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June 29, 2014

July at Oak Hammock Marsh l McNally’s July Music l Eat Winnipeg l Commemorative Quilt and Walking Beyond l Swolewes, Evan Sabourin & crys cole l Pet Valu Adoption l Bark in the Park

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 20 minutes north of Winnipeg.
For more information call 467-3300 or email  Jacques Bourgeois

July 5 - 10 a.m.
Wild Edibles Workshop

Discover the potential of some of the common plants of the marsh. Prepare and taste the delicious results. $10 per person plus admission.  Pre-registration is required.
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July 12 and 26
Wildlife Management Area Van Tour with an experienced guide

Oak Hammock features a restored prairie marsh, aspen-oak bluff, waterfowl lure crops, artesian springs, some of Manitoba's last remaining patches of tall-grass prairie and 30 kilometres of trails. $10 plus admission.  Space is very limited.
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July 19 and 20
Water Festival

Activities will help you understand why water is important and how we can conserve it.
Saturday - visit kiosks of our partners, get your passport stamped to win some cool prizes!
Sunday - play water games and learn about the many property of this precious resource.
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July 27 - 1 p.m.
How to Identify Birds Workshop

With the help of our Resident Naturalist, Paula Grieef, you can learn some basics tricks to help you identifying birds. $5 plus admission.  Pre-registration is required.
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July and August
Camp for Kids of all ages!!

Camp is a great way to gather precious memories and build special friendships!

We have a variety of age-appropriate camps:
Cattail Camp: ages 5 to 7 - Animal detective, puzzle hunt, crafts, games, tasty snacks!
Blackbird Camp: ages 8 to 10 - Games, scavenger hunts and a cool craft!
Wetland Adventure Camp: ages 11 to 13 - Compass scavenger hunt, survival skills, canoeing, and geocaching!

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


Lindsey White
Friday July 4, 8:00 pm
Groovy Folk Rock

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday July 5, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Grace Hrabi Trio
Friday July 11, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Sonia Eidse
Saturday July 12, 8:00 pm
Singer/Songwriter


Bill Hamilton
Friday July 18, 8:00 pm
Singer/Songwriter

Jenelle Salanguit
Saturday July 19, 8:00 pm
Jazz

The Tims
Friday July 25, 8:00 pm
Acoustic Blues Rock

Renée Lamoureux
Saturday July 26, 8:00 pm
Singer/Songwriter

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Jul 1 to Jul 31
Ciao! magazine’s Eat Winnipeg

These Winnipeg restaurants invite you to experience UNFORGETTABLE 3-course meals for only $36.
Amici
Bailey's
The Blue Marble
Corrientes
Hermanos
Prairie 360
Resto Gare
Steve's Bistro
Sydney's

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July 3, 1:30 to 2:00 pm
Neechi Niche, 865 Main St

Indigenous Achievement, U of M, and Neechi Niche, will unveil the Commemorative Bead-In Quilt.  Followed by WALKING BEYOND, a youth art exhibition and reception.
Both events are inspired by and responding to the art installation Walking With Our Sisters.
A community reception for the artists will follow.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

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July 3, 8:00 pm
Ace Art, 2-290 McDermot Avenue     $8

crys cole sublates the unnoticed detail over the course of materialist soundscapes; Evan Sabourin repurposes commercial artifacts with wit; and Swolewes strum their surroundings.
All proceeds benefit send + receive: a festival of sound.

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Pet Valu National Adoption Weekend
Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue will have adoptable dogs.
Hull's Merchandise, Donation tub drop offs and an attendance draw.

July 5
Pet Valu in Westwood, 3326 Portage Ave - from 11:00 am until 2:00pm.

July 5 - July 6
Pet Valu Meadowood, 200 Meadowood Unit 5 - from Noon until 3 each day.

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July 5, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
St.Vital Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets for the event are $10.
For tickets: Danielle at 204-299-9895 or Larissa at 204-250-8826 or email

The person who pledges the most money will win a COACH PURSE.

Come join Earthdog Terrier Rescue’s Bark in the Park for a morning filled with fun, fitness, prizes and treats. Certified fitness instructors will conduct Bootcamp, Zumba and Yoga.

By registering and pledging funds you will be helping us care for dogs like Haley.
Haley has a degenerative bone disease called "Shortened Radius Syndrome”, a debilitating disease in which her growth plate was irreversibly damaged, causing her daily pain to the extent that she limps.
To give her a chance at a long, pain free life we are willing to do anything we can.

June 25, 2014

July and August Events at Millennium and Local Libraries

ALL BRANCHES 

The Book of Answers: A Library Book Hunt
Adults, head to your favourite branch and join in on this year’s summer reading game.  Follow clues and seek a mysterious missing book. Enter the prize draw! 
Ask for your game sheet June 30 - August 8 at all libraries. 

TD Summer Reading Club
No required reading lists!  You'll get a chance to win some great prizes including swim passes, tickets to a Goldeyes game and more!  Special events and workshops all summer long.  The club ends August 15. (children up to age 12 are welcome to join)

Everyone up to 17 years, is invited to read away those fines at Winnipeg Public Library. 
Visit a library to register and get started reading!

Winnipeg Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Club is FREE and it’s ONLINE.
Receive weekly E-NEWSLETTERS with quizzes, BOOK PICKS, teen events and MORE!
Win GREAT PRIZE PACKS every week!  Enter any of our 6 ONLINE summer contests!

