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January 30, 2017

Eva Bartlett l Solidarity with Migrants l Comedy Night l CKUW Fundrive l Seedy Saturday l Improv l Mysteries at Dalnavert l Jack Frost Challenge l Valentine Dinner & Movie l Tales from the Neighbourhood l 3D The New Dimension l Coldest Night Walk-a-thon l Winter Ga(y)la l Big Bear Heart l Cabaret du Fort Rouge

February 2 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Millennium Library, Carol Shields room

Canadian journalist Eva Bartlett will talk about Syria, the myths and realities.
What has really brought most non-terrorist groups to negotiate a path to peace?
What are the prospects for Syria to maintain its sovereignty?
Eva has visited Syria and covered the war there on six separate occasions since 2014. This talk is intended to help explain what actually transpired during the liberation of Aleppo, in particular, and during the past five years in Syria, in general.

Sponsored by: Manitoba Peace Council, CKUW and Canadian Dimension magazine.

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February 3, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
US Consulate, 201 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3B 0C9
Bring your children! This will be a family-friendly event with childminding provided!

No Ban, No Wall! Solidarity with Migrants (Night Demo)
Donald Trump has signed executive measures attacking refugees and other migrants, increasing violent and racist immigration enforcement, targeting sanctuary cities, and funding the extension of the wall at the US-Mexico border. Trump also announced approval for the Keystone and the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), despite resistance from Indigenous communities, particularly at Standing Rock, North Dakota.

We invite Winnipeg Treaty 1 communities to unite in a show of solidarity with migrants. 
We will welcome any and all peoples, regardless of whether people have statuses or not, because all are deserving of dignity and compassion.

Also TWO SESSIONS at 12 noon and at 6:30 PM at the US Consulate, 201 Portage Ave.

We also demand the immediate cancellation by Canada of the "Safe third country agreement" with the USA. Trump's recent measures make it clear that the USA is not a "safe third country" and migrants should be allowed to pass into Canada without impediment. Here is a petition you can sign in support.

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Rumor's Comedy Club, 190-2025 Corydon, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 0N5
Tickets $15 Deadline to purchase tickets is February 8
Contact Megan Balske 204-940-1700 or visit the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, 206-1075 Portage Ave. between 9 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday

February 15 at 8 PM - 11 PM / Doors open at 6:00 pm - arrive by 6:30 pm
18+ (I.D. required)   RUSH SEATING    
Rumor's Comedy Night Fundraiser!

Come and enjoy a night full of intense bouts of laughter and good food and drink! 
Headliner: Michael Kosta
We are raising funds to send 10 youths to the 2017 World Indigenous Business Forum in Santiago, Chile in October!

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CKUW Radio 95.9fm 
ANNUAL FUNDRIVE IS HAPPENING FEBRUARY 10-17, 2017!
CHECK OUT CKUW.CA FOR ALL THE COOL STUFF HAPPENING!
DONATE AND KEEP THE CAMPUS/COMMUNITY RADIO DREAM ALIVE!

February 9 at 9:30 PM - 1 AM - Hosted by CKUW Radio 95.9fm and Real Love Winnipeg
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2

Fundrive Kick Off Party 
Live music from Haitia, Viewing Party, Spacebutt.
We are also releasing a new issue of Stylus Magazine!
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February 17 at 9 PM - 1 AM -  Hosted by CKUW Radio 95.9fm and Stylus Magazine
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
$10 at the door

Fundrive Wrap - LIVE MUSIC from Matt Foster, Heinrichs Maneuver, AND Mulligrub.

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February 11 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N2

Seedy Saturday 2017
Join us for workshops on seed saving, seed libraries, and more. 
Buy seeds from prairie seed growers or swap seeds that you have been saving!

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February 11 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Riverview Health Centre, One Morely Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets are $10 in advance at rascaltickets@gmail.com - or $15 at the door.

The "I Love Mitch" Show · Hosted by The Crosseyed Rascals
This is more than just a improvised comedy show; it's a fundraiser for our own Mitch Krohn. He'll be in recovery, so we changed the show location for him to attend.  
Proceeds are going to a recovery fund, and his fellow residents get in for free!

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Dalnavert Museum Events
61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1N7

February 11 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Tickets   
Wheelchair accessible / Cash bar and popcorn!

Mystery Film Night - FREE Film showing! 
Join us after the reading of Witness for the Prosecution for the 1974 film classic Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, amidst our collection of steam trunks!

This Agatha Christie ‘whodunit’ boasts an international cast of some of the most eccentric characters ever created. Detective Hercule Poirot settles into what he expects will be a relaxing journey aboard the Orient Express. When an unpopular billionaire is murdered en route, Poirot takes up the case and everyone on the famous train is a suspect!
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February 13 - Two sittings a night at 7 pm (sold out) & 9 pm
$25 Tickets Call 204-943-2835 or online 

Clue at The Museum
A live clue board game night with our partners ACROSS THE BOARD CAFE! 
Play the game, take a guess and go into the mansion to see the outcome played out live! 
Christiefest pass holders will be admitted and are not eligible to reserve in advance.
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February 26 at 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Info / Entry to the introduction talk is by donation! Please register by calling 204-943-2835
Victorian Detective Novel introduction lecture will deal with the origins of forensics in literature, Victorian interest in crime and more!

Sign up for the in-depth Detective novel reading series March 5, 12 and 19 - 1:30 pm.
The reading series is $45 for the 3 sessions.
You will investigate the details and explore three specific Victorian detective novels under the guidance of Prof. Warne. 

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February 12 – February 18
Green Action Centre, 3rd Floor, 303 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B4
Tickets           To learn more and get registered 

Jack Frost Challenge 2017 Bougeons en hiver
Frolic in the snow and celebrate winter Manitoba-style!

