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The Top 11 Craziest Things That Happened In Winnipeg In 2016

The best, the worst, and all the hilarious moments in between.

Taking a look back at 2016 in Winnipeg requires a little bit of research and a whole lot of laughs. From cat cafes to ice festivals, sports championships, and new provincial laws— it's been a hell of a year for Winnipeggers.

Out of all the unforgettable moments of 2016, there were a few that made the biggest impact on the city. We've rounded up the top 11 craziest things that happened in Winnipeg this year.


When the Heritage Classic took over the city for a weekend.


People went crazy watching Gretzky and Teemu Selanne battle it out on the outdoor rink.

When the liquor laws got a lot more lax.


And we were finally able to have brewery taprooms,

When local biz SkipTheDishes sold to a U.K. company for a cool $110 mill.


Just Eat, a big British company,

bought out the Winnipeg-based online food delivery company in December.

When we got our first ever cat cafe, Save-On-Foods, and Jollibee restaurant.


New is (usually) a good thing,

When we had an entire festival made of ice.


Including an ice bar, toboggan slopes, a live DJ, and bumper cars on ice. The Great Ice Show was here from January to March—fingers crossed it's comes back for 2017!

When the Winnipeg Goldeyes won the American Association Championship.


Of course, our city's most under-appreciated and underrated sports team would take home the gold for the second time since 2012.

When our news anchor became an internet sensation because she couldn’t stop laughing at the most bizarre goat story.


YouTube videos of Maralee Caruso

from a CTV News


When Steinbach, Manitoba held their first ever Pride parade.


And it was a really, really huge deal for the LGBTQ* community

When NewLeaf started flying us to B.C. for super cheap.


NewLeaf was the real MVP

When Dane Cook visited and we pulled off the biggest mannequin challenge.


More than 2000 of us froze in the crowd

When Vogue wrote a feature on us.

And called us,

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