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Volunteers are at the heart of the home that love built.  All it takes is four hours weekly or bi-weekly. Interact with families, clean, bake and help make the House feel like a home. Shifts are available seven days a week, morning, afternoon or evening – at both the House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Children’s Hospital. If you’re over 18 and want to become a volunteer, head to

Take a tour of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights!  Visit the perimeter of the Museum construction site!  Learn more about this global institution that is quickly coming to define the Winnipeg skyline. To reserve a spot on one of the free summer site tours, contact them at or

Flood-affected Manitobans still need your help! Nearly 3000 people are still waiting to return home, while many more have been affected. The Red Cross is working to provide immediate assistance to families impacted or displaced by the floods, while recovery plans and operations are ramping up to help evacuees as they are allowed to return to their properties. Red Cross assistance may include items such as food, clothing, medical items, lodging, basic repairs, household goods, and occupational needs, as well as clean-up kits and referrals to other services available. Your help is urgently needed. The Red Cross’ ability to support the immediate needs and the longer term recovery operations requires financial donations from a generous public. Canadians wishing to support the Canadian Red Cross Manitoba Floods Response you can donate online at

Main Street Farmers’ Market is every Friday til September 16th from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ukrainian-Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral .  Rain or shine.  There’s fresh local vegetables, fruits, honey, Manitoba Beef, baking and crafts for you to purchase.


ALS SOCIETY OF Manitoba Giant Yard Sale is Saturday August 27th from 9am to 4pm at Gloria Del Lutheran Church – just off Roblin.  All proceeds go to support the Brummitt-Feasby ALS House.

Clearance Book Sale August 29 - September 3. Choose from our wide selection of current and classic novels, or browse through our non-fiction, Mennonite history and don’t miss out on on cold drinks and tasty treats! It’s at Sam’s Place Used Bookstore and Café 159 Henderson Highway.

Search for clues of the past and unlock the mysteries of Manitoba’s roots. The GPS scavenger hunt is Saturday, September 3 & Sunday, September 4 from 11 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Visitors can choose to participate solely within the St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park or those looking for more of a challenge we have included surrounding areas in St. Norbert. Meet at the visitors centre to get the clues you need to begin your investigation of St. Norbert’s past. Please bring your GPS if you have one. If you do not have one, you can leave a piece of I.D. to borrow one of ours. St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park is just 5 minutes south of the Perimeter on . For more information call .


Royal Scottish Country Dance Society presents Scottish Country Dancing has no swords or flings.  You don't need a partner to enjoy dancing to the lively jigs and reels of Scotland, the great exercise and friendly folks.  Join us at our free Welcome Dance on Friday, September 9th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 830 North Drive.  Visit http://.

Ste. Agathe Community Garage Sale is Friday, September 9, 2011 - 3-8 pm and Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 8-3pm  at the Ste. Agathe Arena, . Come browse household items, furniture, appliances, toys, baby items, books, electronics and much much more! All profits in support of the Daycare Construction Project of Le Coin Magique

Things Antiques and Gifts Annual Sidewalk Sale A huge selection of collectibles at bargain prices! At Things Antiques and Gifts (913 Corydon Avenue) on Saturday September 10th. Rain or Shine from       
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Things Antiques and Gifts is managed by the Women’s Committee of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and all proceeds go to the RWB. For more information about the store, visit the RWB website at


Calvin Vollrath, a fine fiddler from St. Paul Alberta, will be playing at a fundraiser for the Selkirk United Church building fund  7: 00 PM Sunday, September 11, at the Selkirk Regional School Theatre. Special guests Patti and Alex Lamoureux. Tickets $15.

The D’Arcy’s A.R.C Resuce Walk is September 17th at Kildonan Park.  Bring your furry friend along and part take in face painting, silent auction, BBQ and even Professional Pet Photos for a $15 minimum donation.  Registration and more info is available at D’Arcy’s A.R.C .