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MILLENNIUM LIBRARY 

At the Blankstein Gallery
July: Valley Gardens Art Group
Members have fun with styles ranging from pencil, ink, watercolours, acrylics and crafts. 
For information contact Wayne at 204-667-8054 or email 

August: Miriam Castillo
Miriam Castillo presents Mandalas - Connecting to the Sacred Wisdom
Exhibit launch on August 2 at 1 p.m. in the Buchwald Room. For more information.

Word. In the Park.
With special guests T’ai Pu and emerging artists from the Graffiti Gallery’s Studio 393 
Literary rap, creative b-boy and b-girl dance moves as well as interactive spoken word.
August 1, from 1 - 3 p.m. (Rain location: Carol Shields Auditorium, 2nd floor)

Downtown Concert Series
These FREE outdoor lunchtime concerts run from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday, in the Library Park (rain location: Carol Shields Auditorium). 
Bring a lunch and enjoy music! For the full concert lineup.

Moviemaking with your Smartphone 
Winnipeg Film Group’s Ben Williams uses a smartphone to capture and edit video using free on-line software.  Computer Training Lab July 19, 1-4 p.m. OR August 16, 1-4 p.m. 
Call 204-986-6450 to register. 

Reading the World Through Music
MoscoWinnipeg and Suture present music with literary lyrics and artistic videos. 
Carol Shields Auditorium - August 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Book-to-Movie Days     Drop in.
July 26 at 2 p.m - The Book Thief
Young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with a Jewish refugee.

August 9 at 2 p.m. - Ender’s Game
Young Ender Wiggin leads the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race. 

For children ages 6-12: 
July 30: 2 p.m. - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
August 20: 2 p.m. - Epic

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IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD 

Tabletop Game Days No registration required, just drop in.
Pembina Trail Library -  July 22 from 12 - 4 p.m. 
Munroe Library - July 25 from 1 - 3 p.m. 

A Walk-About in Bruce Park, an area that provided inspiration to Group of Seven artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald.  Call 204-986-3424 to register.
July 23 at 10:30 a.m. (Rain date: July 30 at 10:30 a.m.) 
August 6 at 3 p.m. (Rain date: August 13 at 3 p.m.) 

Manga Club - We will be discussing a variety of manga and anime.  Ages 13-17
July 11, 18, 25 & August 8, 15, 22, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Sir William Stephenson Library Call 204-986-7096 to register.

Video Production Workshop: Pixilation.  Ages 13-17
This workshop uses the stop-motion technique of pixilation to make many things possible.
• Pembina Trail Library  July 29: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Call 204-986-4380 to register.
• Fort Garry Library  August 7: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Call 204-986-4918 to register.

Join us for a FREE FUN Summer Camp.  Ages 6-12 
West Kildonan Library, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
July 14 - 25 OR July 28 - August 8 OR August 18 - 29
Crafts, storytelling, songs, theatre play and games, both in the library and outdoors! 
Snacks provided. Call 204-986-4389 to register.

June 22, 2014

Gimli Film Festival l Winnipeg Comedy Showcase l Forks Bridge Party l FREE: Connect in The Park l Folk Fest 2014 Hula Hoop and Bellydance

Gimli Film Festival is pleased to announce the FREE, very popular beach screenings on our one-of-a-kind 35-foot outdoor screen on the beautiful shores of Lake Winnipeg.
The RBC Cinema Under The Stars will present six films, beginning at sunset.

July 23, 10 pm
Cocoon by Ron Howard starring Brian Dennehy, Steve Guttenberg, Jessica Tandy and others

July 24, 10 pm                  
A River Runs Through It by Robert Redford and starring Brad Pitt and Tom Skerrit

July 25, 10 pm
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou  by Wes Anderson starring Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and Anjelica Houston
LATE NIGHT   (around 12 midnight)  Dead Calm
starring Nicole Kidman, Sam Neil and Billy Zane

July 26, 10 pm                  
Dirty Dancing  starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey

July 27, 10 pm                  
The Dark Side of the Rainbow
(The Wizard of Oz with Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon)

Purchase your 2014 GFF Passes by phone (204-642-8846) or drop by GFF office at suite 100 – 94 1st Street in the Waterfront Centre, Gimli at the Lake Winnipeg Visitor Centre.

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July 4, 9:00 pm 
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street       Tickets Available

The Park Theatre is proud to present our third Winnipeg Comedy Showcase. 
We are featuring Jordan Welwood, Tim Gray, Dana Smith, JD Renaud, Tyler Penner and Michael Blomquist. This is no open mic, there are no amateurs here. Only the best.  

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July 5, 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road – Historic Rail Bridge (Over the Assiniboine River)
All day free electronic music event + special multimedia visual performance at night. 
Followed by a special after party at The Pyramid Cabaret going until 3 am!

Saturday July 5th, MEMETIC Presents: FORKS BRIDGE PARTY
Featuring: 
MAX ULIS (Vancouver) - Mich EP - (Nanaimo) - Shael The Kitty - Nathan Zahn
Mike jasper - Rick Logic - Lotek - Berbs - Kasm
Plus a special set from Symptom Tech co-founder Cory Ash:"way" (Symptom Co-Founder)!

