September 3, 2015


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The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival didn’t let the rain dampen its annual parade and party at Garden City Shopping Centre on Aug. 22, 2015. Pictured, from left, are Jorge Dimayuga, Vina Dimayuga, Paige Dimayuga and Julia Dimayuga. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival didn’t let the rain dampen its annual parade and party at Garden City Shopping Centre on Aug. 22, 2015. Pictured, from left, are Cherilyn Bautista, Aldiun Bautista, Marijane Banta, Roneil Banta, Melvin Magnayi, Ednalene Magnayi, Audrey Magnayi and Ashley Magnayi. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival didn’t let the rain dampen its annual parade and party at Garden City Shopping Centre on Aug. 22, 2015. Pictured, from left, are Fernando Celestino, Norita Celestino, Mila Comiso and Beth Ledesma. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Sister Act, based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg movie, is at Rainbow Stage until Sept. 1, 2015. Taking in the show were Debbie Nikkel (from left), Zoe Moski, Phoebe Moski and Jo Storozinski.
 (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Sister Act, based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg movie, is at Rainbow Stage until Sept. 1, 2015. Taking in the show were Gail Smith (from left), Hannah Wei, Lauren McIlroy, Cheryl Smith and Jim McIlroy.  (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The 40th annual Manitoba Canine Association (MCA) show runs Aug. 13 to Aug. 16 at the East St. Paul Community Centre. This year’s show is a memorial for David Markus, one of the founders of the MCA. The show features dogs of all breeds from across North America and overseas. Some of the proceeds from this year’s event will go toward buying a vest for a local police dog. Pictured, from left, are Tracy Comberbach with Jagger, Maureen Hepples with Joey, Jill Fraser (MCA president), Harriett Lee (an event judge from Virginia) and Leanne MacIver with MacBeth, on Aug. 14, 2015. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The 40th annual Manitoba Canine Association (MCA) show runs Aug. 13 to Aug. 16 at the East St. Paul Community Centre. This year’s show is a memorial for David Markus, one of the founders of the MCA. The show features dogs of all breeds from across North America and overseas. Some of the proceeds from this year’s event will go toward buying a vest for a local police dog. Pictured, from left, are Kyle Sabourin with Maska, Connie Krohn with Kerry, and Heather Pedersen with Très Bien and Mack, on Aug. 14, 2015. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A surprise 50th birthday party for POP Sports & Entertainment’s Dave Sherman was held Aug. 7, 2015 at Le Garage Café. Pictured, from left, are Peter Sherman, Ellen Sherman, Dave Sherman, Jordan Lamirande, Angie Lamirande and Brittney Lamirande. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A surprise 50th birthday party for POP Sports & Entertainment’s Dave Sherman was held Aug. 7, 2015 at Le Garage Café. Pictured are Perry Miller and Valerie Yuel-Miller. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A surprise 50th birthday party for POP Sports & Entertainment’s Dave Sherman was held Aug. 7, 2015 at Le Garage Café. Live entertainment was provided by Those Guys: Michael Engstrom (from left), Kyle Meyer, Bernie Pastorin, Jay Mymryk, Ryan McConnell, Jesse Meyer and Jason Robert Stanley. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The second annual Canadian Jumpstart Games were held at Sinclair Park Community Centre on July 30, 2015. Hundreds of children from Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg's community school investigators (CSI) program took part. The children were from 14 different schools in Winnipeg School Division. The games are sponsored and supported by Canadian Tire and its associated store chains. Pictured, from left, are Mitch Ferreira, Jordan, Therese, Hamed, Demi, Priskila, Nicholas and Kamal Saggi. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The second annual Canadian Jumpstart Games were held at Sinclair Park Community Centre on July 30, 2015. Hundreds of children from Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg's community school investigators (CSI) program took part. The children were from 14 different schools in Winnipeg School Division. The games are sponsored and supported by Canadian Tire and its associated store chains. Pictured, from left, are Desirae Thomas, Chanell, Georgia, Danielle, Kelsey, Delmar, Annabella, and Kara Loney. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The second annual Canadian Jumpstart Games were held at Sinclair Park Community Centre on July 30, 2015. Hundreds of children from Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg's community school investigators (CSI) program took part. The children were from 14 different schools in Winnipeg School Division. The games are sponsored and supported by Canadian Tire and its associated store chains. A group of volunteers from Canadian Tire, PartSource, Sport Chek, Atmosphere and Mark's Work Wearhouse stores came out to help. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The second annual Canadian Jumpstart Games were held at Sinclair Park Community Centre on July 30, 2015. Hundreds of children from Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg's community school investigators (CSI) program took part. The children were from 14 different schools in Winnipeg School Division. The games are sponsored and supported by Canadian Tire and its associated store chains. Steve Kirby’s Jazz on Wheels ensemble performed at the event. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Valour Road Community Centre’s Clifton site (1315 Strathcona St.) is hosting a tai chi class every Wednesday at 10 a.m. They invite you to come and learn the 108 moves of tai chi. Anita Suen (from left), Lily Beltran, instructor Garry Eng, Cai Ngo and Fong Sue were working out on July 29, 2015. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

Tai Chi Classes � Valour Road Community Centre Clifton Site

Valour Road Community Centre (Clifton Site) is running an ongoing  Tai Chi Class that takes place every Wednesday at 10 AM. They invite you to come and learn the 108 moves of Tai Chi.
