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March 2021 Newsletter (3/1/2021) - Upcoming HAAM events Monthly meeting – Murder Mystery Party – Who Whacked the Mole? Saturday, March 13th, online via Zoom, 6:30 PM And now for something completely different! Instead of the usual discussion or presentation about a serious topic, this month we’re planning a fun evening aimed at lifting our spirits after this tedious winter, […] February 2021 Newsletter (1/31/2021) - Upcoming HAAM events Monthly meeting – Get to know your Inner Fish Saturday, February 13th, online via Zoom, 6:30 PM February 12th is Darwin Day – the holiday that commemorates the birth of naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin in 1809. This holiday brings attention to Darwin’s contributions to science, and is also used to highlight […] January 2021 Newsletter (1/3/2021) - Upcoming HAAM events Monthly meeting (and AGM) – Comedy Night! Saturday, January 16th, online via Zoom (see below for time and schedule details) It’s a New Year, so let’s start off with some fun and humor to brighten up the coldest month! Winnipeg comedian Rollin Penner will be performing at our next meeting! So pull […] December 2020 Newsletter (12/1/2020) - Upcoming HAAM events Winter Solstice Celebration **Connections across the country** Saturday, December 19th, online via Zoom, 7 PM This Winter Solstice, we will be reaching out to our fellow Humanist/atheist organizations and inviting their members to join us for a little holiday cheer. These may include some folks you’ve interacted with on social media, as […] November 2020 Newsletter (11/26/2020) - Upcoming HAAM events November meeting – Protecting Canada’s precious natural places Saturday, November 14st, online via Zoom, 6:45 PM Join us this month when our guest will be Cary Hamel, Director of Conservation for the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Manitoba Region. Cary will be speaking about what the NCC does, why it’s important, what qualifies […] October 2020 Newsletter (10/4/2020) - Upcoming HAAM events October meeting – Meet the director of Kasese School Saturday, October 17th, online via Zoom, 7 PM Our next virtual meeting will feature an interview with Bwambale Robert Musubaho, founder of Kasese Humanist Primary School in Kasese, Uganda. Due to the difference in the time zone (Uganda is 8 hours ahead), our […] September 2020 newsletter (9/2/2020) - Event Updates September meeting – So how’s 2020 going for you? Saturday, September 19th, online via Zoom, 7 PM “I feel like I’ve got a heart of stone, like I’m calloused; I’m tired and weary … It’s just everything – it’s COVID, it’s politics, the awfulness that we see all the time. It just wears […] August 2020 Newsletter (8/1/2020) - Event Updates HAAM and Eggs Brunch We are hoping to have brunch on a restaurant patio in mid-late August. The location (in Winnipeg) and date will be announced only a few days ahead, as outdoor seating will make the event weather-dependent. Likely dates are August 16, 23, or 30 at 9:30 AM. We’d love to […] July 2020 Newsletter (6/28/2020) - Event Updates Winnipeg Pride Parade This has been rescheduled for September 13th. We are looking forward to the celebration and showing our support for Winnipeg’s GSRD (Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diverse) community. HAAM is entered as a walking group, and everyone is welcome to join us – so cross your fingers that it will proceed […] June 2020 Newsletter (6/1/2020) - Event Updates Summer Solstice Party Saturday, June 20th, 5:30 PM, Kildonan Park Our Summer Solstice Party is ON! But this will not be our usual Solstice party. There will be significant changes to keep everyone safe. We’d love to see you there. But make sure to READ THE EVENT POST CAREFULLY for important details and […] May 2020 Newsletter (5/2/2020) - Event Updates Like so many other organizations, HAAM’s activities have been dramatically disrupted by COVID-19. We will continue to rely on evidence-based information and follow the recommendations made by Shared Health Manitoba before deciding when to resume in-person meetings