What’s for Dinner this Week..?




Spicy Sausage
Sun Dried Tomato Penne



(Adjust quantities according to desired portions)
  • Johnsonville Spicy Italian Sausage (2/$8.00*)

  • Ragu Pasta Sauce (2/$4.00*)

  • Catelli Penne Pasta (3/$5.00*)

  • Bulk White Mushrooms ($2.58/lb.*)

  • Jar of Sundried Tomatoes

  • Yellow Onion

  • Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)

    (*Stonewall Family Foods Flier, Feb 22- Feb 28)


  1. You want to start the water for your pasta at the same time that you begin to construct your sauce in order to ensure equal cooking times

  2. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil, add pasta when water beings to bubble (be sure to stir often to avoid pasta sticking)

  3. In a large non-stick frying pan, on medium/high heat, break apart and brown the sausage

  4. Chop, slice and dice mushrooms, onion and sundried tomatoes and add to pan with sausage

  5. Give this mixture a few minutes to sauté, then turn heat down and add jar of Ragu pasta sauce, let simmer for 15-20 minutes

  6. When your pasta has cooked to your desired tenderness, drain and set aside

  7. Sample your pasta sauce and season to your taste, when you are satisfied, combine sauce and pasta in large bowl

  8. Top with parmesan cheese (optional)

  9. Serve & Enjoy!!!! 

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MEDO Affinity’s Meal of the Week



The Perfect Roast Beef

Served with Roast

 Potatoes and Veg


 Beef Outside Round Over Roast ($2.98lb*)

Knorr Onion Soup Mix
(2 for $3.00*)

Bertolli Olive Oil

Eating Right Mini Carrots
(2 for $2.50*) 

*Stonewall Family Foods
Feb 15- 22 flier*

Red or White Potatoes

2 Yellow Onions

1 Head of Garlic

Celery Stalks

Herb Mixture –
dry or fresh
(rosemary, thyme, sage, or bay leave)

Salt & Pepper


Preheat oven to 240°C/475°F
Roughly chop onions, garlic, & celery
In the bottom of a large roasting pan combine a handfull of mini carrots and the veg you’ve just roughly chopped


Toss veg with a drizzle of olive oil, herbs and salt and pepper


Drizzle your roast beef with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper, place on top of the Veg in your roasting pan


Combine 1/2 water with 1/2 of a single package of Knorr Onion Soup mix, pour in bottom of roasting pan


Place your roasting tray into the pre-heated oven, turning the heat down immediately to 400°F


If you are roasting potatoes, you want to have them in the oven for the last 45 minutes of cooking time


Wash potatoes, cube or roughly chop if large, toss them with a drizzle of olive oil and salt & pepper, feel free to add your favorite herb or spice!


For a medium roast beef, cook for 1 hour, for medium-rare,
 remove roast from over 5-10 minutes earlier, for well done, leave it in for another 10-15 minutesLet your Roast Beef sit for at least 20-30 minutes before carving it]
 (the timings above are just a guideline, they can differ depending on the type of oven or size of your roast)
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Join MEDO Affinity at ‘Saturday Night Fights’

Celebrating Metis Culture in Brandon, MB


Brandon’s 10th Annual Lieutenant Governor’s Winter Festival started today and will run until February 2nd, 2013.
The free, family-friendly event will feature a Metis pavillion at the Westman Centennial Auditorium, 205 – 20th Street.
The Metis pavillion is a non-licensed venue that offers a variety of Metis cultural components through the sharing of traditional music and dance. So come and join us for some fiddle music, jigging, dancing, food and of course, great company! Kii-taam-kaa-waa-paa-mittin!! (see you there)

MEDO – Finalist for Spirit of Winnipeg Awards!!


MEDO nominated for Spirit Award
by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce


January 22nd, 2013

WINNIPEG The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce has nominated the Metis Economic Development Organization as a finalist in the start-up business category for the Spirit of Winnipeg Awards. The Spirit of Winnipeg recognizes local companies, charities and not-for-profits that have embraced change by taking a concept or idea and choosing to do things differently.

MEDO CEO Blake Russell shared his thoughts upon receiving the nomination. “The Metis have a long history of economic participation and business development in Manitoba,” he said. “MEDO continues that legacy with our interests in land development, business investment and management, employment and retail pharmacy services aimed at improved health outcomes for Metis people. Meanwhile, our financial services support Metis business growth, while our MEDO Affinity program harnesses the buying power of the Metis consumer audience through group buying among our merchant partners.”

