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November 30, 2018

Operation Red Nose l Supporting Winnipeggers l Oak Hammock Marsh l Gord Bamford l PLATFORM 8X10 Fundraiser l Babes Who Brunch l Children’s Events l National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation l Die Hard l 108 SUN Salutations l Jokes of Christmas Past l Blue Meanies l Romi Mayes

Operation Red Nose Manitoba

2018 Nights of Operation (9 pm to 3 am)
November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 31

The best way to get home this Holiday Season
One call to Operation Red Nose at 204-947-6673 gets you and your vehicle home safely this holiday season. Download the Red Nose app, where a safe ride is a tap away!

For ORN schedules, contact information and more, visit

We are still looking for help. Want to volunteer for Operation Red Nose, but don't have a full team of three? That is no problem. We will match you up with others to make a Drive Team. Safe roads is such a great gift to give to the community. Go to

Supporting Winnipeggers

A & O Support Services for Older Adults 

According to Manitoba Provincial Department of Health, Seniors and Active Living in Manitoba falls are the number one cause of hospitalization and death. Almost 66 per cent or 42,377 falls required hospitalization for those 65 years of age and older. The number of those injured from a fall increases with age and doubles after 75 years of age.

Our SafetyAid Falls Prevention team will come to your home and conduct safety and falls prevention audit and provide some safety tips to make your home safer. If you are concerned that an older adult you know may need assistance from this program, visit our website at…/safety-securi…/safetyaid/ 
or call A & O at 204-956-6440. 
It takes a community to prevent a fall. We all have a role to play.

A & O works with Home Instead Senior Care and various community groups to identify socially isolated or in-need older adults who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. 

Gift requests are typically items like robes, sweaters, warm socks or puzzle books. Oftentimes participants ask for needs, such as toiletries, toilet paper or pet food. 
A & O then works with community donors and volunteers to help facilitate the purchase and distribution of requested gifts. 
Each gift request (maximum $25) is written on a Be a Santa to a Senior tree ornament.
To find a location nearest you visit
If you can assist with picking gifts please contact Home Instead at 

If you would like to enquire about other volunteer opportunities please call 
A&O Support Services to Seniors at 204-956-6440.

Home Instead Senior Care is also working with the ALS society to raise nutritional drinks (Boost/Ensure) through our “Give a Boost” campaign.


Main Street Project has officially launched its $2.5 million dollar capital campaign. ‘It’s Time, Winnipeg’ is a major fundraising effort to help redevelop the agency’s newly acquired space at 637 Main Street, in what was formerly Mitchell Fabrics. 

Main Street Project will renovate the building into a state of the art, low-barrier shelter that will meet the needs of Winnipeg’s most vulnerable citizens, including those experiencing homelessness, mental health issues and addictions-related struggles.

When completed, MSP’s shelter capacity will jump from 85 people sleeping on floor mats in 2100 square feet, to 150 people sleeping on beds in 36 thousand square feet of space. The shelter will feature wrap around supports and will be accessible 24-hours a day.

Main Street Project needs to raise $2.5 million dollars so that we can make all of this a reality by December, 2019. Please visit to donate and learn more about how you can help.
The holiday season is quickly approaching and we are thrilled to announce our second annual holiday gift drive here at Main Street Project. Last year’s gift drive went so well, and we think this year will be even bigger and better, but we need your help.
Join us this holiday season as we aim to gather enough donated items to put together 250 gifts packages. Our hope is for each of our community members to have their own gift to open on the morning of December 25th.
Please visit our website to learn more about how you can help with this initiative:

At Women’s Health Clinic (WHC) freedom of expression and the right to protest are important to us. In fact, much of our advocacy work is founded on those very principles. It’s been said that a recent call for buffer zone legislation may violate people’s right to free speech and protest.

But the proposed legislation doesn’t do that.

We believe every Manitoban has the right to be able to access the health care services they need - including the right to do so safely and confidentially - and without judgment or intimidation. Buffer zones protect THAT right. Those who wish to protest abortion can still exercise their right to do so in many different ways, and in many different places. (See our infographic for some alternatives.)

Let’s be clear. We’re not against free speech and the right to protest. But we do want protesters to understand that when they occupy sidewalks leading to health care facilities, they are intimidating and compromising confidentiality for folks trying to access any number of health services. In our case, people come to our clinic for reproductive care, eating disorder workshops, support programs for parents, and mental health counselling. Quite simply, we support buffer zone legislation because we support the right of every Manitoban to receive safe and confidential health care.

So by all means, feel free to voice your opinion.
Just do so down the street.

December 16, 2018 at 2 PM – 5 PM
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
Tickets $20

Winnipeg Free Press writers Jen Zoratti and Erin Lebar are hosting a live holiday-themed recording of their podcast, Bury the Lede! 

Join them and a bunch of special guests, including Sandy Taronno (Quinzy), Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities, Weakerthans), H.U.N.K.S., Bunny, Mise en Scene and more!
All proceeds from the show will go to Miracle on Mountain in support of the Christmas Cheer Board. Donations of non-perishable food items and toys will also be accepted at the event.

Games will be played! Festive songs will be sung! Merriment will be had!
Help us start a new holiday tradition!

