Dancing to fiddle music

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Just over a week ago, my sister, two of my nieces and I joined Mom and Dad at an old time dance in Portage La Prairie. I had so much fun… the most fun I’ve had (dancing) in a while. Many years ago now, my Dad (and sometimes my Mom and brother Warren) taught me to waltz and polka. At one point I also knew how to two-step, but its going to take some practice before I remember it properly again. Anyways, it was really fun to hang out with my family, dance for a couple of hours and spin round and round the dance floor with my Dad.
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PechaKucha Wpg, Vol. 13 (recap)

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Pecha Kucha Winnipeg Vol. 13

On March 7, GDC Manitoba’s 13th installment of PechaKucha Winnipeg took place at the Park Theatre. We are all in agreement that this may have been one of the best ones yet! Although to be honest, we probably say that every time. Thursday night’s line-up included Matt Henderson (Teacher and Activist), Andrew Yankiwski (Partner, Precursor Productions), Blair Helgason (Designer), Brian Kelcey (Writer, Speaker and Policy Consultant), John Johnston (Freelance Photographer), Nicole Barry (Co-Founder, Half Pints Brewery), a PKN video by Tokyo presenter Joseph Tame called “The Art of Running“, Wendy Sawatzky (Artist), Matt Brooks (Graphic Design, RRC Student), Howard Gurevich (Owner, Gurevich Fine Art), Joseph Ranseth (Purpose-Driven Marketer) and Erin Propp & Larry Roy (Singer/Songwriter).
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PechaKucha Wpg, Vol. 12 (musings)

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We at GDC Manitoba have had 12, count them, TWELVE! PechaKucha Nights in Winnipeg now. Three years later, we’re still going strong and have already booked our dates for 2013 (March 7, May 16, September 12 and December 5). What’s so amazing to us is that we keep finding such interesting speakers… it’s a real testament to the varied creative culture that we have in Winnipeg! We always do our best to choose an eclectic, entertaining mix of presenters for each line-up, but that is where our work stops. Our speakers pour their heart and soul into their presentations — they make us laugh, cry, think and most of all, they give us a huge, heaping dose of inspiration. We can’t thank them enough.
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