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Baseball and Bull-A-Rama: Your Chances to Win August 16-19

More events are in store for all who are looking for fun this weekend! There are two giant events happening in the Southeast this weekend, and we'll be heading out to both in the Celebrate Summer Steinbach Dodge Jeep Wrangler. Here's where you can find us to win prizes!

Thursday, August 16: Bull-A-Rama at the Hanover Ag Fair

The annual Hanover Ag Fair is kicking off this Thursday with some great rodeo action, and nothing says "rodeo" like some good ol' fashion bull riding. We'll be there checking that out, along with the Opening Ceremonies, from 6 P.M. to 10 P.M.!

Friday, August 17: AA Baseball Canada Westerns in La Broquerie

The town of La Broquerie is once again hosting a major Baseball Championship; this time it's the Westerns for the 13U, 15U and 18U AA Baseball teams! It's going to be a very fun tournament all weekend long, and we'll be out there from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. on Friday.

Saturday, August 18: Hanover Ag Fair Parade and More!

We're heading back to Grunthal for day three of the Hanover Ag Fair, and this time we'll be taking part in their parade festivities! You can see the Jeep Wrangler in the parade starting at 10 A.M., and you'll have more chances to win as soon as it wraps up. We'll be parked in the fairgrounds until 2:30 P.M., so hurry on down!

Sunday, August 19: Back to Baseball in La Broquerie!

Just in time for the final day and the medal games, we'll be back in La Broquerie to celebrate the final day of the AA Baseball Canada Westerns! Come down to the Diamonds and find us parked there from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Now that we've got you excited for what the weekend has to offer, here's this week's prize: a three-month membership to Fitness Zone in Steinbach! A great prize to win as we begin the slow transition from summer into fall.

Richer Rodeo Rocks the Weekend

August 10-12 was the weekend of the annual Richer Rough Stock Rodeo, and a good time was had by all.

Friday kicked off with Bull'nanza, an event which saw cowfolks saddling up to do some bull riding for the crowds. The stands were packed, and there were no serious injuries.

All through the weekend, there were local vendors set up including Gingerbread Kids Boutique with children's toys and glitter tattoos, and Skull & Raven; who brought fully functional chainmail armour to sell!

There were also plenty of musicians on hand, from mainstage headliners like Jason Kirkness to local talent such as Caity Rose.

Vendors, organizers and patrons all found ways to keep cool during the heat wave, including the attendants for Big Time Bouncy Castles, who were genius enough to have fans blowing at them while they supervised.

Organizer and President of the Committee Patrick Stalwyk was incredibly excited about the event, and was glad to see everyone else feel the same. "I'm looking around and seeing all these smiling faces and I'm pretty jacked. I'm pretty jacked."

 

Landmark Celebrates Friendship in Annual Festival

August 10-12th was the Friendship Festival in Landmark, and all the stops were pulled out. Friday was "Redneck Night", with lawnmower races, redneck horseshoes (toilet seats) and a mechanical bull all being part of the evening. 

Saturday kicked off with a pancake breakfast courtesy of The Kinsmen, then the Landmark Parade kicked off at 10:30 A.M. and stretched through the town. 

Immediately afterwards was a free hot dog lunch at the Archie Plett Memorial Park, provided by Niverville Credit Union. CEO Ken Rempel said they have done this every year for over a decade, and it's all about giving back to the community.

"It's a way to show appreciation to our members in the Landmark, Ste. Anne, and Lorette area. We appreciate the business they give us, and it's our way of saying thank you."

Afterwards, there were games provided by Games2U, with a foam bath, laser tag and more activities going on, in addition to tae-kwon-do demonstrations and bouncers. The evening wrapped up with presentations and performances from Folklorama, Dean Gunnarson, and Darryl Marsch.

Sweet Times at Honey Run

This past Saturday we headed out to the Kleefeld Honey Festival to take part in their first ever Honey Run! 

Veronica English and her co-organizer, Barry Penner, came up with the idea for the event. "We wanted something active for the community, so we decided 'what better than a run?' so it's a family-friendly, very affordable 5 km run through the town."

