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Michael Bennett
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Beer Can Angel
Calling all angels, calling all angels Walk me through this one, don't leave me alone Calling all angels, calling all angels We're tryin', we're hopin', we're hurtin', we're lovin' We're cryin', we're callin' 'cause we're not sure how this goes Jane Siberry...

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Hecla Half Marathon Race Report by Andrea Richardson Lipon
Thanks very much to Andrea Richardson Lipon for submitting this race report of the inaugural Hecla Island Half-marathon.  It sure sounds like a successful event!   It's a good day to be alive. Mike Andrea Richardson Lipon The Hecla half marathon was the fir...

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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Half Marathon 2016 Race Report
Running happy at mile 7-ish with Jeannine. Photo credit Fern Berard "Good-morning, and welcome to race day..." ...read the 5:00 AM cheery email from our much loved race director Jonathan Torchia.  I smiled through groggy eyes and thought "does this man ever...

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Trail Run Manitoba, Lemming Loop, Race Report
See Mike Run Beaudry Park, Lemming Loop Ultra-marathon photo credit Maria Purificacion All days are good for running, some days are just better than others. Such was the October 1st Lemming Loop ultra-marathon hosted by the good folks of Trail Run Manitoba ...

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Ted's Run for Literacy 2016; Race Director's Report
Ted's Run for Literacy supports children living in poverty. Our vision is to  "...break the cycle of childhood poverty by supporting environments in which childrens flourish socially, mentally and physically." We believe children cannot learn or socialize u...

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Winnipeg 10 & 10: A Volunteer's Perspective
Ted's Run for Literacy Water Station We all need to pause this afternoon and raise a pint to race director Chris Walton and his happy crew. This year's Winnipeg 10 & 10 was an outstanding event made all the better by the extraordinarily positive army of vol...

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Lean Horse Ultra 2016, Race Report
and your beautiful thing will be a beautiful thing to me a beautiful thing continuing your beautiful thing continuing a beautiful thing, Tragically Hip Lean Hose Ultra ... for Jo... a beautiful thing, continuing...always Notes from the Race Director's meeti...

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Training for Lean Horse (part four)
My training is finished. I've lost too much weight and my left knee flares up every couple of miles. My quads are tight and my calves tingle. My body is suitably exhausted and my mind is comfortably numb (insert joke here).  I fear the heat and the possibil...

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Things My Mother Taught Me
It’s only funny if everyone is laughing. Have big meals with lots of friends and family. Hot chocolate before bed is good for the soul and makes you sleep deeper. Hot chocolate is to be made from Fry’s cocoa, butter, white sugar, and whole milk. You are spe...

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"Jo" Button Campaign
Jo cuts a wide swath when it comes to friendships. Brian Schiewe 500 buttons of love Jo was given 18 months to live. She's now in double overtime and fighting for every hour.  Jo now requires around the clock support. Her friends and family have rallied beh...
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