Chloe Medwid, seven, Ava Medwid, 10, enjoy a blizzard treat at the local Dairy Queen, Thursday.
Dairy Queen stores across the country hosted the 20th annual Miracle Treat Day, Thursday, with proceeds Blizzard treat sales going to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and other local children’s charities.
Referee Cole Zwiep keeps a close eye on the action as A.J. Sanchez tries to escape a hold applied by Headline Shaun Mertens as Canadian Wrestling’s Elite made its return to Dauphin, Friday, at the Watson Arts Centre in front of about 60 people.
The event featured five matches including Zombie Killer MENTALLO defending the CWE Championship against EZ Ryder.
More than 100 people took part in the annual Night Light Golf Tournament, Friday at the Dauphin Lake Golf Club.
There were prizes for the best lit golf cart, a hole-in-one contest, putting contest and chase the ace, with proceeds going to the multi-sport court at Dauphin Beach, which is expected to be in use next year.
When the Canada Senior Games take place in Kamloops, B.C., Aug. 23 to 26, a group of athletes from Dauphin will be part of the Manitoba contingent competing in the ice hockey 65+ event.
Jim Steiner, Brad Carefoot, Randy Daley, Larry Budzinski and Uwe Janson will open the tournament, Aug. 23 when Manitoba faces Vintage Edmonton.
Tom Carberry is coach of Manitoba’s 65+ team, which has been praticing in Dauphin in preparation of the games. He joked about the team taking pity on him because he couldn’t skate anymore.
“So they got me coaching just to give me something to do,” he added. “This same group went to the last Canada Senior Games in New Brunswick pre-pandemic. So this is the first time since.”
Most of the provinces have playdowns to determine a representative. But Manitoba only has the one team in the 65+ category.
There will be two teams from Alberta and Ontario, and one each from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and B.C.
Teams will play a round-robin, Aug. 23 to 25, with the medal round on Aug. 26.
The rest of the team is from the Westman area, primarily Brandon, with some hailing from the Virden-Souris area and one from Shilo.
“They’re guys that are basically the core of the team from the last games that were held. Brian Evenson is the manager. He’s from Minnedosa, and he;’s sort of the glue that holds us all together,” Carberry said.
The team’s expectations are simple - come back alive, Carberry said.
At the last Canada Senior Games in New Brunswick, Manitoba lost all their games and only scored one or two goals.
“So we’re hoping for maybe three goals this time and everybody healthy,” Carberry said.
The main goal is to have fun. While some players are competitive, the goal of the tournament is to have fun.
“Some of the teams have guys that have played a pretty high level of hockey. So have some of ours, but we’re showing our age now,” Carberry stated, adding there is a 75+ age group competing in Kamloops, as well. “Have some fun, get some exercise, build some comradery and, of course, the most important things is not hurt our pride too much,” he said
Shelly Love chips out of the bunker on no. 11 on her way to winning the Dauphin Ladies Golf Club Championship, Sunday.
Love needed an extra hole to beat Linda Kitching after they finished tied with an 83.
Beth Tarrant won the first flight with a 104 and Laurie Vandendool was the second flight winner, shooting a 111.
Kitching was the low net winner with a 62.
Shortly after 3 p.m., Aug. 9, the Dauphin Fire Department was dispatched to assist Ochre River Fire Department with a water rescue on Dauphin Lake.
A boat had overturned sending both occupants into the water.
The mission was a success, with both of the boaters returning to land unharmed.
Thanks is extended to the civilians that assisted in bringing boaters and their boat back to shore.
Dauphin Consumers Co-op is looking into the possibility of starting a Citizens on Patrol Program in Dauphin.
The local business had a table set up at their food store, Wednesday and Thursday, offering information to interested patrons.
Co-op asset protection/safety manager Richard Ives said the first discussion took place in early May.
“And then we heard about all the stuff going on in our community and thought that maybe we could somehow help out as a Co-op. We’re a part of the community and a big part of Dauphin. We thought that maybe this is an avenue that we could take and try and get off the ground,” he said.
Response to the initiative was light on Wednesday, but picked up the next day.
“We’re giving out lots of information today. Hopefully in the weeks to come, we get the applications back and enough interest to start a group in Dauphin. Then we can start up some training and all that,” he said.
Details of what the program will look like have yet to be worked out. Ives said they will have to work with the City of Dauphin and RCMP to determine where support is needed.
“Is it weekends? Evenings? Later mornings? And with a crew of two per vehicle and a few vehicles, hopefully, on the road at those times, just to drive around and be an extra set of eyes for the community of Dauphin,” he said, adding as soon as they have a good number of people willing to take part, they can take the next step to start the program.
About 35 people have expressed an interest in joining the program, which Ives finds encouraging. He adds there is no limit to how many people they will accept into the program.
“I think the more the merrier. It takes less pressure off everybody else and less commitment if there’s a lot more volunteers. But if we have to start small, we’ll start small and go from there,” he said.
Anyone interested in acquiring more information on the program can visit the local Co-op food store administration office and ask for Ives.
The fifth annual Dauphin Memorial Ride hit the road, Saturday, to raise money for the Dauphin Hospital Foundation.
About 60 motorcycles and vehicles left Dauphin on their way to Roblin, where they were met by another group of riders.
They then continued on to Lake of the Prairies and the Shellmouth Dam before heading to Rossburn.
The Parkland Pirates youth rugby program is starting to pay dividends when it comes to local players representing the province.
Nine Dauphin athletes and one coach represented Manitoba at the 2022 Western Canada Rugby Championships, July 28 to 31, in Kelowna, B.C.
Aaron Miner coached the U16 boys, which also included Dauphin’s Sully Fox, Will Miner and Lars Gudbjartson.
Dauphin was also represented by Chloe Fletcher, Brooke Miner and Emma Fox on the U18 girls team and by Jospeh Lopez, Oliver Dandeneau and Kyle Lunsted on the U18 boys squad.
Check this week's Dauphin Herald for the full rundown!
Former Dauphin King Nakodan Greyeyes demonstrates a drill working on backhand passes at the Elite Skills and Skating camp, Aug. 2, at Credit Union Place in Dauphin.
The week-long camp for the 31 U11 and U13 players who registered featured two on-ice sessions with Greyeyes and former King Grady Hobbs and dryland training with strength and conditioning coach Haley Choma.