April 27, 2016

McNally Robinson: May Events l Mother's Day Spa & Flowers l Show and Save l Oak Hammock Events l Local Author Fair l Runway 204 l The Three Little Pigs l Pug BBQ l Spur Festival l Editing for Screenwriters l Cre8ery Open House l Aging Up

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

May 1, 9:30 am in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Mother & Child Storytime Tea - Dress your best. Bring your mom or grandma, or both, for a morning of fun and celebration. 
Tickets are $23 (plus tax and gratuity) per person - purchase in advance at Prairie Ink Restaurant in person or by calling 204-975-2659.
May 4, 7:30 pm
Nicholas Burns, George Freeman, Lovern Kindzierski & Laurie E. Smith  
Winnipeg launch of Arctic Comics
May 8, 2:00 pm
Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group  Launch of Voices: 20th Anniversary Edition
Lillian Vandersteen, Pat Narynski, Eric McKinnon, Steve Scrupa, Pamela Larner, Dorothy Adrian, Anne Pearn, Jeanne Gougeon, Susanne Pascal, Ruth Asher, Meka Hunter, Whm, Marlene Van Helden, Gail Fine, Rob Jantz, Laurence E. Rutt, Germaine Gougeon, Teresa-Lee Cooke, Ann Timonin, Conni Cartlidge, Saad Ahmad, Debra Dusome, Lara Klymasz, Maurice Guimond, Doreen Millichamp, RogueRaiders, and Tyra Masters-Heinrichs.
May 13, 7:00 pm
Launch of Lori Cayer’s Dopamine Blunder and Jim Nason’s Touch Anywhere to Begin
May 19, 7:00 pm
Larry Verstraete  Launch of Dinosaurs of the Deep: Discover Prehistoric Marine Life 
a panel discussion hosted by Terry MacLeod, as well as a three foot fossil display, and the opportunity to win CFDC passes and digs for the whole family. 
May 20, 7:30 pm 
Sue Matheson  Launch of The Westerns and War Films of John Ford, a new look at America’s most delightful rebel.
May 25, 7:00 pm
GMB Chomichuk  Launch of Midnight City
May 31, 7:00 pm
Barbara Huck & Doug Whiteway  Launch of the new and expanded edition of In Search of Ancient Alberta With more than 500 photographs, this guide completes a trilogy on Western Canada’s ancient past.
May 31, 7:00 pm 
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club - The choice for May 2016 is Sara Novic’s Girl at War
Get in touch with John by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival:

An Evening with Chester Brown, May 3, 7:00 pm  Speaking & Signing Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus: Prostitution and religious obedience in the Bible.
An Afternoon with Guy Gavriel Kay, May 15, 2:00 pm  In conversation with Bruce Symaka and signing his new novel Children of Earth and Sky.
An Evening with Alissa York, May 26, 7:00 pm  Winnipeg launch of The Naturalist featuring a conversation with Bruce Symaka followed by a book signing.
An Evening with Anne Giardini and Nicholas Giardini, May 27, 7:00 pm  Discussing Startle & Illuminate: Carol Shields on Writing with host Marjorie Anderson.

May 1 – May 15
Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Email if you would like to buy a gift card!

Mother's Day BC Spa Special: Want to treat mom for Mother's Day? 
BeautiControl Spa Consultant Beth Bacon is doing a fundraiser for HHBCR!
Purchase a $10 Spa Gift card and get a mobile spa session valued at $100 in your home:
Complete facial, including Microderm Abrasion/Instant Facelift
Avocado and Dead Sea Salt hand treatment
exfoliating lip treatment 
Eyes - their products will address any concern - puffiness/dark circles/fine lines.

Assiniboine Park Conservancy, 55 Pavilion Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N6

This Mother's Day give her flowers in Assiniboine Park!
Each spring the paths and free-form beds of the beautiful English Garden are brought back to life under the tender loving care of our expert horticulture team. 

A donation in honour of your Mom will support the spring planting of new annuals, adding a vibrant burst of colour to this magical space that lasts all summer.

We will send your Mom an eCard letting her know that flowers will be planted in her honour. A dedicated flower bed in the English Garden will recognize all the generous gifts made in honour of Mother's Day. Thank you for your support!


Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM), 
P.O. Box 51063 RPO Tyndall Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 3C6

The Show and Save Card and Coupon book is $20.00. 
They are available until Sunday, May 8 - Please email us 
The card is a re-usable discount card that conveniently fits into your wallet. 
It features over 100 money saving discounts and offers including restaurants, entertainment, clothing, merchandise, services, and much more. 
It can be used until the expiry date of March 31, 2017.

phone: (204) 467-3300 or email  

May 7 - 1 to 4 p.m. 
Digital Photography 101

This workshop by Ted Muir, will help you understand the workings of your camera; suitable for photographers of all skill levels.
Workshop fee is $15 plus admission. Pre-registration is required.
May 8 
Mother's Day and Wildflower Sale

Mom will love the native grasses and wildflowers!
They are well-adapted to our climate and will attract butterflies and birds.
After shopping, treat Mom to our special Mother's Day Lunch in our scenic Café overlooking the Marsh from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Explore the Marsh by canoe or on foot, or by Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
$3 for members and $5 for non-members applies for the canoe and wagon rides
May 14 
International Migratory Bird Day
Many activities including birding walk, birding by ear workshop ($5 plus admission) and special presentations by guest speakers Christian Artuso, Tim Poole, Paula Grieef and Ricky Ryan. Enter our draw to win a pair of Zeiss binoculars!
May 15 - 8 to 10 a.m.
Bird in the Hand
Participate in a real live songbird banding session at the marsh.
The bird banding is followed by a canoe excursion or a guided birding walk on the trails.
$25 per person. Please register ahead to secure your place.
May 21 to 23 
Get Into Wetlands
Participate in one of our many wildlife surveys this weekend, watch a wildlife movie and join us for a behind the scenes critter feeding session of our live animals. 
May 28 - 7 a.m. 
Early Riser - Bird and Breakfast
Join our Resident Naturalist on a morning walk in the marsh to see spring migrants and nesting waterfowl. After the walk, enjoy a delicious hot breakfast in our scenic Café.
Cost is $12/person plus admission.
May 28 and 29 
Archaeology, Rocks and Minerals Weekend
Learn gold panning, dig for fossils and be dazzled by the beauty of minerals.
Participate in our Mineral Silent Auction held both days at 1 and 3 p.m. 
Enjoy a Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride through the marsh on Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
$3 for members and $5 for non-members apply to this forty-five minute ride.

May 7 at 11 AM - 4:30 PM
Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P5

AUTHOR TALKS: 11 am - 12 pm
Local authors speak on their personal experiences writing, publishing, self-publishing and more: Patricia Robertson, Daniel Perron, Elizabeth Murray and Melinda Friesen 

BOOK FAIR: 2 - 4:30 pm
Thirty-five authors and counting! Fiction, non-fiction, childrens, teens and more!

May 13 at 7 PM - 1 AM
Manitoba Hydro, The Gallery, 360 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets: Earlybird $20.00 / Regular $25.00   

Runway 204: A Fashion Night Experience
Fashion Night meets pop-ups. Runway event, DJ's, pop-up shops. 
Supporting local and emerging designers & artists.
A benefit for the Mental Health Unit at Seven Oaks Hospital
Hosted by Jordan Knight & JD Francis from Energy 106

May 13 7 pm / May 14 1 pm and 4 pm
Asper Center for Theatre & Film, 400 Colony Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets: $10  Available through the Manitoba Opera Box Office or call 204-944-8824

Three Little Birds Productions presents The Three Little Pigs, by John Davies.
An operatic The Three Little Pigs based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart. 
Classical music, puppet shows, audience participation, and a lot of laughs. 
A great way to introduce opera to any member of the family.

May 14 at 11 AM - 3 PM
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7-975 Thomas Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1P7

MB Pug Rescue's 9th Homecoming Party Playdate & Bbq
Come on down for a fun afternoon of food, fun & good times!
We have a BBQ - hot dog, chips & pop for only $5.00
A large indoor/outdoor play area for all small dogs under 35 lbs.
Silent Auction & 50/50 draw. And of course our ever-popular PUG STORE will be there!

May 14 at 8 PM
Knox United Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Spur Festival 2016: In Conversation with Winona LaDuke
Spur explores the current relationship between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples, following the release of the Truth and Reconciliation report and the opening of its national centre in Winnipeg. How are the meanings of reconciliation evolving?

