August 29, 2016

BTPRSM Fundraiser l MAWA Showcase l Janet Dwyer l Maryann Pau l Daniel Barrow l Salsa l BeachScape l PechaKucha l The Infinite Happiness l WinNtrak l Bud, Spud & Steak l Fairytale Market l Children’s Sale l ART EVENTS l K9-Cross-Country l Freya Olafson l The Jedi Doth Return

until September 18
P.O. Box 51063, RPO Tyndall Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 3C6

The Show and Save Card and Coupon book is $20.00. Please email Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM) so you don't miss out! It features over 100 money saving discounts and offers including restaurants, entertainment, clothing, merchandise, services, and much more. It can be used over and over until September 30, 2017.

MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1

Opening: September 2, 2016, 6 - 9 pm
Closing party: October 1, 8 - 11 pm (La Nuit Blanche)
Works on Paper: MAWA Members' Showcase Opening
We will fill the north wall of our programming space with a range of works on paper being produced our members. The MAWA Members’ Showcase will provide an opportunity for members to show their work, including works-in-progress and sketches.
September 17 – September 18
Tickets  $60 for MAWA and ACI members, $75 for non-members

Photographing Works of Art with Janet Dwyer
This workshop will help you take better digital photographs of your art. Topics include: light-source options, backgrounds, contrast (levels), histograms, image sizing and fine-tuning digital images. Dwyer will also discuss how to control natural and artificial light, exposure and colour balance. You are welcome to bring your camera, your camera manual and one small artwork to photograph, or you can simply observe. Please bring your lunch!

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, 460 Portage Ave # 1, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0E8

September 6 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Artist Talk and Star Weaving Workshop with Brisbane-based artist Maryann Talia Pau
Pau and Plug In ICA welcome the public to a star-weaving workshop. 
No previous weaving skills are required, all materials will be provided.

The initiative began in 2012 in response to the violent death of a young woman near her studio. Pau is inviting people to help her create one million woven stars for a major installation at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Pau is known largely for her beautiful, elaborate breastplates, which have been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and exhibited in the Art of the Pacific Gallery, NGV international (2010).
September 8 at 8 PM - 10 PM
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in collaboration with Martha Street Studio is pleased to host an artist talk with storyteller Daniel Barrow, known for his complex projected performances and animated installations. Barrow will present a survey of his work over the last two decades, showing slides, videos and excerpts from various projection performances.

September 9th - October 22nd
Martha Street Studio, 11 Martha Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A2

Opening: September 9 at 5 PM - 8 PM - artist will be in attendance
In Dark Watercolours, Sobey Art award winning artist Daniel Barrow premieres a new body of screen-printed and sculptural pieces, multifunctional objects that act as easels for drawings, as well as figurative sculptures that mine the theatricality of display.

September 9 - 11

RHR Latin Dance Company presents

September 10 & 11
Downtown Winnipeg Beach
Free admission to all events - Family Fun for everyone!
Phone: 204-894-4499

A celebration of traditional music, arts and culture in our community! Art and Craft workshops, theatre, storytelling, kids’ Scarecrow building contest, two Craft & Vendor Markets! 

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

September 14 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Admission by donation (suggested $10) accepted at the door.
PechaKucha Night Vol. 27
It also happens to be the first day of the Winnipeg Design Festival. We have some amazing speakers lined up! The first speaker will hit the stage at 8:20 p.m.
The presenters include:
Neil Bailey - Living Well Coordinator at Green Action Centre
Steven Dreger - Manager of Communications and Media Relations at Special Olympics
Neil Middleton - VP Marketing & Development at Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Sierra Noble - Musician
Marilyn Lysack Simon - English Professor, University of Manitoba
September 21 at 8 PM
Tickets online and Music Trader and Into the Music
All ages welcome

The Windsor Hotel, Sidelined Productions and The Park Theatre Proudly Present:
Epitaph Recording artists from Sweden:
Millencolin, with very special guests from Rochester, NY, Such Gold

September 16 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

Architecture+Film Series: The Infinite Happiness
Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine, Denmark/France, 1985, 85 minutes
A personal video diary, The Infinite Happiness takes us to the heart of a contemporary housing development considered to be a new model of success. Inhabiting the giant “8 House” built by Danish Architect Bjarke Ingels, Bêka and Lemoine recount their experience of living inside this experiment of a “vertical village” - named “Best residential building of the year” by the World Architecture Festival in 2011.

