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Let's hit the reset button, shall we?
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Let's hit the reset button, shall we?

We know, we know... try, try again.

Most of us have been trying to psych ourselves up for spring – for getting outside, for outdoor activities, for enjoying our favourite sports and getting into our gardens. However, Mother Nature has just not been co-operating. If a quick overview of my social media feeds was any indication, plenty of people were rather frustrated through the Easter long weekend.

But, as we clean up from last week's spring storm and subsequent Easter Sunday snowfall, we should remind ourselves that there is still plenty to celebrate and to look forward to in the days and weeks to come.

Just this week, Sport Manitoba – the organization which oversees all sporting associations in the province – will host its first in-person Night of Champions celebration in three years at Club Regent Event Centre. Athletes, officlals, coaches, volunteers and alumni from across the province will be honoured in several categories, and the last group of 2020 Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame inductees will finally get their moments in the spotlight – including curler Ed Werenich, football player and executive Paul Robson, volleyball star Ruth Klassen, athletics official Marilyn Fraser and Muay Thai/kickboxing athlete Baxter Humby. For the provincial sports community, which has been so disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will surely feel like a new beginning.

ArtsJunktion knows all about new beginnings. Located at 312 William Ave. in the Exchange District, it is a community-based charitable organization dedicated to the collection and redistribution – 'upcycling' is the au courant phrase – of donated materials to the city's artistic community on a take-what-you-need, pay-what-you-can basis. It even has a small library of tools that it will lend to members for a small fee. It's a very cool idea, and if you want to learn more about ArtsJunktion and what it does, it is offering a full series of Earth Week events  leading up to Earth Day on Fri., April 22.  Try taking one or two of them in, it may help your get over the late-winter/early spring blues.

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 One of the purposes of this newsletter is to offer a select list of upcoming events and to encourage people to use our event submission page. If you want to learn more about what's going on in and around the city, please visit our Events listings page.

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John Kendle

John Kendle, Managing editor, Canstar Community News

John Kendle


Out & About

Earth Week at ArtsJunktion • ArtsJunktion (312 William Ave.) April 18-21, 1 - 5 p.m., April 22, 4  - 9 p.m., A week-long creative reuse festival. Free

Wolseley Residents' Association Meeting • April 20, 7 p.m., R.A. Steen Community Centre. See for info and Zoom link.

Sport Manitoba's Night of Champions • April 21, 7 p.m., Club Regent Event Centre. Sport Manitoba awards night and Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Tickets $28.36 at


Needtobreathe • April 18, 7 p.m., Burton Cummings Theatre. With Patrick Droney. Tickets $49.25 at

Hawksley Workman • April 18, 8 p.m., Park Theatre. Tickets $43.25 at

Imagine Dragons • April 19, 7 p.m., Canada Life Centre. With AVIV. Tickets $64.75 at

Boy Golden • April 20, 8 p.m., West End Cultural Centre. Sold out.

The Function – Lost and Found • April 20, Park Theatre, 8 p.m.  Tickets $25 at

Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg McLellan Competition for Solo Performance with the WSO • Jubilee Place, Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute April 20, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Geneva Halverson (mezzo soprano); Gregory Lewis (violin); David Liam Roberts (cello). Tickets $30 to $15 at

Ben Caplan • April 21, 8 p.m., Park Theatre. Tickets $31.90 at

Harry Manx • April 21, 8 p.m., West End Cultural Centre. Tickets $30.31 at

Son of Dave • April 21, 8 p.m., The Good Will Social Club. With Paige Drobot. Tickets $17 at

Caribou • April 21, 8 p.m., Burton Cummings Theatre. With Pigeon. Tickets $36.75 at

Royal Blood • April 23, 8 p.m., Burton Cummings Theatre. With Cleopatrick. Tickets $118 to $48 at

Blessed • April 23, 8 p.m., The Good Will Social Club. With J.R.C.G. (performed by Dreamdecay Music Group), Softswitch, Hotel Dog. Tickets $12.88 at

Sweet Alibi April 24, 8 p.m., Park Theatre. With Fontine. Tickets $24.55 at


Belgian Club (407 Provencher Blvd) • April 22 – Bumbu Diaries

Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club (234 Main St., 204-957-9082 • April 19, 20, 21 – Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans (Sold out); April 22 – Mark Reeves, $15; April 23 – Sargeant and Comrade $2o; April 24 – Big Dave McLean’s Sunday Night Jam. Tickets at

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