November 30, 2015

CP Holiday Train l Winnipeg Art Gallery: Olympus and Art & Soul l Oak Hammock: Tea, Winter Camp and More! l Cre8ery: Rash Promises l Holiday Express l Eat for Art l BTPRSM Party l Christmas at West Broadway

December 4, 9:00 pm / Showtime 9:15 to 9:45 pm
The concerts are always free!!

The CP Holiday Train will be rolling into Winnipeg!
It will arrive at Molson Street between Panet Road and Munroe Avenue. 
The featured performers are Kelly Prescott and Devin Cuddy, the son of one of Canada's most beloved singer/songwriters, Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy.

Kelly Prescott has taken part in numerous U.S. tours and was featured on many of the past Holiday Train CD's, including the gold record release in 2005. In 2013 she shared the stage with Sheryl Crow and Take Six on the Holiday Train’s 15th anniversary show in Minnesota. 

The brightly lit "Canadian Train" travels west across Canada finishing its journey in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. 
Please bring a donation for the local food bank - either a heart healthy non-perishable food item or a cash donation. All contributions will stay in your community.

The train will also make stops on December 4 at 
Whitemouth,  at 6:45 pm, at Railway Ave. across from Whitemouth Hotel

and on December 5 at 
Portage la Prairie, at 1:15 pm, opposite the Centennial Arena, 390-1st St. NW 
Minnedosa, at 5:00 pm, west of the station on the north side of the yard, 30 2nd Ave, NW. 
Shoal Lake, at 8:15 pm, by the gravel lot adjacent to grain elevator on North Railway Ave. 

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1V1
phone 204.788.4998 / E-mail

Until Jan 10, 2016
Olympus Holiday Pricing

The WAG is celebrating the holiday season with a limited time offer. 
Visitors have access to all the exhibitions for 20% off, including Olympus. 
February 20, 2016
General tickets ($55) go on sale Dec 4

Experience Olympus like never before at Art & Soul: Clash of the Titans. Party with the gods from the heights of Mount Olympus to the depths of the underworld. Dress as your favourite mythical figure and rub shoulders with other deities and heroes while enjoying non-stop entertainment. 
All proceeds support the WAG. 

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

December 12 - 1 p.m. 
Candy Cane Tea
A light meal typically served between 1 and 3 p.m. 
Tea, accompanied by sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries.
The Candy Cane Tea is available for $13 per person.
Pre-registration is required.
December 17 - 7 p.m. 
Astronomy Night - Winter Constellations
Get to know Orion and other famous winter constellations!
An indoor presentation in our multimedia theater; test your skills on the rooftop observation deck while you look at those amazing constellations.
December 19 - 7:45 a.m. 
Christmas Bird Count
Come help us count our winter residents, while exploring the marsh and surrounding area.
Pre-registration required by December 17.
The fee is $5 plus admission to the Centre.
For more information about this event
December 20 - 1 p.m. 
Birding Hour - Winter Birds
Only 10% of Manitoba birds will stay here for the winter.
Who are they? What will they eat?
Attend the workshop hosted by Paula Grieef, our Resident Naturalist.
The fee is $5 plus admission to the Centre.
December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 
Winter Camp for Kids

Enjoy winter by joining us for a frosty good time at winter camp!
Activities may include snowshoeing, bannock baking, winter games and more. 
This camp has both indoor and outdoor components and is sure to please!
For ages 6 to 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Register today!

Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide St., Winnipeg, Manitoba
(204) 944-0809

Bob & Marilyn’s ‎Rash Promises
Show continues to December 8 
Tuesday to Friday, 12-6 and Saturdays 12-5 pm 
Open LATE Friday, December 4th for First Friday

More artwork needs to sell so I can move on to the next stage of my business improvements, track lighting with LED lights. The sales and our membership (for artists and non artists) are what help make our space better for our community. 
So how can YOU help? Take out a cre8ery membership. It's open TO EVERYONE, and keeps our doors open to artists of all levels. We have a democratic, all inclusive approach.

