September 1, 2016

Oak Hammock Events l Millennium Library: Writers in Residence, Movies and more! l The Dandy Warhols l Red Rising Comedy Night l Peaches l Irish Fest l Transformation Weekend

phone: (204) 467-3300 or email  

September 3 to 5 
Labour Day Weekend
Participate in a guided canoe adventure or rent your own canoe to explore the marsh. Try your hand at orienteering, make a craft, get your face painted and more. 
Horse-drawn wagon rides - Monday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. - $5 per person ($3 for members).
September 11 
Geocaching Workshop and Cache the Marsh
An introduction to GPS and geocaching from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration for the workshop - $5 plus regular admission and includes the use of a GPS unit. 
The Cache the Marsh Challenge from 1 to 4 p.m. Requires canoeing skills, basic knowledge of birds and other wildlife. Prizes will be awarded at 5 p.m. during a BBQ supper.
Bring your binoculars!
September 15 - 8 p.m. 
Astronomy Night - Fall Constellations and Star Party
Meet some members of the Royal Astronomy Society of Canada! 
September 17 and 18 
The Oak Hammock Marsh Carving Guild is hosting its Annual Decoy Competition, with five purchase awards. Open to True Hunting, Traditional Style and Contemporary Style Waterfowl Decoys, all life-size floating. 
September 24 - 8 to 10 a.m. 
A Bird in the Hand
A real live songbird banding session, followed by a canoe excursion or a guided birding walk. $25 per person. Pre-registration required.
September 29, 30 and October 5 
Migration Dinners
Experience the sights and sounds of fall migration while enjoying an elegant three-course dinner prepared by Chef Kelley. Followed by a roof-top migration presentation and fly-in of the geese and ducks at sunset.
Pre-registration is required. 
Dinner is $45 for members and $53 for non-members (includes a glass of wine and coffee).
September 25 - 1 to 2 p.m. 
Birding Hour - Migration
Learn the mysteries of migration with our Resident Naturalist: Paula Grieef.
For all ages. Workshop fee: $5 plus admission


We’re pleased to welcome John K. Samson and Christine Fellows as our new Writers-in-Residence (WIRs). The WIRs provide consultation with emerging and established writers of all genres, with an office located at Millennium Library. Manuscripts for review can be submitted by email or by mail starting October 3.
In the Blankstein Gallery, Second floor
Exhibit dates are approximate. Contact Special Services at 204-986-6489 to confirm dates.
September: Austen Panchyshyn
A love of comic books and illustration had him drawing from a very young age. After attending art school at the U of M, he moved to rural southern Alberta, which influenced this series of drawings and gave him a perspective of how our culture is removed from nature.
October: Ashleigh Drewett-Laird
Ashleigh is a mixed-media artist. Her show, A Celebration of Arts and Crafts, will feature examples of both disciplines and will show how closely tied they are to one another. 
MILLENNIUM LIBRARY - Carol Shields Auditorium 

Book-to-Movie Days
Sept 10: 2 pm
Brooklyn - An Irish immigrant in 1950s New York falls for an Italian plumber, but faces temptation from another man when she returns to her homeland for a visit. 112 min. Rated PG.
Oct 8: 2 pm
Room - Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world. 118 min. Rated PG.

Winnipeg Design Festival: Concrete Loved/Unloved
Brutalist architecture is a style that was prominent during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The emphasis on harsh geometric forms and unadorned rough concrete and brick have resulted in very strong feelings of hate or love for these buildings. Learn about this architectural style and Winnipeg’s excellent selection of modernist buildings and designers.
Sept 14: 12-1 pm - Susan Algie, Director Winnipeg Architecture Foundation gives a talk on the history of concrete construction and design in Winnipeg.
Sept 15: 12-1:30 pm - A screening of Utopia London, a documentary about the design of a modern London after the Second World War. 82 min. Rated G.
Sept 16: 12-1 pm - WAF architectural historian Jeffrey Thorsteinson talks about Brutalist architecture and its history, with a focus on Winnipeg and Canada.
These programs are offered in partnership with the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation as part of the Winnipeg Design Festival.

