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Reunion gets rolling

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Bruce Eberling (seated on tractor) chats with Travis Kennedy and Colin Farquhar during the opening day of the 60th anniversary of the Threshermen’s Reunion in Austin on Thursday.

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Bruce Eberling (seated on tractor) chats with Travis Kennedy and Colin Farquhar during the opening day of the 60th anniversary of the Threshermen’s Reunion in Austin on Thursday.

Hopping in the outfield

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Brandon Marlins outfielder Paul Thompson gets some company in right field from a passing hare during Manitoba Senior Baseball League action at Andrews Field on Wednesday evening.

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Brandon Marlins outfielder Paul Thompson gets some company in right field from a passing hare during Manitoba Senior Baseball League action at Andrews Field on Wednesday evening.

Bringing in the military

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The parade of vintage and antique agricultural machinery at the Threshermen's Reunion at Austin had an added contingent of military hardware to observe the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War on Thursday.

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The parade of vintage and antique agricultural machinery at the Threshermen's Reunion at Austin had an added contingent of military hardware to observe the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War on Thursday.

Lessons in Capoeira

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Aron Ramalho leads a capoeira workshop at Park Community Centre on Wednesday evening. The workshop helped locals learn more about the traditional Brazilian martial art and was part of a series of topics staged by the Community Garden Network.

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Aron Ramalho leads a capoeira workshop at Park Community Centre on Wednesday evening. The workshop helped locals learn more about the traditional Brazilian martial art and was part of a series of topics staged by the Community Garden Network.

Summertime, and the living is easel

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Weiming Zhao paints an oil canvas on 11th Street on Wednesday afternoon. The Brandon artist has made at least one painting a day of his community for more than 10 years.

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Weiming Zhao paints an oil canvas on 11th Street on Wednesday afternoon. The Brandon artist has made at least one painting a day of his community for more than 10 years.

Taking centre stage

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Julian Watson walks on the main stage at the Keystone Centre forest site of the Brandon Folk Music and Art festival during setup on Tuesday afternoon. The annual festival celebrates its 30th anniversary when it begins on Friday.

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Julian Watson walks on the main stage at the Keystone Centre forest site of the Brandon Folk Music and Art festival during setup on Tuesday afternoon. The annual festival celebrates its 30th anniversary when it begins on Friday.

Should I spray or should I go?

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Travis Wedderburn prepares to run through a cool spray of water at the Sportsplex paddling pool on Tuesday.

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Travis Wedderburn prepares to run through a cool spray of water at the Sportsplex paddling pool on Tuesday.

Disc Drive

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Ashley Kerik springs to make a catch during weekly league play in the Westman Ultimate Disc League, Tuesday evening at Kirkcaldy School field.

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Ashley Kerik springs to make a catch during weekly league play in the Westman Ultimate Disc League, Tuesday evening at Kirkcaldy School field.

U pick . . . I eat

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Amaya Waldner enjoys a few strawberries while visiting Grand Valley U-pick farm with her mother Marlene and brother Hunter on Monday afternoon. Flooding from the nearby Assiniboine River forced the farm to locate on higher ground nearby.

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Amaya Waldner enjoys a few strawberries while visiting Grand Valley U-pick farm with her mother Marlene and brother Hunter on Monday afternoon. Flooding from the nearby Assiniboine River forced the farm to locate on higher ground nearby.

Biker in training

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Bella Roulette wheels her way along Sixth Street while out cycling with her father Les on Monday afternoon.

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Bella Roulette wheels her way along Sixth Street while out cycling with her father Les on Monday afternoon.

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Folk Festival kicks off tonight

Clear and sunny skies are in the forecast to kick off the Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival tonight.

The three-day festival starts Friday at 7 p.m. with the first band kicking off their set just minutes later, after an official welcome. The festival takes place "under the trees" in the north-west portion of the Keystone Centre grounds.

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