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July 6, 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm in CST
Central Park, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P

The Creative Avenue Collective is pumped to bring you Connect in The Park 5; a FREE concert and BBQ fundraiser. 
Join us for fun in the sun with great music, amazing local vendors, and delicious dining. 
All proceeds will go towards community art projects. 
Techtonix - 5 pm
Tictoctopus - 6 pm
Kataclysm - 7 pm
Billy B - 8 pm
Slimbot - 9 pm

4 pm: Tie-Die Workshop by Kenzii Mae Tumak - $5 supply fee. 
Desire Saturnae - Moonstruck Mystiks - Desire Satana

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July 9 and 10
Winnipeg Folk Festival - Birds Hill Park, Hwy #59
Both workshops will take place at Popes Hill

Hula Hoop Workshop with Brittany Dona-lyn Roginson - July 9, 7 pm (hoops will be provided).  Bellydance Workshop with Accalia Carmen - July 10 

June 21, 2014

Forum Art Centre: For Everything Art l Winnipeg Underground Film Festival

The Forum Art Centre offers Summer art classes for adults/teens and art camps for children. Located at 120 Eugenie Street, we’re in Coronation Park so we can enjoy art in the park during many of these classes. 

Classes include: Plein Air Drawing and Painting, Introduction to Animation, 
On Location Photography, Drawing Outdoors, Drawing in Parks, Manga, 
Into the Attic: A Vintage Scrapbooking Class, and Children’s Animation. 
For details about classes or call 204-235-1069
or email Daryl Dumanski – B.I.D., Executive Director

Check out Art Camps for children age 8 – 12 years
They run August 11 – 15 or August 18 – 22. 

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June 27 to 29
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 1/2 Ross Avenue

$10 / day [or] $20 / 3-day pass
Passes available at the door or in advance at Into the Music + Music Trader
Open City Cinema kicks off the second Winnipeg Underground Film Festival with a 90 second bang - ultra-short films from around the world - followed by two programs of radical short film and video work, a live 16mm performance by Texas-based filmmaker Michael A. Morris, and a video premiere and performance by YWG hip-hop artist Rob Crooks. 

Day 1
7:00 the 90 SECOND
8:30 PLACE STUDIES
10:00 PHENOMENOLOGY
11:30 NEW MUSIC/VIDEOS ft. ROB CROOKS

Day 2
2:00 SPENDING TIME WITH YR ELDERS
3:30 TWO FILMS x MIKE HOOLBOOM
7:00 CATS OF THE AVANT-GARDE
8:30 FREE FORMS
10:00 SYSTEMS BROKEN
11:30 DAMIEN'S VIDEO BIRTHDAY DANCE PARTY

Day 3
5:00 A FLEA'S SKIN
6:30 RITUALS + TRAUMAS
8:00 TWO MORE FILMS x MIKE HOOLBOOM

June 19, 2014

Larry Updike l Off the Wall l Mia Kalef l Linda Holeman l The Nine l The Minimalists l Mick Manfield l ALL IN l Five Alarm Funk

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

June 27, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
My Word!: The Larry Updike Story

How much trouble can a naïve religious kid from Saskatchewan with a dream of becoming a minister get into when he stumbles into radio while on the road to redemption?

From The Tom and Larry Show on FM rock radio in the 80’s to a talk radio phenomenon on CJOB and on CBC, Manitoba Broadcaster’s Hall of Famer Larry Updike finished a Philosophy degree at the U of W, earning the honour of Distinguished Alumni and a Plato Prize. Larry has served as the spokesperson for Siloam Mission and as a supporter of The War Amps, earning the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. He is an advocate for individuals with autism after his son Gordon was diagnosed in 1994.
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June 29, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
In the Woods

This anthology contains a variety of imaginative stories on the Prairie Sasquatch, facts and real sightings collected by one of the Off the Wall Writers Group’s members.
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June 30, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Secret Life of Babies: How Our Prebirth and Birth Experiences Shape Our World

An affirmation that babies remember their earliest experiences, that this consciousness precedes the physical development of the brain itself, and that medical interventions during birth can imprint our relationships.

Mia Kalef's four-week online birth recovery program for families after challenging births.
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July 17, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
The Devil on Her Tongue

Diamantina is 13 when her father abandons her and her African-born mother and sets off for the New World.

Linda Holeman is the author of the internationally bestselling historical novels The Linnet Bird, The Moonlit Cage, In a Far Country and The Saffron Gate.
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July 19, 3:00 pm in the Atrium
Since We Told the Truth: Our Life Can Never Be the Same

Each of The Nine made the choice to leave a Hutterite colony. After five years they wrote their personal stories in their first book, Hutterites, Our Story To Freedom.
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July 22, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Everything That Remains: A Memoir by the Minimalists 

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known as The Minimalists, are embarking on a 100-city international tour to share their story. Come listen to them speak about their journey, followed by a short reading, and a brief Q&A session.
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July 30, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Gardening Presentation on “Square Foot Gardening Basics.”

This workshop will cover the 10 basic principles of Square Foot Gardening, show different square foot garden layouts, and feature vertical and container gardening so you can grow a large amount of food in a small space.
Mick Manfield has presented Square Foot Gardening techniques at Gardening Saturday, to gardening clubs, small businesses and housing projects. Mick is passionate about showing people how easy it is to grow their own food in a small space.

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June 27 to August 8
Martha Street Studio, 11 Martha Street

June 27, 5 - 8 pm - Opening Reception
Mountain School Bookhouse by Shannon Gerard and table by local zine library Junto.

