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February 23, 2017

Bouffon Workshop l Ben Caplan l Make Poverty History l Dance l Brian McInnes l Kim Wheeler l Crash l Freeze Frame l Lake Winnipeg Migration l A Little Chaos l Duotang l BudSpud l Princess Ball l Circus Club l Playgroup l Keith McPherson l Reel Green Gala l Tanya Tagaq l STRFKR

March 30th, 7pm-10pm
April 1st and April 2nd, 9:30am-5pm (Includes breaks and 1 hour lunch)
PTE School, Unit Y300 – 393 Portage Avenue, 3rd Floor Portage Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H6
Fee: Before March 6th $275 / After March 6th $325
Online / Phone 204.925.5252 / Email

Bouffon Workshop with Eric Davis
Find your critical fun as we seek laughter through explosive parody, strange bodies, and a nudge from the devil himself. In the world of Bouffon, the audience is the joke. To play as Bouffon is to celebrate paradox!  

Eric Davis has been teaching and performing professionally for 20 years. He was the lead clown for Cirque du Soleil’s Iris (he originated the role) as well as the clown for Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam. He is a recipient of the NYC Golden Nose Award. His bouffon show, Red Bastard, was named top 5 shows in the U.K. and received a whopping TWELVE 5-star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe.

West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

March 8 at 8 PM - 11 PM
$18.50 plus fees through Ticketmaster   

You loved 'em at the Fest, so we're bringing Ben Caplan and The Casual Smokers back.
As Ben Caplan releases his second album, he’s already gained a following from Australia to Europe and across North America. Caplan’s rough and textured tones cut through crowded halls; an enormous voice, roaring louder than raucous crowds. Once he has your attention, Caplan can croon smoother than a glass of single malt whisky.
March 16 at 7:15 PM - 10 PM
$25 at the door / $20 online or at West End Cultural Centre 
Student tickets: $10 at U of W Info Booth and U of M Answers
Low income? Please call Social Planning Council of Winnipeg: 204-943-2561 ext 229 
or visit 432 Ellice Ave from 9 - 4:30 Monday - Friday

Make Poverty History Manitoba is proud to announce our first-ever awareness-raiser and fundraiser, featuring:
JD and the Sunshine Band, Tracy Bone
Bubba B the MC, Leaf Rapids, Riel Gentlemen’s Choir
Hosted by Nadia Kidwai from CBC Manitoba
Music has the power to bring people together and focus public attention on the critical issue of poverty in Manitoba. Much of Make Poverty History Manitoba's work is done through in-kind donations of time and resources, however funds are needed for events and materials to advance social justice and end poverty in Manitoba. 
More sponsors welcome! Please contact

Make Poverty History Manitoba is a coalition of non-profit, faith, labour and business groups working to end poverty in our province. 

Mar 8 at 9 AM to Mar 12 at 7 PM
Pantages Playhouse Theatre, 555 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P7

Winnipeg Dance Competition · Hosted by Thunderstruck Canada Dance
Thunderstruck Canada is excited to be returning with a Winnipeg Dance Competition. Routine order and performance times will be made available through your studio or you can access them from our Web App. Schedule   

Room: Tier 307, Tier Building - University Of Manitoba, 173 Dafoe Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba

March 8 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Winter 2017 Colloquium: Brian McInnes
“Sounding Thunder: The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow"

Francis Pegahmagabow (1889–1952) was an Anishinaabe born in Shawanaga, Ontario. Enlisting at the onset of the First World War, he became the most decorated Canadian Indigenous soldier for bravery and the most accomplished sniper in North American military history. After the war Pegahmagabow served his community, Wasauksing, as both chief and councillor and belonged to the Brotherhood of Canadian Indians. Francis also recorded many stories about his life in a classic Ojibwe narrative. 

Scholar and Indigenous language advocate Brian McInnes provides insights on Francis’s words and world. Presented in their original Ojibwe, as well as in English translation, the stories reveal a rich relationship to the lands and waters of Georgian Bay. 

Brian D. McInnes, a faculty member in the Department of Education at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is a great-grandson of Francis Pegahmagabow. Sounding Thunder is his first book. Buy a copy  
March 15 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Winter 2017 Colloquium: Kim Wheeler: “Online & Oral Traditions: Indigenous Media"

Kim Wheeler, an Anishinabe/Mohawk, is a writer and an award-winning producer living in Winnipeg. Her work on Unreserved, ReVision Quest, and Indian Summer has garnered her New York Festival awards. She also has won two ImagineNative awards. Wheeler currently produces Unreserved on CBC Radio One. She has been bringing positive Indigenous stories to the mainstream media since 1993. 

Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, UMNATV Colloquium Coordinator at
Department of Native Studies

March 9, Doors at 9 pm
Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1H9, Canada
Tickets (assigned seating) 
WARNING: Graphic Sexuality with Violence. 18+ Valid Photo ID
FREE POPCORN during all soldout events

Welcome to the FETISH MOVIE NIGHT!
9-10 pm: Hangout with drinks and music - Fetish/Kinky video presentation 
10 pm sharp - Movie Crash 
Fetish Attire is welcomed (but most certainly not obligatory)

Crash is a 1996 British-Canadian psychological thriller film written and directed by David Cronenberg. It tells the story of a group of people who take sexual pleasure from car crashes, a notable form of paraphilia. The film stars James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger, Elias Koteas, Holly Hunter, and Rosanna Arquette.

