September 26, 2013

October 2013 Skywalk Concerts and Lectures l McNally Robinson: October Music, Deborah Cowley, Joe Mackintosh, Vivienne Poy, Barbara Edie

Bring your lunch and be informed and entertained by the Skywalk series of noon-hour events! Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:10 - 12:50 p.m. 
Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library


Wednesday, October 2
The Royal Proclamation of 1763 and Treaty-Making in Canada 
with Dr. Ryan Eyford, UWinnipeg History

Wednesday, October 9
Aegyptus: Egypt Under the Romans with Dr. Matt Gibbs, UWinnipeg Classics

Wednesday, October 16
Looking at the World From Above: How Satellites Influence Our Understanding of the World Around Us with Dr. Christopher Storie, UWinnipeg Geography

Wednesday, October 23
A Course in Canadian School Geography... 100 Years Ago 
with Matt Dyce, UWinnipeg Geography

Wednesday, October 30
The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Neuroimaging Human Memory 
with Dr. Bruce Bolster, UWinnipeg Psychology


Thursday, October 3  
Jim McEwen Jazz Trio, 
with George Reznik, piano, Bob “Moose” Jackson, bass, and Jim McEwen, drums

Thursday, October 10
WSO Presents Allen Harrington, saxophone and Laura Loewen, piano

Thursday, October 17
The Flamenco Guitar with Philippe Meunier

Thursday, October 24
WSO Presents Isaac Pulford, trumpet

Thursday, October 31
Blue-eyed Blues with guitarists Sister Dorothy and Tim Cummings

Prairie Ink Open Night
October 2, 8:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant.
A Monthly Showcase Celebrating Singer Songwriters.

Hosted by Karen Nielsen, registration begins at 8:00 pm with 11 musicians selected by lottery. For more information call Karen at Prairie Ink Restaurant - 204-975-2659.

Jeanette Cansino & Wayne Zelisney
Friday October 4, 8:00 pm
Contemporary Pop/Country

Burton Trio
Saturday October 5, 8:00 pm

Maxine Peters
Friday October 11, 8:00 pm
Acoustic Pop-Country

Doug Edmond Trio
Saturday October 12, 8:00 pm

DB Blues
Friday October 18, 8:00 pm

The Bob Watts Trio
Saturday October 19, 8:00 pm

Paul Cameron Miller
Friday October 25, 8:00 pm

Saturday October 26, 8:00 pm

October 3, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Library Tree: How a Canadian Woman Brought the Joy of Reading to a Generation of African Children

Deborah Cowley transformed a simple afternoon of reading to a group of children in her backyard in Ghana into seven large community libraries, support for more than 200 smaller initiatives in African countries, and a publishing venture that produces children’s books in English and Swahili.

Since 2000, Deborah has continued to work with Kathy Knowles as a volunteer in Ghana. This is her fifth book.

October 3, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Chris McCubbins: Running the Distance

Chris McCubbins won the gold medal in the 3000-metre steeplechase at Winnipeg’s 1967 Pan American Games. Chris moved to Winnipeg in 1970 going on to set a Manitoba record in the 10,000-metre race in 1975. He was a caring teacher and a tireless advocate for youth. He also fought a final battle with leukemia.

Joe Mackintosh's first biography, Andy De Jarlis: The Life and Music of an Old-Time Fiddler was short-listed for the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Non-Fiction Award.

October 4, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Passage to Promise Land: Voices of Chinese Immigrant Women to Canada

A revealing study of Chinese immigration to Canada from the end of the Second World War to the present through the stories of Chinese immigrant women. From the very first mention of Chinese women’s immigration in Canada’s Parliament in 1879, to the end of the twentieth century - when a Chinese woman was appointed Governor General - the road to equality has been arduous.

The Honourable Vivienne Poy, the first Canadian of Asian descent to be appointed to the Senate of Canada, is an author, entrepreneur, and historian.

October 6, 2:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
Breakthrough: Inspiring Strategies to Live an Audaciously Authentic Life

Barbara Edie is the co-author of the Manitoba Book of Everything, and her new eBook Sparking Change Around the Globe: 5 ways to make your difference in the world, recently became a #1 Amazon Bestseller. In Breakthrough award-winning authors and 18 experts share their secrets on how you can create the life you’ve always wanted.

Barbara is also the former editor of two Manitoba lifestyle magazines: The Cottager and Winnipeg Women/Winnipeg Men.

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

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