May 25, 2018

Father's Day at Oak Hammock Marsh l Craft Sales l Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on Tour and at the Manitoba Museum l West End Cultural Centre Events l Dinner and a Show l Forum Art Centre’s Fresh Art Show

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8. 
For more information call (204) 467-3300 or email:
Check website for more events

June 2 
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. Enjoy:
Water bug identification with Dr. Dale Wrubleski from Ducks Unlimited Canada
Live great grey owl presentation by Dr. Jim Duncan
Live entertainment by Brian Glow, Master of Illusion
A Bouncy Castle and Slide, a Live Reptile Display by Prairie Exotics, Face Painting and Crafts, and our Special Anniversary Cake!
June 3 - 7 to 9 a.m. 
Birding and Breakfast
Pre-register by May 30. 
June 9, 16 and 23 - 1 to 4 p.m. 
Photography Workshop 101
Pre-registration is required.  
June 17
Father's Day Waterbug Derby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bring dad to the Café for a pulled pork lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Explore the marsh with Allan Webb and his horse-drawn wagon from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
$6 non-members / $3 members for this ride.
Participate in a guided canoe adventure ($6 non-members / $3 members) 
or rent your own canoe ($15 for 45 minutes)
July and August, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily 
Summer Camps for Kids, a variety of week-long camps for kids, ages 6 to 9. 
Camp fees are $135 for members or $165 for non-members (taxes included).

Craft Sales

June 16 at 11 AM - 3:30 PM
Masonic Memorial Centre, 420 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0N8
FREE to Attend!

Crimson + Twig 2018 Market
100 % Handmade Manitoba Makers. What will be there: 
• 100 % Hand Crafted Jewelry 
• Adult, Kids, Baby: Clothing, Sleep, Foot, Outerwear
• House & Home Decor including Stain Glass and Pottery
• Cottage / Cabin / Outdoor Decor / Wood & Barn Board
• Vintage / Shabby Chic / Upcycled / Cool Country / Reclaimed / Rustic
• Essential Oils / Botanicals / Lotions & Creams - Registered with Health Canada
• Specialty Foods / Baking / Candy / Fudge / Chocolate / Honey / Preserves

June 16 – June 17,  from 9:00am - 3:00pm
D'Arcy's A.R.C. (Animal Rescue Centre), Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0M1

Join us for our annual GIGANTIC Indoor Yard Sale, Craft Sale & BBQ!
Shop with Dad on Father's Day and treat him to a free hot dog and drink!
We will have craft vendors! Interested in being a vendor please call 204-888-2266
We are accepting donations for our yard sale (no clothing please). 

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Events 
2110 - One Lombard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0X3 

June 16 & 17
WSO in the City Pop-Up Blitz 
FREE / Various Locations / Visit for listings
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C3

June 19 - 7:30 pm
Community Celebration - FREE
Patrons must reserve tickets  

A fun and free community celebration presented by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries featuring loads of amazing Winnipeg talent and the full Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The perfectly musical summer evening.  Featuring:
Gwen Hoebig, violin
Dr. Edmund Dawe, piano
Gail Asper, soprano
Alexander Moroz, viola (Winnipeg Music Festival Aikins Memorial Trophy-winner)
Katherine Mayba, soprano (Winnipeg Music Festival Rose Bowl-winner)
Community String Ensemble, Eleanor Payne, organizer:
Violins: Carolyn Smith, Lois Thrift, Rachel Sham, Michele Hemmerling
Violas: Eleanor Payne, Corinna Nolan, Barbara Graham, Shannon Creary
Cellos: Sarah Kroeker, Clare Whitehead
La troupe jeunesse de l'Ensemble folklorique de la Rivière-Rouge:
Violins: Émilie Chartier, Gilles Crévier, River Sawchyn, Jasmine Regnier, Natalie Kathler
Bass: Marco Freynet
Guitars: Julien Guénette, Joel Rivard
Percussion: Maxime Morier-Roy, Caleb Dondo
June 20 - 8:00 pm
Tickets starting at $29.50  

The Bros. Landreth are teaming up with the WSO! Along with 67 of Manitoba’s best musicians, this unique concert features newly commissioned orchestral arrangements by Manitoban composer Chris Byman and re-imagine the Bros.’ catalogue through a symphonic lens. Featuring songs from our debut album “Let it Lie,” solo EP “Whiskey,” and brand new music from our forthcoming record. 
There will be ASL-English interpreters on stage during this concert as well as reserved seating with appropriate sight lines of the interpreters.

Our friends at Out ‘N About Travel would love to help out of towners organize a trip. 
June 27 at 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Knox United Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2M2
Tickets $10

The full WSO visits the historic Knox United, the inter-cultural church in the heart of our community, for a beautiful and light-hearted concert. Enjoy some of best acoustics in the city with the World Village Gospel Choir and WSO Principal Cellist Yuri Hooker as soloist.
Tuesdays & Thursdays Noon Hour Concerts 
June 28 - 7pm
WSO at Lyric, Assiniboine Park
June 30 - 7:30 pm 
WSO in Kenora, Lucia Melnyk Stage 
Jul 1 - 10pm 
Canada Day at The Forks Festival Stage
Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0N2   

The Manitoba Museum and the WSO are excited to present two back-to-back evenings of music celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Planetarium and the reopening of the Nonsuch Gallery on July 3 and 4.
There will be a cash bar and complimentary light appetizers will be served. 

