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 . . .
• Vision Quest Conferences - Vision Quest Gala Dinner (May 14-16) • Fred Douglas Foundation - Humanitarian Awards Gala Dinner (May 15) • SSCOPE - Rockin' the Bridge (May 24-25) • ArtsJunktion - Art Auction (May 29) • School of Contemporary Dancers - The 40th Anniversary Galas (May 31-June 2) • 12th Annual Run for Rights (June 1) • Green Action Centre - 2013 Commuter Challenge (June 2-8) • Winnipeg International Children's Festival - Annual Kidsfest (June 6-9) • Agassiz Chamber Music Festival (June 8-15)
Vision Quest Conferences - Vision Quest Gala DinnerMay 14-16, 2013
Location: Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Ave
Vision Quest is back for a 17th year! This year, expect over 1,000 conference participants including over 80 exhibits.
Over the last 16 years, nearly 11,000 people have shared in plenary and workshop sessions, partnership building, cultural and networking events. Vision Quest brings together innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders to discuss and promote Aboriginal business, community and economic development. At the heart of Vision Quest is the mission of supporting sustainable Aboriginal economic development, and the goal of the emergence of best business practices that support and synergize community and individual development.
Vision Quest Conferences Inc. is a community based charitable organization formed through partnerships with five Community Futures Development Corporations.
Fred Douglas Foundation - Humanitarian Awards Gala DinnerWednesday, May 15, 2013
Location: Holiday Inn South, 1330 Pembina Highway
We are proud to announce Kelly Goodman, publisher of Senior Scope, as the recipient of the 2013 "Art of Caring" award. For the past 10 years, Kelly has been helping seniors live life to the fullest by giving them the information they are looking for, whether it be for social programs, financial aid programs, entertainment, etc.
Fred Douglas Foundation is a leader in seniors housing, programs and services.
SSCOPE - Rockin' the Bridge May 24 - 25, 2012
Location: SSCOPE, 1466 Arlington Street
SSCOPE's annual in and outdoor event is in its third year and is set to be a fun day for all ages, kicking off summer fun in the city. Rockin' the Bridge is a great mix of folk, rock, pop, Caribbean and reggae, all by Winnipeg performers supporting persons with mental health problems. Admission is free with donation.
SSCOPE is a registered charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to assist in the rehabilitation of consumers of mental health services by providing gainful casual employment.
ArtsJunktion - Art Auction Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Location: Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portgage Avenue (main floor gallery) Doors open at 6:00pm; Auction starts at 7:30pm
Windows into the Soul is an exciting live art auction featuring the work of many local artists.
ArtsJunktion is a community-based, charitable organization committed to redistributing reusable materials. Its mandate is to gather quality materials from businesses and private donors that would otherwise be considered waste, and redistribute these items at no charge to those who work with art or with children.
School of Contemporary Dancers - The 40th Anniversary GalasMay 31 - June 2, 2013
Location: Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue Time: 7:30pm
The School of Contemporary Dancers is celebrating its 40th anniversary season. As a part of the festivities, the School will present three gala performances featuring over 60 graduates performing over three evenings.
The School of Contemporary Dancers is recognized as a leading national centre for professional contemporary dance training in Canada.
12th Annual Run for RightsSaturday June 1, 2013
Location: Starting at Kildonan Park Time: Registration from 8:30 to 9:00am at Kildonan Park. Start time 9:30am.
Walk, Cycle, Run, Wheel, or Blade the 5 or 10 km route along the Red River on Scotia Street (Kildonan Park to St. John's Park and back), and raise money in support of LITE (Local Investment Toward Employment) and/or other Winnipeg organizations working for social justice and human rights. Collect pledges or make donations to support one or all of the participating social justice and human rights organizations.
All funds raised for LITE help support local initiatives that train, employ, and mentor underemployed residents in Winnipeg's inner city.
For more information on getting involved, email email@example.com or call 204.471.6426.
For LITE pledge forms see the LITE website at lite.mb.ca
For all other pledge forms, donation forms, and more information see runforrights.org.
LITE promotes community economic development by supporting inner-city initiatives in Winnipeg that build capacity and provide jobs.
Green Action Centre - 2013 Commuter ChallengeJune 2 - 8, 2013
Location: Winnipeg wide
Join the 2013 Commuter Challenge to get active, win prizes, save money, and reduce pollution.
The goal of the Commuter Challenge is to encourage Canadians to walk, cycle, take transit, carpool or telecommute instead of driving alone to work. The event encourages friendly competition between workplaces and communities across the country, each striving to see which has the highest rate of participation during the week.
If you already use alternative forms of transportation to get to work, you are already a green commuter. Get credit and win one of many fantastic prizes from local sponsors!
Co-ordinate with your business and co-workers to register your workplace. From June 3 to 9, log your green commutes on the national website.
Winnipeg International Children's Festival - Annual KidsfestJune 6 - 9, 2013
Location: The Forks
Performers from around the world entertain and educate through music, theatre, comedy, storytelling and a variety of hands-on activities. Where else in town do you get to see zany circus acts, high-strung acrobatics, comic daredevils, pure artistry, absurdity and foolishness – plus unique musical performances by international artists.
The Winnipeg International Children's Festival is a charitable, non-profit, community-based organization committed to providing a diversity of world-standard performing arts and participatory activities that are educational, entertaining and accessible to young people from all social, economic and ethnic backgrounds.
Tickets: Advanced Tickets are $14 each or a family pack of 4 for $48. Gate prices are $16 each or a family pack of 4 for $56. Free admission for children under 2. Children under 12 pay once and then their wristbands are good for all 4 festival days (check in at the Box Office to trade the wristband for a new day). Tickets can also be ordered by phone at 204.958.4733 or outside Winnipeg at 1.800.527.1515, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, see the Kidsfest website at kidsfest.ca
Agassiz Chamber Music FestivalJune 8 - 15, 2013
Location: University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue
The Agassiz International Music Festival brings together the finest artists to collaborate in chamber music performances of the highest international calibre. The Agassiz Summer Music Festival and the Agassiz Chamber Players were founded in 2000 to achieve this exciting vision. This year the festival celebrates the anniversaries of composers Benjamin Britten and Zoltán Kodály.
Check the program of events for 2013.
Tickets: Single tickets $25, Students and young adults under 29, $10. Noon concerts $10, students $5. Festival Pass to all events $90, seniors $80, students $35. Available in advance by calling 204.475.1779, or through McNally Robinson Booksellers at Grant Park.
For more information about the festival, phone 204.475.1779, or visit agassizfestival.com