News briefs

Annual Great Rock Climb

The 47th annual UWinnipeg Duckworth Great Rock Climb will be held on Friday, Sept. 7 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the campus front lawn. Teams of three compete and will race from Wesley Hall and climb the rock in the shortest time possible. The winning team gets all three members’ names engraved on the UWinnipeg Duckworth Great Rock Climb trophy. Email [email protected] by noon on Sept. 7 to register.

Our Place Safe Space fundraiser

Our Place Safe Space is a drop-in space open every Friday night from 4 to 10 p.m. for all those involved or previously involved in the sex trade. They are hosting  this masquerade fundraiser at Club 200 on Saturday, Sept. 8. Cover is $10 or $5 with a donation of personal hygiene products. If people can’t attend the event, they are welcome to drop off hygiene products at 823 Ellice Ave.

Fifth Annual Poutine Cup

On Thursday, Sept. 13, Fort Gibraltar will host a one-night celebration of Winnipeg’s finest chefs and their signature poutine interpretations. Ten Winnipeg restaurants will compete, and the guests of the event will get the chance to sample unlimited poutine all night. General admission tickets are sold out, but weather-dependent tickets are still available at

Beet Happening to close its doors

Beet Happening, a local restaurant located at 818 Notre Dame Ave. will close its doors to the public on Sept. 28. They will continue their wholesale business supplying baked goods and salads to businesses around the city. They are open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Absolutely Fabulous Friday

Little Brown Jug is bringing back Absolutely Fabulous Friday on Sept. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. There will music from DJ J. Jackson and DJ Jared Star and a guest drag performance from Vida Lamour DeCosmo. There is no cover, and people are welcome to pop in throughout the evening.

Refurbished bike sale

UMCycle and The Wrench have teamed up to sell refurbished bikes on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at UMCycle. Bikes will start at $100, and there will be road bikes,  city bikes, cruisers, mountain bikes and some kids' bikes. For more information, visit their Facebook event page, Refurbished Bike Sale!

Published in Volume 73, Number 1 of The Uniter (September 6, 2018)

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