What to do, what to do. Here it is just before 9 am on Dec 31 and I still don’t have a plan on what to do tonight. Well maybe going through a quick list of what Winnipeg has to offer can help me make up my mind.
Starting at the centre of it all, Winnipeg’s historic Forks Market, is doing a family friendly First Night Celebration. It’s a day long event, complete with ice skating on the winding trails that crisscross through the site. The frozen Assiniboine River forms the worlds largest outdoor skating trail. Sorry Ottawa, but once again Winnipeg’s rink reigns supreme, check out the Video. It promises to be a chilly day hovering in the minus 20’s Celsius so hot chocolate and coffee would warm up the body while waiting for the fireworks tonight.
At 10:00 pm, Archangel Fireworks is putting on a display of award-winning proportions at The Forks. If earlier years are any indication tonight’s display should get the ooohhhs and aaahhhs out of the frozen crowd.
But I really don’t feel like freezing my tookus off tonight, so how bout a party? Looks like the Winnipeg Convention Center is hosting a London themed event. Singles need not despair, Meet Market Adventures is hosting a singles event at Movado.
The restaurant scene is going to be hopping, do those poor chefs ever get a night off?? Corydon Ave , Winnipeg’s Little Italy, is sure to be packed with revellers. As is the French Quarter of St. Boniface, for those looking for a provincial treat. Maybe I could hit Osborne Village, for some funky treats?
So many things to do. Maybe I will just head down to Assiniboine Park and hang out with Winnie the Pooh. For those of you who do not know the story, Winnie was a little orphaned bear cub who really did exist. The soldier who found her named the bear after his home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba. An extremely rare original oil painting of the fuzzy bear hangs in the Pavilion Gallery in the park.
Well to all of you, dear readers, I wish you the happiest of New Years, may fortune shine upon you in the coming months.