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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.

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