A woman who was among hundreds of thousands of Canadians to celebrate Christmas in Winnipeg, says she would do all the same things she’s doing now.
“I wish that I could come back in a second time,” Jessica Ritchie told CBC News.
The 29-year-old says she doesn’t think Christmas should be celebrated at all anymore.
She said she’s not really a Christian, but she said her mother taught her how to celebrate the holiday.
“It’s really important to me to show my gratitude,” Ritchie said.
“Christmas is an important part of my life.”
Christmas has been a time of celebration in Winnipeg for more than 100 years.
But Ritchie says her parents didn’t believe in Christmas.
“We were really skeptical about it, so when we got our Christmas cards it was like, ‘Oh, this is all a lie,'” she said.
Christmas Eve is the busiest day of the year for Winnipeg’s public transportation system.
The city expects up to 10 million passengers, many of them holiday shoppers, to travel to and from Christmas Eve celebrations.
A number of Christmas celebrations have been cancelled this year, including in the suburbs.
But Christmas Day is still celebrated as an official public holiday in the city.
On Sunday, police in Winnipeg’s west end announced they were investigating a stabbing at a house party.
The man is in custody.
Police said the stabbing was reported about 1 p.m.
They have not released any other details.