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CONTEST: Win Passes to Canad Inns Winter Wonderland

CONTEST: Win Passes to Canad Inns Winter Wonderland

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Canad Inns Winter Wonderland
Canad Inns Winter Wonderland is December 4, 2015 to January 2, 2016.

Red River Exhibition Park will be awash with the lights of the season beginning Friday, December 4 for the 16th annual Canad Inns Winter Wonderland.

Manitoba’s largest drive-thru light show provides a brilliant presentation of over one million lights in 26 different theme areas. Travel the 2.5 kilometre route in the comfort of your own vehicle, tune your radio to the Park’s Christmas station and enjoy the views.

ChrisD.ca has 6 vehicle passes to give away valid for up to seven (7) people.

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CONTEST: Win Passes to Canad Inns Winter Wonderland

CONTEST: Win Passes to Canad Inns Winter Wonderland

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Canad Inns Winter Wonderland
Canad Inns Winter Wonderland is December 5, 2014 to January 3, 2015.

Red River Exhibition Park will be awash with the lights of the season beginning Friday, December 5 for the 15th annual Canad Inns Winter Wonderland.

Manitoba’s largest drive-thru light show provides a brilliant presentation of over one million lights in 26 different theme areas. Travel the 2.5 kilometre route in the comfort of your own vehicle, tune your radio to the Park’s Christmas station and enjoy the views.

ChrisD.ca has 10 vehicle passes to give away valid for up to seven (7) people.

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Fill out the entry form below and we’ll draw 10 random winners. Good luck!

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Canad Inns Winter Wonderland Opens Tonight

Canad Inns Winter Wonderland Opens Tonight

By Sarah Klein

Canad Inns Winter Wonderland (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The 13th annual Canad Inns Winter Wonderland opens to the public this evening at Red River Exhibition Park.

The drive-thru light show is the official start to the holiday season for many families, as the 26 different theme areas span 2.5 kilometres through the park.

Visitors can enjoy the show from the comfort of their own vehicle as they pass through the many lit displays.

Vehicle tickets can be purchased at the gate for $15, or for $10 at any Canad Inns Winnipeg location, Red River Co-op, or Mac’s convenience store. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to KidSport Manitoba, the Winnipeg Military Family Resource Centre, Riverview Health Centre, Firefighters Burn Fund, Manitoba Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, and the Red River Exhibition Foundation.

Canad Inns Winter Wonderland will run until January 5, 2013 (excluding December 25) from 6-10 p.m.

Blue Bombers Holding Fan Forum Tonight

Blue Bombers Holding Fan Forum Tonight

Winnipeg Blue Bomber fans will pack Canad Inns Polo Park this evening for the team’s annual Information Session and Fan Forum

At 7 p.m., the football club will release its financial details for 2011 and preview the upcoming 2012 CFL season. Bombers players, coaches, mascots, and staff members will be on hand to sign autographs and answer questions. There will also be an opportunity for fans to purchase Blue Bomber merchandise at the event.

Doors to Ambassador rooms 3 and 4 open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited.

Blue Bombers’ Fan Forum Set for April 2

Blue Bombers’ Fan Forum Set for April 2

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will hold their annual Information Session and Fan Forum on Monday, April 2.

The club will release its financial details for 2011 at the meeting and preview the upcoming 2012 CFL season. Fans will also have the opportunity to ask questions of players and coaches. Blue Bomber merchandise will also be on sale at the event.

The forum will be held at Canad Inns Polo Park in Ambassador rooms 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is limited.

Hotel Stabbing Becomes Winnipeg’s Fourth Homicide

Items of clothing sit outside Canad Inns Polo Park on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. A man was stabbed early Tuesday and has since died in hospital. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)
Police tape ropes off the entrance to Canad Inns Polo Park on Tuesday. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

Winnipeg now has its fourth homicide of the year after a man was stabbed in St. James early Tuesday morning.

The victim was stabbed at Canad Inns Polo Park at around 1:40 a.m. and was taken to hospital in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Another man was also rushed to hospital after being stabbed at the hotel. He is listed in stable condition.

