October 13, 2017

Holiday Craft & Bake Sales l Matt Moskal & Taylor Janzen l Polaroid Party l Family Fun l Movie Night l Comic Con l Pride & Prejudice Ball l Canzine & Anarchist Bookfair l Drink & Draw l Abstract Painting l Yoga & Spinal Health l Halloween Events l Scott Vs Ria l Good Grief

Holiday Craft & Bake Sales

October 21 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3L8
204-475-1568    wheelchair accessible
$2 / free under the age of 12 

All-Handmade Craft and Bake Sale 
Something for everyone. Oodles of handmade goods, over 60 tables, all on one level. 
Church bake sale - traditional sweets and new treats. 
For the younger set: $2 face painting 10 am - 2 pm 
a kids craft corner available from 11 am to 1 pm. Balloon Artists all day!
October 28 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Orioles Bike Cage, 448 Burnell St., Winnipeg, MB, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Second Annual Halloween Craft Vendor Bake Show
All under 12's dressed in a Halloween costume will receive a prize.
Come and check out all the Halloween goodies!!
November 4 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Chief Peguis School, 1400 Rothesay St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 1V2
For information, contact Chief Peguis school at (204) 668-9442

Chief Peguis PAC Winter Handmade & Bake Sale
Annual fundraising handmade craft and bake sale.
It has had very good reviews from both customers and crafters.
November 4 at 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 Provencher Blvd, Wpg, MB R2H 0G7
Admission is $3, with 12 and under free.

Fall 2017 WEST Etsy Market
Organized by a team of local Etsy sellers, this co-operative team promotes and supports local Etsy sellers. Come shop from your neighbours! 
November 5 at 10 AM - 3 PM
517 Pandora Ave E, Winnipeg, MB R2C 0A5

Magic of Christmas Craft Sale 2017 
2016 raised $2688 for the Winnipeg Christmas Cheer Board! Let 2017 be even better!!
I'm super excited to be at this show! I'll be bringing my cozy crochet items! ~ Bev Kehler
November 12 at 11 AM - 4 PM
Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St.Matthews, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0K5
Bring a tin for the bin or pay $2 admission

Deck The Halls Holiday Gift Market
Massive Christmas Craft Show
first 300 get free grab bag
Over 150 Tables featuring over 180 of Manitoba's talented entrepreneurs. Get your shopping done for Christmas and help support Manitoba businesses. 

October 25 — Doors: 8 p.m. / Music: 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Le Garage Café, 166 Provencher Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G3

Le Garage Café Presents Singer-Songwriter Night featuring:
Matt Moskal who plays a fresh form of Manitoban folk, mixing finger plucking and evocative storytelling with smoky vocal melodies. 

Taylor Janzen, who's lyrical style uses personal experiences for songs full of emotion and honesty. 

October 26 at 7 PM - 11 PM
PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts
100 Arthur St Suite 121, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

Polaroid Party is a ONE NIGHT exhibition at Platform Gallery (Artspace)!
Join us for photographs taken by 10 select photographers, Instant Film Photo Booth (courtesy of Flash Fest), cash bar, and LIVE music!
This year’s featured artists:
Sydney Lockhart, Travis Ross, Knate Forest, Calvin Joseph, Ian McCausland, 
Colin Corneau, Uri Portillo, Alex James, Madison Rae Barker and Noah Cormack

Our goal is to bring back the delight to everyone who has ever taken polaroids.
We want to bring the nostalgia of Polaroid to faces young and old!

All money raised goes towards the local charity Art City, a not-for-profit community art centre dedicated to providing people of all ages with high-quality art programming, free-of-charge. Art City’s primary goal is to provide the opportunity and a safe environment for anyone who wishes to express him or herself creatively.

October 27 at 5 PM - 8 PM
Kid City - Archibald, 550 Archibald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 0X4
Pre-registration (Wednesday before event) $18 +gst / Regular registration $23 +gst

Friday Fun Night - October 
801 Century Street (204) 772-9226
550 Archibald Street (204) 772-9000
* Admission * Supervision * Dinner * Craft *
Join us for this monthly event!

