WINNIPEG – You are out of luck if you bought Manitoba Air Show tickets and didn’t get in.
There will be no refunds for the thousands stuck in traffic for hours waiting – and failing – to get into the air show in Portage la Prairie Saturday afternoon.
Airshow executive director Jill Oakes tells 680 CJOB they will plan better next time.
For one thing, she says there won’t be any walk-up tickets.
“We’re going to do it like a normal show that a musician will do where we will only sell pre-sale online tickets. Walkups are not going to be allowed so that we can plan properly for all those people that are wanting to come,” she said.
Part of the problem was all the rain evidently caused some of the entrances to be too muddy to use, so everyone was bottle-necked onto one road.
It was also the first air show in Manitoba since 2009, so the demand for the event was high.
Oaks will join Richard Cloutier again for a broader explanation of what went wrong at 9 am Monday.