September 16: 10 am-10 pm, September 17: 10 am-9 pm, September 18: 10 am-5:30 pm 
The Forks Market 

A Winnipeg based non-profit group, the WinNtrak Model Railway Group aims to display and promote the hobby of model railroading in “N” scale. 
They will be on display with an N-Scale operating model train display. 

September 17 at 5 PM - 8 PM
Cowboys Roadhouse (Canad Inns, 1034 Elizabeth Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 1B3
Tickets are $20.00 each (dinner included) Any questions, donations, or to purchase tickets please email Darrah or call 204-979-9546.

The Winnipeg chapter of Crohn's and Colitis will be holding 
our 2nd Annual Bud, Spud and Steak!
Last year's event was very successful thanks to all your support and enthusiasm! With your help we were able to raise over $4000!
-A juicy 6 oz. AAA steak with hot Baked Potato or crispy French fries
-Garlic Toast, Caesar salad and fried mushrooms and Chef's vegetables
-A refreshing beverage... cold beer, 1 oz. shot, or a pop/juice
We will be holding a Silent auction and 50/50 draw at the event. 
Minors, accompanied by a parent or guardian, are welcome. Their ticket will still cost $20.00, however they will not be eligible for an alcoholic beverage. 

September 17 at 12 PM - 5 PM
Harrow United Church, 955 Mulvey Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 1G8, Canada

The Fairy Girls are proud to present The Fairytale Market: Summer Ending Edition.
Come and celebrate the last days of summer with the Fairy Girls. Walk away with some beautiful handcrafted treasures. From clothing, to jewelry, to artwork and more.

September 17 at 9 AM
Gateway Recreation Centre,1717 Gateway Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 4H1

Childcycle Children's Consignment Sale
Drop Off – September 15th and September 16th
Shopping schedule 
September 16th – Volunteer Presale: 5-9pm / New Parent Presale: 6-9pm
                           Public Sale: 9am-12:30pm
September 17th – Closed from 12:30pm to 1:00pm 
                           Discount Dash: 1pm-3pm (Many items half price!) 
Pick Up – Saturday September 17th 2016 7pm – 9pm
All items left after September 17th at 9:01 pm become property of Childcycle

All supplies & instruction provided. Many color options available!
Each event is open to the public. 18+
Please join us for an evening of laughing & creativity!
Everyone leaves with their very own 16″×20″ painting or Fairy House (4.5″ in height; for indoor use only)!

September 17 at 7 PM
Anavet #283, 3584 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets USE COUPON CODE Summer35 for 35% off your tickets!
Ray of Light in Winnipeg 
Artist: Toni Dent
September 20 at 7:30 PM
The North Warren Inn - The Woody, Hwy 6 N, Woodlands, Manitoba R0C 3H0
Urban Rise in Warren
Artist: Chelsey Bjornsson
September 21 at 7 PM
Shannon's Irish Pub and Eatery, 175 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3H9
Tickets USE COUPON CODE Fairy40 for 40% off of your ticket cost!
Fairy Party
Artist: Toni Dent

September 18 at 11 AM - 4 PM
Crazy Jumpers Dog School & Boarding, HWY 231, Tomchuk Rd, Gimli, MB R0C 1A0
Registration $10.00 (closing date Sept. 14) / $15.00 (after September 14)

Don’t miss our yearly K9-Cross-Country Fundraiser event. Take your dog for a walk on our property and meet 20 different stations where either you or your dog has to perform a task (fun stuff). Huge silent auction in our training hall. 
All the funds raised will go to Hulls Haven Border Collie Rescue and Gimli Humane Society.
Ribbons for all participants, Prizes for 1st - 3rd place, Hot Dogs, Beverages

September 19 at 7 PM - 8 PM
PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, 121-100 Arthur St, Wpg, MB R3B 1H3
Free and open to the public / Reception to follow in the gallery.

A lecture by Freya Björg Olafson. She will present past work to address her use of lens-based practices for her video and performance work, and a presentation on her upcoming area of inquiry into VR and 360-video.

September 20 at 7 PM - 10 PM
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
Tickets $40, by calling the office 204-957-1753 or email

The Jedi Doth Return 
Enjoy a spectacular mash-up of the Bard and the Force, performed by a star-studded cast of Winnipeg’s finest celebrities, comedians and actors. Janet Stewart (CBC Manitoba) will be playing the role of Yoda, Ace Burpee will be Senator Palpatine.
Costume Contest / Complimentary Eats / Cash Bar / Raffle / Lightsabre Battles

Auction prizes including artwork by Kal Barteski, RWB Dracula tickets, Star Wars themed Constance Popp Chocolates ($250 value), The Lifestyle Pass (Healthy & Active living pass), WAG schwag, 3 dresses from Head, and more!