October 27 at 6 PM - 11 PM
Station 8 Cafe, 325 Talbot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Coffee, Games, Conversation, Grilled Cheese
Come down for coffee, conversation, or to play table-top games. 
Bring your favourite game or play with someone else. No gambling, please.

October 27 at 7 PM - 10 PM
The Anglican Parish of St. Francis, 253 Burrin Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 1E6

Movie Night is free and includes popcorn and a drink! All are welcome to attend!

Gifted - Frank is a single man taking care of his seven year old niece. Frank plans to give Mary a normal school experience, despite the child's gifted mathematical abilities. Frank's plans are thwarted after his mother, Evelyn discovers Mary's intelligence. 
(PG-13) (106 minutes).

C4 - Central Canada Comic Con
Radisson Hotel Winnipeg, 288 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0B8

October 27 at 8 PM - 1 AM
Tickets $50, all proceeds going to the Castillo Family.
Friday Night at C4: Tommy Castillo Memorial
This year marked the premature passing of Tommy Castillo. A fixture of C4 for more years than we can remember, Tommy was a close friend to many of us, and always an amazing guest for his fans to meet - outgoing, with the ability to make anyone laugh with his dark sense of humor.

A brilliant artist, Tommy's work graced the pages of many well known comic titles such as Batman Detective, Legends of the Dark Knight, Toe Tags (with Horror legend George Romero), Evil Ernie, and Tales from the Crypt. If you have photos of yourself with him and/or Sammy, or any pieces of art purchased/commissioned from Tommy, please send it our way! We will be creating a slideshow.
October 28 at 7 PM - 1 AM
All Canadian Meet and Greet with John Rhys Davies
Enjoy classic Canadian foods, like poutine!
Free if you booked your hotel through Andromeda / Otherwise, tickets are $10

October 28
The Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0R3

Pride & Prejudice Ball Winnipeg - Hosted by Lady Jane Productions 
Live in History, and imagine yourself transported to England circa 1815. It's the world of Jane Austen, where Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennett are dancing by candlelight at the Netherfield Ball, where military heroes such as the Duke of Wellington have returned triumphant from the Napoleonic war, their regalia glittering, where there is dancing to live music, and where a cup of syllabub is yours to sip with a roomful of charming people. 

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Regency England with beautiful, period appropriate clothing, dancing, music, drink, and food. 

- Please arrive between 6:30 and 6:50 p.m. to register and have your portrait taken.
- The Room Promenade will commence at 7:00 p.m. Guests will be announced at the door, so prepare a fictitious "historic" name... unless of course you have a title. 
- The First dance begins at 7:30 p.m with one 30 minute interval. We will take 2 to 5 minute breaks in between each dance.

There will be door prizes, including a special package from the Fort Garry Hotel!

No partner and no dance experience required. A dance partner is easily acquired, as it was commonplace in this period for people to dance with different partners over the course of an evening. Dance lessons are recommended. 

English Regency Era dress (c. 1800 - 1820) is mandatory, and the use of cell phones is not permitted in the Provencher Ball Room. 
For Ladies, the bare minimum is a full-length gown in a soft fabric with fully covered shoulders. An empire waist is preferable but not mandatory. Flat shoes only, please. 
For Gentlemen, the minimum is a tail coat with a vest, a white cravat tie, and a white shirt. Breeches with long socks are preferable, but regular trousers are fine. Oxford style dress shoes. Historical military dress and traditional cultural dress (ex. kilts) are also welcome.

October 28 at 12 PM - 6 PM
Millennium Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba
FREE admission and a FREE fall issue of Broken Pencil.

Canzine & the Winnipeg Anarchist Bookfair 2017
The festival of zines and underground culture is presented in collaboration with the Winnipeg Anarchist Bookfair. 

Trade, buy, sell, browse, chill, enjoy! Check out last year’s Canzine Winnipeg lineup!
  2 p.m. - Radical reading series

For questions and ideas, or to volunteer, email: CANZINE@BROKENPENCIL.COM
Please sign up for the Broken Pencil e-newsletter:
For more info visit

Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4

October 28 at 7 PM - 10 PM
$20 tickets via email transfer (provide mailing address) 
or at the door (cash), includes a drink (additional drinks available at the cash bar)

Drink & Draw! cre8ery FUNdraiser to support cre8ery’s mandate to support artists of all levels through exhibition, education and training in the arts.
A fun night of drinking (responsibly) + drawing two Models in two different Costumes! 
In cre8ery's main gallery.

