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Feb. 2 to 6-University of Manitoba Environmental Awareness Week, at the Fort
Garry Campus. Events feature speakers on hog barns and their impacts in
Manitoba, the realities and prevalence of genetically modified foods, a fair
trade fashion show, and alternatives to current consumptive life practices
promoted by the mainstream; including sessions on voluntary simplicity,
biking, composting and more! On Friday, Feb. 6, come play the Global Change
Game, and stay for a vegetarian supper and wind-up. Call 474-9118 for more
details, or see www.umanitoba.ca/campus/recycling. Everyone welcome and all
Friday, Feb. 6-Native Orchid Conservation Inc. 3rd Annual Members' Night.
The evening will include a slideshow "Biologists in Wonderland: Bush-walking
in Australia", a presentation on the Bruce Peninsula Orchid Festival,
raffle, refreshments and a report on the past summer's projects and
activities. 7:30pm at the Dakota Lawn Bowling Club, 1212 Dakota Street,
Winnipeg. Call Peggy Bainard Acheson, 261-9179 (evenings or leave message).
Open to the public.
Saturday, Feb. 7-10am to 3pm, Assiniboine Park Conservatory: Seeds of
Diversity Canada joins the Friends of the Conservatory in celebrating the
100th anniversary of Assiniboine Park and the horticultural heritage of
Manitoba. Displays, vendors, informative guest speakers, and a full day of
ideas for prairie gardeners. Bring seeds from any open-pollinated plant for
the seed swap! Admission is by donation. Contact Margaret Brook at
204/986-6628 for more info.
Feb. 9-Manitoba Naturalists Society (MNS) Indoor Program. "Climate Change in
Manitoba: Kyoto and Beyond" by Dr. Danny Blair, Geography Dept, U of Wpg.
7:30pm Pauline Boutal Theatre, Franco-Manitoba Cultural Centre, 341
Provencher Blvd. $2 for members, $4 for non-members. Call 943-9029 for more
Feb. 11-MNS Workshop Program "Eco-Tourism in Manitoba" with Lea Stogdale.
7:30pm at Kelvin High School. $10 for non-members. Pre-register by calling
MNS office at 943-9029.
Feb. 12-University of Winnipeg's EcoMAFIA presents "EcoEclectica", an
evening of music to raise money for the Sustainable Campus project.
Featuring: Four Roads Band, Jeremy Proctor, The Shifting Medium, Downtown
Love Affair, 50/50 and No Joey Bells. 9:00pm at the Pyramid Cabaret. $5 in
advance or $6 at the door. Tickets available at Into the Music, Music Trader
and the U of W Infobooth. For more info, call 786-9189.
Feb. 18-MNS Workshop Program "Plants for Birds and Butterflies" with Dr.
Philip Ronal from Jeffries Nurseries. 7:30pm at Kelvin High School. $10 for
non-members. Pre-register by calling MNS office at 943-9029.
Feb. 19-Winnipeg Vegetarian Association, East Indian Vegan Buffet. Punjab
Sweet House, 88 Mandalay Dr. (off Inkster) 7pm. Tickets are $9 for members
or $11 for non-members. Deadline for purchase/reservation is Feb. 17. Call
Feb. 21-Manitoba Eco-Network "Workshop for Citizens on Environmental
Assessment" Learn more about the environmental assessment process, and how
you can effectively participate. Local experts and activists will present
Manitoba case studies. 9-4:30 at Knox United Church, Brandon. Cost is $10
and includes lunch. Call Liz at (204) 947-6511 to register.
Monday, Feb. 23-New Partnerships or Old Relationships: Hydro-Development on
Aboriginal Land in Quebec and Manitoba. 8:45am to 10pm, University of
Winnipeg. Event will feature speakers from McGill, Simon Fraser, and Laval
Universities, ME3 (Minnesota-based NGO), Norway House, Manitoba Metis
Federation, Grand Council of the Crees, and others. For more info contact
Michelle Forrest at 947-3081 or email@example.com.
Saturday, Feb. 28-The Prairie Pathfinders Walking Club, in conjunction with
the Save Our Seine Environmental Group, The Forks Market and the Snowman
City Contest, will lead a hike along the Seine from Fermor Avenue to
Provencher Boulevard as part of a three-day winter walking festival for a
special event called Discover the Seine in Winter. $5 fee includes
transportation from the Forks to the trailhead. Total walk is 11km. Register
on-line at www. prairiepathfinders.mb.ca or telephone 774-0190.
Mar. 1-MNS Indoor Program. "West Nile Virus National Surveillance Program:
The Continuing Saga" by Dr. Robbin Lindsay, National Microbiology
Laboratory. 7:30pm Pauline Boutal Theatre, Franco-Manitoba Cultural Centre,
341 Provencher Blvd. $2 for members, $4 for non-members. Call 943-9029 for
Mar. 6-7-Wild Winter Weekend. Explore the marsh on snowshoe, test your
animal tracking and winter survival skills, build a quinzhee, bake bannock,
and more. Contact Oak Hammock Marsh for details (467-3300).
Mar. 10-Winnipeg Vegetarian Association-Nutrition Month Dinner at Mondragon,
91 Albert St. 7pm. Tickets are $9 for members or $11 for non-members.
Deadline for purchase/reservation is Mar. 8. Call 946-5241.
Mar., 19 to 22-"Communities & the Impact of Climate Change" CUSO is hosting
an international conference that will bring together citizens and leaders
from communities in Canada's Arctic, Canada's rural areas and the global
South to share their knowledge and experience regarding the very real
impacts a changing climate is having on their communities and their lives.
The focus will be on potential actions and solutions related to reduction,
adaptation and transition measures. Radisson Hotel, Winnipeg. Registration
is $250. For more info contact Louis Helbig, Conference Director at (613)
829-7445 ext. 236 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar. 20-The 2nd annual Women's Integrative Health Conference at the Wellness
Institute, 1075 Leila Ave. Speakers will be presenting on the topics of
organic foods, eliminating trans-fats, conventional and holistic healing,
exercise, balancing work in your life, financial planning and more. Cost is
$65 and includes lunch. An optional early morning yoga session costs an
additional $5. For more info, or to register for the conference call
632-3297. A PDF file of the conference brochure is available by email
request to email@example.com.
Mar. 22-World Water Day. Fun water activities from Project Wet, H2Olympics,
crafts, marsh excursions, and more. Contact Oak Hammock Marsh for details
Mar. 27-Hawk Watching Eco-tour. Explore Manitoba's best hawk-viewing areas
on this day-long excursion. Bus leaves from Forks or Oak Hammock Marsh.
Contact the Centre for details (467-3300).
Community Workshops on Climate Change-Portage la Prairie and Area, Feb. 3;
Russell and Area, Feb. 19; Gimli and Area, Mar. 3; Winkler and Area, Mar.
10. Participants learn about climate change, energy efficiency incentives,
greenhouse gas reduction opportunities for municipal operations and more.
Action planning for creating climate-friendlier communities also occurs. For
more info and to request an invitation package contact Climate Change
Connection at (204) 943-4836 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See also the
Municipalities section on