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March 11, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Party l Save Your Vote Town Hall l HHBCR Adoption Day l In Search of Past pARTicipants l Mercy For Animals Canada Petition

March 17, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Blue Marble Lounge at YWG, 1979 Wellington Avenue

Slow Food Winnipeg invites you to our St. Patrick's Day Dinner Party!

The Blue Marble is a restaurant and lounge in the Grand Hotel across from the main terminal at the airport. It is a small plates/ tapas dining experience, but they also have pizzas, burgers and salads.
FREE parking on P4 of the main parking structure at the airport in the NW corner. Come down the staircase there and into the hotel lobby. 

Have a look at their menu and please RSVP early to reserve your spot!

Blue Marble locally sources all their meats, and as much of their supplies as possible.
Slow Food is about Good, Clean, Fair food, and will be featuring some of their 17 local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers - they will be talking about opportunities for you to support and get involved in their CSA movement.

March 21, 7:00 pm
Neechi Commons, 865 Main Street

Save Your Vote Town Hall in Winnipeg
NDP MP Niki Ashton is hosting an important town hall in Winnipeg and you’re invited.
Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are radically changing Canada’s election laws without any consultation. 
They even shut down debate in Parliament to ram their Unfair Elections Act through. 
That’s why New Democrats are hosting public town halls across the country to make sure your voice is heard.  Stand up now to save your vote.

March 22, 11:00 am
The Dog Loft - 245 Marion St.

Come and meet the Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue’s adoptables. 
Interested in fostering?  
This is a great chance to meet other volunteers and see what it's all about. 
We will also have our HHBCR schwag if you are looking for a sweatshirt or foster fail t-shirt or one of our new water bottles.

March 24 - 28, 4 pm to 8 pm
Art City, 616 Broadway

Each day’s workshop will feature a different art medium!
If you are a past Art City participant, we remember you! Your picture is still on the wall! If you send us a message, we will send you art!

Art City staff member Becky Thiessen returns as a special guest artist for Art City: In Search of Past pARTicipants, a workshop in which we engage today's Art City participants in creating artwork to send to past participants. 

Whether you want to Facebook, email or call us, or drop by and help during the workshop, please share your stories, memories, and thoughts! 

Petitioning John Betts: McDonald's Canada: Stop Torturing Hens With Battery Cages

I am an investigator with Mercy For Animals Canada, and for just over 10 weeks I worked undercover at Creekside Grove Farms in Spruce Grove, Alberta, and Kuku Farms in Morinville, Alberta - factory farms that produce eggs for Burnbrae Farms - McDonald's Canada's exclusive egg provider for Egg McMuffins.

These two facilities combined confine more than 200,000 chickens. The egg-laying hens are crammed together with up to nine others inside tiny wire cages stacked six cages high. Each bird has less space than a sheet of notebook paper to live her entire miserable life, unable to breathe fresh air or do anything that would make her life worth living.

Battery cages are so cruel they have been banned in the entire European Union, Switzerland, New Zealand, and the states of California and Michigan. 
Animal welfare experts and veterinarians the world over have also condemned their use.

Even McDonald's in the European Union banned their use - 15 years ago! 
Yet McDonald's Canada continues to support this egregious animal abuse.
As the country's largest fast-food purchaser of eggs, McDonald's Canada has the power and ethical responsibility to end this abusive practice immediately. 

Please sign my petition asking McDonald's Canada to do the right thing and prohibit battery cages in its egg supply chain.  Please tweet this petition #EGGMCMISERY.

Thank you, 
MFA Canada Undercover Investigator

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