March 31, 2013

Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast!! l James Duncan l Guy Gavriel Kay l THIN AIR: Fred Wah l Jim Hiscott

April 13, 8:00 am until 10:00 am
Applebee's Grant Park, 1150 Grant Avenue
Tickets $10 each
To get your tickets email us and we can arrange drop off. 

Mmmm... Pancakes...Get them while they are HOT!
Great Food | Great Prizes | Great Way to Start the Day!

What better way to start the day then a nice hearty breakfast and supporting your favorite rescue!  This is a human only event. Please leave your furry friends at home.

Silent Auction and 50/50 Draw!

Proceeds support Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Manitoba

April 13, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
The Complete Book of North American Owls 
featuring a special appearance from Nemo, a live owl

From the silent, lethal swoop of a great horned owl as it swerves between northern pines to make a kill, to the pert bobbing of a pygmy owl as it focuses on an intruder, the habits of each species are vividly described. Owls celebrates these dramatic and stealthy nocturnal hunters and showcases twenty owl species in extensive detail, with six pages of stunning full-color images. 

Dr. James Duncan is the Director of the Wildlife Branch of Manitoba Conservation and has researched owl for over 26 years. James with his wife and fellow zoologist, Patsy, have banded over 2,000 owls in Manitoba.

April 15, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
River of Stars

From the bestselling author of Under Heaven comes an epic of prideful emperors, battling courtiers, nomadic invasions, and of a woman fighting to find her place in the world. In an empire divided by bitter factions circling an exquisitely cultured emperor who loves his gardens and his art far more than the burdens of governing, dramatic events on the northern steppe alter the balance of power. 

Guy Gavriel Kay has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic, is a two-time winner of the Aurora Award, and won the 2008 World Fantasy Award for Ysabel. Under Heaven was the recipient of the 2011 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. 

April 16, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
An evening with Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate Fred Wah and special guests.
Co-presented by THIN AIR in celebration of National Poetry Month. 

Fred Wah is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary and, in 2011, was appointed as Canada’s fifth Parliamentary Poet Laureate. Wah has given thousands of hours of volunteer work as an editor or contributing editor of small magazines and presses in addition to his time spent as a writer-in-residence and organizing readings, workshops, and writers programs. He served as President of the Writers Union of Canada (2001-02) and worked on its Racial Minorities and Social Justice Committees. Wah has been the recipient of the Governor General’s award, Alberta’s Stephanson Award, the Dorothy Livesay prize for poetry, Alberta’s Howard O’Hagan Award for short fiction and the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Literary Criticism in English Canada. His recent publications include two collections of poetry, Sentenced to Light and is a door.

Meet the Composer featuring Jim Hiscott
April 16, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove 

In 1971, after earning a Master’s Degree in Theoretical Particle Physics, Hiscott switched to music composition, studying with Samuel Dolin at the Royal Conservatory of Music and David Lidov and Richard Teitelbaum at York University. He has been the recipient of many awards and commissions, and his compositions have been performed across North America, in Europe and Asia. 
Jim Hiscott has performed his own works for button accordion as part of a variety of festivals and has appeared as a button accordion soloist with the Winnipeg and Montreal Symphony Orchesras.

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