December 5 throughout December
The old Safeway store at 3059 Ness Avenue (at the corner of Sturgeon and Ness), Winnipeg

weekdays 4 pm to 9 pm, Saturdays 9 am to 9 pm, Sundays 10 am to 6 pm
closed December 24 from 6 pm to December 26 at 12 noon
Ticket price is $5.00 with a dollar going to charity / or $4.00 with a tin for the bin

Maurice and Susan Dorge, from the Manitoba Mega Train Show, are setting up 
their Mega-Train and Vector Garden Trains for the holidays.  
Take a ride on the Mega-Train in a Winter Wonderland!
There will be lots of trees and lights to see, and it's warm!

Eat for Art - A Forum Art Centre Fundraiser

For tickets contact Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street 204-235-1069 or email 
$20 per ticket: half of the proceeds go to the Centre 
Tickets can be purchased anytime before February through our centre. 

Great for Stocking Stuffers, Gift Exchanges, or just to take someone out for a lovely meal in February and help your local arts community. 
Any dinner time in the month of February, except Valentine's Day.

Pasquale's Restaurant 109 Marion Street, 204-231-1403    204-231-1404  
Mon - Wed 4 - 9:30 / Thu - Sat   4 - 10:00
your choice of 
Spaghetti Bolognese or Fettucini Alfredo or Spaghetti Primavera
Caesar or Mozza Salad with Pop, coffee or tea

December 20, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7-975 Thomas Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2L 1P7
$5.00/family, and Dogs are FREE!
All socialized dogs are welcome.

BTPRSM December Playgroup & Party 2015
We'll have snacks for everyone, some items from our craft sales table for your last minute shopping needs.
And of course the best reason to come - playtime and socialization for your furry friend! 
Ugly Sweater Contest!!! Dress up your furry friend in their ugliest sweater! 
Feel free to dress up in your ugliest sweater too! Prizes to be won!! 

Proceeds go towards the Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba.

West Broadway Community Ministry, 222 Furby St, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2A7

December 25, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
West Broadway Ministries Christmas Day Lunch
Make someone's holiday season bright. 
Work one shift or volunteer for them all! 
Enter through the front entrance. 
Parking on Furby and in the back.
Please register at 204-452-3711
Setup: 11 AM - 1 PM 
Serving and singing: 1 - 3 PM 
Cleanup: 3 - 4:30 PM
December 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
West Broadway Ministries Potluck Dinner    Please RSVP  at 204-452-3711
Many of the people in the community we serve find it especially difficult at this time of year. Everyone is welcome to join us.
This is an opportunity for people to share food and share the holidays together. 

November 29, 2015

Amnesiac l Authority Zero l Shoebox Drive l A Christmas Space Odyssey l Open House l Breakfast with Santa & a Movie l All I want for Christmas is Rock N' Roll l Medium Reading l Commerce Carol 2015 l Christmas Eve Services

December 18, 10:00 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
$12 ($15 @ the door) at Music Trader, Into the Music, The Pyramid, Ticketmaster

Happy Holidays!!! We are more than excited to invite you to join 
AMNESIAC: Radiohead Tribute, sponsored by UMFM/ Canadian Event Productions.
Special Guest: DJ Co op

December 18, 9:00 pm
Windsor Hotel, 187 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C1Z5
Tickets at Into the Music, Music Trader and online 
The Windsor Hotel and UMFM 101.5 Present
From Mesa, Arizona punk rock royalty AUTHORITY ZERO
with special guests VERSUS THE WORLD (ex-Ataris/Lagwagon) and CLIPWING

December 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
North End Business Development Centre, 
607 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 2N2

Info email - donations can be dropped off 
at 1089 Manitoba Ave 203-869-1963

Fifth Annual Christmas Shoebox Drive, gifting children of the north end and core area
Fill a shoe box with small toys, hygienes, socks, mitts, books, art supplies, 
gift cards, Christmas Candy and treats! Anything a child would enjoy! 
Label it with gender and age and keep the lid open. We will accept boxes right up to December 19 at 12:00 noon; for those who cannot drop off any sooner, boxes can be dropped off the night before at address provided. 

