The RAS Report - May 2010

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Here in Manitoba, it seems that May showers bring June clean-up… No doubt many of you have been dealing with basement water from the weekend – my self included. Which is why the RAS Report for May is coming to you in June! We hope you can take a moment to read our clients’ latest news, and see what we’ve been up to. We also wish for lots of sunshine in coming days. Stay dry!


The 2010 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards take place in Winnipeg November 4 and 5. They recently announced their call for submissions, with entries wanted from across Canada. The deadline for submissions is June 30 and the official entry form is available online at the APCMA website.

Don Amero hit the road this spring for his first Canadian tour since a wave of nominations and awards for the album Deepening. Now back in Winnipeg, Don will perform as part of APTN’s National Aboriginal Day concert at The Forks on June 20, which will broadcast live across Canada. He will also perform with accompaniment from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as part of their Indigenous Festival on June 24.

Eagle & Hawk will perform at the Indigenous Festival, live with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on June 24 at the Burton Cummings Theatre.

The Manito Ahbee Festival is currently looking for traditional and contemporary workshop presenters for their annual Education Conference, in the areas of music, theatre and dance. The conference takes place November 4 and 5 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. For more information visit the Manito Ahbee website.

The film The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom just wrapped shooting in Manitoba. A co-production between Winnipeg’s Buffalo Gal Pictures and Montreal’s Palomar, the film is the debut feature from Canadian writer/director Tara Johns. Set in 1976, it tells the story of a young girl who finds out she has been adopted, and sets out on a journey to discover her true identity.

Some events ask you to walk, while some expect you to run. This one encourages you to get on your motorcycle and ride… Join the Manitoba motorcycling community at their 9th Annual Breast Cancer Pledge Ride on June 6. Motorcycle around Manitoba for a good cause, with the chance to win cash and other great prizes. Live music and free henna tattoos.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is holding its first National Event from June 16 to 19 in Winnipeg. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was created to talk about the experiences and impacts of the residential schools, and the path to respect and reconciliation. For more information visit their website.


RoseAnna Schick has the absolute pleasure of being Travel Manitoba's golf writer this summer. This means she'll be visiting golf courses around Manitoba and writing about them. Gees, tough job, but someone has to do it! Check out her golf blog called The Back Nine at And if you want to leave a comment, please do! Don't be shy...

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In life’s journey, we’re all going to the same place eventually. Some are going faster, some are going slower. Guess which ones are the last to get there??

Have a good one!


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