November 12, 2015

Events at Thunderbird House & Millennium Library l Empty Bowls l Forum Art Fair l Barrel Painting l Pet Photos with Santa l MAP’s Masquerade l Christmas & Santa at The Forks l Murray Sinclair l Nations Connect Christmas Party

Thunderbird House, 715 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB

November 25, 6 pm - Pipe ceremony
7 pm - Feast 
(potluck, please let us know if bringing food)
Elder's Sacred Fire, And Full Moon Pipe Ceremony
Come pray and feast with the TBH Elder's Council. We are smoking the Thunderbird house pipe, asking for guidance and praying for the community. 
November 28, 3:00pm
Indigenous LGBTQI/Two Spirit COUNCIL
What does it mean to be two spirited in Winnipeg?
Join the Board of Director's as we welcome our two spirit leaders into the circle!
December 4, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open House Meet and Greet - MMVI
Growing and gaining more capacity Manitoba Moon Voices is now at Circle of Life Thunderbird House. Come join us in celebration of our new office space.
Light refreshments

Skywalk Concerts  - Bring your lunch!
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium 12:10 - 12:50
November 26: WSO Presents with Micah Heilbrunn, clarinet; Patricia Evans, horn and Madeline Hildebrand, piano
December 3: Sister Dorothy presents original songs documenting the modern First Nations struggle for survival and preservation of culture and language
Book-to-Movie Days - Great books turned into great films.
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium 
December 12, 2 - 4 pm
Far from the Madding Crowd - Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy; the story of headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors. 
December 30, 1:30 - 3:10 pm
The Polar Express - A young boy embarks on a magical adventure. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. For the whole family. Daycares welcome.
Millennium Library  December 12, 2 - 4 pm
Enjoy a magical afternoon including a reading of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker with Jesse Petrie of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, a wintertime craft, tutus (ballet costumes to try on!) and a special appearance by Filbert the Bear. For families.
December 12,  2 - 3:30 pm  HENDERSON LIBRARY
Author Reading: Orysia Tracz discusses her new title First Star I See Tonight, a book of Ukrainian Christmas traditions. Orysia explains their origins, symbolism, and continuing practices. Orysia Tracz is a writer, researcher, and speaker on Ukrainian culture.
December 14 - 18, 12:15 - 12:45 pm
Millennium Library, Lobby - Sounds of the Season
Spirited songs for the holiday season from school choirs. Bring your lunch! 
Choir schedule will be posted on our online calendar in December. 

November 26 – 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The 6th Annual Empty Bowls Soup-er Lunch at MTS Centre!
Bottomless bowls of delicious soups & bread!
$10 any Ticketmaster outlet, online or phone 1-855-985-5000
Win an autographed Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL bowl, or a number of other fabulous celebrity bowls and prizes!
See the Grey Cup from 11:30 – 1, enter to win two VIP tickets to the 103rd Grey Cup!

Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0X7
Call 204-235-1069 or visit

November 26 and 27 4-9 pm
November 28 10-4 pm
November 29 12-4 pm

Holiday shopping in one place!
Forum Art Fair - New and Original Art, Recycled Art, Clearance Art, Frames, Books, Artistic Treasures and more! 
Friday & Saturday Art demonstrations
Winter Class Registration Nov. 28, 1-4 pm for winter classes starting Jan. 11, 2016
Free admission, free parking, wheelchair access. 
December 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Parents of Winnipeg Barrel Painting Craft Event
We will provide a small barrel, paint and some brushes. We will also provide a small snack for when the barrel is done. Your child will then be able to take the barrel home to show off to you. The expected age range is 5-12, but anyone is welcome!
$5.00 at the door - Please RSVP soon.

November 28, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pet Valu, 10-200 Meadowood Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Join Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue for pet photos with Santa! 
Our good friend Tim Hellsten, adopter of our alumni Ashr, will be taking photos.
Free refreshments and treats, giveaways and black Friday deals!

November 28, 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Manitoba Theatre For Young People, 2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4X1

The Manitoba Association of Playwrights and ACTRA Manitoba presents the 3rd annual Masquerade - a celebration of the Manitoba theatre community.

Free for members of MAP and/or ACTRA. Guests are welcome ($10 at the door). There will be a silent auction, a cash bar, a costume contest, and entertainment by Red Moon Road!
The Reg Skene Emerging Artist Award will be presented to an emerging actor.

All proceeds go the Manitoba Association of Playwrights. So bring your friends, bring your wallet, bring your mask, and be prepared for a great evening of merriment.

Seniors’ Day at The Forks Market
Every Tuesday - Seniors’ day discounts at participating Forks Market merchants.
December 3 | 5-9pm | The Forks Market Holiday Bazaar
Find unique gift items that you can’t find anywhere else
Support local retailers
Enjoy festive entertainment, wine, and hot chocolate bar
Free childcare, gift wrap, coatcheck (donation to Christmas Cheer Board), Prizes 
December 4, 5, 18, 20 | Fridays 6:30-8pm, Sat./Sun. 12-3 pm | Centre Court
Pictures with Santa - Santa wants to hear what you want for Christmas. 
                Don't forget to bring your own camera to take a photo with him.
December 6, 12 & 18 | 12– 3pm Sat. Sun; 6:30-8 pm Friday | Centre Court
Signing Santa - Communicate directly to Santa in American Sign Language. 
                Bring your camera to take your own photos.
December 6 | 10am - 2pm | Centre Court
A brunch buffet by The Beachcomber Restaurant for the Christmas Cheer Board. 
Tickets are $25, available at Beachcomber front desk or call 204.948.0020; all proceeds go towards helping Winnipeggers in need. 
There will also be a silent auction, prizes, and entertainment. 
Drop off a non-perishable food item or toys and receive a $10 gift card to Beachcombers.
December 10 | 10 am - 5 pm | 
                International Human Rights Day at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Free admission all day. Children will love our special hands-on exhibit, XOXO: An Exhibit about Love And Forgiveness, including a special performance of The Gift. Join us for a human-rights themed sing-along, meet a curator or content contributor, find out more about inclusion and accessibility, hear about upcoming exhibits and programming!
December 11-13 | Centre Court
Anna’s House 4th Annual Craft Sale - Find handcrafted treasures and quilts. 
                Freedom Quilt, will be raffled off.
December 16 | 6-8 pm | Centre Court
Holiday Wreath Workshop
Grab a hot chocolate, bring your apron and garden sheers and make a fresh wreath.
$25 plus tax Pre register at Freshcut Downtown (Portage Place) or phone 204-943-6514
Dec. 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2015, 9 am-4 pm at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Winter Break Day Camp for children aged 7-11. 
                Register for one day or every day - visit 
                or email or call us at 204-289-2000.

December 4, 6:00 pm
North End Bell Tower, 470 selkirk avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Join the Bell Tower family as we celebrate and honour Murray Sinclair!
Come on out and be a part of the family

December 6, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Springs Church Winnipeg, 595 Lagimodiere Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 3X2

Join us for our Nations Connect Christmas Party! 
Everyone's welcome! It will be a great time of partying and meeting new friends.
Dinner will be provided. 
We'll be enjoying karaoke and welcoming a special guest! Ho ho ho!

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