This winter was an exciting one for Jonah Ginter, a Grade 10 student at Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna, Man. From Feb. 25 to 29, he competed in the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games held in Thunder Bay, Ont. His sport? Snowshoeing. “I like the challenge snowshoeing gives me, and that it’s a unique sport and it’s not every day you meet someone who races in snowshoes, which is cool to talk about,” Ginter says.
Foothills Mennonite Church in Calgary and First Mennonite Church in Edmonton held trivia night fundraisers for Camp Valaqua on Feb. 9. Teams of six to eight people answered sets of questions, and results were posted after each set. Projections of the scores at each venue allowed teams in both cities to compare results in real time. Calgary’s Team Jemmll and Edmonton’s Not Cheating team tied for first place. By the end of the evening, a total of $5,200 was raised through team admission fees and donations.