June 30, 2016

Happiness l Fort la Reine l The Thugs l When God Comes… l Ai-Kon l Oak Hammock l Jay Arner l Limblifter l Summer of Sound l Paint Parties & Class l Gimli Film Festival l Folklorama l Mud Hero l Barre After Hours l Pink Flamingos l Victoria Beach

July 2 - 22
Gimli Art Club, 3 Centre Street, Gimli, MB, Canada R0C 1B0

Come and see how our great artists will depict the theme, Happiness.

Fort la Reine Museum, 2652 Saskatchewan Ave. E, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3C2

Meet-U’s : Social Nights
Learn & Create with us Wednesday evenings starting in late June. We've invited expert guests to engage you on a variety of topics. Opportunities to explore the museum, have refreshments, socialize, and then make or do something you've learned. 
Can't wait to meet-u! Visit our website for a list of topics and speakers!

July 13 – July 24
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse, 140 Rupert Avenue
The Thugs, the OBIE Award-winning dark comedy about work, thunder and the mysterious things that are happening on the 9th floor of a big law firm. When a group of temps try to discover the secrets that lurk in the hidden crevices of their workplace, they realize they would rather believe in gossip than face dangerous realities.

Vanessa Mancini as Mercedes
Sarah Putnam as Diane
Constance Kusie as Elaine
Kalyn Bomback as Daphne
Iris Dyck as Chantal
Katerina Dawson as Mary
Drew Jensen as Bart
Jesse Laing as Joey

July-13/16 10:00 PM - Opening night special of 2 for $10!
July-16/16 3:15 PM
July-17/ and July-18/16 7:45 PM
July-20/16 5:45 PM
July-22/16 4:30 PM
July-24/16 1:45 PM

July 14 – July 23
One88, 188 Princess Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1L2
Tickets: $10 / Students, Fringe Performers, Seniors, Kids (12 & Under), $8

When God Comes for Breakfast You Don't Burn the Toast and the Appointment
If you had an appointment with God, would you miss it? If God shows up for breakfast, what would you serve...instant coffee, Pop-Tarts or Chex? 
Come and join us for two short comedies by Gary Apple and Luigi Jannuzzi that introduce us to God like you've never seen “Him” before.

Starring: Jonas Desrosiers, Melissa Hansen, Lorraine James, Todd Kelly, 
Mitch Krohn, and Pamela Roz
Directed by: Marcia Plett & Mitch Krohn

Thur. July 14 9:30 PM 10:30 PM
Fri. July 15 6:45 PM 7:45 PM
Sat. July 16 9:45 PM 10:45 PM
Sun. July 17 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Mon. July 18 7:15 PM 8:15 PM
Thur. July 21 5:30 PM 6:30 PM
Fri. July 22 10:45 PM 11:45 PM
Sat. July 23 8:00 PM 9:00 PM

July 15 – July 17
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3
Tickets: All prices plus GST/PST and Ticketmaster agency fee
Weekend: April 22-May 20: $43.00 / May 21 and later: $50.00
Daily: Friday: $24.00 / Saturday: $34.00 / Sunday: $22.00

Ai-Kon, Manitoba's largest anime convention, is coming back for another non-stop weekend celebrating the geekish hobbies you know and love, from Japanese animation to manga, video games, cosplay and so much more!
• Anime Showing Rooms
• Panels
• Vendor & Artist Marketplace 
• Gaming Lounge 
• Maid Café 
• Dance 
• Cosplay Contest
• AMV Contest
• Special Guests: Greg Ayres, Josh Grelle, Cosplay Duo; 
                          Yume and Kitsurie, The 404s Improv Comedy

phone: (204) 467-3300 or email 

July 16 - 1 p.m.
Help us find Bruce the Goose during a scavenger hunt through the marsh. 
Be on-site before 1 p.m. to receive instructions.
July 17, 1 to 3 p.m
Terrestrial Insects Workshop will demonstrate several sampling techniques; followed by a catch-and-release insect sampling walk and a close-up look using our micro-video. For all ages.
Workshop fee: $10 plus admission
July 23 - 1 p.m. 
Butterfly Identification Workshop - Join Naturalist, Paula Grieef, as she teaches you some basic tricks to help you identify butterflies.
Pre-registration is required. 
Workshop fee is $5 plus admission.
July 30, 31 and August 1 
Hazy Lazy Days of Summer
Participate in a guided canoe adventure or rent a canoe to explore the marsh.
Catch some bugs from the marsh and observe them under our micro-video.
Enter our milk carton boat race or a toe-dipping contest in our artesian spring!
July and August: Summer Camps for Kids
Cattail Camp: ages 5 to 7
Blackbird Camp: ages 8 to 10
Wetland Adventure Camp: ages 11 to 13

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

July 16 at 10 PM - 2 AM

Jay Arner   (Vancouver, Mint Records)
July 21 at 6 PM
$20 in Advance at and The Handsome Daughter  
Limblifter materialized "inside an abandoned meat locker, amidst the hooker and drug infested Yaletown district of Vancouver" in 1996 while brothers Ryan and Kurt Dahle took some time away from their full-time gig, Age of Electric. 
Linking up with bassist Ian Somers, the band practiced just ten times before they laid down Limblifter in a four-day studio stint. 

