Monday, May 17, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DOWNTOWN BIZ DONATES $540 TO SILOAM MISSION AFTER GRAFFITI CHALLENGE
WINNIPEG, MB—Today, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ challenged Winnipeggers to find the graffiti in downtown. In exchange, the BIZ would donate $20 to Siloam Mission for each call received. In total, the Downtown BIZ will donate a total of $540 after receiving 27 separate graffiti reports today.
The challenge was met with resounding success, with dozens of callers, not just from downtown but all over the city.
The BIZ fielded 9 graffiti calls in or just outside downtown throughout the day, as well as 18 more calling in regards to tags in other parts of the city.
All downtown tags will be cleared within the next 24-hours. The BIZ will also pass along the other locations to the West End BIZ, Exchange District BIZ and the city’s graffiti control department to ensure they are removed as well.
“The public responded incredibly well to this challenge,” says Stefano Grande, Downtown BIZ executive director. “We have truly achieved our goal of banding together with the community to make downtown cleaner today.”
The BIZ will donate $20 for every call received today, and not just for those regarding downtown.
“Numerous callers said they were pleased to see the money going to such a worthy cause,” adds Grande. “Some even asked to supplement the BIZ’s donation with their own!”
Downtown graffiti calls:
Perfume Paradise building, Vaughn Street
One Night in Bangkok building, Edmonton Street
Paragon Restaurant building, Carlton Street
CanWest Park, Pioneer Avenue
381 Cumberland Avenue
Mostyn Place ice rink building
Building at the corner of Notre Dame and Cumberland (Hargrave, left-hand side)
Power box on Carlton off Broadway
Dalnavert Museum building, Broadway and Assiniboine
Outside downtown calls:
755 Ellice St (West End)
758 McMillan Avenue (Crescentwood)
The Fyxx on Albert Street (Exchange District)
560 Sargent Avenue (West End)
570 Sargent Avenue (West End)
485 Furby Avenue (West Broadway)
760 Wolseley Ave (Wolseley)
764 Wolseley Ave (Wolseley)
975 Henderson Highway
Corner of Kingsbury & Salter
34 Higgins Ave
Buildings around Furby and Broadway (West Broadway)
1100 Concordia Ave
Park on Vialoux Drive (Charleswood)
Seven Oak Place
592 Young Street
For more information, please contact:
Nisha Tuli, Manager, Communications & Marketing
Ph: (204) 958-4626 Cell: 232-9489 firstname.lastname@example.org