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March 28, 2014

April at Shelmerdine l GG Literary Awards Gala l Derksen family: Healing l Canzona Choir: Bach's St Matthew Passion

Shelmerdine Garden Center, 7800 Roblin Boulevard   email

March 31 - April 5
Celebrate Spring Break in our cozy, warm greenhouse!
Jump around in the Bouncy Castle, have your face painted, make a craft and Find Gnomeo!
$5 per child - for children ages 3 - 10. Proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg!

Behind the Scenes
April 5 at 11 am and 2 pm
We grow tens of thousands of annual and perennial plants here at Shelmerdine!
Our expert growers will take you on a tour of our greenhouses.

Fairy Gardening
April 16 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
This seminar includes all materials and instruction, and a 15% discount on accessories.
Please call 204-895-7203 to register.  $60 per person.

Ladies Night
April 26 from 6 - 9 pm and April 27 from 1 - 4pm.
Tickets are $25 each, call 204-895-7203 ext 253; proceeds benefit Agape Table.
Call up your girlfriends for a fun night out!
Enjoy wine and hors d'houevres by The Gates, a live fashion show, gifts with purchase
and save 15% off all your purchases.

April 11, 7:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd

Winnipeg International Writers Festival is thrilled about the chance to roll out the red carpet for three winners of the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry!

Katherena Vermette won the 2013 GGLA for North End Love Songs.
Lorna Crozier won the 1992 GGLA for Inventing the Hawk.
Patrick Lane won the 1978 GGLA for Poems, Selected and New.

The evening will feature readings, and a conversation with Festival Director Charlene Diehl.
Stay for a reception and book-signing in the lobby immediately following.

Tickets are $10, at McNally Robinson, and through the Festival office (204-927-7323).

Frame Gallery, 318 Ross Avenue 
Cost:  FREE
April 12 - 27

Join the Derksen family for a free family art show Inexplicable: It Is About Healing
featuring the work of Cliff and Wilma Derksen and their daughter Odia Reimer.
The event will feature three Art Talks:
the Grand Opening 7:00 p.m., April 12 with all artists
7:00 p.m., April 17 with Odia speaking about “The Offering Project”
7:00 p.m., April 26 when Cliff will talk about “Healing Through Creativity.”
All will include refreshments and will offer a question and answer period.

April 13, 6 pm
Westminster United Church
Season Pass: $40 / available only by calling Canzona at (204) 942-1917
Casual tickets: adults $25; seniors $22; students $12; available at 
McNally Robinson Booksellers, by emailing or calling (204) 942-1917, and at the door.

Conducted by Artistic Director Henry Engbrecht
The St. Matthew Passion is probably the greatest of the four Passions written by Bach and is scored for solo voices, double choir, treble choir and double orchestra. The Winnipeg Boys Choir, under the direction of Carolyn Boyse, will join Canzona for the concert. 

Canzona Choir's inspired collaborations with MusikBarock have brought to life many top quality productions.
The 25th Anniversary year celebrates Monumental Masterpieces and honours Artistic Director Henry Engbrecht, who will conduct both concerts. Engbrecht founded the 16-30 voice ensemble in 1989 inspired by his love of Baroque music. 

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