December 10, 2017

Storytime with Mrs. Claus l Park Theatre Events l Buddhist Retreat l Christmas Concerts & Events l Jewish Holiday Events l Drop In Clinic l Black Christmas l Boxing Day Jam l Aladdin l Katrina Van Humbeck l New Year's Eve Events l Street Dinner l Polar Bare Run

December 16 and 23 from 2 PM to 4 PM.
Outlet Collection Winnipeg, 555 Sterling Lyon Parkway, Wpg, MB R3P 1E9
Tickets   A free event!

Storytime with Mrs. Claus! 
Mrs. Claus will read some of your favourite festive classics. Cuddle up with a cup of hot chocolate or milk and cookies. Embrace the magic of holidays. 
Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

December 16, 8:00 show is at 9:00 - 11 PM
25.00 advance & online / 30.00 at the door. 
Tickets at both Long and McQuade stores, Into the Music and at the Park Theatre.

Women in Jazz is going to be an incredible night with special guests June Pepper Harris, 
Katrise Taylor, Amber Epp, Monika Wall, and Lady Lee!
December 26 at 9 PM - 1 AM
$10 Donation - Everyone will receive a raffle ticket at the door
18+ Event

Food Jam - A Fundraiser event for Winnipeg Harvest
Presented By: Winnipeg Rave Community
PRIZES (Gift Cards): Little Brown Jug Brewing Company
Mrs.Fields/Pretzelmaker - Only valid at St.Vital Location
Jenna Rae Cakes, Nuburger, Chaise Cafe

DJ Lineup: Torn [ Dubstep ]
Theo Tzu [ Jungle / Dubstep ]
Circuit FreaQ [ Bass House / Dubstep ]
Sick Deep [ Techno ]
December 30, Doors 7 / Show 8 PM - 11 PM
Tickets $15 in advance

Brooke Palsson returns in partnership with Cancer Crossing. 
Keith Macpherson will open the night with an acoustic set.

Palsson’s folk album The Willow was featured on shows including Flashpoint, Less Than Kind, and The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship. Brooke’s neo-soul project will be set to release in 2018 under the alias Brooklyn.

Best known for his work with award-winning, country/pop duo, Keith and Renee, Keith has had his music featured in shows including Degrassi, Canadian Idol, and AT & T commercials. Keith will release his debut solo album, “Shine” in early 2018. 

Cancer Crossing works to provide financial support to those who incur expenses related to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer not covered by the universal health care system, or private insurance, helping anyone and everyone that “falls through the cracks”.

December 16 at 8 AM - 4 PM
Dalnavert Museum Auditorium, 61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1N7
Contact us if you have any questions:

Free Day-long Buddhist Retreat
Join us for a day of learning and practicing the teachings of the Buddha. Come for the morning, the afternoon or all day. There will be periods of meditation (silent and guided) as well as Buddhist teachings. People of all backgrounds are welcome. No prior experience is needed. All of the talks and meditations are given by Theravada Buddhist monks from the Buddha Meditation Centre Winnipeg.
Lunch is provided for all participants at no charge.


Christmas Concerts & Events

December 17 at 2 PM - 5 PM
St. Alphonsus Church - Winnipeg, 
341 Munroe Avenue, Wpg, MB  R2K 1H2
Tickets at the parish office (204)667-9580 ext.0
$20 for adults / children 12 and under are free

The Spirit of Giving - Christmas Concert 
Featuring the Golden Chordsmen Chorus
A wonderful way to celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Advent!
Proceeds of the concert go to the Building Fund.
December 17 at 3 PM - 5 PM
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Avenue, Wpg, MB  R3L 0L9

The Winnipeg Singers presents its annual Christmas Concert, A Medieval Christmas, an afternoon filled with medieval fare: music, costumes, festive beverages, and tasty treats. Attendees are invited to enjoy a performance of Lloyd Pfautsch’s A Day for Dancing, along with a collection of medieval carols. 
Special guests are flutist, Laurel Ridd; oboist, Caitlin Broms-Jacobs; bassoonist, Vincent Ellin; percussionist, Victoria Sparks, and multi-instrumentalists Paul and Susan Hammer, “The Hammers”, who promise to take guests on a journey bringing to life the heart and soul of medieval Europe.
December 17 at 7 PM - 8:15 PM
St. George's Anglican Church (Crescentwood), 168 Wilton Street, Wpg, MB  R3M 3C3

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Traditional seasonal readings and your favourite congregational Christmas Carols sung by the choir, including works by Rutter, Flecha, Pearsall, Maconchy, Archer and others.
December 20 at 7:30 PM
Harrow United Church, Winnipeg, 955 Mulvey Avenue, Wpg, MB  R3M 1G8

