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September 30, 2016

Crit Club l Being Greene l Scattered Seeds l Matt Falk l Holistic Living l Dog & Cat Events l Comedy for Dale Wiebe l Zombie Walk l Kimberley Dawn l Remember l Fire Paramedic Run l Toopy & Binoo l Art Events l Scenic Route to Alaska l Au5

October 11 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1

Crit Club - Free! Artists of all genders welcome!
Need feedback? Want to discuss art and art issues with a group of peers? Feel like you are working in a vacuum? Join Sylvia Dreaver for a 3-hour monthly discussion at which members present their recent work for critique. If you want to sign up for a critique email Sylvia. Everyone is welcome to participate, whether you are sharing work or not.

October 13, 9:00 p.m. (9:30 NT)
Firsthand, Being Greene airs one week following Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW)

On the surface the Greenes are a fun-loving family. Dave is an Elvis Tribute Artist. Roxie is a writer. Quinn is an actor, and his little brother Kane is a beatboxer. But they are fighting an ongoing battle with mental illness. Dave is a hoarder. Kane suffers from suicidal thoughts. Roxie’s long history with depressive disorder has taken its toll. Quinn, the family caretaker, sacrifices his own ambitions to help the others.  
Quinn is ready to end the secrecy surrounding his family’s mental health.  But can he convince his family to join him?

Written and directed by executive producer, Jeff Newman, with Jocelyn Mitchell producer. Produced by Nüman Films, a Gemini Award winning company that produces  documentary and lifestyle programming. Find Quinn’s blog and information about the documentary at

October 13 – 16
Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3K 2E8
Tickets General Admission – $8.00 / Seniors rate (65+) – $6.00 / Children 12 & under free
Thursday night pre-shop admission $15.00

Scattered Seeds
Oct 13 – 6pm – 9pm - Thursday night pre-shop with a limited number of tickets. 
Oct 14 – 10am – 9pm    Oct 15 – 10am – 6pm    Oct 16 – 12pm – 5pm
Mya Papaya Creations will be at Scattered Seeds again this year!

October 14, Doors open at 5:30 PM / 6 PM - 9 PM
I Want That Stuff - Boardgame Empire, Collectibles Store, Brandon, Manitoba
The event is 18+
Tickets $20, not at the door. Purchase at I Want That Stuff from 5-midnight

Comedy Fundraiser Big Laughs, Bigger Smiles ROUND 2, featuring award winning comedian Matt Falk on stage from 8-9. 
- Specials on food and drinks up until 7:30! 
- Raffle prizes including autographed memorabilia and gift certificates, as well as 50/50!

The proceeds will be donated to the Pediatrics Centre in Brandon to purchase an Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for the hospitalized children to enjoy.  
Anybody that wants to be a part (sponsorship or prizes) message I Want That Stuff 

October 14 – October 16
Assiniboia Downs, 3975 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB

The Holistic Living Expo, in conjunction with the Winnipeg Rock and Mineral Show, offers a selection of health and wellness practitioners, psychic/intuitive readers, new age products, holistic healing methods and more!   For more information on each vendor

Dog & Cat Events

October 14, Arrival time: 6:00 pm / Dinner starts: 6:30 pm
De Luca's Specialty Foods, 950 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0R1
$40 per person - 1/2 proceeds raised will be given to the rescue. 

Deluca's Cooking Studio Fundraiser
Buffet style dinner with 3 different pastas, dessert, coffee/tea
1 cooking demo before dinner and 1 cooking demo after dinner 
Hosted by Winnipeg Giant Breed Rescue, a non-profit, 100% donation and foster based dog rescue dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of dogs of all sizes.
Before the Bridge Senior K-9 Rescue Inc., Stony Mountain, Manitoba    

October 14 at 6 PM - 9 PM
October 15 and 16 at 12 PM - 3 PM
Pet Valu Reenders, Unit 10-3 Reenders Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 5K5

Before the Bridge Senior K-9 Rescue Inc. Adoption Event
Come check out some of our adorable adoptables! Love is ageless!

November 6, 10 AM - 4 PM
Viscount Gort Hotel1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9

Fall Craft Sale! Just in time for the holidays!
Come shop a variety of home-based business and local crafters and meet some of our sweet seniors who are looking for their forever homes.
Pet Valu, 1134 Taylor Ave # 3, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 3Z4

Rescue Siamese is very excited that Pet Valu Taylor has chosen us and our friends, Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue, to be the recipient of Thanks For Giving at this location. From October 1 to 31 you can stop in and fill the crate with a donation of food, litter, toys, cleaning supplies. We will also be on hand each weekend.
October 14 – October 16
Craig Street Cats, 1421 St James St # 16, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0Y9

Help Craig Street Cats celebrate National Feral Cat Day!
Friday: open house and bake sale (there may be CUPCAKES) 5 to 8 pm
Saturday: open house, bake sale and barbecue 2 to 5 pm
Sunday: open house, bake sale, barbeque and shelter building workshop 2 to 5 pm
Shelter Building Workshop: help build warm winter shelters for community cats. Shelters will be placed at our managed colony sites. Please register ahead of time by email 
October 15 at 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Earl Grey Community Centre, 360 Cockburn St N, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2P5
Pictures $5 each and will be emailed to you by our photographer

