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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!

I'm feeling well-rested, rejuvenated, and now that I've shed my winter coat I'm ready for another awesome Manitoba summer!

My Manitoba adventures kicked off May 27 at the 32nd annual Teddy Bears Picnic at Assiniboine Park. We almost enjoyed a full day of sunshine but as tradition would have it, we did get some rain and so it's a good thing I had my umbrella, just in case.

I've already had quite a bit of excitement over the past few weeks at events like the Transcona Hi-Neighbour Festival, the 21st annual Kids Fishing for a Cure event in Selkirk, the Pride Parade and Tim Hortons Camp Day where I got to work the drive through!

I really enjoyed the police dog show and the petting zoo at the South Winnipeg Community Centre Carnival and there were so many activities to try out at Kids Fest.

Most recently I participated in the Annual Mascot Race on Father's Day - shout out to my team of Action Man, Bin Jammin' and Green Drop, we'll get 'em next year!!

I've already made a bunch of new friends and look forward to the many more great adventures that I have planned for the summer. I can't wait to see you out and about at the various festival and events around our great province!

Here are some of the places I'll be stopping by over the next few weeks:

  • June 23 - Brain Tumour Foundation Walk
  • June 23 - Winnipeg Harvest Volunteer Recognition
  • June 23 - Garden City Community Carnival
  • June 24 - Ride Don't Hide
  • June 24 - 4th Annual Walk in the Park for Scleroderma

Follow me along my travels through my summer blog, and better yet, meet me at any and all of these great events! I'll be looking forward to a big high-five when I see you there! You can also follow me on Twitter at @MickEMoose_00.

Mick E.

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