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February 28, 2014

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's Annual Spring Show 2014 / Fundraiser for St. Amant l Tim Schouten: Spirit Lake Project l Cinematheque: Anita Hill and Mark Cousins l Ceramic Sculpture Workshop

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club is hosting their  
Annual Open House / Model & Photo Contest Display at  
Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue at Lanark, on  
Saturday, March 15 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Sunday, March 16 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The show is wheelchair accessible.
Please use the front entrance to the church. There is a ramp.
The church has an elevator that will take you down to the basement to the show.

Admission by donation
Proceeds to support St. Amant Centre
Snacks and drinks available

There will be operating layouts, including 
The NMRA's #1 Northern Division's Free - mo HO modular group
and…

The Man with the Giraffe Cars will be there for the kids!!!!

Kids, have your parent take your picture with the Man with the Giraffe Cars!
He'll also let you unload the operating cars!

Parents, have a seat and enjoy the continuous slide show of great train pics!

Along with demonstrations, the entries and winners in 
their model and photography contests will be on display.

Meet Morgan Turney, publisher of the Canadian Railway Modeller Magazine!
The library will be selling magazines at a quarter each!!
They will also be selling train books!!!

  
Each year the WMRC holds its Annual Models and Photography Contests.  
All model entries are showcased at the club's Annual Open House.  
Experienced modellers judge a variety of model categories using 
guidelines set out by the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA).
  
A photography contest, judged by professional photographers, is also held.
The winning photos will be displayed at the Open House.

Questions about the Model Contest / Photo Contest entry forms and rules? 
e mail Morgan Turney or call 668-0168 

Learn more about The WMRC through its blog, published by Paul Ullrich.

St. Amant is a comprehensive resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities, and autism.  We are a not-for-profit organization that offers a wide range of programs and services to support individuals and their families.

St. Amant programs include a large residence for complex-care, more than 50 community sites and homes, the St. Amant Research Centre, the St. Amant  School and River Road Child Care, a community child-care centre. 
We offer effective programs for children with autism and also for families who care for an individual with a developmental disability at home.
We strive to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for the thousands of individuals and families we serve each year.  We believe research is essential to developing environments that emphasize dignity and respect for each person.

St. Amant, 440 River Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3Z9
Tel: (204) 256-4301 Fax: (204) 257-4349  or email

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March 7 to March 31
Gurevich Fine Art, 200 - 62 Albert St

March 7, 7:00 pm Opening: Tim Schouten's Spirit Lake Project
The Spirit Lake Project reflects the ongoing conversation between six artists who created artwork on or about the Spirit Lake Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

These paintings take photographs that Tim Schouten has taken at the reservation as their starting points. They are painted with "encaustic", a hot wax medium in which a blend of waxes and resin is mixed with pigments and applied to a ground. The wax dries almost instantly and is translucent.

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Cinematheque, 100 Artspace Building (Elevator) Corner of Arthur & Bannatyne-main fl.
$9 General, $8 Students and Seniors, $6 Cinematheque and Wpg. Film Group members

March 7: 7:00 pm Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
Directed by Academy-Award-winning director Freida Mock, the film tells the inspiring story of Anita Hill, the African-American woman who charged Supreme-Court nominee Clarence Thomas with sexual harassment in the 1991 Senate hearings.

March 7: 9:00 pm  A Story of Children and Film by Mark Cousins
From classic movies like E.T., Night of the Hunter and The Red Balloon, the world’s first movie about kids in cinema is a poetic portrait of childhood, as seen through 53 great films from 25 countries.

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March 9, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
Cost: $55 (all supplies + firing costs included)

Learn how to turn your sketches and illustrations in detailed ceramic sculptures!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 7, 10 pm
For more info or to register call 204.260.0756 or email.

February 27, 2014

FREE: International Women's Day Crafts l WMC McLellan Competition and Award Ceremony l Dauphin's Countryfest: The Mavericks in Winnipeg and Brandon

March 8, noon – 4:00 pm 
MAWA - Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, 611 Main Street
Craftstravaganza, presented in partnership with Manitoba Craft Council

Celebrating International Women's Day with a Mega-Workshop in Indigenous and International Craft Practices. Snacks and Eritrean coffee will be served. Come and go!
Free! All ages and genders welcome! Materials and child-minding available.
Enjoy good food, good company and good crafting! The workshops will feature:
  • Paper beads with Zebiba Ibrahim
Zebiba will teach how to make beads using magazine paper and glue. She was born in Eritrea, but spent 3 years in Egypt. In Winnipeg she promotes African culture and sells pan-African women’s crafts.
  • Karen braiding with Lay Sar
Lay Sar will teach a unique braiding technique traditional in Burma. Braiding is done with loops of thread tied between the feet and hands; the braided cords decorate bags and clothes made of hand-woven fabric.
  • The Métis sash with Florence Beaudry
The Métis sash could be used as a rope, a first aid kit, towel, washcloth, emergency bridle or saddle blanket. The finger weaving technique was given to them by Eastern Woodland First Nation traditions, and plant fibers were used in this finger weaving technique.
  • Medicine pouches with Carole Fréchette
The medicine pouch, used by Native Americans, was used to hold medicines, and carry personal items. You will be taught the construction of a leather medicine pouchand how to bead a small design on the front.

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March 14, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm - Semi-final auditions
Muriel Richardson Auditorium of the Winnipeg Art Gallery
Admission $10 at the door (no admission during an audition)
Phone: 204-944-9431  

The Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg is proud to announce the 2014 semi-finalists in the WMC McLellan Competition for Solo Performance with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The following (in alphabetical order) were chosen:  

            Maria Cherwick, violin
            Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk,viola
            Bronwen Garand-Sheridan, oboe
            Jinsung Kim, piano
            Sarah Kirsch, soprano
            Anne-Marie MacIntosh, soprano
            Caroline Nicolas, cello
            Joshua Peters, violin
            Lara Secord-Haid, soprano
            Lida Szkwarek, soprano
            Miles Thomsen, trumpet
            Tony Zhou, piano

Three finalists will be selected.  
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April 4, 7:30 pm 
Jubilee Place Auditorium, 180 Riverton Avenue
$20 from McNally Robinson, or at the door. Students with ID cards $5 at the door only.

