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The Dauphin Friendship Centre has set a goal of raising $500 for the Breast Cancer Society through Dress for the Cause.
The Dauphin Friendship Centre played host to a Cultural Awareness Day for 13 family physician residents from the Parkland Family Medicine Residency Unit.
There's a slight change to the Dauphin Friendship Centre's Food for Thought program this year.
The Dauphin Friendship Centre is hosting an event today to say thank you for all the community support they've received for the Food for Thought program.
Protect your brains! Zombies are going to be taking over Dauphin's Main Street on Friday evening.
Fire trucks roaring through Dauphin last night was just a drill.
The Dauphin Fire Department is encouraging people to have carbon monoxide detectors in both new and old buildings.
Burning yard waste is a finable offense in the City of Dauphin, as the Dauphin Fire Department let two property owners know.
Dauphin's second annual rooftop campout for muscular dystrophy is just under two months away.
A new fire truck will soon be making its way to the Dauphin Fire Department.
The Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy is giving people a chance to see if their health is on the right foot.

DIANNE LEIGH AND MANITOBA'S ELIZABETH “MA” HENNING ANNOUNCED AS 2015 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) announced today that Dianne Leigh and Elizabeth “Ma” Henning have been selected as the 2015 inductees into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame™.

 “It is truly an honour to formally recognize these exceptional women who have paved the way for females in the Canadian country music industry today,” said Don Green, President of the Canadian Country Music Association. “Whether on the stage or behind the scenes, both Dianne Leigh and Elizabeth “Ma” Henning were leaders, trailblazers and forces to be reckoned with. The Hall of Fame Electors Committee could not have done a better job at selecting our inspirational inductees this year.”

Recognized as one of the first Canadian country female artists to achieve national recognition with awards and television exposure, Dianne Leigh first performed as a featured vocalist in the Toronto pop band, The Sapphires. By the early 1960s she was a featured vocalist in the western group, Sons of the Saddle, worked the Toronto club scene as a solo act and toured briefly playing drums in Patsy Cline’s road band.

 In 1963, Leigh recorded her first solo session in Nashville, attracting chart action on Canadian radio. Throughout her career, Leigh accumulated sixteen (16) charted singles (RPM Country Charts with six (6) Top 10 hits and three (3) #1 hits). In 1994, music trade publication, RPM, considered her the ninth top Canadian country artist of the past 30 years based on her standings in the publication’s charts.

 Leigh performed at the famed Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. She was the first recipient of the Gold Leaf Award (later known as the JUNO Awards) for Best Country Female Artist in 1970, a follow-up to her winning four consecutive Gold Leaf Awards from 1966 – 1969 for Top Female Country Artist. Dianne Leigh is the 2015 Artist Inductee into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

 “I would like to thank everyone for my nomination into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Many thanks to the CCMA,” said Dianne Leigh, of her induction. “I was completely overwhelmed when they contacted me to give me this wonderful news. This is a great honour for me after all these years in country music. It is a special award and I am honoured to receive it. Thank you to everyone that made it possible.”

 Elizabeth “Ma” Henning was born in Russia prior to moving to Canada in 1950 and settling in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Throughout her career, Henning worked as a nurse, real estate agent and created a residential and commercial development firm, eventually owning and operating hotels in several cities across Manitoba. One of her many passions was country music.

 Henning opened a country music room at The Down’s Hotel in Winnipeg which was affectionately dubbed, “Ma’s Corral”, in recognition of her loyal support and mentorship of Manitoba-based country music performers. A second venue, Trails West Inn, located in Brandon, has long been managed by her daughter. Henning went on to further champion Manitoba-based artists by launching the Downs Record Label and Downs Publishing Company.

 Henning was a director for the CCMA for many years and was CCMA President between 1985 and 1986. In 1986 she spearheaded the first televised production of the CCMA Awards aired on Global TV. In 2008, Henning was the recipient of the CCMA Hank Smith Award of Excellence. Elizabeth “Ma” Henning passed away on June 1, 2009 at the age of 76.She will posthumously receive the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Stan Klees Builder Award.

 “Our mother, known as Ma Henning to the country music community, was an extraordinary person who was so committed to everything she was involved in. We are thrilled and truly honoured that she will be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and know she would have been too,” said her children, Harold Henning, Heidi Howarth and Howard Henning.

 Inductees of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame are chosen annually by a selected Hall of Fame Electors Committee, comprised of over seventy (70) industry peers. The three-stage voting process begins in January of each year. The inductee in the Builder category receives the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Stan Klees Builder Award, established in recognition of RPM Magazine co-founder, Mr. Stan Klees, and his pioneering efforts in the creation of the CCMA Awards program.

