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Think Local, Buy Local and Support Downtown Businesses

MEDIA RELEASE March 16, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THINK LOCAL, BUY LOCAL AND SUPPORT DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is encouraging Winnipeggers to support local downtown businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. “Many downtown stores and restaurants are independent or …

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Host It Applications Are Open!

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Host It event funding has given out grants of $500 to $25,000 to support the creation, expansion or relocation of events in downtown Winnipeg! We love to see creativity in events that bring people to the …

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Winner of the Chinatown Banner Competition Announced!

The 2020 winner of the annual Chinatown Banner competition was announced on January 26 at the Chinese New Year Banquet, located at Kum Koon Garden. Glee Bang, a graphic design student at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT), …

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Record Numbers for the Ninth Annual ManyFest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2019 Record Numbers for the Ninth Annual ManyFest An estimated 80,000 Winnipeggers attended downtown’s largest street festival this past weekend, marking a record number of attendees, vendors and volunteers. A new fully-licensed site layout and …

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Popular Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market Expands to True North Square

The popular Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market has expanded to True North Square bringing opportunity for more local vendors to be included in the Market. The new site is an addition to the Market that takes place on Edmonton Street (between …

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“The Burt Backyard” – Downtown’s Newest Gathering Space!

True North Sports + Entertainment will activate a new gathering space across from the Burton Cummings Theatre on event days throughout the summer. With the name inspired by Burton Cummings’ 1976 song Your Backyard, “The Burt Backyard” will create a …

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Three New Pop-Up Parks in Downtown Winnipeg

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is excited to announce the launch of the 2019 downtown Winnipeg Pop-Up Parks. This year the Parks will be located at three separate downtown businesses and will once again be open to the public. You can …

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The Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market is heading outside!

The Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market is heading outside for the summer starting June 6 at Manitoba Hydro Place Plaza! The Market is free to attend and will be held every Thursday from June – September from 10:00 am – 2:30 …

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Pedal in the Peg is back with a new downtown location to rent bikes!

Pedal in the Peg is back with a new downtown location to rent bikes! Head over to your next meeting, ride with your friends or explore downtown Winnipeg with one of these hip cruisers! The program wouldn’t be possible without …

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Local Businesses and Downtown Community Members Come Together for 14th Annual Earth Day Cleanup

On Monday, April 29 local businesses and downtown community members came together for the 14th annual Downtown Earth Day Cleanup. The annual event is part of Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s overall efforts to clean the downtown area and is a great …

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