Hundreds Turn Out for Inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Hundreds Turn Out for Inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By David Klassen

Hundreds of people cross Broadway during the first annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Winnipeg on Saturday, March 17, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

About six hundred people wore their best green outfits to take part in Winnipeg’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday.

People met at the Manitoba legislature around noon to congregate and show off their wares before heading east down Broadway toward Carlton Street. Once there, many revellers descended upon Shannon’s Irish Pub to continue the celebrations, while the younger parade-goers continued through the city’s downtown.

The parade was organized after similar St. Patrick’s Day events in the United States.

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