June 23, 2017

Summer Art Classes l Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Events l McNally Robinson: July Events l FREE Trend House Exhibit l Millennium Library Architectural and Landscape Tour l Folklorama Kick-Off l Lanterns for Peace 2017

Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street 
Parking all around is free, wheelchair access

Summer Art Classes 
Take those art classes you were wanting to try. We have 10 amazing classes to choose from this summer. They are 5 weeks in duration - for ages 15 to adult in the middle of the week so you can still have weekends free. 
To register: or 204-235-1069

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

Canada 150 at The Forks 
July 1 | 10 pm, Festival Park and Stage
Mediterranean Romance
Featuring Tenor Justin Odwak
July 4 | 7:30 pm, Club Regent Event Centre
Symphony in the Park
July 5 | 7 pm, Lyric Theatre, Assiniboine Park
National Youth Orchestra 
Aug 3 | 7:30 pm, Centennial Concert Hall
The Millennium Summer Concerts
Tuesdays at Noon - 1 pm
The Millennium Centre, 389 Main St. 

Enjoy wonderful performances by some of Canada's finest musicians. 
Downtown Concert Series
Thursdays at Noon
Edmonton Street between Graham and Portage Avenue

The WSO is sharing their talents with Winnipeg. 
Don't forget to pick up some treats at the Downtown Farmers' Market! 

McNally Robinson July Events
Phone 204-475-0483  Toll-Free 1-800561-1833

July 5, 7:00 pm
ChiSeries Winnipeg  An evening of speculative writing featuring readings from David Demchuk, Bess Hamilton, and David Alexander Robertson. Hosted by S.M. Beiko.

The Chiaroscuro Reading Series is an award-winning Canadian speculative fiction series taking place in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. 
July 9, 2:00 pm
Jess Skogstad  Winnipeg launch of Enid and Her Two Mums.
July 10, 7:00 pm 
Harry C. Hobbs  Launch of Circle of Roots.
July 13, 7:30 pm
Tyler Shipley  
Winnipeg launch of Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras.
July 24, 7:00 pm
Dawn Anderson MacFarlane  Launch of According to Me.
July 29, 7:00 pm
Nico Sanchez  Launch of Creativity Over Capital: How Professional Real Estate Investors Create Financial Success Using Other People’s Money.

Matt Moskal
Friday July 7, 8:30 pm

The Burton Trio
Saturday July 8, 8:30 pm

The Webster Brothers
Friday July 14, 8:30 pm

Micaylee Rodyniuk and Luc Guenette
Saturday July 15, 8:30 pm

Bert Johnson
Friday July 21, 8:30 pm

Joy Diamond Trio
Saturday July 22, 8:30 pm
Acoustic Jazz/R&B/Pop/Blues

Nadia Douglas
Saturday July 29, 8:30 pm
Jazz/American Standards

July 7 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Winnipeg Architecture, 266 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S8
Free Admission / Kid Friendly

Join us for First Fridays in the Exchange District Business Improvement Zone! 
This free exhibit will open at 7 pm on Friday July 7th, and run to August 3rd. 
Open Monday to Friday, noon to 4:30.

The Trend House exhibition (curated by Alena Rieger with assistance from Gordon Katelnikoff) will showcase archival material on the Canadian Trend Houses including the Winnipeg home designed by Walter Katelnikoff. The houses were designed as part of an initiative by Western Woods to showcase their products in contemporary, newly built, and affordable homes which were open to the public for viewing in 1954. 

July 12 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Winnipeg Public Library, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P5
The tour will be fully accessible for wheelchairs, strollers and those with mobility challenges.

Millennium Library-Architectural and Landscape Tour

Join architect David Kressock (LM Architectural Group) and Monica Giesbrecht (HTFC Planning and Design) for a free tour of the Millennium Library and plaza.The original wing of the library was constructed in 1975-77 based on designs by architects Macdonald Cockburn Mcleod McFeetors and landscape design by Lombard North Group. 
In 2000, there was a major addition and rehabilitation project designed by LM Architectural Group and Patkau Architects, Vancouver. It won a Governor-Generals award. A major redesign of the landscape was undertaken by HTFC Planning and Design. 

July 29 at 4 PM - 10 PM
Memorial Park, 470 York Ave. (at Memorial Blvd.), Winnipeg, Manitoba
FREE event 

The Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Folklorama Kick-Off 
Browse the Bell MTS Marketplace, check out the interactive children's activities, the cultural and sporting demonstrations, and quench your thirst in our NEW wine and beer area. 
Main Stage Line Up:

Drumming workshop with Folklorama Teachings member Drum Café

Performance by Folklorama Talent member Casa do Minho Portuguese Folk Dancers

Performance by Folklorama Talent member Zoloto Ukrainian Dance Ensemble & Company

Taiko drumming workshop with Folklorama Teachings member Phoebe Mann

Performance by Folklorama Talent member Borley & Stearns Trio

Parade of Ambassadors

Oh, Canada performed by Vina from Folklorama Talent member Magdaragat Philippines Inc.

