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.
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.
Winnipeg voters got to meet their civic election candidates face-to-face on Monday evening at the RBC Convention Centre.
Metro Winnipeg and the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ held an informal event called ElectionFest — a chance for the public to ask mayoral, councillor and school trustee candidates questions in a relaxed environment.
The two-hour event came as Winnipeg heads to the polls in just under a month on October 22.