• Books That Spur: Catherine Graham on “Quarry”
  • Spur sits down with award winning poet Catherine Graham to discuss her first novel Quarry at the newly renovated Memorial Park Library in Calgary’s Beltway. About Quarry
    Set in southern Ontario during the 1980’s, acclaimed poet Catherine Graham’s debut novel  . . .

  • 1:00 pm
  • June 4, 2017
  • Memorial Park Library
  • Spur Calgary 2017
  • General admission: $10
  • Students (with valid ID): $5
  • Tickets
  • Books that Spur: Tom Nichols on “The Death of Expertise”
  • People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. In his most recent book The Death of Expertise, Tom Nichols argues that these societal gains have . . .

  • 2:30 pm
  • June 3, 2017
  • Memorial Park Library
  • Spur Calgary 2017
  • General admission: $10
  • Students (with valid ID): $5
  • Tickets
  • Measuring Risk: Climate Change and Adverse Weather
  • Worsening floods across the country. Raging wildfires in Fort McMurray. The threatened Big One on the West Coast. Severe weather events have increasingly dominated news reports, given their unpredictable appearance and the huge cost to individuals and communities, both financially . . .

  • 12:30 pm
  • June 3, 2017
  • Memorial Park Library
  • Spur Calgary 2017
  • General admission: $10
  • Students (with valid ID): $5
  • Tickets
  • Books that Spur: Darryl Raymaker on Trudeau’s Tango
  • Join us as we sit in conversation with Darryl Raymaker to discuss his new book, Trudeau’s Tango. In this insightful and lively history, Liberal insider Darryl Raymaker recalls the attempt to broker “a marriage from hell” between the federal Liberal . . .

  • 10:30 am
  • June 3, 2017
  • Memorial Park Library
  • Spur Calgary 2017
  • General admission: $10
  • Students (with valid ID): $5
  • Tickets
  • Films That Spur: Giants of Africa
  • Spur hosts a screening of the new film, Giants of Africa, seeking to answer the question: can sport really change the world? About The Film: Inspired by the NBA’s “Basketball Without Borders” program, Giants of Africa exists to create . . .

  • 7:00 pm
  • June 2, 2017
  • Globe Cinema
  • Spur Calgary 2017
  • General admission: $10
  • Students (with valid ID): $5
  • Tickets
  • Spur Calgary: Full Festival Pass
  • As we head into Canada’s sesquicentennial, we tackle the issue of nation building with a particular look at what are we willing to risk to make a more just and equitable country. Once again Spur Calgary will feature our popular . . .

  • 6:00 pm
  • June 2, 2017
  • Calgary
  • Spur Calgary 2017
  • General admission: $25
  • Tickets
  • Risk & Journalism
  • Alternative facts. Fake news. A newly combative media. Increasing risks for  journalists. What role has journalism traditionally played in speaking truth to power, and how has that been impacted by the digital tsunami that turned media on its head, and  . . .

  • 4:30 pm
  • May 7, 2017
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • General admission: $15
  • Students (with valid ID): $10
  • Tickets
  • Spur Winnipeg: Michael H. Shuman: The Local Economy Solution
  • Co-presented with the CMU Centre for Ecological and Economic Resilience, Spur asks in what conditions are local economies better at creating jobs and prosperity than transnational corporations? After a decades-long focus on globalization, and in a world where the nature . . .

  • 2:30 pm
  • May 7, 2017
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • General admission: $15
  • Tickets
  • Measuring Risk: Climate Change and Adverse Weather
  • Worsening floods across the country. Raging wildfires in Fort McMurray. The threatened Big One on the West Coast. Severe weather events have increasingly dominated news reports, given their unpredictable appearance and the huge cost to individuals and communities, both financially  . . .

  • 12:30 pm
  • May 7, 2017
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • Free
  • Registration
  • Books That Spur: David Layton on “The Dictator”
  • From the author of The Bird Factory, a new novel about an estranged father and son forced together under the same roof-one losing his grip on reality and the other discovering a secret past that he may never fully  . . .

  • 10:30 am
  • May 7, 2017
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • General admission: $15
  • Students (with valid ID): $10
  • Tickets
  • Calm Before Risk with Compose Yoga
  • To maximize your Spur festival experience, begin the day sitting in meditation to cultivate a compassionate awareness. Find your presence through meditation in order to respond to occurrences and events, rather than react. Explore the theme of risk by noting  . . .

  • 9:00 am
  • May 7, 2017
  • Portage Place Centre Court
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • General admission: $12
  • Tickets
  • Spur After Hours
  • Spur After Hours is the festival’s official after party, featuring performances by MCWoke (Alexa Potashnik), Mamadou, Marisolle Negash, and Alfa (Ismaila Alfa). The evening promises to shake things up with the festival’s signature cocktail “The Spur” prepared with Capital K . . .