March 9 – 1 pm
March 10 -10 am
Freeze Frame, 244-340 Provencher Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G7

That Mennonite Joke film screening at Freeze Frame International Film Festival 

March 9 – March 12
Gimli, Manitoba

Lake Winnipeg Migration 2017
Make Tracks to Gimli Manitoba and join the largest gathering of ice-fishing dream machines anywhere! SnoBear owners, vendors and sponsors come together for a few days of fishing, fun, tips, and more. Contact your SnoBear dealer for more information.

March 10 at 5 PM
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

Architecture+Film Series - A Little Chaos 
Hosted by Winnipeg Architecture

Set in 1682, this visually splendid and “thoroughly pleasant” romantic drama tells the story of Sabine de Barra (Kate Winslet), a talented and strong-willed landscape designer who succeeds in challenging both gender and class stereotypes by building one of the main gardens at the Palace of Versailles for the Sun King, Louis XIV (comically portrayed by actor/director, Alan Rickman). 
This opportunity leads her down a path of professional and romantic entanglements with the prodigiously cunning André Le Nôtre (b.1613-d.1700). Supporting roles well played by Stanley Tucci and (Harry Potter star) Helen McCrory. 

March 10 at 9:30 PM - 1 AM
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
$12 tickets at Music Trader, HD and online 

Duotang (SXSW send-off) with Silence Kit and The Sorrels  
Formed in the summer of 1995, the 2-piece band's mix of mod-rock and post-punk garnered critical attention, and in March, 1996, signed to Mint Records. Over the next 5 years, Duotang released three albums: Smash the Ships and Raise the Beams (1996), The Cons and the Pros (1998), and The Bright Side in 2001. All topped the college radio charts in Canada and allowed Duotang to tour across Canada, United States, and Europe. Now, 15 years after their last release, comes Duotang's newest album New Occupation

March 11 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reign Nightclub, 1792 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2G2
$22 each Tickets are available from Leslie Candy or Bennetta Benson
Tickets include a delicious chicken dinner and a free drink.
To help or donate: or at 204-275-1498

Come out again this year for our Annual BudSpud Event in support of OHEYS Autism Programs! Every year we have a huge silent auction with tons of prizes, as well as 
a 50/50 draw and cookie sale! 

March 12 at 1 PM - 4 PM
The Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0R3

The Sixty-Five Roses Princess Ball - Children are invited to bring their parents to a day of magic and fairytales in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada! Join us for an afternoon of children's activities, music and dancing, food and beverage, and more! 

March 12 at 2:30 PM - 5 PM
Jubilee Place, 181 Riverton Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$10.00  Tickets online, Call (204) 791-3595, E-mail 
(free Winnipeg delivery)
At the following mall locations:
Gizmos (Garden City, KP), Dynamic Cellular (St. Vital) 
and Dynasty Jewellers (Polo/Grant Park)

The 5th Annual Winnipeg Circus Club Fundraising Showcase! 
This annual family friendly event is always one of the best entertainment values in Winnipeg! See our members perform amazing feats of strength, skill, and coordination. You will see a couple hours of Winnipeg's best clowns, jugglers, hula hoopers, unicyclists, and contortionists performing for you.
Lots of great onsite and in-vicinity parking

Drop by one of our Sunday practices at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre (1 pm-4 pm), try out some of our props, and pick up tickets while you are there! 

March 12 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7-975 Thomas Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1P7

Join Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of MB for our March playgroup.
Put an end to that cabin fever and get those furry friends some exercise.
50/50 Draw
All socialized dogs are welcome to attend 
All monies raised support the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba directly.

March 14, 2 - 3 pm
Rady JCC, 123 Doncaster Street
Tickets $7 members / $11 non-members  call 204-477-7510     

Keith McPherson will be performing a tribute to John Denver and Harry Chapin, an hour of his favourite songs, along with Jef Doerr on piano at The Music and Mavens Series.
It will be a great one hour of music! Hope to see you there! Love, Keith Macpherson

March 16 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald Street, Wpg, MB R3C 5S4

Join the Manitoba Eco-Network for our annual Reel Green Fundraising Gala.
With host Terry MacLeod, the evening will feature a series of inspiring short films celebrating our natural environment and those working to protect it. We'll award the annual Anne Lindsey Protecting Our Earth Awards, serve great food and drink and have some fun eco-themed prizes and auctions. Proceeds support environmental education and action on climate change, water conservation, youth leadership, organic lawn care and more.

NEW FOR 2017: Fashion Show and Pop Up Thrift Shop!
Wear your finest second hand fashion as we highlight the alternatives to the fashion industry. Show off your second hand glamour on the green carpet!

March 17 at 7:00 pm 
Riddell Hall, University of Winnipeg
Free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.

Compelling throat singer from Nunavut, Tanya Tagaq
Her lecture will focus on the importance of the arts for the public good, including how Indigenous artists contribute to conversations about processes of reconciliation.