Enjoy one evening for $25, or bundle for back-to-back evenings for $20 a ticket! Use promo code “wsomm” to save $10 on your bundle - one ticket for the Planetarium, and one ticket for the Nonsuch.

Planetarium Performance 
Nonsuch Performance 

July 3  - 7 & 8:30 pm
WSO Visits the Planetarium
Doors to the Planetarium will open 15 minutes before each performance.

The WSO will expand your horizons with a concert of shimmering celestial compositions inspired by space, time and vision. Images of the stars, the sky and the universe will elevate the sounds of the music in this unique theatre.

The Science Gallery will be open before and after each performance. Explore the gallery before and/or after the performances. 
July 4  - 7 & 8:30 pm 
WSO Celebrates the Nonsuch

The Nonsuch was built in England to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1970. It is considered one of the finest replicas in the world and sailed 14,000 kilometres of salt and fresh water before finding her home at the Museum in 1974. 

This year the Nonsuch Gallery is being updated with new immersive experiences, artifacts, and stories. The reopening of the Nonsuch Gallery coincides with the 350th anniversary of the voyage of the original Nonsuch to Hudson Bay in 1668.

WSO musicians will perform on the deck of the Nonsuch and around the ship in a program of water music from the pens of George Frideric Handel and other great composers!

The Museum Galleries will be open to explore before and/or after each performance. Doors to the Nonsuch Gallery will open approximately 30 minutes before each performance.

West End Cultural Centre Events
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

June 17 at 8 PM - 11 PM

Marquis Hill hones a warm, mellifluous tone on trumpet and flugelhorn with which he unravels sleek, melodic passages. Hill builds on his distinctive sound to craft arresting originals that embrace post-bop, hip-hop, R&B, and spoken word. 
After releasing four well-received albums - New Gospel (2011), Sound of the City (2012), The Poet (2013) and Modern Flows, vol. 1 (2014) - Hill won the 2014 Thelonious Trumpet Competition which led to the release of 2016’s The Way We Play, where Hill fronts a commanding ensemble, bringing his lyrically postmodern groove to jazz classics.
June 19 at 8 PM - 11 PM

Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based, Colombian-born interdisciplinary musician and artist-curator. Lido's latest LP, La Papessa (2016), charts an evolution from her debut LP, Color (2010), an album full of colorful landscapes. Winner of the 2017 Polaris Music Prize, La Papessa describes how Lido has found her independence as a woman and as an artist who refuses to fit notions of what a pop Latina artist ought to be. 

Influenced by the desert of Columbia to the bustling cityscape of Toronto, La Papessa takes listeners on a musical journey from traditional Afro-Colombian percussion to global bass and darker avant-garde electronic sounds. 

Dinner and a Show, with meal by Chef Ben Kramer 
at Kitchen Sync, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2J3

June 19 - Erin Propp & Larry Roy

Singer-songwriter Erin Propp and jazz guitarist Larry Roy create works that are at once deeply personal and achingly relatable. Erin and Larry won Best Jazz Album of the Year at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards for their debut album, Courage, My Love, which was also nominated for the Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year in 2014. Erin’s distinct voice and Larry’s precision on the guitar come together to create songs and performances that “are thoughtful, seamlessly arranged, and inventive while being accessible” (Juno Awards).
June 20 - Ellen Doty

Ellen Doty is a soulful Canadian vocalist and songwriter with a world-class voice. Doty’s first album, Gold, a more traditional-sounding pop-jazz album, was released in 2014 and reached the top 10 on several college radio charts in Canada. Doty’s sophomore album, Come Fall, seeks to strip the music down to its bare bones. No bass. No background vocals. Just piano, voice, and drums. The mixture of pop, jazz, soul, folk, and indie music is a sound that is undoubtedly hers.
June 21 - Allison Au

Allison Au is an award-winning saxophonist, composer and arranger. Growing up in Toronto, she was captivated by the unhinged freedom of jazz, which, in combination with elements of classical, pop, hip hop and Latin music, influences Au’s soulful sound today. Leader of the Allison Au Quartet, Au’s debut album, The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey earned a Juno nomination in 2013, and her sophomore album Forest Grove won the Juno For Best Jazz Album of the Year: Group in 2016.
June 22 - Robi Botos

From hard bop to swing and heartfelt melodic expression, Robi Botos has managed to master technique, while showcasing his musical expressions in a unique voice. Born in Hungary, Robi, a trained pianist, moved to Canada at age 20. He released his sophmore album, Movin’ Forward, in 2015, which won the 2016 Juno for Solo Jazz Album of the Year.

