Dino's is celebrating 20 years, and what better way to celebrate a big birthday than with an even bigger Pillow Fight!
Listen to CFRY and MIX 96 for your cue to call.
Win a Simple and Pure Spa Pillow valued at $60 by correctly identifying the person who says 'Hello Dino' (see list of local residents below) and you will punch your ticket to the finale for a chance to win the grand prize a queen size Sealy posturepedic plush euro pillowtop windflower bed, worth $1500!
Qualifiers will square off on Friday, September 27th at Dino's during the Live Action Broadcast, tossing their pillows onto a mattress; closest to the target takes home the Sealy Posturepedic Euro-top Grand Prize of a Queen size bed from Dino's Appliance & Mattress Centre!
Her entry was chosen for both the photo and her short story:
"The very best thing about the Prairies are the skies. My favorite memories include packing up supper and the kids and heading to the guys working in the field. It takes a lot of hours and we hardly get to see our farmers, so we go to them. Our kids love the chance to see dad , grandpas, and uncles working hard in the fields. The beauty of the prairies' has no end to a photographer like myself. Proud to be a farm family and a prairie girl, born and raised."
Most of us will agree, the Prairies and the Central Plains are a very special place. Mix 96, CFRY and Ag West Equipment want to find out how special they are to you.
Submit a picture and short story below that shows your connection to the prairies. A favorite memory, a crazy adventure, something beautiful unique to the area....as long as it shows a connection to the prairies....you will have a chance to win. The prize is an awesome gift basket of things unique to our region...a brand new BBQ with a family pack of Manitoba steaks as well as a Made In Manitoba Gift Basket from Bison Boutique in Macgregor!
If we read your story on the air or post your picture online, you'll be judged in the finals. Winner will be announced on the morning show, May 28th.
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"Being a Proud Manitoban means having strength, cause anyone that lives here knows that you have to be strong to last these LONG winters. Then when you finally get used to the cold and come to terms with the fact that the snow will never leave, the mosquitoes and plus 30 weather comes out. The prairie runs deep in our veins! Our families are from here and our families, families too. Now we have two little boys that are though little farm boys! They go outside rain, shine or 20 feet of snow. We couldn’t keep them inside if we tried. We’ve lived near this little town called Rathwell for 3 years now. We’ve been told we live in the middle of nowhere, because we do! Buying this sweet little 10acres in the middle of nowhere is the best thing we could have ever done. I wouldn’t have any other way…"
Heather McLellan, Qualifier No. 9
"The best things about growing up in the country was seeing my Grandpa everyday. He would come out to farm with my Dad. I remember summers of biking down to see them, taking them iced tea if they were close by and going for a ride in the tractor... or the time I tried to help Dad and caught the stubble on fire! The best times were a table full of men eating lunch or dinners in the field...your legs all cut up from running through the harvested field. I loved how I could talk my Grandpa Kitson into helping me finish the garden chores! I loved being outdoors and "exploring" old buildings with friends who would bike over, or ride their horse. Our area was flat, but beautiful. There are just too many memories! By far my greatest memory is the round barn. It is unique and was quite sharp in it's day. It reminds me home."
Sandra Duchak, Qualifer No. 10
"As kids growing up on a farm, we always had ponies or horses. We drove our ponies to the one room school and raced them in the pony chariots races around Manitoba. In later years brother Ross Raised the big Belgium horses. I was given the priviledge to drive one of his teams at "Pioneer Days" at the Fort La Reine Museum in Portage. I love to drive those beautiful animals."
Eric Tesarski, Qualifier No. 11
"Last summer I bought a new camera and needed to break it in. I walked around town with a friend all day, but later in the evening when we parted ways I just wasn't satisfied yet. I walked along the 240 highway north to take a few more pictures as the sun set. While I was changing lenses I turned around for seemingly no reason and saw the tree that is in my picture. I had to photograph it. I am glad to live in such a wonderful place where the natural beauty is not overcome by concrete and asphalt."
Bill Garrioch, Qualifier No. 12
"Proud to take a walk by Garrioch creek or a stroll by Garrioch drive. Here's the back story: Reverend Alfred Garrioch of St. Mary's church negotiated with Louis Riel during the Red River Rebellion in 1869-70. He attempted to free prisoners, but ended up one himself. He was later Ordained as an Anglican Priest and to this day his name lives on. We all have unique history to the Prairies and that is why I love my home."
Barb Jack, Qualifier No. 13
"The Prairies have amazingly stunning sunrises and sunsets. I have lived in several other regions of Canada and they are by far the most awesome on the Prairies... I have MANY pictures to prove this"
Sheree Cote Qualifier No. 14
" The picture was taken this past winter just 5 minutes south of Portage. The sun was setting with these beautiful sundogs"
Violet Enns, Qualifier No. 15
"One prairie experience I will never forget is the tornado that developed over our yard south of Oakville on June 22nd 2007, the same time as the one that ripped through Elie. It was the closest I would ever want to be to a tornado. This one touched down a couple of miles South East of the yard we lived on at the time. So thankful that no one was injured or killed..."
Krysta Giesbrecht, Qualifier No. 16
Something is happening next week in Portage... that has the ladies of Portage talking!
SEE what we mean by SOLVING THE PUZZLE below ;)
Luke McMaster is performing the Glesby Centre in support of the Portage Plains United Way on Wednesday October 2nd... and we want you there! We're giving away tickets twice on Friday and every morning leading up the show. Drop by the Glesby Centre box office to guarantee your spot or get your tickets online right now!
HINT: Here's a more "covered up" version of the photo in the puzzle...