April 21, 2017

McNally Robinson: May Events l Seven Oaks’ Runway 204 l Physio Fit Run l SPK Iskry l Speaking Volumes l Teach Yin Yoga l Hoop Play l 55+ Housing & Active Lifestyles Expo l Winnipeg Night Market l Keycon 34 l Grief Seminar l Breaking Through l Clara Hughes

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

May 2, 7:00 pm
Alison Calder  Launch of Connectomics.
May 3, 7:00 pm
Larissa Wodtke  
Winnipeg launch of Triptych: Three Studies of Manic Street Preachers’ The Holy Bible.
May 4, 7:00 pm
Marilyn Potter  Winnipeg launch of Leave-Taking.
May 4, 7:30 pm
Hope Nicholson  Launch of The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History.
Nicholson is the owner and founder of Bedside Press, specializing in archival and anthology comics collections, and is a frequent speaker on women in fandom, comic book history, and publishing at conventions and other events.
May 5, 7:00 pm
Fort Richmond Collegiate  Launch of The Scribbler.
For more information and a preview please visit our website
May 5, 7:30 pm
Ron Romanowski  Launch of Butterflies of the North Woods.
Saturday May 6, 7:00 pm
Northern Writers Group  Multiple Book Launches.
Nora’s Memoir, a book of poetry, written by award-winning poet, Corrine Clyne
Call it Even, a children’s book written by Dana L. Coates, illustrated by Ann-Margaret Osborne, and translated into Cree by Mary Margaret Osborne
Pisiskowak, a Cree language resource for young children by Ann-Margaret Osborne
First Nations Christian Writers Vol. 2 is an anthology edited by Dorene Meyer containing writings by: Bill Jackson, Parry Stelter, Sarah Beardy, Naomi Peters, Thom McDonald, Lavern Spence, Deborah Ironstand, Grace Ross, Joshua Heath, Brenda Fontaine, James Peters, Sylvia Joan Richard, Sue Carlisle, Sylvia McKenzie Polson, and Terri Lamarche.
May 6, 7:30 pm 
Darlene Wall 
Launch of Yellow Guiding Light, the latest book in the God’s Colouring Book Series.
May 7, 9:30 am in Prairie Ink Restaurant
A Wonderland Story Time Tea Party
Tickets are $23.50 (plus tax & tip) per person in advance in person or call 204-975-2659
Help yourself to a scone and some delicious finger sandwiches, and even get your picture taken with the Mad Hatter himself! Enjoy crafts and colouring sheets. Costumes are always welcome, but not mandatory. 
May 7, 2:00 pm
Edgar Danny Desjarlais  Launch of I Don’t Like Bugs/J’aime paa lii biinbiits featuring translator William Sanderson.
May 8, 7:00 pm
Cory Doctorow  Discussing & Signing Walkaway.
May 9, 7:00 pm
Glenlawn Collegiate  Launch of their literary arts magazine Ignite
Join the writers and artists of Glenlawn Collegiate as we explore life’s longings.
May 9, 7:30 pm
Gina Sorell  Winnipeg launch of Mothers and Other Strangers: A Novel.
May 10, 7:00 pm
Molly Peacock  Discussing and signing her new collection The Analyst.
May 10, 7:30 pm
Meredith Egan  Launch of Just Living: A Novel, hosted by Wilma Derksen.
May 11, 7:00 pm
Byron Rempel  Launch of The Bodice Ripper.
May 11, 7:30 pm
Saskatoon based author Beth Goobie and author-illustrator Marianne Dubuc. 
Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival.
May 12, 7:00 pm 
Jane Christmas  A presentation from the best-selling travel writer and a book signing.
May 14 in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Mother’s Day Brunch
Prairie Ink is serving an all-day Mother’s Day Special Brunch menu. 
Guests can also enjoy the full Prairie Ink regular menu.
May 15, 7:30 pm
Scott Henderson  Launch of The Chronicles of Era: Whispers of Redemption (Book 2). 
May 16, 7:00 pm
Vincent Massey Collegiate  Launch of their literary arts magazine Strive, a collection of original student work based on the theme Dreamscapes.
May 16, 7:30 pm
Fen Osler Hampson Speaking & Signing Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online. Hampson is the director of CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program and professor at Carleton University. He is the co-author of Brave New Canada: Meeting the Challenge of a Changing World with Derek H. Burney.
May 17, 7:00 pm 
Barbara Gowdy  In conversation and signing Little Sister
Gowdy is the author of seven books, including The White Bone, a Member of the Order of Canada and a Guggenheim Fellow. Visit her website at
May 18, 7:00 pm
Jo Nesbø  In conversation with Terry MacLeod and signing The Thirst.
May 20, 7:00 pm
Stan Michalak & Chris Rutkowski  Launch of When They Appeared - Falcon Lake 1967: The inside story of a close encounter.
May 23, 7:00 pm
Gord Mackintosh  Launch of Stories Best Left Untold: Tales from a Manitoba legislator.
May 23, 7:30 pm
Emma Knight  
Speaking & Signing The Greenhouse Cookbook: Plant-Based Eating and DIY Juicing.
May 24, 7:00 pm
Alexander Finbow & Nyco Rudolph  Winnipeg launch of When Big Bears Invade.
May 25, 7:00 pm 
Craig Terlson  Launch of Fall In One Day.
May 25, 7:30 pm
Lloyd Kahn  Speaking & Signing Small Homes: The Right Size.
May 26, 7:00 pm
Launch of Canada 150, Eh? Stories by Our New English Language Arts Teachers
May 30, 2:00 pm in the Community Classroom. 
Host Christine Ward of Ixtapa Travel will discuss two distinct tours: The Best of Britain & Ireland tour covers a 15-day journey in September 2017 that takes in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland; also a Biblical Israel tour in October 2018. 
RSVP, 204-885-7261 or 204-806-6335 by May 26 to attend.
May 30, 7:00 pm
Angela Lopes  Launch of Bridge Retakes.
May 30, 7:00 pm 
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club
The choice for May 2017 is Karan Mahajan’s The Association of Small Bombs, an expansive and deeply humane novel about the effects of terrorism on victims and perpetrators. 
Contact John by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
May 31, 7:00 pm
Bob Haverluck  Launch of When God Was Flesh and Wild: Stories in Defense of the Earth.

