Our ANZAC Day event is Saturday April 28.
PLEASE NOTE THE START TIME OF 5:00 PM.
The commemorative service will be held at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre (764 Erin), followed by a potluck dinner. You are asked to bring enough food for yourselves and a bit extra to make sure there is enough for everyone who attends. Mostly we are looking for main dishes, veggie dishes, rice and pasta dishes, and salads, as well as just a few desserts.
All the details are in the April issue of The Southern Yarn.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Photo courtesy Red Tractor Designs.
Our final issue of The Southern Yarn for 2017 is available for download now, and will be in the post along with all the other Christmas mail. Check It out!
Thanks to Winnipeg immigration lawyer Bashir Khan for bringing this event to our attention.
The Winnipeg Branch of the Canadian International Council is holding an event on Tuesday October 31 at 5:30 pm, at the Jekyll & Hyde Pub, 437 Stradbrook Avenue.
Dr Wil Hoverd will speak on “Five Eyes” from a New Zealand perspective. The smallest Five Eyes country has a thing or two to teach Canada about how a small country can hit above its weight in the world.
Free to attend and no RSVP is required. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The “Five Eyes” refer to an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. These countries are bound by the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence.
Are you heading to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival between July 19 and 30?
The festival is staged at various locations downtown, and if you’ve never been, this could be the year, with a bunch of Aussies and a Kiwi in the mix:
- Olive Copperbottom: A New Musical by Charles Dickens and Penny Ashton – Penash Productions, New Zealand
- The Ballad of Frank Allen – Weeping Spoon Productions, Australia
- Lovely Lady Lump – Lana Schwarcz, Australia
- Jon Bennett: How I Learned to Hug – Jon Bennett, Australia
- 6 Quick Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation – Tim Motley, Australia
- Patrick Hercamp & Jon Bennett in New Show, BUTT different – Patrick Hercamp and Jon Bennett, Lost Angeles and Australia
Visit www.winnipegfringe.com/ for show times and tickets.
Oh, and if you don’t think it matters to them that you will be in the audience, here’s an email from performer Penny Ashton – “Well hello, here I am googling myself like an egomaniac and your Southern Yarn pops up! How have I never seen you guys before, lol. This will be my 7th Winnipeg Fringe, and the lone Kiwi flying the flag this year I think indeed. Just thought I’d say thanks a lot for the mention, I hope to get some Kiwis along to the show. Ka Kite, Penny.”
Of course she also means Aussies … 🙂 … so be sure to say kia ora and g’day when you go!
Plans are underway to launch the Winnipeg Bears Australian Football Club. And DUCW member Allan Sharman and friends are looking for 10 to 12 people to get the ball rolling.
Men and women of all ages and abilities are invited to attend the first ever Aussie rules football practice in Winnipeg – Tuesday July 18 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at River East Collegiate (295 Sutton Ave).
Organisers are in regular contact with AFL Canada, and have also contacted the Irish Association to see if there are any Gaelic footballers about.
“LIKE” their new Facebook page for all the information about the inaugural practice, as well as upcoming events.
If you would like to be involved or are simply curious about the AFL, contact Allan at firstname.lastname@example.org.