November 17, 2017

Comedy l Victorian Christmas l Chili bowl fundraiser l McNally Robinson l Giving Events l Playboyz l Christmas Events & Holiday Music l Romi Mayes’ Songwriters l Paws for the Season l Suicide Intervention l Grief Seminars l Photoshop l Art City Benefit l Jeff Monk Fundraiser l Cooking Vegan l 8 X 10 Draw & Party l Exposed

Every Thursday at 8pm to December 28
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2

Open Mic Comedy - Hosted by Mike Green
No Cover

November 30 – December 2
Lower Fort Garry National Site, 5925 Hwy 9, St Andrews, MB R1A 4A8
Tickets and information:

The Big House will be decked out for a Victorian Christmas and New Year’s celebration.
Homes for the Holidays is non-profit group that features a house and heritage tour within the City of Selkirk, the rural municipalities of St. Clements, and St. Andrews.
All proceeds are donated to the Nova House Women’s Shelter and the Homes for All Fund. 
December 1 – December 2
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1

Chili bowl fundraiser and DIY-fest 2017
Bowls and cups by our members and local artisans for sale filled with homestyle chili, cider or hot chocolate.
Each grab bag is guaranteed a handmade ceramic piece, tickets for the big prize draws, and a variety of other lovely goodies!
Live music will be playing and snacks will be served.
You can paint ornaments, personalize bone china using china paints, create Christmas cards with a plethora of craft materials.

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

Chenoa McKelvey
Friday December 1, 8:30 pm

Doug Edmond
Saturday December 2, 8:30 pm

Joy Diamond Trio
Friday December 8, 8:30 pm
Acoustic Jazz/R&B/Pop/Blues

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday December 9, 8:30 pm

Brittany Barber & Bert Johnson Duo
Friday December 15, 8:30 pm

Saturday December 16, 8:30 pm

Niall Cade Trio
Friday December 22, 8:30 pm

Lizanne Lachance
Saturday December 23, 8:30 pm
Vocal Jazz

December 7 at 7 PM - 8 PM
Join us for the launch of Green Blankstein Russell: An Architectural Legacy written by Jeffrey Thorsteinson (architectural historian) and Brennan Smith (art historian).

Community Giving Events

December 1 and 2 - Holiday Alley Celebration
December 2 at 3 p.m. - Auction for Homes for All (Selkirk & District Community Foundation)

Six shacks, which can double as a garden shed, were built and painted by Selkirk students and artists as a fundraiser. The shacks will be displayed on Manitoba Avenue East during the city’s Holiday Alley celebration and auctioned on Dec. 2.
The two-day street festival includes music, dance, an arts and craft market, chili cook-off and street portraits. There will beer and scotch tasting for adults and hot chocolate tasting for children at Roxi’s Uptown Café and On the Rocks Bar. Learn more at 
December 2, 12 pm to December 3, 12 pm
Orioles Valour Community Centre, 444 Burnell Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Cycle Of Giving 24 hour kids bike building marathon is bringing volunteer mechanics together to build over 300 bicycles for kids in need. Salvaged and donated used bicycles are turned into holiday dreams come true. To donate or volunteer e-mail Jon at or visit 
December 2 at 10 AM - 12 PM
The Cube! Old Market Square, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Chase the Chill 2017 Scarf Distribution
Come join us to hang beautiful handmade scarves! We will have extra tags to tag your scarves. Celebrating the art and beauty of knitting and crocheting, building community, generating positive interest in a location, and sharing with others.
Anyone can participate in any part of the process. You can knit or crochet a scarf, donate yarn or come help us as we hang the scarves on the first Saturday in December.
December 7 – December 8, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
HSC_Winnipeg, (Purple Bear Zone, Level 1), 700 William Avenue, Wpg, MB R3E 1B2
Free Admission

HSC Christmas Pop-up Market - Shop small this holiday season with great local vendors, handmade crafts, gifts, cookie tables and more!
December 7, Doors open at 6pm, show 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM
S.P.L.A.S.H. Child Care Inc.,233 McKenzie St, Wpg, MB R2W 4Z2
Tickets are $12, Rush Seating

Splash is heading to Rumors for some laughs. 
Come join us and help us reach our yearly fundraising goal at the same time! 
The comedian is Eliot Chang

December 2, Doors – 8 pm / Meet and greet – 9 pm / Showtime – 9:45 pm - 11:30 PM
Lipstixx, 1105 Arlington, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg Ladies Night F/Playboyz - Ice Breaker Tour
The Playboyz are Canada’s premier and most popular dance revue
A fast paced show, Energetic, Exciting and Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Similar themed action like the movie – Magic Mike

Christmas Events & Holiday Music

December 2 at 2 PM - 6 PM
Boonstra Farms, MB 67 & MB7, Stonewall, Manitoba R0C 2Z0

Live Nativity · Hosted by New Life Church - Stonewall, MB
Meet live animals, have a hayride, warm up by the bonfire, and enjoy hot chocolate and a cookie. You can also visit the village market and experience the wonder of meeting baby Jesus in the manger. This event is a free gift to you from New Life Church.
December 9 at 7 PM - 10 PM
The Stone and Cornerstone Baptist Church, 505 Oakview Avenue, Wpg, MB R2K 0S8

