The Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon is months away but the early bird registration is available on the website at www.wpshalfmarathon.ca. This year’s race will honour the late Joanne Schiewe who passed away from brain cancer just two months ago. She had battled the same disease which besets Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip and was an inspiration to anyone who knew her. She ran in this past May’s race and battled to the end. Here’s my conversation with Sgt Nick Paulet of the WPS, who chairs the race, along with a video with Joanne recorded only months before she passed.