I just received a call from a radio station in Saskatchewan wanting to talk about why their Olympic pavilion rocks and Manitoba’s is so lame.
They had read my blog posting about CentrePlace Manitoba and wanted to brag about the Saskatchewan pavilion hitting 100,000 in attendance.
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger this morning said CentrePlace Manitoba had hit 60,000 visitors.
As I told them I fully believe there is one reason why Saskatchewan is packing the crowds in more than Manitoba.
But not to be outdone Manitoba is doing its best to compete with a sought after Olympic souvenir.
According to the CentrePlace Manitoba blog, the "squishy" polar bears from Travel Manitoba are much sought after and people are coming in to the pavilion specifically to ask about them.
The bears have a website address on them to enter a contest to win a trip one of three trips to Manitoba, including one to Churchill to see the real polar bears.
I bet if CentrePlace Manitoba started serving Crown Royal and Imperial Cookies and let visitors pose for photos with Jon Montgomery we’d eat into Saskatchewan’s attendance lead in a hurry.