Picnic in the Park relocated to the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre due to thunderstorm forecast

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NORTH END COMMUNITY RENEWAL CORPORATION MOVES LOCATION OF PICNIC IN THE PARK DUE TO A THUNDERSTORM FORECAST ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA

WINNIPEG, Friday August 21, 2015, 11:30am– North End Community Renewal Corporation in partnership with Aboriginal Music Week, will be relocating the 17th annual North End community event, “Picnic in the Park,” from St. John’s Park to the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre at 45 Robinson. The decision was made as a result of Environment Canada thunderstorm forecast for Saturday, August 22nd. This is the first time in the 17 year history of the event where it has been relocated due to weather.

Cloudy. 60 percent chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers with thunderstorms beginning near noon. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. High 22.
-weather.gc.ca Issued: 11:00 AM CDT Friday 21 August 2015

The free community BBQ, health fair and entertainment by Aboriginal Music Week will still take place at the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre. There will be some modification to the types of activities offered, but will maintain a full day of fun for the family. The Dufferin Youth 3on3 Basketball Tournament will be postponed.

For more information, please contact:

Martin Landy, Event & Communication Coordinator
North End Community Renewal Corporation
(204) 927-2330
martin@necrc.org

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North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) is committed to the social, economic and cultural renewal of the North End of Winnipeg. NECRC defines its development goals through annual consultations and ongoing networking with North End residents and businesses. The corporation works with community committees to plan and implement development strategies in its goal to revitalize the North End.

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