Some Winnipeg children will get a VIP escort today while shopping for Christmas gifts at St. Vital Centre.
The 10th annual CopShop event pairs students with Winnipeg police officers for a morning of retail therapy. Students are chosen by administrators of their respective school divisions based on a need, specific academic or sporting achievements and volunteerism.
WINNIPEG — Movie-goers to SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas can now treat themselves to a better kind of seat.
D-BOX motion seats move in conjunction with the action on the big screen and are similar to the seats already enjoyed by guests at SilverCity Polo Park.
The theatre’s second-largest auditorium, which features UltraAVX, will now offer 30 reserved D-BOX seats. Guests can customize their experience by controlling the intensity of the movement produced by their seat, using controls in the seat’s armrest. “Warcraft,” which opens Friday, will be the first D-BOX experience available at the theatre.
A popular book sale to benefit the Children’s Hospital Foundation has set a new record.
The Children’s Hospital Book Market raised $170,000 over the weekend — shattering the $56,000 it raised last year.
“Thank you to the community for their tremendous support, St. Vital Centre for being incredible hosts and to our unbelievable volunteers who manned the stations, worked the cash registers all for the amazing cause of caring for our kids,” said Carol Irving, book market coordinator.
As the holiday season approaches (sorry to tell you, but it’s going to happen), Winnipeg retailers are seeking seasonal employees to help fill the demand of the Christmas rush.
St. Vital Centre is holding its annual job fair on Thursday, October 8, pairing job applicants with potential employers for full-time, part-time and holiday positions.
“This is a great event to connect for a conversation with the manager of your favourite store. Maybe before Christmas you’ll be working there,” said Cindy Shack, marketing director for St. Vital Centre.
More than 1,000 donated books were dropped off to St. Vital Centre on Monday in support of Children’s Hospital.
Grade 5 and 6 students from Ecole Henri-Bergeron sorted and delivered the reading material for the St. Vital Centre Book Drive. The students wrote articles for their school paper, designed posters around the school and requested donations from teachers, family and friends to add to their haul.
“It’s heroic of these kids to be helping other kids in this way,” said Winnipeg Blue Bomber Steve Morley, who read to the students on Monday morning. “As a new father I now have new worries — one being the future health and health care of my boys, so I understand the importance of Children’s Hospital for all children and families in our communities.”