There were prizes given away to winners in four different categories: male over 17, female over 17, male 17 and under, and female 17 and under. Different sized honey containers were given to the top three in each category. 

The race kicked off at 7:30 A.M., and finished just before 8:30. It was a beautiful, warm morning for the runners; and thankfully the heat wave wouldn't kick in until a couple of hours later.

Beautiful Weather for Pioneer Days

August 3rd-6th, 2018 was Pioneer Days weekend in Steinbach, and the Mennonite Heritage Village was the place to be. 

There were many cool things to check out, including guided tours, demonstrations, barrel train and wagon rides, and entertainment. Acts performing included 5 Acres, Cold Hard Cash, and for the first time at the MHV: The Mega Bot Show featuring Sonny the Robot. Book readings and presentations rounded out the fun.

Fast Air was also out offering $50 helicopter rides for anyone who wanted: the in-the-sky tour provided a breathtaking view of all the beauty Steinbach has to offer.

While it was quite a strong weekend for the MHV with people coming out from all over the province and more, the weather seemed to have a noticeable impact. Barry Dyck, the executive director, made note of it:

"...the first three days; Friday was hot, showers on Saturday...a little bit of threatening of showers on Sunday. Today was perfect, I think people went to the beach."

Still, Dyck highlighted one of his favourite aspects of the weekend: how great it was to see the younger generation out enjoying the village.

"It was good to see lots of kids, all of my grandchildren made it here at some point and had a great time, and those are really really positive things."

It was an incredibly fun weekend, through the hot and the not-so-hot, and it was hard to look in any direction without seeing a smiling face.

 

Upcoming Events August 9-12 and Prizes to Win!

It’s time for another August Weekend of Celebrations across the Southeast: and this weekend we’re heading to Richer, Kleefeld and more for fun events!

Our prize pack this weekend includes tanning minutes and products from Fabutan! Additionally, we’re giving out one final Little Caesars Prize Pack: if you’ve been craving it these past couple weekends, now’s your last chance to win.

Thursday, August 9: DQ Miracle Treat Day

DQ in Steinbach is hosting their annual Miracle Treat Day this Thursday in Steinbach, and we’ll have the Jeep parked right outside from 4-6! Proceeds from every Blizzard sold will go to a local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. So whether you like Oreo, Cheesequake, or BOTH: it’ll be a great day to stop on by.

Friday, August 10: Richer Rodeo

The Richer Rodeo is happening this weekend, and we’ll be out there for one of the biggest events of the weekend: Bull’nanza! It’ll be a blast, and you can find us there from 6-9 P.M. We’ll also be giving out a ton of Celebrate Summer T-shirts that you’ll want to get your hands on!

Saturday, August 11: Kleefeld Honey Run

This Saturday, the Kleefeld Honey Festival will be kicked off with a brand new event: the Honey Run! Racers will be up bright and early competing to win some delicious prizes, and we’ll be there with the Wrangler from 7-9 A.M.

Saturday, August 11: Landmark Friendship Festival

After the run, we’ll be heading up to Landmark for their annual Friendship Festival. Residents of the community will be coming together to celebrate with a parade, kid’s Playland, and more.We'll be in the Parade and then heading over to Niverville Credit Union! If you’re from Landmark, we'll be there from 9:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Sunday, August 12: Richer Rodeo Part 2!

That’s right, we’ll be heading back to Richer for more fun on Sunday from 1-4 P.M. There’ll be even more fun activities to check out, including Mechanical Bull Riding, the HRA Rodeo and a Family Fun Zone! You can enter for the contest, and we’ll also be giving out Celebrate Summer T-shirts!

That’s the weekend: it’s a busy one, and that just means lots of chances to win prizes from Little Caesars and Fabutan.

Gardenton Hits all the Right Notes with Music Festival

Angels Cabin Music Publishing hosted a giant music festival in Gardenton on Saturday, August 4th. People from the community and all over Manitoba drove out to Gardenton Park to have a good time, enjoy the sunshine, and take in all the great music.