Recently appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, Tagaq’s music and performance are a complex protest that links lack of respect for women’s rights to lack of respect for the planet, to lack of respect for Indigenous rights. The Arctic-born artist is an improvisational performer, avant-garde composer and experimental recording artist who won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for an album called Animism. Her critically acclaimed follow-up, Retribution, is an even more powerful masterpiece.

March 17, Doors 9:00 pm, Show 10:00 pm - 1 am
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9 
Ticket 18+   No Minors 

Timbre Concerts Presents STRFKR, with guests, Psychic Twin
American indie dance-pop band, on tour with their latest Being No One, Going Nowhere.

February 16, 2017

One Trunk Theatre l I Love to Read l Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra l McNally Robinson March Events & St. Patrick’s Dinner l First Fridays l Neurocraft l Women's Day: Donate to Women Shelters, Sarasvàti: Starting Over; Women's Health Clinic Fundraiser; Sisters Walking Together for Change

Continuing to March 5
The Forks

One Trunk Theatre debuts its pop up theatre this winter. Designed by 5468796 Architecture and built by Chris Pancoe and Shaun de Rooy, this 32 square feet space will be home to free concerts, photography shoots, live performance and visual art installations. The space will be open to the public as a warming hut throughout these three weeks.

The Dollhouse of Commons will become home to One Trunk Theatre's theatrical experiments and touring. Built on a bike trailer, this space (with one side that opens completely) allows for a new performer/audience relationship. 

You can win a great meal, a fun night out and some local reading material this month. The Association of Manitoba Book Publishers is celebrating I Love to Read Month with prizes.
During February take a picture of yourself buying a Manitoba book or checking one out at the library and post the selfie on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #LoveLocalBooks to be entered for a prize draw.
The winner gets a package of Manitoba books, a $100 Rae & Jerry’s Steakhouse gift certificate and two tickets to the Theatre By the River’s Wine and Words evening.

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, 2110 - One Lombard Place, Wp, MB R3B 0X3 

March 2, 7:30 pm Down the Danube
July 6, 7:30 pm Mediterranean Romance
Visit or call the WSO box office at 204-949-3999
May 14, 2 pm Mother’s Day Special    BUY NOW

McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2A6
Phone 204-475-0483  (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

March 1, 7:00 pm
Cam Deamel Launch of Pulp  
March 2, 7:00 pm
Kaitlin Vitt Launch of Planted: Stories From Manitoba’s Natural World
March 3, 7:00 pm
Katrina R.W. Launch of An Ocean of Fire
March 4, 7:00 pm 
Jamie Michaels Launch of Canoe Boys
March 4, 7:00-8:30 pm 
Dennis Hiebert, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, presenting “Climate Change: Human Causes, Consequences, and Responses.” 
March 5, 2:00 pm 
Barbara Paterson Launch of Malignant Memory
March 6, 7:00 pm 
Steven J Lennon Launch of Crows, Stones & Other Poems
March 6, 7:30 pm
Connor Wielgosz Launch of A Tiny Black Hole in the Blue Paper Sky and The Iceberg
March 7, 7:00 pm 
Brian D. McInnes Launch of Sounding Thunder: The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow
March 8, 7:00 pm 
Jen Storm Launch of Fire Starters featuring illustrator Scott Henderson and colour artist Donovan Yaciuk. Hosted by David Alexander Robertson
March 8, 7:30 pm 
John Perlin Speaking & Signing Let It Shine: The 6,000 Year Story of Solar Energy,
co-presented by CORE Renewable Energy
March 9, 7:00 pm 
Michael Weinrath Launch of Behind the Walls: Inmates and Correctional Officers on the State of Canadian Prisons
March 9, 7:30 pm 
Let’s Talk about Sex – in School. A Forum on the Ethics of Sex Education in the Classroom with Jessica O’Reilly and Markie Twist.
March 10, 7:00 pm 
An Evening with Helen Humphreys  at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Ave. Speaking on her book The River. Donations at the door gratefully accepted. 
March 10, 7:00 pm 
Donna White Winnipeg launch of Bullets, Blood and Stones: The Journey of a Child Soldier. Visit her online at
March 10, 7:30 pm 
Jon Paul Fiorentino Winnipeg launch of Leaving Mile End
March 11, 7:00-8:30 pm
Bruce Duggan, M.B.A., Director of Buller Centre for Business, presenting “The Relationships Between First Nations and Business in Manitoba.” 
March 12, 2:00 pm 
Prairie Garden Committee Launch of The 2017 Prairie Garden
March 14, 7:00 pm 
Gordon W. King Launch of Seed Falling on Good Soil: Rooting Our Lives in the Parables of Jesus hosted by John Longhurst
March 15, 7:00 pm
The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “The Battle against Brain Tumours: Developing New Treatments through Innovative Research,” an interactive discussion. Seating limited. RSVP to or 204.474.6689.
March 16, 7:00 pm 
Kelly Wionzek Launch of Kjalarnes Found: The Discovery of Additional Norse Sites in Vinland
March 16, 7:30 pm 
Tim McCaskell Speaking & Signing Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism
March 17 in Prairie Ink Restaurant 
On St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy Irish-themed lunch and dessert specials, featuring a lamb stew with soda bread and a Guinness Beer cheddar soup. Evening guests can enjoy the lively Celtic music of The Hammers from 8:30 to 10:30 pm. Reserve by calling 204-975-2659.
March 18, 7:00-8:30 pm 
Patrick Franklin, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics, presenting “Suffering, Dignity, and Medical Assistance in Dying: A Christian Response.” 
March 20, 7:30 pm 
jef chippewa Groundswell Pre-Concert Chat
March 21, 7:00 pm 
World Poetry Day - Come celebrate World Poetry Day at this special event presented by Contemporary Verse 2 magazine. 
March 24, 7:00 pm 
Chris Gudgeon Winnipeg launch of Assdeep in Wonder featuring guest Nathan Rogers
March 25, 7:00 pm 
Michelle Elrick Winnipeg launch of then/again
March 25, 7:30 pm 
Christian Fink-Jensen Speaking & Signing Aloha Wanderwell: The Border-Smashing, Record-Setting Life of the World’s Youngest Explorer, with rare images and video footage.
March 26, 2:00 pm
Lenore Eidse Launch of The House of Blood and Tears
March 28, 7:00 pm 
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club: James Hannaham’s Delicious Foods - a widow held captive by her employers, and by her own demons, on a mysterious farm, struggles to reunite with her young son. Contact John by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
March 30, 7:30 pm 
Jamie Swift Speaking & Signing
The Vimy Trap, or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Great War
March 8, 15, 22, 29 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Intro to Wild Edibles Classroom Series · Hosted by Prairie Shore Botanicals
Your backyard will never look the same after this deliciously fun series on wild edibles!
Turn those weeds into simple, tasty meals, uncover the mysterious world of wild mushrooms, and learn how to work with nature to create your own wild gardens! 
1 – Breaking Through the Wall of Green
              - distinguish between wild edibles and their poisonous look alikes.
2 – Your Edible Backyard - there are highly nutritious plants growing right under your nose! 
3 – Wild Gardening - Working With Nature to Grow Edible, Medicinal and Other Useful Plants
4 – Wild Edible Mushrooms - learn which ones are safe to put on your plate!

