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Stonybrook Middle School Fall Sports Cards & Collectables Show and Silent Auction!!

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Don Dewey - Leader of the Stonybrook Middle School Sports Cards & Collectables Club.

This Saturday, October 4th from 10:00 to 5:00 the Stonybrook Middle School Sports Cards club will be set up at the Clearspring Centre for their Fall Sports Cards & Collectables show and Silent Auction. From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Joe Daley and Jeff Penner will be signing autographs to help the card club raise funds for Provision of Hope. Provision of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor in Liberiea, West Africa. Their mission is to respond to the cries of the orphan, the widow, and the refugee by providing food, shelter, clothing, medicine, and education for those left hopeless because of war.

A suggested donation of $5 per autograph will be collected for Provision of Hope. (100% of funds collected from the autographs go to Provision of Hope) Admission is FREE!!

By the way, you can win the cards Don is holding in this picture by listening tomorrow morning just before 7:30.

A Garage Sale Find - A Treasure Returned.

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Raymond Ginter with the cowboy hat and suede jacket that he got a garage sale in July. He picked them up for a sweet deal and made his way home. The next day he was wearing the jacket and felt something in the pocket - it was a watch. A pretty special watch with a name inscribed in the back of it... the name? Paul Dyck - Head Coach of the Steinbach Pistons. It was a watch given to Paul and his teammates on their German Championship team. A very special watch. Of course, Raymond returned it and what a great story has come out of it. Raymond - well done!

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A happy Paul Dyck stopped by the studio as well with HIS side of the story AND with his watch of memories of a great time for him and hockey success.

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"Deutscher Meister 2003 - Paul Dyck" The watch that was lost, then found and returned. Thank you Raymond and Paul for sharing your story!!

Imagine - What a Great Day for a Run!!

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This was the sunny picture at 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 27th as you walked up to register for the Imagine Run 2014!! The Royal Canadian Armed Forces Dixieland Band was playing for us and that was just the beginning of all of the wonderful entertainment. It was a beautiful day and the Imagine committee was ready to go.

Their mission is to raise visibility and erase the stigma surrounding mental health issues and suicide through public awareness campaigns and events. They certainly accomplished that again this year. Imagine supports those dealing with mental health issues and the vast number of people who needlessly lie hidden by shame and embarrassment. We want to help so that nobody feels like they need to walk through thier stuggle alone.

There was a 5 km, 10 km and half marathon distance to run and with a full slate of entertainment, a great barbecue, sunshine, great people and fireworks to top it all off -- it could not have been better! Thank you to Mona Stott and the entire Imagine committee for all you are doing to erase the stigma of mental health. Please consider joining us next year and if you want to know more or you are struggling check out their website at www.imaginementalhealth.com.

 

Teach Beyond's 60th Anniversary Reunion - this Sunday at the MHV!

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Stephen Pasiciel is the North American Director of Advancement for Teach Beyond - formerly known as "Janz Team".

Steve grew up in Steinbach and he attended Black Forest Academy when he was in Grade 8, so, he knows, full well, the family of Teach Beyond and how much support the "Janz Team" received in all of their 60 years from southeastern Manitoba. He is excited to be a part of the reunion this Sunday at the Mennonite Heritage Village and really encourages anyone who wants to know more about the ministry opportunities with Teach Beyond to visit their website: www.teachbeyond.org. Thank you Steve.

P.W. Enns Business Awards Gala

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It is one of the premiere evenings recognizing the role of business in the community of Winkler, which has recently become an opportunity to be inspired by a nationally recognized leader.  Last night's keynote speaker was WestJet co-founder Don Bell. WestJet, based in Calgary grew from having three used Boeings and flights connecting Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Vancouver, and Winnipeg, to serving 90 destinations in 20 countries throughout North and Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Last night's gala included a number of speakers sharing a "Westjet" story, highlighting the "fun" environment at the airline.  Don, pictured with MC Al Friesen, mentioned as well that was not by accident

They are referred to as the PW Enns Business Achievement Awards, and organized by the Winkler Chamber of Commerce, with recognition for Business Excellence, Business Builder for fewer and more than 10 employees, not for profit service award, and Customer Service Award, which was awarded to GTP. The G in GTP is Dale Gislason, who told Al Friesen later about the business partners in the Winkler business community