Monthly Parent Night

Join us for an informal evening of conversation about homeschooling with other parents. Friday, October 27, 7-9 pm 365 Wardlaw Ave. Babes in arms welcome.  Cats and a dog present in home.

Family Park Days

September 20, October 4, October 18 1:30 pm onwards (until the fun runs out!) Duck Pond Shelter, Assiniboine Park MASH would like to invite everyone who is interested to bi-weekly Park Days.  Children can play in the park while the weather is warmer, and, as we continue on into winter, sled and skate when it's…

Monthly Parent Night

Join us for an informal evening of conversation about homeschooling. Thursday, September 28, 7-9 pm 29 Magellan Bay (Jennifer's house) All parents who are currently homeschooling or thinking of homeschooling are welcome to attend.  Babes in arms only - this is an event for parents only, not parents and children.  Snacks and drinks provided but…

Fall Picnic

Kick-off your fall with homeschooling friends, old and new! Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10 am- 2 pm Assiniboine Park Nature Playground Rain date, September 12, 2017 All homeschoolers welcome.  See you there.

Monthly Parent Night

Join us for an informal evening of conversation about homeschooling with other parents. Wednesday, August 30, 7-9 pm 365 Wardlaw Ave. Babes in arms welcome.  Cats and a dog present in home.

Learning Together – 2017 MASH Homeschooling Conference

Join the Manitoba Association for Schooling at Home (MASH) for a day of homeschooling encouragement! Saturday, September 16, 9:15 am -4:00 pm Bord-Aire CC, 471 Hampton Street A full schedule of topics and presenters will be released soon. EARLY BIRD TICKETS (purchased by August 27, 2017) Individual - $30 Couples (married and common-law partners) -…

MASH Spring Fling Dance

We hope to see you at this year's Dance and Graduation* Ceremony! When: May 18th, 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Where: Bord Aire Community Centre Who: Homeschooled teens, their friends, and their family Cost: $5 per person at the door Included: Water and popcorn (there will also be a snack bar with items for sale)…

U of M Gym and Swim Spring 2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 7, 2017 (4:30pm) Wednesdays: April 12 – June 14, 2016 (10 weeks) Phys Ed-Wednesday (1-1:55pm) ($50.00) Students ages 6-12 will participate in swimming lessons and/or PE activities such as, but not limited to: archery, racquetball, walleyball, lacrosse & other games Swimming Program: I Can Swim (2:00-3:00pm) ($106.00) Name of Individuals Coordinating the…

Life Learning :: An Intro to Unschooling

Wed, 15 February 2017 7:00 – 8:30 PM St. Boniface Library 100-131 Provencher Blvd Salle Marie Lynne Bernard, 2nd floor Winnipeg, MB Are you curious about Unschooling? Maybe you're just starting your homeschooling journey and are exploring what approach you want to take. Perhaps you've hit roadblocks that are challenging you to look at alternatives.…

U of M Gym and Swim

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 4, 2017 (12:00pm) Wednesdays January 11 – March 22, 2017 (10 weeks – no classes February 15, 2017) Phys Ed Program (1-1:55pm) ($50.00) – ages 6-12 will participate in PE activities such as, but not limited to: archery, racquetball, walleyball, lacrosse & other games Swimming Programs I Can Swim (2:00-3:00pm) ($100.00) –…

U of M Gym and Swim January 2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 4, 2017 (12:00pm) Wednesdays January 11 - March 22, 2017 (10 weeks - no classes February 15, 2017) Phys Ed Program (1-1:55pm) ($50.00) - ages 6-12 will participate in PE activities such as, but not limited to: archery, racquetball, walleyball, lacrosse & other games Swimming Programs I Can Swim (2:00-3:00pm) ($100.00) - ages 6-12…

Brandon Air Cadet Squadron

For other air cadet units in Manitoba visit: Manitoba Air Cadet League Information As the Commanding Officer of the local Air Cadet Squadron here in Brandon. In my 30 years experience with the Air Cadet Program I have seen some great results for home schooled children from the view point of an extracurricular activity as…

Amazing Agriculture Adventure

The Amazing Agriculture Adventure(AAA) is a hands-on, interactive event geared to the Grades 4 and 5 Science curriculum. Various activities are centred around Habitats and Communities, Rocks Minerals and Erosion, Maintaining a Healthy Body, Properties of and Changes in Substances, Weather, Forces and Simple Machines. For more information visit their website: http://aitc.mb.ca/educational-programs-events/amazing-agriculture-adventure-brandon

