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March 31, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch l Ladies Night l SMITHFITS l Apparat Organ l Myriad Beings l METALFEST 2015 l H.U.N.K.S. l Last Call at the Hall l CreComm Film Festival l Kids Sale l 80's Night l Big Dave McLean l A Good Madness

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre Events
Call (204) 467-3300 or email  Jacques Bourgeois

April 3 to 5, daily at 2 p.m. 
Easter Weekend & GPS Egg Hunt
 Learn how to use GPS units and test your skills by hunting for plastic eggs hidden in the marsh.
Try our Easter version of bingo with Bunny Bingo! 
Easter Egg Hunt, April 5, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Find the plastic eggs and exchange them for a treat. One hunt per child.
Enjoy a delicious Easter brunch on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To reserve for the brunch
April 11 and 12    Nest Fest
Learn how to attract cavity nesters such as birds and bats to your backyard and take home some plans to build your own homes. Have your favourite animal painted on your cheek!
April 12 - 1 p.m.    Sparrow Identification Workshop
Learn to identify the sparrows that live in Manitoba.  Hosted by our Resident Naturalist, Paula Grieef.  Pre-registration is required. Workshop fee is $5 plus admission.
April 16 - 8 p.m.     Astronomy Night - Telescopes Theatre presentation by Gerry Smerchanski will be followed by a stargazing session from the rooftop observation deck.
April 18 - 1 p.m.     Container Gardening Workshop
Plant enthusiast, Patricia Garrod, teaches you how to grow native plants, vegetables and herbs.  Pre-registration is required by April 15.  $20 plus admission.
April 22    Earth Day - Watch presentations and discover exhibits promoting a green lifestyle and ways to make the best environmental choices. Learn about composting at 11 a.m.

Shelmerdine Garden Center, 7800 Roblin Boulevard, R4H 1B6
Call 204.895.7203 ext 204 or email

Collect your eggs and trade them for prizes and chocolate!  Visit with the Easter Bunny, jump in our bouncy castle, get your face painted, make a gardening craft and more! 
APRIL 18   6 PM - 9 PM   /  APRIL 19   1 PM - 4 PM  Ladies Night
Enjoy a live fashion show, 15% off all your purchases, door prizes and gifts with purchase. Wine and hors d'houevres catered by The Gates on Roblin. Tickets $25 each, proceeds benefit Agape Table.  Call 204.895.7203 ext 253 to purchase your tickets 

The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4

April 17, 10:00 pm
PARTY WITH THE SMITHFITS CREW - DJs DJ Co-op - Scott Wade - Rob Galston
April 18, 10:00 pm
$15 at the door, $12 at Music Trader, Into The Music and The Good Will

If Apparat Organ Quartet had plugged their Moogs in to Marshall amps instead of guitars, one might confuse them for a danceable Motörhead. 
Vikings has played Rainbow Trout, MEME and the Festival du Voyageur.
The cutest rapper that you ever did see, SMRT is a rap vocalist from Winnipeg. 
April 19, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Good Will Traders Post - Shop eat drink! Kids welcome.  Fashion, accessories, vintage, art, prints, home decor, signature Mimosas, Sunday Caesars; DJ Tiny O

April 17 - April 18
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3
$20 regular/$15 students, seniors, Dance Manitoba members
available at or cash at the venue, one hour prior to performances

Gearshifting Performance Works is pleased to present Myriad Beings
Helene Le Moullec Mancini, Krista Nicholson, Claire Marshall, Ian Mozdzen, Tanja Faylene, Janelle Hacault, Jill Groening, Elise Allard, Alexandra Winters, Aaron Paul, Leah O'Hara
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Lighting: Hugh Conacher / Sound: Susan Chafe / Costumes: Neda Vukas
55 minutes / no intermission
Three dances and a gallery exhibition, which features Jolene Bailie’s dance works, "Hybrid Xi’an" and "Today Solo". 

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

April 17, 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tickets at Music Trader in Osborne, online    ALL AGES

Ninjacat Productions and Quest Musique present: MANITOBA METALFEST 2015
April 17 
April 18 
April 22  Doors at 7 | Show at 8
Tickets $10
H.U.N.K.S. (Tim Gray, Quinn Greene, Sam McLean, Matt Nightingale, Dana Smith skillfully directed by Rory Fallis) is a brand new sketch comedy group performing monthly. The inaugural show will feature local sketch comedy icons Hot Thespian Action.

Providing cutting-edge musical accompaniment is local beat boxer Kane David Greene.

April 17, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Piano Nobile Gallery, 555 Main St., Winnipeg, Manitoba

Last Call at the Hall After more than 5 years of curating the Piano Nobile Gallery, I have decided to step down to focus more on my own artwork.  It has been a tremendous experience and I will treasure and use everything I have learned.
Justin Waterman Images. Audio/Visual artworks

April 18, Doors at 6PM, show 7:00pm - 12:30am
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0L4
$5 at the door

Official Selection: A CreComm Film Festival is a celebration of film and video projects from Creative Communications students from Red River College. 
Come enjoy a night of screenings – from short documentaries and promotional videos,
to web series and short films – followed by entertainment, music, and refreshments. 

April 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 1G4
Admission is $1.   12 and under FREE!! 
Please bring a non perishable food item for LUNCHES WITH LOVE

Spring Baby and Kids Sale
From clothes to accessories to furniture, strollers and toys! 
Also teen/young adult items.  Check out the bake table as well!