Performance by Folklorama Talent member Aboriginal School Of Dance 

Performance by Folklorama Talent member Magdaragat Philippines Inc.

Capoeira workshop with Folklorama Teachings member Viva Brazil

Performance by Folklorama Talent member Evans Coffie

Performance by Folklorama Talent member Descarga Latina

August 6 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Memorial Park, 470 York Ave. (at Memorial Blvd.)

Lanterns for Peace 2017 
Hosted by Peace Alliance Winnipeg

Peace Alliance Winnipeg, the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba, and Council of Canadians-Winnipeg Chapter commemorate the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima (Aug. 6) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9) with a Lantern Ceremony. 
We believe it is important to keep the memory of those horrible events alive so that current generations understand we must never allow nuclear weapons to be used again.

The ceremony is something the whole family can enjoy. Using art supplies provided by the organizers, you make lanterns and float them in the fountain. These videos will give you a good idea of what to expect: 

We hope you can join us this year.

June 2, 2017

PAL Winnipeg l Women's Health Clinic: AGM & Infant Loss l McNally Robinson: June Events l Citizen Jane: Battle for the City l MONO & Mahogany Frog l Teen Daze & Sam O.B. l SLAM! l Handmade Village l Hour of Devastation l Day Camps: Circus and Cultural l Tour Millennium Library l Outdoor Playgroup

June 13, 6:00 pm
The Blackstone Lounge, Taylor McCaffrey LLP, 11th floor - 400 St. Mary Avenue
Please RSVP your attendance to

Annual General Meeting - PAL Winnipeg, the Performing Arts Lodge of Winnipeg

Winnipeggers love their reputation as a centre for artistic expression and excellence. There is a large creative community that feeds this dynamism: actors, technicians, dancers, writers, musicians, and filmmakers. Yet, the vast majority of those artists won’t have the means by which to afford housing as they age. 

PAL Winnipeg is a not for profit, registered charitable organization dedicated to providing affordable housing and support services for older members in the performing and allied professions. PAL considers these cultural pioneers a priority for PAL residency since the erratic employment and overall low income endemic within the performing arts industry has prevented many from establishing sufficient retirement funds. PAL Winnipeg is working to provide senior members of the performing arts community with a safe and secure home in an affordable and supportive environment.

June 14 at 11:30 AM - 2 PM / Registration is from 11:30 - noon
Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown, 288 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0B8
Tickets  dietary restrictions - indicate them when you purchase your ticket.

Women's Health Clinic - Annual General Meeting & lunch
Keynote Speaker - Jan Currie is currently a Healthcare Consultant and was appointed Chair of the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety in January, 2013. Her previous positions include Chair of WHC's Community Relations Committee, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of the WRHA and Executive Director of Deer Lodge Centre. Jan has received a number of awards including the College of Registered Nurses Lifetime Achievement Award and the Canadian Nurses Association Centennial Award.

For over 35 years the Women's Health Clinic has provided health services, education and advocacy from a feminist perspective. Guided by women-centred analysis and evidence-based care, we ensure that clients have choices available to them and advocate the importance of putting women at the centre when planning and providing care.
June 16, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Birth Centre, 603 St Mary's Rd. Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 2S8
Tickets  FREE

Coping with Pregnancy & Infant Loss
Featured Speaker: Leslie Clark, Spiritual Care Provider, St. Boniface Hospital
Although most pregnancies are problem-free, some end in loss. As service providers, we can be a valuable source of information and support for those experiencing miscarriage and infant loss. Please join us for a frank and compassionate discussion to learn more about:
perinatal loss in Winnipeg
In her own words: stories of loss, what helped, what didn't
support for grieving families

