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Zombies, Goldeyes Collide at Shaw Park on September 3

Zombies, Goldeyes Collide at Shaw Park on September 3

Winnipeg Goldeyes Zombie Night
Winnipeg Goldeyes Zombie Night is Saturday, September 3. (HANDOUT)

Halloween is still a couple months away, but the Winnipeg Goldeyes are getting into the spirit of things earlier this year.

Zombie Night returns Saturday, September 3 at Shaw Park, transforming the downtown baseball stadium into the site of the living dead.

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Winnipeg’s Amber Balcaen Claims Victory and Makes NASCAR History

Winnipeg’s Amber Balcaen Claims Victory and Makes NASCAR History

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

Amber Balcaen
Amber Balcaen (HANDOUT)

After spending all summer at Motor Mile in Radford, Virginia racing her heart out to become Canada’s first Canadian female to win a NASCAR-sanctioned race in the USA, 24-year-old Winnipeg native Amber Balcaen reached her goal on Saturday night.

Balcaen, who grew up in Charleswood, has made history by beating the pack and getting the checkered flag after rain delays threatened to douse her dreams.

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FortWhyte Alive Home to New Mountain Bike Course

FortWhyte Alive Home to New Mountain Bike Course

Bison Butte Mountain Bike Course
The Bison Butte Mountain Bike Course at FortWhyte Alive will host events at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. (@KALENQUALLY / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — A new mountain bike venue at FortWhyte Alive will leave a legacy following the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

The Bison Butte Mountain Bike Course is the first mountain bike venue to meet national standards in central Canada.

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Olympians Desiree Scott, Justin Duff Return Home to Winnipeg

Olympians Desiree Scott, Justin Duff Return Home to Winnipeg

Desiree Scott
Team Canada midfielder Desiree Scott shows off her bronze medal at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport after returning from the Rio Games on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Olympian Desiree Scott has done this sort of thing before. Now it’s almost second nature.

The Canadian women’s soccer bronze medallist returned home to Winnipeg on Tuesday to cheers and hugs from family and friends at the airport.

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Goldeyes Sign Former Major League Pitcher Winston Abreu

Goldeyes Sign Former Major League Pitcher Winston Abreu

By David Klassen

Winston Abreu
Pitcher Winston Abreu (WINNIPEG GOLDEYES / HANDOUT)

Before the Winnipeg Goldeyes hit the diamond on Friday, they signed a former Major League right-handed pitcher.

Winston Abreu joins the Fish after posting a 5-1 record with 23 saves and a 0.77 ERA in 47 appearances with the Joplin Blasters last season.

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Super-Spike Surpasses $1M Fundraising Mark

Super-Spike Surpasses $1M Fundraising Mark

MTS Super-Spike
MTS Super-Spike raised $100,000 this year, enabling organizers to surpass $1 million over the past 10 years. (HANDOUT)

A volleyball tournament earlier this summer on Winnipeg’s outskirts raised $100,000 to push its funding efforts beyond $1 million.

MTS Super-Spike attracted 7,000 people and 470 teams July 15-16 at Maple Grove Rugby Park.

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Bison Women Begin Season with Exhibition Competition in Europe

Bison Women Begin Season with Exhibition Competition in Europe

WINNIPEG — For many of the players, it will be an experience of a lifetime. For others, competition may outweigh the fact they’re in Europe.

The Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team is venturing out to Finland and Sweden for some team-building and to work out any pre-season kinks before returning to Canada and beginning the regular conference season.

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Goldeyes Make ‘Bacon Night’ a Doubleheader

Goldeyes Make ‘Bacon Night’ a Doubleheader

By Brian Schultz

Winnipeg Goldeyes Bacon
Winnipeg Goldeyes players Willie Cabrera, Adam Heisler, Josh Romanski, and Maikol Gonzalez show off their bacon-themed jerseys ahead of Bacon Night on August 17, 2016. (HANDOUT)

Double the action, double the bacon?

The Winnipeg Goldeyes are heading into a doubleheader Wednesday at Shaw Park. It also happens to be Bacon Night.

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