CKMW Big League
Written by Tyler Hildebrand   
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:38


The baseball season is here, and 1570 CKMW is ready to play ball!! We're excited to give you kids the 'Big League' Feel at their next game!

Each week – a crew from CKMW will attend a minor ball game. We'll bring along our PA system, seeds from Sunny Day Products, and more.

Your game could be next! Call 204-331-2272, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or leave us a message on facebook, telling us when and where your son or daughter's next ball game is. We will select 1 team each week and attend their game. Each member of the team receives a $5 A&W Gift Card!

It may not be the Major Leagues....but it is the CKMW Big Leagues, and its a lot more fun!


One of our winning teams:  Winkler 2 Squirt Girls!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 07:03
Carman Resident Returns Home After Youth Olympics
Written by Dantin Reimer   
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 12:39

jayort 2014Jay Ort taking it all in

A Carman resident is back home after competing in the second Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China from August 16-28. Jay Ort competed in the 3,000, 1,500, and 800 metre races finished first place in the 3,000 metre B-side final with a time of 8:31.05. The Youth Olympic Games is an international multi-sport event organized by the International Olympic Committee. The games are held every four years in staggered summer and winter events consistent with the current Olympic Games format.

"It was unreal to be there," explained Ort. "It was pretty exciting. Everything we did was big, loud, and extravagant. It was just a great place to be. The atmosphere was insane inside the Youth Olympic Village, and at all of the venues. It was lots of fun, there was lots of activities to do. There's lots of people to meet, and things to see. It was very busy and crazy, but I loved every second of it."

Ort says his favourite part about the Youth Olympics was setting a new personal best in the 3,000 metre race with a time of 8:23.76 in the preliminary round.

"I lowered my 3,000 metre time by sixteen seconds, which was a big drop for me," explained Ort. ''I had been struggling with that specific race, and not quite running to where I thought I was capable of. Finally being able to lower it a lot really made the trip really worth it, and really allowed me to enjoy myself after my competition, and enjoy everything else a bit more than I would have."

"I think it was definitely the field that helped. There was a lot of people there who had some quick times for the 3,000. Being able to get into a race with them, and being dragged along to a faster time was definetly helpful. I think I was just mentally and physically prepared to pull off a big time. I knew that going into China, knowing that I was ready for that. I just had to believe and be confident in what I was capable in doing."

Still being in high school, and having the opportunity to not only compete in a different country but participate in some form of the Olympics, is a huge honour.

"When I found out I was pretty ecstatic," explained the now grade twelve student. "It was quite the honour to represent Manitoba, and Canada at an international event. With the team being so small, and not a whole lot of people from Canada going, I felt very honoured and privileged to be able to do that."

It's every athlete's dream to be able to represent their province or even country.

"It made me very proud to represent Canada, and to stand on the start line with some of the world's best athletes from my age," said Ort. "It really gave me a sense of pride, and a patriotic sense for Canada. Being able to wear my country's colours, and represent The Maple Leaf. Even outside of competition, just in the village, wearing all the Canada stuff. People come up to you and ask if you're from Canada and talk about that. It was fun. I really liked it."

Hockey, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, and many other sports are available in Carman, but what made Ort choose running?

"I was actually first involved with triathlon, when I was 10. After a few years of that, it got a little difficult to do the swimming and biking out in Carman with no indoor pool. I decided to stick with the running, and seek out the advice of a coach here in Carman. He was helping me with my triathlon running, and he told me to try some cross country running, and track meets, and I ended up liking it a bit more."

Ort noted showing improvement, and setting new personal bests as the best parts about running.

He outlined his goals for his final year competing in the Manitoba High School Athletic Association.

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As for his future after high school, Ort would like to attend and compete at a NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) school in the United States. adding he's currently looking at a number of schools.

jayortandathleticsteam 2014 Team Canada's Athletics (Track and Field) Team and Coaches

*Photo's submitted by Jay Ort

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:54
Singer/Songwriter Jess Reimer
Written by Jayme Giesbrecht   
Tuesday, 02 November 2010 00:52

We know her from years of performances at events like the Cripple Creek Music Festival, the Back 40 Music festival, and "that 60's night".  Jess Reimer has generally performed with her father Doug.  Jess has now struck out on her own, with the release of her first solo project, Sweet Darling and Sorrow. We invited her to stop by the studio, and surprize, surprize, she brought her guitar



As Jess mentioned, the CD will be released on Friday October 29th, with an 8pm concert at the Timbers Restaurant at Minnewasta Golf and Country Club





Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 November 2010 01:52
Duff Roblin Award - U of W
Written by Jayme Giesbrecht   
Friday, 05 November 2010 00:42
It was earlier this week, that former premier Duff Roblin was honoured by the University of Winnipeg Foundation. University President Dr Lloyd Axworthy spoke at that gala night and we chatted later about the importance of Duff Roblin to Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. The University President was also very pleased with the number of people who attended the dinner

The dinner was held to also raise funds for the Duff Roblin Award The University of Winnipeg and its Foundation proudly recognize Dr Roblin for his life-long commitment to the community and to advaced education in Manitoba.  Duff Roblin passed away in May of 2010. He is remembered for having said, and practiced, 
"Education is not a cost or a bill or expense but a wholesome investment in human life, growth and comprehension."

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Last Updated on Friday, 05 November 2010 00:46