• Sep 30

Over $100,000 Raised

Forty Winnipeg CEOs and community leaders spent last night at Portage & Main to raise awareness for homelessness and together raised $107,000 to employ homeless people. It was all part of Winnipeg’s first CEOs for Downtown Sleepout event in support of the Downtown BIZ’s Change for the Better program.

  • Sep 19

Prov. Parties Q&A

The three major provincial parties discussed their platforms on key downtown issues at a Downtown Forum held by the Downtown BIZ on September 19 at Portage Place. Their answers to a list of key questions about downtown were also released. Topics included downtown safety, rapid transit, and creating more living spaces downtown.

  • Sep 14

CEO Sleepout to Raise Cash

THERE’S going to be plenty of brain power sleeping under the stars at Portage and Main on Sept. 29, but it’s their collective fundraising abilities that have Stefano Grande excited.

  • Sep 13

Wide Awake in Winnipeg

Bob Cox is way down the list, by the way, but well worth the search.

I haven’t attended a sleepover in a long time. The last one, as I recall, involved a lot of eyeshadow, much mockery of pyjamas, and no sleep whatsoever.

  • Aug 25

Big Street Party!

MEDIA RELEASE August 25, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MANYFEST, DOWNTOWN’S BIGGEST STREET PARTY, COMING THIS SEPTEMBER 9 TO 11! DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG—Downtown Winnipeg’s biggest street party is only two weeks away! ManyFest: All together downtown, will see an anticipated 30,000-plus people …

  • Aug 08

Finding Winnipeg’s Hidden Jewels

As the calendar moves into the dog days of August, thousands of Manitobans will head out on their summer vacations to explore the architecture and metropolitan character of different cities across the continent.

  • Aug 05

Chinatown Street Festival

THIS weekend the streets of Chinatown will again fill with lion dancers, music and a merchant market.

  • Aug 02

Chinatown Festival

The streets of Chinatown will come alive with lion dances, Chinese kung fu, music, Chinese dance, and a merchant market this weekend for the third annual Winnipeg Chinatown Street Festival, August 6 and 7.

  • Jul 20

Twenty-four Hour Patrols in Effect Tues-Sat

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ wants theatregoers, concert lovers and sports fans who flock into the area at night to start seeing red in a big way — largely to combat people’s feelings they’re unsafe there in the black of night.

  • Jul 19

10 New Watch

Ten more Downtown Watch ambassadors are now patrolling downtown’s streets in the evenings, specifically around event destinations to create more feelings of safety among the increasing number of people coming downtown.