Participants: Winona LaDuke and Niigaan James Sinclair
Featuring a performance by Katherena Vermette
This event is programmed in partnership with The University of Winnipeg

May 14 at 1 PM - 4 PM / Registration from 12:30 - 1 PM
The University of Winnipeg, Room 1L07, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9
MEA members: $35 (Student members $20) / Non-members: $50 (Students $25)
Payment by cash or cheque can be made at the door; however, advance RSVPs are required. Please pre-register by emailing

Editing for Screenwriters
Learn to fine tune your own screenplay or become a valuable second set of eyes.
Taught by Winnipeg writer and active Cold Read participant, Allan Turner, this afternoon workshop will cover the basics of script editing and look at important details unique to writing for film, television, and theatre.
Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided

May 15 at 1 PM - 4 PM
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4

Cre8ery Spring Studio Open House & Auxiliary Gallery
Take a walk through cre8ery’s auxiliary gallery and check out our studio resident artists who will be working in their studio spaces. 
The art is for sale! Please consider supporting local artists!

May 18 at 7 PM - 9 PM
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
This event is free; dinner will be served, and childcare will be provided. 

Aging Up: Extending Supports for Youth in Care is a film produced by community group 25not21 that highlights the stories of youth who have experienced the child welfare system and their perspective on the supports made available to them at this transition. 
Following will be a panel from the film who will continue the conversation. 
25not21 is a collective of youth from care, students, professionals, community members, and allies seeking to achieve justice for youth. Our current goals surround the support youth receive as they age out of the child welfare system.

April 22, 2016

Metal Alliance l Electro Quarterstaff l Jason Collett l Bearfight l Wine & Words l JungleDub l The Vicar of Dibley l Body Soul & Spirit l Youth Gathering l Mental Health l The Provincial Archive l Archer Trivia l Marketing Art l Stakee l The Indigenous City l Speaking Volumes

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

May 5 at 6 PM - 11:30 PM
Tickets at Music Trader, Park Theatre and online 

The Park Theatre and Ninjacat Productions present: 
May 6 , Doors 8:30 PM | Music 9:30 to 1:30 PM
$10 Door
Electro Quarterstaff / Escape From Echo Base / Mortalis / Dissolution / Norsemara

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

May 5, Doors at 8:00, show at 9:00 PM
$17.00 Ticketmaster & the Winnipeg Folk Festival office, 203-211 Bannatyne Ave. 
“Song And Dance Man”, the title track from Jason Collett’s sixth full-length album, finds the iconic singer-songwriter back, with three-minutes-and-change and a story to sing. Featuring the bright production touch of Bahamas’ Afie Jurvanen, “Song And Dance Man” covers the trials and triumphs of the modern musician with poignant poetry, contemplative reflections on getting older, backed with an affinity for freewheeling 70s dance music. 
May 6
Tickets $15 and include a copy of the Bearfight album PRIOR to the show

Bearfight's Album Release Party for 'Memories.Jealousy.Truth"
We've been fortunate enough to have some of our favourite bands to join us:

May 6, Doors & Bar @ 7PM / Show @ 8PM
The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0N2
Tickets  $30 online & at the door, if available

Theatre By The River invites Winnipeg to Wine & Words, an event dedicated to celebrating writing, reading, and yes, wine! Hosted by Lara Rae and featuring a cast of local celebrities and professional actors, the 2016 event will come to life under the Planetarium Dome!

Since its first production in 2010, Wine & Words has celebrated the written works of Canadian musicians, poets, playwrights, authors, and storytellers. Professional actors and celebrities present dramatized readings of new works composed by established and emerging writers to help fundraise for the company's season.

Join us as we celebrate not-yet-published pieces from established and emerging writers themed to Space, Exploration and the Infinite Universe!

May 6 at 10 PM - 3 AM
The Planit Restaurant & Lounge, 285 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$5   18+
mixtechs deejays presents JungleDub Soundsystem with:

May 6 and May 7 at 7:30 PM
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0L9
Tickets are $15 - from Rory at MAP - 204.942.8941 - or at the door.

The Vicar of Dibley - A joint fundraiser for the Manitoba Association of Playwrights and St. Matthew's-Maryland Community Ministry.
Based on the BBC TV comedy The Vicar of Dibley is the story of a small English village suddenly faced with the unimaginable - a female vicar! (The Church of England ordained its first women priests in 1994.) Rev. Geraldine Granger tries to win over her parishioners in the face of staunch opposition, through sheer determination and a lot of humour.

