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Sophia Huang and her cousin Daianna (not shown) perform a traditional chinese dance that translates to The State of Ceremony during a dress rehearsal at Knox United Church on Sunday for performers with the Brandon Chinese Lion Dance Group, who will be hosting the Chinese Pavilion at the upcoming Lieutenant-Governor's Winter Festival.

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Sophia Huang and her cousin Daianna (not shown) perform a traditional chinese dance that translates to The State of Ceremony during a dress rehearsal at Knox United Church on Sunday for performers with the Brandon Chinese Lion Dance Group, who will be hosting the Chinese Pavilion at the upcoming Lieutenant-Governor's Winter Festival.

Address to the Haggis

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John Pratt delivers the “Address to a Haggis,” a poem by Robert Burns, as part of a tradition during the Westman Scottish Association’s annual Robbie Burns Dinner at Sokol Hall on Saturday evening. The famous Scottish poet was born on Jan. 25, and his life and work are celebrated in Scotland and by Scottish expats the world over.

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John Pratt delivers the “Address to a Haggis,” a poem by Robert Burns, as part of a tradition during the Westman Scottish Association’s annual Robbie Burns Dinner at Sokol Hall on Saturday evening. The famous Scottish poet was born on Jan. 25, and his life and work are celebrated in Scotland and by Scottish expats the world over.

Sunday symphony

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Actors perform during the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s multimedia performance of “Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 — Beyond the Score” at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Sunday. The series, created by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, weaves together music, theatre and multimedia elements to create a unique symphony experience.

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Actors perform during the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s multimedia performance of “Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 — Beyond the Score” at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Sunday. The series, created by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, weaves together music, theatre and multimedia elements to create a unique symphony experience.

Fired-up fan

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Professional entertainer and super fan Cameron Hughes cheers and swings his Wheat Kings jersey around his head while pumping up the crowd during Saturday evening’s game between Brandon and the Regina Pats. Hughes got the crowd cheering and dancing in their seats as the Wheat Kings worked their way to a 8-3 victory over the Pats.

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Professional entertainer and super fan Cameron Hughes cheers and swings his Wheat Kings jersey around his head while pumping up the crowd during Saturday evening’s game between Brandon and the Regina Pats. Hughes got the crowd cheering and dancing in their seats as the Wheat Kings worked their way to a 8-3 victory over the Pats.

Ready for Winter Festival

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Ruilin Wang dances along to the music while waiting to perform during a dress rehearsal at Knox United Church on Sunday for performers with the Brandon Chinese Lion Dance Group, who will be hosting the Chinese Pavilion at the upcoming Lieutenant-Governor's Winter Festival.

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Ruilin Wang dances along to the music while waiting to perform during a dress rehearsal at Knox United Church on Sunday for performers with the Brandon Chinese Lion Dance Group, who will be hosting the Chinese Pavilion at the upcoming Lieutenant-Governor's Winter Festival.

Wheat Kings continue streak

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Morgan Klimchuk #18 of the Brandon Wheat Kings plays the puck behind netminder Daniel Wapple #35 of the Regina Pats during the second period of WHL action at Westman Place on Saturday evening.

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Morgan Klimchuk #18 of the Brandon Wheat Kings plays the puck behind netminder Daniel Wapple #35 of the Regina Pats during the second period of WHL action at Westman Place on Saturday evening.

Bobcats crush Wesmen

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Shanlee McLennan #5 of the Brandon University Bobcats celebrates a point during university women's volleyball action against the University of Winnipeg Wesmen at the BU Healthy Living Centre on Friday evening. The Bobcats defeated the Wesmen in three sets.

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Shanlee McLennan #5 of the Brandon University Bobcats celebrates a point during university women's volleyball action against the University of Winnipeg Wesmen at the BU Healthy Living Centre on Friday evening. The Bobcats defeated the Wesmen in three sets.

Head over heels

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John Quenneville #17 of the Brandon Wheat Kings falls over netminder Rylan Parenteau #30 of the Prince Albert Raiders during WHL action at Westman Place on Friday evening.

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John Quenneville #17 of the Brandon Wheat Kings falls over netminder Rylan Parenteau #30 of the Prince Albert Raiders during WHL action at Westman Place on Friday evening.

Picture-perfect Kiwanis milestone

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Hugh Cowan, with the Brandon Kiwanis, snaps a photograph as fellow Kiwanis members Don Smith and Ruth Nickel laugh in the background at Prairie Oasis on Wednesday evening as they marked the 100th anniversary of the Kiwanis International community service movement. The local Assiniboine and Brandon clubs joined together to mark the occasion.

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Hugh Cowan, with the Brandon Kiwanis, snaps a photograph as fellow Kiwanis members Don Smith and Ruth Nickel laugh in the background at Prairie Oasis on Wednesday evening as they marked the 100th anniversary of the Kiwanis International community service movement. The local Assiniboine and Brandon clubs joined together to mark the occasion.

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Balmy Brandon breaks record

It was 2 C at the Brandon Airport this morning, inching past the previous record 1.8 C set in 1990.

According to Environment Canada, the temperature has slipped to 1 C, but is expected to shoot up to 3 C tomorrow — again breaking daily record of 2.2 C set in 1976.

But that will be the peak of our vacation from ...

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