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November 30, 2013

FREE Festival of Trees and Lights l Santa Pics - Kids & Pets l Children's Hospital l Wpg Mandolin: CD l Wpg Pops: Carols l Wallace, Creasey and Gardner l Gurevich: Small Works & Christian Worthington: Three

Festival of Trees and Lights
to Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Come downtown to the gallery of the Hydro building. 
There's entertainment daily at noon and on weekends.   
Nov. 30 and Dec. 1: a Craft Show with handcrafted gift items
Dec. 7 for Family Day - entertainment, including RWB dancers in costume. 
Try a dance lesson, see Filbert the Bear and Santa.  Go for a horse-drawn carriage ride. 
Take in the festive decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses. More info 

Garden City Shopping Centre starting at 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM to December 24th
Price $15.04   We offer the BEST in personalized Santa Photos!
Pet Nights every Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm!

Nearly New Shop, 961 Portage Ave.
Monday to Saturday, to December 23,  10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Half price for all Christmas items, games, toys and more. 
All proceeds go to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba 
For more information, phone:(204)772-3629

Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra CD release party
Ukrainian Labour Temple, 591 Pritchard Avenue     (204-582-9269) 
December 8, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

The WMO will perform the selections, followed by a celebration with food and drink. 
Admission is $5. CDs will be available at a price of $15.

Classics, Carols & Cookies with the Winnipeg Pops Orchestra
Holy Redeemer Parish, 264 Donwood Dr.   (204-669-0501)
December 8, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
An evening of Christmas carols, light classical and popular music. 
Tickets $10, children $5, available at the church and Stephanchew, 337 William Ave. 

December Blues hosted by Wallace, Creasey and Gardner, sponsored by MGD
Highway 75 Blues & Sports Bar, 1011 Pembina Hwy.   (204-453-3724)
Every Friday, Saturday from December 6 to December 28, 2013

Gurevich Fine Art, 200-62 Albert St.    (204-488-0662)
both continue to Dec. 28, 2013 
Gurevich Presents Small Works - Noteworthy contemporary works for modern gifting. 

Christian Worthington: Three
A post-modern interpretation of the sacred, Three works to redefine the modern spirituality through abstract paintings, oil bar drawings and clay sculptures. 

November 29, 2013

A & O Fundraiser l St. Andrew's Cookie Walk l St. Basil’s Christmas Bake Sale l Grace Hospital Breakfast with Santa l Spirit Path Advent Service l Classical Guitar Extravaganza II l Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter Open House

A & O: Support Services for Older Adults Holiday Fundraiser
Age & Opportunity West End, 1315 Strathcona St.
December 3, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
With several vendors such as Steeped Tea, Norwex, Arbonne etc. so you can do your holiday shopping. There will also be a canteen and a bake sale as well as live entertainment. 
Information: 204-956-6440

December 7, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

A "Cookie Walk and Baking Boutique"!
Wrap up your holiday baking at the Cookie Walk from a great selection of fancy cookies, then shop for gifts and stocking stuffers. Prices range from $2.00 to $15.00.

Christmas Bake Sale 
St. Basil’s Parish 202 Harcourt St.
December 7, 10 am to 3 pm 
Perogies – potatoes & cheese / Sauerkraut, Cabbage Rolls, Perishke, Borscht, Raffle and Luncheon Take out meals – Perogies, Cabbage Rolls & Sausage (while available)

Grace Hospital Auxiliary's Breakfast with Santa
Grace Hospital, 408 Booth Drive in the Grace Hospital Auditorium (204-837-0111)
December 7, 9:00 am to 1:00 PM    l Breakfast at 9:30 am
Tickets $7.00/ea available in the Gift Shop located off the main lobby. 

Each child receives a gift from Santa!
Special entertainment by Mr. Ken's Magic Show. 
All proceeds go to Patient Care.

Spirit Path Advent Event/Worship Service
Whyte Ridge Community Center, 170 Fleetwood Road   (204-487-3042)
December 7, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
This event will include advent hymns, prayer, scripture, candle lighting and advent/Christmas crafts for children and adults following worship. We'd love to see you! 
Info please contact Cole Grambo at 807-1350

Classical Guitar Extravaganza II - Recital 
featuring Skender Sefa, Michael Daher and Ryszard Tyborowski 

December 7, 8 pm  to 9:45 PM
Tickets $20/$15/$10. Please call (204) 667-5250 or email. 

December 7, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Bring your furry friend for a photo with Santa for just $15! 
We will also have 20% off on all toys, collars, leashes & treats, some great door prizes as well as free hot apple cider & refreshments.  For more info email or call 204.832.7387

