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Blazers volleyball coach inducted into the North American Indigenous Athletes Hall of Fame

Thursday, February 23, 2023 @ 3:54 PM

Jayme Menzies, head coach of Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) Women's Volleyball team, has been inducted into the North American Indigenous Athletes Hall of Fame.

Menzies is a decorated and celebrated individual within Manitoba sports. She is recognized for her achievements as both athlete and coach, as well as her outstanding leadership both on and off the court.

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CMU Blazers win fifth consecutive MCAC women's basketball title

Monday, February 13, 2023 @ 10:12 AM

Perfect again. The #1 seed Canadian Mennonite University Blazers completed another undefeated season finishing with a fifth consecutive Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) Women's Basketball Championship title in front of a packed Loewen Athletic Centre in Winnipeg.

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Blazers celebrate local championship, prepare for a historic trip to volleyball nationals

Thursday, March 10, 2022 @ 10:05 AM

March 6, 2022 marked a momentous day for Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers Athletics. The Blazers men's volleyball team became the first-ever representative of the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Volleyball National Championship.

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Deaf first-year student finds place at CMU, both on the court and in class

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 1:58 PM

Adaptability might be Annika Goodbrandson's greatest strength. As a multi-sport athlete, Goodbrandson understands the importance of versatility and flexibility. Goodbrandson is lacing up for Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) Blazers women's basketball team this year, and her greatest strength will be to the test.

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CMU Blazers unveil Treaty One inspired uniforms

Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 10:28 AM

On October 24, the CMU Blazers unveiled new athletic uniforms inspired by the Treaty One land that is home to CMU.

The uniforms were designed by Indigenous artist Amber Green and feature floral patterns and "Treaty One Territory," along with other words and symbols connected to the treaty.

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A heritage moment for CMU athlete

Friday, July 2, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

We all know the saying "when one door closes, another one opens," but for many people the COVID-19 pandemic has closed a lot more doors than it has opened. That's not the case for CMU men's basketball guard Binh Nguyen, who now finds himself playing professional basketball in the VBA in his native country of Vietnam.

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Opportunity overseas proves to be a win-Nguyen for CMU shooting guard

Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 4:19 PM

After moving to Canada with his family from Vietnam at the age of nine, Binh Nguyen has always had ambitious hoop dreams. One of his goals is to finish his five years of university basketball eligibility with an undergraduate degree. However, today the six-foot guard has even bigger dreams that bring him back to Asia. An opportunity awaits for Nguyen to start a professional basketball career in his native Vietnam, as well as the chance to the country on the national men's basketball team.

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CMU Blazers Kroeker, Klassen, Hofer earn CCAA Academic All-Canadian honours

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 @ 5:10 PM

It has been almost a year since the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers and the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference were welcomed into the CCAA and on Tuesday, Tiegan Kroeker, Jana Klassen, and Carter Hofer became the first CMU student-athletes to be officially recognized by the national conference with a major award.

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CMU Blazers host first Indigenous Peoples Day

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 3:56 PM

Music by Indigenous artists pumped through the Loewen Athletic Centre at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) on January 11, as crowds of people packed full the stands for the CMU Blazers' first Indigenous Peoples Day.

CMU president Cheryl Pauls welcomed everyone in English and student athlete Dennita Cameron welcomed everyone in Cree, acknowledging the Indigenous lands upon which they all gathered. People won giveaways of bannock pizza from local Indigenous-run restaurant Feast, while cheering on their basketball and volleyball teams. Between games, renowned local hoop dancer Shanley Spence performed a hoop dance and led the crowd in a round dance.

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Blazers shutdown Bobcats to win MCAC Women’s Soccer Championship

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 9:17 AM

Goals from Susanna Derksen and Camille Plett lifted Women's Soccer to their first MCAC Conference Championship win since 2009 on Sunday afternoon, but beating the two-time defending Champions and top-seeded Brandon Bobcats was no simple task.

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