August 23, 2016

Let's Look at the Stars l Case of the Murder Oak l McNally Robinson: September Events l Prairie Fire Press Writing Contest l Modest Livelihood l The Harvest Moon Festival

Fort la Reine Museum, 2652 Saskatchewan Ave. E
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3C2
Museum admission: $10 Adults | $8 Students/Seniors 
$5 Child (5-12) | $25 Family 

August 31 at 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tickets  / Members are free
Let's Look at the Stars! -Meet-U
Ken Metcalfe, Royal Astronomical of Canada (RASC), takes us on a voyage through the evening celestial prairie sky. Roast marshmallows, craft a constellation model, and take part in our AlkaSeltzer Rocket Race! 
September 16, 17 and September 23, 24
Mystery at the Museum Case of the Murder Oak
The Fort La Reine Museum in partnership with Black Kite Entertainment present a compelling true story from Manitoba's dark history. Join Detective Buchanan and the crime ridden Town of Bloom to solve another Mystery at the Museum, an interactive theatrical night tour.
In 1945 a young girl is found dead in car near an ominous oak tree. 
Was it murder? Or an act of self defense?

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

Karen Hammarstrand
Friday September 2, 8:00 pm

Sarah-Lynne Otsuji
Saturday September 3, 8:00 pm

Grace Hrabi Trio
Friday September 9, 8:00 pm

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday September 10, 8:00 pm

Saturday September 17, 8:00 pm

Bill Hamilton
Friday September 23, 8:00 pm

Burton Trio
Saturday September 24, 8:00 pm

Lindsey White
Friday September 30, 8:00 pm
Groovy Folk Rock

September 1, 7:00 pm
Sheila Grover & Gregory Thomas   The Forks: A Meeting Place Transformed
Includes a self-guided tour of the buildings and landscapes at The Forks. They are also the authors of 100 Summers on Lake Winnipeg: A Resort History of Victoria Beach.
September 6, 7:00 pm
David Bergen   Stranger featuring a conversation hosted by Joan Thomas.
In 2005, Bergen won the Giller Prize for The Time in Between. Joan Thomas is the author of three novels; The Opening Sky, was a finalist for the 2014 Governor General’s Award for fiction and the recipient of the 2015 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. 
September 7, 7:30 pm
Carmelo Militano   The Stone Mason’s Notebook with guest reader George Amabile.
Militano is the winner of the 2004 F.G. Bressani award for poetry for Ariadne’s Thread
September 8, 7:00 pm 
Sharron Arksey   The Waiting Place
For 25 years, Arksey wrote a weekly column about life in rural Manitoba, “Rural Routes”.
September 12, 7:30 pm 
James Ehnes  Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat.
By his early 30s James Ehnes had been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, appointed to the Order of Canada, earned an honorary doctorate, and won a Grammy for one of over 40 CDs he’s recorded. Ehnes will be discussing his September 13 appearance with the MCO where he will both play and conduct three pieces.
September 13, 7:00 pm 
Keith David Watenpaugh  A guest lecture from the author of Bread from Stones: The Middle East and The Making of Modern Humanitarianism
Watenpaugh explores how organizations like Near East Relief and the rescue of trafficked Armenian children laid the foundations for Human Rights and Humanitarianism. 
September 13, 7:30 pm 
Melinda Friesen   One Bright Future: Subversion
Learn about Friesen and the One Bright Future Series
September 14, 7:00 pm 
Paul Redekop   Inner Peace Through Conflict Transformation
Redekop is a professor of conflict resolution studies with an interest in finding better ways of resolving conflict.
September 14, 7:30 pm 
Candida Rifkind   Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives, featuring chapters by University of Winnipeg English faculty Candida Rifkind, Kathleen Venema, and Doris Wolf. 
Critical essays on contemporary Canadian cartoonists working in graphic life narrative. 
September 17, 7:00 pm 
Barbara A. Davis  Winnipeg launch of Girls in STEM: Caprice Helps Design the Software
September 18, 12 noon
An Afternoon with Raina Telgemeier, at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre John Hirsch Mainstage, 174 Market Avenue. 
Tickets are $5.00 and available at McNally, or by calling 204-475-0483. 
Launch of Raina Telegemeier’s Ghosts! Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Sisters, and Drama, all #1 New York Times bestsellers.
September 19, 7:00 pm 
Eva Wiseman   Another Me
Wiseman has received numerous prizes, including the McNally Robinson Books for Young People Award (three times), the prestigious Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, and the Canadian Jewish Book Award. 
September 19, 7:30 pm
Elaine Sharfe   My Good Friend Grandpa