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

December 9 - 1 p.m. 
Holiday Decoration and Mulled Wine Kit
Create a scented Holiday decoration and a mulled wine spice kit. 
1 to 2 p.m. - Scented Decoration 
2 to 3 p.m. - Mulled Wine Spice Kit (wine not included) 
Pre-registration required.
December 15 - 7:45 a.m. 
Christmas Bird Count
Pre-registration required by December 13. 
The fee is $5 plus admission to the Centre (light lunch included)
December 16 - 1 p.m. 
Birding Hour - Birds of the Caribbean   Join our Resident Naturalist, Paula Grieef, to learn about the many birds that call the Caribbean home. 
Workshop fee: $6 for members / $14 for non-members
December 20 - 7 p.m. 
Astronomy Night - Winter Constellations
Admission: $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
December 22 - 1 p.m. 
Shuffle Duck Tournament, a blend of curling and shuffleboard on the ice.
December 26 - 1 p.m. W
Inter Scavenger Hunt
Strap on some snowshoes and explore the marsh. 
December 27, 28 and January 3 and 4 
Winter Camp for Kids - Activities may include snowshoeing, bannock baking, winter games, with both indoor and outdoor components. For ages 6 to 9. From 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. 
Pre-registration required
December 30 - 1 p.m. 
Experience the marsh on snowshoes and enjoy hot chocolate by the fire afterwards. 
Pre-registration is required. Workshop fee: $6 for members, $14 for non-members

December 14, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

Gord Bamford brings his Honky Tonk and Dive Bars tour to the Pyramid, 
with special guest, JoJo Mason

Australian Gord Bamford is one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music with an impressive 24 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards, and multi JUNO nominations. He is the only two-time winner out of Nashville's Country Music Association (CMA) receiving the 2013 & 2015 CMA Global Country Artist award. But it is his distinctive sound and songwriting ability that defines Gord as one of country music's best neotraditional artists.

Bamford's eighth studio album ‘Neon Smoke’ follows his ‘Tin Roof’ album, winner of the 2016 CCMA 'Album of The Year'. ‘Tin Roof’, nominated for the 2016 JUNO Country Album of The Year follows the Juno Nominated Country Junkie album and it's #1 Billboard hit song 'When Your Lips are so Close'. 

The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation has generated over $3 million since its inception in 2008 for children's charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, numerous children's hospitals across Canada and MUSICOUNTS. 

PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, 121-100 Arthur St, Wpg, MB R3B 1H3

Preview 13 & 14 December, 12-7PM / 15 December from 12-5PM
Draw and Party 15 December, 7-12 PM, draw beginning at 8PM
Tickets  $50 
NO admission fee to the event, only if you wish to participate in the draw.

PLATFORM is excited to announce this year’s annual 8X10 fundraiser. Always a popular event, always a fun night, and all proceeds go towards supporting PLATFORM’s programming and outreach initiatives.

Every ticket guarantees an artwork, generously donated by an impressive roster of over 50 artists: Erin Josephson-Laidlaw, Rachael Thorleifson, Ashley Gillanders, Doug Melnyk, John Patterson, Aston Coles, Kristina Banera, Ian August, Hannah Doucet, Emma Myer, Mark Neufeld, Sarah Crawley, Brian Hunter, Reza Rezai. Connie Chapel, Mariana Muñoz Gomez, Megan Elizabeth Diamond and many more.

When your ticket is drawn, your name is called and you select a work of art from the wall. 
PLATFORM accepts cash, cheques and all major credit cards.

Doors for the event open Saturday night at 7PM and the draw starts at 8PM sharp. There will be music and refreshments available before, during and after the draw. 
December 15, 9:30 PM
Tickets sell for $20 each. 

PLATFORM announces a special raffle in conjunction with this year’s upcoming 8X10 fundraiser. Bridget Moser’s "Artifacts from If You Have a Similar Story Keep it to Yourself” will be raffled. The winner of this raffle walks away with two mounted c-prints each 24"x20" in size. Moser’s work will be on display from now until the December draw date. 

Bridget has presented work in venues across Canada and throughout the US and Europe. Moser has been a resident artist at The Banff Centre and at Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como, Italy. The recipient of a 2016 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Finalist Prize, her work has been featured in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Visual Arts News, Artribune Italy, The Dance Current, NOWNESS, and Mousse Magazine. 

PLATFORM wishes to acknowledge and thank Bridget Moser for her generous donation. 

December 15, 2018 at 10 AM – 12 PM
The Smith Restaurant, 5 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0A2
Ticket  includes coffee, a two-course brunch, and a gift bag 
By RSVPing you are opting in for emails, with option to opt out.

Our December edition of Winnipeg Babes Who Brunch will feature Alex Varricchio and Kiirsten May, co-owners of UpHouse, a marketing agency that supports in-house marketers while also maintaining the distance needed for innovation. 

“There’s nothing more powerful than a woman determined to rise,” and at our monthly event this saying could not ring more true. Each event offers a safe space for strong and powerful women to gather together and embrace their vulnerabilities.

Each Brunch begins with the intention to grow, connect with one another and become comfortable. It is led by one fierce female keynote speaker who shares her insights, experiences and life story. Whether you come for the bubbles, the brunch or to hear an incredible lady boss, it doesn’t matter. All are celebrated, all are welcome, and all will leave feeling empowered. Don't be shy - attending solo is encouraged.

