Reggie Abercrombie Jersey Retirement

Reggie Abercrombie Jersey Retirement

When someone refers to someone as a legend, the term often feels exaggerated and loses some of its meaning. That said, some people are exceptions to this circumstance. Reggie Abercrombie is one of those names, and he lives up to every ounce of meaning attached to the word “legend”.

Reggie Abercrombie tips his cap to the Winnipeg Goldeyes Fans

He joined the Goldeyes in 2014 and spent the next six seasons establishing a legacy that can be seen far and wide both around the Goldeyes organization and the entire American Association. He holds the league records for hits, runs, home runs, and RBI, and was recently inducted into the
American Association Hall of Fame. He didn’t need further recognition to solidify his status, but he deserved the honour.

The key to Reggie’s success wasn’t always on the field, but instead it created an aura around the entire ballpark. He was the most approachable person one could ever meet. Despite not knowing many of them personally, his conversations with the fans along the left field line were similar to those with an old friend. You didn’t have to be his teammate to be along for the ride with Reggie Abercrombie, he made sure everyone was welcome to have a quick chat.

This didn’t change after he helped the Goldeyes win back-to-back American Association Championships in 2016 and ’17, as he leveraged Winnipeg’s celebration to fuel his own. The trophy raised high above his head, Reggie marched around Shaw Park sharing the experience with a packed house, letting everyone join in the celebration.

Reggie’s journey may not have started in Winnipeg, but it came to a close here with thunderous applause. A former Major Leaguer who made stops in the MLB with the Florida Marlins and Houston Astros, his professional baseball career took him all over the affiliated minor leagues, Mexico, and eventually brought him to the American Association. His six seasons in a Goldeyes jersey were just part of his long and storied journey, but they created a lifetime of memories.

Reggie Abercrombie practices swinging during a game for the Winnipeg Goldeyes

There are few athletes who you can say had the true balance of skill and charisma, but Reggie was most certainly one of them. He had the athleticism that could bring the house down, but he’d enjoy it just as much as the fans would. He loves the game of baseball, and it showed every single night when he stepped out of the dugout. His teammates relied on him to be their sparkplug, and he would always live up to that role. His energy was at the core of the success of the team on the field, but it also established life-long friendships off the field as well.

His jersey retirement on August 11 is simply just another step in a long line of well-deserved achievements.

So, from fans and teammates alike, that retirement will act as a salute to one of the greatest athletes Winnipeg has had the pleasure of watching. From his MLB draft date in 1999 to his final professional game in 2019, he was a true professional and played every game like it was his last.

Thank you, Reggie Abercrombie.

Reggie Abercrombie holds a championship trophy in front of Winnipeg Goldeyes fans in Shaw Park

Triathlon

Manitobas Largest Triathlon Event

Manitobas Largest Triathlon: Registration Officially opens
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Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure? Look no further than the Riding Mountain Triathlon, the premier destination multi-sport event on the prairies. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting out, this multi-sport weekend is designed for all levels of competitors with Olympic, Sprint and Super Sprint distance races.

Located in the beautiful Riding Mountain National Park, where out of the never-ending wheat fields emerges one of Canada’s best-kept secrets. The event takes place in an awe-inspiring setting, where participants will race amidst the beautiful scenery of the boreal forest and Clear Lake. The Riding Mountain Triathlon is an event you won’t want to miss!

The event also aims to introduce kids to the exciting sport of triathlon. Kids having a great experience at races will develop the “love of the sport” and continue it into the future. The swim starts at the east end of the main beach area. Swimmers will proceed clockwise along a 750 m arrowhead-shaped course. Swimmers will pass the anchored sailboats as they exit the bay into the open water of the lake.

During the swim, lifeguards in boats as well as kayakers monitor the swimmers as they make their way around the course. The cheers from the enthusiastic crowd lining the beach carries across the water and encourages the athletes along the way

The cycling course is considered one of the most scenic rides on the prairies, cutting through the RMNP’s boreal forest. Riders are in awe of the mosaic of mountain and prairie landscapes, which is enhanced by frequent sightings of deer, moose, bears and the occasional lynx or wolf.

