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Fundraiser honours curler

Olympic curling champion Jennifer Jones will be receiving the Martin Bergen Award at the Concordia Foundation's 31st annual gala dinner on April 8. The award honours people who have made a long-standing contribution to society and the community served by the Concordia Hospital. The dinner is being held at the Delta Winnipeg and regular tickets are $150. For table reservations or ticket information, call the foundation at 204-661-7156.


The Little Couple speaker


REES (Reaching E-Quality Employment Services) is celebrating 25 years of service by having Bill Klein, of TLC's television program The Little Couple, as its keynote speaker at its annual awards gala on June 5. Tickets for the gala, being held at Canad Inns Polo Park, are $125 before April 1 and $150 after. For tickets or more information, call 204-947-1609, Ext. 231, or email


Acoustic Neuroma meeting


The Acoustic Neuroma Group of Manitoba is holding its spring meeting on April 26 at Transcona Access, 845 Regent Ave., West., Room 165 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A hearing instrument practitioner will be doing a presentation on new technology. For more information call 204-254-4409.


Artarama art sale


The Knights of Columbus is holding its annual Artarama April 4, 5 and 6. The art exhibit and sale is being held at Mary Mother of the Church at 85 Kirkbridge Dr. Admission is free. For more information email


Mardi Paws fundraiser


The 11th annual Paws for Life 'Mardi Paws' 2014 Gala is being held on May 8. The fundraiser, for the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter, starts with dinner at the Gates at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information call 204-832-9880.

Get out of town


The Children's Rehabilitation Foundation is holding a draw for two tickets for anywhere WestJet flies. Tickets for the June 8 draw are $5 apiece and only 2,000 tickets have been printed. To buy tickets call 204-477-4587, 204-475-5073, or 204-453-9838. Funds raised will be used to buy specialized equipment for children living with disabilities.


Buy a paper egg


By buying a $2 paper egg at participating stores and restaurants you can help children and adults living with disabilities. The SMD Foundation/Easter Seals is holding its 2014 Paper Egg Campaign at the Bargain! Shop, Red Apple, Booster Juice, Rona, Mac's Convenience Stores, Smitty's, TSC Stores, the Prescription Shop, Yoga Public, and Denny's until April 20.


Fundraisers go to the dogs


Several fundraising events are going to the dogs -- and other pets -- in April. Paws for Prevention is holding a fundraiser on April 6, at the Boston Pizza at 210-1615 Regent Ave. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by going to the Pet Valu at 3 Reenders Dr. or 2595 Main St. or by calling 204-654-9955 or 204-334-9955. Manitoba Mutts is holding adoption fairs at Global Pet Foods, Unit C, 1220 St. Mary's Rd., on April 5, from noon to 4 p.m., and at the Pet Valu in Winkler on April 12, from noon to 4 p.m. The second annual Paws for Prevention Walk is being held at Kildonan Park on April 27, with registration starting at 9 a.m. And the Paws A Palooza fundraiser is being held on April 27 at Danny's Whole Hog at 1747 Ellice Ave. Tickets are $25 and include dinner and entertainment.

Homicide healing art show


The family of murder victim Candace Derksen is holding a free family art show to show how creating art has helped them deal with her slaying through the decades. Inexplicable: It Is About Healing is being held at the Frame Gallery, 318 Ross Ave., from April 12 to 27. The free show features art created by Derksen's parents, Cliff and Wilma, as well as her sister Odia Reimer.


Spring has sprung for crafts


The 10th annual Spring Artisans Market Sale is being held by the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library on April 12. The sale is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People at 2 Forks Market Rd. Admission is $2 with children 16 and under free with a paying adult.

Gala dinner for ALS


CJOB morning show host Hal Anderson will be emceeing the ALS Society of Manitoba's annual Cornflower Gala Dinner on April 12. The event, being held at the St. Charles Country Club, features dining, music by the Luke and Murray Two Man Band, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Tickets cost $150, with a partial tax receipt being given. For more information, or to help sponsor the event, call 204-831-1510 or email


Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 29, 2014 A15

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