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Manitoba Farmers Donating Soybean Profits to STARS Air Ambulance

Manitoba Farmers Donating Soybean Profits to STARS Air Ambulance

STARS Air Ambulance
STARS pilot Ian Bonnell poses with members of the Verwey family, which operates Verwey Farms in the Portage la Prairie area. The family has announced they will be donating the profits from 40 acres of soybeans to STARS and is challenging their fellow Manitoba farm families to do the same. (HANDOUT)

A Manitoba farm family is growing support for STARS air ambulance — literally.

The Verwey family, of Verwey Farms near Portage la Prairie, is donating the net profits of their 40-acre soybean crop to STARS.

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Mealshare Program to Feed Hungry Youth Launching in Winnipeg

Mealshare Program to Feed Hungry Youth Launching in Winnipeg

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Mealshare will launch in Winnipeg on June 19, providing diners with the option to choose a program-enabled meal to help feed a hungry youth in need. (HANDOUT)

A national program that provides meals to youth in need is launching in Winnipeg next month by partnering with several local restaurants.

Mealshare is a non-profit that aims to end youth hunger by supporting charities that use food as a catalyst for change.

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Motorcycle Ride for Dad Hits Nearly 1,500 Riders in Prostate Cancer Fight

Motorcycle Ride for Dad Hits Nearly 1,500 Riders in Prostate Cancer Fight

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad saw near-record registrations this year and over $350,000 raised. (CHRISD.CA)
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Obby Khan, Winnipeg Blue Bomber alumni and celebrity ride captain, prepares his hog at the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad on Saturday morning. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Motorcyclists revved their engines Saturday as the 10th annual TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad took off down Portage Avenue.

The yearly event is a fundraiser for prostate cancer research and had over 1,433 registered riders who departed from Earls Polo Park on their way to Gimli, Manitoba.

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Heading to the Whiteout Street Party? Bring a Tin for the Bin

Heading to the Whiteout Street Party? Bring a Tin for the Bin

Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party
About 15,000 people gather on the streets outside Bell MTS Place for the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party on Friday, April 20, 2018. (WINNIPEG JETS)

Winnipeg Harvest has put the call out for urgent food donations and True North Sports + Entertainment has picked up.

During tonight’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party, fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the local food bank.

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Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad Marks 10 Years

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad Marks 10 Years

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad 10 YearsWINNIPEG — It’s a special anniversary for the TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad as the annual fundraiser to battle prostate cancer celebrates 10 years.

A campaign kickoff event on Friday set the tone for weeks of fundraising pledges and rider registrations in advance of the May 26 event.

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