Langdon's Batman And Catwoman Photo Shoot Fundraiser for Craig Street Cats. 
Batman and Catwoman will be there from 1 until about 2:30. 
Some treats for purchase. Come dressed in your costumes if you like. No age limits on who can get their pictures taken. Come on out and have some fun with us! The more pictures the more money we raise to help the cats.
October 15 – October 16 at 10 AM - 5 PM
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3
Tickets  / email  

The Winnipeg Pet Show is dedicated to people who love their pets. Pet owners will discover the latest in pet-related products and services with information on every type of pet imaginable including dogs, cats, birds, fish and reptiles. 
Fun, family entertainment including Dog Agility Performances and the CKC Breeders Showcase, plus our new Pet Fashion Show featuring the latest pet fashions and Halloween costumes!
We will have our famous “PUG STORE” with crafts and gifts, with 100% of the proceeds going to our Veterinary Bills. Talk to our Director Lisa about adopting your new best friend or Events Co-ordinator Patty about our event calendar! Manitoba Pug Rescue, founded in 2007, is a non-profit dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of all surrendered, abandoned and abused pugs and small dogs.

Big Daddy Tazz
October 15, 7 pm
Frantz Inn, The Edge Lounge & Night Club, Hwy 52 East, Steinbach MB
Tickets $20 - Sunshine Greenhouse and Frantz Inn

Comedy Night Fundraiser for fire prevention, cancer care and local firefighter, Dale Wiebe
Featuring: Big Daddy Tazz, Jon Ljungberg, Andy Noble and Gerry Barrett

Having performed a wide variety of shows, from a client's 101st birthday to a biker initiation, makes Big Daddy Tazz one of the most sought-after comedians working today. He can make crowds laugh without resorting to dirty comedy. He has recorded his own Comedy Now Special, and performed at several comedy festivals including: The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Saskatoon Comedy Festival, and the Great Plains Comedy Festival.

Jon Ljungberg is a Winnipeg television personality and comedian, most known as the host of Breakfast Television, on Citytv Winnipeg.

Andy Noble has been making a name for himself in the Winnipeg comedy scene with his always honest, style of comedy.

Gerry ‘The Big Bear’ Barrett is an award winning aboriginal stand-up comedian and actor. His show is family friendly, and he is a very funny story-teller and singer. 

Sponsored by Dr. Shine Auto Spa

October 15 at 3 PM - 5 PM
Stanley Park, 15th St, Brandon, Manitoba R7A

2016 Brandon Zombie Walk - Dress up like your favourite zombie and support a great cause, the Brandon Humane Society.
- 3 pm: BOB FM will be playing some spooktacular tunes. There will also be a hot dog and drink sale, as well as a donation table set up with candy and dog treats.
- 4 pm: Parade. Zombies are to stay on the sidewalks and obey all traffic laws. Children are welcome to attend! Dogs are to be leashed at all times and cleaned up after by owners. 

October 15 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Cowboys Roadhouse, 1034 Elizabeth Road, Winnipeg, MB R2J 1B3   (204) 253-2641
Event Tickets: $20 includes Bud Spud and Chicken Dinner
Admission Only: $10          For tickets contact Janice

Fundraiser for Manitoba Neurofibromatosis Support Group (MBNF) - Nicole Rayy celebrates the release of her new CD DIG, hosted by Kimberley Dawn of NOW COUNTRY 104.7, with special guest performances by Aaron Starr, Rhia Rae and The Rubies, and Tyler Del Pino.

October 15 at 10 AM - 12 PM
St.Vital Park

Pregnancy & Infant Loss’s Tenth Annual Walk to Remember - We walk to remember our babies gone too soon, to take the steps they could not take, to create a community of support for bereaved parents and raise Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness.

Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N2, Canada

October 15 at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service’s RUN HAPPY shake out run!
ALL runners, ALL levels welcome! It will be a fun, at your own leisure 5km run! 
An opportunity for you to chat with the WFPS RUN Happy Pace team as well! 
100% complimentary, and loaded with fun, and some post shake out run goodies!
October 16 at 8 AM
The 5th Annual Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Half Marathon | 10km | 5km
Many pre and post race celebrations! 
Start and finish at the North Campus, at Shaftesbury Boulevard and Grant Avenue.

October 16 at 1 PM
Pantages Playhouse Theatre
Tickets Presents "Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games" Live (2016)
Best friends, Toopy and Binoo, return with their hit theatrical production. Filled with whimsical exuberance, families will dance and sing along with Koba Entertainment’s hottest musical extravaganza!
A toy chest full of mismatched game and puzzle ignites a curious imagination: watch as Toopy and Binoo dance with X’s and O’s; wiggle with smiling snakes; try to outwit a gang of dancing ladders. Along with boot stompin’ Dusteroo’s and limbo loving sheep, Toopy and Binoo return with their wackiest and most interactive adventure yet! 
Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games integrates music, theatre, dance, puppetry and innovative multimedia technology!


All instruction and supplies provided; NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Event open to the public. We offer many colour options.

