Many of us will be going in Halloween costumes for this one--please join us!
Our charity of the month for October is Osborne House. Please bring children's Halloween costumes, unopened candy donations, or cash for new dish sets for the house. Osborne House is a safe shelter for women and children recovering from abuse. Of course winter clothing is always welcome at this time of year as well, so we'll also be accepting coats, scarves, mitts, gloves, etc.
In celebration of Hallowe'en we get in touch with our spooky side with TWO presentations:
First, Brian Hubner presents “The Hamilton Family of Winnipeg and Evidence of the Paranormal.” Brian is currently an archivist with the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, and was previously employed at the Archives of Manitoba, Queen’s University Archives, Kingston, and at the Library and Archives of Canada in Ottawa. He has a Master of Arts (History, in Archival Studies) from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Arts (History), from the University of Saskatchewan. He has published in the area of the history of Western Canada. Brian is currently studying the archival history of spirit photography.
Then we feature Kristen Verin-Treusch, owner of "Muddy Water Tours," which offers a plethora of tours focusing on the darker side of Winnipeg’s history. Kristen will share with us some of the ghost stories of Manitoba's past with her own fun and interactive story telling flair.