Sign up your team of 1-5 people to skate, bike, ski, snowshoe, run or walk a combined total of 130 km the week of February 12-18. 
Choose your own adventure: Register a team or take on the challenge solo! 

Kick Off February 12, 11am – 3pm at The Forks 
- Free Hot Chocolate
- Prizes for registering with us in person
- 5 KM skates to the Legislature, every hour on the hour with Green Action staff
Track a few km to start the week, take in some treats and warm hot chocolate. We will be setting up shop near the wharf/water taxi. Look for the Green Action Banner!

WRAP UP PARTY - February 18, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm The Common (indoors) at the Forks
- Free Beer ticket for registered Jack Frost participants 18+
- Snacks and indoor games
- Great Prizes TBA!!
Enjoy a fun afternoon at the Forks! We’ll also be cheering on the participants of Actif Epica, a gruelling 130 km winter bike ride across the prairies, whose finish line is at the Forks.

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Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

February 14, Dinner at 5 pm, Film at 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets: $100  Includes dinner with wine pairings for two and two film admissions. 

Valentine's Day Dinner & A Movie: Lovesick
Cinematheque and Peasant Cookery present a romantic evening of great cuisine and film.

Recently featured at the Whistler Film Festival, Winnipeg filmmaker Tyson Caron’s Lovesick is a love letter to the city at the heart of the continent, with an all star cast - Jacob Tierny, Jay Baruchel, Jessica Paré, (Megan Draper from Mad Men) - and some of Winnipeg’s finest: Ali Tataryn, Ross McMillan, Rebecca Gibson, and Adam Brooks. This romantic comedy centres on 33-year-old Dash who is broke, depressed and still in love with his ex. Dash’s world explodes when she gets engaged. Everything seems hopeless until he meets Nora.
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February 16 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Tickets   

Tales from the Neighbourhood - MTS Stories From Home has sparked the creation of new intensely local TV programs by local filmmakers as they tell stories that may not have otherwise been produced. Introduced by Victoria Sparks, Ivan Hughes and Hans Peper, producer for Oak Bank Dinner Theatre.

Concerto - Directed by Ivan Hughes, 2016, Canada, 46 min 
Victoria Sparks is a percussionist with the MCO who is given the opportunity to perform as the soloist in the world premiere of a new composition. 

Shenanigans at Sunset - Directed by Kayla Jeanson, 2016, Canada, 22 min
Follow a quirky dinner theatre troupe in the small town of Oak Bank, Manitoba, as it prepares for its 23rd season. 
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3D: The New Dimension - Although Digital 3D has typically been used as a gimmick in Hollywood blockbuster films, some of the most innovative experimenters of the cinematic form have been pushing 3D in new directions.
Tickets An additional $2 will be added for 3D films. Generously sponsored by IATSE 856.

February 17 
7 pm Pina 3D Directed by Wim Wenders, 2011, Germany & France
        Plays with Coda 3D / Directed By Martine Époque & Denis Poulin, 2014, Canada
9 pm The Bubble 3D Directed by Arch Oboler, 1966, USA

February 18 
7 pm Cave of Forgotten Dreams 3D Directed by Werner Herzog, 2010, France, USA, Germany, Canada
        Plays with Gloria Victoria 3D / Directed By Theodore Ushev, 2012, Canada
9 pm Goodbye to Language 3D Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 2014, France
             French with English subtitles
         Plays with Dead Ringer 3D / Directed by Mike Maryniuk, 2009, Canada

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February 17 at 9 PM - 2 AM
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
$10 Tickets   http://www.garbagehillmedia.com and available at the door

PARTY FOR A PURPOSE AND GARBAGE HILL MEDIA PRESENT
The Coldest Night of the Year Walk-a-thon Benefit · Hosted by Occvlt Hand

It's real cold outside and unfortunately some people don't have an inside they can call home. Let’s help them stay warm by enjoying a night of some of Winnipeg's finest heavy music and comedy:
Madeira - Occvlt Hand - Cell 
Deterrent (their first show, featuring members of Maderia, Cell and Inverted Serenity)
Stand up comedy by Tyler Penner
PLUS some of Winnipeg's finest dining and drink specials. 

The walk is on Feb 25 walk 2, 5 or 10KM through Downtown and West Broadway.
Coldest Night of the Year is an annual walk-a-thon that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting across Canada. The proceeds for the Winnipeg walk go directly to Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY) and its core programming.

Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc. (RaY) is a non-profit street-level agency working with street-entrenched and homeless youth up to the age of 29. RaY has housing, addictions, employment and mental health departments as well as a drop-in centre and clothing bank that serves over 2,000 people a year. 

Garbage Hill is putting a team of walkers together - join or donate here

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February 17 at 8 PM - 2 AM
ALT Hotel Winnipeg, 310 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2H3
Tickets are $15, and there will be a cash bar        18+ Event

The Winter Ga(y)la · Hosted by UWSA LGBT* Centre
Ever wanted to dress up really, really fancy in a judgement-free zone? 
Want an opportunity to wear that grad dress you haven't touched in 3 years? 
Couldn't wear a tux to your grad even though you REALLY wanted to? 
Now's your chance!  

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February 17 at 5 PM - 7:30 PM
Sam's Place, 159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1L4
$5 cover to support MCC

Big Bear Heart (Alexis Thompson)
Come listen! Let me sing to you some stories!

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Feb 17 - 7 pm to 11 pm
Feb 18 and Feb 19 - Noon to 11 pm 
Feb 20 - Noon to 6 pm
Festival du Voyageur, 233, boul. Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G4
Tickets 
The Cabaret du Fort Rouge - Celebrating Fort Rouge, La Vérendrye's first fort built on Winnipeg's site in 1738, the Compagnie de La Vérendrye welcomes you to their New France tavern. La Compagnie invites you to eat and toast to the health of our good King Louis XV.

