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Giant flea market

The 14th annual Super Flea Market for Manitoba Riding for the Disabled is being held on Feb. 2 and 3 at Assiniboia Downs. The fundraiser, which helps fund the therapeutic horseback riding program, features 80 vendor booths selling antiques, collectibles, crafts, jewelry and baking. There is a silent auction. Parking is free and admission is $4 per person. Children 12 and under get in free. It is open Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 204-925-5905.

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Bake sale for animals

A bake sale is being held for several groups who help rescue animals. The Valentine's Adoption Day Bake Sale is on Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, 7-975 Thomas Ave. The event, which also features a silent auction, helps Angel's Haven Rescue, Craig Street Cats, SSNIP (Sagkeeng Spay/Neuter Initiative Program), and Manitoba German Shepherd Rescue.

Come fly away

For only $5, you could win a chance to escape the cold and fly with WestJet to Hawaii, the Caribbean, or Mexico. The Children's Rehabilitation Foundation, which raises funds for the Rehabilitation Centre for Children, is holding a WestJet draw on March 1, at 11 a.m., with the prize being two return tickets to anywhere WestJet flies. The airfare tickets are worth $4,504 and only 1,000 raffle tickets have been printed. To buy tickets call Adell at 204-477-4587 or email

Singing for others' supper

Winnipeg Harvest and the Children's Hospital Foundation are the local beneficiaries of the Tenors' Feed With Your Heart campaign during their current national tour. The Tenors are playing the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on Feb. 20 and are donating $15 from every online ticket sold back to the charities. When you go to the Ticketmaster site you will see the choice of the two charities. The password to donate to Harvest is FEEDWINNIPEG while the password for the hospital is FEEDTHECHILDREN.

Century celebration

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating a century of heroes, sins and has-beens with a fundraiser on Feb. 23. The Birchwood BMW Art and Soul: One Hundred is the theme of the annual fundraiser which this year celebrates the gallery's 100th anniversary. The last two fundraisers have sold out and tickets are on sale now for $50 or 10 for $450. Go to to order tickets, purchase them at the WAG in person, or call 204-786-6641, Ext. 235.

Dinner and Inuit art

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is holding Art Eats on Feb. 8 and March 1, with a three-course dinner at Storm Bistro on its top floor followed by a tour of the exhibition Creation and Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art. Tickets are $40 for WAG members and $45 for non-members and include gratuity, but not wine and spirits. Tickets are available at, by calling 204-786-6641, Ext. 227, or emailing

Sexuality seminar

People with special needs, along with their family members and support staff, can learn about sexuality and relationships on March 14. Community Living Manitoba is holding the educational event with topics including fostering healthy social relationships and navigating through difficult and awkward items. Sandy Hyman, an award winning social worker, is leading the workshop. It costs $40 for a self-advocate and $75 for a family member or support worker, and it runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at 120 Maryland St. To register contact Cheryl at or Alison at

Think they can act?

Olympic bronze medalist Desiree Scott, world champion curler Jeff Stoughton, and CBC Radio host Marcy Markusa are just three celebrities participating in the second So You Think You Can Act fundraiser for Sarasvati Productions. The fundraiser is being held at the Gas Station Theatre on Feb. 20. Tickets, which include a wine reception, are $25 and can be purchased by calling 204-586-2236 or going online to

Fundraiser for women's centre

The fourth annual Fab Fem Fundraiser is being held by the Fort Garry Women's Resource Centre on Feb. 20. The event, which also celebrates the centre's 30th anniversary, is being held at the West End Cultural Centre and will feature Emma Cloney and Romi Mayes, a silent auction and food. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 204-477-1123.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 26, 2013 B4

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