(L-R) Anita Suen, Lily Beltran, Garry Eng (Instructor), Cai Ngo, Fong Suen
JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS 
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Rotary Club of Winnipeg Luncheon � RBC Convention Centre

Adrianna Szarek, Catrhy Stephens, Sylvia de Vlaming, Marilyn Letts, Marilyn Rourke, Pat Vallance
The Rotary Club of Winnipeg has a luncheon meeting every Wednesday at the RBC Convention Centre, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. The July 29, 2015 meeting featured a discussion of early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, presented by the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. Pictured, from left, are Doug Wheeler, Ernie Shewchuck, Ian Baker and Ian Seymour. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

Rotary Club of Winnipeg Luncheon � RBC Convention Centre

(L-R) Doug Wheeler, Ernie Shewchuck, Ian Baker, Ian Seymour
The Rotary Club of Winnipeg has a luncheon meeting every Wednesday at the RBC Convention Centre, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. The July 29, 2015 meeting featured a discussion of early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, presented by the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. Pictured, from left, are Frank Cosway (club president), Collette Mignon (community outreach manager, Alzheimer Society of Manitoba), Zbigniew Gayz and Karen Watson. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

Rotary Club of Winnipeg Luncheon � RBC Convention Centre

The Rotary Club met on Wednesday July 29th at the RBC Convention Centre. The luncheon featured a discussion of the 10 early warning signs of Alzheimer�s disease presented by the Alzheimer�s Society of Manitoba. The Rotary club meets every Wednesday for at the RBC Convention Centre. To learn more about Rotary Club of Winnipeg visit winnipegrotary.org

(L-R) Frank Cosway (President Rotary Club of Winnipeg), Collette Mignon (Alzheimer Society of Manitoba), Zbigniew Gayz, Karen Watson
An opening reception for the 15th annual Gimli Film Festival was held Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Waterfront Centre. Pictured, from left, are Aaron Zeghers, Alex Kristiansen and Ben Williams.  (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
An opening reception for the 15th annual Gimli Film Festival was held Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Waterfront Centre. Pictured, from left, are Leslie Ferguson, Lisa Martin, Carol Magnusson and Lisa Magnusson. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
An opening reception for the 15th annual Gimli Film Festival was held Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Waterfront Centre. Pictured, from left, are Naomi Levine, Michelle Aitkenhead, Art Mauro, Sen. Janis Johnson and David Filmon.  (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
An opening reception for the 15th annual Gimli Film Festival was held Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Waterfront Centre. Pictured, from left, are Claire Gillis, Norma Bailey, Icelandic Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Douglas Riske and Leona Johnson.  (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The 28th annual Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is in full gear, with a plethora of entertainment to take in. The festival runs until July 26, 2015, and there¹s entertainment at Old Market Square every day until midnight. Pictured is Suzie Martin (from left) with Coriolanus cast and crew members Daniel Matthes, Adam Charbonneau, Lisa Nelson and Maddie Clark. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The 28th annual Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is in full gear, with a plethora of entertainment to take in. The festival runs until July 26, 2015, and there¹s entertainment at Old Market Square every day until midnight. Pictured, from left, are Clare MacKay, Jordan Van Sewell and Joanne Vanderhorst. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The second-annual Fast and Furious Feast in support of Give 30 took place July 3, 2015, at Shawarma Khan. The event featured an all-you-can-eat meal served at sunset that included food from Shawarma Khan, East India Company and Kawaii Crepe. Give 30 is a national campaign that encourages people of all faiths to support their local food bank during the month of Ramadan, where Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. All proceeds from the event went to Winnipeg Harvest. Pictured are Sharwarma Khan owner Obby Khan (fourth from left) with staff members Mikayla Wagner, Bart England, Mitchell White, Mohammad Masri and Edgar Rascon. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The second-annual Fast and Furious Feast in support of Give 30 took place July 3, 2015, at Shawarma Khan. The event featured an all-you-can-eat meal served at sunset that included food from Shawarma Khan, East India Company and Kawaii Crepe. Give 30 is a national campaign that encourages people of all faiths to support their local food bank during the month of Ramadan, where Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. All proceeds from the event went to Winnipeg Harvest. Pictured, from left, are Mayor Brian Bowman, Mohammad Almaleki, Ali Almaleki and David Northcott (executive director, Winnipeg Harvest). (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The second-annual Fast and Furious Feast in support of Give 30 took place July 3, 2015, at Shawarma Khan. The event featured an all-you-can-eat meal served at sunset that included food from Shawarma Khan, East India Company and Kawaii Crepe. Give 30 is a national campaign that encourages people of all faiths to support their local food bank during the month of Ramadan, where Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. All proceeds from the event went to Winnipeg Harvest. Pictured, from left, are Bilal Rahimi, Maryam Rhimi, Usra Rahimi, Joel Trono-Doerksen and Kubra Rahimi. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Unique products, baking and produce are available at the outdoor Downtown Farmer’s Market at Manitoba Hydro Place. The market, organized by Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday during the summer months, until mid-September. It then reverts to a monthly event indoors. Pictured, from left, are Kathy Bell, Joseph Dyer (kbglass.ca) and Jeff Poon (sweetcbakery.ca). (John Johnston / Winnipeg Free Press)
Unique products, baking and produce are available at the outdoor Downtown Farmer’s Market at Manitoba Hydro Place. The market, organized by Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday during the summer months, until mid-September. It then reverts to a monthly event indoors. Pictured are Justin Penner and Trudy Penner.  (John Johnston / Winnipeg Free Press)
Unique products, baking and produce are available at the outdoor Downtown Farmer’s Market at Manitoba Hydro Place. The market, organized by Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday during the summer months, until mid-September. It then reverts to a monthly event indoors. Pictured, from left, are Chris Kirouac (beeproject.ca), Rebecca Hadfield (zenbars.ca), Angela Filbert (whippedcosmetics.com) and Bessie Hatizitrifonos (bessiesbestfoods.com).  (John Johnston / Winnipeg Free Press)
The 10th annual Latter-day Saints Summer Food Drive kicks off Saturday, June 18, 2015. Volunteers will be dropping off a flyer listing Winnipeg Harvest’s 10 most-needed items during the lean summer months. Pictured, from left, are Jill and Josh Gruninger with their children, Corbin, Britain, Gavin, Benson, Jaxon and Ethan.  (John Johnston / Winnipeg Free Press)
The 10th annual Latter-day Saints Summer Food Drive kicks off Saturday, June 18, 2015. Volunteers will be dropping off a flyer listing Winnipeg Harvest’s 10 most-needed items during the lean summer months. Pictured, from left, are Jeff Hadfield, Maggie Hadfield, Charlene Laluk (special events co-ordinator, Church of Latter-day Saints) and Victoria DeGuzman.  (John Johnston / Winnipeg Free Press)
The 2015 Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts was held June 19 at the Fairmont Hotel. More than 500 people attended, including individual artists, arts organizations, local businesses, many city councillors and Mayor Brian Bowman. The Mayor’s Luncheon is an occasion to celebrate the Winnipeg Arts Council awards winners and nominees who represent the diverse and talented arts community in the city. For more information on the Winnipeg Arts Council and the Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts, please visit winnipegarts.ca. From left: 2015 arts council award winners Patricia Bovey, Nicola Schaefer, Sylvia Flam, KC Adams, Lara Ciekiewicz and Ali Lount (Graham C. Lount Family Foundation). (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS )
The Shalom Residence Foundation held its annual fundraising dinner June 24 at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. Shalom Residences Inc. provides residences for people with intellectual disabilities and helps them achieve their potential as contributing members of the community. To learn more, visit shalomresidences.com. From left: Meaghan Spenchuck (office manager), Shelley Nagle (coordinator), Nancy Hughes (executive director), Susan Tax (resident), Charles Tax (president)
 (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS )
The Shalom Residence Foundation held its annual fundraising dinner June 24 at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. Shalom Residences Inc. provides residences for people with intellectual disabilities and helps them achieve their potential as contributing members of the community. To learn more, visit shalomresidences.com. From left: Frank Steele, Allen Kraut, Elaine Paul (Dinner Chair), Joe Elfenbaum, Zivy Chudnow, Bobby Paul, Gary Margolis
 (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS )
Kilcona Park Dog Club Inc. held its 10th annual fundraising barbecue on June 14, 2015. Mark Malonski and Kelly Malonski with their dog, Bali, and Penny Banman and Adam Banman with their dogs, Thor and Zeus.  (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Kilcona Park Dog Club Inc. held its 10th annual fundraising barbecue on June 14, 2015. Back row (from left): Debbie Magnusson, Daria Zenchuk and Robyn Maharaj. Front row (from left): Corrie Shore and Kathleen Kirkman with her dog, Harry.  (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
St. Mary's Academy's annual Marian Awards for Excellence luncheon was held at the Manitoba Club on May 9, 2015. Pictured are Dr. Stella Hryniuk, Katya Ferguson, Terry Hryniuk, Marianna Carol Hryniuk-Adamov (award recipient), Stephanie Adamov, Lisa Smith, Sister Alice Konefall, Gail Burnside and Elizabeth Wolfram.  (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
St. Mary's Academy's annual Marian Awards for Excellence luncheon was held at the Manitoba Club on May 9, 2015. The awards are given to alumnae who have distinguished themselves in their 'personal and professional lives.' Back row (from left): Wayne Pucci, Carol Pucci, Lisa-Marie Buccini, Gwen Buccini (award recipient), Christa Conrad, Jenny Davin (holding Azalea Davin), Chris Davin, Shirley Pucci and Ron Pucci. Front row (from left): Avery Davin and Adriana Conrad.  (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Safeway kicked off its annual fundraising effort for Easter Seals at its south Osborne Street store this week. The campaign goes from June 12 through June 28, 2015. Pictured, from left, are Nelia Benevides (assistant store manager), Allie Onslow (SMD ambassador) and Celia Bollenbach (store manager).  (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Manitoba Dental Association (MDA) was out in full force at the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival at The Forks on June 6, 2015. Volunteer dentists and dental assistants saw more than 300 children. The MDA has been running Tooth Fairy Saturday at the festival since 1996. Pictured, from left, are Alyssa Malenki (Healthy Smile, Happy Child program), Brandon Wang, Alhena Root, Dr. Tricia Magsino-Barnabe, Dr. Susan Tsang, Trisha Mambalum-Mahendra, Whitney Taylorson, Dr. Mark Nepon, Sarah Laidlaw, Tammy Hildebrand (director of member and public relations, MDA), Dr. Jacqueline Samborski, Edith Diner, Crystal Sabourin and Christine Mallari.  (ANTHONY FERNANDO PHOTO)
The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter held its annual fundraiser gala dinner at the Gates on Roblin on May 14, 2015. The New York-themed event raised much-needed funds for the no-kill pet shelter. Representing Energy 106 were Frankie Hollywood (from left), Steve Adams, Jordan Knight, Mike Fabian, Nichole Dacey, Stephanie Harris and Todd Denysuik.  (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter held its annual fundraiser gala dinner at the Gates on Roblin on May 14, 2015. The New York-themed event raised much-needed funds for the no-kill pet shelter. Pictured are Carla Martinelli–Irvine (the  shelter's founder and executive director) and Frankie Hollywood of Energy 106. 