and events. We encourage you to check this website (haam.ca), our Facebook page, or Meetup for […] April 2020 Newsletter (3/25/2020) - Upcoming HAAM Events Like so many other organizations, HAAM’s upcoming events have been dramatically impacted by COVID-19. With the health and safety of our members in mind, and following the recommendations of public health authorities, we have decided to cancel both our regular meeting and our HAAM and Eggs brunch in April due to the public […] March 2020 Newsletter (3/1/2020) - Upcoming HAAM Events Monthly meeting – Identity Politics Saturday, March 14th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Avenue, 5:30 – 830 PM We now pigeonhole ourselves as the religious, the right, the left, gun owners, social justice warriors, vegans etc. etc. Dr. Simon Potter discusses this pressing problem for society and provides historical evidence that […] February 2020 Newsletter (1/31/2020) - Upcoming HAAM Events Monthly meeting – Lost Cultures Saturday, February 8th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Avenue, 5:30 – 830 PM Join us as educator and science enthusiast Luc Blanchette takes a look at the people who came before. Who were the first people in North America? Plus we’ll celebrate Darwin Day as […] January 2020 Newsletter (12/19/2019) - Upcoming HAAM Events AGM and Monthly meeting – Leaving Faith Behind Saturday, January 11th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Avenue We will begin our meet-and-greet time early, at 4:30 PM, to accommodate the AGM at 5:00 PM. Dinner will be after the meeting, at around 6:00, followed by a brief regular meeting at […] December 2019 Newsletter (11/29/2019) - Upcoming HAAM Events Winter Solstice Party Saturday, December 14th, Norwood Community 87 Walmer Street, 5:30 – 10:00 PM Join us for some warmth and Yuletide cheer with your fellow HAAMsters. Everyone is welcome! Make sure to read the ENTIRE EVENT POST so you’ll know what to bring. Save the Dates Monthly meeting and AGM – […] November 2019 Newsletter (11/2/2019) - Upcoming HAAM Events Monthly Meeting – Gender and Sexual Identity for Dummies Saturday, November 16th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Avenue, 5:30 – 8:30 PM We try our best to understand the latest science and the social and ethical aspects of gender and sexual identity, but the subject remains quite confusing for many […] October 2019 Newsletter (9/27/2019) - Upcoming HAAM Events Monthly Meeting: Child Evangelism Fellowship – Coming to a school near you? Or already there? Saturday, October 5th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Avenue, 5:30 – 8:30 PM We welcome guest speaker Nathan Prokopowich, who successfully fought to remove the Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) from schools in his local division. […] September 2019 Newsletter (9/3/2019) - Upcoming HAAM Events Monthly Meeting – Stand Up for Science Saturday, September 14th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Ave, 5:30 PM We will be welcoming a guest speaker from Evidence for Democracy to talk to us about encouraging evidence-based decision-making in public policy and ways that we can combat misinformation and ‘fake news’. If […] August 2019 Newsletter (8/1/2019) - Upcoming HAAM Events HAAM and Eggs Brunch Sunday, August 18th, Smitty’s Transcona, 1512 Regent Ave W, 9:30 – 11:00 AM Curious about who we are and what we do? Summer’s a good time to check us out. New people are welcome. Details here. Morden Outreach Friday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 25th, Morden Manitoba It’s Morden Corn and Apple Festival time again – […] July 2019 Newsletter (7/1/2019) - Upcoming HAAM Events HAAM and Eggs Brunch Sunday, July 21st, Salisbury House Garden City, 787 Leila Avenue, 9:30 – 11:00 AM. Our monthly casual get-together is a great way to meet and get to know your fellow HAAMsters. New? Curious about who we are and what we do? Summer’s a good time to check us out. […] June 2019 Newsletter (5/30/2019) - Upcoming HAAM Events Outreach at Summer in the City Friday June 14th – Sunday June 16th, Steinbach If you’re out