His 2018 album, Old Soul, sees Robi venturing into a number of different genres (jazz, funk, soul, and gospel), and playing a number of different instruments, including the Harpejji. Old Soul pays tribute to his homeland, with visions of his childhood neighbourhood. 
June 23 - George Colligan

George Colligan is a New York-based pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and bandleader. An award-winning composer and player, Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with players both on the bandstand and in recording sessions.

He has released 24 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique, with his latest, The Endless Mysteries, released in 2013. Colligan’s musical style showcases both his technique and restraint, incorporating everything from showtunes, to funk, free improvisation, and 20th-century classical music.

June 21 & 22 – 5 to 9 pm
June 23 & 24 – 10 am to 4 pm
Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street in Coronation Park, St. Boniface or 204-235-1069
Free admission, free parking, wheelchair access, strollers welcome

A celebration of Everything Art – 2018 Fresh Art Show 
Many unique Original styles of art, giclee prints, art cards, foot square paintings
Raffle draws – 50/50 & player’s choice
Art demonstrations every day. Choose your favourite piece in our People’s Choice Award! 

Enjoy Live Music Friday at 6 for Opening reception.
Get your Free Caricature done by artist Jon Ljungberg from 1 – 3 on Saturday. 
Weekend Art Demonstrations:  
Thursday, June 21        
  7 – 9    Acrylic by Glenn Penner
Friday, June 22              
  5 – 7    Watercolour & Ink by Linda Olzewski /  Silk Painting by Kristina Kauss
  7 – 9    Watercolour by Garth Palanuk
Saturday, June 23          
12 – 2    Watercolour by Garth Palanuk
12 – 4    Mixed Media by Glenna Evans
Sunday, June 24             
12 – 2    Mixed Media by Ed Dumanski
12 – 2:30   Clay Sculpture by Bob Dann
  2 – 4    Acrylic by Allan Courtney / Watercolour by Joel Novek

Grab a bite at one of our local restaurants such as: Pasquale’s, Mrs. Mikes, and The Wood Tavern & Grill in the Norwood Hotel.

May 18, 2018

Winnipeg Pride Events l Pride Events at University of Manitoba l Pride Events at Club 200 l Folklorama Talents at Events l Bark in the Park l Bullies & Buddies BBQ l Manitoba Night Market & Festival

Winnipeg Pride Events
2018 Pride Winnipeg runs from May 25 to June 3

May 24, Doors / Cocktails at 6PM | Show at 7PM - 9 PM
The Dramatic Arts Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$13 (includes processing) + GST Tickets

Pride Movie and Cocktails - The Bubble, a 2006 romantic drama directed by Eytan Fox, tells the story of two men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, who fall in love. The title refers to Tel Aviv, a relatively peaceful city in a tumultuous region and the setting of the film.
ALL AGES EVENT. No outside food or drinks permitted. 
Smoke & Drug Free venue. Violations subject to venue removal with no refund.

May 25 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Kitchen Sync, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B2J3

Join Jewish Federation of Winnipeg for our first ever Pride Shabbat Dinner.
Register by May 23rd. Dietary laws will be observed.
Please note that this is a safe, inclusive and friendly environment.

May 25 at 8 PM - 12 AM
The Cube! Old Market Square, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Free / Accessible venue / Substance-free zone in front of stage
All-gender washrooms /  Permanent city bike racks on-site

ForeverProud Block Party - A public block party to celebrate Winnipeg's gender, sexuality, and relationship diverse (GSRD) community! 
Proceeds from the event are in support of Pride Winnipeg's Resurgence Fund. 
Dance to music from Winnipegger DJ Roy with dancers Sherri-Leah & Warren, and performances from local drag superstar Victoria Lush and hoop dancer Evander Twoheart. 
Enjoy treats from Healthy Eats & Walleye Wagon and a licensed patio featuring Queer Beer!
ASL Interpreters available on-stage and at the Info & First Aid Tent

June 1 ,Two shows: 7PM and 9PM
Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3
Tickets or at the door

2018 Reel Pride Best International Lgbttq* Commercials - Our 6th collection of LGBTTQ* commercials & PSAs. Clever, funny, serious, moving, and sometimes downright hilarious. If you love the Cannes Lions, don’t miss this. Licensed and accessible venue.

June 2 at 2 PM - 4 PM
Manitoba Legislative Building

Winnipeg's 2nd Trans March and Rally 2018
Our theme this year is "Visibility" because Trans visibility matters! Please join us at the Legislature for a rally featuring local Trans activists and guest speakers.
Following the rally, we will proudly march down Broadway to the Forks Festival grounds, where we will showcase several local Trans musicians on the main stage!

June 2 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
129 Spence St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1Y2

Cocktails Off Broadway, an enchanting evening of cocktails, Broadway show tunes (performed live), great food and even greater company! Make this the start to your big night out, or make this your sole event, so you're well-rested for Pride Day. Come out for a great time while supporting a worthwhile cause: a scholarship fund for LGBTTQ* students. 

