Exchanging Words Podcast – Episode 2

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This week on Exchanging Words, Nick speaks with Carole Vivier, CEO of Manitoba Film and Music, while Sabrina speaks with historians Sharon Reilly, Nolan Reilly, Danny Schur, Dennis Lewycki and Esyllt Wynne Jones about what caused the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike on Historically Accurate. This episode is brought to you by The Exchange District BIZ Historical Walking Tours. Exchanging Words is co-hosted, written and produced by Exchange District BIZ Marketing and Communications Coordinator Nicholas Friesen and Special Assistant of Administration, Research & Historical Initiatives Sabrina Janke. 

Exchanging Words Podcast – Episode 1

Exchange District BIZ Podcast

On the first episode of Exchanging Words, Nick speaks with Zephyra Vun, Executive Director of Design Quarter Winnipeg and founder of anARCHI design, while Sabrina gives you a brief history of the Exchange District in her segment, Historically Accurate. This episode is brought to you by The Portal VR. Exchanging Words is a weekly podcast hosted by Nicholas Friesen and Sabrina Janke, focusing on the people, places, and history of the Exchange District. If you would like to appear as a guest on Exchanging Words or are interested in advertising, please email friesen@exchangedistrict.org with “Exchanging Words Podcast” in the subject line.

The Alleyways Market in the Exchange has been going strong since 2016, and in 2018 we expanded the event to include swing 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, which takes place the first Friday of June, July, August and September. Please read the full call outline below, or download the form as a PDF file here. ALLEYWAYS …

Your bag should reflect the person that you are. That’s what Jon Thiessen, co-owner of U.N. Luggage, believes.  Lucky for anyone who hasn’t found the bag that tells their story yet, U.N. Luggage is hosting its annual purse party the evening of May 9. Expect a totally alternative purse shopping experience including a wine bar by Banville & Jones, paired with appies, hourly draws and 20 per cent off handbags all evening. Thiessen owns and operates U.N. Luggage with his sister, Jennifer. The siblings have been running the luggage and bag store at 175 McDermot Avenue for roughly 10 years, after taking over the family business from their father, Peter “The Bagman” Thiessen, who bought and ran the business back …

This Week in the Exchange for April 15-21, 2019

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National Canadian Film Day @ Multiple Venues April 17, 1-10:30pm  What if there was a day to watch movies for free at unique venues in the Exchange District? Wouldn’t it be great if these were world class, award winning films, made right here in the Exchange? Maybe these films tell stories about love and loss and dance and hockey. You know, the stuff that makes life worth living. This Wednesday, April 17, is National Canadian Film Day, and we invite you to the Exchange to watch movies made right here, for free, all day long. With screenings at Across the Board, Nonsuch, The King’s Head, Cinematheque, and Forth, you’ll be entertained and experience something new. Maybe even culturally significant. Everyone …

In the Exchange for April 8-14, 2019

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Here in the Exchange, there’s always something going on! From dining to shopping, or grabbing a show, here’s what goes on your calendar this week. CaRaVaN Open Mic @ Forth (171 McDermot Ave) April 8, 6:30pm CaRaVaN is an “anything goes” open mic. A mix of music, spoken word, comedy, magic, dance, storytelling, or anything else you can think up, you’ll see a range of performances from experienced artists trying out new things to people taking the stage for the first time. Sign up begins at 6:30pm, with performances getting underway at 7. Those signing up can perform up to two songs (musicians) or five minutes (all others). The event is always free, but donations are appreciated and go a …

In the Exchange for April 1-7, 2019

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Here in the Exchange, there’s always something going on! From dining to shopping, or grabbing a show, here’s what goes on your calendar this week. French Conversation Meetup @ Forth (171 McDermot Ave) April 3, 7-9pm The Alliance Française du Manitoba invites you to a relaxed French conversation meetup. Come have a drink and practice your French among francophones and francophiles in the heart of the Exchange District. All levels of French are welcome! Visit Alliance Française du Manitoba on Facebook for more information. First Fridays in the Exchange @ Various Venues April 5, 5pm-late Whether you’re on the hunt for the next great piece to display at home, are looking for a gallery space of your own, or just …

Shop the Exchange – Lennard Taylor

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A return to slow fashion Lennard Taylor’s versatility as a clothing designer and painter is a great thing for women’s clothing – and the environment. Instead of encouraging people to buy the next trendy item each season, his collection is based on creating a capsule wardrobe, with happily non-seasonal, transitional items you can wear over and over again. “A capsule wardrobe is something that I think all of society should be drifting toward – more like a uniform,” Taylor says. “I believe in garments for life… because you don’t need a lot of clothing, you need just a few good pieces that work together.” If you’ve ever seen Lennard Taylor waltzing around the Exchange District in his signature black bowler …

In the Exchange for March 25-31, 2019

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Here in the Exchange, there’s always something going on! From dining to shopping, or grabbing a show, here’s what goes on your calendar this week. Boom X @ John Hirsch Mainstage (174 Market Ave) On now until April 13 Playing more than 100 characters, Rick Miller takes us from Woodstock in 1969 to 1995 when the internet was starting to dominate our lives. Showcasing cutting-edge projections and Rick’s virtuoso impressions of politicians, musicians and activists, BOOM X navigates the baby boom’s tangled legacy. Visit royalmtc.ca for more information. Woke Comedy Cabaret @ Wee Johnny’s (177 McDermot Ave) March 29 @ 9pm Woke Comedy Hour describes itself as “a comedy collective comprised of POC, Indigenous folks, brown peeps. We are queer …

We are currently seeking multiple Heritage Interpretive Tour Guides who will be responsible for the delivery of the Exchange District Walking Tour Program. In 2018, over 2,800 individuals participated in the program, and we expect a larger turnout for the 2019 season. We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated people to join our team for the spring and summer tour season! Please visit the links below for full job descriptions. Applications are due April 8, 2019. Heritage Interpretive Guide (Full Time Summer) Bilingual Heritage Interpretive Guide (Full Time Summer)