Round the Bend was the first act up: made up of brother/sister/brother-in-law trio Raymond, Susan and Paul. Raymond and Susan had grown up together in England before coming to Canada, where Susan studied music at the University of Manitoba and met Paul. The trio specializes in Irish and Folk music but also dabbles in other various genres.

Other artists included Vince Andrushko and Ryan Stanley Shodine, with Generation Gap and Banned and Outlawed closing out the night. 

The Festival was organized by Joseph Blaire, one of the founders of Angels Cabin Music Publishing. Blaire explained that he and his wife started off as music writers who eventually decided to start up their own publishing company. From that, the festival blossomed as a chance to showcase the writing and performing that was coming from it.

In addition to the musical acts, there was a food canteen and drink tent operating all day and into the evening. Delicious burgers, fries, onion rings and more were being prepared by volunteers and organizers.

A Survivor game was also up and running, with teams competing at puzzles, ladder-golf, slip-n-slide and more competitions to win prizes.

The Gardenton Park was the perfect venue for the event, with a full size-stage and spectator area, as well as the nearby museum available for tours. Kelvin Chubaty, who helped organize the event, is the president of the board that helps run the park and the museum. The Ukrainian Museum is made up of artefacts donated by pioneers, including hats, tools, instruments, clothes, and more. Chubaty added that they hope to expand the grounds and the museum in the near future.

BBQ Fundraiser Benefits Southeast Helping Hands

Immediately after Steinbach's Pioneer Days Parade on Friday, August 3rd, a BBQ Fundraiser was held in the parking lot of Earls Meat Market. The event was organized by Earls in partnership with Creative Print-All, Farm Credit Canada and the Lions Club.

$5 was the cost of a hot dog, chips, and a drink, all going to benefit Southeast Helping Hands. Additionally, there was a raffle draw to give away a $500 prize pack that included products from Creative Print-All and meat from Earls, all inside a mini-fridge.

Wayde Nurbass from Farm Credit Canada estimated that there were well over 300 hot dogs sold.

Bouncers were also set up in the parking lot for kids, and the event wrapped up shortly after 1:00 P.M. with the announcement of the raffle winner. 

Golfers Come to Support Youth for Christ

Steinbach's Youth For Christ chapter hosted their annual golf fundraising tournament at Quarry Oaks on Thursday, August 2nd. 

YFC Staff were up bright and early getting everything set up for the golfers, and registration began at 9:00 A.M. Donuts, coffee, and muffins were free for participants before instructions were given and everyone headed off at 10:00. 

All 18 holes were in use at once, with teams being sent off to all corners of the course. Additionally, sponsors such as Steinbach Credit Union had fun games to add an extra challenge, and other businesses were raising the stakes by offering larger donations based on each golfer's performance.

All funds raised from the day went to help YFC with its annual budget, and to continue offering a safe environment for at-risk youth.

Celebrate Summer

Baseball and Bull-A-Rama: Your Chances to Win August 16-19

More events are in store for all who are looking for fun this weekend! There are two giant events happening in the Southeast this weekend, and we'll be heading out to both in the Celebrate Summer…

Richer Rodeo Rocks the Weekend

August 10-12 was the weekend of the annual Richer Rough Stock Rodeo, and a good time was had by all. Friday kicked off with Bull'nanza, an event which saw cowfolks saddling up to do some bull riding…

Landmark Celebrates Friendship in Annual Festival

August 10-12th was the Friendship Festival in Landmark, and all the stops were pulled out. Friday was "Redneck Night", with lawnmower races, redneck horseshoes (toilet seats) and a mechanical bull…

Sweet Times at Honey Run

This past Saturday we headed out to the Kleefeld Honey Festival to take part in their first ever Honey Run! Veronica English and her co-organizer, Barry Penner, came up with the idea for the event.…

Video: Highlights from the Gardenton Music Festival

Celebrate Summer Popped over to the Gardenton Angels Cabin Music Festival on August 4th, 2018. Here are a few highlights of the performances!

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