Our annual Christmas music extravaganza featuring great local talent. We've got the songs of the season covered, with styles ranging from traditional to folk to blues and rock. 
Come and join us!
December 10 at 1:30 PM - 5 PM
Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 2W4
For tickets, Contact or 204-832-1494   by December 3
$10 adults, $5 children (6 years+), free for children 5 years and under

The Sankta Lucia Pageant
Don’t miss the parade of beautiful Lucia, followed by dancing around the Christmas tree.
Doors open at 1:30pm with the Lucia Pageant starting at 2pm.
Come enjoy open-faced sandwiches, Glogg, Lucia Buns and Pepparkakka
There'll also be a homemade bake sale, craft sale and raffle. 
December 10
Westminster Church745 Westminster Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1A5

Christmas Festival with the Phil · Hosted by Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir
Featuring Guest Artists and Wes Elias, organ
With Guest Choirs
Winnipeg Girls’ Choir under Tricia Penner (3pm)
Winnipeg Boys’ Choir under Carolyn Boyes and Spencer Duncanson (7pm)
We are excited to debut a commissioned piece by John Greer, as well as honouring the Festival’s winners and graduates. 
December 9 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1

Yuga Yuga Ridma: Live in Concert 
Sri Lankan Association of Manitoba is very excited to be hosting the RIDMA Musical Show, featuring performances by Indrani Perera, Visharadha Deepika Priyadarshini
Nirosha Virajini and Uresha Ravihari
Live music by the renowned Music Director Samantha Perera.
December 10 at 8 PM - 11 PM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
Tickets $25  Ticketmaster and Winnipeg Folk Festival, 203-211 Bannatyne Ave.
Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! brings together an eclectic mix of Parkdale-dwelling baristas and suburban moms and dads for stirring, frequently viral performances.

Nobu Adliman and Daveed Goldman, the founders, take a non-traditional approach; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. Just show up and they’ll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love. The group has performed with renowned artists such as Patti Smith, Tegan and Sara, and Rufus Wainwright, and onstage at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall with the likes of Debbie Harry and The Flaming Lips.
December 13 and 20 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Johnston Terminal At The Forks, 2 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets call 204-989-9630 or online
$25+GST for adults 12+ / $14+GST for kids under 12
Group rates of 10+ adults are available.

Christmas Lights Sightseeing Tour
While listening to Christmas carols, see the Christmas Lights at the Legislative Building and the Camels that stand across from it. We’ll slowly drive down Candy Cane Lane, Polar Bear Alley, and Nutcracker Street. Try to win some festive prizes!

Tours start and end from the Travel Manitoba Information Centre at the Forks Market. Seats must be booked in advance and are non-refundable.
Please note the motor coach we have for this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

December 3, Doors 7:00 / Show 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets $10 at The Park Theatre, Music Trader and online

Romi Mayes’ annual Songwriters Extravaganza is back for the fifth time!
There is an impressive list of songwriters for the night, some returning favourites and some new faces! This year the line-up includes: Kevin Hogg (Bright Righteous), 
Stefanie Blondal Johnson (Mise En Scene), Jamie Buckboro (The Honeysliders), 
Grant Davidson (Slow Leaves), Keri Latimer (Leaf Rapids), JD Edwards, 
Bobby Desjarlais (Attica Riots), Robert Allan Wrigley (Double The Trouble), 
Smoky Tiger (Manitobandits), Dan Scramstad (The Deeds), Elise Roller (Solhounds), 
Patrick Alexandre, Johannes Lodewyks (Noble Thiefs), Andrina Turenne (Chic Gamine), 
Jaxon Haldane (D.Rangers), Micah Erenberg, Jess Rae Ayre (Sweet Alibi), 
Kieran West (Kieran West & His Buffalo Band)

December 3 at 12 PM - 4 PM
Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 0R3
Free Admission

Join the Winnipeg Humane Society for our 6th Paws for the Season Craft & Bake Sale.
Visit with Santa! Tree Lighting Ceremony at 2PM!
A great variety of crafters and some baking made by our volunteers and staff members. Please bring a gift to leave under the holiday tree for our animals. You can also purchase a gift from our Gift Shop. 
All proceeds raised go to WHS animals!

To participate in the Craft Sale, donate baking or to donate new items please email Donations may qualify for a tax receipt.

December 4 – December 5
Macdonald Youth Services (MYS), 175 Mayfair Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0A1

Workshop: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. Information and registration form:,article/175/workshops-on-suicide-intervention-in-fall-2017

Grief Seminars

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 at all grief seminars to provide supplementary support.
Free Admission / Open to the general public

December 5 at 12 PM - 1 PM
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Wpg, MB R3K 1W3
The Holidays Can Be a Difficult Season
December 12 at 7 PM - 8 PM
Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3V7
I'm Not in the "Holiday" Mood

December 5 – December 7
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 100 Arthur St # 300, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
To sign up or call: 204-949-9134 ext. 108 or visit our office.
For more information: the Education Manager at

Intro to Photoshop, InDesign + Illustrator with Nicole Shimonek
Participants will use basic design relationships to combine various elements to produce print ready documents. This workshop will go through process and tools of working in Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. 
Participants should bring drawing supplies and photos with them to the class. 

