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May 30, 2014

Father’s Day Events at FortWhyte Alive, Oak Hammock Marsh l Family Events at Mennonite Heritage Village

Father’s Day is on June 15!!
Here are some ideas….

FortWhyte Alive

Reserve a special picnic lunch from the Buffalo Stone Café, and BYOBB – Bring Your Own Blanket & Basket! 
Lunch features BBQ chicken, braised short ribs, potato salad, broccoli salad, focaccia bread, cookies & brownies, and assorted soft drinks or water.
Cost: $14.99/person for members, $16.99/person for non-members
Call 204-989-8370 to make reservations, or visit FortWhyte Alive for more information.

Oak Hammock Marsh

The Stonewall centre has a fun-filled day planned for the whole family. 
There’s a special lunch from noon – 2 pm, plus activities like horse-drawn wagon rides and a water bug derby!
Cost: Varies for lunch; some activities are $3 for members, $5 for non-members
For more information and admission cost, visit Oak Hammock Marsh

Farmers’ Markets

If your Dad prefers to make his own food, take him to a farmers’ market to pick out fresh foods perfect for grilling up at home. 
Skinner’s Locks Market is open on Father’s Day from noon to 5 pm.
The Forks’ outdoor market is open 11 am – 4 pm.
For more information, including directions, visit Farmers’ Markets

Mennonite Heritage Village
Take dad to feast at the Livery Barn Restaurant; the buffet is from 11:30 am – 2 pm. 
The Sunday brunch will feature many homemade traditional Russian Mennonite dishes – the bread will even be made with wheat ground by the windmill on-site!
Cost: $14.99 per person
For more information including the menu, visit Mennonite Heritage Village

More fun at Mennonite Heritage Village

June 1
Lion's Charity Car Show
Come see antique and restored show vehicles displayed on our village streets.
The day is organized by the Steinbach Lions Club.

June 14
Tractor Trek
5th Annual Mennonite Heritage Village/Eden Foundation Fundraiser.

June 20
Summer in the City
Enjoy fresh homemade waffles at the MHV booth on Steinbach’s Main Street.

July 1
Canada Day
Canada Day opening ceremony and birthday cake.
Enjoy tours and lunch in the Livery Barn Restaurant.

July 5
50th Anniversary "Schmeckfest Jubilee"
Sample traditional cuisine while strolling our 50-year-old village.
Stellar anniversary entertainment highlights dessert bar.
$100/ticket ($50 charitable receipt)
Tickets can be reserved by calling Natashia at 204-326-9661 ext. 228.

July 6
50th Anniversary Celebration
All Day Event: Worship Service, Tours, Saengerfest, Faspa, etc.

July 12
50th Anniversary Fundraiser Garden Tour and Tea
"Indulge Your Senses"
Garden Tours at 10 - 4 pm
Tea & MHV garden tour 2 - 4 pm
Ticket price $20. Please call 204-326-9661 for more details.

August 1 - 4
Pioneer Days
Relive our Mennonite past through pioneer activities, steam powered threshing, music, and lots of good food! Our biggest event of the year!

September 1
Fall on the Farm
Experience harvest work, hearty food, corn on the cob, music, hog butchering, and pioneer demonstrations.

Admission Rates
Seniors (65 and older)
Students (ages 13-22)
Children (ages 6-12)
Children (ages 5 & under)
All-Day Family* Pass
Annual Individual Membership**
(Season-long admission)
Annual Family* Membership**
Season-long admission)
*Family is defined as parents and their children under 18.
**Membership entitles you to vote at our annual general meeting, and gives you FREE or reduced admission to FIVE other Signature Museums in Manitoba:

  • Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum — Brandon
  • Manitoba Agricultural Museum — Austin
  • New Iceland Heritage Museum — Gimli
  • St. Boniface Museum — Winnipeg
  • Western Canada Aviation Museum — Winnipeg

May 28, 2014

Greg Thomas & Sheila Grover l Carole Laurin l Alyssa & Celesta Thiessen l Mary Jane Logan McCallum l Jack Clarkson & Gordon Peter Christie l Climate Change l David Arnason l Jennifer Halldorson l Cliff Eyland & George Toles l Rupert Ross l Pat Inglis & Linda Whitworth l Richelle Burchill l Cara Luft & Ila Barker

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

June 9, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of historians Greg Thomas and Sheila Grover’s 
100 Summers on Lake Winnipeg: A Resort History of Victoria Beach

From its genesis in the early 1900s as a private land development to a modern lakeside resort, Victoria Beach has thrived as a unique summer community. 

June 10, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Winnipeg launch of Carole Laurin’s When Stroke Meets Trust: A Journey of Inspiration

At 42, Carole Laurin survived several strokes that left her half paralyzed. Carole is a spokesperson for stroke prevention and recovery, and a champion for stroke survivors.

June 11, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Launch of Alyssa and Celesta Thiessen’s Amber Rain

A young adult, post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure; a story about having the courage to forgive the past and find love in an unstable world. 

June 11, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of historian Mary Jane Logan McCallum’s 
Indigenous Women, Work, and History: 1940-1980

McCallum challenges us to think about Indigenous women’s history in new ways.

