General Meetings of the Herb Society of Manitoba are usually held at the Canadian Mennonite University, South Campus - 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. (south of Grant) in Conference Room A01. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and are generally held on the third Monday of each month except July, August and December. There is the odd exception to the third Monday rule and the location so check the schedule below. Information is added regularly, so check back often.

Meetings generally begin with a brief presentation of Herb Society business, then there is a short break. The Hospitality Committee provides herbal goodies for everyone to try during the break. Right after the break, the speaker begins their presentation. Sometimes the order is reversed depending on the speaker and topic. Upcoming speakers are listed below.

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Next General Meeting

April 15, 2024
Guest Speaker:
Rana Abdulla
Edible Wild Herbs in Palestinian Cooking
Canadian Mennonite University, South Campus - Conference Room A01, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. (south of Grant), Winnipeg, MB

Rana Abdulla
Rana Abdulla, is an award winning human rights activist (Manitoba 2014), community organizer and leader, known for carrying out many volunteer activities that affected the Palestinian community across Canada. A mother and grandmother, a Chartered Professional Accountant, specializes in taxation. She is married to Rafe, a retired science teacher, key player in reviving and establishing various community organizations including Arab Canadian Palestinian Association in Ottawa and the founder of the Canadian Palestinian Association of Manitoba (CPAM), a business developer and owner of Yafa Café in Winnipeg. Rana studied in various institutions: Thompson Rivers University, University of Ottawa, St-Lawrence College and Algonquin College. Rana is a prominent volunteer and wasted no time to set out to make the lives better for Arab immigrants in Canada and was named the "one woman army" by CTV, drawing media attention to her cause. Rana is a firm believer in human equality and human rights, tirelessly advocating for justice for her people to ensure that the Palestinian narrative is depicted accurately in the West. Many refugees to Canada have benefited from her care and support. Rana is a collector of Palestinian heritage dresses and her house in Winnipeg is almost a Folk Art Museum. For the last decade, Rana has engaged and advocated patiently with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to include the story of the Nakba, the catastrophic dispossession of the Palestinians from their land, in its exhibits and be a central focus to Palestinian human rights stories and to be named as such.

Edible Wild Herbs in Palestinian Cooking
Rana will present on the flavours of the Middle East to our group. Palestinian cooking uses a variety of edible wild herbs that grow in that region. She will open our senses to a new world of tastes and aromas.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

May 27, 2024
Presented by Nancy Hall

June 17, 2024
Update on Monarch Butterflies
Presented by Yan Cong

To assist in our ongoing effort to be environmentally friendly, please try to remember to bring your own mug for your herbal tea.

Doors open 6:30 pm | Meeting 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Doors close 9:00 pm

Yearly Membership: Individual $25; Family: $35; Student (age 16+) $15
Admission: Members - FREE; Non-member - $5

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