Monday, January 30, 2012

January 30, 2012

Looking for a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon?  

Help out Winnipeg Harvest by spending “An afternoon with the Phil” on February 25th. The Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir (shown below) will perform a concert at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre. Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going to Winnipeg Harvest. And don’t forget to take a ‘Tin for the Bin’.

Choose your Charity Concert Series
Part II of the “Choose your Charity” concert series at the Winnipeg Free Press News Café goes this Thursday February 2nd. For $15, you can see Katie Murphy perform her unique Folk/Pop/Rock sound. Bring a ‘Tin for the Bin’ for Winnipeg Harvest and the admission is $10.

Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012

There are about 75 people volunteering here today. Winnipeg Harvest has a wonderful, committed and talented volunteer base.

Did you know that, Winnipeg Harvest volunteers put in over 383,000 hours last year? Factoring in a 40 hour work week, over a period of 52 weeks, that is the equivalent of 192 full-time positions.  

From sorting incoming food to answering 400+ daily phone calls from clients, to delivering snacks to daycares, the people who volunteer are the backbone of Winnipeg Harvest.

If you are interested in volunteering at Winnipeg harvest, visit our website at

Are you looking to add to your art collection with great local talent?  You have your chance this weekend at the Forks Market 10th Annual Art Festival & Auction.

Proceeds generated by the auction of this original artwork will benefit Winnipeg Harvest and Red River College Graphic Design.

Details are listed on the poster below.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Eight nights of great musical talent at the Winnipeg Free Press News Café starting next week!

The first annual ‘Choose your Charity’ Concert Series starts on Thursday January 26th with the JD Edwards Band.  

The concept is simple, yet unique. Each artist gets their own Thursday showcase at the News Café, and picks a charity to collect donations for. The J-D Edwards Band has chosen to support Manitoba Mutts, an organization that takes in dogs from all over Manitoba who have been abandoned, abused or surrendered at no fault of their own.

Each Thursday, starting next week, you can enjoy some great local musical talent for $15 each week. The admission price is $10, if you bring a ‘Tin for the Bin’ for Winnipeg Harvest.
The JD Edwards band, appearing on City TV Winnipeg’s ‘B-T’
Thank you to musician James Struthers for organizing this eight-part concert series. And thank you James for choosing to support Winnipeg Harvest.  

Monday, January 16, 2012

January 16, 2012

Really excited about tomorrow! CTV – Winnipeg Morning Show Host Eleanor Coopsammy is showing a feature about Floral Philanthropy and its connection to Winnipeg Harvest.

So what is ‘Floral Philanthropy’? The concept is simple. The description is clearly outlined on

“Floral Philanthropy is a unique, first-in-Canada program which re-purposes the flowers from your event to bring joy, healing and therapeutic benefit to others. Volunteers retrieve the flowers from your venue, redesign the arrangements and redeliver these petal pick-me-ups to persons who rarely receive such gifts of hope.”

If you want to see how Joyce Berry, Hennie Corrin, Barry McArton (pictured below) bring their unique talents to the process, make sure you check out the piece in the CTV – Winnipeg Morning Show tomorrow between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

2012 Empty Bowl Celebrity Auction, presented by Manitoba Lotteries
And while the event itself won’t take place until November, the planning for the 2012 Empty Bowl Celebrity Auction, presented by Manitoba Lotteries, has started. The organizing/planning committee for the 2012 Gala holds its first meeting this week.

Some talented people are bringing their skill set to help organize this Gala, one the signature events Winnipeg Harvest holds each year. For every $1 raised, Winnipeg harvest is able to leverage that dollar into $20 worth of food.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 12, 2012

January 12th.

Big thanks to Drew Kozub (pictured below in the middle on the forklift), the morning remote host for B-T and the whole crew at City TV Winnipeg. Drew spent the morning with us checking out our warehouse, the kitchen and our media room.  Thanks Drew & crew! Come back soon.

Like us on Facebook ( or follow us on Twitter (!/WinnipegHarvest) and to check out the photos and find out more about Winnipeg Harvest.

Remember, every dollar Harvest collects can be leveraged into $20 worth of food by Winnipeg Harvest.

Paulo Borges (shown below) will be appearing at Sam's Place Bookstore 159 Henderson Hwy tomorrow (Friday, January 13th from 7:30-9:30pm). The $5 cover charge, will help out the Mennonite Central Committee.

And “Music For Harvest” Volumes I and II are available for sale at tomorrow’s event. Paulo is donating profits from sales and radio play to Winnipeg Harvest. Full details are available at or by phoning 793-8733.

Thanks Paulo.

As always, we invite you to our website at to find out how you can volunteer money, time or food.