2016 marks the the 20th anniversary of Limblifter's self-titled debut album that spawned three high charting singles with Tinfoil, Vicious and Cellophane, as well as garnering three Juno nominations. 

July 17 at 2 PM
Adrenaline Adventures, 600 Caron Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R4H 1B4
Tickets  $87 GA TIER 1, $97 GA TIER 2, $127 VIP : MUST BE 18+


Public Paint Parties with Artist Toni Dent

$25+tax per person Tickets   
Events are open to the public.
Please join us for an evening of laughing and creativity; everyone leaves with their very own 16″×20″ painting! All supplies & instruction provided. Many colour options available!

July 18 at 6:30 PM
12 Resto Bar, 288 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C0B8
Public Paint Party in Winnipeg
July 23 at 11 AM
Rubber Ducky Resort and Campground, 1069 Road 76.5, Stonewall, Manitoba R0C 3E0
Tickets or at the Rubber Ducky Resort
Painting at the Rubber Ducky, located in Rec Building Indoor Picnic Area.
July 25 to 28, 10 am-12 pm
St Laurent School, 447 St Laurent Vet Mem Rd Lot, Saint-Laurent, Manitoba R0C 2S0
Tickets $75 + tax for 4 class sessions
Contact Jane or 204-861-2552

St Laurent Kids Painting Class with Artist Toni Dent
This class focuses on exploration of creativity and introduces the group to many different mediums. The students will go home with a 12″x16″ stretched and ready to hang canvas painting after each session.
Art history and Art Style theory
Art & Brush Technique Development
Color & Color Mixing Theory
Step by Step Canvas Paintings

July 20 – July 24
Gimli, Manitoba

16th edition of Gimli Film Festival (GFF) will showcase the best new films from Canada’s and Manitoba’s most promising directors, and an exceptional selection of features, documentaries and shorts from around the world.

- Four indoor venues and the popular free on-the-beach screenings
- Industry workshops and seminars
- Over $10,000 awarded in pitch competitions & film competitions
- Canadian and Manitoban Short Film Awards
- Networking events

July 23, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Memorial Park, 470 York Ave. (at Memorial Blvd.), Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Folklorama Kick-Off is a FREE event. 
It’s a great time for all, including a marketplace with interactive children's activities, cultural and sporting demonstrations, and quench your thirst in our NEW international wine and beer garden.

Hosted by 2016 Folklorama Ambassadors General, Ace Burpee from 103.1 Virgin Radio, Heather Prosak from 99.9 BOB FM, and Colleen Bready, CTV Winnipeg Weather Specialist

July 23 at 9:30 AM
Hill Top Resort, hwy 59 & Provincial Road 102 N., Grand Beach, Manitoba R0E 0T0
Tickets and Registration 

Join us for Mud Hero Winnipeg 2016! 
It is going to be the muddiest. EVER. 
6 km, 16+ obstacles, 10,000 Watt Afterparty.

July 23, 8:30 PM
Royal Winnipeg Ballet, 380 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4K2
Tickets - $65    Admittance 18+

Barre After Hours
Cocktail Chic Attire 
Join us under the stars for the party of the summer as we celebrate the Royal Winnipeg Ballet on the Parkade rooftop! We’ll be joined by RWB dancers, live bands and a DJ.
We’ll feature signature cocktails and appetizers. You will receive exclusive access to an after party at Rudy's Eat and Drink.

July 27 DOORS: 8.30 PM / MOVIE: 10 PM
287 Garry St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1H9, Canada
Tickets  (reserved seating)  18+ VALID PHOTO ID
Need Help? 24 hour support: 1800.838.3006
You can get FULL REFUND ONE WEEK PRIOR to the movie (no refunds after that)

Pink Flamingos - There are scenes that may offend.
Movie Night at the Garrick Hotel is a movie experience like no other. 
100" SCREEN and great sound throughout the room. All seat are good. 
CHEAP DRINKS ...and you can order Dominos Pizza with discount when you order at the bar. So, plan your evening in advance and make it fun. We always show something fun ONE HOUR before the movie but we never say what and it’s always good.

August 7, 10 am - 4 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB, Canada 
Tickets are $45. Your Home Tour guide book is your ticket and can be picked up at the WAG's front desk from July 19 - Aug 2.

Home Tour 2016: Victoria Beach
Get out of the city and walk or bike along the shore of beautiful Victoria Beach. 
Take a peek inside some of the most interesting cottages and modern lake homes.

