October 7, 2014

Municipal Elections l Elena Anciro: Lupus Advocacy l Shakespeare Reading Series l Bahamas and Boy And Bear l Does Science Belong On My Plate? l Tin Can Bandits l Winnipeg CX 2014 l Anarchist Bookfair Canzine Diyfest l David Suzuki

October 22
Municipal Elections

General municipal elections are held every four years on the fourth Wednesday in October.  This includes elections for mayors / reeves, councillors and school trustees.

A note from my friend and fellow Winnipeg blogger, Elena Anciro:

I usually keep my Lupus advocacy to my blog and twitter feed, but I've just celebrated my 5th year in the blogosphere, with the hope of increasing Lupus community input in the 6th. 

If you know anyone connected with Lupus (patients, caregivers, and loved ones alike), please share.

October 22, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film, 400 Colony Street
Please RSVP by October 15, with the subject line 'Experiencing Shakespeare RSVP'
Please join us for our first monthly Experiencing Shakespeare Reading Series, where actors, artists, students and lovers of Shakespeare can gather to share the experience of reading one of the Bard's plays aloud. 
Our first play will be Coriolanus.
It is our belief that practical workshops may spring from these gatherings.

October 23, Doors at 7:15, show at 8:00 PM
Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith Street
Tickets at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store 
and Ticketmaster for $27.50 plus fees in advance.

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is thrilled to present Bahamas and Boy And Bear 
with Reuben and the Dark.

October 23, 6:45 pm Doors Open l 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
University of Manitoba, Richardson Centre for Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals
Smart Park (Free Parking)

Does Science Belong On My Plate?
The event is FREE however, register today
-hands on learning with gluten
-Q & A session with Kevin Folta
-delicious nibbles
-conversation & community
Keynote Speaker Kevin Folta will share examples of how the future of farming and food production will change what we will be eating.

Guest Speaker Dr. Nancy Ames - Follow a food scientist “behind the scenes” to learn about some of the food research going on to help make your food taste its best and even be healthier for you! 
October 24, 10:00 pm
Shannon's Irish Pub, 175 Carlton Street

Tin Can Bandits is quickly rising through Winnipeg's rock charts.  
We will be playing all night long so pop in and let’s make some memories!

October 24 - 26
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg
Winnipeg CX 2014: Canadian Cyclocross Championship 

October 24 - cyclocross derby, featuring races for riders of all abilities. It will also include numerous educational opportunities and social events to introduce newcomers to the sport of cyclocross.

October 25 - the Canadian Cyclocross Championships
Cheer on some of the country’s top athletes and witness the crowning of national champions.

October 26 the Manitoba Grand Prix of Cyclocross, an international competition open to professional and amateur racers.

October 24, 7:30 pm to October 26
the Hive, University of Winnipeg

Winnipeg's Anarchist Bookfair Canzine Diyfest kicks off with a friday evening cabaret, includes "Canzine Central" all day Saturday, a second cabaret on Saturday evening, and features discussion and DIY skills workshops both Saturday and Sunday with bookfair tabling continuing Sunday afternoon Oct 26.

For more information about Canzine, email 

Oct 24 at 7:00 pm to Oct 25 at 3:00 am
Burton Cummings Theatre  Tickets Available

The Blue Dot Tour With David Suzuki And Friends


  1. Wow! You've compiled quite the list there, Marg! Always great to see lots going on in the community. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

  2. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Doreen!
    Yes, there is lots going on in Winnipeg. Too much for me to cover completely!