 (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival didn’t let the rain dampen its annual parade and party at Garden City Shopping Centre on Aug. 22, 2015. Pictured, from left, are Jorge Dimayuga, Vina Dimayuga, Paige Dimayuga and Julia Dimayuga. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival didn’t let the rain dampen its annual parade and party at Garden City Shopping Centre on Aug. 22, 2015. Pictured, from left, are Cherilyn Bautista, Aldiun Bautista, Marijane Banta, Roneil Banta, Melvin Magnayi, Ednalene Magnayi, Audrey Magnayi and Ashley Magnayi. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival didn’t let the rain dampen its annual parade and party at Garden City Shopping Centre on Aug. 22, 2015. Pictured, from left, are Fernando Celestino, Norita Celestino, Mila Comiso and Beth Ledesma. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Sister Act, based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg movie, is at Rainbow Stage until Sept. 1, 2015. Taking in the show were Debbie Nikkel (from left), Zoe Moski, Phoebe Moski and Jo Storozinski. - (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Sister Act, based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg movie, is at Rainbow Stage until Sept. 1, 2015. Taking in the show were Gail Smith (from left), Hannah Wei, Lauren McIlroy, Cheryl Smith and Jim McIlroy. - (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The 40th annual Manitoba Canine Association (MCA) show runs Aug. 13 to Aug. 16 at the East St. Paul Community Centre. This year’s show is a memorial for David Markus, one of the founders of the MCA. The show features dogs of all breeds from across North America and overseas. Some of the proceeds from this year’s event will go toward buying a vest for a local police dog. Pictured, from left, are Tracy Comberbach with Jagger, Maureen Hepples with Joey, Jill Fraser (MCA president), Harriett Lee (an event judge from Virginia) and Leanne MacIver with MacBeth, on Aug. 14, 2015. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The 40th annual Manitoba Canine Association (MCA) show runs Aug. 13 to Aug. 16 at the East St. Paul Community Centre. This year’s show is a memorial for David Markus, one of the founders of the MCA. The show features dogs of all breeds from across North America and overseas. Some of the proceeds from this year’s event will go toward buying a vest for a local police dog. Pictured, from left, are Kyle Sabourin with Maska, Connie Krohn with Kerry, and Heather Pedersen with Très Bien and Mack, on Aug. 14, 2015. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A surprise 50th birthday party for POP Sports & Entertainment’s Dave Sherman was held Aug. 7, 2015 at Le Garage Café. Pictured, from left, are Peter Sherman, Ellen Sherman, Dave Sherman, Jordan Lamirande, Angie Lamirande and Brittney Lamirande. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A surprise 50th birthday party for POP Sports & Entertainment’s Dave Sherman was held Aug. 7, 2015 at Le Garage Café. Pictured are Perry Miller and Valerie Yuel-Miller. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A surprise 50th birthday party for POP Sports & Entertainment’s Dave Sherman was held Aug. 7, 2015 at Le Garage Café. Live entertainment was provided by Those Guys: Michael Engstrom (from left), Kyle Meyer, Bernie Pastorin, Jay Mymryk, Ryan McConnell, Jesse Meyer and Jason Robert Stanley. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The second annual Canadian Jumpstart Games were held at Sinclair Park Community Centre on July 30, 2015. Hundreds of children from Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg's community school investigators (CSI) program took part. The children were from 14 different schools in Winnipeg School Division. The games are sponsored and supported by Canadian Tire and its associated store chains. Pictured, from left, are Mitch Ferreira, Jordan, Therese, Hamed, Demi, Priskila, Nicholas and Kamal Saggi. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The second annual Canadian Jumpstart Games were held at Sinclair Park Community Centre on July 30, 2015. Hundreds of children from Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg's community school investigators (CSI) program took part. The children were from 14 different schools in Winnipeg School Division. The games are sponsored and supported by Canadian Tire and its associated store chains. Pictured, from left, are Desirae Thomas, Chanell, Georgia, Danielle, Kelsey, Delmar, Annabella, and Kara Loney. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The second annual Canadian Jumpstart Games were held at Sinclair Park Community Centre on July 30, 2015. Hundreds of children from Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg's community school investigators (CSI) program took part. The children were from 14 different schools in Winnipeg School Division. The games are sponsored and supported by Canadian Tire and its associated store chains. A group of volunteers from Canadian Tire, PartSource, Sport Chek, Atmosphere and Mark's Work Wearhouse stores came out to help. