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Genella Macintyre -- Book Launch

Sunday Feb 07 2016 2:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of Tucker Times: The Chase.

Tucker loves going for walks. There’s so much to see, so many places to visit...and so many things to chase! Join Tucker as he meets squirrels, birds, cats, and more and learns why it’s not nice to chase them. As Tucker learns about friendship and the importance of respecting the creatures that share his world, Tucker Times: The Chase weaves together an important message about manners and good behavior with a story designed to delight young readers over and over again.

Genella Macintyre is a corporate trainer who lives in Brandon. She is the president of Partners in Discovery Ltd., a company designed to help organizations and individuals improve the quality of personal and professional living. She has a BA from Brandon University and received her MA in applied psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. Genella and her husband Doug are avid animal lovers, knowing the gifts that animals, whether they be with fur or with scales, can bring us.

Susan Walsh -- Speaking & Signing

Tuesday Feb 09 2016 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Speaking & Signing Trojan-Horse Aid: Seeds of Resistance and Resilience in the Bolivian Highlands and Beyond (McGill-Queen's University Press). Presented by USC Canada.

In a compelling first-hand account of development assistance gone awry, Susan Walsh recounts how national, international, and multilateral organizations failed the Jalq'a people in the Bolivian Andes during the early millennium. Intent on assisting potato farmers, development organizations pushed for changes that ultimately served their own interests. Paradoxically, these actions served to undermine local resilience and pushed farmers off their lands.

Susan Walsh goes beyond a critical review of misguided aid, however, to offer reflections on the relationship between indigenous knowledge and resilience theory, on the contradictions in her own hybrid role as researcher and development-practitioner, and on a more hopeful future for development assistance.

Susan is the Executive Director of USC Canada, one of Canada's oldest NGOs now focusing on sustainable farm livelihoods globally and in Canada. She holds degrees from Simon Fraser University and a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba. Her year-long doctoral research in the Bolivia highlands inspired this book.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday Feb 10 2016 10:00 am - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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For kids aged 3-5. Drop in and join our storytellers Megan and Liza for stories, rhymes, and fun.

Robert Freynet -- Book Launch

Thursday Feb 11 2016 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of the English edition of Louis Riel, Patriot (Les Éditions des Plaines Book Publishers).

From the studio of visual artist Robert Freynet, located in the picturesque village of Ste. Geneviève, Manitoba, comes his latest creative effort, Louis Riel, Patriot.

An alumni of l’École internationale de Bordeaux in France, where he studied the graphic novel form alongside French and Belgian artists, Robert Freynet has also authored, amongst other works, the best-selling historical graphic novel La Vérendrye.

In Louis Riel, Patriot, Freynet relocates us via the “ninth art” to pre-Confederation Canada. Here we delve into the tragic life of the controversial Métis leader, Louis Riel, Founder of the Province of Manitoba and a Father of Confederation.

Brought to life once more through this richly documented and faithful account, these monumental events in Canadian heritage continue to fascinate and awe. Against a backdrop of political intrigue international in scope, a single man must stand his ground and assure his people’s place in a newly forged country… as well as his own in the pages of history.

Mike Grandmaison -- Special Presentation

Thursday Feb 11 2016 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Community Classroom, Winnipeg

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The Art of Making a Book presented by Mike Grandmaison. Sponsored by Friesens, Manitoba Foto Friends, and the FLASH photographic festival.

Join renowned photographer and author Mike Grandmaison as he shares his knowledge and experience of what it takes to make a fine book.

Friesen’s Donovan Bergman will provide some additional insight into the production from the printer’s as well as from the publisher’s perspective. A Q&A session will follow.

Space is limited. You must register by e-mailing candicegordon@outlook.com.

Terrie Todd -- Book Launch

Friday Feb 12 2016 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Winnipeg launch of The Silver Suitcase (Waterfall Press).

Two women, separated by three generations but connected by the secrets stored in an old silver suitcase. And one powerful, healing God who pursues them both.

1939. Cornelia Simpson, a 17-year old farm girl on the Canadian prairies, has hated God since her twelfth birthday, the day her mother died. As Canada goes to war, tragedy provides Cornelia still more reason to reject the God her parents loved—until a mysterious visitor appears in her hour of desperation.

2006. Cornelia’s granddaughter, Benita, discovers the heartbreaking secrets hidden in her grandmother’s old suitcase and begins an unexpected journey of healing, reunion, and faith.

Terrie Todd is an award-winning playwright and author from Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. An eight-time contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul, she writes a weekly faith and humour column for The Central Plains Herald Leader. This is her first novel.

Kevin Curtis (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Feb 12 2016 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Live Music

Jazz/Folk/Pop

Kevin Curtis has a long and varied history on the Winnipeg music scene as a pianist, guitarist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and producer. Having performed with the Winnipeg Symphony at the age of 11, and having recorded an album with his own jazz-fusion group, receiving international distribution by the age of 16, lately he's appeared with Papa Mambo, The WSO, and the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, and as a solo artist at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, the Jazz Winnipeg Festival, Jazz Winnipeg Nu Sounds, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery's Jazz On The Rooftop series. In 2014 he formed a 7-piece group called Sunny Roseland dedicated to performing authentic arrangements of great Jazz recordings from the '20s and '30s. As a soloist, Kevin performs a wide variety of styles, including Jazz, Folk, Country, Pop, and Originals.

Terry Kennedy -- Free Public Lecture

Saturday Feb 13 2016 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

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“Stories in Stitches: The Social History of the Quilt.”
Terry Kennedy, M.A.
, Library Director.

