CJNU thanks all those who attended “Pasta and a Pint” – It was a great night! Volunteers and friends of CJNU enjoyed a summer social evening with Pasta and a Pint at The Gort. More than 130 people were in attendance for a pasta dinner and some smooth song stylings by Neil Keep.
When you visit CJNU at the Millennium Library spend some time with the travelling exhibit “Anne Frank: A History for Today” on display at the Millennium Library 2nd floor until September 3. This exhibit from Anne Frank House (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) has travelled to more than 60 countries and tells the story of Anne Frank against the background of the Holocaust and the Second World War. This is the first time the exhibit has travelled to Manitoba.
Love Those Cars By Rod Brown Here’s the scene – 1965 and my father is constantly complaining about those long haired beatniks (imagine my father quoting Jack Kerouac) called The Beatles. I’m in high school searching for that one true love, that one special person, who would inspire me to achieve greatness or at least to get my own … Read More
Murphy’s Drug Store by Carl Harrison I grew up in a part of town called St. Vital and the street I lived on was a couple of blocks from the end of the bus line. Life in the mid 60’s was simpler and parents thought nothing of kids heading downtown by bus on Saturday to catch a matinee. Our … Read More
The One Room School House by Helga Ross Growing up on the farm in southwestern Manitoba in the fifties, I spent my entire elementary school days at a small red- brick, one- room school house in Lena, Manitoba on the prairie. People often joked that Lena was so small they didn’t allow electric razors, otherwise the street lights would go … Read More
The Westwood Dubs by Johnston Smith It was a 1967 February Saturday around 4:00 in the afternoon and the gang was hanging around in Allan and Dan’s basement. The twins had very progressive parents who’d allowed these two talented artists to create a teen hangout out of about 1/3 of the basement of their River Heights home. Technically, it … Read More
Instrumentals of the Fifties By Frederick Ross On a recent visit to the famous Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix Arizona I was impressed with a display featuring the fifties guitarist Duane Eddy who grew up in Tucson and who has been immortalised with his song “Rebel Rouser” written in 1958. Back then recording instrumental rock music was new to the … Read More