Tag Archives: The Forks

Ironman Bonspiel Raises $10K for Heart and Stroke Foundation

Ironman Bonspiel Raises $10K for Heart and Stroke Foundation

Ironman Outdoor Curling
The Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel raises funds annually for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (BRITTANY WALL PHOTO)
Ironman Outdoor Curling
The 2018 Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel Champions “I Swept With Your Wife.” (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — A weekend curling tournament on the frozen Red and Assiniboine rivers near The Forks raised $10,982 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The 2018 Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel crowned team champions “I Swept With Your Wife,” led by Skip Brent Farguson with third Jack Lavalle, second Glen Henderson and lead Brian Melville.

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Winnipeg Skaters Set Record for Longest On-Ice Chain

Winnipeg Skaters Set Record for Longest On-Ice Chain

Chain for Change
Skaters form a line on the Red River Sunday in the Chain for Change near The Forks. (ACE BURPEE / TWITTER)

Winnipeggers skated into the record books on Sunday, forming the longest “chain” on ice to break a Guinness World Record.

The Chain for Change was held on World Cancer Day to not only set a record, but to fundraise for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

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Ice Castles: Frozen Wintry City Opens in Winnipeg

Ice Castles: Frozen Wintry City Opens in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — Bundle up! You can now explore a fortress made entirely of ice on the banks of the Red River.

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Ice Castles
Ice Castles opens today at The Forks. Media were given a sneak peek into the icy creation on Thursday night. (CHRISD.CA)

Ice Castles, a mammoth frozen creation at The Forks, is proving why Winnipeggers embrace frigid temperatures with open arms during the winter months.

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Volunteers Needed for Wild Winter Canoe Race

Volunteers Needed for Wild Winter Canoe Race

Wild Winter Canoe Race
The Wild Winter Canoe Race is February 19 at The Forks. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A wintry race at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers is calling out volunteers to assist.

The Wild Winter Canoe Race on February 19 is a friendly competition on groomed snow tracks where teams of five race with one leg in and one leg out of a canoe.

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CancerCare Manitoba Aims to Break On-Ice Skating Chain Record

CancerCare Manitoba Aims to Break On-Ice Skating Chain Record

The Forks River Trail
Chain for Change is February 4 in support of the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. (HANDOUT)

The CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is looking for 400 winter-loving Winnipeggers to lace up and form a human ice-skating chain.

The charitable arm of CancerCare Manitoba is attempting to break a Guinness record for longest skating chain through an event called Chain for Change.

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