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  • Jul 14

Downtown Cinema – 10 Free Movie Screenings in August Outdoor Movies Return with Blockbusters & Sci-Fi Favourites

Butter the popcorn and get your lawn chairs and picnic blankets ready – the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is once again transforming outdoor downtown spaces into the perfect places to sit back, relax, and enjoy 10 of your favourite movies throughout the month of August on the big, 40-foot screen, under the stars.

 
  • Jul 01

3,850 Winnipeggers Form 5th Annual Canada Day Living Flag

3,850 Winnipeggers showed all of Canada how much they truly love their city and downtown, as they dressed in red and white t-shirts and patriotic attire to assemble into one of Canada’s largest living flags at Shaw Park this morning.

 
  • Jun 30

Winnipeg Seeks To Reclaim Title For Canada’s Largest Living Flag

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is calling on everyone from far and wide to participate in the annual Canada Day Living Flag event, tomorrow morning (July 1).

 
  • Jun 16

First Indigenous Gardens Planted On Portage Avenue

Building on the success of many visual enhancements on Portage Avenue, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, APTN, RBC, and the City of Winnipeg – with help from the business community and many volunteers – planted the first Indigenous garden on one of downtown’s major thoroughfares, comprised of five garden beds in front of APTN, showcasing indigenous/native planting schemes and materials.

 
  • Jun 11

Take Me Out To The Ballpark For Canada’s Largest Living Flag Event!

Once again, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ invites everyone to participate in the annual Canada Day Living Flag event on Canada Day, July 1st. For the fifth-year anniversary of this annual event, and 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag itself, the photo will be set to the backdrop of Shaw Park, home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, featuring Winnipeg’s signature skyline in the background.

 
  • Jun 04

102 Flower Baskets To Be Installed Downtown Just In Time For FIFA Guests: June 4

With FIFA Women’s World Cup just around the corner, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ will be installing 102 giant flower baskets along Portage Avenue, 41 medium flower baskets on other downtown streets, and 21 baskets around bases of trees – in addition to thousands of planted flowers in baskets and sidewalk planters on Main Street, Graham Street, Broadway, and other areas in the heart of our city – to welcome thousands of tourists to the City.

 
  • Jun 03

Free Downtown Soccer Circulator Welcomes FIFA Visitors

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.

 
  • Jun 01

3 Young Entrepreneurs Get A Chance At Downtown With Retail Incubator & Pop-Up Shop

On the heels of a pilot program launched in 2014, 3 young entrepreneurs have set up shop in a vacant storefront with help from the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and Portage Place Shopping Centre.

 
  • May 21

Fitness, Farmers & Fun: #Finditdowntown All Summer Long

It’s time to get out of hibernation and into downtown this summer. Once again the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ ensures our downtown comes alive with a full slate of programming every day of the week.

 
  • May 11

Host It Downtown: Downtown BIZ To Give $150,000 To Attract New Events Downtown

Think it, dream it, plan it … Host It Downtown! Today, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ launched Host It Downtown, a new and innovative program that aims to solidify downtown Winnipeg as the premier destination for high-quality and outdoor events year-round