News briefs

Trimbee talks

University of Winnipeg (U of W) president and vice-chancellor Dr. Annette Trimbee gave her university address on Monday, Oct. 17 to a crowd of students, faculty and alumni. She discussed the school’s capital plan, new Indigenous courses and increasing student retention. A group of students advocating for divestment from fossil fuels attended the address and asked the majority of questions at the event.

Community gathering

On Friday, Oct. 21, the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) will host the 14th Annual Gathering: Manitoba’s Conference of Community Builders from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. at St. John’s High School (401 Church Ave.). Participants can take part in workshops on topics such as co-ops, social enterprise and poverty reduction. For more info, visit

Newcomer photography

Explore what a newcomer to Canada experiences in a photography exhibit up until Oct. 21 at General Wolfe School (661 Banning St.). In Our Eyes PhotoVoice Project is a collaboration between the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties, From Here & Away and the Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute and focuses on issues relevant to refugees and immigrants.

Co-op conference

A free conference about the co-op movement will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bulman Centre Multi-Purpose Room. Lunch is included. The day will look at cooperatives as viable businesses that are community-focused, balancing people, planet and profit, according to officials.

Wesmen Wine & Dine    

The Wesmen Wine & Dine fundraiser is taking place on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Charleswood United Church Hall (4820 Roblin Blvd.). All money raised will go toward the Wesmen men’s baseball team for this year’s operating costs. The night features master of ceremonies Ace Burpee and keynote speaker Stubby Clapp. Tickets are $100 and are available online at,359.html.

Published in Volume 71, Number 7 of The Uniter (October 20, 2016)

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