With a carnival-like atmosphere, a recent event in central Winnipeg offered up a warm welcome to our city’s newest Canadians while connecting them with important resources to help them settle and thrive in their new hometown.
When she emigrated from her native Nigeria to Canada in 1986, Elizabeth Lawal had to overcome adversity and life’s most difficult and unexpected challenges to establish this remarkable business.
It was Winnipeg’s first-ever one-stop-shop event to help connect the city’s homeless population to essential services most of us take for granted, such as proper identification and personal care products. With service providers, volunteers and attendees working together, this event moved one step forward to end homelessness in the city. Organized by End Homelessness […]
Since 1922, homeowners, contractors and craftspeople of all levels have frequented a North End hardware store with unmistakable signage in Winnipeg’s Luxton neighbourhood. The Main Street store had become a staple of the community — pun intended. But 10 years ago, the owners were ready to retire and sell the property — and without any […]
Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the launch of their outdoor season and brand new canopy structure that will make the venue a true four-season attraction. The 90 by 130-foot canopy marks the culmination of a 10-year, three phase, $1 million redevelopment of the market, which was founded in […]
Formerly a hotspot in the community for all the wrong reasons, the Merchants Hotel was officially reborn on April 28, 2018 as “Merchants Corner.” Now, this educational, residential and neighbourhood hub for the North End brings an entirely new positive impact — imagined and built by the community, for the community. Hundreds gathered on the […]
In its 19-year history, this made in Manitoba investment fund has leveraged more than $21 million in financing for not-for-profit organizations, co-operatives and social enterprises. Here is who they are and how you can get involved. Unique in Manitoba, the Jubilee Fund is a local non-profit charity that is devoted to making a positive social […]
The West Broadway Community Organization is breathing new life into one of the neighbourhood’s landmark properties — the historic Wilson House in Winnipeg, with its wraparound porch and defining turn-of-the-century turret.