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February 2020

Song Writer’s Group Workshops

February 1 - October 31
Fourth Projects, 171 McDermot
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S1 Canada
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The Winnipeg Music Project has partnered with the Songwriters Association of Canada to produce a 10-session songwriters group. The series was created to fulfill a need for stronger creative development opportunities for local songwriters and to begin establishing an effective and notable songwriting community in Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Music Project will give attendees the opportunity to receive constructive feedback from their peers and from established local songwriters who are scheduled to feature throughout the series. The workshops are pre-registered and…

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From the North

February 1 - March 21
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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From the North: The MCML Inuit Collection showcases work collected by the Crafts Guild of Manitoba during the late 1950s through the early 1970s when they were instrumental in the development of awareness of Inuit carving and artistic traditions in southern Canada. This exhibit features carvings from this early period, plus dolls, textile pieces and tools.

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Winter Art Classes

February 1 - April 9
Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0X7 Canada
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Art Classes start January 14, 2020 at Forum Art Centre Classes for all ages and skill levels. Register HERE 40+ Class include: Acrylic Mediums Charcoal Portraits Cartooning 101 Patterns in Nature Portraits Like the Masters The Art of Illustration Teen Manga Artivism Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Gouache Watercolour Try Some Styles in Water Soluble Oils Abstract Art in Acrylic & Watercolour & much more! Free parking all around, wheelchair friendly.

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Mediation: Video Pool’s MARS Exhibition

February 1 - March 7
Poolside Gallery, 221-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Throughout the past year, Karen Asher, Valérie Chartrand, Daniel Shane and Davis Plett have been both expanding on-going personal projects as well as creating new work while participating in Video Pool’s Media Arts Residency program. While approaching their work from very disparate origins and aesthetics, these four fabulous artists have found common ground in using technology as a mediating factor in further exploring and understanding the environment and ecology, issues around the fabricated reality / dis-reality as seen through data,…

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May the Land Remember You As You Walk Upon Its Surface

February 1 - March 22
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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Land is not something that can be owned; land is animate and part of community. Along with food and shelter, the land grounds markers for stories and memories which contribute to cultural knowing. The separation from this significance, by force, coercion or otherwise, is a multi-layered personal rupture. Each artist in this exhibition uses beadwork to create new markers, objects that build relationality to the land in the past, present and future. By being in conversation with her grandmothers through…

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Shirley Tyderkie Retrospective Exhibit

February 1 - April 5
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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Free

For Shirley Tyderkie, crafting was a lifelong passion. From the age of four, when her grandmother taught her how to knit doll’s clothes, to the end of her life, Shirley aspired to master every craft she undertook.  Her work received one of three Judge’s Awards at In Praise of Crafts, a juried show sponsored by the Crafts Guild in 1979, and appears in the Massey Foundation Collection of Canadian Crafts in Ottawa. Shirley contributed to the Winnipeg craft community in…

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NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism by Hyphen-Labs

February 1 - March 30
Plug In ICA, 460 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg,
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Plug In ICA is pleased to present a solo exhibition by the international collective Hyphen-Labs. Redefining the body is central to the imaginations of NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism, a world where one can reconfigure their neuro-networks as a means of gaining access to an otherworldly realm in which power structures are inter-dimensionally twisted out of existence. This world is a hallucination built on the imagination of revolution; a revolt defined by women of colour who use the prosaic domain of the beauty…

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Towards Evenings: 891 Dusks, an Encyclopaedia of Psychological Experiences by Chen Zhe

February 1 - March 1
Plug In ICA, 460 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg,
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Plug In ICA is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Beijing-based artist, Chen Zhe. Started in 2012 and ever-expanding, Towards Evenings is a journey in search of the nebulous space between day and night, light and twilight, the known and the unknown. With a particular focus on the interpretative slippage in between reading and viewing, Chen materializes her fascination with the topic by probing literature and visual clues throughout history and across culture. While each of the chapters within…

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Mirror with a Memory | Ashley Gillanders

February 1 - March 14
Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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PLATFORM centre is pleased to present a solo exhibition from Ashley Gillanders (TX). The show, Mirror with a Memory, runs from 10 January – 21 February, 2020. An artist’s tour of the exhibition will take place Friday 10 January at 7 PM followed by an opening reception on the same date at 8 PM. Both events are free and open to the public. We will also be celebrating the launch of a brand-new catalogue also titled Mirror with a Memory.…