Nicole Shimonek has an MFA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design (UK) and a BFA from the University of Manitoba (CA). Her work has been in a number of exhibitions. 

December 7 at 8 PM - 1 AM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
$10 tickets will be available at The Good Will

A Benefit Concert For Art City
Everybody's favourite drop-in art centre for children recently went through a rough patch. Crowdfunding and community support has made a huge difference but is not sustainable.
We're having a night of great music (with silent auction and player's choice raffle prizes) so it won't happen again! Musical talent includes:
Riel Gentlemen's Choir
Dirty Catfish Brass Band
JD Edwards
MacTague & MacAnallen
To donate to the silent auction and raffle prizes email

December 8 at 8 PM - 2 AM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

Jeff Monk Fundraiser Shindig with Mohair Sweets & Guests
Hosted by Hefty Jay
Fundraiser to raise funds for Jeff Monk for his expenses to aid in paying for his natural Cancer treatments. For more information please visit

December 10 – December 11
Mary Jane's Cooking School, 252 Arlington St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G1Y8  

Vegan Cooking Classes: Holiday Treats · Hosted by Ashley Wood
One of the hardest things to learn with a vegan diet is how to bake without butter and eggs. I will I'll cover the basics of vegan baking, share tricks I've learned to transform any recipe into vegan success and guide you through three delicious holiday dessert recipes perfect for any party for family gathering.

December 13 – December 16
PLATFORM centre, 100 Arthur St., Suite 121, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
PLATFORM accepts cash, cheques and all major credit cards

PLATFORM is excited to announce this year’s annual 8 X 10 Draw and Party fundraiser!
The gallery will be open for preview Dec. 13-15 from 12-7 PM and Dec. 16 from 12-5 PM 
The party and draw takes place December 16 from 7-12, with the draw at 8 PM
There will music and refreshments available before, during and after the draw. 

All proceeds go towards supporting PLATFORM’s programming and outreach initiatives. Every ticket guarantees an artwork, generously donated by artists. When your ticket is drawn, your name is called out and you select a work of art from the wall.
A few of the artists include: Kristina Banera, Kristiane Church, Meganelizabeth Diamond, Ashley Gillanders, Robert Lowe, Craig Love, John Patterson, Alvin Luong, 
Diana Thorneycroft, sophia bartholomew, Phomohobes, Alyssa Bornn, Chai Duncan, 
Ho Tam, Brian Hunter, Chantal Mireau, Rhayne Vermette, Jen Loewen, 
Maegan Hill-Carroll, and Erin Josephson-Laidlaw.
Lisa Stinner-Kun Artwork Raffle | 16 December | 9:30 PM 
Lisa’s "Tyndall Stone No. 5" will be raffled to raise funds for PLATFORM’s initiatives. 
Tickets $20 each. To purchase visit the gallery or online

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, 102-329 Cumberland Ave, Wpg, MB R3B 1T2

AANM: Exposed – a series of performances and exhibits by professional artists with disabilities.
Submission deadline is DECEMBER 15, 2017
Email to submit or for info
Video, sound, and performance art are not accepted for this call.

Whether you are an artist with a disability or an artist who creates work around the discourse of disability, we want you to apply. 

We will be hosting a second curated show. The work will be exhibited for approximately two to three months. These selected works will be for sale and we will be asking for 15% commission. Revenue generated will assist us in further developing our organization.

November 10, 2017

Donation Requests l Fundraisers for Dog & Cat Rescue Centres l Craft Markets l Family Fun Events l Poets’ Auction l Forum Art Centre Fair, Workshops & Open House l Christmas Events l Craft Workshops

Please Donate

My name is Skylar Ferguson and I’m in grade 11 at Oak Park High School. In May 2017 Churchill, Manitoba experienced a catastrophic flood that wiped out its rail line in 19 places. The lack of rail line left the Churchill residents without ground transportation in and out of their remote northern community.

I want the children of Churchill, Manitoba to have a special Christmas and to know that Manitobans care about their situation.   Christmas for Churchill is a toy, food and monetary drive. We need to fill Santa’s sleigh that is headed to Churchill. Let’s show how much Manitobans care!! 

Please click on this link to donate, and to see Toy/Food drop-off locations and dates:

Your support of this drive will be greatly appreciated, thank you!
United Way Winnipeg's Koats for Kids 
580 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C7
(204) 477-5360

We need children’s clothing donations now. Particularly needed are boys' coats size 6-16. Please drop your new or gently used winter gear at any Winnipeg Fire Paramedics Station, Perth's Dry Cleaners, or Access Storage/Sentinel Storage location. 
Let's keep little Winnipeggers warm!
November 28, 2:30-4:30 pm
south of 376 Logan Ave, close to 263 Fountain Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0Z5

Join us at the Fountain Street Community Cupboard for coffee and refreshments on Giving Tuesday. We’ll be taking donations and hanging with the community. 
If you're dropping off food or necessities and the cupboard is full there's a donation bin near our front steps at 263 Fountain Street.
Canadian Tire money or McD's coffee stickers - just pop them in the box in the yard. 
And if you want to etransfer cash, please send it to
Please let us know who sent it so we can thank you!
Any questions or ideas, please message us. Thanks ~ Andrea Vaile and Kelly Hughes
December 9 – December 10
Email for information, to notify us of a donation, or to schedule a pickup time.