October 18 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Triple B's Scurfield

Coaster Party - EXPLORE INK ART!
Create your very own ceramic coasters (set of 6, each measuring 4.25″).
Artist: Chelsey Bjornsson
October 18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Woody

Birds on a Wire Sign Party
Create your very own handmade sign, approximately 16″ in length.  
Bring your friends, enjoy a few drinks and indulge in your creative juices!
Artist: Toni Dent
October 19 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Shannon's Irish Pub and Eatery
Tickets  18+

Air Plant Party in Winnipeg
Everyone leaves with a one air plant indoor dish garden!
Artist: Toni Dent

October 18 at 9:30 PM - 12 AM
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook Street
$10 tickets at 

October 18 Doors at 9:30 PM - 2:30 AM
District Stop - 140 Bannatyne Ave
Tickets $40 tickets (Limited)  18 + ID Required for event and after party

MoonChild Promotions & The Planit Present: Au5
Best Liked Mix Contest for local openers.
Austin Collins (Au5) is an American electronic dance music producer. Au5 collaborated with BT on the single "Partysaurus Overflow" for Walt Disney Records/Pixar. Au5 has made his way into Beatport's Top 10, by combining elements of electro house, progressive house, trance, and dubstep. 
1 am to 5 am (3:30-4:00 am AU5)
$20 without ticket $15 with Ticket at the door

Official After Party at The Planit, 285 Portage Ave. 

September 23, 2016

Forum Art l Manitoba Genealogical Society l McNally Robinson: October Events l The Rockin' Highliners l Oak Hammock Events l bRUNch l Image Transfer Workshop l Improv Festival l Winnipeg's Rooster Town l Ghost Walk

Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street
Exciting free activities!  

September 30 - Everything Art – What is that Medium?
October 1 - Wonderful Watercolour Cards for Fall & Critter Creations with Sculpting Medium. For details visit:  Search Manitoba, Winnipeg & enter Forum Art Centre for Activity Organizer. 

October 1, 10 am – 3 pm
Manitoba Genealogical Society, Unit E – 1045 St. James Street

Discover your past for Culture Days! 
To explore your family history come to our annual MGS Open House. Details at: search activities in Winnipeg – Family History Open House.
We can provide assistance to begin your family search, tour of our Library/Resource Centre and we even have some activities for the kids. Check out our newest resource – our ‘MANI’ online database with 1.5 million records of Manitoba names. We’ll have a “problem corner” to help solve roadblocks in your family search. Join us for a look back into your own family history.

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

October 1, 7:00 pm
Ré Peters, Saturday  launch of Your House, Your Choice: Whoever Told You That What You Don’t Know Wont Hurt You, Surely Wasn’t Talking About Your Older House.
October 2, 2:00 pm 
Susan A. Thompson, launch of Her Worship: Moments in History, Moments in Time, an autobiography co-written by Terry Létienne. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Susan’s election as Winnipeg's first woman Mayor. Susan was honoured with the Order of Manitoba.
October 3, 7:00 pm 
The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “Family caregiving: How can we improve the experience?” Please RSVP to: or 204.474.6689.
October 3, 7:30 pm
Dame Evelyn Glennie, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat.
October 4, 7:00 pm 
An Evening with Donna Morrissey, reading & signing The Fortunate Brother.
October 5, 7:00 pm 
Gerry Bowler, launch of Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World’s Most Celebrated Holiday.
October 5, 7:30 pm 
ChiSeries Winnipeg, featuring readings from Eileen Bell, A.P. Fuchs, and J.H. Moncrieff. Learn more at Eileen Bell’s Seeing the Light won the BPAA award for Best Speculative Fiction Book of the Year. A.P. Fuchs’ll be reading from Zombie Fight Night. J.H. Moncrieff blogs about unsolved mysteries, and scary true stories on her website,
October 7, 7:00 pm
An Evening with Colt Baird Toombs, speaking & signing Rowdy: The Roddy Piper Story.
October 11, 7:00 pm 
An Evening with Peter Robinson, in conversation and signing When the Music’s Over. Hosted by Terry MacLeod of The Weekend Morning Show. Peter Robinson is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Inspector Banks series.
October 12, 7:00 pm 
Katherena Vermette, launch of The Break featuring special guest readers.
October 13, 7:30 pm
Collège Garden City Collegiate, launch of their literary arts magazine Threads.
October 16, 2:00 pm
Geoff Kirbyson, launch of The Hot Line: How the Legendary Trio of Hull, Hedberg and Nilsson Transformed Hockey and Led the Winnipeg Jets to Greatness.
October 17, 7:00 pm 
Angeline Schellenberg, launch of Tell Them It Was Mozart.
October 17, 7:30 pm 
Marni Jackson, Winnipeg launch of Don’t I Know You? featuring a conversation with author Jake MacDonald.
October 18, 7:00 pm 
An Evening with Simon Morrison, Winnipeg launch of Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today.
October 18, 7:30 pm
Mennonite Girls Can Cook, Winnipeg launch of Bread for the Journey: Meditations and Recipes to Nourish the Soul featuring Charlotte Penner and Betty Reimer.
October 19, 7:00 pm
Contemporary Verse 2 magazine, Fall Issue Launch, with Carly Dow & Jesse Matas, Christine Fellows, Sarah Klassen, Ted Landrum, Angeline Schellenberg and Margaret Sweatman. Cake and refreshments to follow.
October 19, 7:30 pm 
An Evening with Noah Richler, speaking & signing The Candidate: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.
October 20, 7:00 pm
An Evening with Charlotte Gray, speaking & signing The Promise of Canada: 150 Years-People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country.
October 21, 7:00 pm 
Ryan Eyford, launch of White Settler Reserve: New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West.
October 21, 7:30 pm
Natalie Alvarez, presenting “The Ethics of Immersive Tourism: My Time as an Afghan Insurgent, an Illegal Migrant, and Other Walks on the Dark Side.”

