The RAS Report - September 2010

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The fall colours sure are beautiful right now in Manitoba! If you haven’t gotten outside to see them yet, make sure you do before all the leaves hit the ground. And since that won’t be long now, get out and enjoy the view while you still can!


Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil is a purely evil and fantastically fun television series shot in Winnipeg earlier this year. The show premiered this week on SPACE, and has been receiving rave reviews. Watch it Wednesday nights at 9:00pm ET. You can also find more info and some entertaining clips online. (Note: the program is intended for an adult audience, so viewer discretion IS advised! Don’t say I didn’t warn you…)

It seems like only yesterday production wrapped in Winnipeg on Men With Brooms – and already it’s ready to be seen! The comedy series is produced by Frantic Films, Serendipity Point Films and E1 Entertainment, and inspired by the popular Canadian movie of the same name. The first episode premieres at 8:00pm on Monday October 4 on CBC Television. Check it out!

Don Amero is releasing his long-awaited third album this fall, and heading out on tour across Canada starting October 1 in Brandon. Called The Long Way Home, Don’s album might surprise some of his current fans because of its unexpected country-flavoured sound. Country radio is already taking notice, and beginning to add the first single Right Where I Wanna Be to their playlists.

The 5th annual Manito Ahbee Festival takes place November 3 to 7 in Winnipeg, and tickets are now on sale for all events. The schedule includes the Indigenous Marketplace & Trade Show, International Competition Pow Wow, Education Conference, theatrical play Almighty Voice and His Wife, and the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards at MTS Centre. Once again being hosted by Lorne Cardinal, you can go online to the brand new Manito Ahbee website and enter a contest to ‘Vote for Your Favourite Lorne’ for a chance to win a fabulous VIP package.

The third season of Cashing In just wrapped production in Winnipeg and around Manitoba. The APTN drama exposes the high-stakes, winner-takes-all world of First Nations gaming. Set on the fictional Stonewalker First Nation in Southern Manitoba, at the successful North Beach Casino gaming facility Cashing In is jam-packed with sharp executives, smooth dealers and rising stars – resulting in plenty of sex, money and power. The new season will air in spring of 2011.


Gemini Award nominees… Manitoba productions received 22 Gemini Award nominations this year, including projects that RAS Creative had the pleasure of working on. Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story and Less Than Kind are both awesome made-in-Manitoba productions! Congrats to everyone involved.

Local newscasts get noticed, too… CBC News: Winnipeg also received Gemini nominations this year, including one for our friend Sheila North-Wilson, who is being recognized for Best Breaking Reportage. Congratulations CBC (and Sheila!).

We don’t want to let this one go… On Screen Executive Director Tara Walker recently announced her resignation from the organization after 11 dedicated years. While we are happy for her in pursuing her MBA and new opportunities, we are very sad to see her go. Good luck Tara! You will be missed by an entire industry.


As summer turns to fall, it is still busy season here at RAS Creative. There are many exciting projects going on, including changes to our own website and marketing materials. Which means for now, is under renovation. But please do check back soon to check out the new site! We can’t wait to see it ourselves…

It’s been an awesome season of reviewing Manitoba golf courses for Travel Manitoba. You can find reviews at – look for the blog called The Back Nine, and please feel free to leave comments about your golfing experiences in Manitoba. We’d love to hear from you! The latest golf course reviews include:

Virden Wellview Golf Club
Oakview Golf & Country Club
Granite Hills Golf Club
Grand Pines Golf Club
Manipogo Golf & Country Club
Girouxsalem Golf & Country Club


The first official day of autumn has already come and gone. If you are the kind of person who likes to honour the change of season, but put it off on the day it actually happened… then feel free to take tomorrow off in official honour of autumn!

Have a good one!


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