• Trudy Adamson was honoured for her lifelong commitment to the local Special Olympics Manitoba program, receiving the Minnedosa recreation commission’s Dedication to Sport Award.
“I never even thought that this was an award that I would ever be given,” Adamson said. “It wasn’t even on my radar. I was completely shocked and honoured.”
Adamson has devoted countless hours to her athletes.
“(The athletes) have been all over the place and those are experiences that they will never get elsewhere,” she said. “Being a part of that and seeing them achieve goals is a very special thing. I love my athletes.”
» Minnedosa Tribune
• As a player and a coach, Corey Billaney has seen the inside of his share of arenas in Westman.
Now, the Boissevain teacher will chair the group that will oversea the new recreation facility, which will be built on Boissevain School’s yard.
“I put up my hand to head the group because I feel it is important that the new facility keeps moving forward,” he said.
» Boissevain Recorder
• Brad Johner closed the Southwest Showcase series by performing a concert at the Deloraine-Winchester Theatre.
Johner was joined on stage by musicians Bart McKay and Shawn Beavis, opening the show with “One Horse Town.”
» Deloraine Times and Star
• Starting in August, Rivers will ban single-use plastic shopping bags.
The ban was implemented in a town bylaw that will not allow retailers in the community to use or sell plastic shopping bags.
Any single-use shopping bags used as garbage bags will not be collected by the sanitation department.
Offences are subject to a fine of not more than $1,000.
» Rivers Banner
• Approximately 100 people showed up for the Neepawa Natives “Survive or Thrive” meeting at the Yellowhead Centre recently.
The team, which is in a big financial hole, recorded a net loss of more than $51,000 last year.
“We need to get out of debt to move forward, that’s basically it,” GM Myles Cathcart said. “We don’t have a lot of time. This is why we had the meeting to make sure everybody knew that we were in need of some things.”
» Neepawa Banner Sports
• The Kubota Six Horse Championship was won by Birtle’s Creekside Belgians at the 107th Royal Manitoba Winter Fair.
“Creekside Belgians have filled stalls at the RMWF for 15 years, with the week long event being looked at as a means of marketing in conjunction with showing,” Rae-Ann Lane said.
“Winning the Six Horse Championship and Aggregate title is a proud accomplishment to kick-off the year, and it sums up that all the hard work behind the scenes was well worth the effort.
» Crossroads This Week
• After living in Edmonton for the past 15 years, Sunny Devgon is experiencing Prairie life after purchasing the Centra S, a convenience store in Shoal Lake.
“I have big plans for the store from a convenience standpoint, and feedback on items and service is always welcome,” Devgon said. “Once the inside of the store is upgrades the focus will be turned to outside, with plans fore new pumps and lot paving in the works.”
» Crossroads This Week
• It’s Asessippi Skil Hill and Resort’s version of the Great Polar Bear Swim.
For the last 10 years The Slush Cup has marked the end of the ski season.
“There’s been lots of talk about the cold season,” marketing director Roz Pulo said. “And the closing weekend was absolutely beautiful for The Slush Cup.”
Adorned in costumes and riding everything from snowboards, skis, and crazy carpets, participants head down the hill in an attempt to soar over and on a frigid makeshift pond.
» Russell Banner
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 16, 2014