Written by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer
Adapted for the stage by Arthur Milner
Directed by Scott Douglas
Starring a cast of Anglican and United Church ministers - Lenise Francis, Ted Dodd, 
Allison Courey, Donald McKenzie, Di Panting, Don Schau, Maureen McCarney, 
Patrick Woodbeck, Helen Kennedy, and others.

May 6 – May 8
Winnipeg Body Soul & Spirit Expo (Spring 2016)

RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 
375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3
Tickets - or by phone at 1-855-985-5000

With the growth of public interest in all things holistic over the past decade the Body Soul & Spirit Expo has been in the forefront of introducing the public the many new options, ideas, concept, product and ways of living that are now emerging in our world.
May 7 at 4 PM
Life after LIfe with Lisa Scrivens
This event is FREE with admission. Be sure to RSVP and get your seat saved

Known as "The Canadian Medium" Lisa Scrivens has been seeing and hearing spirit since the age of 3. After a life-altering visit from spirit, Lisa dedicated her life to connecting people to what is most important by spreading messages of love and hope from Heaven. 
May 8 at 4 PM - 6 PM       REGISTER 

Become a Medium & Healing Channel with Gail Thackray, an exceptional psychic who will give a demonstration of her connection to spirit. She will give readings and healings to participants, cutting chords and clearing auras. Then she is going to show you how to perform the things she does. She will connect you directly to the energy of the enlightened beings that work through her. 
Each person will receive an individual attunement to the energy. Gail will be showing you how to use crystals and pendulums. 

Gail Thackray is the author of Gail Thackray’s Spiritual Journeys: Visiting John of God and 30 Days to Prosperity: A Workbook to Manifest Abundance and star of the new movie John of God, Just A Man. Many report spontaneous healings and a powerful connection just from attending Gail’s events.

May 7 at 8:30 AM - 3 PM
United Way Winnipeg, 580 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C7
Youth from all walks of life are encouraged to attend this free event. 

Building Bridges Through Our Stories: Youth Gathering
Islamic Social Services Association in collaboration with the Winnipeg Foundation, Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute and Community Works is hosting a youth gathering.
This initiative is a direct response to youth voices in Winnipeg. In 2014 the Winnipeg Foundation published the Young Winnipeg's Report Card. One of the main outcomes of the data collected was Winnipeg's youth want to foster understanding, to transcend differences and celebrate the rich diversity of this city.

Join us for facilitated conversation circles, guest speakers and interactive activities.
To secure a spot, as well as communicate any dietary needs, register via the ISSA website

May 7 at 1 PM - 4 PM
St. Vital Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 5C4
Tickets - Cost to Register $30 
Registration not required for enjoying the walk.

Winnipeg March For Mental Health, Hosted by Inspire Community Outreach Inc.
Celebrate your strength by marching with your friends and family.
With Guest Speakers: Angela Taylor of Inspire Community Outreach
                                Joey Cowan, Mental health and addictions advocate
Aly Raposo, 4th year U of M student speaking of her success through mental illness

Registration is for those who wish to raise money for the event, and to promote mental health awareness and programming for our community. Please check Inspire's website for information about how money is used and for what initiatives. 
You will get a T-shirt and a package of coupons/items from local businesses, including a gift certificate from Supper Central!

-Live music performances from local artists: Andrew Raposo and Randi Johnson 
-Transcona pipe band
-Tons of handmade items sold
-Children's entertainment
-Positive Mental Health Information Available
-Don't forget to wear PURPLE to celebrate Mental Health!

The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2

May 7 at 10 PM     $10
May 11, 8 pm - Registration Full / May 13, 8 pm - Spots Available
Archer Trivia 
1st PRIZE - $50 bar tab / 2nd + 3rd PRIZE - $25 bar tab

To register a team, send an email to 
Subject line - the name of the trivia theme + the date of the event
In the email please include your team name and the names of all your team members
$5 registration fee from each team member is required at the beginning of the night

May 8 at 1 PM - 4 PM
Jordan Miller, Visual Artist & Art Consultant, 2nd floor - 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
$30 Beginner to Advanced Tickets  
To Register contact or 204.944.0809

Are you confused about social media and how it can help your art career? Learn time saving tips, branding, and what the heck is a #hashtag?
Please bring your smart phone, tablet, or computer.

