I actually had a good time in Winnipeg tonight. Just ran around, went to the Kingshead Pub (drank some local IPAs for happy hour and ate some hot ass Chicken Vindaloo), walked around for a bit, and hit up a few bars, obviously not much going on for a Tuesday night. Not a complete shit hole of a city. Ready to get back to the states in the morning, though.
I suspect that somebody played a trick on you, and that you are not really in winnepeg. that is the only possible explaination.