• Sep 27

CEO Sleepout Raises $191,644

100 Winnipeg CEOs, community leaders, and members of the media, spent last night at Portage & Main to raise awareness for homelessness and poverty issues in our city, at the Downtown BIZ’s 3rd annual CEO Sleepout. Together they helped raise $191,644 to employ people who are homeless.

  • Sep 12

100 CEOs Join the CEO Sleepout

MEDIA RELEASE September 12, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TACKLING HOMELESSNESS TOGETHER 100 CEOS JOIN THE CEO SLEEPOUT CAMPAIGN Downtown Winnipeg – 100 Winnipeg CEOs, community leaders, and members of the media, will sleep out for one evening this September 26th …

  • Sep 09

50,000 Attended ManyFest

An estimated 50,000 people had plenty of reasons to enjoy downtown, as ManyFest livened Broadway, from Osborne Street to Main Street, with a celebration of community, arts, entertainment, and healthy living this past weekend from September 6 to 8.

A popular festival feature was the inaugural Downtown Food Truck Wars located on Memorial Boulevard and Broadway. Thousands of Winnipeggers sampled…

  • Aug 14

ManyFest & Food Truck Wars Launched

Affectionately known and beloved as one of downtown’s most historic thoroughfares, Broadway was literally and figuratively rebranded by the Downtown BIZ as “Manyfest Way” as part of the kick off to downtown’s biggest street party – Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Manyfest, that is scheduled September 6, 7 and 8. Participants will see the rebranded street signs during the festival, helping give Broadway new energy, bright bold colours, and an effervescent atmosphere to draw people in.

  • Jul 25

Job Posting: CHAT Outreach Worker

The BIZ has a new initiative that requires a trained and qualified Social Worker to provide street-level intervention to help our City’s most vulnerable citizens, those less fortunate, homeless or at risk. Qualified applicants will understand the downtown community and have the desire to work with the socially disadvantaged.

  • Jul 23

Giant Movie Screenings Downtown

6 film classics will be screened for free on a giant 40-foot screen every Tuesday in August, giving Winnipeggers another opportunity to take in the summertime heat. Big hair, leg warmers, and all things punk: downtown Winnipeg is set to get a blast from the past as Memorial Park becomes an outdoor movie theatre – conjuring feelings of nostalgia with films from the 80s:

  • Jul 13

New way to do downtown

The launch last month of the Loop, a walking tour of central Winnipeg, was initially conceived last year in Boston — one of the world’s most walkable cities.

While attending a conference, I explored Boston’s downtown and walked its renowned Freedom Trail, a 4-kilometre urban walking trail created in the 1950s to preserve the story of the American Revolution through 16 historically significant sites.

  • Jul 10

FREE parking on Sunday downtown

Sunday parking free in parkade FREE parking on Sunday in downtown Winnipeg has gone underground. Forks North Portage (FNP) is offering free parking in the Portage Place parkade every Sunday during July and August. No purchase is necessary to qualify …

  • Jul 01

3,500 Participants in Living Flag

With numbers coming in from other cities’ living flag events, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is confident that Winnipeggers have once again defended its ‘Largest Living Flag’ title in Canada – with an estimated 3,500 Winnipeggers who came out, dressed in red and white, to form the BIZ’s third living flag at the Manitoba Legislative Grounds to honour and celebrate Canada Day.

  • Jun 25

Downtown Farmers Market Launches

MEDIA RELEASE  June 25, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIENDLY, FRESH AND FLAVOURFUL NEW DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET LAUNCHES Downtown Winnipeg – Downtown is about to get even friendlier, fresh, and flavourful this summer – with the launch of a farmers market …