Home Tour is a fundraising event organized by the Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery

June 23, 2016

Canada Day Living Flag l Winnipeg Folk Fest l Soca Reggae Festival l Steinbach Pride March l 5K Foam Fest l Our Natural Garden Tour l Health Fair & Free BBQ l Garrett Klahn l HIGHS l Summer Circus & Magic Camp l Ghost Hunting l Dog Events

July 1, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Shaw Park

Canada Day Living Flag - Happy 149, Canada!
Dress in red and white patriotic attire to create a living Canadian flag. 
A free t-shirt is provided by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ!
Kick-off Canada Day with music and 3,000 other Manitobans! 
Visit CBC Manitoba's tent to see how you stack up against Canadian athlete Christabel Nettey, who is heading into Rio 2016.

July 7 – July 10
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets Winnipeg Folk Festival and ticketmaster

The 2016 Winnipeg Folk Fest 

July 8 – July 10
Old Market Square, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1L6

Soca Reggae Festival’s Official Video Playlist Link  

July 9 Arrive 10:30 AM / March shortly after 11:00 AM
255 Elmdale St, Steinbach, MB R5G 0C9, Canada

Pride March for Equality     Update: New Route

Beginning at the E.A. Friesen park, adjacent to the Jake Epp Library, a Pride march down the streets and sidewalks of Steinbach is planned to demonstrate to Steinbach and area that individuals who identify as LGBTTQ* are equally deserving of respect and inclusion. 

We will march to publicly state that there are many people who are unabashedly committed to walking alongside all people in the LGBTTQ* community until it is always safe to do so on their own.

Let's support these folks on their first ever pride parade. I think "It's worth the trip." If people want to carpool let me know and I will try to sort that out.  ~ Jeff Stapleton  

July 9 at 8 AM in EDT
Adrenaline Adventures, 600 Caron Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R4H 1B4

5K Foam Fest Manitoba - Winnipeg 2016
Come join us for the funnest obstacle mud run of the season! 
This event is suitable for all ages and abilities and is family friendly. 
You can't go wrong with20+ Obstacles and 2.5 million cubic feet of FOAM!! 
We had so much fun in the "PEG" that we couldn't help but want to come back. 

July 9 at 10 AM - 4 PM
Nature Manitoba, 401 - 63 Albert St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G4
$15 Tickets; also at McNally Robinson and select Garden Centres, including:

Our Natural Garden Tour
Take a stroll through beautiful natural gardens and help support Nature Manitoba! 
This self-guided tour of nine gardens in Charleswood and St. James features a cactus garden, a sunny perennial garden, a shady half-acre oasis and more!
Then join us for refreshments at the Living Prairie Museum from noon until 4 pm. 
What a perfect way to spend a day!  

July 9 at 10 AM - 2 PM
North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility, 90 Sinclair St, Wpg, MB R2X 0A6

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) will host a Summer Health Fair and Free BBQ. 
This event will bring people together to enjoy a healthy BBQ and connect with local agencies for resources and information to improve their health and wellness. It features:
• Blessing from Elder
• Diabetes risk assessments
• “Ask the Experts” station and Booths from various community organizations
• Healthy living activities for children
• Prizes
• Local entertainment
• Brad Atkinson

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

July 9 at 10 PM
$10 in Advance at Ticketfly 
Garrett Klahn (Texas Is The Reason) with Slates (Edmonton), Boys' Club and Elder Abuse
July 13 Doors - 8:00 / Show - 9:00
Fast-becoming the darlings of Toronto’s music scene, alt-pop creators HIGHS’ much-acclaimed musical blend has taken them from bedroom demos to festival stages. Their EP reflects growing up, the concept of home and spirituality.

July 11 – July 15
Kidsfest a.k.a. Winnipeg International Children's Festival, 201 - 1 Forks Market Road, Wpg

Summer Circus and Magic Camp
Develop circus arts skills including aerial silks, trapeze, unicycle, juggling, stilts, magic, tight wire, diablo, rola bola and more!

July 11, 8:30 pm - 12 am
The St. Norbert Trappist Monastery Ruins, 100 rue des Ruines du Monastère
204-995-8077 - For all inquires

Spirit of the Glass - Ghost Hunting with Madam Bernice & Soul Medicine
FREE EVENT for those who share the Ghost Hunting hobby, are eager to learn and those who are curious to experience! 
Hosted by Soul Medicine Psychic Shoppe
with Madam Bernice - As your Medium (Channelling Spirit) 
Pendulums, Spirit Table (like at our annual Dinner with the Departed) and dosing rods.

