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

BUY ONLINE
Click here to BUY ONLINE via CanadaHelps.

These are your ticket options:

2019 Books & Brunch Group Seating 
Choose this option if you are the person reserving a table OR sitting at a table that is reserved.

  • If you are reserving a table, choose your table size (8 or 10), and put your name as the Table Contact.
  • If you want to sit at a reserved table, please specify the Table Contact.

2019 Books & Brunch –  Sold Out
Don’t worry, we’re not sold out… yet! When we modified the ticket categories, the system wouldn’t let us delete this one even though we aren’t using it. Just choose a Group or Individual ticket instead.

2019 Books & Brunch, Individual Ticket        
Choose this option if you are purchasing individual ticket/s. Put the names of the friends you wish to sit with in the Sitting With? box.

Your confirmation, ticket and tax receipt will be emailed immediately.
Print your tickets for admission.

BUY IN PERSON
at the Best of Friends Gift Shop 

Main floor Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street
Open Monday-Saturday 11 am to 4 pm.

  • Each attendee who requires a tax receipt must complete an event ticket form, available at the gift shop or by emailing info@friendswpl.ca
  • Income Tax Receipts will be sent via email, or will be available at the event.

BUY TICKETS BY MAIL  

  • Mail a cheque to Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library, 251 Donald St, Winnipeg MB R3C 3P5 for the number of tickets you want to purchase.
  • If possible include a Ticket Event Form for each purchaser requiring an Income Tax Receipt – if not, include the name, address, phone and email address of each person. The forms are available by emailing info@friendswpl.ca or leaving a message at 204-488-3217, or picking up the form at the Best of Friends Gift Shop.
  • Each attendee will receive their Income Tax receipt prior to the event via email, if an email address has been provided; if not, then the receipt will be available at the event,
  • Your ticket/s will be available at the event.
  • If wanting to reserve a table, or sit at a reserved table, include the Table Contact
  • Or, if sitting with friends, include their names.
Sorry, no refunds on tickets

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.

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.


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