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Jets Toy Drive Gearing Up for Christmas Season

Jets Toy Drive Gearing Up for Christmas Season

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Christmas Cheer Board executive director Kai Madsen speaks with ChrisD.ca during an interview on November 29, 2018. (FILE)

Hockey fans, round up those toy donations!

The Winnipeg Jets are gearing up for the team’s annual toy drive in support of the Christmas Cheer Board.

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CP Holiday Train Rolling into Winnipeg December 2

CP Holiday Train Rolling into Winnipeg December 2

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The CP Holiday Train will travel through Manitoba December 2-3. (CP / HANDOUT)

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is ready to roll for another season across Canada and the U.S.

The train departs Montreal on November 25 and will cross the country until December 18, collecting much-needed donations for local food banks and providing free entertainment along the way.

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Bombers’ QB Matt Nichols and Family Donate $10K to Children’s Hospital

Bombers’ QB Matt Nichols and Family Donate $10K to Children’s Hospital

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols and family have made a $10,000 donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. (WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS / TWITTER)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols and his family delivered a touchdown donation Wednesday to the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The Nichols family presented a cheque for $10,000 to help fund the purchase of new Cinema Vision Goggles.

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Christmas Cheer Board Celebrating 100 Years

Christmas Cheer Board Celebrating 100 Years

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Christmas Cheer Board executive director Kai Madsen speaks with ChrisD.ca during an interview on November 29, 2018. (FILE)

Christmas Cheer BoardChristmas is a little less than three months away, but the Christmas Cheer Board is in the spotlight already as the organization marks its 100th anniversary.

During a celebration tonight at Government House, the Cheer Board will be honoured at a reception, along with its longtime executive director, Kai Madsen.

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Children’s Hospital Book Market Fundraiser Returns

Children’s Hospital Book Market Fundraiser Returns

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A volunteer sorts books at a previous year’s Children’s Hospital Book Market at St. Vital Centre. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Children’s Hospital Book Market kicked off Thursday at St. Vital Centre, raising funds to help sick and injured children in Winnipeg.

The annual event has brought in more than $8.5 million in its 59-year existence and offers titles from nearly every genre imaginable.

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United Way Winnipeg Pulls to Meet $21.6M Campaign Goal

United Way Winnipeg Pulls to Meet $21.6M Campaign Goal

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United Way Winnipeg has set a goal of $21.6 million as part of their 2019 campaign. (HANDOUT)

Hundreds of Winnipeggers gathered in an airplane hangar Friday to hear United Way Winnipeg reveal its lofty fundraising goal for their 2019 campaign.

The unprecedented $21.6 million goal officially kicked off the campaign as the community then pulled together for the 16th annual United Way Winnipeg Plane Pull.

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