Altona Winter Carnival

Altona’s 14th annual Winter Carnival was held Saturday, January 24th offering many activities for all ages. This is a fundraiser for the Sunflower Festival, with events such as toboggan races in homemade cardboard toboggans, candy scramble, Maple on a stick, and a wiener roast lunch at Buffalo Creek Nature Pond, soup and pie lunch at the Pioneer Centre and hockey with the Maroons.

Below, a video of the Altona Winter Festival Maple On A Stick with Claude De Rosia




A Curling Tournament Through the Lens of Ray Peters

It will go down as one of the most successful Scotties Tournament of Hearts in history. A final featuring Jennifer Jones and Kerri Einarson, a rematch of the 1-1 page playoff game Saturday, packed the Winkler Arena Sunday, and simply added to what had already been an amazing week of curling and crowds.

Here's the reaction of Kim Warburton of Curl Manitoba, and Co-chairs Louis Tanguay, and John Neufeld, in conversation with MC Chris Sumner.

Ray Peters has an "eye" for the perfect action shots, and is known in the sports community as an excellent sports photographer -- here are some of Ray's snapshots of the week:

Family Literacy Day


It was a noisy evening yesterday at your local South Central Regional Library for Family literacy Day. The day was celebrated by staff, children, parents and celebrity readers, with many of them outfitted in pajamas for some fun bedtime reading. Branch Librarian Rachael Friesen's impression of the evening was very positive



Scotties Tournament of Hearts Day 2 -- With Co-host Brooke Friesen

 The Scotties Tournament of Hearts continued yesterday at Winkler Arena, with all 4 sheets packed with intensity. Jayme Giesbrecht was joined by special guest co-host Brooke Friesen. And here's Brooke's radio introduction:

 Sitting way up high on the media bench, Brooke got comfortable with her role as a radio host, and decided to give interviewing a shot -- here's her conversation with past President of Curl Manitoba Resby Coutts, now with ""...

Completion Date Announced for Gardens on Tenth


Future residents of the under construction Gardens on Tenth Seniors Housing Project received good news this week.  An expected completion date has been announced. It's an exciting development for the residents and for the community at large.  And, as pictured, that announcement coincided with another donation for the project from Red River Mutual.  Gardens on Tenth Board Chair David Wiebe joined the CFAM Morning Show with his reaction


The Peterson Brothers -- at Ag Days in Brandon.

Canada's biggest indoor farm show is underway at Brandon's Keystone Centre. Many of Manitoba's farmers are there, and so is Farm reporter Cory Knutt who joined the CFAM Morning Show, to tell Al Friesen about his experience

Cory referred to those popular Peterson Brothers, with Greg being a presenter at AG Days.  Here is their take on "Do you want to build a snowman" from Frozen:


Tonight on Evening Concert with Terry Klippenstein

Tonight we give away our first set of tickets to the opening concert of the WSO's New Music Festival. The January 31st headliner is the Arditti Quartet. Evening Concert performers include Winnipeg's Cambrian String Quartet, Steinbach guitarist Willie Wiebe and trumpeter Alison Balsom. Join Terry Klippenstein at 7.

Reeve on the Radio with Don Wiebe

Thursday, Jan 22nd is the very first edition of Reeve on the Radio. A conversation with an area Reeve, and for the first Reeve on the Radio, Don Wiebe of Rhineland Municipality.  Don is in Winnipeg this week, attending the Red River Basin Conference and joined the CFAM Morning Show from the conference, with some pretty significant news

MCC 50th Anniversary Celebration Rescheduled!

It was one of the disappointments of 2014.  A day before cancellation of the 50th anniversary celebration for MCC Manitoba. There was a lot of last minute scrambling on behalf of MCC and those who were involved or intending to be there. And that's why the news today from MCC Manitoba Executive Director Ron Janzen was so well received

Family Literacy Day Pajama Party!

Join Altona, Morden and Winkler Library for a pajama party on Thursday, January 22nd at 7pm. Wear your pajamas, bring your teddy bear and listen to bedtime stories read by guest readers, followed by a snack. You’ll also have a chance to win door prizes!

Here's branch librarian Rachael Friesen with this week's "Off The Shelf", and invitation to the pajama party!

Click here to view poster!

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