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The second annual Canadian Jumpstart Games were held at Sinclair Park Community Centre on July 30, 2015. Hundreds of children from Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg's community school investigators (CSI) program took part. The children were from 14 different schools in Winnipeg School Division. The games are sponsored and supported by Canadian Tire and its associated store chains. Steve Kirby’s Jazz on Wheels ensemble performed at the event. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Valour Road Community Centre’s Clifton site (1315 Strathcona St.) is hosting a tai chi class every Wednesday at 10 a.m. They invite you to come and learn the 108 moves of tai chi. Anita Suen (from left), Lily Beltran, instructor Garry Eng, Cai Ngo and Fong Sue were working out on July 29, 2015. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Tai Chi Classes � Valour Road Community Centre Clifton Site Valour Road Community Centre (Clifton Site) is running an ongoing Tai Chi Class that takes place every Wednesday at 10 AM. They invite you to come and learn the 108 moves of Tai Chi. (L-R) Anita Suen, Lily Beltran, Garry Eng (Instructor), Cai Ngo, Fong Suen
JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Social Page for August 1st, 2015 Rotary Club of Winnipeg Luncheon � RBC Convention Centre Adrianna Szarek, Catrhy Stephens, Sylvia de Vlaming, Marilyn Letts, Marilyn Rourke, Pat Vallance
The Rotary Club of Winnipeg has a luncheon meeting every Wednesday at the RBC Convention Centre, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. The July 29, 2015 meeting featured a discussion of early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, presented by the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. Pictured, from left, are Doug Wheeler, Ernie Shewchuck, Ian Baker and Ian Seymour. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Rotary Club of Winnipeg Luncheon � RBC Convention Centre (L-R) Doug Wheeler, Ernie Shewchuck, Ian Baker, Ian Seymour
The Rotary Club of Winnipeg has a luncheon meeting every Wednesday at the RBC Convention Centre, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. The July 29, 2015 meeting featured a discussion of early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, presented by the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. Pictured, from left, are Frank Cosway (club president), Collette Mignon (community outreach manager, Alzheimer Society of Manitoba), Zbigniew Gayz and Karen Watson. (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Rotary Club of Winnipeg Luncheon � RBC Convention Centre The Rotary Club met on Wednesday July 29th at the RBC Convention Centre. The luncheon featured a discussion of the 10 early warning signs of Alzheimer�s disease presented by the Alzheimer�s Society of Manitoba. The Rotary club meets every Wednesday for at the RBC Convention Centre. To learn more about Rotary Club of Winnipeg visit winnipegrotary.org (L-R) Frank Cosway (President Rotary Club of Winnipeg), Collette Mignon (Alzheimer Society of Manitoba), Zbigniew Gayz, Karen Watson
An opening reception for the 15th annual Gimli Film Festival was held Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Waterfront Centre. Pictured, from left, are Aaron Zeghers, Alex Kristiansen and Ben Williams. - (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
An opening reception for the 15th annual Gimli Film Festival was held Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Waterfront Centre. Pictured, from left, are Leslie Ferguson, Lisa Martin, Carol Magnusson and Lisa Magnusson. - (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
An opening reception for the 15th annual Gimli Film Festival was held Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Waterfront Centre. Pictured, from left, are Naomi Levine, Michelle Aitkenhead, Art Mauro, Sen. Janis Johnson and David Filmon. - (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
