• A full moon becomes a blood moon as Canada experiences a full lunar eclipse, early Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
  • A view of downtown Winnipeg at dawn
  • Samantha Page runs her four-dog team at their home near Woodlands, Manitoba.  February 12, 2014  (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)
  • The main floor ticket area, restaurant and patio.
  • Photographer's choice: Sometimes life rolls out in front of a photojournalist perfectly. Like the Sunday my dog went to a local mall to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas. This brother and sister were ahead of us. They have different owners but double teamed Santa this year for old times sake. Only appearing online because of a tight paper the next day, I hope it puts a smile on your face as big as mine. 

Lil' Buddy and Lola Get a seat on Old Saint Nick at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre. December 8, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

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  • June 13, 2012

    Looking back on the Red River Ex

    As the Red River Ex gears up for its 61st run, we look back at the annual exhibition's early years in Winnipeg.

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  • A crowd awaits the Red River Exhibition parade at Kennedy Street and Portage Avenue July 26, 1954.

    A crowd awaits the Red River Exhibition parade at Kennedy Street and Portage Avenue July 26, 1954.   (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES) Photo Store

  • Chuck wagon outfits get ready for action at the Greater Winnipeg Exhibition and Stampede at Riel park,  August 2, 1954. At left is Stettler, Alberta resident Carl Barrett's outfit with driver Hally (Wag) Walgenback. The outfit won the Canadian championship in 1953 for most money earned. At centre is the Walter Kane outfit of Winnipeg, with driver Slim Helme of Esterhazy, and at right is a Shetland Pony outfit owned by Ray Stewart of Melfort, Sask.

    Chuck wagon outfits get ready for action at the Greater Winnipeg Exhibition and Stampede at Riel park, August 2, 1954. At left is Stettler, Alberta resident Carl Barrett's outfit with driver Hally (Wag) Walgenback. The outfit won the Canadian championship in 1953 for most money earned. At centre is the Walter Kane outfit of Winnipeg, with driver Slim Helme of Esterhazy, and at right is a Shetland Pony outfit owned by Ray Stewart of Melfort, Sask.   (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES) Photo Store

  • Scimitar-wielding members of the Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans cut a swath down the Red River Exhibition Parade route July 24, 1954.

    Scimitar-wielding members of the Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans cut a swath down the Red River Exhibition Parade route July 24, 1954.   (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES) Photo Store

  •  These two girls seem to have mixed opinions about the new Paratrooper ride on the midway at the Red River Exhibition, June 27, 1960.

    These two girls seem to have mixed opinions about the new Paratrooper ride on the midway at the Red River Exhibition, June 27, 1960.   (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES) Photo Store

  • A scene from the Red River Exhibition parade, June 28, 1960.

    A scene from the Red River Exhibition parade, June 28, 1960.   (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES) Photo Store

  • The Red River Exhibition grounds, June 29, 1960.

    The Red River Exhibition grounds, June 29, 1960.   (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES) Photo Store

  • Linda Jackin, 9, and Nancy Flavell, 9, enjoy treats at the Red River Exhibition parade, July 3, 1961.

    Linda Jackin, 9, and Nancy Flavell, 9, enjoy treats at the Red River Exhibition parade, July 3, 1961.   (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES) Photo Store

  • Band leaders during the Red River Exhibition parade, July 3, 1961.

    Band leaders during the Red River Exhibition parade, July 3, 1961. Photo Store

  • The  Red River Exhibition parade marching bands, July 3, 1961.

    The Red River Exhibition parade marching bands, July 3, 1961.   (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES) Photo Store

  • The Red River Exhibition parade marching bands, July 3, 1961.

    The Red River Exhibition parade marching bands, July 3, 1961. Photo Store

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