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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.

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