April 18, 9:00pm
Ozzy’s, 160 Osborne St, Winnipeg, Manitoba 
Admission $4    18+ Valid Photo ID Required
Absolution: 80's Night returns to Osborne Village!
Embrace a night full of music from the era of bangles, Aquanet hairspray, Nintendo and mix tapes, a real mix tape!  Hosted by DJ Macabria with guest DJ Nightshade 

April 19, 7:00 pm
Times Change(d) High And Lonesome Club - Pollo Volonte, 234 Main Street, R3C 1A9

Charles Konowal's documentary Ain't About The Money about Big Dave McLean at 7:30 pm 

April 22 to 24 - 7:00 pm  /  April 25 - 3 pm matinee
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Tickets Available    Infoline: 204-925-3456
A Good Madness - The Dance of Rachel Browne, Directed by Danielle Sturk 

April 22: Q&A with director/producer Danielle Sturk and Oscar Fenoglio (editor / cinematographer). Intro by MTS Stories From Home's Executive Producer, Cam Bennett.
April 23 & 24: Q&A with director/producer Danielle Sturk
and dancers Kristin Haight (Apr 23) and Treasure Waddell (Apr 24).

March 28, 2015

Speaking Crow: Brenda Sciberras l Yuri's Night l Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue and Manitoba Pug Rescue and Before the Bridge l Architecture+Design Film Festival l Hot & Dirty Dance Party

April 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carol Shields Auditorium, on the 2nd floor of the Millennium Library
Speaking Crow featuring a reading from Brenda Sciberras, poet and author of Magpie Days.
Come, grab something from the Human Bean and share/share in poems with a wonderful community. 
Sign up early for your slot.  Readers have a 3 minute time limit. Everyone is welcome!
The Auditorium is wheelchair accessible before 9. Washrooms are not gender neutral. 

April 12, 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0N2
Tickets are $15 tax included
Doors: 7:00. DJs: 8:30. Party ends 1:00ish 
Yuri's Night is a international celebration of space exploration, named after Yuri Gagarin, the first human in outer space.  Come dance under the stars of the Planetarium and explore the Science Gallery in celebration of humanity's exploration of space and achievements that extend beyond our planet.
Soundtracking this rocket-ride: 
DJs THE SHAKE (Lotek & Manalogue), DAN GILSON, CODA. 
*cash bar / free pizza*
*space-themed costume party* - come dressed in your most out-of-this-world get ups!

Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Manitoba Events

Wine Raffle Draw Date: April 12, 2:45 pm
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7-975 Thomas Avenue, Winnipeg R2L 1P7
Tickets are $2.00 each from 
•Southglen Veterinary Hospital 
•Barks n' Bubbles Pet Spa
You can also email us at to purchase tickets. 
1st prize is 30 bottles of wine
2nd prize is 20 bottles of wine
3rd prize 10 bottles of wine
April 12, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7-975 Thomas Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1P7
Come out to BTPRSM Spring Party & Playgroup and have some fun with your furry friend!
50/50 Draw - Only $5/family -  All socialized dogs are welcome
All proceeds from this event support the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba directly. 
April 26, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Dog Loft Inc., 245 Marion Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba's time for the tub - Fundraiser in support of BTPRSM
To Book an Appointment: Please email us at

Katie and the amazing staff at The Dog Loft Inc. have offered to help us! 
Maverick the Bulldog needed extensive vetting and his vet bills have totalled over $3000. This fundraiser is going to help us pay down some of the balance owing.
Dog Wash (includes wash and blow dry) - $20
Dog Wash Deluxe (includes wash, blow dry and nail trim) - $25
Dry De-Shedding - $15
Dry De-Shedding Deluxe (includes De-shedding and nail trim) - $20
Nail Trim - $10
CASH ONLY - Large breed dogs and dogs that are very dirty will cost extra.
BTPRSM’s Merchandise table, a Bake Sale, 50/50 draw and mini Silent Auction! 

April 12, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Pawsh Dog Taylor Avenue, Unit 10 - 1580 Taylor, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3N 2A7

Admission $5
Hope into some Easter fun!
Easter puggies, Boston bunnies & friends event!


April 12, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Dog Loft Inc, 245 Marion Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
April 18 
Pet Valu Unit, 10-2136 McPhillips Street

April 15 - April 19
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Series passes $66 ($55 - WFG and Cinematheque members) Individual tickets $6-$9

Architecture+Design Film Festival       Tickets 
A range of unique, critically acclaimed films that focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. An incredible range of design-oriented topics from architecture and urban design to graphics and product design. Films from England, Spain, USA, France, Netherlands, Italy, Canada and Australia and are complimented by locally made short films, panel discussions and tours. 
Curated by Susan Algie of the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation with Ted Landrum and Dr. Erroll Billinkoff. With support from the Winnipeg Foundation.

April 16, Doors: 7:15 Music: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1Z8
ALL AGES!      Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Combining two of the city’s most exciting performance groups, The Dirty Catfish Brass Band and Dr. Hotbottom are teaming up to form a 14 piece funk monster and are presenting Winnipeg with its first “Hot & Dirty Dance Party”. Some original compositions, with music made popular by the great soul groups of the past; including but not limited to, Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. 
A 7 piece horn section and a 7 piece rhythm section, including 2 drummers! 

