Breakfast Drive Is On
The North Memorial School Breakfast Program is in need of your help - and we are here to spread the word.
All this week, the Mix Morning Show Breakfast Drive is underway. Drop off boxes of cereal (and boxes of juice, if you can) to North Memorial School 8:30AM-4PM. Did you know they feed between 35-50 low-income kids each morning? This year, the need is even greater than ever.
The Breakfast Program works to keep bellies full but also gives these kids a better chance at succeeding in school. As you know, it can be very difficult to concentrate and get a good education when you go hungry every day. On top of filling bellies however, the program also fills an emotional need - giving these kids an opportunity to sit down together and feel cared for by staff and volunteers.
Speaking of the volunteers, they say the kids are tremendously thankful for the meals they receive each day. They even prepare toast for students who are running late to class. They cover all their bases and provide a tremendous service to kids in need.
The program has been running for 17 years and helps kids concentrate no matter what's happening at home. So if you could help, we are here to facilitate that. Our goal with this Breakfast Drive is to raise enough donations that no child has to go hungry at North Memorial School again in 2014. Drop off boxes of cereal and juice at the school all this week. Because together, it's possible.
Upcoming Shows & Concerts
From Katy Perry to Mark Morisseau, here is a list of upcoming events and concerts in the Central Plains and beyond!
Mar 7 7:30PM WWE Live MTS Centre
Mar 13 7:30PM ZZ Top MTS Centre
Mar 18 7:30PM Family Feud Live! Pantages Playhouse Theatre
Mar 20 7:30PM Phillip Phillips Burton Cummings Theatre
Mar 25 8:00PM James Vincent McMorrow West End Cultural Centre
Mar 26 8:00PM The Neighborhood Burton Cummings Theatre
Mar 28 Juno Cup "The Rockers v.s. NHL Greats MTS Iceplex
Mar 28-30 Manitoba Rocks Centennial Concert Hall (Local Acts w/ Winnipeg Symphony)
Mar 29 7:30PM Brian Sklar & The Tex Pistols Glesby Centre
Mar 30 Juno Awards MTS Centre
Apr 1 7:00PM Hedley MTS Centre
Apr 2 7:30PM Bastille Garrick Centre
Apr 4 7:30PM Steve Miller Band MTS Centre
Apr 12 8:00PM Professional Bull Riders MTS Centre
Apr 16 8:00PM Black Sabbath MTS Centre
May 1 7:00PM The 1975 Garrick Centre
May 2 8:00PM WSO at Carnegie Hall in NYC
May 3 7:00PM The Vinyl Cafe w/ Stuart McLean Glesby Centre, Portage
May 4 1:30PM Mark Morisseau Presents The Prairie Fiddlers Glesby Centre, Portage
May 7 7:00PM Stars On Ice MTS Centre
May 17 8:00PM City & Colour MTS Centre
May 17 8:00PM Neko Case Burton Cummings Theatres
May 22 7:30PM Lady Gaga MTS Centre (The ART Pop Ball)
Mar 27 7:30PM Danny Bhoy Centennial Concert Hall
Jun 20 8:00PM Cher with Cyndi Lauper MTS Centre
Jun 26 8:00PM Michael Bublé MTS Centre
Aug 2 7:30PM Bruno Mars MTS Centre
Aug 14 7:30PM Arcade Fire MTS Centre
Aug 26 7:00PM Katy Perry MTS Centre PRISMATIC Tour
Nov 8 8:00PM Gordon Lightfoot MTS Centre
Vote for Portage!
Portage Life Skills at a Special Olympics Manitoba event
Vote for Portage is back! And this time they are going for gold. The PCI Life Skills class has their sights set on the $10,000 grand prize in the UCT Gives Back contest. Last year, they placed a close 2nd out of 10 schools serving students with special needs across North America. It was a bit of a sad defeat after they were sitting in first for 2 weeks of the contest. Fast fact: PCI Life Skills was the only Canadian competitor.
This year, UCT decided to up the ante and offer a $5,000 runner up prize. So if Life Skills finds itself in a similar fate, they could walk away with a nice consolation prize.
You can place one vote a day, everyday until voting ends on March 14th. Til then, this is what you need to do:
1. Pin VoteforPortage.com to the top of your internet browser so the page opens automically when you jump online on your computer.
This is easy! As long as you have an updated browser, all you need to do is right click the tab itself at the top of the page and click "Pin Tab" in the drop down menu.
2. If you mostly use your smartphone to log online enter VoteforPortage.com/mobile into your internet search. It's so easy to vote and as long as you have Facebook on your phone it's super hassle free. Once you type it in once, it will remember it the next time you type it in. Set an alarm titled Vote for Portage to go off during a time of day that you are most likely to find yourself online.
3. Share it! When you do vote, tweet, post a photo to instagram or share the link on Facebook to tell others in the Central Plains to get on it!
It would be awesome if these guys could see a boost - especially as budgets are getting tighter and tighter these days. Vote for Portage!
I Love To Read [Recap]
Mrs. Fraser's grade 4 class at Crescentview School
Today is the last day of I Love To Read month and it's been one of the busiest for us here at Mix 96 as we've been running around reading to kids in all corners of the city. Here is a recap in photos:
Mr. Penn's Grade 5 class at Yellowquill School
Program Director Ryan Simpson and a couple Portage Terriers "behind the scenes" at Crescentview School
This book was a hit among the 4-6 set! I would recommend it.
Grade 4 class at North Memorial School
February Classroom Of The Month!
It was another successful Classroom of the Month earlier this morning as grades 3-5 from Ecole Communautaire Gilbert-Rosset toured our new digs! They got to see what exactly it is we do on and off the air. Here's a brief clip from them joining us in the morning.
We'll now be looking for our next Classroom of the Month winners to join us at the end of March. Think you should win? Enter HERE now!