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Category: Arts & Culture

Sharing Stories Behind Bars

Fundraiser connecting incarcerated Manitobans with books By Caitlyn Gowriluk   Jacquie Nicholson opens the trunk of her car, where boxes of donated books sit piled high in preparation for a book drive in support of incarcerated Manitobans and their families.   Nicholson has organized the annual event – which collects books for the Winnipeg Remand Centre, the Headingley Correctional Centre, the Women’s Correctional Centre in Headingley and The Pas Correctional Centre – since it began in 2016.   “Almost everyone that I’ve ever met in jail has said, ‘I would love to get more education, I would love to...

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New Art Gallery Designed to Spark Conversation Surrounding the Indian Act

Jordan Stranger aims to create change and conversation with his new art exhibition. By Ally Sigurdson Jordan Stranger, 29, opened up his art exhibit to the public on April 12 at the Graffiti Art Programming Inc. His newest exhibit, I am not an Indian, was created to demonstrate the reality of the Indian Act’s negative outcomes through Stranger’s own experiences and interpretation.   Stranger is a descendent of residential school survivors and he has committed most of his life to spreading awareness of the history of residential schools and the harm they caused the Indigenous population.   “It took away...

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RRC Turns Out for Manitoba Comic Con

STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS ATTEND POP CULTURE CONVENTION BY MCKENZIE SAUDER Comic book and pop culture fans visited the RBC Convention Centre for the annual Manitoba Comic Con on April 14 and 15 for a small taste of what October’s Central Canada Comic Con (C4) has to offer. Many fans were attracted to this year’s special guest: Game of Thrones star Richard Brake, who plays the chilling Night King. But many came to appreciate and purchase the wide range of artwork for sale. Among other artists, Red River College instructor Christopher Chuckry attended to sell prints of his art. “This...

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A local MasterChef

Winnipeg resident competes on fifth season of MasterChef Canada BY Kaelen Bell The kitchen was in chaos, but Jonathan Rahim sat transfixed as his mother rushed about preparing roti for his incoming family.   “I was in trouble one day, and she pulled me into the kitchen and I was sitting at the table just watching her. There was so much happening,” says Rahim, who recently wrapped up filming season five of MasterChef Canada in Toronto. “I started cooking ‘cause I saw my mom do it.”   Rahim, who moved to Winnipeg from Trinidad when he was a toddler,...

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