Children’s Events

Every Saturday and Sunday until December 23, from 10am – 12:30pm and 1pm – 3pm
Fairmont Winnipeg, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0Y3
Tickets  $10 for one professional digital photo; $25 for 3 pictures 
All of the proceeds will go to support our friends over at The Dream Factory.

Santa Claus is coming to town, and where better to celebrate the holidays than Santa's home-away-from home? Santa himself will take a break from his hectic holiday schedule to pose for photos with visitors in his Fairmont Winnipeg Santa Suite. 
First come first served and no need to reserve the appointment in advance.

The Santa Suite is also available for unique private events and holiday receptions for groups up to 20 people. For information, or to book an event, call 204-985-6212, or email 

Guests who post or tweet a photo of their Santa Suite experience on social media using the hashtag #WPGSantaSuite will have a chance to win a one-night stay at Fairmont Winnipeg.

December 15, 9 AM – 11 AM
Deer Lodge Community Club, 323 Bruce Avenue East, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 2C3
Small portion (1 pancake & 2 sausages) - $3
Large portion (2 pancake & 3 sausages) - $5

Breakfast with Santa is back! Celebrate the season and the true sense of community! 
Cookie decorating (while supplies last)
Crafts & colouring
Santa will arrive at 10 am (you are welcome to take your own photos with Santa)

December 16
Dakota Community Centre, 1188 Dakota Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2N 3H4
For registration email to 
with number of kids, age and gender, what show you want to attend

New Year Kids Party
Show, games and a present for each child.
Two parties: 
11am - will be in English and Russian languages 
2pm - in English language only

December 16, Doors open at 5:00pm / movie starts at 7:00pm
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4
Tickets online or The MET Box Office at 204.594.9494
Adult $38 / Senior (55+) $28.99 / Children (4-10) $14.99 plus taxes per person

The Met Dinner & Movie - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Time to celebrate the Holidays with the family with the classic movie and 
our Signature Met Buffet which opens at 5:00pm and will be available until 7:00pm. 
Just before you settle in for the movie, we will bring you complimetary hot buttered popcorn and refresh your beverages. At intermission we serve coffee and dessert to your table to enjoy for the second half of the movie. 

December 18, Doors 7 / Show at 8   
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets $5 advance The Park, Into the Music (Osborne), online 

Join us for our ever-popular pre-Christmas Die Hard screening! 
John McClane, an officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others who were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Welcome to the party, Pal.

December 19, 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM
Yoga Public, 280 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1E5
All donations to Villa Rosa Inc. / $10 minimum donation 
Free to members but any donation you can share is gratefully accepted.
Reserve your spot in person or online

108 SUN Salutations: Winter Solstice Karma Class
At noon on the Winter Solstice, the sun reaches its highest position in the sky. It is the shortest day and longest night of the year. The Solstice is a good time for reflection, the heavy darkness an invitation to be still and look inward before the slow build toward longer days and the promise of spring.

You are invited to ignite the change in seasons with a 108 Sun Salutations practice led by Shivaun Berg. This practice is suitable for all levels and, though challenging, can be calming and restorative. It's not about perfect form or maximum effort, but about moving efficiently and smoothly with the breath. Child's pose (balasana) is always an option.

December 20, Doors: 7:15 PM / Show: 8 PM – 11 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets  $20 Advance  18 and over

Jokes of Christmas Past with your host Aisha Alfa 
Starring: Andy Noble, Ben Walker, Jordan Welwood, Mike Green, 
Paul Rabliauskas, & Mystery Guests

December 21, 2018 at 8 PM
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C9

The guitar fuelled Blue Meanies will be up to a lot of good!

December 22, 9:30 PM
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, 234 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A8

The Romi Mayes’ Lonely Jew At Christmas Show!
Every year! Let’s rock Times all together! IT’S TRADITION!

November 16, 2018

Holiday Sharing l Cre8ery: Workshop & Open House l Behind Closed Doors l Concerts & Nutcracker l Holiday Gifts & Craft Sales l Free Film l Take a Break l CP Holiday Train l Tom Waits Birthday Party l Reefer Madness - The Musical l Sleigh Ride

Our Santa Brian passed away peacefully October 31. We are here to help Mrs Lillian Claus carry on Santa's work to kids this holiday season. 
We are requesting toys from now up to December 10 
Please mark your bag “TOYS FOR SANTA” as some locations may have other toy drives going on. You can drop off new, unwrapped Christmas gifts for children of all ages to the points below:
Drop off Hours are Monday to Friday11:30am to 2am, Saturday/Sunday 1pm to 2am
  • MYSTIC HAIR -868 St Mary’s Road 
Drop Off Hours: 6pm-10pm Monday to Friday
Drop Off Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and weekends Saturday only 10am to 5pm 
Drop off Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 12-5pm
Drop Off Hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm 

If you have any question or wish to join our emailing list please email us at
IF you require TOY PICK UP please message us and we can help coordinate!
We are also seeking wrapping paper, gift tags and TAPE. We will need lots!

