The SWAP Team presents, Take Off Your Clothes!

Submitted by The Swap Team:

On Saturday, April 19th, 2014, our Winnipeg Chapter of The Swap Team ( is presenting its 2nd Clothing Swap at Delta Winnipeg. The Swap Team is a non-profit social enterprise run solely by volunteers across Canada. See our website for more information on our Mission Statement.

The Swap is a great opportunity to clean out your closets and donate or participate and find some great new-to-you (and in many cases new!) clothing, outerwear, shoes and accessories for men and women. We do get some children’s wear as well. We have a great raffle with lots of goodies, MC College will have students out to help with quick hairstyles and nail art and more!

How does it work? Check our event page at and it will provide you with information on the event, tickets, and more. Part of the proceeds from the event will go to Kids Help Phone as a kickstart for the walk in early May. Clothing remaining at the event will be donated to 3 charities-Chez Nous, The Clothes Closet and Siloam Mission.

Feel free to contact us for more information at

Happy Day!
Winnipeg Chapter Director​
46,629 garments swapped
48,500 garments donated to charities
95,129 garments diverted from landfills
$932,580 saved by swapping … and counting!

Winnipeg Comedy Festival - Free Show!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7pm - Park Theatre (698 Osborne Street)
Tickets: Free


The Cyrk Winterfest - Winnipeg Slam Poets

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at The Cyrk
Doors: 8pm
Show: 9pm
Admission: $10 donation to the artists
Rumour has it that The Fugitives plan to crash Concert 4 of The Cyrk Winterfest, featuring Winnipeg slam poets. Bound to be an awesome show!


Purchase fresh produce and enjoy live music at Knox United Church’s Fresh Food Market on Saturday, February 28, 2014 from 11am - 2pm.

The food is sold at cost!

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 8pm to midnight
Free event

Come join the crew of the Castle Boys for an evening of music and dancing at the Forks!

We’ll be playing kickin’ tunes all evening at the Riel Gentlemen’s Choir Warming Dome, underneath the pedestrian walking bridge at the Forks River Trail.

Dress warm and wear your boots or your skates, and come dance the night away with the Castle Boys!

Your local ear-ticklers will be:
* DJ Coda *
Chris Komus *
Dan Gilson *

Dress warm, and bring alllllll your friends!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Running February 27 - March 9, 2014
Tickets: $15-25 + $1.50 fee

A world premiere, written and performed by Debbie Patterson 

Debbie Patterson’s bold new work intersects core- area residents with a disabled food bank volunteer in an attempt to unlock the mystery of how neighbourhoods evolve and how we cope with unstoppable processes of destruction.

Drawn from a series of first person accounts – each with their own unique perspective on the strengths and challenges of this troubled area, Sargent & Victor &Me is a haunting narrative infused with a potent honesty that illuminates Patterson’s capacity to touch difficult and often dark subject matter with humour and grace.

Kitchen Opening Celebration - an open house this Friday, Jan 31, from 11 am to 2 pm. Drop in. See the facility. Celebrate with some great food too!

Kitchen Opening Celebration - an open house this Friday, Jan 31, from 11 am to 2 pm. Drop in. See the facility. Celebrate with some great food too!

A list after my own heart, compiled by Jessica Botelho-Urbanski at the Winnipeg Free Press.

Fringe Festival needs volunteers!

Hey wonderful Winnipeggers!

The title speaks for itself, but I’ll go on anyway.

As a lover of the Fringe, I’ve gotta say, volunteering is one of the best ways to experience this festival. You feel good helping people out, you’re part of making it all happen, and you get to see some free shows to boot! 

This year’s Fringe needs about 150 more volunteers to sign up! Get yer butt over to the website and be part of the awesomeness that is Fringe.

imageJonathan (Matt Chapman), Claudia (Sara Petersiel), and Norman (Josh Matthews) of The Only Friends We Have: An Anti-Social Comedy, Fringe 2010

12:10-12:50 @ Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library

Free series!

Live Out Loud Picks!

January 16 - The Impact of Service Learning on the Lives of Inner City Children and Adults, with Allan Appel, UWinnipeg Education.

January 23 - Climate Normals are History, with Danny Blair, UWinnipeg Geography.

January 30 - The Browning of America: Race and Political Culture from Reagan to Obama, with Paul Lawrie, UWinnipeg History.

February 6 - LECTURE: Fun with French Historical Phonetics: Why Winnipeggers Rhyme Lagimodière with Gauthier, with Glenn Moulaison, UWinnipeg Modern Languages & Literatures.

February 20 -  Tales from Afghanistan, with Talia Pura, UWinnipeg Education.

March 13 - Raising a Generation of Ethical Giants, with Jeremy Frimer, UWinnipeg Psychology.

For full listings, visit the link.