We had a lovely lunch at Stella's Cafe. It was Sunday noon, so the place was very crowded - requiring us to wait in line, but there was a great variety of food with a nice emphasis on local products. Our conversation began in the lineup so by the time that Matt arrived we had a good catchup with Zoe and even covered some of the business of the Rural Policy Learning Commons (http://rplc-capr.ca).
It was wonderful to catch up with both of them. They seemed to be enjoying the people and activities in Winnipeg and finding engaging challenges of both a professional and personal nature. Since Fran spent some of her youth in Winnipeg (her father was a United Church Minister here - http://billreimer.net/reimer/Shaver/ShaverHM.htm) there was plenty of opportunity to compare notes on the city as well.
After saying goodbye we considered a visit to the new Museum of Human Rights, but were pressed for our next appointment - in Brandon.