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Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience

February 1 - June 29
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
Free – $28

Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience takes you on a journey through Canada’s history. The artist’s gender fluid, time-travelling alter-ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, narrates the story through the lens of Indigenous resilience, from New France and Confederation, to the harsh urban environment of Winnipeg’s North End and contemporary life on the reserve. Created as a response to Canada 150, this nationally touring exhibition features nearly 80 pieces, including Monkman’s own paintings, installations and sculptures, in dialogue with historical…

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Books & Brushes

February 4, 2020 - June 9, 2021
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
Free – $12

A collaboration between McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Select Tuesdays, 11:30am Included with regular Gallery admission: Adult $12; Senior/Student $10; Free for WAG members Visit the WAG to participate in discussions of artworks related to popular reads! These conversational tours led by Gallery experts and guides are both fun and informative. Space is limited and registration is required for each event. Sign up via email at education@wag.ca Upcoming book selections: Feb 4, 2020 • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood Winner…

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Endurance…..Patience

February 7 - March 21
Urban Shaman, 203-290 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg,
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Endurance…..Patience is programmed in conjunction with the national Beading Symposium – Ziigimine-shin, taking place from February 6-9, 2020 in Winnipeg. Basing Urban Shaman’s group exhibition on the title of Francesca Hebert-Spence’s group exhibition at the Manitoba Craft Council, May the Land Remember You as You Walk Upon Its Surface, four Indigenous artists were chosen as part of Urban Shaman’s group exhibition and each individual explores conceptual politics in relation to the land. In this show, Carrie Allison’s work, Red River…

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Beadwork Symposium – Ziigimineshin Winnipeg 2020

February 7 - February 28
MAWA, 611 Main St
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1
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Free

February 7 - 29, 2020 As part of the Beadwork Symposium: Ziigimineshin Winnipeg 2020, MAWA is hosting a community beading exhibition coordinated by Niamh Dooley. Come see the fine projects created by MAWA’s Cross-Cultural Beading Group! Beadwork Symposium: Ziigimineshin Winnipeg 2020 is a multi-venue beading symposium organized by the Manitoba Craft Council in partnership with Urban Shaman Contemporary Art Gallery. The symposium will be hosted at the Manitoba Museum, February 6 to 9, 2020.

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The New Canadian Curling Club

February 13 - March 7
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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The town is so small it only has one Tim Hortons. But community-minded Marlene is determined to “diversify” the curling club. She enlists four newcomers to learn the game but when she breaks her hip, it’s up to her politically incorrect ex-husband Stuart to step in. Things start off badly and get worse. Stuart doesn’t think the new Canadians can hack it and they have bigger worries than mastering this bizarre sport. With team unity on the rocks, time is…

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Bauhaus (Canada) 101

February 13 - March 27
School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, 255 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada
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Free

The School of Art exhibition provides a crash course on the Bauhaus, originally founded in 1919. It offers insight into the schools influence on Canadian architecture, furniture design, graphic design, art and pedagogy. It documents how Bauhaus alumni including Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Lszl Moholy-Nagy and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, fled Europe to the United States during the WWII period and trained the Canadians who brought Bauhaus ideas back with them to Canada, and to the University of Manitoba…

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Adornment

February 13 - February 28
School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, 255 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada
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Free

The School of Art Collections Gallery February 13 - 28, 2020 To adorn something is to cherish it enough to make it beautiful. Artists from two communities in Manitoba – Kistiganwacheeng (Garden Hill), in Treaty 5 territory and Winnipeg, in Treaty 1 territory – use beading to show care for family, community and loved ones, as well as a technique that allows Indigenous culture to permeate everyday life. While the works from Kistiganwacheeng were created in the 1970s and 80s,…

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Introduction to Leather Mitten Making

February 15 - February 22
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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$140

In this class you will learn how to trace a pattern on leather and your sheep shearling lining and size the leather to fit your lining. You will learn how to cut both the leather and liner as well as learning a blanket stitch. The end result is a high-quality set of authentic leather and shearling mittens, and the ability to make more pairs for our cold winters. About the instructor Born and raised near Kenora in Northwestern Ontario, Sheila…

