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Host It Downtown: Funding Available for Event Organizers to Host New Events Downtown

Want to host your event downtown? We have funding available! Founded in 2015 by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, the Host It Downtown program aims to educate event organizers and encourage them to host their event in the city’s centre in order to establish downtown Winnipeg as the premier destination for high-quality and outdoor events year-round.

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Jane’s Walk to Take Participants on Portage & Main Parade: May 8 at 11AM

BridgmanCollaborative Architecture, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, and Stationpoint Photographic, invite Jane’s Walk participants to parade down Portage and Main, to learn more about the history of this iconic intersection, and to explore how obstacles can become opportunities for a better, more vibrant city.

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Downtown Tour Du Jour New Website, New Features – Same Great Tours

This summer let the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ be your guide to downtown Winnipeg’s best restaurants, patios, bike routes and breakfast spots!

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Local Businesses and Downtown Community Members Come Together for 11th Annual Earth Day Clean-Up

On Friday, April 22 local businesses and downtown community members came together for the 11th straight year to clean up our downtown streets. The 2016 Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Earth Day Clean-up, in honour of National Earth Day, marks new milestones and celebrates over 3,450 volunteers collecting over 18,000 lbs. in the past ten years.

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Indigenous Languages Celebrated: Downtown Business & City Recreation Centres Install Decals with Message of Welcome

In an effort to create a greater sense of place and a feeling of welcome, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s Aboriginal Peoples’ Advisory Committee launched a new initiative today that will invite downtown businesses to install decals that express a feeling of welcome and inclusion, represented in Indigenous languages: Ojibwe, Cree, Dene, Michif, Dakota, and Inuktitut.

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11th Annual Earth Day Clean-Up Marks Milestones: Over 2,800 Volunteers Collected Over 13,000 lbs. Of Litter From Downtown Streets in Past 10 Years

For the 11th year in a row, over 500 business and community members will come out and clean together for the Downtown BIZ Earth Day Clean-up, in honour of National Earth Day on Friday April 22.

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Aboriginal Artists Call For Submissions For The Aboriginal Artwalk

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is launching a brand new Aboriginal Artwalk project this summer, and are looking for 10 Aboriginal Artists interested in having artwork on display in downtown storefronts.

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BIZ Job Posting: Downtown Transportation Intern

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is looking for hardworking young men or women to work full-time for twelve weeks as an intern, working on the implementation of Downtown Parking Strategies, Bus is Better Promotion, Bike Friendly Business Program, cycling initiatives and more.

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$170K Of Funding To Leverage $1 Million In Projects Aimed Towards Job Creation For The Homeless

$170,000 raised from last year’s CEO Sleepout was invested today to support six Winnipeg social agencies – Artbeat Studio, Graffiti Art Programming, Macdonald Youth Services, Red Road Lodge, Siloam Mission, and Union Gospel Mission.

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Premier Hopefuls Go On Record About Downtown: Forum To Be Held On March 21 From 5-7PM

On March 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, candidates Rana Bokhari (Liberal Party), Greg Selinger (NDP) and Heather Stefanson (PC) will discuss their platforms on key downtown issues.

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