January 1, 2016

January at Oak Hammock Marsh l Love, Lake Winnipeg l Roger Roger l Acoustic Nights l Funny, Done Formally l Banff Mountain Film Festival l Vance Joy l Bluestem l Kinesiology Games Social l l Bell Tower Café

phone: (204) 467-3300 or email

January 10, 17 and 24 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Three-day course
Decoy Carving Workshop - Canvasback
Learn to carve your very own Canvasback decoy from award winning carvers. 
Pre-registration is required.  Workshop fee is $90 for members, $120 for non-members.
January 10 - 1 p.m.
Birding Hour Workshop - Cowbird Parasitism
Resident Naturalist, Paula Grieef, will tell you the special habits of this bird.
Workshop fee is $5 plus admission.  Pre-registration required.
January 21 - 7 p.m.
Astronomy Night - Astrophotography
Join astrophotographer Sheila Wiwchar for a presentation on how to capture the night sky. 
January 23 - 1 p.m. 
Snowshoe Workshop
Snowshoes were invented 6000 to 8000 years ago by mimicking wildlife adaptations.
Join experienced snowshoeist, Dusty Molinski, and learn about the different styles. A snowshoe walk in the marsh and hot chocolate will follow.
Workshop fee is $5 plus admission.  Pre-registration is required.
Starting January 25 
Enter our First Goose of the Year contest!
Guess the date and time of the arrival of first Canada Goose at Oak Hammock and you could win a great prize! Last year, the first goose was seen on March 10.
To enter the contest, fill out a ballot at Oak Hammock Marsh.
The contest will close on March 1st or when the first goose is seen.

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

January 14, Doors open at 7 p.m. / show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $25 each - admission includes a free copy of Love, Lake Winnipeg, a benefit EP which will be given out at the show!
You can also purchase tickets through the West End Cultural Centre’s box office.
Join us for a benefit concert in support of LWF!

Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson will feature sets by:
DJ Co-op
Mise en Scene
Scott Nolan and John K. Samson
Jess Reimer
January 17, Doors @ 7:15, music @ 8:00
$17 at the door / $12 ticketfly and at West End Cultural Centre

Roger Roger’s “Fairweather" Album Launch, with guests Carly Dow & Jesse Matas
Julian Bradford - Bass
Damon Mitchell - Drums
Alex Campbell - Keys
Lloyd Peterson - Guitar
January 18, Doors Open at 7:15 PM / Show starts at 8:00 PM
$5 cover charge at the door

Acoustic Nights #3, featuring:
Alannah Zeebeck
Jared Adams
Lindsey White & Claire Bestland

January 16, 8 PM
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3
$25 Call 204-284-9477 to purchase or reserve tickets.

Funny, Done Formally, A Black Tie Improv Gala 
The Gas Station Arts Centre has been a home for improvisation in Winnipeg for 30+ years! The GSAC's plans for renovation and revitalization are well underway. All proceeds will help them pay for this well-deserved face-lift.
Hosted by: Robyn Slade and Lauren Cochrane
With performances from...
Outside Joke
The Dungeons n Dragons Improv Show
Parking Lots
The Neighbourhood Watch - Improv
U of W Improv
Winnipeg's Improv Legends
The Gala Ensemble

Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2H2

January 16, Doors open at 6:00 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival (BMFF) World Tour brings the excitement, the spectacle, and the richness of the mountains and mountain culture to Winnipeg. Featuring spectacular, inspiring, exciting, and thought-provoking mountain films from around the world, the BMFF is an exhilarating exploration of the mountain world. 
January 19, Doors 7:00 pm / Show 8:00 pm
Ticket  Phone 1-855-985-5000 or Ticketmaster. All Ages / Reserved Seating

Vance Joy presented by Winnipeg Folk Festival & Live Nation
Festival alumni Reuben and the Dark will open the show!

The video to ‘fire and the flood’ is approaching a million views on YouTube 

January 16, 8 PM
Jekyll and Hyde's Freehouse, 437 Stradbrook Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba 
$5 cover charge

Catch Bluestem live as they play a mix of classic and new country hits!

January 16, 8 PM - 1 AM
Crescentwood Community Centre, 1170 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets are $10. Support tickets available for $10 from any Team Toba Member!

Manitoba Kinesiology Games Social 2.0
Come support the one and only Team Toba to get to Montreal this year for the 2016 Kinesiology Games! Cheap drinks, amazing prizes, and most of all, a great time!


Every second Friday (6:30-8:00 PM) the Bell Tower Community Café meets to celebrate goodness, kindness, and community.  Around 200 people from across Winnipeg come through the doors and enjoy good food, good drinks, and good music together.  
Between 80 - 100 households get food hampers to help them through the week. 
There is no charge for anything. 

To learn more, check out a video from our previous fundraising campaign here.

Our annual budget is $22,000. We're hoping to raise $15,000 through CauseVox.  
We have some wonderful thank you gifts.  Questions? Contact us

Come down, enjoy a meal and experience the Bell Tower community.  We are a growing café and are always in need of more volunteers.

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