September 29, 2017

McNally Robinson October Events l Oak Hammock Marsh l Winnipeg Op-Shop l KSP Fall Supper l Museum for Human Rights Tour l Record & CD Sale l Abstract Painting Workshop l Guardian Angel Benefit l AGE-WELL2017

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

October 1, 2:00 pm
Karin Adams  Launch of Mermaid Warrior Squad.
Karin is the author of Frostbite Hotel, Lights! Curtains! Cows!, No TV? No Fair!, and My Best Friend Is a Viral Dancing Zombie
October 2, 7:00 pm
Méira Cook  Launch of Once More with Feeling featuring a conversation with Alison Gillmor, a Winnipeg freelance journalist and educator. Méira is the award-winning author of the novels The House on Sugarbush Road, and Nightwatching
October 2, 7:30 pm 
Stan Amaladas  Launch of Intentional Leadership: Getting to the Heart of the Matter.
October 3, 7:00 pm 
Graphic novelists Ben Hatke & Justin Currie  
Winnipeg launch of Mighty Jack and the Goblin King.
Justin is an internationally-recognized artist who has worked with Blizzard, Warhammer, Nickelodeon, and Disney. His first creator-owned project, Cassie and Tonk, won the Manitoba Book Award for graphic novels.
October 3, 7:30 pm 
Jonathan Peyton  Launch of Unbuilt Environments: Tracing Postwar Development in Northwest British Columbia.
October 4, 7:00 pm
John Paskievich  Launch of The North End Revisited featuring a conversation with Alison Gillmor. Paskievich’s latest brings together many of the photographs from his now-classic book The North End with eighty additional images. 
October 4, 7:30 pm 
Steven Kohm, Sonia Bookman & Pauline Greenhill (Eds.)  
Launch of Screening Justice: Canadian Crime Films, Culture and Society.
October 5, 7:00 pm 
Matthew Flisfeder  Launch of Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner.
October 5, 7:30 pm 
Winnipeg launch of Myrl Coulter’s The Left Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories 
and Norma Dunning’s Annie Muktuk and Other Stories.
October 6, 7:00 pm 
Laurie-Anne Johnson  Launch of A Kite for Russell.
October 6, 7:30 pm
Benjamin Hertwig  Winnipeg launch of Slow War.
October 10, 7:00 pm
Janis Thiessen  Launch of Snacks: A Canadian Food History featuring special guest Sarah Elvins. Snacks provided by Old Dutch Foods and W.T. Hawkins.
October 11, 7:00 pm
Frances Itani  In conversation with Sally Ito and signing That’s My Baby.
October 11, 7:30 pm
ChiSeries Winnipeg  Featuring readings from Lisa Emme, James Gillespie, and Darren Ridgley. Hosted by Chadwick Ginther.
The Chiaroscuro Reading Series is an award-winning Canadian speculative fiction series. Learn more at
October 12, 7:00 pm
At Bay Press  Launch of Secrets and Lies: The 2017 At Bay Press Fiction Annual.
Hosted by Canadian writer, artist, and designer M.C. Joudrey and featuring contributors Karen Clavelle, Lisa Mendis, Van Kunder, Michael Joyal, Robert Pasternak, and Meghan Zahari. 
October 13, 7:30 pm
Eli Clare  Discussing & Signing Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure.
Clare can be found online at
October 14, 7:00 pm
Virginia McClain  Launch of Traitor’s Hope.
October 15, 2:30 pm
Teresa-Lee Cooke  
Launch of A Union of People and Song: A Tribute to Einar Nordstrom.
October 16, 12:30 pm
Sue Duncan & Elizabeth Chorney-Booth (The Bridge Ladies)  
Winnipeg launch of Best of Bridge: Sunday Suppers.
October 16, 7:30 pm
Aisslinn Nosky & Max Mandel, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat. 
On September 26 violinist Nosky and violist Mandel will take turns play-conducting a famous concerto, before joining in a performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. They’ll discuss this collaboration, along with the other works by Haydn, Telemann and Michael Oesterle that will be performed that night.
October 17, 7:00 pm
Yrsa Sigurdardottir In conversation with Terry MacLeod and signing The Legacy
Co-presented by the Icelandic Canadian Frón and Lögberg-Heimskringla
October 17, 7:30 pm
Becca Gercken & Julie Pelletier (Eds.),  Launch of 
Gambling on Authenticity: Gaming, the Noble Save, and the Not-So-New Indian.
October 18, 7:00 pm
S.M. Beiko  Launch of Scion of the Fox: The Realms of Ancient, Book 1.
October 18, 7:30 pm
Michael Adams  Speaking & Signing 
Could It Happen Here?: Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit.
October 19, 7:00 pm
Paul Williams & Tracey Jackson  Discussing and signing 
Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life.
Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning Hall of Fame songwriter (“Rainbow Connection,” “Evergreen,” and “We’ve Only Just Begun”), and actor (Phantom of the Paradise, Baby Driver). Tracey Jackson wrote the films Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Guru, and The Other End of the Line. She has blogged for Huffington Post, and various other sites. They run 
October 20, 7:00 pm
Karl Subban  Discussing and signing 
How We Did It: The Subban Plan for Success in Hockey, School and Life.
October 21, 2:00 pm
Kevin Sands  Discussing and signing 
The Assassin’s Curse: A Blackthorn Key Adventure.
October 21, 7:00 pm
Join the University of Winnipeg’s literary journal, juice, in the launch of its 17th edition. Readings from the contributors, conversation, cake, and refreshments.
October 22, 2:00 pm
Bev Geddes Launch of The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound
co-presented by the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba.
October 23, 7:30 pm
Irene Ternier Gordon  Launch of Letitia Hargrave: Mistress of York Factory.
Visit Irene online at
October 24, 7:00 pm
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club - Nora McInerny Purmort’s It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too), a fierce, funny memoir that reminds us that comedy equals tragedy plus time. Questions - contact John by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227.
October 25, 7:00 pm
The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “In The Pink: 50 Years of Breast Cancer Research,“ an interactive panel discussion. Please RSVP to: or 204.474.6689.
October 26, 7:00 pm
Anne Mahon  Launch of Redemption: Stories of Hope, Resilience and Life After Gangs.
October 27, 7:00 pm
An Evening with whisky expert Davin de Kergommeaux  
Winnipeg launch of Canadian Whisky: The New Portable Expert (Second Edition).
October 27, 7:30 pm
Martine Delvaux  In conversation with Dr. Eftihia Mihelakis and signing 
Serial Girls: From Barbie to Pussy Riot.
October 28, 7:30 pm
Voyageur Storytelling - Stephen Leacock: Stirring the Occurring. Stephen Leacock famously said, “Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself—it is the occurring which is difficult.” For details consult
October 29, 9:30 am in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Dress up in your best costume and join us for a Boo-tiful brunch. Enjoy Boo-berry Pancakes and hop, dance or walk through the store in our Costume Parade, followed by spooky stories and pumpkin carving! Tickets are $23 per person (plus tax and gratuity), at Prairie Ink Restaurant or by calling 204-975-2659.
October 29, 2:00 pm
Rosanna Deerchild  Launch of î-nitotamahk kîsik, the Cree edition of calling down the sky, translated by Solomon Ratt.
THIN AIR Afternoon Book Chats