November 26, 2013

Oak Hammock Marsh December Events & Christmas Bird Count l SEW classes

Winter Bird Workshop   December 15 - 1 to 3 p.m. 
Pre-register by December 10 - $5 plus admission
Winter bird workshop hosted by Paula Grieef, our Resident Naturalist. 
Did you know that only 10% of Manitoba birds will stay here for the winter?  
Christmas Bird Count  December 14 
Pre-register by December 12 - The fee is regular admission to the Centre 
This event takes place all over North America and more than 50,000 observers participate. You could be one of them! 
Autographed Jets Jersey Auction 
Bidding on autographed Zac Bogosian Jets Jersey closes on December 13  
Are you looking for a perfect Christmas gift idea for a Winnipeg Jets fan?
Candy Cane Tea December 15 - 1 to 3 p.m. 
Pre-registration is required - $12 per person 
Enjoy specialty Holiday teas and coffees along with fancy sandwiches and dainties. 
Take part in the Snowflake Raffle to win some great prizes and participate in fun games. 
Astronomy Night - Winter Constellation
December 19 - 7 p.m. 
An indoor presentation in the comfort of our multimedia theatre. Following the presentation, test your skills on the Interpretive Centre rooftop observation deck.
Winter Camp for Kids
December 27 & 30 and January 2 & 3 
For ages 6 to 9. Runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Activities may include snowshoeing, bannock baking, winter games and more. 
This camp has both indoor and outdoor components.
Kids Nature Craft Club
December 28 - 1 p.m. 
Pre-registration is recommended - Workshop fee is $5 plus admission. 
Learn what our feathered friends eat during the winter. 
Create some fun art work with various bird seeds. 
The craft is most appropriate for children ages 5 to 10.  
New Trees at the Marsh
The marsh will offer a wider variety of perching and nesting for many birds next spring.
Oak Hammock's new program, A Bird in the Hand, has officially been chosen as a Canadian Signature Experience by the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC). The new program combines a hands-on songbird banding experience with a canoe excursion in the marsh.

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

Sewing and Embroidery Warehouse, 15 Keith Rd
Phone: 632-7200 or email
Reserve your seat  $10/Session and you will receive a $10 store credit.

December 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
The new PR655E: the drop light feature, placement, new shoe hoop
Demonstrations will be given by Gabriele Fazekas

December 7 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm 
Maryann Akers will be demonstrating the VM6200D or “Dreamweaver XE”

December 7 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm 
Maryann will be showing us the Scan N’ Cut, 300 DPI built-in Scanner. 

It scans an image, photo or sketch, and then cuts the shapes you want. 

November 24, 2013

International Human Rights Day & Thea's Diner in Morris l BTPRSM Fundraising Quilt Raffle and Christmas Party and Photos with Santa l December Makers Market l Clothe the City l Literary Pub Quiz l LITE: Christmas Hampers and Gala

International Human Rights Day  December 10, 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway

We are accepting sign-ons until December 1. Please email commitments

The harsh lessons of history have taught us that a society bent on legislating public dress code is one which creates intolerance and hate.
The Quebec Provincial Government has proposed legislation that will do precisely that: tell Canadians what they can and cannot wear in the name of uniformity.

Bill 60 would impact those receiving services. 
Women wearing a niqab requiring medical treatment could be denied healthcare.
Children in day care could be denied meals according to their religious beliefs. 
The impact of the proposed Charter of Values quite clearly has ramifications on inalienable rights of Canadians that are neither understood, nor acceptable to the majority of Quebecers or Canadians.

Let us declare that we Canadians value human rights and diversity in accordance with religious and cultural traditions.

And here in Manitoba… 

Thea's Diner, located at 133 Main Street in Morris, has been receiving racist threats.
Thea serves Canadian, Caribbean and American, Vegan and vegetarian menus.
Breakfast - lunch - dinner - coffee - drinks
Reservations - take out - delivery - catering - waiter service
They have received excellent comments on their food and service.
Apparently, for some in Morris, that isn't enough.

Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM) events

One of our awesome supporters, Susan Rowe Dagg has donated a handmade quilt!
The approximate value of this quilt is $500
Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00
They can be purchased at any of our events, or by email 
Draw December 8, 3:00 pm
-The quilt measures 60" X 67". (Couch Throw or Twin Size)
-It is 100% cotton with the exception of the batting.
-The back is 100% cotton flannel (so it's cuddly) and it has a dog bone motif
Holiday Fun Dog Day & Photos with Santa
December 1, 11:00 am until 4:00 pm
Vada's Club K9, 628 St. Anne's Road

Vada's Club K9 will be De-Shedding for $15 and "Pawdicures" for  $10 - walk-in
Santa Photos will be taken by Coralee Penner of Red Photo Co.
- more than one pose or more than one dog in a photo - $10/pose.
To reserve your sitting please call Vada's at (204) 221- 0998
You will get a digital file emailed to you; no email - an alternative will be provided.
We are also looking for donations to the bake sale (ingredients must be listed on baking) and silent auction.  THANK YOU to Larry Martin, our Santa Claus.
Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM)
will also be a part of Miles Mac Craft Sale
Miles Macdonell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street
December 7, 10:00 am
Christmas Party at Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7- 975 Thomas Ave
December 8, 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
We'll have snacks for everyone, and some items from our craft sales table.
And the best reason to come - playtime and socialization for your furry friend!
$5.00/family, and Dogs are FREE!

All socialized dogs are welcome.

December Makers Market
December 6, 5:00 pm until 9:30 pm
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross (One block north of Red River College downtown)
$2 Donation
Shopping Local This Season? We have everything!
20+ Vendors
3 Singer-songwriters
Dainties and teas provided by STELLA's
Unique Art Gallery Atmosphere

Clothe the City 
Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
Lighthouse Mission, 669 Main St. 
Donations can be dropped off directly on Dec. 8.
To schedule a clothing pick-up or drop-off, call 204-899-8584. 

The Clothe the City committee is looking for gently-used winter clothing and also blankets. Socks and underwear must be new. All donations should be washed and, preferably, labelled.

If people don’t have clothing to donate, they can always consider donating a gift certificate or cash so we can use those towards purchasing new underwear and socks, or they can donate food as well, Ashley Wood said, noting that there will be a free hot meal at the event.  It’s great because people share a lot. They come and take what they need, but they often leave behind things they don’t need.

