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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The Islamic Social Services Association held its biannual fundraising dinner on May 29, 2015. Ihsan Awards were presented to two lawyers for their support of the Muslim community. Pictured, from left, are Dianne Lieberman, Saul Simmonds (award winner), Abdo El Tassi (ISSA vice-president), Jonah Simmonds and Tiana Northage.
The Islamic Social Services Association held its biannual fundraising dinner on May 29, 2015. Ihsan Awards were presented to two lawyers for their support of the Muslim community. Pictured, from left, are Premier Greg Selinger, Shahina Siddiqui (ISSA president), Frank Lavitt (award winner), Ahava Halpern, Saif Khan, Stacy Wytinck and Jon Gerrard (MLA, River Heights).
A Wise Guys reunion was held at the site of the defunct Exchange District bar (now home to District Stop) on May 4, 2015 as a fundraiser for the Kevin Walters Memorial Fund. The fund supports promising performers and organizations in music, film, performance and the creative arts. Prominent Manitoba musicians, including Doc Walker, provided entertainment. Pictured, from left, are Melissa Kaminsky, Jason Yuel, Kate Gameiro, Perry Miller and Dean Zurowski.
A Wise Guys reunion was held at the site of the defunct Exchange District bar (now home to District Stop) on May 4, 2015 as a fundraiser for the Kevin Walters Memorial Fund. The fund supports promising performers and organizations in music, film, performance and the creative arts. Prominent Manitoba musicians, including Doc Walker, provided entertainment. Pictured, from left, are Tom McGouran of the Tom and Larry show, lawyer Bob Sokalski and CJOB radio personality Kathy Kennedy.
A Wise Guys reunion was held at the site of the defunct Exchange District bar (now home to District Stop) on May 4, 2015 as a fundraiser for the Kevin Walters Memorial Fund. The fund supports promising performers and organizations in music, film, performance and the creative arts. Prominent Manitoba musicians, including Doc Walker, provided entertainment. Here, True North Sports & Entertainment chairman Mark Chipman sets the beat for band Doc Walker.
The Rainbow Resource Centre held its annual Spring Fling Gala at the Delta Winnipeg on May 23, 2015. The not-for-profit community organization provides support, education, programming and resources to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and two-spirit communities of Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Pictured, from left, are Robb Ritchie, Mandi Taylor, Michelle Aitkenhead and Brendan Rogers.
Variety, the Children’s Charity, transformed the Delta Winnipeg into a circus on May 9, 2015 for its annual fundraising gala. Representing Dominion Accounting & Tax Service were Larry Brazeau, Pat Mason, Mayumi Panelo, Marites Salvador, Rodney Steiman (Dominion president), Rosela Francisco, Barb Towegejick, Belinda Garcia, Avy De Guzman, Divina Aguila, Jeannie Inumerable, Josie Mendoza, Ellen Del Mundo and Lorna Mendoza.
Variety, the Children’s Charity, transformed the Delta Winnipeg into a circus on May 9, 2015 for its annual fundraising gala. The evening featured a daring escape from a water-filled tank by Dean Gunnarson. Pictured, with Gunnarson, are Variety children Brady Janz (from left), Paige Janz and Meagan Janz.
The 19th annual Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show took place May 12 to 14, 2015 at the RBC Convention Centre. Each year, participants meet to discuss and promote aboriginal business, community and economic development. Here, broadcaster and university administrator Wab Kinew (second from left) poses with youth Joe Bone, Alison Campeau and Maggie Moose from Broadway Neighbourhood Centre’s Just TV program.
The 19th annual Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show took place May 12 to 14, 2015 at the RBC Convention Centre. Each year, participants meet to discuss and promote aboriginal business, community and economic development. Here, keynote speaker Dr. Martin Brokenleg (fourth from left) poses with conference board of directors George Leonard, Carol Johnston, Kim Bullard, Rick Ducharme and Leann Brown.
The Grace Hospital Foundation’s annual fundraising gala was held at the Victoria Inn on May 5, 2015, kicking off the Tomorrow’s Grace capital campaign. The campaign aims to raise $6 million to help pay for a new addition at the hospital, including a new emergency department. Pictured, from left, are Munther Zeid (Food Fare), Pearl McGonigal (campaign co-chair), Mayor Brian Bowman, Candace Grammond (co-chair, gala committee) and Keith Davidson (treasurer, Grace Hospital Foundation board).
Visitors to historic Elmwood Cemetery on Mother’s Day were greeted by Friends of Elmwood Cemetery board members and staff handing out fresh and potted flowers on May 10, 2015. Pictured, from left, are Jim Baker (president, Manitoba Hotel Association), Holly Cowan (Contemporary Printing Services) and Wayne Rogers (executive director, Friends of the Elmwood Cemetery).