October 13, 7:00 pm
Linden MacIntyre  In conversation with Terry MacLeod and signing The Only Café.
October 16, 7:00 pm
Payam Akhavan  In conversation with Ismaila Alfa and signing the 2017 CBC Massey Lecture In Search of a Better World: A Human Rights Odyssey.
October 23, 7:00 pm
Kathleen Winter  In conversation with Ariel Gordon and signing Lost in September.
October 24, 7:00 pm
Will Ferguson  In conversation with Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson and signing The Shoe on the Roof: A Novel.
October 30, 7:00 pm
Martha Baillie and Camilla Grudova  In conversation, reading, and 
signing Baillie’s If Clara and Grudova’s The Doll’s Alphabet.

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre,
1 Snow Goose Bay, Oak Hammock Marsh, MB R0C 2Z0 
Jacques Bourgeois,   

October 7 to 9, rom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Thanksgiving Birdseed Sale
Horse-drawn wagon ride with Allan Webb on Monday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
$3 for members and $5 for non-members apply to this 45 minute ride.
October 19 - 7 p.m.
Astronomy Night - Migration
Fall is a great time to observe the night sky. 
October 22 - 7:30 p.m. 
Migration Farewell Concert by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.
Wine and cheese served during intermission 
Silent Auction - prizes from many hotels and entertainment venues.
$25.00 for members or $30.00 for non-members. 
Proceeds support the Interpretive Centre's wetland education programs.
Call (204) 467- 3300 to reserve your seat 
October 29 - 1 to 3 p.m.
Pumpkin Decorating Workshop
Pumpkins and all supplies included.
$12 per person and pre-registration required.