December 11, 7 pm to 9 pm
Finn McCue’s Irish Pub, 25 Forks Market Rd.
Entry fee $5 per person
Click here for tickets or call 204-944-8013

Know a lot about authors and books? Want to Pin the Tale on the Atwood?
Join us for awesome prizes, merriment and trivial tidbits to titillate and entertain! 
The Manitoba Writers Guild has teamed up with The Writers’ Union of Canada. 
Bring friends to our Literary Pub Quiz! 

LITE (Local Investment Toward Employment) began in 1994 when it was noticed Neechi Foods Co-op lost business during the holidays. As hampers were distributed, sales dropped. LITE buys products from inner-city businesses, and then gives those products to Winnipeg hamper programs, thus doubling the program’s impact.  

LITE purchases products from Neechi, the Spence Neighbourhood Association’s Youth Crew, the Native Women’s Transition Centre and the Food Connections Project at Wolseley Family Place.  Executive director Anne Lindsey said of the latter two: It’s mainly women who are getting trained on kitchen protocol and food handling… they provide important skills, which they can then add to their resume to help them find work.

mailed to LITE, 203-675 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB, R2W 3N5
For more information call LITE at (204) 942-8578 or email Anne

LITE offers five Hamper packages, each aimed at families of two to five: a dry goods package, a canned goods package, a Christmas dinner package, a Christmas baking package and a full Christmas Hamper.
February 22
LITE's 20th anniversary Gala event featuring a gourmet locally sourced meal prepared
by the talented chefs at Inn at the Forks, with cocktails, dancing, and amazing live music
from The Solutions.  Come and celebrate 20 years of supporting workable solutions to poverty and unemployment in Winnipeg’s inner city!

$150/person or $1600 for a table (10 tickets and $20/per guest in silent auction tickets) 
Please email or call (204) 942-8578 to purchase tickets today!
All money raised will go towards LITE supported inner-city employment initiatives.

November 22, 2013

Measured Words: Third Course l Michael Rowe l December Music l FREE Christmas Workshops l Winnipeg Yule Market l Ellington's Nutcracker and Devon Gillingham l Al Simmons

Barbara J. Becker (ed)
December 5, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Measured Words: Third Course

Twenty-eight Manitoba writers spin multi-cultural stories and poems of alluring family lives accompanied by delectable, mouth-watering recipes. Discover Manitoba through tales of life. Further explore the adventures of writers who came from, or traveled to, neighbouring provinces. Or experience the international intrigue of writers who have lived in Ireland; Germany; Texas, U.S.A.; Mexico, and Wales. 

Contributors include Alison Burnett, Althea Guiboche, Anne Van Humbeck, Barbara J. Becker, Belva Boroditsky Thomas, Charlotte Caron, Charmaine Johnson Putnam, Dana L. Coates, Diane MacLellan, Doreen Breland Fines, Dorene Meyer, Eileen Krahn, Ellen Burns, Esther G. Juce, Frances H. Beatty, Gisela H. Roger, Heather Becker, Joan C. Zeke, Judi Carlin, Lauren Blue, Lynne Mitchell-Pedersen, Moira Horgan-Jones, Oriole A. Vane Veldhuis, Pamela Kat Johnson, Robert Wood, Susan Berry, Susan Wellman, and Tracy Ptak.

December 6, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Wild Fell: A Ghost Story

The crumbling summerhouse called Wild Fell, soaring above the desolate shores of Blackmore Island, has weathered the violence of the seasons for more than a century. Built for his family by a 19th-century politician of impeccable rectitude, the house has kept its terrible secrets and its darkness sealed within its walls. 

Michael Rowe is an award-winning journalist and essayist, and the author of several books, including the novel Enter, Night declared by to be the #1 vampire novel of 2011. 


Music at Prairie Ink Restaurant, McNally Robinson

Dave Barchyn
Friday December 6, 8:00 pm

The Bob Watts Trio
Saturday December 7, 8:00 pm

Doug G. Biggs
Friday December 13, 8:00 pm
Acoustic Blues/Jazz/Folk

Andrew Frohlich Trio
Saturday December 14, 8:00 pm

Doug Edmond Trio
Friday December 20, 8:00 pm

Burton Trio
Saturday December 21, 8:00 pm

Slow Leaves
Friday December 27, 8:00 pm

Kevin Roy
Saturday December 28, 8:00 pm

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

The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
  • December 6, 2:00 - 10:00 pm
  • December 7, 12:00 - 6:00 pm
  • LIVE LOCAL MUSIC! - Dec 6, 8:30 - 10:00 pm
  • PHOTOS WITH SANTA! - Dec 7, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
FREE Kids' Workshops: Felt Brooch Bonanza & Christmas Ornament Decorating!
December 7, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Bring the whole family down for our drop-in kids' workshops and annual Holiday Craft Sale, featuring a wide variety of handmade gifts & treasures made by talented Winnipeg artists & artisans.  Art, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, beauty products and more! 
We even have a whole section just for kids!

For more info or to register, call (204) 947-2992, or visit

Winnipeg Yule Market
December 7, 11:00 am until 7:00 pm
The Urban Forest Coffeehouse, 93 Albert Street

Enjoy beautiful music while doing all your holiday shopping in one place. Great Coffee, Tea and other hot beverages as well as good food available for purchase.

December 8, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Tickets: $34 (adult) / $15 (student) at Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, 204.632.5299,
McNally Robinson Booksellers and at Jazz Winnipeg

The WJO revisits the Ellington Nutcracker Suite based on Tchaikovsky's evergreen offering.
You'll be served an "Arabesque Cookie" along with some "Sugar Rum Cherry", a mix guaranteed to cheer even the Grinch.
Hear an award winning composition from Devon Gillingham, winner of the 2013 Essentially Ellington Student Composition contest.