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AFRO PRAIRIE FILM FESTIVAL

February 19 - February 23
Cinematheque, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Black Space Winnipeg in partnership with the Winnipeg Film Group are pleased to present the third annual Afro Prairie Film Festival happening Dates: February 19 – 23, 2020 The Afro Prairie Film Festival is the first Black-centric film festival in the prairie region of Canada. Our five-day festival celebrates Black cinema across North America and promotes the work of established and emerging Black filmmakers from right here in Manitoba. Participants are welcome to a weekend filled with programming that explores…

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WAG – Bi-monthly talks, videos, and tours during lunch

February 19 at12:00 pm - April 22 at1:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map

Talks and tours are included with Gallery admission or FREE for WAG members; videos are FREE. Coffee and tea is provided. You’re welcome to bring a bag lunch if a video is being screened. If the event is an exhibition tour, we suggest you come early to eat your lunch as there’s no food in the galleries. February 19, 2020 Talk — Chandelier Restoration Project with WAG Conservator, Vitaliy Yatsevych, and Conservation Intern, Sarah Mihychuk February 26, 2020 Tour — ᐃ with Jaimie…

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Writing Persuasive Proposals

February 20 at9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$145

Proposal writing is one of the most challenging but also rewarding parts of working in the non-profit world. We all operate on very tight budgets, so the opportunity to pursue new programs or projects can be very enticing, but the competition is strong. An increase in demand from other non-profits, a reduction in the availability of government grants, and more pressure being placed on foundations and corporate funders means knowing how to write a persuasive proposal is essential to successfully…

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Theory and Beer: Why We Need a Feminist Climate

February 20 at6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Duke of Kent Legion, 227 McDermot Avenue + Google Map
Free

It's fun! It's theoretical! And you don't have to drink beer! MAWA presents informal critical discussion led by guest facilitators. Each meeting has a text-based focus, with weblinks to readings provided in advance. Do the readings beforehand or come to the Legion at 6:15 pm and pick up a copy of the text(s). February 20, 2020 Artist Bev Pike will facilitate a discussion about methods of knowledge-making in climate science. In 2007, artist Katie Paterson made audio recordings of retreating…

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PechaKucha – 10 Year Anniversary Edition

February 20 at6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9 Canada
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PechaKucha Night Winnipeg is turning TEN years old so join us in the Ultimate Throwback Thursday.  Celebrating a decade of inspiring 20x20 talks at the place where it all started, the Park Theatre. We have invited some of our very first speakers from Volumes 1 and 2 of PechaKucha Night Winnipeg. February 20, 2020 | International PechaKucha Day FREE to attend and/or Pay-What-You-Want PechaKucha is a presentation format invented by Tokyo-based firm Klein Dytham Architecture in 2003. At every event,…

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Strange Tourist, Murray Toews and Alex Porchunyk

February 21 - March 3
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Free

Souvenirs from an inner realm; drawing and mixed media by Murray Toews, and guest artist, Alex Poruchnyk. Join us at the reception with live ambient audio and word performance from 8-8:30 pm. Strange Tourist: Souvenirs from an inner realm- is a fragmentary collection of drawings, paintings, “thought photography” and artifacts gathered from an inward journey. Reception: February 21, 2020 7 - 10 pm Dates: February 22 - March 3, 2020 6 pm Additional Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12-6 pm Saturday 12-5 pm…

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Resilience: 50 Indigenous Art Cards & Teaching Guide

February 21 at9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ArtsJunction, 312 William Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1P9 Canada
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$100

Facilitated by Yvette Cenerini, Lita Fontaine, and Dawn Knight, we will look at the Resilience Project. Learn how to integrate Indigenous themes, knowledge, history and contemporary realities into the classroom.