Her first book is There’s a Dinosaur in My Room
September 20, 7:00 pm 
Dahmer Detective: The Interrogation and Investigation that Shocked the World by Patrick Kennedy and Robyn Maharaj 
Goes inside the interrogation room where Kennedy spent six chaotic weeks with Dahmer. 
Robyn Maharaj is co-founder of Thin Air: the Winnipeg International Writers Festival. Her literary essay was published in The Winnipeg Connection: Writing Lives at Mid-Century. In 2014, published her feature article, Exorcising Dahmer’s Ghost.
September 20, 7:30 pm 
Karen Bate   Flood: A Murder Mystery
Flood events are based heavily on the actual “Flood of the Century” of 1997 that pushed its way through the northern States and Manitoba.
September 21, 7:00 pm
Bev Geddes & Sherry Peters  Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts
Hosted by Samantha M. Beiko and co-presented by the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba. Visit Sherry’s website
September 21, 7:30 pm 
James Naylor   The Fate of Labour Socialism: The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and the Dream of a Working-Class Future. 
Naylor is a professor in the Department of History at Brandon University.
September 22, 7:00 pm
An Evening with Christie Blatchford  Speaking & Signing Life Sentence: Stories from Four Decades of Court Reporting -- or, How I Fell Out of Love with the Canadian Justice System (Especially Judges). In 2008 Blatchford won the Governor General’s Literary Award in non-fiction for her book Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army.
September 22, 7:30 pm 
Sally Ito   Are You an Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko
September 23, 7:00 pm
Ron Romanowski & Libby Simon   Coming Here, Being Here: A Canadian Migration Anthology and A Second Coming: Canadian Migration Fiction
These two new volumes, edited by author and reviewer Don Mulcahy, approach the migration experience in a variety of ways. Ron Romanowski’s A Reader’s Guide to the Unnameable made McNally Robinson’s bestseller list in the spring of 2015. 
Libby Simon, MSW, has published in academic journals, such as The Institute of Marriage & Family Canada, as well as producing a bestselling memoir, Life is Like a Pot of Soup in 2013.
September 24, 7:00 pm 
Carmen L. Robertson   Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau: Art and the Colonial Narrative in the Canadian Media
Robertson’s the co-author of Seeing Red: A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers.
September 26, 7:00 pm 
Jenny Ellison, Deborah McPhail & Wendy Mitchinson  Obesity in Canada: Critical Perspectives
September 27, 7:00 pm 
Ron Blicq   Letter to Sydney
After a working life as a technical writer/editor, Blicq focused on novels and plays; many have been produced. Closure won the Samuel French Best Canadian Play award in 2008.
September 27, 7:00 pm 
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club
Bill Clegg’s Did You Ever Have a Family?, a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places. 
Get in touch with John by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227.
September 28, 7:30 pm
Carol Rankmore   Polio Child
Journey with Carol Rankmore through six surgeries before the age of 12.  Unknown to the medical community, the after-effects, now known as Post-Polio Syndrome, would later challenge her life again. Carol is a volunteer with the Stratford Festival.
September 29, 7:00 pm 
An Evening with Kenneth Oppel  Speaking & Signing Every Hidden Thing
Kenneth Oppel is the Governor General’s Award–winning author of the Airborn series and the Silverwing Saga. Twice nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Visit him at
September 29, 7:30 pm 
Thursday Knight   Making a Break
The novel is edited by members of Thursday Knight’s instructor, Dave Williamson.

THIN AIR Afternoon Book Chats
Pick up a tea or coffee, then settle in at the tables in the Atrium. Books available.

September 26, 2:30-3:30 pm 
Liam Durcan & Kevin Patterson - Two accomplished novelists write of trauma and recovery from Quebec country roads to Afghanistan battlegrounds.
September 27, 2:30-3:30 pm 
Jim Lynch & Teri Vlassopoulos - The complications of family history, relations, and loss are rich subjects for these two thoughtful novelists. 
September 28, 2:30-3:30 pm 
Laurie D. Graham & Myrna Kostash - A poet and a cultural historian, compelled by the past, confront history, landscape, memory and the necessity of settler education. 
September 29, 2:30-3:30 pm 
Susan Holbrook & Sylvia Legris - Two accomplished poets give the English language a workout with their prize-winning work.
September 30, 2:30-3:30 pm 
Liam Card & Cordelia Strube - depict teenagers in crisis in compelling and sometimes heart-stopping novels. 