Both the Olympic and Sprint participants pass the famous Clear Lake Golf Course and embark on the first climb of the day. Once Sprint athletes reach 10 km, they turn around and head back to the town site. The Olympic athletes continue on and are treated to a beautiful ride, capped by a panoramic view of Clear Lake just before they embark on a gentle 5 km climb to the turnaround.Triathlon

Upon returning to the town site, runners exit the transition zone and head up Columbine and left on Ta-wa-pit for the first hill climb. For the next 2 km, runners will pass by the seasonal residence cottagers cheering, keeping the focus off the hard bike and inspiring them on.

With the final kilometer to go, the trail climbs up and offers a vast view of Clear Lake and the sounds of the transition zone can be heard enticing them to speed up for the last push to the line. As the runners approach the end of this lakeshore path, they run into the finishing shoot inside the transition zone to the finish line where all the fun began a short time ago.

This multi-sport weekend is not only about the competition but also about the community. With enthusiastic spectators lining the streets, cheering on the athletes, the Riding Mountain Triathlon creates an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators alike.

Don’t miss out on the chance to participate in the Riding Mountain Triathlon. This is a unique opportunity to challenge yourself in a stunning natural setting, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Riding Mountain National Park. Sign up today and join us for an unforgettable weekend of fun, competition, and camaraderie.

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NFL

NFL player who never played football until he went to U of M signs $35M deal

NFL player who never played football until he went to U of M signs $35M deal

NFL player David Onyemata, a Nigerian-born defensive lineman who had never played football until his time at the University of Manitoba, has signed a lucrative three-year contract worth $35 million with the Atlanta Falcons. The deal includes $24.5 million in guaranteed money.

Onyemata’s unlikely journey to the NFL began when he saw a few football games on television and decided he wanted to give the sport a try. He went to the international student office at the University of Manitoba and asked where he could play some sports. He was directed to the football field, and the rest is history.

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New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata is shown after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, in this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, file photo. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)

“He’d never played football. I put him on the field for the first time and we were shocked at the way he moved. Shocked,” said Brian Dobie, head coach for Manitoba Bisons Football, in a previous interview with CTV News Winnipeg. “Stan Pierre, our defensive coordinator, turned to me and said, ‘Shame on us if we can’t turn this kid into a football player.'”

And turn him into a football player they did. Onyemata was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft, and he quickly established himself as one of the league’s most promising young defensive linemen.

Now, he has signed a massive contract with the Atlanta Falcons, who are hoping that Onyemata can help them improve on their disappointing 2022 season. The team finished with a record of just 7-10, missing the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.

The Falcons are hoping that Onyemata can be a key piece of their defensive puzzle, helping them to shut down opposing offenses and win more games. And if he continues to play at the level he has shown in recent years, he could be a bargain for the team at $35 million over three years.

Source: CTV news (/Kayla Rosen) 

Manitoba

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO MODERNIZE RULES ON TICKET RESELLING

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES LEGISLATION
TO MODERNIZE RULES ON TICKET RESELLING

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Manitoba’s government has announced the Reducing Red Tape and Improving Services Act, which includes changes to several regulations to modernize ticket reselling rules. The changes include the repeal of the prohibition on reselling tickets at a markup under the Amusements Act. Consumer Protection and Government Services Minister James Teitsma stated that these changes are necessary to align Manitoba with other North American jurisdictions and reflect the evolving online marketplace.

Teitsma emphasized that Manitoba is currently the only jurisdiction in North America where it is technically illegal for sports or concert fans to sell their tickets for above list price. He added that many Manitobans currently use online sites in the grey market to sell their tickets when there is demand. These changes will bring Manitoba in line with the rest of the continent and allow for the safe buying and selling of tickets.Manitoba

The Reducing Red Tape and Improving Services Act will also allow Manitoba companies to provide secondary ticket services in the province, which means Manitobans will no longer be forced to use out-of-province firms to buy or sell tickets. According to Teitsma, the Amusements Act is currently outdated and out of step with modern consumer experiences in ticket buying and selling. He stressed the importance of consumer protection, stating that they are doing what they can to ensure tickets are sold through local resellers subject to provincial consumer protection laws and not through third-party offshore vendors.

