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Riders needed

Manitoba Riding for the Disabled is currently looking for children with disabilities who want to receive horseback-riding therapy. The charity, which operates the only certified riding program in the province, is looking for children aged six to 12 to sign up. For more information contact MRDA at 204-925-5905.

Bowl to help dogs

You can bowl to help rescue or clip dogs. The Professional Pet Groomers Association of Manitoba is holding a bingo-bowling fundraiser on April 27, to raise funds for its continuing education fund and for the Before the Bridge Senior Dog Rescue. Tickets, which have to be purchased by April 20, are $15 and include two games of bingo bowling, snacks and prizes. The event is being held at Windsor Bowling Lanes, 678 Elizabeth Rd. Call Kim or Jadine at 204-955-7075 or 204-221-0998 for tickets or more information.

Kidney-research fundraiser

Kidney research will be helped thanks to the Hope Affair -- a gala event honouring Dr. David Rush on April 12. The fundraiser, which is being presented by the Manitoba branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Society of Nephrology, is at the Fort Garry Hotel and will feature live entertainment and a live auction of aboriginal artwork. Tickets are $200 per person or $2,100 for a table of 10. For more information and tickets, go to www.hopeaffair.ca.

South African judge speaks

South African Justice Albie Sachs -- a lifelong human rights activist -- is making his only Canadian stop in Winnipeg on April 11. Sachs, whose work has served as the model for Canada's Truth and Reconciliation process, is the featured speaker at the annual Sol and Florence Kanee Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada. Sachs will speak on 'Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter' at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, 561 Wellington Cres., starting 8 p.m. For sponsorships or information call 204-477-7460.

A musical ride

You have a chance to drive off with a 2013 Mercedes Benz SLK 350 or take $60,000 tax-free with the WSO Symphony Sweepstakes. Only 9,000 tickets are printed and participants have 231 chances to win. Daily draws start April 20, and the grand prize will be drawn on April 28. Tickets are $45 each or three for $99 and can be purchased by calling 204-784-3789 or 1-866-809-3976.

Guy Lafleur scores for pets

The 10th annual Pucks for Paws Gala Dinner is being held on April 24, The gala, which raises funds for the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter, the province's first registered no-kill animal shelter, is featuring Montreal Canadiens great Guy Lafleur as its special guest and is being held at the Gates. For more information call 204-832-9880.

Help children with disabilities

It's time to think about cruising down Wellington Crescent. The 17th annual RBC Cruisin' Down the Crescent, which raises funds for the Children's Rehabilitation Foundation, is being held June 9, but April 1 is the first day to register. Stroll, jog, bike or wheel down the crescent to raise money, as well as enjoying a BBQ lunch, free entertainment and kiddie zone. For more information call Adell at 204-477-4587 or adell@crf.mb.ca.

Help non-profits, get experience

Post-secondary students and young professionals can get job experience in the world of non-profits thanks to the Winnipeg Foundation. The foundation has launched a fellowship program that sees applicants propose a major project, which they work on in partnership with a non-profit agency with up to $10,000 in funding. Deadline for applications if May 1 and the project has to be completed by May 2014. For more information go to www.wpgfdn.org and click on the Programs and Projects area, or contact Joanna Fultz at jfultz@wpgfdn.org or 204-944-9474, Ext. 248.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 30, 2013 A27

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