The Hot & Dirty line up will include: 
Todd Martin: Vocals/Harmonica/Mellophone
Joey Landreth: Guitar/Vocals
Dave Landreth: Bass/Vocals
Aaron Shorr: Guitar
Aaron Edgar and Cody Iwasiuk: Drums
Jason Sapinsky: Keys/Vocals
Aaron Chodirker: Organ
Andrew Littleford and Simon Christie: Trumpet
Joel Green: Trombone
Kyle Wedlake and Graham Dion: Saxophone
Steve Oberheu: Sousaphone

March 25, 2015

Forum Art Centre: Spring Break l Write on Rights l Roger Beebe l Classics, Cats & Cabernet l C4: Wonderland Festival 2015 l Anna Olson and Barbara Lange l The Family Farm l Johnny MacRae l Moses Mayes

Phone: 204-235-1069 or Email
Class Descriptions

April 1, 7-9 pm  $28 (bring art pens) / Instructor: Carol Graham CZT
Let’s make some Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA), and create this 3-D paper ball! Materials for the ball will be provided, just bring your favourite zentangle supplies.
SPRING ART BREAK / Instructor: Danielle King
Painting, drawing and sculpting. $50 (all supplies included)
KID’S DAY - April 1, 9 am - 3 pm - Ages 7 to 11. 
TEEN’S DAY - April 2, 9 am - 3 pm - Ages 12 to 16. 
May 8 & 9
Robert A. Steen Community Center, 980 Palmerston Avenue

Envision Arts Festival - For the last 2 years, artist & FAC instructor Gabriela Aguero has coordinated students art for this event. If you are interested in participating she is willing to curate this show for any students taking an adult art class at the Forum Art Centre.  
Call 204-235-1069 for more information.

April 4, 1:00 pm
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0L5
Admission to the event is free.
Join some of Canada’s top independent publishers for Meet Me in the Middle/Write on Rights. Canadian poets will read poems on human rights in "The Classroom". 

Hosted by Charlene Diehl, Director, Thin Air and Tightrope Publisher Jim Nason. 
Opening Ceremony led by Connie Merasty, Two-Spirited People of Manitoba. 
Poets include Katherine Bitney, Kerry Ryan, Jonathan Ball, Karen Press, Meira Cook, Clarise Foster, Lori Cayer, Marilyn Dumont, Catherine Hunter and Gary Thomas Morse and more.

April 9, 7:00 pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Tickets Available

Films for One to Eight Projectors
Filmmaker/curator/professor Roger Beebe’s multiple-projector performances take him to three corners of North America with an additional stop off in the Antipodes. The tour features several of his best-known projector performances (including the six-projector show-stopping space jam Last Light of a Dying Star) alongside recent award-winning work in single-channel HD video as well as the premiere of his latest multi projector mayhem.  Also showing:
Historia Calamitatum
AAAAA Motion Picture
Money Changes Everything

Viscount Gort Hotel Events
1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9

April 10, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Tickets 15, available at Craig Street Cats adoption centre, 489 Madison, or order online to have your tickets waiting for you at the door. 

Classics, Cats & Cabernet
Classic music, a cat themed art auction, nibbles and beverages - a great way to spend an early spring evening and support a great cause!
Art Auction starts at 8 pm
Bid on amazing works by Coey, Diana Chuy, Ann Rallison, and more.
Mellow Jazz | Silent Auction | Cash Bar

Artists wishing to contribute pieces for the auction please contact CSC at 204 421-1919 
All proceeds to Craig Street Cats Building Fund

Apr 11 at 10:00 am to Apr 12 at 6:00 pm
Wonderland Festival 2015
Hosted by C4 - Central Canada Comic Con
Tickets via Eventbrite, One Day Ticket = $10.00 / Ages 5 & Under = FREE

Wonderland Festival is a two day show featuring guest alley, exhibitor hall, artist alley, video gaming, console gaming, video rooms, costume contests and more! 
April 11  Tickets Available 

Megan Fahlenbock starred as the voice on 6Teen as Jen Masterson, and provided voice work for Sons of Butcher, Total Drama Island, Total Drama Action, Total Drama World Tour, Total Drama: Revenge of the Island and Total Drama All-Stars as Gwen, Totally Spies! as Muffy Pepperidge, Get Ed as Deets, Foolish Girl, Stoked!, Grojband, Bakugan Battle Brawlers as Jenny, Yin-Yang-Yo! as Melodia, Wayside as John, Upin & Ipin as Mei Mei, and Rescue Heroes as Aunt Sara.

Apr 11 at 12:10 am to Apr 12 at 5:00 pm

Join Iacon North at The Wonderland Festival. There will be tons of local vendors plus we are hosting a video room with both 80's cartoons & video gaming all weekend long!
Admission is $10 per day.

Apr 11 at 1:00 pm to Apr 12 at 6:00 pm
$10 per day, tickets at the door.

The LAN (PC) part of this event has been cancelled due to insufficient internet in the building but there will still be console events going on.
Smash Brothers Tournament - Hosted by Winnipeg Smash Group 
Fighting Games TBA - Hosted by Chip Damage - Winnipeg's Fighting Game Community

Barbara Lange
April 11, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
The Forks Trading Company, Second Floor, Forks Market

Anna Olson signs Exploring the Mysteries of Life and Death which reflects Anna's ventures into topics like near death experience, past life memories, near death awareness, ghosts, and communicating with loved ones after death.

Barbara Lange signs Through the Window of a Train: a Canadian Railway Anthology, full of memories from those who lived, loved, and laughed in the steam era.

