While there has been a lot of talk of voting on campus and throughout the city, we’re hoping you still have a bit of steam left for one more round. Don’t worry – this one’s mostly for fun.
Over the next two weeks, we’re collecting your nominations for the annual Uniter 30. This is a special issue of the paper where we highlight Winnipeg’s favourite people, places and things – as chosen by you.
Overall, at The Uniter, we try to keep a somewhat positive tone while also making space for the important conversations that can come from critical views. For the Uniter 30, we lean over a little bit more to the celebratory side. This issue, and the voting process, is a moment to stop and think about all of the people who are doing exceptional work to make our communities better and stronger.
For some – like the Favourite Local Activist and Favourite Local Grassroots Community Group – that may mean that we’re celebrating people challenging the status quo. And others – like Favourite Political Moment – could also trend toward the disheartening or the absurd.
But I hope that, overall, these 30 categories can act as prompts to stop and think about all the phenomenal work being done in this city – art being made, cakes being baked, words being written, podcasts landing in your pockets, performances pushing the boundaries of their genre.
Ballots for the 30 can be found at uniter.ca/vote. If there’s a category you’re unsure of, or you don’t have anyone to nominate, it’s okay to write “idk” or “n/a” and keep going. Thirty selections can be a lot, but we want to be sure we’re hearing about at least some of
For those who’d like to vote with a pen or pencil rather than a keyboard or mouse, we’ll be printing out a paper version of the ballot in next week’s paper. Happy voting!
Published in Volume 73, Number 7 of The Uniter (October 25, 2018)