An opening reception for the 15th annual Gimli Film Festival was held Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Waterfront Centre. Pictured, from left, are Claire Gillis, Norma Bailey, Icelandic Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Douglas Riske and Leona Johnson. - (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The 28th annual Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is in full gear, with a plethora of entertainment to take in. The festival runs until July 26, 2015, and there¹s entertainment at Old Market Square every day until midnight. Pictured is Suzie Martin (from left) with Coriolanus cast and crew members Daniel Matthes, Adam Charbonneau, Lisa Nelson and Maddie Clark. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The 28th annual Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is in full gear, with a plethora of entertainment to take in. The festival runs until July 26, 2015, and there¹s entertainment at Old Market Square every day until midnight. Pictured, from left, are Clare MacKay, Jordan Van Sewell and Joanne Vanderhorst. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The second-annual Fast and Furious Feast in support of Give 30 took place July 3, 2015, at Shawarma Khan. The event featured an all-you-can-eat meal served at sunset that included food from Shawarma Khan, East India Company and Kawaii Crepe. Give 30 is a national campaign that encourages people of all faiths to support their local food bank during the month of Ramadan, where Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. All proceeds from the event went to Winnipeg Harvest. Pictured are Sharwarma Khan owner Obby Khan (fourth from left) with staff members Mikayla Wagner, Bart England, Mitchell White, Mohammad Masri and Edgar Rascon. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The second-annual Fast and Furious Feast in support of Give 30 took place July 3, 2015, at Shawarma Khan. The event featured an all-you-can-eat meal served at sunset that included food from Shawarma Khan, East India Company and Kawaii Crepe. Give 30 is a national campaign that encourages people of all faiths to support their local food bank during the month of Ramadan, where Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. All proceeds from the event went to Winnipeg Harvest. Pictured, from left, are Mayor Brian Bowman, Mohammad Almaleki, Ali Almaleki and David Northcott (executive director, Winnipeg Harvest). (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The second-annual Fast and Furious Feast in support of Give 30 took place July 3, 2015, at Shawarma Khan. The event featured an all-you-can-eat meal served at sunset that included food from Shawarma Khan, East India Company and Kawaii Crepe. Give 30 is a national campaign that encourages people of all faiths to support their local food bank during the month of Ramadan, where Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. All proceeds from the event went to Winnipeg Harvest. Pictured, from left, are Bilal Rahimi, Maryam Rhimi, Usra Rahimi, Joel Trono-Doerksen and Kubra Rahimi. (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Unique products, baking and produce are available at the outdoor Downtown Farmer’s Market at Manitoba Hydro Place. The market, organized by Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday during the summer months, until mid-September. It then reverts to a monthly event indoors. Pictured, from left, are Kathy Bell, Joseph Dyer (kbglass.ca) and Jeff Poon (sweetcbakery.ca). - (John Johnston / Winnipeg Free Press)
Unique products, baking and produce are available at the outdoor Downtown Farmer’s Market at Manitoba Hydro Place. The market, organized by Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday during the summer months, until mid-September. It then reverts to a monthly event indoors. Pictured are Justin Penner and Trudy Penner. - (John Johnston / Winnipeg Free Press)
Unique products, baking and produce are available at the outdoor Downtown Farmer’s Market at Manitoba Hydro Place. The market, organized by Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday during the summer months, until mid-September. It then reverts to a monthly event indoors. Pictured, from left, are Chris Kirouac (beeproject.ca), Rebecca Hadfield (zenbars.ca), Angela Filbert (whippedcosmetics.com) and Bessie Hatizitrifonos (bessiesbestfoods.com). - (John Johnston / Winnipeg Free Press)
The 10th annual Latter-day Saints Summer Food Drive kicks off Saturday, June 18, 2015. Volunteers will be dropping off a flyer listing Winnipeg Harvest’s 10 most-needed items during the lean summer months. Pictured, from left, are Jill and Josh Gruninger with their children, Corbin, Britain, Gavin, Benson, Jaxon and Ethan. - (John Johnston / Winnipeg Free Press)
The 10th annual Latter-day Saints Summer Food Drive kicks off Saturday, June 18, 2015. Volunteers will be dropping off a flyer listing Winnipeg Harvest’s 10 most-needed items during the lean summer months. Pictured, from left, are Jeff Hadfield, Maggie Hadfield, Charlene Laluk (special events co-ordinator, Church of Latter-day Saints) and Victoria DeGuzman. - (John Johnston / Winnipeg Free Press)
