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Freaky fitness

Support the Anxiety Disorders Association by heading down to Fukumoto Fitness (50 Burnett Ave.) for their annual Pumpkin Charity Workout on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 9:30 a.m. Participants will dress up in costumes and use pumpkins during the workout. Registration is $15 on

Free environmental conference

The University of Winnipeg is hosting Mennonites, Land and the Environment: A Global History Conference, a free, two-day conference, on Oct. 28 and 29 in Eckhardt Gramatté Hall. Presentations will look at the unique relationship Mennonites, a population that lives disproportionately in rural areas, have with the land. Registration is at the event.

Autumn convocation

The University of Winnipeg’s fall convocation ceremony will take place on Friday, Oct. 14 in the David F. Anderson Gymnasium in the Duckworth Centre at 9:30 a.m. Students, faculty and friends are invited to celebrate the occasion with graduates.

University address

Dr. Annette Trimbee will give her annual state of the university address on Monday, Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m. in Eckhardt Gramatté Hall. All are welcome to attend to hear Trimbee’s plans and overview of the university.

New habitats

Habitat for Humanity Manitoba announced on Oct. 3 that Winnipeg will receive a visit from former U.S. president Jimmy Carter in 2017, who will lead the way in building 25 homes for families in need. Sixteen of the homes will be located on Lyle Street, while the remainder will go to other sites throughout the city.

Learn about refugees

Wondering what it’s like for a refugee recently arrived to Canada? Head down to the St. Andrews Parish Hall (2700 Portage Ave.) for a talk by Dr. Lori Wilkinson on Monday, Oct. 17 called “Challenges Facing Refugees Arriving in Canada.” Dr. Wilkinson has focused her research on refugee settlement in Canada and will speak about refugee experience and how communities can help. The cost is $5.

Published in Volume 71, Number 6 of The Uniter (October 12, 2016)

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