June 12, 6:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
Launch of Jack Clarkson and Gordon Peter Christie’s
From Mountie to Bush Pilot: Saskatchewan Boy Joins the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Then Goes Bush Flying

This is a story about growing up in small town Saskatchewan during the 1930s. 

Café Politique, Thursday June 12, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Canada’s Role in International Climate Change
This is a free event, all are welcome.

June 12, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Launch of There Can Never Be Enough: New and Selected Stories of David Arnason.

The very best of Arnason's stories have been compiled into a single volume.  Arnason is a winner of the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award (The Imagined City).

June 13, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of Jennifer Halldorson (Blue Thunderbird Woman)’s
Soul Speak: A Collection of Poems

June 16, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Gallery opening showing of Cliff Eyland and George Toles’ 
Facebook Update Status Updates

Painter, writer, professor and curator Cliff Eyland has made paintings, drawings, and notes in an index card format since 1981. In 2009 Eyland began illustrating the fictional Facebook status updates of George Toles, author of A House Made of Light, and currently finishing a monograph on the films of Paul Thomas Anderson. 

June 17, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
An Evening with Rupert Ross, author of Indigenous Healing: Exploring Traditional Paths. 

June 18, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Speaking & Signing of Pat Inglis and Linda Whitworth’s
Go Barley: Modern Recipes for an Ancient Grain

Barley, Canada’s newest homegrown superfood is delicious, easy to use, locally grown, and has tremendous health benefits. 

June 19, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of Richelle Burchill’s The End

This beautifully illustrated anecdote is perfect for anyone who has suffered that awful first breakup. 

June 19, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Discover the Music of Folk Fest 2014 with 
JUNO award winning singer-songwriter Cara Luft, and songstress Ila Barker

Cara will be mentoring at Folk Music Camp from July 6-8, and Ila Barker will be in the 2014 Galaxie Young Performers Program at Shady Grove July 11.  

May 25, 2014

One Trunk Theatre l Winnipeg Rowing Club l Andy Crouch l Art Catalogue l Lindsey White & Jamie Rumley l Chech / Waterman Opposites Attack l Zine Factory submissions l MEC Winnipeg Paddlefest

May 30, 8:00 pm
The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba              Tickets Available
Celebrate the End of a Great Year with One Trunk Theatre!

Bring your paint clothes and get your art groove on as you create collaborative group masterpieces with the help of Winnipeg Visual Artists. 
Cash Bar, Bumpin' Tunes & Free Snacks!

May 31, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
20 Lyndale Drive

Winnipeg Rowing Club Open House - tour the facilities, check out the boats and boathouse, watch rowing demonstrations, and try dockside rowing.  The WRC offers programs for all ages and skill levels, including three designed to get beginners involved in the sport:

Adult Learn-to-Row Sessions – weekends, or over a two-week period.
Youth Summer Camps – July and August, week-long youth rowing camps introduce 11 to 14 year olds to the basics. 
Community Rowing Challenge – This eight-week program gets teams training together weekly. Concludes with a Championship Regatta on September 6.

June 3, 7:30 pm
St. Margaret's Anglican Church, 160 Ethelbert Street
Public Lecture: Culture Making - Transforming Culture in a Post-Christian World 
Andy Crouch is the author of Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power and Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling. He is Executive Editor of Christianity Today and is a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission's IJM Institute.
Come hear what he has to say about recovering our creative calling. 

June 6, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Flatlanders Studio, 782 Main St. 3rd Floor
Free Admission

Art Catalogue is an exhibition by nine artist who graduated from U of M School of Fine Arts. Some emerging, some established, all friends!
Rocky Bergen
Lisa Stinner-Kun
Shosana Funk
Cam Hutchison
Terry Corrigan
Launi Davis Hutchison
anonymous b.
Farrah Okolita
Garrett Van Winkle

June 6, 8:00 pm
Exquisite Taste, 1-2089 Plessis Road (Corner of Grassie & Plessis)
Pay what you want. Rushed, limited seating.

Lindsey White, with full band, new music and special guest, Jamie Rumley!

The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
June 6,  7:00 pm  First Friday reception

Chech/Waterman Opposites Attack Art Show
June 7 to 8
The Edge Village Gallery and rip/torn magazine invite you to The Third Annual Zine Factory Festival!  There will be a wide variety of locally made zines for browsing and for sale, and mixed-media workshops and events, and opportunities to interact with other festival participants and get creative.  Contact Elise Nadeau

June 8, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
FortWhyte Alive @ 1961 McCreary Road
Free public admission – all are welcome!

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Winnipeg Paddlefest is a celebration of paddling.
Participate in skills clinics, demos, gear swaps, and workshops.  FREE ACTIVITIES include:

Free Canoe, Kayak and SUP on site rentals all day long at Fort Whyte Alive.
Paddleswap (gear swap) held adjacent to the Alloway Reception building.
New product and boat demonstrations from Wilderness Supply and MEC Winnipeg.
Representatives from Paddle Manitoba, Manitoba Whitewater Club, Parkland Paddling Club, and Paddle Canada.
The Lake Winnipeg Foundation, and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society will educate on water issues.
Best Paddling films from the Waterwalker Film Festival shown for free all day.
Demonstrations by WAVPaddling and Hardcore Paddleboards.
FortWhyte Alive will offer numerous drop-in sessions.
Art City will run art sessions – bring in old paddles and have them decorated.
A fun and friendly SUP, Kayak and Canoe race in the afternoon for all levels!
Slacklining demos by MEC Winnipeg.
Watch members of the Manitoba Whitewater Club shooting down the slide!

