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German-Indigenous relations

The lecture “Early German-Indigenous Relations in Eastern North America” held in Bryce Hall at the University of Winnipeg on Dec. 4 by the department of German-Canadian Studies for their Brown Bag Lecture Series from 2 to 3 p.m. with Dr. Andrew Zonderman. The lecture is approximately 30 minutes in length and is followed by a discussion period.

Soccer camps for girls

The fourth annual Desiree Scott Soccer Camp for Girls will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. at Garden City Community Centre on 725 Kingsbury Ave. It is organized by KidSport, a national charity administered in Manitoba by Sport Manitoba, which “provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.”

New exhibit in archives

The University of Winnipeg Archives, located in room 5C02, is holding a new exhibit titled If These Walls Could Talk. It is curated by Tanya Wiegand, the archival assistant. The exhibition includes “textual records and artifacts found inside the walls in Wesley Hall during repair-work in 1997.” It also features old newspapers, class assignments, love letters, bill statements, cigarette packages and Dentyne gum, among other things. The archives are open to visitors Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Gifts for holiday dinner

The University of Winnipeg (U of W) will host its annual community holiday dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 12 for community learning programs and for families in residence. The university is seeking donations in the form of new and unwrapped toys, monetary donations and volunteers, among any other appropriate gifts for children and families. Donations can be dropped off until Dec. 4 at Room 3W10 (to Gail Wozney), in the U of W library, Room 3RC076C (to Ashley Hayward) and at Student Services (Rice Centre, first floor).

Community forum discusses transit

The Amalgamated Transit Union 1505, Functional Transit Winnipeg and the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg hosted an urgent community forum to “discuss and organize around the proposed cuts to Winnipeg Transit as part of the 2020 civic budget” on Nov. 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the second-floor auditorium at Union Centre. Community members were encouraged to mobilize their councillors to attend and further organize at the upcoming Nov. 28 budget consultation meeting at Winnipeg City Hall.

Published in Volume 74, Number 11 of The Uniter (November 21, 2019)

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