The Wolfpack Warmup Socks & Coffee Drive for Main Street Project
75 Martha Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A4
(204) 982-8245       
With arranged pickup/dropoff times throughout the day. Accepted Items:
- thermal socks or underwear (new)
- toques, scarves, mittens, winter jackets
- warm blankets
- ground or instant coffee, bottled water, tea (no loose tea), whitener

Fundraisers for Dog & Cat Rescue Centres

November 16 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Woodhaven Park Community Club, 200 Glendale Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3J1
Tickets: $10.00 each, at 3062 Portage Avenue, or 
For more info  204-832-PETS(7387)

Perogies for Paws in support of Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter
It’ll be a sit down dinner, with 50/50 and a door prize! 
November 17 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Norberrry-Glenlee Community Centre, 26 Molgate, Winnipeg, MB
For more information call the NGCC at 204-256-6654

Fundraiser for Manitoba Underdogs Rescue
Your admission includes beverage and snack, and everything needed, step-by-step instruction from a local professional artist and a 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas to take home! We do the set up and the cleanup. Arrive early so that you can select your seat. 
November 19 at 12:50 PM - 2 PM
Awesome Hot Yoga And Barre, 677 Stafford st, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2X7
Suggested donation: $10

Craig Street Cats Hot Yoga Fundraiser
Please join us for a 1 hour yoga class guided by Vonne.
All funds from this class will be in support of Craig Street Cats.
November 25 at 10 AM - 4 PM
Winnipeg Animal Services, 1057 Logan Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3N8

Pet Photos with Santa and our Annual Craft and Bake Sale
$10 for a photo. For an additional $5, you can have the photo emailed to you.
Donations may be dropped off at Animal Services, 1057 Logan Ave. by November 24th.
Thanks to Tim Hellsten for donating his time and talents to take our photos. 

The Off-leash Dog Areas Master Plan folks will be with us from 11am -1pm. You can fill out a survey and talk to the right people regarding off-leash dog areas in Winnipeg. There will be presentation boards with information about the plan.
November 25 at 11 AM - 3 PM
Pet Valu Meadowood, 200 Meadowood Dr, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 5G3

Pet Photos with Santa are back! Children are also welcome to be in the photos!
Prices are:$5.00 per 4x6 print / $10.00 for a 4x6 print and digital copy.
All proceeds support Manitoba Great Pyrenees Rescue. 
November 26 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9
Admission is by donation

Christmas Craft Sale - Hosted by Before the Bridge Senior K-9 Rescue Inc.
Professionally taken pet photos with Santa Claus - $5 per pet

Robyn Maharaj will be selling copies of her book, Dahmer Detective. For every book sold, she’ll donate $10 to Before the Bridge Senior K9 Rescue.
November 26 at 12 PM - 5 PM
D'Arcy's A.R.C. (Animal Rescue Centre), 730 Century St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0M1

Insull Photography is back once again for our very popular Holiday Pet Photo Fundraiser. 
Call the shelter to reserve your spot 204-888-2266. 
Chose to take a photo with your bff or without, order a mug with their cute face on it or maybe a keychain! Lots of options available, all proceeds go to the ARC. 
November 26 at 1 PM - 4 PM
Assiniboia West Recreation Association Inc, 861 Buchanan Blvd, Wpg, MB R2Y 1N1

Join FAAR Free And Alive Rescue for our Lunch with Santa fundraiser! 
Santa will be there for pet and family photos, photos will be printed on site with the option to purchase a frame! There will be a a silent auction and a craft sale! 
December 3 at 8 AM - 12 PM
Ralph Brown Community Centre Inc., 460 Andrews St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 4Y1
For more information email

Join Manitoba Underdogs Rescue Inc. for our annual Santa Paws photos with your pets for $20! We're offering a pancake breakfast for $5 (pancakes, sausages, fruit and a drink). 
We'll also have a festive bake sale, and gift wrapping available for a donation to the rescue. 100% of the proceeds raised go to MUR.
December 9 at 11 AM - 3 PM
Pet Valu McPhillips, 10-2136 McPhillips, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 3C8

Adoption & Fundraising Event
Join Popcorns & Binkies Rescue Haven for some adorable adoptables, educational information and last minute stocking stuffers!
December 25 at 12 AM - 11:59 PM
Craig Street Cats, 1421 St James St # 16, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0Y9

Christmas for the Critters 2017 · Hosted by Tobias Tuxington and Craig Street Cats
Proceeds fund our life saving programs for Winnipeg's community cats, and help make sure we can respond to emergency situations. Through to December 25th our Santas act as ambassadors, letting everyone know about CSC, and collect pledges and donations.

