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February 11, 2014

Toonies For Tummies l WSO Gala: Martinis & Manhattans with Al Simmons l UofW Ghost Launch: Call for Submissions l International Women’s Week Cabaret: Rise Up!

Toonies For Tummies

From February 6 – 20, 2014 you can donate $2 in store at several supermarkets across Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. 100% of the funds collected will be donated to breakfast programs, which provide nutritious meals to children in schools.

The numbers are staggering.

One out of every six Canadian children goes to school hungry. Toonies For Tummies helps children who don’t have the “luxury” to start their day with breakfast by raising funds for Breakfast for Learning and the Breakfast Club of Canada.

And all it takes is $2 to make a difference.

How You Can Help
  • Watch the Little Change, Big Change video here and donate online.
  • Donate $2 in-store during the campaign period.
  • Start and keep the conversation going on Facebook and Twitter #Toonies4Tummies
  • Share the campaign badge on Facebook and encourage others to donate.
Participating stores in Ontario and Atlantic Canada:
  • Colemans
  • Co-op Atlantic
  • Food Basics
  • Foodland
  • Freshco
  • Galati Market Fresh
  • Highland Farms
  • Longo’s
  • Metro Ontario
  • Michael Angelo’s
  • Price Chopper
  • Rabba Fine Foods
  • Sobeys and independent stores across Ontario and Atlantic Canada
The Grocery Foundation is an Ontario-based not-for-profit, representing leaders from Canada’s grocery industry. It was established in 1979 to enrich the lives and well-being of children. 2014 marks the 35th Anniversary of the Grocery Foundation.

February 25, 5:30 pm
WSO Achievement Awards Gala Honouring Entertainer Al Simmons
Martinis & Manhattans
RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue
Black Tie Optional
Gala Ticket - $225  l  Corporate Table - $2,500  l  Gold Table - $3,500
For tickets, contact Jason Hayes at 204-949-3973 

Ghost Launch is seeking submissions of personal accounts, historical ephemera, writing, and art that record, remember, or respond to feminist and queer bookstores that no longer exist in Canada. 

The website will be a space to remember and reflect on vanished bookstores and as a platform for the virtual “launch” of works.  The website will also feature a variety of projects by feminist- and queer-identified artists, writers, performers, and activists.

Produced in conjunction with MY MONUMENT, the forthcoming exhibition at 
the University of Winnipeg’s Gallery 1C03 at the University of Winnipeg by Roewan Crowe, 
cam bush, Steven Leyden Cochrane, and Paul Robles (March 6 - April 5, 2014). 

Please indicate if you would prefer to have your submission published anonymously. 
Submissions may also be emailed as attachments or file-sharing links. 

March 7 and 8 at 8 pm
Colin Jackson Studio Theatre, Prarie Theatre Exchange, 3rd Floor Portage Place
Tickets $10, can be purchased online or by calling (204) 586-2236.

Sarasvati Transformative will again be producing a cabaret of monologues by Canadian playwrights to celebrate International Women’s Week.  This year’s theme is Rise Up!
Stories will focus on young women, new forms of advocacy and ways women tackle adversity!  This year's line-up includes:
  • Something’s Not Right by Wren Hookey; 
  • performed by Samantha Walters 
  • Teen Trucker by Sara Arenson; 
  • performed by Ashley Kowalchuk 
  • Hide Away by Kendra Jones; 
  • performed by Kaeleigh Ayre 
  • Black and White by Cairn Moore; 
  • performed by Andrea Houssin 
  • Who Killed Snow White (Excerpt) by Judith Thompson;
  • performed by Brittany Thiessen 
  • White Girl Problems by Frances Koncan; 
  • performed by Shanley Spence 
  • I am not Malala by Hope McIntyre; 
  • performed by Shae Burstow 
  • What Being a Girl Means by Hannah Burns; 
  • performed by Victoria Hill 
  • Reflection by Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill; 
  • performed by Hailley Rhoda 
  • The Entaglement: The Nature of A Woman 
  • Slam Poetry written and performed by Ali Tataryn 

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