La Cartouche (Bacon confit - Candied Bacon)
Biscuit de soldat / Soldiers Hardtack
Cretons / Pork paté
Déjeuner à la Canadienne (Rhum & Oignon) / Canadian Breakfast (Rum & Onion)
Sucre à la crème / Creme fudge
Sucette d'érable Fleur de lys Maple lolipop

January 26, 2017

Solidarity with Quebec Victims l Cre8ery Events l One Night Stand l Outdoors Show l Call for Submissions l Applying for an Exhibition l Metal Gods l Tuning Into Prosperity l Ozhitoon jii-miigiweng l Energy Justice Coalition l Monster Bingo l Ai-Kon Presents: Winterfest l Colin James l Games Tournament l Polar Bear Run l Red Rising Magazine


January 30 at 6 PM - 7:15 PM
Manitoba Legislative Building450 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1S4

Solidarity Vigil & Prayers for Victims of Quebec City Mosque Shooting
Join Manitobans for Human Rights and the University of Manitoba Muslim Students Association in solidarity with victims in Quebec City, the vigil in Quebec City, and our Muslim sisters and brothers across Canada and the world.

Brief statements at 6:15 PM, followed by a candle light vigil and a moment of silence.
SPEAKERS:
Deputy Premier Heather Stefanson - Government of Manitoba
Mayor Brian Bowman - City of Winnipeg
Ahmed Farag - Manitoba Islamic Association
Jaron Hart - Chair, Manitobans for Human Rights Youth Advisory Board
Zeeshan Zamir - President, University of Manitoba Muslim Students Association
Shandi Strong - Board Member, Manitobans for Human Rights
Saif Baloch - International Student Commissioner, Canadian Federation of Students - MB
Tanjit Nagra - President, University of Manitoba Student Union
Representative TBA - University of Winnipeg Student's Association
Darius Hunter Maraj - President, University of Manitoba Hindu Student Council

Also we are looking for donations of candles for tonights vigil as well as candle holders to place the candles in to protect from the elements.

Everyone is also encouraged to attend the Special Prayer for Quebec City hosted by 
the Manitoba Islamic Association, 2445 Waverly Street from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
There will be a sermon and prayers at the Waverley Grand mosque. 
May Allah bring ease in this difficult time.

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Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4

January 27 at 5 PM - 8 PM All AbOut Us Opening Reception
All ages event. Bar available.
The Society of OUT-Standing Artists is proud to present 
All AbOut Us - a gallery show running from January 27 to February 7. 
Join us for the opening night to browse some great art and meet the artists. 
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Call for Donations: Strength by Numbers (2)
cre8ery gallery and studio has signed another lease with a substantial increase in rent.
We are asking artists, entertainers, and art professionals to consider donating time, artwork, or entertainment to help freeze our rates for a bit longer.

Inform us by February 25 that you will donate art or entertainment. 
We will make posters, invitations, a press release, and a website / Facebook page.
We will also accept offers of donations after February 25
Drop off March 25 - April 1 see website Link for all info 

Event date: April 13, 7-10 pm: Final Bids, Entertainment, Celebration of art! 
Food, Music, Spoken Word? and Fun! Pass the Hat? 50-50? Take out a membership?
9:45 bids close. 10pm-11pm: pack up artworks, receive payments, give pieces to buyer.

Volunteers needed to sell tickets, memberships, organize, explain items to guests, 
close bids and pack up artworks, bartenders, sales co-ordinator for auxiliary gallery. 
General help through out the night, before the event and event clean up (2-3 people).
Donations of food prior to event, management of food table during event

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February 2 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Prairie Theatre Exchange, Unit Y300-393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H6
Pay-what-you-can at the door

Sarasvati Productions is excited to welcome director/producer Tatiana Carnevale to the team for the relaunching of our One Night Stand Series! 
Come get a sneak peek of what is up-and-coming in Winnipeg's Independent theatre scene!
Each evening showcases excerpts of new plays, read on stage by an ensemble of local actors. 

See website for more information including details on how you can submit your work to future performances!  http://sarasvati.ca/one-night-stand-returns/

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February 10 – February 12
Manitoba Outdoors Show, 3977 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E8

Manitoba Outdoors Show
An interactive trade show geared towards those who love the outdoors featuring exhibitors representing all types of outdoors activities.

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Theatre by the River Call for Submissions!
Please submit to ad@theatrebytheriver.com
The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2017.

Theatre by the River is thrilled to announce its annual fundraiser Wine & Words will be hosted once again in partnership with the Manitoba Museum. The event will be themed 
IT'S A BIG, BIG WORLD - Our planet is vast and humanity is diverse!

Wine & Words features the written works of Canadian composers, musicians, playwrights, poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, and storytellers. With the participation of local actors and celebrities, Theatre by the River stages the pieces for a variety show that dramatizes the featured written works. 

Submit an excerpt of an unpublished work-in-progress (must be able to be performed in two minutes or less). Submissions from performance artists, as well as mixed-media collaborations, are encouraged. 
A panel will review submissions. Selected pieces will be presented by local actors and celebrities. Writers of selected pieces will receive a complimentary ticket to attend, and will be featured in promotional material. Let us celebrate your creative genius!

Your cover page should include your name(s), email address, mailing address, the title of your submission, the format (poem, song, etc), your professional status (established or emerging), any special instructions and a fifty-word bio. 
Your written submission should omit any information that would identify you as the author. 
A maximum of two submissions per author will be considered.

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February 16 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 100 Arthur St # 300, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Please e mail for more details.
Limit: 15 Participants - Fees: $20 member / $30 non-member

Do you want to exhibit your work in Artist-Run-Centres across Canada? Jennifer Smith will be offering a 3 hour workshop on the process of applying for exhibition in galleries. It will include a list of galleries that are friendly to exhibiting Media Arts, how to get your application together and insights on what juries are looking for.