Craft Markets

November 18 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Transcona Country Club, 2070 Dugald Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3G7
Admission is $3 (cash) - 12 and under is free

2nd Annual Winnipeg Craft & Gift Christmas Market
Shop from over 100 local handmakers!! Get all your Christmas shopping done early!
FREE GIFT WRAPPING (up to 2) with the purchase from our amazing vendors/craftors!
Silent Auction / In support of Special Olympics MB.
Free Parking / Wheelchair Accessible / Stroller Parking 
November 25 at 11 AM - 7 PM
The King's Head Pub, 120 King St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H9
Free Admission

Half Moon Holiday Market where fresh draft, good wine, talented art and a gorgeous bartender converge for one day of local love. Check out these 25+ Winnipeg artisans. 
A craft show with heart, in the heart of the Exchange.
December 2 at 10 AM - 2 PM
Transcona Scout Hall, 110 Winona Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Transcona BIZ Holiday Market
-80% handmade vendors. 
-a small silent auction - proceeds for a roof repair to the Scouts building.
-Refreshments will be available. 
-No ATM on site, walking distance to TD Bank.

Family Fun Events

November 19 at 1 PM - 5 PM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
$5 per person, babes in arms are free

Kids in Space: Mama Cutsworth's Family Dance Party, with special guest, Lil Win!
Mama Cutsworth is having another family dance party and this one is space-themed! Costumes both related and non-related to the theme are highly encouraged and you're welcome to invent your own concept.
Featuring songs your parents will enjoy, all played at reasonable volume levels that won't damage your precious ear drums!
Every child MUST attend with their parent or legal guardian.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (juice, fancy coffees and tea) will be available!
December 1 at 6 PM - 11:59 PM
Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba Inc., 737 Keewatin Ave, Wpg MB R2X 3B9
Tickets $15, call 204-227-9226 / For sponsorship, call 204-688-0574

Fun Friday Night with ELESI and Friends
Join us for a night of music and fun! Part of the proceeds go to charities in the Philippines: Bahay Aruga (for children receiving medical treatment), Sisters of the Poor (a senior's home) and Aral Pinoy (a scholarship).
December 9 at 11 AM - 3 PM
Top Notch Crossfit, 81 Plymouth St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 2V5

This is the day to feel the Christmas Spirit as well as a few sore muscles. Register and come out with a toy in hand. We will in exchange give you a WOD to remember. 
This is all in support of the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

November 20 – November 24

The League of Canadian Poets, 688 Richmond St W, unit 101, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1C5

The League of Canadian Poets is excited to launch our first online silent auction fundraising event. We have an amazing array of gifts from journal subscriptions to literary gift cards generously donated from all across Canada.
On November 20, we will be opening an online silent auction featuring beautiful gifts, prize packs, and special literary packages that will pique the desire of any poet (or poetry lover). Bids may be placed until November 24, 2017.

Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie St.
204-235-1069 or visit

Give the Gift of Art Classes – register for winter classes starting January 8, 2018.

November 30 – December 3
Thursday 4 – 9, Friday 6 – 9, Saturday 10 – 4, Sunday 12 – 4
Free admission

Forum Art Fair - a casual atmosphere to find your first art piece, add to your ‘green’ art collection and support our creative community. New Original Art, Upcycled Art – previously loved, Crafted Arts – handmade only, Basement Clearance Art – out the door bargains, Books, Frames & more!   
Have your caricature drawn by Winnipeg Artist Tom Andrich on Thursday from 7 – 9 pm! 
50/50 raffle, door prizes, ample free parking, wheelchair access. 
2017 December Workshops
Take some time out this December to enjoy some Art Workshops:
Drawing: Still Life, Figure, Portrait and Perspective; Holiday Acrylics, Watercolour Batik,
Holiday Collage Cards, Merry Mixed Media. 
Details at or call 204-235-1069.
December 14, 1 – 4 pm
Open House

Christmas Events

December 2 at 10 AM - 10 PM
Selkirk, Manitoba

Holiday Alley · Open to everyone!  
Art, light, sound and creativity to a whole city block of downtown Selkirk. 
It’s Art on Ice – refreshing public art – found only on Holiday Alley. 
Got a fiddle, got a bagpipe, got a voice? We’d love you to showcase your talent.
Got the best chili recipe in town? Prove it in the Heat up the Street Chili Cook Off contest.
Are you a maker of beautiful things? Join the Maker & Craft Market.
Need a new ice fishing shack? Bid on one, built by local students and painted by local artists. Connect today at
December 7 at 8 PM - 11 PM
Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street, Wpg, MB R3C 1H9
Tickets   18+
NEED HELP? 24hour support: 1-800-838-3006
You will get FULL REFUND ONE WEEK PRIOR to the movie 
(no refunds after that)

The Nightmare Before Christmas
100" SCREEN, great sound and good visibility from all seats.
This is a cozy bar. We've taken all necessary measures to provide you with "as close as possible" experience - big screen, HD picture quality and even, throughout the room sound.
CHEAP DRINKS...and you can bring your own food or snacks or order Dominos Pizza with discount when order from the bar (we have special deal with them). So, plan your evening in advance and make it fun.

