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Science + Supper: Springtime for Syphilis

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SCIENCE + SUPPER returns on June 6, with “SPRINGTIME FOR SYPHILIS.”
-Is Winnipeg experiencing a resurgence of spirochetes? (And also, what the heck is a spirochete?)
-What are the modern techniques for prevention and treatment?
-Where did this germ come from, anyway?

Join us for supper at 5:30 (prepared by Chef Paul) and we’ll start talking science at 6:00. Cost is by donation! Location is Sunshine House, 646 Logan Ave.

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Tickets selling fast for Drag Queen Karaoke Night!

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Our friends at Torque Brewing Co. are hosting a fundraiser for us! What a grand gesture!

Join us on Friday, May 10, at 7pm for a TGIF to get your weekend started off right! The Sunshine Bunch will be in attendance and Lady Quinzarr (accomplished musician in her own right) will host. $20 gets you in the door, a complimentary pint of a the special Foundation brew for the occasion, appetizers and a silent auction! All this plus the dazzling entertainment we’ve come to expect from the Sunshine Bunch.

It all happens at Torque Brewing Co.’s taproom, 330-830 King Edward St.

Tickets are on sale now and selling fast — don’t delay, head over to Eventbrite to get yours!

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION BREW:

Every year, Torque selects an organization to be the beneficiary of the sales of their Foundation American Pale Ale, and this year, Sunshine House is the recipient! $4 from every 12-pack of this beer will go to fund our programs.

2018 Annual General Meeting

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You’re invited to Sunshine House’s 2017-18 Annual General meeting!

  • Doors open at 5:30pm
  • Meeting will start at 6:00pm
  • A light supper will be served
  • All are welcome/come as you are!

Accessibility: Wheelchair access through rear door only. There is no washroom on the main floor — there are facilities up a long flight of stairs and down a shorter flight of stairs.

The Second Annual Two-Spirit Pow Wow, June 2, 2018

 

Seven drums. Sixty dancers. Hundreds of relatives, friends and supporters. It was a cloudy day at the Forks National Historic Site, but we paid no mind to the drizzle outside the tent! Inside, the beat of the drum kept feet moving and spirits high.

A pageant was held to select the 2018 Two-Spirit Ogichidaa/Ogichidaakwe. Here are the winners, Sky Peebles and Brielle Beardy-Linklater (who also served as the Pride Parade Grand Marshall on Sunday).

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Thank you to everyone who made this a wonderful day — dancers, drummers, sponsors, contributors to our crowdfunding campaign, volunteers and staff.

See you next year!

La Macha 2018

On Saturday May 12th, in the spirit of Paris is Burning, Like That @ Sunshine House together with QPOC Winnipeg threw the second La Macha Ball at Ace Art! An unforgettable evening of queerness! This year featured seven categories, no chill: 

1. Team Walk – Choreographed runway walk (2+ people)
2. WIG! – First Time in Drags at a Ball
3. Mother of the Bride Realness
4. Father of the Bride Realness
5. I’m So Into Voguing Right Now – Amateur Vogue
6. Taking the Kids to the Library – Reading
7. Post Apocalyptic Couture

In attendance to judge and perform was Manghoe Lassi!

 Check out some highlights in the video above — clips courtesy of QPOC Winnipeg and Jody Lee!

The 2nd Annual Two-Spirit Pow Wow Needs You!

 

Last year was a great success because of incredible community support and we are looking forward to another amazing celebration this year, hosted by Like That @ Sunshine House and the Two-Spirited People of Manitoba. This Pow Wow is the only one of its kind in the territory known as Canada, and it brings hundreds of people together to dance and sing — we invite you to be a part of that as well.

The organizing committee of this event is completely volunteer, and to host this event according to Pow Wow protocols we need to fundraise $20,000. This unique Pow Wow showcases the gifts of Two-Spirit people to the world and we are calling on the wider community to financially support this incredibly powerful and exciting event.

TO GIVE, VISIT: https://fundrazr.com/2nd2SPowWow

Donations of $25 or more can request a tax receipt. All donors will receive special recognition at the Pow Wow!

If you or your organization is interested in a sponsorship or advertising in the Pow Wow program, please email comms@sunshinehousewpg.org.