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January 31, 2014

CKUW Fundrive Party l Prairie Dancers: Triggered l Romantic Dinner Ideas l Festival du Voyageur: mmmFestival l TWIN / Dan Frechette / Raine Hamilton l Ace Art: A Portrait With Your Pet

February 6 - email
Union Soundhall  - Surfin’ the Airwaves: the Official 2014 Fundrive Kickoff Party
in conjunction with Stylus Feb/March Issue Launch Party
$7 Cover / $5 Cover with a Hawaiian Shirt - proceeds to Fundrive and Stylus Magazine!
(free for contributors to the Feb/March Issue of Stylus!)

Throw away your parka, grab your surfboard and hang-ten with CKUW, Stylus and the UWSA! Surf tunes from the Catamounts, Palm Trees, and Valley Girl Special and bodacious DJ sets from Dee Jay Pee and DJ King Cabernet with totally retro visuals!

February 8, 4:30 and 8:00 pm - Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show.
NAfro Dance Productions, 109 Pulford Street  (204) 946-0829
Ticket $10 at the door (cash only)

Don't miss the opportunity to see the Prairie Dancers present an intimate IN STUDIO show!
Featuring new choreography by Paula Blair, Farrah Fernando and the Prairie Dancers.

Cooking Demo: Romantic Dinner Ideas
Feb 8 2:00 to 4:00 pm
The Forks Market, 1 Forks Market Road

Join four local food producers as they demonstrate how to prepare a romantic dinner! 
Bessie from Bessie's Best
Glenda from The Canadian Birch Company
Maria from Pia Pesto
Pete from Gourmet Inspirations
Feb 8 8:00 am to Feb 23 5:00 pm

Restaurants, cafes, and bakeries throughout St. Boniface in the spirit of Festival du Voyageur will offer an appetizer, entree, desert and/or beverage:
Cocobeans Bakeshop – 268 Tache Ave
Norwood Hotel, The Jolly Friar – 112 Marion St
Pasquales Restaurant – 109 Marion St
Finale’s Coffee House – 3 St Mary’s Rd
Chocolatier Constance Popp – 180 Provencher Blvd
Promenade Café and Wine – 130 Provencher Blvd

February 11, 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm
The Neighbourhood Bookstore and Cafe, 898 Westminster Ave.

Dan Frechette playing Guitar/Harmonica songs from his album Genuine Heart.
Come snuggle up at the friendly Neighbourhood Cafe and enjoy!
$10 Suggested Donation

February 23 and 24
Make you appointment by emailing or calling 204 944 9763
$30 for members, $40 for non-members. 
$10 membership available on the day with your portrait purchase.

You and your pet in a beautiful setting, immortalized.
Larry Glawson, Dominique Rey, Karen Asher, Talia Potash, and Natalie Ferguson 
will be taking photographs in sets provided by 
Ken Gregory, Wanda Koop, Natalie Ferguson, Josh Ruth & Mike Von Tiesenhausen.

Turn up with your well behaved, continent, non-dangerous pet.
Purchase a tasty, homemade pet treat.
The image will be emailed to you immediately.

January 28, 2014

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre February Events, Valentine’s Day Candlelight Dinner l February Salon l Winnipeg Makers Market l Intro to Carved Sculpture

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 30 minutes North of Winnipeg on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8. Call 467-3300 or email Jacques Bourgeois

February 2 
Join us as Oak Hammock Marsh proudly celebrates World Wetlands Day.
A colouring contest and special presentations will highlight the importance of wetlands.

Manitoba Merv, the weather predicting groundhog, announce the arrival of spring.
If Merv sees his shadow, a late spring will follow. 
If no shadow is seen, an early spring is on its way!
Tiny Tots at the Marsh (For children 5 and under.)
February 6 - 10:30 a.m.
Visit this drop-in session for story time, crafts, and/or games.
Also includes free time in our interactive exhibits.
Cost is $5 per child, plus admission.
Bluebill Decoy Carving Workshop
February 9, 16 and 23 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Pre-registration is required - call (204) 467-3300.
Workshop fee is $70 for Oak Hammock members, $85 for non-members.
There will also be a informational session to learn about Lesser Scaup biology.
Coffee and light snacks will be provided.
Bring your own bag lunch or enjoy eating in the Oak Hammock Café.
February 14 - 6 p.m. 
Treat your significant other to a wonderful dinner this Valentine's Day.
Reservations are required, and tickets are available until February 10.
Members : $45 plus tax  l  Non-members: $50 plus tax
Call (204) 467-3300 to purchase your tickets.
Birding Hour - Bird Love Workshop
February 15 - 1 p.m.
Paula Grieef discusses the tricks birds use to win the hearts of their mates.
Cost is $5 plus admission to the Interpretive Centre.
Voyageur Day
February 17
Try our Voyageur Challenge and enjoy family friendly outdoor challenges! 
Practice your skills at Bannock Tossing and several other fun activities.
Make your own delicious Bannock at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Bring your skates and gently glide or take up sponge hockey in the bay. 
Sticks, nets and pucks are available for your use.
Join an interpreter on a snowshoe walk and look for clues of wildlife activity. 
Astronomy Night - The Planets
February 20 - 7 p.m. 
Learn about the planets of our solar system and other objects of the night sky.
First Goose of the Year Contest
will close on March 1 or when the first goose is seen.
Guess the date and time of the arrival of first Canada Goose at Oak Hammock Marsh.
Traditionally, the first goose arrives between the end of February and the end of March.
Last year, the first goose was seen on March 15.
To enter, fill out a ballot at the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre.

February Salon
February 3, 7:00 pm
The Folk Exchange, 211 Bannatyne Ave.
Admission is free for passholders and by donation for civilians.
Doors at 6:30 and cash bar all night!

Join Theatre Projects Manitoba this month as we pump up two of the Group of Seven Playwrights: TPM writer-in-residence and author of Sargent & Victor & Me,
Debbie Patterson, and newcomer, Jessy Arden.

