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Ontario man wants to bring the 'Running of the Bulls' to Thunder Bay

Each July, thousands of tourists descend upon Pamplona, Spain to participate in the Running of the Bulls. This past summer, Rudy Parsons of Thunder Bay went to Pamplona to experience the event for himself and was forever changed.
Participants run in front of Del Tajo la Reina's bulls during the second "encierro" (bull-run) of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 8, 2015. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO/ CESAR MANSO (Photo credit should read CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images) (AFP/Getty Images)
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[Originally broadcast on Oct. 29/31, 2015]

Each July, thousands of tourists descend upon Pamplona, Spain to participate in the Running of the Bulls. This past summer, Rudy Parsons of Thunder Bay went to Pamplona to experience the event for himself and was forever changed.

Thunder Bay is the only place in Canada you could do the Running of the Bulls.- Rudy Parsons, Thunder Bay Resident

"I have never felt so alive," says Parsons. "The kind of passion that is so evident in Pamplona is sadly lacking in Thunder Bay and I wanted to bring it home for everyone to enjoy."

In this documentary, Peter Oldring visits Parsons in Thunder Bay to chronicle his efforts to convince the city to host their own "Running of the Bulls."

Listen to find out if Parsons is successful and what others in Thunder Bay think of his idea.


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