$5 charge for each clinic and workshop. 
Participants must be 14 to enroll in adult courses, parents must sign waivers for children. 
Paddling instruction for kids, teens and adults in SUP, Kayaking and Canoeing.
‘Learn to Slackline’ session by MEC Winnipeg.

Clinic and workshop participants will be given a ‘Club Day’ card - 10% off in-store purchases at MEC Winnipeg on June 20, 2014.

Canoes and kayaks and stand up paddleboards (SUPs) will be available for use at Paddlefest. Participants are welcome to bring their own boats to FortWhyte Alive.

May 23, 2014

McNally’s June Music l Andrew Silk l Danube l Prairie Fire Magazine l Karen Dudley l James W. Hoddinott l June Flanders l Nathan Dueck l Dennis Cooley l Father - Child Pirate Breakfast l Judy Hiebert l Rusty Rutherford

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

Chloé Plamondon & Brian Zimmerman
Friday June 6, 8:00 pm

Wilding-Lett Duo
Saturday June 7, 8:00 pm

Raine Hamilton
Friday June 13, 8:00 pm

Bob Watts Trio 
Saturday June 14, 8:00 pm

Andrew Frohlich Trio
Friday June 20, 8:00 pm

Andrew Frohlich Trio
Friday June 20, 8:00 pm

James Irving of Nickeltree
Saturday June 21, 8:00 pm
Original Roots Rock

Karen Hammarstrand
Friday June 27, 8:00 pm
Helen White Duo
Saturday June 28, 8:00 pm

June 1, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of Andrew Silk’s The Coming of Dawn and Echoes 

June 2, 2:00-4:00 pm in the Community Classroom
Please RSVP to: Christine Ward, 204-885-7261 / 204-806-6335 /

June 2, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of Prairie Fire Magazine’s spring issue Electric City

The list of contributors includes Méira Cook, Katherena Vermette, Jennifer Still, Kristian Enright, Jonathan Ball, Debbie Patterson, Margaret Sweatman, David Alexander Robinson, Daria Salamon, Marika Prokosh, Carly Dow, Rob Singh and Melanie Branagan Frederiksen. 

June 3, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Launch of Karen Dudley’s Kraken Bake

Her Epikurean Epics, including the Aurora-nominated Food for the Gods, are historical fantasy novels set in ancient Athens. 

June 4, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of James W. Hoddinott’s The Fates

James is also the author of When Eagles Dare to Fly.

June 4, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Launch of June Flanders’ Of Passions and Pain[t]s featuring illustrations by Ryan Ginter

June 5, 7:00 pm in the Atrium.
Winnipeg launch of Nathan Dueck’s he’ll

June 6, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of Dennis Cooley’s abecedarium with special guest Jan Horner.

Father-Child Pirate Breakfast
June 8, 9:30 am in Prairie Ink Restaurant 

There will be Pirate Pancakes, stories and crafts, and you will meet 
the famous Captain J. Roger himself. Moms welcome too! 
Tickets are $20. Call 204-975-2659 or visit Prairie Ink

June 8, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of Judy Hiebert’s Boundary Stones

June 8, 2:00-4:00 pm by the Cash Desk
Rusty Rutherford signing A Steep Climb: From War Orphan to Queen’s Medal

Rutherford has always been active in community affairs and was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. This is his personal story of the effects of war on children.

May 20, 2014

Winnipeg Dyke March l HeART 2014 for Rachel's House l Craig's Whisker Walk l The Real Academy Leader l Real Love’s INDIE IN THE INTERLAKE l Gardening in Fern Gully

May 31, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
River Osborne Community Centre, 101 Pembina Hwy
Join in Winnipeg's 5th annual Winnipeg Dyke March, a celebration of dykes, lesbians, queers, women, and allies! This is an all-ages, intersectional, FREE event!

~Dyke March zine! 
~Refreshments from Gio's Cares!
~Face painting and Bike, stroller, anything-with-wheels decorating station!
~Photography by Shandi Strong!
~Meet the amazing fat and body-positive burlesque troupe, CHUB RUB!
~Winnipeg Roller Derby skaters!
~Sports in the park to cap off the march!

Bring signs, sunscreen, flags, dogs (on leashes), music, costumes, hula hoops, anything!
We take to the streets at 2:00 pm, march north on Osborne and finish in Memorial Park. 
**A dyke with a bike? Be sure to bring your wheels and get them decorated!**
TAG YOUR PHOTOS, POSTS, & TWEETS! #WDM2014  Twitter @WpgDykeMarch

May 31, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
$10.00 at the door

HeART 2014: Art Show for Rachel's House of Hope will showcase the amazing techniques of local artists in a variety of paintings, sketch, photography, ceramics. 
Purchase Silent Auction tickets to win one of these beauties!

In support of Rachel's House of Hope, a restoration home of recovery for women in need who want to make a change in their lives.

June 1, 9:00 am
The Ramada Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue
Whisker Walk for Craig Street Cats      Tickets Available
Join us for our annual stroll around the Wolseley / Wellington loop! 
This year we start and end at the The Ramada Viscount Gort Hotel.