Seen on Facebook: This is what me and my daughter have started doing....
We are keeping a "Blessing bag" in our car in case we find someone in need. You can make these up with items from the Dollar Tree such as gloves, thermal socks, beef sticks, crackers, candy bars, toothpaste, toothbrush, wipes, deodorant, snacks and other items that may help someone who is homeless or in a bad way.

December 1, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Manitoba Islamic Association, 2445 Waverley, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y 1S3

Ephiphany Lutheran Church and the Manitoba Islamic Association are inviting you to an evening of fun and games! 
We'll have games for all ages and abilities. 
There will be court games, such as Pickleball and Boardgames. Oh, and did we mention, snacks!
Let us know you are coming by sending us an email to

December 6, Doors open at 6:30pm and show starts at 7pm
Forth, 171 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S1
Tickets $20 at the door / $15 (+$1.93 fee) advance  

The 4th Annual Concert for Socks featuring:
Bread We Break, Olivia Lunny, Lana Winterhalt, Tiffany Ponce 
Bring socks to donate to Main Street Project here in Winnipeg.

Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4

December 1, 10 AM – 12:30 PM

A Novel Creation - Award-winning author Kellie Kamryn will cover basic plotting, breaking through creative blocks, self editing, dialogue, and sharing other writing resources.  
Participants may bring a story they are currently working on, or their idea to turn into a book. Please bring a notebook, pen, laptop, or other device to take notes or work on your manuscript. Appropriate for ages 15+. This workshop is not genre specific. 
$40 email  Deadline to register: November 28
Parking is two hours paid, then two hours complimentary in the downtown area.
December 2, 2018 at 1 PM – 4 PM

Cre8ery winter Open House, Studio + Auxiliary
Some of our studio artists and the auxiliary gallery will be open for this event
(Main gallery closed)
Confirmed Studio Artists:
Annily Salvador
Dan Hawksworth
Diamond Doug Keith
Holly Nelson
John Izzard
Jordan Miller (classroom studio)
Lorena Ferguson
Perry Harms (2-4pm only)
Susan Birdwise
Jeff Gobeil
Robert Watters

Confirmed Auxiliary gallery only display:
Jola Liebzeit
Debra Glenn
Lisa Bissett 
Richard Webb
Darryl Bailey
Debbie Watt
Mary Ann Rudy
Ainslie Davis
Genevie Henderson
Bob Hansen
Melissa Hiebert
Jennifer Johnson
Lainie Rosner
Kathleen Shellrude
Susan Hope
Renay Taylor Besant
Lilian Bonin, 
Steve Jorgenson
Susan Birdwise
Shirley Rayner
Madison Graff
Heather Craig

December 1 to Spring 2019
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1V1
Tel 204.786.6641     Email

Behind Closed Doors - The latest exhibit from the WAG's New Contemporary series reveals what is often unseen by the public, the artist's process in their studio, and their research from the museum vault. There is a sense of enchantment visiting artists in their spaces and connecting the ways ideas are expressed in different forms. 
The exhibition brings together work from artists based in Winnipeg or with Winnipeg roots. Artists Ian August and Irene Bindi researched pieces from the WAG collection to inform and influence new works created for this show that unveil layers of knowledge and material.

Concerts & Nutcracker

Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C3

December 1-2
This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while a live orchestra performs John Williams' unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.
December 6, Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm
Tickets  All Ages / Reserved Seating
Info on the new Christmas album and tour:
This holiday season Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are back for another Celtic family celebration! With the duo accompanied by an incredible array of talented musicians – and their children – A Celtic Family Christmas will guide you into the wonderful world of a true MacMaster Leahy Christmas celebration.  
December 8
Messiah - Beautiful arias, matchless drama, the Hallelujah chorus, plus a cast of exceptional soloists and the CMU Festival Chorus to send you out singing! 
December 9
Join WSO mascot Manny Tuba and Mr. Mark for a Christmas Carol like no other! Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and all the Christmas ghosts are here in this kooky retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. Pre-Concert Activities @ 1 pm / Concert @ 2 pm
December 14-16
Christmas with the Celtic Tenors, a chart-topping, million-record-selling global phenomenon who will charm with you with their humour, song and the Irish sparkle in their eyes. 
8 Dates · Dec 19 - Dec 29
Rediscover the magic of your childhood with Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker. As the clock strikes midnight the adventure of a lifetime begins. Before the final curtain falls Clara will battle the evil Mouse King, fall in love with her dashing Nutcracker prince, and find herself on a journey that will take her into the heart of a timeless fairy tale.

The breathtaking production features a cast of characters of all ages from the RWB School and Company. A magical Tchaikovsky score is showcased in its full glory by the WSO and accompanied by a live choir whose voices soar as Clara and her Prince begin their journey.

December 7, 7:30 PM – 10 PM
Westminster Church, 745 Westminster Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1A5

Christmas Oratorio with PBO - Winnipeg
Canzona is delighted to be bringing the Pacific Baroque Orchestra to Manitoba to perform Bach's Christmas Oratorio on period instruments for the first time in Manitoba. 
Featuring soloists:
Tracy Dahl, soprano
Vicki St. Pierre, contralto
Dann Coakwell, tenor
Tyler Duncan, baritone

Christmas Oratorio, Cantata No. 1, "Jauchzet, frohlocket! Auf, preiset die Tage"
Christmas Oratorio, Cantata No. 3, "Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen"
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 
Christmas Oratorio, Cantata No. 6, "Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben"

December 9, 2018 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Mennonite Heritage Village Museum, 231 Highway 12 North, Steinbach, Manitoba R5G 1T8

Bach's Christmas Oratorio - Eastman Choral Association and Canzona are proud to present Canzona, Winnipeg's professional Baroque choir, as they celebrate their 30th season. 
Director Kathleen Allan, together with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and featured soloists, are thrilled to be sharing their music! 

