It is true that Winnipeg, Manitoba can be a cold place.
The winter wind seeps into your bones. The famous street crossing of Portage and Main is often referred to as the coldest and windiest intersection of the 3,855,100 square miles that make up Canada.
But along those streets, as cold as they may get, the city of Winnipeg and the province of Manitoba shape some of the warmest people. Its short winter daylight hours foster its sons and daughters into hardworking, humble people; where little is taken for granted.
That may as well be the story of Travis Zajac. Hardworking, humble and takes little for granted.
"Growing up here, we're just we're kind of laid-back people," Tom Zajac, Travis' father shared, "So, I think the area is kind of laid back in that respect, you know, come winter times, there's not much to do. So, it's basically hockey. I think it shaped Travis."