This is an open invitation with strict rules and regulations.
Please bring snacks, a flashlight, a lawn chair, hiking boots, bug spray 
Other scheduled dates: August 8, September 5, and October 3, 8:30 pm - 12 am

July 7 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Outdoor Farmers Market
Enjoy some fresh homemade baking provided by our volunteers.
As well as purchase a few handmade crafts to take home!
100% of the proceeds go towards the vetting of the pugs and small dogs Manitoba Pug Rescue rescues!

Before the Bridge Senior K-9 Rescue Inc. Events
(Box 11, Stony Mountain, Manitoba R0C 3A0) 

July 23 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Niverville Arena
Reopening of Niverville Dog Park & Playground!
With 10 agility type stations for dogs to play on and enjoy, it's the first playground of it's kind in Manitoba. Stop by with your Before the Bridge alumni or fosters and celebrate this fun new space.
Jul 23 at 11 AM to Jul 24 at 3 PM
Adoption Event, Stony Mountain, Manitoba R0C 3A0
August 11 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Ave Winnipeg, manitoba
Tickets  $45   

Paint Night - Fundraiser 
5:30-7:00 pm: Artist Setup
7:00-9:00pm: Paint Nite Event
9:00-10:00pm: Artist Cleanup
AUTUMN DAZE: Get ready to unleash your creativity with this original Paint Nite painting. Your finished canvas would make a perfect gift!

Before the Bridge Senior K9 Rescue is a volunteer operated, registered charity. We rescue senior dogs in need that have been surrendered, neglected or left in a pound and help them to find permanent, loving homes to live out their days.

June 17, 2016

Canada Day - Osborne Village & The Forks l McNally Robinson: July Events l Gun Control l Celebrating Women Gala l Dire Omen l Opera Garden Party l Just for Cats Video Festival l Ai-Kon’s Rainbow Road Kickoff

Jun 30 at 6 PM to Jul 2 at 11 PM

It's Canada's largest and longest running street festival....
Osborne Village Canada Day & Street Festival takes place over 2 and a half days this year!

July 1 at 12:30 PM - 11 PM
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9

This is a Canada Day you don't want to miss! 
Family-friendly activities all day long including musicians, buskers, crafts and entertainment. 
Local talent fills The Forks with two stages of spectacular entertainment!
The evening closes with a captivating fireworks display at 11:00 pm.
Manitoba Live on 3 Stages

Festival Stage:
6:00 PM The Mariachi Ghost
7:00 PM Duotang
8:00 PM Kendra Kay
9:00 PM Mise en Scene
10:00 PM Don Amero with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
11:00 PM Fireworks 

Under the Canopy:
12:30 PM JD and The Sunshine Band
1:30 PM Jocelyne Baribeau
2:30 PM Basic Nature
3:30 PM Roger Roger
4:30 PM Trésor Ezoman
5:30 PM William Prince
6:30 PM Panicland
7:30 PM FINN
8:30 PM Micah Visser
9:30 PM Ghost Twin
10:30 PM Vikings

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

Nadia Douglas
Saturday July 2, 8:00 pm

Grace Hrabi Trio
Friday July 8, 8:00 pm

Micaylee Rodyniuk Trio
Saturday July 9, 8:00 pm

Brian Chipney / Tim Cummings Trio
Friday July 15, 8:00 pm
Mainstream Jazz

Paul Edward Plouffe
Friday July 22, 8:00 pm

Melinda Belleau
Saturday July 23, 8:00 pm
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Lindsey White
Friday July 29, 8:00 pm
Groovy Folk Rock

Ali Rood
Saturday July 30, 8:00 pm
Alternative Singer/Songwriter

July 6, 7:00 pm
ChiSeries Winnipeg, featuring Matt Cahill and David Neil Lee reading and joined in conversation by Chadwick Ginther and S.M. Beiko.
July 8, 7:00 pm 
Amelia Kathryn Barnes, launch of Landon’s Legacy: The Power of a Brief Life
Amelia hosts Landon’s Legacy Retreat, a holistic healing yoga retreat for bereaved moms. She is also the creator of, a unique line of inspired and Canadian-made yoga apparel. 
July 9, 7:00 pm  
Osamede Arhunmwunde, launch of Why I Should Write a Book: The Smart Entrepreneur’s Secret To Massive Leverage and Growth.
Osamede is the creative director of Couronne Publishing, a boutique publishing and marketing firm that specifically addresses the needs and goals of entrepreneurs.
July 13, 7:00 pm  
Elaine N. Stern, launch of Geez Louise! and the Great Detective Agency.
July 26, 7:00 pm
Joan Stanford, launch of The Art of Play: Ignite Your Imagination to Unlock Insight, Healing and Joy.
July 30, 9:00 pm to midnight 
Assiniboine Park by the Lyric Theatre

In celebration of Harry Potter's and J.K. Rowling's birthday, and the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, McNally Robinson Booksellers and Prairie Ink Restaurant are proud to present a Harry Potter Party.
FREE and open to the public. 

