Picturing mental health
An art sale has been organized to help people living with mental health issues return to work. SSCOPE is holding an ARTFEST at the Centennial Concert Hall on Oct. 29 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees can meet local artists, eat appetizers, have a glass of wine and take home a piece of art. A $35 ticket gets you into the sale, while a $65 ticket gets you into the sale and a paint day art class by Art and Wine. SSCOPE is also offering sponsorship opportunities at the $4,000, $2,000, and $1,000 levels. For more information call SSCOPE at 204-987-6300 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manitoba Riding for the Disabled is holding its ninth annual Bud, Spud and Chicken fundraiser on Nov. 4. The event, which helps children living with special needs participate in therapeutic horseback riding, is being held at the Canad Inns Polo Park’s TYC Event Centre. Tickets cost $20 and children under the age of 18 can attend. For tickets or more information, call 204-925-5905 or email email@example.com.
The Canadian Celiac Association’s Manitoba chapter is inviting people to attend its annual fall general meeting on Oct. 7. The meeting is being held at Maranatha Church, at 910 Sturgeon Rd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and there will be a Gluten Free 101 session for newly diagnosed people from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring a gluten-free dish to the potluck cold lunch. For more information visit manitobaceliac.com.
Books and breakfast
You can eat breakfast and help family literacy. Breakfast with Bookmates is being held Oct. 11 at 8 a.m., at the Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Ave. Marc Battle, an early childhood education instructor at Red River College, is the guest speaker. Proceeds will help support the organization’s family literacy and early learning training. Tickets are $40 with a partial tax receipt and are available by calling 204-582-1804.
The Swedish Cultural Association of Manitoba is featuring Kongero, a Swedish folk’appella group, on Oct. 18. The concert, being held at Westworth United Church at 1750 Grosvenor Ave., features the group of four Swedish women singing traditional and original songs. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at McNally Robinson Booksellers or by emailing Svenskclub17@gmail.com.
Test your Trivia
The Alzheimer Society is holding its ninth annual Trivia Challenge on Oct. 17. The fundraiser, held at the Club Regent Event Centre, sees teams of 10 compete in 10 fast-paced rounds of trivia with one team snagging the title of grand champion. Registration is $30 per person with an option to collect pledges. Teams which raise at least $750 in pledges are put into the VIP club, where they get prime seating, a round of free drinks and an appetizer and dessert platter for the team. Last year, more than $26,000 was raised to help support programs and services for people affected by dementia.
To register, visit alzheimer.mb.ca/triviachallenge2017 or call 204-943-6622.
Cast away for a cause
A Caribbean Dreamin’ appetizer and wine pairing fundraiser will being held on Oct. 19 by the Manitoba chapter of Osteoporosis Canada. The evening, at the Riverwood Square Retirement Living at 1778 Pembina Hwy., features a creative food menu and tastefully chosen wine along with a decadent dessert table. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 204-772-3498 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.