Prairie Fire Press & McNally Robinson Booksellers 2016 Writing Contest
First prize in each category is $1,250, second prize $500, and 3rd prize is $250. 
FICTION judge is Greg Hollingshead
CREATIVE NON-FICTION judge is Helen Humphreys
Deadline is November 30, 2016
For full contest rules, check out, or contact us at 

September 9 - October 8
PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, 121-100 Arthur St, Wpg, MB R3B 1H3

Opening reception is scheduled for September 23:
7 pm - in conversation - Duane Linklater and Jenny Western
8 pm - Duane Linklater will speak about the work 
This event is free and is open to the public.

PLATFORM in collaboration with WNDX is pleased to announce Modest Livelihood, an exhibition featuring the work of Duane Linklater (ON) and Brian Jungen (BC). The show features a written response from Jenny Western (MB). 
Modest Livelihood was created from over 50 hours of footage shot during two hunting trips in the Dane-zaa Territory in Northern BC. The title is in reference to the 1999 Supreme Court of Canada ruling that confirmed First Nations' rights but limited their earning to a "moderate livelihood”. 

The 50-minute film begins every hour, on the hour, and will encompass the entire gallery to create a unique cinematic spectacle.

September 16 – September 18
Clearwater, Manitoba
Great Music, Local Food, Fair Trade Fair, Workshops, Camping, Kid’s Fun and More!
Special 15th anniversary celebrations!

Tickets online, Clearwater Country Market (Clearwater), Music Trader & Organic Planet (Winnipeg), Two Farm Kids (Brandon)  Early Bird prices until August 26

This year's line up includes Bubba B The MC, Joey Landreth Trio, Riel Gentleman's Choir,
Kieran West & His Buffalo Band, The Roger Miller Lites and Those Memories: Tribute to Dolly, Linda & Emmylou - featuring Vanessa Kuzina, Jess Reimer & Keri Latimer 

August 19, 2016

Anti-Bullying l Cultural Day l Forum Art Centre l Real Love l Velodrome l Conduct l Vinyl Salon l Zumba Masterclass l RTMF Bike Jam l FreakingSnap l Prairie Love Festival l Adoption Days l Mary Jane’s Cooking School l Gimli Fish Fry l Art Workshop l Plant Party l Dog Walk

August 25 | 2:50 - 4:00pm
Oodena Celebration Circle, The Forks

Anti-Bullying Walk is a supportive and educational event designed to generate awareness of an issue that is observed everywhere. It’s an event that inspires the community to make a difference. Please join us as we reflect on what it means to spend a day in their shoes.

August 26
NorWest Co-op Community Health, 785 Keewatin St. Winnipeg, MB R2X 3B9
ph: (204) 938-5900 

Join us for our annual Cultural Day. The day starts off at the Community Food Centre (103-61 Tyndall Ave.) at 10:30 am with cultural displays, lunch and some light entertainment. 
Then off to ACCESS NorWest for the afternoon with back to back performers. Ride on the Jeepney and sing along to some karaoke classics!

August 27, 1 – 4 pm
Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street, Winnipeg, MB
Free parking, wheelchair access

Vintage Collectibles Pop-Up
Selection of kitschy kitchen items, retro finds, and some antiques. 
Portion of all sales goes to Forum Art Centre (registered charity) programming.
Open House & Registration - Forum Art Centre Fall Art Classes
Since 1964 we have inspired thousands of people to create art. 
For Everything Art - classes start September 12
Register now up until the start of classes or call 204-235-1069.

Acrylic, Drawing, Hand Building and Wheel Throwing Ceramics, Manga & Comics, Mixed Media, Pastels, Silk Painting and Dyeing, Water Soluble Oils, and more. Fine art classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced students in a creative and relaxing atmosphere. 

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

September 1 Doors at 9:45 | Music at 10:15 - 2 AM
Real Love Winnipeg presents your bi-weekly indie music night: Real Love Thursdays!
Snake River (Regina), Champagne Years and
September 3 at 10 PM - 1 AM
Come on down to check out some local lads and get your mind bent by some savoury sci-fi soundscapes.
Velodrome: 3-piece instrumental groove masters 
The Peaches: 3-piece instrumental technical ecstasy 
Aceta: 4-piece post rock/metal riff mongers 
September 4 at 9 PM - 1 AM

September 2 at 9 PM - 2 AM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4

Join your Vinyl Salon pals for a night of fun times spinning records, dancing, NO COVER, and happy hour prices all night long! We got Djs inside and we got em' on the patio!

