There's still time to join an online auction to help fund specialized equipment and recreation programs for children living with disabilities. The auction, to benefit the Children's Rehabilitation Foundation, ends Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. Items include five tickets to an MTS Centre box suite to see the Winnipeg Jets take on the Carolina Hurricanes on March 30, a fishing trip for two to White Birch Lodge on Lake of the Woods, and a Lumacraft 1436 LT Jon Boat. Call 204-477-4587 for more information or go to www.crf.mb.ca/ and follow the links.
International Women's Day
Former MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Sarasvati Productions, and 2012 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees Sweet Alibi are joining to celebrate International Women's Day in Morden on March 7. The event, which benefits Genesis House, a women's and children's shelter in Winkler, is being held at the Morden St. Paul's United Church at 7 p.m. Wasylycia-Leis is giving the keynote speech, Sarasvati is presenting a selection of monologues and Sweet Alibi will perform. Tickets are $15, and include coffee/tea and choice of dessert. Call 204-325-9957, ext. 2221.
A public forum on disability issues to help prepare students to join the world of work will be held March 12 at the Viscount Gort Hotel from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Anne Kresta of The Children's Coalition, at 204-786-1607 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Stewart, with the Joint Community and Government Committee, at email@example.com.
Gala for ALS
The annual Cornflower Gala to support people with ALS is around the corner. People can dine and dance under planes in the Western Canada Aviation Museum's hangar to help support services for people who have the fatal, rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The event is catered by Urban Prairie Cuisine and features a three-course meal, music by Mr. E and The Jazz Gumshoes, a live and silent auction with prizes including a trip for two to anywhere WestJet flies, and much more. Tickets are $140, with a partial tax receipt given, and can be purchased by calling 204-831-1510 or emailing HOPE@alsmb.ca.
Humane Society telethon
A nine-hour telethon is being held to help the Winnipeg Humane Society on March 17. The IAMS 1001 Donations telethon will be on Shaw TV from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., as well as on Virgin 103.1 and QX 104 radio. Students in Red River College's creative communications program are hosting, producing and directing the telethon. Last year, the telethon raised $62,000.
Necklace for cardiac care
A Winnipeg-based jewelry designer has come up with a pendant necklace to raise funds for St. Boniface Hospital's Women's Heart Health Initiative. Hilary Druxman's Heart of a Woman pendant necklace retails for $40, with 100 per cent of the net proceeds supporting the WHHI. It is available at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, Druxman's store at 1-258 McDermot Ave., and at www.hilarydruxman.com.
Bingo bowl for dogs
A St. Paddy's Bingo Bowl is being held to benefit the Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba. The event, which also features door prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 draw, is on March 16 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dakota Bowling Lanes, 1085 St. Mary's Rd. Tickets are $12 and include two games of bingo bowling, bowling shoes, social lunch and free soft drinks. Tickets can be purchased at firstname.lastname@example.org.