Take a Quick Tour Down Park

Running along the Winnipeg River, it’s the street you head down if you want to get to the town dock, where the annual ice fishing derby takes place. It also allows access to the town’s two banks, two hotels, dental clinic, and a lot more. Needless to say, Park Avenue has changed a lot over the decades. Let’s take a quick trip back in time. Photos courtesy of the Lac du Bonnet and District Historical Society except where noted. Continue reading

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This 70-Year-Old is Still Running Marathons

One of the newest members of the Manitoba Runners’ Association (MRA) Hall of Fame hails from right here in Lac du Bonnet. Leon Clegg, 70, was inducted into the MRA Hall of Fame in April of 2017 for his achievements in pounding the pavement over the past several decades.

Even at 70, he’s still an avid runner. He first got into running in his mid-30s. Clegg used to play tennis, and took up running for reasons of convenience. “It’s something you can do yourself; you don’t need a partner,” he says. “I just love being outdoors.” Continue reading