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February 23, 2019

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Year in review: a look back at 2017

École South Pointe School (615 Kirkbridge Dr.) welcomed its first students on Jan. 9, 2017. Vice-principal Glenys MacLeod, principal Ruthanne Dyck, Pembina Trails School Division superintendent Ted Fransen and students in Grade 5 French immersion pose for a photo in front of the school’s living wall.

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École South Pointe School (615 Kirkbridge Dr.) welcomed its first students on Jan. 9, 2017. Vice-principal Glenys MacLeod, principal Ruthanne Dyck, Pembina Trails School Division superintendent Ted Fransen and students in Grade 5 French immersion pose for a photo in front of the school’s living wall.

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July 31st saw the start of the Athletics competitions at the University of Manitoba Stadium. Les prémières compétitions d'Athlétisme ont débuté lundi au stade de l'université du Manitoba
Year in review: a look back at 2017
May 31, 2017 - Elijah Dietrich, 18, is the recipient of a $70,000 scholarship from the TD Foundation. The student at Kelvin High School was recognized for his leadership in the school community on issues of recycling, student life, and student business development. (DANIELLE DASILVA/SOUWESTER/CANSTAR) (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
May 24, 2017 - Diversity, reconciliation, and sustainability were the focus of Pembina Trails School Division’s Canada 150 celebration on May 24. More than 15,000 students assembled at Investors Group Field to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation and reflect on Canada’s heritage.  (DANIELLE DA SILVA/CANSTAR/SOUWESTER)
April 19, 2017 - The Yazidi community in Winnipeg celebrates the new year with a community dinner at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Traditions include dyeing hard boiled eggs, wearing red, and playing games with eggs to see who's will crack first. The community has grown significantly in the past year due to the work of Operation Ezra which is sponsoring Yazidi refugees to come to Winnipeg. (Danielle Da Silva/Sou'wester/Canstar)
The International Astronomical Union recently named an asteroid after Stanley Runge, a longtime amateur astronomer and Richmond West local, for his contributions to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.  (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud and minister Bob Gilbert are leading a new initiative to serve Winnipeg’s homeless at Augustine United Church called Just A Warm Sleep. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Hundreds of students, staff, faculty, and dignitaries at the University of Manitoba celebrated the institution’s 140th birthday on Feb. 28 on the Fort Garry campus. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
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City Coun. Jenny Gerbasi is the president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.  (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Loizza Aquino, a Grade 12 student at Vincent Massey Collegiate, is one of 20 graduating high school students across the country to receive the $70,000 TD Scholarship for Community Leadership.  (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Colleen Kuruluk, manager of the PowerSmart program at Manitoba Hydro; Bill Elliott, president and CEO of FortWhyte Alive; and Ron Seftel, CEO of Bullfrog Power, pose for a photo next to FortWhyte Alive's new 60 kilowatt solar plant. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Samer Habib, 23, is preparing to make an asylum claim to remain in Canada. The Fort Rouge resident fears persecution based on his sexual orientation if he is forced to return to Egypt. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Sila Rogan,17, won a $100,000 scholarship to attend a Canadian university of her choice from the Loran Scholars Foundation. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
A special prayer was held at the Winnipeg Grand Mosque (2445 Waverley St.)  to mourn the six people who died and 19 more injured when a shooter opened fire at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Students from Kelvin High School gathered at the legislature on April 5 to call on the provincial government to restore funding for a gym expansion. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
John Scott, senior vice-president of development with Ivanhoé Cambridge, takes media through a tour of Outlet Collection Winnipeg prior to its opening on May 3. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)

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