The RAS Report - August 2009

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Don’t know about you, but I’m liking Winnipeg’s cool weather this summer! Its nice being indoors when the wind is blowing or the rain’s coming down, spending time all snug inside, doing stuff you don’t normally have time to do.

There are many benefits to a cool rainy summer, like more time for TV and movies (yay!), more time for concerts and events (alright!), and less chance to cut the grass (shucks!). It also means I can work without feeling the distracting lure of outside, and might actually finish the August RAS Report before the month is over! In fact, I just did. Here’s the latest news from our clients…


Everyone wants to know… where is Serena Postel?? Well, she’s playing here and there, and busy working on material for her next album. She’s also about to start recording some new tracks. We’ll have more news on Serena soon! (

Several RAS Creative clients received nomination for the 2009 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, including Eagle & Hawk, Tracy Bone, Jaylene Johnson, and the television series Arbor Live. Previous clients nominated this year are Billy Joe Green and Buffy Sainte-Marie. Winners are selected by voting process, so register online now to vote for your favourites! (


Media Xchange is holding their Showrunner Exchange: TV Drama in Los Angeles from September 12 to 18. The week features the unique opportunity to observe ‘showrunners’ at work, along with prearranged industry meetings with programming and development executives at major US networks, studios and production companies. Registrations are currently being accepted. (

Film festivals just can’t get enough of High Life. The movie will screen at Toronto International Film Festival in September, after making its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year. It has also been invited to Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland, and Film Festival Ghent in Belgium. ( (

This year’s Gemini Awards have recognized many Manitoba productions, including television series Less Than Kind which received 9 nominations! Congratulations to Winnipeg company Buffalo Gal Pictures for their part in co-producing this very funny show. If you haven’t seen it yet, check your TV listings! (

CBC News at Six Manitoba also received two nominations at this year’s Gemini Awards – Best Newscast and Best News Anchor. Congratulations CBC Manitoba! (


Manito Ahbee: A Festival For All Nations will take place November 4 to 8 in Winnipeg. The event offers an Education Conference, International Competition Pow Wow, Indigenous Marketplace & Tradeshow, Métis Soirée, and the presentation of the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards over two nights. (


Moksha Yoga Winnipeg is offering a free day of yoga on Saturday August 29, as part of an initiative by Moksha Yoga studios across Canada. Participants can try a yoga class on this day at no charge. Classes are filled on first-come-first-served basis, so arrive early! Check the schedule on the website for class times. (

The Winnipeg Rowing Club is hosting the annual Community Rowing Challenge this Saturday August 29. Teams who have been training all summer will now have the chance to test their rowing skills at a Championship Regatta, consisting of head-to-head races on the Red River. Come out and cheer them on! (


RAS Creative has been writing creative content for Travel Manitoba’s new website: golfing in Manitoba for couples; fun ways to train in Manitoba for your own winter Olympics; and winter activities in the Whiteshell. You can find these and other stories on the very informative Travel Manitoba website. (

We’ve also been asked to write a number of bios this month, for film crew members, and for an upcoming speaker series. If you need a professionally written bio, we’d love to write it for you! Get in touch.


Did you know that 81% of business people think of their best ideas out of the office?? Yup, that’s an actual statistic I found on an actual website. With that in mind, feel free to leave the office early – or better yet, stay away for an entire day – and see what kind of good ideas come your way.



If you’re already a client of RAS Creative with news to share, please send your update to be included in next month’s RAS Report. If you’re not a client yet, we’d love you to be! Contact us to find out how RAS Creative can help make YOUR ideas happen…

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