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These Manitoba Hockey Fans Celebrated Ukraine By Tossing Sausages At A Washing Machine

This is Peak Manitoba.

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The Dauphin Kings hockey team in Manitoba just held their first-ever Ukrainian Night, featuring lots of Ukrainian food, music, and dance.

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Members of the Ukrainian community greeting fans...and Ukie platter at the concession! #UkrainianNight

Look at these adorable kids in their traditional Ukrainian clothes!

Head Coach Marc Berry told BuzzFeed Canada the arena also played Ukrainian music throughout the night between periods and during stoppages in play.
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Head Coach Marc Berry told BuzzFeed Canada the arena also played Ukrainian music throughout the night between periods and during stoppages in play.

The most amazing part of the night, though, was the sausage toss.

Fans could buy fake kielbasa (also spelled kubasa or kubassa) for $1 a pop.
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Fans could buy fake kielbasa (also spelled kubasa or kubassa) for $1 a pop.

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An old washing machine was wheeled onto the ice and everyone tried to throw their sausage into the opening for a chance to win cash prizes.

"The actual sausage used was rolled-up garden hose [that was] wrapped by a local meat processor," Berry said. "It's against Ukrainian custom to throw food."

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The night was a big success, and Berry said the Kings hope to make Ukrainian Night an annual thing.

Watch the sausage toss in all its glory:

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Stay beautiful, Manitoba.

[H/T ChrisD.ca]

Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

Contact Ishmael N. Daro at ishmael.daro@buzzfeed.com.

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