Attend the Final Competition Concert with the WSO, and the Award Ceremony. 
The three finalists will appear in performance with the WSO. 
The finalists will receive awards of $10,000, $6,000 and $4,000 respectively. 

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Dauphin's Countryfest proudly presents 
The Mavericks LIVE! on the "Road To Countryfest Tour"

Born To Be Blue 
Back In Your Arms Again 
O What A Thrill 

March 16, Doors open at 6:30 pm  l Show starts at 7:30 pm
The Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith Street
For more information click here.
Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster or by calling 1-855-985-5000
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March 18, Doors open at 6:30 pm l Show starts at 7:30 pm
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, 205 20th Street, Brandon, Manitoba
Tickets available through site or by calling 1-204-728-9510

Canada’s longest running country music festival, Dauphin’s Countryfest, is celebrating its 25th anniversary June 26-29, 2014. The four-day camping music festival on the edge of Riding Mountain National Park has been attracting the biggest names in country music to one of the most beautiful regions of rural Manitoba.

Dauphin’s Countryfest, a not-for-profit organization, was was awarded the 2012 Philanthropist of the Year Award from The Dauphin & District Community Foundation. 
Organizers credit over 2000 volunteers who provide essential services for the festival weekend, while fundraising for their respective community organizations. 

February 26, 2014

OUR NIXON l The Purple Room Anniversary l Freeze Frame Festival: Horizon Beautiful l Resonating Reconciliation l Pancake Tuesday & Ash Wednesday

March 4  DOORS @ 7:00 l SHOW @ 7:30 pm
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 1/2 Ross
$7

Open City Cinema is excited to present Penny Lane and Brian L. Frye's new feature length documentary OUR NIXON,  an all-archival documentary. 

Throughout Richard Nixon's presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they'd all be in prison.

This unique and personal visual record, created by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, was seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation, then filed away at the National Archives, and forgotten for almost 40 years.

Preceded by two found-footage short films, by Laura Mackin and Brian L. Frye 

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March 9, 5:30 pm until 11:30 pm  Show starts at 7 pm.
The Purple Room at FRAME, 318 Ross Ave.

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SUPER SHOWCASE
You're going to see IMPROV, MUSIC, STAND-UP COMEDY, and SPOKEN WORD from some of Winnipeg's best, all of whom have been a big part of this wonderful journey since last March. 

Enjoy some reasonably-priced beverages, snacks, and great company before the show. 

featuring the talents of
BUCKO | improv duo |
BUD GORDON & THE GOD AWFUL GOSPEL | folk-roots |
BUNNY | 90s r&b ukulele duo |
DAVID SWEATMAN | multi-instrumentalist |
J.D. RENAUD | alt comedy |
MATT MOSKAL | folk-pop |
MELANIE DAHLING | stand-up |
OUTSIDE JOKE (4/6 of them) | improv dynamos |
PAUL FRIESEN | spoken word |
PAUL LITTLE & MEGHAN HOWELL | improv |
THE PRAIRIE PLAYERS | improv collective |
STEVE LOCKE | spoken word |

with appearances by
BEN WALKER | stand-up |
DAN ROBERTSON | stand-up |

and a piece in absentia by
STEVE CURRIE | a bit of everything |

"The Purple Room Showcase Series" is a weekly arts showcase featuring a regular rotation of music, stand-up comedy, improv comedy, sketch comedy, film, and spoken word. 

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March 9, 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 boulevard Provencher
Tickets are $3 per person, available at the door. 

Our 18th Annual International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages.
Freeze Frame Festival Opening Night feature film will be Horizon Beautiful (2013). 

This Suisse-Ethiopian film tells the story of a young orphan in Addis Ababa who dreams of becoming an international soccer star. The film is in German with English subtitles, and is suitable for ages 14+.

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Resonating Reconciliation 
CKUW 95.9 FM airs the radio series Mondays from 5:30-6pm after Inner City Voices.

CKUW participated in a project through the NCRA (National Campus Community Radio Association) that enabled us to contract one of our volunteers to produce a 30 minute documentary for a series called Resonating Reconciliation.  

The project was funded by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the documentaries highlight the experiences of First Nations' and the legacy of Indian Residential Schools.  

Robin Eriksson, Program Director, 204-786-9782

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St. Philip Anglican Church, 240 Tache Avenue

March 4
SHROVETIDE TUESDAY - "Pancake Tuesday"  - 5:00 - 7:00 pm - for pancakes and sausages - gluten-free pancakes available.  $6.00 per person - $15.00 per family.

March 5
ASH WEDNESDAY - the beginning of Lent - 7:00 pm - prayer, imposition of ashes, and Holy Eucharist.  We begin our journey to Easter with the sign of ashes, an ancient sign, speaking of the frailty and uncertainty of human life, and marking the penitence of the community as a whole. 

February 24, 2014

Earthdog Terrier Rescue Bake Sale l Glen Thompson l Bolero Dance Theatre l Eugene Rogan and Jennifer Dueck l Keith Wood: Inner-view l Elizabeth Fraser l Guy Few and Nadina Mackie Jackson l MIPR - Bipole III transmission l Lindsey Olver l S Sandra Sukhan

March 2, 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm
The Pawsh Dog Taylor, Unit 10 - 1580 Taylor

A bake sale, 50/50 draw and a great "Golden Ticket" draw to win an Apple TV.

Join Earthdog Terrier Rescue of Manitoba to help thank all of those who helped Wonka get back on her feet. A very BIG thank you to The Pawsh Dog who donated countless hours to Wonka.  Wonka and other Earthdogs will be on hand to say hello.

