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June 29, 2013

Wolseley Farmers' Market: Jared Adams

June 18 to October 10
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 to 7:30 pm

R. A. Steen Community Centre
980 Palmerston Ave.

It's busker's week at the market July 2 and July 4.
Come listen to the musical stylings of Jared Adams on the 2nd. Jared has played in bands, but now has decided to take some of his own tunes out for people to hear. With a combination of heavy dynamics and lyric hooks, the music really moves audiences. 

The vendors we have on July 2nd:
Pete, from Gourmet Inspirations, with specialty cooking finishing sauces. 

Las Salsa has authentic and tasty Delicious Kicks Salsa 

Prairie Sweet Bakehouse is an organic shortbread company in Winnipeg.

Alchemy Gluten Free Bakery is going to have tonnes of sweets.

VegOut Bakery will be there with delicious vegan treats! 

Prairie Soles to work on your feet with Reflexology.

Lynique Boutique has well crafted handmade purses, pouches and accessories.

Mama Pacha has an actual effective mosquito repellant that isn't made of deet.

The Robertson's Emporium is going to have a little bit of everything.

Jonathan's Farm has fresh and delicious produce for you.

Sleepy Owl Bakery has your focaccia, bread and croissant needs covered. 

Flatlanders Soap Co. has felted soap, new products, and a gardeners' soap! 

Flora & Farmer has the best pickled beets. 

Nimis Creations has beautiful handmade leather, feather and beaded jewellery. 

Diggin' It Vegetables has fabulous pickles and wildcrafted tea.

Jonnies Stickies Buns - iced coffee, iced tea, granola and sticky buns! 

June 28, 2013

Joanne Klassen, Carrie Martens and Elsie Rempel l A.J. McCormick l Lorraine M. Wright

July 2, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Fifty Shades of Grace: Stories of Inspiration and Promise

A collection of inspiring stories about experiencing God's grace in the midst of everyday life. Each of the fifty stories will uplift readers with profound narratives about life and faith. This book explores what grace looks like in action even in a world jaded by violence and unforgiveness and how it can triumph over great tragedy with mercy and hope. 

Joanne Klassen, Carrie Martens and Elsie Rempel will speak on the book and sign copies.

July 4, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Scotland in 3010.  Country people live just as their ancestors did. Young organic farmer Bogart Cunningham must cope with the shock of his sister Chioma's sudden death, or worse.

Amy Julia McCormick is the author of works of fiction and poetry and recipient of short story awards.

July 4, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Don’t Get Married…Unless…: Know when, to whom, and IF you should tie the knot—and how to fortify your marriage once you do

This practical guide to setting yourself up for success in your relationship asks the question, “should you marry?” 
Already married? This book will teach you Dr. Wright’s three pillars for marriage. 

Lorraine M Wright, RN, PhD is an international speaker, author, and therapist, and an author of many scholarly books. 

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll-Free 1-800-561-1833)

June 27, 2013

Oak Hammock Marsh: 2013 Canada Day with Birthday Cake l July Events l Summer Camp for Kids

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 30 minutes North of Winnipeg on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8.
For more information call (204) 467-3300, e mail Jacques Bourgeois

July 1 Celebrate Canada's Birthday

Birthday cake at 2 p.m., have the Canadian flag or favourite animal painted on your cheeks. You can also take in one of our guided history walks of the marsh.
Test your knowledge with our Canada Day Jeopardy and participate in games and quizzes.
Watch the Log Driver's Waltz as well as many other Canadian content films in our theatre.
Explore from a horse-drawn wagon from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Extra fee of $5 for non-members of the Interpretive Centre and $3 for members

Birding Presentation at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. by Dr. Yossi Leshem, a renowned birder from Israel who will be speaking about his work in the Great Rift Valley. He has been involved in many aspects of nature conservation, with an emphasis on bird research for 38 years.

Cooking with Cattails
July 6 - 1 p.m.

Learn how to recognize, harvest, prepare and cook this plant with Shawn Brandson from Promenade Café and Wine.
Cattails are a good source of iron and phosphorus, and a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin K, vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, potassium and manganese.

The fee for this workshop is only $20 per person plus admission, and includes all materials.  Registration is required by July 3rd.

Wildlife Management Area Van Tour
July 13 and 20

Oak Hammock Marsh is a 3,600 hectare (9000 acre) Wildlife Management Area and is home to 25 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, numerous amphibians, reptiles, and fish, and countless invertebrates.
Explore some of these remote areas with an experienced guide in the Centre's van.

This special tour is only $5 plus admission.

