WINNIPEG – Winnipeggers flocked to The Forks, Osborne Village and the Manitoba Legislative Building on Canada Day despite a cool start to the day.
“We have all different kind of nationalities, far and wide, and that’s what makes Canada,” one woman said Tuesday.
For the fourth consecutive year, thousands turned out for the “Living Flag,” this year at The Forks. The Downtown BIZ’s Signy Gerrard said last year Winnipeg drew the largest crowd across Canada, and despite the rain, the turnout was phenomenal this year.
“Winnipeggers are tough and resilient people and they still came out in droves today,” she said.
A 21 gun salute was performed by the 38 Brigade at noon the Manitoba Legislative Building.
At the Osborne Street Festival, musicians took to the road, food trucks were on site, and hot coffee was an essential during the cool day.