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March 2, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Prairie Theatre Exchange, Unit Y300 - 393 Portage Avenue, the Colin Jackson Theatre
There will be a cash bar. Doors @ 7:00 pm

Come celebrate the life of our friend Glen Thompson.

Come with a song or a story; with instruments or a skit; or simply come to be in the presence of others who love and dearly miss our Glen.  Hosted by the Winnipeg Theatre Community, with many thanks to Robert Metcalfe and PTE.


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

March 9, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Special preview of Bolero Dance Theatre’s production A Spanish Cinderella

Go behind the scenes with artistic director Pedro Aurelio for this preview of the company’s upcoming production. The company is known for its stories told through Spanish dance and flamenco. Excerpts of the show will be presented, along with a discussion of the process of bringing an epic story to the stage. 

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March 10, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
“The Ottoman Front: The Great War in the Middle East”

If the Great War shaped the modern Middle East, it was the Ottoman Front that turned Europe’s conflict in 1914 into a world war.  
Eugene Rogan discusses the Great War with UofM Professor Jennifer Dueck. 

Eugene Rogan is author of The Arabs: A History, which was named one of the best books of 2009. His new book, The Great War in the Middle East, is due in 2015.

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March 10, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant. Showing Inner-view.

In 2006 Keith Wood started using the “encaustic” medium (pigmented molten wax.)  Encaustic is light – a key element of Wood’s work. Just as a jazz musician dialogues with his instrument, creating a work of art involves an intense dialogue with the work.  

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March 11, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Faith is

Faith is profiles 11 Winnipeggers who share how they came to know God. Feature stories include: Olympic speedskater Cindy Klassen, Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. from the Amazing Race Canada, Lindor Reynolds from The Winnipeg Free Press and Laurie Boschman from the Winnipeg Jets.

Elizabeth Fraser started writing Faith is as an independent project at Red River College.

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March 11, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat

Trum­pet vir­tu­oso Guy Few and bas­soon­ist Nad­ina Mackie Jack­son have planned a little jaunt with some­thing they call Car­nets de voy­ages

Few and Mackie Jack­son are artistic co-directors of the Grand River Baroque Fest­ival.  They have performed as con­cert soloists, multi-instrumental recit­al­ists and record­ing artists.

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March 13, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Energy in Manitoba: Challenges and Opportunities 

The proposed Bipole III transmission line and the new generating stations (Keeyask and Conawap) have received attention with concerns raised over price, path, and necessity. 

The Manitoba Institute for Policy Research at the University of Manitoba serves as a hub for academic analysis, public policy discourse, and outreach. RSVP 

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March 14, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Life in Rhymes of an Angsty Teenager

This book is a personal collection of poetry, with the exception of a couple song lyrics and a short story, based on the author’s experiences thus far.

Lindsey Olver believes that we all have to start somewhere, and that this collection is just the beginning of her story.

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March 16, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
In Search of the Blue Lotus

Sandra shares memories of growing up in a politically charged time in Guyana, her immigration to Canada for an arranged marriage at the age of 16, her life as a hairstylist, and her work toward a doctoral degree. 

S Sandra Sukhan is a professional hairstylist with a doctorate in Environmental Studies. She is a published author and teacher-educator.

February 22, 2014

Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts l Craig Street Cats’ Spay-Ghetti Dinner l Doug Edmond & Sweet Alibi l Kraken and Spirits and Beads - Mardi Gras

March 7, 7:00 pm
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Unit 1 - 460 Portage Avenue

Plug In ICA is pleased to present the opening reception of 
Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts. 
The reception is free, and all are welcome. 
The exhibition is organized around some of Moholy-Nagy’s key themes: sensory training, technology/modernity, production/reproduction, immersion/participation, art as information/information as art, and transparency/reflection/motion.

Sensing the Future considers the impact of technology today by exploring how it was addressed in the practice of the Hungarian polymath artist László Moholy-Nagy (1895 – 1946), a key figure in the history of Modernism. Moholy-Nagy is known for his work in traditional media such as painting and sculpture, but also in photography and film, as well as in stage and exhibition design, typography, and advertising. 

This short film, made by László Moholy-Nagy in 1930, is based on the shadow patterns created by his Light-Space Modulator. 

Curated by Oliver Botar, Sensing the Future combines historical artworks with works by contemporary artists from Canada, Europe and the United States. 

The artists included: Eduardo Aquino (Winnipeg); the team of Nike Arnold, Andreas Haus, Aline Helmcke, Frédéric Krauke and Walter Lenertz (Berlin); Naomi Claire (Baltimore); Lancelot Coar (Winnipeg); Olafur Eliasson (Berlin); Oskar Fischinger; Ken Gregory (Winnipeg); Patrick Harrop (Winnipeg); the team of Gottfried Jäger and Karl Martin Holzhäuser (Bielefeld); Eduardo Kac (Chicago); György Kepes; the team of Jörg U. Lensing, Gudula Schröder, Jürgen Steger, Thomas Neuhaus, Malou Airaudo and Sascha Hardt (Düsseldorf); Erika Lincoln (Winnipeg); Norman McLaren; the team of Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, Bob Kotyk and Ryan Simmons (Winnipeg); Bernie Miller (Winnipeg); Lucia Moholy; Francisco Javier Navarro de Zuvillaga (Madrid); Freya Olafson (Winnipeg); István Sebök; and Peter Yeadon (New York).

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Craig Street Cats - 5th Annual Spay-Ghetti Dinner
March 8, 2014
Deer Lodge Community Centre, 323 Bruce Avenue
Two sittings:
1st - Doors at 4:30 pm / Dinner 5 pm to 7 pm
2nd - Doors at 7 pm / Dinner 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Tickets: $12 for Adults & $6 for Kids (12 and under) are available at the Craig Street Cats Adoption Centre, 489 Madison or order online. 