Dragonfly Festival
July 20 and 21

Manitoba is home to more than 100 species of dragonflies and damselflies.
Equipped with a net, join a Dragonfly Safari where you can catch and identify many different species. You can also try catching dragonfly nymphs from the water with a net and pail. See them magnified on our giant screen.
Participate in our Dragonfly Food Art Contest and our Colouring Contest to win a prize.

Camp for Kids
July and August

Camp is a great way to gather precious memories and build special friendships!
We have a variety of age-appropriate camps throughout July and August:

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

Blackbird Camp: ages 8 to 10 - games, scavenger hunts and a cool craft!

Wetland Adventure Camp: ages 11 to 13 - compass scavenger hunt, survival skills, canoeing, and geocaching!

June 26, 2013

Save Canada Day Winnipeg l Canada Day Party l MCC's Small Mediums at Large l Rainbow Trout Music ALLEY CAT

July 1, 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Osborne Village
Solidarity Summer and the National Stop Harper Campaign present "SAVE CANADA DAY." 
The 2nd Annual National Stop Harper Day event! 
22 cities across Canada have joined this cause and we are still growing!
Join us in the festivities of the Osborne Street Festival! Round dance, music, drums, dancing and action! 
*Round Dance
*Sidewalk Chalk Art
*MEME Contest

Join us across the country as we proclaim our distrust in the Harper Government and band together to form a group of True Canadians who really care about this country. 
National Event Page - find out what's happening in your city!

July 1, 9:00 pm until 2:00 am
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street

MEMETIC Presents:
Canada Day Party at The Pyramid

Nathan Zahn
Phaze M
Nikki Volan
Crystal Fresh

Playing: funky-house, tech-house, techno, bass & more!

July 5, 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Tara Davis Studio Boutique, 246 McDermot Avenue
Exhibition runs from July 5 - 27

Featuring work by 16 artists in a wide variety of craft media: Willy Carleton, Jan Hall,
Tim Haughian, Takashi Iwasaki, Dana Kletke, Shawna Munro, Crystal Nykoluk,
Keith Oliver, Kelli Rey, Sonja Rosenberg, Kelly Ruth, Hilary Smith, Diana Thorneycroft,
Peter Tittenberger, Tricia Wasney, and Melanie Wesley.

Small Mediums at Large is an exhibition of small craft works. Creativity and playfulness in interpreting the theme were encouraged - humour, puns, and general silliness.

Opening on August 8 at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon.

2nd Annual Rainbow Trout Music ALLEY CAT
July 6, 7:00 pm
Natural Cycleworks, 91 Albert St, Winnipeg

The Rainbow Trout Music Festival and Natural Cycle are joining forces again,
with another instalment of urban street race!
Race individually or as a team to win excellent prizes.

The evening's events will feature:
-A secret route bike race
-Skid contest
-Track standing contest (for the fixed gears)
-Foot down contest (for the freewheels!)
-Epic dance party.
Every event has a prize to be won. (Yes, even the dance party!)

June 23, 2013

WSO: 2013 Millenium Centre Concert Series l Summer Concerts l EGO TRIP 2013 l 201 Portage Summer Courtyard Concert Series

Millennium Centre at 389 Main Street 
Performances begin at 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm

June 25 -  Elation Pauls, violin; Elise Lavalee, viola
July 2 - Allen Harrington, saxophone; Laura Loewen, piano
July 9 - Darryl Strain, violin; Julie Savard, violin
July 16 - Simon MacDonal, violin; Donna Laube, piano
July 23 - Alex Eastley, bassoon; Carol Pollard, piano
July 30 - Robin MacMillan, oboe, english horn 
August 6 - Valdine Anderson, voice
August 13 - Yuri Hooker, solo cello

There's nothing better than enjoying a concert outside in the summer! 
Pack a picnic, bring your friends and family, and have a great time at our summer events. 

JUNE 28, 7:30 pm - FREE CONCERT

JUNE 29, 7:00 pm - FREE CONCERT

JULY 1, 10:00 pm - FREE CONCERT

Click here for concert programs

JULY 4, at 7:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 61 Picardy Place
$20. Tickets at the door or in advance by calling (204) 918-2595 or email

EGO TRIP 2013 is a composer's recital. Thirteen never-before-heard pieces of music will be played by six outstanding Winnipeg musicians.

201 Portage Summer Courtyard Concert Series
August 20, 12 pm - 1 pm

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) Horn Quartet, led by WSO Principal Horn Patricia Evans, will delight audiences with an eclectic mix of light classics and pop tunes, and maybe even a little jazz thrown in for good measure. 

They will be featured January 17-18, 2014 on WSO Masterworks concert Four Horns & Beethoven performing Schumann's Konzertstück for Four Horns and Orchestra.

