Four things to fear downtown
Fear Winnipeg will reinstate their Halloween programming for the first time since 2019, when their venue was destroyed in a fire. Starting Oct. 1, they will host four different horror experiences at a secret location in downtown Winnipeg. More information on the experiences and how to purchase tickets is available at fearwpg.ca.
DJing and drag at interdependent driving decennial
On Sept. 24, Wall-to-Wall Mural & Culture Festival and Peg City Car Co-op will hold the Walk Bike Bus Birthday Bash at The Beer Can to celebrate the carsharing program’s 10-year anniversary. There will be DJing sets from DJ Luv and Wanda G, plus drag performances from Prairie Sky, Cake, Rose Mortel, Special K and Lady Fortuna.
Equity in access to (canine) contraception
If you’ve adopted a dog during the pandemic, as many have, and haven’t been able to afford spaying/neutering, the City of Winnipeg is now providing that service for free. To qualify, you must have a social-assistance case number, be a new permanent resident or refugee for under 18 months without filing a tax return or fall under the low-income cutoff.
Get vaxxed on campus
There will be a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the RecPlex Community Gym on Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic will carry a limited number of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which will be distributed on a firstcome, first-served basis to provide a convenient option for those who have received their first dose and are looking to get their second before the Oct. 19 deadline to gain long-term campus access.
Cyber Sanctuaries at 1C03
Gallery 1C03 is hosting Sanctuaries – a virtual exhibition from artists Anique Jordan, Akum Maduka and Rajni Perera in a virtual space created by Odudu Umoessien – from Sept. 20 to Dec. 19. On Sept. 19, there will be a virtual discussion with the exhibition participants, as well as Mahlet Cuff and Chukwudubem Ukaigwe, presented by the University of Winnipeg Critical Race Network.
Byelections, senators and students-at-large
There are currently many opportunities to get involved with the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association. The UWSA byelection candidate nomination period begins on Sept. 27, and the organization is currently looking to fill UWSA senator seats (to represent students in the University of Winnipeg senate) and student-at-large seats on several board of directors committees. Visit theuwsa.ca for more details.
Published in Volume 76, Number 3 of The Uniter (September 23, 2021)