Dinner includes: Salad, rolls, spaghetti/sauce, pop or coffee/tea, and dessert

MC: Frankie Hollywood from Energy 106 will be the MC for both sittings
Live Entertainment: Country Singer Jerry Sereda with an acoustic set. 

Confirmed Auction Prizes includes Movie Bonanza - 12 Cineplex gift certificates!

Interested in volunteering for this event? Sign-up online here.

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Doug Edmond - Skipping Stones CD release with Sweet Alibi
March 8, 7:30 pm
The Rachel Browne Theatre, 211 Bannatyne

Come celebrate the release of Doug's new CD featuring: Alasdair Dunlop, bass; Rubin Kantorovich, guitar; Bill Spornitz, sax and producer Mitch Dorge, drums with special guest Sweet Alibi.

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March 8, 8:00 pm
Royal Canadian Legion, St. James Branch #4, 1755 Portage Avenue
Tickets $15 for adult, $8 for people under 16 yrs and free for under 12 yrs.

Kraken and Spirits and Beads, Oh My!!!  Come join the crew of the TAS Beagle as we travel through Time and Space to Mardi Gras 1928!!
Come dressed in your Steam Punk/ Mardi Gras finery!! Come taste the wonderful Mardi Gras foods and drinks. A King and a Queen will be chosen using the tradition of the King Cake. Masks are encouraged; a craft table will be available for on the spot creativity.

The plan is for a family event, so no nudity, please. 

February 19, 2014

Jenny Berkel, Paul Bergman and Bobby Desjarlais l CrossFit Open Throwdown 14.1 l There is Here l Manitoba Liquor Marts’ Product Seminars

March 2, 8:00pm
Union Sound Hall, 110 Market Avenue
$10 | Doors at 8pm

Union Sound Hall is proud to present:

Jenny Berkel (MB/ON)
...outlined by spare guitar chords and coloured in by her impossibly fey voice, [these songs] are bleak and haunting and deeply familiar. - Verb Magazine

Paul Bergman (MB)
Paul writes songs about vegetables, death and love, and performs in a mesmerizing way.

Bobby Desjarlais (MB)
Starting with Attica Riots and The Bokononists, Bobby's songs cut to the heart.

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March 2, 11:00 am
Undefeated CrossFit, 14-1100 Waverley Street

Undefeated CrossFit is kicking off the CrossFit Open by hosting 14.1.
We are excited to open our doors to any athlete from any affiliate in Winnipeg registered to compete in the CrossFit Open.
You will not need to e-mail us to register. There is no cost to participate.
We will announce when there will be time slots available on our schedule.
Visit our schedule, create a profile, and choose a time slot to throw down. Easy!

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March 7 tol April 4
Ace Art, 2-290 McDermot Avenue 

'There is Here' a painting installation by Robert Taite
Artist talk - March 12, 2014 7 pm

Taite has installed a number of recent works in response to the architecture of aceartinc., continuing his investigation into the relationships and tensions between painting, sculpture, architecture and the body. 

Taite constructs sculptural paintings that are experiments in simple formal and material possibilities. When pieces start to pile up in his studio, their original purposes get lost as they are recycled in new assemblages. This process continues in the gallery where its space becomes a new arena for construction. The work alludes to other spaces, other worlds, but inevitably self-destructs into the here and now.

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Manitoba Liquor Marts and the MLCC host seminars and tasting events throughout the year.
Try a number of samples across different countries and price points.

March 13, 7:00 pm - Cost: $35.00  
So Many Ways Tequila
Come taste the range of this incredibly complex drink. Lemon and salt not required!
Madison Square Liquor Mart Education Centre
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March 20, 7:00 pm - Cost: $85.00
The Dream Of Dionysus
This ultra-premium wine tasting is an experience you won’t want to miss!
Grant Park Liquor Mart Education Centre
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March 27, 7:00 pm - Cost: $35.00
Wines Of Australia
We go for a tasting “walkabout” through a selection of diverse wine regions.
Madison Square Liquor Mart Education Centre
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March 31, 7:00 pm - Cost: $35.00
Can You Really Tell The Difference?
Join us in a blind tasting of wines that have a considerable price gap and see if YOU can tell!
Grant Park Liquor Mart Education Centre
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April 3, 7:00 pm 
Everything Red - Cost: $35.00
Discover the nuances of red wines from Bordeaux to California.
Grant Park Liquor Mart Education Centre

February 16, 2014

Career Trek: Laughs for a Cause l Sargent & Victor & Me

February 27, 7:00 pm    
Doors open at 6 pm. The comedians begin at 8 pm. 
Rumor's Comedy Club, 190-2025 Corydon
Tickets are $12 and we need final numbers by February 20
E-mail us, or call the office!

Career Trek Inc. is happy to host a fundraiser for the Career Trek Scholarship Funds! 
By joining us for a night of laughs, you are also supporting the academic dreams of some amazing young people. 

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February 27 to March 9  
Asper Center for Theatre & Film      Get Tickets 

A world premiere, written and performed by Debbie Patterson 
(90 minutes including intermission)

Debbie Patterson’s bold new work intersects core area residents with a disabled food bank volunteer to unlock the mystery of how neighbourhoods evolve and how we cope.
Drawn from a series of first person accounts, Sargent & Victor & Me is a haunting narrative infused with a potent honesty that illuminates Patterson’s capacity to touch difficult and often dark subject matter with humour and grace.

Director: Arne MacPherson
Music & Sound Design: Christine Fellows and John K. Samson
Lighting Design: Hugh Conacher
Set Design: Andrea von Wichert
Dramaturge: Iris Turcott
Stage Manager: Michelle Lagassé
Production Manager: Hugh Conacher

February 14, 2014

WAG Fundraiser: Hot and Cold l Red Dress Gala & Fashion Show l Get Your Heart On l Triple Your Donation to Heart and Stroke

February 22
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd.

