Picture it: Winnipeg, 1966. A mega-blizzard hits the capital of Manitoba, rendering its residents – for lack of a better term – completely and utterly stuck. Medical professionals braved the elements and headed to work on snowmobiles. Sounds like a movie scene, but it really happened.
Today, with modern technology and snow clearing equipment we may be stuck for a little while – but we get mobilized again pretty quickly. Not much will keep a Winnipegger indoors for long. Organizers of The Great Ice Show were relying on this tough spirit for their inaugural outdoor festival. Challenge accepted! Lucky us, we chose a balmy day (-2C) to visit!