The RAS Report - October 2010

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Can you believe its Halloween weekend already?! And the only thing scarier than all the monsters lurking about is all that Halloween candy just waiting to be eaten… be brave, be strong, and sloooooowly back away from the bowl… you’ll thank yourself later!


The National Film Board of Canada presents free events in Winnipeg this weekend as part of their Get Animated! series. On Saturday October 30 at 2:30pm you can ‘Meet the Director’ – who happens to be Winnipeg-born artist and animator Anita Lebeau. Join Anita as she shows some of her work and discusses what it’s like to be a filmmaker in animation. Special family screenings take place Sunday October 31, with animated fairy tales presented in French (12:30pm) and English (2:30). Come dressed in Halloween costumes! All events are free, and take place at the Cinematheque Theatre.

The 5th annual Manito Ahbee Festival takes place November 3 to 7 in Winnipeg. The slate of events includes 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 that are once again being hosted by Lorne Cardinal.

Don Amero is currently touring across Canada in support of his new album The Long Way Home. He’ll return to Winnipeg next week for the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, where he is nominated in three categories. He is also playing a couple of Winnipeg shows: November 6 @ 9:00pm is his CD release party at the Pyramid; and November 7 @ 7:00pm is an acoustic performance for all ages at Good News Fellowship Church.

Fit First is an inspiring ‘real life’ television series that chronicles the trials and triumphs of four Aboriginal people on a mission to change their lifestyle and take charge of their health. Over the course of six months, they worked with personal trainer Kent Brown to improve fitness, discover healthy food alternatives, and learn how to make better choices. Look for the six-part series now airing on APTN.

Buffalo Gal Pictures recently announced a couple of exciting new business developments. Together with Tina Keeper, they launched a new production company called Kistikan Pictures. A Cree word meaning ‘garden’, Kistikan will create film and television projects by and about Indigenous filmmakers. Buffalo Gal’s second announcement is about the expansion of their company to Toronto, with the launch of Buffalo Gal Pictures Ontario.


The best curling sponsor ever… A great big THANK YOU goes out to Jeff Sparrow and Castle Mortgage Group for sponsoring our women’s curling team. We are playing out of Fort Rouge this winter, and Castle Mortgage Group is providing us with nice new curling jackets. Not only will the new jackets make us look good, but will also hopefully help to inadvertently intimidate the other teams…

President and CEO of Travel Manitoba… The Tourism Association of Canada recently announced that Hubert Mesman is one of three distinguished tourism industry leaders being inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame on November 2. Congratulations!


We’ve been busy at RAS Creative – not only working for our clients, but also working to re-design and re-launch the RAS Creative website. We are proud of the finished product, and would like to mention that the new look was created by Check it out and let us know what you think!


Daylight Savings Time will soon be rolling around again. Which means the time ‘falls back’ and you’ll get an extra hour in your day. This also means that sometime in the next month you can go ahead and take one hour of work off, all the while knowing that if you ever really need to make up for that one hour, you’ll actually have one extra hour to fall back upon…

Have a good one!


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