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West End Dumplings' New Computer Project
$925 raised
46% of $2k goal
18 contributors
47 Weeks running
It’s new computer time and I am hoping that those who have enjoyed my blogs, (West End Dumplings, This Was Winnipeg and Winnipeg Downtown Places), radio show, walk, will chip in to help me get one.

It's new computer time for West End Dumplings and I am hoping thiat those who have enjoyed my work over the past nine years will chip in to help me get one.

No donation is too big or too small.

The research I do for my blogs, walking tours, radio show and just answering inquiries emailed to me requires a speedy, robust computer to access image rich archival websites. My 2011 Lenovo ThinkPad doesn't always cut it. 

Contrary to what some think, I receive no grants to cover this work and it is not in any way part of my day job. Because of their niche nature, the blogs themselves don't generate enough clicks to be monetized through advertising.

This is simply a labour of love done on my own time. I am passionate about local history and want to share it.

While I am still willing to put in the time, I was hoping that those who enjoy the work can help out with some of the capital costs.

My $2,000 ask is to cover the cost of a Lenovo T460 or HP Envy 15T laptop, both avertized at their respective manufacturer's websites at around $1,500. The rest is for basic software, taxes and the cut of the fundraisisng website. The computer will be purchased from a local store to keep the money in the local economy.

If this amount is way more than I need, the leftover will be donated to a Manitoba heritage-related project or museum.

For more information, check out my blog at or email me !

As an added bonus, for the few events I do charge for, such as my Historic Hotel Pub Crawl, (part 2 is coming in 2017!), you can come any time, as much as you want for free.

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