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.

SAVE THE DATE:

The next Books & Brunch will take place on
Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
at The Gates on Roblin


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.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS AUCTION DONORS

  • Anita Daher       • Terry MacLeod
  • “A Friend of the Book Sale”
  • Aveda Institute
  • Best of Friends Gift Shop
  • Biagio Unisex Hair
  • Bijou Canoe – Lori Ebbitt*
  • Billie Stewart
  • d. a. Niels
  • Echo Creations – Teresa Bickle*
  • Edward Carriere Salon
  • Heather Graham
  • La Peregrina Jewelry – Ella Donnelly*
  • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
  • Manitoba Gardener – Dorothy Dobbie
  • Midwest Tapes – David Narciso
  • Mosaic Creations – Yolanda Hogeveen*
  • Oakwood Café
  • Recorded Books – Bryan Messersmith
  • Reesa Cohen
  • Rorie Bruce Agencies
  • Sage Garden Herbs – Dave Hanson and Evelyn Yauk
  • Sandy Tapper*
  • The Gates on Roblin – Ray Louie
  • United Library Services – Ren Speer
  • Whitehots Inc. – Eleanor Heidt
  • Winnipeg Comedy Festival
  • Winnipeg Folk Festival
  • Winnipeg International Writers Festival

*Available at the Best of Friends Gift Shop


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.

A Big Thank you to these Auction Donors:

  • Aveda
  • Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson
  • Biagio Unisex Hair Salon
  • Big Field Glass *
  • Catherine Hunter
  • d a Niels Gourmet
  • Heather Graham
  • i29 designs *
  • La Peregrina Jewelry *
  • Mandy Yakubovich
  • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
  • Manitoba Gardener
  • McNally Robinson
  • MidWest Tapes
  • Rorie Bruce, Publisher Rep
  • Susan Turner Jewellry *
  • The Gates on Roblin
  • United Library Services
  • Winnipeg Comedy Festival
  • Winnipeg International Writers Festival

*available at the Best of Friends Gift Shop


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