Jun 2 at 9:30 PM to Jun 3 at 2 AM
Pyramid LIVE, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Door Tickets $20 / Tickets

WOMEN OF PRIDE'S Rockstars, Christelle and Michelle, are back on the AWE stage to celebrate Pride 2018 with the beautiful Women of Winnipeg!
Get down on the dance floor, sing at the top of your lungs and chill out on the huge patio. 
Prizes, drink features, and making memories from the good times.
All humans welcome! Proceeds to Nine Circles Community Health Centre.

Jun 3 at 9 PM to Jun 4 at 2 AM
Footw3rk Dance Club, 216 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3
Tickets     18+ with valid government ID.

Room Service presents Do Not Disturb. It is inspired by the red light district of Amsterdam, and the sexy, sweaty gay clubs in NYC. Come let your inhibitions go on the dance floor on the final night of pride. Local DJs Dj Danthrax and Craig Ryan 
Do Not Disturb, but do dance the night away. Happy pride Winnipeg, let's party!

June 9 – June 10
Northwood Community CentreWinnipeg, Manitoba R2X 0S7
$150 entry fee per team, guaranteed 3 games plus at least 1 playoff game.

Pitch for Pride 2018 - Annual ball tournament with proceeds going to charity. 

Pride Events at University of Manitoba

UMQueer is a group of faculty, staff and students working together to celebrate and advocate for diversity and inclusion at the University of Manitoba. We envision a campus and society in which all LGBT2SQ+ peoples and their allies enjoy the freedom and dignity to live openly, authentically and safely.
Interested in becoming a member of UMQueer or require any accessibility accommodations? Please contact
All events are free and everyone is welcome!

May 18 Transgender Health Panel
Theatre B, Basic Medical Sciences Building, Bannatyne Campus, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
An interview-style discussion facilitated by Rhea Mossman Sims, a nurse practitioner who practices at Trans Health Klinic. please RSVP here.
May 24
Active Living Centre, Fort Garry campus, 12:05 – 12:50 pm
Proudly Gender Inclusive Zumba Party
No experience necessary! Gender inclusive change spaces and washrooms available. 
Non-members are required to sign-in at the front desk.
May 25
Joe Doupe Recreation Centre, 727 McDermot Ave, Bannatyne campus, 1 – 1:50 pm
Proudly Gender Inclusive Zumba Party in the physically accessible main gym
No experience necessary! Gender inclusive change spaces and washrooms available. 
Please notify the front desk when you arrive. Note: there will be flashing lights.
May 28
UMSU Patio, Fort Garry campus, 9:00 am
The official flag-raising ceremony will include remarks by members of the U of M LGBT2SQ+ community and light refreshments. A Pride flag will also be raised on Bannatyne campus and both flags will fly for the duration of Pride.
May 31
Brodie Atrium, Bannatyne campus, 12 – 1 pm
Drag Show - Join us for a high-energy performance featuring entertainers from the Like That program at Sunshine House.
June 2 & 3
The Forks, 12 – 7 pm
Festival at the Forks - U of M will have a booth set up at the Festival at the Forks. 
Come out and get your free U of M Pride swag!
June  3
Legislative Building | 11 am  RSVP now to walk in the parade with U of M
All U of M faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and family members (including children and pets) are invited to walk in the Pride parader. Members of the LGBT2SQ+ community and allies are welcome to participate. Registrants will:
•    Walk in the parade for free – including U of M groups, associations and societies
•    Receive a t-shirt (first come, first served) & swag to pass out during the parade

Pride Events at Club 200 

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0M6
Club 200 is in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. We have VLTs, a full service restaurant and a energy filled dance floor featuring Winnipeg's best club music. Club 200 is a gay owned & operated club, is wheelchair accessible, and has gender inclusive washrooms.

May 25 at 9 PM / Showtime is 10:30 PM - 2 AM
Tickets $15.00
Miss Conception will be In her Smash Hit LIVE Singing Cabaret Show That Will Knock Your Bra Off! A one of a kind two hour magical cabaret performance and all LIVE singing show.
May 27 
Kitchen is open from 5PM - 9PM / Bingo is from 9 PM to 11 AM
Join us for another edition of Drag Queen Gayrotic Bingo, the classic game with colourful numbered balls gets an update with FABULOUS drag queens!
Kinky prizes, Bingo, & plenty of debauchery will make the evening fun and entertaining! 
May 28, Sign up begins at 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM - 11PM
Queer Comedy - Pride Edition
Check out Winnipeg's newest gender and sexuality inclusive comedy open mic, 
hosted by Mr. Wizzard and Sasha and Kammer.
Watch comedians of all different skill levels test out their material for free! 
Queer Comedy happens The First Sunday of Every Month!!
May 29, Doors open at 4 PM / First matches 8PM - 2 AM
$10 at the door - proceeds going to Nine Circles Community Health Centre

