It’s November. Winnipeg has a new mayor, the leaves (or what few are left) have a new colour, and, on Sunday, the clocks will wind back an hour as daylight savings time ends. It feels like everything is locked into a familiar cycle of change. We at The Uniter are no exception, as we are bringing back some of our favourite events and initiatives.
Firstly, we’ve officially opened voting for the Uniter 30, our annual readers’ poll in which Winnipeggers can vote for their favourite local people, places and things of 2022 in 30 categories. It’s a fun way to share your opinion and shine a light on some of your most beloved artists, restaurants, political moments and other happenings of the past year. Ballots can be filled out at uniter.ca/uniter30, or you can drop the physical ballot from this issue in the “Letters to the Editor” mailbox outside our office (room 0RM14 on the mezzanine level of the Bulman Centre).
Secondly, the Uniter Speaker Series is back! Speaker Series is our recurring lecture series, bringing the best minds from Winnipeg and abroad to speak to topics and issues affecting downtown Winnipeg and the U of W student body. On Friday, Nov. 10, local activist and mentor Ryan Beardy will be our featured speaker, discussing issues of colonization and Indigenous men. This free event is at the West End Cultural Centre at 6 p.m. and will also be live streamed at facebook.com/theuniter.
Finally, The Uniter is back on CKUW. After a years-long hiatus, you can tune in to 95.9 FM on Fridays at 5 p.m. to hear yours truly. I’ll be giving a short update on what’s featured in this week’s new issue, as well as recommending a favourite article from our archives.
Published in Volume 77, Number 08 of The Uniter (November 3, 2022)