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Celebrating our 150th

June 21, 2023

On Tuesday, June 13, 2023 we hosted our Party on the Plaza for our 150th Birthday at True North Square. The day was filled with local performances, entertainment, giveaways and more.

Photos by Mike Sudoma Photography

Not only did the community come together to celebrate such a major milestone, but we also got to celebrate the work we have been doing to get us to where we are today.

The rundown:

  • We welcomed over 500+ people throughout the day
  • Gave away over 40 prizes donated by Winnipeg Chamber members
  • Featured performances by:
    • Little Monsters Dance
    • Dr. Henry Jazz Band
    • Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds
    • Red Moon Road
    • Stanley County Cut Ups
    • DJ Mama Cutsworth
  • Live artist from Pink Panda Creative and a number of rovers throughout True North
  • Not to mention the day was beautiful!

Hosted by two of our 150 Chairs, Jessica Dumas, Jessica Dumas Coaching and Training and Ryan Klassen, Juno Growth Canada Inc, we welcomed both Honourable Jeff Wharton, Minister of Economic Development, Immigration and Trade and Mayor Scott Gillingham to bring remarks opening.

What a wonderful way to celebrate the Winnipeg Chamber’s historic milestone.  It was great to see the vibrancy downtown, and I feel honoured to have been part of it.” – Ryan Klassen

To kick off the day, Little Monsters Dance took the stage to teach the crowd some dance moves and the first 150 people to show up got a birthday cupcake and a 15% coupon for Made Here.

Plus– anyone who attended Party on the Plaza was able to visit The Chamber booth to enter to win one of our many prizes which featured local products, gift cards and tickets to major events like Folk Festival.

Huge shoutout to our event supporters, CPA Manitoba, Downtown Winnipeg Biz and the City of Winnipeg.

And to those who donated prizes:

  • ACU
  • Aroma Bistro
  • Coal & Canary
  • Delta Hotel
  • Downtown Winnipeg Biz
  • Exchange District Biz
  • Fairmont Hotel
  • Fillmore Riley
  • Folk Fest
  • Heyru
  • Hilton Hotel Winnipeg
  • IAmLove Project
  • Inn at the Forks
  • Kendrick’s Outdoor Adventures
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Made Here
  • Mook Fabrics
  • Peezy
  • Royal MTC
  • Rumour’s Comedy Club

Miss the day? Check out our Instagram Reel to see more behind the scenes!

As we continue to embark on our year-long celebration, we will continue to tell the stories of our members, give back to our community and more importantly share our vision of how we can help you lead, connect and grow.

Be apart of our next 150 and learn more.


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