Artists, People 18+ wanting to draw, members, non members, supporters of cre8ery, people who want to have a great time making art! Bring dry media (pencils, pastel), paper, etc.
5 classes: October 29, November 5 and 19, December 3 and 17, 1– 4pm
$200       Supplies not included.

Abstract Painting Class - Acrylics,  by Jordan Miller, Visual Artist & Art Consultant
Beginner to Intermediate level - Learn the tools of the trade, mediums, brushes, palette knives, application of paint and how to mix colours. 

October 28 at 1 PM - 5 PM
Serene Yoga Studio, 474 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3K6
Tickets $80

Spinal Health 1 - Exploring the S-Curve
In yoga, our aim is to move from Dukha (suffering; unease) to Sukha (well-being, ease, happiness, lightness of being). Deviations from Sukha are registered in the S-curves of the spine. This workshop practices yoga actions that bring your spine back into Tadasana alignment (Sukha).
This workshop is appropriate for any intermediate and advanced yogis wishing to deepen their yoga study and practice. 

For Current 200 hour RYTs, this workshop also counts toward Serene's 300 hour advanced Yoga Actions teacher training for teachers who wish to upgrade. 
Sign up online under "Specialty Classes"

Halloween Events

October 28 at 5:30 PM
Vince Leah CC, 1295 Salter Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 3J2
Tickets $10 each

Spooktacular Halloween Zumba® Hosted by ZIN Shirley B
Halloween Zumba® party with the Zwaggers® and ZIN™ friends.
90 minutes of pure Zumba® with raffle prices and snacks/refreshments 
Oct 28
The King's Head Pub, 120 King Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H9
$10 from the Mercantile at Red River College Princess Campus also at the door (limited)

Sip n' Spook
#ConnectWPG is having their first fundraising event for Connect’s Creative Conference in March, so take a break from homework and come have some fun!!
For buying ONE ticket, you are entered to win TWO Winnipeg Jets tickets!
Make sure you dress up and bring all your friends!
October 28 at 7 PM
Winnipeg Chilean Association, 892 Burrows Ave

Tickets are $5 - if you're wearing a costume you'll get your first drink free!
Come down and celebrate Halloween with us!
There'll be free kids activities, costume contests and prizes then dance the whole night away with DJ Rhythm King!!
October 28 at 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Chapel of St. John the Evangelist, 92 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2M5
Pay what you wish for admission!

Songs in a chapel with Paul Bergman and Levi Edward
Please come, if you're so inclined!

October 30, Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
18+ / $20.00 (Incl. GST) + s/c  General Admission

Scott Helman Vs Ria Mae Tour / With guests

October 31 at 8 PM - 1 AM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

Good Grief - Healing Through Humour 
Let’s get hysterical! Laugh until you cry, or cry until you laugh.
Good Grief is a night of grieving, laughter, and healing. Get ready to laugh at the stuff you didn’t think you were allowed to! It’ll be like a funeral… but funny? 
Tyler Penner, Ashley Burdett, John B Duff, Cory Falvo, Jon Wilson,
Cathy Herbert, Michael Blomquist, JD Renaud, Benji Rothman
And special guests!
-Followed by a "Stranger Things" dance party! 

Jessica Seburn’s upcoming book The Corner Chip will be a must-read for grieving young folks who seek a real story that is raw, candid and informative. A fundraiser to cover printing and promotion costs.

October 6, 2017

I Contact l Cooking Classes l Tim Barlow l Colour Management l The King of Comedy l C2C l Halloween l Equality Breakfast l Craft and Bake Sale l Winnipeg Art Gallery l Superhero Brunch l Aquarian: Body, Mind & Spirit Show l Shawna Dempsey l Loretta Ross l Christmas Market l The World of Illustration

October 13 at 6 PM - 11 PM
Station 8 Cafe, 325 Talbot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

FLASH Photographic Festival: I Contact by Anthony Mark Photography 
Children on the autism spectrum in intimate connection. While they may not express themselves in expected ways, such as eye contact, their feelings are visible if we are open.
Anthony Schellenberg is a husband, a father of 2 teens on the spectrum, a computer guy, a sports fan, and a photographer who believes that what makes us unique is beautiful.
7:30pm-9:00pm, Improv Comedy with the "Crosseyed Rascals".
$5 cover charge if you want to stay and watch the entertainment.

