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An Evening with Margaret Trudeau

Monday Apr 27 2015 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Speaking & Signing The Time of Your Life: Choosing a Vibrant, Joyful Future (HarperCollins Canada). Hosted by Marcy Markusa of CBC Radio One 89.3 FM/990 AM’s Information Radio.

Margaret Trudeau, author of the #1 bestselling memoir Changing My Mind, offers women an inspirational and practical approach to creating a healthy, happy, secure and satisfying future life. From dating and online romance to health practices and financial planning, The Time of Your Life explores the fundamentals needed for the best future by discussing cornerstone issues such as housing, money, sex, friendship and children.

Always a rebel at heart, Margaret looks at what the experts have to say and weaves through her own point of view, culling insightful and funny anecdotes from her early marriage to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau when she was a twentytwoyearold hippie from the west coast of Canada, to her life as a single mom raising three young boys in the often hostile glare of the media spotlight. Margaret’s mental health challenges, her decision to leave her second marriage, the devastating loss of her son Michel and first husband Pierre, and her reinvention as a coveted spokesperson and fundraiser make her uniquely qualified to offer her own perspective on the choices women face in their fifties and beyond.

From the heights of fame to despair, and from illness to robust health, Margaret Trudeau, Canada’s former first lady, has lived a storied life of joy, sorrow and recovery.

Joanne Kelly's Book Club

Tuesday Apr 28 2015 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

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Want to talk books with other book lovers - but without the commitment of a regular book club? Joanne Kelly and McNally Robinson Booksellers are pleased to continue their free bookclub open to all readers in Winnipeg.

The choice for April 2015 is Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams: Essays (Graywolf), a collection of visceral and revealing essays that ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others.

Get in touch with Joanne through e-mail at jmkelly (at) or with John at McNally Robinson at events (at) or by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

Ixtapa Travel -- Travel Presentation

Wednesday Apr 29 2015 4:00 pm - Grant Park in the Community Classroom, Winnipeg

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Tahiti Travel Presentation.

Please join Shirley Lew from Oceania Cruises, and Christine Ward from Ixtapa Travel, at this Tahiti information session.

“Pacific Dreams” is a 10-day, air inclusive, cruise from Papeete, Tahiti, running January 25-February 4th, 2016. Travellers to the French Polynesian islands will journey in a glass-bottomed boat gliding across the crystal clear waters of Bora Bora, watching the vibrant marine life teeming below. They will wind through pineapple plantations and explore marae, the sacred prehistoric temples on Moorea. This trip takes in everything from the black sand beaches of Nuku Hiva to the black pearl farms of Raiatea.

Space at this presentation is limited. Please RSVP: or call 204-885-7261.

West Kildonan Collegiate -- Literary Anthology Launch

Wednesday Apr 29 2015 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of the 2015 edition of Spark.

"Spark is West Kildonan Collegiate’s anthology of student writing published by Friesens. It is a medium for showcasing the creativity, imagination, and originality of our students in the hopes of giving voice to the writers who so often go unrecognized. In this third edition, we put out a call for submissions of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Submissions are blind peer-reviewed and the magazine is designed and laid out by students and staff together."

Lyndon Penner -- Speaking & Signing

Wednesday Apr 29 2015 7:30 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

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Speaking & signing Garden Design for the Short Season Yard: Everything You Need to Know for the Chinook and Canadian Prairie Zones (Brush Education Inc.).

After his great success with the 2014 release of The Chinook Short Season Yard and The Prairie Short Season Yard, popular CBC gardening columnist Lyndon Penner returns with his new book. Prairie gardeners will be pleased with this first and only garden design book written specifically for the Canadian prairie zones, including the Chinook region. Intended as a do-it-yourself guide, Lyndon is adamant that everyone should be able to create a beautiful garden on their own without the considerable expense of hiring professionals.

Lyndon Penner, gardening rock star, has been getting dirt under his fingernails since the age of three. He’s never forgotten the thrill of growing his first flowers from seed. A landscape designer and horticultural consultant, Lyndon is a gardening columnist on CBC Radio in Alberta and Saskatchewan. He appears frequently as a guest speaker at universities and colleges in western Canada. Lyndon lives in Calgary.

Chantal Fiola -- Book Launch

Thursday Apr 30 2015 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality (University of Manitoba Press).

Why don’t more Métis people go to traditional ceremonies? How does going to ceremonies impact Métis identity? In Rekindling the Sacred Fire, Chantal Fiola investigates the relationship between Red River Métis ancestry, Anishinaabe spirituality, and identity, bringing into focus the ongoing historical impacts of colonization upon Métis relationships with spirituality on the Canadian prairies. Using a methodology rooted in Anishinaabe knowledge and principles along with select Euro-Canadian research practices and tools, Fiola’s work is a model for indigenized research.