July 3, 7 pm
PANEL TALK  w/Kegan McFadden, PAC (Pinhole Artist Collective), Places for Peanuts, Sarah Michaelson, Shannon Gerard and curators Abigail Auld and Suzie Smith.

ALL IN is a curated exhibition that seeks to explore the relationship between community and print process. The exhibition brings together a large variety of work by artists and collectives. Work ranges in theme and perspective.  Also featuring work by As We Try & Sleep Press/ Intercopy Multiples, Dutch Elm Distro, Kimiwan, James Hutchison, PAC, Poster Club, trans.zine!, and 1234V.

Related Events
July 17, 7 pm, free and open to the pubic
ZINE LAUNCH & DRAWING PARTY w/Places for Peanuts

July 19, 1 - 4 pm, free and open to the public
COLLAGE PARTY w/Sappho Zine Collective

July 20, 12 - 4 pm, pre-registration required, $25
ZINE-MAKING WORKSHOP w/Sappho Zine Collective

July 21 + 22, 12 - 5 pm, On Albert Street and McDermot Ave
MAKE-N-TAKE WORKSHOP AT THE FRINGE

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Jun 30, 9:00 pm to Jul 2, 2:00 am  Tickets 
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street   
$15 per night. Tickets at Into The Music - Soul Survivors - The Pyramid - Ticketmaster

The kings of Canadian party funk bring the funk to your summer!!
Fret not, funk lovers, FIVE ALARM FUNK is here to deliver!
One of the best live funk bands is ready to attack and lay siege to your dance floor!

Shred Kelly turns banjo doubters into indie folk rock believers on the dance floor.
Combining traditional Mexican song, the powerful sounds of progressive rock, and a flair for the dramatic, The Mariachi Ghost creates a spectacle as unique as it is compelling.

June 18, 2014

Summer Events at Assiniboine Park / FREE Movies, Ballet and Jazz / Summer Day Camp


Please check our website or email for full program details and the most current schedule. 

Times, locations, and fees vary and are subject to change.


Summer Music Series at the Lyric Theatre
7 pm to 9 pm  (* Showtime: 8:30 pm)

Tuesday, June 24
Open Sky Orchestra

Wednesday, June 25
Winnipeg Pops Orchestra

Thursday, June 26
Jet Stream from the Royal Canadian Airforce Band

Friday, June 27
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Friday, July 4*
Harlequin

Friday, July 11*
Free Ride

Thursday, July 17
Ron Paley Big Band

Friday, July 18*
Emerson Drive

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Jazz in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, Sundays from 3 pm to 4 pm

June 29
Rick Boughton
August 3
Dave Lawton
July 6
Dr. Dave with Gari Goodson
August 10
Klowak-Cummings Group
July 13
Mike Swickis
August 17
Larry Roy with Erin Propp
July 20
Jay Harrison
August 24
Bill McMahon
July 27
Rosemarie Todaschuk
August 31
Amber Epp

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July 2 – August 29
SUMMER DAY CAMP (5 day week)
To register, please call 204 927 6070 or email 

Kids in grades 1 to 6 will embark on exciting week-long programs where they’ll discover all things wild at the Zoo and explore nature and art in the Park. 
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Recreation Programs: Are you a mommy with a new baby? Grab your stroller , get fit, and have fun with Fit 4 Two!  Several class options available.

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Sunday Night Smooth Jazz at the Lyric
July 6
Jack Semple

July 13
Soren Reiff

July 20
Rob Tardik & Gabriel Hasselbach

July 27
Warren Hill

August 3
Cindy Bradley

August 10
Four80East

August 17
Jeff Lorber

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Ballet in the Park featuring Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet
July 22 - 25, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm daily

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Movies in the Park 
Join us on the Lyric Lawn for FREE family entertainment. 
You bring the chair and blanket; we supply the fun!
Early Feature (7 pm) Late Feature (9:15 pm)

August 1
The Croods
Divergent
August 8
The Lego Movie
The Amazing Spider Man 2
August 15
Despicable Me 2
Skyfall
August 22
Frozen
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Art in the Park at the Pavilion Gallery Museum

Through the Eye of the Figure
Ivan Eyre Gallery until October 26, 2014
Featuring a selection of figurative works by Ivan Eyre.

Totems – Life in British Columbia
John P. Crabb Gallery until January 4, 2015
Featuring a selection of works by Walter J. Phillips.

Student Exhibition
Clarence Tillenius Gallery  June 9 to September 1, 2014
Featuring prints and carvings inspired by the natural wonders of Canada’s north.

The Pooh Gallery - New items pertaining to the purchase of the painting “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Pot” will be on display in this family-friendly gallery.

June 17, 2014

The Manitoba Mega Train Show and Sale / The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club’s 2014 Fall Show


VecTor Garden Trains proudly presents their 2nd annual 
in conjunction with The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club 

on September 27 and 28, 9 am to 5 pm
at the Canlan Sports Centre, 1871 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg
For more information please email Maurice
or call 204-837-4776.

Winnipeg's only train show in a layout!
Come ride the 7 1/2" gauge MegaTrain!

The show will include 17,000 square feet of model train layouts from hobbyists across the city, along with commercial vendors and private sellers.
  • free parking
  • handicap accessible
  • HUGE Lego Display
FAMILY PASS $15/day
General Admission       $5
Children (ages 3 to 12) $3
2 and under FREE
Admission includes unlimited MegaTrain rides!!



