6 Years Later: Meet Me at the Bell Tower

This Friday November 17th at 6:00pm, you’re invited to a celebration of community building and peace at the North End Bell Tower (470 Selkirk Ave) as we celebrate our 6th birthday!

Join the #BellTowerFamily as we welcome special guests, live entertainment, bell tower awards, cake and of course prizes to “6 Years Later”, our birthday celebration. Whether you’ve been coming for years or have been meaning to come out for your first time, this is the perfect moment to come out. We will hear from youth leader Kakeka Thundersky about why building community is important to her; Winnipeg’s own Joe Curtis will share his Meet Me at the Bell Tower original song; and of course Cake from Gunn’s Bakery, and our yearly recognition of community the Bell Tower Awards. If you want to help, bring yourself, a friend, a prize to donate, a song to share or words to gift to the community!

All the festivities begin at 6:00pm, volunteers are asked to show up at 5:30pm. If you would like to donate, volunteer or schedule a media interview please email Quinton at Q@ayomovement.com.

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ROCKIN’ THE VILLAGE

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A Free Community Concert!

PRESENTED BY: Got BANNOCK? & RBD Management.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

St. John’s Park, Main Street, Winnipeg, MB

Entertainment by:

  • KEITH SECOLA
  • THE CWEED BAND
  • EAGLE & HAWK
  • JADE TURNER
  • RHONDA HEAD
  • THE MOSQUITOZ
  • RESCUED BY DRAGONFLYZ
  • HELLNBACK
  • JESSE BANDURA
  • FRED MITCHELL 
  • GERRY BARRETT
  • LISA MUSWAGON
  • JEVON AND DAWN CHARTRAND
  • STAGGERING HAGGARDS
  • OWEN AND THE PROCRASTINATORS
  • COMEDIAN: PAUL RABILAUSKAS
  • SQUARE DANCERS: GIFFORD SANDERSON (Memorial Dancers & The Sandy Steppers, With Blaine Constant)
  • EMCEE: NCI LIVE SHOW HOSTS, ROSANNA DEERCHILD & SHANEEN ROBINSON

***NCI LIVE ON LOCATION***


Children’s Activities/ Entertainment: 1PM-6PM 

*FACE PAINTING*              *BOUNCY CASTLE*             *GAMES*                         *Community Resource Table*

Concert/Entertainment: 1PM-11PM

Free Lunch @2PM 

Free Supper @8PM


Bell Tower Fifth Anniversary Highlights Young Leaders This Friday

On Friday November 18th 2016 at 6:00pm at the corner of Selkirk Avenue & Powers Street, Meet Me at the Bell Tower will be celebrating five years of weekly anti violence community building and highlighting the examples of some of our amazing young leaders!

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We will be meeting at the Bell Tower, hearing from the youth, ringing the bell and going for a march around the community. We will hear from Shania Pruden, fresh off the We Day stage, Atticus McIlraith who is kicking off his Winnipeg Harvest Baby Formula Drive and Ramona Harper, a youth leader in the Bell Tower Family since we began in 2011 will share what bell tower means to me.

Bell Tower Birthday Wishes

  1. BRING FORMULA FOR WINNIPEG HARVEST
  2. BE POSITIVE AND SHARE YOUR EXAMPLE WITH THE WORLD
  3. SPEAK OUT ABOUT DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, EATING DISORDERS AND SELF HARM
  4. BRING A PRIZE FOR THE GIVE AWAY
  5. SEND US A BIRTHDAY MESSAGE USING THE HASHTAG #BELLTOWERFAMILY

Support…So Far

So far many people are supporting us! We will be doing a media interview on Global TV on Friday morning, POP Entertainment and Management are helping us get our decorations and certificates, volunteers will be doing face-painting and there will be food! We also have a very special cake and 200 cupcakes on the menu. If you have any way you would like to support in some way please let us know via social media or email us at info [at] ayomovement [dot] com. Feel free to RSVP on Facebook and share our poster with your networks!

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But wait! There’s more! Check out this poster from Atticus on the Baby Formula drive he is launching at our birthday!

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AWASSIS WOONSKA-YOOK (Children’s Wake Up Call) GATHERING !

