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ORGANIZERS say more than 2,100 people partied hearty at the Manitoba Homecoming Social on Saturday night at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
Sounds like a lot, but Brandon came close to topping Winnipeg -- there were 1,700 partygoers crammed into Brandon's Molson Hockey House.
More than 35,000 party-goers were expected to attend socials in 63 communities throughout the province as part of Manitoba Homecoming 2010. It was billed The World's Largest Social.
It certainly didn't hurt Brandon's chances that hordes of people were working up an appetite, a thirst and an urge to dance while attending the Memorial Cup junior hockey championship.
Premier Greg Selinger, with homecoming queen and Olympic gold medallist Cindy Klassen, hit three of the 63 socials around the province Saturday night -- in Selkirk, Grande Pointe and Winnipeg.
The convention centre was provisioned with Old Dutch chips, KUB bread and cheese cubes. There were lineups around the silent-auction prizes.
People young and old danced the night away to Queen, INXS and AC/DC as volunteers hawked 50/50 tickets.
Organizers Sunday were still tallying the attendance figures for socials held outside Winnipeg.
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