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Former President Carter Returning to Winnipeg with Habitat for Humanity Build

Former President Carter Returning to Winnipeg with Habitat for Humanity Build

Habitat for HumanityFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will make a return to Winnipeg later this month to lend their hands in the latest Habitat for Humanity build.

The 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is aiming to build 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Carters will be in the country July 9-14, focusing their work efforts in Winnipeg and Edmonton.

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Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue Receives $10K from New Outlet Mall

Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue Receives $10K from New Outlet Mall

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A cheque for $10,000 is presented to Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue Inc. at Outlet Collection Winnipeg on Thursday, June 8, 2017. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A charitable initiative launched by Outlet Collection Winnipeg during their grand opening ceremony last month has provided $10,000 to Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue Inc.

The charity was chosen as the voters’ charity of choice as part of the “You Care. We Share.” campaign. Winnipeggers submitted votes both online and in-person, which were then narrowed down to select the top three charities.

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Ride for Dad Attracts Record Number of Riders

Ride for Dad Attracts Record Number of Riders

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This year’s Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad was the biggest one in its nine-year history. (CHRISD.CA)
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1,510 motorcyclists rode in Saturday’s Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A record number of motorcycle riders revved their engines on Saturday to help the TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad surpass their registration numbers.

Departing from Earls Polo Park, 1,510 riders made their way to Assiniboia Downs and then up to Selkirk and Gimli. The ride will circle back to the city for a wind-up at Cowboys, Canad Inns Windsor Park.

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Winnipeg Police Half-Marathon Runs for Battle Against Brain Cancer

Winnipeg Police Half-Marathon Runs for Battle Against Brain Cancer

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Runners along the Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon route on Sunday, May 7, 2017. (@WPGPOLICE / TWITTER)
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Joanne Scheiwe (CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY)

WINNIPEG — Runners woke up and laced up at the crack of dawn Sunday for the Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon.

The annual event at Assiniboine Park raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society with support this year for brain cancer research.

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Mother’s Day Brunch Supporting the Jerry Maslowsky Fund

Mother’s Day Brunch Supporting the Jerry Maslowsky Fund

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Jerry Maslowsky (VARIETYMANITOBA.COM)

An upcoming Mother’s Day brunch will benefit a fund set up in honour of the late CEO of Variety Manitoba, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba.

Jerry Maslowsky passed away last September, leaving behind a legacy in the community as a champion of several meaningful initiatives, including his most recent work as leader of the children’s charity for the last two years of his life.

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Scheifele Leading Annual KidSport Golf Classic

Scheifele Leading Annual KidSport Golf Classic

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his overtime winning goal against Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby during NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, December 5, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele is returning this season to host the golf tournament bearing his name.

The 2017 Mark Scheifele Golf Classic supports KidSport Winnipeg, with all proceeds going to pay registration fees for kids from financially disadvantaged families participate in sport.

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