March 3 at 5 PM - 9 PM
The Exchange District, Winnipeg

First Fridays in the Exchange - It's a perfect time to check out the full-on creativity in the Exchange. Art Galleries, artist studios and shops welcome your visit. See what's ON!

March 3 – 31, 2017
John Buhler Research Centre Atrium, 715 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm

Neurocraft - Opening Reception: March 3, 7 -10 pm
Cash bar, free admission and complementary appetizers!

An exhibition of work inspired by the brain, curated by Seema Goel
ash alberg, Dana Kletke, Heather Komus, Chantel Mierau, Lesley Nakonechny,
Ann Stinner, Gaëtanne Sylvester, Peter Tittenberger and Michelle Wilson.
Hosted by Manitoba Craft Council, 70 Arthur St # 553, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G7

Women's Day Events

Donation Drive For Women Shelters · Hosted by Women Helping Women
Donations needed from February 22 to Women's Day, March 8, 2017.

I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit. ~ Sue and Diane 
Drop off locations:
Silver Heights Florist - 211 Mount Royal Rd
Hollow Reed Holistic - 875 - Corydon Avenue
Revolution Wellness Centre - Suite 203 - 414 Graham Ave
650 Warsaw - front porch open
46 Elizabeth Crescent - in Seven Sisters Falls, MB

Items Needed: (No used clothing & No used items)
Women’s Underwear and Pajamas (M, L, XL, XXL)
Towels, Pillows, Pillowcases and Bed Sheets (single and twin size)
Laundry pods (detergent)
Bathroom Tissue, Toothpaste and Tooth Brushes
Feminine Products, Deodorant and Hand Soap
Care Packages (can be personalized with items)
Books - Women and Children (inspirational, healing and empowering)
Teddy Bears and Baby Wipes (non-scented)
Crystals and Rocks
Sage (sticks or bundle) and Bees wax candles
Tea (comfort teas – unopened package)
Quilts (bed or prayer blankets)
Journals (personal journals for notes)
Tapestry (inspirational and empowerment)
Sarasvàti Productions celebrates International Women’s Week with Starting Over, a Cabaret full of monologues, dance, poetry, and visual art!
This year we delve into both the newcomer experience and life changing moments through ten monologues by Canadian playwrights, poets, and women with lived-experience.

March 7, 7 pm
Selkirk United Church
Tickets $15 at Twice Over, 214 Manitoba Ave. or call Anna or Tracey 204-482-7882

Enjoy an evening of engaging entertainment and delicious desserts.
Hosted by Nova House Inc. in support of the new shelter
March 11 - Two performances: 4 pm and 8 pm
Asper Center for Theatre & Film, 400 Colony Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets $15 available at the door, or in advance 
March 8 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Qualico Family Centre, 330 Assiniboine Park Drive
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N5
Tickets $100
All proceeds go to Women's Health Clinic
For more info: Janet at 204 947 2422 ext. 122 

WOMEN. WINE. FOOD. for International Women's Day
Hosted by Women's Health Clinic (WHC)
Join us on International Women's Day for a night of fine wine and gourmet appetizers made by Winnipeg's most talented female chefs. Featured chefs include:
Candace Hughes - Qualico Family Centre
Claire Snowball - Red River College
Heather Porteous - Boulevard Pub & Bistro
Kelly Cattani - Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites
Kristel Pastorin - The Grove Pub & Restaurant
Kristen Chemerika-Lew - Chew
Melissa Makarenko - Resto Gare & Train Bar
Pamela Kirkpartrick - Forth
Rachel Issack - Loaf & Honey | Sam's Place
Tara Podaima - Segovia Tapas Bar
Talia Syrie - The Tallest Poppy

Wine sampling included.
March 9, noon - 12:45 pm
Steinbach United Church, multi purpose room, 541, Steinbach
FREE      Info 204-326-6062

A Cabaret of Monologues presented by Sarasvati Productions   
Three short plays in honour of International Women’s Week!
Bring your bagged lunch and join us.     NOT intended for children
Silver collection and non-perishable food item gratefully accepted for Agape House.