8pm-9pm - Pre movie hangout with drinks and music
Movie at 9pm sharp...FREE POPCORN while quantity lasts
December 10 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Avenue, Wpg MB R3L 0L9
Tickets $15, Student $10 available through your favourite Singer or at the door! 

And to All a Goodnight - Ecco Singers Winter Concert 
Our charity for this concert is The Bridge 
Kid Friendly
December 12 & December 14 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Historical Christmas Traditions Bus Tours
Hosted by Heartland International Travel and Tours
Tickets   $25 for 12 and over /  for children $14.00     + 5% GST 
Seats for the tour are non-refundable/non-transferable and must be purchased in advance.
Call (204) 989-9630 or email for information

Includes transportation on a heated, highway equipped motor coach and entrance into Dalnavert Museum.
Meet inside Via Rail Station, 123 Main Street, under the blue dome
A uniquely Winnipeg Christmas experience, this bus tour explores the history of Winnipeg's Granite Curling Club, the Three Wise Men on the Great West Life Building, Shaary Zedek Synogogue, Winnipeg's Olympic team, the Winter Festivals of the 1920s and more! 
Play Christmas trivia and step off the bus for a scavenger hunt at Dalnavert Museum!

Group and Private Tours - per the availability of the bus, guide and Museum. 
Group rates are also available based on 10 or more paying adults using one form of payment. Contact us at 204-989-9630 for more information.
December 16 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1J9
Breakfast with Santa
We will be serving pancakes, juice and coffee of course. Santa will have a special treat for all of the kids. Don’t forget to bring your camera for a picture with Santa.
Please bring a non-perishable food item for Winnipeg Harvest.
VOLUNTEERS ARE GREATLY NEEDED! Please call (204)783-5616.

Craft Workshops

December 2 at 1 PM - 3 PM
North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Family Terrarium Workshop
Create a terrarium garden with a succulent plant and all the trimmings! 
This is a family friendly event, where caregivers are invited to bring children. 
Lite snack and refreshments will be served. 100% of the money raised sponsors families of children with sensory needs to have a special day.
Soil, plants, containers and gems welcomed as donations.
December 4 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
West St. Paul Recreation - Sunova Centre, 48 Holland Rd, West St. Paul R4A 5A3
Tickets  / Questions: 204-336-0294 or

Wreath Parti
In a few hours of fun, you will be guided into creating your very own wreath!
All ages welcome.
You will be guided through the process step by step. NO experience required!
Ornament colour options. Matte, shiny, sparkly in three different sizes!
Measures approximately 18 in across when complete.
Payments can be made on night of class in cash or cheque 
Guide: Emma Booth
December 7 at 7 PM
Aboriginal Head Start, 222 Manitoba Ave, Selkirk, Manitoba R1A 0Y5
$55 - contact Kathy at 204-482-6419 to sign up and pre pay. 
Please let her know which style you will be doing.

AHS Holiday Wreath Party Fundraiser for the Aboriginal Head start program.
Join us for a fun and creative night and make your own beautiful burlap wreath! 
You will be provided with all the supplies needed. 
There are 2 styles to choose from : reindeer wreath or original style.
December 9 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Crock A Doodle, 1765 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y1V8

Family Paint Night! Join us for a night of Family Fun painting your very own family platter! Now, do you choose a round, square and rectangle platters? What would look best on your table this holiday season?

November 2, 2017

Holiday Crafts l Christmas & Holiday Markets l Memory Tree l Deer Lodge Fundraiser l Ending Violence against Women and Girls l Santa Events l BookFest l Future Student Night l Games l Roger D'Astous l Blood Donor Clinics

Holiday Crafts - Call 204-691-9957 to reserve your spot
$35 + taxes /per person  

Saperavi Georgian Restaurant, 709 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 0W4
Enjoy a glass of wine or European beer with authentic Georgian food during the class!

November 15 or 29, or December 6 or 13 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Make 3 beautiful fused glass Christmas Tree Ornaments. Choose your own colours and design. No experience necessary. Each piece will be kiln fired. All materials will be provided. Great keepsakes or Christmas gifts!
Instructor Barb Polkowski
December 5 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM and December 19 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class includes instructions, basic candle care information plus all the supplies needed to make 2 container candles and 12 tealights plus a wick dipper. Choose from a variety of colours and scents! We use organic soy wax and cotton wicking. 
All candles will be ready to take home with you! 
Hidden Treasures - DIY Studio, 131 Goulet Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0R6

November 30 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Beeswax Candle Making Class
Did you know Beeswax candles actually purify the air? 
Make your very own Beeswax 12 tealights, 2 container candles, as well as a wick dipper. Wick dippers extinguish candles with NO smoke! 
December 9 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Organic Soy Candle Making Class
Class includes instructions, basic candle care information plus all the supplies needed to make 2 container candles, 12 tealights and a wick dipper! 
Choose from a variety of colours and scents!

