Portage & Main

May 31st, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

I’m sneaking this quick post into my workday (sorry, Steve!) to make note of the awesome use of the #portageandmain hashtag on Twitter over the last couple of days, but escalating this morning as we await the 11am press conference to announce (we assume) the return of an NHL team to Winnipeg.

I had to laugh this morning when I heard a reporter say that police “While Portage & Main is a popular place for crowds to gather and celebrate, it is a very busy intersection, so police are encouraging revelers to party at The Forks.”  Um, the point of gathering there is that it’s a busy intersection… maybe even the busiest intersection in town. And without question, a highly recognizable Winnipeg landmark. It makes sense that this is where people gather. Power to ’em! It looks like yes, the official party is underway at the Forks, but there’s just something so cool about citizens appropriating a space like this. It’ll be interesting to see where the party winds up. It just might be wherever Dancin’ Gabe is.

I’m not even that big of a hockey fan, but it’s a great morning to be a Winnipegger!

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