Lesbian Lube Wrestling in Club 200's pool, slick with lube sponsored by LOVE NEST.
Two GIRLS, one RING, and LOTS of LUBE!
Sassy lube wrestlers meet in the pool for pride's MOST entertaining community event! 
Hosted by AWE: A Women's Event and Club 200
Come cheer on your favorite lubestar or sign up for some slippery fun at
May 31 - Dec 21 at 10 PM - 2 AM - Every Thursday
$3 Cover

Karaoke Nights with Anita Stallion 
Drink specials happen all night so while you're enjoying a drink, you can sing a karaoke song or two because someone's going to win $100! The more you sing, the better your chances to win! DJ Danno spins the tracks after karaoke till 2AM
Jun 1, Doors at 9, showtime at 11 PM to 2 AM
$5 Cover

Miss Club 200 2017-2018 Satina Loren Presents: Herstory of the World
Join some of Winnipeg's finest Queens as we channel those influential women! It will be a night of celebrity impersonation and reverence to women who paved the way, from Liza to Britney, from Eve of Genesis to Frida Kahlo! Dance the night away with DJ Danno!
June 3 at 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Join us for a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, served by the youth of Rainbow Resource Centre! The event is free for the community to enjoy, but donations are graciously accepted and go towards supporting Camp Aurora! 
A big thank you to Club 200, the Original Pancake House, Little Sister Coffee Maker, Stella's Cafe & Bakery, Denny's, Parmalat, Starbucks, and Safeway!
Kid Friendly / We will not tolerate...
- verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual harassment of any kind
- racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, transphobic, fatphobic, abelist, xenophobic, or any oppressive behaviors or language
Jun 10 - Dec 2 - 7 Dates
NO COVER!  Sign up begins at 7:00PM / Show starts at 8:00PM 
Queer Comedy - Hosted by Sasha & Kammer
Check out Winnipeg's newest gender & sexuality inclusive comedy open mic
Watch comedians of all different skill levels test out their material for free! 

May 25-26, 5pm-12midnight
Winnipeg Night Market, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9
Entrance Fee: $5 re-entry for the entire weekend and 12 and under is free
Tickets or at door - PLEASE RSVP TO EACH NIGHT MARKET DATE~ Thank you
We are a pet friendly event

Winnipeg Night Market - enjoy 2 nights of delicious street foods paired with a nice cold brew, shop our local artisan vendors, listen to tunes, mingle with friends and dance.
We are looking for vendors. Please email us:
Buskers, Street food and Food Trucks - Email us:

Folklorama Talents at Events

June 7, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Club Regent Event Centre, 1425 Regent Ave. West
Tickets only available at the Chai office, phone 204-477-7497

Woven Threads is a rich, multicultural extravaganza! Chai welcomes Folklorama Talent members Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, the Aboriginal School of Dance, La Troupe Jeunesse de la L'ensemble folklorique de la Riviere-Rouge and Magdaragat Philippines to honour Tova and Larry Vickar. 
June 15 & 16 - Various times throughout the two days
Swan River Curling Club, 1010 1 Street North, Swan River, MB

Folklorama Talent members Bavarian Music Werks, McConnell Irish Dancers, Rockalypso, and Tamil Dance Group will be at Swan Valley Folk Fest, a celebration of diversity event!
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Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park, 55 Pavilion Cres.
Check out our website for more details

June 9, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Folklorama Talent members will be help keep the motivation going for those participating in CancerCare MB’s Challenge for Life Event! 
Throughout the 20k walk Purple City, Viva Brasil, and Marco Castillo & the Brazilian Beats will be playing at various check stops between 10:00am – 1:00pm!  More information 
July 1, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Folklorama is excited to once again participate in the annual Canada Day celebrations at Assiniboine Park! We will have many main stage performances for you to enjoy and part-take in as well as our Folklorama Tent with interactive workshops and activities! 
July 15, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

We will be back for their Summer Concert Series!

June 9 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Shaw Park, Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2 seats for 1 person & 1 dog plus a free Doggy Treat Bag for the first 1,000 dogs! 

The Winnipeg Goldeyes and Winnipeg Veterinary Care Group are proud to present the third annual “Bark in the Park” night when the Goldeyes take on the Chicago Dogs.
Fans are invited to bring their dogs to watch a game. There'll be expanded ballpark seating plus a second shot at an official Guinness World Records™ title attempt. The current Records title for Most Dogs Attending a Sporting Event is 1,122 dogs. Last season the Goldeyes were only 271 dogs short of the Record!

There'll be a pre-game, on-field “Pooch Parade”, the Pooch Smooch Cam, 7th Inning Fetch, and “Puppy Potty” turf areas by the registration tent and in the Goldeyes Picnic Park.
Enter through a special gate reserved just for you.
License your pet! To license 

June 10 at 12 AM - 3 PM
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba R0E 1J0

2nd Annual Bullies & Buddies BBQ, hosted by End BSL Manitoba
All dogs must be on leash, no aggressive human or or dogs allowed.
BBQ refreshments: jumbo hotdog, chips, juice box, bottled water & freezie for $3 
End BSL Manitoba logo merch for sale, kids colouring table. 
"Show us you best trick"—and win End BSL Manitoba merch! 