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

June 14, 7:30 pm
An Evening with André Picard  In conversation with Melissa Martin and signing 
Matters of Life and Death: Public Health Issues in Canada.
No journalist has written on public health with more authority or for as many years as André Picard. Melissa Martin, a writer for the Winnipeg Free Press, and the recipient of a 2017 National Newspaper Award.
June 16, 7:00 pm
Thea Wortley  Launch of Max Lastname
June 17, 3:00 pm in the Community Classroom
Doors open at 2:50 pm - all are welcome! 
Donations are welcome and appreciated. 
Free Korean Movie Screening: Beyond the Years, subtitled in English, is a 2007 South Korean drama film. Director Im Kwon-taek's 100th film, based on the short fiction The Wanderer of Seonhak-dong by Lee Cheong-jun.
For inquiries, contact The Korea Times at 204-663-5051 or
June 20, 7:00 pm
Kiera L. Ladner & Myra Tait (Eds.)  Launch of Surviving Canada: Indigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 Years of Betrayal
June 21, 8:00 pm at the Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Grant Avenue
8:00 pm self-guided trails | 9:00 pm reception | Reading at dusk.
Join poet Jennifer Still for an open air reading of her new poetry collection Comma.  
Books will be available for sale by McNally Robinson Booksellers. 
RSVP to by June 16
This event is free, wheelchair/stroller accessible, and open to all. 
June 21, 7:30 pm
Linda M. Carpentier  
Winnipeg launch of Stories of Our Time: Real People, Real Experiences
June 22 
Miles Macdonell Collegiate  Launch of the 2017 Edition of L’étranger, their fourth annual French language literary magazine. Produced with the assistance of authors Simone Chaput and Lise Gaboury-Diallo, artist Robert Freynet and singer songwriter Anne-Marie Williot under the direction of teacher Ingrid Moehlmann. Students will be reading selections.
June 23, 7:30 pm
Marcie R. Rendon  Winnipeg launch of Murder on the Red River co-presented by Opikihiwawin of New Directions.
June 25, 2:00 pm
Bruce Masterman  Speaking & Signing One Last Cast: Reflections of an Outdoor Life
June 27, 7:00 pm
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club
The choice for June 2017 is Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing, that traces the descendants of two sisters across three hundred years in Ghana and America. 
Contact John by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
June 28, 7:00 pm at Landmark Cinemas 8, 1120 Grant Ave #127, Wpg, MB R3M2A6
Tickets are $12 at McNally Robinson Booksellers in person or by calling 204-475-0483. 
Doors open at 6 pm. 
Road of Iniquity Film Screening with Q&A with Mark Ennis (Director) and producers to follow screening. The film was shot in Manitoba, with principal shooting on the Brokenhead First Nation and in Winnipeg. Rating: 14A 

After being released from prison, a young man returns home to rebuild his life but instead gets caught in the middle of a conflict between two First Nation gangsters operating a lucrative drug trade through the US/Canadian border.

Sat, Jun 24 / 7 pm & 9 pm 
Sun, Jun 25 and Jun 28 / 7 pm 
Thur, Jun 29 / 9 pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

Architecture+Film series - Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
2016, USA, 92 min

The story about our global urban future, in which nearly three-fourths of the world’s population will live in cities by the end of this century. It’s also 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 cataclysmically 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 single-handedly undercuts her era’s orthodox model of city planning, exemplified by the massive Urban Renewal projects of New York’s “Master Builder” Robert Moses.
Citizen Jane offers a playbook, courtesy of Jane Jacobs, for organizing communities and speaking the truth to entrenched and seemingly insurmountable powers.

June 25, Doors at 7:00 pm ~ Music at 8:00 pm - 11 PM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
$12 in advance at The Good Will, Music Trader and
NO racism NO sexism NO homophobia NO transphobia NO ableism

Real Love Winnipeg and The Good Will - Social Club are proud to present
MONO and Mahogany Frog 

The Tokyo, Japan based 4 piece Instrumental Rock band MONO was originally formed in 1999. In 2016, the band has finished recording their 9th album.

Mahogany Frog is an instrumental electronic rock band from Winnipeg, comprised of: Graham Epp (guitar/keyboards/trumpet), Jesse Warkentin (guitar/keyboards), Scott Ellenberger (bass/keyboards/trumpet) and Andy Rudolph (drums/electronics). 

The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
NO racism NO sexism NO homophobia NO transphobia NO ableism

June 26, Doors at 8:00pm | Music at 8:30 pm - 11 PM
18+  $10 advance tickets available at

Real Love Winnipeg presents Teen Daze & Sam O.B. with Brady Allard 

Teen Daze (Jamison Isaak) is a British-Columbia based artist and producer. He released his fifth LP Themes For Dying Earth on February 10th.

Sam O.B. fka Obey City has released a pair of sister EPs (Champagne and Merlot Sounds), been featured on BBC Radio, toured the US, Japan, Australia and Europe and has begun work on an ambitious solo LP debut.

