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Winnipeg Free Press - - YOUR SAY -

How many Cana­dian cities, let alone those with fewer than a mil­lion peo­ple, could of­fer what Win­nipeg did in just this past week?

We’ve had an out­stand­ing NHL team de­liver a play­off win to an au­di­ence of 15,000 fans in­side and up to 10,000 fans out­side the Bell-MTS Cen­tre, twice.

Jen­nifer Jones’ women’s curl­ing team won their 26th straight game, in­clud­ing the world cham­pi­onship re­cently.

At the same time, the Win­nipeg Com­edy Fes­ti­val sold out a per­for­mance of Roseanne Barr; we had the stun­ning Cana­dian de­but of An­gel Blue, an in­ter­na­tional opera star, in La Travi­ata; two Win­nipeg restau­rants made the Cana­dian Top

100 list; the Win­nipeg based, in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned Ex­per­i­men­tal Lakes Area cel­e­brated the be­gin­ning of its 50th year of fresh­wa­ter re­search; peo­ple con­tin­ued to make the Cana­dian Mu­seum for Hu­man Rights a des­ti­na­tion visit; and plans for the Win­nipeg Art Gallery to ex­hibit the world’s most com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion of Inuit art con­tinue to forge ahead... and that’s a short list. I chal­lenge Free Press read­ers to add to this list.

IAN DAVIES

Win­nipeg

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