May 12, Doors open at 7 PM - 1 AM
Manitoba Hydro, 360 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets         Enter via the Graham Avenue doors 

Join Seven Oaks General Hospital for Runway 204 in The Gallery as we bring you local iconic style and artistry. An elegant melange of fashion, art, music, and philanthropy, it will connect you with the mental health services we provide, and financially help patients in the Mental Health Unit.

All ages. Alcohol can be purchased. The after-party is an 18+ event. ID required.
No flip flops, ball caps, sweats etc. Dress for the after party is "dress to impress"
Limited seating available on a 1st come, 1st serve basis.
Take as many photos as you want and post to all your socials using #runway204

*Fashion shows featuring models who are doctors, nurses & hospital staff 
*Exclusive designers' showcase featuring Panache models
*Curated by designers: 
Lennard Taylor Design Inc, Dediger, Aldo Formal Wear & M2Mr & Illformal
*S/S 17 looks and trends from: Loka, Boutique Anya, emk clothing, Style Bar, Oak + Oar
*Craft Beer Lounge featuring Little Brown Jug Brewing Company
*Pop-Ups featuring exclusive Runway 204 looks + other local shops
*Featured musical guest Garrett Neiles (Garrett & Nazeem)
*Special Performance by Broms The Poet
*Exclusive after-party in Rudy's Eat and Drink following the shows

May 13 at 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P2N5

The 27th Annual Physio Fit Run. Come and join us as we support Manitoba Riding for the Disabled (MRDA) in a fun-packed, family-friendly race for all ages and skill levels. 

May 13, Cocktails - 5:00 pm / Dinner - 6:00 pm 
Dance will follow after dinner. 

The Fort Garry Hotel Spa & Conference Centre
222 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0R3

Ticket: $75   Contact ANY Iskry Member for your tickets.
Table reservations will be available.   Formal Attire

The Polish Dance Ensemble SPK Iskry is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. You are invited to our banquet to celebrate this rare feat. The banquet will be including a dinner and dance with DJ KOLT kicking off the zabawa. 
SPK Iskry is looking forward to celebrating with you!

May 13   Cocktails - 6 pm, dinner - 7 pm and readings at 8 pm
Fort Gibraltar, 866 St Joseph Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Ticket:  $75 - Tax-deductible receipt for portion of ticket price.  
Through McNally Robinson Booksellers, and from Prairie Fire Press, 423-100 Arthur Street
For more information call 204.943.9066, or email

Prairie Fire Magazine presents our annual Speaking Volumes fundraiser! 
Support our Practicum in Publishing, Leadership & Communication.
Hatchet throwing, rainbow & silent auctions
Readings by Martha Brooks and Katherena Vermette

3 weekends: 8 am - 4 pm, May 13-14, May 27-28, and June 10-11
Yoga Public, 280 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1E5  
Cost: $1130 / Deposit: $300
Must complete 40 contact hours and 20 distance hours to earn YYTT Certification.

The Science of Yin Yoga 2017 - Learn to teach Yin Yoga 
Stress is a major factor on our health. It leads to fatigue, ailments, and disease. 
Yin Yoga is a therapeutic practice that has transformative effects on the body and mind. The gentle stimulation of the connective tissue encourages health and flexibility of the joints, and naturally draws the mind inward into a relaxed state. This training is for teachers and practitioners with at least two years experience. Prior experience in Yin Yoga is not required. Yin teachers will gain the skills to teach classes with special focus on target areas. 