September 3, at 7 PM  (doors open 6:30 pm)
North Centennial Community Centre, 90 Sinclair Street, Winnipeg, MB

Zumba Masterclass with ZES Karine Opasinski
Hosted by Sheila and Joel 
$20 early bird before August 22 / $25 at the door

September 10 at 3 PM - 8 PM
Natural Cycleworks, 91 Albert St, Winnipeg, Manitoba r3b 1g5
RTMF BIKE JAM is a group ride with music. People outfit their bikes with lights and we party! A couple stops along the way for surprises and all in all, it's sweet.
The Bike jams are a Rainbow Trout Music Festival FUN-raiser. Please bring a loonie or a twoonie to donate so we can keep jamming!

We're supported by the generous:
Natural cycleworks 
Landless Farmers
SumGuy, the light and sound man & Sound by Rudolph

September 10, Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0L9
An Excellent Way To Spend An Evening! - Join us at CFR for
FreakingSnap - Chris Friesen's solo project - revolves around improvisations upon a Korg Kaossilator Synth. 

Din City - minimalist / maximalist sonic landscapes by chris harder and scott clark. 
AUOH: the audio / visual universe of CHRIS MAMA BAUER
Philia - Greg Hanec's solo project--multi-instrumental-improvisational-audio-( ar·chi·tec·ton·ic) -atmospheric-indulgence-machine-powered-reassembler.  

September 10 – September 11
FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Road, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9

Prairie Love Festival ♡ A yoga festival celebrating the land of big skies and big hearts. Be a part of the community at this inspiring event set in nature.
Yoga classes with renowned instructors from across North America; tranquil meditations; educational nature hikes; empowering speakers; and musical delights from local musicians and Djs.

Sept 10, 11 am to 4 pm & Sept 11, 12 pm to 4 pm
Canvasback Pet Supplies, Lockport, Manitoba

Canvasback's 7th Annual Adoption Days
Fundraising & adoption day for local animal rescues! Our goal for 2016 is $8,000!
-Photo with the Batmobile!
-$10 Nail Trims
-Wheel of Prizes, Silent Auction, Dog Games! 
-Free Food for a Year Draw & 50/50 Draw
-BBQ & Concession Stand:Hotdogs & Veggie Dogs, Hamburgers, Cheese Burgers, Chips
-Ice Cream, Pop & Water, Juice Boxes, Coffee & Tea 
-Bake Sale

All funds raised will do directly to the following MB animal rescue organizations:
Journey's Legacy
Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM)
Earthdog Terrier Rescue of Manitoba
Winnipeg Giant Breed Rescue
Winnipeg Boxer Rescue
Rescue Siamese
Northern Sky Greyhound Adoption Association
Manitoba Pug Rescue
Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue
Manitoba Great Pyrenees Rescue
Manitoba German Shepherd Rescue
Before the Bridge Senior K-9 Rescue Inc.
Blackbird Ranch Equine Rescue and Rehab
Jenn's Furry Friends Rescue Inc
CAARE Companion Animal Advocacy & Rescue Effort
HIARC aka Homeless and Injured Animal Rescue of Canada, Inc.
Pawed Pals Animal Rescue Inc.

September 10, 7:30 to 11 pm & September 11, 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Mary Jane’s Cooking School, 252 Arlington Street

Over the years to celebrate my birthday, I've raised awareness of and funds for a number of charities and organizations close to my heart. This year I've chosen to raise money for Mary Jane's Cooking School (MJCS) which provides education in nutritional home cooking in harmony with individual community and cultural traditions, with respect and care for the environment. Mary Jane Eason is a trail blazer who continues to give her time and knowledge to the community.

Mary Jane’s Cooking School has provided education in both drop-in classes and formal class settings. Some classes have met off-site, at such locations as St. Margaret’s and Holy Trinity Anglican churches, at the Saigon Centre of the Free Vietnamese Association, and in the West End Senior Centre.
With the assistance of Native elders, MJCS includes program information and activities particularly relating to aboriginal culture and spirituality. 

Tax receipts will be issued for any donation above $10. 
Cheques should be made payable to Mary Jane's Cooking School and sent to 252 Arlington Street, Winnipeg, Mb, R3G 1Y8. 

