Free Downtown Soccer Circulator Welcomes FIFA Visitors


June 3, 2015


Downtown Winnipeg – 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.

“Downtown hotels have been booked solid with visitors from across the globe, all eager to take in FIFA soccer matches,” says Jason Syvixay, Managing Director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “We are excited to roll out the red carpet for our guests to the city and downtown, and to showcase our downtown’s compelling experiences, like our delicious restaurants, exciting entertainment and welcoming hospitality.”\


On June 8, 12, 15, and 16 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., soccer lovers can hop on a free trolley to explore nearby restaurants downtown. Free to use while Winnipeg plays host to FIFA Women’s World Cup.

“The FIFA Women’s World Cup is going to be one of the most exciting events in Winnipeg this summer,” says Benjamin Gilles of Winnipeg Trolley Company. “We are very proud to be supporting the Free-fa initiative with our downtown partner, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. When Winnipeggers want to celebrate, they come downtown, and we believe this free downtown shuttle service will help citizens and visitors experience the best parties in the city during the FIFA tournament in an exciting and safe way.”


Downtown Peggy wants you to score a free flight to anywhere in North America, Mexico, or the Caribbean. Visit one of the participating restaurants to enjoy a bite and/or watch the soccer game, and fill out a ballot to enter. Contest runs June 6 to July 7. Participating restaurants include: Nick’s on Broadway, Carbone Coal Fired Pizza, Shannon’s Irish Pub, Bodegoes at cityplace, Totally Confused Café, The Fyxx, Café Asante, Second Cup, Smith Restaurant, Hy’s Steakhouse, Waves Restaurant, and Boston Pizza at cityplace. Visit for more information.


From June 6 to July 5, watch home and away games at Portage Place Shopping Centre (Edmonton Court). For full schedule, visit:

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About the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ

Established in 1989 by the City of Winnipeg, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is the oldest of Winnipeg’s 16 business improvement zones. Directed by a management board of 15 business owners/leaders and a representative from city hall, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ markets the city centre on behalf of 1,300 businesses and runs programs and provides services that target downtown image, cleanliness, safety, transportation, and parking. The BIZ hosts events and promote downtown as a great place to work, shop, and live. In addition, the BIZ is the voice of the downtown business community and advocates for continued downtown revitalization and enhanced services on behalf of our members. Each retail, commercial, and professional business in the zone is a BIZ member.

About the Winnipeg Trolley Company

The Winnipeg Trolley Company is Winnipeg’s premier tourism and charter transportation company. Inspired by the streetcars that were once a prominent feature on the city’s streets, the company’s 32-passenger orange and cream trolley blends in among the abundance of beautiful early-1900s architecture found in the provincial capital. Yet, with all the features of any contemporary transit vehicle including heating, air-conditioning, and a full audio system, it can transport passengers in comfort and luxury. For the last two years, the company’s Heart of a Nation City Tour has been the #1 activity in Winnipeg on TripAdvisor, based on user reviews. Showcasing over 85 sites in 95 minutes, this guided tour is humorous, engaging, and as the “Best First Thing to do in Winnipeg,” showcases what makes the city at the heart of the country so special. The trolley is also available for corporate shuttles, weddings, and conventions, and the company is proud to support many events including Pride Winnipeg, Doors Open Winnipeg, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Whether chartering the trolley for your night out or seeing Winnipeg’s best sights aboard their award-winning tours, choosing the Winnipeg Trolley Company adds a unique charm to your travel experience!

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For more information, contact:
Jason Syvixay, Managing Director
Tel: (204) 958-4635