Was in Winnipeg, MB, the past week. [Sorry]
Pretty much the geographical center of Canada and perhaps one of the nicest North American cities I’ve had the pleasure of visiting.
Some quick notes on the stay:
- Lake Winnipeg, to the north of the city, is (apparently) the size of the U.K.
- The city is culturally sophisticated, diverse, kind, clean, and well-funded by the government and the Government
- Our car was stolen on Wednesday night, probably before 9:30 p.m. It was found, more or less intact, this afternoon.
- Pleasure seems to be as critical a component of Winnipeg life as it work is in New York.
- Designing products, signs, and websites for two languages throughout the country is difficult, fascinating, and politically problematic.
- The Mennonite and Jewish communities there are uniquely small and strong throughout the metropolis.
- Indians, or Aboriginals as the community is called there, are under-enfranchised; however, from my superficial observations, it appears that that community is given much more respect, attention, and historical placement in education and culture than African-Americans in this or any other state.
- It’s not unusual for the temp to reach -40 degrees Celsius in the winter. That’s about, well, -40 Fahrenheit.
I’m planning on devoting the rest of the week to the city, its environs, and its culture.