December 16, 2018 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Young United Church
100-222 Furby Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2A7

Advent Service
Beautiful music and meaningful readings.

Holiday Gifts & Craft Sales

December 1, 10 AM – 3 PM
Miles Macdonell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2K 2R1

Christmas Craft Sale
hosted by Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM) 
Two Gymnasiums and all the hallways filled with crafters! 
You will be sure to find that special gift for that special someone!

December 1, 9 AM – 3 PM
Transcona Memorial United Church
209 Yale Ave W, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 1T9
Free Admission / Accessible

Shop for gifts for someone special, or yourself. 
The market will be mostly handmade items, with Multilevel marketing businesses.
- Coffee and Tea available. Sit down and stay awhile.
- Silent Auction with proceeds going to the Transcona Food Bank.
- Live music from 11-1 pm
Interested in becoming a vendor? Email 

December 2, 11 AM – 4 PM
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0C9
Admission $1, or a can of cat food!

Craig Street Cats Annual Winter Craft Show
Winnipeg's finest crafters, artisans and select vendors cram tables with incredible gift ideas. Our bake sale tables are the finest in the city. We'll have some cute and cuddly critters on hand, and lots of our own special gift ideas, for cats and the people who love them.

December 2, 12 PM – 5 PM
Constance Popp Chocolates, 180 Provencher Boulevard, St. Boniface, Manitoba R2H 0G3

All the good things at our 4th Annual Christmas Market!
Joining us: Rocky Lake Birchworks (birch syrup), Wendell Estate Honey, Solberry Puree, Bliss Gourmet, Chez Memere and more! Effortless shopping while meeting the food crafters that make these wonderful Manitoba made products.
Good cheer and good eats to sample with good (and free!) parking.
December 8, 9 AM – 3 PM
Holy Eucharist Parish Hall, 500 Pacific Ave, Selkirk, Manitoba R1A 0A2

8th Annual Christmas Craft & Bake Sale
11 am - 2 pm Hot Lunch available.
Hosted by Sassy N Sweet Gifts & Home Decor

December 9, 12 PM – 5 PM
70 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1G7

Winnipeg Geek Holiday Market, hosted by Hope Nicholson and Samantha Mary Beiko
From fantasy authors to jewelry makers, crocheters and illustrators, we will have 15 different tables to get all your holiday shopping done for the geek in your life!

December 15, 10 AM – 3 PM
420 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0N8
Admission is only $2

Rise Above Bursaries for Single Parents’ Handmade Holiday Sale
There is parking available, and the venue is easily accessible by foot (close to Osborne Village), and by bus (Osborne Station). 
It will be featuring dozens of incredible local crafters!

December 15, 10 AM – 3 PM
Grand Lodge of Manitoba, 420 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0N8

Craft Sale, hosted by Dragonfly Jewellery
This event is being held to raise funds for Bursaries for Single Parents.

December 2, Doors at noon / Movie at 12:15 PM – 2 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Free Family Holiday Movie, hosted by Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, 660 Osborne.
Join us for the holiday classic The Polar Express!
It's our way of saying thank you to our awesome 'hood for another year of great support.
Cash donations or warm socks for Oak Table Community Ministry will be graciously accepted.

Take a Break

Divine Clarity, 2071 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0K9

December 2, 11 AM – 5 PM
Get your free ticket online to be entered for additional prizes.  

Annual Holiday Open House
We will be offering 10-15 minute presentations on all of our workshops, services and healing modalities. Presentations will run from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Get a Basic Aura & Chakra report for $20 (regular price $31.50). There will be sales and lots of free prizes. 
December 14, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Investment: $80 plus GST. A non-refundable deposit of $50 at time of registration
Register online at or at 204-233-8778, or in person.

Bridging Spirits Workshop based on Kristel Kernaghan's personal experiences as a Psychic Medium and connecting with her loved ones and others in Spirit. Includes: Manual
December 16, Doors open at 1:30 pm, rush seating / 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Tickets  plus GST: $60 / VIP $90 
18+ or 14+ with a guardian.  No refunds. Attending does not guarantee a medium reading. 

International Psychic Medium Kristel Kernaghan will channel evidential messages from your loved ones in spirit to confirm life after life. She will channel as many messages as possible.

No personal cameras or recording devices. You may have a picture taken with Kristel. This event may be professionally recorded or photographed. Purchasing a ticket gives approval. 

December 6, 7 PM – 8:30 PM
HutK Gallery, 300 Ross Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba

New Moon Goddess Gathering: slow flow + hibernation meditation
A cozy experience delving deep into the beauty of winter’s darkness, harnessing the energies of the upcoming winter solstice, all enhanced with Sweet Spirit apothecary essential oil adornments + live music by Demetra Penner.
Enter to WIN 2 tickets to SNOWFLAKE winter wellness festival + a Sweet Spirit prize pack by bringing a donation to the Christmas Cheer Board (non-perishable food item or new, unwrapped toy)

December 3, Winnipeg arrival - 9 PM 
Grade railway crossing at Panet Road and Molson Street (stage opens both sides)
FREE - Bring money or a heart-healthy donations for your local food bank. 