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!


A portion of The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's share of the admission
will be donated to The St. Amant Centre.

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If you wish to display or bring your layout please email Maurice 
or call 204-837-4776.

Tables are $20 each.  The deadline for getting a table is July 31.
(drop off: Thursdays 7 - 10 pm, Saturdays 9 - 12 noon)

Please email Maurice as soon as possible if you are planning to sell or need
a display table for the show, or if you have any questions or concerns.
Or visit Maurice at
Vector Garden Trains, 491 Ferry Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 1W5  

Shop Hours :   (Summer)
Tuesday:   7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

June 15, 2014

Canada Day Block Party l Winnipeg's Canada Day ‘Living Flag’ 2014 l Canada Day 2014 Events: The Forks, Fort Whyte, Assiniboine Park, Oak Hammock Marsh and More!!

Jun 30, 8:00 pm to Jul 2, 1:00 am
Bannatyne Street & Exchange District
JUNE 30 - $15 Advance $20 at Door l JULY 1 - $10 at Door
18+ ID Mandatory

Sound Republic and Opera Ultralounge Presents
Canada Day Block Party featuring LIL JON - DJ SET
w/ DJ Panda Phunk, Hollywood Hype, Hallmark, Sythy Lox, Drux, Tec-G, Dow Jones, Keesh, Party Mcfly and more! 

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be the backdrop for Winnipeg’s Canada Day Living Flag.

The fourth annual Downtown Winnipeg BIZ event will be competing with Brandon, Victoria and Calgary to create the largest flag made up of people dressed in red and white.
Gather at The Forks in front of the Scotiabank stage at 9 a.m. on July 1. 
T-shirt distribution will be on a first come, first serve basis before the photo-op at 11 a.m.

The Human Rights Museum will open September 20.

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July 1, 12 pm – 11 pm
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road

Family-friendly activities all day long, including, musicians, buskers, crafts, and entertainment.  Local talent will fill The Forks' three stages: 
Under the Canopy from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
on the Railbridge from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
the Scotiabank Stage from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Del Barber, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. 
The evening closes with a captivating fireworks display at 11 p.m.

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July 1, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Canada Day at Kid City, 550 Archibald Street
Celebrate with a BBQ and more. 

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July 1, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fort Whyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Rd

Celebrate with dip netting, bannock, and guided hikes.
Free with regular admission

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July 1, 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Assiniboine Park Lyric Theatre

Join the fun and excitement at the Canad Day Picnic in the Park
This family-oriented day is free to all who attend!
Canad Inns organizes the day-long festivities: games and activities for children, entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks display. 
Free “Park & Ride” parking at nearby Canadian Mennonite University or Asper Jewish Community Campus.

The Zoo will be closed for 10 days starting on Monday, June 23 to prepare for the opening of the Journey to Churchill exhibit. The Zoo will re-open at noon on July 3 and resume normal summer hours of operation

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July 1, All day
Oak Hammock Marsh

Take the family for an exciting day of outdoor fun, face painting, and crafts. 
Horse-drawn wagon rides take place from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Cupcakes will be served at 2 p.m. 

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July 1, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Enjoy the Canada Day Celebrations at Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum.  The Museum presents an impressive collection of artifacts that reveal the heritage of French-Canadian and Métis peo­ples in Manitoba.

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July 1, 4:00 p.m.
Shaw Park, home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes

June 14, 2014

Solstice Bellydance l Toxic Prophecy, SELCI and Tegan Tigerlily Bee l SUMMER OF SOUND 2014 l TONEPUSHERS l Yoga and Gooldeyes with lululemon

June 20, 7:00 pm
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue,

A live art exhibition that's grounded in Solstice and leaping into Spectacular!

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June 21, 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
Catalyst Screening Begins @ 7:00pm
Live Audio & Visual Set Featuring Hula Hooping Begins @ 8:00 pm
$5.00 donation or pay what you can
There will be coffee, tea, wine, cheese, veggies and vegan muffins. 

Toxic Prophecy, SELCI and Tegan Tigerlily Bee present 
An Introspective Audio & Visual Journey

Live video mixing, performance, analogue audio looping as well as the screening of the ACI performance, Catalyst. 
Sam Selci will perform a live audio set while Sarah Paradise (Toxic Prophecy) creates a digital environment to compliment the rhythms. 
There will also be an interactive hula-hoop performance by Tegan Tigerlily Bee.  
Tegan will also be selling some of her custom made hoops.

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June 25, 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Adrenaline Adventures, 600 Caron Road

Exchange Bartending School, MTS & Sound Republic in association with Exposure Events, Serotonin Entertainment & Winnipeg Hype presents... 
SUMMER OF SOUND 2014 - Winnipeg's Largest Electronic Music Festival
featuring
W&W - TJR - BORGORE - DJ BL3ND - PEEP THIS
with locals
PANDA PHUNK - DRUX - HOLLYWOOD HYPE - READY MIX

16+ To Enter l 18+ To Drink
General Admission - $65  l  Presale $60  l  VIP  $95 at: 
Rec Room - 1875 Pembina (204) 275-3974
Dynasty Jewellers - Polo Park (204) 772-1604
Gizmos - St.Vital (204) 255-5761, KP (204) 663-3687, Garden City (204) 334-3964
TICKET includes 50% off registration at Exchange Bartending School

AFTERPARTY - LITE NIGHTCLUB ft Summer of Sound headliner!
$20 advance, more at door! 