Birchwood BMW Art & Soul features DJs, live music and entertainment, and gallery tours.
Come out of the cold into the green of Spring. Dance the night away to Pypes and Doves. 
Grab a cold one and catch some shade in our Summer Beach Party on the Mezzanine.
Enjoy the falling leaves as you dance to DJs Co-op and Hunnicut on the third floor. 
On our fourth floor warm up by the fireplace and chill out with a jam session by The Lytics. 
Enjoy the beauty of the Northern Lights.
Our exclusive four level gala event has become renowned on the Winnipeg Social scene. 

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online, in person, or by phone - 204.786.6641
All proceeds go to the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
A discounted rate is available for groups of 10 tickets for $450, purchased at one time.

Present your ticket stub at the WAG front desk for a 25% discount off a WAG membership.
Offer ends March 31 - Valid only for new or lapsed (6 months) individual memberships.

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February 26, 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
2nd Annual Red Dress Gala & Fashion Show
Stereo Nightclub, Canad Inns, 1034 Elizabeth Road at Lagimodiere 

A fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, hosted as a Live Red Event.

The fashion show will feature the work of local designers: Kari Manty, Melanie Wrobel, 
Issis Gilkes, Cheryl Scott of Rockabetty boutique, Out of the Blue’s design submissions. 

The evening will be hosted by Adam West from Energy 106
It will include hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, and a chance to make a difference. 

Tickets for this event are $50 and are available for purchase at 
Society the Salon, 7-120 Donald Street, or at Rockabetty, B-121 Osborne Street. 
Cash or cheque will be accepted, with all cheques made payable to "Red Dress Gala."

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February 27
downtown Toronto at Switch Nightclub
Get Your Heart On

Heart disease and stroke are two of the three leading causes of death in Canada. 

Those Girls have created an annual event called “Get Your Heart On.” Last year, with over 200 guests in attendance, we were able to raise over $15,000 for the foundation. 

For more information: FBC Member Robyn MacDonald of Planet Byn 
For more details, or to buy tickets please visit here.

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Donate now  to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Desjardins Insurance will TRIPLE IT.

As a youngster, Olympic figure skater Isabelle Brasseur's fainting spells went unexplained. Eventually, doctors learned a heart defect could cause her heart to stop as a result of extreme exertion or stress. While giving birth to daughter Gabriella, Isabelle's heart stopped for 31 seconds. A jolt of adrenalin got it going again. Mom and baby were fine. 

Heart and Stroke Foundation researchers have taken major strides to prevent sudden cardiac death by identifying the link between fainting and unexplained cardiac arrest.  Every dollar donated puts us closer to making more breakthrough discoveries that save lives and support survivors, their families and caregivers. 

February 11, 2014

Toonies For Tummies l WSO Gala: Martinis & Manhattans with Al Simmons l UofW Ghost Launch: Call for Submissions l International Women’s Week Cabaret: Rise Up!

Toonies For Tummies

From February 6 – 20, 2014 you can donate $2 in store at several supermarkets across Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. 100% of the funds collected will be donated to breakfast programs, which provide nutritious meals to children in schools.

The numbers are staggering.

One out of every six Canadian children goes to school hungry. Toonies For Tummies helps children who don’t have the “luxury” to start their day with breakfast by raising funds for Breakfast for Learning and the Breakfast Club of Canada.

And all it takes is $2 to make a difference.

How You Can Help
  • Watch the Little Change, Big Change video here and donate online.
  • Donate $2 in-store during the campaign period.
  • Start and keep the conversation going on Facebook and Twitter #Toonies4Tummies
  • Share the campaign badge on Facebook and encourage others to donate.
Participating stores in Ontario and Atlantic Canada:
  • Colemans
  • Co-op Atlantic
  • Food Basics
  • Foodland
  • Freshco
  • Galati Market Fresh
  • Highland Farms
  • Longo’s
  • Metro Ontario
  • Michael Angelo’s
  • Price Chopper
  • Rabba Fine Foods
  • Sobeys and independent stores across Ontario and Atlantic Canada
The Grocery Foundation is an Ontario-based not-for-profit, representing leaders from Canada’s grocery industry. It was established in 1979 to enrich the lives and well-being of children. 2014 marks the 35th Anniversary of the Grocery Foundation.

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February 25, 5:30 pm
WSO Achievement Awards Gala Honouring Entertainer Al Simmons
Martinis & Manhattans
RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue
Black Tie Optional
Gala Ticket - $225  l  Corporate Table - $2,500  l  Gold Table - $3,500
For tickets, contact Jason Hayes at 204-949-3973 

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Ghost Launch is seeking submissions of personal accounts, historical ephemera, writing, and art that record, remember, or respond to feminist and queer bookstores that no longer exist in Canada. 

The website will be a space to remember and reflect on vanished bookstores and as a platform for the virtual “launch” of works.  The website will also feature a variety of projects by feminist- and queer-identified artists, writers, performers, and activists.

Produced in conjunction with MY MONUMENT, the forthcoming exhibition at 
the University of Winnipeg’s Gallery 1C03 at the University of Winnipeg by Roewan Crowe, 
cam bush, Steven Leyden Cochrane, and Paul Robles (March 6 - April 5, 2014). 

Please indicate if you would prefer to have your submission published anonymously. 
Submissions may also be emailed as attachments or file-sharing links. 

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March 7 and 8 at 8 pm
Colin Jackson Studio Theatre, Prarie Theatre Exchange, 3rd Floor Portage Place
Tickets $10, can be purchased online or by calling (204) 586-2236.

