Posted April 15th, 2012

Date: April 27th, 11:45 am
Title: National Day of Mourning- SAFE Workers of Tomorrow Annual Leaders’ Walk
Location: Depart from Union Centre entrance, 275 Broadway
FREE event

Host Organization: SAFE Workers

A youth-led march to honour the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. This year’s march will head to the site of the Museum for Human Rights at the Forks.

Date: April 28th, 10:00 am
Title: National Day of Mourning- MFL Candlelight Service
Location: Room 2C, Union Centre, 275 Broadway
FREE event

Host Organization: Manitoba Federation of Labour

A candlelight service to remember those who have lost their lives earning a living, and those who have become disabled from work.

Date: April 29th, 2:00 pm
Title: TO LIFE! A celebration of Ukrainian and Jewish songs and dances
Location: Ukrainian Labour Temple, Pritchard and McGregor
$15 Tickets can be purchased at 595 Pritchard (call first 589-4397)

Host Organization: Association of United Ukrainian Canadians

This concert is a celebration of common heritage of two groups who immigrated from the ‘Old Country’ (Eastern Europe) to the ‘New World’ (Canada). It features the Festival Ukrainian Folk Choir, the North End Jewish Folk Choir, Prystuk Dancers and others.

Date: May 1st. Meet at 5:30, March at 6:00pm
Title: May Day March
Location: Assemble at City Hall
FREE event

Host Organization: Winnipeg Labour Council (942-0522)

The annual May Day March is organized by the Winnipeg Labour Council in recognition of International Working Class Day. This year’s march comes as the drive for austerity takes its toll on social programs, workers livelihoods and pensions. Come and be part of May Day. Join together to say: “We Are Entitled to Prosperity Not Austerity”.

Date: May 1st, 2:00 pm
Title: An afternoon with Noam
Location: A-Zone Co-op, 91 Albert Street

Host Organizations: Mondragon Bookstore & Coffeehouse, Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre & CKUW 95.9 FM

Get your May Day started right, with Legendary activist, professor, writer & all round outstanding citizen or the world Noam Chomsky. Via the interweb & video Noam will inspire Winnipeg activists with this May Day lecture.

Date: Wednesday, May 2nd, 7:00pm
Title: Six Poets in Search of a New Literary Movement
Location: McNally Robinson Booksellers (in the atrium), 1120 Grant Avenue
FREE event
A unique event combining theatre and poetry: new and selected work from the New Festival Theory group of poets of Ron Romanowski’s Big Book of Canadian Poetry as performed by the author with Nurit Drory, John H. Baillie, Cheryl Kives, Liliana Romanowski and Stan Rossowski

Date: May 4th, Cocktails at 6:00pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm
Title: Mayday Banquet
Location: The Fort Garry Hotel
$30 To reserve tickets call Ken at 479-8089

Dinner and a political/cultural programme and dance. Cash Bar.

Date: May 12th, 8:00 pm
Title: Festival of Mandolins
Location: Ukrainian Labour Temple, Pritchard and McGregor
$15 call 589-4397

Host Organization: Association of United Ukrainian Canadians

The Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra of the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2011. Manitoba’s oldest orchestra, predating the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, performs at the Ukrainian Labour Temple under the direction of Annis Kozub. The ensemble will present “Festival of Mandolins” an evening of music set in the historic Ukrainian Labour Temple.

Date: May 13th, 2:00 pm
Title: Spring Concert
Location: Ukrainian Labour Temple, Pritchard and McGregor
$15 call 589-4397

Host Organization: Association of United Ukrainian Canadians

The AUUC’s spring concert features the Festival Choir, Winnipeg Mandolin
Orchestra, the AUUC School of Folk Dance and the Yunist Dancers in their
final concert of the year.

Date: May 17th, 8:00 pm
Title: Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday Party
Location: West End Cultural Centre

Host Organization: MayWorks

The songs and stories of America’s tuning fork Woodrow Wilson Guthrie as presented by leading and less know lights of Winnipeg’s brilliant folk music community including The Magnificent Sevens, Sweet Alibi, Dry Bones (ft.Nathan Rogers, JD Edwards and Leonard Podolak). Woody Guthrie documented the struggles of working class people and his body of work is unparalleled. The concert will feature his best known and most lyrically and musically beautiful songs and some of his best stories and recitations.

