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Winnipeg Poets Competing for Spot in National ‘Spoken Word’

Isaac Bond
Isaac Bond spends much of his time introducing his love of poetry to a younger generation. (MICHELLE BERG PHOTO / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg poets are preparing to read their best work to qualify to be on the Winnipeg Poetry Slam Team.

Poets will compete at the West End Cultural Centre on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 to move on to the national competition at the 2015 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Saskatoon. Four poets in total will eventually be selected to head west.

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Mardi Gras Party Returning to Winnipeg in February

Win tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras, February 17-18 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. (HANDOUT)
Winnipeg Mardi Gras returns February 13-14 at the RBC Convention Centre. (HANDOUT)

The sights, sounds and most importantly, tastes, of New Orleans will once again make up a party atmosphere at the RBC Convention Centre.

Winnipeg Mardi Gras returns to the city February 13-14, 2015 and will kick off with a new Zombie Night on Friday the 13th. Those who come dressed in full zombie costume and make-up will be admitted free and entered to win a prize package.

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Treaties, Other Historic Docs on Loan to CMHR

By Sarah Klein

1960 Bill of Rights
1960 Bill of Rights (CMHR / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A number of historic Canadian documents — that are rarely loaned out — are now on display at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

The Library and Archives Canada loaned the museum 11 documents and artifacts, including Treaty No. 1, ratified by seven First Nations chiefs in 1871 at Lower Fort Garry. The museum itself stands on Treaty No. 1 land, which encompasses most of southern Manitoba.

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Beard-Growing Contestants Supporting Heart & Stroke Foundation

Participants in the Festival du Voyageur's 2010 Beard Growing Contest take part in the final round of judging at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre. (JENNAMIDGET / FLICKR)
Participants in the Festival du Voyageur’s 2010 Beard Growing Contest take part in the final round of judging at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre. (JENNAMIDGET / FLICKR)

Contestants in this year’s Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest will be doing it with heart.

The annual clean-shave event is Thursday, signalling the start of months of facial hair growth in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

The 10-week growth will be kick-started by the staff from Berns and Black, who will pull out the razors at Garage Café in St. Boniface.

Participants will be growing their beards until February 20. Categories include the Voyageur Beard (wild and woolly) and the Novelty category (groomed moustache or beard).

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Let It Snow for Children’s Wish Foundation

Let It Snow ShowThree Winnipeg radio stations are putting on a show in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation tonight.

Energy 106 FM, Jewel 101 and CKJS 810 AM are presenting “The Let It Snow Show” at the Park Theatre. The evening will include performances by the hypnotist Matao, Chris Funk the magician, Slava! Ukrainian Contemporary Dancers, Colleen Furlan from the Rainbow Stage production of “The Little Mermaid,” Team X-MEN KPOP Dance Crew, Tiffany Ponce, The Marketplace players and a special performance by Maria Aragon.

Proceeds from the show will go directly to benefit the Foundation.

Showtime is 6 p.m. at 698 Osborne Street. Doors open at 5 p.m.

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Royal Princess Ball to Fundraise for Children’s Hospital

Royal Princess BallWINNIPEG — The first annual Royal Princess Ball will support the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba early in the new year.

Happily Ever After Parties is presenting the inaugural event January 18, 2015 at the Viscount Gort Hotel.

The Royal Princess Ball will be a magical and unforgettable evening where fairy tales come to life. The lavish, family-centered gala will include a feast fit for a king or queen, dancing, prizes, numerous performances including classic and modern princess songs, a performance by the local and talented a cappella group Those Guys, and dancing.

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Winnipeg’s ‘Clark Griswold’ Lights Up Island Lakes Yard

WINNIPEG — A colourfully-lit home in Island Lakes is catching the eyes of the neighbourhood.

The bungalow at 569 Island Shore Boulevard includes a miniature train that makes loops in the homeowner’s front yard complete with Christmas tunes.

Lit candy canes line the driveway leading up to the home, where the words “Merry Christmas” hang in lights above the garage.

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Comedic Trio Arrogant Worms to Play WECC

The Arrogant Worms
The Arrogant Worms (HANDOUT)

Tickets went on sale Friday for The Arrogant Worms and their upcoming show at the West End Cultural Centre.

The Kingston, Ont. trio began as a comedy troupe performing songs and sketches on campus radio. They will play in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 21.

The group, made up of Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson and Trevor Strong, deliver “fast, furious and family friendly” performances, with quick wit and a set full of satire.

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The Who to Bring 50th Anniversary Classics to Winnipeg

Legendary English rockers The Who are marking their 50th anniversary with a series of North American dates to kick off in the spring.

The band will bring their classic hits to Winnipeg on October 8, 2015 at MTS Centre as part of The Who Hits 50 tour.

Tickets are currently on sale through Ticketmaster and range in price from $74.45 to $110.70.

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Bethlehem LIVE! Living Nativity on Until Sunday

Bethlehem Live
Bethlehem Live runs December 11-14 at Gateway Church. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — An interactive nativity play of the town of Bethlehem and the events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ is having audiences experiencing biblical times like never before.

Bethlehem LIVE! is Gateway Community Church’s annual holiday production, currently running until Sunday, December 14.

Volunteers put on the play, which began in 2006 and has attracted 38,539 since its inception. The busiest performance ever experienced at Bethlehem LIVE! was 40 tours involving 1,360 guests on one Saturday evening.

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