October 8 at 7 & 10 pm
Times Change(d) High And Lonesome Club - Pollo Volonte

The Rockin' Highliners are coming back! Featuring Robert Tycholiz - Vocals, 
Alex Herriot - Guitar, Clayton Sample - Guitar, Ryan Menard - Bass, 
Ken McMahon - Drums and Dave Babcock - Saxaphones. 
Brent Parkin (solo) will be opening both 7 and 10 pm shows.

phone: (204) 467-3300 or email  

October 8 to 10
Thanksgiving Birdseed Sale, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 9 and 10, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Last chance of the season to enjoy the horse-drawn wagon ride with Allan Webb. Listen to his stories and watch the birds. 
$3 for members and $5 for non-members for this forty-five minute ride. 
October 20 - 7 p.m. 
Astronomy Night - Migration
Explore the fall night sky, and see how birds use stars to navigate and migrate. 
October 15 - 1 to 3 p.m. 
A special reading of Gene Walz's new book Happiness is a Rare Bird, an insider's look into the hobbyist's passionate drive and quirky lingo.
Signed copies available for purchase!
October 23 - 7:30 p.m.
Join us for our Migration Magic Farewell Concert to be charmed by the music of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Wine and cheese served during intermission. Silent Auction featuring prizes from many hotels and entertainment venues.
$25.00 for members or $30.00 for non-members. Proceeds support the Centre's wetland education programs. Call to reserve your seat today!
October 30 - 1 to 3 p.m. 
Pumpkin Decorating Workshop

Carve or decorate your own pumpkin! Pumpkins and all supplies included.
Workshop fee is $10 per person and pre-registration required.

October 9 at 10 AM - 1:30 PM
The Forks
Registration for bRUNch will be in-store and we will be accepting cash only. 
Registration to September 30 - $30.00 - will receive a lululemon race kit
                  October 1 - 8 - $30.00 - without race kit
Youth (15 and under) - by October 8 - $15.00 donation to Project Echo Inc 

Join us for bRUNch, a 5KM run followed by a complimentary brunch as part of your race entry fee. The day will consist of a warm up and 5 KM run followed by brunch, drinks, live music and local vendors. 
10:00 am - Project Winnipeg Warm Up
10:30 am - Run Begins
11:00 am - Brunch is served 
  1:30 pm - Event Ends

October 9, 16 and 23 at 1 PM - 4 PM
Jordan Miller, Visual Artist & Art Consultant at Cre8ery gallery & studio 
To Register call 204.944.0809 or email
$125/person, includes art supplies

Image Transfer Workshop - Learn how to use image transfers in your art and finish the piece by using acrylic paints. Find out how to transfer text, images, prints, drawings, and magazine images! No chemicals will be used. If there are specific magazine images you would like to use, please bring them with you.

Jordan Miller graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the University of Manitoba in 2002 and has mentored and instructed through ACI, Golden Prairie Arts Council, and cre8ery. Jordan also has a certificate in Arts and Cultural Management from the University of Winnipeg’s Continuing Education.

October 11 – 15
Gas Station Arts Centre             Tickets 

Winnipeg iF... Improv Festival 
Expect great improv guests from across North America, a cool Local Ensemble, and a Stand-up and Sketch comedy component! 

The Winnipeg iF... Improv Festival is back for the 17th instalment and will again bring you the best in improvised comedy and theatre from all over North America. 

October 12 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Tier Building, Room: Tier 307 - University Of Manitoba
Contact Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, UMNATV Colloquium Coordinator
UMNATV Fall 2016 Colloquium: Dr. Evelyn Peters
"Winnipeg's Rooster Town: Myths and Realities"

The Grant Park area wasn’t always a mecca of shopping and condos. For most of the 1900s the space between Grant Avenue and Taylor Avenue, from Wilton Street west until Lindsay Street, was a Metis community known as Rooster Town. During the 1950s the space was illegally taken and the residents forcibly removed for new immigrant homes. 

Dr. Peters is an urban social geographer who received her BA (Honours) at the University of Winnipeg and her MA and PhD at Queen’s University in Kingston. Her recent edited book with Chris Andersen, Indigenous in the City: Contemporary Identities and Cultural Innovation, focusses on urban Indigenous experiences. 