Ducks Unlimited will be holding a Scratch and Dent sale at the Transcona Country Club Saturday September 17th starting at 9AM. There will be a live auction and other items will be priced to go. All items must go! Come on out and get a great deal on some Ducks Unlimited merchandise, all in support of Wetland Conservation.  For more info call Mark @

 Join supporters of Ovarian Cancer Canada to Sweeten the Chances for a Cure.  Our homemade dessert party, September 20th, between 4 and 7 p.m., will feature a sandwich and dessert buffet and prize draws.  Tickets are $10.00 per person.  The event will take place at the Transcona Memorial United Church, .  For more information contact Norine at or Irene at .


The Children’s Hospital Book Market Paperback Sale from September 22– 24 at St. Vital Centre during regular mall hours to find the perfect escape. All sales support the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, which funds vital kids programs and equipment at the Children’s Hospital and life-saving pediatric research through the Manitoba Institute of Child Health.

Elvis, One Night With You is a tribute to the King! It’s Friday September 23rd at the Masonic Temple.  Support ALS Society of Manitoba.  The fun starts at 7pm.  For ticket info email


 Transcona Collegiate will be celebrating 50 years in their building on Saturday, September 24. TCI had a major addition completed in September 2001 and has recently experienced major renovations.  This is a great opportunity for community members and alumnus to visit the school, see all the improvements over the years, and visit with friends and neighbors. For more information contact Greg Daniels, principal of Transcona Collegiate at


Manitoba Regional Lily Society ‘s  Fall Bulb Sale is at the St. James Civic Center, 2055 Ness Avenue Saturday, September 24th  from  9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  For information about visit


Join the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba for Care4U - a conference for family and friends caring for a person with dementia - held Saturday, October 29 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Centro Caboto Centre in Winnipeg. Cost is $40. This one-day seminar for caregivers will feature local and national dementia care professionals, ready to share the latest in research, community resources and care techniques to 400 attendees.  Vvisit to register. Registration deadline is October 21st.


Transforming old cars into new Habitat homes. That's what a Winnipeg recycler wants to do.  Urbanmine Recycling wants old beaters off the road with proceeds to help build new homes for Habitat.  It's the Old Parts New Starts program. To learn more visit


Be a Meals on Wheels Volunteer.  They pay for your gas and you help someone stay healthier in their home. To volunteer email [email protected]


Canadian Blood Services needs to collect close to 59,000 blood donations in Manitoba. Blood is used every day to treat cancer patients, transplant recipients, trauma patients, newborn babies and many others. Appointments are recommended and help reduce clinic line-ups and waiting times. For more information or to book an appointment to donate visit http://.


Siloam Mission offers health care, employment training, a meal program, clothing distribution, emergency shelter, transitional support and even an arts program for those poor or homeless.  But, they can't do it without your help.  Learn how you can help


The Stroke Recovery Association is a wonderful support group which helps improve the quality of life for stroke survivors, and they've been doing for over 40 years.  If you know someone who is having trouble adjusting to life hit up


Save lives in your free time. In as little as four hours, you can volunteer as a Heart Month Canvasser and help save a life. To knock on doors in your neighbourhood this February, call or visit


Did you know that there are a 1000 people on Dialysis in Manitoba?  You can help reduce that number by becoming a living kidney donor.  To learn more about donating log onto


Want to retire that old unwanted energy inefficient home appliance like fridges, stoves or dishwashers.  Don't take it to the dump, call the HARP line at instead.  It’s the Kidney Foundation’s fundraiser which is transforms as scrap metal.


Are you stressed out?  Klinic Community Health Centre wants to help visit   This web site offers info on how to reduce your stress and improve your mental health, and all of can use some of that!


The Kids Help Phone assists kids and teens about any issue important to them.  It's Canada's only Toll Free line, 24 hour anonymous and web counselling.  So if you need to call, it’s