Light refreshments will be served. If you can come by for a visit, I'd love to see you. If you can't make it, I'd very much appreciate your contribution. Thank you. Merci beaucoup. ~ Janine Le Gal 

September 11 at 10 AM
Exclusive Bus Lines, 5540 Portage Avenue, Unit 600, Headingley R4H 1E8
Ticket: $47.25 (Tax Included) 

Gimli Fish Fry - Take the ride to Gimli and enjoy the delicious and iconic pickerel fish fry of Gimli for dinner! Stroll through and pick up some great finds in the Gimli Shops! 

September 11 at 1 PM - 4 PM
125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
Tickets $60, supplies not included  
Small Class Size. Register Early! Beginner to advanced painters welcome.

Painter's Play Art Workshop - Jordan Miller, Visual Artist & Art Consultant
Join a professional artist as she shares her unique method of painting. Immerse yourself in this exciting and innovative experience that can captivate both beginner and experienced painters. There will be some surprises and different ways of teaching. Please keep an open mind and remember this is “Painter’s Play”.
Supply List (please label everything with your name)
-1 or 2 canvas sized 18 x 24 – 24 x 36 (depending on how fast you paint)
-various sizes of brushes
-acrylic paints, all colours. No black!
-tube or jar of Heavy Gel Medium (optional)
-Water Bottle (spray) and Water container to wash your brushes
-Paper Towel, Painting Rag, Saran wrap, Toothpicks
-Small paint roller/brayer (3”-5”)
-small piece of small bubble wrap/large bubble wrap
-tooth comb or plastic fork and a plastic spoon
-Palette knife or knives and Palette
-A roll of Cotton String and a Hair Dryer (optional)
-If you own acrylic mediums & would like to bring them with you, you can 

September 14 at 6:30 PM
Roxy's Diner & Lounge, 40 PTH3 E, Oak Bluff, Manitoba R4G 0B2
Tickets close September 12th 

Plant Party in Oakbluff
Please join us for an evening of laughing & indoor gardening; everyone leaves with their very own two plant indoor dish succulent garden!
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. All supplies & instruction provided!
Event is open to the public –all ages welcome
Artist: Toni Dent

September 14 at 7 PM - 8 PM
2011 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R2V

Hope you and your small dog will join Manitoba Pug Rescue for a walk in Kildonan Park! We walk from the Pavilion parking lot to the Witches Hut along the River Walk past Rainbow Stage and the Pool and back to the Pavillion parking lot. Just a nice distance for a pug or small dog to get some exercise and of course we have “pit stops” for water along the way!

August 12, 2016

Wildest Dreams l Sarasvàti: Monologues Wanted & FemFest: Transformation l Interlake Artists' Studio Tour l The Mennonite Magician l Rhubarb Launch l Rodriguez l Amnesty International l Resource Assistance for Youth l HSC Celebrity Human Race

On August 18, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy will welcome 1,400 very special guests to the third annual Wildest Dreams event. 
We are partnering with 15 community agencies to give children and families facing health and/or socio-economic challenges a once-in-a-lifetime evening at the Zoo! 
It may be just one night, but it is an incredible night. 
Staff, volunteers, sponsors and donors come together to make our guests feel special and show that we care.

Rossbrook House has always been a safe place for kids to play, learn and grow and we are thrilled to partner with Assiniboine Park Zoo to offer our kids a night where they can leave their troubles behind! - Phil Chiappetta| Executive Director, Rossbrook House Inc.

Your donation today will help us deliver a truly memorable experience, as well as accessible programming at the Park and Zoo throughout the year for disadvantaged children! Thank you for your support! - Shawna Bell, Manager, Community Engagement & Partnerships, Assiniboine Park Conservancy

Every gift helps. You can make yours online, or call 204-927-8080.   

Sarasvàti Productions is seeking monologues for female voices by Canadian playwrights for their annual cabaret to celebrate International Women’s Week (March 5-11, 2017). 
This year’s theme is ‘Starting Over’ and we are looking to bring the stories of newcomers, moments of transition and new beginnings to the stage.
Submission deadline is September 1, 2016.
The goal is to reflect a diversity of experience so we are looking for a range of material. 
Any style is acceptable as long as the piece is under ten minutes in length and written for a female character. Royalties will be paid for use of the monologues.
All submissions must be e-mailed to
For more information please phone (204) 586-2236. 
September 17 – September 24
Asper Center for Theatre & Film, 400 Colony Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Single Shows / Cabarets $15
Platinum Pass (3 shows) $30 / Festival Pass (Entire Festival) $50
For tickets and information (204) 586-2236.
Contact Ryan Bjornson to volunteer & see a show for free!