October 14 at 11 AM - 4 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Free Admission

Winnipeg Op-Shop
Come shop the closets of locals at Winnipeg's only clothing and accessories flea market! You'll find a wide variety of sizes, brands, and prices as each vendor curates their own sale to their own style. Enjoy a coffee or glass of wine while your at it!
October 14 at 4 PM - 7 PM
Jubilee Mennonite Church, 365 Edelweiss Cressant, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 2B6
Tickets   Children and Liberal Victory Fund Members - FREE / Supporters - $5 / Adults - $15

KSP Fall Supper hosted by the Hon. MaryAnn Mihychuk, MP Kildonan-St. Paul, and the Kildonan-St. Paul Liberals. 

October 14 – October 15
Tickets are $10 each - contact us at

Guided tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with transportation provided from the parking lot of the 17 Wing Officers Mess. 
October 15 at 10 AM - 4 PM
Victoria Inn Hotel, 1808 Wellington Ave, Wpg, MB R3H 0G3
Admission: $5.00

Rockin Richard's Record & CD Sale!!

October 15 at 1 PM - 4 PM
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
Fee: $65, supplies not included

Painter's Play Abstract Painting Workshop with Jordan Miller
Small Class Size, max of 8. Beginner to advanced painters welcome.
A unique method of painting using rollers instead of brushes, tables instead of easels, a variety of mediums and acrylic paint to create a wide variety of effects by creating fantastic textures. There will be some surprises and different ways of teaching.
October 17 at 6 PM - 10 PM
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3

Join CancerCare Manitoba Foundation for the Guardian Angel Benefit for Women's Cancer.
You will be inspired by cancer survivors and professional models as they walk the celebratory pink runway in the signature Guardian Angel fashion show - one of the many highlights of this annual “must attend” event. 

You will also hear from CancerCare Manitoba's own Dr. Vallerie Gordon, M.D., FRCPC, and feel the emotion from the dancers of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Aspirant Program. 

October 18 – October 19
Fairmont Winnipeg, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0Y3
Tickets    Open to the public

AGE-WELL2017 will be held as a pre-conference event to the Canadian Association on Gerontology Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting.
Presentations, discussions, networking and demonstration sessions are designed to maximize knowledge exchange. AGE-WELL2017 aims to provide something for everyone interested in technology and aging.

September 17, 2017

Happy Eighth Anniversary to Us!! by Margaret Ullrich

Happy Eighth Birthday to Winnipeg is Better Than Chocolate!!
And thank you for visiting, whether you dropped in on a daily, weekly or occasional basis during the past eight years!

I'm always amazed at learning where you live. 
From the beginning, when I started this blog in 2009, Canada was always the number one country for visitors. Well, that changed two years ago. 
The United States is still the top visitor, and often there are about 200 visitors from our southern neighbour a day.
Maybe it's due to the change in our dollar's value.

There’s also been a big increase in visitors from Germany and Russia.
Tourists can sure get a great bang for their vacation buck in Canada.
Hope they are coming to Winnipeg and enjoying a lot of great events here.

According to Blogger there have been 368,554 visitors since this blog began!
The top ten countries and their visitors are:
United States……….. 106,576
Canada……………………. 85,177
Germany……..…………. 59,565
Russia…………..………… 34,707
France……………….……. 10,951
United Kingdom….……. 3,889
China………………….…….. 3,180
Japan..………….….….…… 2,568
Slovenia………….….…..… 1,976

During the years there have also been visitors from Moldova, Turkey, Ireland, 
Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Argentina, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, Eritrea, Italy, 
Finland, Spain, the Netherlands, Macedonia (FYROM), Mexico, Afghanistan, Thailand, 
Slovakia, India, Bangladesh, Israel, Malaysia, Kuwait, Greece, Kenya, Vietnam, 
Czech Republic, Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Armenia
Belarus and Namibia - just to name the top visitors.
I'm so glad you stopped by for a look.
Thank you for taking an interest in events happening here in Winnipeg!

It’s been interesting learning what types of events you’re interested in attending.
I do pay attention to which posts get the most visits.
I’ll be posting more of those, and similar, events.
I'll also be cutting down on the events that you're not interested in seeing.
Who has time to waste, right?

