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When Dialing 911
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Through appropriate questioning, the 9-1-1 operator will determine what you are reporting and then transfer you to the appropriate Emergency Service (Police, Fire or Paramedics).
Let the operator control the conversation and stay on the line until you are told to hang up.
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If you are unsure if something that is happening is actually an emergency, dial 9-1-1 and report what is happening to the operator. If they decide it is not an emergency, they will simply ask you to hang up and call the non-emergency telephone number.
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FREE FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE WINNIPEG ART GALLERY (WAG) WITH FREE PARKING - next date Sunday March 8, 2020
This weekend, the WAG and Canada Life launch a new three-year program that grants you and your family free admission to the WAG on the second Sunday of every month!
Starting January 12, 2020, Canada Life Free Sundays@WAG ensures greater community access to your Gallery and features enriching family programming that changes each month.
This initiative opens the WAG doors wide, inviting people everywhere to the downtown neighbourhood of both the WAG and Canada Life to experience the joys of art. This recurring programming launches the same year as the WAG Inuit Art Centre, which opens in late 2020 to showcase the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world.
Sundays, the WAG is open from 11am to 5pm. From 2pm to 4 pm, the free days will feature complimentary activities for the whole family, such as games, art making, tours, films, and performances. On free days there will also be a cash snack bar from 1pm to 5pm.
Free public parking is available at the Canada Life parking lot behind 100 Osborne St. N. for visitors on Canada Life Free Sundays@WAG. Downtown street parking is free Sundays, and several bus routes service Portage Avenue & Colony Street as well as Portage Avenue & Vaughn Street.Visitors are always welcome to browse the Gallery Shop or share a picnic in the seasonal Rooftop Sculpture Garden free of charge.
Here’s an overview of what's coming up this year:
Jan 12 – The Great Gallery Parade: Decorate yourself into a work of art with the help of neighbourhood partner Art City and parade through the Gallery.
Feb 9 – Drag@WAG: Hear dazzling tales read by Winnipeg’s most fabulous drag queens in the exhibitions on display.
March 8 – Nuliajuk’s Story: Visit this family-friendly exhibition and partake in interactive activities based on the enchanting Inuit sea spirit, Naliajuk. Explore her story and respond with your own work of art.
April 12 – Landscape Escape: Discover the painters of Canada’s Group of Seven including their well-loved Winnipeg member through Into the Light: Lionel Lemoine FitzGerald. Explore the exhibition, then make your own landscape painting.
May 10 – Morrisseau and the Seven Teachings: Explore Aanishnaabe artist Norval Morrisseau’s monumental and boldly-coloured painting, Androgony. Learn about the Seven Sacred Teachings and be inspired to respond creatively.
June 14 – Vive le Manitoba!: Come celebrate Manitoba’s 150th through the new exhibition Kwaata-nihtaawakihk — A Hard Birth, Manitoba, 1870 where you can discover vibrant Metis art. Check out the beautiful beading in the show and try your hand at a simple beading activity provided by Le Musée de Saint-Boniface!
July 12 – On the Rooftop: Discover the beautiful sculptures on the WAG rooftop through a variety of fun games.
August 9 – ᐃ is for I: Celebrate the International Year of Indigenous languages at the WAG. Visit the ᐃ exhibition, then learn to write your name in syllabics and make your own name art that reflects who you are.
Sept 13 – Art of Nature: Enjoy making art with found elements from nature in a fun and adventurous collage workshop.
Oct 11 – Water is Life: Discover a fascinating range of inspiring artwork in the inaugural Winnipeg Indigenous Triennial Gwaaba’ibii: To Draw Water. Explore the significance of water in cultures Indigenous to Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, then try your hand at watercolour painting.
Nov 8 – In Flanders Fields: Handcraft a beautiful paper poppy with your family for Remembrance Day.
Dec 13 – WAG Inuit Art Centre Adventure: Explore the new WAG Inuit Art Centre on a fun family-focused art tour and create your first visit badge!