WSO Box Office, 555 Main Street
Winnipeg: 204.949.3999  or email
Brandon: 204.725.1165 (toll free)

Free Jazz at the Lyric, Ballet and Free Movies in Assiniboine Park

Sunday Night Smooth Jazz at the Lyric
July 7 - Katherine Penfold
July 14 - Walle Larsson Band
July 21 - Nick Colionne
July 28 - Steve Oliver
August 4 - Carol Welsman
August 11 - Brian Simpson
August 18 - Chieli Minucci
August 25 - Jonathan Fritzen

Ballet in the Park
featuring Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet
July 24, 25, 26  7:30 to 9:30 pm

Movies in the Park 
Join us on the Lyric Lawn for free family entertainment. 
We’ll be screening your favourite summer blockbusters on a cinema-style outdoor screen. 
You bring the chair and blanket; we supply the fun!

                    Early Feature (7 pm)            Late Feature (9:15 pm)
August 2              Brave                             The Avengers
August 9     Ice Age: Continental Drift        Dirty Dancing
August 16   Escape from Planet Earth         The Amazing Spiderman
August 23   The Croods                              Life of Pi

Questions:   204 927 6001

June 20, 2013

Terry Galloway l Janet Gurtler l Frank Albo: The Hermetic Code l Karen E. Smith l July Music at McNally's

June 26, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Gardening Talk on Insects That Bite Gardeners

Terry Galloway works as veterinary and wildlife entomologist at the University of Manitoba. He has studied different groups of biting arthropods, and has a wealth of first-hand experience with how they affect people. Terry will help us understand about the life of these annoying creatures enough for you to appreciate their true beauty.

June 26, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
How I Lost You

There are a few things Grace Anderson knows for sure. One is that nothing will ever come between her and her best friend, Kya Kessler. They have a pact. Buds Before Studs.

Janet Gurtler has worked as a DJ, a radio copywriter and a liquor sales representative. Janet now lives in Calgary, Alberta, and spends most of her days writing YA fiction.

June 27, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Hermetic Code

Join us this evening for a presentation on the occult secrets of the Manitoba Legislative Building.

Dr. Frank Albo is an architectural historian and an expert on the Western esoteric traditions and secret societies. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he explored the influence of Freemasonry on the British Gothic Revival. His best-selling book, The Hermetic Code, launched a national media storm and he has lectured internationally on a broad range of subjects from Babylonian astronomy to twentieth-century spiritualism. Dr. Albo peels back conventional history and brings to life a golden thread of perennial wisdom hidden all around us.

June 30, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Steve the Urban Rabbit

Steve decides to go for a “hop” and accidentally leaves prints that he thinks the dog will follow; so he tries to fool the dog into thinking he is a larger creature.  This book starts with a rhyming story and ends with facts and ideas about nature in urban areas. 

Karen E. Smith, PhD, is a university professor and promotes family literacy.


Katherine Penfold & Carl Strempler
Friday July 5, 8:00 pm

Wilding-Lett Duo
Saturday July 6, 8:00 pm

Helen White Duo
Friday July 12, 8:00 pm

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday July 13, 8:00 pm

Andrew Frohlich Trio
Friday July 19, 8:00 pm

Robert Burton Trio
Saturday July 20, 8:00 pm

The Grace Hrabi Trio
Friday July 26, 8:00 pm

Blazz Trio
Saturday July 27, 8:00 pm

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll-Free 1-800-561-1833)

June 19, 2013

Winnipeg Rowing Club l Brine l KITTEN Adoption l Haunter l Dan Frechette l Art City WHALE Parade l Winnipeg's Canada Day Living Flag 2013

Winnipeg Rowing Club, 20 Lyndale Drive
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE JUNE 22, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm  

Rowing is a lifelong sport for fitness, for competition, or just for fun. 
It’s your chance to tour the facilities, learn about indoor training, check out the boats and boathouse, watch rowers in action, and even try rowing yourself.  
The WRC offers rowing programs for all ages and skill levels.

June 22, 7:00 pm
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street

The Brine Exhibition!  by Brine Comics
Witness what can be found inside the disemboweled notebooks of Peter Heinrichs...

Music by
Joe Ordinary
Richard Inman
The Crooked Brothers

Craig Street Cats' KITTEN Adoption Event
June 23, 11:00 am until 4:00 pm
Best West Pet Foods, 1150 St James Street

There will be over 30 KITTENS under four months of age at this event! 
All kittens are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and de-wormed before adoption (all included in the adoption fee!).  Come meet some adorable faces, scratch a few chins, and perhaps meet the newest member(s) of your family!

