Asessippi Parkland Tourism hired Steve Langston of Dirty T Shirt Productions to shoot a video showcasing the many attractions within the area.
Langston toured with a group of APT representatives, checking out the Binscarth Museum and Asessippi beach and campground.
A winter promotional video is also planned as part of the package.
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***CUTLINE Back row (L-R): Coach Trevor Lewis, Keenan Lewis, Kain Kramer, Adam Robidoux, Chad Kilimnik, Brody Burnett, Mitchell Popeil, Riley Shamray and coach Derek Shamray.
Front: Dayton Heino, Brody Smith, Brayden Cullum, Kent Miller and Noah Lemoine.
The Midwest AAA Midget baseball team is heading to nationals after winning provincials in Morden recently.
After going 3-1 in round-robin play, the team eked out an extra-innings win in the semifinal against Red River.
In the final, Midwest defeated Brandon to win the pennant with a 10-4 win.
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Once again Dauphin’s Countryfest, along with promoter Rob Waloschuk, have made the list of nominees for the Canadian Country Music Awards.
Waloschuk was nominated for the Ron Sakamoto Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year award, while the festival is nominated for Country Festival, Fair or Exhibition of the Year.
» Dauphin Herald
Football is quickly gaining in popularity in Westman with the newly formed Southwest United FC.
The team, which consists of players from Deloraine, Minto, Melita and Boissevain, play their home games out of Deloraine.
At the moment they are playing friendlies against teams from the Westman Men’s Soccer League, picking up draws against Old Castle and the ACC Cougars.
» Deloraine Times and Star
Danny Peaslee is in Denmark right now, competing in the Special Olympics World Cup 2014 in golf.
He is the only Canadian representative in the tournament.
In July, Peaslee finished third at the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games, shooting rounds of 47, 45 and 41.
“It was excellent to see Danny improve every day over the week in Vancouver,” coach Dave Kindrat said. “I’m hoping he can ride that momentum all the way to the course in Denmark.”
» Souris Plaindealer
Dave Proven, of the Basswood area, arrived home with seven gold medals and one bronze from the Canadian Transplant games held in Moncton July 7 to 12.
About 130 transplant recipients, ranging in age from four to 79, competed in the games.
Diagnosed with Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy in 1997, Proven’s health began to quickly deteriorate in 2009. He received a new heart in Edmonton on Christmas Day of the same year.
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Set against the backdrop of an ominous sky, racers took to the track for the Yellowhead Roadrunner’s 14th annual Runway Drags.
Ron Fisher, president of the Roadrunners club, said the event was a success.
“The fastest car was a guy from the Midwest Wild Bunch who ran the 1/8 mile in 4.7 seconds at 178 miles per hour,” Fisher said. “It was a track record.”
Rain caused a few delays at the runway at the Neepawa airport, but everyone got to race.
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Fishermen will have a new dock to cast from at one of Killarney’s most popular fishing holes.
The Killarney Wildlife Association will install an aluminum dock on the west side of Water Street, just south of the bridge between Killarney Lake and its bay.
The dock will be 24 feet long and six feet wide, with a 12 foot by six foot ‘T’ on the end.
» Killarney Guide
Mackenzie Kozak recently returned from the United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth in New York.
“I learned so much about the UN, and we got to ask questions and the speakers answered them truthfully. Some of the questions you wouldn’t hear asked or answered anywhere else,” Kozak said.
While in the Big Apple, Kozak saw the Empire State Building and caught the Broadway show “Alladin”.
» Roblin Review
Elkhorn’s Brad Bowles excelled during his first season in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
Bowls finished the season with 29 points in 51 games. The 6-foot-2, 173-pound forward was named the team’s most improved player.
“The best part of playing for the (Portage) Terriers is that we had a great coaching staff and great group of players who were always ready to play,” he said.
Bowles played alongside his twin, Shawn, and Brett Orr and Taylor Sanheim.
“Having four of us from Elkhorn this year made it feel like less of an adjustment because we knew each other really well, and since we’ve played with each other since we were kids, it makes it that much easier to play on the ice.”
» Virden Empire-Advance
The Shilo Stags are making a trip to nationals after some stingy defence helped them win 2-1 over the 4 Wing Cold Lake squad at regionals in Winnipeg.
Coach Danny Hamilton has the team on a strict practice regimen as they look to better their silver medal at nationals from last year.
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Less than a year after the Rapid City town office and firehall were destroyed by fire, construction is well underway on a new, larger structure that will be home to the town’s firehall.
“The floor has been poured, the walls are up and the roof trusses will be placed next week,” Mayor Orest Woloski said. “We looked at four different sites but selected this site as it was the best fit for the size of building and enable us to keep the hall on Main Street.”
The new site is on the north side of Main Street, next to the Rapid City Library.
The cause of a fire that destroyed the offices and attached firehall was electrical in nature and was not suspicious. The fire took place Oct. 20, 2013.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 6, 2014