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Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Names Kate Fenske as New CEO

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Names Kate Fenske as New CEO

Kate Fenske
Kate Fenske (TWITTER)

Community and business leader Kate Fenske has been named the new CEO of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

Fenske most recently held the position of regional manager of public affairs for CN, based in Winnipeg.

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More Downtown Winnipeg Businesses Becoming Bike-Friendly

More Downtown Winnipeg Businesses Becoming Bike-Friendly

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Bike-friendly businesses in Winnipeg’s downtown commit to a minimum one-year term to promote cycling and make it easier for customers to ride up to their storefronts. (DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG BIZ)

More downtown Winnipeg businesses are making it easier for cyclists to pop in and shop.

Through a partnership between the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Exchange District BIZ and the city, shopping by bike is becoming a convenience for many.

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Potty Moves: Downtown Pop-Up Toilet in New Location

Potty Moves: Downtown Pop-Up Toilet in New Location

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Two pop-up toilets are part of a pilot project being led by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. (@DOWNTOWNWPGBIZ / TWITTER)

A pop-up porta-potty in downtown Winnipeg has a new home on Portage Avenue.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ project takes a big orange shipping container and repurposes it into a functional public washroom. It first launched in June outside of Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Smith Street.

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Grande on the Move: Downtown BIZ CEO Tackling Bigger Challenges

Grande on the Move: Downtown BIZ CEO Tackling Bigger Challenges

Stefano Grande
Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, speaks during a news conference at Siloam Mission to unveil the CEO Sleepout participants on Thursday, September 12, 2013. (SHANE GIBSON / FILE)

The boss of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is leaving to take on new challenges this fall.

CEO Stefano Grande has announced he will be leaving the BIZ in mid-September to fill the role of president and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

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Fitness in the Park Leaves No Excuse Not to Get Active

Fitness in the Park Leaves No Excuse Not to Get Active

Fitness in the Park
Fitness in the Park runs every weekday through August in downtown Winnipeg. (DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG BIZ)

To help keep your summer fitness goals in check, Fitness in the Park has returned for another season.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ initiative provides free noon hour fitness classes throughout the city’s core all season.

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