Quick Poll: Tell us how we are doing
The Spirit of Winnipeg Awards are all about honouring local organizations making a difference. This past year, more than ever, we have seen our community come together to make a difference. This year we have launched a brand new category and are asking the public to vote for their favourite #ReimagineWPG story!
This category recognizes Winnipeg business owners who have embraced the change forced upon them by today’s global pandemic. Throughout our #ReimagineWPG campaign we asked the Winnipeg business community to share their businesses’ Reimagine stories. Our three finalists for this award were selected from the list of submissions. Read more about our finalists below and submit your VOTE.
The winner of this award will be selected by YOU, our Winnipeg business community.
Cocoabeans is a gluten-free bakery with great tasting and extravagant desserts – so the Celiac disease, food sensitivities and food allergies community no longer misses out on the best part of celebrations.
When COVID struck, Cocoabeans had to reimagine how to sustain themselves, and took to social media to gauge how they could best continue to serve their customers. Using a Facebook poll, they found their customers wanted to bake their own products.
They created an online shopping experience, delivery service and reworked their recipes to provide fresh and frozen prepared meals. They also began selling flour blends at Manitoban grocery stores including gluten and dairy-free chocolate and vanilla cake, pizza, and pie mix to create at home.
The Dream Factory’s mission is clear: to make dreams come true for Manitoban kids battling life-threatening illnesses. Everything they do operates under the belief that sometimes kids deserve to get carried away.
When COVID ensued, it was their job to ensure dreams continued to come true while providing hope for kids and families navigating through their medical journey during an incredibly challenging time.
The “Dream At Home” campaign was created to provide the best opportunity to capture the magic of a dream come true while keeping Dream Kids safe. From puppies, to backroom makeovers; each dream executed they are reminded there are no limits to a child’s imagination.
From trails, streetscapes, parks, playgrounds, and riparian areas to comprehensive community placemaking, Little Bluestem Landscape Architecture connects people to their environment by creating holistic designs for landscaped architectural spaces integrated into the natural environment.
When the pandemic hit, they immediately knew they wanted to do something to make a difference for the community, educators, and parents in the wake of our terrible new reality.
They created the landED environmental education program and collaborated with teaching professionals to create the “Teacher’s Guide to Outdoor Learning,” which includes a “Teaching Tuesday” video series and lessons plans integrating environmental design and outdoor learning to the Manitoba Curriculum.
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