Month: November 2010

BRANDON, MB – This Friday is the Bobcats volleyball teams’ home-opener, and there’s no better way to kick off a sport’s season than by having a party.
The Bobcats and Brandon University Physical Education Club (BUPEC) will be hosting a tailgate party in the BU Gymnasium parking lot Friday starting at 5 p.m.

BRANDON, MB – The history of the Métis will be discussed during an upcoming conference entitled “From Pierre-Esprit Radisson to Louis Riel: voyageurs et Métis”. Along with colleagues from the Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface, Université Laval, York University, University of British Columbia, Ottawa University, and the Centre du patrimoine de Saint-Boniface, several Brandon University faculty members will be collaborating to mark the 300th anniversary of Radisson’s passing as well as the 125th anniversary of Riel’s trial and hanging.

BRANDON, MB – This year’s writer-in-residence, Marilyn Dumont and others will give poetry readings on November 19. She will be joined by Professor Di Brandt — Brandon University’s Canada Research Chair in Literature and Creative Writing — Charles Leblanc, Delfy Martinez and Erica Ens. The works presented will be recited in either English, French, German, Plautdietsch and/or Spanish.
Of Cree and Métis heritage, Marilyn Dumont — a descendant of Gabriel Dumont — has won several awards for her work, which include the 2001 Writer’s Guild of Alberta Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry and the 2007 McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year Award.

BRANDON, MB – Hawkweed Literary Forum at Brandon University in conjunctions with Theatre Projects Manitoba present “Almighty Voice and His Wife” by acclaimed Ontario playwright Daniel David Moses, with direction by Michael Greyeyes, on the Evans Theatre stage next week.
The play tells the tale of a young couple — he is the historically significant Almighty Voice, a Saskatchewan Cree who was charged with killing a cow on Crown land in 1885, and she is his new wife.

BRANDON, MB – The young pianist who won the 2010 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (a.k.a. the E-Gré), Claudia Chan will give a recital in Brandon on November 16. The 20 year old musician is currently on a 14-city, cross-Canada tour — one of the prizes she garnered following her winning semi-finals and finals performances in May.
Hailing from Ottawa, Chan has been deemed an “ambassador for new music” and a “powerful, expressive, and energetic pianist” by Megumi Masaki, the Artistic Director of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition. A humanitarian at heart who raises money for various charities through her music-making, this young performer has played as a soloist, a collaborative artist and a chamber musician in Canada and the United States.

BRANDON, MB – An historic moment will take place in Clark Hall on November 16 — the 125th anniversary of Louis Riel’s hanging — when a new centre designed specifically for Métis students officially opens.
Spearheaded by Dr. Lorraine Mayer and two of her students — Velvet Maud and Candice Carbonneau — this new meeting and studying space has been several years in the making.

BRANDON, MB – The Bobcats men’s basketball team will host a two-day camp skills camp for youth aged seven to 18 aimed at helping youth improve basketball fundamentals in shooting and the basics of how to play offense.
The camp will be led by Bobcats coach Gil Cheung and feature instruction from athletes Isaiah James, Kyle Vince, Jordan Reaves and Nathan Grant.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
BRANDON, MB – The members of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) at Brandon University are thrilled to announce their participation in the Pepsi Refresh Program. Pepsi is currently hosting a series of voter-based competitions to give various organizations funding to build projects that benefit their communities.