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Welcome to our Community Billboard featuring news about upcoming events and topics of interest from our non-profit member organizations.

ACU is pleased to support the following upcoming events . . .


Art City - Crystal Ball
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Location: Marlborough Hotel, 331 Smith Street (Skyview Ballroom, top floor)

The Crystal Ball evening will feature the Art City Boutique, where patrons can purchase hand-made one-of-akind artworks made by guest artists and volunteers, with all proceeds going to Art City's programs.

The event is being held to support free, world class arts programming for youth in Winnipeg's inner-city.

Art City is a non-profit community art centre dedicated to providing high quality programs to residents of the West Broadway area.

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Villa Rosa - Celebration of Motherhood Dinner
Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Location: Holiday Inn Airport West, 2520 Portage Avenue

The Celebration of Motherhood Dinner is an evening of fun, food and entertainment emceed by Marilyn Maki of CBC Radio.

Villa Rosa is a prenatal and postnatal residence offering a wide variety of programs in a safe and nurturing environment.

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Institute for International Women's Rights, Manitoba - Local to Global 2014
Friday, May 9th, 2014

Location: Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue

Sally Armstrong, Human Rights Activist, documentary filmmaker and award winning author will be speaking at Local to Global 2014.

Fair Trade Manitoba began in 2006 as a coming together of representatives of a number of sectors within the province: non-governmental international development organizations, schools, churches, unions and individual citizens/families wishing to encourage a greater awareness of fair trade issues and products.

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Prairie Fire - 21st Annual Benefit Banquet
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Location: Fort Gibraltar, 866 Rue Saint Joseph
Cocktails at 6pm, dinner at 7pm, readings at 8pm

The annual benefit banquet directly supports Prairie Fire's ongoing, in-depth practicum in publishing program. The event will feature award-winning writers Méira Cook and Kristian Enright.

Tickets are $70 and can be purchased on their website.

Prairie Fire is an award-winning Canadian journal of innovative writing that is published quarterly by Prairie Fire Press, Inc. Each issue is a fresh, vibrant mix of fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction by our most celebrated writers and the hottest new voices of our emerging writers. It consistently features solid writing that will engage your mind and delight your spirit.

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Friends of Gardens Manitoba - Mother's Day Plant Sale
Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Location: Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Boulevard
Time: 6:30pm

Join Gardens Manitoba for a fun day of plant buying - see what's new for 2014. Check back their website for more information. Free Admission.

Gardens Manitoba is a volunteer organization that fund raises in the community and partners with individuals and organizations to promote horticultural interests and activities.

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The School of Contemporary Dancers - Dance Reflections
Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Location: Gas Station Theatre, 445 River Avenue

Dance Reflections features works by renowned in-province and out-of-province choreographers.

The School of Contemporary Dancers is recognized as a leading national centre for professional contemporary dance training in Canada. The School's Professional Program is renowned across the country for the excellence of it's training methods and high calibre of its students and graduates.

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Vision Quest Conferences - Vision Quest Gala Dinner
Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Location: Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue

Vision Quest is back for an 18th year with special keynote presenters: Don Burnstick, Michelle Thrush and Stefan Richard.

Vision Quest brings together innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders to discuss and promote Aboriginal business, community and economic development.

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Wolseley Family Place - Golden Apron Gala
Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Location: Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Avenue
Time: 6:30pm

The first annual Golden Apron Competition event features a feast on scrumptious fare, draws and auctions, live music, and three lucky guests will be chosen to join the team of competition judges for the Golden Apron title!

Wolseley Family Place is a welcoming centre where families with small children can access support staff and other parents, on family-related issues.

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The University of Winnipeg Opportunity Fund - I Heart U of W
Wednesday, May 21th, 2014

Location: Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 Saint Matthews Avenue

All proceeds at the I Heart U of W dinner go towards UWinnipeg Opportunity Fund bursaries.

The University of Winnipeg is a dynamic campus in transition. They are becoming the downtown hub that connects people from diverse cultures and nurtures global citizens.

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Connect Employment Services - Sweet Success
Thursday, May 22th, 2014

Location: Fort Gibraltar, 866 Rue Saint Joseph

The 8th annual "Sweet Success" dessert tasting gala will feature an awards presentation in recognition of the accomplishments of the year's outstanding individuals.

Connect Employment Services is a not-for-profit employment service for adults with intellectual disabilities.

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