People in Dauphin got a special treat recently.
Earlier this month, Dauphin's high school DRCSS played host to an exhibition volleyball match between Canada's national women's team and Peru.
As The Dauphin Herald explains, one of the main reasons the game was played in Dauphin was due to its hometown girl, Tabi Love, being a fixture on the national team's roster.
Love tallied 10 points (eight kills, two aces) as she helped Team Canada sweep Peru 25-15, 25-21, 21-17.
About 850 people filled the gym in Dauphin.
The two teams also played a match in Winnipeg the night earlier and Love noted Dauphin's crowd was "better than the Winnipeg crowd that we got".
Breaking the Century
She's one year older but still feeling young as ever.
The Deloraine Times & Star featured a photo of Evelyn Day celebrating her 102nd birthday in its paper this past week.
The long-time resident was still witty as ever, replying to the question, "How are you doing?", with a playful, "I feel like I could get up and dance!"
A stakeholders committee along Highway 34 on the Pembina River is considering offering its area a new "swimming hole".
According to The Baldur-Glenboro Gazette, a group of local towns, municipalities and other interested parties have joined together to make a "Lake on the Pembina" stakeholders committee.
The committee is exploring the feasibility of constructing a dam on
the west side of Highway 34 on the Pembina River to create one lake from Swan Lake to Rock Lake.
The belief is the new body of water would offer recreational and economic spin-offs for the local area.
It would also help control water flows on the Pembina River to reduce flood events, and create both irrigation for agriculture as well as a potable water source for growing communities.
And then there's the Minnedosa Mavericks.
The Minnedosa Tribune proudly saved its front page for a feature on its Santa Clara Baseball League team after the squad claimed its eighth consecutive league title earlier this month.
The Mavs swept the Plumas Pirates in the playoff finals – winning the last game by a convincing 7-0 scoreline – to claim the title.
This championship gives the Mavs the SCBL record for most consecutive championship seasons.
When asked if the Mavs thought about moving up to the MSBL next season, the team noted it had considered making the switch, but the financials and import requirements would make the move difficult to do anytime soon
One of Manitoba's best-known rodeo's has reached a milestone birthday.
The Virden-Empire Advance writes that Virden's Indoor Rodeo celebrated its 25th anniversary this year during the event held Aug. 16-18.
In celebration, the first 500 people through the gates each night received a commemorative bandana with a 25th anniversary logo on it.
The anniversary was dedicated to the more than 400 volunteers who pitch in throughout the weekend.
Cultures of the world converged in Souris on Aug. 18.
The Souris Plaindealer reports the fourth annual Souris and Glenwood Multicultural Festival brought out the locals and tourists alike to take in the dancing, food, music and games of different countries.
Cultural highlights included Chinese dragons, Filipino dancers, Ukrainian meals, and delicacies from around the world.
Despite the great event, one local resident did voice their disappointment in the lack of local support - although the humidex on the day was 37 degrees Celcius.
The Reston Memorial Theatre Board is excited to finally be able to make its major announcement official.
The Reston Recorder tells its readers the grand opening of its community's theatre will be Sept. 7, with two showings of Despicable Me 2.
The board has been working tirelessly over the past two years to both improve the appearance of the theatre as well as upgrade a new digital projector, sound system and screen.