Anyone driving downtown last Thursday would have noticed the RBC bank building and the Convention Centre looked a little different.
It took a request from Virgin Radio but the two buildings lit up their exteriors with the purple that is associated with royalty and the artist Prince.
Earlier in the day Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 90th birthday and pop artist Prince died in his home in the Twin Cities.
Last night, the colour purple shone in Winnipeg and many places around the world.
Prince played in Winnipeg many times. The last time he told his audience to call the babysitter because it was going to be a late night. And it always was when he performed because he gave it his all.
This has been a guest editorial by John Dobbin.
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