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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.

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