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River trail parade set for Sunday

All the world loves a parade - even if it’s on the longest naturally frozen river trail in the world.

On Sunday at noon, “The Longest Soul Rhythm Hip Hop Pied Piper Skate Dance Party Parade in The World” begins on the river trail at The Forks and ends at Assiniboine Park.

The parade will be led by a Zamboni and all the assorted equipment used to create and maintain the Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail. Music will be blasting from “Soul On Ice” DJs Hunnicutt and Co-op who will spin and play music for the full 9.34 km.

Winnipeg Transit will be available at Assiniboine Park to take skaters back to The Forks for the regular transit fare.

“We’re billing it as the longest soul rhythm hip hop pied piper skate dance party parade in the world and we want the whole city to join us,” Paul Jordan, The Forks chief operating officer, said in a press release.

Assiniboine Park officials will be waiting at the end of the parade to provide hot chocolate, coffee and cookies, while supplies last.

Noon: Parade leaves The Forks Historic Port

12:30 pm: Arrives at Hugo access point

1:00 pm: Arrives at Dominion access point

1:30 pm: Arrives at Bourkevale access point

2:00 pm: Arrives at Assiniboine Park