October 17, 24 & 31, November 7,  1:00 to 4:00 pm
Mary Jane's Cooking School, 252 Arlington St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1Y8
Tickets / contact Mary Jane at 204-775-2522 or email
$160.00 for 4 classes or $40 per class. Includes ingredients.

Vegan & Vegetarian Cooking Classes - Make wholesome, tasty main dishes, sauces and salads. The recipes will highlight seasonal vegetables along with legumes, grains, nuts and seeds. Participants take home the food they prepare.

October 19 at 6 PM - 8 PM
The Strong Badger Coffeehouse, 679 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0A7

Join Tim Barlow (Barefootim) for an evening of vocal harmony and projected imagery. Soothing vocals nestled over carefree mellow acoustic tones. Themes largely revolving around ideas of inner peace, love, Hob Nobs and Tea. 

October 19 at 7:30 PM - 10 PM
The Lab Works, 1847 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0X5
Sign-up by emailing with your name.

Colour Management Workshop - An overview of the whole system, followed by some practical things, and make some prints on our printers. This will be a hands-on introduction and application and will demonstrate how it relates to making a better print. 

October 19 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Winnipeg Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

McDonald at the Movies: The King of Comedy, a devastating satire of fame and celebrity features Robert De Niro as Rupert Pupkin, a nerd like comedian in his 30’s who  fantasizes about being famous as a stand up comedian. Once a month comedian and co-founder of Kids in the Hall, Kevin McDonald, will present a film from comic history.

October 20 – October 22
The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2R6
For more information

C2C: Two-Spirit & Queer People of Colour: A Call to Conversation with LGBT & Allies
A call to dialogue on the work being done in two-spirit (2S) and queer people of colour (QPOC) communities, to act in a spirit of reconciliation. C2C also includes the following community events:
Oct. 20 – QPOC Drop the Mic at The Good Will
Oct. 21 – Red Rising Magazine launch at Winnipeg Art Gallery
Oct. 22 – Closing Feast at Thunderbird House
Winnipeg, located on Treaty 1 land and in the heartland of the Métis Nation, was the location of the 1990 “Third Annual Inter-tribal Native American, First Nations, Gay and Lesbian American Conference” where the term “two-spirit” was affirmed. 


Shelmerdine Garden Center, 7800 Roblin Boulevard, Headingley, MB R4H 1B6

(1-2 YEARS)  $5 / (3-10 YEARS) | $7
OCTOBER 15, 22 & 29 AT 1PM

October 22 – October 29
Lower Fort Garry National Site, 5925 Hwy 9, St Andrews, MB R1A 4A8

Lower Fort Scary - Kid Friendly
Halloween thrills await pint sized trick-or-treaters at the Stone Fort as it transforms into Lower Fort Scary. Hop aboard the Scary Express! 
Find ghosts hiding in the fur loft, be amazed by the magician’s tricks, explore the witch’s pantry, have your face painted or do a Halloween craft.
Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies as you get your Boo Pass stamped to claim your goodie bag of treats! More info:

Hosted by SquarePeg Tours and Heartland International Travel and Tours
Union Station (Winnipeg), 123 Main St # 18, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A3
Tours starts from inside the Via Rail Train Station; please arrive 15 minutes before the start
Seats MUST be booked in advance and are non-refundable and cannot be changed.

October 20 and 24 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM
This tour explains what is paranormal activity, what are spirits trying to tell us and how they present themselves to us. A good fit for those who are curious to understand this mystifying topic but do NOT want to interact with spirit! There is a visual presentation on board the bus. Suitable for children 8 years and older. 
Step off the bus at Vaughan St jail (not entered) and the Fort Garry Hotel. This tour is an excellent combination of history and understanding what is paranormal activity.
October 23 at 7 PM - 10 PM
October 25 to October 31 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Talking to the Dead Bus Tour
Use basic tools and techniques with the anticipation of capturing evidence of spirit activity. Spirit communication will be attempted. Enter the Manitoba Legislative Building, St. Boniface Museum, and finish the tour inside at the Fort Garry Hotel. Spend time outside at the Vaughan Street Jail, too.