The Manitoba government’s Reducing Red Tape and Improving Services Act includes several changes to modernize ticket reselling rules, such as the repeal of the prohibition on reselling tickets at a markup under the Amusements Act. The Act will also allow Manitoba companies to provide secondary ticket services in the province, thereby ensuring that Manitobans are not forced to use out-of-province firms. The Act also includes changes to several other regulations, such as allowing planning notices to be sent electronically, updating the Teacher Pensions Act, and more.

Riding Mountain Triathlon Takes Centre Stage in Riding Mountain National Park.

Riding Mountain Triathlon Takes Centre Stage in Riding Mountain National Park.

For the past 13 years, Riding Mountain Triathlon has been drawing crowds of keen athletes from all over Central Canada to Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba. This year’s event, held on the 13th of August, was the biggest yet, with over 700 competitors taking part. The race featured an open water swim and a range of race categories suitable for all levels of athlete, from absolute beginners to the accomplished weekend warrior.

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a group of racers takes off on the swim portion of the triathlon

The triathlon is a popular destination for those looking to make a New Year’s resolution and focus on their fitness. With a range of competitors, it is an excellent place to set an end goal for 2023. The event is designed to challenge and inspire athletes of all levels to push themselves to their limits. The race offers both Olympic and sprint distance categories. The Olympic distance consists of a 1500m swim, 40km bike ride and a 10km run while the sprint distance consists of a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run. Those who take part in the Riding Mountain Triathlon can look forward to an epic journey. From swimming in the crystal-clear waters of Clear Lake to the beautiful trails that meander through the park, the race offers an unforgettable experience.

 

The race is more than just a competition; it is an opportunity to explore and appreciate the stunning natural beauty of Riding Mountain National Park. The race courses are designed to test the limits of each individual’s strength and endurance. The length of the swim, the difficulty of the terrain, and the range of distances available for each race category, all combine to provide a unique and rewarding experience for everyone who takes part. The organizers of the race have put a great deal of effort into ensuring that the event runs smoothly. From the well-marked and organized course to the friendly race marshals and volunteers, the event is an enjoyable and well-run occasion.

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A beautiful view of the riding mountain triathlon venue

 

The event always has a large and enthusiastic number of volunteers. This year the event seems to be attracting more and more volunteers and these volunteers help out in a variety of activities such as setting up the transition area, helping mark the bike and run courses, giving out water and juices, and providing medical assistance. The event also has a variety of food and merchandise vendors. The food vendors serve a variety of different items such as sandwiches, wraps, salads, smoothies, energy bars, and energy drinks. The merchandise vendors are also selling a variety of items including swimming caps, running shoes, hats, and t-shirts. The event is full of excitement and camaraderie. Last year the course saw many new faces and the athletes were full of enthusiasm and drive.

 

 

The event attracts athletes from all around the world and the atmosphere is electric. The Riding Mountain Triathlon offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a first-timer, an experienced athlete, or just in it for the challenge, the event promises to be an unforgettable experience. Not only will you be test your physical abilities, you’ll also be able to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Riding Mountain National Park. So, grab your running shoes, hit the open water, and get ready to race in one of the most beautiful locations in the country.

Helmet designs for Punjabi kids in Canada

Punjabi mom in Canada designed her own helmets for her boys

Punjabi mom in Canada designed her own helmets for her boys

Tina Singh, a mom from Toronto, Canada, was determined to find a safe and well-fitting helmet for her sons to wear while riding bikes.

Helmet designs for Punjabi kids in Canada

As an occupational therapist, Tina Singh says she knew how important it was to have a well-fitting bicycle helmet for her sons, but couldn’t find one that fit right. So she designed her own that her sons Jora Jhajj, left, and Kabir Jhajj, right, can now wear comfortably.

