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Spring Education Seminars

AESES Spring 2021 Education Seminars Kick-off

The AESES Education Committee would like to offer members six seminars to help kick-off spring 2021.

Paint and Wine Night | Wednesday, April 21 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Join other AESES members virtually for a fun paint night to help beat the COVID-19 blues. Whether you join us by yourself or have your household members join in, all are welcome!

There are two options for supplies. Please don’t purchase your supplies until you have received confirmation from our office about your spot in the seminar.

  • Direct from Winnipeg Art and Wine ($16.75 including GST). They offer ordering and curbside pickup a week before the event. Supplies include a 16×20 canvas, plate for the palette, paint, brushes, cup and paper towel. Please check off WA&W for this option under registration.
  • Supply your own. You can choose to purchase your supplies yourself at a store (Dollarama, Michaels, Staples). A supplies list is available here. This option allows you to buy larger bottles of paint and canvases for multiple painters or future projects.

Presenter: Winnipeg Art and Wine
Deadline to register, as soon as possible – few spaces left!
$8 AESES members | $13 Non-members | Max 30

Yoga | Thursday, May 6 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Repetitive flows and long holds work our muscles in a variety of ways. This workout will focus on concentric, eccentric, isometric and isotonic muscle work. Holding our poses at different ranges of motion, we gain isometric strength. We combine body-toning rounds of Sun Salutations with strong standing postures that target and sculpt all major muscle groups and defines your arms, chest, abs, legs and butt muscles. All you will need is a clear workout space. You can use a mat, blocks or strap if you have, but they are not required.

Presenter: The University of Winnipeg Athletic Centre
Free AESES members | $5 Non-members | Max 30

Disability Tax Credits | Thursday, May 20 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. If you would like to find out more about this tax credit, this seminar will help you find the answers.

Presenter: Delilah from Liberty Tax
Free AESES members | $5 Non-members | Max 25

Past event - Stand-Up Comedy | Monday, March 15

Everyone can be a more effective communicator by adding wit and humour effectively to their writing and even everyday speech. Holding and maintaining a group’s attention is an invaluable skill. Lara Rae, a 30-year award-winning stand-up comedian, will show you how.

Presenter: Lara Rae

Past event - Laughter Yoga | Wednesday, March 24

The seminar includes an introduction, gentle stretches, laughter exercises and a cool-down period. Laughter yoga can relieve stress and tension, boost your immune system and improve your blood pressure while preventing hardening of the “attitudes.” A good laugh will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated for work, play, and everyday life.

Presenter: Jeannine Carmen

Past event - Mask Making with Karen | Tuesday, April 6

Need a mask? Try your hand at making one yourself. Kits (material, thread and needles) will be available for pickup by appointment at the AESES Business Office after registration.

Presenter: Karen Schellenberg

AESES Spring 2021 Education Seminars – Registration form

If you are having issues filling out the PDF form in your browser, please download it (right click and select “Save Link as…”) and open it in Adobe Reader.

All seminars will be conducted online and have limited capacity. New – AESES will be accepting registrations up to one week before the seminar (unless full or otherwise noted). Waitlists will be made available if necessary.

Register by using the form and return it to the AESES Business Office (see below).

Payment options: Cheque, cash or eTransfer

Completed registration forms can be sent to if fees are not required or using eTransfer (payment instructions will be sent once your spot is secured).

Registrations with cheques/cash can be sent via inter-office or postal mail to:

  • UM – AESES c/o Mail Room, Stores Building
  • UW – AESES c/o Mail Room
  • AESES 103-900 Harrow Street East, Winnipeg MB R3M 3Y7

These seminars are for AESES signed members* and a guest (limit of one guest per member, per event). Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with your completed registration form and payment (if required).

*Please note that as of 2018, AESES implemented a policy that requires members to be signed as union members to participate in our education seminars. If you are not yet signed (or not sure) but are interested in attending, contact the AESES Business Office, and we can check and provide you with a membership form if needed.

Did you know

AESES is affiliated with the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU).

AESES' Charter Meeting was held in December of 1972.

We offer scholarships for AESES dependants at both universities.

Anyone can attend a Board meeting by calling the AESES Business Office prior to the meeting and confirming their attendance.

AESES requires new volunteers for various committees. Please contact the Business Office if you are an AESES member interested in joining one of our committees.

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