March 10, doors open at 6:30 pm
program: 7 pm - 9 pm
Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg
All are welcome! No tickets! No Charge!

Sisters Walking Together for Change 
will be a special evening, hosted by IIWR-MB. 
Sarasvati Monologues will be featured. 
Plus entertainment, refreshments and displays!
Come join us! We are excited about the plans for International Women's Week! 

There will be a silver collection for 
Families First Foundation and Welcome Place, 
organizations working to support human rights.

Sponsors include IIWR-Mb, Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, 
Success Skills Center, and Rotary Peace Days 365.
March 13 – March 24
United Nations Headquarters New York, 46th St & 1st Ave, New York, New York 10017
The Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba (IIWR-MB) is accredited to attend the 61st meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women. 
Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, IIWR-Manitoba is founded to generate education, awareness, and action to promote women's human rights.  e mail

February 9, 2017

Colloquium l Forum: Islam l Vines, Wines & Canines l Embargo Collective l BB CAMP l CARNAVAL l Self-publishing l Sidewinder l Geekdom l MAWA Art Auction & Cupcake Party l Live Band Karaoke l KIDS Gala Dinner l Green Drinks l Verge l Spay-Ghetti Dinner l Doll Extravaganza l Zumba l Gabor Maté

Tier Building - University Of Manitoba, 173 Dafoe Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba

February 15 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Winter 2017 Colloquium: Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson
"Northern First Nations, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), and the Future"

Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson has been Grand Chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) since 2015. She was formerly a reporter with CTV Winnipeg, a RTNDA award winner and Gemini nominee. Wilson has worked as a journalist for CBC, as an entrepreneur, a Cree translator and a radio personality. She grew up in Bunibonibee Cree Nation (Oxford House), has two children, is married and lives in Winnipeg.
March 1 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Speakers: Jenna Wirch & Michael Champagne

Aboriginal Youth Opportunities & Winnipeg's Future

Jenna Wirch, an Anishinaabe activist and youth worker from the North End, is an advocate for her community. She is actively involved in Aboriginal Youth Opportunities and the revitalization of the North End. Jenna is currently a youth care leader at NdinaweMaaganag Endaawaad 24/7 drop in center.

Michael Redhead Champagne has spent nearly two decades speaking out and leading. Accolades for his work include the 2016 Canadian Red Cross Young Humanitarian of the Year and in TIME Magazine as a Next Generation Leader. Michael has served as president of North End Community Renewal Corporation, a board member for the Circle of Life Thunderbird House and is serving on the board for Marymound Inc. 

AYO! (Aboriginal Youth Opportunities) is a youth movement from Winnipeg's North End who use relationships with organizations, media partners and businesses in order to empower, enrich, and engage issues throughout Winnipeg. 

Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, UMNATV Colloquium Coordinator at
Department of Native Studies click here:


February 23 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Riverwood Square Retirement Community, 1778 Pembina Highway, Wpg, MB R3T 1R2
Tickets     Dress code is semi-formal.

Vines, Wines & Canines · Hosted by Manitoba Underdogs Rescue
A stunning event at a beautiful venue, creative food with tastefully chosen wines and excellent local entertainment. A fundraiser and a wonderful evening to share with friends. 

February 23 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

In conjunction with the imagineNATIVE Festival and Urban Shaman Gallery, Cinematheque presents The Embargo Collective II – five short films by Canadian Indigenous women. Each director created a film under restrictions imposed by their peers in order to push them into new creative territory.

Roberta / Directed by Caroline Monnet, French with English subtitles 
Housewife and grandmother Roberta, struggling to fit into a conformist society, turns to amphetamines and booze to cure her boredom.

Skyworld / Directed by Zoe Leigh Hopkins, English and Mohawk with English subtitles 
A broken-hearted woman moves home to rebuild her life and give her young son roots through language and family.

Bihttoš / Directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, English and Sami with English subtitles 
A documentary that explores the complex relationship between a father and a daughter. 

Intemperance / Directed by Lisa Jackson - In 1850, George Copway published a history of his nation, the Ojibway. A morally complex story of his people living in changing times.

Aviliaq (Entwined) / Directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Inukitut with English subtitles 
Set in a 1950’s Inuit community, Aviliaq tells the story of two Inuit lesbians struggling to stay together in a new world run by outsiders.

February 23 at 7:30 PM - 10 PM
The Tom Hendry Theatre, Warehouse, 140 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8
Tickets, call 204.477.7512 or email

BB CAMP (KENORA) Fundraiser Event - American Idiot  - Proceeds to provide support to families in financial need and to upgrade camping equipment for overnights. 