Plenty of entertainment, activities, and pavilions to visit throughout the evening. Browse the shops of Diagon Alley, visit the Great Hall for a warm meal or a cool butterbeer, stop by Honeydukes for a sweet treat, and more. All the while you can enjoy the performances of wandering minstrels and magicians, and watch live performances on the big stage of the Lyric. 

Vouchers, required to claim the book, are now on sale at our Grant Park store, and will be available to purchase at the party. For those who do not wish to attend the party but would still like to claim a book at midnight, we will have booksellers at our Grant Park bookstore handing out copies.

#love is love is love

49 people were killed and over 50 injured during the worst mass shooting in U.S. history at a gay nightclub in Orlando. It was an attack on the LGBT community, an act of hate carried out with a gun. Hatred comes in many different forms. But there's no reason why those filled with hate should have a gun.

Demand Congress take action to prevent gun violence in America, by:
Making it illegal for people convicted of violent hate crimes to buy or possess guns
Make it illegal for suspected terrorists to legally buy guns
Require a background check for every gun sale
Use this form to sign our petition asking Congress to disarm hatred and keep guns out of dangerous hands.

Only a few candidates have stepped up on gun violence. 
No more lists.

July 5 doors open at 7 PM, program 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9

Tickets $40 - through McNally Robinson Booksellers,, 
Email for tickets or  Table - $280 (table of 8)

The Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba invites you to the 10th Annual Celebrating Women Gala, an evening dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the incredibly dedicated individual and federate members of the Provincial Council who have served their communities and organizations to the highest degree. 

The funds raised go towards allowing PCWM to continue their longstanding mandate to empower women to improve the quality of life for themselves, families and society, through educational programs, advocacy, and bringing women together to collaborate and provide alternative policies to the government.

Our Honourees include:
- Lore Mirwaldt, Q.C. - Council of Women of Winnipeg
- Marilyn McGonigal - Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba
- Cynthia Forcand - Manitoba W.I.S.E. Inc formerly LEAF Manitoba Inc
- Valerie Watt - Manitoba Women's Institute
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Recipient of Not Afraid to Get Your Hands Dirty Award - Aurora Andrews

Rainbow Auction ~ Cash Bar ~ Entertainment ~ Celebrating Women Boutique

July 6 at 8 PM
Windsor Hotel, 187 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C1Z5

July 6 doors at 7 PM, singing 7:30 PM - 11 PM
Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface, 190 avenue de la Cathédrale, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7

$25 includes entertainment, snacks from Stella's, and one alcoholic (or non) drink. 
From our staff, performers, or board members.
Manitoba Underground Opera is raising money for our 2016 Season with a Opera Garden Party, Come on a Journey.
The performances will be casual.
Eat, drink, mingle, and try to win awesome prizes while we share some of our favourite music with you!
Megan Dufrat and Melina Aiello (Piano)
Lynlee Wolstencroft, Jessica Kos-Whicher, Susan Watkins, Susanne Reimer
Rebecca McIntosh, Elliot Lazar, Nick Urquhart, Jayne Hammond
Andrea Lett, Emily Diehl-Reader, Ashley Rees

July 6 
Doors Open 6:15 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. l Showtimes: 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets  $10 online or The Winnipeg Humane Society's Gift Shop, 45 Hurst Way

Just for Cats Video Festival 2016
A WHS fundraiser featuring an exclusive reel of the best cat videos on the internet! 
All new videos!
Come and lol at the world’s weirdest and most wonderful cats and help save animal lives right here in Winnipeg!
There will be a door prize, silent auction, and a 50/50 Draw. 
We'll even be selling cat ear headbands so you can watch the videos in style.

July 6 at 6 PM - 11 PM
SPEEDWORLD, 575 Berry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0S2

Tickets - Free to attend. Some of the activities including Go-Karting and the Dunk Tank do have a cost.
Ai-Kon’s Rainbow Road Kickoff - Join us for an action packed evening of go-karting, cosplay, food trucks and more! 
• 1/2 Price Go-Karting at SPEEDWORLD
• Inflatable Sumo Wrestling
• Dunk Tank, Food Trucks, Mario Kart, Cosplay, Prizes

ALL drivers must be 58 inches or taller. 
Sprint Kart (40km/hr) drivers do not require a driver's license. Those under 16 year of age must have parental permission (Download your waiver). 
Race Kart (50 km/hr) drivers must be EITHER: 16 years of age or older with a driver's license OR (if you don't have a driver's license) be 18 years of age or older and provide a $100 damage deposit (government issued photo age identification IS REQUIRED).

-You MUST wear closed-toed shoes and an approved helmet
-All hair MUST be tied back in a ponytail
-Long pants or jeans should be worn
Bring your driver's license (or waiver forms if you are under 16). 

