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Stampede for special needs

You can see a rodeo, help children with disabilities receive therapeutic horseback-riding therapy, and maybe win a flight with Air Canada. The Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association is the featured charity at this year's Manitoba Stampede and Exhibition in Morris on July 20 and 21. Courtesy of Air Canada, MRDA is holding a fundraising draw with a prize of two economy-class tickets valid for travel anywhere in North America including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. Draw tickets will be available at the stampede and the ticket will be drawn there.

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Crafts for cats

A garage sale is being held to benefit Quagga Stray Cat Rescue and Cat Tails Rescue. The sale, which will be on July 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 45 Worthington Ave., features crafts and more. To donate or for more information, call 204-256-0712.

A clean dog helps other animals

You can get your dog a bath and help other animals. A dog wash, nail clipping and pet photo event is being held at the Pet Valu at 3 Reenders Dr., on July 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All monies raised at the event will benefit DArcy's ARC.

Gallop to garage sale

A gigantic garage sale is being held at Assiniboia Downs to benefit the Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association. The sale is being held on Canada Day, July 1, starting at 11 a.m. It's free admission and the track is also holding the Canada Day Stakes and horse racing starting a 1:30 p.m.

Border collie adoptions

Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue is holding an adoption fair on July 13. The event, which is being held at Pooches Playhouse, 1320 Concordia Ave. East, is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, go to www.hullshaven.org.

Feel good and fly, too

You can help children with special needs -- and possibly fly wherever WestJet flies. The Children's Rehabilitation Foundation is holding a fundraising draw with the prize two airfare tickets for anywhere the airline flies. Tickets cost $5, there are only 1,000 tickets in the draw, and the draw is taking place on July 4 at 8 p.m. Call Adell at 204-477-4587 or email alexis@crf.mb.ca.

Eat a marsh

You can look at cattails, but did you know you can eat them? The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is holding a workshop, Cooking with Cattails, on July 6 at 1 p.m. The fee is $20 per person and you will learn how to turn cattails, a good source of iron, phosphorus, dietary fiber, and vitamin K, into a healthy meal. Registration is needed by July 3. Call 204-467-3300 for more information.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 29, 2013 B6

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