Sarasvati Transformative will again be producing a cabaret of monologues by Canadian playwrights to celebrate International Women’s Week.  This year’s theme is Rise Up!
Stories will focus on young women, new forms of advocacy and ways women tackle adversity!  This year's line-up includes:
  • Something’s Not Right by Wren Hookey; 
  • performed by Samantha Walters 
  • Teen Trucker by Sara Arenson; 
  • performed by Ashley Kowalchuk 
  • Hide Away by Kendra Jones; 
  • performed by Kaeleigh Ayre 
  • Black and White by Cairn Moore; 
  • performed by Andrea Houssin 
  • Who Killed Snow White (Excerpt) by Judith Thompson;
  • performed by Brittany Thiessen 
  • White Girl Problems by Frances Koncan; 
  • performed by Shanley Spence 
  • I am not Malala by Hope McIntyre; 
  • performed by Shae Burstow 
  • What Being a Girl Means by Hannah Burns; 
  • performed by Victoria Hill 
  • Reflection by Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill; 
  • performed by Hailley Rhoda 
  • The Entaglement: The Nature of A Woman 
  • Slam Poetry written and performed by Ali Tataryn 

February 10, 2014

Festival du Voyageur Royal Canoe l Annual Memorial March l Senior K9 Adoption Fair l Hull's Haven Love at the Loft l D'Arcy's A.R.C. Pawsta Night l Winnipeg Folk Festival: Sibyl & Darling Twig

February 14 to 23
Festival du Voyageur, 233, Provencher Blvd
MTS Rivière-Rouge Tent (Park)

BUY TICKETS

This is Festival du Voyageur’s 45th Anniversary!!

February 22, 10:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Royal Canoe at Festival du Voyageur
The tent is double the capacity this year, so let's fill it up!

Festival du Voyageur offers a free shuttle service. For more information click here.

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Annual Memorial March for all Missing and Murdered ~ Winnipeg
February 14, 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm
Starting at the Bulman Center at the University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave.
Bring your hand drums, memorials signs.

Open Prayer: Gramma Shingoose
Master of Ceremonies: Lisa Parker
Drum Groups: Keewatin Otchitchak (Northern Crane) Traditional Women Singers
and Zhaawano-Binesi Mashkikii-Odewe'igan

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Adoption Fair - Before the Bridge Senior K9 Rescue
February 15, 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
Pet Valu (National Adoption Day Fair), 2136 McPhillips St. Unit 10

Since our adoptables all live in foster homes this is a great way to meet them all.
Prepare to fall in love.
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Love at the Loft with HHBCR & Rescue Siamese and Stray Cats
February 15, 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm
The Dog Loft, 245 Marion Street

Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue and Rescue Siamese and Stray 
are very exited to be having  a Valentines Party!
We will also have our hoodies at this event.. as well as our foster fail t shirts.
Check out some of the items that will be available for sale.

We would love to see alumni come on down for a visit too.
Meet some adoptables. Win some prizes. Have some fun.
Win a lovely pamper me pack as well as a pack for doggies.

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D'Arcy's A.R.C.’s Pawsta Night
February 22, 2014
Winnipeg Winter Club

Our 10th Annual -all you can eat- 'Paw'sta Night!
This years Special Guest entertainer is Winnipeg's own Sierra Noble!
$15 for Adults $8 for Children
Call 204-888-2266, pick up D'Arcy's A.R.C. (Animal Rescue Centre), 730 Century St.

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February 22, 7:15pm
The Folk Exchange, 211 Bannatyne Ave.

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is proud to present Sibyl Live with special guests Darling Twig!
Tickets are $10 in advance, available at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.

Sibyl is a Winnipeg folk band inspired by the prairies, jazz, and Celtic roots from the east coast of Canada. They just released an EP “Basement Sounds” at the Times Change(d).

February 9, 2014

Wishing You a Happy Valentine’s Day!



Life is never measured 
by the years you have lived,
but by the love you have shared,
and the people whose hearts you have touched.

Wishing you a day filled with all you hold dear…
Thank you for visiting!!

February 8, 2014

Valentine’s Day Dinner l Dr. Robert Bray l Suzanne Rivard l Cluster: New Music Festival l Larissa Peck l Sam McKegney: Masculindians

February 14, in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Enjoy a special five-course, all-inclusive romantic dinner for two, featuring live music from Kevin Curtis on piano. The first sitting is at 4:00 pm, with a second sitting at 7:00 pm. 
The cost is $55.00 per person, or $100.00 per couple. 
To make reservations, please call Prairie Ink Restaurant at 204.975.2659.

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February 21, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Tennessee Williams Presentation

In conjunction with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s production of The Glass Menagerie, join us for an engaging look at the life and times of Tennessee Williams and a discussion on the importance of his work. Dr. Robert Bray teaches courses in modern American literature, modern drama, and Tennessee Williams. 

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March 2, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Things I Wish My Mother Taught Me: 15 Strategies to Uncover Your Happiness

Suzanne Rivard is an integrative wellness coach, empowering her clients to lead a more fulfilled, balanced, and meaningful life.

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March 4, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Composer Panel Discussion, hosted by Winnipeg composer Gordon Fitzell 

Cluster: New Music + Integrated Arts Festival (March 1-9) is pleased to present an illuminating Composer Panel. Guest composers Martin Arnold, Adam Basanta, James O’Callaghan and Jason Sharp will discuss their work, collaborative performance, and new music, among other topics.

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March 5, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Decaf Coffee Dates: Stories and Insights from Winnipeg Seniors

It’s about being hip. And hip replacements. Ten fascinating stories from Winnipeg seniors ranging in age from 70 to 100. Larissa Peck enjoys laughter, songs, sun, proper grammar and caffeine. You can follow her on Twitter @tickledpeck.

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March 6, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Masculindians: Conversations About Indigenous Manhood 

Sam McKegney is the author of Magic Weapons: Aboriginal Writers Remaking Community After Residential School

Warren Cariou’s latest book is Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water, co-edited with Niigaanwewidom James Sinclair. 

Duncan Mercredi’s work has been featured in three anthologies of native writing and in periodicals such as Prairie Fire and CV2

Niigaanwewidom James Sinclair is co-editor of The Winter We Danced: Voices of the Past, the Future, and the Idle No More Movement


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

February 7, 2014

FREE LUNCH & Nutrition Info l Assiniboine Park Exhibits, Workshops and Camp, Spring 2014 l Help Polar Bears Like Aurora

The Parish of St. Mary Magdalene - MAGDALA HOUSE, 3 St. Vital Rd.
Tuesdays - drop-in for coffee, tea & a snack - plus a FREE lunch at 12:30.