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The Duhks and friends – Sierra Noble & Double The Trouble

February 21 at8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre, 711 Jefferson Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 0P7
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$40

Seven Oaks Educational Foundation in partnership with Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous and The Winnipeg Crankie Festival presents: Date: February 21, 2020 8:00 pm Online Silent Auction; the final ticket sale for silent auction will be at the end of intermission. The Seven Oaks Educational Foundation are just starting a partnership with HomeRoutes/Crankie Festival to have a new concert series in Seven Oaks School Division’s new state of the art theatre. All funds in these Board run events will go toward scholarships in the Seven Oaks…

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Mastering DaVinci Resolve

February 25 - February 27
Media Lab – Winnipeg Film Group, 304 – 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
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$85 – $95

DaVinci Resolve is the leading software for colour correction in the film industry! And now it’s your turn to learn how to make your film video look even more captivating. Originally designed for Hollywood’s elite colorists, DaVinci Resolve has been used on more feature films and TV shows than anything else because it lets you create images that are simply impossible with other tools. DaVinci is also the world’s fastest-growing and most advancing editing software! Day 1: Colour Correcting Premiere…

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Figure Drawing

February 25 at7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
MAWA, 611 Main St
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1
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$10

Do you miss drawing live models? Want to practise drawing the human body but need the time and space? MAWA offers figure drawing with live models in a feminist environment. No need to register, just show up. Date: February 25, 2020 Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm All women and non-binary artists welcome. The model begins at 7pm for quick gesture drawings, followed by longer poses. Participants are asked to bring their own materials. Drawing boards are provided.

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Moulin Rouge

February 26 - March 1

Drawn to Paris by the city’s passion, a flame fuelled by the hearts of lovers and the souls of poets, Matthew and Nathalie tempt fate as they seek love and destiny at the infamous cabaret – The Moulin Rouge. Seen and adored by over 125,000 people across North America, Europe, and Asia, Moulin Rouge – The Ballet returns with a flurry of high-kicking choreography set to a rousing French soundtrack.   Dates and Times: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 7:30…

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Canadian International Comedy Film Festival

February 26 - February 29
Cinematheque, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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The Canadian International Comedy Film Festival– CICFF has partnered with the Winnipeg Film Group once again for a festival of mirth and laughter with  film feature screenings at Cinematheque.  Do you love to laugh? We do, and that's why we're back for our eighth year of mirthful movies. Dates: February 26 - 28, 2020 This is the 8th year of the  CICFF festival. Gala: February 29, 2020 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm Where: The Park Theatre 698 Osborne Street View Map…

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Women of the Fur Trade

February 27 - March 14
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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The world premiere of local playwright Frances Koncan’s award-winning comedy explores the cultural inheritance of three 19th century women as they navigate the rapidly changing world of the Canadian fur trade. Using 21st century slang, these women share their views on life, love and Louis Riel along with period heartthrobs like the dreamy Thomas Scott. Koncan mixes humour and history, shifting perspective on women’s power in the past and present. Winner of the Toronto Fringe’s Best New Play Contest 2018,…

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Introduction to Sprang with Carol James

February 29 - March 21
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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$180 – $200

Sprang is a technique that first appeared in the Bronze Age. It recurs again and again in human history, associated with human remains in Scandinavia to Egyptian mummies to European laces to military sashes. An adaptable technique, it is time to re-visit this textile method. Explore a low-tech method for producing very stretchy cloth. Participants work on a small frame (included in the materials fee) to learn the basic stitch, how to hold the threads, how to manipulate them to…

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Varda by Agnès

February 29 at2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cinematheque, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Free – $10

The final film from the late, beloved Agnès Varda is a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director’s own brilliant career. At once impish and wise, she acts as our spirit guide on a free-associative tour through her six-decade artistic journey, shedding new light on her films, photography, and recent installation works while offering her one-of-a-kind reflections on everything from filmmaking to feminism to aging. Suffused with the people, places, and things she loved—Jacques Demy, cats, colors, beaches,…

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March 2020

CraftED: Spinning Yarn the Andean Way with Francesca Carella Arfinengo

March 1 - March 15
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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$150

Spinning yarn the Andean Way is a three-session workshop focusing on transmitting yarn production techniques based in the Andean tradition. In the three sessions, participants will learn how to prepare fleece using just their hands and spin beautiful yarn with a pushka. They will also learn how to ply their singles using the Andean bracelet method. All workshop activities have been designed to be approachable and intended to guide participants in the discovery of the subject at their own speed.…

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Shen Yun

March 3 - March 4
Centenial Concert Hall, 555 Main St
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C3 Canada
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$100 – $195

