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A Different Kind of Race

The Pain in the ASSiniboine Race is a great new event that combines some of the best “scenic cycling” our city has to offer with a “pleasurable paddle” on the Assiniboine.

The Race begins at the Forks Market where participants cycle 32 km over a series of river trails, single track, paved roads and limestone trail until you reach Beaudry Park in Headingly, Manitoba.

From Beaudry Park, racers will paddle 32 km by canoe (teams) or kayak (solo) down river to the finish line at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.

This year Dennis Leneveu finished first in the Male Solo category. The significant part is that he is 65 years old proving once again that amazing feats happen at any age! Dennis took 1:11:01 to cycle out to Headingly and 2:20:29 to paddle from Beaudry to the Forks. Way to go Dennis!

For more information about this event please visit the Pain in the ASSiniboine Website

Police Academy Older Adult Division

One of the great programs that is being offered at several of our 55+ Centres across Manitoba is the Police Academy Older Adult Division. The content of the program is presented by a Winnipeg Police Officer, a RCMP Officer as well as other presenters that are specific to some of the different topics that are covered.  The program is not only very informative but also a fun event in itself as you can see from the pictures below.  This program covers a wide range of different topics which you can read more about right here on our website.


Manitoba Council on Aging Recognition Awards

The Manitoba Council on Aging has sent a call for nominations for this years Aging Recognition Awards.

The Recognition Awards are offered in three categories:

  1. Senior volunteers who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities;
  2. Volunteers of any age who have made extraordinary contributions to the lives of seniors; and
  3. Intergenerational groups/initiatives that have made extraordinary contributions through activities that encourage and inspire interaction between younger and older generations.

Please see the attached PDF files for more information.

Letter from MCA chair
Poster 2013
Nomination Form for 2013

French Versions of above Documents

Letter from MCA chair
Poster 2013
Nomination Form 2013

Our Award of Commitment Winners!

Congratulations to all of our Award of Commitment 2013 nominees but specifically to our winners Rod Bollman and Peter Isaak. A special thank you to all our volunteers for the amazing work that you do at our member centres. Here are the winners accepting their award from our President Lee Hanson during our AGM lunch yesterday at the Jonathan Toews Community Centre in Winnipeg.

June 1st Intergenerational Day Canada

Did you know that today is Intergenerational Day in Canada?

As explained on the website:

Intergenerational Day Canada June 1st provides an easy opportunity to raise awareness in classrooms and in daily life of the many benefits that simple and respectful connections between generations bring to education, health and community safety. Stereotypes of both young and older people are broken down when they learn about each other. Isolation is diminished and empathy grows in both directions. Intergenerational Day Canada makes a powerful statement about the value of generational connecting within each and everyone’s neighbourhood.

To read the entire news release visit the following link.