Manitoba Theatre for Young People presents
Al Simmons is Home for the Holidays!
Al Simmons brings his one-man vaudeville act to the MTYP Mainstage!
2 Shows Only!  December 21 – 4:00 pm, December 22 – 1:00 pm
Tickets start at $20.00 until Dec. 1st  For Subscribers: $15.00
Call the Box Office at 204 942 8898 or book on our website 

November 21, 2013

Breakfast with Santa l Roewan Crowe l Prairie Garden l David Koulack l Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group l Ian Rankin l David O’Keefe l Brad Lavigne on Jack Layton l Don Bailey l Evan Braun

Breakfast with Santa
December 8, 9:30 am in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Join us for a magnificent breakfast featuring Polar Pancakes, a special storytime and a visit with Santa.  Tickets are $20.00 at Prairie Ink Restaurant or by calling 204-975-2659.

November 27, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Quivering Land 

A powerful journey with Clem, Violet, and a dead girl in a red dress. Interspersed in the text are fragile, beautiful images painstakingly cut from paper, created by artist Paul Robles.

Roewan Crowe is an Associate Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the UofW and Co-Director of The Institute for Women’s & Gender Studies.
Paul Robles' work has been featured as a CBC ArtSpots and has appeared in Border Crossings, The Globe and Mail, and Walrus.

Prairie Garden Committee
November 27, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Launch of The 2014 Prairie Garden

Prairie Garden Committee proudly celebrates its 75th Edition with an issue themed around Gardens. Tailored to the exacting demands of our northern climate, this once‐a‐year publication has sold tens of thousands of copies since 1937. Articles are written by knowledgeable contributors. Beautiful full colour photographs are featured throughout.

November 28, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Marvin’s Novel

A man bullied all his life, first by his parents, then by his wife and even by the students he teaches at university, learns to stand up for himself and take control of his own destiny.

David Koulack taught psychology at the University of Manitoba. His writings have appeared in The Guardian, The Guardian Weekly, The London Sunday Times and The Globe and Mail and in various literary journals.

Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group
November 28, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Voices: Volume 13 Number 2

November 29, 7:00 pm
the new Rebus novel Saints of the Shadow Bible

Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a 30-year-old murder investigation resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past.

Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Scotland.

December 2, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
One Day in August: The Untold Story Behind Canada’s Tragedy at Dieppe

In less than six hours on August 19, 1942, nearly one thousand Canadians lay dead or dying on the beaches around the French seaside town, with over two thousand other Canadians wounded or captured.

David O’Keefe reveals the prime reason behind the raid: a highly secret mission designed, in one of Britain’s darkest times, to redress the balance of the war. O’Keefe has also created and collaborated on over 15 documentaries for History Television and appeared on CBC Radio, Global Television, and the UKTV Network in Great Britain.

December 3, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Building the Orange Wave: 
The Inside Story Behind the Historic Rise of Jack Layton and the NDP

This book is a true insider’s account of Jack Layton and the NDP’s rise to success.

Brad Lavigne was not just the Campaign Manager of the New Democratic Party's 2011 breakthrough election campaign that took Jack Layton from last place to Official Opposition - he was a key architect throughout the decade leading to Layton’s ultimate success. He is a regular contributor on CBC News Network’s Power & Politics with Evan Solomon.

December 3, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Religious Explorations: History, Theology & Spiritual Values

Explores how life can be sacred and meaningful without belief in a deity and the value of biblical study from a non-believer’s perspective, with information concerning the characteristics and history of religion in general and of Unitarian Universalism in particular.

Don Bailey taught the History of Western Civilization, especially in the period 1350-1789. He was a life-long Unitarian Universalist, a presenter of Sunday sermons, and a lay chaplain.

December 4, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The City of Darkness: Book Two of The Watchers Chronicle

Haunted by recent discoveries and the absence of key allies, Brighton is on the run, struggling to evade the long reach of Raff Lagati, an eccentric billionaire desperate to capture the powerful secrets in the elusive Book of Creation. Half a world away, a long-forgotten terror is rising in the highlands of South America.

Evan Braun's The City of Darkness is the second in The Watchers Chronicle, a series that draws its inspiration from the greatest archaeological mysteries of the ancient world.

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

November 20, 2013

The Shoebox Project l Aceart: fire river plane stone and The Forgotten Space l Artisans Market Sale l A Luncheon with Gary Doer l Tim Redford Band

The Shoebox Project is a non-profit initiative that asks people to fill a shoebox with little luxuries and deliver it to drop off locations in their community. Local volunteers deliver these gift boxes to women living in shelters during the holidays.

You can participate by locating your community in Canada and making a shoebox!


THE WINNIPEG SHOEBOX PROJECT, with a list of drop-off locations
Your shoeboxes will be delivered to the residents of Alpha HouseIkwe Widdjiitiwin and Osborne House.

Along with other locations, the Winnipeg Public Library is participating in The Shoebox Project, providing the Millennium Library, the Henderson Library and the Pembina Trail Library as drop-off locations.

Please drop off your shoebox between November 18 and December 10 and our volunteers will deliver your gifts to local shelters in time for the holidays.

We have contacted Agape House in Steinbach, and Nova House in Selkirk, and invited them to participate.