Top Docs
Sept 18: 2 pm
He Named Me Malala - After the Taliban tries to kill her for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerges as a leading advocate for children’s rights and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. 88 min. Rated PG.
Oct 16: 2 pm
That Sugar Film - Actor Damon Gameau undertakes a perilous mission to see what the hidden sugars in seemingly healthy products can do to both his body and brain chemistry in this eye-opening documentary that must be seen to be believed. 102 min. Rated PG.
Nuit Blanche Atheneum
Seize the Night. Lighten up your Nuit Blanche with story time for adults, a lantern creation station, and a library lounge. Visit our two libraries under the stars for an evening that harkens back to childhood crafts, library visits, and the joys of being read-aloud to.
Oct 1, 7-11 pm 
Library lounge and creation station. Story time for adults at 8:30 & 10 pm. 
Watch for our Book Bike with Writers-in- Residence Christine Fellows and John K. Samson.
ST. BONIFACE LIBRARY (in the lobby and on Provencher Blvd.)
Creation station. Métis stories told in English and French, throughout the evening.
Wednesday Lectures
Oct. 5 - Where Grammar Comes From: What the Lowly Preposition Reveals about the Origins of Language - George Fulford, UWinnipeg Anthropology
Oct. 12 - The Psychology of Religion: Including Prejudice, Altruism and Science - Jim Clark, UWinnipeg Psychology
Oct. 19 - Looking Inside a Brain with a Magnet: MRIs in Psychology and Medicine - Esmat Elhami, UWinnipeg Physics
Oct. 26 - Hawkins Cheezies: A Canadian Snack Food - Janis Thiessen, UWinnipeg History

Thursday Concerts 
Oct. 6 - WSO Presents: WSO Cellist Leana Rutt and pianist Madeline Hildebrand explore the beauty of Ravel, Hindemith, Schumann and Janáček.
Oct. 13 - North Star Falling with singer-songwriter Jeffrey Straker performing songs from his albums including Vagabond and North Star Falling.
Oct. 20 - Metheny, Montgomery and More: The Jazz guitar stylings of the Ian Hodges Trio
Oct. 27 - WSO Presents: Ensemble Exchange with Elation Pauls, violin, Micah Heilbrunn, clarinet, and pianist Madeline Hildebrand, performing French music and Armenian composer Khachaturian

September 22, Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8 PM - 11 PM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Tickets (incl. GST) $32.50 + s/c  18+   

September 22, Food @ 7:00 / Show @ 8:00 - 9:30 PM
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
Tickets   / Admission by donation. Suggested $15.

Red Rising Comedy Night Fundraiser “LAUGHTER IS MEDICINE!”
Hosted by BEN WALKER
Silent auction and 50/50.
All of your favourite Red Rising merchandise will be available by donation: t-shirts, hoodies, patches, buttons, stickers & more!
Childminding available. Register here

All proceeds are going towards equipment for the launch of Red Rising Media and the launch of Issue #4. Red Rising continues to be ad free. The Red Rising Collective operates on a 100% volunteer basis.
Red Rising Magazine was established in August 2015 and launched in October 2015 at the North End Meet Me at the Bell Tower. Issue 2 & 3 were launched at Neechi Commons and the Thunderbird House. Pick up copies of the magazine online or at Neechi Niche.

September 23, Doors 8:00 pm, Show 10:00 pm - 3 AM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Tickets and at Music Trader   18+

Timbre Concerts Presents Peaches, Canadian musician-producer-filmmaker-performance artist, on tour to support her latest release "RUB”, with Guests.

Irish Association of Manitoba 

Irish Fest 2016 
September 23 at 7 PM - 11 PM
Friday Concert and session 
at the Irish Association of Manitoba.

September 24 at 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday Workshops at Kelvin High School 
throughout the day. 
September 24 at 8 PM - 11 PM
West End Cultural Centre
Echoes of Erin Concert - Gala concert with the Echoes of Erin Tour from Ireland!
The Winnipeg Irish Festival is an annual event promoting traditional Irish music and culture presented by Comhaltas Winnipeg.

The Winnipeg Irish Festival began over 25 years ago with a concert and some workshops organized by local Irish Musicians and held at the Gas Station Theatre. The event was held annually at the Irish Club on Erin Street. The Artistic Director, Joe Kinsella, a musician from Ireland, wanted to bring true Irish Traditional Music to Winnipeg. 
When Joe moved away, he passed the reigns over to Gord Menzies who organized some wonderful festivals. After Gord stepped down, the local chapter of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann took over.

September 23 at 6 PM
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Transformation Weekend takes you from where you are today, to exactly where you want to go in the most efficient amount of time possible. You will receive 3 days of world-class speaking, workshops and training to get your year set up for success. Attendance at all sessions is almost mandatory to complete the full transformation process.

Erin Skye Kelly is one of Canada's leading authorities on goal-setting and achievement. She helps thousands of people each year break through personal barriers. She is a master of time-management, efficiency, excellence, and she is also an expert fun-haver.

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