Scottish artist tackling Valour FC as part of international soccer project

Valour FC is getting the fine art treatment.An artist from Brechin, Scotland, who specializes in prints of soccer stadiums around the world, announced on social media Wednesday that he’ll be tackling the local Canadian Premier League (CPL) team and its home stadium IG Field for his next project.Graphic designer Steve Stewart – known as @StadiumPrint on Twitter – started off by creating prints of the 42 senior club stadiums at home in Scotland, but has since taken on stadiums from around the world, often selected by running polls for his…

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‘Huge response’ from community for Valour FC home opener: team president

Excitement is building for Valour FC as their home opener is set for Saturday, marking the return of professional soccer to Winnipeg for the first time since the 1990s.The team is already riding high, sitting at the top of the Canadian Premier League standings after a victory in B.C. Wednesday against Pacific FC.Valour’s president and CEO, Wade Miller, told 680 CJOB the response to the team from Winnipeggers has been fantastic.Story continues below“We’re looking forward to hosting Manitoba’s soccer fans here at Investors Group Field,” he said. “It’s going to…

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Getting ready for Valour FC’s inaugural home opener

May 3 2019 7:09pm Winnipeg soccer fans are ready to come together as Valour FC welcomes FC Edmonton to Investors Group Field for the team’s home opener. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘…

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Top three things to do around Winnipeg the weekend of May 4

With her weekly pick of fun things to do on the weekend, here is the rundown from Global News Morning’s Kahla Shea.This weekend is all about sipping, shopping and soccer! 1. Spring’s biggest shopping eventEven though I returned home to Winnipeg just last year, I had already heard the name Third + Bird.I had followed them on social media, mooned over the beautiful products for sale and was seriously sad that I was not able to attend their markets.Story continues belowWell this Sunday – I will FINALLY be walking and shopping…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Thursday, May 2

Gooooooooddddd Morning!The motto for the parent Winnipeg Blue Bombers is “For The W”. Perhaps Valour FC might consider going with something along the lines of “For The V” after edging Pacific FC 2-1 Wednesday night in Victoria.READ MORE: Valour FC opens with a win in VictoriaStory continues belowWinnipegger Dylan Carreiro came on as a second half substitute and scored the winning goal in the 78th minute to make for a memorable Canadian Premier League debut for Winnipeg’s newest professional sports franchise. The player Carreiro replaced, striker Stephen Hoyle, scored the…

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Valour FC opens with a win in Victoria

Winnipegger Dylan Carreiro will go into the history books as the player who scored the first ever game winning goal in Valour FC franchise history. The 24 year old midfielder, who was also the team’s first ever draft pick, came off the bench to replace striker Stephen Hoyle and blasted a shot into the top left corner from just outside the penalty area.  The goal came in the 78th minute to give Valour a 2-1 win over Pacific FC in a Canadian Premier League match at Victoria.Story continues belowREAD MORE:…

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What you need to know about the Beautiful Game: A soccer mom’s guide

It’s called the beautiful game – soccer – or more accurately, football.Yes, to most of us in North America, football is the sport where players wear protective gear and aim to throw or carry that oval-shaped leather ball into the end zones, or kick it through upright goal posts at either end of the field.To international sports fans, football is the name more commonly given to what we know as soccer. For the sake of clarity, though, we’ll stick with soccer here.It is probably the one professional sport that is truly…

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Deep local history will resonate with fans, says Valour FC coach

April 29 2019 6:22pm Just days before the season opener for Manitoba’s new professional soccer club, Coach Rob Gale says the team is building on deep community connections. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() {…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Monday, April 29

Goooooooddddddd Morning.Whether it’s “The Storm Surge” celebrations — or carrying on like a “Bunch of Jerks” — it’s working for the Carolina Hurricanes. After being held scoreless for 40 minutes, Carolina came out firing, with goals less than a minute apart in the opening 65 seconds of the third period to erase an early deficit for a 2-1 win over the Islanders and a 2-0 series lead.Story continues belowAnd it didn’t help New York’s cause when a late second period goal by defenceman Devon Toews was disallowed because referees said…

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Valour FC adds experienced defender

Valour FC closed out their pre-season trip to the Dominican Republic by announcing a player signing.The club signed defender Adam Mitter to a multi-year contract on Friday.The 26-year-old comes to Winnipeg after playing most recently with Global Cebu of the Philippine Premier League, but he’s spent time with nine different pro teams over a 10-year professional career.Story continues below“I’m really excited to be joining Valour FC, I’ve been in contact with Rob for a while now and I bought into his vision for the club straight away,” Mitter said in…

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