October 22, (Rain date of Sat Oct. 29), Show 6 PM - 10 PM 
Fort la Reine Museum, Portage la Prairie, MB   

Ghost Walk is a Halloween experience where families can trick or treat our candlelit Sleepy Hollow Museum Village and meet our spooky Villagers in costume and character that interact with visitors. 
Visitors attend in costume, and tour the Living Dead Forbidden Forest and our Haunted Eaton’s Mansion. Gather around the Cauldron in the visitors centre to hear spooky stories and meet owls and creatures. 
Families can Make ‘n’ Take a Halloween craft, and enjoy free hot chocolate. 
Our event is a quality experience filled with creative sound and lighting installations and effects, with decorated museum galleries in a dark rural museum environment on 5 acres.

The Museum is recruiting volunteers. Our attendance at this event exceeded 3000 visitors in one night! We are seeking Volunteers to participate and to help make it MAGICAL! Time commitment is 2 - 4.5 hours, Volunteers Call time 5:30 PM. Volunteer Positions:
Museum villagers in costume to hand out candy; Parking attendants; Craft tent; Hot Chocolate & Treat tent; Fogmachine & Fire keepers attendants; Cleanup Crews
Please contact us at or call 204-857-3259. Thank you.

September 17, 2016

Happy Seventh Anniversary to Us!! by Margaret Ullrich

Happy Seventh Birthday to Winnipeg is Better Than Chocolate!!
And thank you for visiting, whether you dropped in on a daily, weekly or occasional basis during the past seven years!

I'm always amazed at learning where you live. 
From the beginning, when I started this blog in 2009, Canada was always the number one country for visitors.
Well, that changed last year. 
The United States is the top visitor now!
Maybe it's due to the change in our dollar's value.

The changes for the past year - a big increase in visitors from Russia and Germany.
Japan is a new member of the top ten group, replacing Poland.
Tourists can sure get a great bang for their vacation buck in Canada.
Hope they are coming to Winnipeg and enjoying a lot of great events here.

According to Blogger there have been 334,573 visitors since this blog began!
That’s almost 53,000 new people taking a look at Winnipeg events since last year!

The top ten countries and their visitors are:
United States………….. 88,784
Canada……………………. 82,359
Germany……..…………. 51,536
Russia…………..………… 34,307
France……………….……. 10,395
United Kingdom….……. 3,557
China………………….…….. 3,134
Japan..………….….….…… 2,533
Slovenia………….….…..… 1,976

During the years there have also been visitors from Moldova, Turkey, Ireland, 
Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Argentina, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, Eritrea, Italy, 
Finland, Spain, the Netherlands, Macedonia (FYROM), Mexico, Afghanistan, Thailand, 
Slovakia, India,Bangladesh, Israel, Malaysia, Kuwait, Greece, Kenya, Vietnam, 
Czech Republic, Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania, United Arab Emirates and Namibia 
- just to name the top visitors.
I'm so glad you stopped by for a look.
Thank you for taking an interest in events happening here in Winnipeg!

It’s been interesting learning what types of events you’re interested in attending.
I do pay attention to which posts get the most visits.
I’ll be posting more of those, and similar, events.
I'll also be cutting down on the events that you're not interested in seeing.
Who has time to waste, right?

Hope you’re also enjoying hearing the music from our up-and-coming musicians!
Please take a moment and comment when a post interests you.
Local artists do check when they’re in the media and they love the feedback.

Since I don’t post on a daily basis, why not become a subscriber?
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By joining you won’t miss a post or an event.

As I said when Sophie and I signed off our weekly show...
Have a great weekend. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

September 10, 2016

Bulbs! l Thrift Shop l CMU Festival l Room Service #01 l Taste the Village l Walk/Run for Wildlife l Reptile Breeder's Expo l Wall-To-Wall X l Family Dance l Gonzo Drift Demo l March for Peace l Craft Show l Family Fun l Light The Night l WNDX

Vesey's Fall Bulb Fundraiser in support of 
Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM)

To place an order, please email us at

ORDER DEADLINE: September 24, 2016

Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N2
(204) 487-3300 

September 22 at 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Come to CMU's Marpeck Commons to our Thrift Pop Up Shop. Find clothing, housewares, plants and furniture! Bring your reusable shopping bag to hold all your treasures. 
Show your receipt & get 25% off your purchase of coffee or gelato at Folio Cafe.
Contact Simone at, or 204-261-6381, with any questions.
September 23 – September 24  
CMU Fall Festival 2016, an event that offers something for everyone — students, alumni, friends, donors, and community members. 
Activities include a Face2Face conversation; a farmer’s market; a cyclocross bicycle race; alumni reunions; a folk festival featuring music by CMU students and alumni; the presentation of our Distinguished Alumni Awards; an opening program service; and more. This high-energy weekend features opportunities to connect, learn, play, and celebrate with the CMU Community.

September 23, DOORS AT 9PM / 10 PM - 2 AM
216 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3, Canada

Room Service #01 - The first edition of Winnipeg's newest gay dance party! 
Featuring local DJ's Craig Ryan 10 PM - 12 AM and Jared Star 12 AM - 2 AM
Invite all your friends. Straight friendly. Everyone is welcome.

September 24 at 11 AM - 7 PM
Osborne Village

Taste the Village is now partnering with the Wall to Wall Mural Festival for 2016 to unveil the new murals of Osborne Village with a culinary twist. 
The Wall to Wall mural celebration will take place at the corner of River Avenue and Osborne Street, located at Little Sister Coffee Maker. 
The culinary activities will take place one block south at the Winnipeg Parking Authority lot. With places to wine, dine or sip and savour, the Village has a little taste for everyone.