Distribution Coordinator Jennifer Smith spends her days working to get exhibition at galleries and at festivals around the world for the artists in distribution with Video Pool.

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February 18 at 9 PM - 12 AM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9
$10 at the door

Metal Gods with special guests Steel Beaver
The world's best Judas Priest tribute will be delivering the goods. If you like classic Priest, you won't want to miss this amazing tribute to the godfathers of Metal.

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February 18 at 1 PM - 4 PM
Radiance Gifts, 875 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M0W7
$67.00  To register call RADIANCE at 204-284-4231 or online 

Tuning Into Prosperity · Hosted by Sacred Earth Adventures
People of all cultures have used vibrational sound therapy as a powerful pathway to healing. It’s now being rediscovered and integrated as a leading edge tool for creating transformational shifts not only in spiritual growth and development but for creating optimal health and wellbeing in one’s life.

These group sessions are designed to help you build a new perspective in your life. You will shift brain wave states, eliminate stress, along with activate the 7 Chakras of the body to experience deeper connection and Abundance in 2017. 

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February 23 – February 26 
(Thursday evening, Friday – Sunday daytime)
ACI Indigenous
300-245 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S6
Tickets  For information kate@creativemanitoba.ca 
or 204.927.2787

Ozhitoon jii-miigiweng - (to create and share) 
For Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and educators of any background or artistic discipline, this four-day gathering will bring teachers and artists together to learn about Indigenous knowledge and art, and collaborate on new work. Participants will learn:
• Indigenous teachings from Elders and traditional knowledge keepers
• Indigenous art topics and methodology for schools and student groups
• Collaborative groups will develop multi-disciplinary art workshops and/or projects

This year’s ozhitoon is entirely new content, so if you taken any of the three previous sessions, you may still benefit from this new circle.

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February 24 – February 26
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Call 204-298-2250 or email 

Energy Justice Leadership & Organizer School hosted by Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition, a coalition of individuals educating and organizing against the Energy East Pipeline as an expression of energy injustice in Manitoba. We are the Manitoba affiliate of https://350.org

Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition (MEJC) is launching a leadership training program. The weekend retreat will feature a community-organizer training co-hosted by MEJC and Organize BC.
Day 1 - Welcome, Dinner, Agenda, Stories, Informal Gathering
Day 2 and 3 - All Day Training

This is the perfect training for someone interested in becoming more involved in the campaign against pipelines or who wants to build solutions to climate change. Priority will go to people committed to working with MEJC. Training Team:
- Anna McClean from Organize BC
- Joseph Wasylycia-Leis from MEJC, Leadnow, Solidarity WPG
- Alex Paterson from MEJC

Organize BC began in 2013 to help people be better organizers. Collaboration, across projects, organizations and regions, is one of Organize BC's core values. 

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February 25, Doors Open 10:00 a.m. 
Early Birds 1:00 p.m. / Regular Bingo 2:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Assiniboia Downs, 3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E9
Tickets 

MICEC $100,000 Monster Bingo · Hosted by Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre
Join us for your chance to win up to $100,000 in total prize money!
5 - $500 Door Prizes!!
First 48 numbers for the Bonanza will be pre-called before Early Birds
Early Birds - 2 Lines Anyway (5 Games at $600.00) $3,000
Proceeds to the MICEC Programs and Services

Ticket Sellers - Winnipeg: MICEC 204-942-0228
Trevor 204-451-1325 / Rayna 204-223-1588 / Ronalda 204-982-7704

Sagkeeng: Brian 204-340-1347
Manigotagan: Linda 204-363-7406
Peguis: Reta 204-645-5751
Portage la Prairie: Jess 204-240-9063
Sandy Bay: Laura 204-843-3689
York Landing: Marie 204-341-2390

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February 25 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 AM
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3
Tickets are $22.60

Ai-Kon, Manitoba's largest anime convention, is holding our annual Winter Festival!
Join us for this one day event celebrating Japanese animation and culture! We’ll have
- Exclusive Anime Screenings
- Variety of panels and featured guest spots
- Special Escape Room
- An expanded Marketplace 
- Hallway Cosplay Contests
- The Ai-Kon Maid Café featuring our wonderful maids and butlers 
- The Dance will run 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
- Video game tournaments with great prizes
- Charity art auction with prints donated by Funimation in partnership with Extra Life
- Our famous fundraising raffle featuring some fantastic prizes

Gamer’s Lounge will be open from 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Marketplace is open from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
- will include Punklette Originals 

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February 25, Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM  - 11 PM
Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2H2
Tickets: $29.50, $45.00, $59.50 (Incl. GST) + s/c  All Ages / General Admission

Colin James Blue Highways Tour with special guest Tami Neilson

Critically acclaimed Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Colin James has announced cross Canada tour dates in support of his new album Blue Highways. It pays tribute to some of the singer/guitarist’s long time blues idols including Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King, Jr. Wells & Buddy Guy, Peter Green, Robert Johnson and William Bell. 

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February 26 at 11 AM - 3 PM
A Muse N Games, 1783 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0E8

Quarterly Legacy Tournament
$20 Cash entry fee ($22.60 on Debit/credit) - 100% of Registration as prize pay out:
50% - 1st Place / 25% - 2nd Place / 15% - 3rd Place / 10% - 4th Place
Registration begins at 11 am. First Round begins promptly at Noon.

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February 26 at 9:30 AM - 12 PM
Assiniboine Park & Zoo, 2355 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N6
Tickets

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy is excited to host the second annual Polar Bear Run presented by the Manitoba Moose. This family-friendly event is perfect for all ages and includes 10 km and 5 km runs (through Assiniboine Park), a 2 km Walk (through the Park and a portion of the Zoo), and a Skate (on the Riley Family Duck Pond). 