April 11, 2:00 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
$8/Students, $10/Regular Tickets  

We are delighted to host the first Manitoba screenings of the Canadian film The Family Farm by Ari A. Cohen of Rotating Planet Productions.  This film explores the diverse agricultural pursuits of several farm families and serves as a window into the food production process.
Ari has been creating films for the past 15 years and completed The Family Farm in 2014 as a feature for the Documentary Channel. 
We are also hosting screenings in:
Steinbach - April 4th, 2:00 pm - Mennonite Heritage Village
Brandon - April 10th, 7:30 pm - Evans Theatre (Brandon University)

April 11, 3:30 pm
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B2G4
Sign-up 12:00 pm - Slam 1:00 pm
$10.00 - All Ages
wheelchair accessibility / gender neutral bathrooms / food & beverage (counter) service

Central Slam Season - Johnny MacRae offers poetry and performance workshops to writers and non-writers alike. He has been bringing poetry to life for high school students around the Lower Mainland as a workshop facilitator with WordPlay: Poetry in Schools. 

April 11, 10:00 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
$15 at the door; $12 in advance at Ticketmaster, Music Traders and Into The Music

Moses Mayes is back, with special guests Faux Pas Funk.

March 20, 2015

Holy Week Services l Public Way of the Cross l Mod Mod World l Winnipeg Comedy Festival l Mark Van Steenwyk l JEFF the Brotherhood l SHEER MAG l Vision Quest Conference l Deadbeats IV l In The Spirit Of All Women

St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 240 Avenue Taché, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 1Z7
Phone: (204) 237-3650

Holy Week Services
March 29: Palm/Passion Sunday. Service at 11:00 am. There will be no Eucharist.
April 1: Eucharist at 1:00 pm. We will be reflecting on the Good Friday readings.
April 2: Maundy Thursday Eucharist at 7:00 pm, focusing on Christ’s Eucharistic Meal.
April 3: Good Friday Service, 11 am.
April 5: Easter Morning Service, 11 am.
We will be serving a light breakfast in the Memorial hall at 10 am. before the service.
All are welcome to join us.
  • April 4, 9:30 pm - Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at St. Mary Magdalene 
April 3, 9:00 a.m.
The Annual Public Way of the Cross
Hosted by St. Edward the Confessor Church
The opening prayer will begin in the church followed by the Public Way of the Cross.
Light refreshments will be served in the parish hall after the closing prayer.

Apr 4, 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
The Windsor Hotel

It’s a Mod Mod World - cover versions 2
Multi DJ platform based on the 60s film and twisted in a way only The Invisible Man can, with 7 DJ's with 10 songs each, and they gotta be cover songs.. anything goes!
Hosted by The Invisible Man (UMFM/Modclub Winnipeg)
With DJ Chico Sean Allum (Duotang), Night Nurse Jay Devision, DJ Penny Lane (UMFM/We are the Mods) , Mod Marty Emanuel (UMFM), DJ King Cabernet ( King Cabernet Events), Shannon Crooks (Ms. Crooks and the K-Tones)

April 6 to 12
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue
TICKETS online or the festival offices at the GSAC box office - CASH ONLY

Gas Station Arts Centre presents Winnipeg Comedy Festival
A Fine Year for Whine & Cheese - Connoisseurs of Comedy

April 7 - April 9, between 9 am and noon on each day
514 Maryland St. (New Life Ministries) Winnipeg, MB
Donations at the door requested / For more information 

Join us as Mark Van Steenwyk, author of The Unkingdom of God and founding member of The Mennonite Worker, returns for another series of lectures.  This event is part of the Peace & Justice Internship

April 9, Doors 8:00 pm, Show 9:3 0pm
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
18+/No Minors    Tickets $15.00 online also at Music Trader and TUB

Timbre Concerts and Crowsnest Vancouver Present: 
JEFF the Brotherhood with Bully - The Band

April 9, 10:00 pm / Noise - 10:30 PM
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
$10 / 18+

SHEER MAG (Philadelphia, PA) Lo-fi power-pop rock n roll channeling some early KISS and THIN LIZZY riffs. They released one of the best EP's of 2014, DON'T MISS THIS!  

RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
The Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show - May 12 to 14 
Register by the Early Bird deadline of April 10 to save $80. 
May 13 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm), and May 14 (8:30 am to 2:30 pm) Free public admission 

Dr. Martin Brokenleg, co-founder of the Circle of Courage and consultant for Reclaiming Youth International
Wab Kinew, the first Director of Indigenous Inclusion at the University of Winnipeg, hosted CBC Television series 8th Fire

Vision Quest is pleased to offer certification courses for Conference delegates.
Two courses will take place concurrently on Tuesday May 12 from 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm:
Foodsafe Food Handling and Emergency First Aid and CPR

Vision Quest’s Gala Banquet closing night includes a three course dinner, presentation of awards for the Dragon’s Quest Business Plan Competition and the Steve Prince Memorial Bursary, music by guitarist Jason Tuesday, a cultural presentation by Plains Ojibway Singers and Dance Troupe, artistry by Jasyn Lucas, and a headlining performance featuring DerRic Starlight and his down-home comedy with puppets, “Rez” style!

April 10, Happy Hour 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm / 8:00 pm Venue Doors / Bands at 9:00 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
$10  Tickets at The Park, Music Trader, and from the bands 

Deadbeats is a party. We bring out some of Winnipeg’s best punk bands. When the show ends the party doesn’t. Drinks, relevant jams and fun in the lobby till the wee hours.  We're slinging some DB shirts!

The Ripperz Quality’s talent and laid back style pulls in new fans at each performance. 
Triggers Four piece pop-punk band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. 
Mobina Galore is Jenna Priestner (guitar/vocals) and Marcia Hanson (drums/vocals).
1971 is a heavy and melodic three-piece punk band. 