September 24 at 9 AM
St.Vital Park
Questions? Email us at or call 204-510-1855.

4th Annual Walk/Run for Wildlife, Hosted by Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
This is PWRC's biggest fundraiser of the year. The money raised goes directly to cover the cost of care for the over 1200 wild patients PWRC admits each year. 
Please join us for a 5 km walk, 5 km run or 10 km run followed by pancake breakfast and meet and greet time with our Educational Ambassadors. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges from their friends and family either online or via our paper pledge sheet. 

September 24 – September 25, 10 am - 5 pm
VIP access 9 am Saturday ONLY with weekend passes available
Canad Inns - Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0K5
(204) 775-8791
Tickets are just $10, with kids 12 & under FREE!!

The 2016 Manitoba Reptile Breeder's Expo

Wall-To-Wall X Events

September 24 at 2 PM - 5 PM
Little Sister Coffee Maker, 470 River Ave.
September 24 11 AM - 4 PM Coffee & tea available for purchase

Wall-To-Wall X - Gillies/Doucet/Baird
Join us in watching the creation of Little Sister Coffee Maker’s newest addition to their patio! Hannah Doucet, Toby Gillies and Natalie Baird will be painting throughout the day while local vinyl collective, The Jom Jom Club, plays their all-styles record collection!  
September 30 at 6 PM / Performance 7:30 pm - 10 PM
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre

Wall-To-Wall X Star Blanket Project X - ᒪᒫ Māmāow Community
Join us in celebrating this mural encompassing the parking lot of 611 Main Street by Kenneth Lavallee and emerging artists from Red Road Lodge. The event will feature a curated art exhibition by Niki Little, live music performances and the official unveiling of the work. 

The star blanket’s geometric representation of our morning star is intended to protect, empower, give comfort and hope to those wearing it over their shoulders. The design will commemorate and draw attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women. 

ᒪᒫ | Māmāow | Community - Win-nipi has been a site of Indigenous community for over 6,000 years, Win-nipi has experienced many histories, treaties and “developments”. Māmāow highlights the way Indigenous communities can be activated through art and creators. Lita Fontaine, Katherena Vermette, Jackie Traverse with Red Rising Magazine, and Jaime Black are artists who work with Indigenous community.
October 1 at 6 PM - 10 PM
Winnipeg Centre Vineyard, 782 Main St., Winnipeg, MB R2W 3N4
(204) 582-2900

Wall-To-Wall X NUIT Blanche X - RTMF BIKE JAM Launch
We will be launching the famous Rainbow Trout Bike Jam with a full free concert series and art programming! This will be the official unveiling of Winnipeg’s newest works by Bruno Smoky & Shalak Attack and The PA System (with mentoring artists Parr Josephee and Parr Josephee.) We’ve got the Main Stage going with some of Winnipeg’s best acts! A collaborative graffiti mural will be happening and youth arts programming with Jessica Canard.

Manitoba Music Main Stage: BEGONIA, 3PEAT and STUDIO 393
On The One Collective (Sponsored by Red Bull)
The Red Bull Sugga will keep the music grooving all night with On The One Collective. The Sugga will be a part of a moving light installation titled NU-HAUL by Inthemiddle. 

September 25 at 1 PM - 5 PM
The Good Will Social Club, 625 Portage Ave.
$5 per person, babes in arms are free. Every child MUST attend with parent or legal guardian. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available.

Mama Cutsworth's Family Dance Party!
Are you tired of being a small child that can't go out late at night and dance to Mama Cutsworth's DJ sets? Do you feel like listening to music other than lullabies or the theme song from Frozen?
Good news, kids of Winnipeg, there's a party just for you!
Featuring music your moms and dads will enjoy, like Madonna, Jackson 5, Blondie, David Bowie and Daft Punk, all played at reasonable volume levels that won't damage your precious ear drums!

September 25 at 1 PM - 5:30 PM
Springs Church, Winnipeg
$20 - Ride Along Pass available at 12:00 PM at the Gonzo Drift tent!

The Gonzo Drift Demo is one of the most action packed events Winnipeg gets to experience each year! Pro drivers showcase door on door drifting action along with driver stunts, motorcycle stunts and your chance to get a ride along with them!
Show Cars will be on display, with award winning cars from SEMA and all over Canada!

September 28 at 5:30 PM - 8 PM
Downtown Central Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Contact: Daniel McIntyre St. Matthews Community Association at 204-774-7005, 
Spence Neighbourhood Association at 204-783-2758, or 
West Broadway Community Organization at 204-774-7201 ext 3

Communities March for Peace and BBQ
Meet at 5:30 pm at Orioles Community Centre, 444 Burnell St., OR NW Corner of Sherbrook and Broadway. The Marches will wind up at Central Park at 7 pm with a community BBQ and free live concert by JD and the Sunshine Band! 