All proceeds from the Polar Bear Run support the Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s Polar Bear Rescue Team. 
For full event information and a link to our registration page. 

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March 1 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
307 Tier Building - University Of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winter 2017 Colloquium: "Love and the Red Word: Red Rising Magazine"
Issues of the Feb 2017 edition of Red Rising Magazine will be on sale!

An hour with Red Rising Magazine co-founders Ashley Richard, Kevin Settee
and Sadie Pheonix-Lavoie (and more!)
"Revisions and Revitalizations: The Role of Native Studies in the Future"

Department of Native Studies Winter 2017 Colloquium Series
Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, UMNATV Colloquium Coordinator niigaan.sinclair@umanitoba.ca
Department of Native Studies http://umanitoba.ca/native_studies/

January 21, 2017

Cupcakes for Kittens l McNally Robinson l The Devil's Rejects l Girl Guides l WAG: Singles & Valentine Dinners l Ladies Night l Craft & Bake Sale l Pug Events l You've Written a Novel l Ceramic Sale l Festival du Voyageur l Bollywood Valentine l FidoFest l Techapalooza l Jim Jefferies l Lindsey White

Craig Street Cats’ Cupcakes for Kittens 2017
Order form - All pre-orders and payment should be made by February 3
Craig Street Cats, 1421 St James St # 16, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0Y9
Pick up at the shelter beginning February 11. 

Get yourself a box of cupcakes, and some cookies for your sweetheart.
Help support Craig Street Cats at the same time!

Cupcakes - A box of 4 is only $8 :
Chocolate with chocolate filling or raspberry filling
Lemon with raspberry filling or lemon filling

Giant heart shaped Cookies 
$10 each: M & M, Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Chocolate Cherry

There will also be a limited number of mixed boxes (1 cupcake of each type) and
Lemon / key lime boxes available at the shelter on a first come / first served basis. 
This is the last year for cupcakes at this price. Due to the increase in cost of supplies, the price will go up next year.

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

February 2, 7:00 pm
David Irvine Winnipeg launch of Caring is Everything: Getting to the Heart of Humanity, Leadership, and Life.
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February 2, 7:30 pm
Julie Salverson Reading & Signing Lines of Flight: An Atomic Memoir.
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February 3, 7:00 pm
Colleen Nelson Launch of Blood Brothers hosted by Joanne Kelly.
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February 3, 7:30 pm
Terrie Todd Launch of Maggie’s War.
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February 4, 7:00-8:30 pm 
Randall Holm, PhD, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, presenting  “Monotheistic Diversity: Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims Pursue the Same God?”
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February 6, 7:00 pm
The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “Aging Baby Boomers: Implications for Manitoba,” an interactive panel discussion. 
RSVP to: research_communications@umanitoba.ca or 204.474.6689.
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February 7, 7:00 pm
Matthew Alcock Launch of The Playground.
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February 9, 7:00 pm
Prairie Fire magazine Launch of winter issue Turnstone at 40. Cake to follow. 
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February 10, 7:00 pm
Fabiola Marabotto Launch of Ethereal and slow...your kisses.
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February 11, 7:00-8:30 pm
Michael Gilmour, PhD, Professor of New Testament and English Literature, presenting “Does Bob Dylan Deserve the Nobel Prize in Literature?”
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February 12, 2:00 pm
Eden Robinson, Discussing & Signing Son of a Trickster.
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February 13, 7:00 pm
Heather O’Neill, Discussing & Signing The Lonely Hearts Hotel: A Novel.
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February 16, 7:30 pm
Meet the Composer: John Greer  Presenting A Prairie Boy’s Musical Life.
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February 18, 7:00-8:30 pm
Val Hiebert, PhD (Cand.), Assistant Professor of Sociology, presenting “The Family and the Church: A Journey through Social History.”
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February 21, 7:00 pm
Wilma Derksen Launch of The Way of Letting Go: One Woman’s Walk Toward Forgiveness. Hosted by Richard Cloutier.
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February 22, 7:00 pm
Tom McMillan Speaking & Signing Not My Party: The Rise and Fall of Canadian Tories, From Robert Stansfield to Stephen Harper.
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February 23, 7:30 pm
Miriam Körner Winnipeg launch of When the Trees Crackle with Cold: pīsimwasinahikan and Yellow Dog.
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February 24, 7:30 pm
L.M. Bryski Launch of Book of Birds.
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February 25, 7:00-8:30 pm
Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler, PhD, Assistant Professor of TESOL, presenting “Ideal Future Selves as Wellsprings of Motivation.” 
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February 27, 7:00 pm
An Evening with Terry O’Reilly, discussing and signing This I Know: Marketing Lessons from Under the Influence.
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February 28, 7:00 pm
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club 
Maggie Nelson’s The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial, and Nelson’s Jane: A Murder
Contact John by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

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February 9 at 9 PM - 12 AM
Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1H9
Tickets  Need Help? 24 hour support: 1.800.838.3006
FULL REFUND ONE WEEK PRIOR to the movie (no refunds after that)

8.00-9.00 - hang out, have a drink.
Pre show music: Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson
9.00 sharp - The Devil's Rejects - Movie Night

100" SCREEN with great and even sound throughout the room. You can see big screen anywhere you seat. CHEAP DRINKS...and FREE POPCORN on all sold-out events. You can order Dominos Pizza with discount when order at the bar (we have a special deal with them). So, plan your evening in advance and make it fun. 18+ Valid ID

If you would like to organize your own event, email us at garrickhotel@gmail.com

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February 10 - 12
Camp Manitou, 850 Green Oaks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Crocus Training 
We’ll explore how Vision, Purpose, and Passion influences all aspects of our lives. 
We have updated the website to include the cost ($100, GST included)
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February 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM - 8 PM
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3
World Thinking Day Campfire  
We’d like to grow the World Thinking Day celebrations, and invite more girls and young women to experience what it means to be part of Girl Guides. 

