Best joke: "This is cool being at the German Club. Before this, the only German Club I ever heard of was the one that invaded Poland in 1939."
Worst joke: "I'm from Winnipeg, so my lucky number is 13. The number of players on the Saskatchewan team when they won the Grey Cup! Oh, yeah, they lost the Grey Cup. Sorry."
If the beer flowed, and the dancing erred on the side of polka, the ride home was a nightmarish wake-up call of darkness, snow, and despair.
Drive from Portage la Prairie to Winnipeg: three hours.
I did, and still do, need a drink...