May 10 at 8 PM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
$17 Winnipeg Folk Festival office, 203-211 Bannatyne Ave. and Ticketmaster. 

With his third album, the self-titled Alberta Cross, the band’s mastermind and sole official member, Petter Ericson Stakee, is asking us to slow down. He’s asking us  to join him on the journey he’s made. 

May 11, 7 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery
General admission: $20 / WAG members, students, and seniors: $15

TD Presents: The Walrus Talks: The Indigenous City
Eighty minutes of lively, thought-provoking talks exploring Indigenous life in Canada's cities through culture, business, politics, and more. 
Cocktail reception to follow.
Featuring Walrus Talks from Rosanna Deerchild, Jaimie Isaac, Tom Jackson, 
Lindsay Knight, Neal McLeod, John Ralston Saul, and Zoey Pricelys Roy

May 14
Fort Gibraltar, 866 rue St. Joseph in St. Boniface
Tickets are $75 (a tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price)
available until May 10 through McNally Robinson Booksellers and from
Prairie Fire Press at 423-100 Arthur Street / call (204) 943-9066 or email   

2016 Speaking Volumes
A Fundraiser for Prairie Fire’s student practicum program.
Readings by Joan Thomas and David Alexander Robertson
6 pm – Cocktails and voyageur-style hatchet throwing
7 pm – Dinner / 8 pm – Readings
Rainbow & Silent Auction!
Meet practicum students

April 15, 2016

Food for Shelter l Winnipeg: like & share l FREE Classes l Van Damsel l Spring Market l Etsy Market l Drop & Swap l Craft Sale l Beltaine in the Park l Summering l Blackheart Burlesque l Simon Townshend l 204FM l Grownups Read

Royal Lepage: Food for Shelter 3rdAnnual food drive fundraiser

During April please donate any non-perishable food, or any items on the list 
The food will be for our local shelters in Winnipeg and Steinbach.  We also added the organization Feed My Lambs.  
Drop off your donation at any Royal LePage office throughout the city.  We also have a pick up service - please call our office at 204-989-6900.
One item will go such a long way to help our women and children who are victims of domestic violence.  Please help.

April 29 at 6 PM
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4

Winnipeg: like & share
A solo art exhibition featuring Winnipeg cityscape paintings by Elena El.
It’s morning. You sip coffee while scrolling through social media posts. You see exotic places, far away people… And then suddenly, something looks familiar. Yes, it is an image of your neighbourhood; sunshine, tall trees, that interesting building at the corner of the street, the man that looks just like your neighbour walking his dog…
This picture makes you feel good. It makes you feel proud of the beautiful place you live in – Winnipeg. You like it and you want to share it with others.

Shelmerdine Garden Centre, 
7800 Roblin Boulevard, Headingley, MB  R4H 1B6
P: 204.895.7203   E:
Monday - Saturday  9 am-5 pm / Closed Sundays 
Spring hours start April 18, 2016


APRIL 28 AT 6:30 PM
Learn the basics of container gardening such as choosing the right plants, pots, soils, fertilizers and watering techniques.

Skip the basics to talk about designer plants, trends and how to achieve cutting edge creations in your container garden.

MAY 7 FROM 10 AM - 4 PM
Bring in your garden tools for a FREE sharpening and get the edge you need for pruning, clipping and shearing tools! Limit 2 per person.

Learn how to get maximum enjoyment from your garden with minimal work with everything from automatic water systems to low maintenance plants.

MAY 14 AT 11 AM
Proper pruning results in thriving plants and an attractive landscape. Our experts will teach you how and when to prune with the right tools.

April 29, 7:15 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
Tickets: $12 Advanced / $17 At the door
Online Ticket Link / ALL AGES SHOW 

In support of their debut LP, Kamloops foursome Van Damsel is set to bring their distinct brand of energetic, danceable alt-pop to Winnipeg. Joining the band is fellow BC sensation, Little India, who will be bringing the heat with their own version of hyper catchy indie pop with a tropical flavour. Rounding out the bill is hometown favourites, the up-and-coming indie phenomenon, Paisley. 