Registration fee: $10 (includes post walk breakfast)
Pre-walk registration 9 am; Walk starts: 10 am
Post walk breakfast and prize presentation inside at the Viscount Gort. (dogs are welcome)
Raise $25 in pledges, and earn a walk t-shirt!
Raise $100 in pledges to earn a cool swag bag filled with awesome goodies!
Highest pledge earner prize!  Participation Prize!

June 5, 7:00 pm
315 - 70 Albert Street     204-804-9686       pay as you can

Adhere And Deny presents The Real Academy Leader.
An evening of screenings of old and new videos, hosted by Grant Guy.
Adhere And Deny is a nonprofit contemporary object/puppet based theatre company, dedicated to the re-textualization of classical theatre pieces, and new works created specifically for the company. 

June 6, 7 and 8
The Flying Bison Ranch (Matlock Festival Grounds), Matlock, Manitoba
27 Bands – 20 Bucks – 3 Days – Real Love
For details, phone Gil Carroll (204-996-9841), or email 

What do you get when you fall in (real) love?
You get 27 of Manitoba’s best genre-spanning music bands, artists and comedians at the first ever Real Love Summer Fest, INDIE IN THE INTERLAKE.

Bands include ZRADA, Ingrid Gatin, Slow Leaves, Animal Teeth, Surprise Party, Micah Erenberg, Kieran West, Palm Trees and many more!

Real Love Summer Fest is brought to you by Real Love Winnipeg, a company founded by four young local musicians intent on reshaping Manitoba music. Real Love Winnipeg has produced two chart-topping compilations – Beach Station Blues and Beach Station Blues II.

June 7, 9:00 am
Wildwood Park Community Centre, 271 North Drive

Fern Gully Community Planting Event
Park gardeners bring plants, spade, and gardening gloves. Wildwood Heritage And Conservation Committee is expanding the Fern Gully opposite sections E, F, G and H.

May 19, 2014

Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute l Colin Briggs l Glenn Sigurdson l Pearl Eliadis l A. Alan Borovoy

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

May 28, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
one seven three: Lighthouses & Shipwrecks, a literary arts magazine

Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute’s second annual literary arts book features works of fiction and non-fiction, poetry, photography, and other forms of art submitted by students from grades 6 to 12. 

May 28, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Gardening Presentation on “Today’s Garden Plants, Yesterday’s Medicines”.

Colin Briggs’ speciality is drugs of natural origin and his research has involved analytical studies on nutritional agents and potential toxic compounds in plants. Colin with his wife, Elizabeth, transcribed the nineteenth century medical records of a York Factory physician. 

May 29, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Vikings on a Prairie Ocean: The Saga of a Lake, a People, a Family and a Man

Glenn blends personal memoir, family history and Icelandic lore in an autobiography focusing on the Sigurdson family fishing enterprises on Lake Winnipeg through the twentieth century as a background for exploring the Icelandic settlement of Manitoba. 

Mediator, lawyer, facilitator and negotiator Glenn Sigurdson is the co-author of Building Consensus for a Sustainable Future: Putting Priniciples into Practice. 

May 29, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada's Human Rights System

Canadians see themselves as champions of human rights in the international community. Closer to home the human rights system has been the object of sustained criticism. 

Pearl Eliadis has worked with human rights systems in six countries, including Canada, and teaches civil liberties at McGill University.

May 30, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
At the Barricades: A Memoir

General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association A. Alan Borovoy provides a first-hand account of Québec’s FLQ crisis of 1970, the abortion controversy, the battles over free speech, hate speech, and pornography, and the struggles to protect the rights of Aboriginal peoples, the disadvantaged, and victims of police misconduct. 

Lawyer, activist, writer, and raconteur A. Alan Borovoy was Director of the Labour Committee for Human Rights.  He has written four books and wrote a column for The Toronto Star (1992 to 1996). He was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1983.

May 17, 2014

Royal Canoe and Imaginary Cities l Save a Scruff l Gene Pyrz l CreativSHOWCASE One l Catalyst l Arlington United with Mule

May 24, 3:00 pm
Exchange District, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Royal Canoe and Imaginary Cities
We can celebrate that people in Winnipeg can actually be outside, and alive. 
Which certainly seems like a novelty.
It's put on by Red Bull. 

May 30 - May 31
Rumours Comedy Club, 2025 Corydon Ave

Save a Scruff 
Once again, we're pleased to be hosting this fundraiser during the World Series of Comedy. 
Come join Earthdog Terrier Rescue of Manitoba for a bite, a few beverages and lots of laughs! To get your tickets call Cheryl at 204-297-8737 or email 

May 30, 8:00 pm, Show begin at 9 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street 

So Long Daddy O: A Celebration of Gene Pyrz
All proceeds will go to Patient and Family Support Services at the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. For Information, Tickets and to make a donation please email Haley or by phone at 204-453-8665

Live Entertainment provided by:
-The Fuse and Friends
-Combo Combo and Friends
-and special appearances from the acting community
Silent Auction and 50/50

Tickets are $10 each. 
Tickets purchased through e-transfer or Paypal will be left at the door
If you purchase tickets in groups of 10 or more, we can deliver them

May 30, 8:00 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street
$15 in advance/$20 at the door     Buy tickets online
Please bring a non-perishable food item for Winnipeg Harvest!
Winnipeg CreativIT Presents: CreativSHOWCASE One
A showcase for Winnipeg's emerging musicians, filmmakers and artists and membership drive for Winnipeg CreativIT.

