The RAS Report: July 2014

The Winnipeg Rowing Club held a reception on July 30 to celebrate the naming of the “The Riley Boathouse.” The Riley family have been long-time supporters of rowing in Manitoba – involved since 1892! Rowing has been a proud tradition for the Riley family, and many other families, since the Winnipeg Rowing Club first began operating on the banks of the Red River in 1881. www.winnipegrowingclub.ca

July has been a busy month for Don Amero, with performances in Clear Lake, Whitehorse, Dawson City, Bella Coola, and a trip to Toronto to shoot some music videos. Next up is a festival in Campbell River, and a few free public shows in Winnipeg – the Cube in the Exchange District on August 6, and Transcona Centennial Square on August 22. www.donamero.com

As Manitoba battles another year of flooding, a long-awaited settlement is supposed to be coming for Lake St. Martin residents displaced from their homes in 2011. The real-life saga has been ongoing for more than three years, as told in the documentary Treading Water: Plight of the Manitoba First Nation Flood Evacuees. Produced by Wookey Films & Nüman Films, the doc premieres on CBC TV August 23 @ 7:00pm CST. For a ‘sneak peak’ of this intimate, untold story, watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/94388296 

Iskwé enjoyed a successful show at the Park Theatre, and will be performing another show in Winnipeg. She’ll be appearing at Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre on August 21, as part of Aboriginal Music Week. If you missed her tripped-out blend of soul the first time around, here’s your second chance! www.iskwe.com