City briefs

Thrive Week

Thrive Week will take place on the University of Winnipeg campus from Nov. 4 to 8. There will be various wellness-themed events to help the U of W community “thrive.” Activities will mostly take place in Riddell Hall and the Centennial Auditorium and include meditation, mindfulness exercises, mental health awareness events, career and academic advising and game nights.

Introduction to Bluegrass

The Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts (MCMA) on the U of W campus will offer a class called “Introduction to Bluegrass” in the form of four workshops running on Saturdays from Nov. 2 to 23. The classes will cover a variety of bluegrass tunes and ensemble playing. The instructors are Ed Byard, Jim Hildred and Zohreh Gervais. The cost is $90 for four weeks or $30 for single sessions.

Winter Storm Benefit Concert

The Winter Storm Benefit Concert will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Pyramid Cabaret. The community fundraiser exists to enhance community resilience in handling emergencies, especially during the cold and harsh winter months in Winnipeg. The event is pay-what-you-can, and cheques can be made payable to the Southern Chiefs Organization with “2019 Winter Storm Emergency Fund Relief” in the memo line.

Radicalism-Driven Violent Extremism

The talk “Radicalism Driven Violent Extremism: In Search of a Pedagogical Model for Conflict Transformation” will happen on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 2C15 (Centennial Hall). Dr. Kawser Ahmed will provide perspectives on combating hate in the current political climate and innovative solutions to counter radicalism. The talk will take an interdisciplinary approach between political science and global studies.

Canadian Transplant Games

Winnipeg will hold the Canadian Transplant Games for the first time ever next summer. The competition offers platforms to Canadian organ and tissue transplant recipients from all ages and walks of life to engage in athletic activities. Mayor Brian Bowman was present to offer his support at the official kickoff on Oct. 28, alongside Thomas Miles of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Canada launches campaign

On the first anniversary of the closure of Greyhound services, the ATU is launching a new campaign which will call on the federal government to create intercity public transit. Speakers include journalist Emily Leedham and Tom Lindsey, MLA of Flin Flon. The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m. in Winnipeg (Union Centre, 275 Broadway) and 2 p.m. in Brandon at the previous Greyhound Terminal (141 6th St.).

Published in Volume 74, Number 8 of The Uniter (October 31, 2019)

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