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Canada Summer Games looking for torchbearers

Excerpt:
“…The 2017 Canada Summer Games is inviting Manitobans to apply to become a torchbearer or nominate someone in their community for the Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay. Organizers are looking for 50 torchbearers for Winnipeg plus 10-20 torchbearers for each rural community along the 3,500-km route in 200-metre segments….”

Date of Article: March 10, 2017
Source: Winnipeg Sun
Website: http://www.winnipegsun.com/2017/03/10/canada-summer-games-looking-for-torchbearers

New mosque more than place of worship

Excerpt:
“…In almost exactly a year, the Masjid Bilal mosque went from being an empty City of Winnipeg building to a welcoming place of worship and community.

The Winnipeg Islamic Centre officially opened Masjid Bilal (33 Warnock St.) with a celebration on March 4, which saw hundreds of area residents in attendance. On a regular day, the 45,000 square foot space can accommodate over 400 guests for prayer….”

Author: Alana Trachenko
Date of Article: March 10, 2017
Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Website: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/metro/New-mosque-more-than-place-of-worship-415903423.html

Beneficiaries of the Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams

Excerpt:
“…WINNIPEG, MB. -The Winnipeg Goldeyes, in conjunction with the Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation, announced the beneficiaries of funds raised during the 2016 baseball season.

Last year, the Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation raised and distributed nearly $120,000 in support of 45 registered children’s charities through generous contributions from Manitobans all across the province….”

Author: Kevin Klein
Date of Article: March 9, 2017
Source: MyToba
Website: http://mytoba.ca/featured/beneficiaries-winnipeg-goldeyes-field-dreams/

SoFar Sounds Sets Up Shop In Winnipeg

Excerpt:
“…If you didn’t hear about the stripped-down concert featuring local artists Okay Mann, Sol James, and Logan McKillop on Feb. 27, don’t feel bad. It was supposed to be a secret. It was the first “Sofar” ever to be held in Winnipeg, courtesy of international network SoFar Sounds.

A “Sofar” is the network’s term for their intimate shows, featuring emerging artists performing in unconventional spaces to a respectful, appreciative audience….”

Author: Emelia Fournier
Date of Article: March 9, 2017
Source: The Manitoban
Website: http://www.themanitoban.com/2017/03/sofar-sounds-sets-shop-winnipeg/31102/

More than 200 asylum seekers have crossed the border near Emerson, including 19 since Tuesday

Excerpt:
“…At least 19 more new arrivals walked into Canada between Tuesday and Wednesday in the midst of one of the winter’s most brutal storms, says the area reeve.

Greg Janzen, reeve of Emerson-Franklin, said two people were picked up by emergency responders near Emerson Tuesday night, while 17 more were found huddled in a carport north of the town Wednesday morning….”

Author: Jessica Botelho-Urbanski
Date of Article: March 8, 2017
Source: Metro
Website: http://www.metronews.ca/news/winnipeg/2017/03/08/18-more-asylum-seekers-crossed-border-near-emerson.html

University of Winnipeg bike lab closing for cycling season

Excerpt:
“…Despite the fact that most people who commute by bike do so exclusively in the spring and summer months, the University of Winnipeg’s bike lab is closing for the cycling season.

Volunteer Madison Zienkiewicz said in past years, the free maintenance pitstop was open three or more days a week “with long lineups in the summer.”…”

Author: Braeden Jones
Date of Article: March 7, 2017
Source: Metro
Website: http://www.metronews.ca/news/winnipeg/2017/03/07/winnipeg-student-run-bike-shop-closing-for-spring-summer-.html

Why You Should Volunteer Abroad This Summer

Excerpt:
“…Well hello summer! You’re finally here, forcing your unyielding heat and lengthy daylight hours on anyone who will listen. As the season rolls in, you are probably contemplating where you should go for your summer vacation. Have you ever considered volunteering abroad?…”

Author: Danielle Nelson
Date of Article: June 23, 2016
Source: The Huffington Post
Website: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danielle-nelson/why-you-should-volunteer-_b_10624642.html

Employee Volunteering Extends To The Polling Booth

Excerpt:
“…Part of community impact is engaging in the civic life of communities, and that starts with electing national and local leaders. Holding elections hinges on the help of volunteers, so this area is one that’s ripe for employee involvement….”

Author: Ryan Scott
Date of Article: February 19, 2016
Source: Forbes
Website: http://www.forbes.com/sites/causeintegration/2016/02/19/employee-volunteering-extends-to-the-polling-booth/#42c475b52cca

Volunteering Abroad Doesn’t Have to Be an Introvert’s Nightmare

Excerpt:
“…Voluntourism has a bad reputation. It’s supposed to help vulnerable communities, but often it seems like the only people to benefit are the volunteers, who get new content for their resume and photos for their Instagram….”

Author: Corinne Pinfold
Date of Article: February 18, 2016
Source: Huffington Post
Website: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/corinne-pinfold/volunteering-abroad-doesnt-have-to-be-an-introverts-nightmare_b_9254852.html

Involver- Social Volunteering: An App That Brings Together Humanitarians, The Gamification Way

Excerpt:
“…Co-founded by Chad Smalley and Kevin Chua in December 2015, Involver – Social Volunteering is a platform that connects volunteers to social causes and help corporations and non-profits run data-oriented structured CSR programs economically….”

Author: Sindhu Hariharan
Date of Article: February 16, 2016
Source: Entrepreneur
Website: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/270827

False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.


Charles de Montesquieu