April 11, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thunderbird House, 715 Main Street, Winnipeg
Entrance fee is $20. 
Also bring food to share for the potluck.
A fundraising event and Potluck in support of 
The Mother Earth Gathering Women of All Nations event 
Whiteshell Park on June 2 - 6 at Manitou Ahbee (where the Spirit Sits)

In The Spirit Of All Women - Pot Luck Lunch, Women's Peace Pipe and Water Ceremony, Open Discussion on How to Bring Back Matriarchy, Singing and Round Dance, Women Teachings on the Rise of the Sacred Feminine, Healing Activities, and Silent Auction. 

March 17, 2015

PTE Pairings l McNally: April Events l Electronic Funk Night l The Funk Hunters l Chivas and Kream l Real Love Summer Fest l Michael Rault l Be The Reason Someone Smiles Day

March 27, 7 pm
Prairie Theatre Exchange, Unit Y300 – 393 Portage Avenue, 3rd Floor, Portage Place
tickets $100 each
Eat Drink and Be Prairie, a great food and wine fundraiser!
PTE Pairings will take over two floors at the theatre. 
Four restaurants (The Fairmont, Winnipeg, Chaise Cafe, Enoteca & The Mitchell Block) serving delicious canapes, with 30+ wines from Kenaston Wine Market. 

McNally Robinson: April Events 
Phone 204-475-0483  (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

April 4, 7:00 pm
Carrie Saxifrage  The Big Swim: Coming Ashore in a World Adrift
April 9, 7:00 pm
Mike Grandmaison  Mike Grandmaison’s Ontario
April 11, 2:00 pm
Little Opera Company, Hansel & Gretel preview afternoon

Visitors will also have a chance to win tickets to the full performance
running from April 30 – May 2 at the Cercle Molière Theatre.
April 12, 2:00 pm
David Goldenstein & Kent Gower  The Case of the Missing Halo
April 14, 7:00 pm
Joanne Epp  Eigenheim
April 16, 7:00 pm
Jodi Carmichael  Forever Julia: A Novel
April 16, 7:30 pm
Angela Gentile  Caring for a Husband with Dementia: The Ultimate Survival Guide
April 18, 7:00 pm
Shezza Ansloos  The Fire Walker
April 18, 7:30 pm
Lesia Zablockij  Soul Fire Café: Making Peace with the One in the Mirror
April 19, 2:00 pm
Carol Brisebois  Prayers to Serenity
April 20, 7:30 pm
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat.  Oboist Caitlin Broms-Jacobs and concertmaster Karl Stobbe will discuss the works chosen for their April 22 Chamber Night with MCO Managing Director Vicki Young.
April 22, 7:00 pm
Miles Macdonell Collegiate, launch of Pulse
April 22, 7:30 pm
Shirley Camia with Luann Hiebert & Jennifer Still  The Significance of Moths
April 23, 7:00 pm
Martha Brooks  Letters to Brian: A Year of Living and Remembrance
April 23, 7:30 pm
Travis Tomchuk, hosted by Nolan Reilly
Transnational Radicals: Italian Anarchists in Canada and the U.S., 1915-1940 
April 24, 7:00 pm
Fort Richmond Collegiate, launch of The Scribbler
April 26, 2:00 pm
Roland Vandal  Off the Ropes: My Story
April 27, 7:00 pm
The Time of Your Life: Choosing a Vibrant, Joyful Future

Margaret Trudeau, Canada’s former first lady, has lived a storied life of joy, sorrow and recovery, and explores the fundamentals needed for the best future.
April 28, 7:00 pm
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club: Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams. Call 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
April 29, 7:00 pm
West Kildonan Collegiate, launch of Spark
April 29, 7:30 pm
Lyndon Penner  Garden Design for the Short Season Yard: Everything You Need to Know for the Chinook and Canadian Prairie Zones
April 30, 7:00 pm
Chantal Fiola  Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality

April 2, 9:00 pm - 2:30 am
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
This will be a night of classic FUNK remixed with fresh jams and surprise dancefloor shakers!  If you enjoyed our ROARING 2020s & 1001 NIGHTS theme parties you will love our latest theme: ELECTRONIC FUNK NIGHT!
Featuring Asher Moai / Dave Rad / Nathan Zahn / Alex Ridley

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

April 2, Doors 9 / Show 10
$15 (first 50) / then $20 / $25 at the door
Welcome The Funk Hunters - Dunks and The Outlier first teamed up because of a mutual love for “Hunting” good music.
Catch DJ/Vocalist Saratonin’s high energy show as she takes to the stage, and JR!  
April 4, 8:0 0pm - 2:00 am
All ages show - alcohol 18+
CNK presents... Harsh N' Smooth - Hip Hop Showcase Part II 
Chivas and Kream will be releasing their 2nd album LOUD! 
Featuring: White Rhino - Rhyme Labb - KayR - Matt Redd

The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4

April 2, Doors 9:30 | Show 10:30
$10 at the door - Real Love Summer Fest full weekend passes will be available for purchase.
Real Love Winnipeg is super excited to release an amazing Real Love Summer Fest lineup! 
Somebody Language & The Way It Feels is the creative expression of Benjiman Figler. 
April 5, 9:00 pm
$10 at ticketfly at Music Trader, The Good Will
Michael Rault is a Toronto based singer, guitarist and songwriter. His blend of pop rock refracts guitar based music through the ages. With locals Surprise Party and Benowa

April 5 

This is Group Hug Apparel's 2nd Annual Be The Reason Someone Smiles Day for Andrew's Birthday Wish. Please join us celebrating the day by helping others with Random Acts Of Kindness.

