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Winnipeg sucks! Slurpee king again

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This article was published 8/7/2013 (1506 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

While its been 22 years since the Bombers won the Grey Cup, and winning the Stanley Cup remains a distant dream for Jets fans, we're unbeatable when it comes to winning the Slurpee Trophy Cup.

Manitoba has been named the Slurpee Capital of the World for the 14th straight year by 7-Eleven, it was announced on Monday.


As part of its 44th birthday celebrations, 7-Eleven is hosting the first-ever Slurpee Capital Trophy Cup Tour, beginning Thursday.

Thursday will also be free Slurpee day as 7-Eleven will give away 1,500 12-ounce Slurpee drinks at each of its stores across Manitoba. A press release said that equates to 78,000 Slurpees.

Slurpee-lovers can see the Slurpee Capital Trophy Cup and get a photo hoisting the Cup, something you can't do with the Stanley Cup or Grey Cup unless you are a member of the winning teams.

The official tour kickoff is on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the 7-Eleven store located at 3380 Portage Ave. and Rouge Road.

Some fun facts released by 7-Eleven market manager Amrit Goraya in the media release:

  • Slurpee is the No. 1 beverage served to women in Winnipeg's maternity wards in the summer.
  • People meet and greet friends and family at the airport by giving them Slurpees.
  • When it's -40 C outside, people are seen waiting for the bus, biking and skating, with a Slurpee in hand.
  • Slurpee is the choice drink for fans watching outdoor football games when it's -20 C.
  • Slurpee is often served at summer weddings.
  • People consume Slurpee drinks for breakfast year-round.
  • As of July 2013, Winnipeg's 3380 Portage Ave. location is the No. 2 Slurpee store in 7-Eleven's top three. No. 1 is in Airdrie, Alta., while No. 3 is at Regina's Devonshire Drive North.

-- staff


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