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PHOTOS: Wild Winter Canoe Race at The Forks

Wild Winter Canoe Race
Teams compete in the first Wild Winter Canoe Race. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)

The first ever Wild Winter Canoe Race tested the (frozen) waters at The Forks on Monday.

Community Living Winnipeg held the inaugural event, which will trial a demonstration for next year’s fundraiser.

Twelve teams took part in a friendly competition on a course of groomed snow tracks located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. The racecourse was made up of a straight, snow-packed 200-meter course of four lanes.

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60,000+ People ‘Find It Downtown’

ManyFest Food Truck Wars
An estimated 60,000+ people filled the streets of downtown Winnipeg over the weekend for the annual ManyFest. The three-day festival took over Broadway and Memorial Boulevard, where the popular Food Truck Wars were happening. The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ organized the event, which combines several festivals into one big party, encompassing food and drink, live music, culture, dancing and the popular Electric Donkey Run. Next year’s ManyFest is September 9-11, 2016. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

PHOTOS: Pride Winnipeg Parade Celebrates LGBTTQ* Community

Pride Winnipeg Parade
Participants march in the annual Pride Winnipeg parade downtown on Sunday, June 14, 2015. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

Sunday’s Pride Winnipeg parade is said to be the largest ever — drawing out more than 1,000 people to march in downtown celebrating those who identify as LGBTTQ* — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and queer.

Seventy entrants were registered for the trek, which took the parade down Broadway to Memorial Boulevard, York Avenue and Garry Street.

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Healthy and Cute — Zoo Introduces Snow Leopard Babies

Snow Leopard Cubs
Recently-born snow leopard cubs at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. (HANDOUT)
Snow Leopard Cubs
The two male cubs are healthy and weigh about 1.5 kg each. (HANDOUT)

The news release was only one line long, but when the animals are so cute, is there really much more to say?

The Assiniboine Park Zoo released photos on Wednesday of its new snow leopard cubs. The two males were born in May and weigh a little over 1.5 kg each.

Zoo officials say both babies are healthy. And cute. Let’s not forget how incredibly cute they are.

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Filed Your Taxes Yet, Young Lad?

Andrew Ladd - Baby
Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Captain greets a baby at H&R Block on Goulet Street on Friday, March 20, 2015. Ladd paid a visit to the local tax office to raise funds for Breakfast for Learning — a national charity that educates, and empowers communities to deliver school-based nutrition programs to children and youth. NHL players in other cities — on behalf of Visa Canada — visited other H&R Block locations to help the charity reach its goal of $65,000. H&R Block will donate $5 to Breakfast for Learning for every client who makes a tax appointment. (HANDOUT)

Hearty ‘Peggers Make Most of -40 Weekend Weather

Ice Bike
The 15th annual Ice Bike ride across the Red River on Saturday, February 21, 2015. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
2015 Hypothermic 1/2 Marathon
The 2015 Hypothermic 1/2 Marathon on Sunday, February 22, 2015. (KELLY MORTON / RUNNINGROOM.CA)

A skin-biting wind chill didn’t stop hundreds of Winnipeggers from enjoying the great outdoors over the weekend.

Sure, your exposed skin may have froze in minutes, but what’s to keep you from having a good time and being active? Surely not a little cold.

Saturday saw about 150 participants ride the 15th annual Ice Bike event at The Forks. Sponsored by Woodcock Cycle, riders made their way through snow-covered terrain in support of the Manitoba Lung Association. Riders came dressed for the elements, but some did experience gear-shifting issues.

On Sunday, 575 brave souls laced up for The Running Room’s 2015 Hypothermic 1/2 Marathon at FortWhyte Alive. The wind chill felt like -43 at the time.

View the photo gallery from both events below.

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RFO at Hé Ho – Former Mayoral Candidate Gets Voyageur’d

Robert-Falcon Ouellette
Former Winnipeg mayoral candidate Robert-Falcon Ouellette supervises in the Sugar Shack tent at Festival du Voyageur as a child rolls maple taffy on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Ouellette is seeking the federal Liberal nomination in Winnipeg-Centre and will be acclaimed as a candidate on February 21. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Just Ducky

A child feeds the ducks at Kildonan Park on a brisk Sunday afternoon. Today won’t shape up to be any warmer, with the forecast high projected to be 7°C with sunny breaks and a chance of showers. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

PHOTOS: ‘A Moveable Feast’ Moves Through Downtown

A Moveable Feast
About 60 cyclists took part in the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s ‘A Moveable Feast’ on Saturday, September 27, 2014. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Cycling enthusiasts and food connoisseurs made their way through downtown Winnipeg by bike on Saturday evening for the annual ‘A Moveable Feast.’

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ led the event in the heart of the city to take cyclists on a tour of some of the best eateries in the city.

For $35 per person, the BIZ took riders to Thom Bargen, The Fyxx, East India Company, Kum Koon Garden, and surprise restaurants in the Exchange, ending at Chez Sophie on the Esplanade Riel Bridge.

View the photo gallery below.

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