Christmas & Holiday Markets

November 4 10 AM - 3 PM
German Society of Winnipeg, 121 Charles Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 4A6
Free Admission

Our Christmas Craft Sale! Silent Auction! Come check it out!
November 17 – November 18
Mennonite Heritage Village Museum, 231 Highway 12 North, Steinbach, Manitoba R5G 1T8

Christmas Market ~ Christmas at the Village
Contact 204-326-9661 for more information.
November 19, 11am until 2:30pm
Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin Street, Winnipeg 
Free Admission

Christmas Market & Cafe
We'll have locally handmade quilted items, knitted sweaters, hats and scarves available, as well as stained glass decorations, Viking replica items, Nordic style handcrafted Christmas decorations, and gift items for pets. 
Also a cafe serving imported Scandinavian food and candy, and home baking.
December 1, 12 to 8pm; December 2, 10 to 8pm; December 3, 10 to 5pm 
Fort Garry Place Mall
Free Admission

32nd Annual Christkindlmarkt · Hosted by German Canadian Congress MB Inc.
Entertainment all weekend long, gluehwein and much more.
December 1, 5 pm to 9 pm & December 2, 11 am to 5pm
Clifton Studios, 587 Clifton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 2X5

The Winter Art Show and Sale showcasing the talents of over 20 Winnipeg artists. Handmade works: pottery, paintings, photographs, drawings, textile art, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture and more! Join us and meet the artists. Kid Friendly
December 2 at 10 AM - 2 PM
Transcona Scout Hall, 110 Winona Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Transcona BIZ Holiday Market with over 70% of vendors handmade. 
A silent auction draw with proceeds going towards a roof repair to the Scouts’ building.
Refreshments will be available. No ATM on site, walking distance to TD Bank.
Kid Friendly
December 2 at 10 AM - 3 PM
755 St Anne's Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2N 4G6, Canada

My Neighbours River Park South Holiday Craft + Bake Sale
Come get treats from Santa from 12pm to 1pm!
Over 30 handmade local vendors and 8 of your favourite direct sales companies! 
Baking table, with ready-made dessert platters for your next gathering!
Shop for all your holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, and decor from high-quality vendors.
Proceeds from our vendor-supplied silent auction will support the Bear Clan Patrol Inc.
December 2 at 11 AM - 4 PM
Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Avenue, Wpg, MB R3G 1J9

The Vegan Handmade Market is about celebrating all things cruelty-free in Winnipeg.
Besides 40+ handmade vendors, Shawarma Khan will be there with hot food. We’ll kick the event off with the Winnipeg Vegan Bake Sale and then have a couple of workshops.
Email if you’d like your business name thrown around. 
December 2 at 5 PM - 8 PM
Fleet Galleries, 65 Albert Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G4
$10 Tickets

Winter Cheer Event
100% of the silent auction and ticket sales proceeds for The Christmas Cheer Board! 
Be adorned in beautiful henna, receive a Reiki treatment, and enjoy an intuitive reading! (Buying a ticket does not guarantee you will experience all of the services, but everyone in attendance will receive $10 off of a reading with Medium Michelle Stokotelny.)

Silent auction with many special items and gifts you can give during the holiday season. 
We will accept new toys and non-perishable food items for the Christmas Cheer Board!
December 3 at 1 PM - 5 PM
Constance Popp Chocolates, 180 Provencher Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G3

Our 3rd Annual Christmas Market at Chocolatier Constance Popp 
Shop and enjoy samples in a festive place with Chez Memere, Bliss Gourmet and Gingerbread World. Plenty of Free parking!
December 3 at 10 AM - 4 PM
Canad Inns Club Regent, 1415 Regent Ave. W - Winnipeg MB
FREE Admission!  FREE Specialty Gifts Bags for first 50 Shoppers!

Jingle And Jewels · Hosted by Treasured Gifts N
Craft / Trade / Wellness / Show / Sale / Event
A Craft Show & Event that's Fun For the Whole Family!
Silent Auction with ALL Proceeds to Children's Rehabilitation Foundation!
Over 85 Tables!
December 3 at 10 AM - 4 PM
Smittys Banquet Facility, 168 Main St., Selkirk, Manitoba
Admission $2.00 

Your Holistic Fair promotes Health & Wellness, Healing Modalities, Intuitive Readers; Psychic Mediums, Tarot Card Readers, and Natural products.
Silent Auction goes towards the St. Francis Shelter and Our Daily Soup Kitchen in Selkirk
Vendors can email
December 9 at 11 AM - 4 PM
955 Mulvey Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 1G8, Canada

Holiday Market with an array of talented local makers and all wares will be 100% vegan. 
December 9 at 10 AM - 4 PM
Mosaic Event Centre, 1006 Nairn Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 0Y2
Admission FREE

Mosaic Makers Fair - discover lovely one of a kind craft items and delicious treats.
December 16 at 10 AM - 4:30 PM
St. James Civic Centre, 2055 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0Z2
Admission $3, 12 and under free.