CP Holiday Train 
The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will soon set out once again to entertain hundreds of thousands of people, celebrating 20 years of collecting food and raising funds for food banks across North America. 

Terri Clark, the 3-time JUNO Award winner holds the honour of being the only Canadian female member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Terri has received 19 CCMA Awards and is the newest member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. 

Kelly Prescott, the third-generation singer, honed her craft of song writing. Penning such fan favourites as ‘Carryin' Coal’ and ‘Coming Home To You’, her new music expands on her talent and unique vocals. 

Winnipeg singer-songwriter Sierra Noble’s evolution as an artist brought her to a journey of singing and songwriting debuted by a song called “Possibility” which opened the door to her opening for international legends Bon Jovi and Paul McCartney.

Other Manitoba Arrivals:
Whitemouth - Railway Ave. across from Whitemouth Hotel
2018-12-3 - 6:45 PM
Portage la Prairie - 390-1st St. NW
2018-12-4 - 3:15 PM
Carberry - 4th Ave between Main Street and Simcoe street 
2018-12-4 - 5:30 PM
Brandon - Assiniboine Avenue, west of the old 8th Street overpass
2018-12-4 - 6:45 PM
Virden - North side of tracks on 5th Avenue S between Lyons St and Ashburton St
2018-12-5 - 10:15 AM

December 6, Music 9PM – 12 AM
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, 234 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A8

Tom Waits Birthday Party - Mayor Matt Allen and the Little Buddies along with Kipp Kocay and his Nighthawks are back to celebrate the birthday of the astonishing Mr. Waits. 

Dec. 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 at 8:00 pm
Dec. 16 at 2:00 pm
Winnipeg Studio Theatre, 140 Rupert Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets  Suitable for 18+

Reefer Madness - The Musical 
Inspired by the original 1936 cult film of the same name, this outrageous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil music, sex and violence. Don’t miss this musical marijuana satire complete with munchies!

December 10, 7:30pm
Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin Street, Winnipeg
Tickets $15 per person     Call 204-774-8047

The Scandinavian Canadian Choir presents Goin' on a Sleigh Ride!
Director: Willa Wade
Special Guests: Jonathan Bauch and Linnea Anderson
Accompanist: Michele Barr

November 9, 2018

Winnipeg Architecture Foundation Events l Yoga, Wine & Scotch l PLATFORM: Exhibition & Submissions l Take a Break l Holiday Gifts & Craft Sales l Dalnavert Events l Seasonal Music l Don Giovanni l Artist Workshops l Sacred Places Events

Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, 259 Garfield Street, Winnipeg, MB R3G 2M1

November 12, 7:30 pm
Berney Theatre, Rady JCC, 123 Doncaster Avenue

Chaim Bezalel and Yonnah Ben Levy are dual citizens of the U.S. and Israel. Their book Touching on Place, Architectural Elements in Israel contains 77 images of paintings depicting the history of Israel through architectural elements. The program will include several short videos, readings of excerpts, and an opportunity for questions and answers.

November 18, 1 pm
St. George's Anglican Church, 168 Wilton Avenue 

Free architectural tour open to all ages. 
We will be joined by Andrew Thomson, Church Warden.
St. George was designed by Leslie Russell of the architectural firm Green Blankstein Russell and Associates (GBR) and constructed in 1957. Parishioner and interior designer Joan Harland also played a very important role in the design. The church is accessible. 

December 7, 7 PM – 8 PM
266 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S8
The talk and book signing is part of First Fridays in the Exchange.

Gordon Goldsborough adventures into abandoned quarries, dance halls, and more. 
More Abandoned Manitoba: Rivers, Rails, and Ruins is a full-colour, richly illustrated book that looks at abandoned sites around Manitoba, describing their features, what caused them to be abandoned, and what they tell us about the history of the province.
Copies of the books will be available for purchase.

WAF has a range of books and merchandise showcasing Winnipeg architecture. 
We are happy to deliver quantities to firms.
Shop at WAF 266 McDermot, online at:

Yoga, Wine & Scotch

November 14, 7 PM – 9 PM
De Luca Fine Wines, 942 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0R1
Yoga & Wine - A first of its kind! Two 30 minute sessions with wine and cheese in between.

November 22, 7 PM – 9 PM
Grant Park Liquor Mart, 1120 Grant Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2A6

Having More Fun with Scotch by Gary Dawyduk
An in-depth look at the complexity of Single Malts. 
Experience as many flavours as there are distilleries.

November 24, 1:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Yoga Public, 280 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1E5
$25 workshop only / $50 workshop + 1 week of Mysore Nov 25 - 29

Intro to Mysore/Ashtanga Workshop - Join Shivaun Berg for an introduction to a very unique way to learn yoga. We'll look at the foundations of Ashtanga Yoga and take you through a typical first day in a Mysore room. No yoga experience is needed. 

