June 30, 2015


Point of View

Looking back on the Red River Ex

A crowd awaits the Red River Exhibition parade at Kennedy Street and Portage Avenue July 26, 1954.
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.
Scimitar-wielding members of the Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans cut a swath down the Red River Exhibition Parade route July 24, 1954.
 These two girls seem to have mixed opinions about the new Paratrooper ride on the midway at the Red River Exhibition, June 27, 1960.
A scene from the Red River Exhibition parade, June 28, 1960.
The Red River Exhibition grounds, June 29, 1960.
Linda Jackin, 9, and Nancy Flavell, 9, enjoy treats at the Red River Exhibition parade, July 3, 1961.
Band leaders during the Red River Exhibition parade, July 3, 1961.
The  Red River Exhibition parade marching bands, July 3, 1961.
The Red River Exhibition parade marching bands, July 3, 1961.
A crowd awaits the Red River Exhibition parade at Kennedy Street and Portage Avenue July 26, 1954. - WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES
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
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
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
A scene from the Red River Exhibition parade, June 28, 1960. - WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES
The Red River Exhibition grounds, June 29, 1960. - WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES
Linda Jackin, 9, and Nancy Flavell, 9, enjoy treats at the Red River Exhibition parade, July 3, 1961. - WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES
Band leaders during the Red River Exhibition parade, July 3, 1961. -
The Red River Exhibition parade marching bands, July 3, 1961. - WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES
The Red River Exhibition parade marching bands, July 3, 1961. -

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