The Westland Foundation celebrated 25 years of inner-city youth achievements with its inaugural Scholars’ Reception on Feb. 13 at the Millennium Library. The event recognized Westland Scholars’ achievements and their contribution to the foundation’s growth. Created in 1993 to help a group of inner-Winnipeg school parent councils and area organizations raise $10,000 to fund summer school recreation play programs, the Westland Foundation is a volunteer-based and non-profit organization dedicated to empowering inner-Winnipeg youth through post-secondary education. The Westland Foundation Education Fund program works to raise sufficient funds to underwrite the first year of post-secondary studies for inner-city Winnipeg students. For more information, visit westlandfoundation.ca.
Here I Am
Sarasvàti Productions hosted two performances of Here I Am in celebration of International Women’s Week at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg on March 9. Here I Am featured a diverse lineup of monologues by Canadian playwrights, as well as performance pieces by local creators and performers. Founded in Winnipeg in 2000, Sarasvàti aims to inspire artists and audiences through the use of theatre and by providing a place where artists can develop and showcase their skills and celebrate their creativity. For more information, visit sarasvati.ca.