For many Christmas can be a stressful time of year - the added pressures and expenses to a low income family can be hard. Some children will get very little at Christmas. Here is your opportunity to bless a child with something extra.
If you cannot make a box you can sponsor a gift box for $30 to $50. 

St. Philip's Norwood Anglican Church, 240 Tache Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 1Z7
Phone: (204) 237-3650
Worship Service: Sunday at 11:00am

December 13, Advent 3 11:00 am Holy Eucharist. 
Guest Preacher Sean Carlson, speaking on the Ugandan Orphans Fund. 
We will be joined by musicians from the Cadet Band led by Doug McKay. 
There will be a potluck lunch after the service. The theme is Joy
December 19, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A Christmas Space Odyssey - old fashioned carols, accompanied by European-style 
electro-acoustic sounds. Music to chill you out during the holiday rush. 
Producer: Crux
Singers: Claire Fast, James Magnus-Johnston, and Al Schroeder
Reverend Donald is preaching the following:
December 24, Christmas Eve
7:00 pm is a carol sing, followed by Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist at 7:30 pm 
December 25, Christmas Day, 11:00 am Holy Eucharist
December 27, 11:00 am Morning Prayer

December 19 and 20, 1 to 4 pm
Craig Street Cats, 16-1421 St. James St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0Y9

Join Craig Street Cats for our Christmas Open House! 
Baked goodies ready to go, stocking stuffers, and lots of great gifts for your critters!
Coffee will be on all weekend. The critters are looking forward to seeing you.

December 19, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bord Aire Community Centre, 471 Hampton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The event is free to attend, breakfast will be available for purchase in the canteen.
Bord Aire will be hosting their 2nd Annual Breakfast with Santa Morning!
Join us for breakfast, crafts and a visit with Santa. At 11 am we will show the movie The Grinch!! It is for the whole family, babies to grandparents.

December 19, Doors 8:00 pm / Show 9:00 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
$10 at the door / Tickets

All I want for Christmas is Rock N' Roll - Featuring:
The Proud Sons, Lonewolfe and Mobina Galore

December 20, Doors open at 6:00 pm, rush seating. 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9
Tickets: $38.00 including GST/Fee, for the group medium reading (6:30 pm to 8:00 pm)
VIP Intimate & Interactive Tickets are $55.00 including GST/Fee. 
No refunds on tickets; please contact us at 204-223-8778 or email

Winnipeg Holiday Group Medium Reading
Psychic Medium Kristel Kernaghan will channel evidential messages from your loved ones in spirit to confirm life after life by sharing their personalities and characteristics, bringing up past memories, talking about your current events to confirm they are still with you, and any other information they feel will validate their existence and connection to you. 
Attending does not guarantee a reading.  
No cameras or recording devices. 18+ or 14+ with a parental figure.  
A variety of spirited items and gifts for purchase, we accept cash and credit cards.

Kristel was born with the gift of feeling, seeing and communicating with spirits, guides, and angels. She teaches over 45 workshops a year, and also offers private individual and group medium readings. Check out Medium Reading FAQ and book online.

December 23, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3
18+ No intoxicated entry
Tickets at Answers UC and Canad Inns Fort Garry
$30 regular / $45 VIP / Maximum of 10 tickets only. If any ticket numbers sold from any set are scalped, ALL tickets from that set will be void!

Commerce Socials proudly presents the annual Commerce Carol!
Business formal dress code will be fully enforced

December 24, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm & 6:00 pm
Springs Church Winnipeg, 595 Lagimodiere Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 3X2

Come join us on Christmas Eve for a special service. Bring the whole family to this festive event full of joy and laughter. There will be exciting special elements and an amazing message from Pastor Leon. Don't miss this Christmas Eve at Springs!
Please note there will be no kids classes during the services.

November 24, 2015

A Classic Christmas l Grootmoeder's Fruitcake l Third + Bird Christmas Market l Remembrance and Action on Violence l Mar La'Mar l Luckygirl PopUp Shop l Steve Bell Christmastide l McNally Robinson: December Music & Events

December 5, 11AM - 4PM 
Fort la Reine Museum, Hwy 1 & 1A, 
East of Portage la Prairie, MB.