May 13 – May 14
Winnipeg, Manitoba
To Register: email, call 306-281-0127 or online
Hoop Play Instructor Certification (Winnipeg) is an independent, Canadian, hula-hoop fitness and modern hoopdance instructor training program. Certification is recognized by most provincial fitness units, and nationally by Canadian Fitness Education Service (CFES). 

Hoop Play is a safe, simple, low-impact and high-intensity functional fitness program. 
Level One Hoop Play (Day One) prepares participants to teach adult hoopdance, hula-hoop fitness & tricks in a safe and effective way, to average fitness class attendees. 
Level Two Hoop Play (Day Two) includes an advanced skills immersion, building another 12 lesson plans and including chest hooping, and a variety of off-body hoop moves. 

May 17 at 10 AM - 6 PM
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Winnipeg, 1808 Wellington Ave, Wpg, MB R3H 0G3
For more information 204-956-6440 or visit

10th Annual 55+ Housing & Active Lifestyles Expo 
Hosted by A & O Support Services for Older Adults 
• Introducing a brand new fashion show! 
• Featuring 100+ exhibitors 
• Guest speakers discussing housing and support services for older adults 
• Promoting exhibitors in housing facilities, senior care facilities, housing support services, financial services, realtors, home safety and security, moving and storage, and more! 

May 19 at 5 PM - 12 AM
Red River Exhibition, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E8

Winnipeg Night Market 
Indie Exchange International is committed to bringing a cultural experience to families focusing on ethnically diverse foods, handmade work, local businesses, music and entertainment in a fun-filled celebration. This an opportunity for individuals to shop local and help support their community as well as being supported by their community. Sponsors/Vendors please apply

May 19 – May 21
Radisson Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Thom Allison is appearing as Media Guest of Honour at KEYCON 34!
Keycon is Manitoba’s premier Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Convention. It focuses on science fiction, fantasy and related literary genres in any form. It includes, but is not limited to, writing, visual arts, television and film. It is traditionally held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on the Victoria Day long weekend.
Featuring guests of honour:
Kelley Armstrong, author
Kitty Cat Collective, artists
Laurie E. Smith, Fan Choice Winner for 2017

May 23 at 12 PM - 1 PM
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Wpg, MB R3K 1W3
Free and are open to the general public

Grief Seminar - Moving On Isn't Forgetting
Palliative Manitoba offers monthly grief seminars hosted by Chapel Lawn Funeral Home and Cropo Funeral Chapel. Palliative Manitoba recruits experts in the field to speak on relevant topics associated with grief. Staff and experienced bereavement volunteers are available at all grief seminars to provide supplementary support.

May 23 - 27 8 pm / May 24 1 pm / May 28 2 pm
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, University of Winnipeg, 400 Colony Street, Winnipeg
$20 adult / $15 student & senior - to book ticket, visit or call 204-586-2236.

After two years of research and input from almost 400 community members with different perspectives on mental health, Sarasvàti Productions is excited to present the world premiere of Breaking Through, by Hope McIntyre and Cairn Moor.
We all live in mortal fear of losing our minds.
The play follows the stories of five Winnipeggers living with different mental health issues, and puts the spotlight on mental health like never before.

May 24
Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C3
Call (204) 786-0987   

Margaret's Choir is joining with the Winnipeg Youth Chorus, hosted by
The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, 100-4 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Clara Hughes is someone well known and much beloved, initially in sports as Canada's most decorated Olympian in both winter and summer games, but now she is championing the cause of mental illness by candidly sharing her own struggles.
Please join with us in increasing awareness of this enormous health challenge.

April 16, 2017

Wishing you a Happy Easter!!

The Promise of Easter.... 

May joy fill your day
Hope light your path
And the many
blessings of Easter
warm your heart....

Wishing you a Happy Easter!!
Thank you for visiting!

April 14, 2017

Collective Voices l Self-Care l Hungarian Day l Celebrate Life l Steve Bell & Don Amero l Paint Parti l Fun Night l Energy Justice l Social l Nurses l Gala l Amonkhet l Embargo l Laurie Baker l Comics Panels l Moms & Mimosas l Hike for Hospice l Sundancing l Manitoba, mon amour l Ladies Night l Two Gentlemen With Coronas l Books I Have Known l GPT Vegas l Barry Hilton l Zoom in

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

Collective Voices
Opening Reception: April 20, 7-10 pm
Additional Hours April 21 to May 2, 6 pm: Tuesday to Friday, 12-6 pm; Saturdays: 12-5 pm

Artists: Roberta Laliberté, Elena El, Dave Marshall, Glenna Evans Mulvihill
An eclectic group of Manitoba artists have come together to share their voices to create a compelling story, sharing works of art showcasing varied mediums and styles. Each artist’s voice is unique and very personal to each one, giving birth to works of art that spin tales to encapsulate the viewers.
April 27,   9-3:30 (workers in healthcare, justice, social, community supports, non-profit) 
April 28,   9-3:30 (educators)
April 29, 10-3:30 ANYONE

Cost $110 all materials included, beautiful art made by you to take home!
Questions? Contact Glenna or Adina

Beyond The Bubble Bath - The Art Of Self-Care
Hosted by GEM Art Studio Winnipeg
A 1 Day Workshop with Glenna Evans Mulvihill of 
& Adina Lakser of 

Experienced educator and professional artist Glenna Evans Mulvihill (B.Ed.) and life coach, writer and researcher Adina Lakser have combined their passions, experience and expertise to create an enjoyable workshop addressing the ebb and flow of our emotional selves. 