A Heritage Once Lost The traditional Chinese culture Shen Yun presents cannot be seen anywhere else in the world—not even in China. There, the ruling communist regime has viewed China’s rich spiritual and artistic heritage as a threat to its ideology and for decades tried to erase it. Stunningly beautiful costumes and dance A cast of award-winning, world-class artists Powerful storytelling that evokes a lost culture State-of-the-art patented backdrop technology A full orchestra with mesmerizing, original scores But in 2006,…

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Basics of Non-Profit Bookkeeping

March 4 at9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$95

Proper bookkeeping (and the information it provides) is crucial to the survival of every non-profit organization. This workshop is designed for staff and volunteers who know little about accounting but need to know the basics of setting up an effective bookkeeping system for the organization, and how non-profit accounting differs from for-profit accounting. Participants will become familiar with bookkeeping basics and accounting vocabulary, and will learn the importance of records, processes, internal control policies, and the timely recognition of revenue…

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Running with the Devil

March 6 - March 17
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Free

Lou Valcourt Artist Statement: Named after the 1978 Van Halen song, ‘Running With the Devil” is a collection of mixed media works consisting of pencil drawing, acrylics, collage and writing on canvas. The series is an act of storytelling and memorializing some of the struggles I experienced during my teens and early twenties. March 6 -17, 2020 Opening: 7 - 10 pm Growing up in rural Manitoba and attending Catholic school, the environment was very conservative. Like many other creative kids,…

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International Women’s Week 2020 Cabaret of Monologues

March 7
2nd Floor, Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, 400 Colony St
Winnipeg, manitoba R3B 2P3 Canada
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$15

Each year, we present a Cabaret of Monologues to celebrate International Women’s Week. This year’s theme is… Changes. We’re so excited to feature a wide variety of performances by some incredible local artists! They are: Masks by Makrenna Sterdan Performed by Renée Hill Ms. Jones works to keep positive as she teaches a school of children about air pollution. But, when she is alone with fellow teachers and staff, the dark truth about the day’s lesson is revealed. Yearning-Distance by…

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Film Combat Workshop

March 7 - March 8
Black Lodge – Winnipeg Film Group, 304-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
$125 – $150

Join us for a two day workshop with Anthony Javier and Gina Macri.  They will introduce participants to fight choreography by learning how to throw punches, kicks and blocks. March 7 & 8, 2020 Time: 5 - 8 pm They will orchestrate a simple stunt sequence by using different camera angles and will go over reactions to sell the scene on camera. Please make sure to bring comfortable clothing and footwear to these classes. Assistance and accommodations are available to…

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Exploring Victorians Lecture Series: Celebrating Manitoba’s Female Artists: Their Art. Their Stories

March 8 at1:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$13 – $15

To celebrate both International Women's Day, and Manitoba's 150+ years, this talk will present a taste of Manitoba's historical and contemporary female artists. All lectures begin at 1:30pm and include coffee, tea and cookies.

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Free WAG Sundays

March 8 at11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
Free

Join us on the second Sunday of every month for free admission to the WAG and more family fun! Drop in anytime or stop by in the afternoon for an interactive activity of themes and discovery. March 8, 2020 2 pm – 4 pm Themed to the Nuliajuk’s Story exhibition; learn about the enchanting Inuit sea spirit, then respond with your own work of art. April 12, 2020 2 pm – 4 pm • Landscape Escape Themed to the new…

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2020 Spring Basic Filmmaking Class

March 12 - May 3
The Winnipeg Film Group, 304 – 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$450

The Basic Filmmaking Workshop is a series of workshops held over a 3 month period during evenings and some weekends, and provides an intensive introduction to independent filmmaking. All steps and processes are covered from creative conception to the final cut – including the basics of screenwriting, directing, producing, camera operation, lighting, sound and editing. During the course, the participants will be exposed to the process of shooting and editing a short film and short video. Deadline: March 9, 2020…

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Writing Persuasive Proposals

March 12 at9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$145

Proposal writing is one of the most challenging but also rewarding parts of working in the non-profit world. We all operate on very tight budgets, so the opportunity to pursue new programs or projects can be very enticing, but the competition is strong. An increase in demand from other non-profits, a reduction in the availability of government grants, and more pressure being placed on foundations and corporate funders means knowing how to write a persuasive proposal is essential to successfully…