We are not liable/responsible for any negative results (bad dreams, anxiety or the like) as a result of attending one of these tours. It is your understanding that you are aware you are taking them on a Haunted Investigation where there will be discussions of ghost stories and communication techniques used. 
If you purchase a ticket for a minor you are agreeing with this statement and will not pursue any action that will negatively affect SquarePeg Tours, Heartland International Travel and Tours, or any of the locations we visit.

October 20 at 7:15 AM - 9 AM
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3
Tickets available through Manitoba WISE Inc., McNally Robinson and Status of Women

Working in Support of Equality Breakfast
Senator Kim Pate & Manitoba Treaties Commissioner Loretta Ross
speaking on Life Journeys for Equality & Justice

October 21 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3L8
$2 / 12 and under free  / wheelchair accessible / 204-475-1568 or

All-Handmade Craft and Bake Sale
Something for everyone! 
Over 60 tables, all on one level. Bake sale in support of the church. 
Kids craft corner from 11 am to 1 pm; face painting 10 am to 2 pm $2 
Shop small, shop local and support local artisans in your community!

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1

Opening October 21, 10 am at Gallery Shop. Only 2 of each print available.
On the southern tip of Baffin Island, Cape Dorset is hailed as the most artistic community in Canada and the undisputed capital of Inuit art. The 2017 Cape Dorset Print Collection features 30 prints, each in an edition of 50. On view until November 19.
October 22 at 2 PM - 5 PM Tickets
Back to Basie with Scotty Barnhart
WJO swings into the season with a celebration of the iconic band leader and music guaranteed to keep toes tapping. Grammy Award winning trumpeter and Basie Band leader Scotty Barnhart is our featured guest.
Clemence Wescoupe
Opening: October 26, 3-7pm at WAG@The Forks
Clemence Wescoupe is of Saulteaux background from the Long Plain Reserve. His work follows the early Woodland tradition of artists such as Daphne Odjig and Jackson Beardy, which has developed into his own graceful style with flowing lines and forms. 

On view until November 30.
November 3, 12-9pm + November 4 | 11am-5pm
At the door $5/day • Under 12 free 
Includes admission to galleries

2017 CRAFTED Show + Sale
Juried craft show at the WAG highlights over 50 artists from Manitoba, plus a select number from Nunavut, Nunatsiavut, and the Northwest Territories. CRAFTED also features DIY workshops and live craft demonstrations!

October 22 at 10 AM - 2 PM
Victoria Inn Winnipeg, 1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0G3
Tickets Please contact us at

Superhero Brunch and Training Academy in support of The Frosting Foundation. By enjoying a fun day with your little Superheroes, you will be helping to spread birthday cheer to children in hospital.
A brunch buffet and access to the Superhero Training Academy! Practice Superhero flight skills! Receive a special certificate and Superhero Swag Bag! Have pictures taken with your favourite Superheroes! Buy Superhero themed items! Participate in our auction for a chance to win an amazing prize!
Wear your favourite Superhero costume, Superhero colours or Superhero t-shirt!

October 22 at 10 AM - 5 PM
Centro Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2L7
Free admission

The Aquarian will be celebrating our 25th year in publication with The Body, Mind & Spirit Show. A chance to win one of 25 door prizes! See all the other exhibitors!  

October 24 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 100 Arthur St # 300, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Fees: $35 member / $55 non-member
call: 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or visit us or email or online

Artistic Survival with Shawna Dempsey: grant writing, income diversification and how to build relationships that lead to opportunities. Topics will also include budgeting, bookkeeping and risk management. 
Art is hard, but the even harder part is making a living at it.

Shawna was supported by her collaborative lesbian feminist performance art for 16 years. She still makes art with Lorri Millan, curates, and is currently Co-Executive Director of Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art.

