The RAS Report - February 2012

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Hello there! Wherever you may be, we hope you’re enjoying this time of year. Here in Winnipeg it’s been a beautiful winter to get outdoors. The Red River skating trail has been fabulous (even CBC’s Rick Mercer paid a visit!) and the x-country ski trails are perfectly primed. Here at RAS Creative (when we’re not playing outside!) it’s busy business as usual. Have a read below for the latest news from our clients… 


The second season of Blackstone comes to a close with a chilling episode that evokes emotion and thought, and allows viewers to draw their own conclusions. The not-to-be-missed second season finale of Blackstone airs Wednesday, February 29 on APTN. Check local listings for the time in your area.

It's the sequel you've been waiting for. Wrath of Grapes:  The Don Cherry Story II tells of Cherry’s later years and his evolution into one of Canada’s cultural media icons. Jared Keeso reprises his Gemini Award-winning performance Don Cherry. Catch the two part mini-series on CBC Television on March 4 and 11, starting at 8:00pm each night.

If you missed it the first time around, the entire second season of Fit First airs on Tuesday nights on APTN starting March 6. This popular weight loss series chronicles the trials and triumphs of four Aboriginal women on a mission to change their lives, and improve body, mind and spirit.

If you like downhill skiing… we hear the conditions are amazing at Asessippi Resort! As an added bonus on March 9 after your day on the slopes, catch Don Amero performing in the Powder Pub Keg. Then on March 23 and 25, he performs two nights in Churchill at the Captain’s Cove Lounge, during the Aurora Winter Festival.

Award-winning musician, composer and producer Vince Fontaine is pleased to announce the recent release of an exciting new music project. Indian City blasted onto the Winnipeg music scene with the release of their debut CD Supernation, and two performances at Festival du Voyageur.

There may still be snow on the ground, and ice on the river… but it’s time to starting thinking about rowing! The summer schedule for learn-to-row sessions at the Winnipeg Rowing Club is now online. Space fills up quickly, so if you’ve been thinking about learning to rowing, sign up now!

Charton-Hobbs is proud to present the very first self-serve bubby dispenser in Winnipeg. Mona Lisa Restaurant on Corydon Avenue now dispenses bubbles by the glass. Lovers of sparkling wine can pursue the sophisticated pleasure of fresh bubbles at their best, anytime they choose, in any amount they choose.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released an Interim Report at a press conference in Vancouver last week. Copies of the report, as well as a historical publication, are available on the TRC website.

Bizzybody Events have a full slate this winter. Having just finished an international snow carving competition in Fort St. John BC, next up in March is an Aboriginal Health Conference in Quesnel BC.


Several member of the Winnipeg Rowing Club received national awards at Rowing Canada’s annual awards banquet last  month. Andrew Lamont received the President’s Award, Nia Perron received the Tony Zasada Memorial Scholarship Award, Meghan Montgomery received the Female Adaptive Athlete of the Year Award, and both Janine Hanson and Meghan Montgomery received RCA International Achievement Awards. Congrats to all of you amazing athletes!


RoseAnna Schick of RAS Creative was asked to be the Aboriginal Music Program (AMP) Mentor in Residence for the month of February. For the past few weeks, she has enjoyed meeting with AMP musicians and consulting with them about their publicity and marketing materials.

Manitoba Music hosted their second annual Manitoba Music Rocks Charity Curling Bonspiel on February 12 – and the RAS Creative foursome placed 2nd out of 36 teams! DOOH! Sooooo clooose… Anyway, it was a truly awesomely fun day of curling with musicians and the music industry, while raising money for the Unison Benevolent Fund.

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Don’t you just love leap year?? It means we get one more day this year to spend doing whatever we want! And since it’s really considered an ‘extra’ day that you never even knew you had until you flipped your calendar to February and said “hey, it’s leap year this year!!”… and since you still have 365 other days to use up this year… you really could take that 366th day off with little consequence. After all, leap year only comes around once every 48 months. And what harm is there in taking one extra day off once every 48 months??? (Exactly!!)


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



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