Print off "Be The Reason Someone Smiles Day" picture/post card of Andrew and give it with your random acts of kindness. Take pictures of your random acts and post them on social media pages with the hashtag #BeTheReasonSomeoneSmilesDay 
Let’s make Andrew's birthday wish come true. 

Andrew was born with Down syndrome.  He has his own little business called Group Hug Apparel. Andrew, with the help from his mom, sells really cool shirts with his own designs on them with proceeds benefiting charities and sick children.
Thank you for joining Andrew's Birthday wish celebration!

March 11, 2015

Homo Hop 21 l All-vinyl dance party l AMNESIAC l Fred Moon l WAVE at the WAG l Winnipeg International Children's Festival l The Thrashers l Oscar Lopez l Doll Extravaganza l Fun and Scentsy Party for Dogs

The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4

March 20, 9:30 pm - 2:00 am
Homo Hop 21! Space: The Final Frontqueer
Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 (and pay what you can) at the door
The location is accessible / 18+ event
There will be a costume contest, great music, and good times to be had!
March 21, 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cover $5 before 11 pm / 18+ with photo ID
Dj Co-op and DJ Hunnicutt present: Good Will Hunting All-vinyl dance party!  They dig up danceable treasures at Goodwill, thrift and second hand shops and play them for you!
March 28, 9:00 pm
$10.00 online, at The Good Will, Music Trader Or $15.00 at the door.
AMNESIAC: Radiohead Tribute 
Come join us for our debut performance.  We will be playing a mixture of songs from various albums, with special guest DJ CO-OP.

March 21, 10:00 pm
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2

Fred Moon is a Dead Moon Cover band that features members of the Blowholes, M + M Meats, the Quiffs, Ghosthole and Cetecean.  It's Dead Moon songs played by all the right people!  with: The Party Dress & M + M&M Meats

March 21, Doors at 8:30 with music beginning at 9:30
Urban Shaman Gallery, 203-290 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets are $12 email and at the door.
• l'amour est nu : a fundraiser for rip/torn magazine
Plunge into our fundraiser hinged on derailment, craze, and French musings.
Let the melodies of Edith Piaf lull you as the following reenact her finesse:
•Ariane Jean
•Jesse Dollimont
The gallery may be looted, but the prizes are plentiful:
•Normandy Shoppe
•Kelly Ruth Wearable 
•Tara Davis Studio Boutique
•Across The Board Game Café
•Movie Village
•Winnipeg Art Gallery
•Margaret Jane Design
•Hudson’s Bay

Art to be won by:
•Cindy Titus
•Gabrielle Funk
•Jan Castillo
•Meganelizabeth Diamond
•Gillian Toothill
•Danny Reede
•Carrie Bryson
•Joseph Visser
•Matt Bohemier

March 20 - April 12
WAVE at the WAG
Opening reception March 20, 6 - 9 pm
See the works of 20 artists from the Interlake’s Wave Studio Tour - all under one roof.
Winnipeg Art Gallery needs your help! 
It's the last month for our Annual Appeal and we need $40,000 to make our goal. 

Mar 28 to April 3, 11 am to 3 pm
The Forks - P: 204.958.4730 / 1.800.527.1515

Festival of Fools
Kidsfest a.k.a. Winnipeg International Children's Festival
FREE family fun, featuring hilarious circus-style artists, jugglers, magicians, clowns, interactive workshops, and full-on foolishness during school spring break.

West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

March 28, 7:15 pm
$12.00, at Music Trader, Into the Music, and from any of the bands.
The Thrashers will release "Robot Invaders from the Death Galaxy"; our impending doom is going to be a lot of fun to dance to.  Joining us for the night:
Winnipeg's finest (and possibly only) purveyors of slacker punk THE ZORGS 
A 2-piece rock outfit with the intensity of an angry mob MOBINA GALORE 
March 29, Doors are at 7:15 pm, music at 8:00 pm
$27 at the door / $23 at Music Trader, 
Folkfest music store, Ticketmaster and The WECC box office.
Oscar Lopez's Latin guitar groove makes him a standout.  Oscar easily incorporates jazz, blues, roots and pop sensibilities into his music. His friendship and artistic chemistry with singer/songwriter James Keelaghan resulted in two fusion recordings as Compadres. 

March 29, 10 am to 4 pm
Viscount Gort near Polo Park

Winnipeg Doll Extravaganza
Bring a can of cat food for Craig Street Cats
for an extra door prize ticket.

Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, 
Unit 7-975 Thomas Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R2L 1P7

March 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00pm
Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba’s 
6th Annual Anniversary, Reunion & Playgroup
$5/family - All socialized dogs are welcome  
Meet some of the dogs who've found their forever homes in the past five years.
Refreshments for the humans, 50/50 draws and doggy fun!
A photographer available to take photos of all the attending families.
March 30, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Admission $5
Hosted by Manitoba Pug Rescue

Scentsy Spring Basket Party!
It’s time to get some fresh smells into our homes!  The entire month of March I will be donating 100% of commissions earned directly to the Manitoba Pug Rescue.  Please take a look at my website and place an order. Aubrey Daniels 204-801-6076 or by email. 

March 8, 2015

St. Patrick's Night l Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Events: Tears of Ebola, Spring Brunch, Puttin' on the Glitz, Symphony Sweepstakes, Raffle l U of W: Bill C-51 and Spring Grad Powwow l Andy Kindler

March 17
Shannon's Irish Pub, 175 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, MB

Begosh and Begorrah!  
It's time to celebrate Saint Patrick with music, merriment and a hell of allot 'o' booze!
So grab your best shillaly, and head on down to tip some pints, down some shots and listen to live rock 'n' roll from the likes of Louisiana Cockfight, Blackhound, The Lousy Lovers, The Stiff Bishops and Greg Arcade!

