Special Olympics Manitoba Articles

Sports Stars, Celebs Tee Off for Special Olympics

Sports 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...

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Special Olympics Sending 124 Manitobans to Summer Games

Special Olympics Sending 124 Manitobans to Summer Games

Special 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...

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Manitobans Taking the Polar Plunge on Saturday

By Tyler Sutherland A 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...

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World’s Largest Truck Convoy Set for Saturday

A cavalcade of semi trucks are fuelling up for the sixth annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy on Saturday. An international project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the trucks will make a loop around the Perimeter Highway beginning at the Oak Bluff Recreation Centre...

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Athletes Competing in Special Olympics Summer Games

Athletes Competing in Special Olympics Summer Games

By Sarah Klein The Special Olympics Manitoba Provincial Summer Games will get underway today, as 500 athletes compete in six different sports around Winnipeg this weekend. The opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. will be held at the Metropolitan Theatre, as the Games prepare...

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Flame to Be Lit for Special Olympics Summer Games

As the 2013 Special Olympics Manitoba Provincial Summer Games approach later this month, the Flame of Hope will be lit on Monday on the steps of the Manitoba legislature. The Manitoba Law Enforcement Torch Run will be igniting the flame, in advance of more than 500...

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Wine Festival Uncorks with Annual Grape Stomp

Wine Festival Uncorks with Annual Grape Stomp

Members of Winnipeg's media got down and dirty Wednesday night in support of Special Olympics Manitoba. The popular Media Grape Stomp event -- part of the 12th annual Winnipeg Fine Festival -- was held at McPhillips Station Casino. The upcoming festival (April 28-May...

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Special Olympians to Compete in Winter Games

Special Olympians to Compete in Winter Games

St. Johns Ravenscourt will be transformed into an Olympic-inspired venue on Sunday for the 2013 Winnipeg Winter Games. Special Olympics Manitoba has 183 athletes competing in five different categories throughout the day, including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing,...

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VIDEO: Polar Plunge Raises $25K for Special Olympics

Winnipeggers who weren't afraid to get a little wet braved the cold temperatures on Saturday for the Manitoba Polar Plunge. The first annual event saw 120 participants take the plunge into icy cold water in support of Special Olympics Manitoba. Law enforcement...

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Polar Plunge Fundraiser at Stadium on Saturday

Polar Plunge Fundraiser at Stadium on Saturday

Cold enough out there for you? If not, prepare to take the plunge. The first annual Manitoba Polar Plunge is taking place Saturday at Winnipeg's Investors Group Field. Close to 100 participants will jump into a freezing pool of water to help raise funds for Special...

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Fifth Annual Truck Convoy Planned on Perimeter Highway

If you notice traffic snarled on the Perimeter Highway on Saturday, it's because of the World's Largest Truck Convoy. The annual fundraiser sees members of the trucking industry and the Manitoba Trucking Association make a loop of the Perimeter to raise funds and...

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