study Bible. Matties has led numerous study tours to Israel/Palestine.

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

SAK NOEL


June 19, 9:00 pm

See Sak Noel for the first time in Winnipeg, Live at Republic Nightclub, 291 Bannatyne!

Buy your early bird tickets, $15+Fees 
Tickets will go up to $30+.

Tickets Also Available at: $25+Fees
Luxe & Charm (Osborne)
Urban Bakery (Downtown)

Free Delivery: - $25
CALL/TXT 204.294.0067

Sak Noel (born Isaac Mahmood Noell) is a catala DJ, music producer and music video director. His father is from Pakistan and his mother from Catalunya, He is also founder and co-owner of Moguda production house. Since 2009, Moguda also runs the annual Moguda Dance Festival.

Sak Noel started in music as a teenager, influenced by the electronic music. 
Through his own company Moguda he cooperated with Mak & Sak and Xana and toured. 
He is best known for "Loca People", which was a big hit on European charts. 
A new single called Paso (The Nini Anthem) premiered in 2011.

June 12, 2012

Fresher, The Musical


July 18 - 29, 2012
Venue 16 - Prairie Theatre Exchange, Unit Y300 - 393 Portage Avenue

Featuring: 
Nelson Betencourt, Lisa Durupt, Darren Martens, Adam Hurtig, Mallory Schelenberg
Directed by Colin Peterson
Choreographer - Stephanie Sy
Musical Director - Phil Corrin
Produced by Winnipeg Studio Theatre

Fresher, a new pop/rock musical that took Edinburgh by storm is being presented this summer at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. 

This winner of Best New Musical at the MTM:UK Awards, follows five freshmen students as they embark on their first year of university. Awkward drinking games, convoluted love triangles and raging hormones await the students as they negotiate the minefield of first impressions at school. 

This amazing new score with witty humour and an incredible young triple-threat cast make this musical a charmer for anyone who is in university or anyone who went to university. A story that both resonates and entertains.

Terry Fallis: The Best Laid Plans l Bismark Travel


June 18, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Best Laid Plans and The High Road
Hosted by Terry MacLeod of Information Radio on CBC Radio One 89.3 FM.

Terry Fallis grew up in Toronto and went to McMaster University. Drawn to politics at an early age, he worked for Cabinet Ministers both at Queen’s Park and in Ottawa. His first book, The Best Laid Plans, began as a podcast, then was self-published, won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, was re-published to great reviews by McClelland & Stewart, and was selected the 2011 winner of CBC’s Canada Reads competition. 

His follow-up novel, The High Road was a finalist for the 2011 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. 

The Best Laid Plans is now in development by CBC Television as a six-part miniseries. 
M&S will publish his third novel in September 2012. Terry Fallis is the head of the public relations agency Thornley Fallis and co-host of the popular business podcast, Inside PR. 
He lives in Toronto with his wife and two children and blogs about his writing life.


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June 18, 7:00 pm in the Community Classroom

Bismark Travel and Avalon River Cruises invite you to an evening of exciting travel opportunities! Sail along the romantic Rhine; taste the splendors of Europe, experience the world’s most legendary waterways in China, Southeast Asia, Egypt, and the exotic Galapagos when you book a river cruise! 

The featured cruises include ‘Romantic Rhine’, ‘Windmills, Vineyards and Paris’, and ‘The Blue Danube Discovery’. 

For a comprehensive presentation on European river cruising and escorted travel, join Connie Szczerba from Globus and Avalon Waterways and Marcela Decebal-Cuza of Bismark Travel Service. 

RSVP to Marcela (204) 339-1603.

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

Delfeayo Marsalis Sextet l The Hold Steady l Janelle Monáe l The Antlers with Haunter


The 2012 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival presents

DELFEAYO MARSALIS SEXTET
Monday, June 18, 8:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Ave.

Advance tickets are $38 and are available online, by phone at 989-4656 
or in person at the Jazz Winnipeg office, 007-100 Arthur St.

Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor” (Los Angeles Times), he is “one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation” (San Francisco Examiner). 
In 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nation’s highest jazz honour, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.