Known for her recent plays such as Molotov Circus and many marvelous Munch adaptations, we will dig deep into the Patterson canon and entertain you with titillating titles like Baby Killer Cat Fight, The Cunning Linguist, Seven Winnipeg Children, and Gangster of Love.

Arden delighted us at 2013's FemFest with her debut, Harold and Vivien Entertain Guests.
We will be treated to a reading from her show, Jason and Medea.
Other artists will include Hannah Foulger, Eric Rae, Lia Zarillo, Christina Heather, Elizabeth Whitbread, Kevin Gabel, Brittany Thiessen, Heather Thomas and many more!

February Makers & Market by Winnipeg Makers Market
February 7, 5:00 pm until 9:30 pm
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross (One block north of Red River College downtown)

Shop local while enjoying live music and snacks from Stella's, including vegan option.
30+ vendors will be selling everything from vintage decor to handmade beauty products to photography. All this for only a $2 Donation.

February 9, 1:30pm-4:30pm
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
$55 (all supplies & firing costs included)

WORKSHOP: Ceramics: Intro to Carved Sculpture
Create your very own detailed ceramic sculptures. (No experience necessary.)

Edge members receive a 10% discount off of workshop prices.
For more information or to register, call (204) 260-0756, or email 

January 26, 2014

Karl Kohut l Chekhovfest 2014: The Devil and Anton Chekhov l Takashi Iwasaki l The Mice and The Mighty l Dr. Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler l Anne Mahon l Joanne Kelly's Book Club l Café Scientifique: Women and Healthy Living

February 4, 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm  (Doors open at 7:30 pm)
Exchange Community Church, 75 Albert Street (south of McDermot)
Tickets: $10, available from me in advance or at the door

I will be heading off to do some auditions in Los Angeles and New York City. I've been working hard and would love to have the chance to perform some of that music for you!  The repertoire will be a mixture of standards and more contemporary compositions by the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Woody Shaw, and Kurt Rosenwinkel.  I'll be on bass, joined by two of my favourite musicians, U of M faculty members Will Bonness (piano) and Quincy Davis (drums).

The Devil and Anton Chekhov by Kent Suss
February 7, 7:30 pm
Manitoba Theatre For Young People, 2 Forks Market Road

Based on the writings of Anton Chekhov and his journey to conduct a census of prisoners on the Siberian Island of Sakhalin. 
Directed by B. Pat Burns, Stage Manager and Dramaturge Andrew Lizotte

Takashi Iwasaki: Extrodanaire!
January 24 – February 7, 2014
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1
Closing Reception: February 7, 7-10 pm - meet the artist

Takashi tries to capture and share single moments and intimate thoughts with his audience. 

The Mice and The Mighty - Live!
February 8, 8:00 pm
The Neighbourhood Bookstore and Cafe, 898 Westminster Ave.

A rousing, uplifting and most likely mildly comedic performance.
Invite your friends! If they don't like the music, the coffee and books are well worth it! 
They'll be pleased, you'll be popular. 

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, 1120 Grant Ave.
Phone 204-475-0483  (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

February 22, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Admission is free – no registration is required.

Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler, PhD, Assistant Professor of TESOL presenting 
“Globish: English as a Global Language.” 
February 25, 7:00 pm in the Atrium.

A celebration of Anne Mahon’s 2013-2014 On the Sam Page selected book The Lucky Ones: African Refugees’ Stories of Extraordinary Courage featuring an evening of music and more.
Joanne Kelly - Shaw TV Book Club
February 25, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove.
free bookclub open to all readers in Winnipeg
Call 453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

David R. Gillham’s City of Women. It is 1943, the height of the Second World War. With the men away, Berlin has become a city of women. 
Café Scientifique: Women and “Healthy Living” in Canada
February 27, 7:00 pm in the Atrium.
Refreshments. This event is free, seating is limited, please RSVP 

Three experts will discuss the implications of existing healthy living strategies, policies, and programs for women. They will also explore the potential that alternative approaches to promoting healthy living have. 

January 25, 2014

Winnipeg Mardi Gras 2014

February 14 and 15, 6:00 pm to 2:00 am nightly
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
Must be 18 years of age or older
Tickets $16 at Ticketmaster (+ taxes and agency fees) Also through 
who will keep a portion of the proceeds from tickets they sell.

Valentine’s Celebration - February 14
  • A dating game
  • A fashion show
  • A Singles Awareness Day promotion 
  • Specialty shops to purchase that special something 
The RBC Convention Centre is transformed to the streets of ‘The Big Easy’ with authentic tastes, sights and sounds of Louisiana. It is a surefire remedy for the winter blues.  
Bring your sweetheart for an incredible evening of dining and dancing. 
Or if you’re single, come and mingle! You might even be set up by Cupid.

Copper Cowboy, stage and screen performer Stephanie Sousa and, from New Orleans,
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
Inspired by tradition, the singer/songwriter accordionist Dopsie plays a unique high energy style of zydeco that defies existing stereotypes and blazes a refreshing distinct path. 

Keep an eye out for aerial acrobatics, stilt walkers, showgirls, drag queens, and a stunning array of other costumed characters. Come in your own costume, or buy accessories onsite and join the Mardi Gras Parade.

Pull up a seat at the huge Food, Oyster and Wine Bar and indulge in specialty foods like freshly shucked oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, and melt-in-your-mouth alligator fritters. 
Also on the menu are southern favourites like Louisiana crab cakes, deep fried pickle spears, gumbo, sweet potato fries, and more.

Brand new entrees this year are the Bourbon Flamed Garlic Pepper Shrimp, and New Orleans Rosé Farfalle Pasta.
Oyster Shot and Love Potion have been added to the beverage menu, together with Southern Hurricane and Swamp Water - a Winnipeg original!

Visit the vendors where you'll find hats, beads, boas, jewelry, novelty items, card readers, body painters, tattoo artists, and more!!

Uncrate the Sun at Winnipeg Mardi Gras has more details.

