• BIZ taking applications for Executive Director position

    April 18, 2019

    Are you passionate about creating great urban communities and looking for your opportunity to contribute to our city in a lead role? The West End Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) is seeking an experienced professional to serve as its next Executive…
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  • Executive Director, Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner announces retirement

    March 21, 2019

    West End BIZ Executive Director Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner, announced she will be retiring from the role in July. Having worked in the BIZ industry for 22 years, 12 of those with the West End, her knowledge and experience is well recognized…
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  • West End staycation #2

    February 22, 2019

    All winter we’re filling in Winnipeggers on some of the coolest little places in our neighbourhood. There are a lot of quaint little stops in the West End that will help turn your winter in Winnipeg into an adventure discovering…
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  • Find your Valentine’s Day gift in the heart of the city

    February 7, 2019

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate the day than in the heart of the city! The West End has the dining experiences, gift retailers and flower shops to make your Valentine’s Day date…
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  • 2019 Mayors BIZ Awards Nominations

    January 30, 2019

    Nomination deadline: 2019 April 5 The Mayor’s BIZ awards recognize an individual or business that significantly contributes to promoting economic development in our BIZ zone in one or more areas of: place making, special events, marketing, promotion or safety. To…
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  • West End staycation #1

    January 22, 2019

    Although many of us have mixed feelings about winter, it’s really one of the most beautiful times to explore Winnipeg. If you’re stuck in the city this winter, have no fear – there’s a ton to do in Winnipeg’s West…
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  • Pay for parking with your phone

    December 17, 2018

    Did you know you can pay for parking by phone? The new Pay by Phone app from Winnipeg Parking Authority allows you to pay for parking more conveniently. Leave your change at home and pay for your parking from the…
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  • Is your business ready for cannabis legalization?

    October 18, 2018

    Is your business ready?  Cannabis became legal Oct 17th.  If you don’t already have updated policies in place, you can find information about creating policies for your workplace by clicking here.

  • A West End Business On A Roll

    October 11, 2018

      So how do you like your ice cream? Soft? Hard? Served in the mouth of a waffle fish? Or what about rolled? Vietnamese rolled ice cream, a recent trend taking social media by storm is changing the taste and…
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  • Nuit Blanche in the West End

    October 3, 2018

    This year was the first time Nuit Blanche came to the West End. We had several venues around the neighbourhood offering interactive events, workshops and installations. It was great to see so many people out and about celebrating the evening…
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  • Facing South on Sargent

    August 23, 2018

    Think of all the businesses in Canada… Now, of all of these businesses, what type do you think is the longest family run business in Canada? Well, if your answer is stained glass, you’re right! Located in Toronto, Robert McCausland…
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  • What’s Up in the West End This Weekend?

    August 17, 2018

    Friday, August 17   Noah Pred with Essette Time: 11:00 PM Location: The Good Will Social Club (625 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba) Come see electronic musicians Noah Pred with special guest Essette live at The Good Will Social Club. Come…
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  • What’s Up in the West End This Weekend?

    August 10, 2018

    Friday, August 10 Shotgun Jimmie with Spooky Eyes and Veneer Time: 9:00 PM Location: The Good Will Social Club (625 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba) Come see Shotgun Jimmie with special guests Spooky Eyes and Veneer live at The Good Will…
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  • A Handy Guide to Folklorama Pavilions in the West End

    August 3, 2018

    Bienvenue! Xin chào! Velkomin! Welcome! West End residents and business owners can trace their heritage back to regions here and around the world. The West End is known for its cultural diversity and you can tap into some of that…
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  • What’s Up in the West End This Weekend?

    August 3, 2018

    Saturday, August 4 Winnipeg Central Global Market Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Location: Central Park Come join Knox United Church and area residents at the Winnipeg Central Global Market where you can get a taste of fresh produce, purchase homemade crafts, and hear…
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  • What’s Up this Weekend in the West End?

    July 27, 2018

    Friday, July 27 Nothin’ Butt 90s Time: 10:00 PM Location: The Good Will Social Club (625 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba) Dance and sing along to all of your favourite 90s hits at The Good Will! Bring your friends, enjoy some…
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  • All in the Family

    July 27, 2018

    At the bustling corner of Ellice and Spence stands Y-Not Foods, a typical mom-and-pop corner store with its larger-than-life signage and brick façade of days gone-by. However, what passersby don’t see is that although Y-Not Foods appears to be “just…
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  • Preview for tonight’s restaurant tour

    July 26, 2018

    Another West End restaurant tour is happening tonight! This week the featured restaurants will be serving dishes inspired by the finest restaurants in Paris, the streets of Cambodia and Vietnam, and the unique spices of India. While it’s too late…
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  • What’s Up in the West End This Weekend?

    July 20, 2018

    Friday, July 20 Open Mic Night Time: 6:00 PM Location: The Strong Badger Coffeehouse (679 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba) Are you an aspiring poet or writer? Come and share your works at ‘The Strong Badger Coffeehouse’. You have ten minutes…
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  • Los Auténticos Tacos (y Antojitos) de Winnipeg

    July 18, 2018

      If you’ve wandered down Sargent Avenue recently, you may have noticed Sargent Taco Shop, a tiny, bustling restaurant that’s dishing out the most authentic tacos in Winnipeg. Servings are tapas-sized and owner Carlos Bosque uses the term antojitos (translates to…
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  • What’s Up in the West End This Weekend?

    July 13, 2018

    Friday, July 13 Lego Block Party Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Location: West End Library (999 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba) Who doesn’t love Lego? Bring your kids, play with Lego, and take part in some fun Lego trivia! Please register before coming….
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  • Living La Vida Extravagante

    July 12, 2018

    La Bodega – 955 Portage Avenue Here in Winnipeg, life is relatively drab from November to March. Instead of being surrounded by bright yellows, deep reds, and fiery oranges, we’re usually facing bleak greys and off-whites for nearly six months…
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  • Little Free Library on the Prairie

    July 4, 2018

      A big new phenomenon is taking the West End by storm: Little Free Libraries! Located throughout the West End, these brightly coloured boxes of books encourage neighbourhood kids and adults alike to get out into the community, borrow books…
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  • What’s Up in the West End This Weekend

    June 29, 2018

    Friday, June 29 Kakagi with Micah Erenberg and Sophie Stevens Time: 9:00 PM Location: The Good Will Social Club (625 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba) Watch wonderful live music by Kakagi and special guests Micah Erenberg and Sophie Stevens this Friday…
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  • Your Guide to the Canada Day Celebration in Central Park

    June 29, 2018

    Happy 151st birthday Canada! Come out to Central Park this Sunday from 11:30 until 2:00, show off your red and white spirit, and kick off your Canada Day celebrations with friends, family and neighbours! It’s bound to be a fun-filled day!…
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