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Should Manitoba be allowed to have its own national team in intl sports tournaments?

With all of the silly Quebec threads posted on recently here for no apparent reason why not let Manitoba have our own international sport teams competing against the world if Scotland and England can why not the Keystone province too?
     
     
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What would Manitobans compete in though? Skidooing? Knife throwing? Ice fishing? Potato sack racing?
     
     
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What would Manitobans compete in though? Skidooing? Knife throwing? Ice fishing? Potato sack racing?
Knife throwing what the heck...
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Definitely knife throwing and pierogi eating contests.
     
     
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Definitely knife throwing and pierogi eating contests.
Underaged pulling beer from the bar!
     
     
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Underaged pulling beer from the bar!
Sigghhh....You just ruined the thread with that comment.
     
     
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Definitely knife throwing and pierogi eating contests.
Oh Alberta has you hosers beat on that, wait... hoser is a term for a Canadian...
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Yes... but why stop at the provincial level? All cities should have their own international sports teams, or we could break it up by neighborhood, actually.

It would all be equally meaningful...
     
     
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"Should Manitoba be allowed to have its own national team in intl sports tournaments?"



Go for it, they will almost always place last and never be taken seriously. A small population means a small pool of talent. I mean you might pull off best Curling Team from time to time but any other real sport good luck placing. You may not even qualify for events most of the time.

How many more non-urban threads can you start up today?
     
     
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I mean you might pull off best Curling Team from time to time but any other real sport good luck placing.
Don't forget knife and axe throwing.
     
     
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What's up with this spelling of perogy? My wife is Ukrainian from behind the garlic curtain in SK and that's not how her family spells it. If it's the Polish spelling, then it's wrong (according to the Ukes)
edit. wasn't aware there was so many English spellings.
     
     
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What's up with this spelling of perogy? My wife is Ukrainian from behind the garlic curtain in SK and that's not how her family spells it. If it's the Polish spelling, then it's wrong (according to the Ukes)
edit. wasn't aware there was so many English spellings.
Does she make pyerojis at home?
     
     
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Does she make pyerojis at home?
     
     
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What's up with this spelling of perogy? My wife is Ukrainian from behind the garlic curtain in SK and that's not how her family spells it. If it's the Polish spelling, then it's wrong (according to the Ukes)
edit. wasn't aware there was so many English spellings.
There are many spellings but that seems to be the most common one by far.

What is the alternative? п’єроги?
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There are many spellings but that seems to be the most common one by far.

What is the alternative? п’єроги?
The technical Ukrainian terms would be:

Пироги (Pyrohy) and Вареники (Varenyky).

Pyrohy are fried; Varenyky are boiled (comes from the verb Varyty, which is to boil).

In Canada, we've generally never said Varenyky, but gone with Perogy (pre-standard transliteration, which is still in flux, and the Ukrainian style h doesn't really exist in English, though it's close).

Fun fact... Perogy or Pierogi are already plural words, so when we sat perogies or pierogis, we're pluralizing a plural.
     
     
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Manitoba would be a world power in curling, that much I can say for sure.

I think we'd be decent at hockey, obviously not up there with ROC, USA and Russia but maybe in with the tier two countries like Slovakia.

Beyond that who cares... if we stink at men's soccer, well, that's no different than the current situation.

I could get behind this plan thurmas
     
     
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Incidentally perogies are my favourite food. If I was being sent to the gallows and had to choose my last meal it would be perogies, fried onions, a generous dollop of sour cream, and some garlic sausage on the side. Might as well wash it down with some vodka too. OH YEAH
     
     
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Manitoba would be a world power in curling, that much I can say for sure.

I think we'd be decent at hockey, obviously not up there with ROC, USA and Russia but maybe in with the tier two countries like Slovakia.

Beyond that who cares... if we stink at men's soccer, well, that's no different than the current situation.

I could get behind this plan thurmas
Et tu, esquire?
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I give you Team Manitoba:

Helm-Toews-Stone
Martinook-Steen-Weise
Calvert-Zajac-Reaves
Leipsic-Eakin-Fehr

Keith-Hamonic
Edmundson-Stone
Pulock-Bowey

Reimer
Driedger

There's also an impressive crop of Manitoba kids coming up through the WHL right now which would probably beef up the depth in another year or so. Joel Hofer and Max Paddock could duke it out for the backup goalie role, and you'd think there would have to be room for scoring ace Seth Jarvis and defensive playmakers Dawson Barteaux and Max Martin.

Maybe not gold medal material but they'd win some games.
     
     
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