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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!
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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!
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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 263fountain@gmail.com
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
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December 9 – December 10
Email info@winnipegwolfpack.com 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

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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  https://wpgpet.formstack.com/forms/perogies_for_paws_2017 
For more info  204-832-PETS(7387)   www.petrescueshelter.com

Perogies for Paws in support of Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter
It’ll be a sit down dinner, with 50/50 and a door prize! 
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November 17 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Norberrry-Glenlee Community Centre, 26 Molgate, Winnipeg, MB
Tickets http://www.winnipegartandwine.com/portfolio-view/underdog/
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. 
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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. 
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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! 
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December 3 at 8 AM - 12 PM
Ralph Brown Community Centre Inc., 460 Andrews St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 4Y1
Tickets http://www.manitobaunderdogs.org/events
For more information email events@manitobaunderdogs.org

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.
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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!
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December 25 at 12 AM - 11:59 PM
Craig Street Cats, 1421 St James St # 16, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0Y9
https://sna.etapestry.com/fundraiser/CraigStreetCats/christmas17/

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.

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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 
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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.
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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.

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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!
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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).
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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.

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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.

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

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. 
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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 http://www.forumartcentre.com/workshops/ or call 204-235-1069.
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December 14, 1 – 4 pm
Open House

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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 info@holidayalley.ca
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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
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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
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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 shannonk@heartlandtravel.ca 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.
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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.

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Craft Workshops

December 2 at 1 PM - 3 PM
North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$20/terrarium

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.
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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 recreation@weststpaul.com

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
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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.
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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?

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