January 24, 2014

Reel Green l Roewan Crowe, Casey Plett and Trish Salah l Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder l Showing Serigraphy l Holly Harris l Paul Zits, Jonathan Ball and Lori Cayer l Dr. Michael Gilmour: C. S. Lewis l Suzie LeBlanc

February 1, 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm
Reel Green: Inspiring People, Celebrating Nature
Radisson Winnipeg 288 Portage Avenue

Get Tickets - $50 which includes a $30 tax receipt.

-One colourful and entertaining MC, Mr. Ace Burpee
-Screenings of short films, highlighting Manitoba success stories
-A live auction, as well as great door prizes

Manitoba Eco-Network's fundraising event, Reel Green: Inspiring People, Celebrating Nature
Films, followed by a reception with delicious appetizers and cash bar, and the Anne Lindsey Protecting Our Earth awards, recognizing the achievements of 7 Manitoba champions.

Consensual Word Play: A Celebration of Queer Culture
February 6, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
An evening of readings from Queer-Identified authors and poets Roewan Crowe, Casey Plett, and Trish Salah
Hosted by Alison Burdeny and presented as part of GenderFest Winnipeg 2014. 
  • Artist and theorist Roewan Crowe’s Quivering Land, was published in 2013 by ARP. 
  • Casey Plett wrote a column on transitioning for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and was a contributor to the Topside Press anthology The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard
  • Trish Salah’s work has appeared in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. Her first book was Wanting in Arabic. She is co-editor of a special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, focused on Trans* Cultural Production, out in 2014, as is her new book, Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1.
Café Scientifique: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
February 10, 7:00 pm in the Atrium   Please RSVP or 204.474.6689

We explore clinical care and advocacy; and the story behind why we need to address this lifelong disability in a way that protects everyone’s rights. Panelists include: 
Dr. Albert Chudley, Pediatrics & Child Health, University of Manitoba; Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Brenda Elias, Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Marsha Simmons, South East Resource Development Council, STAR Program
Moderator: Professor Karen Busby, Faculty of Law; Academic Director of Centre for Human Rights Research, University of Manitoba 

Showing Serigraphy - Screen Prints from the Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop
February 10, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Gurevich Fine Art @ McNally Robinson Gallery Opening. 

The Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop was the first print shop of its kind in Western Canada. Many prominent Canadian artists worked at the Screen Shop and several are represented here, including Daphne Odjig, Jackson Beardy, Carl Ray, Pierre Ayot, and General Idea. Visit the gallery online 

February 11, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove

Meet the Composer series: a presentation from Holly Harris.

February 13, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm,  in the Atrium
Massacre Street 

Co-presented by CV2 Magazine, with guests Jonathan Ball and Lori Cayer 
  • Paul Zits (re)creates a poetic view of the Frog Lake Massacre. He weaves together voices of Métis and First Nations participants, settlers, and military officials. He is the editor and publisher of the Calgary-based 100 têtes Press. 
  • Jonathan Ball is the author of three collections of poetry. The Politics of Knives, received the 2013 Aqua Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Ball will launch John Paizs’s Crime Wave at the Cinematheque on Feb. 28 (film screening and free admission)
  • Lori Cayer is the author of two volumes of poetry: Stealing Mercury and Attenuations of Force and co-editor for Contemporary Verse 2.
February 15, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Admission is free – no registration
Michael Gilmour, PhD, McGill University, presents Rereading C. S. Lewis Fifty Years after His Death. Gilmour is the author of The Gospel According to Bob Dylan: The Old, Old Story for Modern Times.

C. S. Lewis the author is many things: wartime poet, scholar of Medieval and Renaissance literature, Christian apologist, author of children’s books, autobiographer, and theological fantasist. This lecture focuses on his 1945 novel That Hideous Strength, and explores ways it is emblematic of the Lewisian ‘canon’ as a whole. 

February 16, 2:00 pm in the Atrium

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat: Anne Manson with soprano Suzie LeBlanc.

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, 1120 Grant Ave.
Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

January 21, 2014

Classes at Cre8ery - February through March 2014 l Perchance to Dreame, by Les Voix humaines l Where’s Gesualdo? l Night of Indulgence l Vern Thiessen: Shakespeare's Will

How to Use Your Digital Camera with Leif Norman
Feb 1, 1-3pm; $50 for members; $55 non members.
DSLR cameras are preferred: you may bring point and shoot cameras if your camera has manual mode. Bring a manual, camera batteries and memory card to the workshop.
Registration Deadline January 25, 5pm

Mixed Media Mosaic Project with Sylvia Cunningham,
Feb 8, 12:30-4:30, $55 per member; $62.50 non-members, includes supplies - personal materials may be brought
Design and make an 8"x10" framed non-grouted mixed media mosaic piece.
Honour your grandmother's broken brooch, or a special chipped teacup.
Registration Deadline February 1, 5pm

How to Document your 2D artwork with a digital camera with Leif Norman
February 15, 1-3 pm, $50 for members, $55 for non members (camera that switches into manual mode) For tips on how to photograph your 2D art.
How to Use Your Digital Camera workshop is a prerequisite.
Registration Deadline: February 8, 5pm

Managing your Priorities as an artist, Jordan Miller
February 16, 1-3pm, $20
Where do you start when it comes to the business side? Artists will set goals for both their artistic careers and the management of their careers. Get organized and get to work!

Image Transfers without Chemicals (with mixed media) with Jordan Miller
3 Sundays, February 23, March 2 & March 9, 1-4pm
$110 for members, $125 for non members, supplies included. Beginners welcome.
How to use image transfers in your art and finish the piece by using mixed media. How to transfer text, images, prints, drawings, and magazine images!  No chemicals will be used.  If there are specific magazine images you would like to use, please bring them with you.

Jordan Miller, cre8ery Director, 204-944-0809 or email

Performances at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
February 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Perchance to Dreame, by Les Voix humaines

We are extremely proud to present the renowned Montréal early music group, Les Voix humaines. Founded in 1985, they have toured the world, and produced more than 40 recordings. Perchance to Dreame features Charles Daniels, tenor; Sylvain Bergeron, lute; and Susie Napper and Margaret Little, violas da gamba, perform the music of Purcell,
Henry and William Lawes, Christopher Simpson and John Jenkins.

