The weather may be cold, but field hockey season is heating up in St. Vital.
Dakota Collegiate has just started its high school women’s field hockey season for the ninth. The team has already won its first game, 3-0 against St. Mary’s Academy.
The high school women’s hockey league plays on the field turf at Kildonan East Collegiate.
Dakota and seven other high school teams will compete in the Jean McDonald Championship Tournament on Saturday, June 8.
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The Crusty Bun Bakery and Cafe is a bustling place to get your bread in St. Vital. The bakery specializes in European-style artisan breads and baked products that are made on-site. Inside the shop there is also a cafe that seats about 30 people. The lunchtime menu offers a daily soup made from scratch, as well as sandwiches and Schnitzelburgers, which are breaded pork loins on a signature crusty bun (naturally).
Owners Andreas Ingenfeld and Friederike Brandt are from Germany and are know to regulars as Andi and Frieda.
Andi is a master baker with 29 years of professional experience. The couple has lived and worked in Switzerland, Great Britain, and Japan and they will put specific items on hold if you phone ahead. The bakery is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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The Jonathon Toews Community Centre is looking to honour a member of the St. Vital community.
The Dakota Community Centre Scholarship Award is given out annually to members who have demonstrated strong academic performance and a commitment to sport, leadership and volunteerism. The number of scholarships to be offered will be determined by the Jonathon Toews Community Centre board of directors.
Scholarships of $500 will be given out for post-secondary education for Jonathon Toews Community Centre members. Applications can be made by any member of Jonathon Toews Community Centre currently enrolled in a participating sports program who will be enrolled full-time in a recognized post-secondary education institution for the 2013 - 2014 academic year.
Applicants must have actively participated in a program at the centre or on an elite team formed from the catchment area at least five of the last seven years and must be registered with the centre in the 2012 - 2013 playing season.
Completed application forms must be received in the Jonathon Toews Community Centre office on or before May 15, 2013. The application form can be found at dakotacc.com
Krystalle Ramlahkhan is a community correspondent for St. Vital. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org