The classic Guns N’ Roses lineup featuring original members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan showed up in Winnipeg on Thursday night to play a loud and blistering show for their devoted fans. The reunited ‘Guns’ have been travelling the globe for months on their Not In This Lifetime Tour and brought the show to Winnipeg’s Investors Group Field. The band hit the stage around 8:30 p.m. with a rendition of It’s So Easy complete with pyrotechnics and fireworks, and would go on to play a loud and energetic set of their classics songs from the late 80’s and early 90’s.
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.
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.
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.
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.