April 29 6 pm - 9 pm + April 30 from 10 am - 4 pm
Transcona Country Club, 2070 Dugald Rd, Winnipeg, MB
Tickets  $4 / Kids 12 and under FREE / FREE onsite parking
Sorry no strollers, we happily encourage baby wearing :)

We are excited to bring you the 3rd Annual Third + Bird Spring Market. 
Last year we saw over 2500 attendees! 
Find all the things you love about Third + Bird... 80+ local vendors local + handmade makers, cafe with great food, women’s co-op from Nepal table, cookie + raffle tables.
New: an art installation, an area for kids to create and play, and all vendors on ONE floor. 

April 30 at 11 AM - 4 PM
St. James Civic Centre, 2055 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$2 Admission with ages 12 and under free  Twitter: @winnipegetsy
FREE Parking in large onsite lot. Stroller Friendly.

The Winnipeg Etsy Street Team market showcases local Etsy sellers of handcrafted wares and curated vintage from select team members.
Find handmade home decor, soap, pottery, art, hand-bound books, jewellery, clothing, children's items, embroidery, vintage housewares, collectibles, clothing and lots more.

April 30 9 -11 AM DROP! 12 - 1:30 PM SWAP!
Evangelical Free Church, 500 Lagimodiere Blvd.
ADMISSION IS STILL FREE / Suggested donation at the door: $5 / family
To donate, please email with the password 'springswap'. Thank you so much! 

Drop & Swap!!
We are not able to hold a craft sale, so we have started a go fund me page to raise the funds needed to support this event.

Items must be clean, freshly laundered, in good working order.
Clothing pre-sorted by size and item, no holes or stains, no broken buttons or zippers. Toys must be pre-sorted by item. We will not accept items dropped off after 11 am.

The first 100 people dropping off AFTER 9 am will get a ticket 1, going in to swap at 12 sharp. The next 100 people will get a ticket number 2, and will be in the second line up. The next will get a ticket number 3, and so on. Stay after you drop off, and have a coffee or tea, and then starting at 11:45 pm, the line ups start. At 12 pm sharp, show your ticket to join many excited local parents.

NO STROLLERS, PLEASE. Also, no wagons allowed in the swapping area.
Leftovers will be donated to local family charities.

May 1 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Earl Grey Community Centre, 360 Cockburn Street North, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Funds for Pets is hosting a Spring Craft Sale! 
Join us for a day of fun! 
Come out to explore 30 tables full of wonderful and unique crafts, baking, and direct sales.
Refreshments will be available, and a silent auction will be held.
Find the perfect gift for Mother's Day! 


May 1 at 11 AM - 4 PM
Kildonan Park

Beltaine in the Park, honouring Egyptian gods and goddesses and the four quarter will again represent the 4 colours of the world. 
Volunteers for the quarters and drumming and music welcome. 
Inclusive and healing will be the focus this year. And water as healing and fertility.

Vendors welcome. We do not charge for the tables. We will gladly accept donations.
We are not paying for the site this year to guarantee it just plan to be there early. 

May 1 at 9 PM
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2

SUMMERING - Vancouver psychedelic post-rock 

BETH - ex-Pop Crimes, first show, etc, blah blah

VAMPIRES - Noise rock 2 piece fun times

May 2 Doors at 8 PM
Garrick Centre, 330 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G6
Tickets, also at Music Trader / 18+ No Minors
$32.50 / VIP (Priority entry, meet & greet, photo/signing opportunity & VIP lanyard) 
$102.50 + S/C available online at & GA 

The Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve seen filled with pop culture references, high energy indie soundtrack and the sexiest choreographed strip tease to make your inner nerd explode with striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars, Orange Is The New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange and more! 

May 3 at 8 PM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
Tickets are $20.50 Ticketmaster and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival office 

The Winnipeg Folk Festival presents Simon Townshend, the Who's secret weapon for the past 20 years. He was born the son of England’s top big-band reed man, Cliff Townshend, and younger brother of The Who legend Pete Townshend. Simon has been recording and performing since the age of nine, when he added vocals to The Who classic Tommy.

April 26 - May 24 8:00 p.m.
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
Tickets are $20.00 per show or $50.00 for the full series pass. Visit for more info.

One Trunk Theatre, together with the West End Cultural Centre and UMFM 101.5 present 204FM, a comedy radio series performed live weekly with broadcast to follow. 
A new episode debuts every Tuesday! 