November 25, 1 PM – 3:30 PM
Yoga Centre Winnipeg, #2-915 Grosvenor Avenue, Wpg. MB R3M 0M5
$40 plus GST Advanced registration required 
No refunds or credits for missed workshop.

Yin yoga is a quiet meditative practice, characterized by holding poses for several minutes. Yin postures gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissue that forms our joints. Students will have time to relax and turn their attention deeply inwards. Candace will begin with some discussion about the yin style of yoga and how to safely work with long holds.

PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts
121-100 Arthur St, Wpg, MB R3B 1H3

Exhibition - 16 November – 7 December 
Closing reception & book launch - 7 December, 7:00 PM
All these events are free and open to the public. 

Prairie Modernist Noir: The Disappearance of the Manitoba Telephone Booth 
by Jeanne Randolph
In rural Manitoba the telephone booth is often the only mid-century modernist structure in the landscape. A building where only one person stands inside will someday seem quaint. These structures played a significant role in pop culture and symbolically, in their day, were emblems of modern technology. 
Jeanne Randolph has been writing, performing for, and contributing to Canadian contemporary visual arts since 1980. Five books of her collected art-writings have been published since 1991. 

Also As Well Too is an artist-run, not-for-profit library and shop for artist books and small press publications. 
Submit a short video for our annual Members’ Screening on 22 November, 7:00 p.m. at Forth (171 McDermot Ave)
PLATFORM Centre is excited to announce our yearly Members’ Screening, "Shorts". Last year’s event was a huge success, featuring our members’ outrageous films, touching videos, serene animations, disturbing movies and more. 
Video Pool’s distribution manager Jennifer Smith will be on hand to answer questions if you’re curious about distribution possibilities for your work.
- Work must be 5 minutes or shorter. It can be video, performative video, performance with video, expanded video or any other video-related work.
- You must be a member. Memberships are $25 ($20 for students or underemployed) and can be purchased online at or at at the gallery.
- Works must be submitted as .avi or .mov files using dropbox (or something similar). You can also drop by the office with your file.
Send a message to Ray at or call 204 942 8183.

Take a Break

November 16, 7 PM – 9 PM
Pulse Gallery Winnipeg, 110-25 Forks Market Road, Johnston Terminal, Wpg, MB R3C 4S8

Discovering Stillness by Kathleen Noelle Black
When the world seems to stop to take a breath.
Join us for a celebration of new works in kiln formed glass and acrylic paint.

December 1, 2018 at 1 PM – 4 PM
Kadampa Meditation Centre Winnipeg, 839 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0C3
Tickets      $25 or FREE for monthly members

Learn To Meditate - A Half Day Retreat
Join us for an introductory course where you will learn how to meditate and the Buddhist approach to training the mind. Learn the art of meditation, and bring a sense of balance, peace and clarity into your life and your relationships. Everyone is welcome!

Gen Kelsang Rigden is our Resident Teacher. 
Gen Rigden, ordained in 2004 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, has been studying and teaching Modern Kadampa Buddhism internationally for over 16 years. She is known for her warm-hearted disposition and presents the teachings in a clear and accessible way.

Holiday Gifts & Craft Sales

November 17, 10 AM – 3 PM
Selkirk Recreation Complex, 180 Easton Dr, Selkirk, Manitoba

Festival of Trees and Craft Sale - Take in the magical beauty of the Christmas tree displays and start your shopping. Over 40 craft tables!

November 24, 9:30 AM – 4 PM
368 Jemima St
Selkirk’s Black Friday Gift & Craft Sale 
Come shop the many wonderful vendors. 
SweetLegs will be in attendance will all the must have Holiday prints.

November 30 at 12 PM – Dec 2 at 4 PM
Fort Garry Mall, 83 Garry St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4J9

German Canadian Congress’s 33rd Annual German Christkindl (German Christmas Market), the oldest running German Christmas Market in Canada.
An old German tradition that will delight your senses and warm your heart with local artists, German imports, German baking, entertainment, and much more.

Dalnavert Museum and Visitors' Centre
61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1N7
(204) 943-2835

November 18, 10 AM – 4 PM
Victorian Make & Bake Sale
A wide array of crafts and gifts from local vendors such as Craig Street Cats, Ragpickers, Third Sister Shop, Eadha Bakery and Doterra Essential Oils - perfect for starting your holiday shopping or treating yourself to something unique. There will also be plenty of sweet treats to take with you, including shortbread and Christmas pudding.
We even have a kids' activity table where they can do some crafting themselves!
December 2, 9, and 16 at 12:30 and 1:30 pm.
Tickets: $5  17 and under, accompanied by a parent or guardian / Adults: $10 

Experience a classic Victorian Christmas tradition with internationally-acclaimed storyteller Leigh-Anne Kehler! Cosy up next to the Christmas tree in our parlour and travel back in time with tales from winters past. 
We welcome all ages and families to experience the seasonal tales together. Everyone will have the chance to explore the house before the storytelling begins!
Runtime is approximately 35 minutes. 
December 11 - 16, 7:00 PM  6 Dates
Wheelchair accessible venue. This venue has gendered washrooms.

WINNER of the 2018 Toronto Fringe Best New Play Contest, Vault Projects is happy to finally bring Women of the Fur Trade to Winnipeg!

