WINNIPEG – With a tip of the hat, Transconians are showing their pride in their part of the city.
The annual Hi-Neighbour Festival started on Friday and continues through to Sunday.
Organizer Greg Veosovich tells 680 CJOB this block party is important to the community.
“This is the 52nd year for the festival and there’s been a lot of naysayers and negativity over the years. I want to address that. This has been such a great way for the community of Transonca to come together, everybody looks forward to it. Once the festival opens up the negativity goes away and everybody comes together as the true spirit of community, which what Transcona is all about.”
Veosovich says anyone can attend the festival, even if you don’t live in Transcona. “You know what, everybody talks about it all year round. It’s one of the last few big city block parties left in Winnipeg.”
The block party has everything from clowns and princesses to live music, a parade and midway.
If you’re traveling in that area there are road closures to be aware of.
• Regent Avenue West between Winona Street and Kanata Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 until midnight on Sunday, June 5.
• Bond Street between Regent Avenue West and Pandora Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 until midnight on Sunday, June 5.
• Day Street between Pandora Avenue and Regent Avenue West will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 until midnight on Sunday, June 5.
• Regent Avenue West between Brewster Street and Wayoata Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 to accommodate the Transcona Hi-Neighbour Festival Parade.
For a complete schedule of events and more information can be found on the Hi-Neighbour website.