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Global Winnipeg Featured Events

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Global News Winnipeg is proud to support The Motorcycle Ride for Dad.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) Ride format is changing to RIDE ALONE TOGETHER. Registered riders are asked to collect pledge donations to fight prostate cancer in Manitoba and ‘Ride Alone Together’ on a day and route of your choice. There will be NO official start as previously planned, however, October 3, 2020 is the last day to ‘Ride Alone Together’.

The Motorcycle Ride for Dad is a Canada-wide fundraiser for prostate cancer research and education. The event brings together motorcycle enthusiasts, the local police association, firefighters, community leaders, sponsors, riders and donors from all across Manitoba. Over the past eleven years the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) has raised over $2.5M to fight prostate cancer – funds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.

Register to Ride or Donate.

 

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On September 24, Siloam Mission is hosting the 2nd annual Siloam Sleepout, a continuation of the former CEO Sleepout event hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and out of an abundance of caution, we are moving the event completely online.

In past years, participants have gathered in Winnipeg’s downtown core to spend the night outside, learning about some of the realities faced by those experiencing homelessness. This year, we are recreating the event in a virtual setting, challenging participants to spend the night outdoors on their own while joining together online for a shared learning experience.

Last year’s event raised just over $41,000, surpassing our $40k goal and providing crucial funding for Siloam’s core services and programs. This year we are hoping to raise $50,000 to support our newly expanded services including new shelter beds and programs to help people transition out of homelessness.

The Siloam Sleepout will run from the evening of Thursday, September 24th to the morning of the 25th, and will host a variety of online experiences including a panel discussion of lived experience and subject matter experts and interactive group exercises.

Sign up now  at siloam.ca/sleepout, and begin fundraising today!

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THE PRAIRIE 500: Habitat for Humanity Manitoba’s Brand New VIRTUAL EVENT!

For more than 27 years, Habitat for Humanity Manitoba has hosted cycling events to raise money to build Habitat homes in the Province of Manitoba.

The Prairie 500 is a NEW virtual fundraising event, which challenges cyclists and fitness enthusiasts to virtually, cross the province of Manitoba while raising money for Habitat for Humanity Manitoba in Winnipeg, across Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.

No matter which activities you prefer, you are welcome to participate. If you would like to cycle, paddle, golf, run, walk or skip your way across Manitoba, you can.

Event Details

Date: June through September
Registration: $49

Fundraising

There is no minimum fundraising requirement. However, we suggest a target of $100 for participants new to fundraising.  For more experienced fundraisers, we encourage you to set your own fundraising goal of $250, $500, $1,000 or more!

Click here to sign up

 

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Get ready to drive up and donate at this years’ Knickers and Kickers! Siloam Mission, Global News Winnipeg, 680 CJOB, Power 97 and Peggy 99.1 are coming together again on October 15th to help those struggling with homelessness in Winnipeg. As always, we are hoping to receive donations of new socks and underwear, or cash donations to Siloam Mission. This year we are changing things up to ensure this event can be 100% safe and in alignment with Covid-19 restrictions. Simply drive downtown to 201 Portage (Just before Portage and Main) and drive around the loop by the big LED billboard. Toss your donations out the window to one of our waiting volunteers who will safely place in a bin. If driving downtown isn’t possible for you there are other ways to donate coming soon.