Help H.O.P.E. “Scare Away Hunger”

By Kailyn Hanke


Did you know that 12.1 per cent of Manitoba homes face food insecurity every year? Well, NACI’s H.O.P.E. group is here to help this Halloween night.

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Almost $3,000 raised for mental health

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Submitted photos. Left: Diane Martin (right) presented a cheque to Charmaine Brown, staff person with Project 11, on Sept. 28. Right: Diane Martin presenting a cheque to superintendent Jason Young, Oct. 11.

By Cassandra Wehrhahn

Neepawa Banner & Press

It has been confirmed recently that Miles for Mental Health collected a total of $2,800 this year, which committee member Diane Martin states is twice as much as last year. From the $2, 800 figure, $2, 300 has been donated directly to Project 11, a mental wellness organization that teaches positive coping skills, focussing of the mind, increasing self-awareness, and how to build positive relationships; and $500 to the Beautiful Plains School Division (BPSD). All proceeds will be used to provide training in Project 11 workshops and programs, and/or to provide BPSD students with Project 11 programs.

Next year’s event will take place on Aug. 25.

Out of Helen's kitchen - Peanut butter oats bar

Make a batch of these easy to take with you bars for the freezer.

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Neepawa COPP donates AED to Budz ‘n Bloom


Photo by Gord Gilbertson. Pictured (L-R) CST Jens Houwen, Donna Gork-Todoruk, Len Pritchard and Brien Walsh.

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

When there is a medical emergency and every second counts, access to an automated external defibrillator (AED) could be the difference between life and death. With that in mind, Neepawa’s Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) has donated one of these important mobile devices to Budz ’n Bloom Daycare Centre. For now, the AED unit will be stationed at the current daycare facility at 101 Hamilton Street, but it will be transferred to their new location along Mountain Avenue once construction is completed.

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A collision of art and fashion


Photo by John Drinkwater. Prior to the event Weiming Zhao (pictured) completed this oil painting from the deck of the Minnedosa Beach Pavillion on September 27. He donated the artwork to the silent auction.

By John Drinkwater

Neepawa Banner & Press

A colourful, vibrant event took place during the evening of Thursday, Sept. 27.  “A Collision of Art and Fashion,” was hosted by It’s Time Fashion & Gifts of Neepawa and Inspire Studio of Fine Art of Minnedosa. The Minnedosa Beach Pavillion provided the venue. Overlooking the picturesque Minnedosa Lake, this is an absolute gem of a location for which the town should be proud.

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