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Singles & Valentine Dinners
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1

February 10 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Tickets $30 • Cash bar available 

Singles Meet & Greet / Singles in their 20s-50s
Meet other like-minded LGBTQ singles without the hassle of online dating! Enjoy casual mingling and a complimentary drink at the cash bar before moving into the galleries for a series of lively group activities designed to encourage new relationships.
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February 16, Dinner is served at 6 pm • Tour begins at 7:30 pm
$70 • $65 for Members • Gratuity is included in the ticket price; wine/spirits are not.

Enjoy the WAG’s signature dinner-and-tour program, featuring a three-course, exhibition-inspired meal at TABLE Restaurant on the Penthouse Level, followed by an exciting tour of Boarder X and Vernon Ah Kee: cantchant, two exhibitions demonstrating how art, culture, and land intersect. 

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February 11 Doors - 8 pm / Meet and greet - 9 pm / Showtime - 9:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Lipstixx, 1105 Arlington St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 3L1
Tickets   Early Bird Online Tickets - $20 ( Limited quantity ) 
VIP Online Advance - $33 ( Front row seating, No line up, check in by 9 pm )

Winnipeg Ladies Night - Magic Mike Playboyz - 50 Shades Darker
Hosted by Playboyz Events and Canadian Playboyz   
Energetic, exciting and Satisfaction Guaranteed!  
FOR WOMEN / NO PHOTOS / LEGAL DRINKING AGE / 

Seats are first come , first serve / VIP must check in by 9 pm  
VIP Tickets & Picture Giveaway 
We are giving away 2 VIP front Row Tickets and a polaroid picture ( $80 Value ) 
To enter the Draw 
Click on this link Subscribe, find the event you want, click “going” on event 
Post on “ Event Timeline wall” and invite at least 2 friends to the event  
Winners will be announced on each event Wall and on wall comment before the show 
if you have purchased tickets you will be refunded and given the upgrade to front Row VIP 


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February 11, 2017 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Ecole James Nisbet School, 70 Doubleday Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2P 0P4

It's Almost Valentine's Day Craft Show and Bake Sale
Leila North School Quebec Trip Fundraiser for the Grade 8 French Immersion students

A little bit of everything: cosmetics, spices, Tupperware, home products, honey, jewellery, soaps, candles and more!

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February 11, 2017 at 1 PM - 2 PM
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp 
Unit 7-975 Thomas Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1P7
$5 per person

Pug, Boston and Bully Breed Dog Playdate 
hosted by Manitoba Pug Rescue
Will you be my Pugentine? 
Join us for our Pugentine Playdate.
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February 12, 2017 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp 
Unit 7-975 Thomas Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1P7
$5.00/family

Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue - Valentine's Day Party & Playgroup
Come out to our Valentine's Party and enjoy some holiday fun! 
There will be munchies for the humans, lots of doggie fun for the pooches, a 50/50 draw and chances to win some door prizes! All socialized dogs are welcome to attend.

The Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM) was founded in 2009. We operate as an all-volunteer based organization and run strictly on donations. Our volunteers are dedicated to rescuing Pugs, Boston Terriers and their mixes.
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February 18, 2017 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM
Alpine Bowling Lanes, 20 Alpine Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 0Y5
$17  Tickets available at Alpine Animal Hospital or from Patty 204-782-7119
Manitoba Pug Rescue's Annual Bingo Bowl

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February 12, 2017 at 1 PM - 4 PM
Manitoba Writers Guild, 100 Arthur St # 218, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Tickets  $50

You've Written a Novel-Now What? Publishing 101 with S.M. Beiko
Hosted by The Chiaroscuro Reading Series

Join ChiZine Publications Co-Publisher and trade publishing professional S.M. Beiko for an afternoon of discovery! From preparing your novel query or pitch, submissions to publishers, agents, or the short fiction market, plus an opportunity to receive professional feedback, this is a workshop you won’t want to miss!
Submit 1-3 pages of their work (query letter, pitch, or from written work) for a free evaluation/critique from S.M. Beiko.

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February 13, 2017 – February 17, 2017
Gosa Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Ceramic Club Sale · Hosted by University of Manitoba Ceramics Club
Buy a heart filled creation for the person who captured your heart!

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February 18, 2017 – February 20, 2017
Festival du Voyageur, 233, boul. Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G4
ÉTUDIANT: 100$ (avec # étudiant) / NON ÉTUDIANT: 200$ Tickets / INSCRIPTIONS
CETTE ACTIVITÉ EST POUR LES 19+ SEULEMENT
Le tarif d'inscription inclut: le transport (Autobus voyageur),l'hébergement (Hôtel),
un laisser passé pour le festival

Atachtatük: Une virée au Festival du Voyageur
Hosted by Association Jeunesse Fransaskoise
L'Association Jeunesse Fransaskoise et La Cité de l'université Regina sont fier de travailler en partenariat pour vous inviter à participer à une expérience socio-culturelle sous forme d'aventure hors de l'ordinaire en dehors de la province! 
Visitez le site web du festival pour la programmation complète. 

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February 19, 2017 – February 21, 2017
441 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1B4
$15 for stag and $20 for couple which includes:
Live performance by Punjabi DJ, Bollywood Theme Music, Live Dholi, Couple Dance etc 

ISHQ (The Bollywood Affair) · Hosted by Indians In Winnipeg
From the hosts that bring you the biggest Bollywood Club Events in the Winnipeg area, and, by popular demand, our Annual Bollywood Valentine Eve!
The Team Indians in Winnipeg knows how to throw parties in over the top fashion.
Come down wearing elegant Indian Dresses! Boys In Black, Girls in Red.
Our photographers will capture all the merrymaking and mischief making Bollywood Night can handle. For more information & group discount, call 204 887 5042.

