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Plap City Rollers are hosting a bootcamp May 7 at the Portage Curling Club at the Canad Inns. (Supplied)

Rollers kick off derby season with bootcamp

With the roller derby season not far off, local derby league Plap City Rollers are preparing for their annual Roller Derby Bootcamp in conjunction with Winnipeg Roller Derby League that teaches the roller derby basics from beginners to advanced skill levels.

Portager Titto Omana captured first place in the middlewight category at last month’s MABBA provincial qualifier. (Supplied photo)

Portager named middleweight champ

It must have been an anxious few days for Portager Titto Omana leading up to last month’s 2017 Manitoba Amateur Bodybuilding Association’s provincial qualifier. Omana had dedicated the previous year of his life in preparation for the event.

Team Canada fans cheer on the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team at the Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill in Calgary on Feb. 19, 2014. (Stuart Dryden/Postmedia Network/Files)

Small sports bars could be hit hard

One problem with trying to charge establishments that show televised sports more money for those broadcasts is that it leads to a weird philosophical debate: What exactly is a sports bar?