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Toews Getting a Manitoba Lake Named in His Honour

Toews Getting a Manitoba Lake Named in His Honour

Winnipeg hockey star Jonathan Toews has quite a few accomplishments in his short professional career. An Olympic gold medal, Conn Smythe Trophy, the Stanley Cup, and now his own lake?

The Province of Manitoba said Wednesday a northern Manitoba lake would be named after the NHL champion. Before you fret, the current body of water is unnamed, and the province has yet to unveil its exact location. Premier Greg Selinger originally made the announcement on CJOB 68.

The 22-year-old Chicago Blackhawks captain is expected at a ceremony at the Manitoba Legislature this weekend, where the name of the lake will take effect immediately.

Further details are expected Sunday, the same day Toews will take part in a celebration with the Stanley Cup at City Hall, ride in a parade and greet fans at Dakota Community Centre. (full schedule)

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Toews Bringing Stanley Cup to Winnipeg on Sunday

Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews holds the Stanley Cup during a parade to honor the winners of the NHL's hockey championship in Chicago June 11, 2010. Two million fans turned out to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks' National Hockey League championship with a ticker-tape parade on Friday, roaring their approval of the team's first Stanley Cup in half a century.   REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

Winnipeg boy Jonathan Toews of the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks will be in town this Sunday, July 11.

Toews will host hometown celebrations, where the public can get up close with Lord Stanley’s coveted cup at the following locations:

11:00 a.m. to noon — Celebration at City Hall Court Yard, 510 Main Street
1:00 p.m. — Parade from École Christine-Lespérance to Dakota Community Club
2:00 p.m.  — Celebration at Dakota Community Club

Toews is the Blackhawks’ team captain and Conn Smythe Trophy winner. During the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, he also won a gold medal as part of Team Canada’s triumphant win over the U.S.

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