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Archive for January, 2016

Beyond Bechdel Tickets

If you’d like tickets for Bechdel and would like to join some LACE gals to this event, please email praxis2121@gmail.com. (Info for the panel discussion and movie screening is the posting just previous to this one.) Apparently the tickets are going quite quickly, so contact me before Friday, Feb 5.

Beyond Bechdel

Beyond Bechdel: Where are the Women in Film? Hosted by Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba (http://pcwmanitoba.ca)

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Doors @ 6:30 PM and Show @ 7:00 PM.
Have you ever wondered where the women in film are? On February 23rd at the Park Theatre, four panelists will take the stage to discuss representation and participation in the film industry, in an event entitled, “Beyond Bechdel: Where are the Women in Film?” Following the discussion moderated by Merit Jensen Carr (of Merit Motion Pictures), there will be a screening of the film, “Grandma,” starring Lillian Tomlin and Julia Garner.

Writer and Filmmaker Shereen Jerrett
Emerging Filmmaker Sonya Ballantyne
Filmmaker Cecilia Araneda
Director and Producer, Elise Swerhone
Moderator: Executive Producer and President of Merit Motion Pictures: Merit Jensen Carr

Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. They are available through PCWM, The Park Theatre, and www.ticketfly.com (URL forthcoming).


Check out all the upcoming events at Genderfest!


The Launch Event is on January 28, a screening of the film ‘Consent’ followed by a discussion at Eckhardt Gramatte Hall at the University of Winnipeg. Doors will open at 6:30 pm with the film starting at 7:00 PM sharp. This event is free and open everyone. https://www.facebook.com/events/451624858375329/

Prominent HIV activist Jessica Lynn Whitbread will present the short canadain documentary ‘Consent’. The film was produced by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network where Jessica also sits on the Board. Following the film Jessica will lead a discussion on the criminalization of HIV in Canada, specifically the way in wich the legal system is being used as a tool to reinforce stigma and fear. 

About the film —

Through expert testimonies, ‘Consent’ shines a light on the systemic obstacles women face in disclosing their HIV status, points to the dangerous health and human rights outcomes of applying such a harsh charge as aggravated sexual assault to HIV non-disclosure, and makes the argument that the law needs to better protect those who are living with and vulnerable to HIV.

In thier own words – 8 women, leading feminist scholars, attorneys, and women living with HIV – shine a light on the problems of using sexual assault law to prosecute alleged non-disclosre of HIV

Nine Circles will be on site with additional resources and information.

More information on the documentary can be found at:


Ladies’ Night

QPOC is hosting Ladies’ Night at Club 200 on February 6:

LADIES NIGHT is back and we can’t wait to bring the heat!! DJ C8E and DJ Two Topping will keep the dance floor packed. Come early for $5 cover and enter to win a Valentine’s Day gift package!!! Come single, meet bae, and have a summer wedding 😉

Check out the Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/events/239774099687011/



Over the Rainbow

“Over the Rainbow” has new events being planned all the time. Check out the Facebook site for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1492840424353559/1506064239697844/?notif_t=group_activity

Here’s one of the upcoming events, a dinner at Planit:

Come on down to The Planit (285 Portage, at Smith) for dinner and appetizers! Meet the other Over-The-Rainbowers, learn more about the group and its upcoming events, and have a good meal! 5:30 to 7:30 on January 14.

Costs are pay-as-you go. 🙂

Check out the place and the menu at www.theplanit.ca

You can let them know on the Facebook page if you’re planning to go so that they can make appropriate table reservations.

Casting Call

Shelley Anthis is assisting in a casting call across Canada for Anything But Average, a Docufactual that Frantic Films in Winnipeg is producing with CBC to explore the statistics of families featuring typical average families and “anything but average” families.

Families like you or families you may know!

