Winnipeg police are hosting the 18th Annual Spring Feast at the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre this afternoon.
The event, under the guidance of an aboriginal elder, is reminiscent of the tradition whereby the hunters in the community prepared and held a feast to honour the community.
Culinary staff from RB Russell School will be preparing the food for guests, including those of the RCMP, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National and Treaty Three police departments. Upwards of 600 have attended past events and this year members of the Toronto Police Service will also attend.
Children from an area school will perform a traditional dance.
The annual gathering enhances the relationship between the members of the WPS and the aboriginal community.
The Spring Feast is set for noon at 45 Robinson Street.