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Portage La Prairie Central Plains Herald Leader (Newspaper) - March 4, 2006, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
Central Plains i i i i suite la a upstanding in her Field Elm Creek woman weaves magic out of family s crops Page 13 Portage la Prairie news saturday March 4, 2006 a services a Quot Quot year 17 no. 36 in Man Johnl am my. Aam Slym Man promoting farm safety in Man. Groups join forces to reduce chances of farming mishaps 28 sports students make Cross country trek a without Ever leaving Macgregor elementary school by Jonathan Davis f Tho posters Rev up for playoff drive Macgregor Elm Creek Gladstone schools set for toughest tests 14 Portage la Prairie 5 Oakville Elie 6 Gladstone 7 Macgregor Austin 8 Central Plains Herald Leader following in the footsteps of Terry Fox is no easy feat but for Grade 5 and 6 students at Macgregor elementary school it s a Challenge they Are determined to Complete. And just like Fox the kids began their own Cross country run by symbolically dipping their toes into the Atlantic Ocean As a gesture to the Canadian runner who inspired so Many. Corey May a teacher at fun acre or elementary proposed the Chal Enge to his kids in september of 2005 after the school s annual Terry Fox run and from that Point on they be been running circles outside the school and inside the gym. As part of their regular gym classes running laps is a component May stresses is vitally important to the kids Overall fitness and Well being. Quot of a kid in Grade 5 or Grade 6 can see the benefits of running this Early and get involved in Marathon running it s a lifelong lesson they could carry through the rest of their life and stay healthy he said. May and the 25 kids in his class have deep charting their Progress during their journey. At the end of each session May carefully calculates the results and tracks them against the 7,100 Kilometres of trans Canada Highway we do about 50 Kilometres a Day on average May explained. Quot they Ive up their free time to do it. It s All one during recess time and we re raising Money for the children s Hospital in Winnipeg Quot Winnipeg s children s Hospital has special significance to Many of the students As some of their class mates have been treated there for various reasons. As they strive to Complete the full 7,100-km trek the kids metaphorically crossed the Manitoba Border on feb. 27 and Are expected to arrive in Macgregor next week. When they do students will be canvassing the Village for donations to help raise the $3,000 they re striving to generate. So far they have raised More than $1,000. Grade 6 students Karissa Wieler and Jesse Soehlig Are a part of the running project both students said they enjoy the laps and Good feelings that come with contributing to a worthy cause. Quot a whole Bunch of people liked the idea of raising Money because some of the kids in our class have gone there a lot Wieler May always stands there to cheer us on. It s pretty Good to know that we re doing something for other Jesse Soehlig also likes to run and knows the benefits of running will help improve his Overall fitness. Quot i m going to join the Marathon club and run marathons Quot said Soehlig who plans to enter the Manitoba Marathon in june. He added he has already gone through two pairs of shoes with All the Kilometres he has completed. As the kids March towards the West coast May said they Are awaiting a Sample of water from the Pacific Ocean. Once they be completed their Odyssey they will have real Salt water from doth sides of Canada to symbolize the completion of their Challenge. Quot i m really proud that they give up their free time to do such a wonderful thing for people who need it Quot May said. Up Gap k it in in ii _ jmj is % in in. In in tenon a Roubert Central Pkim hero Leader Macgregor elementary school Grade 6 student Parker Watson left and 24 classmates have run 4,500 Kilometres Worth of laps in the school s gym and Yard since september to raise Money for Winnipeg children s Hospital. 88 last of the 2005�?Ts 2005 ram Quad cab 2005 Dodge Durango #5713. Srp $36,775 Portas la pram Sau Price adventurer #5623 Srp $47,660 Portas la Prairie Sau Price 29,995 s36,905�?~ him in phone 857-3458 or 1-888-284-9914 hours open 8 to 6 Mon. Thro Fri. A sat. From 9 to 5 sales
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