June 8, 2016

X-Wing Championship l Robert-Falcon Ouellette l Fort la Reine Museum l River City Comic & Toy Expo l Rooftop Patio Party l Aboriginal Day l 1001 Nights l Canada Day (Night) Party l Paws In Motion l Geoff Woodcroft l Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Celebration

Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9

June 18 at 9 AM

X-Wing Regional Championship
09:00 On-Site registration / check-in begins
09:45 Player meeting
09:50 First round pairings announced
10:00 First round begins.
11:30 Second round begins.

Rounds are 75 minutes each. There will be a 15 minute window after each round while the next round is prepared, and a 45 minute dinner break between the end of swiss, and the beginning of the top cut.
June 19 at 10 AM - 5 PM

River City Comic & Toy Expo
The annual Father's Day show! 
Come celebrate Winnipeg's local dealers and artists!

June 18 at 10 AM - 2 PM
Magnus Eliason Rec Centre, 430 Langside Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Constituency Meeting, BBQ and Community Cleanup
All are welcome!
Robert-Falcon Ouellette will be giving an update on recent federal initiatives and activities. At noon, we will then fire up the BBQ.
We will be organizing a community clean up. We will provide garbage bags and gloves but if you have any  please bring them along. 
June 25 at 11 AM - 1 PM
448 Burnell Street, Valour Community Centre - Orioles Site

Round Table on the Environment
Guide our Government’s work to not only implement solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but promote innovation and new technologies, grow the economy and support affected communities. We’ll start with a presentation, and then we’ll ask you for your ideas about:
a. How and where to reduce emissions
b. Ideas for new technology and job creation
c. How to put a price on carbon
d. Preparing for the impacts of climate change 
e. General ideas on climate change reduction

I can bring those messages to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna. 
If you have any questions call (204) 984-1675 or email

June 20 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
William Glesby Centre, 11 2nd St NE # 11, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 1R8

*Free refreshments 
*Special guests
*Door Prize
Please join us as we announce the Fort la Reine Museum’s new season, upcoming projects, and also launch our builder campaign. The Museum plays a significant role in the preservation of culture and history, and serves the community as a rich cultural resource and premiere tourist destination. ~ Tracey Turner, Executive Director, Fort la Reine Museum

June 23 at 6 PM - 2 AM
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4
$10 Tickets  
In case of rain we move inside to The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre!

Rooftop Patio Party 
Memetic is thrilled to announce our partnership with The HUB summer rooftop patio series! This series will take place once a month atop Winnipeg’s classiest patio location and will combine sophisticated house music with classy vibes and delicious cocktails. 
The evenings will feature an after work networking atmosphere that will morph into a rooftop dance party.

The series features DJ Nathan Zahn & guests plus live musicians earlier in the night.

SZOLDIER fashion show with professional models, coordinated by Black Caviar Productions.
Lighting will be dialled by David Horton (Interfusion Media) 
Videography will be done by Pablo Riquelme Black & White Photography
JJ Gill & Markos Yllana will be on site to snap some photos 
Graphic design by Jay Leslie
Organized by VA Productions Ltd., MEMETIC and Love Life Productions.

June 25 at 11 AM - 11 PM
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9

Aboriginal Day Live in Winnipeg will mark its 10th anniversary. The Forks will be transformed into a spectacular Community Celebration Village of festivities. 
FREE and FUN activities for the whole family. 
Music and dance performances, storytelling, traditional demonstrations, live art installations, children’s activities and much more! 

CELEBRATION STAGE  11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
First Nations, Inuit, and Métis performers will take turns shining a spotlight on their unique cultures. From jigging to throat singing to drumming and fiddling, you are sure to be entertained!

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Artisans
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. - Food Vendors
Wander around the surrounding green space at The Forks. A pop-up market of hand-selected Aboriginal creatives and locally-sourced food trucks and vendors will be on-site.

APTN KIDS ZONE  11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Featuring the Qannik Bouncer, face painting, soap stone carving and much more!

presented in partnership with MusiCounts and Long & McQuade
The area to play for aspiring musicians but everyone is welcome to join this jam space.

SKATEBOARD COMPETITION  1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
brought to you by Rhythm 104.7 FM and Sk8 Skates
Watch or join the head-turning skateboarding demonstrations and competition. Rhythm 104.7 FM will be on-site with LIVE radio broadcasts and music throughout the day. 

brought to you by APTN and the Manito Ahbee Festival
12:00 p.m. – Registration
1:00 p.m. – Grand Entry
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and gather for the stunning Grand Entry! 
Enjoy beautiful dancing and amazing regalia.
Over $7,500 in prizes! 
1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for each dance style within each age category. 
Additional prizes for Adult Men and Teen Boys categories. 
New this year: Drum Competition, Adult Men, and Adult Women (50+ yrs.) Specials. 