Hope you’re also enjoying hearing the music from our up-and-coming musicians!
Please take a moment and comment when a post interests you.
Local artists do check when they’re in the media and they love the feedback.

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As I said when Sophie and I signed off our weekly show...
Have a great weekend. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

September 15, 2017

Why We March l Craig Street Cats l Grief Seminars l Beer & Botany l Phantom Of The Paradise l Rock & Mineral Show l Trade Show l Parenting l Amber Epp l IsKwé l Legal Help l 80s night l University of Manitoba Talks l KINK : A Monthly Affair l Video Pool Workshops

4,956,422 people. 673 marches. 80 countries.
Women's Health Clinic (WHC) needs your help!
Filmmakers have set up a portal at for women to submit videos answering these questions:
Why did you march?
Who did you march with?
What’s one issue you think is really important for women in your country?
Submit your stories/pictures which will be used alongside the many wonderful images generated on the 21st of January 2017 to create a “crowd sourced” film that speaks to the diverse challenges and opportunities for women around the globe. 
We plan to premiere the film on International Women’s Day - March 8, 2018!

Craig Street Cats, 16-1421 St. James St., Wpg, MB  R3H 0Y9

Our cupboards are bare! We are completely out of both canned and dry cat food. We are also out of clumping cat litter, paper towels, and disposable gloves. 
Everything here at Craig Street Cats is paid for through the generosity of people like you. If you can help, please drop off at our adoption centre, or visit our website for other ways to help

October 10 at 7 PM - 8 PM
Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 main street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3V7
Free and are open to the general public

Palliative Manitoba offers monthly Grief Seminars. Palliative Manitoba recruits experts in the field to speak on relevant topics associated with grief. Staff and experienced bereavement volunteers are available to provide supplementary support.

October 10, 17 & 24 7PM The Forks, FORKS MARKET RD, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9
November 1 7PM Across The Board Game Café

Register: Freshcut Downtown, Portage Place, 204-943-6514, 
$39.55 (includes tax, bowl, rocks, soil & 3 plants) food/beverages not included

Beer & Botany Workshops - Grab a beer (or wine/cocktails/coffee/tea) and some food - and join us to make a terrarium to take home! 

October 11 8pm - 9pm - pre show hangout 
Movie at 9pm sharp. 
FREE POPCORN on all sold out events while quantity lasts

Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street, Wpg, MB R3C 1H9
Tickets   18+     24hour support: 1-800-838-3006

Phantom Of The Paradise (Movie Night), a movie experience like no other.
100" SCREEN, great sound and good visibility from all seats.
This is NOT a movie theater but a cozy bar with a big screen, HD picture quality and even, throughout the room sound. 
CHEAP DRINKS... bring your own food or snacks or order Dominos Pizza with discount when ordered from the bar (we have special deal with them). So, plan your evening in advance and make it fun.

Assiniboia Downs, 3975 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E9

Oct 11, 12 and 14 - 10am - 7pm
Oct 13 10am - 9pm
Oct 15 11am - 5pm

Winnipeg Rock & Mineral Show 
This is our biggest show yet! Jacobs Trading Ye Olde Rock Shop is a family owned Manitoba based business! We are thrilled to once again be bringing this amazing show to Winnipeg! 
26,000 square feet of rare and unusual rocks, crystals, fossils and exotic minerals!
We will be GIVING AWAY a giant Amethyst Heart valued at $5000 to one lucky person! 
Click here for details -  

Crazy Dutchman Mining will once again be set up for a very special opportunity to sluice for fossils and gemstones! 
October 13 – October 15

The Holistic Living Expo, in conjunction with the Winnipeg Rock and Mineral Show, we are pleased to offer a selection of health and wellness practitioners, psychic/intuitive readers, new age products, holistic healing methods and more!

October 12 at 8 AM - 1 PM
Employability Expo, 75 Scurfield Boulevard, Unit 3, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y 1P6

Trade Show - Showcase your products, services, job and career opportunities or support programs to create successful employment outcomes. 
Keynote Speaker: Randy Lewis, American businessman, disability employment advocate, Leader of the Year award recipient, and author of No Greatness Without Goodness
Break-out Session - Randy Lewis will be expanding on topics from his keynote address as well as holding a Q&A session.

October 12 at 6 PM - 8 PM
St Boniface Public Library, 131 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G2

Why Is Parenting This HARD? Best and hardest job in the world.
Meet other parents with kids just like ours and hear about tried and true things to help! 
For caregivers of children 10+. Specific topics chosen by caregivers as they register.
Free resources, snacks and refreshments
Free support on how to feel like a good parent! Because you are.