They provide insight to emotions while guiding through introspective activities, addressing the stress of people involved in the Caring Professions, and learning about risk-taking. 
No special art experience required. Wear comfortable clothing.

April 22 at 3 PM - 11 PM
Hungarian Canadian Cultural Society of MB, 443 Selkirk Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M4

Community Open Door Event  -  Everyone is invited!
4:00 PM Kids dance demonstration – workshop to follow
5:00 PM Chimney cake making demonstration 
6:30 PM Traditional Egg painting
8:00 PM Adult dance group demonstration – workshop to follow
9:00 PM Short Films

We would like to give you a warm welcome to our community. This showcase of what we have to offer will include dance demonstrations and workshops, traditional baking, Hungarian card games, movies, drinks and interactive displays. They are demonstrations of what we offer year-round to members within our community.
We have extraordinary cuisine, music, art, and dance that comprise the heart of Hungarian life that is alive within our community. 

April 27 at 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4
For more info, contact Leila Dance, Fundraising Coordinator at 204-889-8525 ext. 221

Celebrate Life Fundraising Breakfast · Hosted by Palliative Manitoba
Guest speaker is Charlie Spiring, of the Spiring-Degelman Wealth Management Group at National Bank Financial. He is a successful entrepreneur across Canada through his wealth management initiatives. He also believes in sharing through his philanthropic endeavours. Unfortunately cancer has touched Charlie’s family. With the help of Palliative Manitoba, they believe the support they received for their family can be shared with others.

April 27 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Elim Chapel, 546 Portage Ave, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0G3

Spring Concert with Steve Bell and Don Amero
hosted by North End Family Centre
Steve Bell and Don Amero sharing the stage and performing together!
There will be a silent auction with some great prizes!

All funds raised will help us continue to provide a safe community space and offer programs that making lasting change in the lives of local families. 

April 27 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Hooters Winnipeg, 1501 St. Matthews Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 3L3

Dripping Tree Paint Parti · Hosted by PartiLife
Please join us for an evening of laughing and creativity.
Everyone leaves with their very own 16″×20″ painting!
All supplies & instruction provided. Many colour options available!
Event is open to the public. All ages welcome. Artist: Toni Dent

April 28 at 5 AM - 8 PM
Kid City, 550 Archibald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 0X4
Pre-registration $18 +gst (Wednesday before event) / Regular registration $23 +gst
801 Century Street (204) 772-9226 and 550 Archibald Street (204) 772-9000

Friday Fun Night - April
* Supervision * Dinner * Craft *
Join us for this monthly event!

April 28 – April 30
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Energy Justice Leadership & Organizer School - Part 1 
Day 1 - Welcome, Dinner, Agenda, Stories, Informal Gathering.
Day 2 and 3 - All Day Training

Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition (MEJC) is launching a leadership training program for people interested in learning more about community-organizing for climate justice.
It’s perfect training for someone interested in becoming more involved in the campaign against pipelines or who wants to build solutions to climate change in their communities. Priority will go to people committed to working with MEJC. Training Team:
- Anna McClean from Organize BC
- Joseph Wasylycia-Leis from MEJC, Leadnow, Solidarity WPG
- Alex Paterson from MEJC

April 29 at 8 PM - 1 AM
Royal Canadian Legion, St. James Branch #41755 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0E6
Tickets are $20 per person

Join us to dance the night away at our 6th annual fundraising social!
Besides great music, the evening will include a full late supper, a silent auction, 
a 50/50 draw, door prizes, and more!

April 29 at 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Winnipeg, 1808 Wellington Ave, Wpg, MB R3H 0G3

Manitoba Primary Care Nurses Association MPCNA 4th Annual Education Day
Immunizations, Transhealth, diabetes update, and more. Food and refreshments provided. 

April 30 at 6 PM - 10 PM
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald St, Wpg, MB R3C 5S4
Tickets: $55.00   Email: if you have any questions.

Charity Gala · Hosted by Tourette Winnipeg
Join us for an evening of entertainment, food, wine, and good company. 
The evening will feature a Cocktail & Hors d'Oeuvres Hour, Silent Auction, followed by The Sisters of the Holy Rock (based on the movie Sister Act with Whoopi Goldberg). 

La Lupa di Roma, a Non-Profit Women's Charity & Scholarship Fund, has graciously chosen Tourette Canada-Winnipeg Chapter as the recipient of the proceeds, to be used towards medical and educational training.