As the crown corporation of the Metis government, building sustainability and improving the quality of life for Metis citizens remains our goal through engagement with private and public sector partnerships. This nomination supports our direction in achieving a true socio-economic business model.”

As of December 31, 2012, MEDO’s business activity has generated over $8 million for the Metis government, with an additional $1 million going to Metis-owned businesses last year through our procurement strategy. MEDO has recently invested $12 million into our property holdings and generated $3 million in revenue in 2012; a 30% increase over the previous year.  

The winner of this prestigious award will be announced Friday March 1, 2013 at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg.





The Metis Economic Development Organization (MEDO) is a business investment and management firm that works with the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and acts as its ‘crown corporation’ making key business investment decisions based on generating profit and building capacity for the long term sustainability of the Metis within Manitoba.


For more information, please contact:


John Vandale, Director of Marketing and Communications

Phone: (204) 942-7535

Cell: (204) 782-7004

E-mail: john.vandale@themedo.ca


Web: www.themedo.ca


What’s for dinner tonight??




We know you’re busy and finding time to cook itsn’t always easy…
That’s why were introducing “Monday Meals” where you’ll find what’s for dinner tonight!
(See this week’s flyer* for more great deals on everyday items!)
(Don’t forget your MEDO Affinity card!)



  • Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts ($5.98/lb*)
  • Old El Paso Thick & Chunky Salsa (2/$6.00*)
  • Tostitos Tortilla Chips (2/$6.00*)
  • Kraft Shredded Cheese ($4.98/first2*)
  • Lucerne Sour Cream ($2.98*)
  • Haas Avocados (98¢each*)
  • Red Bell Peppers ($2.78/lb*)
  • Head Lettuce ($1.28each*)
  • Tomatoes On the Vine ($2.38/lb*)
  • 1 tbsp. Of Olive Oil
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Fresh Cilantro


  1. In a non-stick skillet or frying pan, heat the oil
  2. Trim chicken breasts into strips (or smaller pieces for easier cooking) to pan along with taco seasoning and 1/3 C. Water, cook thoroughly
  3. Cut, wash and dry the lettuce, this will be the base of your salad
  4. Cube the avocados, red peppers and tomatoes and scatter over top of lettuce
  5. After letting the chicken cool, cube that as well and add to bowl
  6. Wash and dry cilantro, pick a handful of cilantro leaves, be sure not to include the stems
  7. Roughly chop cilantro, sprinkle over top of chicken
  8. Top off your salad with shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled tortilla chips
  9. Serve with salsa and sour cream
  10. Enjoy!

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Look Who We’ve Partnered With Now….

  Most recently MEDO Affinity has welcomed aboard Sandra Conrad, an Independant Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay!

Our MEDO Affinity cardholders will be offered a 20% discount on all products, plus MEDO Affinity points!

Shop with her online or call her anytime, if you don’t get her personally don’t worry! She will call you back soon.

Sandra Conrad
Independent Beauty Consultant
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Mobile:  204-291-9945
Home:  204-878-9945

Another Fabulous Merchant Partner…


MEDO Affinity is pleased to announce our most recent merchant partner – Shear Style Hair Studio, located at 11-1500 Dakota Street, Wpg, MB.

Their team of passionate hair stylsts will strive for your complete satisfaction. Shear Style specializes in everything from cuts and styles to hair repair and hair extensions!

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to prepare than a visit to Shear Style Hair Studio? Treat yourself while also collecting MEDO Affinity points! Visit their website for a full list of services offered – http://www.shearstyle.ca/services.html

Between Shear Style Hair Studio, and The Salon Professional Academy, MEDO Affinity has all of your holiday beauty needs covered!

Our Latest Merchant Partner…

MEDO Affinity couldn’t be more excited about our new merchant partner, The Salon Professional Academy!

Just in time for the holday season, The Salon Professional Academy has you covered from head to toe!
The Salon Professional Academy provides innovative beauty services at discounted prices, as well as offering a wide range of Redken products. Plus, collect MEDO Affinity points with every purchase you make!

Looking for the perfect gift? Then a gift certificate for The Salon Professional Acedemy is just what you need!

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