Tickets: adults and seniors $25, students $12
Where’s Gesualdo?
March 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm and March 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Gesualdo, the maverick Italian Renaissance nobleman/ composer/murderer, has always fascinated us. His strange chromatic harmonies could be from today rather than 1600. In fact, the modern mavericks—Berg, Schoenberg and Stravinsky—loved his work. This concert weaves together works from both periods, plus Andrew Balfour and Michael McKay.
We are honoured to have Christopher Jackson, one of the top early music conductors.

Tickets: adults $28, seniors $23, students $12, available at McNally Robinson Booksellers, by phone 204-918-4547, and at the door of each concert, and through our website.

Camerata Nova continues to participate in eyeGO to the Arts, to encourage students (grades 9 to 12) to attend live arts performances for $5 per concert. Individual subscriptions for 2013-2014 are $50 (adults), $45 (seniors) and $20 (students), and
buddy subscriptions (two tickets to each concert) are $95, $85 and $35.

Night of Indulgence… Food, Wine, Chocolate & Art
February 6, 2014
Rembrandt’s, One Wellink Drive at Highway 44, Lockport, Manitoba

For tickets, please contact Frances Wellink, 204-757-4441
$115 inclusive – Dinner & Wine Package l $85 inclusive – Dinner Package only
Cocktails 6:00 pm: Passed Appetizers and Cash Bar
Dinner 7:00 pm: 5 Course Dinner Complimented with Hints of Chocolate Throughout

Art will be on display for purchase from The WAVE Artists Group.
Doreen Pendgracs will be onsite to guide guests through the World of Chocolate. 

February 7 to March 23
Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Av. S. in Minneapolis

Shakespeare's Will, written by award-winning Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen, premiered in 2005, and has played in numerous theatres, including the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 2011.

After the death of William Shakespeare, his widow, Anne Hathaway (played by Cathy Fuller), recalls her life with - and without - the enigmatic poet.
Bain Boehlke directs an imaginative story of a wife and mother who made tremendous sacrifices for love and life.  With a compelling period soundscape created by C. Andrew Mayer and Boehlke's set, inspired by Hathaway's Cottage near Stratford-upon-Avon.

Tickets are available at (612) 822-7063 or online.  Discounts are available.  Rush tickets every night 30 minutes prior to the performance for $10 off the regular price.

January 20, 2014

Play for Paws fundraiser l Live Hits l Dr. Rage & The Uppercuts l Meet your Match Adoption & Fundraising l Luke Reimer CD Release l Valentine's Play Date

February 1, 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Heritage Victoria Community Club, 950 Sturgeon Road

Play for Paws is a family-friendly fundraiser in support of The Winnipeg Humane Society. 
Come on down, have some fun, and raise money for some loveable paws.

The event is for people only, but there will be two ambassador dogs from the WHS to greet everyone and one little puppy running the puppy kissing booth. Hope to see you there!

Win a $250 gift certificate from Wolseley Kitchen & Bath Classics!

February 1
Doors open at 6 p.m. l Live-Hits begin at 6:30 p.m.
King's Head Pub & Eatery, 120 King Street
Tickets available at the Mercantile, 160 Princess Street for $10

Join us in determining the best student and alumni live-hit of the year at 
the final 2014 Creative Communications Media Awards fundraiser! 
Followed by music performances by Luke Reimer, Luke Jacob Thiessen, 
The Catfish, Last Relapse, December's Insurgency and Tammy Karatchuk! 
Hosts: Jared Gauthier and Wes Keeley, of Wes & The Goat morning show (Red River Radio) 

SIGN UP by EMAILING or contact Marianne Champagne or Riele L. Bailey! 

Judges Duncan McMonagle, Alana Michelle, Ryan Kessler, Laina Hughes and James Turner of the Winnipeg Free Press will determine the top three live-hits of the night.
Winners will receive bragging rights and a SPECIAL prize!

February 1, 7:15 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue
Tickets $12 in advance available at Into The Music or online

Dr. Rage & The Uppercuts’ new album is dropping in the new year.  
Join us with Scott Nolan and Calabi Yau 
Special guests Cat Jahnke, Irene Sas and Jeff Doer will be joining us on stage as well.

February 2, 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
The Dog Loft, 245 Marion Street

"Meet your Match" Adoption & Fundraising Event in support of
Manitoba Small Dog Rescue (MSDR) and
Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM)

This is the month of Love and we hope you can fall in love with one of our adoptable dogs.
Nothing says... 'I love you' like genuine fur! Fur is available in all sizes from petite to husky!

Bring your current furry family members for a "Love Photo" in our photo booth!
Photos will be $10 and will be emailed out.

We will also have a bake sale, craft sale, 50/50 draw, silent auction and much much more.
All monies raised will be split equally between MSDR and BTPRSM.

Please contact either MSDR: Val Pankhurst, or BTPRSM: Jessica, Rena or Shaila

Luke Reimer: debut CD Release Concert
February 8, 8:00 pm Doors open at 7 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street
Tickets are $10, available online.
For print tickets and further information, please call 204-381-1698 or email

Join Luke Reimer as he launches Miles On This Truck.
Special guests Bryce Pallister, Rhia Rae, and Shannon Patterson will be opening with acoustic performances. You won’t want to miss this country night featuring some of Manitoba’s best upcoming artists!
Come for the dance floor, a full-service bar, and your favourite music!

CD copies will also be available on-location.

Be My Pugentine Play Date - by Manitoba Pug Rescue
February 9, 3:00 pm until 4:30 pm
The Pawsh Dog Taylor, Unit 10 - 1580 Taylor

Bring your pugs and small dogs to our Valentine's Play Date.
Food, refreshments & raffles.
Small dogs under 35 lbs are welcome to come out and have some fun!

