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Winnipeg Staples for Celebrate Winnipeg

June 9, 2021

The past 16 months have brought on many challenges, hardships. 

In a normal year for our Celebrate Winnipeg luncheon, we would be gathering in the beautiful downtown Winnipeg enjoying some of Winnipeg’s staples including, Old Dutch Chips, Jeanne’s Cakes and more! Instead, we will be celebrating virtually. 

We have pulled together some of Winnipeg’s staples to help you Celebrate Winnipeg! 

The Forks 

The Forks has been a meeting place for over 6,000 years. In the last 30 years, The Forks was transformed into the beautiful gathering place it is today. Each year approximately 4 million people visit the site. 

When restrictions are lifted, The Forks is a great spot to grab some fabulous food, local beverages, shop at great local shops and enjoy the company of family and friends. As one of Winnipeg’s top tourist attractions, it has to be on everyone’s list this summer.  

Honey Dill

Chicken fingers and honey dill go together like peanut butter and jam– at least here in Winnipeg. Did you know honey dill was mistakenly made by the owners of Mitzi’s Chicken Finger Restaurant in Winnipeg?

The owners were trying to replicate a sauce they had at another restaurant but were unsuccessful. Instead, they accidentally made honey dill– a sweet, zesty and creamy dipping sauce. We are so glad they did. To this day, honey dill is still a local staple. 

Enjoying some local chicken fingers with some honey dill sauce to celebrate Winnipeg.

Jeanne’s Cake

You either love it or you hate it! Since 1938, Jeanne’s Cakes have been a Winnipeg staple for birthday parties, anniversaries, you name it– Jeanne’s cakes work for any celebration. Did you know Queen Elizabeth is a fan of Jeanne’s cake? Pretty cool. It might even be a good idea to order one of these cakes for our Celebrate Winnipeg luncheon!

Assiniboine Park

Assiniboine Park has been a staple in the city for over 100 years. It’s a great spot to take the family and hang out on beautiful Winnipeg days.


Due to current health restrictions, the following facilities are OPEN:

  • The Nature Playground
  • The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden and English Garden
  • Park green spaces
  • Washrooms at the Riley Family Duck Pond and the Nature Playground
  • The Park Treats window is open for take-out

We encourage you to register for our Celebrate Winnipeg Luncheon on June 17th.

Our keynote, Lara Rae will address the audience on what exactly it means to celebrate Winnipeg and diversity.

Register today!



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