Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Another Red River Ex Year Ends
Ten days of the Ex and if there is one thing consistent is that the weather can change in an instant! The last Sunday was pleasant compared to a few days earlier of day long rain. A pancake breakfast and free morning passes for a food donation drew thousands of people.
The variety of food this year varies but everyone has their favourite. I partook of mini-donuts early. It is best not to mix spinning ride, sun and food all too quickly though.
An impressive amount of music and shows with animals rounded out entertainment but there was also incredible quilts, farm equipment and miniature displays, military demonstrations and photographs. Lay out was a little bit different this year as the Ex tries to improve every year.
Despite weather challenges and a very busy city for of activity, the Ex looks to have entertained tens of thousands again this year.