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June 28, 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Loft Gastropub, 774 Corydon Avenue
$8 @ Door / 18+

Winnipeg's monthly for House + Techno & Broken Beat. Featuring:
Ari IQ and Shael The-Kitty
Special Guests:  TONEPUSHERS (Winnipeg)
Visuals: Jaymez

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June 28, 4:00 pm   email for info

Join lululemon athletica at Shaw Park, home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Our Yoga practice will be lead by Sandy from Yoga Public and Liane from Source Yoga Studios.

lululemon will purchase your ticket for Yoga from 4 - 4:45 pm, and the game at 6 pm. 
We are asking for a minimum $10 donation for The Field Of Dreams Foundation. 
Do Yoga with some of the Winnipeg Goldeyes on the Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Field.
You'll have 6 amazing instructors supporting you through out this practice.
First 100 Yogis to the event day will receive a free lululemon yoga mat!

June 13, 2014

BUNNY l LE1F After party l Tommy Kruise, Hot Sugar, Audioopera, Magik Trix DJs l Natural Cycleworks l SheWolf and Jason Eastwood

June 20, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bell Tower Community Café, 745 Westminster Ave.

We're celebrating summer at the Bell Tower Community Café with free eats, free bevies, and free live music featuring BUNNY on stage! Everyone is welcome.

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June 21, 12:30 am - 3:00 am
Union Sound Hall, 110 Market Avenue
Free w/ LE1F ticket or $5 Without at 12:30 AM

LE1F IS COMING TO WINNIPEG!
And to keep the night fabulous, we thought we'd throw an after party. 

BANGARANG BRINGS YOU....
+FEATURED VIDEO ARTIST: ERIN BUELOW!
+DJ ANGELFIRE!
+GENDER NEUTRAL WASHROOMS!
+DANCERS, DANCERS, DANCERS!
+GLITTER!
+DRINK SPECIALS!
+SAFE SEX INFO & TREATS FROM NINE CIRCLES!

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June 22, 10:00 pm
Union Sound Hall, 110 Market Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P3

Union Sound Hall is proud to present: 
HOT SUGAR (NYC)
MAGIK TRIX DJs: Burglar, Angelfire, Schelly Handsome

$10 advance tickets now on sale at The Urban Bakery, Music Trader and Ticketfly.com 
FREE ENTRY with ST. VINCENT ticket stub from earlier in the evening!

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June 26, 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Natural Cycleworks, 91 albert st

A group of musicians playing selections of most excellent repertoire on many instruments, and vocal tones. 
In no particular order they will be as follows:
Chris Crossroads
Richard Inman 
Holly Ruth
Kara Peters Parkinson 
Ladybug The Rambler
Jesse Bear

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June 26, 10:00 pm
Shannon's Irish Pub, 175 Carlton Street

SheWolf (Tara Stadnyk) will be joined by Jason Eastwood (Eastwould Music) for a night of raw, transcendental rock, soulful blues, and electro beats. 

June 10, 2014

Old St Boniface Guided Tours l Winnipeg Walk for Peace and Peace Festival l Roche Papier Ciseaux l Live on the Rooftop l Steve Kirby l Camp Massad Fundraiser l June Burlesque with Miss La Muse

Old St Boniface guided walking tours running daily to September 1.
Meet at 219 Provencher Blvd.
Phone: 204 233 8343
$8.00 - $5.00

Tours are at 1:30 pm; also a 10:30 am walk if you prefer.

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June 14 at 11:00 am to June 15 at 3:30 pm
Vimy Ridge Memorial Park, 821 Preston Avenue
Come to the Annual Winnipeg Walk for Peace and Peace Festival.

Crafts, beginning at 11:00 am
Walk for Peace at 12:30 pm
Free Food & Entertainment - 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Bring your family and friends, blankets and lawn chairs.

Help us make this the most successful peace festival and walk, ever.

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June 19, 7:00 pm
La Maison des artistes visuels, 219 boul. Provencher

The group show Roche, Papier, Ciseaux brings together works by three local artists: Kristin Nelson, David Perrett et Gaëtanne Sylvester. Although their mediums and their research differ greatly, these three artists are inspired and use techniques and/or mediums that are associated with “craft”.

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Live on the Rooftop is the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s longest running concert series, formerly known as Jazz on the Rooftop. Hosted on our stunning rooftop sculpture garden, Live is the perfect summer evening. There is music for everyone this summer at the WAG.
$25 for non-members/$22 for WAG members.

An optional BBQ dinner prepared by Storm Catering is available for an additional $25 per person. Cash bar
*In cases of extreme humidity or rain, the concert will be relocated to the Muriel Richardson Auditorium on the WAG’s main floor

   Live on the Rooftop: Bad Country
Thursday June 19 at 7:30pm
If you enjoy beer, and listening to Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and other 'Bad Country', this might be the band for you! Buy Tickets

   Live on the Rooftop: Keith Price
   Thursday July 3 at 7:30pm
The Keith Price Double Quartet's sound is heavily funkified. Inspired by Miles Davis’ electric period, the band with follow the muse wherever it may take them. Buy Tickets

   Live on the Rooftop: Free Ride
   Thursday July 31 at 7:30pm
Free Ride has toured internationally. They captivate audiences with their tribute to the Beatles, their salute to the "Seventies" and their journey through the 50’s and 60’s Rock ‘n Roll era. Buy Tickets

