Books & Brunch

Our annual spring fundraiser, Books & Brunch, is held in early May at The Gates on Roblin. The location is lovely, the brunch is delicious and our speakers always charm and inspire those in attendance.

The theme is “Books I Have Known and Loved”. Speakers share their reading memories, talk about books that made a lasting impression or maybe just made them laugh. The book lists are wide-ranging, from childhood favourites to adult novels, poetry, philosophy, and non-fiction.

Past speakers have been interesting people from our community – Terry MacLeod, Allan Levine, Joan Thomas, Andrew Davidson, Charlene Diehl, David Bergen, Ron Robinson, plus many others. Each presenter has brought their unique style and perspective to the discussion.  It always pleases.


2019 Books & Brunch

Speakers:  John Einarson – author, musicologist, broadcaster and educator and Kathy Knowles – author, director of the Osu Children’s Library Fund

Check out their lists of Books Books That I Have Known and Loved.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS AUCTION DONORS

  • Anonymous
  • Best of Friends Gift Shop
  • Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery
  • Camerata Nova
  • Canadian Museum of Human Rights
  • Children’s Museum
  • CVS – Midwest Tape
  • a. Niels Gourmet Kitchenware
  • Deb Radi
  • Edward Carriere Salon
  • Gordon Goldsborough
  • Great Plains Publishing
  • Harriet Zaidman
  • Heather Graham
  • John Einarson
  • Kathy Blight
  • Kathy Knowles
  • Lori Ebbitt
  • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
  • Manitoba Gardener
  • McNally Robinson Booksellers
  • Mordens of Winnipeg
  • Overdrive
  • Pat Stanton
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange
  • Recorded Books Inc,
  • Reesa Cohen
  • Rorie Bruce Agencies
  • Sage Garden Greenhouses
  • Sarasvati Theatre Production
  • Shakespeare in the Ruins
  • Shelmerdine Garden Center
  • Susan and Luba Harasym
  • Sylvia & Miriam Flam
  • The Forks Partnership
  • The Gates on Roblin
  • The Oakwood Café
  • United Library Services
  • Whitehots Inc.
  • Winnipeg Comedy Festival
  • Winnipeg Folk Festival
  • Winnipeg International Writers’ Festival
  • Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
  • Winnipeg Jewish Theatre
  • Winnipeg Studio Theatre
  • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
 
 

2018 Books & Brunch

Speakers: author and historian Gordon Goldsborough, and media personality Laurie Mustard.

Check out their lists of  Books That I Have Known and Loved.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS AUCTION DONORS

  • Aveda Institute
  • Best of Friends Gift Shop
  • Camerata Nova
  • d.a. Niels
  • Edward Carriere Salon
  • Gordon Goldsborough
  • Heather Graham
  • Lori Ebbitt
  • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
  • McNally Robinson
  • Midwest Tapes – David Narciso
  • Recorded Books – Bryan Messersmith
  • Reesa Cohen
  • Rorie Bruce Agencies
  • Sage Garden Greenhouses – Dave Hanson and Evelyn Yauk
  • Sylvia & Miriam Flam
  • The Gates on Roblin – Ray Louie
  • The Forks Market North Portage Partnership
  • Two Friends of the Friends
  • United Library Services – Robin Hoogwerf
  • Whitehots Inc. – Eleanor Heidt
  • Winnipeg Comedy Festival
  • Winnipeg Folk Festival
  • Winnipeg International Writers Festival
  • WOW Hospitality Concepts

And extra thanks to Sage Garden Greenhouses for our charming table centre pieces, and to all donors of teacups and saucers for those special centre pieces.


2017 Books & Brunch
Speakers: Retired CBC radio host Terry MacLeod, and author and actress Anita Daher.

See the 2017 Books That I Have Known and Loved, as shared by Anita and Terry.


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Speakers: Lara Rae and Catherine Hunter

Read review of the event.

See the 2016 Books that I have Loved, as shared by Lara Rae and Catherine Hunter.


Sunday, May 3, 2015
Speakers:  Ron Robinson and Charlene Diehl
Read the review of the event.
See the Books I have loved 2015 by Ron Robinson and Charlene Diehl


Sunday, May 4, 2014
Speakers: Dave Courchene Jr. and Alison Gillmor
See the 2014 Books & Brunch book lists by Dave Courchene Jr. and Alison Gillmor


Sunday, May 5, 2013
Speakers: Jila Ghomeshi and Doug Speirs
See the 2013 Books & Brunch book lists by Jila Ghomeshi and Doug Speirs