Delfeayo has produced over seventy-five major label recordings, several of which have received Grammy awards and nominations, including works by Harry Connick, jr., Marcus Roberts, Spike Lee, Ellis, Branford and Wynton Marsalis.

THE HOLD STEADY
with guest GREG MACPHERSON
Tuesday, June 19, 7:30 pm
Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith St.

Tickets are only $35 (plus agency fees) and are available online, by phone at 989-4656 
or in person at the Jazz Winnipeg office or any Ticketmaster outlet.

Formed in 2000 from the Minneapolis band Lifter Puller, the Hold Steady released Almost Killed Me in 2004. In addition to Craig Finn, the band’s current lineup is guitarist Tad Kubler (also ex-Lifter Puller), bassist Galen Polivka and drummer Bobby Drake. 

Longtime Minnesota Twins fans, they recorded a lilting rock version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” for use during Twins games and covered Bob Dylan’s “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?” for the 2007 Dylan biopic I’m Not There.
Their most recent album, Heaven Is Whenever, came out 2010.

Janelle Monáe
Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 pm
Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith St.

Tickets are only $46 (plus agency fees) and are available online, by phone at 989-4656 
or in person at the Jazz Winnipeg office or any Ticketmaster outlet.

She’s been called “a true visionary… one of the most important signings of my career” by Sean “Diddy” Combs. For singer, songwriter, and high funkstress Janelle Monáe, the impetus remains the same as it’s been since before her two Grammy-nominated releases Metropolis, Suite I: The Chase and The ArchAndroid; her focus remains on stirring your soul, moving your feet and creating good music.

Monáe’s live shows are a soaring orchestral trip enlivened with blockbuster vocals, mysterious imagery and notes of Sixties pop and jazz. She’s strongly influenced by Michael Jackson, Prince and David Bowie and you’re going to love the dance moves.

THE ANTLERS
with guests HAUNTER
Saturday, June 23, 10:00 pm
Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort St.

Advance tickets are only $18 and are available online, by phone at 989-4656 
or in person at the Jazz Winnipeg office.

Presented by REFRESH, 101.5 UMFM, and CKUW 95.9FM

For Brooklyn-based The Antlers, what started out as a solo lo-fi folk project of 
Peter Silberman evolved into a colossal-sounding chamber pop group.

Haunter’s line-up consists of: Matt Williams (lead vocals/guitar), Jory Hasselmann (guitar), Marie-France Hollier (bass), Ryan Coates (drums) and Cole Woods (guitar). They have shared the stage with artists such as Attack In Black, Julie Doiron, Oxford Collapse, Women, Hey Rosetta! and the Handsome Furs. Haunter is finishing up their debut 
full-length album, due out this summer.

After self-recording a handful of albums, Silberman set forth to record his opus, Hospice, in 2007. The band followed that up with the more electronic-minded Burst Apart, in 2011. They’ve toured the world, blending the ambient with the anthemic in their live shows.

June 10, 2012

Barbara Lange l Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group


Barbara Lange
June 16, 2:00 - 4:00 pm by the Cash Desk
Through the Window of a Train: A Canadian Railway Anthology

Since the first transcontinental passenger train, The Pacific Express, headed west in 1885 the railway has been part of many lives. For some the railway was their life. One needs only to mention The Moonlight Special, The CNR, The E&N, The CPR of the H&SW for memories to come flooding back. These stories retell the significance of the railway, or a single journey taken, in the lives of ordinary Canadians. Dotted with junction and siding names, engine numbers, and routes, for the rail enthusiast. 

This collection features stories from across Canada, including contributions from 
Manitoba authors Karl Olafson, J.C. Burns, Betty Dyck, Lillian Vilborg MacPherson, 
Paul Newsome, Sheldon Oberman, Peter Lacey, Joan Grenon, Jean Tullett Read, 
Sheila Reid, and Kathy Wilkinson.

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June 16, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of Voices: Volume 12, Number 1

Come and meet the authors, listen to the latest works and ask questions. 
Books will be available for sale and several authors will be available to sign copies. 
Readers will be the winners from the Write on the Lake contest, and other LWWG members. The LWWG president, Debra Dusome, will be your host.

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