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March 23, 2012

Books2Eat returns to the Winnipeg Public Library

For the second year, Winnipeg Public Library and the Winnipeg Public Library Board are hosting Books2Eat - a festival combining the creative and culinary talents of book lovers, amateur and professional cooks, and librarians.

Released: 11:45 p.m.

WINNIPEG - March 23, 2012 - For the second year, Winnipeg Public Library and the Winnipeg Public Library Board are hosting Books2Eat - a festival combining the creative and culinary talents of book lovers, amateur and professional cooks, and librarians.

Date and Location
Saturday, March 31, 2012
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street

The Challenge
Books2Eat participants are challenged to create an edible piece of art that is inspired by books. You can pun on a title, refer to a scene or character, create a book or book cover lookalike. There are only two rules to enter a submission: the creation must be made of all edible materials and it has to be inspired by a book.

Enter in one of 3 categories

  • Adult
  • Children
  • Professional/Culinary Schools

All entries will be put on display and judged on various qualities such as "Most Creative" or "Most Bookish" by a panel of three judges. Books2Eat judges for this year are: Carol Bigold from High Tea Bakery, Jamis Paulson of Turnstone Press and Doug Speirs of the Winnipeg Free Press.

Professional entries will also be served at the end of the day, so bring your appetite!

How to Enter
Send an email with your name, phone number, email address and "book" title to Books2Eat@winnipeg.ca

Deadline for entry applications is March 26.

Other Events
Guest speakers including Jim Ingebrigtsen (host of Great Tastes of Manitoba) and Charlene Pokornik of Tantalizing Treats will share their culinary expertise in 30-minute talks and there will be a delectable family story time session. A craft circle will also be held in the Children's area. All events are free and open to all.

The 2011 Books2Eat event was well-attended event received dozens of entries. Some of last year's fabulous creations can be seen on the Winnipeg Public Library's Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/winnipegpubliclibrary/sets/72157626352193593/

For more information on Books2Eat events, visit wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/ or call 204-986-2802.

Don't trash your yard waste! Leaf It With Us!
Spring yard waste depots open today

Starting today, March 23, 2012, residents can recycle their yard waste by dropping it off at any of the Leaf It With Us depots, seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The yard waste will be composted into a reusable soil-like material and used to landscape finished landfill areas.

Released: 2:13 p.m.

WINNIPEG - March 23, 2012 - Starting today, March 23, 2012, residents can recycle their yard waste by dropping it off at any of the Leaf It With Us depots, seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The yard waste will be composted into a reusable soil-like material and used to landscape finished landfill areas.

The depots accept only:

  • bagged leaves, lawn thatch, grass clippings, plants, flowers and other garden material,
  • tree clippings, small branches (no more than 10 centimetres or 4 inches in diameter and must be bundled and tied).

The depots do not accept sand, street sweepings or garbage of any kind, including animal waste.

The following depots are open until May 7, 2012

Winnipeg Soccer Complex 900 Waverley Street (northwest parking lot)
Kildonan Park 2021 Main Street (Rainbow Stage parking lot)
Charleswood 2325 Grant Avenue, west of Shaftesbury Blvd., next to Ambulance Station #32
King's Park King's Drive and Kilkenny Drive (parking lot)
St. Vital Park 190 River Road (south parking lot)
Transcona Ravelston Avenue at Chrislind Street)
Terry Sawchuk Arena 901 Kimberly Avenue, (parking lot)
Kilcona Park McIvor Avenue at Lagimodiere Boulevard (parking lot)

The following depots are open until further notice

Vimy Arena 255 Hamilton Avenue (parking lot)
Fire Station No. 17 1501 Church Avenue at Sheppard Street
St. James Civic Centre 2055 Ness Avenue (parking lot)

Residents can take bagged or loose yard waste to Brady Road Landfill year round. Landfill disposal fees are not charged for loads solely of yard waste.

For more information, residents can:

  • contact our 311 Centre, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca
  • call the 24-hour recorded yard waste information line at 986-8888, code 9813
  • call the 24-hour recorded Brady Road information line at 986-8888, code 9814
  • visit winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste
City activities for Spring Break Week

The City of Winnipeg is offering plenty of exciting Spring Break activities for families! City pools and recreation centres will be open for fitness fun and the Winnipeg Public Library will host over 40 Spring Break programs suitable for children, teens, and families.

Released: 2:45 p.m.

WINNIPEG - March 23, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg is offering plenty of exciting Spring Break activities for families! City pools and recreation centres will be open for fitness fun and the Winnipeg Public Library will host over 40 Spring Break programs suitable for children, teens, and families.

Spring Break Activities at the Library
With more than 40 programs offered at Winnipeg Public Libraries, there is something for everyone. Spring Break sessions include:

  • Collage Workshops
  • Sock Puppets
  • Cute Dolls Workshop
  • Wii All Play! Gaming Tournament
  • Castle of Mystery Dungeons and Dragons Adventure
  • Fiddlers on the Loose at the Library! - with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
  • Origami Workshop with Bob Frayer
  • "Building Characters" A Creative Writing Workshop with Karin Adams
  • Buffalo Tales with Ted Longbottom
  • Mago the Magician
  • Mad Science - Lights... Colour...Action!

For a complete list of Spring Break activities at the Winnipeg Public Library, pick up a copy of @ The Library or go to Winnipeg.ca/library or call 204-986-6488. All programs are free. Sign up by contacting the host branch. Spring Break Week is generously supported in part by Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library

City Pools and Recreation Centres
Splash and play through an afternoon or evening with family and friends at one of the many City of Winnipeg indoor pools and Recreation Centres.

The 189' indoor water slide at Elmwood Kildonans Pool is open every afternoon for extra Spring Break fun!

For more information on indoor swimming pools and recreation centres, visit winnipeg.ca/cms/recreation/facilities/pools/indoor_pools/indoorpools.stm or call 311.

Earth Day Art Activity
During the week of Spring Break, children are invited to visit one of five sites throughout the City to participate in a special Earth Day Art Activity. Participants will make a quilt-like square using natural, sustainable and some recycled materials. The theme of the squares will be related to the topics of Earth, Ecology, Nature, Home and Sustainability.

After the activity, all of these squares will be joined together to create a collective image of an environmental wish-list for the future. Watch for exhibit details as we get closer to Earth Day! This activity will encourage children to share their visions of the present and their hopes for the future, talk and imagine, and engage in creative thinking. Dates and times are as follows:

  • Monday, March 26, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre, 510 King Street
  • Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Westdale Community Centre, 550 Dale Boulevard
  • Wednesday, March 28, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre, 430 Langside Street
  • Thursday, March 29, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre, 176 Worthington Avenue
  • Saturday, March 31, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - East End Cultural Centre, 575 Larsen Avenue

This art activity is a collaboration with the Winnipeg Arts Council and part of the City of Winnipeg's celebration of Earth Day. Earth Day happens every year on April 22.

Last update: 18.09.2013

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