Directed by Andraea Sartison.
Written by Gwendolyn Collins, RobYn Slade, Toby Hughes, Ross McMillan and William Jordan. Performed by the writers, Gord Tanner and guest musicians.

Each performance will feature an opening set by a guest musical act, followed by the radio play with live sound foley. Each episode will be broadcast on UMFM Fridays at 7:00 p.m. 

In the early 1900s unfortunate mistakes bind Hermes, the god of travel, in gold. Now a statue, Hermes is passed from one continent to the next, bringing bad luck and a feeling of “stuckness” everywhere he goes. World powers unite and decide to send him to a place in the middle of nowhere… Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

Hermes has perched atop the Legislature and we call him the golden boy, a statue reeking a feeling a apathy and not letting anyone leave. Enter regular Winnipeggers who are sucked into an adventure exploring the city and meeting a cast of characters, from the Grey Nuns to Burton Cummings, who give them a new perspective. 

A hilarious roller coaster ride through time, winters, socials, and mysteries, '204FM' is a uniquely Winnipeg buffet, created by top Winnipeg comedians and theatre artists for the citizens of our one great city.

May 4 Doors at 7:30, show 8 PM - 10:15 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets Available

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids Winnipeg   19+
Do you still have any of your childhood or teenage writing? Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids is an open-mic evening of book reports, poetry, diary entries, letters from camp, etc. — all read out loud by adults to a room full of strangers.  Sign up to read

This event will be recorded, and selections may air as part of a radio broadcast or podcast.

April 8, 2016

Vision Quest l TPM Salon l Henry IV l Angle of Repose l Oak Hammock Marsh l Spring Into Summer Art Sale l Comedy Showcase l Said The Whale l WASTER l Spring Kids’ Sale l Call For Submission l Ellen Gabriel

May 17 to 19 
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
Register by the Early Bird deadline of April 12 to save $80 

The Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show 
FREE PUBLIC ADMISSION: May 18 (8:30 am to 6:30 pm) / May 19 (8:30 am to 2:30 pm)

Inez Point, award-winning pop music artist with powerhouse talent and universal appeal. 
Joe Roberts is President and CEO of a successful multimedia company, who has faced and overcome many challenges. 

Vision Quest is pleased to offer certification courses as an exclusive opportunity for Conference delegates. 
Two courses will take place concurrently on Tuesday May 17 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The Gala Banquet on Thursday evening includes a three-course dinner, presentation of awards for the Dragon’s Quest Business Plan Competition and Steve Prince Memorial Bursary, cultural presentation by Plains Ojibway Singers and Dance Troupe, artistry by Shawna Grapentine, and entertainment by singer/songwriter Don Amero and Elvis Tribute Artist Corny Rempel, both of whom have garnered multiple awards and nominations.

April 18 Doors open at 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM - 10 PM
Times Changed High and Lonesome Club

Theatre Projects Manitoba's final Salon of the 2015/16 Season. New work from company in residence Make/Shift Theatre, special appearances from One Trunk Theatre and more!

April 19, 2016 – 7 pm
April 20, 2016 – 1 pm and 7 pm
April 21, 2016 – 1 pm SOLD OUT
Asper Centre, University of Winnipeg, Entrance on Balmoral

$10 per person
$30 per family (Two adults and their children living in one household)
Bulk Discount Rates – please contact Such Stuff Players for more information.

Shakespeare In The Ruins presents
Henry IV by William Shakespeare
directed by Karen Ridd and Marilyn Firth
cast and crew from Such Stuff Players

For a small cost, Such Stuff Players can provide a classroom lesson plan and/or a cast visit. 
For more information on this program, email

April 21 - April 23, 8 PM
The Rachel Browne Theatre, 212 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3P2
For tickets please call 204-452-0229

The remount of Brent Lott’s arresting duet Angle of Repose, the World Premieres of duets by former WCD dancer Lesandra Dodson and former WCD Artistic Director Tedd Robinson and a Sneak Peek into Brent Lott’s new full length work for next season, Flight of Fancy. 