On February 11, 11:00 am: A presentation on Nurtrition, Exercise and Mental Health given by St. Boniface nursing students - Ashley Hebert & Janelle Beytournay.
Doors open at 10:00 am - Everyone Welcome!!

Drop-in to hear the presentation enjoy snacks and stay for a Free Lunch following their talk.
Call 204-253-0555 for more information.


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Times, locations, and fees vary and are subject to change. Please check our website.
To register, please call 204 927 6070 or email 

Totems – Life in British Columbia
JohnP.CrabbGallery 
(Pavilion Gallery Museum) OPENING: FEBRUARY 17
Phillips’ first visited the west coast in 1927. He went on visits to Karlukwees, Village Island, and Mamallilicoola. It is there he produced “Ten Canadian Colour Prints”.

Shields
Ivan Eyre Gallery
(Pavilion Gallery Museum) CLOSING: MARCH 16
Shields was the first of a large group of mythological works of the 80’s that inspired Ivan Eyre. Eyre has taken ‘universal’ objects and, with a sense of dramatization, infused them with a personalized prairie character.

The Monarch Life Collection
Clarence Tillenius Gallery 
(Pavilion Gallery Museum) CLOSING: MARCH 30
Clarence Tillenius travelled across Canada in 1954 to create a series of 200 large oil paintings of Canada’s wilderness landscapes entitled “Monarchs of the Canadian Wilds”. 

Through the Eye of the Figure
Ivan Eyre Gallery 
(Pavilion Gallery Museum) OPENING: APRIL 6
In his Figurescapes, Ivan Eyre began opening up “table-top” still lives, then used the silhouette of the figure as a window, exploring through the “eye” of the figure.

Jeff Chester
ClarenceTilleniusGallery 
(Pavilion Gallery Museum) OPENING: APRIL 7
Newly recognized Manitoba artist, Jeff Chester, will exhibit his landscape, still life, and figurative oil paintings.

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Adult Workshops

Perennial Garden Design
Wednesday, March 12 | 7 to 9 pm
$15 + GST
We’ll help you make informed decisions about what’s best for your garden.

Spring Bulb Containers
Wednesday, April 16 | 7 to 9 pm
$39.50 + GST
Choose from a selection of forced bulbs. Materials included.

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Nature Tots
(Ages 3 to 5 years) Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11 am

Little Green Thumbs
March 5 – April 30 | Assiniboine Park Conservatory
Enjoy plant-themed activities, nature exploration, snacks and more!
$120 + GST for members $134 + GST for non-members

Chocolate Making for Children
Saturday, April 12 | 1 – 2:30 pm
$16 + GST for members
$18 + GST for non-members
Join us as we have some messy fun making chocolate inspired treats.

Spring Day Camp
Week 1: March 24 – 28
Week 2: March 31 – April 4
Join us for a beastly big week of fun and discovery with plant and animal encounters, guided tours, nature arts and crafts, and recreation!  
$155 for members | $170 for non-members

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Be a Social Ambassador and Help Polar Bears Like Aurora Today!

Visit the Help Polar Bears Now website to share this message on Facebook or send out a tweet to your followers.  RBC will donate $1.00* for each share and tweet.
Aurora is only 12 months old.  She was found near the airport in Churchill, Manitoba.  Aurora had no hope of surviving without her mother, who was nowhere to be found. 
Thanks to the help of donors, Aurora is getting a second chance at life!
There will be other polar bears like Aurora who need your help.  It's not a matter of if, but when.  For more information, please visit Assiniboine Park Zoo or email.

February 5, 2014

Ace Art: David Churchill & Frank Livingstone l Sarasvàti Fundraiser: So You Think You Can Act l Flip Book Animation l Circus for Circus

February 13, 7:00 pm
Ace Art, 2-290 McDermot Avenue

Filling the Hole – Art and the spaces of the City
Between August 2013 and January 2014 twenty-two artists placed their work in a small hole in the back exterior wall of a grocery store in Winnipeg’s West End. Each Sunday afternoon a different artist would install work in this modest opening facing a back alley. 
The actual gallery site was devoid of any indications or explanations of the art or artist. This impromptu micro gallery presented art at its most vulnerable, exposed not only to elements but also to the random attentions of passersby. 

Join Gallery founders and co-coordinators Frank Livingston and David Churchill, as they discuss the concept behind the gallery, the artists who donated their work, and the reactions to the gallery and to the art itself. 

Frank Livingston is a Winnipeg based artist and gardener. 
David Churchill, teaches history at the University of Manitoba.

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February 19, 7:00 pm
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue
So You Think You Can Act - A Fun Fundraiser!
Tickets: $25 (includes wine reception)
Tickets can be purchased online or from our office by calling (204) 586-2236. 

This event supports the transformative theatre work of Sarasvàti Productions. 
Local celebrities will perform in front of a panel of judges and an audience. 
YOU get to choose the winner of the trophy!
There will also be raffle prizes plus a wine reception afterwards!

Emcee: Ace Burpee
Judges: Sharon Bajer (Actor/Director), Ardith Boxall (Theatre Projects Manitoba), 
Kevin Klassen (Shakespeare in the Ruins)

Celebrities: 
Alison Gillmor (CBC Radio/Winnipeg Free Press)
Jim Ingebrigtsen (Radio and TV Producer/Host)
Obby Khan (Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber and Shawarma Khan owner)
Eva Kovacs (Global Morning News), Kris Laudien (CTV Morning Show)
Big Daddy Tazz (Comedian) 
Troy Westwood (Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber and co-host of The Big Show on TSN1290)

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Martha Street Studio
New Weekend Workshop:  Flip Book Animation Feb 22 (2-5) and Feb 23 (12-4)
Registration closes Feb 19 at noon.
For more information call 204-779-6253 or check website 

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February 21, 7 pm - 11 pm
Circus for Circus 
Tickets are $25.00 or you can donate  All proceeds go to C.A.M.P.