April 30 at 11 AM - 5 PM
A Muse N Games, 1783 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0E8
Entry Fee: $20 / Registration: 11:00 am / First Round: 12:00 pm

GPT Montreal Standard Prizing: Three packs of Amonkhet per player will be entered into the prize pool. Prizing will be distributed after swiss rounds, before the cut.
First place after the cut will also receive a GPT Farewell Tour 2017 playmate.

May 3, 5 and 6 at 8 pm in the Gendis Studio at Prairie Theatre Exchange 
NO SHOW May 4th
Prairie Theatre Exchange, 3rd Floor, Portage Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H6
$10 at the door, cash only

One Trunk Theatre launches Embargo, a workshop performance by MayWorks Winnipeg, created by Claire Therese with Arne MacPherson, Gwendolyn Collins, Andraea Sartison and Delf Gravert (Don Jenver). 

Embargo is a highly physical performance inspired by the underground punk-rock music scene in Cuba, set within our own political landscape. Follow the journey of two sisters as they are pulled apart while attempting to move beyond their reality. We invite feedback from the audience as we continue to develop this piece.

Millennium Library, second floor, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P5

May 5 at 12 PM - 1 PM

Directed by Vineet Radhakrishnan , 2016, India, 57 minutes, English 

Renowned as a pioneer of cost-effective design, and for his novel brickwork, Laurie Baker’s humanitarian architecture refused to be boring. Baker tells his story, while giving detailed tours of built works. He attributes his holistic ethos to an unusual set of life experiences: an encounter with Mahatma Gandhi; caring for lepers during the war; and time spent building hospitals in remote Himalayan villages. He advised governments on housing policy, and founded COSTFORD, the Centre of Science and Technology for Rural Development. In 1992 he was awarded the Roll of Honour by the United Nations. 
May 6: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm / May 7: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The 2nd annual Prairie Comics Festival features local creators showcasing independent comics and panels on the art, history, and literature of comic book creation!

Guests include publishers: Chigraphic, Bedside Press, Highwater Press, At Bay Press
Comic Creators: Scott Henderson, Autumn Crossman Serb, Nicolette Nuytten, 
Scott Ford, Chadwick Ginther, Ryan Harby, Hely Schumann, Courtney Loberg, 
Jamie Isfeld, TiBert, Alice RL, Donovan Yaciuk, Robert Pasternak, GMB Chomichuk,
Skylar Thomas, Lexi Watson, Mark Allard-Will, Elain Genser, Kathleen Bergen
Gabrielle Ng, Karen Gillmore, Asher Klassen. Panels:
Saturday:  11:00 - 11:45 Race & Indigenity in Comics
                12:30 - 1:15 Comics Academia
                  2:00 - 3:00 Comic Layouts
                  3:30 - 4:15 Sexuality in Comics

Sunday: 1:15 - 2:00 Comics ARE for kids
             2:30 - 3:15 Comic Publishing
             4:00 - 4:45 Comic Colourists

May 6 at 10 AM - 4 PM 
Canad Inns Club Regent, 1415 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3B2

Moms And Mimosas · Hosted by Treasured Gifts N Things
Come celebrate Moms Day with us!
Welcome Bags to First 50 Moms!
Over 85 Unique Small Businesses!
Craft, Trade. Wellness Show and Event
Unique Crafts - Everyday Favourites - Wellness Services 
Sports & Collector Cards - Specialty Baking & Treats +MORE!
Silent Auction with proceeds to Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation

May 6, Registration Starts: 10:00 a.m. / Hike: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Shaw Park, 1 Portage Avenue East, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3N3
Tickets  For information: Leila Dance, Fundraising Coordinator at 204-889-8525 ext. 221

Hike for Hospice, by Palliative Manitoba, at the Winnipeg Goldeyes Open House, including first day of training camp, Ballpark Behind the Scenes Tours, fun and family entertainment! The Hike will be a scenic walk down Waterfront Drive, approximately 4 Km
Hot Dogs, chips and refreshments will be served following the Hike.

May 6 at 12 PM - 1 PM
Two Suns Prayer Sundance Lodge, 715 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

For those interested in sundancing with the Two Suns Prayer Lodge (chief sundance leader, Wilfred Buck). You would make your pledges by offering your tobacco, clothes and state your reason to sundance. It will be held in Nelson House, MB at the Family & Community Wellness Centre, Inc.

May 6 at 8 PM - 11 PM
Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C3
Tickets $25 to $55  (including taxes)
VIP tickets (post-concert reception with the artists) for $78 or $98.   

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is pleased to partner with Le 100 NONS, on its 50th anniversary, to present Manitoba, mon amour, a special concert celebrating Franco-Manitoban music and culture. Franco-Manitoban stars will take the stage with the full WSO. The line-up includes a cross-section of French chanson in Manitoba:
Alpha Toshineza, Ariane Jean, David Grenon, Faouzia, Jocelyne Baribeau,
Justin Lacroix, Kelly Bado, Nadia Gaudet & Jason Burnstick, Raine Hamilton, Rayannah

Each artist will present two of their works, one solo and one with the WSO, under the direction of WSO Resident Conductor Julian Pellicano.