West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

The WECC is thrilled to announce their 30th anniversary celebration throughout the month of October, 2017. 

October 12 at 8 PM - 11 PM

Local Jazz virtuoso Amber Epp will be performing the entirety of Joni Mitchell’s seminal album “Blue”. Performing as a quartet with Keith Price on guitar, Julian Bradford on bass, and Daniel Roa on drums, Epp will demonstrate not just the power of Joni Mitchell’s classic album, but its ability to transmute across genres and styles of Jazz. 
October 13 at 8 PM - 11 PM

Genuinely unchained artists like Winnipeg-bred Hamilton-based singer-songwriter IsKwé are becoming a rare breed. Named one of the ‘Top 10 Artists to Watch’ by CBC Music, IsKwé is fostering an unmistakable sound that weaves together her Irish and Cree/Dené roots with poignant politically charged lyrics, dark soulful R&B rhythms, electronic flourishes, and trip hop breakbeats. With special guest Sierra Noble

October 12 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM
MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1
Tickets $20 non-members/$10 MAWA & Creative Manitoba Members (pay at the door)
Register online or call 204-927-2787 or email

The Basics of Hanging Artwork - Learn the basics of installing framed and unframed artwork from a professional gallery technician, as well as the basics of layout. It will be mainly theoretical, so no need to bring your hammer!
Presenter: Johanna Poortenaar, a gallery preparator and installation technician who has installed artwork at museums, galleries and artist-run centres in Winnipeg. 

Legal Help

October 12 at 12 PM - 1 PM
Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg, 202-393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 3H6, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H6
Register in advance. Call (204)258-3096 (please leave a message) 
or or in person: Tues & Fri, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Small Claims Essentials
This workshop will provide you with information on what you need to know about making a claim. You’ll learn how to complete the claim form, information about serving notice of the claim and how to prepare for and conduct the hearing.
For people representing themselves and who do NOT have a lawyer.
The following are for anyone with a household income under $50,000, can drop in for assistance with a legal issue. Students, under the supervision of a practicing lawyer, will help you. Get answers to your questions, and/or receive help in finding and accessing community resources. First come, first serve.

October 18 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1M3
We will be there from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.  
October 18 at 10:15 AM - 12 PM
Winnipeg Public Library, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P5
on the 2nd floor in Meeting Room 1, 10:15 am - 12:00 pm. 

October 13 at 10 PM - 2 AM
The Good Will Social Club, 625 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4

Die Maschine Cabaret was home to Winnipeg's alternative scene for many years. 
One of the most popular nights, 80s night, is coming back for one night only!
Original Die Maschine DJ, Brian St.Clair, will be spinning the original 80s videos!
Special opening DJ set from The BEAT!
Remember those good times and celebrate the music from the BEST DECADE ever!

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2M6

October 13 at 12 PM - 12:55 PM
Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace & Justice, 252 St. Paul's College, 70 Dysart Road
Free and open to the public. Don't forget to bring your bagged lunch!

Successful Economic Integration of Refugees to Canada
Dr. Lori Wilkinson, Professor, Department of Sociology, U of M, will share her research and consider current trends in the successful economic integration of refugees in Canada, with a particular focus on the long-term labour market trajectories of those arriving to Canada as children or teens. 
October 18 at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tier Building, 173 Dafoe Rd
Free Admission

"Indigenous Financial Literacy in Canada and Australia"
Carmen Daniels, a Cree Metis from Edmonton, is a researcher and co-founder of the Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network (ICAN) located in Cairns, Queensland. Carmen has over twenty years experience of working with Indigenous peoples in Australia and Canada in consumer affairs and youth policy development. 
Contact Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, at

Oct 14 at 8 PM to Oct 15 at 2 AM
Club 200, 190 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0M6

Tickets Organizer MrDjWizzard will answer questions before, during, and after events.
Join DJ Wizzard, DJ MAX, & Dj Danthrax for another edition of KINK : A Monthly Affair, an all gender inclusive event where we as a community can enjoy, celebrate, & brag our kinkiness in a safe environment.
The hanky code will be in full effect!
A ROPE DOJO sponsored by Rope Bite Winnipeg will be happening in the dungeon!
Kinky Bingo happens with your host Mr DJ Wizzard at 9PM. Bingo cards are $1 each.
A door prize courtesy of Blacksmith Parlour will be up for grabs!

