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  • Sep 18

5th CEO Sleepout Hits $100K 6 Days Before Event

With only 6 days left before the 5th annual CEO Sleepout takes over Portage and Main, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is proud to announce that $100,000 has already been raised with the support of 135 participating CEOs, community leaders, and members of the media.

 
  • Sep 13

Two Events And Two Cultures To Meet On Edmonton Street: Today At 11AM

Fancy dancers and the newly crowned Miss Manito Ahbee, Alexa Girard from Moorhead, Minnesota, will dance with a hand drummer down the Edmonton pathway, which joins the two festivals.

 
  • Sep 08

Countdown To ManyFest: 2 Days!

It’s almost here! Two full days and three fun nights of ManyFest activity begins this Friday, and among all the activities people can take part in over the weekend will be the main stage – programmed with fantastic Manitoba talent all weekend long!

 
  • Sep 04

Countdown to ManyFest: One Week!

In a week’s time you could be sitting in an outdoor Wine and Beer garden at ManyFest, enjoying a delicious Food Truck Wars meal paired with an inspired glass of wine!

 
  • Sep 01

Countdown To ManyFest: 10 Days!

Downtown’s biggest street party is officially kicking off its fifth year on Broadway in 10 days! The street will be closed and downtown will be open for family fun and partying for everyone!

 
  • Aug 31

Downtown BIZ’s Summer Events Gave 50,000 Winnipeggers Awesome Reasons To Explore The City’s Core

From June to August, the Downtown BIZ hosted 138 events for downtown workers, visitors and tourists. A preliminary count shows an estimated 50,040 visits to the downtown.

 
  • Aug 28

Additional Movie Screening Added For Chinatown Street Festival First Night: August 28-30

The streets of Chinatown will come alive with lion dances, Chinese Kung Fu, children’s activities and games, free martial arts lessons, and Chinese cultural performances for the 7th year of the Chinatown Street Festival on August 28-30.

 
  • Aug 27

Make Downtowns A National Election Issue: Federal Candidates To Debate On September 16 From 5-7 PM

Across Canada, downtown organizations – through Downtowns Canada –will host forums with federal candidates from Sept. 14-18 to highlight the importance of downtowns in Canada’s national economic prosperity.

 
  • Aug 25

Job Posting: Retail Theft Prevention Coordinator

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Retail Theft Prevention Coordinator CAPP Program (Crime Awareness and Prevention Program) The award winning Downtown Watch Program is comprised of a dynamic team of staff and volunteers, patrolling the downtown, serving as the extra eyes and ears …

 
  • Aug 20

100+ Leaders Take To The Street For 5th CEO Sleepout To Spur Discussion & Raise Funds For City’s Homeless

“We are all stakeholders” – this is the guiding thought behind the annual CEO Sleepout held at Portage and Main. In its fifth year, the event aims to raise $200,000 to create employment opportunities for the homeless but to also spur important dialogue among over 100 CEOs, community leaders, and media about their role in addressing homelessness.