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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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • What’s Up in the West End This Weekend?

    June 21, 2018

    Friday, June 22 Beginner Stained Glass Class with Heather Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Location: Prairie Studio Glass (587 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba) Come join Heather, a glass expert and make your own beautiful stained glass creation at Prairie…
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  • Eat Your Way Around the World in the West End (Part 1)

    June 20, 2018

    Where can you taste your way around the world in the matter of a few blocks? Only in the West End of course! The West End is home to hundreds of restaurants serving cuisine from a diverse range of culinary…
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  • What’s Up in the West End this Weekend?

    June 15, 2018

    Friday, June 15   FIFA World Cup Egypt versus Uruguay Time: 7:00 AM Location: X-Cues’ Billiards & Café (551 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba) Take part in this year’s FIFA World Cup festivities at X-Cues’ by watching the beautiful game live!…
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  • Where Does All the Injera in Winnipeg Come From? The West End!

    June 11, 2018

    When the 7-11 at the corner of Spence and Sargent became Quick Convenience, you may have noticed that store is only half as big as it used to be. Well, on the side you never see there is a busy injera bakery…
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  • Your guide to the Ellice Street Festival

    June 8, 2018

    When: June 8, 2108 beginning at 8PM; June 9, 2018 from 12 PM to 4 PM. Where: Ellice Avenue between Sherbrook and Langside.   Soak up the Winnipeg sun with featured performers JD and the Sunshine Band, this coming weekend…
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  • What’s Up in the West End this Weekend?

    June 8, 2018

    This Weekend in the West End: June 8 to 10 Friday, June 8 Glass Class Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (587 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba) Location: Prairie Studio Glass Join stained glass expert, Heather, and make your own beautiful…
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  • A Brewery Rooted in the West End

    June 5, 2018

      Here’s a math question for you: 1 Graphic Designer     +     1 Fence Builder    =    A Successful Brewing Company? It may seem like an unlikely combination to start a brewery, but at Barn Hammer Brewing (595…
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