Brady Allard is the bearded Brian Wilson, writing, recording and producing all aspects of his well-crafted pop songs.
June 28 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Doors and open mic sign up at 7:00 / Open Mic at 7:30 / SLAM! at 8:00
$5-10 sliding scale donation

SLAM! hits the 2017 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival this summer in a tournament featuring 8 of the city's most engaging poets!
We'll be hosting two fundraisers full of fantastic performances, audience participation, and fun prizes! We'll be inviting people to sign up for our pre-show open mic, so come down to meet the SLAM! troupe, enjoy a drink or two, and spit a poem while you're at it!

July 6 – July 9
Winnipeg Folk Festival - Birds Hill Park, Hwy #59, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3W3

Winnipeg Folk Festival Handmade Village · Hosted by Norwegian Wood
The Winnipeg Folk Festival is one of the longest running folk music festivals in North America, with one of the the largest authentically handmade marketplaces around! Norwegian Wood joins forces for the 9th year in a row with leather artisan Marc Simard. 
Come enjoy the music and prairie sun while you support handmade!

July 8 – July 9
Rockwood Halls, Army, Navy, Airforce Veterans In Canada Hall, 341 Wilton (Off Grant)

Hour of Devastation Prerelease 
Hosted by Galaxy Comics, 200-1109 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 1L4
$30 Early Bird Registration before JUNE 23 - save $5 per event and enter a chance to win a FREE booster box of Hour of Devastation on release (July 14)!

Saturday - 10 AM First Sealed Deck $35.00
-Sealed deck events starting at 10, 12, 2 and 4

Sunday - 11 AM Two Headed Giant Sealed Deck 
$70.00 per team
-Sealed deck events starting at 12, 2 and 4 
$35.00 each
Open Dueling all weekend long while supplies last!

Questions? Call Galaxy Comics @ 204-338-5216 or Fusion Gaming @ 204-453-3121

July 10 – July 14
The Forks, Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9

Summer Day Camp · Hosted by Kidsfest a.k.a. Winnipeg International Children's Festival
Participants develop circus arts skills and finish the week with a performance!
Registration open to kids ages 9 to 15. 
Fee includes a daily hot lunch and snacks. Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
Skills learned include tight wire walking, aerial skills, unicycle, juggling, stilt walking, swinging trapeze, magic, theatre games and more!

Manitoba Islamic Association, 2445 Waverley, Winnipeg, Manitoba
E-mail: for more info!

Assalamu Alaikum!
Welcome to Manitoba Islamic Associations Summer Day Camp 2017!
Take a trip around the world with us, as we travel to many countries and experience the vibrancy of cultures both near and far! Experience a fun, diverse and exciting camp based out of the Grand Mosque, where Islamic values are upheld. 
Children will enjoy going on exciting field trips, making crafts, spending time in the kitchen cooking tasty creations, participating in daily physical activity, and much, much more.

Drop off between 8:30 am and 9:00 pm and Pick up between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm
Cost per week is $75.00 / MIA members receive 10% off!

Visit website to sign up for one to seven weeks of camp!
Girls and Boys ages 6 to 12 (must be 6 by 7/10/2017)
Registration is weekly:
Week 1, Indigenous Culture: July 10 to 14
Week 2, Francophone Culture: July 17 to 21
Week 3, Middle Eastern Culture: July 24 to 28
Week 4, African Culture: July 31 to August 4 
Week 5, Asian Culture:: August 8 to 11 [$60 for short week due to long weekend]
Week 6, Southeast Asian Culture: August 14 to 18
Week 7, Canadian Culture: August 21 to 25

July 12 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P5
Free Admission / Kid Friendly
The tour will be fully accessible for wheelchairs, strollers and those with mobility challenges.

Millennium Library - Architectural and Landscape Tour

Join architect David Kressock (LM Architectural Group) and Monica Giesbrecht (HTFC Planning and Design) for a free tour of the Millennium Library and plaza.The original wing of the library was constructed in 1975-77 based on designs by architects Macdonald Cockburn Mcleod McFeetors and landscape design by Lombard North Group. In 2000, there was a major addition and rehabilitation project designed by LM Architectural Group and Patkau Architects, Vancouver. The design won a Governor-Generals award. Subsequently a major redesign of the landscape was undertaken by HTFC Planning and Design. 

July 12 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Riverview Community Centre, 90 Ashland Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1K6
$2.00/family to help cover the costs of the rink rental.

Come on out to the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM) Riverview Community Centre Outdoor Rink Playgroup!
All socialized dogs are welcome to attend. 
Bring your lawn chairs, mosquito sprays, water/drinks, toys! 
Also remember to make sure your dog is wearing it's City of Winnipeg License.
We will have water bowls and jugs of water for the dogs.
We will also block off any openings in the rink using baby gates and x-pens.