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Canad Inns Winter Wonderland Raises $14,000

January 19, 2017 7:44 AM | News

Winter Wonderland

Canad Inns Winter Wonderland raised $14,000 this season to benefit young Manitobans.

The annual holiday lights drive-thru at Red River Exhibition Park brought in $14,000 for local charities this season.

Canad Inns Winder Wonderland attracted 55,000 people during its run from December 2, 2016 to January 7.

“Even in the worst conditions, Winnipeggers bundled up and came out to support our annual event,” said Garth Rogerson, Red River Exhibition CEO.

“A big thanks goes out to them and to our crews who worked long hours to ensure that roads stay clear in blizzard-like conditions. Our folks were outside in some very cold conditions taking tickets, changing light bulbs and moving snow to ensure the lights weren’t buried.”

It was the 17th year for the lights and its fifth-best attendance, organizers say.

Proceeds will see $7,000 each going to KidSport Manitoba and the Red River Exhibition Foundation.

Next year’s event runs December 1, 2017 to January 6, 2018.