Yesterday, a few of us from the Collective set-up shop on Broadway for Winnipeg’s first annual Ciclovia. We arrived early to set up our booth and had it looking *perfect*…and then the winds came.
Holy cow! Words cannot describe the intense, swirling gusts that would pick up out of nowhere, blow our carefully arranged goods around (and onto the ground), and then die-off as fast and randomly as they came. Even the flags in front of the Law Courts were confused!
Of course, once we had everything back in place it would happen again. And again. And again. I spent so much time bending over to pick stuff up, that was beginning to wonder how we were going to be able to talk to people at all! But, I am happy to say, we managed AND nothing was broken or damaged.
At the height of the chaos, it was pretty tempting to throw in the towel, but I am glad we stuck it out. And, on that note...greetings to everyone who stopped by our booth and took a flyer. It was so great to get a chance to meet people and big-up the shop. We hope you will all pay us a visit in the near-future. See you soon!