2016 MASH Conference Feedback Survey for Attendees

If you attended our conference on September 17, 2016, please fill out a survey! 2016 MASH Conference Feedback Survey for Attendees

MTYP Homeschool Drama Classes

Homeschool Creative Drama (5-6 years): Creative Drama is a fun and encouraging introduction to theatre and drama. Students develop their imaginations and powers of self-expression through drama games, music and dance, story theatre, and role playing. A great class for anyone who loves to make believe! Full Year/30 sessions Mondays 11 am-12 pm First Class…

Seven Oaks Settlers History Learning Day

Information and Registration Package Seven Oaks Settlers History Learning Day for students in Grade 5 to Grade 7 presented by Manitoba Living History Society and Seven Oaks House Museum Rain or Shine Thursday September 29, 2016 MORNING SESSION: 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - OR - AFTERNOON SESSION: 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. COST: $6.50…

MB Educational Library Workshop

MB Education Library Workshop PDF The Manitoba Education Resources Library will be offering a workshop to learn more about the Library’s electronic resources: eBooks video streaming You will be shown the wide variety of electronic resources available and how to access and utilize them in the classroom. Two dates are available to choose from: Wednesday,…

U of M Gym and Swim

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 12, 2016 (12:00pm) Wednesdays September 28 – November 30, 2016 (10 weeks)   Phys Ed Program (1-1:55pm) ($50.00) - ages 6-12 will participate in PE activities such as, but not limited to: archery, racquetball, walleyball, lacrosse & other games Swimming Programs I Can Swim (2:00-3:00pm) ($100.00) - ages 6-12 years Tots (1:00-1:30pm)…

MASH Fall Picnic

Thursday, September 8, 2016 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nature Playground at Assiniboine Park   Spend the day with homeschool families of all ages at MASH's annual Fall Not back to school picnic. Please bring a peanut/nut-free picnic lunch. Rain date will be Thursday September 15th

An Introduction to Homeschooling and Help with Notification Forms

MASH is hosting an evening to share information about beginning homeschooling and help with filling out the notification forms that let the government know you intend to homeschool. Thursday, August 18, 2016 St. James Library, 1910 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB 6 pm - A Short Introduction to Homeschooling 7 pm - Help with Filling out…

MASH Homeschool Conference: Meeting the Challenge

Join the Manitoba Association for Schooling at Home (MASH) for a day of homeschooling encouragement! September 17, 9:30 am -4:30 pm Bord-Aire CC, 471 Hampton Street REGULAR PRICE Individual Tickets $40 each Couple's Tickets for married and common-law partners $50 for two Tickets Single Individual $40.00 CAD Couple $50.00 CAD (If digital payment is a…

MASH Morning Sound Farm Day 2016

Information regarding our yearly trip to Morning Sound Farm was mailed to the membership May 11, 2016. Let us know if you did not receive it!

MASH Homeschool Family Camp 2016

Information regarding a MASH Homeschool Family Camp was mailed to the membership May 11, 2016. Let us know if you did not receive it!

U OF M HOMESCHOOL GYM AND SWIM SPRING 2016

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2016 (4:00pm) Wednesdays: April 13 – June 15, 2016 (10 weeks) Phys Ed-Wednesday (1-1:55pm) ($50.00) Students ages 6-12 will participate in swimming lessons and/or PE activities such as, but not limited to: archery, racquetball, walleyball, lacrosse & other games Swimming Programs I Can Swim (1:00-2:00pm) ($90.00) I Can Swim (2:00-3:00pm) ($90.00)…

Kidsfest

It’s time to order your Winnipeg International Children's Festival - Kidsfest 2016 tickets. Kidsfest will be held from Thursday, June 9th to Sunday, June12th at the Forks. (To see details of Kidsfest, this years' artists, the schedule, directions, map of Kidsfest and other information visit kidsfest.ca.  Schedules for this four day festival are located here: http://www.kidsfest.ca/kidsfest/schedules) The tickets are $8.10 each (discounted group rate) for adult and…

MASH Manitoba Museum Workshops

Pre-register with MASH for the following workshops at the Manitoba Museum on April 6, 2016: Lapidary Workshop for ages 7 - 11 years Students experience the level of skill required of an Inuit artisan by shaping and polishing their own soapstone pendant to take home. Drawing from traditional and present day objects students learn about the different…

