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Snowmobilers are Heading South This Week in a Fund Raising Ride.

The Lions Journey for Sight starts in Flin Flon at 9:45 Wednesday morning.  The Journey is an annual fundraiser for the Lions Eye Bank of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario.  Committee Chair Dave Mullin of the Swan River Lions Club says about 25 snowmobilers from across Manitoba will leave from the Walmart parking lot with a stop in Cranberry Portage before spending the night in The Pas….


“The second day we leave The Pas.  We’ll stop at a few places as far as Mafeking, Overflow and Bowsman on the way down and we’ll end up in Swan River and spend the night there.  The next day we’ll split between the two groups and one group goes the Dauphin way stopping at all kinds of places at Ethelbert, Gilbert Plains all the way around there and another group will go through Benito, Roblin, Russell, Binscarth and end up in Birtle.  And then that last day we meet up at Neepawa for lunch, stop at a couple of different places on the way and then we’ll head down toward Carberry, hit the number one highway and Saturday about four o’clock we’ll be in Brandon.”


In the past the Journey has raised between 70 and 80 thousand dollars for the Lions Eye Bank.


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