United Way of Winnipeg has recently launched Winnipeg Is Beautiful, a photo-based website that allows users to submit their favourite pictures of our lovely city.
The website was created by Erica Glasier, a local non-profit social media manager, blogger and artist. The idea behind the website is to index the changes in our city over time, as well as to bring Winnipeggers together through engaging photography.
So far, many of the photos are from Winnipeg's downtown area.
Photo by Ian McCausland from Winnipeg Is Beautiful
I absolutely believe that this is a fantastic idea, because it allows areas that sometimes carry a negative stigma to shine. Although the days are shorter, and the grounds are covered in sand and slush, there is still beauty to be found around every corner. I'm excited to see what kind of photographs will show up over the next few months.
Check out this article from the Metro to read more about this exciting project.