What’s the next chapter in Neepawa’s story?

What is Neepawa Tourism doing now?

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The Neepawa Tourism Task Force members as they appeared at the branding reveal on May 25 at ArtsForward. The team posed with the logo and tagline for the new tourism campaign, and a barbecue was held.

By Cassandra Wehrhahn

Neepawa Banner & Press

Every town needs tourism. Just over three months ago, on May 22, Neepawa’s branding received a bit of a face lift thanks to members of the Neepawa Tourism Committee and the aid of Travel Manitoba and McKim Communications Group of Winnipeg. The re-branding initiative, with the slogan “where stories take a beautiful turn”, aims to bring more travellers to the community and to improve Neepawa’s tourism profile on a provincial and national level. But what is Neepawa Tourism doing now?

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Looking back - 1978: Barbershoppers enjoy family weekend

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Paying rapt attention to director Clare Fandry of Langenburg, Barbershoppers sing for the audience in the outdoor Jamboree Hall at Clear Lake Saturday afternoon, 1978. Taking turns directing the large chorus were Russ Strahl of Brandon, Ron McKelvy of Neepawa, Les Innes of Saskatoon, Earl Banks of Regina, as well as Clare Fandry. Master of ceremonies was George Smellie of Winnipeg.

By Cassandra Wehrhahn

Neepawa Banner & Press

110 years ago,


August 28, 1908

A Galician, who was walking from Kemnay to Brandon, was assaulted and robbed by a party of Eastern Canada harvesters.

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Gladstone Royal Purple disbands

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Cheque presentations of $464.72 each were recently made by the Gladstone Purple to Gladstone Pool instructor Emily McBride and Todd Clayton of Gladstone Arena executive. Leslie Boden, treasurer, presented the cheques.


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The Gladstone Royal Purple held their last meeting on June 28, 2018. This lodge has been operating for 69 years and it was with mixed feelings that at our March meeting the decision was made unanimously to disband.

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Out of Helen's Kitchen - Beets

By Helen Drysdale

Neepawa Banner & Press

Since ancient times, the tops of beets were eaten as food. The beet root was used for medicinal properties such as treating constipation, curing fevers, skin disorders and wounds.

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Thumbs up - To staff and lifeguards


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Thumbs up to the staff and lifeguards at the Neepawa Pool for their hard work and dedication to the lessons, swim team and public swimming during the hot days of summer 2018.

Danielle Carefoot

Neepawa, MB