$5.00 per person

January 17, 2014

Chekhovfest 2014: Ivanov l Hull's Haven Adoption Day l Dance for Uganda l Lee Ranaldo with Jim Jarmusch and Phil Kline l Groove For Good Zumba Party

January 29 to February 9 
Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, C148-123 Doncaster Street
Get Tickets - Call 204.477.7478 or visit website
Adult tickets, $40 l (65+), $32 l (16-30), $15

An Adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov by Governor General Literary Award Finalist Michael Nathanson.  Directed by Mariam Bernstein
Featuring: Sarah Constible, Paul Essiembre, Laura Lussier, Arne MacPherson

Starting the New Year Right Adoption Day
Public · By Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue
January 25, 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Global Pet Foods - Winnipeg St. Vital, Unit C 1220 St. Mary's Road

Start 2014 with a new best friend. Also a great store to shop. 

Dance for Uganda
January 25, 7:30 pm, show starts 8 pm
Howard Johnson Express Inn Winnipeg West, 3740 Portage Ave

Performances showcasing Pole Art, Neo-Burlesque and Belly Dance Acts 

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Vogue fit - 702 Scotland or email

January 27, 9:30 pm
Union Sound Hall, 110 Market Avenue
Tickets $15.00, also at Music Trader, The Urban Bakery

Union Sound Hall, The Windsor Hotel and WSO's New Music Festival
(in association with Big Fun Festival) Proudly Present:
Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth, The Dust) - solo
with special guests:
Jim Jarmusch and Phil Kline

This year's New Music Festival concerts!

Groove For Good Zumba Party, 1075 Leila Avenue
February 1 at 7:00 pm
Register Online $20. Tickets $25 at the door.
Or register by phone at 204-632-3900 or at our front desk.

Enjoy a 45-minute Zumba groove followed by a selection of Bellyfit moves for dance fitness with an eastern feel. Multiple instructors keep the energy levels high in this after hours party.  Members and non-members ages 12+ are welcome. 

Proceeds support prevention of and rehabilitation from illness and injury through the Seven Oaks Hospital Foundation, Wellness Future Fund.

January 15, 2014

Chekhovfest 2014: ‘A Marriage Proposal’ and ‘The Anniversary’ l Speaking Crow: Margaret Sweatman l Winter Blues Keycon Fundraiser l Eli Bornstein: An Art at the Mercy of Light

Merlyn Productions Theatre Company will be bringing our patrons and the
CHEKHOVFEST 2014 audiences TWO of Anton Chekhov's most famous one-act farces!

A Marriage Proposal (January 28 to February 1)
A stubborn suitor, a headstrong young lady, and one poor parent of the would-be bride clash comically.

The Anniversary (February 4 to 8)
Murphy's Law hits the heights of comic disaster as two meddling wives unwittingly plunge a pompous bank chairman's 15-year celebration into total chaos!

Ticket reservations on our website or email or call 204-415-2714
General Admission: $10.00 or ChekhovPass
Seniors (65+): $8.00 * Special group rates available for 10 or more.

Ellice Cafe & Theatre, 587 Ellice Ave

January 28, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street

Speaking Crow with Featured Reader Margaret Sweatman
Free, as always.

The Human Bean Coffee Shop on the main level will sell you drinks and treats, and then you can head upstairs to the Carol Shields Auditorium.

Hear some great poetry, and maybe read something yourself at the open mic.

Winter Blues Keycon Fundraiser
February 1, 7:00 pm
St James Legion #4, 1755 Portage Avenue

Zlatan Banicevic our DJ for the evening!
Suneil Pandey and his entourage of dancers from HepCat Studio to help lead; 
this will be a high energy event with a host of raffle prizes, costuming and more!

Feel free to dress it like it’s the dirty thirties to bring the feel of the event alive.  Proceeds from this year’s Keycon are going towards Great Strides, a walkathon fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis.

University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery, 255 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road 
An Art at the Mercy of Light - Recent Work by Eli Bornstein
Closes February 21
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., call 204-474-9367 or email
Admission is Free.    Parking link
Contact Mary Reid, Director / Curator, School of Art Gallery, 204-474-9322 

New exhibit an exploration of structure, colour, space, and light. Curated by University of Manitoba art historian Oliver Botar, An Art at the Mercy of Light highlights how Eli Bornstein places sensory experience, particularly of colour, light and structure at the centre of attention. 

Bornstein is recognized internationally for his work with abstract reliefs and is best known in Winnipeg as the creator of the large public art project Structurist Relief in 15 Parts (1962) that was displayed on the south wall of the Winnipeg International Airport terminal of 1963-64. This relief is now being restored prior to being installed on the exterior of the Max Bell Centre at the University of Manitoba's Fort Garry campus in Spring 2014.

January 11, 2014

Few Who Do l RasTamils Live Recording & Reggae Workshop l Chekhovfest: Dance Off l Pop Nuit 1: Venetian Snares with Mahogany Frog

January 24, 7:15 pm
Winnipeg Folk Festival presents Few Who Do
The Folk Exchange, 211 Bannatyne Ave
$10.00 in advance at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store 

Few Who Do weaves melodic vocal harmonies over a sea of cello, pedal-steel, banjo, guitar, drum and bass. Hailing from the green fields of England, singer-songwriter Tim Barlow was a regular on the London scene. After settling in Winnipeg he met up with like minded musicians resulting in the creation of a sound described as "Brit Grass."

January 24, 7:15pm until 11:00pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue
Doors open 7: 30pm / Tickets are $10 - $15 at the door
Available at: West End Cultural Centre, Into the music, Music Trader, Mondragon 

RasTamils will be recording a Live Album and a video.  They will be presenting a Reggae Workshop conducted by Reggae Masters Gerry Atwell & Christian Devoin ( Bob Narley)

Dance Off for Chekhov!
January 24, 2014, 9:30 pm until 2:00 am
Fame Nightclub, 279 Garry Street
Tickets from our website, at Music Trader, or Into the Music. Tickets are $5 each 

Come join the cast and crew of Theatre by the River and Little Echo Theatre's co-production of The Cherry Orchard as we kick off the 2014 Master Playwright Festival. 
DJ team "The Shake" (DJ Manalogue and DJ Lotek) will be spinning all night long. 

