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Winning Warming Hut Designs Unveiled as Competition Turns 10

Winning Warming Hut Designs Unveiled as Competition Turns 10

Hoverbox - Warming Huts
Hoverbox is a large white box that hovers over the ice. The visitor enters a labyrinth turned upside down by way of one of the two narrow openings leading inward. Corridors snake through the body of the building and end at benches. (THE FORKS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — It’s been 10 years since The Forks first placed warming huts on the Red and Assiniboine rivers as part of an international design competition.

For 2019, the unique structures are just as eye-catching and creative as ever before. Winners for Warming Huts v.2019 were unveiled Friday and chosen from a stack of 219 submissions.

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Pop-Up Chicken Shack Opening at The Forks

Pop-Up Chicken Shack Opening at The Forks

DownLow Chicken Shack
Lindsay and Doug Stephen Jr., owners of DownLow Chicken Shack in Vancouver. A pop-up restaurant will bring the brand to Winnipeg September 22-23. (HANDOUT)

A southern-style chicken restaurant will open up at The Forks next week for two days only.

Vancouver-based DownLow Chicken Shack will serve up finger-lickin’ goodness at Muddy Waters on September 22-23.

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Pathway Development at The Forks Honouring Indigenous Past

Pathway Development at The Forks Honouring Indigenous Past

Niizhoziibean - South Point Pathway Art
An artist’s rendering of the sculpture that will be part of the Niizhoziibean pathway at The Forks. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A popular pathway at The Forks has been named to honour the city’s Indigenous heritage.

The South Point pathway is now known as Niizhoziibean, meaning two rivers in Ojibway, and is located near where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet.

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CN Partners with The Forks for Naming Rights to Stage and Field

CN Partners with The Forks for Naming Rights to Stage and Field

CN Symington Yard
A CN locomotive moves through Symington Yard in Winnipeg on November 10, 2012. (CN / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The Forks has hopped aboard a partnership with CN for the new naming rights to its entertainment stage and field.

Now known as CN Stage and Field, the area will continue to serve as a platform for year-round public programming at the site. The venue previously held the name Scotiabank Stage after a long-time sponsorship by the bank.

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Pioneer of Winnipeg’s Skateboard Scene Honoured with Forks Mural

Pioneer of Winnipeg’s Skateboard Scene Honoured with Forks Mural

By David Klassen

Skateboard Park Mural
Artist Mr Cenz began working on a mural to honour the late founder of Sk8 Skates at The Plaza Skateboard Park on Friday. (THE FORKS)

WINNIPEG — A new mural at The Forks is honouring the late founder of Sk8 Skates for his community activism and helping to pioneer Winnipeg’s skateboard scene.

Skateboard Park Mural
Jai Pereira’s likeness is making up part of the mural’s design on the park’s bowl. (THE FORKS)

Jai Pereira is being remembered as the Graffiti Gallery marks its 20th anniversary with London-based artist Mr Cenz in the city to complete a mural at The Plaza Skateboard Park.

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