News briefs

KINect lectures

The department of kinesiology and applied health will host a lecture conference on Friday, Oct. 28 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in 3D01 (Duckworth Centre). Students and faculty will give 12-minute talks followed by a three-minute question period, with a reception to follow.

Community town hall

Everyone is invited to a community town hall on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Eckhardt Gramatté Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Topics will include pipelines, hydro dams and the Paris Agreement with a panel comprised of Anna Johnston, Patricia Fitzpatrick, Elder Florence Paynter and moderator Terry MacLeod of CBC Radio.

Chocolate for cancer research

Indulge in your favourite flavour for a good cause. The Canadian Cancer Society is hosting Everything Chocolate, a night of treats, drinks and prizes on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport (1800 Wellington Ave.). Tickets are $75 and are available online at

United Way raffle

The United Way will host its annual basket raffle from Monday, Oct. 31 to Friday, Nov. 4 in the Riddell Atrium. A maximum of 5,500 tickets will be sold throughout the week for $1 per ticket. The draw will be held on the Friday at 1:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go towards the United Way.

First World War exhibit

The Saint-Boniface Historical Society will launch their latest exhibit, Témoins de la Grande Guerre [Witnesses of the Great War] on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 340 Provencher Blvd. The exhibit looks at the participation of francophones in the First World War and commemorates their efforts.

Big Brothers Big Sisters in a new building

Thanks to local sponsorship, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg have raised over half of their $1.2 million goal and were able to purchase a new building, located at 532 Ellice Ave. The organization looks at mentoring young people in Winnipeg, many of whom live in the inner city close to the new location.

Published in Volume 71, Number 8 of The Uniter (October 27, 2016)