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Kind of a Big Dill: Winnipeg Businesses Give Back

Kind of a Big Dill: Winnipeg Businesses Give Back

Kind of a Big DillWINNIPEG — Two local businesses are coming together for a dill-icious fundraiser in support of Winnipeg Harvest.

Coal and Canary Candle Company and Crampton’s Market are celebrating International Pickle Week with a party on May 26 called “Kind of a Big Dill.”

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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)
Joanne Scheiwe
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

Jerry Maslowsky
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

Mark Scheifele
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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If the Shoe Fits: Friesen Forgoes Tradition with Donation to Shoebox Project

If the Shoe Fits: Friesen Forgoes Tradition with Donation to Shoebox Project

The Shoebox Project for SheltersWINNIPEG — Instead of slipping on a pair of spiffy new kicks for budget day, Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen opted for something less traditional.

Flanked by fellow MLAs at the Manitoba legislature on Tuesday, Friesen announced a donation to the Manitoba chapter of The Shoebox Project for Shelters.

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‘Push for Change’ Campaign Arriving in Manitoba

‘Push for Change’ Campaign Arriving in Manitoba

Joe Roberts - Push for Change
Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody, Commanding Officer of the Manitoba RCMP and OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes with Joe Roberts at the Push for Change handover ceremony in Kenora, Ontario. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A former addict and homeless youth pushing a shopping cart across Canada is making his way into Manitoba.

Joe Roberts and his Push for Change campaign was greeted on Saturday by RCMP A/Commr. Scott Kolody as part of a handover ceremony in Kenora, Ontario.

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