Monthly Archives: June 2016
Today in the Downtown Urban Lab, an exciting new space for community programming and entrepreneurship incubation, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ announced its plans for public engagement this spring and summer. Business owners and community partners are invited to share their ideas and visions to help shape the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s strategy for the next three years from 2017 to 2019.
On Wednesday, June 22 the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre invited bike enthusiasts, community members, and local media to participate in a bike and dine tour to celebrate the installation of 20 new bike racks in the neighbourhood.
Have you ever imagined the possibilities for Portage and Main? This summer, we’re going to show you! Starting this Friday, and on the last Friday of the month from June to September, the four corners of Portage and Main will be host to the Imagine Portage and Main Pop-up Series and will come alive with events, entertainment, and more for pedestrians to take part in.
Are you a dynamic, motivated individual, passionate about our downtown? The Downtown BIZ wants you to bring your sales experience, professionalism and energy to increase the sponsorship and advertising sales for our programs to best promote downtown Winnipeg.
On Friday, June 24, a new Indigenous Concert Series will take the stage at Portage Place Shopping Centre featuring Indigenous artists and performers.
Once again, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ invites everyone to participate in the annual Canada Day Living Flag event on Canada Day, July 1st. For the sixth-year anniversary of this annual event, and 51st anniversary of the Canadian flag itself, the photo will be returning to Shaw Park, home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
The International Downtown Association (IDA) has selected 26 of the industry’s brightest professionals for the inaugural year of the Emerging Leader Fellowship Program.
The second annual Indigenous Gardens, an initiative of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s Aboriginal Peoples’ Advisory Committee and Placemaking Committee, has taken root on Portage Avenue with five garden beds located in front of APTN, showcasing a variety of Indigenous plants, schemes, and materials.
The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ will be installing 102 giant flower baskets along Portage Avenue, 46 medium flower baskets on other downtown streets, and 22 vault baskets around bases of trees – in addition to thousands of planted flowers in baskets and sidewalk planters on Main Street, Graham Avenue, Donald Street, Chinatown, Broadway, and other areas in the heart of our city – to welcome Winnipeggers and tourists to our downtown this summer.