Virden and the surrounding area will no longer be hosting the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games.
While a large number of volunteers stepped forward to help with the games, many were unable to commit to the length of time required for the games.
Virden mayor Jeff McConnell is disappointed that they won't have the opportunity to showcase the community to visitors, but is excited about the prospect of hosting large-scale events in the future based on the number of interested volunteers.
The Games are now in need of a new host location in time for the 2018 start date and is now reviewing previous bidders and hosts like Thompson, and the joint hosting communities of Winkler and Morden.
The Dauphin Minor Hockey Association drew their Raffle Booklet prize winners Monday.
The third prize winner of a 55" TV (donated by Canadian Tire) was Erin Crowe of Dauphin.
The second prize winner of 12 rounds of golf with cart at the Gilbert Plains Country Club and 12 rounds of golf with cart at the Dauphin Lake Golf Resort was Muriel Rowe of Dauphin.
The first prize of two VIP Countryfest tickets with camp site was Sherry Mitchell of Winnipeg.
Dauphin Minor Hockey congratulates the winners and thanks all for their support of Dauphin Minor Hockey.
The Parkland Junior Curling Tour wrapped up at the Dauphin Curling Club with their championships over the weekend.
Hanne Jensen and the Catalyst Credit Union Team defeated skip Carter Williamson and Kelleher Ford 6-3 in semis to punch their ticket to the final.
In the other semi-final Emma Jensen and her Johnston & Company / Maple Leaf Construction crew edged Nolan Hadway and his Gilbert Plains Co-Op team 6-5.
In the all-Jensen final it was Hanne who was victorious, defeating Emma 10-2.
Hanna Jensen took home $500 as champion. Emma earned $200 with her second place finish, and third and fourth place teams earned $100 each.
On the consolation side skip Brock Stephen and Timber Mart Northern Specialties downed Anya Jackson and the Grandview Pharmacy 9-1 in a semi-final. In the other semi-final skip Shaelynn Lukey and her Swan Valley Credit Union team doubled Karter Meyn and the Valley Plumbing & Heating squad 10-5.
Brock Stephen took home $200 with a consolation final victory over Shaelynn Lukey. Lukey earned $100 as the runner up. Third and fouth place each earned $50.
The coaches and players also voted on their all-star selections.
PARK FIR ALL-STARS
ALL-STAR LEAD: ETHAN TREVELLYAN
ALL-STAR SECOND: DELANEY BETCHER
ALL-STAR THIRD: LAURYN KUZYK
ALL-STAR SKIP: EMMA JENSEN