January 26, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DOWNTOWN’S SNOW MAZE RETURNS FEB. 7
Hundreds of Winnipeggers to embrace winter in the heart of the city with cool public art project and cold weather activities
Downtown Winnipeg – It’s back and it’s snowier and more amazing than ever before, a winter activity loved by families large and small, it’s downtown…it’s outdoors…it’s…SnowMAZEing! This event invites everyone – young and old – to celebrate winter and art by creating a community snow maze at the Millennium Library and Park on Feb. 7, 2015:
WHERE: Millennium Library, Children’s Area & Library Park (251 Donald St.)
WHEN: Saturday, February 7, 11 am – 5 pm and February 8, 1 pm – 4 pm.
WHO: All are welcome – bring your shovel!
WHAT: Snow maze building, hot chocolate, crafts, stories and more!
People are encouraged to bring their shovels, pull on their snow pants and enjoy the main event – joining in building a maze out of snow bricks, then warm up inside with hot chocolate, reading and crafts.
“It’s always great to see the community come together and create public art, but it’s especially exciting to see Winnipeg come out and embrace wintertime,” says Carol Phillips, Executive Director of the Winnipeg Arts Council. “It’s wonderful to see Millennium Library being used year-round as a space for public art.”
Presented by the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Winnipeg Public Library Millennium Branch, and the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, SnowMAZEing is inspired by the public art piece Sentinel of Truth, which winds along the edge of the Millennium Library Park.
“Winnipeggers are a hearty bunch and we’re always looking for ways to celebrate and have fun outside during our winters,” says Stefano Grande, Executive Director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “With Winnipeg ranked as one of Canada’s premiere winter destinations, this snow maze adds one more reason for people to embrace the season and come together downtown.”
Visit www.winnipegarts.ca for more information.
Please be advised that if the temperature dips below -28 with the windchill, SnowMAZEing programming will be postponed.
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For more information, please contact:
Alexis Kinloch, Public Art Projects Coordinator
Winnipeg Arts Council
Tel: (204) 943-7668
Jason Syvixay, Managing Director
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ
Tel: (204) 958-4635