The RAS Report: January 2015

Congratulations to Inferno Pictures and Fresh TV for nomination at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards! Their made-for-television movie Bunks, about a summer camp overtaken by zombies, received two nods – Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie, and Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series. www.facebook.com/campbushwhack

Congratulations also goes out to singer/songwriter Steve Bell. He received a JUNO Award nomination for Recording Package of the Year for his terrific 25th anniversary box-set Pilgrimage. www.stevebell.com

The Winnipeg Rowing Club (WRC) held their annual Indoor Rowing Championship yesterday, and CTV Winnipeg, Global Winnipeg, and CBC Radio-Canada all came out to shoot some of the fun! www.winnipegrowingclub.ca

Congratulations to Sandra Kirby, coach of the Masters’ rowing program at the WRC. Sandi was recently awarded the Rowing Canada Aviron Umpire of the Year Award, and the WRC is very proud of her! www.winnipegrowingclub.ca   

The Pinkertons TV Series premiered last week on CHCH, and runs Tuesdays at 8:00pm EST. Produced in Manitoba by Rosetta Media and Buffalo Gal Pictures, the 22-episode series draws from real cases and historic facts from the 1860s. www.pinkertonstheseries.com

Sunnyside, produced by Counterfeit Pictures and Buffalo Gal Pictures, features a not-so-typical neighbourhood where anything can happen – and almost always does. It airs Thursdays at 8:00pm EST on City. www.facebook.com/sunnysideoncity

It’s the 10th Winnipeg Mardi Gras, coming up February 13-14. Enjoy an unforgettable weekend of authentic tastes, sights and sounds of New Orleans. Special promotions include Zombie Night on Friday the 13, and Valentine’s Day on February 14. www.winnipegmardigras.com

The 19th Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show happens May 12-14 at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg. This dynamic event discusses and promotes Aboriginal business, community and economic development. Register before April 10 to save $80. www.vqconference.com

Get your tickets for Dauphin’s Countryfest, June 25-28. This year’s lineup features Miranda Lambert, Chad Brownlee, Jake Owen, Brantley Gilbert, Brett Kissel, Codie Prevost, and many more. www.countryfest.ca