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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!

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