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Opening Day of IKEA

It was reported that more than 8,000 people have walked through the doors of Winnipeg's IKEA store since it officially opened its doors Wednesday morning.

Opening festivities included performances by jugglers and First Nations dancers, as well as speeches by Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz and Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. A line up of “top speakers” and dancers for the grand opening of a store that produces home furniture and more shelving than one home can hold.

Travelers from across the border, even as far as Mexico drove in groups trying to win a $5000 shopping spree and some boiled meatballs.

Although I can never pass up a good meal or for that matter any meat formed in a ball, I will still wait a couple weeks for the hype to dwindle and line up for another seasonal Queen sized duvet.


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