Five Ways to Exchange – September 15, 2017

Nicholas Friesen Blog

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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 EVENT Wall-to-Wall: Hotel Room at Forth Okay, here we go. Ming Hon, one of Winnipeg’s most daring and innovative performance artists, is turning the entire lower level of Forth (171 McDermot Avenue) into a functioning hotel (with a few surprises) as part of her new work in progress, Only the Dead Wear Shoes to Bed. Hon brings all the elements she’s known for (dance, video, performance) and a few friends (DJs Super Shonek and Louie Lovebird) to the party, taking place tonight for …

Exchanging Words with Cree Ryan

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A year ago, Nicole Ryan had an idea. She was going to blend her love of greenery with her newfound passion for macrame to create unique hangable art. She would design prototype plant holders and, through trial and error, create a line of four unique designs. In January of this year, she would launch her online store, creeryan.com. With no marketing budget, she would use Instagram to get her creations out into the world. Ryan says she had no idea her @creeryan Instagram account would gain over 20 thousand followers within eight months. “Instagram has been an incredible tool for me, and it has been intentional from the beginning,” she says while seated in her gorgeous, naturally lit studio space. “When …

Exchanging Words with La Carnita

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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. Dining in the Exchange District is like taking a journey across the globe. From South America to Japan, from Italy to Belgium, your taste buds have the opportunity to experience the many flavours inspired by unique places from around the world, with cuisine made right here in Winnipeg by local award-winning chefs. Now, the tastes of Mexico are available with La Carnita breaking into the District’s food scene with a focus on art, food and music. La Carnita, located at the old Fox and Fiddle space on …

Five Ways to Exchange – September 8, 2017

Stephanie Stroh Blog

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(Pictured – “He is the Walrus” by Ningeokuluk Teevee, part of Floe Edge at Urban Shaman) 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 DISPLAY Floe Edge Opening Reception at Urban Shaman   Featuring non-traditional works from a wide variety of Inuit artists (including Nicole Camphaug, Danny Osborne, Jamasie Pitseolak, and many more) the new exhibit at Urban Shaman, Floe Edge, opens tonight at 8pm with a gala reception. “By engaging with the works in this exhibition,” explains the artist statement. “We remind ourselves that many of the ways we commonly …

Five Ways to Exchange – September 1, 2017

Nicholas Friesen Blog

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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

Nicholas Friesen Blog

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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

Nicholas Friesen Blog

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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.