However, she struggled to find a helmet that would accommodate their turbans. As an occupational therapist who has worked with patients with brain injuries, Singh knew the importance of a properly fitting helmet. She was frustrated that there wasn’t a suitable option available for her children, so she decided to create one herself.

After testing various prototypes for over two years, Singh has now developed the first safety-certified multisport helmet for children over the age of five. The helmet has a protrusion on top to accommodate a child’s hair and still fit properly, and it received a passing grade from international testing company SGS in December.

Punjabi kids in Canada helmet deigns

For over two years, Singh worked on and tested different versions of the helmet. Now, she says the helmet is in production and certified for use with bicycles, inline skates, kick scooters and skateboarding for kids over the age of five.

Moezine Hasham, the executive director and founder of Hockey 4 Youth, believes the helmet will help Punjabi children overcome barriers to participating in sports. Singh also sees the helmet as a symbol of inclusion and diversity in sports participation. She is happy to see her children using the helmet that she created for them, calling it a “beautiful moment.”Moezine Hasham, executive director and founder of Hockey 4 Youth in Canada

Moezine Hasham, executive director and founder of Hockey 4 Youth, says the helmet will help Sikh kids overcome the challenges to participating in sport, saying the industry is overdue for innovation.

Source: CBC News

Original Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/sikh-helmet-1.6704660

 

 

The retired hockey defender, known to dish out hip checks over his career, delivered a low blow to Winnipeg in a Monday Twitter post.

Retired NHLer Marc Methot latest to bash Winnipeg

Retired NHLer Marc Methot latest to bash Winnipeg

The former Winnipeg Jets head coach, Paul Maurice, would surely have a tasty retort for the most recent NHLer to slag Winnipeg.

The retired hockey defender, known to dish out hip checks over his career, delivered a low blow to Winnipeg in a Monday Twitter post.

The retired hockey defender, known to dish out hip checks over his career, delivered a low blow to Winnipeg in a Monday Twitter post.

Actually, it’s former NHLer Marc Methot taking a swipe at the Manitoba capital this time.

The retired hockey defender, known to dish out hip checks over his career, delivered a low blow to Winnipeg in a Monday Twitter post.

A part-time analyst for Ottawa Senators home games, Methot provided in-depth analysis of team hotels, restaurants, the downtown, and, of course, the weather.

“Worst hotel in the NHL. The Fairmont in Winnipeg,” his tweet began. “Paper thin walls, very loud doors, bedsheets that zap you upon entry, sh– weather, almost no nearby restaurants, tough scene.”

Methot ended with this: “Call me a prima-donna, I don’t care.”

Many responded, and friendly Manitobans had helpful hints for the 37-year-old.

Some told him there’s a well-regarded steakhouse just outside that particular hotel, while others had tips on how to cut down on static electricity.

Several took Methot up on his “prima-donna” offer.

Methot wasn’t even in Winnipeg with the Senators, who played in Minnesota Sunday and spent Monday here, “enjoying” a day off. They’ll take on the Jets, Tuesday.

Methot was back in Ottawa, his hometown. Where, you know, it’s never cold or dry.

Perhaps this not-so-well-aimed shot from Methot should come as no surprise.

This is a player who twice in his career went more than 100 regular-season games without scoring a goal.

March Methot bashing Winnipeg

Marc Methot, former Ottawa Senator deletes his tweets slagging Winnipeg.

Sorry, couldn’t resist.

The whole thing was comically reminiscent of the time, five years ago, when some members of the San Jose Sharks slagged Winnipeg for being cold and dark with lousy Wi-Fi.

We had all kinds of fun especially when the Jets beat the Sharks.

A local restaurant cooked up “shark bites” as a revenge dish.

Politicians weighed in, too, then-Mayor Brian Bowman offering a snide tweet about how to enable Wi-Fi and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister inviting the Sharks to “come back soon and get ready to be pouty again after your next loss.”

After hours of absorbing online face-washes to his tweet, Methot posted another.

Unlike the Sharks, who apologized for the whole thing, Methot basically doubled down.

“I can see that I’ve riled up lots of people with this post,” he noted. “I’d like to take the time to apologize for forgetting to mention another thing. 99.9 percent of players have Winnipeg on their “no trade” lists. Have a great day!”

