Top three things to do around Winnipeg the weekend of May 25

With her weekly pick of fun things to do on the weekend, here is the rundown from Global News Morning’s Kahla Shea.It feels like summer is here with the return of Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball! 1. Rain or shineStory continues belowNothing says summer like baseball and spending time at Shaw Park cheering on our Winnipeg Goldeyes is a favourite warm weather pastime for lots of Manitobans, this Manitoban included!This weekend marks the home opener for our Fish and although it’s not looking like the greatest forecast (lots of rain) I don’t think…

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Missing teen last seen in North End, say police

Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenage girl who was last seen in the North End.Dawn Duck, 17, was last seen Monday, and police are concerned about her well-being.READ MORE: Searchers, RCMP looking for missing Pukatawagan outdoorsmanShe’s described as 5’9″, with a thin build and long, brown hair. She was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, a black tank top, and Nike shoes.Anyone with information is asked to call the Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.WATCH: Missing person or just a missing purse? Mystery bundle…

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Winnipeg man in critical condition after motorcycle collides with vehicle

One person is in hospital after a serious collision on Thursday afternoon.Winnipeg police were called to the Sage Creek neighbourhood where a vehicle and motorcycle collided just after 3 p.m.One man was rushed to hospital in critical condition.Streets in the area were closed for hours, including parts of Bishop Grandin Boulevard, but reopened late Thursday night.Southbound Lagimodière Boulevard at Bishop Grandin Boulevard is now OPEN. We appreciated your patience as we investigated this serious MVC— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) May 24, 2019Winnipeg police say more information will be released later on…

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Synchro dads: Manitoba men’s team makes a splash in synchronized swimming

They stomp their feet along the side of a swimming pool before performing a slightly less-than-graceful dive.A few seconds later, their swim-capped heads with clipped noses burst triumphantly from the water, their arms stretched high above their broad shoulders, giant smiles across their stubbled faces.“It’s actually coming together,” Christian Gosselin says with a laugh. “We are having a lot of fun with it and I think it’s going to be a great show.”Story continues belowThe 10 dads on Manitoba’s only men’s synchronized swimming team have made a major splash since…

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Winnipeg Ukrainian church forgives statue vandals, seeks return of stolen head

Whether it was a crime of opportunity or an act of senseless vandalism, members of a Winnipeg Ukrainian church on McGregor Street were devastated to discover that a statue of their patron saint had been desecrated.Anna Katchanovski has been attending service at the Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Sts. Vladimir & Olga for decades, walking by the statue of St. Volodymyr countless times.Story continues below“I’ve been here for 30 years and this has always been a part of it,” she said.READ MORE: Winnipeg church statue blessed by Pope decapitatedTuesday morning,…

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Gimli to hold its first Pride event

Gimli will be holding its first Pride celebration over the weekend.The local committee said the weekend will include various events such as the raising of the rainbow flag, film viewings and live music and poetry around town from May 24-26.“Gimli is a diverse community and we’re excited about planning events that recognize and celebrate that diversity,” said Tammy Axelsson, chair of the Gimli Pride committee.READ MORE: Pride Winnipeg announces theme for 2019“Our goal is to promote Gimli as a community that is progressive, forward-thinking, and – above all – safeand…

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International Trails Day Plog-a-thon

Celebrate the Great Trail with Winnipeg Trails at the International Trails Day Plog-a-thon! Plogging is a combination of jogging and picking up garbage (from the Swedish term ‘plocka upp’) – a perfect combo of fitness and environmentalism. Sign up as a team or solo participant to spend a day plogging a section of the Trans Canada Trail in Winnipeg. Join the after-party and celebration at Winnipeg Trails headquarters at 306 Edwin, from 3pm – 6pm. Ploggers can enjoy free food, beverages, and more! View original article here Source

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No Manitoba fatalities, plenty of dangerous driving during Road Safety Week: RCMP

Canada Road Safety Week was May 14-20 and Manitoba police were out in force watching for dangerous drivers.Manitoba RCMP released numbers Wednesday showing the result of their “focus on high-risk driving behaviours.”The week coincided with the beginning of seasonal road trips to the cottage and for camping. Although long weekends typically result in highway fatalities, RCMP said there were no motor vehicle related deaths during the May long weekend, or during the road safety campaign.READ MORE: Lives changed forever: The real-life impact of a non-life-threatening injuryThere were, however, a significant…

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‘Where the hell are we supposed to go’: Winnipeg set to dismantle homeless camps

Winnipeg officials have a plan to remove homeless encampments on public property, Those living there say they have no idea where they will go, and community support groups say tearing tent cities down won’t keep them from popping up again.READ MORE: City looking for help cleaning up needles, dismantling homeless campsThe City of Winnipeg is currently accepting proposals from companies to clean up several homeless camps on city spaces. The company awarded the contract will also be responsible for the safe collection and disposal of needles and sharps found in…

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Head removed from statue outside Ukrainian Catholic church

It was a shocking display of vandalism outside a Winnipeg Ukrainian Catholic Church.The head of a statue at the Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral on McGregor Street was removed, along with part of the cross it was holding.The statue is of St. Volodymyr, who was the first Ukrainian Christian Catholic Prince and is considered a hero in the country.READ MORE: Man in critical condition after Provencher incident“(We’re) extremely disappointed that the people who did this would attack a statue on a church property and literally destroy it,” Pastor Michael Buyachok…

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