Hey, hey, hey, Check Ça listeners. Lots goin' on!
First off, thanks for everyone who supported the CKUW 95. FM 2017 FunDrive. Your support is greatly appreciated and is the reason we reached our show goal. If you missed our 2017 FunDrive show, you can still donate by calling 204-774-6877 or donating online at fundrive.ckuw.ca
Next up, February is Black History Month. If you're in Manitoba, there are lots of great events to celebrate. Winnipeg's local Black History Month Committee has a full month of events; Black Space in Winnipeg also is involved in some very interesting events. And other organisations throughout the province are participating with events that celebrating, educate, and organise. Check it out.
Finally, we are pre-empted on February 17th, but will be back on February 24th for a very special episode of Check Ça featuring Black History Month programming. We are excited to host a very special guest: Mr. Derrick Gardner. Mr. Gardner is a professor and jazz trumpet instructor with the University of Manitoba Jazz Studies program; he is also an internationally renown performer, composer, and arranger, with too many amazing credits to list here! Tune in to hear more about this unique artist and to hear his special jazz set on the show.
And one more 'thank you' to donors to the 2017 CKUW FunDrive. Your support is what makes our show happen, every week and every year!