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Walk for a dream

Air Canada employees will be holding their third annual Dream Walk at Assiniboine Park on Sept. 13. The event, beginning at the Lyric Theatre, is a fundraiser for Dreams Take Flight, which takes children living with special needs or economically disadvantages to Florida's Disney World for the day. The public can walk three or five kilometres, or run for 10 km. All registered participants will be entered into a draw for a trip for two with Air Canada to fly anywhere within North America or Sun destinations, and additional entries will be given for each additional $250 raised. For more information, go to ywg.dreamstakeflight.ca.


Golfing for a good cause

The Canadian Hemophilia Society's Manitoba chapter is holding a golf tournament on Sept. 9. The tournament, at Bridges Golf Course, costs $150 and features a light lunch and buffet dinner. For more information, call 204-775-8625.

Helping Children's Hospital

The Children's Hospital book market is looking for books to sell at its upcoming fundraiser. The sale, which is being held at St. Vital Centre Sept. 25 to 27, is asking for used books to be dropped off at Winnipeg fire halls and Dufresne furniture stores. The organizers are asking for books that are gently used, and don't want encyclopedias, weekly magazines or issues of Reader's Digest.


Workshops for women

Women can learn how to ferment and store vegetables and how to use cellphones and computers safely while in a domestic violence situation. The Fort Garry Women's Resource Centre is holding a vegetable fermentation workshop at 1150A Waverley St., Sept. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The workshop is free but space is limited, so you have to preregister. The Technology Safety seminar is being held Sept. 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Again, preregistration is required. To register for the workshops, call 204-477-1123.


Kidney Ride, Glide, Stride

The province's Kidney Foundation of Canada is holding its 12th annual Kidney Ride, Glide, Stride fundraiser on Sept. 7. More than 300 participants will walk, run, cycle or rollerblade at St. Vital Park. You can register or pledge a donation by calling 204-989-0800 or going to kidney.ca/manitobawalk.


A Night of Miracles

IT will be a Night of Miracles for children living with special needs on Oct. 4. The annual fundraiser put on by the Children's Rehabilitation Foundation, to help children seen by the Rehabilitation Centre for Children, will feature dinner, music and dancing with the Big City All Star Band, live and silent auctions, and the chance to meet Jerzee Wasylnuk, this year's CRF Child Representative. It's being held at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $175 and can be purchased by calling 204-477-4587.


Eat with a Blue Bomber

Variety, the Children's Charity, is holding a Hearts of Blue and Gold Dinner at Earls Restaurant on Oct. 28. For $80, you can meet current and former members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and one of them will be sitting at your table. The night also includes live and silent auctions, a 50/50 draw and door prizes. To buy a ticket, call 204-982-1055.



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