Holiday 2017 WEST Etsy Market

November 23 at 10 AM - 11 AM
St. Vital Centre, 1225 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 5E5

Memory Tree Opening Ceremony · Hosted by Palliative Manitoba
The Memory Tree was created in 1987 as a place for families to help ease the pain of grief during the holiday season. Over the past 30 years the Memory Tree has helped thousands of families express their love for someone who made a lasting impact on their lives.

November 24 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Deer Lodge Community Club, 323 Bruce Avenue East, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 2C3

Fundraiser for the Deer Lodge Community Club
Everything needed to recreate the featured painting, with step-by-step instruction from local professional artist. No two pieces of wood will look the same. We do the set up and the cleanup. Arrive early so that you can select your seat, get your drinks and any food you might like. Wine, coolers and snacks will be available for purchase.

November 25 at 1:30 PM - 4 PM
Sudanese Community Centre Winnipeg, 129 Dagmar St, Wpg. MB R3A 0Z3
The event is free and there will be snacks

Getting Back Up: Resilient Women in the Face of Violence
Join us for an evening of education, solidarity, and celebration!
For the UN's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, the Institute for International Women's Rights-MB welcomes a panel of 5 women leaders to share how they faced and fought against violence.

Wear orange, speak up!  #orangetheworld

Recognizing the unifying nature of one of the essential principals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations Women UNiTE Campaign will celebrate this year’s Orange Days, and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (from November 25th to December 10th), under the overarching theme “Leave No One Behind: Ending Violence against Women and Girls” while underscoring its commit towards reaching the most underserved first.

Santa Events

Shelmerdine Garden Center, 7800 Roblin Boulevard, Headingley, MB R4H 1B6

November 25, 12 to 3 p.m.
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8
For more information call (204) 467-3300 or Email:

Have your picture taken with Santa as you tell him your wish list.
Take in games and activities and hop on our horse-drawn wagon for a scenic ride across the marsh. Wagon rides are $3 for members and $5 for non-members. 
Bannock will also be available.  
December 2 at 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM
South Winnipeg Community Centre - Richmond Kings
666 Silverstone Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2V9

Christmas Skate with Santa 
December 2 at 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
St. Norbert Community Centre
3450 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1A1

Santa's Breakfast 
Join us for a fun-filled morning. 
A visit with Santa and a small gift. 
Pancake breakfast and glitter tattoo.
December 16 at 9 AM - 12 PM
South Winnipeg Community Centre - Waverley Site
1885 Chancellor Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 4C4

Breakfast with Santa

November 25 at 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Winnipeg Public Library, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P5

BookFest returns!
Panelists discuss iconic Winnipeg locations found in books. 

BOOK TASTINGS at 1, 2 and 3 pm
30-minute seatings of delicious must-reads.

BOOK EXPO 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Local publishers and authors allow you to explore their best.

POETRY STATION 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Try your hand at building a poem by blacking out words on a page. 
Poet Jennifer Still, the current Writer-in-Residence, will demonstrate and assist. 

BOOK CLUB CORNER 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Titles your club will love, tips for discussion, and information about book club kits.

THE LIBRARIAN IS IN! 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Library staff will be on hand to diagnose your literary condition and prescribe a few titles.

November 29, Doors Open at 6:00 pm / 6:30 PM - 9 PM
The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2R6
Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium, Duckworth Centre, 400 Spence Street

The University of Winnipeg's Future Student Night - an evening of interactive displays, campus tours and an opportunity to talk with deans, professors, current students and staff about your future. For all future students, of any age, as well as parents, family and friends.
Enter to win a $5,000 tuition credit or one of many other prizes. Light refreshments will also be served. Full event program at


December 1 at 6 PM - 11 PM
Station 8 Cafe, 325 Talbot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Coffee, Games, Conversation
Bring your favourite game or play with someone else. Just no gambling, please.
December 2 at 10 AM - 10 PM
Churchill Park United Church, 525 Beresford Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1J4

Winter Tabletop Day
We will have our full collection of games for all to play, and we welcome you to bring down your favourites as well!
Everyone is welcome. Games from light, quick family games to in-depth strategy games.
Find more information

December 1 at 5:30 PM
University of Manitoba, Centre Space - John A. Russell Building
84 Curry Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Free and open to all.

Roger D'Astous - Director:Etienne Desrosiers
Canada, 2016,103 minutes (French with English subtitles)

From formative encounters with Frank Lloyd Wright, to opportunities seized for Montréal’s Expo ’67 and ’76 Olympics, the career of this Quebec architect blossoms early, then takes a nose dive amid controversy, only to rise again slowly and mellow over the years. 

Blood Donor Clinics · Hosted by Canadian Animal Blood Bank

December 1 at 12 PM - 2 PM
St. Vital Veterinary Hospital, 260 St. Anne's Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3A4
Please contact CABB at or call 204-632-2586.
December 6 at 4 PM - 7 PM
Selkirk Animal Hospital, 601 Christie Ave, Selkirk, Manitoba R1A 2L9
Please contact clinic for booking appointments - 204-482-4401.
December 19 at 4 PM - 6 PM
Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital, 1444 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2C3
Please contact clinic for booking appointments - 204-452-9010.