Events at Ralph Connor House, 54 West Gate, Winnipeg, R3C 2E1    

October 24 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Institute for International Women's Rights-MB is pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting. All are welcome and there will be refreshments!
This year's guest speaker is Manitoba Treaty Commissioner Loretta Ross.
November 3, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / November 4, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
204.954.7880 /
Admission  $3  

University Women’s Club of Winnipeg's 37th Annual Christmas Market
Three floors of Manitoba crafts and giftware for your home, family, and friends!
Have a light lunch or a snack at Ralph’s Bistro!

Bake Shoppe - delicious choices of single and family servings
Treasure Trove - gently used items seeking new homes
Boutiques - wide variety from local crafters
The Gallery will feature paintings and objet d'art

October 25 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM
MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1
Register online or by calling our office (204-927-2787) 
or emailing Aaron at 
Cash payments will be taken at the door 
Cost: $20 for non-members/$10 for MAWA & Creative Manitoba Members (pay at the door)

The World of Illustration - This workshop will explore illustrative work in today’s market, strategies to get your name and your work noticed, and tips on promoting yourself as a professional in the field.

MJ Matheson is an award-winning designer, author and illustrator with more than twenty years experience. Her picture book, Hokey Dowa Gerda and the Snowflake Girl, won the Manitoba Book Award for Young People Award in 2015.

September 29, 2017

McNally Robinson October Events l Oak Hammock Marsh l Winnipeg Op-Shop l KSP Fall Supper l Museum for Human Rights Tour l Record & CD Sale l Abstract Painting Workshop l Guardian Angel Benefit l AGE-WELL2017