enjoying Steinbach’s Summer in the City Festival this June, be sure to stop at the Humanist outreach booth to chat and offer your support. Details here. Summer Solstice Party Saturday June 22nd, 5-9 PM, Kildonan Park Relax and celebrate the […] May 2019 Newsletter (4/30/2019) - Upcoming HAAM Events Options in Death Care for Non-Believers Saturday, May 11th, Room 2M70, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, 5:30 PM (Note the location!) We’ll be talking about death care, ceremonies and services, and what’s new in the funeral industry in Canada. Special guest will be Shane Neufeld of Ethical Death Care. Details here. HAAM and Eggs […] April 2019 Newsletter (3/31/2019) - Upcoming HAAM Events The Bear Clan Patrol – Reclaiming Our Streets Saturday, April 13th, Room 2M70, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, 5:30 PM (Note Location!) The Bear Clan is changing minds, changing people, and changing the world for the better. We hope you’ll join us to learn more about it. Click here for details […] March 2019 Newsletter (2/25/2019) - Upcoming HAAM Events Super Secret Shorts Saturday, March 9th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Ave, 5:30 PM HAAM’s annual film night, featuring a series of short films on a variety of topics. But don’t ask what the films will be – it’s top secret. Click here for details. HAAM and Eggs Brunch […] February 2019 Newsletter (1/28/2019) - Upcoming HAAM Events The Incompatibility of Science and Religion Saturday, February 16th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Ave, 5:30 PM Can science and faith to co-exist peacefully? We welcome scientist Dr. Simon Potter to talk about his experiences. Click here for details. HAAM and Eggs Brunch Sunday, February 24th, Perkins Restaurant, 1277 Henderson […] January 2019 Newsletter (12/30/2018) - Upcoming HAAM Events Options in Death Care for Nonbelievers (and our AGM) Saturday, January 12th, at the U of W, beginning at 5:00 PM Have you ever thought much about what you want when you die? Wondered what’s legal? What’s available in Manitoba? Our guest Shane Neufeld has over 20 years in the funeral industry. […] December 2018 Newsletter (12/1/2018) - Upcoming HAAM Events Winter Solstice Party Saturday, December 15th, Norwood Community Centre, 87 Walmer St Door opens at 5:30 – potluck supper at 6:00 Make sure to read the full event post for important information about what to bring. Saturday, January 12th – AGM and monthly meeting (topic TBA) Sunday, January 20th – next HAAM […] November 2018 Newsletter (10/30/2018) - Upcoming HAAM Events Monthly Meeting – Godless in Dixie Saturday, November 17th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Ave, 5:30 PM Our special guest for the evening (via Skype) will be Neil Carter, a public-school teacher and former evangelical Christian who lives in Mississippi. Details here. HAAM and Eggs Brunch Sunday, November 25th, […] October 2018 Newsletter (9/25/2018) - Upcoming HAAM Events HAAM and Eggs Brunch Sunday, September 30th, Perkins Southdale Mall, 123 Vermillion Road, 9:30 AM Everyone’s welcome. Details here. Pseudoscience! Saturday, October 13th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Ave, 5:30 PM Wear your tinfoil hats for an evening walk through pseudoscience, woo, and all things bullsh*t. Details here. […] September 2018 Newsletter (8/13/2018) - Upcoming HAAM Events HAAM and Eggs Brunch Sunday, September 2nd, Smitty’s Garden City, 9:30 AM. Let’s get together as we start the fall season. Details here. Sex Education in Manitoba Saturday, September 8th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 5:30 PM Our guest speaker will be Bre Woligroski, Sexuality and Reproductive Health Facilitator from SERC (Sexuality Education […] August 2018 Newsletter (7/31/2018) - Upcoming HAAM Events Look for our members at these summer festivals in August. Make sure to stop by the Outreach booth and say Hi! Stonewall Outreach August 17th to 19th, Stonewall Manitoba HAAM begins a new Outreach this August at Stonewall Quarry Days. Come visit us in our booth at Stonewall Quarry Days […] July 2018 Newsletter (6/30/2018) - Upcoming HAAM Events We’re taking July off, but we’ll be busy with Outreach in August, and we’re already planning for fall. Mark these dates on your calendars now! August 17th to 19th we’ll be setting up our booth at Stonewall Quarry Days for the first time this year. August 24th to 26th we’ll be back […] June 2018 Newsletter (5/29/2018) - Upcoming HAAM Events Summer in the City Outreach Friday, June 15th to Sunday June 17th, Steinbach MB Our annual Outreach at the Summer in the City Festival. Drop in and say Hi! Details here. Summer Solstice Party Saturday, June 23rd, Kildonan Park, 5:00 – 9:00 PM New location! Everyone is welcome! Details here. Save the Dates […] May 2018 Newsletter (4/30/2018) - Upcoming HAAM Events Stealing Reason: Christianity’s Theft of Human Values Saturday, May 12th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 5:30 – 8:30 PM Our own Pat Morrow will talk about Christian apologetic claims regarding the scientific revolution and slavery. His presentation will demonstrate that progress is not due to any gods, but rather to human effort. Details […] April 2018 Newsletter (3/27/2018) - Upcoming HAAM Events Pre-Dillahunty Drinks Sunday, April 8th, King’s Head Pub, 120 King Street, 6 PM Will you be attending Matt Dillahunty’s Magic and Skepticism show that evening? (details for that are on our ‘Community Events’ page). If so, meet us for drinks first! Details here. Monthly Meeting – What’s Wrong with Private Schools? Saturday, […] March 2018 Newsletter (2/25/2018) - Upcoming HAAM Events Monthly Meeting – Film Fest: Shorts Night Saturday, March 10th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 5:30 – 8:30 PM We’ll be sharing a series of short videos on a variety of topics. Suitable for pre-teens and up. Click here for details. HAAM and Eggs Brunch Sunday, March 18th, Stella’s on Pembina, 1463 […] February 2018 Newsletter (1/29/2018) - Upcoming HAAM Events Monthly Meeting – Animal Attraction Saturday, February 10th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 5:30 – 8:30 PM February 12th is International Darwin Day, so we focus on science and nature at our February meetings. This year’s meeting will be about sex. Click here for details and more information. HAAM and Eggs Brunch […] January 2018 Newsletter (1/1/2018) - Upcoming HAAM Events How to be an Ethical Omnivore and our Annual General Meeting Saturday, January 13th, Canad Inns Polo Park We’ll be learning about animal welfare and ethics, sustainable agricultural practices, and environmentally friendly food choices. Full meeting description and scheduled times for the speaker and the AGM are in the event post. HAAM […] December 2017 Newsletter (11/26/2017) - Upcoming HAAM Events Winter Solstice Party December 23rd at the Belgian Club, 407 Provencher Blvd, 5:30 PM Please bring an item for the potluck supper. Optional – bring your favorite board game. More details here. See complete event listings and details for all upcoming HAAM events on our Events page. Charity of the Month – […] November 2017 Newsletter (11/1/2017) - Upcoming HAAM Events Details and complete listings for all our upcoming HAAM events are on the Events page. Bowling Extravaganza Monday, November 13th, Chateau Bowling Lanes, 1145 Nairn Avenue, 7 PM Details here. Monthly Meeting – Is there a Right to be an A**hole? John Stuart Mill and the Limits of Expressive Liberty Saturday, […] October 2017 Newsletter (10/4/2017) - Upcoming HAAM Events Details and complete listings for all our upcoming HAAM events are on our Events page. Monthly Meeting – Finding Humanist Thought in Indigenous Beliefs Saturday, October 14th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Avenue, 5:30 PM Details here. In the spirit of the season, we’re going to decorate the room up […] September 2017 Newsletter (9/5/2017) - September HAAM Events Monthly Meeting – A History of Atheism in Canada Saturday September 9th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Ave, 5:30 PM Complete event listings and details for all this and all upcoming HAAM events are on our Events page. You can find past events by using