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This is a call out from the children. We the children that walked across Manitoba for murdered and missing woman. A message was shared with them to call out to the people across the land. This is the time to gather. This is the time reconcile with each other in regards of the challenges that we are facing together.

WE The children are calling for all pipe carriers,gookums, mooshums, parents, youth, children, drummers, dancers, everyone from all four directions to come together at Memorial Park.

This gathering is for all families effected by Murdered and Missing People, Children in Foster Care, Residential school survivors.

The message the children that are gonna bring are to come together. This is the time. To pray and dance and speak and stand beside each other for the injustices that has come to light recently.

Round Dance to follow !

FACEBOOK LINK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/625379180911815/

NO MORE EASY TARGETS #MMIW Benefit Concert for Ndinawe

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH @ THE PYRAMID CABERET

#OURMISSINGPEACE & THE SOCIAL PLANNING COUNCIL OF WINNIPEG PRESENT

– NO MORE EASY TARGETS-
AN ARTISTIC SHOW CASE FEATURING TALENT FROM ACROSS NORTH AMERICA.

MUSIC, ART AND EDUCATION ALL IN ONE SPACE!!! TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TOMORROW MORNING. $20 PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT THIS EVENT. IT’S TIME FOR US TO STAND TOGETHER AND BRING AWARENESS TO THE ISSUE OF #MMIW 100% OF THE MONEY RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO NDINAWE YOUTH RESOURCE CENTRE. EVEN IF YOU CANT MAKE IT BUY A TICKET AND HELP US RAISE SOME MONEY FOR AN AMAZING CAUSE! IF YOU’RE OUT OF TOWN AND  WISH TO MAKE A DONATION, BUY TICKETS OR BID ON THE ARTWORK YOU CAN EMAIL CHARLIEFETTAH@GMAIL.COM PLEASE REPOST AND SHARE THIS.

FACEBOOK EVENT – CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/721409331263803/

Stranger Danger for PARENTS [Part 3 of 4]

Last week, we met at MM@BT and discussed ways we as kids, parents and community members could keep children in the community safe. Check out the below list of ideas we have for PARENTS so they can keep their children protected from stranger danger:

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STRATEGIES

  • Education from day one (age appropriate) for your kids:
  • Create a ‘safety password’
  • teach children about “safe touch” – what is and is not an OK touch
  • know where your children are always
  • teach our kids to communicate, describe and observe surroundings/people
  • Ensure your children know their own address and phone # and parents’ names
  • teach our kids to trust themselves
  • trust your instincts as a parent when deciding who is and isn’t safe for your child.

HELPFUL LINKS FROM A COMMUNITY MAMA

Thanks to the Bannock Lady for sharing these helpful links with us – as parents we recommend you sit down and check these links out with your relatives and your own children so you can begin the discussion on how to best keep your child safe.

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STRANGER DANGER SERIES

  1. ROUGH NOTES
  2. Stranger Danger for KIDS
  3. Stranger Danger for PARENTS (this Post)
  4. Stranger Danger for COMMUNITY

Stranger Danger Bell Tower Notes [Part 1 of 4]

This image was created by one of our 10 year old Bell ringers as a gift for us every week – something we could hold out to traffic and passers by so that they would know why we gather each Friday on Selkirk Avenue to ring a bell – to stop violence.

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STRANGER DANGER

We recently experienced some “stranger danger” at the bell tower (read about it here) and wanted to get together for kids and families in the neighbourhood to talk about safety. We shared 3 different types of Strategic Streams, based on who was in attendance at the gathering – parents, community members and children directly. We had the adults have a discussion and share resources in word, and we engaged the kids through art and conversation as well.

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The images of the rough notes are included we will be releasing these recommendations in 4 PARTS:

  1. ROUGH NOTES (this post)
  2. Stranger Danger for KIDS
  3. Stranger Danger for PARENTS 
  4. Stranger Danger for COMMUNITY

Stay tuned for the upcoming posts, and thanks to everyone who continues to support the local initiatives in our community that bring us together, get us talking to our neighbours and connecting us to our humanity, spirits and the earth.  We are trying to rally as many supporters and resources as we can for this upcoming Bell Tower Friday July 25, 2014 SILENCE IS VIOLENCE. Please join us with your drums, medicines and voices, we’re gonna need the entire village for this one folks.

AYO!