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Winnipeg Readies for Week of Grey Cup Festivities

2015 CFL Grey Cup

The eyes of the CFL, and particularly Edmonton and Ottawa, will be on Winnipeg this week as Grey Cup events city-wide prepare to get underway.

Around 10,000 people are expected to come from out of town to attend the big game on Sunday. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have so far sold about 35,000 tickets, but many still remain available through Ticketmaster.

Leading up to the game itself, more than 25 events have been planned throughout the city.

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Goldeyes Re-Sign First Baseman Casey Haerther

Casey Haerther
Winnipeg Goldeyes first baseman Casey Haerther at Shaw Park on June 5, 2015. (WINNIPEG GOLDEYES / HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Goldeyes have re-signed first baseman Casey Haerther for the 2016 season.

Haerther returns for his fourth season with the Goldeyes and hit .312 with 14 doubles and 11 home runs last summer.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have Casey back with the club,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney.

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Goldeyes Open 2016 Season on the Road May 19

By Brian Schultz

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes will open their 2016 season on May 19 when they face the Joplin Blasters at Joe Becker Stadium.

The Fish will be on the road for the first 10 games of the American Association season-opening schedule, with a series of games against the defending champion Laredo Lemurs and Lincoln Saltdogs.

Winnipeg fans will see the Goldeyes for the first time at Shaw Park on Monday, May 30 when the team hosts the Sioux Falls Canaries.

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NBA All-Star Weekend in Winnipeg Nov. 19-22

NBA All-Star

WINNIPEG — Basketball all-stars from the NBA will be in Winnipeg later this month for a cross-Canada tour.

The NBA All-Star 2016 program will visit 14 Canadian cities, staging events with global ambassador and Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo and former NBA players Muggsy Bogues and Ron Harper, among others.

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Paul Maurice Named to Europe 2016 Coaching Staff

Paul Maurice
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice has been named as an assistant coach for Team Europe at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Maurice is a Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., native who was an assistant coach for Canada at the 2014 world championships. He joins already appointed Team Europe head coach Ralph Krueger, along with Team Europe general manager Miroslav Satan and president/team leader Franz Reindl.

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Jets’ Wives, Girlfriends Create Pet Rescue Fundraising Calendar

Winnipeg Jets Calendar
Proceeds from the Winnipeg Jets calendar will go to support the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter.

A new Winnipeg Jets calendar is raising funds in support of Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter.

Jets’ wives and girlfriends have created the charity calendar, featuring snapshots of players with the animals the shelter cares for. The calendars will be sold at Jets Gear stores beginning November 12.

The wives and girlfriends will also be on MTS Centre concourses selling the calendar for Jets home games on November 18, 21 and 23.

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Blue Bombers Fire OC Marcel Bellefeuille

Marcel Bellefeuille
Marcel Bellefeuille (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will not be renewing the contract of offensive coordinator Marcel Bellefeuille next season.

“I spoke with Marcel this morning and informed him of my decision,” said head coach Mike O’Shea in a release. “As I’ve said before, those conversations are not easy to have but we needed to move in a different direction, and we will immediately begin the search for a new offensive coordinator.”

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Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Eight

Manitoba Sports Hall of FameThe Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame has added eight new inductees to its roster.

The 36th annual induction ceremonies held over the weekend saw the inclusion of one team, five athletes, and two builders.

“The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame inductions are an important celebration for amateur sport in our province,” said Laurel Read, interim CEO of Sport Manitoba.

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Players Cup Donates $66K to Local Charities

The Players CupLocal children’s charities are the beneficiaries of more than $66,000 raised by The Players Cup golf tournament.

The PGA Tour Canada event has raised the funds in Winnipeg since the beginning of the year, which adds to the $400,000 generated for local charities since 2010.

“Our organization is honoured to be affiliated with a first class event like the Players Cup and to be a recipient of the Play Through Foundation,” said Ron Brown, CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg, one of the primary recipients of the funding.

“The level of support provided to us gives us more resources to provide additional opportunities to the children and youth we work with across Winnipeg.”

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Brandon Chosen to Host 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup

Brandon has been chosen to host the 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup, determining who will represent Canada at the 2018 Olympics.

The tournament will be held November 30 to December 4 at Westman Communications Group Place at the Keystone Centre.

“Brandon has a rich curling history, and the bid package the city put in to host the Home Hardware Canada Cup made this an easy decision,” said Hugh Avery, chair of the Curling Canada Board of Governors.

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