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Ted's Run For Literacy Kit Pick Up

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 1:10pm

Ted's Run for Literacy, the litte race that could, takes place this Sunday in Kildonan Park, and McNally Robinson Booksellers is happy to host their kit pick up this Saturday, September 28th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Kit pick up will take place in the travel alcove of our Grant Park location, the southwest corner of the store near the mall entrance. There will be limited kit pick up on race day, so please stop by the store if you have the chance, but if you do require a race-day kit pick up, please expect lineups of 10 to 15 minutes.

By the way, if you haven't already, there's still time to register for all three events — the 2km Fun Run/Walk, and the 5km and 10km Runs. 

Ted's Run for Literacy aims to stop the revolving door of childhood poverty by building confidence in children living in under resourced Winnipeg neighbourhoods. All money raised through registration is used to support Can U and Learn and Play; two non-profit organizations who hold similar values.

Categories: Site News, Winnipeg, Event News

Celebrating the Prairies: Saskatchewan Book Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 2:04pm

The shortlist for the 2017 Saskatchewan Book Awards has been announced. This is the 24th anniversary of the awards, which strive to promote the work of the province's talented writers and publishers. It is the only Saskatchewan-focused awards ceremony of its kind, providing invaluable support and publicity for the literary community.

The offical awards ceremony will take place on April 29 at the Conexus Arts Center in Regina. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please click on this link.

This year's shortlist is comprised of the following works:

Categories: Awards, Site News, Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Book Lists, Prairie Writing, Regional Interest

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PrairieInkRestaurant.ca's technical woes

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:25am

Unfortunate news this morning: It seems www.PrairieInkRestaurant.ca is suffering from technical difficulties! The poor thing.

In the meantime, please call the restaurant directly with any questions you might have. What's on the menu? What live music is happening tonight? Anything. Prairie Ink's happy to talk to you about it.

Winnipeg: 204-975-2659
Saskatoon: 306-955-3579

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Categories: Site News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Cancellation: Tonight's event with Tara Lee Morin & Michael Kannon

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:51am

We regret to announce the cancellation of our Winnipeg International Writers Festival Spring Literary Series event with Tara Lee Morin and Michael Kannon, scheduled for TONIGHT. Due to unexpected flight complications on her Canadian tour, Tara Lee will not arrive in Winnipeg until later this evening. She will be busy for the next few days sharing her work with young adults in schools and youth centres.

As I Remember It, Tara Lee's frank memoir of foster care and its impact on her aboriginal identity, is one of the 2013 winners of the inaugural Burt Awards for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Literature. It is available now in store.

The 2014 Burt Awards Gala will take place on September 27 as part of THIN AIR 2014.

Our Spring Literary Series continues next Tuesday with poets Gillian Sze and Chimwemwe Undi. More more information on that event, please click here.

Categories: Site News, Winnipeg, Event News

Grade 5/6 Writing Contest - It Seemed Impossible - Results

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 5:32pm

We received so many wonderful entries for our It Seemed Impossible writing contest! We were overwhelmed and thrilled with the excellent writing. The stories were interesting and clever, and we truly congratulate all the young writers on their compositions.

The winners of the It Seemed Impossible writing contest are:

First Place: Alexandria Martin from Linden Meadows School

Second Place: Anthony Zuniga from Marion School

Third Place: Rebecca Adams from Montrose School

Honourable Mention: Kaiden Cancilla from ecole St. Germain

Please join us for our awards evening on Thursday, May 1st at 7:00 in the Atrium. The winners will read their stories, and you will be able to meet our special guest judge Larry Verstraete, author of Life or Death: Surviving the Impossible.

Categories: Site News, Winnipeg
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