February 27, 2014

FREE: International Women's Day Crafts l WMC McLellan Competition and Award Ceremony l Dauphin's Countryfest: The Mavericks in Winnipeg and Brandon

March 8, noon – 4:00 pm 
MAWA - Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, 611 Main Street
Craftstravaganza, presented in partnership with Manitoba Craft Council

Celebrating International Women's Day with a Mega-Workshop in Indigenous and International Craft Practices. Snacks and Eritrean coffee will be served. Come and go!
Free! All ages and genders welcome! Materials and child-minding available.
Enjoy good food, good company and good crafting! The workshops will feature:
  • Paper beads with Zebiba Ibrahim
Zebiba will teach how to make beads using magazine paper and glue. She was born in Eritrea, but spent 3 years in Egypt. In Winnipeg she promotes African culture and sells pan-African women’s crafts.
  • Karen braiding with Lay Sar
Lay Sar will teach a unique braiding technique traditional in Burma. Braiding is done with loops of thread tied between the feet and hands; the braided cords decorate bags and clothes made of hand-woven fabric.
  • The Métis sash with Florence Beaudry
The Métis sash could be used as a rope, a first aid kit, towel, washcloth, emergency bridle or saddle blanket. The finger weaving technique was given to them by Eastern Woodland First Nation traditions, and plant fibers were used in this finger weaving technique.
  • Medicine pouches with Carole Fréchette
The medicine pouch, used by Native Americans, was used to hold medicines, and carry personal items. You will be taught the construction of a leather medicine pouchand how to bead a small design on the front.

March 14, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm - Semi-final auditions
Muriel Richardson Auditorium of the Winnipeg Art Gallery
Admission $10 at the door (no admission during an audition)
Phone: 204-944-9431  

The Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg is proud to announce the 2014 semi-finalists in the WMC McLellan Competition for Solo Performance with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The following (in alphabetical order) were chosen:  

            Maria Cherwick, violin
            Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk,viola
            Bronwen Garand-Sheridan, oboe
            Jinsung Kim, piano
            Sarah Kirsch, soprano
            Anne-Marie MacIntosh, soprano
            Caroline Nicolas, cello
            Joshua Peters, violin
            Lara Secord-Haid, soprano
            Lida Szkwarek, soprano
            Miles Thomsen, trumpet
            Tony Zhou, piano

Three finalists will be selected.  
April 4, 7:30 pm 
Jubilee Place Auditorium, 180 Riverton Avenue
$20 from McNally Robinson, or at the door. Students with ID cards $5 at the door only.

Attend the Final Competition Concert with the WSO, and the Award Ceremony. 
The three finalists will appear in performance with the WSO. 
The finalists will receive awards of $10,000, $6,000 and $4,000 respectively. 

Dauphin's Countryfest proudly presents 
The Mavericks LIVE! on the "Road To Countryfest Tour"

Born To Be Blue 
Back In Your Arms Again 
O What A Thrill 

March 16, Doors open at 6:30 pm  l Show starts at 7:30 pm
The Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith Street
For more information click here.
Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster or by calling 1-855-985-5000
March 18, Doors open at 6:30 pm l Show starts at 7:30 pm
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, 205 20th Street, Brandon, Manitoba
Tickets available through site or by calling 1-204-728-9510

Canada’s longest running country music festival, Dauphin’s Countryfest, is celebrating its 25th anniversary June 26-29, 2014. The four-day camping music festival on the edge of Riding Mountain National Park has been attracting the biggest names in country music to one of the most beautiful regions of rural Manitoba.

Dauphin’s Countryfest, a not-for-profit organization, was was awarded the 2012 Philanthropist of the Year Award from The Dauphin & District Community Foundation. 
Organizers credit over 2000 volunteers who provide essential services for the festival weekend, while fundraising for their respective community organizations. 

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