With purchase of one Adult admission online get 
one free child/youth admission

A Classic Christmas at Fort la Reine - Warm up with hot cocoa, and ring in the season with your whole family at Fort la Reine...a Christmas village on the Canadian prairies.
Come with friends and family and be transported back to the time of Charles Dickens, as your favourite characters from A Christmas Carol come alive in our holiday village. 
Take a Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride, and make a holiday craft in our old General store! 
Feel your toes tap and your heart sing as we've invited a Carolling Quartet and Handbell Troupe to bring on their festive cheer! 
To complete this magical holiday experience, Meet 'n' Greet with Father Christmas & his Forest Friends in the Fort.

December 5, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Prairie Theatre Exchange, Unit Y300 - 393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H6
Reserve your ticket 

Grootmoeder's Fruitcake, the 13th Annual Free Christmas show by the Rascals. 
We encourage you to bring a non-perishable food item for Winnipeg Harvest, 
and/or a financial donation for Habitat for Humanity.
See you there for a dose of clean improv comedy with a dash of nog.

December 5, 10 am - 4 pm 
782 Main Street, Winnipeg Centre Vineyard Church (corner of Main and Sutherland)
Tickets Available  Admission $3 / Kids 12 and under FREE / FREE onsite parking

Sorry no strollers, we do not have the 'foot space' to accommodate strollers
We offer two full floors of 50 local vendors, selling unique handmade items. 

Take a break in your day with food & drink from popular local food companies: Thom Bargen Coffee, Green Carrot Juice Co and Jonnies Sticky Buns. 
Expect a vibrant, eclectic environment with music to be enjoyed.

December 6, 6:30 p.m.
L.A. Barkman Park in Steinbach

Agape House invites you to attend our Annual Memorial Vigil where  we remember and honour the 14 women who were gunned down at Ecole Polytechnique in 1989, as well as the Manitoba women who have been killed by violence, and the more than 1000 missing and murdered Aboriginal women throughout Canada.

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. 

We will be releasing sky lanterns. A limited number of lanterns will be available for purchase by those who wish to commemorate a loved one.  
Please contact us at 204-326-6062 for iinformation and to reserve a sky lantern.
All are welcome – together we can make a difference!

Over the past 30 years Agape House has sheltered thousands of women and children seeking refuge from domestic abuse, and has provided non-residential and follow-up supports and services. 

Agape House, Box 3130. Steinbach, MB  R5G 1P5
Local Crisis Line  204 346 0028 
Provincial Crisis Line  1 877 977 0007

December 10, 8:00pm
Black Hole Theatre, 220 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Black Hole Theatre Executive invites you to their holiday show/ party. 
Ballad of the Aging Actress, written by Daniel Tompkins and directed by Ian Bastin. 
Cultural icon Mar La'Mar is returning to perform the role written for her. Mar La'Mar takes you on a magical booze filled journey through her life using the songs of Judy Garland!
After the show the party is going to The Hub to drink and be merry!

December 12 at 11:00 am to December 13 at 4:00 pm
Luckygirl PopUp Shop, 210 - 70 Albert street, Winnipeg, Manitoba


December 17, 8:00 pm
Centennial Concert Hall
Tickets starting at $32   

Rei Hotoda, conductor
Steve Bell, vocals and guitar
Mike Janzen, piano and arrangements

Listen to one of Steve Bell’s albums, and you’ll discover a magic and artistry few singer / songwriters possess. His vibrant tenor voice, no less than his mastery of the guitar, shine through. Two Juno Awards are among the many recognitions he has received. Since 1989 Steve has performed over 1500 concerts to over a half million people in 15 countries.
Presented by Winnipeg Harvest; please bring non-perishable food items or a donation. 
In exchange you will receive a free download card for Steve Bell’s “Kindness” CD.