Aceart Inc., 290 McDermot Ave.
December 3, 7 pm
fire river plane stone: Boreal Moments Unheard and Imagined
Free admission l For more information

Discover what lies underneath sounds – the space in between and elements unheard. Inspired by trips into the Boreal forest, multidisciplinary artist Ken Gregory presents an immersive audio installation designed to bring the act of listening into focus. Are you hearing what I am hearing? This installation seeks to engage our sense of hearing as the primary sense and challenge our perception of the natural world.
December 5, 7:30 pm
Film Screening: The Forgotten Space by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch
Doors at 7:30 PM l Film at 8:00 PM
Admission: $5.00 -  net proceeds will be donated to aceartinc. 

Described by Artforum as a "mythopoeic essay on modernity and the sea," The Forgotten Space, based on Sekula’s Fish Story, follows container cargo aboard ships, barges, trains and trucks, listening to workers, engineers, planners, politicians, and those marginalized by the global transport system. 

Visit displaced farmers and villagers in Holland and Belgium, underpaid truck drivers in Los Angeles, seafarers aboard mega-ships shuttling between Asia and Europe, and factory workers in China, whose low wages are the fragile key to the whole puzzle.  A range of materials is used: descriptive documentary, interviews, archive stills and footage, clips from old movies.

December 4, 11 am – 5 pm
Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Ave.
Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library's Artisans Market Sale

Unique handcrafted items, including quilts, stained glass, felting, handmade greeting cards, pottery, jewelry, Christmas ornaments and more. This is a chance to meet talented Manitoba artisans.
Included will be the following:
Blue Parrot
Blue Star Studios
Boreal Workshop
Designs by Elaine
Julrei Handcrafted Originals
Lady Bug Creations
Marj's Quilts
Marla Robert Design
Nicole Breton
Once Upon a Time
Prairie Peasant
Rachael Kroeker Ceramics
Retro Glitz
Sandra Hardy
Seine River Shepherds

Andrea Reichert, Curator, (204) 487-6117

The Canadian Club of Winnipeg brings you
A Luncheon with Gary Doer, The 23rd Canadian Ambassador to the United States
RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg

December 6, 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.  (registration at 10:30 a.m.) 
$50.00 for members and $65.00 for non-members.  Credit and Debit Cards accepted. 

Ambassador Doer served for ten years as Premier of Manitoba.  
He is also one of Canada’s leading speakers. 
The Master of Ceremonies for this event will be CBC Meteorologist, John Sauder.
The Canadian Club of Winnipeg event co-chairs are Jim Pappas and Donna Burner.

The Canadian Club of Winnipeg
Promoting Canadian Identity
Encouraging Canadian Unity

For info about this event or membership call 204-799-9086, e-mail, or go online.

Dec 7, 7:30 pm   Free Admission!
Happy Mike's Coffee House, 195 Collegiate Street
Featuring the Tim Redford Band followed with open mic portion.

November 18, 2013

Le Repas des fauves l THE SAME PATH l GO FIGARO: Al Rae's Opera Chat and Dinner l World AIDS Day Benefit Concert

Cercle Molière Theatre, 340 Provencher Boulevard
November 28 to December 14  Ticket information: 204-233-8053

Based on the work of Vahé Katcha l Adapted by Julien Sibre l Directed by Roland Mahé

Occupied France, 1942. Seven friends gather to celebrate a birthday.  All is well until the Gestapo arrive unannounced.  Two German soldiers had been brutally killed just outside the apartment building.  The Nazis are demanding two hostages in reparation. 

Two hostages that they must elect themselves.

Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street
THE SAME PATH  - Art by Christopher George Sigurdson and Karen Robb

Opening Night Reception: November 29, 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm
Free admission - 204-944-0809 - Runs to December 10 

November 29, 6:00 pm
Grace Café, City Hall, 510 Main Street

GO FIGARO: Al Rae's Opera Chat and Dinner
Enjoy dinner and a ½ hour presentation on Don Pasquale
by comedian and opera lover Al Rae. 
$20 per person    Reservations: 204-957-7842 or online 

December 1, 8:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Ave
Tickets are $15 in advance, at the West End Cultural Centre and Quest Musique,1308 Portage Ave.

World AIDS Day Benefit Concert - World AIDS Day is December 1, a day dedicated to increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS issues worldwide. 

Nathan Music Co. is an award-winning Winnipeg band - an alternative country prairie sound that captures the "modern, old-fashioned sound of the lonesome, crowded west."  

Keith Macpherson, a member of country/pop duo, Keith and Renee, is a motivational speaker, author, and yoga instructor, and is currently working on completing his first solo album. 

Opening acts Jordan St Cyr and Alicia Feakes are emerging local artists who have released albums this year.

House of Hesed is a transition home dedicated to providing care and support for men and women living with HIV/AIDS in Manitoba. Opened in 1998 in downtown Winnipeg, Hesed has been home to over eighty men and women from all walks of life. We're a non-profit organization that provides 24/7 staff, friends, meals, and support for our residents, who would otherwise have nowhere else to go.  Contact Rebecca

November 17, 2013

MEC SnowFest - FREE! l The Edge Fun-raiser - FREE! Shelmerdine: Christmas events, crafts & Photos with Santa! l Artists in Healthcare Manitoba: CD launch & Sylvia Kuzyk l The Gentle Barn: Thanksgiving with Pamela Anderson

MEC SnowFest - November 23, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Mountain Equipment Co-op, 303 Portage Avenue
Free Clinics, Giveaways, Gear Swap, hot chocolate, coffee, cookies, and 
samples from Lara Bar, Taste of Nature, energy gels, and more. 

