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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.

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