Queen's portrait from old Winnipeg Arena to be displayed outside local pub
The portrait will be displayed for one day as part of the NHL Heritage Classic and Alumni Game. (File Image)
Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016 3:48PM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:22PM CST
A relic of Winnipeg hockey is set to be displayed outside a Winnipeg pub Thursday.
Riley Creighton, general manager of The Pint Winnipeg, said the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that once hung in the former Winnipeg Arena will be unveiled outside the pub Thursday at 1 p.m.
Creighton said the portrait will stay up for one day as part of the NHL Heritage Classic and Alumni Game, which will be hosted at Investors Group Field Sunday.
“Winnipeg was pretty upset when the arena went and it’s part of the heritage, so we wanted to bring it back,” Creighton said.
He hopes people will come out and enjoy the portrait and everything else downtown Winnipeg has to offer.
“We’re trying to draw a crowd from all over,” he said.