Author Archives: Jenny Gates

Welcome to Winnipeg, Tom

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Global punter Aussie Tom Hackett for the 2022/23 season and beyond. General manager Kyle Walters selected the 29-year-old in the first round, sixth overall during the 2022 Global Draft.

Heralding from Melbourne, Tom was twice honoured with the Ray Guy Award (2014, 2015) as the top punter in the NCAA during his days at Utah.

Looking forward to seeing you on the field, Tom.

Lest We Forget

COMMEMORATING ANZAC DAY APRIL 25, 2022

In lieu of our annual ANZAC Day event here in Winnipeg, here are a few links to online services that might be of interest to you.

Be sure to search around online for other opportunities to remember those killed in war and to honour returned service personnel.

 

AUSTRALIA – The National War Memorial in Canberra –  https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac-day/dawn-service

NEW ZEALAND – The Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington –  https://mch.govt.nz/anzac-day

THAILAND – thanks to Pam Sabourin for sending information about the Anzac Day Ceremony in Thailand. As Pam wrote, “I thought you might be interested in reading this – their first ceremony in 3 years. I have been there and toured Hell Fire Pass, museum and walked around the cemetery.” For all the information about watching the event – https://thailand.embassy.gov.au/files/bkok/updated%20Dawn%20Service%20Info%20Sheet%202022.pdf

“They shall no grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”

— Laurence Binyon

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

Manitoba Theatre for Young People is digitally staging a performance of this award-winning Australian production from now until October 24.

“The seas have risen, billions have died and those who are left live on farms atop skyscrapers, atop mountains. The scientists have tried everything. Floating islands sank, space probes found nothing, and the giant sponges, visible from the moon, are now rotting icons of failure.”

The play explores the unknown and the magic that exists deep in the oceans. Watch the trailer and then book a stream of The Last Great Hunt’s The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer today and enjoy the magic in your home.

Tickets are only $15, available at MTYP or by calling 204-942-8898.

Need Vegemite?

This from Toby Elson …

“I ran out of Vegemite in November. As you know, Stonewall FF hasn’t been able to get any for a while and I needed my Vegemite fix.

“So, I ordered custom jars from Australia for the same price (with shipping) compared to what I’d been paying locally for the small jars.

“All in, it was $70 for 5 large jars and took 4 weeks to arrive. It was packed really well and fun to have my named jars.

“Sign up at the Vegemite store and get 10% off your first order.”

Thanks, Toby!