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Events 
1650 - One Lombard Place box-office

March 19, 7:30 pm
Pantages Playhouse Theatre

Manitobans are coming together for the concert Tears of Ebola, a unique multicultural concert to support the basic needs of the thousands of children who have lost their families in the Ebola crisis.  Tears of Ebola will feature some of Manitoba's finest artists including Kelly Bado, Flo, Fresh IE, Casimiro Nhussi, Coffiman, World Village Gospel Choir, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and more.
In partnership between the African Communities of Manitoba Inc. (ACOMI) and the WSO.
March 22, at 10:30 am at the Viscount Gort Hotel 
The Women's Committee of the WSO presents their Spring Brunch 
Icelandic Music with tenor Peter John Buchan, double bassist Travis Harrison and cellist Leana Rutt
Tickets are available at WSO concerts or call Margaret at (204) 489-0938.
April 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm 
RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue
Black tie optional. Prize for best 20's outfit.
Gala ticket: $220 / Corporate Table: $2,520 / Sponsor Table: $5,000 
Contact Shenna Song at 204-949-3973 or email

You're invited to Puttin' on the Glitz
A gala in benefit of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Come as a flapper or come as you are, 
Dress a gangster or silent screen star, 
It's going to be fun - no matter the dress, 
Just bring yourself, and we'll do the rest!
A roaring 1920's theme, some great performances and spectacular live and silent auction prizes including a trip for two in Executive Class to any Air Canada destination, a river cruise in Europe, a magnificent multi-diamond ring, a VIA Rail west coast trip, a Leo Mol sketch, and many more wonderful prizes!
Symphony Sweepstakes helps to underwrite the artistic costs for the orchestra each season. Purchase your lucky ticket today to win $60,000 cash tax free or a 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK 205 convertible, plus Daily Draws with over $43,000 in cash & prizes! 
Daily draw starts May 1, 2015
Tickets at any WSO concert, at the box office, or the 24 Hour Hotline at 204-784-3776.
The Women's Committee annual raffle with prizes from UN Luggage, Anna Magazine, Just the Goods, and more. The final draw will be held May 10 at 1:30 pm.
Tickets are $5, or $20 for 4 at any WSO concert, or call Hannah at (204) 870-0879. 

University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg

March 25, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We are gathering for a panel discussion to understand the implications of Bill C-51. We will have speakers from different backgrounds and perspectives. Come and ask your questions and raise your concerns.
March 28, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Duckworth Centre, 400 Spence Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9

Calling all dancers, drum groups, youth, elders, hand drummers and all community members!  You are invited to the 13th Annual Spring Graduation Powwow 2015 hosted by ASSC & ASC! 
MCs - Ray "Coco" Stevenson & Shaneen Robinson 
Arena Directors - Ian Hotomani & Raymond Hotomani
There Will Be Alternate Host Drums For Each Session
Host drums will be chosen each session from the drums registered. 

For more information contact Grace / Craft Vendors please email Chantel

March 27, Doors 7:15 | Show 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

Welcome veteran comedian and notorious troublemaker Andy Kindler.  He has had a thirty year career in comedy and has appeared on everything from Letterman to Fox’s hit animation, Bob’s Burgers. He is also known for playing the life affirming character “Andy” on the CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond.  Andy wrote the Hack’s Handbook for National Lampoon — a satirized guide that exposed tired comedy formulas. 
Don’t miss his first appearance in Winnipeg since the late 80’s! 

March 7, 2015

The Real McKenzies l RBS 6 Nations 2015 l World Poetry Day l Got Bannock: 'Got Art?’ and Katherena Vermette l FREE kidney screening l Animal Teeth l Jazz Recital l Governor General's Literary Awards Gala

March 21, 9:00 pm
Windsor Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$18.00, Music Trader and Into the Music   18+ with photo ID
The Windsor Hotel and UMFM 101.5 Presents
Fat Wreck Chord Recording Artists from Vancouver: The Real McKenzies
with special guests Isotopes

Chris Walter will do a reading from his Real McKenzies' book:

March 21, 7:00 am
The Pint Winnipeg, 274 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$20 at the door - Friends and family welcome

Winnipeg Wasps Present : RBS 6 Nations 2015
Italy Vs Wales: 7.30 / Scotland Vs Ireland: 9.30 / England Vs France: 12.00
There will be Rugby Canada, Guinness and Kukri giveaways during both games! 
A full buffet, all you can eat breakfast will be served throughout the matches.

March 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue
Free - open to the public
Prairie Fire and CV2 Magazine invite you to World Poetry Day.
Featuring a performance by award-winning, dub poet, Lillian Allen, with live musical accompaniment from musicians, Ashley Au, Brady Allard, and Brendan Kinley, and two of Winnipeg's finest young spoken word artists, Chimwenwe Undi and Joshua Whitehead.
Hosted by Charlene Diehl.  Come for the poetry, stay for the cake!

Althea Guiboche
March 22
Thunderbird House on Main Street

Artist Jackie Traverse is organizing 'Got Art?’, an art auction fundraiser for Got Bannock, a registered non-profit.  Traverse will donate two original pieces.  Others featured include Patrick Ross, Arlea Ashcroft, Victor Tssessaze, and Ernie Cobiness, son of late Eddie Cobiness, one of the Native Group of Seven.