If you want to get outdoors and be active this winter, SnowFest is a great place to learn about different options, Alisa Birnie, Outreach & Learning Coordinator at MEC Winnipeg

Ø  Check out the latest snowsports gear.
Ø  Find deals at the MEC Winter Gear Swap.
Ø  Make your very own ‘outsiders beard’ and other fun crafts at the kids’ table.

Learn new skills and get the most current information at free clinics including: 
Ø  Nordic Waxing Clinics with CCSAM & CANSI
Ø  Get Informed & Get Outdoors with WST & AdventureSmart
Ø  Winter Running 101
Ø  Winter Cycling 101
Ø  SnowMotion – Skijor & Kick Sled with your pet

Meet local clubs, and find out about their activities and communities. 
Many will be giving away great prizes, for example:
Ø  Club D’Escalada de Saint Boniface is giving away climbing sessions
Ø  Winnipeg Search and Rescue is giving away adventure package
Ø  AdventureSmart is giving away adventure package

The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
November 23, 2 - 10 pm - FREE!

snacks - refreshments - activities - vegetarian and meat lovers chili
Kids' activities, live music, SILENT AUCTION 

SOFA SA (School of Fine Arts Student Association) Undergrads at the University of Manitoba
Show & Create 2013
Exhibition date November 29 to December 5
A variety of student work including 2D & 3D will be exhibited.

Reception date Friday, November 29, 7:00 pm - Guests can collaborate on a piece of art work that will be exhibited at the School of Fine Art's student lounge.

For more information please contact John & Shaylyn

Extended hours: Mon - Fri: 9 am to 8 pm, Sat: 9 am to 5 pm, Sun: 11 am to 5 pm 

Decorating With Holiday Greenery
November 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Photos with Santa!
November 30, 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM l December 1, 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Family, friends and pets are all welcomed! 
Just $10 per group and your photo will be emailed to you! 
All proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg.

Storytime & Cookies with Mrs. Claus!
For children ages 3-8, enjoy hearing Mrs. Claus read a story and decorate a freshly baked cookie!  Every Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm 
$5 per child, make sure to pre-register for this special moment with Mrs. Claus!

Children's Craft Corner
December 21, 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM    $5.00 per child
Bring the kids to create and decorate a Christmas craft that they can give to a loved one!

November 28, 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm (Doors open 7:30 pm)
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street (204-478-7275)

Artists in Healthcare Manitoba is proud to release its debut CD!
Tickets are $10 - online through The Park Theatre, from our musicians or at the door.

Hosted by Sylvia Kuzyk, Honorary Advisory Council Member of Artists in Healthcare.
It will be wonderful to see her again!!
With performances by:
Tim Cummings
Ron Halldorson
Lynn and Peter McClure
Aaron Shorr
Keith Price
Liz Goossen
Lois Gillespie
Vanessa Kuzina
Jess Reimer
William Grierson
Kristopher Ulrich
Shirley Grierson
Gilles Fournier

Listen to audio samples here - See what we do    video 1       video 2

Not only will this CD help spread the word about what we do, but it will also be given as a gift to patients!  For every CD we sell, we will give two away.
Come celebrate and support our organization!

With thanks to Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, The Winnipeg Foundation's 'Youth In Philanthropy' Program, Gillis Quarries, and all of our kind Indiegogo and Canada Helps donors.

The Gentle Barn Foundation, 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, CA
Come celebrate life with us on November 28, Thanksgiving Day. 

Feed pie to all our turkeys, enjoy a delicious, candlelight, vegan dinner and participate in a Native American drum circle and bonfire. 
Come celebrate life, peace and gentleness with us at our table this year. 

November 16, 2013

Irene Ternier Gordon l Rosemary Craig Shariff l Harriet Zaidman l Kimberley Dudek l MCO chat with James Sommerville

November 21, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
The Laird of Fort William: Willliam McGillivray and the North West Company

High finance, wilderness adventures, violence, and questionable legal tactics all played important roles in the history of the North West Company. William McGillivray was arguably the most powerful businessman in Canada in the early nineteenth century. 

After a career as a teacher-librarian Irene Ternier Gordon became a freelance writer in 1998. 

November 22, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Came Winter on a Summer Day

This is the story of the last few weeks in the life of my mother Mary O’Brien Craig. This is also the story of our journey and her final surrender to complete that profound act of living, the one we call death. 

After a lengthy career as a family counsellor, Rosemary Craig Shariff now writes, paints and enjoys journeying with her children and grandchildren.

November 24, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Daisy’s Biggest Success

When Daisy the pup begins to help solve problems around the house, she achieves a success neither she nor her family could have imagined. 

Harriet Zaidman has been a teacher-librarian at Niakwa Place School, reading picture books to children and encouraging young writers.
Illustrator Sarah Neville loves dogs and they frequently end up in her artwork.

November 25, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
An Owl Named Nascha: The True Story of One Very Special Bird
Children of all ages are encouraged to come and meet some feathered ambassadors. 

This is the story of Nascha, a Great Grey owl who was one of the most requested non-releasable ambassadors at the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. 

Kim Dudek has loved animals since she was a small girl. As a volunteer with the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Kim’s many animal friends included Nascha. 
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat
November 26, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
A conversation with James Sommerville

At the November 27th MCO con­cert, he will both con­duct and will be horn soloist in Mozart’s E-flat Major Horn Con­certo. Then he and Patri­cia Evans team up for Beethoven’s Sex­tet in E-flat for Two Horns.  
Sommerville will introduce Manitoba composer Karen Sun­abacka, whose new work, Never to Return, will be premiered at the concert.