May 6, Doors - 8 pm / Meet and greet - 9 pm / Show - 9:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Lipstixx, 1105 Arlington St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 3L1 
Tickets GST and fees Included / Early Bird Online Tickets - $20
VIP Online Advance - $33 - Front row seating, No line up, check in by 9  

Winnipeg Ladies Night - Spring Bling, hosted by Playboyz Events and Canadian Playboyz, Canada’s premier and most popular Revue. A fast paced show.
Energetic, Exciting and Satisfaction Guaranteed!

May 7, 6 pm doors / 7 pm show
PEG Beer Co., 125 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0M1

Bravura Theatre presents the last show in our 2016/2017 Shakespeare in the Pub series
Two Gentlemen With Coronas!
A night of beer, belly laughs and the Bard. 
Script edited by Dora Carroll & Ian Bastin

May 7, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Gates on Roblin, 6945 Roblin Boulevard
$70 ($25 income tax receipt) Gift Shop (204-947-0110) in the lobby of Millennium Library, 
or Visa & MasterCard accepted. Tables of 8 or 10 may be reserved.

Books I Have Known And Loved 
Master of Ceremonies: 
Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, Winnipeg Free Press Books Editor and Columnist, with
Terry MacLeod, retired CBC radio host, producer and journalist, and
Anita Daher, award-winning author of middle grade and teen novels, actor, improv artist
Brunch • Rainbow Auction
Friends Fundraiser in support of Winnipeg Public Library projects

May 7 at 11 AM - 5 PM
A Muse N Games, 1783 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0E8
Entry Fee: $20 / Registration: 11:00 am / First Round: 12:00 pm

GPT Vegas Legacy - One pack of Modern Masters 2017 per player will be entered into the prize pool. Players may opt to substitute and receive Eternal Masters or three packs of Aether Revolt instead. Prizing will be distributed after swiss rounds, before the cut.
First place after the cut will also receive a GPT Farewell Tour 2017 playmat.

May 7 at 4 PM - 6 PM
Sturgeon Heights Community Centre, 210 Rita St, Wpg, MB R3J 2Y2

Barry Hilton with his new show Evolver, hosted by Suid Afrikaanse Kunstenaars 
Thirty years of touring, six children, two ex-wives, a new wife, six dvd's, two movies, Vegas, Cleese, Connely, Monkhouse, and a Lifetime Achiever statue on his mantel piece. 
If Barry isn't the quintessential South African comedy giant, no one is.

Forged in the comedy circuit from London to Hong Kong, this  comedy icon works the room with infectious ease. His deft timing and mind leave any crowd thrilled.

May 9 – May 11
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Zoom in on Girls is a series of regional gatherings for Girls Action Foundations’ National Network members, organizations and individuals who work with girls and young women. 
The Zoom events aim to support and strengthen action strategies, networking, and the exchange of skills and resources on a regional level. 

April 7, 2017

Marrow Donating l Islamophobia l Communication l Plant Giveaway l Amonkhet l Earth Day l Cre8ery l Tour Africa l Futurama l Radical Reels l I Heart UofW l Public Good l Lunch & Susan Thompson l Spring Concert l Wine & Words l Girl Guides l Countryfest l 55+ Expo l Architecture+Design Film Festival

Manitoba Islamic Association, 2445 Waverley, Winnipeg, Manitoba

April 14

Marrow information and Registration - The MIA and Canadian Blood Services are teaming up at the Waverley Grand Mosque after Friday prayers. Contact Canadian Blood Services representative, Darrin Desmedt, or 204-789-1074 or online 
May 5 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Islamophobia:Understanding Anti Muslim sentiment
A discussion that will explore the topic, with particular focus on North America. 
Arsalan Iftikhar is an American human rights lawyer, global media commentator and the founder of He is also a commentator for the Radio show Tell Me More and a contributing writer for Copies of Iftikhar’s book, SCAPEGOATS: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies & Threatens Our Freedoms, can be signed by him.

April 23 at 9 AM - 4 PM
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets $200 until April 16. After April 16 - $230  

Animal Communication Module 1 - Manual and certificate included
Learn to access your animal's consciousness to discern how she is feeling, how she feels about you and her home. and why she has chosen to live with you. Learn how to ask your animal companion questions and receive answers through various practices of meditation. 
J. Morgan Saifer will conduct individual healings on students to remove blockages. 

April 20, 10-12 in the morning, and 1-3 in the afternoon
Room 100 Buller Building, University of Manitoba, 66 Chancellor's Circle, Wpg, MB R3T 2N2
Donations towards the greenhouse are very welcome and appreciated. 

The Department of Biological Sciences  will host another Garden Plant Giveaway / Donation Event. We are offering seedlings of flowering plants, herbs and vegetables. We would like everyone to get a plant, so it will be restricted to 2 plants per visitor.

