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Please join us at Lace Up for Diabetes and Pride Parade


This Sunday, MAHCP is participating in two very worthy events and we’d love to see more members there!

Lace Up for Diabetes Canada: 8 a.m., June 4

The 2017 edition of Lace Up for Diabetes takes place on Sunday and MAHCP has a handful of sponsored spots still available.

Members interested in signing up for this event, which starts at 8 a.m. and includes a 10 km timed run, 5 km walk/run, 3 km walk/run and a Kids Fun Run, can do so at the Team MAHCP page:


There will be food and beverages, medals and prizes for the top fundraisers. The Lace Up for Diabetes event is for a wonderful cause; funds raised go towards Diabetes Canada’s programs and services, research, education and advocacy. The Canadian Diabetes Association became Diabetes Canada this past February.

Pride Winnipeg Parade: 10 a.m., June 4

And for the first time in our history, MAHCP will be marching in the Pride Winnipeg Parade and we invite all our members to join us!

There’s no RSVP required: we’re asking members to attend the rally at 10 a.m. and then assemble at the marshalling area near the Manitoba Legislature. MAHCP was given No. 46, so we believe this number may be our meet up point.

The Parade route starts at the Legislature, travels up Portage Avenue, and ends at The Forks.

This is the 30th anniversary of the Pride Winnipeg Festival, and we’re more than honoured to be a part of it. Get there early: the first 30 participants to arrive will receive a free T-shirt.

Dragon Boat cancellation

While there has been a lot of engagement with the two events listed above, unfortunately, due to not enough members signing up, we were forced to cancel our MAHCP Conquer-Oars team in the 2017 edition of the Canadian Cancer Society’s River City Dragon Boat Festival.

It was an incredibly difficult decision, but the number of participants was simply too low to put the team together. As a committee, we are exploring the possibility of entering a similar event for smaller dragon boats and will keep membership updated on this endeavour.



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