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

October 1, 2:00 pm
Karin Adams  Launch of Mermaid Warrior Squad.
Karin is the author of Frostbite Hotel, Lights! Curtains! Cows!, No TV? No Fair!, and My Best Friend Is a Viral Dancing Zombie
October 2, 7:00 pm
Méira Cook  Launch of Once More with Feeling featuring a conversation with Alison Gillmor, a Winnipeg freelance journalist and educator. Méira is the award-winning author of the novels The House on Sugarbush Road, and Nightwatching
October 2, 7:30 pm 
Stan Amaladas  Launch of Intentional Leadership: Getting to the Heart of the Matter.
October 3, 7:00 pm 
Graphic novelists Ben Hatke & Justin Currie  
Winnipeg launch of Mighty Jack and the Goblin King.
Justin is an internationally-recognized artist who has worked with Blizzard, Warhammer, Nickelodeon, and Disney. His first creator-owned project, Cassie and Tonk, won the Manitoba Book Award for graphic novels.
October 3, 7:30 pm 
Jonathan Peyton  Launch of Unbuilt Environments: Tracing Postwar Development in Northwest British Columbia.
October 4, 7:00 pm
John Paskievich  Launch of The North End Revisited featuring a conversation with Alison Gillmor. Paskievich’s latest brings together many of the photographs from his now-classic book The North End with eighty additional images. 
October 4, 7:30 pm 
Steven Kohm, Sonia Bookman & Pauline Greenhill (Eds.)  
Launch of Screening Justice: Canadian Crime Films, Culture and Society.
October 5, 7:00 pm 
Matthew Flisfeder  Launch of Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner.
October 5, 7:30 pm 
Winnipeg launch of Myrl Coulter’s The Left Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories 
and Norma Dunning’s Annie Muktuk and Other Stories.
October 6, 7:00 pm 
Laurie-Anne Johnson  Launch of A Kite for Russell.
October 6, 7:30 pm
Benjamin Hertwig  Winnipeg launch of Slow War.
October 10, 7:00 pm
Janis Thiessen  Launch of Snacks: A Canadian Food History featuring special guest Sarah Elvins. Snacks provided by Old Dutch Foods and W.T. Hawkins.
October 11, 7:00 pm
Frances Itani  In conversation with Sally Ito and signing That’s My Baby.
October 11, 7:30 pm
ChiSeries Winnipeg  Featuring readings from Lisa Emme, James Gillespie, and Darren Ridgley. Hosted by Chadwick Ginther.
The Chiaroscuro Reading Series is an award-winning Canadian speculative fiction series. Learn more at
October 12, 7:00 pm
At Bay Press  Launch of Secrets and Lies: The 2017 At Bay Press Fiction Annual.
Hosted by Canadian writer, artist, and designer M.C. Joudrey and featuring contributors Karen Clavelle, Lisa Mendis, Van Kunder, Michael Joyal, Robert Pasternak, and Meghan Zahari. 
October 13, 7:30 pm
Eli Clare  Discussing & Signing Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure.
Clare can be found online at
October 14, 7:00 pm
Virginia McClain  Launch of Traitor’s Hope.
October 15, 2:30 pm
Teresa-Lee Cooke  
Launch of A Union of People and Song: A Tribute to Einar Nordstrom.
October 16, 12:30 pm
Sue Duncan & Elizabeth Chorney-Booth (The Bridge Ladies)  
Winnipeg launch of Best of Bridge: Sunday Suppers.
October 16, 7:30 pm
Aisslinn Nosky & Max Mandel, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat. 
On September 26 violinist Nosky and violist Mandel will take turns play-conducting a famous concerto, before joining in a performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. They’ll discuss this collaboration, along with the other works by Haydn, Telemann and Michael Oesterle that will be performed that night.
October 17, 7:00 pm
Yrsa Sigurdardottir In conversation with Terry MacLeod and signing The Legacy
Co-presented by the Icelandic Canadian Frón and Lögberg-Heimskringla
October 17, 7:30 pm
Becca Gercken & Julie Pelletier (Eds.),  Launch of 
Gambling on Authenticity: Gaming, the Noble Save, and the Not-So-New Indian.
October 18, 7:00 pm
S.M. Beiko  Launch of Scion of the Fox: The Realms of Ancient, Book 1.
October 18, 7:30 pm
Michael Adams  Speaking & Signing 
Could It Happen Here?: Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit.
October 19, 7:00 pm
Paul Williams & Tracey Jackson  Discussing and signing 
Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life.
Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning Hall of Fame songwriter (“Rainbow Connection,” “Evergreen,” and “We’ve Only Just Begun”), and actor (Phantom of the Paradise, Baby Driver). Tracey Jackson wrote the films Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Guru, and The Other End of the Line. She has blogged for Huffington Post, and various other sites. They run 
October 20, 7:00 pm
Karl Subban  Discussing and signing 
How We Did It: The Subban Plan for Success in Hockey, School and Life.
October 21, 2:00 pm
Kevin Sands  Discussing and signing 
The Assassin’s Curse: A Blackthorn Key Adventure.
October 21, 7:00 pm
Join the University of Winnipeg’s literary journal, juice, in the launch of its 17th edition. Readings from the contributors, conversation, cake, and refreshments.
October 22, 2:00 pm
Bev Geddes Launch of The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound
co-presented by the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba.
October 23, 7:30 pm
Irene Ternier Gordon  Launch of Letitia Hargrave: Mistress of York Factory.
Visit Irene online at
October 24, 7:00 pm
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club - Nora McInerny Purmort’s It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too), a fierce, funny memoir that reminds us that comedy equals tragedy plus time. Questions - contact John by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227.
October 25, 7:00 pm
The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “In The Pink: 50 Years of Breast Cancer Research,“ an interactive panel discussion. Please RSVP to: or 204.474.6689.
October 26, 7:00 pm
Anne Mahon  Launch of Redemption: Stories of Hope, Resilience and Life After Gangs.
October 27, 7:00 pm
An Evening with whisky expert Davin de Kergommeaux  
Winnipeg launch of Canadian Whisky: The New Portable Expert (Second Edition).
October 27, 7:30 pm
Martine Delvaux  In conversation with Dr. Eftihia Mihelakis and signing 
Serial Girls: From Barbie to Pussy Riot.
October 28, 7:30 pm
Voyageur Storytelling - Stephen Leacock: Stirring the Occurring. Stephen Leacock famously said, “Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself—it is the occurring which is difficult.” For details consult
October 29, 9:30 am in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Dress up in your best costume and join us for a Boo-tiful brunch. Enjoy Boo-berry Pancakes and hop, dance or walk through the store in our Costume Parade, followed by spooky stories and pumpkin carving! Tickets are $23 per person (plus tax and gratuity), at Prairie Ink Restaurant or by calling 204-975-2659.
October 29, 2:00 pm
Rosanna Deerchild  Launch of î-nitotamahk kîsik, the Cree edition of calling down the sky, translated by Solomon Ratt.
THIN AIR Afternoon Book Chats