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

November 15, 2013

Social Studies l A Christmas Story l Folk Festival Fundraiser l ART from the HEART SHOW and SALE l Hull's Haven Santa Photos & Holiday Party l St. Francois Xavier Craft Sale

Prairie Theatre Exchange: Social Studies by Trish Cooper
Preview - November 20   l   November 21 - December 08
World Premiere   TICKETS 

When Jackie moves back, she thought her biggest problem would be readjusting to a smaller bed. She didn’t realize her mother had given that bed to a Sudanese refugee.  But the former “Lost Boy” is not all that he seems, and the family learns about making assumptions. 
Cultural differences, language barriers, and the self-conscious earnestness of the "well-meaning" combine to deliver a scathingly comic look at Canadian values.

Trish has a fabulous sense of character and a keen ear.  She’s very funny, and she’s written a play that is a very funny, yet insightful, look at the new Canada. – Robert Metcalfe

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre: A Christmas Story by Philip Grecian
Based on the film by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown & Bob Clark
Preview: November 19 and 20  l   November 21 - December 14

All nine-year-old Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder B.B. gun “with a compass and this thing which tells time built right into the stock.” 
In his quest to convince the adults in his life, he encounters an eccentric leg lamp, deals with a crotchety department store Santa, does battle with the schoolyard bully and stars in his own elaborate fantasies.  
A Christmas Story is a nostalgic look at childhood that will delight kids of all ages.

Fundraiser for the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s education and outreach programs
November 22
The Fairmont Winnipeg

Dinner, silent auction and performances by Ani DiFranco and The Brothers Landreth

ART from the HEART 14th Annual SHOW and SALE
Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre (M.E.R.C.), 430 Langside St

November 22  - 7 pm to 9 pm: featuring DJs Monkey Sparrow and Stag Panther
November 23 - 10:30 am to 3 pm

No entry fee, though donations are welcomed
Artists keep 100% of sales l Cash sales preferred
Come to see and buy the latest works of art by inner city and lower income artists.

Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7- 975 Thomas Ave
November 23, 11:00 am until 3:30 pm  To contribute or any questions 
Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue's Wine Raffle, Santa Photos, Bake Sale, 
Adoptathon, Silent Auction & Holiday Party      
Visit our vendor booths to get your Christmas shopping done early!

St. Francois Xavier Community Craft Sale 
Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM)
November 23, 10:00 am until 4:00 pm 
Entrance fee $1 - all funds going to our 'Raise the Rink' project.  
Come shop for all your Christmas needs under one roof.  
Local artists, crafters and vendors will be bringing their best to this event. 

November 14, 2013

A N N I E l SWEET ALIBI and THE BROTHERS LANDRETH l The 10th Annual Holidaze Craft Show l The Imposter Bride & Chanukah Concert

November 20 to 24
North Kildonan Community Players presents  
Evenings at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinee at 2 pm
Université de Saint-Boniface, 200 avenue de la cathédrale

Tickets: $20 Adults / $15 Children (12 and under) / Seniors Groups (20+): $15
Call 204 890 8999 or email 
We are proud to present this Broadway Musical Classic as our 15th show!

We are teaming up with Hair Network on Sunday, October 20, at noon for THE HEAD SHAVING OF DADDY WARBUCKS in support of the Cancercare Manitoba Foundation.

Full information on the event and donating by credit card

If donating by check, please send to 67 Stoneham Cr. Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 3L5
NKCP will forward it on your behalf.

The West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Ave.

November 20, 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm
SWEET ALIBI Release Their Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album.
Tickets: $20 door l $15 advance at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader and The Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store
Nov. 22 and 23,  12 - 9

Need it for the holidaze? Get it at The Holidaze!
Over 50 of Winnipeg's hottest artisans and designers offer up fine & funky, local & luscious gifts! Come out for an incredible shopping experience - find great presents for a wide range of tastes, ages, budgets and lifestyles! Be everyone's favourite elf this holiday season!
Some artisans accept other payment methods, but it's best to bring cash!

The Rady JCC, Berney Theatre, 123 Doncaster Street
Tarbut Festival of Jewish Culture

November 21, 7:30 p.m.
Nancy Richler, The Imposter Bride

November 24, 1:00 p.m.
The Magic of Brass:  A Family Chanukah Concert

Tickets or contact: Rebecca Brask, 204-477-7533

November 13, 2013

Aliana Au’s Here & Now l Lion in the Streets l Wanda Luna's Mujeres De La Tierra l WAFF Manitoba Filmmaker Night l Canada Helps

Gurevich Fine Art, 200-62 Albert Street (204.488.0662)
will run until November 23

Aliana Au’s landscapes are measured prayers. Her use of oil stick and watercolour in her latest exhibit Here & Now are an homage to the few places left untouched by man.   

I am seeking a voice from my childhood.  Growing up in Canton (Guangzhou) China where I lived surrounded by unspoilt expanses of land. There was a true wildness in the places where I grew up.

Lion in the Streets by Judith Thompson
Black Hole Theatre, lower level of University College, 220 Dysart Road
Nov 19 and 26 at 7:00 PM l Nov 20 - 23 and 27 - 30 at 8:00 PM

Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Students and Seniors
For reservations and group discounts contact the 24hr Box Office at 204-474-6880.

