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The Manitoba Adventures of Mick E. Moose - September

by Mick E. Moose @MickEMoose_00 / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - When a Manitoba festival has "ice" in its name and features a bunch of people wearing helmets, it's impossible for a hockey mascot like myself to stay away. Though they were celebrating Iceland and vikings, and not hockey, I trekked north to Gimli as I have done for the last several years for the Icelandic Festival to join in the festivities on Aug. 5. As always, I jumped in on the parade, handed out giveaways and met tons of Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose fans. You wouldn't believe what big hockey fans all those Vikings are! And after seeing the Viking battles, I'd face Dustin Byfuglien on the ice instead of them any day!

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The Manitoba Adventures of Mick E. Moose - August

by Mick E. Moose @MickEMoose_00 / WinnipegJets.com

People may call them the "dog days of summer", but I think Manitoba should change that phrase to the "moose days of summer"! While my hockey-playing friends have gone home for the summer to train and relax, I've stayed active in this great province of ours! In July I kept myself busy with a couple trips south of Winnipeg to Carman and Morris. Boy, does southern Manitoba know how to throw a summer party!

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The Manitoba Adventures of Mick E. Moose - July 4

by Mick E. Moose @MickEMoose_00 / WinnipegJets.com

This Manitoba summer is starting to heat up! I've been doing a lot of swimming to keep cool - also a favourite activity for me and my moose friends back in Sandilands. But the weather is not the only thing heating up; there has been a ton going on and I've been visiting many festivals and events in our great province. 

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The Manitoba Adventures of Mick E. Moose

by Mick E. @MickEMoose_00 / WinnipegJets.com

Hello Jets and Moose fans! I'm back from my post-season respite and it's great to be back in Winnipeg for the summer!

The rest and recuperation of seeing family and friends in Sandilands Provincial Park is always nice after a long hockey season. Getting some of mom's home cooking, especially her famous mixed berry salad with my favourite blueberries, is a real treat!

Since I've been back living the big city life, things have been busy. Even without two hockey teams to cheer on, my summer schedule stays jam-packed!

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My nadi is full of prana

by Mick E. / Winnipeg Jets

Om…I am a calm Moose…my energy channels are flowing with life force (the whole nadi/prana thing) and I'm still in chill mode from Tuesday night's Moose seat holder yoga event at Bell MTS Place. I think everyone was surprised that I had that kind of flexibility…I was surprised that I had that kind of flexibility!

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Culture, sport and cleanups, oh my!

by Mick E. / Winnipeg Jets

If you haven't been to Islendingadagurinn, then you'll have to make this a priority for next summer, for sure! Of course I'm talking about the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, which has been a rocking good time for more than a hundred years! Originally held in Winnipeg, the festival moved to Gimli in 1932 and it's no surprise why it's been held there ever since near the beautiful shores of Lake Winnipeg and at venues in town. While I had a chance to participate in the parade, I learned just how much there is to take in during the four-day event, from Viking combat demonstrations, to the cultural exhibits, a sandcastle building contest, art show and live music (and so much more!). For the past 95 years, a Fjallkona, or Maid of the Mountain, has been crowned, but still no Moose of the Mountain…I put a suggestion in the box!

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My summer is a bloomin' and a broncin'!

by Mick E. / Winnipeg Jets

Are we having fun yet??! Yessireeeee!!!!

If you are looking for a last-minute getaway this summer, there are so many gem communities to choose from, and I'm lucky to be getting a taste of a lot of them as I continue my summer adventures across Manitoba.

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You can have summer, and hockey too!

by Mick E. / Winnipeg Jets

If you can't wait until October to get your fill of hockey, then the Manitoba Museum's new exhibit Hockey: Stories Behind our Passion could be your ticket to get through this hot, hot summer. I was there July 8 to check out all the hockey history of the exhibit. Especially cool is the Manitoba: Heart of Hockey display, which explains some of why we are so hockey crazy in this town! There's lots of great Jets and Moose stuff in there too, including some of Laine's equipment! Winnipeg is Good!

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Officially kicking off summer, Canada Day-style

by Mick E. / Winnipeg Jets

Did you realize just how many awesome things there are to do in Manitoba? I've been kept hopping these past few weeks visiting some really great places, meeting some old and new friends, helping to support some amazing causes, and having a lot of fun too!

I still have Canada Day on my mind as I had a fantastic day at both the festivities at the Forks, and at the Osborne Village Street Festival. It was great to see so many families out on what turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day. I stuck out a bit in the sea of red and white but hey, I do have antlers - I'm used to it! And of course they come in handy, making me easy to spot so you can come say "hello"!

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Trading in my winter coat for sunscreen

by Mick E. / Winnipeg Jets

Wasn't that an amazing post-season for our Jets and Moose?! It was non-stop excitement for six straight weeks - what a workout I got!

I had the chance to stretch my hooves back home in the Sandilands Provincial Forest, where I fueled up on my mom's home cooking (she throws together the best greens, and with extra blueberries, just the way I like it!) and time with friends. Everyone was super pumped to hear about the Whiteout and my adventures at the Calder Cup playoffs, and I'm still so excited, I couldn't stop talking about the game that I met Don Cherry!! What a thrill!! Everyone loved the #WPGWhiteout souvenirs I brought home too!

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