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Fun at the Red River Ex

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Rain may have dampened its opening day, but crowds still turned out for food, music, rides and games at Winnipeg's Red River Ex, which boasts the largest travelling midway in the world. The Ex runs until June 22 at Red River Exhibition Park.

  • Mr. Bilger and Captain Jack Sparrow at the Red River Ex.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    Mr. Bilger and Captain Jack Sparrow at the Red River Ex.

  • Sam Shaw works the Six Arrows game at the Red River Ex on Wednesday.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    Sam Shaw works the Six Arrows game at the Red River Ex on Wednesday.

  • Doo Doo the Clown, Carlos Mojica, Serenity Irvine and Tyler Osborne scream

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    Doo Doo the Clown, Carlos Mojica, Serenity Irvine and Tyler Osborne scream "unbelievable!"

  • Three-month-old Janaiya with her father Matthew Issumatardiuak at the Red River Ex.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    Three-month-old Janaiya with her father Matthew Issumatardiuak at the Red River Ex.

  • Julie Desorches and her daughters Chloe and Molly go for a stroll at the Red River Ex Wednesday.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    Julie Desorches and her daughters Chloe and Molly go for a stroll at the Red River Ex Wednesday.

  • Doo Doo the Clown makes a balloon hat for Sue Fleming on Wednesday.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    Doo Doo the Clown makes a balloon hat for Sue Fleming on Wednesday.

  • Liam Brooker, 1, plays at the Ex for the first time.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    Liam Brooker, 1, plays at the Ex for the first time.

  • Doo Doo the Clown at the Red River Ex.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    Doo Doo the Clown at the Red River Ex.

  • Ron Boudreau works the Barbecue Beer and Whiskey truck at the Red River Ex.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    Ron Boudreau works the Barbecue Beer and Whiskey truck at the Red River Ex.

  • Suzy Willig works the Water Gun Fun game at the Red River Ex.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    Suzy Willig works the Water Gun Fun game at the Red River Ex.

  • Workers assemble part of the Crazy Mouse Rollercoaster at Red River Exhibition Park prior to the Ex, which runs June 13 to June 22.

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    Workers assemble part of the Crazy Mouse Rollercoaster at Red River Exhibition Park prior to the Ex, which runs June 13 to June 22.

  • Roan Van Der Westhuizen works on preparing the Fire Ball ride at the Red River Ex before opening day June 13.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    Roan Van Der Westhuizen works on preparing the Fire Ball ride at the Red River Ex before opening day June 13.

  • Aaliyah Bailey, 2, and her father John watched her grandfather riding the Polar Express on the opening day of the Red River Ex on the afternoon of June 13. Clouds and the threat of rain kept the number of visitors down.

    Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press

    Aaliyah Bailey, 2, and her father John watched her grandfather riding the Polar Express on the opening day of the Red River Ex on the afternoon of June 13. Clouds and the threat of rain kept the number of visitors down.

  • The Capiral family enjoy a water ride in the rain on Sunday, June 15.

    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press

    The Capiral family enjoy a water ride in the rain on Sunday, June 15.

  • Heavy rain kept dense crowds from The Red River Ex on Sunday.

    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press

    Heavy rain kept dense crowds from The Red River Ex on Sunday.

  • James Greenburgh, left, and Ian Moran on take a ride on Mach 3 at The Ex on Tuesday.

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    James Greenburgh, left, and Ian Moran on take a ride on Mach 3 at The Ex on Tuesday.

  • From left, Ace Martin Prieto, Norlyn Brual, Cynthia Berces and Naldine Reyeson take a ride on the Crazy Mouse at The Red River Ex on Tuesday.

    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press

    From left, Ace Martin Prieto, Norlyn Brual, Cynthia Berces and Naldine Reyeson take a ride on the Crazy Mouse at The Red River Ex on Tuesday.

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