The campaign kicked off last November with a goal of raising $500 million. To date, $365,294,636 has been raised through private and corporate donations.
“We know that students want to have access to the best programming and opportunities they can, and that’s why we’re focusing our investments in key priorities areas like innovation, inclusion and teaching excellence,” said Premier Greg Selinger.
The southeast exterior of Investors Group Field will be lit up purple on Saturday to mark World Mental Health Day.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are taking part in the Light Up Purple campaign in support of the Amanda Todd Legacy Project. Landmarks across the world will be illuminated in purple, showing solidarity in de-stigmatizing issues around mental illness.
“We are honoured to have been asked to participate in this incredibly worthwhile campaign by the Amanda Todd Legacy project,” said Wade Miller, president and CEO of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
MONTREAL — Linebacker Henoc Muamba is in a crash course to learn the Montreal defence ahead of his Alouettes debut Monday against the Toronto Argonauts.
The coveted free agent, who signed a lucrative (by CFL standards) two-year deal with Montreal on Sept. 30, is to take over the middle linebacker position that was left vacant by injuries to Bear Woods and Kyler Ellsworth this season.
“It’s a long week,” Muamba said Thursday of the 12-day break the Alouettes are enjoying since their crushing 39-17 loss in Ottawa on Oct. 1. “I had an opportunity to come in early and sit down with some of the coaches and get into the playbook, watch some film and see what they expect each play.
TORONTO – Mill Street Brewery, one of Canada’s leading makers of craft beers, is being swallowed by Labatt Breweries — the formerly independent industry giant that now belongs to the world’s largest brewing group.
The acquisition of the privately held Toronto-based company will help Labatt market the craft label in new areas, including Quebec — the only province that currently doesn’t have any distribution of the Mill Street brand.
“We think that this partnership will really help expand awareness of craft across the country,” said Charlie Angelakos, Labatt’s vice-president of corporate affairs, in an interview Friday.
What’s open and closed on Thanksgiving, Monday, October 12 in Winnipeg…
Kildonan Place — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Polo Park — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Manitoba Liquor Marts
All Winnipeg Liquor Marts will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for cityplace which will be closed. Most Liquor Marts outside of Winnipeg will be operating on their regular Sunday schedule.
The pressure will be mounting today for 13 student entrepreneurs at the University of Manitoba.
The students are participating in an elevator pitch competition hosted by the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Manitoba, an entrepreneurial student group at the U of M’s Asper School of Business
Each competitor will have just under 60 seconds to convince two judges to invest in an original business idea as they ride an actual elevator in the Richardson Centre downtown.
BOSTON – Six different Winnipeg skaters scored in the season opener, and Jets coach Paul Maurice is happy about that.
Not just for the well-distributed scoring, but because he’s got a half-dozen players who can spend another day in fantasy land.
“Everybody’s got hopes and dreams when they come into a season, thinking they can score 50,” Maurice said with a smile after the Jets beat Boston 6-2 on Thursday night. “There’s six guys that still think they might.”
Chris Thorburn and Nicolas Petan scored in the third period after the Bruins came within one goal, and the Jets opened the season with the franchise’s first victory in Boston since 2007. The Bruins had beaten the Thrashers and Jets 13 consecutive times in Boston.
“I’d never won here, so it’s been at least five years,” said forward Blake Wheeler, who played with the Bruins from 2008 until he was traded to the Thrashers in 2011, their last season in Atlanta.