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Big Fun present 
Pop Nuit 1: Venetian Snares with Mahogany Frog (in collaboration with BIG FUN)
January 25, 2014   Get Tickets 
Union Sound Hall, 110 Market Avenue

Pop Nuit will be hosting Aaron Funk, the sole member of Venetian Snares, who has been prolific in the electronic music scene for over a decade. His manic clusters of samples, drum beats and synthesizers will attack your ears... in a good way.

Opening the evening is local legend Mahogany Frog, whose unorthodox sounds and complex arrangements explore the nether regions of tone, mood and composition.

January 10, 2014

Martha Street Studio: Generated Line and Maps l Tales from the Neighbourhood l ChekhovFest: Uncle Vanya ............ About Love & Champagne

Martha Street Studio, 11 Martha Street
(204) 779-6253  or email
All events are free and open to the public.
January 17 – March 1, 2014
Opening Receptions: Friday, January 17, 5 - 8 pm

Generated Line explores the connections between traditional media and how it interfaces with digital technologies specifically aimed at the growing vocabulary of print based processes - Shawn Reynar.  The brochure includes a response by Steven Leyden Cochrane.  
Artist Talk: January 18, 3 pm                                    
Maps is a series of 12 prints that considers the month-by-month psychology of living in Winnipeg.  cam bush’s work frequently investigates locality, human relationships, and language and communication, and has been exhibited in galleries, festivals and alternative exhibition spaces across Canada.                    

January 23, 7:00 pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street

In a special collaboration with MTS Stories from Home we present the first of four quarterly screenings of new recent documentaries, with eIntroduced by the directors.

May We Grow, dir. Erika Macpherson, 2013, 22 min
Following the illness and removal of a boulevard elm tree, the residents at 10 Ruby Street develop an extraordinary relationship with the remaining elm. Original music by Christine Fellows and John K. Samson.

Cooking the Revolution, dir. Dodie Graham McKay, 2013, 31 min
Harry Paine, Winnipeg’s elder statesman of social justice, gourmet food and folk music, arrived in Canada at 17. He co-founded the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the West End Cultural Centre. Music by Greg Macpherson. 

Perogy, dir. Tammy Marlowe Johnson, 2012, 19 min
These eatable potato-pinched pockets of starchy goodness have transcended their humble Ukrainian beginnings. This fun documentary explores the unknown quality that makes a perogy, and the important bonds between family, tradition and food. 

ChekhovFest/Master Playwright 2014
Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov / translated by Brian Friel

Irish Club, 645 Erin Street
January 23 until February 2 
by Tara Players Theatre Company, 654 Erin Street

Vanya and Sonya have managed the finances on her father’s estate for most of their lives. When her father, Professor Serebryakov, and his young bride, Elena, visit the estate, the possibility of change soon affects everyone’s complacent lives.

Angela Rajfur as Sonya
Rob Kwade as Uncle Vanya
Megan Andres as Elena
Pete Hudson as Prof Serebryakov
Bruce Michalski as Telegin
Erik Fjeldsted as Dr Astrov
Peggy Barker as Marina
April Gregora as Maria
Dana Martin as Irina
DIRECTOR: Ray Cloutier

Tickets: $15 │ $45 Jan 25 Dinner Theatre show* │ 2 for $15 Opening Night
At the door: Cash/ChekhovPass (Pass not eligible for Dinner Theatre show)
Box office opens 1 hour before showtime. 
For ticket reservations please email 
Thur Jan 23 and Fri Jan 24 • 7:30 pm
Sat Jan 25 • 6:00 pm (Dinner Theatre show)
Sun Jan 26 • 2:00 pm
Thur Jan 30, Fri Jan 31 and Sat Feb 1 • 7:30 pm

ChekhovFest 2014: About Love & Champagne
Inspired by Chekhov's short stories
Ace Art, 2-290 McDermot Avenue, 2nd floor

Written and performed by Rod Beilfuss
Produced by Stephanie Ray Plaitin

TICKETS $10 available at brownpapertickets and rodrigo-beilfuss.squarespace
or by calling 204-894-2111. Also available at the door.
Thu Jan 23, Fri Jan 24, Sat Jan 25 8:00pm
Sun Jan 26 2:00 pm
Thu Jan 30 8:00 pm, Fri Jan 31, Sat Feb 1 8:00 pm
Sun Feb 2 2:00 pm
Wed Feb 5, Thu Feb 6, Fri Feb 7, Sat Feb 8 8:00 pm

January 9, 2014

Nu Sounds Series: Greg Lowe l ChekhovFest: Swan Song l Café Politique: ‘Child Protection’ and ‘Politics and Sports’ l David Lightfoot l Henry Fast l Laurel Anderson-McCallum: Arthur Anderson l Valerie Hiebert l Songwriters’ Open Mic

January 19, 8:00 pm until 10:30 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street

Jazz Winnipeg presents: 2014 Nu Sounds Series: Greg Lowe

Greg will be joined by Leonard Shaw, Gilles Fournier, Bruce Jacobs, Daniel Roy, Daniel Koulack and feature special appearances by Ron Paley and Walle Larsson. Lowe’s new music is unarguably jazz. Each song will be accompanied by a short storyline.

Individual show tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door,
or you can see the entire Nu Sounds Series for only $50!
Tickets are on sale at Jazz Winnipeg, by phone at 204-989-4656, or at the Jazz Winnipeg office, 007-100 Arthur St., and The Park Theatre (service fees may apply).

