You know it’s summer in Winnipeg …
Canada is known to be one of the coldest country in the world. A high school classmate asked me three years ago, in an email, if we all live in igloos. Of course, I said no. In a guest appearance at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ray Romano explained to her that Canadian Idol is like American Idol with sweaters. Ha ha. Please let me correct him. Canadian Idol is on in the Summer. So no sweaters.
As much as Winnipeg is nicknamed Winterpeg because of its long and cold winters, it doesn’t mean that it’s winter here all year long. We also have Spring and Summer and we experience warm temperatures. Actually, we get extreme temperatures from both ends of the thermometer – minus 40C in the winter to plus 40C in the summer.
Last winter, I posted a few Winterpeg sights. But all that snow melts. Temperatures get warmer, Spring comes and flowers bloom.
You know it’s summer in Winnipeg when:
… the tree-lined streets of the city are getting greener and colourful.
… flowers are blooming everywhere.
… the sun rises at 5:30 a.m. and sets at 9:30 p.m. (Yes folks, that’s 16 hours of daylight.)
… temperatures soar up to the 30s and Winnipeggers head out to the swimming pools.
… it’s July 11th (7/11) and every 7-Eleven Store is giving out 1000 free slurpees in celebration of its 79th anniversary. This is the 7th year that Winnipeg is claiming the title “Slurpee Capital of the World.” Second in ranking is Calgary and third is Detroit. Two hundred slurpees are sold every day in each 7-Eleven Store here. Way to go Winnipeg!
How we beat the summer heat.
– Get more slurpees. (Only the small ones were free.)
– Turn on the aircon and stay indoors.
– Get the garden hose and wash something.
– I water my pretty celosias.
View my summer album here.
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