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August 5, 2014

Winnipeg Rally for Gaza 4 l Morden Corn & Apple Festival l Food Tours l Picnic in the Park 2014 l Treading Water


August 9,  2:30 pm
Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway

Local lawyer Louay Alghoul, who lost 10 family members when their homes were bombed by 
Israeli F-16 fighter planes, will say a few words.

Winnipeg Rally for Gaza 4
Starting at the Manitoba Legislative Building, then from Broadway to Fort Street, on to Portage Avenue, then to St. Mary Avenue, to the Manitoba Legislature

Part of Canadian Peace Alliance's Pan-Canadian Days of Action for Gaza: August 9 & 10
Contact Mohamed Badwan, 204-870-7099 or email

Donations for Gaza can be made through:
Islamic Relief Canada
Human Concern International
Omahat Without Borders

Organized by:

ALL OUT FOR GAZA!
STOP THE MASSACRE! 
END THE SIEGE! 
BOYCOTT ISRAEL!


Gaza fighting kills 10 members of Winnipeg man's family - CBC News

Louay Alghoul received word three family homes were demolished by Israeli shelling on Saturday and of the 10 people killed, six were children. 
These are not people who are wishing for death.  They go to schools, they look for jobs, they play in the streets, they call you uncle, they wish for a future.

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Jewish Voice for Peace's video

Mandy Patinkin wants you to know that his name was Samih.

Prominent Jews and Palestinians and others stand for Palestine in this heartbreaking video with Jonathan Demme, Gloria Steinem, Tony Kushner, Diana Buttu, Chuck D, Eve Ensler, Brian Eno, Roger Waters, Mira Nair, Wallace Shawn, Naomi Klein, Mira Nair, Raj Patel, Noura Erakat and many others.
To learn more or take action, visit freedom4palestine.org.
Project of JewishVoiceforPeace.org with assistance from IMEU.org (Institute of Middle East Understanding)

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Please click and sign this petition…

Petitioning Stephen Harper
Bring 100 Palestinian Children to Canada for Desperately Needed Medical Attention

Petition by Lauren Lowe, Hamilton, Canada

Many Canadians have been watching in helpless horror the unfolding of events in Gaza and the unfathomable suffering endured by the children who are trying to survive there. 
We respectfully urge all Canadian hospitals to add their names to the list of Ontario Hospitals who have already reached out in compassion to offer treatment to Palestinian children who desperately need help.




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Aug 22 to 24 
Phone: 204-823-CORN (2676)

The Morden Corn and Apple Festival has grown into one of the largest street festivals in Manitoba, attracting over 50,000 people to enjoy three days of activity-packed fun.

FREE Admission, Hot Buttered Corn-on-the-Cob, Ice Cold Apple Cider, Bus Tours, Shuttle Bus Service, and FREE Live Stage Entertainment on both the Main and Cottonwood Stages.

The largest parade in Manitoba winds along Morden streets on Saturday morning and Wonder Shows Midway brings out the kid in us all. Other activities include a petting zoo, the Old Tyme Dancing, a Vintage Car/Harley Davidson Show and Shine, Mud Racing, plenty of crafts, street vendors and food for all to sample and buy. 

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Winnipeg is said to have more cafes and restaurants per capita than any other major city in Canada.  Our food tours highlight the Exchange District's sights and sounds, revealing selected culinary  favourites in Winnipeg’s heritage district.  They continue to August 28.
Join us for a gourmet experience sure to inspire your taste buds. 

Devour the District
Tuesday & Thursday Evenings 
$60 per person + Optional $20 Alcohol taster ticket

Little South America Tour
Monday Evenings (except holidays)
Cost: $70 per person

Afternoon Delight
Wednesday Afternoons 
Cost: $55 per person

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August 23, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. John’s Park, Mountain Avenue & Main Street

Free BBQ & activities for the kids
Free family concert

An annual celebration of community and culture. North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) is proud to partner with Aboriginal Music Week presented by TD at Picnic in the Park.  There will be many different activities, information stands and, of course, food and prizes.

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August 23, 7:00 pm CST
Premiering on CBC Television   
Directors/writers Franco-Métis siblings Jérémie and Janelle Wookey 
Producer Jocelyn Mitchell 
Story editor and executive producer Gemini-Award winning producer Jeff Newman  


In April 2011 Manitoba experienced a 1-in-350-year flood. To save urban centres, unprecedented water levels were diverted to Lake St. Martin. First Nation communities in the area were swamped, and 2100 people forced from their homes for what they thought would be just a few weeks. But weeks stretched into years…

The people interviewed are devastated, as they struggle with feelings of isolation, loneliness and dejection: 
We’ve lost more than just houses. Our family structures are being broken down, our community structure is broken down. When you take somebody’s home, you bring devastation to their lives. You take their roots. You take their grounding.

They sent a constable here with a piece of paper, telling me I had to go… They cut off water, they cut off septic. We were never given a choice to stay, or a choice to stand and fight. It’s like ‘you gotta go, and you gotta go now.’

People think we get everything for nothing… If only they could see.

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