REGISTRATION for Spring/summer
LEISURE GUIDE ACTIVITIES
has been postponed
VIEW LEISURE BROCHURE
VIEW SPRING & SUMMER SWIMMING
You must have your login and password to Register
If you do not have a leisure account and would like to sign up for one click here:
You may also Register by calling 311
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DID you know You can purchase a City of Winnipeg Recreation Gift Card
Gift cards can be loaded for an amount between $5 and $500.
Can be used towards:
Leisure Guide Activites
Memberships - including Facility Passes and Active Living Passes
Single Admissions to recreation and aquatic facilities
Facility rental permits
Where to Purchase
Any City of Winnipeg indoor pool (excluding Bernie Wolfe)
For a list of pools click below:
Fort Rouge Leisure Centre
Freight House Recreation Centre
Peguis Trail Health and Fitness Centre-Main Floor - 395 Main Street ( Mon- Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm)
For more details see the City of Winnipeg Website at:
The City is currently undertaking the Wolseley to Downtown Corridor Project to identify options to improve travel choices, accessibility and connectivity.
Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project
After more than a year of talking to residents and businesses in Wolseley and West Broadway about active transportation, we’ve designed a solution that we think meets the area’s wants and needs.
Our recommended design reflects what we heard about travel choices, accessibility, and connectivity from Wolseley to Downtown, and also mitigates the most common and most complicated safety issues throughout the area.
Before we proceed to final design, we want to make sure we accurately heard your needs and wants and that the proposed solution doesn’t worsen any concerns.
DescriptionThe City of Winnipeg (the City) is committed to building pedestrian and cycling infrastructure for people of all ages and abilities. The City is currently undertaking the Wolseley to Downtown Corridor Project to identify options to improve travel choices, accessibility and connectivity. The study area runs east-west through Wolseley Avenue/Westminster Avenue, Balmoral Street, and Granite Way. As part of the study, the project team will seek input from various stakeholders in the project area in the coming months to help determine the specific alignment and other important considerations in the design process.
When completed, the corridor will provide improved connections to the Omand’s Creek pathway, the protected bicycle lane on Assiniboine Avenue and Sherbrook Street, the bike lane on Maryland Street, and the planned neighbourhood greenway on Ruby Street.
The study area runs east-west through Wolseley Avenue/Westminster Avenue, Balmoral Street, and Granite Way. As part of the study, the project team will seek input from various stakeholders in the project area to help determine the specific alignment and other important considerations in the design process.
The design will not include a re-route of Winnipeg Transit to Home Street.
If you wish to view a copy of the document stating such please Click Here
September 2019 – The project team is currently refining pedestrian and cycling improvements for the Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project. As a result of detailed discussion with civic departments, public feedback, and further technical assessment the proposed movement of bus transit to Home Street was not selected for further investigation within the scope of the current project. A letter to residents is available under the documents tab.
May 2019 – Phase 2 has begun. Share your input on design options and alternatives through an online survey or in-person at a pop-up, guided walk/bike tour or workshop event. See the Engage tab for survey link and in-person event details.
March 2019 – Development of preliminary options is currently underway. The timeline of this project has shifted, with the phase 2 of the public engagement program planned to begin this spring and will ask for your input on design options and alternatives.
A Partner in UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Programme
In 2013, Winnipeg was selected as the first city in Canada to join the UN Global Safe Cities Initiative to reduce sexual violence against women and girls.
The Safe Cities Initiative supports innovative approaches to preventing and reducing harassment and sexual violence against women and girls in public spaces. I am the chairperson of this Committee for the City of Winnipeg.
Manitoba Status of Women and the City of Winnipeg are partnering with UN Women, representatives from the Winnipeg Police Service and community groups on this initiative. After signing onto the initiative, Manitoba Status of Women, the City of Winnipeg and community and government representatives established the Winnipeg Safe City Steering Committee. The Winnipeg Safe City steering committee identified a five neighbourhood site to target efforts to address this serious crime.
Working for a city free from violence against women and girls
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