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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.

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