Reel Pride Winnipeg is unveiling details surrounding its 2014 film festival today.
Celebrating the 29th year, the program will include 16 feature films, four opportunities to see short films, an opening night historical art opening, and a closing night gala featuring a well-known comedian.
There are two ways to check out the lineup, including a party tonight at Fame Nightclub on Gary Street beginning at 10 p.m.
An earlier unveiling is scheduled for noon today at the Gas Station Art Centre and is open to all.
WINNIPEG — A $351 million tribute to promote human rights and equality will finally have its curtain pulled back today.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, funded by government support and sizable philanthropic donations, will initially have only four of its 11 galleries available for viewing until next week.
Museum spokesperson Angela Cassie says it’s a constant work in progress and exhibits will evolve over time to continually share the many stories of human rights with its visitors.
About 9,000 people have booked preview tours at the museum for Saturday and Sunday. Overwhelming demand for the tours crashed the museum’s website this month, resulting in a lottery-based system to be implemented.
Two more honours were bestowed upon the gold medal-winning Jennifer Jones curling rink on Thursday.
The ladies from the St. Vital Curling Club gathered for the official unveiling of their mural on the south wall of the club facing Fermor Avenue. With the support of Take Pride Winnipeg and other organizations, the mural was painted this summer by local muralists Mandy van Leeuwen and Michel Saint Hilaire.
“You’re a little scared when your face is going to be about a storey high,” Jones said of the mural.
We have two (2) tickets to give away to the opening of “Dvorák’s New World Symphony” on Friday, September 26 at the Centennial Concert Hall.
“We explore the importance of freedom and the heartbeat of humankind as we begin our new season,” said WSO music director Alexander Mickelthwate. “I look forward to sharing these experiences with our musicians and our audience as we begin our season.”
Audience favourite Dvorák’s New World Symphony is a powerful and spiritual work written to celebrate the fourth centennial of Columbus’s so-called discovery of America with rich, memorable melodies influenced by the deep south and native American folk music.
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A North Dakota man who attempted to sneak into Canada while hiding under a blanket has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
Joseph Dwayne Fox, 33, pleaded guilty in a Winnipeg courtroom on September 12 to wilfully attempting to evade compliance of the Customs Act.
The Canada Border Services Agency said Fox had tried to enter Canada on September 9 but was denied due to his criminal record. A day later he tried again, but hid under a blanket in the rear of a vehicle at the Lena border crossing in southwest Manitoba.
Charges were laid due to Fox failing to present himself to a border officer upon arrival to the country.
WINNIPEG — Volunteers spent the first day dragging the Red River to turn up any sign of missing and murdered aboriginal women.
The search comes weeks after the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was pulled from the river near Alexander Docks. Fontaine had gone missing earlier this summer and was found in a grim state, triggering an investigation into her death.
The group, who calls themselves Drag the Red, began combing the river by boat on Wednesday afternoon while other volunteers were stationed on nearby riverbanks to carry out a search for any evidence.
A series of bones were located on the shores of the river this week, prompting Winnipeg police to have their identification unit try to determine if they are human. Police said Wednesday the bones have been sent to Ottawa for analysis and could take six weeks to get verification on their origins.