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Events at Mary Jane’s Cooking School

Mary Jane’s Cooking School, Inc. hosts a number events with local businesses. Come by for a visit, enjoy the activities and have a look the healthy products that are available!

May 14, 2017

Celebrate Spring with Mary Jane's Cooking School
8th Annual Garden Party Fundraiser!

Saturday, May 27, 2017   10 am to 4 pm


Spring is a wonderful time of year when everything blooms after a long winter nap! Our gardens are yearning for some seedlings and you can get them at Mary Jane's Cooking School 8th Annual Garden Party Fundraiser!

JUST Community Market Co-op and Prairie Flora will be selling heirloom vegetables, annual and perennial herbs, cottage annuals and prairie wildflowers and grasses!

Browse our vendor tables at the 'Artisan Market' while listening to some local music at our All Ages Drop-in Open Mic! If you like what you hear, why not toss a few coins into the flower pot! These artists will be graciously donating their talent throughout the day and all proceeds will be donated to the school.

Enjoy some tasty nutritious snacks and refreshments prepared by Mary Jane and the volunteers at the school.

Attend a workshop on building shelters for native bees, growing mushrooms or home sprouting. Stay tuned for more details!

This is a family-friendly event. We'll have a kids' activity table set up and face painting too!

Let's not forget the door prize! You can buy as many tickets as you want!

Looking for other ways to contribute?

Make a donation to the school at our products and info table or click on the button below. You'll be re-directed to our secure CanadaHelps account.

Come down to the school and help us celebrate spring!

Mary Jane's Cooking School is a not-for-profit Registered Charity (No. 87220 2429 RR0001), providing education in nutritional home cooking and homemaking in harmony with individual, community and cultural traditions, with respect and care for the environment.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!


Confirmed Vendor and Artisan Tables

JUST Community Market Co-op / Sweet Earth Gardens (heirloom bedding plants - vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs, flowers, Tamarack Farms quinoa, Trail's End Coffee organic varieties, The Berry Works - wheat berries)
Prairie Flora (bedding plants - prairie wildflowers, grasses and cottage annuals)
Stephanie Albiani (pottery)
Norwex (Jennifer Friess)
Natural Fragments (Dawn Kitching - herb-based soaps)
Jef Rempel (woodwork)
Ash Selvanathan (Indian chutneys)

Star Blanket Raffle 2017


Star Blanket 2017

For the past few years Mary Jane's Cooking School has been holding a Star Blanket Raffle to supplement their annual fundraising efforts.

LITE's Annual Star Blanket Project provides work for inner city artisans sustaining this longstanding traditional Aboriginal craft - as well as supporting other charitable organizations by way of donating them towards their fundraising efforts. To give a blanket is to demonstrate great respect, honour and admiration.

Mary Jane's Cooking School was gifted a Star Blanket from Cree-ations, a local business specialising in First Nations custom fashion where all designs are handmade in-house by local artisans.Christa Campbell, LITE Winnipeg, Development & Communications Manager

Tickets can be purchased directly from the school or any of the Board members.


Previous Events

  • Garden Party May 2016
  • Garden Party May 2015
  • Garden Party May 2014
  • Garden Party May 2013
  • Garden Party May 2012
  • Garden Party May 2011
  • Plants and Food 2010
  • Coffee House 2010
  • Mary Jane's Cooking School is a registered charitable organization - if you would like more information about how to donate to the school, please visit our Donations page.