The beginning pursuit of a hobby turned career

Rylee McOuat

It’s the question every soon-to-be or recent high school grad dreads being asked; What are your plans for after high school?

While the majority of teens will respond with a less than sure reply comprised of muted panic and uncertainty, there is a minority within the teenage population that will present with a sturdy and confident statement about their future plans. Continue reading The beginning pursuit of a hobby turned career

“The key is education for Indigenous youths”

Indspire CEO says it’s time for Canadians to invest in the education of Indigenous youths.

Roberta Jamieson wants to make changes, and is more optimistic than ever that they’re on the right track. Continue reading “The key is education for Indigenous youths”

Brookside Cemetery Field of Honour has a great historic resonance for the people of Winnipeg.

Hello and welcome to the October issue of Smart Biz!

On Sunday September 10, 2017, I participated in a special Canada 150 Candlelight Service of Remembrance at Brookside Cemetery. This remembrance has special power for us today, as we recall that these traditional lands of the First Nations and Métis peoples have sheltered generations of Winnipeggers not only in joy, but also in sorrow. Not only in life, but also when earthly life, is past.  Continue reading Brookside Cemetery Field of Honour has a great historic resonance for the people of Winnipeg.

Creating the Manitoba Possibilitarians!

Bold Ideas

By Dorothy Dobbie

In 1870, when Manitoba joined Confederation, it was with a sense of hope and possibility that drew people from all over the world. The sky was the limit – no project was too big, no effort beyond us. The future was bright and shining with hope. We were possibilitarians! Continue reading Creating the Manitoba Possibilitarians!

Local comedian brings back popular open mic show

Bill Burfoot

“Performance Anxiety” gives comic hopefuls a chance to showcase their material.

Do you make your friends laugh so hard that they tell you that you should be doing comedy for a living? Do you enjoy getting laughs and can handle the odd silence after telling a joke you thought was funny, but nobody else does?   Do you like to be the center of attention?  Then you may be perfect for the new Performance Anxiety open mic night at Times Changed High and Lonesome club on Main Street. Continue reading Local comedian brings back popular open mic show