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Grab a Bite at ‘Stone Soup’ Luncheon for Child Nutrition Council

Grab a Bite at ‘Stone Soup’ Luncheon for Child Nutrition Council

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WINNIPEG — If your lunch plans aren’t set in stone on Wednesday, the Stone Soup lunch fundraiser may just satisfy your appetite.

The fifth annual event supports the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba, raising donations and awareness for the charity.

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Students Taking Winnipeg Harvest’s Poverty Pledge

Students Taking Winnipeg Harvest’s Poverty Pledge

By David Klassen

Winnipeg HarvestA group of Vincent Massey students are taking a pledge this week in the fight against hunger.

Winnipeg Harvest’s Poverty Pledge kicks off Monday and runs until March 10.

The Winnipeg food bank is inviting all Manitobans to experience the struggles faced every day by people living in poverty with a daily food budget of only $3.96.

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Blue Bombers’ Walters, O’Shea Plunging for Special Olympics

Blue Bombers’ Walters, O’Shea Plunging for Special Olympics

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The 2017 Polar Plunge “Freezin For A Reason” begins at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Investors Group Field. (DENNIS SWAYZE PHOTO)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters and head coach Mike O’Shea will take a dip on Saturday in support of Special Olympics Manitoba.

The annual Polar Plunge “Freezin For A Reason” has moved to Investors Group Field this year, where law enforcement and community members will jump into an icy pool of water for the cause. Saturday’s high is a relatively balmy 3°C, giving participants a little slack this year when it comes to cold water.

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Police Association Donates $40K to Children’s Hospital Foundation

Police Association Donates $40K to Children’s Hospital Foundation

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The Winnipeg Police Association presents a cheque for $40,000 to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. (WPA / HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Police Association has donated $40,000 to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

The donation comes out of proceeds from the 2016 WPA Charity Ball, which has raised more than $546,000 towards children’s health to date.

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TELUS Launches $1 Million Community Board in Manitoba

TELUS Launches $1 Million Community Board in Manitoba

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A woman is silhouetted as the Telus Corp. logo is displayed on a screen during a company event in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, October 2, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG — TELUS is spearheading a new community investment initiative to support local youth in the province.

Through the TELUS Manitoba Community Board, $350,000 in grants will be awarded annually to local registered charities to help youth success through the power of technology.

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We Can Be Like Buffett: Jackman-Atkinson

We Can Be Like Buffett: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

NEEPAWA, Man. — “Greed is good,” proclaimed Gordon Gekko, the fictional corporate raider in Oliver Stone‘s 1987 movie Wall Street. Written as a story about the perils of greed, it was adopted by a generation (or two) of bankers and executives as a kind of mantra. Then 10 years ago, the Great Recession hit and the general public began to realize that for the vast majority of them, “Greed is good” was coming at their expense. It came in waves of factory closures, home foreclosures, business restructuring and aggressive cost-cutting. It came with stories of deals that were technically legal, but while they may have followed the letter of the law, they weren’t true to the intent.

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FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival — 26 Years of Giving to the Community

FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival — 26 Years of Giving to the Community

FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat FestivalThe 26th annual FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival returns later this year at The Forks, when paddlers will hit the water for a common goal.

While cancer can touch anyone, often some of the most tragic instances involve children. That is why the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba have joined forces with FMG Dragon Boat to help raise funds to provide research, care and support for the youngest cancer patients — kids with cancer.

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David Northcott Retiring as Head of Winnipeg Harvest

David Northcott Retiring as Head of Winnipeg Harvest

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David Northcott

WINNIPEG — Longtime executive director of Winnipeg Harvest, David Northcott, is retiring at the end of June.

Northcott has served as the food bank’s head for more than 30 years.

“After more than three decades of responding to hunger and poverty in Manitoba and Canada, it is time to pass the empty bowl to another generation,” Northcott said in a letter to the board.

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