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Canada’s Largest Living Flag to Form at Portage and Main

Canada’s Largest Living Flag to Form at Portage and Main

Canada Day Living Flag 2016
Thousands gather at Shaw Park to form the Canada Day living flag on Friday, July 1, 2016. (DAN HARPER PHOTO)

How does the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ out-do themselves every July 1? Well, for starters, they could bring their annual Canada Day living flag to the city’s most iconic intersection.

Thousands of Winnipeggers will gather at Portage and Main this year for the seventh anniversary of the yearly event to form a maple leaf.

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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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