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Special Olympics Athletes Descending on Brandon for Provincial Summer Games

Special Olympics Athletes Descending on Brandon for Provincial Summer Games

Special Olympics Bowling
Bowling is one of nine sports at this weekend’s 2017 Special Olympics Manitoba Provincial Summer Games in Brandon. (HANDOUT)

Special Olympics Manitoba athletes will come together this weekend in Brandon to compete in the 2017 Provincial Summer Games.

Athletes representing 52 clubs in seven regions of Manitoba are competing in nine sports, including in golf, being held just outside of the city at the Shilo Country Club.

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Blue Bombers’ Walters, O’Shea Plunging for Special Olympics

Blue Bombers’ Walters, O’Shea Plunging for Special Olympics

Polar Plunge
The 2017 Polar Plunge “Freezin For A Reason” begins at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Investors Group Field. (DENNIS SWAYZE PHOTO)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters and head coach Mike O’Shea will take a dip on Saturday in support of Special Olympics Manitoba.

The annual Polar Plunge “Freezin For A Reason” has moved to Investors Group Field this year, where law enforcement and community members will jump into an icy pool of water for the cause. Saturday’s high is a relatively balmy 3°C, giving participants a little slack this year when it comes to cold water.

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Hockey Great Ab McDonald Receives Order of the Buffalo Hunt

Hockey Great Ab McDonald Receives Order of the Buffalo Hunt

Ab McDonald
Premier Brian Pallister presents Ab McDonald with Manitoba’s Order of the Buffalo Hunt at the Victoria Inn on Thursday, September 15, 2016. (MANITOBA GOVERNMENT / FLICKR)

WINNIPEG — Hockey great Ab McDonald has received Manitoba’s highest honour.

The Order of the Buffalo Hunt was awarded to McDonald, a four-time Stanley Cup winner and 40-plus-year supporter of Special Olympics Manitoba, during a ceremony Thursday evening.

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Taking the Plunge for Special Olympics

Taking the Plunge for Special Olympics

Special Olympics ManitobaSpecial Olympics Manitoba recruited some brave souls to jump into a pool of icy water on Saturday. For the end of January though, the temperatures were in the single plus digits, so don’t feel too bad for them.

The 2016 Polar Plunge “Freezin For A Reason” is an event organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) all across North America in order to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes — 1,600 of them right here in the province.

In 2015, 121 Manitobans took the plunge, raising just over $39,000. More than 100 participants suited up this year, bringing in north of $30,000 in early totals.

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Special Olympics, Safeway Partner Up for Annual Fundraising Campaign

Special Olympics, Safeway Partner Up for Annual Fundraising Campaign

Special Olympics ManitobaWINNIPEG — A campaign launched today will raise funds for Special Olympics Manitoba and the national arm of the organization country-wide.

From now until November 1, 2015, customers who shop at Safeway will be invited to make a $2 donation to help fund Special Olympics programs across Canada. In return, donors will receive five Air Miles reward miles.

?This year’s campaign has an emphasis on nourishing champions and educating ?Special Olympics athletes, coaches and parents about the importance of proper nutrition in order to perform their best.

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Wine Festival Brings Tastes of Chile to Winnipeg

Wine Festival Brings Tastes of Chile to Winnipeg

Winnipeg Wine Festival
The 2015 Winnipeg Wine Festival is May 26 to June 2. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Wine FestivalTaking a trip to Chile simply for the wine is out of reach for most people (unless you’re a wine columnist), so this year’s Winnipeg Wine Festival is the closest experience you’re going to get.

The Wines of Chile is this year’s theme for the festival, which begins today and runs until May 2.

More than 500 wines from 135 wineries are featured at the public tastings this year — many of which are available for the first time in Manitoba.

“Wines of Chile is thrilled to be the theme country for this year’s Winnipeg Wine Festival,” said Alana Dickson, western Canada manager of Wines of Chile.

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Manitobans Take Polar Plunge for Charity on Saturday

Manitobans Take Polar Plunge for Charity on Saturday

Special Olympics ManitobaLaw enforcement personnel and community members will take the chilly plunge on Saturday in the name of charity.

The 2015 Polar Plunge “Freezin For A Reason” is being put on by Special Olympics Manitoba to raise funds and awareness for the organization.

The third annual Winnipeg Polar Plunge will take place at the Indian Me?tis Friendship Centre, 45 Robinson Street, starting at 1:30 p.m.

Just over $39,000 was raised during last year’s plunge, with 121 brave Manitobans taking part. There is no admission to watch the event.

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Sports Stars, Celebs Tee Off for Special Olympics

Special Olympics ManitobaSports stars and local celebrities are taking to the links on Wednesday in support of Special Olympics Manitoba.

The second annual Stars FORE Special O Charity Golf Tournament is being played at Glendale Golf & Country Club, featuring Winnipeg Jets players Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler and others.”

“The financial support garnered will without a doubt help our athletes achieve their goals,” said Marc Pellerin of the Winnipeg Police Association, the presenting sponsor of the tournament.

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Special Olympics Sending 124 Manitobans to Summer Games

Special Olympics Sending 124 Manitobans to Summer Games

Special Olympics ManitobaSpecial Olympics Manitoba is sending its provincial team to Vancouver this week to compete at the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games.

Team Manitoba will have 124 athletes in action July 8-12.

Competitors were selected through their performances at the 2013 Spring and 2013 Summer Provincial Games. The 11 sports that Team Manitoba will be participating in are power lifting, soccer, softball, rhythmic gymnastics, bocce, athletics, swimming, basketball, golf, five pin bowling and 10 pin bowling.

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Manitobans Taking the Polar Plunge on Saturday

By Tyler Sutherland

Special Olympics ManitobaA brave bunch of Manitobans will jump into a freezing pool of water on Saturday to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics.

Last year (above video), 121 people came out to the Polar Plunge “Freezin For A Reason. The event is organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) across North America.

Law enforcement and community members will jump at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Indian Me?tis Friendship Centre, 45 Robinson Street.

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