October 13, 7:00 pm
Linden MacIntyre  In conversation with Terry MacLeod and signing The Only Café.
October 16, 7:00 pm
Payam Akhavan  In conversation with Ismaila Alfa and signing the 2017 CBC Massey Lecture In Search of a Better World: A Human Rights Odyssey.
October 23, 7:00 pm
Kathleen Winter  In conversation with Ariel Gordon and signing Lost in September.
October 24, 7:00 pm
Will Ferguson  In conversation with Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson and signing The Shoe on the Roof: A Novel.
October 30, 7:00 pm
Martha Baillie and Camilla Grudova  In conversation, reading, and 
signing Baillie’s If Clara and Grudova’s The Doll’s Alphabet.

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre,
1 Snow Goose Bay, Oak Hammock Marsh, MB R0C 2Z0 
Jacques Bourgeois,   

October 7 to 9, rom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Thanksgiving Birdseed Sale
Horse-drawn wagon ride with Allan Webb on Monday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
$3 for members and $5 for non-members apply to this 45 minute ride.
October 19 - 7 p.m.
Astronomy Night - Migration
Fall is a great time to observe the night sky. 
October 22 - 7:30 p.m. 
Migration Farewell Concert by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.
Wine and cheese served during intermission 
Silent Auction - prizes from many hotels and entertainment venues.
$25.00 for members or $30.00 for non-members. 
Proceeds support the Interpretive Centre's wetland education programs.
Call (204) 467- 3300 to reserve your seat 
October 29 - 1 to 3 p.m.
Pumpkin Decorating Workshop
Pumpkins and all supplies included.
$12 per person and pre-registration required.

October 14 at 11 AM - 4 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Free Admission

Winnipeg Op-Shop
Come shop the closets of locals at Winnipeg's only clothing and accessories flea market! You'll find a wide variety of sizes, brands, and prices as each vendor curates their own sale to their own style. Enjoy a coffee or glass of wine while your at it!
October 14 at 4 PM - 7 PM
Jubilee Mennonite Church, 365 Edelweiss Cressant, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 2B6
Tickets   Children and Liberal Victory Fund Members - FREE / Supporters - $5 / Adults - $15

KSP Fall Supper hosted by the Hon. MaryAnn Mihychuk, MP Kildonan-St. Paul, and the Kildonan-St. Paul Liberals. 

October 14 – October 15
Tickets are $10 each - contact us at

Guided tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with transportation provided from the parking lot of the 17 Wing Officers Mess. 
October 15 at 10 AM - 4 PM
Victoria Inn Hotel, 1808 Wellington Ave, Wpg, MB R3H 0G3
Admission: $5.00

Rockin Richard's Record & CD Sale!!

October 15 at 1 PM - 4 PM
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
Fee: $65, supplies not included

Painter's Play Abstract Painting Workshop with Jordan Miller
Small Class Size, max of 8. Beginner to advanced painters welcome.
A unique method of painting using rollers instead of brushes, tables instead of easels, a variety of mediums and acrylic paint to create a wide variety of effects by creating fantastic textures. There will be some surprises and different ways of teaching.
October 17 at 6 PM - 10 PM
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3

Join CancerCare Manitoba Foundation for the Guardian Angel Benefit for Women's Cancer.
You will be inspired by cancer survivors and professional models as they walk the celebratory pink runway in the signature Guardian Angel fashion show - one of the many highlights of this annual “must attend” event. 

You will also hear from CancerCare Manitoba's own Dr. Vallerie Gordon, M.D., FRCPC, and feel the emotion from the dancers of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Aspirant Program. 

October 18 – October 19
Fairmont Winnipeg, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0Y3
Tickets    Open to the public

AGE-WELL2017 will be held as a pre-conference event to the Canadian Association on Gerontology Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting.
Presentations, discussions, networking and demonstration sessions are designed to maximize knowledge exchange. AGE-WELL2017 aims to provide something for everyone interested in technology and aging.