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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.

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