Haunter's Rivers & Rust Release Party

June 27, 9:00 pm until 2:00 am
The Windsor Hotel - Blues Bar, 187 Garry Street
Doors at 9, music around 10.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. 
You can pick them up at Music Trader and Into The Music

With opening bands:
Right Through - Jesse Hill and Cole Woods, with Rob and Alan Gardiner. 
The Mystics - Reuben Todd, with Stefan Kroeker and Colin McTavish. 

Dan Frechette "Dawning Of A New Day" CD Release Party

The Bella Vista Restaurant
June 28 and 29, at 9:30 pm
Shows start at 9:30 and run three sets both nights.

Art City WHALE Parade & Festival, 616 Broadway 
June 29, 1:00 p.m.

With guest artists
WHALE and Zoe Gordon 

Drop in at Art City, Monday to Friday, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., to help create for the parade! 
All ages are welcome!
Make sure to wear blue clothes! 

Winnipeg's Canada Day Living Flag 2013

July 1, 9:30 am until 12:00 pm
Come out to the Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway 

Wear your red & white and be part of the country’s largest Living Flag! 
Enjoy music and pose for the ultimate Canada Day photo! 

First 2,000 get a free t shirt!

June 16, 2013

Fredrika Vander Graaf White l Sandi Sellen l Kerry Fast l Rhiannon Paille

June 22, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
A Bug’s Dream and signing Bug Town

You have to be very quiet as you walk into Caleb the beetle’s dream world with all of his dreamland friends. Dreams can be so much fun, even for a little beetle. 

Fredrika Vander Graaf White and her husband, Terence, lived in the delightful town of Oakbank for thirty-five years. They now live in La Salle, Manitoba.

June 23, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Splendiddly Fazztabulous Grandmas: A True Story

Our dad called us Sampan and Hezziwee as children. Now we are grandmas, and we live in different citiies. But we don’t let that stop us. 

Sandi Sellen lives in Country Villas, East St. Paul, and illustrator Heather Maltman Dinwoodie lives in Langley, British Columbia. 

June 24, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Mothering Mennonite

A compilation of essays and creative writing, joins narrative and scholarly voices to address the role of mothering in Mennonite contexts and the way Mennonite mothering intersects with the world. 

Kerry Fast is a freelance editor, writer and researcher. Her writings have appeared in The Journal of Mennonite Studies and Rhubarb.

June 25, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Vulture: The Ferryman & The Flame Book Three

How far would you go to betray everything you’ve ever known? Kaliel didn’t think second chances came with this much turmoil. Desperate to salvage some semblance of her former life, she makes a deal that shatters everything. 

Rhiannon Paille has a PhD in Metaphysical Science and is a Metaphysical Therapist.

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

June 12, 2013

Assiniboine Park: Summer Music Series, Canada Day Picnic, Garden Party

Summer Music Series at the Lyric Theatre
Showtimes: 7 pm to 9 pm
Few things better than a warm summer evening at Assiniboine Park listening to the melodies mingle with the rustle of the leaves in the breeze.

Wednesday, June 26 - Winnipeg Pops Orchestra
Thursday, June 27 - Air Command Band
Saturday, June 29 - Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, July 4 - Ron Paley Big Band
Friday, July 5 - Streetheart
Thursday, July 11 - Ron Paley Big Band
Friday, July 12 - Country Headliner
Thursday, July 18 - TBD
Friday, July 19 - Brent Parkin and Curtis Newton
Thursday, August 1 - Foster Martin
Thursday, August 8 - Ron Paley Big Band
Thursday, August 15 - Ron Paley Big Band
Thursday, August 22 - Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Sunday, August 18 - Chieli Minucci
Sunday, August 25 - Jonathan Fritzen

Canada Day Picnic in the Park

children's activities
live music and entertainment
free birthday cake
and much more!!!


July 10, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm 
Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

Questions:   204 927 6001

June 11, 2013

Peter Kulchyski l John Weier l Eric Legault l Simone Hébert Allard l Glen Johnson l Katherine Bitney

June 17, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Aboriginal Rights are Not Human Rights: In Defense of Indigenous Struggles

Aboriginal rights do not belong to the broader category of universal human rights because they are grounded in the particular practices of aboriginal people. 

Peter Kulchyski is a Canadian Native Studies scholar at the University of Manitoba. He has published books on Aboriginal issues, including The Red Indians and Like the Sound of a Drum: Aboriginal Cultural Politics in Denendeh and Nunavut, which won the 2005 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction.

 June 17, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Where Calling Birds Gather

This work is a poetic journey spanning continents, from the Canadian Prairies to Australia and Ethiopia in search of exotic birds. 

John Weier is the author of five previous collections of poetry, three works of fiction, two nature memoirs and a children’s book. He lives in Winnipeg, where he works as a luthier.