Whatever your reason, please join us for our Annual Blue Christmas/Longest Night service the night before the winter solstice. Everyone is Welcome.
A quiet simple service geared to those who may be grieving this season, or those who may not be able to get into the Christmas Spirit, or for those who need a break from the lights and music and merriment which is awaiting us around every corner at this time of year.  
December 24 at 10:15 AM, 5:00 PM, and 7:00 PM
Grant Memorial Church, 877 Wilkes Avenue, Wpg, MB  R3P 1B8

Candlelight Services are one hour in length. 
Each service will close with the singing of Silent Night by candlelight.
Childcare available, age two and under at the 10:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. service.
December 24 at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM
Oasis Church, 940 Elmhurst Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Come join us for our special 1-hour Christmas Eve service, a festive event with carols, the Christmas story and more! These services are family friendly. 
If you have kids aged 4 and under, we will have our Waumba Land environment and volunteers available to look after them during the service.

Jewish Holiday Events

December 17 at 3 PM - 5 PM
The Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre, 1 Falcon Ridge Drive, Wpg, MB  R3Y 1V9
Registration Questions: or call 204-452-3711
$5 Per Family  Walk-ins Welcome, Registration Preferred  

The Shaarey Zedek Auditorium is under construction, so this year's Chanukah Family Event will be held at the Simkin Centre Multipurpose Room.
Chanukah Crafts and Sing-along / Glitter Tattoos / Snacks including Sufganiyot 
Telling of the Chanukah Story with Leslie Emery 
Bring Chanukah to the Residents of the Simkin Centre!
December 24 at 4 PM - 9 PM
Herzlia - Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 6, 20 Brock St, Wpg, MB  R3N 0Z4
$36/Adult, $5 Ages 2-12
Register by DECEMBER 18 - call 204-489-6262 or

Kosher Chinese Food and a Movie (Community-Wide)
Good food and fun are in your future! Join us for a Movie and 5:30 PM for Dinner: Egg Rolls, Lemon Chicken, Meatballs with Lychee and Pineapple, Stir fry, Fried Rice, and Dessert, catered by Desserts Plus! Kid Friendly
Dec 25 at 11 PM to Dec 26 at 3 PM
Crossways in Common Church, 222 Furby St, Wpg, MB  R3C 2A7 Use Front Entrance
Sign Up To Volunteer by December 20: 204-452-3711 or

Volunteer Day - West Broadway Christmas Lunch
Every year, Shaarey Zedek helps to provide a hot lunch to 150-200 people at the West Broadway Community Ministry. We also give children new toys and adults holiday gifts. 
Our hope is that every individual there feels a lot of love and warmth on Christmas Day. 
Preparation and Setup: 11 AM - 1 PM / Serving and Singing: 1-3 PM
Please drop gift donations in the bin by the information table at the synagogue. 
Gifts for adults as well as children are welcome. 

December 20 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1M3

Drop In Clinic - Members of the public, 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 and map out your next steps. Get answers to your questions about the law and legal processes in Manitoba, and/or receive help in finding and accessing community resources. It is first come, first serve.

December 20 at 9 PM - 11 PM
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Wpg, MB  R3B 1H3

Winnipeg cult horror expert Caelum Vatnsdal introduces the 70’s horror classic 
Black Christmas, with the short film: 
We Always Find Ourselves in the Sea (Director: Sean Hogan | UK | 2017 | 20mins) 

Spectacular Optical will have copies of the new forthcoming book devoted to the darkside of holiday entertainment, Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television, a compendium of over 200 Christmas horror film reviews.

December 26 at 9 PM - 2 AM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

The Original Boxing Day Jam - Your favourite party of the year is back once again, celebrating our 20th Anniversary by bringing back Dj Spence Diamonds from Toronto to spin alongside Dj Hipnotic, Dj Fin-s and Tha Coach.

December 26 and  29 - 1:30PM
December 27 and 28 - 7:00PM
December 29 - 10:30AM
The Dramatic Arts Centre, 585 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
General Admission is $15 / $12 (12 and under), Family 4-Pack: $40 (online promotion only)

Dramatic Theatre presents Aladdin, filled with fun new songs and audience participation! Stay after the show and meet the cast in the lobby for a picture and autographs!
Visit the cast board and meet the cast before the show

December 29 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Station 8 Cafe, 325 Talbot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Suggested Cover Charge $5

Warm- up December with Live Music by Katrina Van Humbeck
I'm delighted to be sharing my Original Music, along with a mix of Classic Jazz standards. Join me on the Final Friday of December and of 2017! 

New Year's Eve Events

December 31 at 9 AM - 12 PM
Winakwa Community Centre
980 Winakwa Road, Wpg, MB  R2J 1E7
Tickets At The Door

Winakwa's New Year's Eve Pancake Breakfast
Kids' Activities! Outdoor Skating! Face Painting!!

December 31 at 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Gracie Winnipeg - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 181 Stradbrook Avenue, Wpg, MB  R3L 0J4

Karma Class for CancerCare
Let's join together and bring in 2018 with the intention of hope and healing. Adonation based class with all proceeds going directly to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. 

