Monthly Archives: June 2015
The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is calling on everyone from far and wide to participate in the annual Canada Day Living Flag event, tomorrow morning (July 1).
Building on the success of many visual enhancements on Portage Avenue, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, APTN, RBC, and the City of Winnipeg – with help from the business community and many volunteers – planted the first Indigenous garden on one of downtown’s major thoroughfares, comprised of five garden beds in front of APTN, showcasing indigenous/native planting schemes and materials.
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 fifth-year anniversary of this annual event, and 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag itself, the photo will be set to the backdrop of Shaw Park, home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, featuring Winnipeg’s signature skyline in the background.
With FIFA Women’s World Cup just around the corner, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ will be installing 102 giant flower baskets along Portage Avenue, 41 medium flower baskets on other downtown streets, and 21 baskets around bases of trees – in addition to thousands of planted flowers in baskets and sidewalk planters on Main Street, Graham Street, Broadway, and other areas in the heart of our city – to welcome thousands of tourists to the City.
The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and Winnipeg Trolley Company have teamed up to offer free downtown trolley rides for soccer fans and those coming to the city for the FIFA Women’s World Cup – in an effort to create a buzz and excitement within Winnipeg’s core.
On the heels of a pilot program launched in 2014, 3 young entrepreneurs have set up shop in a vacant storefront with help from the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and Portage Place Shopping Centre.