Food For Folks is a nonprofit organic fruit market located in the campground of the Winnipeg Folk Festival. We order our produce from local market places which reinvest back into the community such as The Neechi Foods Co-operative, Organic Planet Workers Co-op, the Tall Grass Prairie Bakery, and local farmers.
The profits of this Folk Festival market are being used to reinvest in, or 'folk fund', food security and urban agriculture projects in the North End of Winnipeg. We are planning on developing a garden on a vacant lot immediately West of the Neechi Foods store on Dufferin Avenue, and growing organic vegetables, herbs and leafy greens for the Neechi Commons market when that opens later this summer on Euclid and Main Street.
We have decided to host this fundraiser at the historic Ukrainian Labour Temple in the North, because we want to bring people into community, and showcase a few of our North End Artists, among other very talented Winnipeg artists.
My hope is that this concert will be the start what we are describing the Ukrainian Labour Temple to be as the North End Cultural Center.
The Line-up for the night will be:
7:00 – 7:05 Introduction - Iain
7:10 – 7:30 River on the Run Artist Collective
7:35 – 8:05 TWIN
8:10 – 8:35 Taylor and Young
Eat Street presentation on what is food security
8:45 – 9:05 Brent - Ukrainian Labour Temple
9:10 – 9:30 Lorenzo
9:35 – 9:50 Michael Champagne
9: 55 – 10: 40 Bacca
10:45 – 11:15 Flaming Trolleys
11:20 – 12:10 Rastamils
12:15 – 12:30 Silent Auction, 50:50 Draw
12:35 – Rainbow Tubesox & DJ BEEZNEEZ
Representatives from the Ukrainian Labour Temple: To to give a speech about growing up in the community back in the day, and describe some the the community organizing it took to build the place. ( http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/hrb/prov/p091.html
River on the Run Artist Collective: a group of artists, poets and animators who raise awareness about pollution in lake Winnipeg.
TWIN: Hypno-Folk Pioneers TWIN are implementing the River Armada Seed Share on the Assiniboine and Mississippi River tours this August and September to do their part in a growing interdependant real food network.
Taylor and Young: Here is our bio and picture we use for promotion.
Get your groove on with Taylor & Young. Scott Young and Karen Taylor mix their minds and jump with a fresh jive called Funk-the Urban Street Experience or The F.U.S.E.! Join this exciting roller-coaster ride to the ever-changing soul of the city. With a Juno-award winning groove and powerful lyrics, this super-hot act intoxicates and electrifies! Taylor & Young's "Urban Street Funk" heats up the city! Get up and get down, the FUSE train is about to pull out of the station.....be quick , be cool. Get on board!
Lorenzo: is an Anishinaabe MC from the Little Saskatchewan First Nation located in Interlake Region of Manitoba. He provides perspective from a voice often unheard and over-looked in the traditional music communities: truthful, insightful, and providing a new sound straight from ‘the Rezzy’. His music is best described as a fusion of Hip-Hop, Country and Rhythm & Blues. His lyrics are both intricate and honest, combined with his heart, message into a raspy flow that growls with the bittersweet existential angst of Reservation Indian. On stage, he captivates crowds with a guitar slung over his shoulder, singing and rhyming to the beats, allowing his style to be enjoyed by people who typically "aren't into rap."
Michael Champagne: a guest speaker who will talk about the experiences of growing up in the North End of Winnipeg, and the community organizing going on around The Meet Me At The Bell Tower Movement, which focuses neighbourhood safety and community engagement back into the hands of people in the neighbourhood.
Bacca: they are a group of young woman who put kind of a bluegrass, polka, gypsy vibe. I am pretty stoked to hear some rockin accordion music playing at the Ukrainian Labour Temple, I just think that fits in pretty well.
Flaming Trolleys: are a community orchestra, they have been known to march around in the exchange district playing, they lead the parade in the campground of the Folk Festival each year, and they have been known to show up at parties like this fundraiser and get everybody dancing.
The Rastamils: Local Reggae group formed in July 2010 gunna help bring in the good vibes in live performance that will get your feet movin'.
Rainbow Tubesox:is a 20 year old female DJ from the North End, we went to Gordon Bell high school together, she is a good friend of mine, and I am absolutely stoked to have her play a DJ set as she breaks onto the music scene.
DJ BEEZNEEZ: Will be closing the night out with a DJ set. He is the production manager of Music First, a nonprofit music production company based out out Point Douglas, he is also politically active on the Point Douglas Residents Committee.
Music First will be co-producing this event as part of their community solidarity efforts.
There will be silent auctions with awesome prizes donated by:
The Winnipeg Folk Festival
Jonnies Sticky Buns
Organic Planet Worker Co-op
Urban Eatin' Worker Co-op
Pollocks Hardware Co-op
and artists: Daniel Belaire, Rhian Brynjolson, Bob Haverluck, Sarah Thiessen, and John Valentim
There will be catering, a full bar, and a coffee/tea stand.
Tickets available at:
* Folk Festival Music Store 203-211 Bannatyne
* Ragpickers - 216 McDermot
* Pollock's Hardware Co-op - 1407 Main
* Organic Planet Co-op 877 - Westminster
* Jonnies StickyBuns - 941 Portage
* University of Winnipeg Info Booth - 515 Portage behind the main door elevators
* Pop Sodas - 625 Portage
* Neechi Foods - 325 Dufferin Avenue
just $10 - 20 per ticket
We Want You! To come help folk fund for food security!