The 2015 Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts was held June 19 at the Fairmont Hotel. More than 500 people attended, including individual artists, arts organizations, local businesses, many city councillors and Mayor Brian Bowman. The Mayor’s Luncheon is an occasion to celebrate the Winnipeg Arts Council awards winners and nominees who represent the diverse and talented arts community in the city. For more information on the Winnipeg Arts Council and the Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts, please visit winnipegarts.ca. From left: 2015 arts council award winners Patricia Bovey, Nicola Schaefer, Sylvia Flam, KC Adams, Lara Ciekiewicz and Ali Lount (Graham C. Lount Family Foundation). - (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS )
The Shalom Residence Foundation held its annual fundraising dinner June 24 at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. Shalom Residences Inc. provides residences for people with intellectual disabilities and helps them achieve their potential as contributing members of the community. To learn more, visit shalomresidences.com. From left: Meaghan Spenchuck (office manager), Shelley Nagle (coordinator), Nancy Hughes (executive director), Susan Tax (resident), Charles Tax (president) - (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS )
The Shalom Residence Foundation held its annual fundraising dinner June 24 at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. Shalom Residences Inc. provides residences for people with intellectual disabilities and helps them achieve their potential as contributing members of the community. To learn more, visit shalomresidences.com. From left: Frank Steele, Allen Kraut, Elaine Paul (Dinner Chair), Joe Elfenbaum, Zivy Chudnow, Bobby Paul, Gary Margolis - (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS )
Kilcona Park Dog Club Inc. held its 10th annual fundraising barbecue on June 14, 2015. Mark Malonski and Kelly Malonski with their dog, Bali, and Penny Banman and Adam Banman with their dogs, Thor and Zeus. - (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Kilcona Park Dog Club Inc. held its 10th annual fundraising barbecue on June 14, 2015. Back row (from left): Debbie Magnusson, Daria Zenchuk and Robyn Maharaj. Front row (from left): Corrie Shore and Kathleen Kirkman with her dog, Harry. - (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
St. Mary's Academy's annual Marian Awards for Excellence luncheon was held at the Manitoba Club on May 9, 2015. Pictured are Dr. Stella Hryniuk, Katya Ferguson, Terry Hryniuk, Marianna Carol Hryniuk-Adamov (award recipient), Stephanie Adamov, Lisa Smith, Sister Alice Konefall, Gail Burnside and Elizabeth Wolfram. - (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
St. Mary's Academy's annual Marian Awards for Excellence luncheon was held at the Manitoba Club on May 9, 2015. The awards are given to alumnae who have distinguished themselves in their 'personal and professional lives.' Back row (from left): Wayne Pucci, Carol Pucci, Lisa-Marie Buccini, Gwen Buccini (award recipient), Christa Conrad, Jenny Davin (holding Azalea Davin), Chris Davin, Shirley Pucci and Ron Pucci. Front row (from left): Avery Davin and Adriana Conrad. - (JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Safeway kicked off its annual fundraising effort for Easter Seals at its south Osborne Street store this week. The campaign goes from June 12 through June 28, 2015. Pictured, from left, are Nelia Benevides (assistant store manager), Allie Onslow (SMD ambassador) and Celia Bollenbach (store manager). - (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Manitoba Dental Association (MDA) was out in full force at the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival at The Forks on June 6, 2015. Volunteer dentists and dental assistants saw more than 300 children. The MDA has been running Tooth Fairy Saturday at the festival since 1996. Pictured, from left, are Alyssa Malenki (Healthy Smile, Happy Child program), Brandon Wang, Alhena Root, Dr. Tricia Magsino-Barnabe, Dr. Susan Tsang, Trisha Mambalum-Mahendra, Whitney Taylorson, Dr. Mark Nepon, Sarah Laidlaw, Tammy Hildebrand (director of member and public relations, MDA), Dr. Jacqueline Samborski, Edith Diner, Crystal Sabourin and Christine Mallari. - (ANTHONY FERNANDO PHOTO)
The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter held its annual fundraiser gala dinner at the Gates on Roblin on May 14, 2015. The New York-themed event raised much-needed funds for the no-kill pet shelter. Representing Energy 106 were Frankie Hollywood (from left), Steve Adams, Jordan Knight, Mike Fabian, Nichole Dacey, Stephanie Harris and Todd Denysuik. - (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter held its annual fundraiser gala dinner at the Gates on Roblin on May 14, 2015. The New York-themed event raised much-needed funds for the no-kill pet shelter. Pictured are Carla Martinelli–Irvine (the shelter's founder and executive director) and Frankie Hollywood of Energy 106. - (JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
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