KINK is a safe space! With that being said, there are RULES. The Dungeon Monitor's word is LAW. BE RESPECTFUL! If a problem or situation arises, the DMs & organizer will help.
Your Kink isn't another person's Kink. Respect people's personal space & property.
Club 200 is located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. We have VLTs, a full service restaurant and a energy filled dance floor featuring Winnipeg's best club music. 
Club 200 is a gay owned and operated club. Come down for the fun you've been missing!

Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 100 Arthur St # 300, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

October 14 (12 pm to 5 pm), October 15 (11 am to 4 pm)
Fees: $90 member / $110 non-member
Please contact the Education Coordinator at
Call: 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or visit our production facilities

This introductory workshop covers the basics of sensing the world with physical computing technics using the Arduino. Learn simple coding techniques and electronics to make your creative media objects move, light up and emit sound. Electronic sensing of light, sound, and motion will be covered. 
Limit: 6 Participants
Prerequisite: Prior electronics knowledge.
Winnipeg artist Ken Gregory has been working with DIY interface design, hardware hacking, audio, video, and computer programming for over 25 years. His performance and installation work has shown publicly in Canada and many international media and sound arts festivals.
Deadline: October 15, 2017 at 9 AM - 5 PM
Call for Submission:Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration
Applicants must be current members of Video Pool 
Residency to take place: February 2018

All types of technology-based artistic projects are eligible.
Works in progress, school projects and commercial projects are not eligible.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Programming Coordinator prior to submission: Kelsey Braun +1 204.949.9134 (x.108) or email:

September 8, 2017

Chris Hadfield l Harry Seidler l Amy Goodman l Nuit Blanche l Culture Days l St. Amant Festival l Craft & Trade Show l Light The Night l Hoop Day l bRUNch Run l Legal Help l PIGS Tour l Steve Killelea l Arlen Dumas l Moon Magic® l Shoebox Drive l Tomson Highway l Ellen Froese & Derek Curtis l The Fuse

September 27, Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM - 10 PM
Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2H2
Tickets (incl. GST) $45.00, $59.50, $79.50 + s/c  
All Ages / Reserved Seating

Chris Hadfield’s Canada 150 Tour 
Canada’s first spaceship commander, Colonel Chris Hadfield, shares stories, images, songs and ideas that celebrate the 150th birthday of the nation he is so proud to call home. From his unique perspective, Chris looks at the history and future of Canada through its people and the land itself. 

Performing songs like his fun-loving, patriotic single In Canada, to his evocative Beyond the Terra that looks away from the land to the skies, Colonel Hadfield ties his presentation together with stories of great Canadians and tales from his incredible career. 

September 28 at 7 PM - 8 PM
Rady JCC, 123 Doncaster Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3N 2B3

Morley Blankstein Architecture Film Series
Harry Seidler: Modernist  Directed by Daryl Dellora
2016, Australia, 58 minutes, English

This film charts Seidler’s life and career through the eyes of his wife of almost fifty years, Penelope Seidler; his co-workers, including Colin Griffiths and Peter Hirst who were by his side over four decades; and several well-placed architectural commentators and experts. 

September 29, Doors 7:00 pm; Program 8:00 pm - 11 pm
Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street
$20 @ eventbrite,, McNally, UofM Answers, UofW Info Booth  
With post-talk reception $100 (with $50 tax deductible receipt) eventbrite 
Limited number of reduced rate tickets are available. 
Or call 204-927-3209 for any option.
Wheelchair accessible

Amy Goodman - Stories of Democracy, Resistance and Hope
Amy Goodman is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author of six books. Since 1996, She has hosted Democracy Now!: a daily, independent, award-winning news program. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gandhi Peace Award for “a significant contribution to the promotion of enduring international peace,” the 1998 George Polk Award (with Jeremy Scahill) for investigative reporting on Chevron’s role in Nigeria’s dictatorship, and the 1993 Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting (with Allan Nairn) for coverage of the East Timor independence movement and Santa Cruz Massacre.
In 2016, Goodman was criminally charged in connection with her coverage of protests of the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock, North Dakota. The charges, which were condemned by the Committee to Protect Journalists, were ultimately dismissed. 


