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Second Chance Car Museum grand opening

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A culture has emerged surrounding classic cars, comprising of events such as classic rallies, road trips, historic racing and classic car shows. With this love of anything classic, the Grand Opening of the Second Chance Car Museum on August 2 in Treherne reiterates all the reasons why individuals are passionate about these historical vehicles.

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Treherne Delahunt Golf and Country hosts charity tourney

A charity tournament support of the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba was held at the Delahunt golf and Country Club on July 27. The tourney raised $6,000 with a portion staying local as a donation to Chez Nous Facility for Dementia Patients and the Treherne Care Home for activity items.

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Mariapolis was stopover for “Ride to Fight” cyclists

During a thunderstorm the first week of August, two ALS cyclists traveling from Quebec, enjoyed the hospitality of Dwayne and Deanna Ricard and family  in Mariapolis. While scouting out a location  away from the storm elements, they were invited to spend the night in the Ricard’s camper. Geraint Schmidt is from Canberra, Australia while Emilie MacIsaac hails from Montreal. They are riding from Quebec to Vancouver to raise funds and awareness for ALS. Emilie’s dad has ALS.


The Western Canadian

Upgrades completed to Family Room at PMHC

The Pembina Palliative Car Advisory Board is pleased to announce the completed refurbishing and refurnishing of The Family Room at the Pembina Manitou Health Centre. The committee was able to make major upgrades with new paint, flooring and blinds to give a fresh and modern look to the room. This was funded by the ”in memory of” and other donations.


Crossroads This Week

Optometry student puts skills to good use

Optometry student Marian Juce put her skills to good use when she volunteered on the Eye Train in Manila, the Philippines. A graduate of Hamiota Collegiate, Juce earned a Bachelor of Science at BU before enrolling in the University of Waterloo where she is entering her third year of the four-year Doctor of Optometry program. She learned about VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) an international agency with a goal of bringing vision care worldwide to people who can neither obtain or afford such care.

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Jordan Stewart has turned his abilities into thriving business

For the past six years, Jordan Stewart has been drawing on people — and getting paid to do it.
“I was always told to keep up with my artistic abilities, as I grew older,” said Stewart, “so the only way to benefit myself I decided was to permanently draw on people.” He first had the notion to be a tattoo artist when he was in Gr. 9. Stewart opened Drop Tine Tattoo in Russell in 2013. The most memorable piece that he ever completed was on his Grandpa, in memory of his late uncle.

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Third generation businessman

The family name of Slon and the town name of Rossburn go hand-in-hand when it comes to business. Presently, the third generation in father Kelly and fourth in Kelly’s son Dylan, are carrying on the entrepreneur status, working side by side at the Rossburn Dollar Store. The father/son duo is also involved in Slons’ Buses. Both businesses involved Kelly’s dad, Harold, prior  to his passing in 2008. Kelly’s grandparents Maron and Anne Slon opened up a Ford dealership in 1938 for 50 years.

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Waywayseecappo holds two-day rodeo

Dust was kicked up on land owned by the Waywayseecappo First Nation (Treaty Four 1974) n the RM of Elton on the outskirts of Brandon over the July 27 weekend, all thanks to the sport of rodeo. The event attracted 40 or so contestants.




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