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A city without homelessness

Winnipeg can solve homelessness. Just build the housing!

Bold Ideas –
Dorothy Dobbie

A few weeks ago, the Downtown Biz once again sponsored the CEO Sleep out for the homeless. For a few short hours, Winnipeg’s decision makers – or a small percentage of them – curled up in their down- filled sleeping bags and imagined themselves roughing it in support of those who have no home.

Some of us just showed up for the party and went home to our warm beds because it was a particularly bitter night. How lucky we are. Continue reading A city without homelessness

All Together Downtown for the Holidays

The Holidays are right around the corner and the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is excited to celebrate together with everyone, right here downtown!

There are a number of events happening in the heart of city this holiday season including:

Santa Claus Parade – November 18

A Christmas Carol at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre – November 22 – December 16

Third + Bird Christmas Market at Hudson’s Bay – November 25 – 26

– Breakfast with Santa at Hudson’s Bay – December 9

Santa Suite at the Fairmont

Celebrate the Season: Dinner and Movie at the Met – December 10

New Year’s Eve at the RBC Convention Centre – December 31

Raw: almond at The Forks

– Ice Skating on the river at The Forks

The Snowman at Centennial Concert Hall – December 17

WJO Christmas Party at the Winnipeg Art Gallery – December 17

The Nutcracker at Centennial Concert Hall – December 21 – 30

With all these exciting events happening downtown, we hope you bring your friends and family to enjoy this special time of year with us!

Visit downtownwinnipegbiz.com for a complete listing of this year’s downtown holiday events.

An emotional night at the CEO Sleepout

By Bill Burfoot

On October 26th, close to 100 politicians, executives, community leaders, and media took part in the 6th annual CEO Sleepout outside the RBC Convention Centre.

The event, which was held in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Homelessness, a 3-day conference held from October 25 – 27 which brought over 800 delegates from across the country, was about continuing conversations and to have community leaders and people with lived street experience together to find solutions in reducing homelessness in Winnipeg. Continue reading An emotional night at the CEO Sleepout

Winnipeg’s best kept secret!

Lawrence “Spatch” Mulhall (arms raised) and kids inside the gym at the BNC

The Broadway Neighborhood Centre helping youth through programs and support.

Bill Burfoot

There’s a hidden gem tucked away just off Broadway in Winnipeg that many people have no idea is even there. It’s a place that’s changing lives. It’s a place that’s making a difference in their community. It’s a place that provides youth the skills and lessons they need to help them realize and achieve their dreams. This place is the Broadway Neighborhood Centre. Continue reading Winnipeg’s best kept secret!

The disappointing story of Wab Kinew

By Dorothy Dobbie

I’m pretty sure Wab Kinew is a nice guy. I am pretty sure I would even like him if I met him. He seems charming, articulate and well spoken. We wouldn’t agree on policy, he being a dedicated socialist and me a true blue conservative, but different approaches to public policy are what helps to keep the country on an even and balanced keel – practical and sensible but compassionate and caring – that’s the Canadian way.

Continue reading The disappointing story of Wab Kinew