 The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at a private industry event held during Country Music Week, in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 10 – 13.  

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About the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
Since 1984, the Canadian Country Music Association has been honouring Canadian artists and industry builders who have made long-term contributions to the growth and development of Canadian country music. In 1999, the CCMA formally merged its recognition program with a program of similar scope founded by Mr. Gary Buck, to create what today is known as the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The CCMA has partnerships with the Canadian Country Music Heritage Society (www.ccmhalloffame.com), based in Merritt, British Columbia, and the National Music Centre (www.nmc.ca), based in Calgary, Alberta to collaboratively promote and bring recognition to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame program. 

Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week of March 17:

 

The Answer _ ``Raise a Little Hell''

 

Avenues _ ``Beat Tape 1''

 

Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield _ ``Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith''

 

AWOLNATION _ ``Run''

 

Bananarama _ ``Megarama''

 

Blind Mice _ ``Sunday Songs''

 

Blue _ ``Colours''

 

Jakob Bro, Thomas Morgan & Jon Christensen _ ``Gefion''

 

Sarah Burton _ ``Make Your Own Bed''

 

Anat Cohen _ ``Luminosa''

 

Dead Tired _ ``Dead Tired''

 

Death Grips _ ``The Powers That B''

 

Game Theory _ ``Real Nighttime'' (reissue)

 

Glen Hansard _ ``It Was Triumph We Once Proposed...Songs of Jason Molina''

 

Hawk Nelson _ ``Diamonds''

 

Nic Hessler _ ``Soft Connections''

 

Houndmouth _ ``Little Neon Limelight''

 

Inventions _ ``Maze of Woods''

 

Tobias Jesso Jr. _ ``Goon''

 

John Coltrane Quintet _ ``So Many Things: The European Tour 1961''

 

Simon Joyner _ ``Grass, Branch & Bone''

 

Mark Knopfler _ ``Tracker''

 

Sam Lee & Friends _ ``The Fade in Time''

 

Liz Longley _ ``Liz Longley''

 

Nick Lutsko _ ``Etc.''

 

Matt Maher _ ``Saints and Sinners''

 

Marina and the Diamonds _ ``Froot''

 

Big Dave McLean _ ``Faded But Not Gone''

 

Milk & Bone _ ``Little Mourning''

 

Marcus Miller _ ``Afrodeezia''

 

Allison Moorer _ ``Down to Believing:

 

Joel Plaskett _ ``Joel Plaskett & The Park Avenue Sobriety Test''

 

Modest Mouse _ ``Strangers to Ourselves''

 

Moonspell _ ``Extinct''

 

Native Lights _ ``Native Lights''

 

Britt Nicole _ ``The Remixes''

 

Portable Sunsets _ ``Bless''

 

Ranger _ ``Where Evil Dwells''

 

Xavier Rudd & the United Nations _ ``Nanna''

 

San Cisco _ ``Gracetown''

 

Sleeping With Sirens _ ``Madness''

 

Sneaky Feelings _ ``Send You''

 

Jayme Stone _ ``Jayme Stone's Lomax Project''

 

Jonathan Thulin _ ``Science Fiction''

 

Tricot _ ``A N D''

 

Twin Shadow _ ``Eclipse''

 

Various Artists _ ``Insurgent'' Soundtrack

 

Various Artists _ ``Furious 7'' Soundtrack

 

Carl Verheyen _ ``Alone''

 

Wand _ ``Golem''

 

Eberhard Weber _ ``Encore''

Theatre Amisk finished "Playing On" last week, and the director is very pleased with how it turned out.
Cooking has always been her passion, and now her dream is going to come true!
Dauphin Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation has a new executive director!
A golden retriever will be doing some fundraising tonight in Dauphin for a four-legged friend of hers.
The winner of the Ron Brook Memorial Award was announced today at Farm Outlook...and it is Don Tarrant!

Need a last minute ticket for Dauphin's Countryfest?

We are only HOURS away from the gates opening for Countryfest 2015!

Don't let the PARTY OF THE SUMMER start without you! 

Weekend Passes, Day Passes, Reserved Seating, Camping and Parking will be available to purchase on site at the festival.

prices at gate: 

Weekend Passes - $239

Thursdays - $79 

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays - $89 

Reserved Seating - $60 

Camping - $89 

Day Parking - $20 

Weekend Parking - $50 

*plus applicable taxes and fees. 

You can also order through our website by clicking here

gates times:

Wednesday - 2:00pm - 11:00pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 9:00am - 11:00pm

Sunday - 9:00am -9:00pm 

 

A two goal third period powered the Dauphin Kings to a 4-2 victory over the Neepawa Natives Friday night at the Yellowhead Arena.