August 2 @ 5:00pm – 10:00pm  Back Lane @ Elgin Avenue  Alleyways Market takes over the back lane at Elgin Avenue in the East Exchange district for two more Fridays this summer. With a winning mix of handmade goods, ready to eat snacks and fresh, locally produced food to take home, you don’t want to miss it. Here are some of the fine vendors you’ll be able to visit at our next free market (with more vendors TBA).  MAKERS ANITA ANASTASIA CERAMICS BEADS BY ERIN DISTAFF & SPINDLE EARTHLY HEALING FJ. CO HARD FEELINGS DESIGN HELLO BLOOM JILLIAN SARO CERAMICS KLAS SQUARED LAURA’S UNDERTHERE LITTLE & LOVELY LOT 15 LOVED SHORTS LOVELY MOONS NONSUCH PATENT 5 DISTILLERY PILOS MADE PLANTHINGS …

Lemonade Stands for Hope in the Exchange

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The Exchange District BIZ is proud to announce its participation in Lemonade Stands for Hope, a collaboration with CancerCare Manitoba. Working to benefit Manitobans from all walks of life, Lemonade Stands for Hope allows anyone and everyone across the province to set up their own stands, allowing people to purchase lemonade for 25 cents or make a donation in any sum to CancerCare from July 19-21. This Friday (July 19) from 11am-1pm the BIZ will set up its own lemonade stand at the corner of Waterfront and Bannatyne! Come say hi, grab a lemonade, and learn all about the great things CancerCare does to improve the lives of Manitobans affected by a cancer diagnosis. Some of our incredible businesses will …

We’re hiring!

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Exchange District Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) Job Posting – Foot Patrol About the Exchange District BIZ The Exchange District Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) is a non-profit organization providing programs and services to the Exchange District in the areas of marketing, special events, safety, cleanliness and community improvement. The Exchange District is a 20-square-block downtown neighbourhood recognized as a National Historic Site. Our mission is to champion the unique character of the district and create a clean, safe and thriving environment for business. We are seeking a dedicated, personable Foot Patrol to join our team. Program Summary The Foot Patrol is responsible for providing a street level, uniformed presence in the Exchange District which offers a variety of assistance to users …

The Alleyways Market in the Exchange has been going strong since 2016, and in 2018 we expanded the event to include swing/tango dancing and an art lounge at the Artspace Building. This year, we’d love to do even more. That’s where you come in. Do you have an idea for activating an alleyway in the Exchange District? Is there a project you’ve been wanting to get off the ground, but didn’t have the venue? Now is your chance! We are looking for people or groups to put on an event during Alleyways Market on the first Friday of August and September. While we will assist with permits and placement, ideally the event is yours to run and fund. Please read the …

Ten Ways To Exchange This Weekend

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There’s always something going on in the Exchange District! From shopping to restaurants and galleries and all of our special events, you can’t walk five feet without seeing something incredible. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can get up to this weekend.  First Fridays July 5 @ 5:00pm until late  Take part in one of the most engaging and inspiring arts events Winnipeg has to offer. This spectacular event created, organized and run by First Fridays in the Exchange Inc., offers a perfect opportunity to explore all the Exchange District has to offer. Enjoy gallery openings, talk to artists who inhabit the District’s heritage buildings, grab a delicious bite at a café or restaurant and explore the numerous unique shops. All …