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So Long Summer

  • The taps were turned on in Winnipeg's revitalized Central Park. Faisal Ismael with his niece Aman Ismael, left, and daughters Hadeel, 3, and Heba, 5,  cool off in the new splash park, which was a part of the revitalization.  August 26 2010

    The taps were turned on in Winnipeg's revitalized Central Park. Faisal Ismael with his niece Aman Ismael, left, and daughters Hadeel, 3, and Heba, 5, cool off in the new splash park, which was a part of the revitalization. August 26 2010   (JANEK LOWE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Folk festival goers work on a painting in progress at the Folk Festival at Birds Hill Park. July 10 2010

    Folk festival goers work on a painting in progress at the Folk Festival at Birds Hill Park. July 10 2010   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Camp fun - Jacquelyn  Hebert, right, and Jordan Anderson, left, decorate their camp site with hoola hoops at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. July 7 2010

    Camp fun - Jacquelyn Hebert, right, and Jordan Anderson, left, decorate their camp site with hoola hoops at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. July 7 2010   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Flowers on a hot Sunday afternoon at Kildonan Park. July 25 2010

    Flowers on a hot Sunday afternoon at Kildonan Park. July 25 2010   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • NO STRESS HERE... An angler at The Forks along the Assiniboine River, who prefers to go by name

    NO STRESS HERE... An angler at The Forks along the Assiniboine River, who prefers to go by name "The Duck," says fishing is the great stress reliever, and he often fishes from 6AM-10PM. The catch-and-release fisher baits his hook with an escargot and a shrimp trying to entice a Channel Catfish. August 18 2010   (WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • A group of  over 100 cyclists  took part in the first Green Ride from Elmwood High School to Birds Hill Park for the Winnipeg Folk Festival. July 7 2010

    A group of over 100 cyclists took part in the first Green Ride from Elmwood High School to Birds Hill Park for the Winnipeg Folk Festival. July 7 2010   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • The Red River Ex was a popular spot.  June 19 2010

    The Red River Ex was a popular spot. June 19 2010   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Many people were out taking advantage of the sunshine and pleasant temperature at Assiniboine Park. August 9 2010

    Many people were out taking advantage of the sunshine and pleasant temperature at Assiniboine Park. August 9 2010   (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Ezra Reimer tosses his son Leif, 1, at the Folk Festival at Birds Hill Park. July 10 2010

    Ezra Reimer tosses his son Leif, 1, at the Folk Festival at Birds Hill Park. July 10 2010   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Four year old Leah Noel winces as her cousin Jean-Michel Gendron, 3, sprays her with water while playing at the Provencher Park Spray Pad.  July 5 2010

    Four year old Leah Noel winces as her cousin Jean-Michel Gendron, 3, sprays her with water while playing at the Provencher Park Spray Pad. July 5 2010   (RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Tusa Kroeker shares a moment with son Kaius (age 2) at the Folk Festival at Birds Hill Park.  July 10 2010

    Tusa Kroeker shares a moment with son Kaius (age 2) at the Folk Festival at Birds Hill Park. July 10 2010   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Jack and Betsy were caught taking a mid-afternoon dip in the south garden water fountain at the Manitoba Legislature while no one was looking. July 6 2010

    Jack and Betsy were caught taking a mid-afternoon dip in the south garden water fountain at the Manitoba Legislature while no one was looking. July 6 2010   (JANEK LOWE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Adam Boroski was one of a estimated 12,000 people that came to Grand Beach to enjoy the beautiful weather on the August Long weekend.  July 31 2010

    Adam Boroski was one of a estimated 12,000 people that came to Grand Beach to enjoy the beautiful weather on the August Long weekend. July 31 2010   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • RWB dancers perform Act 3 from Coppelia during a dress rehearsal on stage at The Lyric in Assiniboine Park. July 27 2010.

    RWB dancers perform Act 3 from Coppelia during a dress rehearsal on stage at The Lyric in Assiniboine Park. July 27 2010.   (RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • A butterfly looks for nector on a lily on a sunny afternoon in Wolseley. June 22 2010

    A butterfly looks for nector on a lily on a sunny afternoon in Wolseley. June 22 2010   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Wait Up Mom- Young mallard ducklings try and catch up to mom on a path at St Vital Park. July 23 2010

    Wait Up Mom- Young mallard ducklings try and catch up to mom on a path at St Vital Park. July 23 2010   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Christopher Ouellette, 10, stays cool on a slip 'n slide in a friends front yard in River Heights.

