Friday May 31 2013 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, WinnipegPost a comment Event type: Live Musical Performance
Friday May 31 2013 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, WinnipegPost a comment Event type: Live Musical Performance
Saturday Jun 01 2013 2:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, WinnipegPost a comment
Launch of Don’t Blame the Children: A Father’s Journey of Learning to Unlearn (Word Alive Press).
Many child experts agree that the role of a father in the lives o children is crucial to guiding and nurturing their development. Unfortunately, most men coast through their parenting journey without ever reflecting, assessing, or measuring the impact their actions and words have on their children. Fortunately, all is not lost. If men would begin to pursue fatherhood the way they pursue sex, the results would be pretty incredible. Through his many personal stories, Derek’s proactive, self-reflective approach to parenting offers men at any stage in their parenting journey the opportunity to reflect on their current parenting choices; assess and analyze their areas of strength, areas requiring improvement, and areas yet to be developed; and discover tips and strategies to assist in achieving the changes or improvements they desire.
Derek Bradley spent several years as an elementary teacher, principal, and Director of Education. He is a graduate of the Government of Canada’s leadership program as well as the International School of Ministry (biblical studies). Today, he works as an education specialist. Derek and his three boys – Tyler, Luke, and Wells – currently reside in Winnipeg. Their family vision is to help the less fortunate and marginalized people of today’s generation reach their full potential.
Tuesday Jun 04 2013 7:30 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, WinnipegPost a comment
Launch of "Don't Be So Gay!": Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe (UBC Press).
Recent cases of teen suicide linked with homophobic bullying have thrust the issue of school safety into the national spotlight. In this book Donn Short considers the effectiveness of safe-school legislation. Drawing on interviews with queer youth and their allies in the Toronto area, Short concludes that current legislation is more responsive than proactive. Moreover, cultural influences and peer pressure may be more powerful than legislation in shaping the school environment. Exploring how students’ own experiences, ideas, and definitions of safety might be translated into policy reform, this book offers a fresh perspective on a hotly debated issue.
Donn Short is an assistant professor of law at Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba and the founding editor of the Canadian Journal of Human Rights.
Wednesday Jun 05 2013 7:30 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, WinnipegPost a comment
Launch of Our Native Song: Essays on Music (Counterpoint Music Library Services), presented as part of our Meet the Composer series.
These essays explore the idea that all music, even European classical music, is folk music. Music is social, and it emerges organically in every society through social rituals, such as concerts, festivals, church, and simple singing. The essays look at a broad spectrum of music - European classical music, American jazz, pop music, Jamaican reggae, East Indian classical music, contemporary music and sound art - from this perspective. The author compares countries with successful musical legacies to countries, like Canada, who are only just emerging with a musical voice of their own.
Some of the writing is analytical. And some is anecdotal, drawing on the author's experiences as a composer and conductor of symphonies and ballets, and his various tours of jazz and folk festivals as an improvisational pianist, guitarist and songwriter. Some essays are more philosophical, exploring the impact of music on our lives and the reason that music is elemental to every culture.
Glenn Buhr is a composer, music curator/producer, band leader, pianist/guitarist and song-writer. He became well known in Canada in the mid-1980’s when the Toronto and Montreal Symphony Orchestras first championed his works, and in the mid-90’s as front man - with conductor Bramwell Tovey - of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's New Music Festival. As a pianist and guitarist, he has performed in concert halls, clubs, folk and jazz festivals all across Canada. He has also composed a number of scores for film and theatre, and has collaborated on several ballet and contemporary dance projects.
Dr. Buhr is Professor of Music Composition and Improvisation in the Contemporary Music Program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and Artistic Director of NUMUS Concerts.
Thursday Jun 06 2013 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, WinnipegPost a comment
Launch of 300 Years of Beer: An Illustrated History of Brewing in Manitoba (Great Plains Publications).
300 Years of Beer is a look back at Manitoba’s long and vivid brewing past. With over 400 colour illustrations of rare beer labels, retro bottles and ads dating back as far as the 1870s, 300 Years of Beer chronicles the bygone days when beer barons like Patrick Shea and E.L. Drewry ruled over an industry all the way to the modern day microbrewer!
Bill Wright and Dave Craig are beer geeks who have pursued their delicious hobby as soon as they became aware of beers, bottles and brewing. They live in Winnipeg.
Thursday Jun 06 2013 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Community Classroom, WinnipegPost a comment
Deluxe Cruises Travel Presentation.
Enjoy Europe in late summer with Azamara Club Cruises, renowned for their outstanding inclusive amenities. Enjoy the ambience of a smaller ship, intriguing less travelled ports, docking close to towns, late night stays and overnights, and the new AzAmazing Cultural evenings.
Food and Wine Lovers: Experience a 14 day cruise from Southampton to Lisbon, sampling the wines and culinary delights of the Loire, Bordeaux and Porto while you explore the French and Portuguese country sides. Alternatively: if you want to visit many ports of call select a 7 or 14 day Mediterranean “Odyssey” from Barcelona to Monte Carlo and on to the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy small Riviera ports, open air markets, superb local food, and wonderful scenery.
Join Muriel Jamieson from Expedia CruiseShipCenters and Greg Duhaime, Business Development Manager for Azamara Club Cruises for this presentation on a selection of Deluxe cruises, from August 20th to September 27, 2014.
