The RAS Report - December 2010

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Wow, where has the time gone?? I don’t know about you, but to me it feels like 2010 just started. Like John Lennon sings in my favourite holiday song… “So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over and a new one just begun…” Whenever I hear those words, it makes me think about all that’s happened, and all that’s yet to come.

It also makes me think about the many wonderful clients that kept me busy this year – to you I say THANK YOU for choosing RAS Creative! Thanks also to my media friends here in Manitoba and across Canada, for writing and talking about RAS Creative clients. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season, and best wishes for 2011!


The feature film Amreeka, co-produced by Winnipeg’s Buffalo Gal Pictures, was chosen for the Sundance Institute’s inaugural ‘film forward’ project. Only ten films worldwide were chosen to be part of this ambitious project, which saw the films presented to audiences in New York and Tunisia.

The popular preschool series Tiga Talk! will ring in the New Year with the premiere of its third season, a brand new interactive website, and iPhone application. Produced by May Street Productions out of Victoria, and Winnipeg’s Animiki See Digital Production, Tiga Talk! begins January 6 on APTN.

If you missed the first season of Todd & The Book of Pure Evil, you can catch all 13 hilarious episodes during a ‘Todd Marathon’ in the New Year. It happens January 3 on SPACE starting at 5:00pm EST.

Edmonton’s Prairie Dog Film + Television is pleased to announce the premiere of original dramatic series Blackstone. Intense, compelling and confrontational, Blackstone is an unmuted exploration of First Nations’ power and politics. Watch Blackstone on APTN starting January 25, and Showcase beginning January 28.

Get your party on at Winnipeg Mardi Gras, February 11-12 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Experience authentic tastes, sights and sounds of Mardi Gras without leaving town! Join thousands of Winnipeggers for beads and boas, costumes and carousing, and bona fide Mardi Gras food and fun.

RAS Creative is thrilled to add Oh My Darling to our client roster. If you like your country music with feisty vocals, inspired harmonies, outstanding instrumentation, high-energy, and some edge, then you’ll love Oh My Darling. This talented Winnipeg quartet is gearing up for the release of some new singles and a tour in 2011 – more info coming soon!


On Screen Manitoba recently announced the selection of a new Executive Director to replace outgoing ED Tara Walker. Congratulations to Nicole Matiation, who will join the association in January.

Congratulations to Winnipeg Rowing Club member Kaitlin Rempel, this year’s recipient of the Peter Nykoluk Rowing Scholarship. Kaitlin rocked the rowing world this past year –her very first year of rowing. She rowed a single, double, quad, and eight, with racing results consisting of six first place finishes and four second place finishes. Remarkable and inspiring!


RAS Creative is now on Twitter – and looking for followers! You can find us at If you follow us, we’ll follow you right back!

RAS Creative’s RoseAnna Schick recently joined the Writers’ Collective, and took part in a Scriptwriting Workshop taught by Danishka Esterhazy. It was a great workshop, and a great experience. If you’d like to learn about scriptwriting, sign up for a session sometime by Danishka – she’s a talented filmmaker, and an awesome teacher!


As a special gift to all of you who have read this far…  I’ve put a couple of fun things for you on my homepage at Please feel free to download both of them – and I hope you enjoy!!

Manifestation Map that will help you set goals and intentions for 2011, from my good friend and leadership coach Zoe Routh.

Beautiful instrumental version of White Christmas by classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala from southern Arizona.


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