June 10 at 3 PM - 11 PM
Manitoba Night Market and Festival, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$5 per person, Children 5 & under free. Parking: $5 

Manitoba Night Market & Festival kicks off under the stage lights of the Assiniboia Downs track! An indoor/outdoor evening of family friendly activities including entertainers, artisans, small businesses, kid's activities, crafters, microbreweries, and a variety of local food trucks! There’s something for everyone! For info, sign up info and vendor listing 

May 11, 2018

Giveaway Events l Kim Eng l Library Events l New Beginnings l Winnipeg Art Gallery Events l Music! Music! Music! l Pride Winnipeg Rally & Parade l Cancer Pledge Ride l Pet Events l Diver Stress & Rescue l Call for submissions

Giveaway Events

May 12 and 13
Place unwanted, reusable household items at the curb on your front street.
Label each item with a "FREE" sticker or sign.
Keep any items that you don't want to give away safely stored away.
Remove leftover items from the curb by dusk on Sunday
There’ll be another giveaway weekend on September 8 and 9, 2018.

May 16, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 
University of Winnipeg, in the Riddell Hall atrium

All are invited to the third annual plant giveaway, hosted by UofW's biology department! 
Come grab a pair of seedling plants and chat with our wonderful student volunteers who grew the plants on campus.
A variety of flowers, herbs, and fruiting plants are available this year. 

May 31 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C3
Tickets   Sales end on May 16 at 6 PM

Presence through Movement with Kim Eng
This practice stimulates the body’s energy channels, clears energy blockages, and increases overall well-being and vitality, aligning us with our true nature, which is awareness or consciousness. 
Kim Eng created Presence through Movement (PTM) during formal sitting meditation. Originally emphasizing practices such as Tai’ Chi, Qi Gong, and Yoga, PTM has evolved into a multifaceted approach combining the teachings of Kim’s partner, Eckhart Tolle.

Library Events

To register call 204-986-6450

Buchwald Room:
May 17,  7:00PM - 8:00PM or  June 2,  2:00PM - 3:00PM
When it comes to the mental health system knowing where to go is not always easy. This interactive session will help you become more informed about available supports, such as counselling and therapy services, recovery support, self-help options, and where to take complaints and concerns. Register
Carol Shields Auditorium:
May 23: 12:30-1:30 pm
Author Lisa Cooper discusses her book A Forgotten Land: Growing Up in the Jewish Pale, telling the story of her grandmother’s extraordinary life in the shtetl of Pavoloch near Kiev. In the early 20th century, she lived through pogroms, the Russian Revolution, civil war and the famine that followed, eventually escaping and settling in Winnipeg in 1924. 
June 16: 2-4 pm
The Circle - Mae is hired to work for a powerful tech and social media company. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder to engage in an experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately, her personal freedom. 
Based on Dave Eggers’ novel. Rated PG.
June 25: 7-8:15 pm
Safeway Strike of 1978: 40-Year Anniversary and Retrospective
Scott Price, a researcher and frequent presenter of the Oral History Centre, UofW, explores the history and impacts of the lengthy 1978 Safeway strike as told through the documented stories of the people involved. This strike was one of the largest retail strikes in Manitoba history. Learn the lasting effects that resonate today. 
May 30: 6:30-8:30 pST. BONIFACE LIBRARY
Researching French Canadian Ancestry
The workshop will explore church records, répertoire (indexes), various databases (free and subscription) and ‘DIT’ names. Presented by Jayne Paradis, founding member of the Manitoba Genealogy Society and active Society volunteer for the last twenty years. Register
Our pop-up library visits locations throughout the city. See our online calendar for full offerings:
• Pride Parade - Watch for our loud librarians in the parade!
June 3
• KidsFest at The Forks
Giant games, reading and creative play. See for details.
June 10
• Clean Air Day at Kildonan Park
Giant games and books to borrow. 
June 6 from 10 am-2 pm
• Summer Storytelling Fest at the Outlet Collection Mall
We will be performing demos of our latest eServices and eMedia, and signing kids up for the TD Summer Reading Club! 
June 22-24
• Bike to Work Week & Ciclovia
On June 18, visit our Windsor Park Library pit stop from 6:30-9 am. 
Ciclovia is June 24 at the Forks.
Watch for our Book Bike! See for schedule of events.
June 9: 10-11:15 am and June 30: 10-11:15 am
Sir Hugh John Macdonald’s Winnipeg: A Downtown Walking Tour with Ron Robinson from his home at Dalnavert to the Millennium Library. 
En route you’ll be introduced to sites that touched his life and continue to play a role in Winnipeg’s urban setting. The tour wraps up in the Local History Room where you will find out more about the people, places, and history that surrounds us every day. 
June 19: 6:30-8:30 pm
DNA and Genealogy
Bill Curtis, of the Manitoba Genealogical Society, will give you a basic understanding of what DNA testing is, what kinds of DNA tests are available, and what they can and cannot tell you. He will cover topics such as finding living relatives today, and how far back you might be able to trace your family.