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents RESPECT – The Music of Aretha Franklin

March 15 at7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0L5 Canada
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$19 – $39

The undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin is synonymous with songs like Chain of Fools, Natural Woman, Freeway of Love, and RESPECT. Her lyrics were a harbinger of modern-day feminism; strong, independent, demanding of equality and freedom, sung with a voice that would accept nothing less. Joining the WJO for this show is a tour-de-force of local talent- Murray Pulver, Marc Arnould, Daniel Roy and Gilles Fournier, known collectively as Ego Spank, and vocalists Jennifer Hanson, Heitha Forsyth and Andrina…

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Introduction to Volunteer Management

March 17 at9:00 am - March 19 at4:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$400

This workshop will provide staff and volunteers an opportunity to examine and practice the organizational and HR skills necessary to meet the challenges of a changing volunteer environment. Over the course of 3 days, this course will focus on imparting current best practices in volunteer management while helping participants develop and improve the competencies required to manage a strong volunteer department. Participants will develop a clear understanding of the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement, and how organizations (of all sizes)…

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

March 19 - April 11
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Based on the bestselling novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, this breathtaking story tells the tale of two remarkable women brought together by heart-wrenching oppression. During one of the toughest times in Afghanistan’s history, Laila forms an unbreakable bond with her husband’s first wife, Mariam. Together they summon the strength to challenge a tyrannical society and to find hope for a better future. Written by Khaled Hosseini, award-winning author of The Kite Runner, this harrowing and beautiful story of redemption shows…

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Over the Top! Art Auction and Cupcake Party 2020

March 20 - March 22
MAWA, 611 Main St
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1
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$10 – $12

Over the Top is a fantastic mix of art and mayhem, sugary goodness and fun! Every March MAWA hosts our largest annual fundraiser in the form of a cupcake-fueled art auction. What’s not to like about over 1,000 cupcakes, amazing artworks from over 170 artists, stellar raffle baskets and more? -first auction lot closes at 3 pm -1000 cupcakes -$10 for advanced tickets -$12 to purchase on Sunday Opening Party & Bidding:  March 20 Time: 6 - 10 pm ,…

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Glacial Melt

March 20 - March 30
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Free

Artist: Maureen Barb The world is changing rapidly around us. Global temperatures rise and facilitate disaster. Species are pushed towards extinction through habitat loss. Economically and emotionally driven denial of these realities by many lead to feelings of helplessness, anxiety, and loss in others. With a collection of works in an array of media, Glacial Melt explores the anxiety of a physical world in flux, and the love of the natural world. March 21 - 31, 2020 Opening: 7 - 10…

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Music Therapy Association of Manitoba – 2nd Annual Conference

March 21
TableSpace Co., 96 Osborne Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1Z3 Canada
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Construction Zone - Tools of the Well-Rounded Music Therapist Date: March 21, 2020 Time: 8:30  -5:00pm  Location: 96 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, MB The  2020  Music Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM) conference will explore questions and themes emerging from the idea of music therapy practice as a construction zone. In media res is a latin phrase, meaning “in the midst of things.” As therapists this is precisely where we find ourselves and our clients - therapy is always a work in…

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Intro to Super 8mm

March 21 - May 9
$180 – $200

Learn the inner workings of shooting and processing Super 8mm film. In this 4 part class, you will learn how to: load Super 8mm cameras, set aperture with a light meter, use different functions of the cameras, shoot, hand process and edit your own 3 B&W film . Dates: March 21 – May 9,  2020 Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Instructor: Kristiane Church Camera Orientation: March 21 &  Mar 22, 2020 10 am - 2 pm, WFG Black Lodge…

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Kumihimo Workshop with Susan Styrchak

March 28 at12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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$45 – $50

In this workshop, Styrchak will present some of the historical connections to the kumihimo technique, and all will learn the basic movements of the braid on a disc. Hopefully, later we will have a chance to try it on the marudai, a traditional kumihimo frame. Notes will be provided of various patterns as they are formed with colour or alternate movements. A disc and bobbins will be provided along with various threads.   Workshop runs: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 12:30…

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Roles & Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board