When I went homeless I felt forgotten by society. For me, that is the worst feeling in the world and I want to do everything I can to make the people on the street feel that they are not forgotten and I care that they are out there.  I am going to do everything I can to advocate for them and help bring change for them. Althea Guiboche

In that spirit of philanthropy, Althea Guiboche said once her food truck gets off the ground, for every customer who buys a meal for themselves she will donate one meal to a person in need.  Donations can be made to Got Bannock Inc. at Median Credit Union.

Neechi Commons, 865 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 2Y1

March 22, 3:00 pm
Everyone welcome! Celebrate the launch of Katherena Vermette's book series for children, The Seven Teachings Stories.  Join Katherena and special guests for storytelling, singing, refreshments, and book signing.  Donations to support Got Bannock will be accepted.
March 24, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
FREE kidney screening clinic!
March is Kidney Health Month. Come to get them tested, and learn more about them! 
No appointment is necessary. It takes about 15 minutes.  
You don't need a health card. Completely free and anonymous. 
Aboriginal people are at a higher risk for kidney disease, the silent killer, so get tested.
This clinic is brought to you by The Kidney Foundation of Canada - Manitoba Branch.

March 23 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
No Cover
Winnipeg's most beloved live bands provide the soundtrack to your evening.  
But there's a catch....  These bands aren't playing their own songs....
They're DJing - featuring Animal Teeth

Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 Provencher, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G7

March 23, 8:00 pm
Aaron and Brennan's Jazz Recital
Come check out our special blends of jazz! 
No cover charge.  Beverages, 2 full sets of live music, and local art by Graham Wiebe.
March 24, 7:30 pm
$10, available at McNally Robinson and through the Festival website.
Governor General's Literary Awards Gala
Three Governor General's Award-winning writers - Martha Brooks, Raziel Reid, and Susin Nielsen - will read and share their thoughts about the challenges kids face on the road to adulthood with Festival Director Charlene Diehl.  McNally will be on site with books.

March 5, 2015

Women's Day Events l We Care Campaign Concert l The Very Best of Celtic Thunder l Before the Bridge: Wine Raffle l Curtis Nowosad

"Why is it so hard to see black and blue?" 
This is the link to the documentary 
re: Human Trafficking, drug abuse, domestic abuse. 
Salvation Army Major Carin Holmes was part of the panel on these issues.
#‎blackandblue #‎whiteandgold

Events in Winnipeg:

March 8, 1:00 pm
Portage Place

Self-identified women, girls and theirs allies in Winnipeg will be marching in celebration of the 104th International Women’s Day (IWD).
All genders and ages welcomed, families encouraged!

We will be marching in solidarity with the struggles of all women in Canada, and all over the world. Participants are invited to celebrate the successes, accomplishments, resilience and strength of women in their lives. On IWD, we pay heed to the historical and current consciousness-raising, community-building, and organizing work carried out by caregivers, suffragettes, politicians, reproductive choice advocates, environmentalists, Indigenous rights activists, and labour activists, alike. 

We will march in solidarity with the self-identified women and girls whose lives are undervalued, who face political, economic, emotional, psychological, verbal, sexual, or physical violence, who cannot get decent work, who live and work in conditions that endanger their lives. 

Raising Our Voices: Celebrating International Women's Day
March 8, Doors open at 6:40 / 7:00 pm
Westminster Church, 745 Westminster Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1A5

Come join us for a special evening to recognize the work and contributions of women around the world. In spite of some progress, many challenges continue – this will be a chance to raise our voices, in song and in verse, about injustices - and to honour the women and men that are making a difference.

A no ticket event, but there will be a suggested donation to support Dr. Mugwege's work at Panzi Foundation DRC

March 20, doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00
Exchange Community Church, 75 Albert Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G3
We Care Campaign Concert, a statement that we care about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and that we will not stop until the violence is addressed. 
Canadians from all backgrounds are taking photos with #WeCare #MMIWG signs, and posting them on the facebook page, We Care Campaign MMIW.
Come to the show, make a sign, and post a photo.  All of this to the live sound track of Winnipeg artists Rayannah, Raine Hamilton, and Red Moon Road
Authors Rosanna Deerchild and Pahan Pte San Win will share readings. 

Funds raised will go to the Coalition of Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Manitoba, and to cover costs of the We Care Campaign.

March 20, 7:30 pm
Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB

Damian McGinty (former Glee Star) will be back performing as a Guest Artist with the Celtic Thunder guys Colm Keegan, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Emmett O’Hanlon and Neil Byrne.

Wine Raffle
draw on March 20 at 3:00 pm at
McDonald’s Restaurant, 172 Main Street, Selkirk, Manitoba
$2 per ticket
1st prize: 25 bottles of wine
2nd prize: 15 bottles of wine
3rd prize: 10 bottles of wine 
Because wine and dogs get better with age!
Call Susan 204 227-5737. Tickets also available at our adoption events.

March 20, Doors: 7:15, Music at 8:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Curtis is releasing his latest album Dialectics and will be performing with:
Derrick Gardner – trumpet
Jon Gordon – alto saxophone
Steve Kirby – bass
Will Bonness - piano
Drummer, composer, and bandleader, Curtis Nowosad is a highly-skilled, versatile musician. He has performed with world-class jazz musicians Stefon Harris, Miguel Zenon, George Colligan, Anthony Wonsey, Dave Douglas and Steve Wilson.  His debut album, The Skeptic & the Cynic, spent two weeks at #1 on the !earshot Canadian Jazz Charts.