Hundreds of people from the seven West Central communities will come together to say 'no more violence' in our homes, on our streets or in our communities. Violence has touched many of our lives and it is time to support each other as we work to stop the cycle. 
The March is being put on by community organization Peace Partners that provide help to families, youth, adults and seniors. They will be on hand with information about resources. 
So bring your drums, signs and noise makers, and help us show the community that they are not alone as we walk together towards peace!
Mobility issues - please call to find out where you can meet us along the way. 

October 1 at 10 AM - 4 PM
Canad Inns Club Regent Casino Hotel, 2nd Floor, 
1415 Regent Avenue West Winnipeg, MB 
FREE Admission with "Mystery Bags” to first 50 Patrons

Spooks and Sparkles - Craft and Holistic Show
Shop with Over 50 Local Unique Crafters & Popular Vendors!
Get a Head Start on Christmas & the Holidays!
Face Painting with “Silly Faces” 
Free Balloons & Candy with Spooks The Clown
Door & Silent Auction Prizes
Proceeds to Children’s Rehab Foundation

October 1 at 12 PM - 10 PM
Lions Park in Warren, Manitoba

FREE Family Fun Day Hosted by Woodlands Community Development Corporation
- Wagon rides, Skateboard demos
- Face painting & kids games/activities
- All ages bubble soccer, Jumbo jenga
- FREE popcorn & cotton candy!
- Scarecrow display, Buskers
At 8:00 PM we will be screening a movie at the Warren elevator site - bring a drink and chair, popcorn will be provided!

Biggest Pumpkin Contest at the Warren elevator between 10 AM and 12 noon
Winners announced at 12:30 PM. Pick your pumpkin up at or after 3 PM.
1st prize: A pumpkin trophy and framed photo.
2nd prize: Photo displayed for 1 week on our Facebook page.

Scarecrow Contest - create your own scarecrow and display it in the weeks leading up to the event! We will accepti photo submissions via email to (include name, address and phone number).
We will announce the winner, who will receive a scarecrow trophy!
Bring your scarecrows on the morning of the event, where they can be displayed all day!

October 1 at 5 PM - 8 PM
The Forks

Light The Night Winnipeg Hosted by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
Friends, family, co-workers walking towards a cancer cure!
The Forks Festival Park and Stage
Phone: 204-291-3642 / Email:

Join us for an evening filled with inspiration and hope, at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Winnipeg Light The Night Walk, and help make a difference in the lives of more than 110,000 Canadians affected by blood cancer. 
Hold your illuminated lantern high: red for supporters, white for patients and survivors and gold for loved ones lost. Together we can bring light to the dark world of cancer.

October 2 at 7 PM - 10 PM
The Rachel Browne Theatre, 211 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg

The One Take Super 8 Event Hosted by WNDX Festival of Moving Image
After more than a decade and hundreds of films, you would think Winnipeggers would’ve run out of original ideas for super 8 films. You would be wrong.
Over thirty new, never-seen-before small gauge reels will be added to WNDX's One Take Super 8 Event’s canon. Anything can happen in these single reel, unedited super 8 films. Audiences are guaranteed a one of a kind film screening featuring local talent on the big screen adding new treasures to a long history of totally independent and budget conscious filmmaking in the peg. 

September 8, 2016

Tarot l Selkirk Ave. Festival l SpaceLand 2 l Winnipeg Uncovered l Harry Potter l Nuit Blanche l Children’s Sale l Sand Hills Casino l David Simard l The Jolts l Fall Supper l Heavy Metal l Art Events l Jazz l Christmas Market l Sargent & Victor & Me

September 18 at 11 AM - 12 PM
Elemental Book & Curiosity Shop, 355 Langside Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2T3   

Introduction to the Tarot
This is a FREE introductory class on the Tarot presented by Dominique
To register please call Elemental at 204-779-8900
September 24 at 11 AM - 6 PM
Selkirk Avenue

NECRC invites you to join us for 
a Selkirk Avenue Street Festival!


September 24 at 4:59 PM - 2 AM
398 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0C7
$25 Tickets 

Head In The Sand has joined forces with Winnipop and Manitoba Music for SpaceLand 2: a friendly takeover of the urban space between Edmonton and Kennedy streets. They will host a night of live music, video projections, food trucks, and more. 
Music lineup includes acclaimed hip hop party crew The Lytics, the sweaty dance rhythms of Attica Riots, rap triumvirate 3Peat, DJ favourite Mama Cutsworth, electronic pop/R&B outfit ATLAAS, witty internet rapper SMRT, idiosyncratic pop outfit Touching -- the new project from Head In The Sand henchman Michael Falk, and a special treat with Saskatoon party-starting DJ The Gaff. 
A nod to the classic games at the Magicland arcade that once brought youth downtown, SpaceLand also references our city's abundance of wide open space, and our history of under-using that space. 

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2B9
(204) 478-7275  

September 28 at 4 PM - 1 AM
Tickets from the Artists Involved, and online 
ALL AGES event and the Bar will be open.

Winnipeg Uncovered - Night Exhibition
Cross-disciplinary arts gala Winnipeg Uncovered showcases the driving forces of the city's creative culture. We will be hosting Winnipeg's most unique artists in our one of a kind night exhibition! Over 30 independent visual artists, fashion designers, hair, makeup, photography, vendors, performance art, culinary art, short films, music and more!
Harry Potter Events
Prize draws for those that buy tickets early; the earlier you buy, the more chances to win!
These are charity fundraising events for Inspire, a local charity offering free and subsidized mental health programming and education to children, youth and families in Winnipeg.

