Your 30 faves

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 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
your favourites!

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!

—Anastasia Chipelski

Published in Volume 73, Number 7 of The Uniter (October 25, 2018)

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