June 18, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Microsoft Office Professional 2013 Step by Step

Join MVP Eric Legault for a demonstration of the features in the latest of Microsoft’s flagship productivity suite. Laptops will be available so attendees can have a hands-on experience with the software. Enter a draw for prizes. Refreshments will be served. 

Eric Legault is a speaker, author, community leader, marketer, business strategist and technical evangelist. His current project is planning, developing, marketing and supporting an innovative line of Outlook add-ins as a Product Manager for 

June 19, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Manitoba Butterflies: A Field Guide

Novices and experts alike will be engrossed with over 600 full colour photos of life-size specimens of over 100 butterfly species found in Manitoba. Scientific fact and anecdotal information make for an engaging way to learn about butterflies. 

Simone Allard is an author of five French-language children’s books, contributor to Youth News and Ducks Unlimited, and an award-winning documentary director.

June 20, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Jennifer Gibson, Director/Curator of Gallery 1C03, U of W, will introduce Glen Johnson.

Writer/performance artist Glen Johnson and visual artist/animator Leslie Supnet create paired stories and drawings that replicate children’s-style books, but with a subtly adult tone. Johnson is also responsible for the website 

June 20, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
The Boreal Dragon: Encounters with a Northern Land

Katherine Bitney invites you into her garden, with her poetic snapshots of the seasons; then into the northern woods, with her discussion of artistic engagement with nature; and finally into the mind, where she asks hard questions about how we treat our world. 

Bitney is the author of four critically acclaimed books of poetry: While You Were Out, Heart and Stone, Singing Bone, and Firewalk.

Please call Prairie Ink Restaurant at 204-975-2659 to reserve a table.

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

June 9, 2013

Don Amero FREE Concert l Adoption Fair l Crystal Nykoluk l Juggling Workshop l Sheldon Oberman Wrap-up l Jazz in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden l Art in Assiniboine Park

June 14, 7:00 pm  - 10:30 pm (Rain Date June 15)
Oodena Circle at the The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road


We're postponing the concert until June 15. Hope to see you then!


Featuring 2013 JUNO nominee Don Amero with his band, 
as well as some very special guests.
JC Campbell
Tracy Bone
William Prince 
Red Moon Road
Indian City

June 15, 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
Pet Valu Reenders, Unit 10-3 Reenders Drive
Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue's Happy Tails Adoption Fair

Help us celebrate NATIONAL SMILE DAY!!!!

We double dog dare you to come visit our wonderful pooches and NOT have a big smile on your face!  Come visit us, and our friends at NorMan Pet Rescue Inc., pet some dogs, meet with friends - old and new - adopt a dog - make your heart smile!

Whether the weather is sunny or grey, we guarantee that we can brighten your day!

Purpose & Perception : a cupful of possibilities by Crystal Nykoluk
Cre8ey Gallery, 2nd floor, 125 Adelaide Street

June 20 to July 2 
Opening night: Thursday June 20 7 - 10 pm

I hope you can join me in celebrating the new work I have created. It always gets me excited to share what I am passionate about and have you be a part of it.
I invite you to journey through a story of the drinking vessel… This showcase of ceramic work pays tribute to the idea that everyday useful objects are, in fact, works of art.

The Practice of Juggling Workshop with two time Canadian Juggling Champion, 
Robin Chestnut who has been a professional juggler for over 15 years.

June 23, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, 185 Young Street
$20 per member, or $25 for non-members
Ages 10 and up.
Tickets available at Toad Hall Toys and at the Central Canadian Circus Arts Club.

2013 Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program Wrap-up Reading
aceartinc (2nd Floor, 290 McDermot Ave)
June 24, 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm
This event is free of charge, and open to the public.

Mentor and apprentice pairs have been working together on apprentices’ projects since January. Come celebrate their successes in this annual culminating event of the Program. This year’s program pairings are:

Jonathan Ball mentoring Shawn Adrian
Kate Bitney mentoring Laura Lamont
David Elias mentoring Ferdinand Fernando
Ariel Gordon mentoring Kyla Neufeld
Carolyn Gray mentoring Jodi Carmichael
Allan Levine mentoring Tom Goodman
Duncan Thornton mentoring Will Fawley

Jazz in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden
Presented by The Richardson Foundation
Showtimes: 3 pm to 4 pm

Escape the noise and heat of the concrete jungle and enjoy the very best of jazz, 
amid blooming flowers, flowing fountains, and beautiful works of art.

June 23 - Bill McMahon Group
June 30 - Jay Harrison
July 7 - Janice Finlay
July 14 - June Harris
July 21 - Dave Lawton
July 28 - Rosemarie Todaschuk
August 4 - Marco Castillo
August 11 - Larry Roy Trio with Erin Prop
August 18 - Klowak-Cummings Group
August 25 - Dr. Dave Trio with Jodie Borle

Art in the Park
Please check our website for the most current schedule and art gallery hours of operation.