October 2 at 10 AM - 1 PM
Tickets are $10 each  online

Breakfast with Harry Potter - Come in costume or in your pyjamas for a special pancake breakfast and wand-making activity, followed by a showing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
There will also be a costume contest and door prizes! Fun for the whole family!
October 2 at 8 PM - 11:30 PM
Tickets are $10 each online

A Night of Spells: A Special Screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two, a more adult-experience with cocktails!
Costume contest and door prizes. Dress up for the most chances of fun and prizes!

October 1 at 8 PM - 4 AM
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1
(204) 786-6641   FREE EVENT

Nuit Blanche at WAG
MEMETIC is providing the visuals and sounds to this highly anticipated annual late night event. Music will run until 3 am with galleries closing at 4 am. 

October 1 at 9 AM - 12 PM
Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Dr, Wpg, MB R3K 1G4
(204) 888-1771
Admission is $1 and 12 and under FREE

Fall Baby / Kid / Teen Sale - From clothes to accessories to furniture, strollers and toys! Check out the bake table! Please bring your tabs for Keeping Tabs on Jacoby and/or a non perishable food item for Winnipeg Harvest 

October 1 at 1:30 PM - 9 PM
(204) 295-0955     
Tickets are $45

Day Trip to Sand Hills Casino
A fundraiser in support of Before the Bridge Senior K9 Rescue and Funds for Pets. 

The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2G4
(204) 221-1577 

October 2, Doors 7 PM / Show 8 PM - 10 PM
David Simard comes with a four piece band to celebrate the release of  The Heavy Wait. Simard imbues his work with a sense of space and a hint of nostalgia. The lyrical and musical makeup of The Heavy Wait is a combination of elegance and noir. 
with Beth and Kipp Kocay 
October 4 at 9 PM - 2 AM
The Jolts have a new album out and are touring from Vancouver. 
Rock Lake is touring from Valour Road. 
Craterface, now with more bass and synth.  

October 2 at 4 PM
Exclusive Bus Lines, Ticket $47.25 (Tax Included)

Take a tour to Cook's Creek, stroll through town, and enjoy the community at the annual Cook's Creek Fall Supper (Included) 

October 4 at 8 PM - 11 PM
287 Garry St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1H9, Canada
Tickets   18+ Valid ID / 24 hour support: 1800.838.3006
8.00-9.15 AC/DC
9.30-11.00 Heavy Metal  (graphic violence, sexuality, and nudity)

FULL REFUND ONE WEEK PRIOR to the movie (no refunds after that)
100" SCREEN with great sound throughout the room.
Cheap drinks and order Dominos Pizza with discount when ordered at the bar.

Heavy Metal is a 1981 Canadian-American adult animated science fiction fantasy with various science fiction and fantasy stories adapted from Heavy Metal magazine.

AC/DC live at the Pavilion De Paris on December 9, 1979, during singer Bon Scott's last tour. AC/DC in their '70s minimalist era with few stage effects, the live performance is considered one of their best. The live concert is intercut with quasi-fictional interviews with the members of the band.

To organize your own event, please email us at


Please join us for an evening of laughing & creativity.
Everyone leaves with their very own 16″×20″ painting!
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Events are open to the public.
All supplies & instruction provided. Many colour options available!
USE COUPON CODE Fall35 for 35% off your tickets!

October 4 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The North Warren Inn - The Woody     Tickets  18+
Unwind in Warren - Artist: Chelsey Bjornsson
October 5 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Shannon's Irish Pub and Eatery     Tickets
Docked in Winnipeg - Artist: Chelsey Bjornsson
October 11 at 7 PM
The Clay Oven      Tickets   18+ 
Birds of a Feather - Artist: Toni Dent

Ralph Connor House, 54 West Gate, Winnipeg         204.954.7880 

October 4, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tickets  $40 (includes food)  at office or call 

Join us for Jazz with the Jonathan Alexiuk Trio!
Cash Bar / Appetizers by Chamberlyn’s
November 4, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / November 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Admission  $3  

36th Annual Christmas Market 2016 
Three floors of Manitoba crafts, giftware boutiques and baking in this 101 year old house.
A wide variety of items from local crafters for your home, family, and friends
The Bake Shoppe - delicious choices of single and family servings
Have a light lunch or a snack at Ralph’s Bistro, open from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Treasure Trove - gently used items seeking new homes
The Gallery will feature paintings and objet d'art

OCTOBER 5-7, 8:00 pm
Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street

Sargent & Victor & Me - Written and Performed by Debbie Patterson
Directed by Arne MacPherson
co-presented by Theatre Projects Manitoba and Sick + Twisted Theatre

When all I can do is pray, what will I pray for?
Debbie Patterson’s work intersects core-area residents with a disabled food bank volunteer to unlock the mystery of how neighbourhoods evolve and how we cope with processes of destruction. Drawn from first person accounts, Sargent & Victor & Me is a haunting narrative infused with a potent honesty that illuminates Patterson’s capacity to touch difficult subject matter with humour and grace.