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

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