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Winnipeg Credit Union Shredding Personal Documents

Winnipeg Credit Union Shredding Personal Documents

Walter Schurko empties his personal documents to be shredded during last year's Free Personal Shred Day event on Henderson Highway. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
Walter Schurko empties his personal documents to be shredded during an event on Henderson Highway. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Four Crosstown Civic Credit Union locations will be accepting documents on Saturday to be safely shredded.

The 9th annual CCCU Shred Day will have Iron Mountain on hand with mobile units where residents can drop off old bills, tax returns, financial statements and other sensitive documents.

“The response in the past has been impressive. Last year, for instance, the event raised $14,860 for Cancer Care Manitoba. We hope to exceed that figure this year,” said CCCU CEO Mona Forsen.

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Only the Best Beards at Festival du Voyageur

Only the Best Beards at Festival du Voyageur

By Sarah Klein

Participants in the Festival du Voyageur's 2010 Beard Growing Contest take part in the final round of judging at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre. (JENNAMIDGET / FLICKR)
Participants in the Festival du Voyageur’s 2010 Beard Growing Contest take part in the final round of judging at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre. (JENNAMIDGET / FLICKR)

First comes Movember, and then Decembeard?

The Festival du Voyageur is calling on men everywhere to compete in its 34th annual Beard Growing Contest on February 19, 2016.

It’s your chance to show off the best facial hair you can grow while at the same time supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation during the 10-week campaign.

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Goal Surpassed to Install AEDs in Recreational Centres

Goal Surpassed to Install AEDs in Recreational Centres

By Brian Schultz

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)The federal government and Heart and Stroke Foundation has surpassed their goal of installing 2,500 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in recreational and hockey arenas across the country.

The initiative came with the training of more than 18,000 people on how to properly operate the equipment.

The Little Mountain Sportsplex in the RM of Rosser northwest of Winnipeg utilized their AED just hours after it was installed to help an individual who had collapsed while playing sports.

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Heart and Stroke’s ‘Big Bike’ Hitting Winnipeg Streets

Heart and Stroke’s ‘Big Bike’ Hitting Winnipeg Streets

Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike
The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The wheels on the bike will go round and round starting today in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

The annual Big Bike campaign will consist of 29 riders and one driver who pedal through Winnipeg.

The ride will begin at the Manitoba legislature at 11 a.m. and head down Broadway towards Edmonton Street, turning right on Graham Avenue, right on Carlton Street and right on St. Mary Avenue before making a left on Memorial Boulevard and back to the legislature. The first leg of the ride will run until 2:30 p.m., with another planned for between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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Beard-Growing Contestants Supporting Heart & Stroke Foundation

Beard-Growing Contestants Supporting Heart & Stroke Foundation

Participants in the Festival du Voyageur's 2010 Beard Growing Contest take part in the final round of judging at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre. (JENNAMIDGET / FLICKR)
Participants in the Festival du Voyageur’s 2010 Beard Growing Contest take part in the final round of judging at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre. (JENNAMIDGET / FLICKR)

Contestants in this year’s Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest will be doing it with heart.

The annual clean-shave event is Thursday, signalling the start of months of facial hair growth in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

The 10-week growth will be kick-started by the staff from Berns and Black, who will pull out the razors at Garage Café in St. Boniface.

Participants will be growing their beards until February 20. Categories include the Voyageur Beard (wild and woolly) and the Novelty category (groomed moustache or beard).

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Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest to Launch Dec. 18

Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest to Launch Dec. 18

Beard Growing Contest
Serge Gautron (centre) receives a shave with a straight razor by Scott Ramos (left) of Berns & Black Salon in the Festival du Voyageur’s Beard Growing Contest in 2010. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

First came Movember, then Decembeard, but the Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest is on a whole other level.

Leading up to the 2015 festival in February, the 33rd annual scruffy contest will launch on December 18 at Garage Café in St. Boniface.

Festival du Voyageur is partnering with the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Berns and Black in order to offer participants the opportunity to take part in the unique competition while supporting a good cause.

Participants will be clean shaven at the event and let their beard grow until February 20. Categories include the Voyageur Beard (wild and woolly) and the Novelty category (groomed moustache or beard).

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Heart and Stroke Foundation Warns of Bogus Canvassers

Heart and Stroke Foundation of ManitobaThe Heart and Stroke Foundation is warning Winnipeggers to be wary of canvassers claiming to be collecting funds for the foundation.

Canvassers wear a volunteer button bearing the HSF logo and the current year. Canvassers also have Heart and Stroke receipt books with receipt numbers and the foundation’s charitable registration number.

Legitimate door-to-door collection will begin in February.

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Big Bike a Big Fundraiser for Heart and Stroke

Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike
The Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is wheeling out its Big Bike again on Tuesday as it reaches its million-dollar fundraiser goal.

With help from the Winnipeg Goldeyes, the bike will begin at Shaw Park at noon before winding through the Exchange District along Lombard, Rorie and Bannatyne. Riders will then travel north on Waterfront Drive before turning around and returning to the ball park.

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