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Ten interesting facts about Winnipeg

If you were in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympic Games, you will know why Canadians are so proud to be Canucks. Each Canadian city or town has a specific flavor and Winnipeg is no exception to the rule. It is said that it takes only 24 hours to love the 'Peg and a lifetime to leave it. Why is that so? Below are ten facts about the city.

- In Winnipeg, the Slurpee Capital of the World, people consume about 400,000 Slurpees, and even in winter.

- The Exchange District has the best-preserved, largest collection of terra cotta and cut-stone architecture in North America.

- Three recent famous movies were filmed on location (or partly on location) in Winnipeg: Capote (2005) with Philip Seymour, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2006) with Brad Pitt, and Whiteout (2009) with Kate Beckinsale.

- "The Golden Boy", Manitoba Legislative Building's famous attraction, was sculpted and cast in France.

- Winnie the Pooh was named after the city of Winnipeg.

- Winnipeg was the first Canadian city to establish a United Way charity.

- The first 911 emergency phone number in the world was developed in Winnipeg.

- The Winnipeg Folk and Fringe Festivals are among the biggest events in North America.

- The Winnipeg Art Gallery has the world's largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art.

- Assiniboine Forest in Winnipeg is home to 80 species of birds.

Do you know any other interesting facts about Winnipeg?

Comments

  • RICHARD 4 years ago

    WOW NICE ARTICLE IF MONEY WASN'T A FACTOR I'D BE THERE IN WINNIPEG TOMORROW THANKS CENDRINE FOR LETTING US KNOW ABOUT THE CITY OF WINNIPEG I APPRECIATE.

    TIGGER

  • Dan 9 months ago

    I just moved too Winnipeg and I had absolutely no idea bout those facts thanks for the info 24hrs too love the city actually took me 72 hrs

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