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

Chloé Plamondon & Brian Zimmerman
Friday December 4, 8:00 pm

Michelle Anseeuw & John Einarson
Saturday December 5, 8:00 pm
60s/70s Favourites

Helen White Trio
Friday December 11, 8:00 pm

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday December 12, 8:00 pm

Nadia Douglas
Friday December 18, 8:00 pm
Jazz/American Standards

The Burton Trio
Saturday December 19, 8:00 pm

December 1, 7:00 pm
John Kos   Superstar Nutrients: The Stories You May Not Have Been Told: Keys to Youthfulness, Energy, and Well-Being
December 2, 7:00 pm
Judy Cook & Sonia Nadeau   When Dinosaurs Go Dancing
December 2, 7:30 pm
Roger Groening   Knuckleball
December 3, 7:00 pm
Orysia Tracz
First Star I See Tonight: Ukrainian Christmas Traditions
The first in-depth English-language book on Ukrainian Christmas traditions.  Orysia Tracz is a writer, researcher, translator, and speaker on Ukrainian culture. In this book she explains Ukrainian Christmas origins, their symbolism, and their continuation in Ukraine and around the world.
December 3, 7:30 pm
Dr. Hamid Naficy: Media Diplomacy Between Iran and the West: War by Other Means.
December 4, 7:00 pm
Julia Schettler & Sarah Neville  Fur Is Only Fur Deep
Julia Schettler is a Winnipeg writer and an advocate for adoption at 
Illustrator Sarah Neville is a Winnipeg artist at
December 5, Doors open at 2:50 pm in the Community Classroom
Free Korean Movie Screening  Movie TBA. Donations are welcome and appreciated.
All are welcome! 
Contact The Korea Times at 204-663-5051 or
December 5, 2:00 - 4:00 pm by the Cash Des
Winnipeg-born illusionist Darcy Oake   Behind the Illusion: Unlocking the 9 Types of Magic
December 6, 2:00 pm
Augustinus F. Lodewyks   When All Goes Quiet: Visions, Episodes, and Revelations
December 7, 7:00 pm
Hedy Leonora Martens   To and From Nowhere: The Story of Greta Ens

The first volume of this project, Favoured Among Women, was called a “detailed and touching portrait of a Mennonite woman during the harsh early years of Soviet Russia” (Winnipeg Free Press).

November 22, 2015

Operation Red Nose l Syrian Refugees l Wpg Storytelling l Current Swell l Farmers Market l Songs for a Winter Night l Winnipeg Model Railroad Club: Klinic Karnaval l MEMETIC l Half Moon Run l Scott Nolan l Locals Only l Sessionistas

Operation Red Nose operates across Canada during the Christmas holiday season, offering party-goers a free, safe ride home. Volunteers pick you up and drive to a destination of your choice, in your own car.

The service, which runs November 27 to New Year's Day, is free but donations are accepted and forwarded to local community organizations.

Last year, over $1.5 million was redistributed to non-profit youth organizations and/or amateur sports organizations across the country.

Those in Winnipeg who want the service can call 204-947-6673 (NOSE).

Found this article in The Star interesting:

By: Marina Jimenez Foreign Affairs Writer, Published on Wed Nov 18 2015

Canada’s refugees will not come from the hundreds of thousands of displaced people streaming into Europe. They will most likely come from Jordan, Turkey or Lebanon, where almost all have been registered by the UNHCR.

The article also included the following…

Government-sponsored refugees normally go through three levels of screening:

Registering with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:
Tell their story of how they escaped and why
Confirm their identity through documents, biometric security screening, iris scanning
Be registered in an automated and interconnected system
Red flag any cases of war crimes or criminality

UNHCR re-settlement list
Triage refugees and select 1 per cent who could be resettled
Interview candidates again
Give priority to the vulnerable, those with medical problems, single mothers and children
Single young men unlikely to make the cut

Interview with Canadian visa officers
One-on-one interviews with visa officers in the Middle East
Confirm story again
Run names through data bases of Canadian Border Services Agency, Canadian Security Intelligence Service and RCMP

December 9, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
Admission is Free and the beer is cold.