September 29, 9pm to midnight
FLASH Photographic Festival, D-468 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

FLASH at Nuit Blanche - Meet us at the corner of Arthur and Albert streets at 9 pm and get your portrait taken. Then we will project your face onto the McKim Building for all to see. 
Huge! Epic! Slightly surreal. Then you can take a selfie with yourself... (ooh meta)
Nuit Blanche Winnipeg, 2017 - Art's One Night Stand! 
Be part of Manitoba's largest all-night art celebration. 

Explore Winnipeg's Downtown, Exchange District and St. Boniface with 20,000 of your closest friends. Roam the city and discover hundreds of FREE art installations, exhibitions, performances in museums, galleries, theatres, businesses, alleyways and more. 
Submit your rendition of our theme, Stars to Illuminate the Night.
Registration and volunteer: /
September 30 / Free Admission
Please meet five minutes before the start time at 
Decadence Chocolates, 70 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B3
First tour at 6:00pm and the second at 7:00pm. Tours run about 45 minutes. 

West Broadway Mural Tours - a guided tour by professional muralist and artist, Michel Saint Hilaire. See some of the area’s iconic murals as well as newer works from Synonym Art Consultation’s 2017 Wall-to-Wall Mural and Culture festival.
September 30 at 7 PM
Ace Art, 2-290 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets     Free Admission

This year, Black Space Winnipeg features the second instalment of our Afrocentric artist showcase: Nuit Noire, founded on the need to diversify a major festival for Winnipeg's art community. Nuit Noire: Illuminate Our Voices, will highlight community voices through visual art and performance art. 

In 2016, the partnership between Black Space Winnipeg and Artists Exchange (the studio of Gibril Bangura) showcased the talent from Winnipeg's African community and artists of colour, such as Mahlet Cuff, Xavier Mutshipayi, Uri Portilloi and Dubem Ukaigwe.

Culture Days

Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street
Exciting free activities for Culture Days
Search Manitoba, Winnipeg & enter Forum Art Centre

September 29, 1 – 3 pm What is Acrylic Painting All About? 
Visit and chat with our students while they paint. Ask them about their art.

September 30, 1 – 2:20 & 2:30 – 4 Critter Creations with Sculpting Medium
Try your hand at modelling. Artist Bob Dann will guide you. Create your own critters, figures, beads or whatever! Your creation is yours to keep or give. Ages 5+

September 30, 1 – 2 & 3 – 4 Whimsical Watercolour Cards and Bookmarks
Under Linda's skilled guidance you can create a small painting to enjoy or gift to a special person. Ages 10+ 
September 30 from 10 am to 3 pm
Manitoba Genealogical Society, Unit E – 1045 St. James Street at Ellice or 204-783-9139

Join us at our Family History Open House and explore your family history. Participate in resource tours, ask a researcher, free assistance, family tree art tree project for younger visitors. We will introduce beginners to genealogical methods and resources. 
Active genealogists, get an intro to our new searchable MANI database with 1.5 million records of Manitoba names. Our ‘problem corner’ will help to solve any research roadblocks. Join us and find your fascinating family history. 

September 30 at 10 AM - 2 PM
St. Amant, 440 River Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3Z9
FREE      You don’t need to participate in the walk/run to attend!

The Free the Spirit Festival starts with a 2.5k walk for all to enjoy. Push yourself and sign up for a 5k run/walk! We will have many other activities: an artisans’ market, food, inflatables, games, live music, petting zoo, food vendors, and activities for all ages/everyone!
Sign up to participate or donate.

September 30 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Gimli Recreation Centre, 45 Centennial Rd, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B0
Free Admission / Kid Friendly

Come for our Fall Craft & Trade Show to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping! 
To book a table, please call 204-642-6670 or email

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9

September 30 at 5 PM - 10 PM

Light The Night Winnipeg 2017
Hosted by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada - Prairies/Territories Region

The Walk funds vital patient support services, advocacy, and lifesaving research across Canada. Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams and walk in unity, at twilight, each holding an illuminated lantern – red for supporters, white for patients and survivors, and gold to remember loved ones lost.

If you have any questions, email or visit the link or call
1-877-668-8326 (English) / 1-866-637-0281 (Français)
October 7 at 4 PM - 6 PM

World Hoop Day! Free Hoop Jam
This event is open to EVERYONE! Let's go outside and Play! You don't even need to bring a hoop! There will be plenty of extra hoops around for you to use, plus hoops available for purchase. Be sure to bring Water! 
If the weather is uncooperative we shall reschedule. 
October 8 at 9 AM - 11 AM

Join lululemon Winnipeg at The Forks for our second annual bRUNch, a 5KM run followed by a complimentary brunch as part of your race entry fee. 
Registration at lululemon Polo Park: $40 Per Person (race entry, race kit and brunch) 
Cash Only - Non Refundable
We will only be accepting registration in person. If you would like to sign up someone else you will need their e-mail, phone number, clothing size and registration fee. 

