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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 
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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!
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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.


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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.

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May 10, 8:00 pm 
Garrick Hotel 

SHINDIG! with KING CABERNET, MOD MARTY and special guest DJ PENNY LANE! Now LIVE 
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! 

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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! 

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