Curiously, a couple hours later Methot had deleted the tweets, despite saying at one point he didn’t care who he offended.

It was as if the whole thing never happened.

The thing is, it happens quite a bit. This is an easy place to bash.

About a year after the Sharks fiasco, more than 40% of players polled by ESPN said Winnipeg was the last place they wanted to play.

“Always cold,” “dirty,” “just depressing,” were some of the words used to describe it.

You think those of us who live here don’t know that?

We don’t need someone who’s earning millions to tell us we’ve got issues.

The moral of the story: leave the Winnipeg-bashing to those of us who actually live here.

Or as one Twitter user put it: “Well yeah, Winnipeg is a dumpster fire. But, it’s OUR dumpster fire!”

Winnipeg Jets snatch first-round pick from Rangers

Winnipeg Jets snatch first-round pick from Rangers

The 2021-22 NHL season didn’t go the way the Winnipeg Jets had hoped, but they received some positive news as they began their off-season.

The Jets have acquired the New York Rangers 2022 first-round pick as the Rangers advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The draft pick was part of the return for the trade that sent forward Andrew Copp to the Rangers at the trade deadline. The Jets complete return was forward Morgan Barron, a 2022 second-round pick, a 2023 fifth-round pick and a 2022 conditional second-round pick that would become a first-round pick if the Rangers advanced to the conference final with Copp playing in at least half of their games along the way.

The Jets are currently slated to pick 14th in this year’s draft and will add another selection in the final four picks of round one based on where the Rangers finish their playoff run.

The trade seems to be working wonders for both sides as Copp has posted his new team’s third-highest playoff point total with 13. Regardless, he made sure to cover his bases with his new boss. According to a tweet from the Rangers, Copp jokingly apologized to GM Chris Drury for giving away the pick.

The Rangers took out the Pittsburgh Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes in the first two rounds of playoffs and now face a tall task in the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

The NHL draft is set to take place on July 7 in Montreal.

Groceries to get you ripped for the summer

Groceries to get you ripped for the summer.

Let’s face it, the pandemic put us all a little behind our summer body goals, but fear not. There’s still time to get beach-ready. Here is a list of the best groceries to get you ripped for the summer

Now that gyms are open and it’s nice enough to exercise outdoors, it’s important to get your diet in order. Having a healthy diet is just as important as exercising when it comes to building muscle and losing weight.

We’ve compiled our favourite foods that will not only help you get into great shape but won’t break the bank. Here are some of our favourites:

Greek yogurt ($5 per tub)

Groceries to get you ripped for the summer

One of the more neutral and versatile foods on our list is Greek yogurt. It stands alone well with fruit and oats and can be a key ingredient in a smoothie or shake. It’s a great source of protein and has less sugar than regular yogurt.

Egg whites ($5 per carton)

You probably know that eggs are a solid choice as far as breakfast goes, but now is the time to make the switch to egg whites. The whites have significantly less fat and cholesterol than regular whole eggs and come in a cool carton, so you don’t have to worry about cracking an egg.

Crispy Minis ($2.30 per bag)

Groceries to get you ripped for the summer

When dieting, it’s important not to completely deprive yourself of good-tasting foods. Crispy Minis have a broad selection of flavours and have options with as low as 100 calories. They are the perfect snack to fill you up and keep your taste buds happy.

Spinach ($2 per bag)

Groceries to get you ripped for the summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s hard to sneak greens into your everyday diet, but if you need to choose one, I’d recommend spinach. Your local grocery store likely sells frozen, chopped spinach, which you can sneak into any protein shake or smoothie with hardly any taste of a vegetable.

Chicken breast ($12 for 4)

Ah yes, the staple of the gym bro diet, and for good reason. Chicken breast tastes great and provides a good amount of protein. Avoid the sluggishness sometimes paired with red meat and pair your chicken breast with rice and steamed vegetables and you’re on your way to a good-looking, healthy dinner.

Now that your grocery list is complete, head to the supermarket and enjoy the best summer of your life.