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‘The Past’ Breaking into Winnipeg’s Music Scene

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Winnipeg musicians The Past are carving a name for themselves on the local music scene.

After travelling and working on their debut album in Los Angeles, the duo is getting set for a show on November 22 at The Handsome Daughter bar on Sherbrook Street in support of Movember.

“We’ve put a lot of effort into (our) live show and if people are gonna pay money to see us play, we want to make it worth it for them,” said guitarist/vocalist Jordan Heppner in a release. “We want to entertain the crowd, not just stare at our shoes and mumble some words. This means something to us and we hope people enjoy it.”

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JP Hoe to Headline Holiday Concert at the Burt

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JP Hoe (HANDOUT)

Manitoba singer-songwriter JP Hoe will headline a Christmas-themed concert at the Burton Cummings Theatre on December 20.

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is presenting the “JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show,” accompanied by a 12-member holiday orchestra.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 1 through Ticketmaster for $29.50 (adults) and $19.50 (children 13 and under).

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Manitoba Museum Celebrates 41 Years of the Nonsuch

The Manitoba MuseumNovember is all about the famed Nonsuch ship at the Manitoba Museum as it celebrates its 41st anniversary since arriving to the dry dock.

The museum is planning an entire month of celebrations surrounding the exhibit, as the Nonsuch Gallery provides special programming every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

“Love Thy Nonsuch is a great way for Winnipeggers to reconnect with one of the Manitoba Museum’s star attractions, the replica Nonsuch ketch,” said Amelia Fay, curator of the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection.

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Justice Murray Sinclair to Keynote Knight Visitor Lecture

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Justice Murray Sinclair (TRC.CA)

Justice Murray Sinclair will deliver the keynote address tonight at a public University of Manitoba lecture.

Murray, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, will speak at the 2014 Knight Distinguished Visitor Lecture.

Titled, “If you thought the Truth was hard, Reconciliation will be harder,” the lecture will be held in the atrium of the Engineering and Information Technology Complex on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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We Day Inspires Thousands of Manitoba Students

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Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, addresses the crowd during We Day at MTS Centre on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — An exuberant crowd of about 16,000 students from more than 450 schools across Manitoba packed Winnipeg’s MTS Centre on Wednesday for We Day.

The annual event of positivity brings in notable guest speakers, social advocates and musicians for a day of inspiration to get youth energized to conquer the world around them.

Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, was the keynote speaker for the event, which also included performers Shawn Desman, Hedley, Karl Wolf, and Kardinal Offishall.

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Downtown Farmers’ Market Returns November 6

Downtown Winnipeg BIZThe fall edition of the popular Downtown Farmers’ Market is returning on November 6 and 13.

The two-day market will assemble at Manitoba Hydro Place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as vendors sell their wares. Items include everything from fresh produce to baked goods to giftware including handmade soaps, alpaca wool clothing, preserves, wood crafts and moccasins.

“Our goal is to help to create a unique destination for downtown residents, workers, students, and tourists and add vibrancy to our streets and walkways, and keep people’s spirits up as the weather gets cold,” said Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

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Families to Get Up Close with Dali at the WAG

Winnipeg Art GalleryA family event this Sunday at the Winnipeg Art Gallery is catered to highlight the new Dali Up Close and Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery exhibitions.

The WAG will host So Surreal Family Sunday on November 2 from 1:30-4 p.m.

“WAG Family Sundays are a great way for parents, grandparents, and kids to have fun together and learn about art,” said Rachel Baerg, WAG art educator. “The gallery is full of activities that get everyone involved.”

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Snowfest to Prep ‘Peggers for Wintry Weather

MEC SnowfestThe “S” word is still widely forbidden, but the realities of snow falling before Halloween is looking more likely.

Thankfully when it does fall, Winnipeggers should be ready for it. That’s where Mountain Equipment Co-op comes in, with their annual MEC Snowfest event.

Held on Saturday, November 8 at MEC, the day will include workshops surrounding the winter weather, product vendors, community groups and prize draws.

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Manitoba Documentary on 2011 Flood Wins Award

Treading Water: Plight of the Manitoba First Nation Flood Evacuees
Treading Water: Plight of the Manitoba First Nation Flood Evacuees (IMAGINENATIVE.ORG)

A documentary about the 2011 Manitoba flood has won a pair of Winnipeg filmmakers an award for best short documentary.

Brother-sister team Janelle and Jérémie Wookey entered their film, “Treading Water: Plight of the Manitoba First Nation Flood Evacuees,” at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

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CONTEST: Win Tickets to ‘Fidelio’ at the Manitoba Opera

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ChrisD.ca and the Manitoba Opera want to send one lucky reader to the season-opening production of Fidelio.

Beethoven’s only opera will be presented for the first time by Manitoba Opera to commemorate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Fidelio celebrates courage in the face of tyranny and is Beethoven’s powerful ode to freedom.

Fidelio tells the story of the brave Leonore who disguises herself as a young man in order to work in the prison where her husband is wrongly imprisoned for his political beliefs and finds a way to free him.

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