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Jets’ Wives, Girlfriends to Grand Marshal Santa Claus Parade

Jets’ Wives, Girlfriends to Grand Marshal Santa Claus Parade

Sam Wheeler
Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade board chair, Rennie Zegalski, Louie Wheeler and Sam Wheeler
announce the Winnipeg Jets’ wives, girlfriends and families as grand marshal of the 2018 Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade. (JOCELYNE NICOLAS PHOTO)

This year’s Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade will have multiple special guests to grand marshal the big man in red.

Sam Wheeler, wife of Jets’ winger Blake Wheeler, will join their son, Louie, on Saturday, November 17 through the downtown streets of Winnipeg.

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Winnipeg Malls Save Christmas, Gift Santa Brand New Sleigh

Winnipeg Malls Save Christmas, Gift Santa Brand New Sleigh

Winnipeg Santa Parade
The Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade on November 20, 1976. (GREGG BURNER PHOTO)

Two Winnipeg shopping centres have stepped up to make a dent in the fundraising efforts of the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade to replace a float that doubled as a platform for Santa’s sleigh.

Kildonan Place and Grant Park Shopping Centre have donated a combined $6,250 to the GoFundMe campaign towards a $100,000 goal — meaning Santa will have a new ride this year.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ChrisD.ca

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ChrisD.ca

ChrisD.ca Merry Christmas
(ALYSSA REMPEL / TRINITY DESIGNS)

From the ChrisD.ca digital news team, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best of the holiday season. No matter how you celebrate, take time to catch up with family and friends, overindulge in delicious food and make the very best of this special time of year.

As we mark over 10 years, our readers have continued to make ChrisD.ca their #1 choice for independent online news coverage in Winnipeg and southern Manitoba. Thank you!

A special thank you to our advertising partners — both locally and nationally. It was a pleasure working with you in 2017.

Dreaming of a Frigid Christmas? Southern Manitoba Under Extreme Cold Warning

Dreaming of a Frigid Christmas? Southern Manitoba Under Extreme Cold Warning

Cold Weather

Forecasters weren’t lying when they said Winnipeg will experience its coldest Christmas since 1996.

The city was placed under an extreme cold warning early Sunday, setting the stage for bitterly cold air that moved into southern Manitoba this weekend. Environment Canada says wind chill values will be near or below -40 at times through the Christmas period.

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Peppers & Pennies: Spiked Canadian Hot Chocolate

Peppers & Pennies: Spiked Canadian Hot Chocolate

By Amanda Cortens (@PeppersPennies)

Spiked Canadian Hot Chocolate

WINNIPEG — Not feeling ‘jolly’ enough this week? The pressures of managing multiple dinners, wrapping gifts and navigating grocery stores can be quite stressful during the Holiday season. The Holidays are supposed to be a time to sit back, relax and reconnect with family and friends, so why not set some time aside to do just that? I always find I am most relaxed over a stiff drink or a hot drink shared with friends, which is why I created my Spiked Canadian Hot Chocolate.

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Christmas Fruitcake Conundrum: Jackman-Atkinson

Christmas Fruitcake Conundrum: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Christmas Fruitcake
(RIVERTEA.COM)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Christmas is upon us, which means that so too is the season of sweets and baking. Last week’s Neepawa Banner & Press had a collection of seasonal recipes and no matter your taste — sweet or savoury, simple or extravagant— there’s a recipe out there. From cookies to truffles, mincemeat to bars and sausage rolls to cakes, everyone has their favourite Christmas treat.

Almost a decade ago, I shared a confession about my favourite holiday-related food, the much reviled and ridiculed Christmas cake.

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