New this year will be a little seed package of selected native perennial wildflowers (great for pollinators!) and a large selection of heritage bean seeds. We recommend that you bring something to carry your little plants home in to protect them;, keep your plants indoors until end of May, and then introduce them to the outside very slowly.

April 22 – April 23
GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff, 726 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2C2
Preregister before April 21 ($35.00) or pay at the door ($40.00)

Amonkhet Prerelease Weekend - The desert oasis of Amonkhet forges warriors. You have trained your entire life for a chance to face the Trials of the Five Gods. Using your strength, speed, and cunning, overcome deadly challenges and rise above the competition to claim an honoured place in the afterlife! Join GameKnight to celebrate our introduction to a new plane ruled by the omnipotent evil of Magic the Gathering’s past, Nicol Bolas. Throughout the weekend we will be running sealed deck events.  

April 23 | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
FortWhyte Alive 
Free admission

Celebrate Earth Day with a full day of fun! There will be lots of live entertainment, environmental workshops and outdoor activities. This is your chance to learn more about sustainability, take part in green games and explore the FortWhyte Farms.

Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
Sorry but no wheelchair access.  Max 10 participants.
Email Glenna to register 
Visit for more details & other workshops. 

April 23 at 11 AM - 4 PM
$75 (not including supplies) OR $95 (all supplies included)
URBAN~Scapes Workshop
Based on GEM's paintings in Collective Voices: UNraveled in the main gallery! 
Instruction & work with arylic mixed media to create your own URBAN-Scape! 
No experience needed. 
April 24 
$55 each (or $95 when taking both)
Professional Development for Educators K-9
Hosted by GEM Art Studio Winnipeg. Art journal required. All other materials supplied.

9 AM - 11:30 AM
Educator PD Creative Habits: 15 min Art Lessons for Classrooms
Hands-on mini-lessons addressing the elements of art, how to start, and where to go. 
1 PM - 3:30 PM
Educator pd Art Appreciation & Critical Analysis
How to facilitate positive interactive group discussions based on implementing the Feldman Approach, a process which engages art vocabulary to describe, analyze, interpret, judge & reproduce works of art. 

April 25 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Mountain Equipment Co-op, 303 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B4
Register  10% off to attendees on store items, other than the big ticket items.

How to Best Tour Africa · Hosted by Lion Dog African Safari
-When is the best time and for how long
-What are the best places, venues, transportation and guides 
-What about food, safety and costs 
-No sales are conducted 

April 25 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Sam's Place, 159 Henderson Hwy, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1L4

Geekdom House Live! watches Futurama
We're bringing Bender the big"ish" screen at Sam's Place. After watching the episode together as a group we will over-analyze the episode and let it play with our life, faith, and philosophy.

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.

The event and snacks are free. A free-will offering will be taken to cover expenses. 
Sam's Place folks will service all your coffee, espresso, and tea needs. We operate from a Christian worldview, however we welcome differing viewpoints into the conversation.

April 26 at 7 PM - 10 PM
The Gas Station Theatre, 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3

Radical Reels Tour · Hosted by Alpine Club of Canada - Manitoba Section
The best high adrenaline films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival!

The Radical Reels Tour travels with a selection of the hottest action sports films featuring climbing, paddling, biking, BASE jumping, snow sports, and other adrenaline-filled films.
Experience more than half a dozen wild adrenaline-pumping sports as seen through the eyes of some of today’s top athletes.

The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2R6

April 27 at 12 PM - 6 PM
Held at the Axworthy Health & RecPlex, 350 Spence Street.
Join us at the 2017 “I Heart UWinnipeg” celebration to support growing leaders.

COMMUNITY CARNIVAL - 12:00 – 4:00 pm | Ticket Price: $25.00
Enjoy lunch and an afternoon of fun, and we’ll provide the same to a community youth.

WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION - 4:00 – 6:00 pm | Ticket Price: $50.00
Help us honour this year’s recipient of the Dr. Tobasonakwut Kinew Award.
May 1 – May 12

2017 Spring Institute: The University and The Public Good
Speakers: Edward Snowden (webcast); Angela Davis; Murray Sinclair; Vandana Shiva; Winona LaDuke; Sheila Watt-Cloutier; Gary Geddes; Ian Angus; and Rohit Ramchandani.

Speakers will help us consider the purpose and the role of institutions of higher learning in fostering a social climate of rights, reconciliation, and collective conscience, while pursuing research that furthers critical thought, sustainability, and public health.

April 29, 11:15 am - 3:00 pm
The St. Charles Country Club
Tickets $85 - call 204-954-7880 or email
A partial tax receipt will be issued from Friends of the Ralph Connor House.

University Women’s Club of Winnipeg & Friends of the Ralph Conner House 
Guest Speaker: Susan Thompson, B.A., LL.D., O.M.
Mayor of Winnipeg from 1992 - 1998
Women in Politics: Leading the Way

Silent Auction - Raffle - Door Prizes - Cash bar
Guests are welcome!
The St. Charles Country Club provides a lovely meal and ambience—not to mention the gorgeous view. A credit card machine for Visa will be available for the higher priced item winners in the silent auction.
Proceeds for the preservation of the Ralph Connor House, a national historic site.