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February 19, 2017 at 12 PM - 4 PM
Earl Grey Community Centre, 360 Cockburn St N, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2P5
ADMISSION: General (ages 13-59): $10 / Seniors (60+): $5 / Kids under 13: $5

Before the Shelter presents: FidoFest!
You may not love the chilly weather and snow, but we're willing to bet your dog does!
Have some winter fun at FidoFest, a day of fun in support of K9 Advocates Manitoba!

FidoFest will include great indoor AND outdoor activities for kids, grown-ups and dogs! 
Enjoy demonstrations from canine athletes, activities like face painting and team contests, pop-up shops, hot pizza and cocoa and much, much more!

Volunteer opportunities are available. Email to info@beforetheshelter.com 

K9 Advocates Manitoba is a non-profit that focuses on resolving Manitoba's dog overpopulation issue with an ethical, compassionate, and community-based approach. By providing access to spay and neuter services to remote Manitoban communities, to end the practise of dog culling, delivering dog food and rescue, it is committed to improving the lives of dogs all over Manitoba. All funds raised will support their mission by helping to pay for a mobile spay and neuter clinic, paying veterinary fees for the care of homeless dogs and purchasing materials for dog houses. 

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February 24, 2017 at 6 PM - 11 PM
The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre, 222 Broadway, Wpg, MB R3C 0R3

Techapalooza 2017 - A 5 band battle of the bands for the I.T. community raising money for CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

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February 25, 2017 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Pantages Playhouse Theatre, 555 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C3
Tickets  All tickets on Concertwith.Me covered by our guarantee. 

Jim Jefferies in Winnipeg

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February 25 at 10 PM - 1 AM
Shannon's Irish Pub and Eatery, 175 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3H9
NO COVER! Ages 18+

Lindsey White - First full band event of 2017 with Alasdair Dunlop (bass), 
Mitch Dorge (drums) and Joe Curtis (guitar).
Featuring new music, Renegade music and other fun surprises and experiments. 

January 12, 2017

Noise Complaint l Women's March l Handcrafted Manitoba l Social Justice Fair l And Then There Were None l Energy Sovereignty l Board Games l Bellyfit® l Craft & Vendor Sale l Valentine Social l Cupids & Cameos l Horror Con & Sci-Fi Expo l Frontier Fiddlers & the MCO l Measha Brueggergosman l First Steps

January 20 at 8 PM - 11 PM
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
Tickets $20 call 204.783.6918 or our website

Noise Complaint
A group of Winnipeg-based musicians and comedians will take the stage to raise money for Sage House, a non-profit organization that provides harm-reduction services to women who are street-involved and/or engage in survival sex-work. 

Sweet Alibi | Lara Rae | Outside Joke | Dean Jenkinson 
Claire Therese | jaymez | Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir

Cause a commotion on the day our neighbours welcome their new president.
Noise Complaint is a response to feeling helpless in the wake of the results of the
2016 US presidential election. While we cannot fix their problems, we can work to
promote social justice and peace in Canada.

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January 21 at 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Portage Place, 393 Portage Ave # 309, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H6

Women's March on Washington - Winnipeg
The event will start with a blessing by an Elder, speakers, followed by a march to the US Consulate at the corner of Portage and Main, and back to Portage Place. Speakers TBA.

We acknowledge that we are in Treaty 1 territory. We will march on the same day as hundreds of women in Washington. We will stand in solidarity with people gathering all over the world that day in support of women's rights. This event was sparked by Trump's election to the White House. We will march to show that the anger, fear, sexism, and racism he provoked through his campaign will not be tolerated. 

Even in Canada we still have work to do. This march will serve as a platform for women in marginalized communities to be heard. We invite people from all genders, races, abilities, religious communities, political affiliations and sexual orientations. Organizers:
Women's Health Clinic 
IRCOM Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba
WGSSA - Women’s and Gender Studies Student Association of University of Manitoba
Black Space Winnipeg 
CUPE Local 2348 
Winnipeg Labour Council 
Rainbow Resource Centre 

Want to help? Send your contact information to womensmarchwpg@gmail.com

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February 7, Doors open at 7 pm / Screening 8 pm - 11 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Admission: Free / Donations Accepted to help cover costs

Handcrafted Manitoba Season 2 - Screening Event, 40 minutes approximate runtime.
Ice River Films is holding a screening event for our series on MTS Stories From Home. Handcrafted Manitoba features some of the province’s most unique artists and craftspeople. Each story gives us insight in both their work and their lives.

Pierrette Sherwood - Reclaimed Metal Artist
Garth Meacham - Viking Carver
Reg & Jamie Kucey - Antler Carver & Furniture Design/Maker
Carl Froese - Buckskin Brain Tanner 

We're also inviting all of our artists, including those from Season 1, to setup displays to share their work. This is a chance to meet some amazing people, check out some awesome work and share this series. 

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February 8 at 11 AM - 2 PM
University Of Winnipeg, Riddell Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Menno Simons College's 11th Annual Social Justice Fair will bring together over 30 organizations from around Winnipeg to discuss social justice issues. This event is a great way to see what local organizations are doing, to speak with booth exhibitors about volunteer opportunities, and to get ideas for future career opportunities.

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February 8, 9 and 10 at 8:05 pm
February 11 at 2:05 pm and 8:05 pm

Théâtre Cercle Molière, 
340 boulevard Provencher, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G7

ADMISSION: $20 Adults / $15 Students Tickets online 
For reservations call 204-488-7432

Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre Presents the classic Agatha Christie play, And Then There Were None, as part of ChristieFest.

