Help homeless by filling U-Haul
You can help Winnipeg's homeless — today — if you have money, clothing, personal-hygiene products or household goods to donate. GetAssist Inc., an online resource linking people with others who can help them do things, is hosting a Fill-the-U-Haul event to help support the Main Street Project, Winnipeg Child and Family Services and the Flavie-Laurent Centre on Sept. 29. It is being held at the GetAssist Network Centre at 236 Osborne St. South C from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Art helps African orphans
If you need a piece of art for your wall, Grands 'n' More Winnipeg can help you on Sunday. The organization, which helps children orphaned by AIDS in Africa, is holding it fourth annual Art from the Attic at the Norwood Community Centre, 87 Walmer St., on Sept. 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year more than 2,000 pieces of art were available for purchase and the event raised more than $30,000.
Buy books, help library
The Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library are holding its annual book sale on Oct. 20 and 21. The sale, held in the Grant Park High School gymnasium, is on the Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 60 tables in more than 50 categories with current, collectible and vintage used books. Proceeds from the sale goes to help special projects at the Winnipeg Public Library.
The first black woman to be elected a Bencher in the 219-year history of the Law Society of Upper Canada will speak as part of WISE Manitoba Inc.'s 2018 Equality Breakfast on Oct. 26. Joanne St. Lewis, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, will speak as part of the breakfast's theme this year of Beyond Black History Month: Contributions and Challenges. The breakfast is being held at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg from 7:15 to 9 a.m., and tickets, costing $30, can be purchased at McNally Robinson Booksellers, the Manitoba Status of Women at 204-945-6281, or by calling WISE at 204-453-1379 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Test your trivia knowledge
The 10th annual Trivia Challenge is being held by the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba on Oct. 10. Teams of 10 will complete in 10 rounds at the Club Regent Event Centre to see who will be crowned grand champion. Registration is $30 per person with an option to collect pledges. To register call 204-943-6622 or go to alzheimer.mb.ca/triviachallenge2018
Fashion show helps hospitalized kids
The Children's Hospital Guild of Manitoba, in partnership with Domino's in Canada, will hold its 2018 Bear Essentials Fashion Show and Dinner on Oct. 17. The event, being held in the Hotel Fort Garry's grand ballroom, will see fashions from Aldo Formal Fashions, Danali, Chestnut Lane, EPH Apparel, Flaunt, Lake Life, Mad About Style, Spa Lifestyles and The Bay. Tickets cost $125 and can be purchased online.
Brunch for labour issues
Former MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis is the honoured guest and Rebecca Blaikie, Mount Carmel Clinic’s director of community services, is the speaker at the annual fundraising brunch put on by the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The brunch, at the Fort Garry Hotel on Oct. 28 between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is being held in support of the Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues. Tickets are $100 or a table of 12 is $1,200 and can be purchased by calling 204-927-3200 or going online.
Fashion show helps grant wishes
The Children's Wish is holding a fundraising fashion show on Nov. 1 so sick children can get granted their wish. The second annual show, being held at Manitoba Hydro Place with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the show beginning at 7:30 p.m., will see wish children, mothers, board members and male volunteers walk down the runway wearing clothes from some of the city's finest designers and boutiques. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. To buy tickets go online.
Dam Busters book launch
The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, along with the Canadian Aviation Historical Society and the Royal Military Institute of Manitoba, is hosting the launch of a new book, Dam Busters, by historian Ted Barris. The book, about the secret air raid against Nazi Germany during the Second World War, will be launched in the museum's second-floor multi-purpose room, at 958 Ferry Rd., on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. And, because the museum will be closing to get ready for a move to its new location, it will be one of the last times to visit the museum inside the historic former hangar.