Three 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.
Winnipeg police officers left on their 10th bi-annual Cops for Kids Bicycle Relay early Monday.
The 16-member team will be riding 2,579 kilometres around the clock from Winnipeg to Tofino, British Columbia. Chief Devon Clunis joined inspectors, sergeants, patron sergeants and constables on the journey west as the ride left from the City Hall courtyard at 7:30 a.m.
This year’s ride has been named “West for Wishes” and will conclude on September 13 when it reaches Tofino.
To donate to Cops for Kids and support the Children’s Wish Foundation, visit WPSCopsforKids.ca.
More than 260,000 kilometres have been cycled and over $1,000,000 has been raised across North America since its inception in 1995.
A first of its kind charity concert will support the Children’s Wish Foundation on Sunday.
Urban Rhapsody is a student project-turned-fundraiser put on by Red River College students. The West End Cultural Centre will be the scene of the event, as local hip-hop vocalists, dancers and DJs take the stage, including Flo, Tiffany Ponce, The Happy Unfortunate, Jon-C and Charlie Fettah, and several dance groups.
“Urban Rhapsody encourages local artists to purpose their talents for a good cause, and aims to inspire Winnipeg youth to follow their lead,” said organizer Jackie Doming, a student in Creative Communications at RRC.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit Briana, a four-year-old girl with a wish of one day visiting Disney World. The fundraiser is hoping to bring in $10,000.
Tickets for concert are $25 at the door, or $20 in advance from Urban Bakery (398 Portage Avenue), WECC (586 Ellice Avenue), The Mercantile (160 Princess Street), or at tohclothing.com.
Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with the show getting underway at 7 p.m.
A Winnipeg resident has lit up his home for the holidays in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Ken Gallant of River Park South has been attracting hundreds of vehicles with his over-the-top Christmas light display since November. The home in the 200 block of Aldgate Road is collecting donations for the Foundation with a goal of $1,500 in mind.
Those who contribute $20 are eligible for a tax receipt. A donation box at the end of Gallant’s driveway is accepting cash or cheques made out to the Foundation.
A 24-hour gaming marathon will see thousands of gamers around the world come together for a great cause on Saturday.
Called Extra-Life, the initiative will raise funds for sick children from the comforts of their own homes. The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba will be on the receiving end of the local generosity.
“We are super excited about this brand new fundraiser coming into Manitoba,” said Gary Rozak, the foundation’s director of development.
“By taking part in the Extra-Life marathon you are helping the children of Manitoba.”
Participating gamers will play anything from video games, to board games, to even cellphone games for 24 hours while collecting pledges from family and friends.