Winnipeg Storytelling Series Vol 1: Worst Winnipeg Winter
Why not kick off the season with some odes to Winters passed. We have some fantastic storytellers sharing tales about their worst Winnipeg Winters. Come take part in the laughter, humiliation, joy and tears of others. 

December 10, 8:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
$20.25 plus fees - Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store, the WECC, Ticketmaster

The Winnipeg Folk Festival brings the Current Swell back after their performances at Folk Fest this summer. 
Come and move to the grooves of an accidental band, a bunch of friends who liked to chil, get into a roots-rock mood and jam. In 2005 they didn’t plan to tour the world, to release five albums, or accumulate an army of fans. They definitely didn’t expect to wind up opening for The Beach Boys or Cat Empire. But there was a magic in their union that’s best heard on 2014’s Ulysses.

December 10, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
MB Hydro Place's Farmers Market, 360 Portage Avenue

Local businesses will be there selling their homemade food and crafts.
Come and support your downtown as well as a great charity - MB PUG RESCUE!

December 12, 8:00 pm
Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg

Songs for a Winter Night - Join Winnipeg’s Rainbow Harmony Project’s GLBTTQ Chorus for our annual Many Gifts Concert.

December 12, 7:30 pm
Charleswood Legion Hall, 6003 Roblin Boulevard, in the Tank Room, located in basement of the Legion. Please enter on the west side of the building.

Not a member? No problem! 
Visitors are always welcome!
You are welcome to attend a few meetings FOR FREE to see if you'd like to join!

Klinic Karnaval

Thinking about doing some model railroading? Not sure where to begin or what to buy?
Come down and get some expert advice on
Making Custom Switch Stands
Working with Styrene
Modelling Peeling Paint
Easy Layout Design Techniques
Z-scale Modelling
Applying Wet and Dry Decals
Wood Weathering
Freight Car Maintenance
Making Realistic Trees
Model Weathering Using Chalks
DCC Stationary Decoders

This is also our Christmas Dinner hot dogs night so bring your hot dog appetite along with something for the Christmas Cheer Board.

December 12, 9:00 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Tickets $10 
MEMETIC presents a showcase of Winnipeg's best techno & house music celebrating the 19 year anniversary of Symptom Technologies. This is also MEMETIC's last event of 2015. We'll be taking some time off this winter to work on our 2016 summer events.


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

December 13, Doors 7:30 | Show 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tickets $18.50   ticketfly

The Park Theatre is proud to present Half Moon Run with Folly & The Hunter! 
When Half Moon Run formed in Montreal in 2009, multi-instrumentalists Devon Portielje, Conner Molander and Dylan Phillips abandoned every backup plan. For the three founding members, and for fellow multi-instrumentalist Isaac Symonds, who joined the band during the early touring for Dark Eyes, it materialized after months of creative frustration. 
Scott Nolan 'Silverhill' Album Release Party at The Park Theatre
December 12, Doors 8 / Show 9 pm
$20 at The Park Theatre, Music Trader, and online

Scott Nolan 'Silverhill' Album Release Party
Silverhill is a place where “moonshiners still bootleg whisky” from 106 year old recipes; a place where they don’t call the cops, and fire wood is hewn by hand.
“Every so often you’re in these moments where there’s so much happening,” Nolan recalls.
December 10, Doors 8 | Show 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tickets are $10 from the bands, The Park Theatre, Music Trader, or online

Locals Only features four exciting local bands. Before, during and after the show, we will party in the lobby, listen to local music and drink some local beers (treats from Half Pints Brewing Company will be on special). 
Our line-up includes:
ATLAAS: "beautiful vocals, poppy drums, hooks all over the place" Winnipeg Vibes 
Adam Hanney & Co.: Indie rock meets a contemporary singer-songwriter. 
Micah Visser: Sleepy music from a sleepy city.
Brady Allard: used to be an ambient electronic musician, now he's doing rock and roll.

