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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, darrin.desmedt@blood.ca or 204-789-1074 or online 
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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 TheMuslimGuy.com. He is also a commentator for the Radio show Tell Me More and a contributing writer for CNN.com. Copies of Iftikhar’s book, SCAPEGOATS: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies & Threatens Our Freedoms, can be signed by him.

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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
Sorry but no wheelchair access.  Max 10 participants.
Email Glenna gemartwinnipeg@gmail.com to register 
Visit gemARtwinnipeg.com 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. 
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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. 

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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 

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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.

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

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.

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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.
Tickets 
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.
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May 1 – May 12
Tickets 

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.

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

THE ANNUAL SIGNATURE SPRING LUNCHEON of
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.

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

Rainbow Harmony Project Spring Concert 2017: Prairie Lullaby

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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

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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. 
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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. 
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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. 
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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.

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