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.

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