Tag Archives: Downtown Winnipeg Biz

Pedal in the Peg: Bike Rental Service Launches Downtown

Pedal in the Peg: Bike Rental Service Launches Downtown

Bike

It’s now possible to rent a bike in downtown through a new program launched on Wednesday.

Pedal in the Peg is an active transit initiative from the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

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New Protocol Sees Winnipeg’s Homeless Diverted to Shelters Instead of Hospitals

New Protocol Sees Winnipeg’s Homeless Diverted to Shelters Instead of Hospitals

By Sarah Klein

Homeless

A new protocol is in place to assist Winnipeg’s homeless population and safely transport them to a shelter when in need.

The ‘voluntary transport to drop-in shelters protocol’ allows Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service paramedics or firefighter-paramedics to transport the patient to a drop-in shelter instead of a hospital if their assessment warrants it.

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New Banner Design Chosen for Winnipeg’s Chinatown

New Banner Design Chosen for Winnipeg’s Chinatown

Chinese Year of the Dog Banner
New banners are up in Winnipeg’s Chinatown, celebrating the Year of the Dog. (DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG BIZ)

New banners celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog are hanging in downtown Winnipeg.

The winning design in the 2018 Chinatown Banner Competition was unveiled over the weekend during a celebratory banquet on King Street.

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Winnipeg Funding Over $193K for Downtown Safety, Cleanliness Initiatives

Winnipeg Funding Over $193K for Downtown Safety, Cleanliness Initiatives

Bear Clan Patrol
The Bear Clan Patrol is one of several recipients to receive new funding from the City of Winnipeg. (TWITTER)

New funding announced by the City of Winnipeg on Tuesday will enhance foot patrol programs to increase safety in the core, while also tackling litter and graffiti removal.

The city is investing $30,000 in each of the foot patrol programs operated by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, the West End BIZ, and the Exchange District BIZ. An additional $90,000 will go to Take Pride Winnipeg to support litter cessation, graffiti control and their mural program.

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And the ManyFest Food Truck Winners Are…

And the ManyFest Food Truck Winners Are…

Food Truck
A food truck on Memorial Boulevard, August 8, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — About 70,000 people ventured downtown this weekend to take in the seventh annual ManyFest.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ event packed several festivals into one large, three-day spectacular along Broadway and Memorial Boulevard. (The weather also cooperated — a huge bonus!)

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Not Going Hungry: ManyFest Drawing in 40+ Food Trucks

Not Going Hungry: ManyFest Drawing in 40+ Food Trucks

Food Truck
A food truck on Memorial Boulevard, August 8, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

ManyFest

Here’s a tip: arrive at ManyFest on an empty stomach.

The two-day downtown Winnipeg street festival this weekend is promising the most food trucks ever. More than 40 of them will line Broadway and the surrounding area for the seventh annual festival, known for combining several events into one massive party.

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ManyFest Squeezing in More Food Trucks Than Ever Before

ManyFest Squeezing in More Food Trucks Than Ever Before

ManyFest

WINNIPEG — The thing about ManyFest is it’s many things rolled up into one thing. The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is building on that this year with more food trucks than ever before.

The three-day festival, September 8-10, will close down a stretch of Memorial Boulevard and Broadway for a street party packed with food, entertainment, arts, health and fitness.

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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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