Five Ways to Exchange – July 7, 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 MARKET Alleyways Market in the Exchange Recent winner of the Tourism Winnipeg award for Innovation of the Year, the second Alleyways Market of the summer happens today from 4-10pm on Elgin Avenue between Lily and Bertha during First Fridays. With over 50 vendors, including Exchange District friends Flash Photographic Festival and Bee Project Apiaries, you won’t want to miss this twist on the classic farmers market!   Visit alleywaysmarket.ca for a full list of vendors and more. THE EATS Miss Browns Sourcing ingredients …

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Pictured, Executive Director Brian Timmerman WINNIPEG: The Exchange District Biz has engaged Winnipeg-based recruitment company Summit Search Group to lead in its effort to appoint a new executive director. “With current Executive Director Brian Timmerman set to leave his role in September, it is important that we begin looking for Brian’s replacement in earnest and that we appoint the company best suited to assist our board and staff to do so,” said board chair Sherry Telfer. “I am pleased to inform the Exchange District Biz staff and the wider Exchange District community that Summit Search Group Managing Partner Matt Erhard will lead the recruitment process.” As part of the hiring process, Mr. Erhard will meet with the management team and …

Exchanging Words with Friday Knights

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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. Every good idea starts with a bit of inspiration. For Eric Olek, that inspiration came from a love of ‘90s East Coast hip hop and the streetwear movement it helped to create. After a string of pop-up shops and a few treks around the city in his mobile clothing truck (dubbed the Nomad), Olek’s clothing line, Friday Knights, recently set up a permanent shop in the Exchange District at 223 McDermot Avenue. “It stemmed from a passion of mine, I always liked hip hop,” Olek …

Five Ways to Exchange – June 30, 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 Canada Day Block Party at 441 Main Boasting the largest beer garden connected to a nightclub in Canadian history, this party kicks off Friday at 9pm and goes nightly until Sunday, featuring local DJs and a few big names. Kick back with a cold one and celebrate Canada’s birthday while listening to songs spun by TV’s Brody Jenner (Friday), recent MMVA winner Sleepy Tom (Saturday) and 2015 Red Bull Thre3style Canadian Champ Charly Hustle (Sunday). Tickets are $40 for the weekend or …

Exchanging Words with The Portal Winnipeg

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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. If you came of age in the 1990s, you were no doubt bombarded with the futuristic concept of Virtual Reality (VR). There were a lot of great movies (Existenz, The Matrix, The Lawnmower Man) and a lot of bad movies (Virtuosity, The Thirteenth Floor), most of which were morality tales about the dangers of new technology. For the most part, people have stopped making movies about VR because people are now living VR. You can now experience what it would be like to do unimaginable …

Five Ways to Exchange – June 23, 2017

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Lev Snowe performing at the Exchange Community Church. Image by Steve Louie, courtesy of Facebook.

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 Lev Snowe Single Release/Tour Kickoff @ 90 Albert Street  Local laid back pop act Lev Snowe plays an intimate all-ages gig at 90 Albert Street to kick off the release of a new single and upcoming three-week tour. Accompanied by the equally laid back rock stylings of Human Music and “soft trap” dream machine p o u t, the gig kicks off at 9pm and costs you a cool $10. Bonus points if you hang around after to catch DJ Legoland spinning …

Five Ways to Exchange – June 16, 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 2017 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival @ The Cube It feels like we’re finding new ways to start off summer in the Exchange every weekend, but everyone knows the party season begins during Jazz Fest! While it started yesterday, you can start the weekend off right tonight at the Cube Stage in Old Market Square with free music from The Dixieland Society of Upper Beale Street at 6, followed by soulful dance machines Vox Populi and Retro Rhythm Review, salsa veterans Combo …

Exchanging Words with Little Brown Jug

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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. Sometimes all it takes is thirst. A thirst for something more than your career, a thirst for something new and exciting in your community, or just a thirst for a perfect craft brew. Little Brown Jug is a new open concept brewery, located at 336 William Avenue, offering a delicious signature brew, the “1919”, and a beautiful space to drop in and enjoy a pint. But there’s more than just craft beer on tap, you’ll also find unique events taking place in this historic building that are …

Five Ways to Exchange – June 9, 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 Lanikai, Scott Nolan, Sol James, and Red Moon Road at The Cube The Cube in Old Market Square is the best place to catch your favourite local live acts for free, this Saturday, June 10th! Kicking things off at 2:30pm is the soulful Sol James, followed by indie rock heroes Lanikai at 4, roots songwriter Scott Nolan at 5:30, and fancy folk friends, Red Moon Road, wrap things up at 7! You’ll also be able to enjoy delicious food on-site by Chosabi and Miss …

Exchanging Words with North Forge

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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. The Exchange District is home to many successful business owners who have realized their personal goals and dreams.  But it’s also home to many potential business owners and entrepreneurs who are about to have their big “ah ha” moment. The team at North Forge (made up of the people behind The Eureka Project, AssentWorks, Ramp Up and the Startup Winnipeg program) offers an environment where entrepreneurs can be mentored through those important first steps between idea and funding, and beyond. “Some people will come in, …