LIVE EVENING CONCERT  7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Get seated near the mainstage that will burst with the LIVE sounds of award-winning, and on the rise, Aboriginal performers!

FIREWORKS  11:00 p.m.

The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

June 25 at 9 PM - 3 AM

1001 Nights takes place just twice a year focussing on sounds and styles such as Electronic Belly-dance, Tribal, World Bass, Psychedelic Dub, Middle Eastern Grooves and more!

MEMETIC DJs mixing music by:Thievery Corporation, Beats Antique, Tipper, Liquid Stranger, Loop Guru, Adham Shaikh, Cheb i Sabbah, Kalya Scintilla, Desert Dwellers, Kaminanda, Balkan Beats, Grouch, Shpongle,Gaudi, Ott, Random Rab, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Drumspyder, Tosca, Nickodemus, Spy From Cairo, Emancipator and much more!

DJ: Nathan Zahn, Chris Komus + more tba
Visual artist: Toxic Prophecy and Paralax 
July 1 at 10 PM - 2:30 AM

Canada Day (Night) Party!
MEMETIC DJS Playing all night to celebrate Canada's birthday!
Featuring: Nathan Zahn, Coliwog, Korv and more tba!

June 26 at 8 AM
Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Winnipeg Humane Society's annual walkathon - The Fairmont Winnipeg Paws in Motion - is Winnipeg's largest pet-friendly celebration of the wonderful bond between animals and the people who love them. 

Over 3,000 people and 1,000 animals will gather in the sunshine at Assiniboine Park on Sunday, June 26, 2016, to show off the joys of animal companionship. 

This event is a promise that we at The WHS make to the animals of Manitoba. We promise them that we are all working and walking towards a future where no dogs, cats, or critters need to suffer from hunger, homelessness, or neglect. We believe all animals deserve to live a happy life with a loving family.

Join us by registering today and start working towards your fundraising goals.
All money raised helps over 8,500 animals the WHS cares for each year.

June 27 at 8 AM - 8 PM
St Paul’s, Fort Garry Anglican Church, 830 North Dr, Winnipeg, MB 

12 hours...One guy...A couple of guitars…One goal...$20,000, A Refugee Fundraiser
Many musicians, and hopefully Narwhals will crown the event.

The refugee family expected in September 2016 is now arriving in mid-June. The family of 5 from Afghanistan was sponsored several years ago by the late Jim Wolfe. When Jim died the Anglican Diocese of Rupert's Land became responsible for this family. 

I will play 12 hrs of guitar, banjo, dulcimer, mandolin, more guitar(s), whatever, with the sincere hope of inviting excitement, creative and imaginative responses, and enjoy good times with one another, so that we might generate between $20,000 and $25,000. 
Geoff Woodcroft

June 30 at 11 AM - 4 PM
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc., 445 King Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 2C5

Come to our 31st Annual General Meeting and Community Celebration! 
This years theme is "Honouring Indigenous Youth". 
The morning - the Board of Directors elections and a business meeting. 
The afternoon - bouncy castles, pony rides, music, bbq, games, merchandise bingo and giveaways! 

The best part? Everything is FREE!! 

June 5, 2016

Shakespeare In The Ruins: Richard III l Craig Street Cats’ Grand Opening l Jenn's Furry Friends Rescue l Blessed l Painted Fruit l Heaven For Real l Assiniboine Park presents FREE Music and Movies l Striker l Canada Day Celebrations

June 1-25
Shakespeare In The Ruins, Unit Y 300-393 Portage Avenue, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H6
Tickets or call 204-942-5483 
Wednesday performances are 'pay what you will'
Winnipeg Transit - Handi Transit has extended their service to the Ruins for the entire run! 

Richard III starring Debbie Patterson
We provide chairs and you follow from scene to scene.

Richard will be played by Debbie Patterson, an artist with MS whose real life struggle will lend her a unique insight into Richard’s own struggles. 

What do you do when you’re born disabled and your mother hates you for it? When your brothers see you as only good for menial tasks despite your obvious sensitivity and intelligence? When you’ve fought through 18 years of a bloody civil war? What do you do when your brother finally becomes king? You turn your gaze to the family and the culture that taught you to crush your conscience and abandon your humanity, and you show it just what it is to suffer.

We’re examining Richard as an evil that’s been created by the twisted gaze of those who look at his body. As the play progresses, his disability becomes contagious – he damages or destroys everyone who stands in his way. By the end, he is surrounded by a chorus of the damaged and the dead. 

Beer raffle tickets available at our shows, $5 each, to win $500 worth of beer from around the world.
Better Than Baba's will be a the St. Norbert Ruins after the 2:30 pm matinee and before the 7:30 pm evening show on June 11 and 25 from 5 - 7:30 pm. Their perogies are delicious! 