February 24 at 8 PM - 2 AM
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4
Early bird tickets just $10
The first guests will receive a free Caipirinha, a classic Brazilian cocktail! 

Dress up in your best Carnaval themed costumes, and come party all night like you’re in Rio de Janeiro! We are celebrating CARNAVAL with Folklorama Talent and the Brazillian Community in Winnipeg. Carnaval is one of the biggest parties in the world, and we want to bring the celebration to Winnipeg for the first time!

Entertainment will include a performance by Brazilian-Canadian songwriter and Latin rhythmist Marco Castillo, Capoeira and drum performances from Viva Brasil, and an interactive salsa/samba experience by Salsa Explosion Dance Company! Dj David Gomez will be spinning the best Latin music, hip hop, R&B and dancehall all night long! 

February 25 at 11 AM - 3:30 PM
Manitoba Writers’ Guild, Artspace Inc., 100 Arthur St # 425, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

Pre-register by emailing    Payment accepted at the event. 
Workshop fee includes light lunch, coffee.
Non-members: $85 / Manitoba Writers’ Guild Members: $50
Students: $40 / Student members: $25
($10 discount available for those who also attended our Feb 18th workshop)

A step-by-step guide to self-publishing - A thorough introduction to the world of self-publishing from Dennis Maione. Learn to take your manuscript from draft to professionally published book through a variety of self-publishing procedures.

February 26 at 11 AM - 5 PM
Oxford Dogs Gear, 657 Oxford St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 3J3

The Sidewinder is back! 
Many classes are being offered: Skijoring, Kicksledding and Canicross (on snowshoes)! 
This year’s race will take us on a different route, still some nice twists and turns on the inner section. This is an Iron Paws sanctioned race, so you can collect points for volunteering to help and running the race. 

February 28 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Sam's Place, 159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1L4
The event and snacks are free, but a free-will offering will be taken to cover expenses. 
Sam's Place folks will be in place to service all your coffee, espresso, and tea needs.
We have no expectation on others and welcome differing viewpoints into the conversation.

Geekdom House Live! watches The Legend of Korra
Korra is a water-bender by birth so you know the coffee has got to be good. Geekdom House Live! returns with an episode of the critically acclaimed show The Legend of Korra. After watching the episode together as a group we will over-analyze the episode and let it play with our life, faith, and philosophy.

If you're not a master of one the elements that's ok. We pride ourselves on doing a fairly good job of explaining anything that needs to be explained - so you can enjoy the fandom regardless of familiarity.

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

Artists will set minimum bids on their work $50 and up. Please consider donating artwork. You don’t have to be a MAWA member and we welcome pieces by artists of all genders, in all media. Please email and let us know you will be contributing. Then fill out an artist contract on our website and drop it off with your work. MAWA accepts donations:
March 1, 2, 3 from 10 am - 6 pm
March 8 from 10 am - 8 pm
March 9 and 10 from 10 am - 6 pm

Contributing artists receive a ticket to the event, a tax receipt equal to the amount paid for their artwork, and our eternal thanks! All proceeds go towards programming at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art.

If you are a cupcake baker, please consider making a dozen or two. Our hungry auction attendees will love you for it. Email Genevieve Collins to let us know if you will bake. All donors will be entered into a draw to win a thank you prize and there will be a prize for best decorated cupcake!

March 26 at 12 PM - 5 PM
Over the Top Art Auction and Cupcake Party
Munch as many cupcakes as you can handle, quaff a beverage, buy tickets for MAWA’s fabulous raffle baskets and bid on work by artists such as Eleanor Bond, Diana Thorneycroft, Aganetha Dyck, Steve Gouthro and many, many more. You might discover an emerging artist who will be the next art star to come out of Winnipeg!

March 2, 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM CST
essence Event Centre, Canad Inns Garden City, 2100 McPhillips St, Wpg, MB R2V 3T9
$20 Tickets   Kids under 12 free.

Lips Don't Lie Live Band Karaoke is back! Time to rock the mic with your own back-up band!
The Danny Kramer Band will play your favourite karaoke tunes. Get your group together and come out for a fun night in support of the mental health unit at Seven Oaks Hospital.

March 3 at 6 AM - 11 AM
Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Polo Park, 1740 Ellice ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0B3
For more information please call 204-770-6422 or email

The 6th Annual Crossing Plains Gala Dinner for KIDS - Kenya Initiative for Development & Sustainability. Sponsorships, corporate tables, and individual tickets are available. 

March 3 at 5 PM - 8 PM
The King's Head Pub, 120 King Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H9

Green Drinks - March
Working, volunteering, or interested in the environmental sector? 
Join us at a monthly networking get-together hosted by the Manitoba Eco-Network.

March 3rd, 4th at 8 pm and March 5th matinee 3pm.
Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers, 204 - 211 Bannatyne Avenue, Wpg, MB R3B 3P2
$10  Tickets call 204 452 0229 or online

Check out what AD Brent Lott creates in only 5 weeks with the dancers of WCD’s emerging company, Verge

Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9

March 4 at 5 PM
8th Annual Spay-Ghetti Dinner for Craig Street Cats

The Dishcloth Damsel will be back, selling her 'help wash away animal a dishcloth' dishcloths!
March 19 at 10 AM - 4 PM
Admission $5

2017 Winnipeg Doll Extravaganza
A doll, toy and dollhouse show and sale. Vintage, collectible, current, and creative finds! 

