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... I know it's not gracious to protest, when they really want to shout you. So many friends I wanted to spend time with, and I was running out of time in which to do it.
Meanwhile, back at school the next day, every class was loaded onto buses for a field trip to a local High School called Tec Voc. It had all been booked and organised by Andy Young, the grade 2/3 teacher. Which I was grateful for, as I hadn't taken the time to do any field trip with the kids these ...
... exploring the some of the sites that weren't here when I was knee deep in studies and debauchery. We really wanted to see the very controversial Human Rights Museum that was scheduled to open in 2012 but, as with all things government, it is now well over budget ($360M at last count) and isn't opening until September 2014. We did wander through The Forks, a section of the underground shopping complex, and the MTS Centre, the new home of the new Winnipeg Jets. We also did a bit ...
... of that short visit is obviously the Legislation Building, which was built circa 1911. It is a small and beautiful piece of man's construction. Around the year 2000, not before, it's been understood that this parliament was erected as a Freemason temple. I am not saying any more about it, but that a guided tour is more than worth it.
... a little cat nap while I was checking the Internet for accommodation for our next two stops. We were going to go straight to Thunder Bay but that is too far for one day nearly 700kms some eight hours driving so we broke it down to English River tomorrow and White River the next day.
Emailed three places and got a reply from English River Inn which had a good write up on Trip Advisor so ...
... not for the faint hearted!) The regalia worn by the participants, all ages, were fabulous creations of brightly coloured cloth, beaded decorations, shining bells that completely covered the lower garments one dance group wore, and magnificent feathered head dresses. The women had the most elaborate dances, and I really enjoyed watching the butterfly and hoop ones. The girl who performed that was brilliant, beginning with two, and picking up more as she twirled and twisted ...
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