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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).

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

Featuring: TONEPUSHERS / NATHAN ZAHN / ASHER MOAI / SHAEL

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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. 
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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.
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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.

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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

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