Fiola’s interviews of people with Métis ancestry, or an historic familial connection to the Red River Métis, who participate in Anishinaabe ceremonies, shares stories about family history, self-identification, and their relationships with Aboriginal and Euro-Canadian cultures and spiritualities. This study seeks to understand the historical suppression of Anishinaabe spirituality among the Métis and its more recent reconnection that breaks down the colonial divisions between their cultures.

Chantal Fiola is Métis Anishinaabe-Kwe from the Red River region of Manitoba. She teaches Native Studies at the University of Manitoba.

Fabiana Li -- Book Launch

Friday May 01 2015 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of Unearthing Conflict: Corporate Mining, Activism, and Expertise in Peru (Duke University Press).

In Unearthing Conflict Fabiana Li analyzes the aggressive expansion and modernization of mining in Peru since the 1990s to tease out the dynamics of mining-based protests. Issues of water scarcity and pollution, the loss of farmland, and the degradation of sacred land are especially contentious.

Fabiana Li's work examines some of Peru's most controversial mining projects, and is based on fieldwork in communities neighbouring one of the world's largest gold mines. She is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Manitoba.

Jenelle Salanguit (Live Musical Performance)

Friday May 01 2015 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Canadian Authors for Indies Day

Saturday May 02 2015 11:00 am - McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg

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Stop by McNally Robinson Booksellers where some of Winnipeg’s finest authors of children’s and adult books will be joining us throughout the store to handsell and recommend some of their favourite books.

Participating authors include SM Beiko, Steve Benstead, Dora Dueck, Joanne Epp, Patti Grayson, Alison Preston, Shelly Saunders, Karen E. Smith, and Larry Verstraete with more to be confirmed.

Find out more about Canadian Authors for Indies Day at their website.

The Tims (Live Musical Performancce)

Saturday May 02 2015 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restuarant, Winnipeg

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Acoustic Blues Rock

Mother & Child Storytime Tea

Sunday May 03 2015 9:30 am - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Dress your best. Bring your mom or grandma, or both, to our annual Storytime Tea Party.

There will be music, stories, crafts, and tiers of teatime treats. Children, write a poem for your mom to be read aloud if you are so inspired.

Tickets are $20 per person and go on sale April 1. Tickets must be purchased in advance in person at Prairie Ink Restaurant or by calling 204-975-2659.

Lake Winnipeg Writers' Group -- Book Launch

Sunday May 03 2015 2:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of Voices: Volume 15 Number 1.

Ron Romanowski -- Book Launch

Monday May 04 2015 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of A Reader’s Guide to the Unnameable. Presented as part of MayWorks Festival of Labour and the Arts 2015.

A book launch and literary thrill-ride for poetry fans and everyone else by one of Winnipeg’s most experimental poets.

A Reader’s Guide to the Unnameable is avant-garde Winnipeg writer Ron Romanowski’s sixth poetry collection. His first, Sweet Talking, was published in 2004. His work has appeared in journals and in numerous anthologies. His poetry has been read on national CBC Radio. Ron continues to work with, among many other cutting-edge themes, definitions of authorship and identity in his latest collection.

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Karen Z. Hendin -- Book Launch

Tuesday May 05 2015 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of Alive Again: Life Begins Anew When a Relationship Ends.

This book deals with the topic of separation and divorce. The premise is that the end of a relationship, while both painful and traumatic, also provides the opportunity to move into the future in a healthy headspace and become alive again.

Karen Z. Hendin is from Winnipeg with a background in motivational consulting and counseling. She has been teaching English in Mexico for most of the past five years, mainly in Guadalajara. Alive Again is Hendin’s second self-help book. Her first book, When Glad Becomes Sad, was published in 2009.

Barbara Huck & Doug Whiteway -- Book Launch

Wednesday May 06 2015 7:30 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of In Search of Canada's Ancient Heartland (Heartland Associates).

Geologically and geographically, Manitoba is truly North America’s heartland. A place of subtle and varied landscape, it was nearly two billion years in the making. But clues to its ancient past are everywhere. For the first time, the geological, paleontological and archaeological wonders of Manitoba are gathered in one place. With hundreds of colour photographs, maps and drawings, In Search of Canada’s Ancient Heartland presents an accessible, route-oriented approach for today’s time travellers, creating an indispensable guide to the forces that have shaped the spirit of the land.

Doug Whiteway is a Winnipeg writer and editor. With Barbara Huck, he was co-writer of In Search of Ancient Alberta and One Hundred Years at St. Charles Country Club: A Centennial History, as well as contributing to other Heartland publications. A former editor of Canada’s History magazine, he also writes crime novels under the pen name C.C. Benison.

Barbara Huck’s passion for history was put on hold during the two decades she spent as a National Newspaper award-winning journalist and broadcaster, and it wasn’t until the last two decades that she has been able to focus again on the past, as an author, editor and publisher. She has authored or co-authored eleven books, including four national bestsellers, and won six awards as a writer and editor, including the 2013 McNally Robinson Book of the Year award.

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