March 4 at 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Sargent Park School, 1070 Dominion St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V8
Early bird tickets are $15 / Tickets at the door are $20

Hosted by Anthony Manansala and Fhem Amaca Manansala
Zumba fundraiser for Sargent Park School

March 6 at 8 AM - 4 PM
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Ave, Wpg, MB R3H 0G3

Understanding Trauma at its Heart: A day with Gabor Maté

Dr. Maté will identify strategies to prevent caregiver stress and compassion fatigue, and how to achieve a healthier work/life balance to create greater self-awareness and self-compassion, which in turn are major tools in recovery and healing. 
He will also provide an understanding of the linkages of child diagnosis, adult mental illness, addiction, and adverse childhood experiences.

February 1, 2017

Aid for Victims of Quebec Shooting l Petitions: Welcome Refugees & Abolish the Electoral College l Walk for Human Rights l ChristieFest benefit l Oak Hammock Marsh Events l Zumba l Comedy for K9 l Yoga l Bingo Bowl l Art Documentation l Festival du Voyageur Events l Nu Sound l I.O.U. Video Festival

Helping the families and victims of Quebec mosque shooting

Six lives were lost and eight people were injured when a gunman opened fire in a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers on Sunday. 
Let us take this opportunity to show our solidarity with the victims and encourage love, tolerance, and unity. All funds raised are going to be distributed to the families by Islamic Relief Canada. Please Donate here

Islamic Relief Canada is the largest faith-based NGO in Canada and a leading institution representing the interests and voices of Canadian Muslims. Inspired by our faith and guided by prophetic values, we stand in solidarity with marginalized communities globally and we are striving for a more just world.
Islamic Relief Canada is a Registered Charity, Tax ID 821896875RR0001


To Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and 
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen
Tell Trudeau: Welcome Those Fleeing Violence and Deportation Under Trump


To President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate: Amend the constitution to abolish the Electoral College. 

February 4, 12 PM - 1 PM
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9

Winnipeg Walk for Human Rights · Hosted by Brian Bowman
Please join me and many others as we walk in solidarity to show our support for diversity, inclusion, and human rights.

Winnipeg today is a growing, diverse city. Our compassion, diversity, and acceptance of new people and cultures are what make us strong. Now, more than ever, is a time for compassion. It is a time for us to embrace our values of openness, acceptance, and diversity, and it is a time to ensure fear does not triumph over hope and humanity.

February 12 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Warehouse
Admission is by donation – suggested donation $15      
e mail for more info

As part of RMTC’s ChristieFest, this special benefit reading of A Murder is Announced will take place with 11 of Winnipeg’s best actors. And you, the audience, get the chance to sleuth along with Miss Marple.

The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are intrigued by an ominous announcement in the town gazette. Is there really going to be a murder that evening? Miss Marple, among others, cannot resist finding out. Many clues, twists, and turns later, Miss Marple solves the crime, showing that seniors can be canny mystery solvers. 
A brief intermission gives the audience the chance to guess "whodunnit" and one lucky detective will be awarded a copy of Christie's biography.

PAL Winnipeg is a not for profit, registered charitable organization dedicated to providing affordable housing and support services for older members of our community, particularly those in the performing and allied professions. 

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, 1 Snow Goose Bay, MB R0C 2Z0
For more information call (204) 467-3300 or e mail:

February 16 - 7 p.m. 
Astronomy Night - Auroras 
Learn about the beautiful auroras,with Gerry Smerchanski from the Royal Astronomical Society of Manitoba. An indoor presentation and an outdoor observation session with telescopes. Members $5, non-members $10.
February 18 - 1 p.m.
Birding Hour Workshop - Birds of Grenada
Naturalist Paula Grieef guides you through the avian world of this tropical island.
Workshop fee is $6 plus admission. Pre-registration required.
February 20 
Voyageur Day
Test your Voyageur skills through Voyageur Challenge and Bannock Tossing.
Learn how to make your own delicious Bannock at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Bring your skates and glide on Cattail Pond or play sponge hockey in the bay.
Sticks, nets and pucks available.
Try your hand at Snow Sculpting. Some tools will be available to borrow - 12 to 3:30 p.m.
Join an interpreter on a snowshoe walk and look for clues of activity by jackrabbits, coyotes and winter birds.
Until February 28 or the arrival of the first goose - First Goose of the Year Contest
Guess the date and time of the arrival of first Canada Goose at Oak Hammock. 
You could win a family membership for one year!
The first goose arrives between the end of February and the end of March. Last year it was seen on March 10. To enter fill out a ballot at the Interpretive Centre. 

February 18, 7:00 pm  (doors open 6:30 pm)
North Centennial Community Centre, 
90 Sinclair Street, Winnipeg, MB
Tickets $10   contact: Sheila: 204-979-0710
or Joel 204-230-4427

Zumba for a Cause - for Heart & Stroke Foundation
Hosted by D’Funtastic Crew

February 18 at 7:15 PM
Rumor's Comedy Club, 190-2025 Corydon, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 0N5
Tickets are only $20 Please message us for tickets.