December 13, 6:00 pm
49 Euclid Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets for the concert will be $8, a support ticket is available for $5

Winnipeg Sessionistas presents: 
Christmas in Our Hearts, a benefit concert for Archie Umbal
Sessionistas is a band that was started by Archie Umbal. Unfortunately, earlier this year, Archie was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, but that didn't stop him from serving SFC and performing. This concert is to gather all friends and families to reminisce with 90's Christmas songs, and to show support and our love for Archie.
There will be performances by local Winnipeg singers & performers! 
We'll also be selling some snacks & bottled water!

Please message the following people for tickets: Karina Paredes, Charm Moreno, 
Steph Bonifacio, Shane Ilagan, Edz Madriaga, Macky Palacios, Kitz Quitane

November 19, 2015

Paint Nite l Songwriters Unite l Nightmare Before Christmas l U Wellness l Craft Sales l SMITHFITS l Smart Design l Artisan Show l Pug Store l Encounters with Iran l Breakfast & Photos with Santa l Dragonette l Crystal Therapy

December 2, 6:00 pm 
United Way Building, 580 Main Street, Wpg, MB R3B 1C7
$45.00 + tax  BUY TICKETS 
Coupons/vouchers do not apply!

5:00-6:00 pm: Artist Setup  Manda Brownrigg
5:30 pm: Guests begin arriving 
6:00-8:00 pm: Paint Nite Event
8:00-9:00 pm: Artist Cleanup

Support women and families in the north end. 
North End Women's Centre is hosting Paint Nite to raise money! Unleash your inner artist! 
The Centre is a community based organization that provides women with support, knowledge, and opportunity as they move towards independence and a healthier lifestyle.

Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1H9

December 2, 7:30 pm / music 8:30
Advance Tickets: $5 - available from participating performers.

Songwriters UNITE! is about bringing together talented singer/songwriters and creating up close and personal experience between performers and the audience. 
Set in a cozy/vintage atmosphere with great acoustics and inexpensive drinks. 
ALL NIGHT ***DRAFT SPECIAL*** $2.25   18+ Valid Photo ID

LINE UP (in order of appearance)
Steven Wombat 8:30 pm
Ashley Amanda 9:30 pm
Riley Dutiaume 10:30 pm
WANT TO PERFORM AT Songwriters UNITE! -  email
Reception: 7:30 pm / Show Time: 9:00 pm
Movie Night: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Movie Night at the Garrick Hotel is not your average movie going experience.
100" SCREEN, Professional Sound System, Vintage Ambiance and Great Drink Prices 

If you would like to organize your own event - email us 

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

December 2, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tickets Available

USANA's U-Wellness Tour is hosted by our top nutritional experts and scientists, this comprehensive two-hour workshop with a Health & Freedom Solution will help you understand the science behind our award-winning nutritionals. 

There will be a stand alone segment training with USANA's scientist, Dr. Brian Dixon, on the importance of supplementation as well as key benefits and attributes of USANA supplements and foods line. Dr. Brian Dixon received his doctorate in molecular and cellular biology from the Oregon State University.
December 6, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Admission is $1 or a can of cat food. Under 12 free. 
Coat check, washrooms, fully accessable, seating, ample parking!
Annual Winter Craft Show in support of BTPRSM and Craig Street Cats! Over 50 tables and booths showcasing some of Winnipeg's talented crafters and artists. Jewelry, pet treats, baking, pottery, crochet and knit accessories, blankets, clothing, upcycled and repurposed, funky as well as classic. Including Epicure, Scentsy, Tupperware, Steeped Tea, Silpada, KD Cloth, and Jamberry Nails.

December 3 and 10, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Scotiabank, Winnipeg Square Concourse

Wonderful items for sale at our Pug Store with 100% of the proceeds going to the vetting.
Inquire about fostering or adopting one of our wonderful pugs, pug-x’s or small dogs.
Chat with Executive Director Lisa and Fundraising Coordinator/Media Manager/Playgroup Organizer Patty. We would be very happy to answer your questions!

