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Siloam Mission Closing In on Reaching $19M Campaign Goal

Siloam Mission Closing In on Reaching $19M Campaign Goal

Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Siloam Mission is making strides on a $19 million expansion that will see the homeless shelter add 50 new beds, a women’s only shelter area, and more mental health supports.

Donors to the Make Room Capital Campaign received a sneak peek of the work on Thursday.

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Manitoba Dog Rescue Receives $30K for Spay, Neuter Efforts

Manitoba Dog Rescue Receives $30K for Spay, Neuter Efforts

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WINNIPEG — Manitoba-based dog rescue organization has received a massive donation to help in its efforts to spay and neuter dogs in First Nations communities.

Manitoba Underdogs Rescue received $30,000 from PetSmart Charities of Canada towards its Fix It! Manitoba spay/neuter program.

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Winnipeg Harvest Receives $122K Donation from Sobeys

Winnipeg Harvest Receives $122K Donation from Sobeys

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Representatives from Sobeys, Safeway and IGA present Winnipeg Harvest with a cheque for more than $122,000 in Winnipeg on Wednesday. (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg Harvest received a hefty donation Wednesday as part of its Joy of Giving holiday campaign.

Sobeys Inc. donated $122,787.12 to the Winnipeg food bank on behalf of Sobeys, Safeway and IGA stores.

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Ski Program for Indigenous Youth Expanding to Manitoba

Ski Program for Indigenous Youth Expanding to Manitoba

By Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press

Spirit North Program
Participants in the Spirit North program are shown in a handout photo. The program, run by former Canadian Olympian Beckie Scott in Alberta and B.C., is for Indigenous youth to use sports and play to improve social and economic outcomes. It’s expanding to Saskatchewan and Manitoba in 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Spirit North)

EDMONTON – A charity that runs cross-country ski programs for Indigenous youth is expanding across Western Canada.

Spirit North, which was founded in 2009, started in four First Nation communities in northern Alberta to improve the health and well being of Indigenous youth through outdoor sport and play.

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‘Had Such a Kind Heart:’ Year-Round Spirit of Santa Stand-In Inspires Toy Drive

‘Had Such a Kind Heart:’ Year-Round Spirit of Santa Stand-In Inspires Toy Drive

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Brian Sanderson - Santa Claus
Brian Sanderson, as Santa Claus, and his partner Lillian Harris, as Mrs. Claus, are seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Toys & Gifts for Santa Brian – In Memory of Santa Brian TOY DRIVE, Facebook)

WINNIPEG – Brian Sanderson’s white beard and jolly demeanor landed him in Santa’s bright-red suit in Winnipeg malls, seniors centres, toy catalogues and as the mythical Christmas figure in more than half a dozen movies.

So when Sanderson, Winnipeg’s most well-known Santa’s helper, died in October at the age of 77, a group of people — his own special elves — stepped up to make sure the Christmas magic he displayed all year would continue.

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Army Reservists Helping Deliver Christmas Cheer Board Hampers

Army Reservists Helping Deliver Christmas Cheer Board Hampers

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

Winnipeg army reservists are lending a hand on Saturday to help the Christmas Cheer Board deliver some of the thousands of hampers the charity needs to unload this holiday season.

Exercise Parcel Push will consist of reservists and army cadets loading up military vehicles to deliver approximately 500 Christmas hampers.

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Registration Open for Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest

Registration Open for Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest

Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest
Registration for Festival du Voyageur’s annual Beard Growing Contest is now open. (HEHO.CA)

Men (and women) can now register for Festival du Voyageur‘s 37th annual Beard Growing Contest.

Four categories are in play for 2019: clean shaven, open, Voyageur beard and novelty. For women, a participant can show their originality and make their own beard. The contestant with the most creative beard will take home the grand prize.

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