June 10,  5 to 8 pm / June 11 & 12, 2 to 5 pm
Craig Street Cats, 1421 St James St # 16, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0Y9

Grand Opening Celebration
We're finally ready for a party at our new digs! Come for 3 days of celebration. 
The critters want to show off their new home, and we want to help them do it.

Cindy's been baking, and there will be a selection of her gourmet cupcakes!

Jenn's Furry Friends Rescue is a registered and incorporated non-profit organization. Started in 2012 to help rescue dogs, cats, and other furry creatures, it is run by a passionate volunteer base dedicated to helping unwanted and homeless animals get connected with their forever families. As we do not have a "bricks and mortar" building the way some shelters do, we rely on the assistance of animal lovers in the Winnipeg area to provide temporary housing for these animals.

We are always looking for fosters to provide loving temporary homes for our rescues. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please fill out an application or email.

We have been in an intake freeze for a couple of months now due to growing vet bills. While I'd like to say they are slowly going down, I can't. Rusty is still baffling the vets with his anemia and odd blood work. Scamp is being treated for mange and Mindy is about to begin her heartworm treatment. We desperately need help. Thank you ~ Jenn and team

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

June 13 at 9 PM
The Handsome Daughter Presents Blessed, Fox Lake +1 TBA
June 17 at 10 PM 

Painted Fruit (Victoria) jangly wig-riff 'music' 
M&M Meats beefcore porkpop chickenpunk  
Johnny De Courcy (Montreal) delightful aural treatment  
Cantor Dust phantom of the opera  
June 20 at 9 PM
$7 at the door

Heaven For Real (Halifax) - Mark and Scott Grundy, with rhythmic partners Cheryl Hann and Nathan Doucet, have spent two years developing their highly personal musical language. 

Mammoth Graveyard is the music-child of Andrew Vifflanzoff, Bryn Rieger, Vincent Ha and Eric Dugas.

Silence Kit is bringing back the grunge rock sound. Intricate lyrics delivered through raspy, powerful vocals, supported by melodic guitar and heavy punk bass and drums. 


The series is offered free to the public. This year’s schedule features more than 30 events!

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES at the Lyric Theatre presented by Johnston Group

Thursday, June 16  |  7:00 pm  |  Winnipeg Pops Orchestra
Sunday, June 19  |  2:00 pm  |  Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, July 7  |  7:00 pm  |  Ron Paley Big Band
Friday, July 8  |  8:30 pm  |  Bed of Roses
Friday, July 15  |  8:30 pm  |  Leanne Pearson
Sunday, July 31 |  1:00 pm  |  Mariachi Continental
Thursday, August 4  |  7:00 pm  |  Ron Paley Big Band
Jazz in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden with support from The Richardson Foundation
Showtimes: Sundays from 3 pm to 4 pm
June 26  |  Connor Derraugh
July 3  |  Helen White
July 10  |  Dave Lawton
July 17  |  Janice Finlay
July 24  |  Jay Harrison
July 31  |  Rosemarie Todaschuk Quartet
August 7  |  Shannon Kristjanson
August 14  |  Grant Jones
August 21  |  Bill McMahon
August 28  |  Klowak Cummings Group
Sunday Night Smooth Jazz at the Lyric Theatre
Showtimes: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

July 10  |  Walle Larsson 
July 17  |  Walle Larsson with guest performers
July 24  |  Walle Larsson with guest performers
July 31  |  Brent Parkin
August 7  |  Greg Lowe
August 14  |  Rick Boughton
August 21  |  Carl Strempler
Movies in the Park presented by Scotiabank

Early Feature (7 pm)                          Late Feature (9:15 pm)
August 5  |  The Good Dinosaur            Jurassic World
August 12  |  Zootopia                         The Force Awakens
August 19  |  Inside Out                       Footloose
August 26  |  King Fu Panda                 Spectre

June 17, Doors at 9:00 PM, Bands at 10:00 PM
Windsor Hotel, 187 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C1Z5

Striker (Edmonton) with special guests Grand Master + 1 TBA

July 1 at 1 PM - 11:50 PM
490 Sinclair St, Winnipeg, MB R2X 1Y3, Canada
Wrist bands - $5 and get admittance to all of the games, except the dunk tank. 
Canada Day Celebrations!
This is our second year of this family event. 
Some favourites are back: the bouncers, the dunk tank, the games on the fields, and face painters. We have added some great new stuff as well. 
From Games2U we have 4 giant hamster balls; also the Video Gaming truck, cotton candy, shaved ice cones, and the BBQ, with pulled pork on a bun as well! 
The music will be going all day, with demonstrations from our dance team, as well as award winning Rose Pointe Dance Company, and our mixed martial arts group. 
We will have a great Silent Auction Prize as well! Boston Pizza will be here as well as their mascot, Lionel.
The nights finale will be ArchAngel fireworks!