Space at the presentation is limited - please RSVP to Muriel Jamieson, Travel Consultant for Expedia via e mail at email@example.com or by phone: 204-997-0432
Thursday Jun 06 2013 7:30 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, WinnipegPost a comment
Speaking & Signing The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement (Random House of Canada).
Nick will share stories from his 14 years at The Stop, a progressive food organization that uses good food to build health, hope and community, and that has inspired a movement of Community Food Centres in cities — including Winnipeg — across the country.
Co-author Nick Saul was executive director of The Stop Community Food Centre in Toronto from 1998 to 2012 and is a recipient of the prestigious Jane Jacobs Prize and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. He is now president and CEO of Community Food Centres Canada, an organization that will bring the innovations of The Stop to communities across Canada.
Saturday Jun 08 2013 2:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, WinnipegPost a comment
Speaking & Signing The New Rockstar Philosophy: A Guerrilla Blueprint for Digitally Conscious Artists (Indie Ink Publishing).
“An outstanding guide for the Internet-era DIY musician who wants to thrive in today’s post major label music industry. This book is a great guide that will get you looking at the business of music in a whole new way.” - Michael Franti, poet/musician/composer, Michael Franti & Spearhead.
Festival organizers, band managers, musicians, digital devotees and coauthors Matt Voyno and Roshan Hoover bring their award winning e-book The New Rockstar Philosophy to paper book format for distribution across North America. From budding musician to road tested journeyman; from songwriter to band leader to publicist to producer — all will get value from the straight talk on how to build your brand from the ground up in the digital age.
Matt Voyno and Roshan Hoover are two of the music industry’s leading thinkers about artist strategy in digital world. Their ideas have resonated with musicians around the world and have inspired them to embrace change.
Saturday Jun 08 2013 2:00 pm - Grant Park by the Cash Desk, WinnipegPost a comment
Signing The Orchard Walk: A Novel.
The Orchard Walk is a love story. Historical facts have been chosen to plant the story in history but the characters are all fictional.
EL Dueck was born in Winnipeg. She grew up on the prairies in the hamlet of Springstein. There were only two streets in this tiny dot of God's paradise. For the first few years of her life she lived on Queen Street and then her family moved to Victoria Avenue.
Sunday Jun 09 2013 2:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, WinnipegPost a comment
Speaking & Signing Eating Myself Crazy: How I Made Peace With Food (And How You Can Too) (Indie Ink Publishing).
We eat chocolate when we’re sad, but most of us don’t know why it makes us feel better. That relief is usually temporary and can thrust us in the opposite emotional direction – it’s not a long-term solution to coping with the stresses of life, and can end up causing more stress in the form of unwanted weight gain and other health problems. In Eating Myself Crazy, former bulimic, lifestyle consultant and life coach Treena Wynes not only tells her story of food addiction and how a personal crisis sparked her path to recovery, but also shares valuable information for others struggling with emotional eating issues.
Treena Wynes is a Registered Social Worker and owner of Food4Thought Counselling Service in Saskatoon. She is married to a social worker and has two teen boys. Treena hopes this book will influence her readers to take a look at their current diets and empower them to make positive changes that will enhance their quality of life. She also hopes it compels her readers to further investigate how to be proactive in maintaining health and fighting illness in a society that does not promote holistic health or natural solutions.
Monday Jun 10 2013 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, WinnipegPost a comment
Launch of Métis in Canada: History, Identity, Law and Politics (University of Alberta Press).
These twelve essays constitute a groundbreaking volume of new work prepared by leading scholars in the fields of history, anthropology, constitutional law, political science, and sociology, who identify the many facets of what it means to be Métis in Canada today. After the Powley decision in 2003, Métis people were no longer conceptually limited to the historical boundaries of the fur trade in Canada. Key ideas explored in this collection include identity, rights, and issues of governance, politics, and economics. The book will be of great interest to scholars in political science and native studies, the legal community, public administrators, government policy advisors, and people seeking to better understand the Métis past and present.
Christopher Adams was Vice President at Probe Research where he directed an annual survey on Aboriginal people in Manitoba. He holds two adjunct professor appointments and is currently the Rector of St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba. He lives in Winnipeg.
Gregg Dahl has had a long career in policy analysis for provincial, territorial, and federal governments. He is a proud descendant of a Half-breed family that lived in St. Paul’s parish in the Red River Settlement. He lives in Ottawa.
Ian Peach is Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick. He has had an extensive career with federal, provincial, and territorial governments, as well as in academia and the private sector. He lives in Fredericton.
Monday Jun 10 2013 7:30 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, WinnipegPost a comment
Winnipeg launch of What Kind of Goodbye?.
When a parent, grandparent, or other loved one dies, a child will grieve deeply, but often differently than an adult. Samantha McRorie’s paintings of prairie landscapes partner with Darlene Klassen’s writing, creating a resource to help children, and those who care for them, to walk into the difficult journey of loss. It includes spaces to record treasured memories of the person who is gone.
Darlene Klassen lives in Saskatoon where her best summer days are spent in the garden. She is a mother of four, and grandmother to two wonderful little boys. This book is the fruit of personal experience, and time spent in the workplace as a children’s minister, Family Services facilitator, college instructor and mentor. Loss has marked her family in several ways over the years, and Darlene has a particular interest in the ways that children respond to significant events in their lives. She is convinced that the formative years of childhood bring a unique dimension to loss, Visit her online.
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