Reason 10/338 of I love Winnipeg!
I really don’t enjoy Slurpees all that much (gasp! I know), but I will indulge in an orange or purple green cup a couple of times a summer because I feel it’s my Manitoban given duty to do so.
What I really love about the Slurpee is the bizarre sense of pride we as a city have put behind the title “Slurpee Capital of the World”. What’s it been, now? 12 consecutive years? 13?
For a city consumed by sub-zero temps for a good portion of the year, I’m fascinated by the Slurpee love. Yes, its pure sugar and absolutely terrible for your blood sugar, teeth, and overall well-being but we wear that title like a BADGE OF HONOUR.
Go big, or go home.
So yeah. I love Winnipeg because we work whatever title we can get.