Our Own Health Centre Final 1

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

Karen Kornelsen Blog

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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 …

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By Karen Kornelsen When you walk through the Exchange District on the first Friday of every month, the energy in the air is electric. With a backdrop of over 100 heritage buildings, cobblestone paths and covered alleyways, hundreds of people fill the streets with a thirst for community, art and inspiration. First Fridays in the Exchange has come a long way since its inception in 2010, and has transformed the landscape of arts and culture in Winnipeg. First Fridays in the Exchange is one of the most engaging and welcoming arts events the city has to offer. The organization itself is dedicated to bringing together artists, artist-run centres, galleries, businesses and the public for a greater understanding and appreciation of …

Benches

By Brian Timmerman, Executive Director of the Exchange District BIZ Since the Uniter posted an article: “Where have all the benches gone?”, on March 31, 2016, the Exchange District BIZ has received a few phone calls and emails from the public inquiring about the issue. People have spoken up and requested benches be re-installed on Albert Street and the Exchange BIZ has listened. Benches, when placed within the public realm, are there as a convenience and provide users with a chance to stop and have a rest, read a book or just sit and watch the world go by. The Exchange BIZ unfortunately received numerous complaints from our businesses that the park benches had become all-day rest stops for unwanted …