News Briefs

City Integrity Commissioner

The City of Winnipeg is one step closer to appointing their first Integrity Commissioner. Mayor Brian Bowman announced the members of a three-person panel who will recommend a candidate. The Commissioner will not be a city employee and will investigate conflicts of interest and other reports made by the public regarding members of Council.

Peace for West Central

The Communities March for Peace will be held on Sept. 28 from 5:30-8 p.m. There are two starting locations this year – Orioles Community Centre (444 Burnell St.) or the Northwest corner of Sherbrook and Broadway. Both marches end at Central Park, where JD and the Sunshine Band will play the community BBQ. Find more about the event on Facebook.

Trees and tots

On Sept. 21, a group of 10 three to five-year-olds (and their guardians) planted 20 new trees in Assiniboine Park to mark National Tree Day. Free celebrations will continue this Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. by the Duck Pond and will include tree bucket rides, tree swings, wood turners
and a marketplace. See for more information.

Learn about Co-op program

The University of Winnipeg’s Co-operative education program is offering an information session on Sept. 26 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in 4BC55. The program pairs students with paid work placements where they can apply the knowledge and skills they’ve learned in the classroom. Find more information at

Sharing coming out stories

The U of W LGBT* centre has put a call out for speakers or performers to share a coming out story at a celebration they’re planning for National Coming Out Day (which is Oct. 11). Experiences can be shared in “poem, song or story form.” For more information email or call 204-786-9025.

Student group fair

On Sept. 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the UWSA is hosting a student group fair in Riddell Hall at the U of W. At the fair, students can learn about some of the student groups on campus – there are currently more than 65 different groups –or about starting their own. For more information, search for the event on Facebook or see

Published in Volume 71, Number 3 of The Uniter (September 22, 2016)

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