Comedy for K9 starring Michael Kosta!     We are supporting our rescue, K9 Advocates Manitoba, a nonprofit organization devoted to assisting rural First Nation communities with the on going problem of canine over population.

February 18 at 4:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Yoga Public, 280 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1E5
$60 per person  Tickets   

Join Monica Angelatos and Lesley Brown for three hours of Thai Yoga Massage and therapeutic Acro Yoga. Cultivate connection, compassion and letting go as you learn to give and receive this lazy yogis practice. 

Thai Massage is a soothing practice, done fully clothed on a comfortable mat on the floor to help maintain normal range of motion and flexibility in the body. You will be guided in moving your partner through a series of yoga-like postures and Thai techniques. Both partners will have the opportunity to give and receive the sequence. The therapeutic flying of Acro Yoga uses the principles of Thai Massage along with gravity to further release and decompress the body. 

No prior experience with massage, yoga or Acro Yoga is required. Bring a partner with whom you feel comfortable being in close contact.

February 18 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM
Alpine Bowling Lanes, 20 Alpine Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 0Y5
Tickets $17.00 - e transfer and e mail with how many tickets you need and your address. We'll send you tickets or hold them at the door.

Come to Manitoba Pug Rescue's Annual Bingo Bowl Event!
Bring your friends and family to this fun night out and help support a great cause as well!
Individuals and Teams Welcome! Silent Auction, 50/50 Draw, Food & Pop!

February 18 – February 21
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
Fee: $17 per piece

Dave's Art Documentation Special
Drop off art: February 18 between 12-5 pm   Bring art, USB stick, and the cash or cheque in a ziplock bag or envelop with your name on it for receipt. 
Pick up art: February 21, 12-6 pm 

Festival du Voyageur Events

The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9

February 18 at 7 PM - 11 PM
FREE ADMISSION!  Everyone is welcome to attend!
Fierté d’hiver, presented by Festival du Voyageur and ROOM SERVICE Winnipeg, 
is a Winter Pride Celebration for Winnipeg’s LGBTTQ community!

Two-Spirited People of Manitoba will start the celebration with a traditional drum song and welcoming invocation, followed by a performance by Rylee Sandberg, a 7-year-old Anishinabe, Cree and Metis hoop dancer.

ROOM SERVICE Winnipeg has lined up a night of entertainment featuring Local DJ’s, a drag show performance by Lita Takeela! ROOM SERVICE has also teamed up with Alpha Records. Performing artists: Jerm the Worm, Fresh Fries and Farrison Hord.
February 19 at 4:30 PM - 9 PM

Rendez-vous on Ice (at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers)
Discothèque sur Glace - Discothèque on Ice
An event presented by Festival du Voyageur and Alliance Française du Manitoba! 

Up and coming artists in the local pop and electronica scenes are being brought together by Alliance Française du Manitoba to share their love of French music, from Gainsbourg to Daft Punk. And with one goal: to make you dance on the ice! Line-up:
À La Mode
DJ Kasm (Balanced Records)
DJ Beekeeni Official
Monsieur Iceberg aka Damien Ferland
DJ Cédric Le Fantastik
February 19 at 7 PM - 12 AM
Voyageur Park, Université de Saint-Boniface Portage Tent
233, boul. Provencher Blvd, Wpg, MB R2H 0G4

Soirée Célibataire / Singles Night, presented by Diamond Gallery
"A canoe for two!"
Join us for a fun, romantic evening hosted by Françoise Therrien Virgnon and DJ Co-Op. 
There will be games and competitions for the love birds and those searching for love! 
February 25 at 7:30 PM / Show: 8 pm - 11 PM
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 boulevard Provencher, Wpg, MB R2H 0G7
$40 (plus GST and service fee)   Rushed seating   
Tickets on our website, the Voyageur Boutique (233 Provencher Blvd) or online   

Martin Sexton’s voice comes in a hundred impossible shades. His songs are sweet and spirited and soulful. His repertoire is like a cross-country tour of the American musical vernacular. – Boston Globe.
The activity and touring behind his records laid the foundation for the career he enjoys today headlining everywhere from The Fillmore in San Francisco to Carnegie Hall… and now, Festival du Voyageur!

Justin Lacroix, along with Joël Perreault, Joel Couture and Ivan Burke, delivers folk-rock with a touch of the blues, and is known for catchy melodies and colourful lyrics.

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

February 19 at 8 PM - 10 PM

Nu Sound Series 2017: Keith Price · Hosted by Jazz Winnipeg

Nu Sounds is about bold ideas and daring creative pursuits. The results have always been incredible and have delighted, engaged, and challenged. The ensemble will put their own spin on songs by artists like The Alabama Shakes, Wilco, The Weakerthans, and Sufjan Stevens, while creating a lyrical story arc that accompanies the incredible musicianship. It’s Keith Price like you’ve never seen him.
February 26 at 6 PM - 11 PM

The I.O.U. Video Festival is an event created for emerging filmmakers, by emerging filmmakers. The purpose of the festival is to have a place to screen the work of young filmmakers from the province of Manitoba and offer a community setting for networking.