APR 29, 8 PM 
Knox United United Church, 400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg, MB
Tickets 15.00

Rainbow Harmony Project Spring Concert 2017: Prairie Lullaby

May 27
Manitoba Museum's Planetarium, 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0N2
Early Bird tickets are on sale until April 30 for $30 / after $35 and $40 at the door

Wine & Words is Theatre by the River’s major annual fundraiser, providing funds to cover production and operational expenses. It features the written works of Canadian composers, musicians, playwrights, poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, and storytellers. With the participation of local actors and celebrities, Theatre by the River stages the pieces for a variety show that dramatizes the featured written works. 

Focused on the idea that our planet is vast and humanity is diverse, this spring, 
the event will be themed IT'S A BIG, BIG WORLD

Manitoba Girl Guides Events

May 13, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Train to departs at 10:30 am returns at 2:00 pm)
Prairie Dog Central Railway, Inkster Junction Station, Prairie Dog Trail, Wpg, MB R3G 3N4
$15 per person  Registration deadline: May 1, 2017

All Aboard The Manitoba Girl Guide Express!
We ride the rails with the Prairie Dog Central’s 1900-era wooden enclosed passenger coaches led by a mighty 1950s Diesel Locomotive. While onboard we will learn about the history of the railways from historians and rail safety from a CN Police officer. We will walk the Prime Meridian Trail and learn about the tall grass prairie. At Grosse Isle we will explore the fully restored 1886 Heritage House and School. 
Jun 3 at 4 PM to Jun 4 at 10 AM
Shaw Park, 1 Portage Avenue East, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3N3
Cost: Pre-game BBQ - Game - sleepover $25.00
Pre-game BBQ - Game $23.00
Registration deadline: Friday May 19, 2017
Visit the Manitoba Web site for info and registration info.

Goldeyes Sleepover - Pre-game picnic begins at 4:00 pm in the Picnic area, hamburger or hot dog, potato salad, coleslaw and canned drink. Main stands do not open until 5:00 pm; game to follow. Tents must be self-standing.

June 29 - July 2
Tickets online, by calling 1-800-361-7300, or  at the office, 28 2nd Avenue NE in Dauphin. Ticket prices increase on May 1.

The 28th annual Dauphin’s Countryfest, Canada’s longest running country music festival! On the edge of Riding Mountain National Park, the unique outdoor amphitheatre built into the side of an escarpment provides every patron a perfect view from any seat.

Dauphin’s Countryfest took home the award for Festival or Event of the Year at the 2015 Manitoba Country Music awards, and was a finalist at the prestigious Canadian Tourism Awards in 2013. The festival was awarded the 2012 Philanthropist of the Year Award from the Dauphin & District Community Foundation.

MAY 17, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CDT
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0G3
FREE Register online by May 3 Park and enter through the east-side Barry St. entrance.

55+ Housing & Active Lifestyles Expo by A & O: Support Services for Older Adults

Experience almost 100 exhibitors representing areas including housing facilities, senior care facilities, housing support services, financial services, realtors, home safety and security, moving and storage, and more.
This year’s expo marks two exciting milestones as we celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary and our agency’s 60th year. Come enjoy a brand new fashion show and larger space to accommodate even more exhibitors. We're thrilled to announce Drums Alive & Tai Chi/Yoga with Brenda Michiyo will be presenting a live fitness demonstration!

Architecture+Design Film Festival Winnipeg Events

May 3 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Harry Seidler: Modernist - Accepted as a refugee into the University of Manitoba’s architecture school in 1941, Harry Seidler later studied under prominent Bauhaus exiles. The film tells Seidler’s remarkable story of persistence, while introducing his legacy of elegant work as Australia’s leading modern architect. 
May 3 at 12 PM - 1 PM
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium , 251 Donald Street, Wpg, MB R3C 3P5

Forgotten Estates - Join Professor Andrew Burke (UofW English Department) for a short talk, accompanied by screenings of some short films, by London film-maker Joe Gilbert, on the topic of modernist era housing estates in Britain. 
May 7 at 4 PM - 5:32 PM
Winnipeg Cinemathequ, eMain Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Director: Matt Tyrnauer, 2016, USA, 92 min

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is a story about America’s recent urban past, in which bureaucratic, “top down” approaches to building cities have dramatically clashed with grassroots, “bottom up” approaches. The film brings us back mid-century, on the eve of the battles for the heart and soul of American cities, about to be routed by destructive Urban Renewal and highway projects.

The film details the revolutionary thinking of Jane Jacobs, and the origins of her magisterial 1961 treatise The Death and Life of Great American Cities, in which she undercuts her era’s orthodox model of city planning, exemplified by the massive Urban Renewal projects of New York’s “Master Builder,” Robert Moses.