Featuring music by:
Sierra Noble -
Alan Wong -
Greek Riots -

Short Films:
Under the Neon Lights - A Film By: Markus, Milos, Ian, Fabian
Rose in Bloom - A Film by Trevor Kristjanson

Photography/Art Galleries By:
Joey Senft -
Ryan Sanders
Geordy Sykes

May 30, 7:00 pm - SHOW 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rachel Brown Theatre, 211 Bannatyne, 2nd floor, Unit 204
Reception to follow in lobby of theatre. 
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Catalyst, a collaborative performance, is allegory that portrays the impact of human behavior from the perspective of Mother Earth. It takes the viewer on a captivating journey around the world, through the changing seasons and beyond industrialization into the future of urban civilization. 

CONTEMPORARY DANCERS: Frances Young and Kim Hildebrand
Sarah Paradis (Toxic Prophecy) 

May 30, 9:00 pm
Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street

Arlington United with Mule

May 14, 2014

St. Norbert Farmers’ Market l Lindsey Walker l The Rise and Fall of God l NAYSA l Gutsy Walk For Crohn's and Colitis l [Homo]Phonic l Manitoba High School Playwriting Competition

May 24 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
(204) 275-8349
3514 Pembina Highway, St. Norbert, MB, Canada

Every Saturday morning for the past 26 years, Manitoba’s farm families have loaded up their vehicles with farm fresh fruit, flowers, meats and vegetables.

The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
May 24, 7:00 pm, show at 7:30 pm   $10 at the door
Lindsey Walker will be stopping in Winnipeg, her old stomping ground!
Come by and say hello, and see what Lindsey has been up to!
May 27, Doors at 8:30, Show at 9 pm   $7 at the door
Open City Cinema presents Everything is Terrible's
 "THE RISE AND FALL OF GOD" with Mike Maryniuk's "Stay Positive"

a FUNdraiser for the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival!
Join us for an evening of deep spiritual reflection as we examine the apocalypse, eternal punishment, images of the divine in everything from snack food to slop buckets.

May 28, 8:00 pm
Union Sound Hall, 110 Market Avenue
$5 gets you in to the show.
$55 gets you an early bird pass (includes camping!) to the Rainbow Trout Music Festival. 

The first show at Union Soundhall features NAYSA, Kipp Kocay and Employee of the Month.

In addition to the three-day festival in August, RTMF will be celebrating local music throughout a series of shows.

With over 125 artists applying to play this year’s fest, it was impossible for every incredible artist to take the stage during the weekend. Now you can pick up your tickets to RTMF and catch some juicy acts each month leading up to the festival!!


This walk raises funds for research that leads to better treatments and brings us closer to a cure every day.  
Crohn’s Disease affects over 129,000 people across Canada, with over 5,700 new cases diagnosed every year.  It is more than twice as common as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease, and just as common as diabetes or epilepsy.  
People with Crohn’s face life with debilitating physical symptoms, social stigma, and mental health concerns.  Risk of premature death is 47% higher than that of the general public. 

It’s time to overcome the stigma of living with Crohn’s, and raise awareness. 

May 29, 7:00 pm
Fitzroy Restaurant, 102 Sherbrook Street

Homophone: a word having the same sound as another, but of different meaning.
Homophonic: characterized by moment of all parts to the same melody; in unison.

We chose 8 of our favourite photographers and gave them each a homophone as a conceptual basis to their work. Pairing these works with poetry, we are putting selected parts of the 3rd Issue  of Rip/Torn right on the wall for you to see.

See new black and white photographs by Creature Haunts, Scott Leroux, Ian Johnson, Meg Kroeker, Meganelizabeth Diamond, Nic Adamson, Warren Humeny, Zoe O'Brien-Moran. Poetry by Andrew Eastman and Marika Prokosh.  MUSIC BY SELCI!

May 29 to May 30 at 8:00 PM
Tom Hendry (Warehouse) Theatre, Rupert & Lily
Advance Tickets: $10.00 Regular $8.00 Students
(Available at MAP 503-100 Arthur St. - Phone: 942-8941) 
At The Door: $15.00 Regular $10.00 Students

The 14th Annual Scirocco Drama Manitoba High School Playwriting Competition

Marcus Schneider  “A Parable of Pagans”
Ecole Selkirk Junior High, Directed by Tatiana Carnevale

Richelle Burchill “It’s Definitely About The Keys”
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, Directed by Jane Walker

Sarah Luby “Our Name”
Vincent Massey Collegiate, Directed by Rick Caslake

Keira Hasenack “Forsaken Love”
St. Mary’s Academy, Directed by Kendra Jones

Isabella Fiorentino “Train To Nowhere In Particular”
St. Mary’s Academy, Directed by Megan Andres

May 12, 2014

Holding Power to Account l Forum Art Show l Bands vs. Filmmakers l Pride of the Prairies l Jenn's Furry Friends’ Adoption Fair l Craig Street Cats Anniversary l Teddy Bears' Picnic l Arlington United

June 13 to 15
University of Winnipeg

Holding Power to Account: Journalism, Democracy and Human Rights
International Conference for Journalists
Early bird registration: May 16, 2014 - registration details.