The Manitoba Theatre for Young People lobby will be full of aerial and acrobatic performers, 
wine, beer, food, prizes, and music to raise money for C.A.M.P. 
It will be an 18+ cocktail event with entertainment all night long. Dress for an evening out! 

See Take Flight Aerial & Acrobatics Troupe, who performed at Pride Festival 2013!
We are also giving away a ton of fabulous prizes including WestJest flight vouchers!

C.A.M.P. is the Circus and Magic Partnership run by Winnipeg International Children’s Festival.  C.A.M.P. puts on circus camps for Winnipeg and Northern at-risk youth. 
Kids learn magic, acrobatics, aerial and more. 

February 3, 2014

SEXUAL DU VOYAGEUR 3 l Ceramics: Cup-Making Basics l Freeze Frame Social l BTPRSM Party and Playgroup l KEEPIN' it RIEL Social

February 14, 9:30 pm
The Windsor Hotel - Blues Bar, 187 Garry Street
Cover $7 (cheap date!)

DJ Co-op & BIG FUN present:  SEXUAL DU VOYAGEUR 3
A night of sexy slow song and luscious love jams featuring steamy cover songs by:
NAKED SEX  - Live band featuring members of Boats and other cexi bands

Sultry DJ sets by:
Olivia "Tiny O(rgasm)" Norquay
Tim "Grower not a shower" "Co-op" Hoover

Rainbow Trout Music Festival bachelor/ bachelorette Auction
Free condoms and sexual health information from the Sexual Health Educators Network

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Ceramics: Cup-Making Basics 
February 16, 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm
$35 (all supplies & firing costs included)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 14, 6 pm
Edge members receive a 10% discount off of workshop prices.

Create your very own ceramic cups and mugs. (No experience necessary)
For more information or to register, call (204) 260-0756, email.

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February 15, 9:00pm
Union Sound Hall, 110 Market Avenue
Tickets just $15 

Freeze Frame Winnipeg Arts & Media Social
Bands, DJ, Prizes! 
Join DJ Kasm, the "James Heibert" all-star band, and more at the Freeze Frame Arts & Media Social!  Get your tickets on line through Eventbrite or at the door!

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Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM) Valentine's Day Party 
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7- 975 Thomas Ave
February 16, 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
$5 per family

Enjoy some holiday fun! There will be a nice spread for the humans, lots of doggie fun for the pooches, a 50/50 draw and chances to win some door prizes!

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KEEPIN' it RIEL Social
The Cheer, 437 Stradbrook Ave
February 16, 7:30 pm

Tristan and Tebogo married on January 4th in Ottawa. Tebogo's father has been diagnosed with cancer, forcing them to move up the wedding date by 10 months. This is as much a social as it is a fundraiser for Tebogo and her family to allow her to be home with her father on a moments notice and be able to take time off work if needed. 

Your support is encouraged, welcomed, and immensely helpful! 

February 2, 2014

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's February Meeting .... Annual Spring Show 2014 / Fundraiser for St. Amant

February 14, 7:30 PM
The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club
Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue

Dave Downie will present: Something Old, Something New.
Dave will share the best of his photography, going back to 1972.

Thinking about doing some model railroading? Not sure where to begin or what to buy?
Come down and get some expert advice!

Not a member - not a problem.
You are welcome to attend a few meetings FOR FREE to see if you'd like to join!

The No. 1 Northern Division of the National Model Railroad Association holds a model display at every meeting.
If you wish to join NMRA Canada, or have any questions about the group, please have a chat with the fellow at their table.  

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The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club is hosting their  
Annual Open House / Model & Photo Contest Display at  
Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue at Lanark, on  
Saturday, March 15 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Sunday, March 16 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The show is wheelchair accessible.
Please use the front entrance to the church. There is a ramp.
The church has an elevator that will take you down to the basement to the show.

Admission by donation
Proceeds to support St. Amant Centre
Snacks and drinks available

There will be operating layouts, including 
The NMRA's #1 Northern Division's Free - mo HO modular group
and…

The Man with the Giraffe Cars will be there for the kids!!!!

Kids, have your parent take your picture with the Man with the Giraffe Cars!
He'll also let you unload the operating cars!

Parents, have a seat and enjoy the continuous slide show of great train pics!

Along with demonstrations, the entries and winners in 
their model and photography contests will be on display.

Meet Morgan Turney, publisher of the Canadian Railway Modeller Magazine!
The library will be selling magazines at a quarter each!!
They will also be selling train books!!!

  
Each year the WMRC holds its Annual Models and Photography Contests.  
All model entries are showcased at the club's Annual Open House.  
Experienced modellers judge a variety of model categories using 
guidelines set out by the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA).
  
A photography contest, judged by professional photographers, is also held.
The winning photos will be displayed at the Open House.

Questions about the Model Contest / Photo Contest entry forms and rules? 
e mail Morgan Turney or call 668-0168 

Learn more about The WMRC through its blog, published by Paul Ullrich.

St. Amant is a comprehensive resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities, and autism.  We are a not-for-profit organization that offers a wide range of programs and services to support individuals and their families.

St. Amant programs include a large residence for complex-care, more than 50 community sites and homes, the St. Amant Research Centre, the St. Amant  School and River Road Child Care, a community child-care centre. 
We offer effective programs for children with autism and also for families who care for an individual with a developmental disability at home.
We strive to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for the thousands of individuals and families we serve each year.  We believe research is essential to developing environments that emphasize dignity and respect for each person.

St. Amant, 440 River Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3Z9 

Tel: (204) 256-4301 Fax: (204) 257-4349  or email