Five Ways to Exchange – May 26, 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 [email protected] with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line. THE STAGE The Dirty Catfish Brass Band at Hepcat Studio Since 2009, Hepcat Studio has been teaching and promoting swing and blues dancing, and the chance to dance along to the Dirty Catfish Brass Band in an intimate space promises to be a whole new experience (and it’s Hepcat’s Rent Party, so it’s for a good cause)! On Friday, May 26, show up at 7:30 for beginner dance lesson, 8:30 for social dancing and 9 for music at 72 Princess Street (third floor). Tickets …

Five Ways to Exchange – May 19, 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 [email protected] with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line. The Stage The Bridges of Madison County – The Musical The latest adaptation of Robert James Waller’s novel features music from Tony award winning composer Jason Robert Brown, and hopefully a nod or two to Clint Eastwood’s most tender performance to date. Runs May 24 – 26 @ 7:30pm and May 27 @ 2pm at the RMTC Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre. http://www.drycoldproductions.ca/ David Lynch: The Art of Life This documentary about the meditative madman filmmaker behind Blue Velvet and Eraserhead is a great primer …

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By Jason Syvixay, HTFC Planning & Design Inspired by recent artwork of the Exchange District installed at Bronuts Donuts + Coffee, HTFC Planning & Design staff will celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month in April with two workshops: Where: Bronuts Donuts + Coffee (100 King St.) When: April 3 and 10 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Why: Offer downtown placemaking and greening ideas How: Participants will record ideas for the Exchange District with tracing paper and maps of the area Win: Share your ideas and work of art on Instagram (tag @htfcwpg @bronutswpg @the_exchange_winnipeg) to be entered for a chance to win a box of doughnuts, sponsored by Exchange District BIZ. “As landscape architects and stewards of public landscapes, we …

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Exchange District business owners test new skating rink EXCHANGE DISTRICT (March 7, 2017) – Old Market Square in the Exchange District is now home to Winnipeg’s newest ice surface and public access skating rink. The new rink was spearheaded by local business owners and Exchange District BIZ board members, Nick Van Seggelen (Bodegoes) and Mike Del Buono (King + Bannatyne). They have been working feverishly to put the final touches on the Exchange District rink. Recognizing the community is home to an increasing number of residents and more and more visitors each month, Nick and Mike believe the skating rink will be a welcome addition to the neighbourhood. “We have heard nothing but great things about the rink,” says Van …

Introducing the McKim Building

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By McKim Communications Group On January 11, 2017, McKim Communications Group announced it had acquired the naming rights to the historic building it has long called home in the Exchange District. The agency unveiled the large vertical sign on Main St. in front of employees, friends and media to mark the name change from Crocus to The McKim Building. “Renaming this historical site as The McKim Building is a new chapter for a building that has had a significant role in the story of downtown Winnipeg,” says McKim CEO and president, Peter George, referring to the building’s origins as the J. H. Ashdown Hardware Store, a major hardware retailer at the turn of last century. McKim moved from River and …

Nuit Blanche in the Exchange!

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The countdown is on for the largest free arts festival in Winnipeg. Nuit Blanche Winnipeg, a special project of Culture Days Manitoba, features over 80 events organized by businesses, organizations, independent artists, galleries, artisans, and more this Saturday, October 1, from 6pm to 4am. Nuit Blanche Winnipeg attracts thousands of people to three main communities– St. Boniface, Downtown and the Exchange District, the latter having the highest concentration of activity. Three world-renowned installations are coming to Winnipeg for the first time: CLOUD, Quadriga and The Deep Dark. “I think this is a year of growth for Nuit Blanche Winnipeg. For the first time ever, we have an art project’s coordinator, and there are three massive installations that have been all …

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By Karen Kornelsen Undoubtedly, Old Market Square serves as a thriving hub for the Exchange District and downtown Winnipeg. It is host to numerous festivals and events every summer with over 60 days of active programming. It also serves as a gathering place for the many tourists, residents and workers in the area on a daily basis in the warmer months. It is an iconic and welcoming space and we hope to extend these sentiments to the colder months as well. As most of you have now heard through the media, the Exchange District BIZ is working towards getting a skating oval at Old Market Square. We feel this would allow us to provide programming such as special events, concerts …

Summer Boot Camp for Your Brand

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By McKim Communications Group This summer, McKim Communications Group is opening its Exchange District doors to small businesses, non-profit organizations and charities for an exclusive brand boot camp experience like no other in Manitoba. McKim Brandcamp™ offers small organizations a scaled and condensed version of the brand-development process McKim uses to create award-winning strategies and major campaigns for mid-size and large clients. “Small business, charities and non-profits need but typically cannot afford or invest the time in a major brand strategy or concept exercise,” says McKim CEO Peter George. “What we have done with McKim Brandcamp™ is hone and streamline our branding processes to deliver a scaled-down version designed specifically for small business that will get similar results.” Smaller organizations …

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An important forum is coming to Winnipeg today. The People Living with HIV/Aids Forum and the Canadian AIDS Society’s Annual Meeting are happening from May 16 to 18 and Exchange District clinic, Our Own Health Centre (OOHC), is thrilled to be a part of such an important event. “Enormous progress has been made in the fight against AIDS,” said Dr. Dick Smith, Medical Director of OOHC. “From a disease that killed horribly and a society that fearfully despised its victims to a manageable chronic illness, and an epidemic which realistic scientists now are working to end.” OOHC has been established to meet the health and wellness needs of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Winnipeg …

Clementine Opens in the Exchange

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A brand new brunch spot has opened in the Exchange District! Clementine opened in early May to the delight of the Exchange District BIZ, the community, and to all those who have experienced the magic of Chef Adam Donnelly and Caroline Konrad, the owners of Segovia in Osborne Village. “We love the community in the Exchange,” said Caroline. “It’s a great mix of students, business professionals, artists and residents. We hope to be an extension of that community and create a cafe that feels welcoming to all of the above.” When you walk down the stairs and into Clementine, you’re greeted by a trendy and welcoming space complete with exposed brick and stone walls, beautiful wall paper, an open-style kitchen …