Help make comforters for good cause
A needle and thread is all you’ll need to help disaster or conflict displaced people stay warm. The Mennonite Central Committee is celebrating its 100th anniversary by holding its Great Winter Warm-up comforter tying event at North Kildonan MB Church, Jan. 18 at 9 a.m. It will be a full day of comforter-making, food, and fun. People of all ages and skill levels are invited. Register at mccmb.ca/greatwinterwarmup or call Jessica at 204-261-6381, for more information.
Gluten-free information class
If you’ve been newly diagnosed with Celiac disease, DH, or just want help navigating a gluten-free lifestyle, you’re in luck. A free Gluten Free 101 information class is being held by the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association at the SMD Building, 203-825 Sherbrook St., Jan. 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parking is free at the SMD lot on McDermot Avenue at Sherbrook. For more information, call 204-772-6979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundraiser helps special-needs advocacy group
The Family Advocacy Network of Manitoba is holding its first annual Bud, Spud and Steak on Feb. 1. The event, a fundraiser for the organization which is a support and advocacy organization for parents and family members of people living with special needs, is being held at the Canad Inns Polo Park’s TYC Event Centre from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25 per person and can be purchased by emailing email@example.com or calling Audra at 204-391-2851.
Help children living with special needs
The 21st annual Super Flea Market fundraiser is being held by the Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association on Feb. 1 and 2. The market, featuring 80 booths offering everything from vintage to new items and much more, is at Assiniboia Downs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. There will also be a silent auction and a 50/50 draw. Admission to the event, which helps children living with special needs receive therapeutic horseback riding, is $5 with children under 12 free. For more details, contact MRDA at 204-925-5905.
A documentary exploring the human side of living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be screened Jan. 6. The film, How to Bee, is about a young filmmaker connecting with his father through beekeeping after he is diagnosed with COPD. The film is being shown at the Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas and VIP at 7 p.m., and Demand Film Canada will be accepting donations on behalf of the Manitoba Lung Association.
Chance to try Paralympic sport Boccia
Manitobans living with physical disabilities can try out the sport Boccia on Jan. 9. The ball sport is similar to Bocce, became a Paralympic sport in 1984, and sees a group meets monthly to practice their skills and have fun together. The program, being held at the Sergeant Tommy Prince Place, 90 Sinclair St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., is for all ages and abilities and is being put on by the Rehabilitation Centre for Children’s LIFE program, the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba, and the Manitoba Cerebral Palsy Sports Association. For further details contact David Kron at 204-982-4842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.