Spotlight On – Profiling and Celebrating Our Members


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • West End Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018

    May 11, 2018

    This Sunday is Mother’s Day! That means it’s time to dedicate a day to the woman who raised you. On Sunday, let your mom know how much she means to you… and what better way to do that than by…
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  • West End staycation #4

    February 23, 2018

    Winter can feel pretty long in Winnipeg. All the cold and snow can get folks asking themselves that age-old Winnipeg question: “why do I even live here?!” Well, wonder no longer. Over the winter, we’re sharing ideas for spending a…
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  • West End staycation #1

    January 31, 2018

    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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  • Local retailer brings outdoor spirit to the heart of the West End

    January 24, 2018

      If you have ever rented a canoe in Winnipeg, chances are you have rented from Wilderness Supply. Well, we’ve got very exciting news: the prominent local outdoor retailer has just relocated to the West End! According to owner Rick…
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  • The most central doggy daycare and grooming in Winnipeg? Central Bark

    December 8, 2017

    Have you been wondering why there isn’t a convenient doggy daycare and groomer in Winnipeg’s central area? You’re not alone. Terry and Katie were thinking the same thing. That’s why they opened their doggy daycare and spa with a name…
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  • January 4, 2017

    Ghassan invites you to gather around the fireplace at Meineke while his expert mechanics get your vehicle back to good working order. Our neighbourhood’s Meineke is the first in Manitoba and in its first year it is already ranked 17th…
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  • December 1, 2016

    After 20 years owning a franchise flower shop, Debbie Reuther decided to go independent. The Flower Lady has been open now for three years in a cute little shop on Portage Avenue. #flowershop #localbusiness #westendwpg #westendbestendwpg #winnipeg A photo posted…
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  • Any way you slice it, Slice’s Pizza is about family

    June 16, 2016 When you’re a small business owner, often your business life becomes just an extension of your personal life. Slice’s Pizza on Portage Avenue is a perfect illustration of the dedication that smaller business owners have to their business and…
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