January 23 - February 2, 7 pm
315-70 Albert Street
Admission is $10 - reservations call 204-804-9686

Adhere And Deny presented Anton Chekhov’s one-act play Swan Song
Performed by Graham Ashmore and Nikitushka
Directed by Grant Guy

Swan Song is a study of an actor's late-night reflection on the theatre and life.
Svietlovidoff has been reduced to playing secondary characters in provincial theatres.  He discusses what was, what is, and what could’ve been with Ivanitch, the theatre prompter, who has become Svietlovidoff’s second banana.

Café Politique
January 23, 7:00 pm in the Atrium.

The subject under discussion will be Child Protection in terms of the new federal and provincial legislation, online protections and children’s rights. FREE - RSVP 

January 24, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Broken Family Portrait: A Novel

Robin Callbeck, who lives with Cerebral Palsy, endures a hard childhood of abuse and bullying. His first job at a radio station leads to a highly successful radio broadcasting career. But his family continues to fail. When one nephew is born with an intellectual disability, Robin fights to teach society about dignity, fairness and respect. 

David Lightfoot lives with Cerebral Palsy. He has earned diplomas from the Stratford Career Institute in Toronto, and the Long Ridge Writers Group in Connecticut, USA. 

January 26, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Where the Pavement Ends: (Mis)Adventures in International Rural Development 

From the Prairies to the back roads and villages of countries around the world, Henry Fast recounts his adventures working in economic and rural development. Encountering impoverished families and communities, the challenge was to design programs that would improve their livelihoods and restore a measure of hope for the future. 

After two overseas postings with MCC, Fast was employed by Mennonite Economic Development Associates as program manager and consultant.

Laurel Anderson-McCallum
January 31, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Stoft: Dust of Our Being

In 1934, Swedish expatriate Arthur Antonius Anderson published Stoft, a collection of Swedish poems praised by Nobel Laureate nominee Watson Kirkconnell. He was awarded the Royal Patriotic Service Award Gold Medal by the King of Sweden.  Appointed Swedish Consul by Lester B. Pearson in 1955, he served to 1962. 
His work was translated into English by his granddaughter, Laurel Anderson-McCallum. 

February 1, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Travel Alcove. 
“The Ties that Bind Us: Unraveling Female Beauty Standards.”
Admission is free – no registration is required.

The standards of female beauty have become extreme and artificial.  Yet they retain the power to bind both body and spirit, and result in harm ranging from the sexualization of young girls, to eating disorders, to the distortion of authentic sexual relationship.  We will examine the historical processes by which these standards have evolved.  
Valerie Hiebert teaches in the Sociology Department at Providence University College, specializing in gender, children and violence, and consumer culture and simpler living. 

Café Politique
February 5, 7:00 pm in the Atrium.

A discussion on the links between the world of politics and the world of sport. With the Olympics and World Cup around the corner, we will discuss how sports can be used for political gains.  FREE - RSVP 

Songwriters’ Open Mic Night
February 5, 8:30 - 11 pm pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
A Monthly Showcase Celebrating Singer Songwriters.

Registration begins at 8:00 pm with 11 musicians selected by lottery. Each musician will have 10 minutes on stage. Solo performances preferred. We are only interested in original acoustic music. All ages and music welcome. Call Karen Nielsen at 204-975-2659.

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, 1120 Grant Ave.
Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

January 8, 2014

THIN AIR Used Book Sale l Art City Call for Submissions l January and February 2014 Classes at SEW

Forks Market
January 17 to 19
Any questions, phone (204) 927-7323 or Email

The Winnipeg International Writers Festival used book sale returns!   
Tons of cheap books, plus long, cold evenings to read them in.  See you there!

The Winnipeg International Writers Festival brings readers and writers together. It exists to foster literacy in French and English and to engage Manitobans in the literary arts! 

Call for Submissions
Art City, 616 Broadway

Art City invites local, national, and international artists to submit proposals to lead collaborative art workshops at our studio in 2014 / 15.

The deadline for the Professional Guest Artist Series is January 20, 2014. 

Sewing and Embroidery Warehouse, 15 Keith Rd
Phone: 632-7200  l  Toll free: 1-800-665-8958 l Email
Here is our lineup of January/February classes 2014
Teacher: Donna Hartle 

Elegant Tiered Apron
January 21, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The button-on bib removes for those times when you just want a waist apron. In this class you will learn how to apply piping, a super easy way to gather, as well as make buttonholes and covered buttons.  Class Fee: $55.00
January 31, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This unique, little beauty features a detachable pincushion for those times when you need pins, but not the bag. The bag always remains open thanks to the rigid opening. The weighted base ensures it will sit firmly. The vinyl liner (optional) makes it so much easier to empty.  Class Fee: $55.00 Pattern Fee: $5.00
Infinity Scarf
February 8, 1 – 3 p.m.

Scarves are always in season! Make it in fleece, sheer, cotton, or knit.  Make it long, make it short, make it wide, make it narrow – you decide. This is a great class for beginners who want more experience with simple construction and straight line sewing.  Class Fee: $25.00

January 7, 2014

Manitoba Indigenous Writers Festival 2014 l Manitoba Writers Guild Fundraiser with Jian & Jila Ghomeshi l Winnipeg Folk Festival in the City l Re:Reading l Freedom to Read l Books2Eat Returns

Manidoo-Giizis / Kinepisim: Manitoba Indigenous Writers Festival

January 16 to 18, 7 pm each night
Neechi Commons, 865 Main Street
Three days of stories, poems, laughter, shenanigans and more.
January 16 - Festival Opening Show
                   hosted by Niigaanwewidam Sinclair
                   members of the Indigenous Writers Collective
                   launch of Writing for Change
January 17 - New Stories for a New Generation

                   with Richard Van Camp
                   a showing of Mohawk Midnight Runners
January 18 - Cage Match 2014

                   Cree vs Anishinaabe: A Comedy head to head
                   Ian Ross, Rosanna Deerchild, Florence Spence,
                   Trevor Greyeyes and David McLeod
Saturday starts at 10 am with readings and panels all day at Millennium Library. 