Date: May 20th, 8:00-11:00pm
Title: Winnipeg Worker Co-op Video Series Premiere
Location: Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street
$10 tickets available at Mondragon, Organic Planet and

Host Organization: Co-op Ventures Worker Co-op
Financial support provided by Assiniboine Credit Union

The Winnipeg Worker Co-op Video Series features seven co-ops, their members and their reasons for choosing this model to explore and promote workplace democracy.

What are the joys and challenges of being a worker/owner? How were they let down by traditional workplace structures? How can this alternative business ownership model change the world? Videos include Organic Planet, Natural Cycle Courier, Mondragon, ANAK, Ram Wools, Urban Eatin’ and Enviro-Safe Cleaning.The evening will also feature performances by longtime folksinger Bobby Stahr and other local musicians.

Date: May 25th, 5:30 pm doors, 6:00 pm dinner
Title: Victoria Park Fundraiser Cabaret
Location: Ukrainian Labour Temple, Pritchard and McGregor
$35/person or $20/student. Table prices available by request.
Contact Sandra Gessler (770-9298), or Glenn Michalchuk (479-7026)
Mondragon (91 Albert) or the Social Planning Council at 207 Donald

Host Organization: Friends of Victoria Park

This 1900 style cabaret reminiscent of the Winnipeg General Strike era will feature a buffet supper and entertainment by magician Joe Kaufert and The Lindsay White Band. The evening will also feature an update on the progress to create a heritage site. Student projects from the Faculty of Architecture exploring what a heritage site might look like will also be on display. This exciting event is part of building a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Strike in 2019. Proceeds go to establishing a heritage site to commemorate the Strike, its importance, the early laborers and the park where they rallied.

Date: Fri & Sat May 25,26 (9pm) , May 27 (2pm, 7pm), May 31 (9pm) (97 min)
Location: Cinematheque, Artspace Building

Host Organization: Cinematheque

Breast cancer has become the poster child of cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless people walk, run and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer, but where does this money go and what does it actually achieve? Directed by Léa Pool and produced by Ravida Din, Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” has become obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success.

Date: May 26th, 12:00-4:00 pm
Title: Mayworks Picnic for inner city youth
Location: Freight House Park
FREE event

Host Organization: Winnipeg Labour Council (942-0522 or

Come join the Winnipeg Labour Council celebrate May at Freight House Park for a free picnic. All children who attend will be given a draw ticket for a chance to win a new bike.

Date: Sat May 26th, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM & 4 PM
Title: “MIKE’S BLOODY SATURDAY” General Strike Documentary Film
Location: Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street

Hosted by: Danny Schur

Join award-winning playwright Danny Schur (the musical Srike@) for the screening of his documentary film “Mike’s Bloody Saturday” a film about the Winnipeg General Strike at Cinematheque.

Date: Sun, May 27th, 12 PM & 3 PM
Title: “MIKE’S BLOODY SATURDAY” Walking Tour
Location: City Hall Courtyard, 510 Main StreetFREE EVENT. Registration is mandatory by calling 227-1167

Hosted by: Danny Schur

Join award-winning playwright Danny Schur (the musical Strike!) as he leads you on a walking tour that examines the contradictory evidence surrounding the death of Ukrainian immigrant Mike Sokolowski on Bloody Saturday during the Winnipeg General Strike.

Date: May 30th & May 31st 8:00 pm, June 2nd 1:00pm.
Title: All or Nothing a play by Bruce Sarbit
Location: Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre. 91 Albert Street.
$12 at the door or in advance (204) 867-3908,

Host Organization: Root Sky Productions

Description: All or Nothing dramatizes the last days of Spanish philosopher, novelist, and poet Miguel de Unamuno during the period of his house arrest in Salamanca in 1936 under the fascist Franco regime. A Winnipeg Fringe Festival hit in 20ll. Remounted with Harry Nelken as Unamuno.

Date: June 1st & 2nd 8:00pm. June 2nd 3:00pm.
Title: Aleta Dey: A Rehearsal a play by Dale Lakevold
Location: Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre. 91 Albert Street.
$12 at the door or in advance (204) 867-3908,

Host Organization: Root Sky Productions

The moving story of a fiercely independent young woman standing up for what she believes in: women’s rights and an end to war. Adapted from the 1919 autobiographical novel Aleta Dey by Manitoba writer and activist Francis Marion Beynon. Featuring Tracy Penner.