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August 7, 1999
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Winnipeg House and Pan Am Traffic Update

On Saturday, August 7, Day 16 of the Pan Am Games, Winnipeg House hosts musical entertainment in the City Hall Courtyard:

      TKO (Aboriginal rap music and Juno nominee) from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

      Ard-Ri (Celtic) from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

      Marcie Campbell (Jazz) from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m.

Winnipeg House remains open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Council Building at 510 Main Street. It features cultural displays and an exhibition of work by local artists.

The following is a traffic update for August 7, with the busiest traffic expected in the following areas:

      Winnipeg Arena, which hosts basketball from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the women’s bronze and gold medal games at 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

      Duckworth Centre at the University of Winnipeg, which hosts men’s boxing finals from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

      Investors Group Athletic Centre at the University of Manitoba, which hosts rhythmic gymnastics from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

      Pan Am Pool, which hosts synchronized swimming (medals) from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., and swimming starting at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

      Winnipeg Convention Centre, which hosts Taekwondo (from preliminaries to awards) from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Team Handball (men’s bronze and gold medal games, and women’s semi-finals) from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m.

      Transcona Water Ski Site, which hosts men’s and women’s water skiing from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The only way to get to this event is by bus. Spectators can choose from three Park and Ride sites: Kildonan Place Shopping Centre on Regent Street, or two marked locations on Dugald Road east of Plessis Drive.

Other venues hosting events where increased traffic can be expected include:

      Assiniboine Park (archery), Maples Complex (fencing), Winnipeg Soccer Complex (soccer), John Blumberg Softball Complex (softball), Winnipeg Winter Club (squash), Le Club La Verendrye (tenpin bowling), and Centennial Concert Hall (weightlifting).

      Traffic flow in the downtown area will also be significantly affected between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for the Caripeg Parade. The parade will start at noon at Vimy Ridge Park, and travel east on Portage, south on Main, and east on Water, arriving at the Forks by the Children’s Museum at approximately 3:30 p.m. Parade participants will gather at Portage Avenue and Home Street starting at 10:30 a.m.

      Prior to and during the parade, there will be no parking along the route and in the staging area, which includes portions of Portage Avenue, and Home, Canora and Preston Streets. Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced.

      The public is reminded that Provencher Bridge will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from 10:15 to 11:15 p.m. to accommodate the fireworks display at the Forks.

Last update: 18.09.2013

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