What made this year’s instalment so extraordinary was the way it embraced its 40th anniversary and showed itself to be North America’s premiere music festival.
A few scattered showers have done little to deter the excitement of thousands who have come out to Bird’s Hill Park this week to experience the 40th anniversary of The Winnipeg Folk Festival.
Opening night attracted thousands who not only came to hear great music, but to renew old acquaintances, enjoy some beautiful weather and get a look at a newly redeveloped festival site.
Yesterday, in Bonnycastle Park, I came across two women during lunch hour sitting on a bench talking about sex. I tried not to eavesdrop but it was too interesting not to.
Accompanied by candid floats, upbeat music, and the enlivening sounds of an enthusiastic and excited crowd, the Art Whale parade was held recently in Winnipeg attracting more than 500 people.
As she taught me what she called Chainsaw Sewing, Heather said,”If it’s too long, cut a piece off. If it’s too short, add a piece.” If only we could have sewed on years to a life cut unfairly short.
Newspaper editors from across Canada were treated to an exclusive tour of the Canadian Museum For Human Rights, an architectural marvel set to open in 2014.
After an exhaustive search, I couldn’t find one female who has ever called play by play in the major leagues of baseball, football or hockey – not one!
Roxy was crying outside the stadium. An elderly man suddenly offered her his two tickets for free. They couldn’t believe what was happening.
TV changed 14 years ago when a guy named Tony Soprano appeared. Played by James Gandolfini who died suddenly this week at the age of 51, Tony was a mobster who could have been your neighbour.