  • 10:00 pm
  • May 6, 2017
  • McKim Building
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • General admission: $20
  • Tickets
  • Risk & Crisis Response
  • The world is in a very risky chapter right now. Wars, famine, and climate-change catastrophes that lead to the widespread migration of people threaten to outstrip our ability to cope with the consequences. And then there’s Donald Trump. Foreign policy  . . .

  • 5:00 pm
  • May 6, 2017
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • General admission: $15
  • Tickets
  • Indigenous Perspectives on Canada150: Risk + Reconciliation
  • There has been significant controversy about the federal government’s ​celebration of ​the ​​​150​th anniversary of confederation, with hashtags like #Resistance150 and #Colonialism150 spreading across social media. While some Indigenous leaders have opted out entirely, others approached engagements as a platform  . . .

  • 2:30 pm
  • May 6, 2017
  • Manitoba Hydro Place
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • Free
  • Registration
  • Risk and Health
  • When polled, Canadians consistently rank healthcare in their top three concerns (alongside the economy and the environment). As a society, what are our greatest risks to providing successful health outcomes for Canadians? Much of the public debate is about health  . . .

  • 12:30 pm
  • May 6, 2017
  • Manitoba Hydro Place
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • Free
  • Registration
  • Refugees Living With(in) Risk
  • The difficult experiences recounted by asylum seekers crossing Manitoba’s borders have made international headlines. With the surge in refugee arrivals, and polling that indicates the vast majority of Canadians want refugee acceptance levels where they currently are, or lower, Spur  . . .

  • 10:30 am
  • May 6, 2017
  • Manitoba Hydro Place
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • Free
  • Registration
  • Yoga Before Risk with Samantha Squire
  • Risk Free Yoga with Samantha Squire to help you clear your mind, relax your body, and prepare you for the last two days of engaging speaker sessions at this year’s Spur Festival. Nourish your body, mind, and spirit with this  . . .

  • 9:00 am
  • May 6, 2017
  • Portage Place Centre Court
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • General admission: $12
  • Tickets
  • Spur @ Bike Jam
  • Spur will host the third annual Spur bike jam, the official launch of the Rainbow Trout Music Festival’s summer programming. Beginning in Omand Park (1430 Portage Ave), cyclists of all shapes and sizes, will embark on a group ride with  . . .

  • 9:00 pm
  • May 5, 2017
  • Omard Park
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • Free
  • Risk and Performance Art
  • Some say that art is ‘risk made visible.’ Spur challenges four Winnipeg-based artists to make risk a reality, with a rooftop performance on top of the McKim Building. This penthouse performance will be paired with local entrepreneurs, no strangers to  . . .

  • 7:00 pm
  • May 5, 2017
  • McKim Building
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • General admission: $20
  • Students (with valid ID): $17
  • Tickets
  • Risk, Race & Afro-Canadian Cultural Production
  • Spur invites three Black Canadian artists – a filmmaker, a poet, and a musician – to explore the risk and responsibility of the arts to challenge singular visions of Canada and Canadian-ness. While artistic practice can build bridges between communities,  . . .

  • 5:00 pm
  • May 5, 2017
  • Albert Street Cocktail Company
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • Free
  • Registration
  • Art, Investment and the Psychology of Collecting
  • Don Thompson, in his latest book The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market, uses the contemporary art market to explore risk and behavioural economics. The art market is fertile ground for study: valuations . . .

  • 12:00 pm
  • May 5, 2017
  • Richardson Building Salon A&B
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • Free
  • Registration
  • Films That Spur: Giants of Africa
  • Spur hosts a free screening of the new film, Giants of Africa, seeking to answer the question: can sport really change the world? About The Film: Inspired by the NBA’s “Basketball Without Borders” program, Giants of Africa exists to  . . .

  • 9:00 pm
  • May 4, 2017
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery, Muriel Richardson Auditorium
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • Free
  • Registration
  • Spur Winnipeg Launch
  • Spur invites festival pass and ticket holders to launch the Spur Winnipeg 2017 alongside organizers, artists in residence, performers, emerging scholars, panelists, and friends of the festival. Learn more about the weekend’s events and pick up your very own copy . . .

  • 7:00 pm
  • May 4, 2017
  • Fools and Horses Coffee Company
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • Free
  • Registration
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017 – Full Pass
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017 – our fifth year – runs May 4 to 7 at venues in and around Downtown Winnipeg. Our theme this year is Risk. As we head into Canada’s sesquicentennial, we tackle the issue of nation building with . . .

  • 6:00 pm
  • May 4, 2017
  • Downtown Winnipeg
  • Spur Winnipeg 2017
  • General admission: $50
  • Tickets
  • Risk and Geopolitics
  • Is Kremlin-gate the new Watergate? As the US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, is forced to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian influence in American politics, and each new days coughs up another undisclosed connection to Russian officials by President  . . .

  • 3:00 pm
  • April 9, 2017
  • Innis Town Hall
  • Spur Toronto 2017
  • General admission: $15
  • Students (with valid ID): $10
  • Tickets
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