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Plenty of options for good times this long weekend

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IF you don't have a cottage or campsite to escape to over the long weekend, don't sweat it. There are still plenty of other things you can do.

Feel like whacking around a golf ball? Two city-owned courses -- Kildonan Park and Crescent Drive -- will be among the courses across the province open from dawn until dusk on all three days.

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Or how about a walk on the wild side? Most provincial parks are open, and the beauty of it is admission is free again this year. Assiniboine Park Zoo also has plenty of exotic critters on display, and it's open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. all three days. If shopping till you drop is more your speed, most of the regional malls will also be open on Monday.

Here's a more detailed list of what's open and closed on Victoria Day:

 

What's open:

-- Polo Park, St. Vital, Kildonan Place and Garden City shopping centres are all open from noon to 6 p.m. The Portage Place and Grant Park malls will be open from noon to 5 p.m. The only business that will be open in Cityplace is Boston Pizza.

-- All provincial parks except St. Ambroise, Lundar, Watchorn and Kiche Manitou in Spruce Woods. They're all closed due to flooding.

-- Most Liquor Marts, from noon to 6 p.m. The exceptions are the stores in Killarney, Steinbach, Churchill and in the Cityplace mall in downtown Winnipeg.

-- All licensed premises in the province.

-- Assiniboine Park Zoo, the Assiniboine Park Conservatory and the Pavilion Gallery Museum. All three will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The park's new Nature Playground will be open from 8 a.m. to dusk.

-- Kildonan Park and Crescent Drive municipal golf courses. The other city-owned courses will be closed.

-- The Brady Road Landfill, from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

-- Winnipeg Transit buses will operate on Monday, but on a Sunday schedule.

 

What's closed:

-- All city, provincial and federal government offices.

-- All city-owned libraries, leisure centres, the animal services agency and swimming pools, except the Pan Am Pool and the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex. The Pan Am will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the Klassen complex from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

-- There will also be no recycling or garbage collection for single-family homes in the city, although apartment blocks will still get their regular service. Single-family collections resume on Tuesday, which will be garbage day five.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 23, 2011 B2

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