the ‘Search this […] August 2017 Newsletter (7/28/2017) - Upcoming HAAM Events See our Events page for the details on these and all our HAAM events. An Evening with Richard Carrier Did Christianity really begin without a Jesus? Saturday August 19th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Ave, 7 – 9 PM Note that space is limited! Click here to register in advance. […] July 2017 Newsletter (6/28/2017) - Upcoming HAAM Events Summer Barbecue Saturday, July 22nd, Assiniboine Park, 6:30 PM (Note the time) An Evening with Richard Carrier Saturday August 19th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 7 PM Camping Weekend Date TBA, Birds Hill Park And don’t forget about our Outreach at the Morden Corn and Apple Festival August […] June 2017 Newsletter (5/30/2017) - June HAAM Events HAAM and Eggs Breakfast Sunday, June 4th, Smitty’s Restaurant, 580 Pembina Hwy (at Grant), 8:30 AM. Note the change of time. Outreach at the Summer in the City Festival Friday June 16th to Sunday June 18th, Steinbach, Manitoba. Summer Solstice Party and BBQ Saturday, June 24th, 5:30 PM, Assiniboine […] May 2017 Newsletter (5/2/2017) - Upcoming HAAM Events Solar Energy 101 Saturday, May 13th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Ave, 5:30 PM Introduction to Outreach Thursday May 25th, Sir William Stephenson Library, 765 Keewatin St, 6:30 – 8:30 PM HAAM and Eggs Brunch Sunday, June 4th, Smitty’s Restaurant, 580 Pembina Hwy (at Grant), 9:30 […] April 2017 Newsletter (3/30/2017) - Upcoming HAAM Events Dying and Rising Gods Before Jesus Saturday, April 8th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Avenue, 5:30 – 8:30 PM. HAAM and Eggs Brunch Saturday, April 29th, Perkins Restaurant, 2142 McPhillips St (just south of Garden City Shopping Centre), 9:30 AM For details on these and more upcoming […] March 2017 Newsletter (3/6/2017) - Upcoming Events Atheist Comedy Night Saturday, March 11th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 5:30 – 8:30 PM HAAM and Eggs Brunch Sunday, March 19th, 10:00 AM at the Perkins restaurant in Madison Square (305 Madison at Ness, just west of Polo Park). 2017 Atheist Film Festival Saturday, April 1st, Millennium Library […] February 2017 Newsletter (2/1/2017) - Upcoming Events The Theory of Evolution in Humanistic Thought Saturday, February 11th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Ave, 5:30 – 8:30 PM HAAM and Eggs Brunch Saturday, February 25th, 9:30 AM at the Original Pancake House in the Forks Market. Note the time change – we’re meeting an hour earlier to avoid the […] January 2017 Newsletter (1/7/2017) - Upcoming Events Are You Recovering from Religion? Saturday, January 14th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Ave. We will begin with our meet-and-greet time at 4:30 PM in order to accommodate the AGM at 5:00. Dinner will follow at 6:00, and then our regular meeting and speaker at 6:45. Please join us for the […] December 2016 Newsletter (12/3/2016) - Upcoming Events Winter Solstice Party Saturday, December 17th, Heritage-Victoria Community Club, 950 Sturgeon Rd, 5:30 pm – 9:30 PM New! We now have a liquor permit for the party. Important details here. And don’t forget to bring money or a food item for the Christmas Cheer Board. Are You Recovering from Religion? Saturday, January […] November 2016 Newsletter (11/3/2016) - Upcoming Events The Humanism of Star Trek Saturday, November 19th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Avenue, 5:30 – 8:30 PM Secular Parents’ Book Club Meeting Thursday, November 24th, 7 – 9 PM, location TBA Winter Solstice Party Saturday December 17th, Heritage-Victoria Community Club, 950 Sturgeon Road, 5:30 PM For more information on these […] October 2016 Newsletter (10/31/2016) - Upcoming Events Film Screening: A Better Life Wednesday, October 12th, Millenium Library, 6-9 PM International Outreach: Humanist ‘Missionaries’ in Uganda Saturday, October 15th, Canad Inns Polo Park, 5:30 PM Book Club Meeting – Secular Parenting Wednesday, November 24th, 7 PM, location TBA For more information on these events, check out our Events page or click […]