May 22, 24, 27 at 7pm; May 23 at 1:30pm; May 25 at 9pm; May 26 at 4pm
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg, 400 Colony Street
For tickets and information – 204-586-2236

Sarasvàti’s latest community collaboration New Beginnings is the coming together of a diverse range of artists, community members, recent newcomers and established immigrants. Through dance, music, visual art and storytelling they explore the themes of displacement and resettlement. Core artists include:
Gerry Atwell, Brenda Gorlick, Lindsay Johnson, Cherissa Richards,
Snow Angel Films (Nilufer and Saira Rahman), Indra Skuja-Grislis, Emily Solstice
Select performances will offer interpreters and be followed by conversation circles promoting community dialogue.

Winnipeg Art Gallery Events

300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1V1
T: 204.949.7230

May 24, 6:30-9pm
Tickets $30, includes one complimentary drink 

LGBTQ2S Singles Meet + Greet
Singles’ Night: Pride Edition, For LGBTQ2S singles in their 20s-30s & 40s-50s
Ditch the dating app and join us for LGBTQ2S singles night on the eve before Pride Week Winnipeg. Start the night off with a complimentary drink on the Skylight Level, then head to the galleries for group activities designed to spark new connections.
18+ event • Cash bar available • Dress code: smart casual or dress to impress!
May 25, 11am • Official groundbreaking ceremony

WAG Inuit Art Centre
Groundbreaking Celebration
The WAG Inuit Art Centre will be home to the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art on earth. Please enter on St. Mary Ave between Memorial Blvd and Colony St.
Followed by Reception and 7-10pm exhibition preview: 
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut is the first major exhibition of the long-hidden art of the Labrador Inuit. This exhibition highlights the nnovative art of the region, produced over seven decades by 47 artists. Featuring performances by DJ Boogey the Beat, and The Sila Singers (throat singers Jenna Joyce Broomfield and Malaya Bishop).
Related programming:
May 26, 2pm • Curator's Tour with Dr. Heather Igloliorte.
May 30, 12pm • Art for Lunch tour with WAG Curator of Contemporary and Indigenous Art, Jaimie Isaac.

May 31 at 7 PM - 9 PM
1120 Grant Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A4
Tickets are $35   Phone: 1-866-416-9714 / Email:

Stop and Smell the Roses, hosted by Manitoba Liquor Mart
There is so much more to pink than White Zin! Come and taste some Roses that are dry, refreshing and delicious. Perfect for patios and beyond! 
Instructor: Kathy Boultbee
A class may be cancelled if a minimum of 10 is not met. Participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or issued a credit. A refund is available for up to five days before class(es) begin. There are no refunds or exchanges for missed classes.

Music! Music! Music!

May 31 at 8 PM - 11 PM
West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
$20 at door / $15 at Into The Music (Osborne & Exchange locations), WECC & online

Declan O’Donovan is that songwriter and contemporary troubadour who utilizes a broad palate of voice and piano to tell intriguing stories through the music he creates. At home in the rural environs of Whitehorse, Yukon and equally at home in the urban centers of Montreal and Toronto, this broad sense of place comes into play in the songs Declan has written for his newest release, Broken Sky.
Featured on Broken Sky is Brad Barr (The Barr Brothers), and Joe Grass, Mishka Stein, and Robbie Kuster of Patrick Watson.

Leaf Rapid's debut album Lucky Stars is a soundtrack for the modern cowboy - part Canadian trucker, part Manitoba Motown. Fronted by Keri and Devin Latimer, Leaf Rapids came out of their popular indie folk band, Nathan. Winning 2 Canadian Folk Music titles and the 2008 Juno award for Roots Traditional Album of the Year, Keri and Devin's outstanding talents grabbed the attention of industry heavy weights. As a five time Juno award-winning producer, Dawson brought his powerful talents on a wide variety of instruments.

May 31 at 8 PM - 11:59 PM
The Good Will - Social Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G4
$12 ADV / $15 DOOR  Tickets

Girls Rock Camp Winnipeg are starting up this summer! 
Let's help them get some funds so all the girls, trans and non-binary kids and teens can learn to rock and be Winnipeg's next big thing!
Locals Mobina Galore are headed home from a tour with Chicago's Typesetter and have on board another local Veneer to round out an amazing show!
Veneer 9PM
Typesetter 10PM
Mobina Galore 11PM

Interested in setting up a booth at the show related to women, LGBTQ, safe spaces, etc.? Contact: Jenna -

June 1, Sept. 7, and Dec. 7 at 10:00 PM
Tallest Poppy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0Z4
Cover $5 / Mobility accessible + gender neutral bathrooms

We are excited to announce the 2018 DJs In Residence: DJ AOKS and DJ ZUKI! 
Synonym First Friday After Party was created to encourage the public to engage in art openings across different neighbourhoods in the city and provide a gathering point in an inclusive space to celebrate our local art scene. 