Student Exhibition to June 30
The work of students from Glenlawn Collegiate Institute and Westwood Collegiate.

Prairie Vistas to August 4
John P. Crabb Gallery
Featuring watercolour paintings, woodblock prints, and engravings by Walter J. Phillips.

Painting the Prairies to August 26
Ivan Eyre Gallery
Featuring Ivan Eyre’s interpretive paintings of the prairie landscape.

Cultural Impressions – Contemporary Art from Winnipeg to Nunavut
to September 2
Pavilion Gallery Museum & Conservatory Foyer Gallery
This exhibition will explore contemporary art and Inuit sculpture, highlighting the cultures of the Inuit, Cree, and Dene. 

Questions:   204 927 6001

June 6, 2013

Karl B. Koth l Arlette Kouwenhoven l Anthony Bidulka l Jordan Wheeler l Ginny Dennehy l Lake Winnipeg Writers Group l Saleema Nayaz

June 12, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
A Matter of Seasons

Set in the 1970s, A Matter of Seasons revolves around attempts to alter the destiny of Jamaica’s historical trajectory, and the characters who occupy that stage. 

Karl B. Koth was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He now lectures in Contemporary World History at the University of Manitoba.

June 12, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
The Fehrs: Four Centuries of Mennonite Migration

This documents the lives of fifteen generations of Fehrs/DeFehrs. Their history is traced back to the 16th-century Amsterdam grain merchant Gijsbert de Veer. It is a story about heretics, martyrs, grain merchants and brandy distillers; about pioneers, farmers and industrialists. 

Arlette Kouwenhoven is a Dutch anthropologist working as a publisher and writer. 

June 13, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
When the Saints Go Marching In

The fast paced thriller features a new kind of hero, Disaster Recovery Agent Adam Saint. 

Anthony Bidulka is the author of the long-running series featuring another unique main character. The award-winning Russell Quant mysteries tell the story of a world-travelling, wine-swilling, wise-cracking, gay, Canadian, prairie private eye. 

Bidulka has sat on the boards of Persephone Theatre, The Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild, AIDS Saskatoon, Crime Writers of Canada, the International Association of Crime Writers, and is co-founder of Camp fYrefly-Saskatchewan (a life skills camp for LGBT youth). 

June 13, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Digital Ogichida

Kevin Davis is twenty-something, smart and strong. Skilled at navigating the virtual world, Kevin finds himself at protests and blockades because of a girl.  He rediscovers his First Nation roots and becomes a leader. 

Among Jordan Wheeler’s writing credits are the books Brothers In Arms and Just A Walk and, as a scriptwriter and story editor, the TV series Arctic Air, North of 60, The Rez’, and Wheeler won a scriptwriting Gemini in 2006.

June 14, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Choosing Hope: A Mother’s Story of Love, Loss and Survival

Ginny Dennehy discusses how to persevere after life-changing losses. Choosing Hope chronicles her journey from losing her 17-year old son to suicide, to launching a not-for-profit that has raised more than $5 million. She speaks across Canada to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH to the stigma of mental illness. 
All the royalties will be donated to The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation.

June 15, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Voices, Volume 13 Number 1

The creators of the Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group have teamed up with the winners of the Write On The Lake Contest.  Readers include Chuck Lovatt, Teresa-Lee Cooke, Richard Bredsteen, Abby Ruzic, Martha Block,Lenora Buffi, Annette Bower, Elizabeth McGill, Anna Kowalchuk, and Jasmine Baptiste-Campbell.

An evening with Saleema Nayaz
June 15, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Reading from Bone and Bread and a conversation with THIN AIR Director Charlene Diehl.

Orphaned as teenagers, Beena and Sadhana have grown up under the exasperated watch of their Sikh uncle, who runs a bagel shop in Montreal’s Hasidic community of Mile End. 

Saleema Nayaz received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Best Creative Thesis.  A recipient of the prestigious Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, Nayaz currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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

June 5, 2013

Rady JCC: The Mameloshen Festival

A Celebration of Yiddish Culture

June 12: Soul to Soul: Yiddish and African - American Music Meet in Celebration of Two Cultures. The concert is headlined by Elmore James, a veteran of five Broadway productions, Tony Perry, a commanding young singer-actor, and Lisa Fishman, Yiddish singing sensation. (English translation super titles)

June 19: A Bisele Haimeshe Yiddish – A Little Homespun Yiddish. Allan Blye has had a long-standing career as a broadcaster, entertainer and producer. Back by popular demand, the Gray Academy of Jewish Education Yiddish Choir will be sure to dazzle the audience.

