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Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Travelling Along Perimeter Highway

Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Travelling Along Perimeter Highway

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A large-scale truck convoy will roll its way along the Perimeter Highway Saturday in support of Special Olympics.

The World’s Largest Truck Convoy starts at 11 a.m. at the TransCanada Centre in Iles des Chenes. It will travel northbound on Highway 59 and turn east onto the Perimeter Highway, completing one lap around the Perimeter, and returning to Iles des Chenes.

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Manitoba’s Special Olympics Athletes Return from World Games with Hardware Loot

Manitoba’s Special Olympics Athletes Return from World Games with Hardware Loot

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Team Canada won 155 medals at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. (SPECIAL OLYMPICS CANADA)

Special Olympics athletes are returning to Winnipeg with a hefty medal haul from the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Members of Team Canada will land in the city tonight from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE, where the athletes racked up 155 medals: 90 gold, 37 silver, and 28 bronze.

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Special Olympics Athletes Descending on Brandon for Provincial Summer Games

Special Olympics Athletes Descending on Brandon for Provincial Summer Games

Special Olympics Bowling
Bowling is one of nine sports at this weekend’s 2017 Special Olympics Manitoba Provincial Summer Games in Brandon. (HANDOUT)

Special Olympics Manitoba athletes will come together this weekend in Brandon to compete in the 2017 Provincial Summer Games.

Athletes representing 52 clubs in seven regions of Manitoba are competing in nine sports, including in golf, being held just outside of the city at the Shilo Country Club.

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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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Hockey Great Ab McDonald Receives Order of the Buffalo Hunt

Hockey Great Ab McDonald Receives Order of the Buffalo Hunt

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Premier Brian Pallister presents Ab McDonald with Manitoba’s Order of the Buffalo Hunt at the Victoria Inn on Thursday, September 15, 2016. (MANITOBA GOVERNMENT / FLICKR)

WINNIPEG — Hockey great Ab McDonald has received Manitoba’s highest honour.

The Order of the Buffalo Hunt was awarded to McDonald, a four-time Stanley Cup winner and 40-plus-year supporter of Special Olympics Manitoba, during a ceremony Thursday evening.

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Taking the Plunge for Special Olympics

Taking the Plunge for Special Olympics

Special Olympics ManitobaSpecial Olympics Manitoba recruited some brave souls to jump into a pool of icy water on Saturday. For the end of January though, the temperatures were in the single plus digits, so don’t feel too bad for them.

The 2016 Polar Plunge “Freezin For A Reason” is an event organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) all across North America in order to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes — 1,600 of them right here in the province.

In 2015, 121 Manitobans took the plunge, raising just over $39,000. More than 100 participants suited up this year, bringing in north of $30,000 in early totals.

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Special Olympics, Safeway Partner Up for Annual Fundraising Campaign

Special Olympics, Safeway Partner Up for Annual Fundraising Campaign

Special Olympics ManitobaWINNIPEG — A campaign launched today will raise funds for Special Olympics Manitoba and the national arm of the organization country-wide.

From now until November 1, 2015, customers who shop at Safeway will be invited to make a $2 donation to help fund Special Olympics programs across Canada. In return, donors will receive five Air Miles reward miles.

?This year’s campaign has an emphasis on nourishing champions and educating ?Special Olympics athletes, coaches and parents about the importance of proper nutrition in order to perform their best.

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