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Kids who are navigating their first Manitoba winter once again got the chance to learn how to embrace the season.

Rossbrook House teamed up with Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) for the fifth annual Cold City, Warm Hearts.

On Wednesday night, about 140 school-aged participants of both organizations headed to FortWhyte Alive to try their hands at a slew of quintessentially winter activities like snowshoeing, tobogganing, tug-of-wars and a bannock bake on an open fire.

The event is the brainchild of past Rossbrook House board president Brenda Hasiuk, thought up during a particularly frosty February in 2017. The neighbourhood drop-in centre had just finished its own winter games, which were a huge hit amongst the kids.

“I also knew that right down the street was IRCOM,” she recalled in an interview with CTV Morning Live Winnipeg.

“Some of those kids were here for their first time, and …

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