June 25: Canada's first and original Klezmer group Finjan. The three times Juno Award nominated band and Western Canadian Music Award winners Finjan will feature Myron Schultz (clarinet), Victor Schultz (violin), Shayla Fink (accordion, voice), Kinsey Posen (bass, voice), Sasha Boychuk (clarinet) and Daniel Koulack (guitar, mandolin, banjo).

Tickets are on sale now - Rady Jewish Community Centre at 204-477-7510 

June 4, 2013

Point Douglas: Food for Folks l June Events at Oak Hammock Marsh: Father's Day Lunch and Waterbug Derby

Food For Folks: Thyme to Get Dill
June 8, 8:00 pm
49 Euclid Ave.49 Euclid Ave.
Fundraise for gardening and food security.  Connecting local farm folks with the music scene in Winnipeg, and bringing a positive spirit to the North End of Winnipeg.
There will be information about the gardening and food production projects.
Eat Street will launch the zine "Eat Good, Eat Cheap".
Seedling will be for sale - we have all kinds of young pepper and tomato plants.
Entertainment Line Up
Nathan Rogers
Silver Fox
Ross Eadie
Saphire Empire
Silent Auction & Community Call Out

Van Tours of Oak Hammock Marsh 
June 8 and 22 - 1 p.m.
This special tour is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. 

Father's Day Waterbug Derby
June 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Equipped with a net and bucket, try to catch some invertebrates in the water and win prizes for the highest score and most unique bugs caught.

Bring dad to the Café for a special lunch from noon to 3 p.m.
Explore the marsh with Allan Webb and his horse-drawn wagon from 12:30 to 4 p.m. 
Extra fee of $5 for non-members and $3 for members apply for this ride.

National Aboriginal Day
June 21
Participate in Aboriginal games, learn the importance of many marsh plants and cook your very own bannock. Listen to the enchanting tales of award-winning author Joe McLellan! Using his drum and loads of enthusiasm, Joe will delight you with tales and readings from his latest book, Nikik and Wapus Save the People.

Summer Bird Census
June 23 - 6:45 a.m. until noon 

Teams of volunteers walk a section of the dike system, recording everything seen and heard.  After the morning walk, a lunch will be served and prizes awarded. 
Participants are asked to be at the Centre no later than 6:45 a.m.
Call us at 204-467-3300 to register before June 20. 

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8.  For more information call (204) 467-3300 - Jacques Bourgeois

June 3, 2013

Treena Wynes l Christopher Adams, Gregg Dahl & Ian Peach l Darlene Klassen l Marjorie Anderson & Deborah Schnitzer

June 9, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Eating Myself Crazy: How I Made Peace With Food (And How You Can Too)

Lifestyle consultant and life coach Treena Wynes not only tells her story of food addiction, but also shares valuable information for others struggling with emotional eating issues.

Treena Wynes is a Registered Social Worker and owner of Food4Thought Counselling Service in Saskatoon.

June 10, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Métis in Canada: History, Identity, Law and Politics

These twelve essays constitute a groundbreaking volume of new work prepared by leading scholars in the fields of history, anthropology, constitutional law, political science, and sociology, who identify the many facets of what it means to be Métis in Canada today.

Christopher Adams directed an annual survey on Aboriginal people in Manitoba and is the Rector of St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba.
Gregg Dahl is a descendant of a Half-breed family that lived in the Red River Settlement.
Ian Peach is Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick.

June 10, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
What Kind of Goodbye?

When a loved one dies, a child will grieve deeply, but often differently than an adult. Samantha McRorie’s paintings of prairie landscapes partner with Darlene Klassen’s writing, creating a resource to help children, and those who care for them.
It includes spaces to record treasured memories of the person who is gone.

June 11, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
At the Edge, a collaborative novel featuring 15 authors from Canada and Europe

A series of errors leave unmarked a gaping 8-foot hole. Most of the people manage to skirt the danger... except one. Sixteen writers present the back stories of some of the people who cross the quadrangle on that day.

Marjorie Anderson and Deborah Schnitzer co-chaired the 2009 inaugural Carol Shields Symposium on Women’s Writing, and together offer yearly Write to Art workshops for the Winnipeg Art Gallery.  Along with Carol Shields, Marjorie edited the national best-selling Dropped Threads anthologies.  Deborah co-edited the award-winning collection The Madwoman in the Academy.  Her novel, An Unexpected Break in the Weather, won the 2010 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction.

