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Downtown Winnipeg BIZ: Memo - The latest information for BIZ Members

Dear Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Member,

Some good news to share for BIZ members in the hospitality industry. The Province has announced relief for the accommodation and tourism sector. We know this year has brought unique challenges to these businesses and hope this news provides you with some relief.

The applications for the program are not open yet, but we will provide you with more information as soon as it becomes available.

As always, we’re here to help. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Financial relief coming soon to the hospitality industry

On Tuesday, the Manitoba Government announced a new Hospitality Relief Sector Program to provide financial relief to Manitoba’s accommodation and tourism sector.

The Province says the new program will be administered by the Manitoba Hotel Association and the Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association, and will provide funding to hotels and full-time licensed resource tourism operators for fixed costs that have not been covered by other relief programs such as:

  • property insurance
  • mortgage interest
  • property taxes
  • land leases
  • service fees
  • resource retention costs

According to the news release, grants will be provided as a reimbursement for a percentage of eligible expenses incurred, and more information (including applications) will be available soon.

For more details, please see the Province’s news release.


Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime event!

Join in the two-part virtual celebration on March 25 & 26 for the opening of Qaumajuq, the innovative new museum dedicated to Inuit art & culture, led by Inuit voices.

Artwork, performances, voices, and ceremonies bridging north and south will mark the unveiling of this new 185,000 square-foot cultural campus, now one of the largest art museums in Canada.

After taking part in the virtual celebration, experience Qaumajuq live. The doors open to the public on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Qaumajuq opening.

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions:

Thank you,

Kate Fenske, CEO
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