They’ve uncovered corruption, exposed break-ins, tracked criminals and brought down a United States president. Now is your chance to hear from top journalists at an international conference in Winnipeg.  Co-hosted by CBC and The University of Winnipeg. CBC Journalists that will be presenting include Peter Mansbridge, Adrienne Arsenault, and Diana Swain.

May 22 to 25
Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street - Call 204.235.1069

Everything Art! Fresh Art Show 
Join Forum Art not only for fabulous art done by Manitoban artists but wonderful entertainment on Friday night and free caricatures on Saturday afternoon. 
Some new 12 x 12 canvas for only $50 each & 7 amazing chances on a raffle ticket! 

May 23 Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue

Bands vs. Filmmakers IV: A Concert in Support of Cinematheque
Tickets: $20 advance | $25 door

Birdapres and Grey Jay
hana lu lu
Ridley Bent
Mise en scene
Les Jupes

Damien Ferland
Kayla Jeanson
Madison Thomas
Tyler Funk
Matheu Plouffe

Tickets Available:West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader, Winnipeg Film Group and Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store!

May 23 to June 1
The Forks | The Legislature | The MET

On May 31 head over to the Festival at the Forks, with live entertainment.
Rise and shine on Pride Day June 1 with a Rally at the Legislature at 11 am followed by the Pride Parade through downtown. 
Rounding out the weekend is the Official Dance Party at the MET!

May 24, 11 am - 3 pm 
Pet Valu, 27 Marion Street   

Jenn's Furry Friends Rescue’s Bloomin’ Buds Adoption Fair!!
Hey all, our first adoption fair of the season is coming up. 
We will be featuring both our cats and dogs, and are sure to bring some of our critters too.
Come out and pick out your new bud!   Email for info

May 24 and May 25 at 4:00pm
Craig Street Cats, 489 Madison St.

Join Craig Street Cats May 24 & 25 for our 2nd anniversary celebration.
We'll have an open house from 1 to 4 both days.
Our Kitten Baby Shower is Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4.

The barbeque will be going, and we'll have one of our amazing bake sales.

Please come and celebrate with us!

May 25, 9 am - 5 pm
Assiniboine Park

Calling all kids, teddy bears and parents! Check out The 28th Annual Teddy Bears' Picnic. 
Visit CBC's tent where kids will get a chance to have their picture taken with 'Ron and Don' from Hockey Night in Canada and meet CBC News Winnipeg anchor, Janet Stewart! 
Plus, there's a colouring station too!
New to the 2014 Teddy Bears’ Picnic, the Children’s Hospital Foundation 50/50 draw! 

Friday, May 30, 9:00 pm
Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street

Arlington United with Guests!
Let’s make this one a dance party. Winter was way too long, we gotta get off our chairs and couches and shake the booty. Let's do it!

May 10, 2014

Myra Davies and Diana McIntosh l South Pacific Travel Presentation l Ariel Gordon and GMB Chomichuk l Doug Whiteway with Barbara Huck and Frances Russell l Michelle Gilman l Maureen Flynn l Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group l Carolyn Gray l Glenn Buhr l J. Clark Saunders l Joanne Kelly’s Book Club

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

May 20, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove, co-presented by GroundSwell
Meet the Composer - featuring Myra Davies and Diana McIntosh.

May 21, 6:30 pm in the Community Classroom.
Canada One Travel

South Pacific Travel Presentation - guest speaker Ashley VanEslander of Colette Vacations, hosted by Canada One Travel in February and March of 2015. This 27 day tour takes in Australia and New Zealand. Please call 204–774-2000 (Toll Free: 1-888-324-1519).

May 21, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Stowaways featuring live drawing by GMB Chomichuk.

What if knowing Morse Code would save your bacon during the zombie apocalypse? Half survival guide, half invasive species list, these are poems that stick to your socks. 

Ariel Gordon’s book, Hump, won the 2011 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. 
GMB Chomichuk wrote and illustrated The Imagination Manifesto and Raygun Gothic.  

May 21, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Northern Lights: Arnold & Gail Morberg and the Calm Air Story

Their beginnings were modest — running a fishing camp in Saskatchewan’s remote wilderness. In less than 40 years, Arnold and Gail Morberg built Canada’s largest privately owned airline.  

Frances Russell is a regular Winnipeg Free Press columnist and author of Mistehay Sakahegan –The Great Lake, the Beauty and Treachery of Lake Winnipeg
Barbara Huck is a publisher, editor and author of the recent novel Kisiskatchewan, The Great River Road and also Exploring the Fur Trade Routes of North America
Doug Whiteway is the author of In Search of Ancient of Alberta and writes crimes novels under his pseudonym, C.C. Benison.

May 22, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
What Grandma Built

This is a story about love and traditions across generations. It was inspired by a discussion the author had with her two children after their Grandma (Bubbie) died. 

Michelle Gilman was raised in Winnipeg, and worked as a resource teacher, before becoming an Associate Professor.

May 22, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Buckle My Shoe

The grand hotel keeps its old stories secret. Who plays that piano so late at night? Why does the elevator seem to have a mind of its own? And, who is Edith, the mystery girl that drifts past without a word?