They will take place in conjunction with our 2018 The Tallest Poppy Residency Program:
June 1 - Hip-hop artist Nestor Wynrush will create and perform a Live Mix Tape. This first-generation Canadian taps into his Caribbean roots to cook up an authentic pot-au-feu. 

Sept. 7 - Indigenous Contemporary Art Curator Niki Little will be curating an exhibition in collaboration with Wall-to-Wall Mural and Culture Festival on the topic of Collectivity.

Dec. 7 - Synonym Art Consultation will hit the reset button with an open call for submissions and a celebration of our 2018 successes!

June 2, Door 7:30, Show 8:30 - 11:55 PM
The CYRK - 141 Canora Street, Winnipeg
Suggested donation $20 (negotiable - all donations for performers)
Walk in through back door / BYOB

The 1st Annual Winnipeg Songwriters Festival, hosted by Ael, featuring: 
Bick Facey, Holly Ruth, Matt Foster, Raine Hamilton,
Talie Polischuk, Micah Erenberg, Erin Propp, Ridley Bent

June 3 at 9 AM - 1 PM
Manitoba Nurses Union, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4M6

MNU is proud to take part in Pride Winnipeg celebrations with the LGBTTQ* community at Pride Winnipeg Rally & Parade!
The MNU Pride Committee is open to membership participation. 
Email to join the Pride Committee.

June 3 at 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E9

17th Annual Breast Cancer Pledge Ride 
Registration 8:30-11:30am at Assiniboine Downs
Route: Stonewall, Winnipeg Beach, Oakbank, Winnipeg 

Pet Events

June 3 at 9 AM - 12 PM
Viscount Gort Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9
Regular Registration to June 3rd: $15

Whisker Walk for Craig Street Cats
Registration 9 am (all walkers must check in)
Walk starts 10 am
Join us at the Viscount Gort Hotel for a leisurely stroll around the Wolseley / Wellington loop, in support of Craig Street Cats work. After your walk, enjoy breakfast in the Viscount Gort's ballroom while we hand out prizes to our participants.
Of course your well mannered dog is welcome to participate!

The Whisker Walk is one of our biggest annual fundraising events. 
Prizes for highest individual pledge earner, highest team pledges, and participation prizes

June 3 at 10 AM - 3 PM
St. Norbert Community Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1A1

Manitoba Pet Expo - Animal Rescue Groups, Animal Advocacy Groups, Pet-related Exhibitors. Karen G. Rodko-Tavares Dog Portraits Artist
Our 4th BTPRSM Wine Raffle in support of the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of MB. 
Three prizes to be won at the 2018 Manitoba Pet Expo!
1st prize is 25 bottles of wine
2nd prize is 15 bottles of wine
3rd prize is 10 bottles of wine
Draw Date: Sunday, June 3 at 3:00 pm
Tickets are $2.00 each and are also available through e-transfers! 
Email us at to purchase tickets or if you have any questions.

June 4 – June 9
Blue Oasis Dive Centre Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 1L1
Course fee: $200, includes online education materials, classroom, pool and open water sessions, SSI Stress & Rescue specialty certification card and ongoing advice. 
Education Materials: $50

SSI Diver Stress & Rescue
Be ready for your next underwater adventure by enrolling in specialty scuba diving courses. The SSI Diver Stress & Rescue program will teach you about accident prevention and how to handle situations that might occur. You will learn how to avoid, recognize, and solve problems on the surface and underwater. You will participate in academic and in-water sessions in the pool and in the open water.

June 4, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Blue Oasis Dive Centre, 1108-B Henderson Highway
June 5, 7:30 - 9:00 pm Elmwood Kildonan Pool, 909 Concordia Avenue
June 9, 11:00 - 3:00 pm Miller's Beach, West Hawk Lake

As a prerequisite for certification, you should have a valid CPR and First Aid card. 
An Oxygen Provider certificate is an asset. 
We can provide rental equipment for a course rate of $90. 

Accommodations, meals and transportation to and from West Hawk Lake are the responsibility of the diver, but we are happy to make recommendations.

June 5 at 12 PM - 12:01 PM
Aceartinc., 290 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2

Portraits - Call for submissions to PaperWait
Portraits have been used throughout history as means of asserting identity, power, symbolism, affiliation, rejection, and so many other ideas. We encourage submissions to PaperWait's Artist Pages on the theme of portraiture: people, places, faces, metaphors ... the possibilities are endless.

PaperWait is aceartinc.'s annual publication that is comprised of the writing that we commission. It also contains juried artist pages that are usually on a theme.
Please send your name, address, phone number and image info with your hi res digital image file to
Size: 5"x 8", 350 dpi, labelled with name, title, year, and medium. One image only please.

PaperWait is published in a print format as well as in an unlimited digital format.