March 31 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$95

Board members of an incorporated, non-profit organization are legally responsible for the governance of the organization and are expected to develop, implement and monitor policies that will allow the organization to carry out its mission. Beyond their legal duties, board members are also important resources – they contribute to the culture, effectiveness, and strategic focus, as well as act as ambassadors and advocates for the work being done by the organization. While a board may appoint staff and/or committees to…

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April 2020

 Change in the Landscape

April 3 - April 14
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Artist: Richard Webb April 3 - 14, 2020 0pening: 7 - 10 pm Over the last 5 years I have been on a new journey with my art. A journey of transition. I had always painted in the traditional “landscape genre” with sky, trees and land surface, a subject I had immersed myself in for decades. For sometime I had been searching to “breakout “of the landscape. I had always had a great interest in world indigenous art, its symbols…

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Exploring Victorians Lecture Series: Form and Function: A Cultural History of the Corset

April 5 at1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$13 – $15

Get on course with an illustrated talk exploring the controversial history of the corset, a celebrated but also much-maligned garment. Join us to learn more about whalebone, waspish waists, and the foundations of what Victorians wore. All lectures begin at 1:30pm and include coffee, tea and cookies.

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Volunteer Management: Creating Connections to Build Retention

April 7 at1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$95.00

When it comes to volunteer retention our minds often jump first to our own capacity, and what our organization is capable of achieving when it comes to retention. But it’s important to look at retention from the volunteer’s perspective. We know from the research that the number one reason people want to volunteer is to make a difference in their community. The next most popular reason is to build or develop skills and expertise. As a leader of volunteers you…

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Financial Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board

April 15 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$95.00

The number one job, and often the most puzzling and perplexing, of every board member is to understand financial statements and maintain the financial health of their organization. Board members must ensure that the organization is well-managed and that its financial situation remains sound. This workshop will help you gain a better understanding of your financial responsibilities as a board member, mitigating the risk to both you and the organization, and ensuring the financial health of the organization. You will…

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Cowboys, Characters, Candids, Diamond Doug Keith and Teena Legris

April 16 - April 28
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Free

Artists:  Teena Legris April 16 - 28 , 2020  Opening: 7 - 10 pm Cowboys, Characters & Candids offers a glimpse into random portraits of intriguing characters, dual perspectives and whimsical day dreams. Teena Legris has documented her past decade through personal street photography perspectives. The self-proclaimed “Photowalker” offers a glimpse into the alleyways of Vancouver and side streets of Winnipeg, while showcasing the beauty and authenticity of humanity. Teena’s insightful digital diary on social media offers insight to her…

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The Legend of Georgia McBride

April 23 - May 16
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Casey has the King’s moves down cold, but the bar isn’t doing so hot. Even so, he’s all shook up when the club owner replaces his Elvis act with a drag show. With a baby on the way, Casey hangs up the white jumpsuit and tends bar until a drag queen on a bender leaves the staff high and dry. With big stilettos to fill, Casey reluctantly – and hilariously – undergoes a transformation that will change his life. Soon…

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Quilted Ball Workshop with Patty Sauder

April 25 at12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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$45 – $50

Using small squares of fabric and straight pins, make your own quilted ball. Workshop runs: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 12:30-3:30pm Registration deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020 Registration fee: $35 (MCML members); $40 (non-members) Kit fee: $10 Register at: https://c2centreforcraft.ca/2020/01/16/mcml-workshop-quilted-ball-with-patty-sauder/

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Carpathian Blues

April 26
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G7 Canada
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$19 – $39

Jazz music, since its humble beginnings in Congo Square, has been a fusion of folk, classical and popular music. As the artform spread, jazz embraced and adapted music from all over the world, giving us countless flavours and variations. To help the WJO explore folk music in jazz, six-time Juno nominee John Stetch joins the group as our special guest. Stetch, over the span of his 154 recordings, has fused classical and folk music with his own fearless creativity, boundless…

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Program Planning & Evaluation

April 30
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$200

Building and maintaining a quality program takes careful planning and analysis. Participants in this course will gain the skills and resources to Determine the most pressing needs of their clients Establish realistic outcomes and corresponding strategic program plan to achieve these outcomes Evaluate their program's performance. This course is currently being offered in a distance learning format for your convenience. Registration for this course is ongoing throughout the year and participants will have 5 weeks to complete the readings and…

