Sunday, 5 October 2014

The Radio Edition for October 5, 2014

The Bay, Downtown Winnipeg
Tune in tonight at 7 pm on 101.5 UMFM for West End Dumplings - The Radio Edition or check out the podcast!

My guest will be Nicolas Geddert of the Grass Routes Sustainability Festival which takes place all next week at the University of Winnipeg. We'll also hear from Maureen Dolyniuk, Keeper of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives about their collection and how you can access it.

History Links
Winnipeg's Civic Centre turns 50 (also see),  the Bay Downtown's elevator lobby murals which were donated to the HBC Archives last week, the Countess of Dufferin, the Carnegie Library on William Avenue. 

On The Trail of the Far Fur Country plays at Cinematheque on October 24 - 26, with a panel discussion on the 26th. You can hear my interview with filmmaker Kevin Nikkel from earlier this year.

Play List
The Countess of Dufferin Waltz by Andy Desjarlais
Blood by Tanya Tagak
Spring Song by Bruce Cockburn
Its Raining Sunbeams by Deanna Durbin

A reminder the UMFM's Pledge-o-Rama is coming up October 17 - 24. Here's a sneak peek at some of the nifty schwag that is available !

On top of these items, I am also offering up a Saturday afternoon historic hotels walking tour and pub crawl for those who pledge to UMFM through our show at the $40 or higher level. The tour, which I will post more details about next week, is a 2 hour 15 minute tour that includes The Winnipeg, the Garrick, The Woodbine and the Vendome Hotel. A few minutes of history out front, then at three of the locations, we step inside for a quick beer and to look at period newspaper ads and photographs.

For more details, you can email me at cassidy-at-mts.net or, if you want to pre-pledge, as tour numbers are limited, you can do so online at the website above or by calling 204-474-7027. If you pledge in advance you are still entitled to the gifts and prizes noted on the website !

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