Abigail Allen 
Kaeleigh Ayre 
Ian Bastin 
Steven Csincsa 
Kevin P. Gabel 
Erica Hoiss 
Gislina Patterson 
Sarah Putnam
Tasha Roth

Lion in the Streets is a series of interconnected episodes which provide graphic glimpses into the desperate lives of 28 characters played by 9 actors. 
A Portuguese immigrant to Toronto named Isobel is a ghost in a purgatorial condition, reliving her past at the moment before she dies. Initially a prey herself to rage and violence, she watches over the living, suffers with them, and finally experiences the possibility of salvation.

Thompson is an Officer of the Order of Canada and winner of two Governor General’s awards for Drama.  Mature subject matter, language and content may be offensive to some.

Mujeres De La Tierra / Woman of the Earth - Indigenous Women of the Americas
By Wanda Luna
to November 30 
Neechi Commons, 865 Main Street l (204) 295-8819  or email
Luna investigates the role of storytelling in the connections between culture and the human body, and in exploring the bonds between indigenous nations. Piquing an interest in Chilean mythology, stories of Chilean medicine and heritage and their similarities to other indigenous nations and creation mythologies from first nations across Canada and the role of women in these nations.

Born in Chile, Wanda Luna is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, writer, and community activist who draws on multiple inspirations to create a wide variety of artistic productions.  Luna is the driving force behind the non-profit organization The Dream Room Project.

November 21, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Globe Cinema Winnipeg, 393 Portage Ave, 3rd floor, Portage Place Mall
(204) 943-2004

The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival presents:
13 Short Films from Local Aboriginal & Metis Filmmakers! 
1.) The Visitor - Miriam Sainnawap (4:30)
2.) This Is A Real Story - Randy Sutherland & Alexandra Meekis (2:23)
3.) Strong Warrior Song - Crystal Greene (4:43)
4.) Yes I Can - Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill (6:52)
5.) Breaking From The Box - Rannon Wilson & Ryan Wilson (2:19)
6.) Water Guardians - Luther Alexander (10:00)
7.) Fishbowl - Luther Alexander (4:44)
8.) Hockey Dad - Roger Boyer (6:54)
9.) Kevy Chevy Wrestler - Roger Boyer (10:18)
10.) Letter - Jenna Neepin (2:30)
11.) Mark - Justina Neepin (7:25)
12.) Out Of Reach - Madison Thomas (10:22)
13.) Backlanes - Madison Thomas (12:34)

A Calgary organization called Seniors Secret Service has been providing gifts to isolated seniors at Christmas and on their birthday for the past 28 years. Unfortunately many of their Corporate and individual sponsors are choosing to sponsor fewer seniors this year, a move some have attributed to generous financial contributions during the flood crisis.  They are seeking help to ensure they meet the needs of their community. 

If you wish to help the Christmas Cheer program, you may do so by visiting Canada Helps 
or by mail to Seniors Secret Service, Suite #1, 6025 12 ST SE Calgary AB T2K 2K1

November 12, 2013

Judith Rempel Smucker l Ryan Meili l Developmental Disabilities l Karen Connelly, Rosanna Deerchild and Kristian Enright l On Being Human l Joe Clark l Joan Johannson

November 18, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Judith Rempel Smucker's whimsical combinations of found materials, photos, provocative text and typographic semantics suggest that home can be found in surprising places, offering comfort to those who feel emotional distance from family and birthplace. 

November 18, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
A Healthy Society: How a Focus on Health can Revive Canadian Democracy

Dr. Ryan Meili argues that health delivery too often focuses on treatment of immediate causes and ignores conditions that lead to poor health.  Ryan is the founder of Upstream, an organization to equip and inspire citizens to demand a healthy society.

November 19, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Practical Solutions for Developmental Disabilities, an interactive panel discussion. 
Panelists include Joyce Douglas, Janine Montgomery, Javier Virués-Ortega, CT Yu 
and Angela Cornick.  Please RSVP or call 204.474.6689.

November 19, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
An evening of poetry with Karen Connelly, Rosanna Deerchild and Kristian Enright

Karen Connelly’s first collection since The Border Surrounds Us offers a portrayal of her troubled family.  She is the author of nine books, the most recent being the memoir Burmese Lessons and the novel The Lizard Cage. She has won the Governor General’s Award. 

November 19, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Dr. Harry J. Huebner & Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali
On Being Human: Essays from the Fifth Shi‘i Muslim Mennonite Christian Dialogue

Essays presented at the latest Shi’a Muslim Mennonite Christian dialogue on June 1-4, 2011 at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. Each dialogue focused on a specific topic and this was on what it means to be human. 

November 20, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
In Conversation with Joe Clark and signing How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change

The unique combination of Canada’s success at home as a diverse society and its reputation internationally as a sympathetic and respected partner constitute national assets that are at least as valuable as its natural resources.  Assets have no value if Canadians don’t recognize or use them, or worse, if they waste them. 

Joe Clark was elected in 1979 as Canada’s sixteenth and youngest prime minister. During the Mulroney government, he served as minister of external affairs from 1984 to 1991, and as minister responsible for constitutional affairs from 1991 to 1993. He was elected again to the House of Commons in 2000. He now works as a political and business consultant in Ottawa.

November 20, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
The God Who Loves Me: Discovering the Mystical God

Joan Johannson, MSW, is also the author of Discovering the Bright Warrior: Confessions of a Social Activist and Three Models of Child Welfare: Protection, Prevention and Empowerment. Seeking spiritual wisdom, she moves beyond the quest for social justice to the quest for God, discovering a God of unconditional love, and deep joy.

Phone 204-475-0483

(Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)