Five Ways to Exchange – September 1, 2017

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Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line. THE STAGE The Signal – Final Episode Listening Party @ Forth This Saturday, listeners say goodbye to Laurie Brown’s iconic CBC radio show after a decade of introducing listeners to incredible new Canadian musicians. Celebrate the show’s legacy by heading to the Forth patio, where you can listen to the show with friends and strangers, coming together for the first (and last) time to enjoy some new sounds and drink specials. Don’t forget to bring your travel-sized tissue packet, as there won’t be a …

Exchanging Words with Anchor Massage Therapy

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Exchanging Words is an ongoing series of conversations with the people behind the places in the Exchange District. If you would like to be featured, please email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Exchanging Words” in the subject line. Feeling good is all about mind, body and spirit. Sara Martin, Principle Registered Massage Therapist at Anchor Massage Therapy, is all about marrying those components together into a healthy and well-rounded ritualistic life. So what kind of people need massage therapy? Everyone, really. The trick is finding out what kind of therapy is best for you. “It depends on your lifestyle and your work,” she says, noting that the four main reasons people come to Anchor are because of stress, relaxation, pain, and injury. “If you have …

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The Exchange District BIZ is excited to announce Winnipeg based strategist and consultant David Pensato as its new Executive Director. Over the last few months, the Board of the Exchange District BIZ has worked in collaboration with Matt Erhard, Managing Partner of Summit Search Group, to interview dozens of excellent candidates for this unique opportunity. “David’s reputation for thoughtful innovation on projects ranging from large-scale planning initiatives to small business brand strategies gave us confidence in his ability to provide leadership that comes with the right mix of perspectives in serving our members” said Board Chair, Sherry Telfer. “After meeting with him, it became clear that he has a genuine love for the Exchange District and understands the importance of …

Five Ways to Exchange – August 25, 2017

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Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line. THE SCREEN Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World @ Winnipeg Cinematheque This weekend, Cinematheque offers a profound documentary experience with Rumble, a film by Catherine Bainbridge (Reel Injun) and Alfonso Maiorana (Mohawk Girls). Showcasing an undocumented chapter in American music and featuring the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Link Wray and more, Rumble will show you a piece of history you were always aware of, but never really knew about until now. Playing Saturday August 19 @ 9pm and Sunday, …

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The 8th annual Culture Days weekend is September 29, 30 and October 1, 2017 and will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive arts and cultural activities. Nuit Blanche Winnipeg falls on Saturday, September 30 of the Culture Days weekend from 6 p.m. until 4 a.m. Volunteer Orientation at Little Brown Jug Brewing , 336 William Ave, Winnipeg. Tuesday, September 26 4, – 6:30 p.m. OR  Wednesday, September 27,  7 – 10:30 p.m. At orientation, you will receive: A complimentary beer provided by Little Brown Jug and/or non-alcoholic beverage and snacks Information about Nuit Blanche Winnipeg and Culture Days Manitoba Training and information about your volunteer position Volunteer Package containing a Volunteer T-Shirt, Bronuts Gift Card, Saturday Night Swing Dance passes and more. As a volunteer, you show support to …

Contest – Park and Win, Winnipeg!

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The City of Winnipeg wants you to know that PayByPhone is now free to use at the on-street and surface lot parking locations. To celebrate, the City is giving away 15 great prizes! Now with no service fee, PayByPhone lets you easily pay for parking and #ExtendFromAnywhere using our iOS and Android Apps! To enter the City of Winnipeg’s giveaway, just park with PayByPhone between now and October 10th, 2017 and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of these great prizes: An Apple Watch Hockey tickets Coffee gift cards Access to 15 different restaurants For the full contest details, click here. If you haven’t already, download the app today for iOS or Android, here.

Five Ways to Exchange – August 18, 2017

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Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line. THE STAGE MEME (Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition) Come together for the drum AND the bass this weekend at The Cube in Old Market Square for MEME, a music experience like no other. Kicking off today at 4:30 and running until midnight Sunday, you can catch electronic music innovators like The Orb, Esette, Mr C, and Joe Nice at The Cube, Citizen, 441 Main, and various other area venues. Ticket prices vary, while many events are free.     Visit memefest.ca for more information. (MEME image …

MB Live @ The Cube Profile – Amadians

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It’s always interesting when a band can be so well established right from the get go, without trying a dozen genres before finding its sound. Amadians, made up of jazz vocalist and songwriter Courtney Devon, guitarist and songwriter James Roth, and percussionist Kyle Fox, defines its sound as alternative pop, but will also bring elements of jazz, hip hop, and rock to our lunchtime stage on August 23 as part of the free MB Live @ The Cube concert series, co-presented by Manitoba Music. Two years ago, Roth, having made music for over 15 years as a member of local rock act Pushing Daisies, was given the opportunity to perform with University of Manitoba Jazz student Devon for a fundraising …

Exchanging Words with Coal and Canary

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Exchanging Words is an ongoing series of conversations with the people behind the places in the Exchange District. If you would like to be featured, please email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Exchanging Words” in the subject line. What started in 2014 as a way for friends Tom Jansen and Amanda Buhse to get together for a glass of wine and work on something creative quickly turned into a company with a product line available across Canada and in gift bags for the Grammys and Academy Awards. Coal and Canary candles are both beautiful to see and to smell, and they’ve just opened up a shop in the Exchange District with the help of the PUSH program, an initiative from CentreVenture and the Manitoba government. …

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Having only been in the game a few years, Jéremie Brémault has already lit a few stages on fire and released a pair of EPs as the frontman of soul rock quintet Jéremie and the Delicious Hounds. The band, which equally brings to mind both Marvin Gaye and Led Zeppelin, is playing The Cube stage on August 16 as part of MB Live @ The Cube’s free lunchtime concert series, presented by the Exchange District BIZ and Manitoba Music. Brémault, who is the cousin of musicians Sarah and Christian Dugas, grew up with music all around him but only picked up his guitar to write actual songs in 2013. His inspiration? Traveling around Canada and seeing the sights while working …