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

June 2, 2013

Forum Art Centre: Fresh Art Show & Renaissance Festival l Adoption Fair & Garage Sale l Winnipeg Underground Film Festival

Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street & Tache

Our 48th Annual Art Exhibition & Sale
Features over 50 Manitoba fine artists' original framed and unframed art in acrylics, watercolours and ceramics.
No admission fee
Raffle prizes, wheelchair access, free parking

June 14 from 5 pm to 9 pm
June 15 from 10 am to 6 pm * 
June 16 from 12 pm to 4 pm 

* June 15 activities
Official opening and reception at 1 pm
Artists' Village in Coronation Park along with Swords & Sabres Renaissance Festival. 
Free caricatures done by Winnipeg artist Tom Andrich from 1:30 – 3:30 pm 
Makes a great Father’s Day gift! 

More info call Daryl Dumanski – B.I.D., Executive Director, 204-235-1069.

Adoption Fair
Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue has been invited to attend the Red River Ex!

Come join us in the Discovery Center from June 14 to 23.
Friday to Sunday - 12 pm-  9 pm
Monday to Thursday - 3 pm - 9 pm

We will have current adoptables available, and loads of fun activities!

Garage Sale in support of Manitoba Pug Rescue
171 Masson Street
June 15 and 16, 8:00 am until 3:00 pm

Home Decor - Furniture - Electronics - Books - Glass ware - Small Kitchen Appliances - Toys and more!

Open City Cinema presents the first ever Winnipeg Underground Film Festival
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 1/2 Ross Ave
June 14-16 

WUFF will present seven programs of short, independently produced films and videos, by artists from across Canada, the United States, and overseas, as well as one feature film, and two live performances. 

TICKETS: $10 at the door / $15 for full 3-day pass
Passes available at Into the Music, Music Trader and at the door.

All funds raised go directly to the artists exhibited at the festival, so come out and support underground cinema!

June 14
Stick around and check out a live performance by modular synth duo, Solar Coffin. 
Fletcher Pratt and Erik Larsen create pulsing, alien drones and textures over dark, sequenced bass melodies. 

The final deadline for entry is June 7

The 90 Second is an international open call for very short (ninety seconds or less!), recently completed films and videos.
Simply send a digital download link (dropbox, wetransfer, vimeo, etc), a synopsis and a still image (optional). 
Local filmmakers can also drop their completed films at 
the Winnipeg Film Group, third floor Art Space Building, 100 Arthur St.

Full list of participants to be posted on June 10.

June 1, 2013

Rainbow Earth~Creations l MEC Winnipeg: Paddlefest and Winnipeg Bikefest

Rainbow Earth~Creations by Christie Dawn
Spring Art Show & Sale!
June 9, 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm
SEED Winnipeg Inc., 80 Salter Street
Plenty of free parking, and refreshments.

I look forward to sharing my passion for art, and my colourful creations with you all!

All of my currently available pieces will be on display and available for purchase.
Prices range from $25- $300. Cash only.

MEC Winnipeg Paddlefest
FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Road
June 9 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Free public admission – all are welcome!

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), Canada’s leading outdoor retailer, is organizing
12 MEC Paddlefest events across the country, including their very first one in Winnipeg.

Participate in skills clinics, demos, gear swaps, and more, with workshops held on-land and on-water covering topics like safety and technique. Novices will discover helpful information and a chance to try the sport, while the more adept will enjoy professional tips and tricks, and a look at some of the latest gear.

Advance registration for MEC Winnipeg Paddlefest is required, by email or online

All paddling clinic participants will be given a ‘Club Day’ card entitling them
to 10% off in-store purchases on June 22 at MEC Winnipeg.

While canoes and kayaks and stand up paddleboards (SUPs) will be available for use, participants are welcome to bring their own boats and enjoy the lakes at FortWhyte Alive.

  • June 15, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • In the Forks Market Plaza, under the canopy
  • All events are free! 
  • All day long there will be draws and prizes
  • Riders can leave their bikes in a secured parking lot
You can try out gear, test ride a new bike, browse exhibitors’ booths, score deals at the MEC Gearswap, or learn skills at a bike clinic.
There’ll also be group rides, performers, entertainment, and kids’ activities.

For more information or to bring gear to the gearswap, please email

Get your bike in tip top shape with a free basic tune-up (first come, first served).
The bike fitting clinic will ensure your bike fits you perfectly.
The Center for Natural Medicine will provide a clinic on diet and nutrition.

Art City will provide decorating stations for kids ages 3+, and also the young at heart.
Kids can try their two-wheeling skills at the bicycle obstacle course.
Get your picture taken with your bike, and be entered to win great prizes.

Bring your mountain bike and take part in the afternoon group rides:
Whittier Park (15-20km) and City Cruise (15-20km).

Gear Swap: buy, sell or trade used bikes, cycling clothes or bike accessories.
Peg City Trials will demonstrate thrilling trials by local riders.