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 Islamic Social Services Association held its biannual fundraising dinner on May 29, 2015. Ihsan Awards were presented to two lawyers for their support of the Muslim community. Pictured, from left, are Dianne Lieberman, Saul Simmonds (award winner), Abdo El Tassi (ISSA vice-president), Jonah Simmonds and Tiana Northage. - JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The Islamic Social Services Association held its biannual fundraising dinner on May 29, 2015. Ihsan Awards were presented to two lawyers for their support of the Muslim community. Pictured, from left, are Premier Greg Selinger, Shahina Siddiqui (ISSA president), Frank Lavitt (award winner), Ahava Halpern, Saif Khan, Stacy Wytinck and Jon Gerrard (MLA, River Heights). - JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
A Wise Guys reunion was held at the site of the defunct Exchange District bar (now home to District Stop) on May 4, 2015 as a fundraiser for the Kevin Walters Memorial Fund. The fund supports promising performers and organizations in music, film, performance and the creative arts. Prominent Manitoba musicians, including Doc Walker, provided entertainment. Pictured, from left, are Melissa Kaminsky, Jason Yuel, Kate Gameiro, Perry Miller and Dean Zurowski. - JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
A Wise Guys reunion was held at the site of the defunct Exchange District bar (now home to District Stop) on May 4, 2015 as a fundraiser for the Kevin Walters Memorial Fund. The fund supports promising performers and organizations in music, film, performance and the creative arts. Prominent Manitoba musicians, including Doc Walker, provided entertainment. Pictured, from left, are Tom McGouran of the Tom and Larry show, lawyer Bob Sokalski and CJOB radio personality Kathy Kennedy. - JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
A Wise Guys reunion was held at the site of the defunct Exchange District bar (now home to District Stop) on May 4, 2015 as a fundraiser for the Kevin Walters Memorial Fund. The fund supports promising performers and organizations in music, film, performance and the creative arts. Prominent Manitoba musicians, including Doc Walker, provided entertainment. Here, True North Sports & Entertainment chairman Mark Chipman sets the beat for band Doc Walker. - JOHN JOHNSTON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
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The Rainbow Resource Centre held its annual Spring Fling Gala at the Delta Winnipeg on May 23, 2015. The not-for-profit community organization provides support, education, programming and resources to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and two-spirit communities of Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Pictured, from left, are Robb Ritchie, Mandi Taylor, Michelle Aitkenhead and Brendan Rogers. - JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
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Variety, the Children’s Charity, transformed the Delta Winnipeg into a circus on May 9, 2015 for its annual fundraising gala. Representing Dominion Accounting & Tax Service were Larry Brazeau, Pat Mason, Mayumi Panelo, Marites Salvador, Rodney Steiman (Dominion president), Rosela Francisco, Barb Towegejick, Belinda Garcia, Avy De Guzman, Divina Aguila, Jeannie Inumerable, Josie Mendoza, Ellen Del Mundo and Lorna Mendoza. - JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Variety, the Children’s Charity, transformed the Delta Winnipeg into a circus on May 9, 2015 for its annual fundraising gala. The evening featured a daring escape from a water-filled tank by Dean Gunnarson. Pictured, with Gunnarson, are Variety children Brady Janz (from left), Paige Janz and Meagan Janz. - JOHN JOHNSTON FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
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The 19th annual Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show took place May 12 to 14, 2015 at the RBC Convention Centre. Each year, participants meet to discuss and promote aboriginal business, community and economic development. Here, broadcaster and university administrator Wab Kinew (second from left) poses with youth Joe Bone, Alison Campeau and Maggie Moose from Broadway Neighbourhood Centre’s Just TV program. - COURTESY OF VISION QUEST CONFERENCES INC.
The 19th annual Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show took place May 12 to 14, 2015 at the RBC Convention Centre. Each year, participants meet to discuss and promote aboriginal business, community and economic development. Here, keynote speaker Dr. Martin Brokenleg (fourth from left) poses with conference board of directors George Leonard, Carol Johnston, Kim Bullard, Rick Ducharme and Leann Brown. - COURTESY OF VISION QUEST CONFERENCES INC.
The Grace Hospital Foundation’s annual fundraising gala was held at the Victoria Inn on May 5, 2015, kicking off the Tomorrow’s Grace capital campaign. The campaign aims to raise $6 million to help pay for a new addition at the hospital, including a new emergency department. Pictured, from left, are Munther Zeid (Food Fare), Pearl McGonigal (campaign co-chair), Mayor Brian Bowman, Candace Grammond (co-chair, gala committee) and Keith Davidson (treasurer, Grace Hospital Foundation board). - JOHN JOHNSTON / FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Visitors to historic Elmwood Cemetery on Mother’s Day were greeted by Friends of Elmwood Cemetery board members and staff handing out fresh and potted flowers on May 10, 2015. Pictured, from left, are Jim Baker (president, Manitoba Hotel Association), Holly Cowan (Contemporary Printing Services) and Wayne Rogers (executive director, Friends of the Elmwood Cemetery). - JOHN JOHNSTON / FOR THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
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