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January 20, 2013

Peter-Anthony Togni l Café Scientifique: Epigenetics l Azamara Club Cruises l Warren Cariou & Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair: Manitowapow l FREE Book Club l Keavy Martin, Nikki Komaksiutiksak and Nichola Tookoome Batzel

January 27, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Live Musical Performance

Peter-Anthony Togni’s music is rooted in spirituality and contemplative; it travels from the somber to the ethereal. His music is broadcast regularly on the CBC, as well as internationally.  He is also a well-known broadcaster on CBC Radio 2 and is currently the host of Choral Concert. Peter-Anthony was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in honour of contributions made to Canadian community life.

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January 28, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Café Scientifique presents “Nature and Nurture (Not Versus): The New Science of Epigenetics.”  Nature says we inherit our genetic make-up. Nurture (or epigenetics) says that this program can be ‘hacked’ by life experience. A discussion about whether we can control our health destinies.  
Panelists include Dr. Jim Davie, Dr. Kirk McManus, and Dr. Mojgan Rastegar. The Facilitator is Dr. Peter Cattini.  Please join us for a lively discussion, debate, and refreshments.
Please RSVP to 204.474.9020.

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January 29, 2:00 pm in the Community Classroom

Join Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Azamara Club Cruises for an in depth look at cruising the Greek Islands, Cyprus, and Israel in style aboard the intimate Azamara Journey.
2012 Travel & Leisure Magazine and Cruise Critic rank the Azamara Journey among the world’s top rated small ships. Please RSVP to Roberta at 204-336-7236.

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January 29, 7:00 pm in the Atrium 

A celebration of the 2012-2013 On the Same Page selection Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water.

Join Warren Cariou and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, the editors of Manitowapow, and special guests Wab Kinew and Gregory Scofield.

Wab Kinew is a well-known hip-hop artist, former CBC radio producer/host/reporter, and the University of Winnipeg's first Director of Indigenous Inclusion.

Gregory Scofield is known for his dynamic reading style that blends oral storytelling, song, spoken word and the Cree language. His most recent collection of poetry is Louis: The Heretic Poems.

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Joanne Kelly’s SHAW TV Book Club
January 29, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove

A discussion on Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers, A startling novel about love, connection and loss from the New York Times bestselling author of The Abstinence Teacher and Little Children. 
Join us for refreshments and discussion! Get in touch with Joanne or with John
or call 453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

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January 31, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Stories in a New Skin: Approaches to Inuit Literature

In an age when southern power-holders look north and see only vacant polar landscapes, isolated communities, and exploitable resources, it is important to note that the Inuit homeland encompasses extensive philosophical, political, and literary traditions.
Keavy Martin is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.

The launch will include a guest performance by throat singer Nikki Komaksiutiksak and a reading by Nichola Tookoome Batzel in addition to a short talk by Keavy Martin.

Light refreshments will be served.

Nikki Komaksiutiksak has represented Canadian Aboriginals at venues such as the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. She has recording music with the Weakerthans, Moses Mayes and Susan Aglukark.

Nichola Tookoome Batzel is an Inuk educator in Winnipeg and an advocate for Inuit issues throughout the province. 

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

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