Category Archives: Places & Events

Winnipeg Outdoor Pool and Splash Pad Schedule 2013

It’s almost here! The last day of school. We’ve waiting so long for summer and now we can finally enjoy it with our little ones.

Winnipeg can be sweltering in the summer and we’re always looking for a way to cool off. Two years ago, our family discovered the wonderful fun of the splash pad. It’s great for kids of all ages and parents too. It’s especially comforting if you have really little ones and a wading pool is too much water for you.

spray-pad1For an update list of schedules for Summer 2013, please visit:
http://www.winnipeg.ca/cms/recreation/pdfs/swim%20schedules/Outdoor_2013.pdf

Happy splashing!

Booooooo to Boo at the Zoo

It was announced yesterday that the Assiniboine Park Conservancy has cancelled one of its most popular and signature events–Boo At The Zoo. This event was a fun way to bring some Halloween fun to the Zoo during the non-peak visiting season.

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According to the official statement rising production costs as well as a drop in attendance are both factors in the decision to discontinue Boo At The Zoo. Facebook and Twitter were alive with many shocked reactions and pleas to reconsider this move. Many families (ours included) bought a family membership to the Assiniboine Zoo for this reason and more. To say there were many disappointed families at this news is an understatement.

Our family visited Hudson the new polar bear at the Assiniboine Zoo this past weekend. It’s obvious there is much renovation and improvement going on. Clearly the Zoo is focused on building a better experience, but with this latest news we have to ask, “At what expense?”

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Do you have fond memories of Boo At The Zoo? Are you disappointed Boo At The Zoo is done? What do think the Conservancy should have done instead? Please share your thoughts in our comments section.