• Family Story Time with celebrated Indigenous author Richard Van Camp
Aboriginal Reading-in-the-Round (main floor), January 17 at 11 a.m.
• Public workshops, second floor, January 18
Carol Shields Auditorium
10 a.m. – noon: Panel on Indigenous Children’s Literature 
2 – 4 p.m.: Panel on Indigenous Graphic Novels
Aboriginal Resources Area
1 – 2 p.m.: Readings from emerging Indigenous writers
4 – 5:30 p.m.: Reading by emerging Indigenous writers with special guest Joanne Arnott

Special In Dialogue Event - MWG Fundraiser with Jian & Jila Ghomeshi
January 18, 7:30 pm
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue

The Manitoba Writers’ Guild is proud to present an evening of dialogue between two sibling powerhouses: Jian Ghomeshi, host of CBC’s Q and author of 1982, and his sister Jila Ghomeshi, Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manitoba and author of Grammar Matters: The Social Significance of How We Use Language.

Tickets $25 OR $15 with a subscription the In Dialogue Reading Series.
Any questions  204-944-8013

All of the following events at the Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street

Winnipeg Folk Festival in the City
Saturday workshops for all music lovers. Reader Services  
• January 25 at 1:30 p.m. All in the Family, with Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities), 
                 Slow Leaves and Jess Rae Ayre (Sweet Alibi) 
• February 22 at 1:30 p.m. Stories Untold with Demetra, Scott Nolan, and Oshima 

Carol Shields Auditorium Saturday, February 8
Re:Reading - A Public Forum on the Art and Joy of Reading
Join readers for a series of casual talks on reading. Hosted by 
Méira Cook, WPL’s Writer-in-Residence and author of The House on Sugarbush Road
11 a.m.: 
• Re:Reading with Alison Gillmor, journalist and reviewer
1 p.m.:
• The Reluctant Reader with David Robertson, writer and graphic novelist
• bush boy reads with Peter Kulchyski, head of Department of Native Studies, U of M
• Bookish: Women and Reading in Art with Christabel Wiebe, curator and writer
• Seeking and Serendipity with Danielle Pilon, head of Reader Services, Millennium Library

Main floor, March 1 starting at 2 p.m.
Participants to include:
• Méira Cook, WPL Writer-in-Residence and author of The House on Sugarbush Road
• Al Rae, with Funny Gets Serious, on our right to crack wise and the comics who made it so
• Prof. Adina Balint-Babos, UWinnipeg Modern Languages & Literatures department,
               on Simone de Beauvoir’s view of the American Experience
• Dr. David S. Churchill, Associate Professor of History, U of M,
         on books as weapons in struggles for social change
• David Camfield, Associate Professor & Acting Coordinator of Labour Studies, U of M
• Local filmmakers Quinn Greene and Nick Christie, on challenges to the books they love
• Members, Manitoba Writers’ Guild 
• Members of the Writer’s Collective of Manitoba

You are also welcome to read at this event! Please call 204-986-6779 to sign-up. 

April 5, 1 - 4:30 p.m.    Books2Eat Returns
Create your own edible book-related piece of art and enter to win prizes, or just come out to see the amazing entries on display – plus talks by local foodies, and a children’s storytime. Some entries will be served at the end of the day, so bring your appetite!

January 5, 2014

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's January Meeting explores Britain and Calgary .... Annual Spring Show 2014 / Fundraiser for St. Amant

January 10, 7:30 PM
The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club
Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue

Thinking about doing some model railroading? Not sure where to begin or what to buy?
Come down and get some expert advice!

Our January meeting will feature:
  • a presentation from Godfrey South on how a 2-foot gauge industrial railway was restored in his native Britain. 
  • Cliff Davidson’s ‘Western Canadian Adventures’ that will feature some of the photography taken while on a trip to Calgary. 

Not a member - not a problem.
You are welcome to attend a few meetings FOR FREE to see if you'd like to join!

The No. 1 Northern Division of the National Model Railroad Association holds a model display at every meeting.
If you wish to join NMRA Canada, or have any questions about the group, please have a chat with the fellow at their table.  

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club is hosting their  
Annual Open House / Model & Photo Contest at  
Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue at Lanark, on  
Saturday, March 15 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Sunday, March 16 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The show is wheelchair accessible.
Please use the front entrance to the church. There is a ramp.
The church has an elevator that will take you down to the basement to the show.

Admission by donation
Proceeds to support St. Amant Centre
Snacks and drinks available

There will be operating layouts, including 
The NMRA's #1 Northern Division's Free - mo HO modular group

The Man with the Giraffe Cars will be there for the kids!!!!

Kids, have your parent take your picture with the Man with the Giraffe Cars!
He'll also let you unload the operating cars!

Parents, have a seat and enjoy the continuous slide show of great train pics!

Along with demonstrations, the entries and winners in 
their model and photography contests will be on display.

Meet Morgan Turney, publisher of the Canadian Railway Modeller Magazine!
The library will be selling magazines at a quarter each!!
They will also be selling train books!!!

Each year the WMRC holds its Annual Models and Photography Contests.  
All model entries are showcased at the club's Annual Open House.  
Experienced modellers judge a variety of model categories using 
guidelines set out by the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA).
A photography contest, judged by professional photographers, is also held.
The winning photos will be displayed at the Open House.

Questions about the Model Contest / Photo Contest entry forms and rules? 
e mail Morgan Turney or call 668-0168 

Learn more about The WMRC through its blog, published by Paul Ullrich.

St. Amant is a comprehensive resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities, and autism.  We are a not-for-profit organization that offers a wide range of programs and services to support individuals and their families.

St. Amant programs include a large residence for complex-care, more than 50 community sites and homes, the St. Amant Research Centre, the St. Amant  School and River Road Child Care, a community child-care centre. 
We offer effective programs for children with autism and also for families who care for an individual with a developmental disability at home.
We strive to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for the thousands of individuals and families we serve each year.  We believe research is essential to developing environments that emphasize dignity and respect for each person.

St. Amant, 440 River Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3Z9 
Tel: (204) 256-4301 Fax: (204) 257-4349  or email