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World’s Largest Truck Convoy Travelling Around Winnipeg

World’s Largest Truck Convoy Travelling Around Winnipeg

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WINNIPEG — Traffic delays are expected on Saturday along the Perimeter Highway and Highway 59 for the World’s Largest Truck Convoy.

The annual Special Olympics event is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run working in conjunction with members of the trucking industry to raise funds and awareness.

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Bombers Coach, GM Taking ‘Polar Plunge’ on Saturday

Bombers Coach, GM Taking ‘Polar Plunge’ on Saturday

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The 2018 Polar Plunge “Freezin For A Reason” begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Investors Group Field. (DENNIS SWAYZE PHOTO)

Brave souls will plunge themselves into chilly water on Saturday in support of Special Olympics Manitoba.

The 2018 Polar Plunge ?Freezin’ For A Reason? is an annual event organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR).

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Special Olympics Athletes Descending on Brandon for Provincial Summer Games

Special Olympics Athletes Descending on Brandon for Provincial Summer Games

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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

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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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