    Christopher Ouellette, 10, stays cool on a slip 'n slide in a friends front yard in River Heights.   (MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Austin Wiebe and Autumn Trim grimace as they ride the SlingShot  at the Red River Exhibition. June 27 2010

    Austin Wiebe and Autumn Trim grimace as they ride the SlingShot at the Red River Exhibition. June 27 2010   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Four year old Leah Noel winces as her cousin Jean-Michel Gendron, 3, sprays her with water while playing at the Provencher Park Spray Pad. July 5 2010

    Four year old Leah Noel winces as her cousin Jean-Michel Gendron, 3, sprays her with water while playing at the Provencher Park Spray Pad. July 5 2010   (RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Looking For Lunch  - A butterfly looks for nector on a spider flower at Assiniboine Park.  June 2 2010

    Looking For Lunch - A butterfly looks for nector on a spider flower at Assiniboine Park. June 2 2010   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Riding High- Steve Diamond of The Diamond Disc Dogs shows off  his border collie's skills at the Forks. June 5 2010

    Riding High- Steve Diamond of The Diamond Disc Dogs shows off his border collie's skills at the Forks. June 5 2010   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Swing ride at the Red River Exhibition.  June 26, 2010

    Swing ride at the Red River Exhibition. June 26, 2010   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Kyle Pohl, from St Andrews, Manitoba works on his sandcastle at the Grand Beach sandcastle competition. He was  one of a estimated 12,000 people that came to Grand Beach to enjoy the beautiful weather on the August Long weekend. July 31 2010

    Kyle Pohl, from St Andrews, Manitoba works on his sandcastle at the Grand Beach sandcastle competition. He was one of a estimated 12,000 people that came to Grand Beach to enjoy the beautiful weather on the August Long weekend. July 31 2010   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • A girl reads a book and was  one of a estimated 12,000 people that came to Grand Beach to enjoy the beautiful weather on the August Long weekend. July 31 2010

    A girl reads a book and was one of a estimated 12,000 people that came to Grand Beach to enjoy the beautiful weather on the August Long weekend. July 31 2010

  • Robyn Gel, foreground, and friends on a huge raft at Grand Beach to enjoying the beautiful weather on the August Long weekend. July 31 2010

    Robyn Gel, foreground, and friends on a huge raft at Grand Beach to enjoying the beautiful weather on the August Long weekend. July 31 2010   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Grand Beach - beautiful weather on the August Long weekend
 July 31, 2010

    Grand Beach - beautiful weather on the August Long weekend July 31, 2010   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Tim MaAllister enjoys the great weather at Grand Beach on the August long weekend.

    Tim MaAllister enjoys the great weather at Grand Beach on the August long weekend.   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Graham Mayes, 13, left, and Brett Bourke, 12, beat the heat at Kildonan Park.  August 8 2010

    Graham Mayes, 13, left, and Brett Bourke, 12, beat the heat at Kildonan Park. August 8 2010   (JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • (Left to right) Kaarina Karhunen, 17, snarls with her twin sisters Emma and Raili at the Icelandic Festival in Gimli, MB. July 31 2010

    (Left to right) Kaarina Karhunen, 17, snarls with her twin sisters Emma and Raili at the Icelandic Festival in Gimli, MB. July 31 2010   (JANEK LOWE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Graham Mayes, 13, beats the heat at Kildonan Park. Temperatures were expected to reach 33 degrees celcius.  August 8 2010

    Graham Mayes, 13, beats the heat at Kildonan Park. Temperatures were expected to reach 33 degrees celcius. August 8 2010   (JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • - The Spin Out ride at the Gimli fair grounds during the Icelandic Festival
July 31 2010

    - The Spin Out ride at the Gimli fair grounds during the Icelandic Festival July 31 2010   (JANEK LOWE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Cole Grant, 17, of the Manitoba provincial team, practices his tricks at the Water Ski-Wakeboard Manitoba facility on Murdoch Road in Winnipeg, Monday, August 9, 2010.  Grant is the Western Canada Champion winning gold in slalom and trick.

    Cole Grant, 17, of the Manitoba provincial team, practices his tricks at the Water Ski-Wakeboard Manitoba facility on Murdoch Road in Winnipeg, Monday, August 9, 2010. Grant is the Western Canada Champion winning gold in slalom and trick.   (JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Cyclists stream by on River Road as they take part in the Habitat For Humanity Muddy Waters Community Cycle. August 8 2010.

    Cyclists stream by on River Road as they take part in the Habitat For Humanity Muddy Waters Community Cycle. August 8 2010.   (JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Curt Fehr works on his sandcastle at the Grand Beach Sandcastle competition.  July 31, 2010

    Curt Fehr works on his sandcastle at the Grand Beach Sandcastle competition. July 31, 2010   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Kids were diving from 30 plus degree temperatures at Kildonan Park Outdoor Pool.  August 10 2010

    Kids were diving from 30 plus degree temperatures at Kildonan Park Outdoor Pool. August 10 2010   (JANEK LOWE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Jesse Hutchinson, 5, and his sister Gracie Bauman, 4, cool off in the new splash park at Central Park. August 26 2010

    Jesse Hutchinson, 5, and his sister Gracie Bauman, 4, cool off in the new splash park at Central Park. August 26 2010   (JANEK LOWE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • A bee looks for a place to land on flowers on a hot Sunday afternoon at Kildonan Park. July 25 2010

    A bee looks for a place to land on flowers on a hot Sunday afternoon at Kildonan Park. July 25 2010   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • A rower glides through the mist rising in the early morning off the Red River.  August 6 2010

    A rower glides through the mist rising in the early morning off the Red River. August 6 2010   (WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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