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Downtown Winnipeg Tours Return with Wine

Downtown Winnipeg Tours Return with Wine

Downtown Winnipeg BIZThe popular downtown Winnipeg tours are back for another season and will offer up some bubbly for its guests to kick things off.

The Winnipeg Wine Tour tonight signals the start of the busy tour schedule put together by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, showcasing all the tastes and flavours that downtown restaurants have to offer.

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Downtown BIZ Has $150K in Grants for Events in Winnipeg’s Core

Downtown BIZ Has $150K in Grants for Events in Winnipeg’s Core

WINNIPEG — Local event planners can now apply for their share of $150,000 in grants from the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

It’s the third year the BIZ is offering the grants through its Host It Downtown program, which encourages activity in the city centre.

“Host It Downtown came about in 2015 as we saw a need to assist event planners and organizations with their events in terms of funding options, liaising with partners including the City of Winnipeg, and providing creative support,” said Stefano Grande, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ CEO.

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70,000 Take in Downtown BIZ’s ManyFest

70,000 Take in Downtown BIZ’s ManyFest

ManyFest
People take in Food Truck Wars on Memorial Boulevard at ManyFest on Friday, September 9, 2016. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — An estimated 70,000 people made their way down to Broadway last weekend to take in the sixth annual ManyFest.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ hosted a celebration of community, arts, entertainment, and healthy living from September 9-11.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that downtown was the place to be this past weekend,” said Stefano Grande, CEO for the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ

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Filipino Street Festival Finds It Downtown

Filipino Street Festival Finds It Downtown

Manitoba Filipino Street Festival

WINNIPEG — The fifth annual Manitoba Filipino Street Festival is moving downtown.

After years of hosting itself in the Maples, the festival is benefiting from the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s Host It Downtown program.

“These events help bolster local sales and keep wealth in the community, expanding on downtown’s unique footprint as the place for festivals and events,” said Stefano Grande, CEO of the BIZ.

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WAG Contributes Inuit Art to Portage Place

WAG Contributes Inuit Art to Portage Place

By David Klassen

WAG Inuit Art Centre
An artist’s rendering of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s future Inuit Art Centre. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Indigenous art and culture can now be seen at Portage Place Shopping Centre.

As part of a joint initiative between the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, four Inuit sculptures have been placed inside the downtown shopping mall.

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