I will be going to Winnipeg on business next month - first time there in
almost 20 years!
I know there is a Lee Valley and I already have the shopping list started.
Are there any other good (or decent) WW stores in the Peg?
My sympathies <ggg>. I grew up there, and much prefer Saskatoon.
It's gone downhill, IMO.
I get back to see family every few years, but haven't sought out the
shops. The last time I was there I stopped at LV but it wasn't open yet
(I was heading out at about 9 am).
Let me know if you find anything cool. we'll be through again next
summer on our way to the Whiteshell.
Canadian Woodworker has large power tools, industrial machinery and
many hand tools.
There is a major wood show here the weekend of Sept 24-26 so stock
might be disorganized when you get here.
Hope you enjoy your trip to the Peg!
In high school my best friend's dad got transferred to Winnipeg when we were
just going into grade 10. I went to visit him many times for the next
number of years and made a lot of friends myself. This was back in the day
when Regina still had only 2 TV stations, and I think I saw my first
Pringles potato chips in Winnipeg!
Anyway, I used to like going there but you know how it is. After high
school people sort of drift apart. I still keep in touch with my friend but
not as frequently as I would like. As a consequence it has been a long time
since I've been in the 'Peg.
The conference is right down town and I understand that there has been quite
a bit of change since last time I was there. The Forks didn't exist last
time I was there- at least not in their present form. So, despite the old
joke that "Winnipeg is a lot like Regina - - - only dirtier" I'm kind of
looking forward to going.
The Forks is great, no question. The river walk up the Assiniboine is
But Portage Ave is nothing like it used to be since everything went
indoors and underground. The entire downtown seems to me depressing.
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