In 1976 in Winnipeg, MB, four individuals invented a new sport called "Murderball.” It was meant as an alternative to wheelchair basketball. Over time, this sport would evolve into “Wheelchair Rugby.”
Neepawa is a beautiful town rich in history with many opportunities for people to connect with the past. Historic sites, monuments and buildings are engaging spaces to learn about the community's history and how it still shapes the present.
For centuries, First Nations used bison for food, clothing, and shelter. European influence caused overhunting, which drove bison nearly to extinction in the late 1800s. Thankfully, through agriculture and preservation attempts, the bison population has been brought back from the brink.
The Brandon Zoological Gardens was an exciting attraction in Brandon, Manitoba, in the 1950s and 1960s. It was located at what is now known as the Provincial Exhibition Grounds in the city.
Policing in Winkler started in 1906 in the community founded by Mennonite migrants from Russia. Jacob J. Schultz was the first acting officer and chief.
The town of Fleming, Saskatchewan experienced a great loss when its historic grain elevator burned down on 9 February 2010. The community had worked hard to raise money for its preservation as a local treasure and tourist attraction and was planning a grand reopening celebration.
Countless once-thriving Ukrainian immigrant-built communities have declined but still remain significant. The hamlet of Olha, Manitoba is among these.
Since its creation in 1974, Newdale Hutterite Colony has experienced significant shifts, slowly changing from an agricultural to a more industrial colony.
In August of 1862, armed conflict erupted between the Dakota and the US over disagreements on land ownership. Seeking safety from American forces, a group of Dakota migrated north and sought safety on Crown lands. The Wakhpekute Dakota were among them.
Each of these four brothers would later make their way to Brandon, Manitoba – each arriving at different times and all arriving in their late thirties and early forties. Each of these young men involved himself in the community through his work and family.