October 2, 9:00 am - 11:00 am. It is first come, first serve.
North Point Douglas Women's Center, 221 Austin Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3M8

Drop In Clinic - Hosted by Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg
Anyone with a household income under $50,000, can drop in for assistance with a legal issue. Students, under the supervision of a practicing lawyer, will help you sort out your options. Get answers to your questions, and/or receive help in finding and accessing community resources.

The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

October 3 and 4, Doors at 7:30 pm, Show at 8:30 pm - 11 pm
Tickets: $25 (includes charges + applicable fees) at The Pyramid,
Into The Music B-245 McDermot Ave. or Music Trader 97 Osborne St. 
All Ages Concert

PIGS Left + Right East Coast Tour
"The Great Gig in the Sky" (featuring Amy Konowalyk) 

PIGS have spent nine years perfecting their craft in front of sold out audiences throughout Western Canada. On their Left + Right East Coast Tour of 2017 the band will perform selections from the entire Floyd catalog.
The band and their lighting, sound, and visual designers are all Floyd aficionados and are coming together to create for you an incredible night filled with music, lasers, and the glow of a giant Mr Screen. We recreate the band as they existed in the 1970s. Each member of our band portrays one member of the Floyd and does exactly what he would have done.
October 4 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0L5
Admission to the lecture is FREE and all are welcome.

2017 Sol Kanee Lecture on Peace and Justice: Steve Killelea

Steve Killelea has over 30 years experience in the information technology industry. He has developed two highly profitable global companies. He has many global philanthropic activities, and a private family foundation, The Charitable Foundation, which currently has over 2.6 million direct beneficiaries.
Founded by IT entrepreneur and philanthropist Steve Killelea in 2007, the Institute for Economics and Peace is impacting traditional thinking on matters of security, defence, terrorism and development. 

October 4 at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tier Building - University Of Manitoba173 Dafoe Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Free Admission

Fall 2017 Colloquium: Arlen Dumas, the newly elected Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. He was born and raised in Pukatawagan and was previously elected Chief of Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in 2008. Grand Chief Dumas is widely known as an advocate for environmental and Indigenous-rights networks across the country and he has famously fought mining interests in court over extraction rights. For more info: or
October 5 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Divine Clarity, 2071 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0K9
$88 plus GST Register or at 204-223-8778

Moon Magic® Workshop, includes Moon Magic manual and kit 
People and animals have connected with the moon for thousands of years.
Join us on this full moon to connect and utilize the magic of the moon! Learn how to harness the magic of the moon.
Hosted by Kristel Kernaghan - Psychic Medium, Minister, Healer, Teacher

Oct 6 at 8 PM to Oct 7 at 12 PM
Royal Manitoba Yacht Club, 90 Kenabeek W St P, Winnipeg, Manitoba R4A1A3
$10 cover charge at the door
To become involved please email:

Got Bannock Inc. Fundraiser in support of the 7th Annual Christmas Shoebox Drive (Dec. 16) with Jackie Traverse. A sit down dinner with local musicians, family entertainment and a visit from Santa and his elves!
A silent auction, 50/50 draw, bake/bannock sale, live painting by Jackie Traverse to be raffled, a Got Bannock Hamper prize, and much more!
Dawn & Jevon Chartrand, Owen & The Procrastinators, Tado Utesni and others!
We will have arrangements with a safe ride group for those who need to hire a ride.

October 6 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1
Tickets are $35

Tomson Highway, An Evening of Conversation and Music
Hosted by WHEAT Institute - Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy Institute and Indigenous Roots of Expressive Arts Therapy - IEATA 

October 7 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Strong Badger Coffeehouse, 679 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0A7

With Ellen Froese hailing from Saskatoon and Derek Curtis from Nashville, this co-national tour will be full of songs and stories. They are coming out with their first albums this year and will be playing those songs plus ones from their other works.

October 7 at 8 PM - 1 AM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

The Fuse and Guests - PTSD Fundraiser In Memory of Ken Barker
Fourth annual Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fund Raiser in memory of Ken Barker. 
Short on speeches, long on great music.