Thursday, June 21

Feel The Rush

It's time to get down and dirty.

On June 23, teams of four will be spitting out dirty and trekking through mud for The Rush MS Adventure Challenge. The Rush is a 5 kilometre adventure challenge designed to push competitors to their limits by tumbling through a series of obstacles around Adrenaline Adventures.

You can team up with friends, family or colleagues to complete this obstacle course. The fun is not in who finishes first - but managing to complete it together as a team! Registration is $50 per person, which includes participation in the event, a T-shirt and lunch after completion of the course.

All proceeds raised from the Rush will go directly toward the MS Society of Canada, helping fund programs and services for Manitobans living with multiple sclerosis.

For more information on the event, click here.

Wednesday, June 20

Meditate at Memorial Park

Winnipeg summers are short and sweet - so why bothering exercising indoors when we can enjoy stretching in the sunlight?

Yoga in the Park is the perfect solution for the season, providing fun outdoor fitness in a beautiful green space. This year, they've added an exciting new class for hip-swingers of all ages - the latin-inspired Zumba dance class!

Zumba and Yoga in the Park are held in Memorial Park, at the corner of Broadway and Memorial, from now until August 30. The classes are free to attend, but donations are kindly accepted and will help fund Guardian Angels Cancer Care.

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Yoga in the Park happens every Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Participants must bring their own yoga mat.

You can catch Zumba in the Park on Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

For more information on Yoga and Zumba in the Park, visit the Downtown Winnipeg Biz's website here.

Tuesday, June 19

Big Bike is back

It's not every day you pass by a 30-seater bike weaving through the streets of downtown Winnipeg. That's when you know it's Big Bike season - the famous fundraiser held by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

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From June 20 to 22, teams of up to 29 riders (and a driver provide by the HSF) will cruise around in the flashy red bike to help raise funds and awareness for heart disease and stroke research. The rides last for roughly 20 minutes to complete a 2km to 4km drive. The best part about Big Bike is that it's free to participate, with no registration fees. The minimum requirement from each individual rider is to raise $50 worth of pledges, and aside from doing a good deed, there's opportunities to win tons of prizes too!

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Even if you're not riding, come out and support our local philanthropists by cheering them on at the Forks. For more information on the event, volunteering, or if you're interested in putting a team together for a future event, click here.

Tuesday, June 12

Wednesday is no longer Hump Day!

Because there aren't enough reasons to come taste the diverse delicacies downtown already, how about we chalk another one to your list.

For the next three months, Air Canada Park (355 Portage Ave.) will feature some of Winnipeg's richest musical talent every Wednesday afternoon from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The Out to Lunch free concert series will bring people together in the already flourishing streets of downtown Winnipeg to listen to the harmonic sounds of local artists including Lindsey White, Luke and Murray, Leanne Pearsno and Steele.

And the best part about these events? They're free!

So pull up a chair, sit back and relax as you enjoy your lunch and free entertainment in the heart of our sweet city.

Here's a list of Out to Lunch's upcoming performers:

June 13 Lindsey White
June 20 Two Dollar Pistol
June 27 Luke and Murray
July 4 Leanne Pearson
July 11 Salinas Band
July 18 The Dead Stringers
July 25 Kyla Cederwall
August 1 Steele
August 8 Troy Westwood ft. LittleHawk

The series will be followed up the the Edmonton Street Festivals on Wednesday afternoons from August 15 to 29. Performers are yet to be announced.

For more information on the Out to Lunch events, visit the Downtown Winnipeg Biz.

Saturday, June 2

Downtown Dweller swag

Check out this sweet gear I came across!

Ethik Clothing Co, a clothing company based out of New York City, created these Downtown Dwellers tanks, caps and sweaters. The similarities between my blog title and their gear are purely coincidental, but I thought this coincidence was a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on this emerging clothing line!

Their pop-up shops are similar to the type of stores you'd find in the Exchange, and their style is  reminiscent of other successful urban clothing brands like OBEY or Crooks n Castles. They have a ton of wicked designs available for viewing on their website (, or you can visit them the next time you head down to NYC.

Here's a little background on the company:
Ethik Clothing Co is a New York City based clothing company providing garments and ideas for the new age culture while keeping the clothes on your backs clean and fresh. The Ethik brand is about building a reputation and following for skaters, photographers, street dwellers alike, artists, promoters, and people of all walks of life who understand and agree with our vision and lifestyle. Ethik was created in 2010 by two friends who saw an opportunity to portray what they see in their everyday lives. Whether its vice or virtue, the Ethik family consistently relates the product with reality. With all products being screen printed by hand in NYC, we are a close knit community with our company motto being Rising Through Collective intellect. We have collaborated with several local groups such as, GVNG (music Group) Colossal Mantis (DJ) Boppo! (skate group) Deps (street artist) to build an ever growing bond with the underground culture of NYC. We have opened two Downtown pop-up shops in the past few months to help promote our brand, one at the old Flight Club in the Financial District and one in the Lower East Side. We look to continue to innovate, create, and work with others in the future, and will always be  coming at you with the good stuff. Stay Tuned. 
Their innovative designs and creative marketing techniques lead me to believe they'll be a company to look out for. Mac Miller has already taken notice of their success, and I'm sure the rest of the world will soon follow suit.

If you'd like to learn more about them, check out these links: