Big Names and fun draw crowds to Summer in the City

By Marianne Curtis

Temperatures soared during this year’s annual Summer in the City bringing thousands of people to Steinbach for two jam packed days of sales and activities.

Organizers are thrilled with the response to this year’s Summer in the City and Sales in the City which took place on June 16 and 17.

Summer in the City committee chairperson Keith Unger says this year’s festival was the biggest one yet.

“We are going to have a hard time topping this one,” Unger stated. “People were raving about the wide range of attractions available for all ages.”

New this year was Culture in the City where a special section of the fair was designed to feature cultural attractions, food and music and it was a huge hit, Unger added.

Unger says organizers are already looking towards next year’s event with the plan of making it even bigger and better.

“All around, this year’s event was a huge success,” Unger added.

Some of the highlights of the weekend included a massive midway, show and shine, street market, games for all ages, street dancing and tons of live entertainment. On Friday night crowds were entertained by Jason Petric, McKenzie Road, Jason Kirkness and Quinton Blair who opened for country sensations Doc Walker. The next night Dormant Ember, Corny “Elvis” Rempel, Mike Burnard, The Cracked Egg Shell and Jordan St.Cyr opened for former Guess Who front man Burton Cummings.


Photos by Marianne Curtis

Culture in the City which featured music, food and merchandise which celebrated the many different cultures in the community was a huge hit.

Country sensations Doc Walker wowed the crowd Friday night.  


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