Robinson’s duet is a Co-Presentation with Alexandra Elliot Dance and features Winnipeg dance artists Alexandra Elliot & Ian Mozden

phone: (204) 467-3300 or email

April 21 - 8 p.m. 
Astronomy Night - Telescopes
Find out what equipment best suits your needs.
A special theatre presentation by Gerry Smerchanski, followed by a stargazing session.
April 22 
Celebrate Earth Day! Watch presentations that promote a green lifestyle.
April 23 & 24, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on both days. Cost based on structure selected. 
Nest Fest - Learn how to attract birds and bats. Build your own nesting structure. 

April 22 opening reception 7 pm - 9 pm
April 23  10 am - 5 pm / April 24   12 noon - 4 pm
Local Colour Art Group, 180 Poplar Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 2C3
Free admission / Visa and Mastercard accepted  

Spring Into Summer - Annual exhibit and sale of members' art.
Draw in support of The Together in Elmwood (TIE) parent and child coalition.

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

April 22 Doors 8 / Show 9 PM - 11:45 PM
$10 from The Park Theatre, Music Trader or online

It’s time for another Winnipeg Comedy Showcase!
Featuring Tyler Penner, John B. Duff, Ashley Burdett, Rory Tracey, Benji Rothman, and H.U.N.K.S. 
Hosted by Jared Story
Over the last two years of doing this show we have built up a strong following. April 22nd is the one night to see them all performing their best material. This is no open mic, there are no amateurs here. Only the best. 
April 27 at 9 PM - 11:30 PM
Tickets at The Park Theatre, Music Trader, or online 

An Evening with Said The Whale 
We are happy to have them stopping in again to play a bunch of new songs along with the STW hits. The Juno-award winning group have committed to a tour with a full set of songs. 

This tour will be a way to test out new songs and work them out in a live setting before we head into the studio this summer.. This is going to be an exciting challenge. - Band frontman Tyler Bancroft

April 23 Doors at 9:00 PM
Windsor Hotel, 187 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1Z5
18+ W/ Valid I.D.
Advance Tickets available at Music Trader


April 23 at 9 AM - 12 PM
Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K1G4
Admission is $1 and 12 and under FREE!!

Spring Baby / Kids & Teens Spring Sale 2016
Baby and kid related items. From clothes to accessories to furniture, strollers and toys! 
There will also be teen/young adult items. 
Check out the bake table as well. 
Please don't forget to bring your tabs for Keeping Tabs on Jacoby and/or a non perishable food item to be donated to LUNCHES WITH LOVE!! 

Apr 24 at 12 PM to May 7 at 12 noon
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4

Call For Submission: 99 Pieces of Art on the Wall, 2017 exhibition
Only 99 pieces will be accepted. It will be juried. You must be a current member at the time of submission and a member at the time of the exhibition in January 2017. Each participant must produce new works, never shown at cre8ery, no larger than 20” x 20” including frame. Sculptures will be accepted provided they are smaller than 24”.

Artworks must be for sale, valued at $199 or less. 25% will be retained by the gallery.
Fee at the time of signing contract: $20 total for 2 or 4 pieces.
You will receive invites from the gallery, you will be responsible for inviting people to the exhibition. Cre8ery will market the show as usual.

April 27, doors open 6:00, and program 7 - 9 PM
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9
Tickets - Mc Nally Robinson, the Info Booth - U of W, the Answers Booth - U of M, 
Neechi Niche, 865 Main St. and on line
The Institute for International Women's Rights - Manitoba is pleased to host a very special evening: Local to Global 2016, with Ellen Gabriel
Age of Reconciliation: Restoring the Roles Women Traditionally Play

All proceeds will support 3 charitable organizations:
MATCH International Womens Fund (for projects led by Indigenous women)
Mohawk Language Custodian Association
the Global Citizenship Scholarship Fund for students studying and working for international women's rights at the University of Winnipeg, Global College.

Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel was chosen by the People of the Longhouse and her community of Kanehsatà:ke to be their spokesperson during the 1990 “Oka” Crisis to protect the Pines from development. 
For the past 25 years she has worked diligently as a human rights and environmental advocate for the rights of Indigenous peoples and to sensitize the public on the history, culture and identity of Indigenous peoples.

Ellen is the former president of the Quebec Native Women’s Association. She is a cultural consultant for the Kanehsatà:ke Onkwawén:na - Niión:kwarihoten (Language and Cultural Center). She is a vigilant advocate for gender equity, justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women; the revitalization of Indigenous languages, culture, traditions and Indigenous peoples' rights to self-determination.