The year is eighteen hundred and something, just before the collapse of the Canadian Fur Trade. The characters are three women, trapped in a house, in a fort, on the banks of the Red River. The house may be haunted. The fort is definitely haunted. With the impending arrival of Ottawa's foremost colonial masterminds intent on destroying Louis Riel and the Metis and assimilating every Indigenous person they can find, it's up to these three women to save the whole world.
Written and Directed by Frances Koncan
Starring Katie Marie, Kerri Potter and Erica Wilson
Sound Design by Davis Plett
Costume Design by Joseph Abetria
Lighting Design by James Thurmeier
Graphic Design by Jesse Bergen
Stage Managed by Jonathan Mourant
Production Managed by Reba T
Runtime is approximately 80 minutes with no intermission. 

Seasonal Music

November  18, 2:00 pm
St. John's College Chapel, University of Manitoba, 92 Dysart Road
Tickets are $40 for adult and $15 for students and children.
Call 204-949-3999 or click

This concert in benefit of Sistema Winnipeg will feature the Sistema students. Sistema Winnipeg is an intensive after-school program that uses orchestral music to serve children with the fewest resources and the greatest need. The concert will also feature the innovative choral music of Camerata Nova. 
Hosted by WSO Resident Conductor, Julian Pellicano. 
Reception and Silent Auction to follow the concert.

November 18, Doors open 6:30 PM / 7 PM – 10 PM
The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2
$10 cover charge

Beer and Hymns, hosted by The Handsome Daughter and Young United Church
A night of singing theologically suspect hymns and sharing fun, all to help our refugee fund.

November 24, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Young United Church, 100-222 Furby Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2A7
Come out to sing Handel's Messiah, just how you've always wanted to - with friends, while enjoying a nice cold beverage! 
Winnipeg's own Torque Brewing is providing the beer and, combined with local musicians, this is a kick-off to your holiday season that you don't want to miss! 
Beer is available for purchase (cash only). Bring your own music, or borrow one from us. 

The Beer Choir loves holding events where people come sing together and share a beverage or two (however, drinking is not required). We aim to Sing Responsibly, and loudly!

November 25, 4 PM – 5:30 PM
Knox United Church, 400/406 Edmonton St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2M2

Canticum Novum Presents: Searching for Stillness
Canticum Novum's debut performance explores music meant to help embrace the stillness of the moment. Music by Arvo Pärt, Frank Ticheli, Maurice Duruflé, and Eric Whitacre. We welcome you! Bring a friend and remove yourself from the hustle and bustle.

November 18, 2 PM – 4 PM
Université de Saint-Boniface, 200 avenue de la Cathédrale, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7

Opera Primer: Don Giovanni - Music expert Don Anderson will give an hour-long presentation focusing on the composer and synopsis, with DVD excerpts.

Artist Workshops

November 22, 7 PM – 9:30 PM
MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1E1
$10 for members of MAWA or Creative Manitoba; $20 for non-members. 
No need to register, just show up! People of all genders welcome!

Artist Boot Camp: Contextualizing Your Artwork with hannah_g
An overview of different ways to provide your audience with “a way in” to your work and to deepen the experience of it, including everything from institutional standards for labelling, to experimental tours, to the blurb that appears on the back of an exhibition flyer.

Parameter Press recently published hannah_g’s chapbook Not For The World Would I Compare It To Anything, a collection of stories and essays. She is the director of aceartinc.

Workshop dates: Saturdays, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 2:00-4:00pm
Also As Well Too, 460 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Application deadline: December 2

Introduction to Typography for Artists by Ray Fenwick
The purpose of this workshop is to drag typography into the light, exploring its history, its form, and its potential for artists. 
The workshop will consist of short lectures, hands-on individual and group activities, and reading discussions, as well as an extensive package of texts to provide elaboration on what is discussed and further reading.
This workshop is not meant as an introduction to computer typesetting. 
Please send an application including the following materials to
-a paragraph describing your practice
-a paragraph describing why you want to participate in this program
-3 samples of your work

Sacred Places, 3000 St Mary's Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2N 4J6

November 25, 2018 at 10 AM – 3 PM
Donation at the door - suggested donation of $5
100% of the proceeds will go to the Christmas Cheer Board! 

Spirit Guided Wellness Festival
Hosted by The Spirit Guided Path with Medium Michelle Stokotelny
Join us for a day of healing, intuition, and peace. There will be experienced mediums, healing Reiki practitioners, and sellers of aromatherapy and energy-infused jewelry! 

We will have amazing draws, readings, Reiki sessions and more! 
Pre-book your healing session and reading:
December 4, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Fee : $25  To register:

Indian Cuisine is not only delicious but is also full of health benefits. Join Nandita Selvanathan, an avid cook, to learn how to prepare one of the popular dishes (Chickpeas or Chana Masala). Learn the health benefits of spices used. 
Recipe will be given to each participant.
December 8, 9 AM – 5 PM
Investment: $100

From Head to Heart - How to Cultivate Gratitude & See Love Everywhere
Join Shell Andrea and Carly Brown for an unforgettable day to dive deeply into the rich teachings of Bhakti Yoga: The Yoga of Love and Devotion.
Through philosophy study, physical asana and breathing practices and mantra chanting, this self-nourishing day will bring to light many ways to invite more loving awareness into your life. All levels are encouraged to join us!