Teen Art Workshops

The MASH Teen Group has arranged for some art classes for interested teens (ages 12-17 years). One of our members has graciously volunteered to host the workshops in their basement! They are located in South St Vital (address will be provided at time of registration.)   Thank you to Vicki for arranging lessons and to Carol and Kaleb…

2015 MASH Survey Results

Here is a summary of the MASH survey results compiled for 2015. Total Respondents: 85 From the initial mailing to the membership email list and a posting on the MASH Facebook group, there were 54 responses. This represents about a 22% response rate. (The average response rate for email surveys is about 24%.) An additional…

U OF M HOMESCHOOL GYM AND SWIM Winter 2016

Students will participate in swimming lessons and/or REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 2, 2015 (4:00pm) Wednesdays Jan 6/16–Mar 16/16 *No classes Feb17/16 (10 weeks) Phys Ed – 1:00-2pm Students will participate in PE activities such as, but not limited to: archery, fencing, racquetball, walleyball, lacrosse & other activities. Ages: 6-12 Program duration: 60 minutes $50.00 I Can Swim…

Introduction to Homeschooling

An Introduction to Homeschooling September 14, 2015 St James Library 1910 Portage Ave 6:30 - 8:15 pm The evening will include a short overview of how to get started, approaches to homeschooling, government regulations, resources available to home schooling parents, and a question and answer time. Admission is free and open to all.

2015 MASH Homeschool Conference: A Homeschooling Kaleidoscope

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR (CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY) Homeschooling Kaleidoscope Poster 2015 Final PDF Join the Manitoba Association for Schooling at Home (MASH) for a day of homeschooling encouragement! TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR (CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY) REGISTRATION - Click Here Individual Tickets $30 each Couple's Tickets for married…

U of M Homeschool Gym and Swim

Students will participate in swimming lessons and/or PE activities such as, but not limited to: archery, fencing, racquetball, walleyball, lacrosse & other activities. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 1st, 2015 (12:00pm) Wednesdays Sept 16/15 – Nov 25/15 (10 weeks) *No classes Nov 11/15 Phys Ed - 1:00-1:55pm $50.00 I Can Swim - 2:00-3:00pm $100.00 Tots - Wed…

Picnic Success!

A big thank-you to everyone who came out the Summer Homeschool Picnic. It was wonderful to meet with everyone. We'll see you all in September for the Not-Back-to-School Picnic!

MASH Advisory Team Meeting

There is a MASH Advisory Team meeting tomorrow night. Our meetings are open to the MASH membership. If you are interested in attending, please contact us. We will be brainstorming about the future of the organization.

Please Take Our Survey!

Hello fellow homeschoolers! The Manitoba Association for Schooling at Home (MASH) is the oldest homeschool association in the province. Its beginnings reach back to the late 1970's. It is currently the only association in the province that represents all home schooling families regardless of faith or philosophy. MASH maintains an excellent relationship with the Government…

MASH Homeschool Information Night 2014

Hello MASH members, You are invited to the MASH Homeschool Information Night. September 20, 2014 Norberry Glenlee CC, 26 Molgat Ave (behind the Dairy Queen on St. Mary's Road) 6:30-9:30 pm Jennifer Gehman will present on the filling out of the Notification packages and her experience with the University of Winnipeg student application process (her…

MASH Not-Back-to-School Picnic

Hello MASH members, Welcome to a new MASH Homeschooling year 2014-2015! We hope you all had a great summer. We're inviting you to the MASH : Not-Back-to-School Fall Picnic. (This year we thought of changing the venue.) When : Thursday, September 18th at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Where : We are going to meet…

Learning Never Ends Picnic June 12, 2014

St Vital Park 11 am to 3pm (or whenever you need to leave) Join home schooling families for a June picnic and a celebration of the fact that learning doesn't have an end! Bring your own lunch and activities and meet us near the picnic shelter. Rain Date is June 19th.

KidsFest Tickets Winner!

Congratulations to Danielle Chammartin, winner of the KidsFest tickets, compliments of KidsFest and MASH! Thanks to everyone who entered. Have fun Danielle!

