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.