Freelance reporter and columnist Maureen Flynn’s fascination for the paranormal was the inspiration for Buckle My Shoe

May 25, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Voices: Volume 14 Number 1

The Lake Winnipeg Writers' Group presents the best of Manitoba's Interlake, including the winners of the Write On The Lake Contest. Featured readers include Annette Bower, Conni Cartlidge, Gail Fine, Ingrid Grywacheski, Chuck Lovatt, Bill Martin, Tyra Masters-Heinrichs, Kyra McCubbin, Elizabeth McGill, Pat Narynski, and Marlene Ness.

May 26, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Miser of Middlegate

Set in modern day Winnipeg, Gray’s inspired version of Moliere’s classic satire is part sex farce and part screwball comedy. The Miser critiques our culture obsessed with acquisition and never loses its sense of humour. 

Carolyn Gray is a writer, actor, director, designer, educator and puppeteer. She won the Manitoba Day Award for The Elmwood Visitation, and is the author of North Main Gothic

May 26, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat featuring composer Glenn Buhr in conversation with MCO Music Director and Principal Conductor Anne Manson. 

May 26, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Exploring Old Highway No. 1 West: Canada’s Route 66

A memorable tour of the Trans-Canada Highway before it became today’s seamless concrete ribbon. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, this guide explores Canada’s iconic highway as it was between 1945 and 1965. 

A former Winnipegger, Clark Saunders is an avid traveller and serves as minister at Salt Spring Island United Church.

May 27, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove

Joanne Kelly’s choice for May’s Book Club meeting is Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse, the Winner of the Canada Reads People’s Choice award and selected as a Globe and Mail top 100 book of 2012.  Call 453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

May 9, 2014

Theatre by the River: Kendra Jones l Bob Lower’s Shameless Propaganda l PaperWait submissions l Frankly Speaking By Karen Robb l Black Phoenix fundraiser

May 15, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
University of Winnipeg's Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
This event is FREE and open to all! 

Fresh off a sold-out run of THE CHERRY ORCHARD in January, and its popular annual WINE & WORDS fundraiser, Theatre by the River is ready to announce its next production. 

In partnership with Pride Winnipeg, the evening will feature a question and answer discussion on gender and sexuality, led by company member Kendra Jones. 

May 20, 7 p.m.   FREE
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Muriel Richardson Auditorium

As part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) presents Winnipeg filmmaker Bob Lower’s documentary, Shameless Propaganda, produced by David Christensen. 

To make the 72-minute documentary, Lower watched 500 films produced by the NFB from 1939 until 1945. Lower recreates the picture of Canada they gave us and looks in it for the Canada we know today. What he finds is by turns enlightening, entertaining, and unexpectedly disturbing.

Both Bob Lower and David Christensen will be in attendance to take questions from the audience. The film is also available online at and on DVD, as of May 14.

PaperWait - call to artists and art writers
Ace Art, 2-290 McDermot Avenue

You are invited to submit on the theme of D R E A M S.
Deadline - May 21, 2014, at 4 pm.
We are accepting applications by email only with the subject line: “PaperWait Dreams”; include your mailing address and phone number.

Visual Art - Please submit one image with full title, medium, date and artist’s name.
The image should not exceed 1024x768 pixels, 72dpi and/or 50kb. 

Writing - Please submit a synopsis of no more than 400 words for an essay of 1500 words that engages with themes, theories, or artists connected with ‘Dreams’ within the realm of contemporary art. 

May 21, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street

I welcome you to an evening of art.  Admission is free.
Please join me for the opening of my solo show, Frankly Speaking by Karen Robb.
This will take place on the mezzanine level of the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall. 

May 22
Nicolino's / The Orbit Room, 4-2077 Pembina Highway
Tickets $10 at the door - Costumes encouraged! 

Flower Child Revolution Coffee House - party like it's 1969, our Black Phoenix fundraising tour, starts in the Orbit Room.
The A-Zone is a non-profit co-op. Funds will subsidize building improvements, so we can maintain this great space for our community to play, learn, share and thrive. 

May 8, 2014

Red & White Unplugged l WSO 2014-15 Season and Pilita Corrales l WILDMINDS B-Movie Film Festival l MERZBOW with Solar Coffin and Burden

May 15, 8:00 pm
The Garrick Centre 
Adults $28, seniors $23, students $12 at McNally’s, by phone 204-918-4547, and at the door, as well as through our website. 

Red & White Unplugged
Andrew dives into his latest venture, teaming up with Vince Fontaine and his new band, Indian City (with Don Amero and William Prince), in an acoustic concert that pushes the boundaries of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal music. 
Songs by Vince Fontaine, new compositions and arrangements by Andrew Balfour, Richard Moody and Mel Braun plus a guest performance by Cree drummer/singer Cory Campbell.

Camerata Nova encourages students to attend live performances for $5 per concert. 

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra announces their 2014-2015 season!
From Beethoven to Bachman; from Natasha Paremski to Sarah Slean; and from the Nordic Festival to the celebration of human rights to Ballroom with a Twist. 

The Early Bird Deadline for the 2014-2015 season subscription is May 15. 