Club Regent Casino, 1425 Regent Avenue West, Wpg, MB  R2C3B2

Jag’s Restaurant
3pm — 11pm - New Year’s Eve Menu - Dinner Buffet 
$29.74 Club Card Member / $34.99 Non-Member - Plus taxes

Toukie’s Lounge
4pm–9pm - 3-Course New Year’s Eve Menu
$25.46 Club Card member / $29.95 Non-member - Plus taxes

New Year's Eve - Party Like An Egyptian
Centre Bar Evening Dance Party

December 31, SEATING TIMES: 5:30, 5:45, 6:00, 9:30, 10:00
Mon Ami Louis, 50 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 3J2
$65 adult / $25 children
Call (204) 942-1090 ext. 228 or

Chef Luc Jean will prepare a special menu! Enjoy the best French-inspired starters and entrees in the city with a gorgeous view of the fireworks at The Forks. 
All entrees come with bread, soup, salad, and dessert. 
Enjoy a tasty cocktail at the bar, where you can order champagne to ring in 2018.
Kids are also invited! We'll be preparing delicious house-made pizzas for them.

December 31 at 6 PM - 3 AM
St. Nicholas Tavelich Parish - Winnipeg, 2688 Main Street, Wpg, MB  R2V4T2
Tickets $50 (before Dec 18) / $60 after, $30 kids 7-13 / children 6 and under free.
Zdenka Brnjas 204-228-6476, Mate Rendulic 204-296-6283, Joso Zizic 204-694-9017, 
Ivanka Garic 204-955-4326 and Fr. Marko 204-339-3264.
To reserve a table please contact Father Marko at

New Year’s Eve celebration with a live band from Croatia “Duo Gušti” to entertain us for the evening. Supper will be home cooked and provided by our lovely community women. Also included is a late night snack.
Doors open at 6:00pm, Buffet dinner at 7:00pm.
We will also have a late lunch and champagne after midnight.

December 31 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Champlain Community Centre, 282 Niverville Avenue, Wpg, MB  R2H 3G2
Donations accepted at the door

A family-friendly New Years Eve Party! Ice skating, gym sports and games, bouncy castles (for older and younger kids), performance artists, face-painting, campfire, fully-stocked canteen and BBQ, Fireworks show and more! Canteen and BBQ items are cash sales.
December 31 - Buffet from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Assiniboia Downs, 3975 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E9
$49.95 (plus taxes and gratuties) Tickets at the Office or call 204-885-3330

Assinboia Downs Ballroom transforms into a sparkling winter wonderland for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance. Nu Frequency will deliver an irresistible repertoire of today’s and yesterday’s best party songs. 
DJ, Music & Light show by Nu Frequency
Hosted by Tom & Kerri, Morning Show host at 94.3 The Drive
Awesome door prizes plus chances to play a free VLT game for cash prizes!
Party Favours / Dancing until 2:00 a.m.
Buffet features eight delicious food stations

December 31 at 8 PM - 2 AM
Essence event centre Winnipeg, 2100 McPhillips Street, Wpg, MB  R2V 3T9
Advance tickets $30 at the hotel desk 2100 McPhillips, 
online or by calling 204-694-7469
18+  Buy 3 tickets and get the 4th ticket FREE up to including Boxing Day! 

Harlequin Rockin New Years Eve
Wreckin So will open the show!
Tickets include party favours and a social style late lunch.

December 31, Doors at 9pm / Show at 10pm - 2 AM
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
$25 advance tickets at Music Trader, The Good Will and ticketfly
18+ w/ valid ID  

New Year's Eve with Cash Grab and DJs Co-op & Hunnicutt 
You know Cash Grab. They throw wild parties, cover all your favourite songs, 
and feature members of Attica Riots and Bullrider. Free bubbly at midnight! 
Come early for complimentary snacks from Have a Nice Day!

January 1, 2018 at 9 AM - 2 PM
Union Gospel Mission Winnipeg, 320 Princess St., Wpg, MB  R3C 2X4

New Years (Christmas) Street Dinner
Chapel and Meal served between 11:00am & 1:00pm
Food Needed: Turkey, potatoes, frozen veggies, pies and juice
Volunteers needed: 9:00am to 12:30pm or 10:30am to 2:00pm
Contact Rosanne 204-943-9904 ext. 226

January 1, 2018 at 9 AM - 10 AM
Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N5

Polar Bare Run 2018
A fun, free, unsupported run held each year. The idea is to show up dressed with as little as possible to ring in the New Year. The run starts at one end of the loop at the formal gardens in Assiniboine Park. It's a short run around the loop back to the start.


  1. Thanks Margaret for keeping us informed all year through A Very Happy Christmas to you and your Family.

    1. You're very welcome, Barbara! I enjoyed doing the Community Cupboard part of my radio show and am glad I can continue it through this blog.

      Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2018!