Run for a hero
Lace up your running shoes today in honour of a Canadian legend. The 2012 Terry Fox Run will be sprinting off this morning to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation. The route begins at the Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the run starts at 9:30 a.m.
Get in touch with your fem side
FemFest is celebrating its 10th year as Winnipeg's festival of women's artists. Today, FemFest has three events hitting the stage: a community presentation of the Women in Fish documentary, a solo show creation by Johanna Nutter and a workshop presentation of the collaborative process by Renee Iaci and Daune Campbell. Single-show admission is $10 and workshop admission is $15, All performances are at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film. For more information visit sarasvati.ca.
Check out the final showing of Railway Days 2012 at the Winnipeg Railway Museum. Open today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., check out the museum's display of industry, travel, hobby and rail heritage presented on tracks one and two of Winnipeg's historic Union Station. Admission is by location only. For more information, visit wpgrailwaymuseum.com.
Loosen your belt buckle for a carb overload of Italian proportions. The CasaBella Pasta Festival will be hitting The Forks Market's centre court from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature Italian cooking demonstrations, pyramids of pasta, Italian music and yes, taste testing. Admission is free. For more information, visit the forks.com.
Step into history
Watch a tale of two histories at Dalnavert Museum's performance of Dalnavert Copperfield. Performer in residence Ian Mozdzen and visual artist Doug Melnyk have teamed up to blend the writings of Charles Dickens and the rich history of Dalnavert in a theatrical tour and performance. The performance begins today at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 204-943-2835.
Attend a reading
Take in a reading by Jeb Sprague, author of Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti. In the book, Sprague, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, examined the contemporary role of right-wing paramilitarism as it hinders the democratic process in Haiti. Sprague will be reading and signing copies of his book today at 4 p.m. in the atrium of McNally Robinson. For more information visit mcnallyrobinson.com.
Take in one of the final farmers markets of the year at The Forks' Outdoor Market. Today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., local crafters and artisans will be selling handmade soaps, jewelry, handbags and knickknacks. The market will be open today in the Market Plaza. For more information, visit theforks.com.