   Live on the Rooftop: Helen White
   Thursday August 14 at 7:30pm
Jazz Singer, Songwriter and Pianist Helen White is a regular at all the main jazz venues in Winnipeg. 2013 saw the release of her second album of originals: a mix of many musical styles. Buy Tickets

FREE admission for youth 18 and under until June 30

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June 20, 10:30 pm
The Rachel Browne Theatre, 211 Bannatyne, Unit 204
SUPER PASS, CLUB PASS & WRISTBAND VENUE / INDIVIDUAL TICKET: $15 IN ADVANCE

Steve Kirby & Jazz Cultural Exchange at the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival
New works by Steve Kirby in the world jazz genre arranged for small jazz ensemble. Modern jazz classics and some music by Derrick E. Gardner, Will Bonness and Kaleb Kirby.

Steve Kirby - bass
Will Bonness- piano
Kaleb Kirby - drums
Derrick Gardner - trumpet
Anna-Lisa Kirby - vocals

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June 22, 7 pm; doors open 6 pm
the Berney Theatre in the Asper Jewish Community Campus, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets: $18 rush seating - $25 VIP seating
Phone: 204-477-7487 or email to reserve your tickets today!

Two incredible acts! 
Adam Schwartz is performing his hit fringe festival show from 2013, PG-13!
Brian Glow, Master of Illusion, will be dazzling the audience with his magic and illusions!

This is a Camp Massad Fundraiser to help every child have a summer camp experience!

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June 22
June Burlesque Workshop presented by Miss La Muse
Register: 204-962-1309 or at Smitten, 120 Osborne

June 7, 2014

June at Oak Hammock Marsh l Remaking the Real l "Big’Uns" by Dayna Danger l Perennial Plant Sale l Sonia Eidse l Hull's Haven and Selkirk GM l BIKE WEEK and MEC’s BikeFest

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 20 minutes north of Winnipeg. 
For more information call 467-3300 or email  Jacques Bourgeois

June 7 and 21
Join an experienced guide1 as we take visitors on an exclusive tour of the Wildlife Management Area in the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre van.
This special tour is only $10 plus admission. 
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June 15 
Father's Day Annual Waterbug Derby

Participate in our Annual Waterbug Derby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bring dad to the Café for a special lunch from noon to 2 p.m.

Explore the marsh with Allan Webb and his horse-drawn wagon from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
$5 for non-members and $3 for members 
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June 21 
National Aboriginal Day

Participate in Aboriginal games, learn the importance of many marsh plants and cook your very own bannock. Taste and learn how to grow and make wild tea and create a three dimensional model of a canoe, inuksuk, or Red River Cart to take home.
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June 22, 6:45 a.m. until noon
Summer Bird Census

Teams of volunteers, consisting of one expert and some novices, walk a section of the dike system, recording everything seen and heard. 
After the morning walk, a lunch will be served and prizes awarded.
Call us at 467-3300 to register before June 19. 

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June 12, 8:00 pm - 12 pm
La Maison des artistes visuels, 219 boul. Provencher
$10

Launch Party - Remaking the Real: Issue 130 features Tom Sachs, June Leaf, Vera Frenkel, Rob Hornstra, David McMillan, Vincent Trasov, Stan Denniston, and Eldon Garnet. The issue also features a review section, great interviews with the delightful detailing of Tom Sachs and beautiful images from June Leaf's repertoire. 

Tony Neu will be serenading with his dj set.  
Delicious beer from Half Pints and treats from cake-ology will be served. 

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June 13 - July 19
Urban Shaman Gallery, 203-290 McDermot Avenue

Opening Reception June 13, 2014, 8 pm; Artist Talk at 9 pm 

"Big’Uns" byDayna Danger

Women identified, trans, trans* and non-binary individuals often lack power over their own sexuality through misrepresentation, objectification, and violence in various types of media, from fashion magazines, to music videos, mainstream porn, and even hunting magazines.

Big’Uns is a photographic portrait series that explores the reclaiming of sexuality and our bodies. 

Sport hunting uses a language that is violent and oppressive.  An example of this is the common term “Big’uns” to refer to an animal’s antlers. Even though antlers come from a male animal, they are fetishized as being female breasts. These photographs are an act of reclaiming power over our own sexualities.

Dayna Danger is an emerging Métis/Polish/Ojibway artist. From August 2010 to 2011 she was an Aboriginal studio work-study in The Banff Centre. In the winter of 2012 she was part of “Trading Post,” an Aboriginal residency at The Banff Centre. In 2011 her work was displayed at the New Mexico Museum of Art for Santa Fe’s Indian Market.

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June 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Craig Street Cats, 489 Madison St.

Spiff up your garden with some wonderful perennials, and help out the cats!
Are you dividing your plantings and wondering what to do with the cuttings?
We will gladly accept your healthy perennials for the sale.
They may be dropped off at 489 Madison St. on June 12 and 13.
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Round 2 Craig Street Cats' Perennial Plant Sale
June 21, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We have so many amazing plants left from our incredibly successful Round 1, we decided to do it again! Day lilies, canna lilies, lily of the valley, irises, herbs, flowering shrubs, hostas, daisies, tall plants, short plants, and everything in between!
If the weather is good, we'll even get the barbecue going!!