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May 2020

Three Degrees of Abstraction

May 1 - May 12
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Free

“Delving into the world of abstraction, three artists explore and interpret their personal quests in various degrees of freedom from representational qualities in art.” Artist: Catherine Emile May 1 - 12, 2020 Opening: 7 - 10 pm Emile is a self-taught artist who has been creating art in one form or another; writing stories and poetry, drawing, and painting. In 2009 she became fully dedicated to painting, expressing herself in abstract work. Emile believes art, whether you are the creator…

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80 Years – A Retrospective

May 6 - May 10

​80 Years – A Retrospective, illuminates three artistic directors whose vision each had a momentous role in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s history. Anges de Mille’s exuberant and amusing Rodeo celebrates Arnold Spohr, Mark Godden’s one-act masterpiece Angels in the Architecture pays tribute to John Meehan, and Toer van Schayk’s Seventh Symphony, first set by the Dutch National Ballet, honours Henny Jurriens.   Dates and Times: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – 7:30 PM Thursday, May 7, 2020 – 7:30 PM Friday,…

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Meeting Management and Minute Taking for Boards

May 7 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$95.00

A well planned board meeting helps ensure effective board minutes are captured. Board meetings and minutes are a tangible record of the meeting for the board of directors and a source of information for those who were not able to attend. If the Board Chair and the Secretary work together to ensure that the agenda and meeting are well thought out, then capturing the minutes becomes a lot easier. This workshop is designed to help board members work as a…

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Captive

May 9 - May 10
Neeginan Centre, 181 Higgins Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3G1 Canada
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$15 – $30

This is the third of Camerata Nova’s Truth and Reconciliation series featuring new works on the theme of captivity as interpreted by Indigenous composer and performers. Each concert can be appreciated as a stand-alone piece. Andrew Balfour curator, Mel Braun conductor. Friday, May 9, 7:30-9:30pm Saturday, May 10, 7:30-9:30pm Buy tickets online at http://cameratanova.com/16/tickets/

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Writing Persuasive Proposals

May 12 at9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$145

Join us for this workshop on persuasive proposal writing and learn how to take your proposal from paper to approval! Proposal writing is one of the most challenging but also rewarding parts of working in the non-profit world. We all operate on very tight budgets, so the opportunity to pursue new programs or projects can be very enticing, but the competition is strong. An increase in demand from other non-profits, a reduction in the availability of government grants, and more…

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May 14 - May 26
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Free

Artist: Patrick Treacy May 14 - 26, 2020 Opening: 7 - 10 pm I am someone who dislikes clutter. I am also an artist who makes things using innumerable found materials, mostly from books and magazines. As a magpie gatherer, I am always conscious of the need for containment and organization or face chaos in my workspace. Thus there are many images of boxes in this work. On a general level, the concept of containment can include notions of mastery,…

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Choosing the Right Volunteer Management Software

May 20 at1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$25.00

Have you been thinking about whether to invest in volunteer management software? Do you have a lot of questions but don't know where to start? Let's start the conversation together! Join us for this special event where we will discuss the different ways organizations are using volunteer management software and how they have benefited. Watch live demos from both Better Impact and Volgistics, two of the more popular volunteer management systems, and have an opportunity to ask them questions. At…

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Sarasvàti Productions presents Songide’ewin

May 21 - May 24
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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$15 – $20

Reconciliation comes alive through music, dance, theatre and visual art! Join Sarasvàti Productions for this unique experience that shares the stories of over 70 Indigenous youth and their view of reconciliation. The performance includes an interactive art walk, a stage performance, and the opportunity for dialogue while feasting on traditional food. Dates and Performance times: May 21, 2020 1 pm & 7 pm May 22, 2020 1  pm & 7 pm May 23, 2020 7 pm May 24, 2020  1…

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Webinar: It’s OK to turn Volunteers Away

May 27 at12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$10

We spend all our days saying 'we need more volunteers'. So how can we tell a volunteer it's time to leave? How can we say no to a person wanting to help? We can, and we must, if they aren't the right fit. In this webinar, learn to use volunteer screening best practices and performance management to screen out or let go of volunteers. Learn techniques to deliver a professional message that still preserves the relationship. VM Webinars! Volunteer Manitoba's…

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