The homicide unit is interviewing a number of people and continues to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 786-TIPS (8477).

UPDATE: Wednesday, February 15 — The victim has been identified as Wahbishkanacot Mandamin, 18, of Ontario. A cause of death has yet to be determined. No arrests have been made.

Free Banjo Bowl Weekend Festivities Planned

Free Banjo Bowl Weekend Festivities Planned

It’s Banjo Bowl weekend in the city, as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers prepare to retaliate on their rivals, the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Before Sunday’s big game at Canad Inns Stadium, there’s a plethora of activities to satisfy any football fan happening city-wide.

To start things off, a number of Blue Bomber players will be at the Upperdeck Sports Bar in McPhillips Station Casino tonight starting at 7 p.m. Chris Cvetkovic, James Green, Kelly Butler, Mike Renaud, Justin Palardy, Ian Logan, Brady Browne, Joe Lobendahn, Pierre-Luc Labbé, Aaron Hargreaves and Cory Watson along with coaches, dance team members and mascots will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and pose for pictures.

On Saturday, Manitoba Lotteries will hold a free pancake breakfast from McDonald’s at Canad Inns Stadium as part of Family Day. The breakfast begins at 10 a.m. After you’ve eaten, there will be inflatables and face painting for the kids, and a Roughrider dunk tank. You can also have your picture taken with the Banjo Bowl trophy by making a donation to the United Way.

At 11:45 a.m., the team will hold an autograph session following their walk-through practice. Fans can get one item autographed and will receive a free Blue Bomber team poster.

On Sunday, a pre-game tribute will honour the 10th anniversary of 9/11, as well as all local law enforcement officers, paramedics and firefighters in the city and province. The first 5,000 fans through the gates will receive a free limited edition cowboy hat.

Game time for the sold out Banjo Bowl is 3 p.m.

Canad Inns to Build Hotel at McPhillips Station Casino

Patrons of the McPhillips Station Casino will have somewhere to rest in between hitting the slots, after a new hotel arrises next door.

Canad Inns plans on building a 200-room hotel at the casino, to be built on land once occupied by the former Days Inn.

Manitoba Lotteries will own the land, but Canad Inns will develop it with the help of Number TEN Architectural Group.

The hotel will be constructed to the same standards as the Canad Inns Destination Centre in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The chain also operates a hotel at Winnipeg’s other large casino, Club Regent.

The Manitoba government will collect about $8.9 million in taxes through the construction phase and $2.9 million annually when operational.

U of W Fundraising Dinner to Fund Scholarships

By Brian Schultz

A fundraising dinner to help put students through university will be held tonight at Canad Inns Polo Park.

The second annual I Heart UWinnipeg Dinner will help support the University of Winnipeg’s Opportunity Fund as well as Wesmen athletic and Alumni scholarships.

The dinner will be hosted by U of W Alumna and Honourary Chair Devi Sharma.

Cocktails are at 6 p.m. with dinner being served at 7 p.m. in the Main Ballroom.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call (204) 415-2472.

Winnipeg Waterpark Idea Hasn’t Drowned Yet

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The idea of building an indoor waterpark in Winnipeg hasn’t completely gone away, you just didn’t hear much about it anymore — until now.

The City of Winnipeg will be reissuing an Expression of Interest (EOI) with respect to the design, construction and operation of an indoor waterpark. Basically, they’re looking for a new private company to come and build one so we can finally show up the folks over in Edmonton.

In early 2008, the City issued an Expression of Interest, recognizing the demand for an indoor waterpark. The 2008 call outlined how Winnipeg would make a maximum contribution of up to $7 million towards the development of the privately owned and operated facility.

In July, City Council approved the selection of Canad Inns as the preferred proponent for the design, construction and operation of an Indoor Waterpark. A grant in the amount of $7 million to Canad Inns was approved, subject to Canad Inns entering into satisfactory Public Access and Capital Funding Agreements.

Canad Inns has advised the City of Winnipeg that they are not in a position to proceed at the site at this time.

But the City hasn’t given up. They have an ongoing commitment to this project and desire to move forward immediately, therefore an Expression of Interest will be reissued in the near future.