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February 8 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Tier Building - University Of Manitoba, 307 Tier Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Energy Sovereignty - Pathways to Community Self-Determination and Justice 
Clayton Thomas-Müller

"Revisions and Revitalizations: The Role of Native Studies in the Future"
Department of Native Studies Winter 2017 Colloquium Series
Clayton Thomas-Müller is a member of the Treaty #6 based Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, also known as Pukatawagan,, Canada. Clayton is the 'Stop it at the Source' campaigner with 350.org. For the last fifteen years he has campaigned across Canada, Alaska and the lower 48 states organizing in hundreds of communities in support of grassroots Indigenous Peoples to defend their traditional territories against the encroachment of the fossil fuel industry. This has included a special focus on the sprawling infrastructure of pipelines, refineries and extraction associated with the Canadian tar sands.

Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, UMNATV Colloquium Coordinator niigaan.sinclair@umanitoba.ca
Department of Native Studies http://umanitoba.ca/native_studies/

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February 9 at 7 PM - 10 PM
200 McIvor Ave, Winnipeg, MB

Another community Board Game Night! 
Bring your collection, or come to play someone else’s. 
Enjoy new games, new friends and a welcoming atmosphere.

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February 9 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Earl Grey Community Centre, 360 Cockburn St N, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2P5
FREE by donation to Team Brody to help the families of children cancer.

Bellyfit® Celebration, the celebration of the Devine Feminine 
Hosted by Fit Fab Holistic Therapies
Bring every woman you know of any age and join us in celebration on the Eve of a Full Moon. A 2 hour event of the divine feminine movements of Bellyfit® and Bellyfit Flow™, 
a guided meditation and a beautiful fire bellydancing performance by Stacey Klassen. 

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February 11 at 12 PM - 4 PM
210 Rita Street, Winnipeg, MB R3J 2Y2
FREE Entry

Sweethearts’ Craft & Vendor Sale, hosted by Craft Show Girls
Share the love with a great group of Crafters & Vendors in time for Valentine's Day  

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February 11 at 8 PM - 1 AM
Sokół Winnipeg, 717 Manitoba Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 2H6
Tickets are $10 call: Maryla : 204-996-2243, Ania: 204-292-5774, 
Basia 204-880-4885 or email us 

Valentine Social to support SOKOL Polish Dancers!
Grand Prize $1,000 Travel Voucher and lots of great prizes to be won throughout the night! 

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February 11 & 12: 10 am - 3:30 pm
Canad Inns Club Regent, 1415 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3B2
Happy Sweetheart Day - FREE Admission!
FREE Welcome Bags & A Valentine Goodie to First 50 Customers!

Cupids and Cameos, hosted by Treasured Gifts N Things
Unique Crafts - Trades - Holistic - Wellness 
MAIN FLOOR - Blue Lagoon

Over 30 Unique Small Businesses Saturday & Sunday!
Different Goodies & Gifts too choose from each day!
*Unique Crafts* *Everyday Favourites* *Wellness & Holistic Services* 
*Everything Sports & Collector Cards* Specialty Baking & Treats* +MORE!

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February 11 & February 12
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3
Tickets 

St. Valentine's Horror Con & Sci-Fi Expo, hosted by C4 - Central Canada Comic Con
Bringing you horror attractions, merchandise, zombie gauntlet, make up demos, writing contest, poetry contest, guests, exhibitors, artists and more. 
Featuring guest R.A. Mihailoff of Leatherface and Hatchet 2.

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February 14, Matinee at 1 PM / Evening concert at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, 393 Portage Ave # 3, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H6
Tickets 

The Frontier Fiddlers perform with Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Manitoba has produced several internationally renowned fiddle players. The Frontier Fiddlers represent the next generation of Manitoba fiddle talent. Made up of students in the Frontier School division, they come from as far away as Norway House. They’re immersed in Métis and aboriginal fiddle traditions, like the Red River Jig, which they play with vigour, skill, and a sense of fun… and all of them are teenagers or younger.

The Fiddlers, who maintain a special connection to the MCO’s northern outreach group and played at an MCO concert in 2010, will be featured in these two concerts.

First, they’ll treat us to a spectacular medley of traditional folk music. Then they’ll join the Orchestra in performing Water Circle, a new work by composer Jim Hiscott. Inspired by the Métis fiddle music of the prairies, as well as the water dances of the loons, Water Circle will give the Fiddlers the chance to show off in performing the fiddle reels inlaid in the piece.

During the evening concert the MCO will add a performance of JS Bach’s second violin concerto, a challenge for MCO Concertmaster Karl Stobbe, as well as Bartok’s Divertimento, an appealing modernist work decorated with folk colours.

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February 15 at 8 PM - 11 PM
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
Tickets  

Jazz Winnipeg is pleased to present Measha Brueggergosman’s powerful project, Songs Of Freedom. Breuggergosman is one of Canada’s foremost opera stars who got back to her roots with the project. Involving a documentary, a journey to her family’s homeland of Cameroon, and an exploration of her Nova Scotian roots, Brueggergosman’s voice shines while taking on these powerful songs of freedom. 

I wanted to explore this repertoire because it’s dear to my heart. These spirituals are close to my Christian faith. They are also a very important part of my family’s history... The spirituals were born out of a time when my people were oppressed and needed to find a way not only to communicate with each other, but also to express themselves.

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February 15 – February 18
Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, 380 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4K2

First Steps is an opportunity for students to explore the many facets and possibilities of movement invention and arrangement. Senior students, Aspirants and Artistic faculty apply to present new works. Student choreographers choose from the dancer(s) that they feel are best suited to their work. Occasionally special permission is given to junior level students to choreograph and to Recreational Division students to perform.

Students who do not choreograph or perform are involved in all other aspects of putting on a production. Students choose the subject matter, length of their piece and style or dance genre. Choreographers may choose to work with recorded music or live musicians and may use already existing or new compositions. 

In coordination with the RWB Wardrobe Department, choreographers choose the costumes that best reflect their choreographic ideas, and with guidance from the Production Department, they design the lighting that will best support their dance. The final performances are the culmination of this creative learning process.