Jack Frost welcomed us into the New Year with a blast of cold air and hot fireworks.
All day long at The Forks children of all ages, families and friends gathered together to end with the old and start in with the new.
Outdoor activities during the day included skating, tobogganing, and the Snowboard Fun Park.
Kids were laughing and playing along with the entertainment that was provided for them to enjoy outside, while various bands played music inside to keep those who entered the Forks Market warm and cozy.
The Market was filled with people staying warm as they waited for the fireworks; others were braving the cold on skates and making fires to keep themselves toasty.
Flags above the Christmas tree represented all ethnic backgrounds living in Winnipeg, a city known as the mosaic of Manitoba. The Forks, keeping up its image of being the truly diverse meeting place in Winnipeg, provided the opportunity for all to meet.
The final entertainment outside at the port was some music that accompanied the lighting of the fireworks for all to enjoy in wonder and awe.
Icy road conditions meant some had to be pushed up the steep slope of the slippery hill leading out of the Parkade. People were very willing to help as they wanted to get home, away from the cold brisk evening and into their nice warm abodes.
Arriving with a bang, this year’s 2014 New Year’s event at the Forks was truly a celebration for friends and family to enjoy.
Happy New Year to one and all !
And make sure you keep your resolutions to be loving and kind to yourself and others throughout the New Year.
All photos by M LeBlanc