2013 Top 10 Downtown Achievements

 

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2013 Top 10 Downtown Achievements

As the holiday season nears, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped to shape our city in a significant way. Before we ring in the New Year, the BIZ takes a moment to look back on the year that was and what has been accomplished downtown.

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A Refreshed Plan for Downtown

Over 150 BIZ members and downtown stakeholders attended the Downtown BIZ’s 25th Annual General Meeting, to celebrate the fast-moving progress occurring at the heart of our city, and to highlight the BIZ’s achievements in 2013.

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“Be the Hand” on the MTS TV Fireplace

It’s time for Winnipeggers to get fired up again – the chance to be the hand tending the Yule Log on the MTS TV Fireplace is back!

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CEO Sleepout Raises $191,644

100 Winnipeg CEOs, community leaders, and members of the media, spent last night at Portage & Main to raise awareness for homelessness and poverty issues in our city, at the Downtown BIZ’s 3rd annual CEO Sleepout. Together they helped raise $191,644 to employ people who are homeless.

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100 CEOs Join the CEO Sleepout

MEDIA RELEASE September 12, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TACKLING HOMELESSNESS TOGETHER 100 CEOS JOIN THE CEO SLEEPOUT CAMPAIGN Downtown Winnipeg – 100 Winnipeg CEOs, community leaders, and members of the media, will sleep out for one evening this September 26th …

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50,000 Attended ManyFest

An estimated 50,000 people had plenty of reasons to enjoy downtown, as ManyFest livened Broadway, from Osborne Street to Main Street, with a celebration of community, arts, entertainment, and healthy living this past weekend from September 6 to 8.

A popular festival feature was the inaugural Downtown Food Truck Wars located on Memorial Boulevard and Broadway. Thousands of Winnipeggers sampled…

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ManyFest & Food Truck Wars Launched

Affectionately known and beloved as one of downtown’s most historic thoroughfares, Broadway was literally and figuratively rebranded by the Downtown BIZ as “Manyfest Way” as part of the kick off to downtown’s biggest street party – Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Manyfest, that is scheduled September 6, 7 and 8. Participants will see the rebranded street signs during the festival, helping give Broadway new energy, bright bold colours, and an effervescent atmosphere to draw people in.

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Job Posting: CHAT Outreach Worker

The BIZ has a new initiative that requires a trained and qualified Social Worker to provide street-level intervention to help our City’s most vulnerable citizens, those less fortunate, homeless or at risk. Qualified applicants will understand the downtown community and have the desire to work with the socially disadvantaged.

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Giant Movie Screenings Downtown

6 film classics will be screened for free on a giant 40-foot screen every Tuesday in August, giving Winnipeggers another opportunity to take in the summertime heat. Big hair, leg warmers, and all things punk: downtown Winnipeg is set to get a blast from the past as Memorial Park becomes an outdoor movie theatre – conjuring feelings of nostalgia with films from the 80s:

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New way to do downtown

The launch last month of the Loop, a walking tour of central Winnipeg, was initially conceived last year in Boston — one of the world’s most walkable cities.

While attending a conference, I explored Boston’s downtown and walked its renowned Freedom Trail, a 4-kilometre urban walking trail created in the 1950s to preserve the story of the American Revolution through 16 historically significant sites.

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