Draw for 4 Complimentary Kid Fest Tickets

The Winnipeg International Children's Festival opens tomorrow and Kidfest has donated 4 tickets for us to give away! Please comment below on this post before 6pm tomorrow. Shortly after 6pm on June 5, 2014, we will randomly choose one of the commenters as a winner, and contact them via the email address they use to…

A Lovely Parent's Night Out!

We had a wonderful Parent's Night Out on Sunday night. Thank-you to Julie who shared her beautiful home, and to Ginette, a home school pioneer who shared her insight and wisdom as a home schooling mom who is now watching her grandchildren being home schooled! And thank-you to all the parents who came and shared…

Parent's Night Out June 1, 2014

Join us as we hear from Ginette Le Moullec, a veteran home schooler who will share with us some of the adventures she has had on her home schooling journey. Please bring a nut-free snack to share. This event is for adults and babies only; please don't bring other children. Julie, in Île-des-Chênes, is hosting.…

MASH Winter Indoor Picnic

Hello MASH members, We are having our MASH : Winter Indoor Picnic in the St. James area. This will be the first time we have an indoor picnic. February 11th 2014 at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Heritage Victoria Community Centre 950 Sturgeon Road (near the Grace Hospital) Winnipeg, MB 204-837-9653 Please bring a NUT-FREE…

Important MASH Event: Parent's Event Nov 23rd, 2013 1pm

Hello MASH members, We are having a MASH : Parents’ Event on Saturday, November 23rd 2013 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Last year this event was called MASH : Parents’ Night Out. We changed the name because the event will be presented at any time in a public location. The event is taking place…

Manitoba Education Library Open House

The Manitoba Education Library is hosting an Open House for Homeschooling Parents on Wednesday, November 6th from 3-7 pm. Attend one of the information sessions and learn about how the Manitoba Education Library can support homeschooling parents. There will also be book displays, prize draws and refreshments. More information will be available soon. Please note…

Not-Back-To-School Picnic

The MASH Not-Back-to-School Picnic is next week. Tuesday, September 17th (rain date Thursday, September 19th) 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Harbourview Park and Recreation Complex (1867 Springfield Road) in Transcona, Winnipeg. Directions and park info are on this page Bring a NUT-FREE lunch and a blanket. Dress for the weather. A lot of the children…

MASH Homeschool Orientation

Fall Orientation, Sunday, September 15th, 1-3:30 PM. Westwood Library 66 Allard Avenue Winnipeg If you are new to homeschooling and are needing information we welcome you with us for an afternoon of homeschooling information. Questions about curriculum? How to get your homeschooled kids into university? Please join us. If you are a veteran homeschooler and…

MASH : Annual General Meeting (AGM) Friday, June21st 2013

Hello MASH members, We are having our MASH : Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, June 21st 2013 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre (NGCC) 26 Molgat Avenue (off of St. Mary’s Rd) Winnipeg, Manitoba Come out and join us. It is great for you as members to see what the MASH Board…

Due to rain, the MASH : Spring Picnic will be Tuesday, June 11th 2013

Hello MASH members, Our MASH : Spring Picnic is at St. Vital Park on River Rd in the playground. Thursday, May 30th 2013 (Rained-Out date : Tuesday, June 11th 2013) noon – 4:00 pm St. Vital, Winnipeg Near the playground there is a washroom. Bring your Sunscreen if its hot, rubber boots if its wet…

MASH : Last Parents' Night Out/Spring Orientation Night Monday, May 27th 2013

Hello Everyone, We are going to have our last Parents’ Night Out of the year until the fall. The last MASH : Parents’ Night Out will be paired up with the MASH : Spring Orientation Night  2013. This event is titled Why choose to Homeschool?. Monday, May 27th 2013 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Pembina…

MASH : Parents' Night Out – April 28th 2013

Sunday, April 28th 2013 6:00 pm – until whenever you need to leave! Location: Near the St Vital Mall (please email us for the address) This evening is a Parents’ Night Out; only nursing babies welcomed. The evening will start off with a meet and greet. Then there will be an introduction to the topic…

MASH : Farm Day at Morning Sound Farm

Hello fellow homeschoolers!                        Louise here, and I am once again preparing for the                 Morning Sound Farm Day for homeschoolers on      Monday, June 24th, 2013. I am setting this up as a member outing, so you can contact me directly at : domo64@shaw.ca I need to know your numbers ahead of time as there…