The WSO presents six series, 39 unique concerts and 66 concert dates.
Returning favourites: Natasha Paremski, Aziz Shokhakimov, Nobuyuki Tsujii ("Nobu"), Messiah, and Ace Burpee as host of A Prairie Christmas Celebration. 
Two World Premieres: Vincent Ho's piece on the night of the Dvořák and Rachmaninoff concert, and Kenley Kristofferson's Morgun at the Nordic Festival Finale.
Click here to browse our ticket packages, or call 204-949-3999 or Email  
  • Subscribers can receive up to 45% savings 
  • Patrons can now decide between two mini Pops subscription series
May 15, 8:00 pm
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, 555 Main Street

Pilita Corrales, first Filipino singer to perform with the WSO!
Special promotion prices: $25 Section 3 - Orchestra 
Buy 3 tickets, get 1 free (for $75, $49 and $25 tickets)
For Tickets please contact: Rod E. Cantiveros: 204-489-8894

May 17 - May 18
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street

The WILDMINDS B-Movie Film Festival is a big B-movie themed movie festival, performance art showcase and dance party! 
$15 at The Foxy Shoppe and The Park Theatre, $20 at the door 

The lobby will be turned in to ART LAND, featuring:
Drawn and Plastered models mingling in the lobby AKA Art Land!
The Art of Nyco Rudolph
David Oro 
Evan Quiring
Randall Wall 
Curtis Cucmak
Lovern Kindzierski 
Christopher Chuckry 

Come in your best themed costume. Costume Contest prize includes: $100
A B-Movie gift basket filled with an array of movies and collectable memorabilia!

Doors open at 12:30 pm (start times are estimated)
-1 pm ~ Glen or Glenda
-2:05 pm ~ A Bucket of Blood 
-3:10 pm ~ Little Shop of Horrors 
-4:30 pm ~ Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 
-6:15 pm ~ Father's Day 
-8:00 pm ~ Machete Kills 

11:00 pm- Costume Contest Winners Announced
11:15 pm - 1 am - DJ King Cabernet 

May 18, Doors open: 8 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street

The Windsor Hotel and The WSO New Music Festival Present:
MERZBOW with Solar Coffin and Burden
18+ (photo ID required) unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
$17.00 advance at Into the Music, Music Trader, or online 

May 7, 2014

Oak Hammock Marsh May Events: Mother’s Day Lunch l Spring BBQ l SHINDIG! l Jacques Mindreau and Chez Willi

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

International Migratory Bird Day
May 10 

Celebrate with bird banding, birding walks, live birds of prey viewing with Wildlife Haven and presentations by guest speakers.
11 a.m. - Peregrine Falcon Recovery Program by Tracy Maconachie 
1 p.m. - Birds of Manitoba by Christian Artuso  
2:30 p.m. - Important Bird Areas by Charlie McPherson 
Mother's Day Lunch & Wildflower Sale
May 11 

These wildflowers thrive in our climate and attract butterflies and birds to yards. 
All the proceeds from the sale will support education programs at the Centre. 
Lunch in our scenic Café overlooking the Marsh from noon to 2 p.m. 
Explore the Marsh by canoe or on foot
Take advantage of our Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
A fee of $3 for members and $5 for non-members for the rides.
Birding Hour - Warblers
May 11 - 1 p.m. 

Warblers areg fairly small, vocal, and insectivores.  
Learn more with our Resident Naturalist, Paula Grieef. 
Pre-registration required. Workshop fee is $5 plus admission.
Biodiversity Weekend
May 17 to 19 

Visitors will discover and learn about the many different species that call Oak Hammock home. Several presentations will be offered as well as some hands-on surveys. 
Cache the Marsh VIII and B.B.Q. supper
May 25 

An introduction to GPS and geocaching from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 
Pre-registration is required. 
Fee is $5 plus regular admission and includes the use of a GPS unit. 
The Cache the Marsh Challenge will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. 
Requires some canoeing skills, basic knowledge of birds and other wildlife. 
Prizes will be awarded at 5 p.m. during a B.B.Q. supper. 
Make sure to bring your binoculars!
Early Risers - Birds and Breakfast
May 31 - 7 a.m. 

Join our Resident Naturalist on a morning walk to see migrants and nesting waterfowl. 
After the walk, enjoy a delicious hot breakfast in our scenic Café. 
Cost is $12/person plus admission.

May, 10, 11 am - 2 pm
Little Mountain Dog Park Spring BBQ
Klimpke Road northwest of Route 90 and Inkster Blvd.

At the BBQ we will be launching our membership and sponsorship program. 
Before the Bridge Senior K9 Rescue has been invited to this event. 
Come out and meet our seniors.

May 10, 8:00 pm 
Garrick Hotel 

A retro dance party with a ton of visuals extracted from 50s & 60s b-movies. 

Advance tickets at Park Theatre, 698 Osborne and Foxy Shoppe, 87 King Street
Buy an advance ticket to WILDMINDS and show it at SHINDIG! - get in for $5.
For only $20 you're getting TWO Saturdays worth of dance parties, b-movie visuals, along with the excellent films selected for WILDMINDS and Phantomcrasher! 

May 12,  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Neighbourhood Bookstore and Cafe, 898 Westminster Ave.

Share an evening of music with gypsy fiddle player Jacques Mindreau from Halifax!