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ManyFest Draws Record Crowd to Downtown

September 12, 2011 7:40 AM | Entertainment

The Crowter family takes in the festivities during ManyFest, the first annual multi-event that stretched the length of Broadway from Osborne Street to Main Street. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

The first annual ManyFest proved to be a successful way of drawing about 35,000 people to downtown Winnipeg over the span of three days.

“Our numbers are definitely up from last year,” said Stefano Grande, Downtown BIZ executive director. “Winnipeggers love a street festival, and with this unseasonably warm weather, what better way than to spend it outside on Broadway at a festival in the heart of our city?”

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ combined five events into one, celebrating such favourites as the Big Dance, Lights on Broadway, Ciclovia, Kids’ Zone, and the Winnipeg 10 & 10 Race.

ManyFest supported Change for the Better, supporting homeless employment programs and Winnipeg Harvest.

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