Part of the Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2016, a community service for the general public. Admission is free – no registration is required.

Quilts are much more than just cozy blankets under which we sleep and dream. They are material culture, gendered creations, and aesthetic and social statements. We will consider the influence of social, political, artistic, and technological developments on quilt-making traditions. Additionally, the work of Manitoba quilters will be examined.

Terry Kennedy (MLS, University of British Columbia, MA, Regent College) is the Library Director at Providence. A committed quilter, she is a member of the Rat River Quilt Guild as well as the Manitoba Prairie Quilters.

Carol Daniels -- Reading & Signing

Saturday Feb 13 2016 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Reading & Signing Bearskin Diary (Nightwood Editions).

Bearskin Diary follows the story of Sandy, one of the twenty thousand plus children who were taken from their mothers when they were born during the Sixties Scoop. Sandy grows up with a Ukrainian family—the only aboriginal person in the town. She becomes a journalist and enters the media world, where she struggles with constant bullying and racism from her co-workers, and also her own lack of understanding about her First Nations heritage. But slowly, through love and friendship, she learns about her heritage and becomes stronger through it, finding her way by embracing the First Nations culture that the Sixties Scoop had tried to deny.

Carol Daniels is a journalist who became Canada’s first Aboriginal woman to anchor a national newscast when she joined CBC Newsworld in 1989. Her work has since earned several awards, including the 2009 National Aboriginal Achievement Award. Her poetry and short fiction have been included in several anthologies. Daniels is also a visual artist, musician, and politician.

Bob Watts Trio (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Feb 13 2016 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Live Music

Jazz

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday Feb 17 2016 10:00 am - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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For kids aged 3-5. Drop in and join our storytellers Megan and Liza for stories, rhymes, and fun.

Ixtapa Travel -- Travel Presentation

Wednesday Feb 17 2016 2:00 pm - Grant Park in the Community Classroom, Winnipeg

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Canals, Vineyards, and Paris / Spain, Portugal, and Morocco Travel Presentation.

The first tour under discussion tonight encourages you to experience Holland, Germany, Luxembourg, and France on this river cruise vacation. Begin in Amsterdam with a cruise through its intricate network of canals. Then into Germany to enjoy guided sightseeing in Düsseldorf and Trier, where you’ll see the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim, cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, enjoy the views from Reichsburg Castle above the town of Cochem, and wine tasting in Bernkastel. Travel via high-speed train to Paris for guided sightseeing, two overnights, and the conclusion of this vacation.

Tonight’s second tour starts in Lisbon and travels through Spain and into Morocco, taking in a visit to the Alcazar before sailing across the Strait of Gibraltar. Tour participants will take in the Roman relics of Chellah before continuing to Casablanca for an exclusive lunch at Rick’s Café Américain, famous from the movie Casablanca. They’ll visit Fez, Tangier and spend a leisurely day at the Costa del Sol, before heading on to Granada, Toledo, and Madrid.

To hear about all these details and many more from Avalon Waterways, Ixtapa Travel, and Globus Family of Brands representatives, join us for a presentation on the tour this afternoon.

Space at this talk is limited. RSVP to jacqui@ixtapatravel.ca or call 204-885-0618.

Craig Love -- Book Launch

Thursday Feb 18 2016 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of O Cuckoo: Exhibit Catalogue.

Craig Love is an artist who focuses his energies on painting, drawing, writing and book publishing. He studied Fine Arts at both the University of Manitoba and Parson’s School of Design at the New School for Social Research. He has shown his work in various galleries in Winnipeg, New York, Toronto, Istanbul, South America, Germany and Australia, as well as solo and group exhibitions with Susan Inglett in New York. He has also shown work in both a U-haul truck and in a rented room at the Chelsea Hotel. His works are held in public and private collections in North America and the UK.

His latest exhibition O Cuckoo was curated by the incomparable Wanda Koop and presented at Cliff Eyland’s Library Gallery here in Winnipeg. The catalogue, which we are celebrating tonight, is the result of many hands and voices working together for the single goal of making you look.

The Heights (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Feb 19 2016 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Live Music

Pop/Soul/R&B

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The Heights have been playing music together for more than a decade - whether supporting each other's musical projects or rocking their favorite songs at local clubs. For the first time they have combined their talents, blending into a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. At its core the heights zeroes in on their love of pop melodies combined with a deep appreciation for sophisticated soul and R&B. Their craft is refined but their attitude is experimental always allowing the songs to dictate the sound.

Bruce Duggan -- Free Public Lecture

Saturday Feb 20 2016 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

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“Having Dominion: A Christian Approach to the Environment.”
Bruce Duggan, M.B.A.
, Director of Buller Centre for Business.

Part of the Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2016, a community service for the general public. Admission is free – no registration is required.

The year 2015 saw a flurry of news on climate change. Prior to the agreement of 196 countries represented in Paris in December, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the World Meteorological Organization, and Pope Francis had all released major statements on one of the defining issues of our time.How do Christians sort through the data, opinions, and theologies of climate change? Do we have obligations to act? What is the source of those obligations? How can we best navigate this complicated intersection of faith, politics, and business?

Bruce Duggan (M.B.A., University of Manitoba) teaches management and business ethics in the Business Administration program at Providence University College. He is a member of the Steering Committee of 50by30.org, a board member of the Manitoba Environmental Industries Association, and was recently appointed to the Manitoba Round Table on Sustainable Development.

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