News Briefs

Bike culture downtown

As part of ManyFest, Ciclovia presents a bike-focused mini-festival in downtown Winnipeg. The event features Bike Polo, a Tweed Ride, a bike part swap and a Cycle Chic Runway fashion event. These events are free and open to the public on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. See for more.

Curbside treasures

This weekend is the city’s official fall curbside giveaway weekend. On Sept. 10 and 11, leave your excess items clearly marked “free” at the curb, and help yourself to others people’s things that would be useful to you. The city requests that you not put out furniture that could harbour bed bugs, toilets and other items that could be unsafe. See for more information.

Games volunteers needed

The 2017 Canada Summer Games are looking for 5,500 volunteers to help with the event held July 28 - August 13, 2017. Volunteers can contribute their time in Winnipeg, Kenora and Gimli. An application form is available at as well as at 296-240 Graham Ave. from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Assignments will be sent to volunteers in the spring.

New coffee and old books

Index is open and ready to caffeinate their first back-to-school rush. The coffee shop and used bookstore (replacing the former Pet Sole) stocks coffee from local roaster Dogwood, and both buys and sells used textbooks. The UWSA-run shop opened in January 2016 and is located on the first floor of Lockhart Hall (by the Ellice Street entrance). See for more.

Rock climbing challenge 

On Sept. 9 at 12:30 p.m., teams of three members will compete to climb the rock in front of the University of Winnipeg. The record time of 9.4 seconds was set in 1979. Check out the competition and many other fun Roll Call activities across the front lawn. For more info or to register your team, see

Published in Volume 71, Number 1 of The Uniter (September 8, 2016)

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