Sarasvàti Productions presents FemFest 2016: Transformation, the 14th annual festival of life-changing plays by women for everyone. This year we are excited to feature the real-life struggles of a transgender poet, famed comic duo Morro and Jasp tackling puberty, a beautiful exploration of grief and a world premiere! 
Plus the usual extras with short readings, workshops and an opening cabaret. 
Whether you see one production or the entire festival, you are sure to leave with a new understanding of the power of change. 

FemFest 2016: Transformation 

Opening Night Cabaret - Featuring music, dance, comedy, theatre and film 
Followed by a chance to eat, drink and mingle

In-House Productions
The Seduction Theory - by Sherry MacDonald. Directed by Hope McIntyre 

Presented Pieces
Miss Understood - from the poems of Antonette Rea 
Adapted into a play by Antonette Rea with James Fagan Tait 

Morro & Jasp Do Puberty - created and performed by Heather Marie Annis and Amy Lee 

Mouthpiece - Created and performed by Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken 

Bake- Off - Coordinated and directed by Cairn Moore
With the Manitoba Association of Playwrights

SHORTS - Hear excerpts from some spectactular works.

Sept 3 & 4

Interlake Artists' Studio Tour 
WAVE Artists' Studio Tour with Gimli Art Club and 20 others.
Lorraine Bohn, Alex Reinhardt, Heather Dawson, Amanda Onchulenko, Ryan Guest, 
Marlene Van Helden, Gwen Harp, Glenda Knoll, Melaney Robbins, Linda Goodman, 
Janet Cruse-Thompson, and Brenda Booke

Sam's Place, 159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1L4

September 3 at 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
The Mennonite Magician - Low German Comedy Magic & Music
Come enjoy your evening in Plautdietsch at Sam's Place!
September 7 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Rhubarb#39 Dis/Ability Launch
Free admission - but there will be a collection plate passed around. 
You can buy copies of R39 for $10.00, $2.00 off the cover price. 
Free parking, a bus stop right out front, and accessible. Also books and food service!

September 7 at 8 PM - 11 PM
Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C3
Ticketmaster and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival office, 203-211 Bannatyne Ave.

Rodriguez's first-ever performance in Winnipeg!
In 2006, a young documentary maker visited Cape Town, Africa where he met a record store owner who told him of Sixto Rodriguez, a Mexican-American singer-songwriter whose two albums had not sold in the U.S., but sold thousands of copies in South Africa. Rodriguez was more popular and influential than Elvis and inspired a generation of anti-establishment songwriters. 
In the late 1990s, a South African music journalist made an astonishing discovery: Rodriguez was alive and had no idea of his fame.

September 8 – December 1, Thursday Evenings, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
University of Winnipeg
10 FREE spots available for community members FREE of charge.
Contact Louise for an application form.

Amnesty International Group 19 presents: Outrage to Action
Human Rights Advocacy Series
Interactive workshops and action challenges will provide knowledge and strategies for addressing current human rights topics. 
Participants acquire the tools to effectively engage in human rights campaigns. 
This series will link participants to Amnesty International’s priority campaigns. Topics will include women’s rights, refugee rights, Indigenous rights, and business & human rights. 
All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate. 

125 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB

Are you moving out, cleaning? We need gently used small appliances, couches, kitchen tables, coffee tables, cutlery, pots and pans for youth that are moving into their first home. 
Please drop-off small donations at 125 Sherbrook. 
If you have large donations, we can pick-up! Just call: 204-774-1418. 

October 1, 9:30 AM -6 7:30 PM

680 CJOB is happy to support the fourth annual 2016 HSC Celebrity Human Race!
Team up with actors, entertainers, sports figures, and several action-loving celebrities for a remarkable two-day fundraising event!

Are you ready to race around Winnipeg completing exciting challenges and solving riddles alongside your celebrity teammate in competition with other teams? Register today! 

The money raised enables the HSC Foundation to help Manitoba families through world-class research, new technologies, health care education and improved patient care. 
Experience an event full of excitement as your team and celebrity teammate set out on an incredible journey to accumulate points by solving clues, completing challenges and navigating to secret locations. 

Test your powers of observation and sharpen problem-solving skills as you work together to complete your tasks and receive your clue to the next pit stop. Transportation to and from pit stops during the Celebrity Human Race will be provided.
Skills needed to win are leadership, cooperation, the ability to decipher challenging clues, and the desire to have FUN!