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

December 4, 9:00 pm
Tickets at Music Trader   18+

DJs: DJ Co-op, Scott Wade, Rob Galston
December 6, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Smart Design Market is a local handmade + vintage market 
Join us to shop local in an intimate setting and spread holiday cheer!
Featuring a live performance by the Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir
Holiday Drink Specials

December 5, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Benedict's Retreat and Conference Centre, 225 Master's Ave., Winnipeg, MB R4A 2A1

Christmas Craft Sale and Artisan Show just in time for Christmas shopping! 

Browse and buy from local artisans: 12 vendors selling jewellery, lotions, cards, photo cards, molded chocolates, books, Scentsy, silk goods, wood and canvas decor!

December 5, 7:00 pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Tickets Available  /   Admission by donation

In conjunction with the Lines of Identity: Middle Eastern Diasporas in North America workshop at the University of Manitoba, we are honoured to co-present a special film screening and public discussion.

Hamid Rahmanian is a critically acclaimed Iranian filmmaker and graphic designer who collaborates with his partner, filmmaker and photographer Melissa Hibbard. 
Host Hamid Naficy is an authority in cultural studies of Iranian and Middle Eastern cinemas.

SHAHRBANOO  Directed by Hamid Rahmanian & Melissa Hibbard
A heart-warming, hilarious, harrowing and heartrending testimony to the hidden ties that connect us across vast cultural gulfs. 

SIR ALFRED OF CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT / Dir. Hamid Rahmanian & Melissa Hibbard
The real story that inspired The Terminal by Steven Spielberg. 
Mehran Karemi Nasseri has been living in the airport for the past 12 years, waiting for the document that would allow him to leave.

December 5, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Oxford Heights Community Club, 359 Dowling Avenue East, Winnipeg, Manitoba
All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

Free Pancake Breakfast with Santa
Colouring Pages / Photos with Santa / Holiday Loot Bag
Cash donations and non-perishable items will be collected at the door. 
All proceeds will be directed to the Transcona Food Bank.

December 5, 8:00 pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Tickets  & ticketfly     18+ No Minors presents: Dragonette with Young Empires & Dirty Radio 
Formed by singer/songwriter Martina Sorbara and her husband, bassist Dan Kurtz, Canadian electro-poppers Dragonette have drawn comparisons to the Scissor Sisters, No Doubt, and the Killers.

December 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Springs Church Winnipeg, 595 Lagimodiere Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 3X2
Admission is $3, children under 12 free. 

2015 SCA Christmas Craft Sale with over 80 local professional crafters. 
Child care provided, coat & parcel check, Christmas Café and FREE parking.

December 5, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Miles Macdonell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2K 2R1

Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba at Miles Macdonell Collegiate Craft Sale

December 6, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vada's Club K9, 628 St. Anne's Road (Unit B), Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 4W3

Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba's 
Holiday Fun Dog Day & Photos with Santa 2015
Flying fur getting out of hand? Dog's nails getting long? Need baking? Looking for some cute Christmas photos of Fido? Look no further!

De-Shedding for only $15 and "Pawdicures" for only $10.
Pawdicures and de-shedding are walk-in appointments 

Santa Photos will be taken by the talented Coralee Penner of Red Photo Co.  $10/pose. 
Reserve sitting call Vada's (204) 221- 0998 (We might have some walk in spaces)

We are looking for donations to the bake sale and silent auction. If you are able to donate (ingredients must be listed on baking) please email for drop off or pick up.

December 7, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Divine Clarity, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3R 1G4
Tickets $92.40, includes a $10 credit towards crystals and gemstones at Divine Clarity, a handbook, and snacks and beverages. 
A fun workshop that covers a large range of ways you can use crystals to bring more peace, love, and healing into your life!

• How crystals and gemstones carry metaphysical properties
• How to choose the right crystals for you
• How to cleanse and program your crystals
• How to use crystals to heal in your everyday life
• How to clear negativity from your body, and environment
• Dowsing and divining with crystal/gemstone pendulums
• How to create crystal grids and elixers
• Connect with your own inner wisdom to create positive change in your life using crystals

You can also bring your own favourite crystals and gemstones to learn more about them.