Get your discounted Children's Festival Tickets

Hello MASH members, Its time to buy your tickets to the Winnipeg International Children's Festival (also known as Kids fest). June 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th, 2013 at the Forks Market. Once again this year, homeschoolers have the opportunity to purchase early bird tickets for this great event! The tickets (vouchers) cost $7.25 each for…

Entrevue avec la présidente de MASH sur la radio CBC

Voici l'entrevue que la présidente de MASH, Monique Turner, a fait avec Larry Updike sur l'émission de radio CBC:  Up to Speed ce soir.   [haiku url="2013/03/MASH_Interview_4.mp3" title="CBC Interview" graphical=true]

CBC Radio Interview with MASH President

Here is a copy of the interview MASH President Monique Turner gave to Larry Updike on CBC Radio's  Up to Speed this evening.   [haiku url="2013/03/MASH_Interview_4.mp3" title="CBC Interview" graphical=true]

Winnipeg Free Press Article Quoting MASH President Monique Turner

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 11, 2013 A4 More kids getting their education with parental guidance Families opting for home-schooling Education Minister Nancy Allan has her bureaucrats scrambling to find out why there's been a large growth in students being schooled at home by their parents. Home-schooling grew by 32.1 per…

MASH Parents' Enrichment Evening – Home Education: Leading Children Into Maturity

Home Education: Leading Children Into Maturity A Presentation by Pamela Whyte Saturday, March 16, 2013 6-10pm Norberry-Glenlee Community Center, 26 Molgat Ave (off of St Mary's Road) "What about Socialization?" "What about University?" "Don't they drive you crazy?" "How will they learn about the broader world?" These questions will be familiar to any family who…

Website Repairs

Please accept our apologies for the recent website outage. Our web host destroyed our site and we have been frantically trying to rebuild it. The next few days should see the site back to full functionality and more content should appear then.

English Speaking Tour of DREF (French Educational Resources Library)

Education Day at the DREF for homeschooling anglophones interested in French learning materials.   Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:30 to 12:00 (Times are not strict and parents can come and go as available)   The DREF (Direction des ressources éducatives françaises/French Educational Resources Branch)is located at the the University of St-Boniface, S208 - 200 avenue…

MASH Parents Night Out – February 24, 2013

Sunday, February 24th 2013 6:00 pm - until whenever you need to leave! Location: Near the St Vital Mall (please email us for the address) This evening is a parents' night out; only nursing babies welcomed. The evening will start off with a meet and greet. Then there will be an introduction to the topic…

MASH Parent's Night Out – January 27, 2013

Our 3rd MASH Parents' Night Out is this Sunday, January 27th 2013 6:30 pm till the last person leaves to go home. Please call or email us for location information. Bring a NUT-FREE pot-luck snack to share. (Their daughter is highly allergic.) This evening is for parents and nursing babies only. New Home Schooling parents…

MASH Parents Night Out – January 27th, 2013

Our next Parent's Night Out will be January 27th, 2013.   Details will be posted soon, but the evening will include a short speaker, an open time for questions, and a time for sharing a potluck snack and socializing with other homeschool parents.   These events have been very successful, very informative, and very encouraging…

Homeschooling Swimming Thursday Mornings

Once again, the City of Winnipeg is offering swimming lessons to homeschool students on Thursday mornings. The lessons are now being held at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex (due to the closure of Sherbrooke). Lessons are available through the city Leisure Online registration system, by dial 311 or contacting Grant (Pool Supervisor) at 204-986-3931. You can register this week, even though…

MASH Parents Night Out – Oct 28 2012

Our first Mash Parents' Night will be Sunday, October 28th 2012 start time 6:30pm Please call or email for location information. This evening is a parents' nights out, only nursing babies welcomed. The evening will start off with a greet and meet, then Jennifer will present her topic, to end the evening there will be…

MASH Fall Picnic

MASH Fall Picnic 201 2 Come join us at Harbourview Park, 1 867 Springfield Road. Tuesday, September 25th, 201 2 1 0 am - 2 pm (Subject to change, in case of rain) There will be lots of older kids to play soccer with or little ones in the playground. Bring your own lunch &…

MASH Fall Orientation

MASH Fall Orientation night Please mark your calendar and book your sitters, if you did not do so already. You won't want to miss this event. Great food, Great fun and Great friendship. Meet the new government liaison : Alan Shroeder. He will be there to speak about his role as liaison and to answer…