The show is specifically seeking out a few more Manitoba families like:

*Married couples with kids in their teens (heterosexual parents)

*GBLT couple with kids or trying to conceive

*Couples with kids who have kids that have moved back perhaps with their kids (heterosexual or GLBT parents)

*single dad raising kid(s) solo by choice (not widower~heterosexual)

*any family with average or not so average families

The show is unique, not a reality show but Docufactual exploring Canada’s family statistics in a fun, artistic and off-paper kind of way.

If you know ANY families who may be interested, Shelley would love to hear from them and can guide them to the website to apply.

Filming starts in a few weeks with production teams interviewing families for the show. Selected families are paid $250 per day with being required 1-3 days with notice. Submission Videos and applications can be filled out at http://aba.castingcrane.com/

Please let Shelley know if you/they decide to go ahead so the producers can keep an eye out for your application with her pre-qualification approval. Also, feel free to forward show and contact info to anyone interested or to any other unique family dynamics.
She has attached more info from show producers for you to view.

Shelly Anthis

Updated X-C Ski Schedule

  • The ski group has a strong showing of women every time we head out. (In fact, the poor guys are always out-numbered.)
  • Tuesday evening skis are good for beginners; weekend skis require you to have experience with hills, as well as a slightly faster pace because we cover more ground. 

(Apologies for the following formatting, which simply didn’t behave properly.)

Tuesday January 12
Birds Hill Park, 7:00pm
Chickadee, 2 loops, 8km, Easy
All skiers must have headlamps
Saturday January 16
Pumpkin Creek, 12:00pm
Two Options:
-Blue Moon, 8.5-10.5km, Moderate, Trail length depends on grooming. Last 2km loop has not been groomed yet.
-Club Trail + Rogers Pass, 6.7 km, Easy-Moderate
Carpool will depart from the Granite Curling Club at 10:00am
Tuesday January 19
Birds Hill Park 7:00pm
Lime Kiln, 8km, Easy
All skiers must have headlamps
Saturday January 23
Sandilands, 10:30pm
Green Trail, 10km, Easy
Carpool will depart from the Granite Curling Club at 9:00am
We will stop at a warming hut after completing 4km for snack and water break
Tuesday January 26
Windsor Park 7:00pm
Blue Trail, 2 loops, 9km, Moderate
All skiers must have headlamps
Saturday January 30
Birch Ski Area, 10:30pm
Two Options:
-South 5.0, 5km, Moderate
-North 10.0, 10km, Difficult
Carpool will depart from the Granite Curling Club at 9:00am
Moonlight Ski is scheduled for Friday February 20th @ 10:00pm
Birds Hill Park, Horse Stables Parking Lot
Esker + Chickadee Trails 8km
Skiers are asked to pack snacks/treats to share at the warming hut. Last year’s moonlight night went from 10pm to 2am, please be prepared and dressed to be outside for quite a while. All skiers should have headlamps. There is no official carpool for this event.
For more information, contact Alan at xcski@outtherewinnipeg.com



Out There Badminton will be holding an All Womyn’s Evening on Friday, January 08, from pm to 10 pm.

Play will be in the Gordon Bell High School Junior Gym.  Gordon Bell is on the corner of Maryland and Broadway.  To reach the junior gym, come to the south (Broadway) end of the building and climb up the outside stairs.  The stairs lead directly into the gym.

Cost is $2 per person (or $20 should you wish to register for the whole Out There Badminton season).

We supply the birdies and have racquets to lend. All levels are welcome, including beginners. A couple of Out There Badminton regulars will be on hand to set up and answer any questions you may have.

There is free parking on Borrowman Place (on the west side of the school) or in the southwest parking lot, beside the Junior Gym entrance (access off Borrowman).

Regular (co-ed) Out There Badminton will begin at Gordon Bell on Friday, January15, from 8 pm to 10 pm.


Women’s Open Mic Comedy

TONIGHT is Women’s Open Mic Comedy at Jekyll and Hyde’s Freehouse (437 Stradbrook).

Facebook info can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1017381931652112/