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August 1, 2014

Oak Hammock: Labour Day and More l McNally Robinson: Tasha Waite l Dave Brown & Amy Simoes: Chump Change l Deborah Harkness l Book Club l Gardening with Mick Manfield and Lyndon Penner

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre
phone: (204) 467-3300 or email

August 16 & 17
Dragonfly Festival
Equipped with a net, learn more about these fascinating creatures.

August 23
Wildlife Management Area Van Tour
Explore some of the remote areas with an experienced guide in the Centre's van.
$10 per person plus admission.

August 23 - 1 p.m.
Waterfowl Basics Workshop
Learn how to recognize your dabbling from your diving ducks.
Pre-registration is required.
Workshop fee is $5 plus admission.

Camp for Kids
We have a variety of age-appropriate camps to choose from throughout August.

Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2014
Labour Day Adventure
Take in a craft, critter dipping, canoe excursions, face painting, birding walks and more!
Horse drawn wagon rides on Monday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
$5 for non-members l $3 for members for the canoe excursions and the wagon rides.

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

August 14, 7:00 pm 
Launch of Wild Blues: Lessons from the Road

Encounters with gun-toting Mexican police, a disastrous ride with a diabolical semi driver, a gathering of thirty thousand hippies in Wisconsin, and a drug trip in the jungles of Chiapas are just a few of the colourful escapades to be found inside. 

Tasha Waite,a writer and artist from Winnipeg, is now based in Victoria, British Columbia where she writes a newspaper column.

August 18, 7:30 pm
From Page to Screen: Turning Stories into Films
Free viewing: Chump Change

Two film industry professionals, Dave Brown and Amy Simoes, learned producing a good film takes as much craft as the story that inspired it. They’ll talk about their experiences in writing and producing, to receiving a film award in California. 

August 19, 7:00 pm

Deborah Harkness in conversation with Joanne Kelly and signing The Book of Life, highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy.  Harkness is the number one New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night.

August 26, 7:00 pm
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club

The choice for August 2014 is Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, A haunting novel set in a nearly abandoned hospital in war-torn Chechnya that is both intimate and ambitious in scope.  
Contact John by calling 453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

August 27, 7:30 pm 
Gardening Presentation on “Square Foot Gardening Basics”

This workshop will cover the 10 basic principles of Square Foot Gardening, some different square foot garden layouts, different styles of vertical and container gardening, and how you can grow a large amount of food in a small space. Save time, water, work and money! 

Mick Manfield gardens on a 1 acre lot in Lockport.  Over the last 2 years Mick has presented Square Foot Gardening techniques at Gardening Saturday, to gardening clubs, small businesses and housing projects. 

August 28, 7:00 pm
The Prairie Short Season Yard: Quick and Beautiful on the Canadian Prairies

To help Western Canadian homeowners get the jump on the short season, popular gardening expert Lyndon Penner has created the essential guide to a quick and beautiful yard on the Canadian prairies. 

A landscape designer and horticultural consultant, Lyndon Penner is a gardening columnist on CBC Radio in Alberta and Saskatchewan. He appears frequently as a guest speaker at universities and colleges in Western Canada. 

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