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  • Holiday Shopping in the West End – Portage Ave

    November 22, 2019

    It is that time of year again, the cold weather is here to stay and you can feel the holiday bustle throughout the streets. We have decided to put together a mini West End holiday shopping guide to help you…
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  • Holiday Shopping in the West End- Sargent Ave

    November 29, 2019

    Sargent Ave is home to a variety of local shops that range from treats to toys and everything in between. The businesses along Sargent Ave are a perfect example of the diversity within the West End community. This blog will…
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  • New Executive Director for West End BIZ announced

    July 4, 2019

    WiThe West End Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) is pleased to announce Joseph Kornelsen as new Executive Director for the organization effective August 1, 2019.  Outgoing Executive Director, Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner officially retires at the end of July after more than 12…
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  • The Marketing & Communications Coordinator position has been filled

    July 3, 2019

    Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all applicants for their interest and time.

  • Free storefront washing

    May 23, 2019

    The West End BIZ offers free storefront washing for its members in the month of June. If you would like help cleaning up from spring dust and debris, let us know! Contact Ryan at ryan@westendbiz.ca or by calling 204-954-7900 ext…
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  • Construction Notice

    May 3, 2019

    Upcoming water main construction on Ellice Avenue from Home Street to Simcoe Street and on Ellice Avenue from Victor Street to McGee Street.

  • The application period for the Executive Director position is now closed.

    April 18, 2019

    Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted no later than May 24th. Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all applicants for their interest and time.

  • 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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