The department of kinesiology and applied health will host a lecture conference on Friday, Oct. 28 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in 3D01 (Duckworth Centre). Students and faculty will give 12-minute talks followed by a three-minute question period, with a reception to follow.
Community town hall
Everyone is invited to a community town hall on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Eckhardt Gramatté Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Topics will include pipelines, hydro dams and the Paris Agreement with a panel comprised of Anna Johnston, Patricia Fitzpatrick, Elder Florence Paynter and moderator Terry MacLeod of CBC Radio.
Chocolate for cancer research
Indulge in your favourite flavour for a good cause. The Canadian Cancer Society is hosting Everything Chocolate, a night of treats, drinks and prizes on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport (1800 Wellington Ave.). Tickets are $75 and are available online at cancer.ca/everythingchocolate.
United Way raffle
The United Way will host its annual basket raffle from Monday, Oct. 31 to Friday, Nov. 4 in the Riddell Atrium. A maximum of 5,500 tickets will be sold throughout the week for $1 per ticket. The draw will be held on the Friday at 1:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go towards the United Way.
First World War exhibit
The Saint-Boniface Historical Society will launch their latest exhibit, Témoins de la Grande Guerre [Witnesses of the Great War] on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 340 Provencher Blvd. The exhibit looks at the participation of francophones in the First World War and commemorates their efforts.
Big Brothers Big Sisters in a new building
Thanks to local sponsorship, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg have raised over half of their $1.2 million goal and were able to purchase a new building, located at 532 Ellice Ave. The organization looks at mentoring young people in Winnipeg, many of whom live in the inner city close to the new location.