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June 14, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sam's Place, 159 Henderson Hwy
$5 cover charge, proceeds go towards the good works of Mennonite Central Committee
Come watch Sonia Eidse perform a few sets of original songs and her favourite covers!

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June 21, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Selkirk GM, 1010 Manitoba Avenue, Selkirk, Manitoba

Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue / Selkirk GM special events

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Check out the schedule for the Bike Week Events   starting June 14

June 22, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
In the Forks Market Plaza, under the canopy

MEC’s BikeFest Annual Event
All events are free!
For more information or to bring gear to the gearswap, please email

All day long there will be draws and prizes
You can try out gear, test ride a new bike, browse exhibitors’ booths, score deals at the MEC Marketplace and Gearswap, or learn skills at a bike clinic.
You can also test ride and try out the newest models from MEC, Ghost and Ridley.
There’ll also be live music, provided by the Park Theatre, group rides, performers, entertainment, and kids’ activities.

Gear Swap: buy, sell or trade used bikes, cycling clothes or bike accessories.
Get your bike in tip top shape with a free basic tune-up (first come, first served).
Take advantage of the stands and tools available and fix your own bike with the assistance of professional bike mechanics.
The bike fitting clinic will ensure your bike fits you perfectly.
Art City will provide decorating stations for kids and also the young at heart.
Get your picture taken with your bike, and be entered to win great prizes.
Fat Levels will be on hand to demonstrate thrilling trials by local riders.

Bring your mountain bike and take part in the afternoon group rides:
Whittier Park (15-20km) and City Cruise (15-20km).

June 6, 2014

Calgary Chick-fil-A Petition l Casey Plett and Trish Salah l Cee Fardoe l Patricia Bovey l Joanne Kelly’s Book Club l Sharon Hamilton l Arlene Ortiz (Wheeler) - Gardening with Children l Christopher Dafoe

Notoriously anti-gay restaurant Chick-fil-A has just opened its first Canadian branch at the Calgary International Airport.

The fervently Christian American company donated nearly $2 million to anti-gay organizations in 2010, with a particular focus on lobbying against equal marriage. In 2012 its CEO Dan T. Cathy owned up to being 'guilty as charged'. He openly condemned those who “have the audacity to define what marriage is about,” saying they were “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.”

Chick-fil-A has been beset with boycotts and protests ever since, but this hasn't stopped it planning to expand into 108 new locations this year - including Canada.

Please click the petition to tell Chick-fil-A:
We don't want your bigoted views here. Please stay out of Canada.

The Calgary branch opened quietly with almost no publicity. Reporters who did cover the launch were told not to ask customers about the restaurant's anti-gay reputation.
Chick-fil-A is clearly worried about a backlash. So let's give it one!

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


June 20, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of Casey Plett and Trish Salah’s
A Safe Girl to Love and Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1

Eleven short stories that stretch from rural Manitoba to a hipster gay bar in New York. 

Casey Plett wrote a column on transitioning for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and contributed to the anthology The Collection: Short Fiction From The Transgender Vanguard.

Trish Salah is the author of Wanting in Arabic, a Lamda Literary Award finalist. Recent writing in anthologies include: Féminisme électriques, Selling Sex: Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada, and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. She is also co-editor of the 2014 special edition of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly on cultural production. 

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June 22, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Winnipeg launch of Cee Fardoe’s After the Shot

By day Sophie Cassou is a student at La Sorbonne in Paris. By night she is Amaia Sagastizabal, second-in-command of The Organisation, a nationalist liberation group. 

Cee Fardoe is the winner of the silver Medal in the 2002 Scholastic National Art and Writing Awards and writes the blog Coco & Vera

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June 23, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Launch of Pat Martin Bates: Balancing on a Thread by Patricia Bovey

Pat Martin Bates is a uniquely flamboyant and charismatic figure, whose life is marked by a thirst for adventure.

Patricia Bovey is one of Canada’s most prominent art historians and teachers, and is a former director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

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June 24, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of David Perlmutter’s America Toons In: A History of Television Animation

A serious look at television animation, from early themes and practices to the present day. 

David Perlmutter will be presenting at the upcoming 26th International Society for Animation Studies Conference in Toronto.

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June 24, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club

The choice is Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo’s Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. Call 453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

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June 25, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Winnipeg launch of Sharon Hamilton’s Fall of a Sparrow

The first of a series of crime fiction novels exploring how law-abiding people can commit horrific crimes.
Sharon Hamilton taught English at Churchill High School and J. H. Bruns Collegiate (as Sharon Wieler). 

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June 25, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Gardening Presentation on “Gardening with Children”

Teaching children’s gardening is Arlene Ortiz (Wheeler)’s passion! 
She has been able to teach children for the past 20 years through the East Kildonan Garden Club, Schriemer’s Home & Garden Showplace, Winnipeg Harvest and through Jensen Nursery & Garden Centre. 

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June 26, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of Christopher Dafoe’s 
In Search Of Canada: The Early Years of John Wesley Dafoe

The formative years of Canada's most famous newspaper editor, John Wesley Dafoe, written by his grandson. 

As a freelance writer Christopher Dafoe has contributed articles and criticism to a wide range of Canadian and British newspapers. From 1985 to 1997 he was editor of the Canadian history magazine The Beaver and vice-president of Canada's National History Society. His books include a history of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Dancing Through Time; a history of Winnipeg, Heart of the Continent; and a comic novel, The Molsheim Meadowlark.