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Dial “C” for community

The first-ever Sunshine House telethon will take place on Feb. 27 and be broadcast via Facebook and YouTube. The event will raise money for Sunshine House’s programming and feature music, drag, comedy, a raffle, meal kits delivered by drag performers and more. 

The road to climate resilience

The Manitoba Climate Action Team and the Winnipeg Foundation are launching a plan for a climate-resilient Manitoba, called The Road to Resilience, on Feb. 18 on YouTube. The plan’s authors hope community members will read the plan, discuss and further develop it. Curt Hull, the plan’s lead author, will be a key speaker. 

New dean announcements

Laurie-Ann Hellsten, dean of education for the University of Winnipeg, has announced that Dr. Lesley Eblie Trudel began a five-year term as associate dean of education as of Feb. 1. Additionally, Doug Goltz, dean of science, announced that Melanie Gregg is now the acting associate dean of science while Tabitha Wood is on a one-year leave.

Rent better

West Broadway Community Organization is holding a workshop series on renting from Feb. 16 to 18. The series will include Alana Ring-Woodard, a RentSmart educator, and will focus on rental rights and common issues faced by new and experienced tenants. The workshop series is free, and those interested in participating can email to register. 

New immunization site for priority First Nations populations

On Feb. 8, a pop-up immunization site that will serve First Nations healthcare workers, knowledge-keepers and traditional healers opened in Winnipeg. The site will host 889 appointments in the days following its launch, in hopes of protecting priority populations from COVID-19. 

Black History Manitoba virtual programming

Black History Manitoba is hosting and taking part in a variety of online events for Black History Month, including A Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Black History Month in Canada, University of Manitoba’s Black History Month Event, a Black History Month History Lesson and other events for children and youth. For the full program, visit

Published in Volume 75, Number 18 of The Uniter (February 11, 2021)

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