moving to winnipeg

As Winnipeggers, we're pretty easy targets to make fun of. If you've lived here at some point in your life, you've likely had someone ask you "but... why?", followed by a list of reasons why Winnipeg sucks.

Yes, it can be funny to make fun of our climate (as demonstrated by a quick 'Winnipeg meme' Google search), our people, our football team, and our politeness. But there are some jokes that have been recycled one too many times.

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Pizza.

Winnipeg has a lot of great pizza spots

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I was born and raised in Winnipeg in the 90s— a time when the city was small but growing, quiet but starting to flourish. I catch myself all-too-often making references that anyone who wasn't raised in our 'One Great City' just won't understand—things like KUB Bakery, the now-demolished CanadInns Stadium, Darkzone.

If you, too, grew up in Winnipeg in the 90s, anywhere from Whyte Ridge to East Kildonan, chances are you experienced some of the things on this list. And I think we can all agree, it was a pretty sweet place to grow up.

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Somehow, you've ended up in Winnipeg. Chances are you don't know much about the city other than that it's somewhere between Saskatchewan and Ontario and we grow a lot of wheat (and really great hockey players) here.

Winnipeggers are tough but friendly. We're used to harsh winters and hot summers. We grew up with Neil Young and The Guess Who. And we come with our own unique set of traditions and quirks that you'll be forced to learn soon enough (or else we'll ship you off to Brandon). As a Winnipegger since birth, I'm here to warn you of a few things that'll definitely happen to you once you move to Winnipeg— things they tend to leave out of the travel guides.

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