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Le Relais Norwood Trading Post 2023

Hello everyone,
We would like to invite you to an event happening in Coronation Park. Come join us at the second annual Norwood Trading Post which is an official site of Festival du Voyageur on Saturday February 18th 2023. It’s going to be an afternoon of fun-filled activities with live music, face painting, skiing and curling for the whole family to enjoy! Come for complimentary hot cocoa. We will have a food vendor on site with hotdogs and burgers.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners Tourism Riel and Winnipeg Trails Association and Thompson Curling Association. We would also like to thank our sponsors who helped with contributions or donations in kind: Pasquales, Kim Brennan Face Art, Di Erbe Inc., Tim Hortons in the Dominion Shopping Centre.

It is going to be an amazing day, so bundle up and see you there!

Sheila Tan
Executive Director

Bonjour à tous !

Nous aimerions vous inviter à un événement qui aura lieu au parc Coronation. Venez nous rejoindre à la deuxième édition du Relais de Norwood, site officiel du Festival du Voyageur, le samedi 18 février 2023.. Ce sera un après-midi d’activités amusantes avec de la musique, du maquillage, du ski et du curling pour toute la famille ! Venez pour un cacao chaud gratuit. Nous aurons un chariot sur place avec des hotdogs et des hamburgers.

Nous profitons de l’occasion pour remercier nos partenaires : Tourisme Riel, Winnipeg Trails Association et Thompson Curling Association. Nous tenons également à remercier nos commanditaires qui nous ont aidés par des contributions ou des dons: Pasquale’s, Kim Brennan Face Art, Di Erbe Inc. et Tim Hortons du Dominion Shopping Centre.

Ce sera une journée extraordinaire, alors emmitouflez-vous et venez nous voir !

Sheila Tan
Directrice générale

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We’re Open

Find who’s open for dining in or just take out and delivery in Norwood Grove! Also keep up to date on Patio Openings! One of our favourite times of year.

Infernos Bistro, 312 Des Meurons St. Wednesday – Saturday 12-8pm & Sunday 3-8pm Dine In / Take Out

The Wood Tavern, 112 Marion St. Tuesday – Saturday 11:30am – 9pm Dine In / Take Out / Skip the Dishes

Carousel Gaming Lounge, 112 Marion St. Monday – Sunday 9am – 10pm Dine In

Santa Lucia Pizza, 4 St. Mary’s Rd. Monday – Thursday 11am – 11pm & Friday – Saturday 11am – 1am Take Out / Delivery

Marion Street Eatery, 393 Marion St. Wednesday – Sunday 8am – 3pm & Friday – Saturday 3pm – 8pm Take Out / Delivery / Patio Open (weather permitting)

Helio’s, 241 St Mary’s Rd. Wednesday – Saturday 4pm – 8pm Take Out & Curbside / Catering 24/7

Pasquale’s, 109 Marion St. Wednesday – Saturday 4pm – 9pm Take Out / Dine In / Delivery / Patio Open (weather permitting)

Thyme Cafe and Books, 268 Tache. Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm Take Out / Curbside

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MB Press Release

Manitoba News Release
The Manitoba government is investing $8 million for the creation of a new Hospitality Relief Sector Program to provide financial relief to Manitoba’s accommodation and tourism sector, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.“Manitoba’s tourism sector – a key contributor to the province’s economy – has been significantly impacted by a reduction in domestic and international travel and other restrictions that were necessary to protect Manitobans and all Canadians from the spread of COVID-19,” said Pallister. “We recognize that these businesses have made significant sacrifices in order to protect their community. We are committed to helping them through this challenging and unpredictable time and to help position them for recovery.”The new Hospitality Relief Sector Program, to be administered by the Manitoba Hotel Association and the Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association, will provide funding to hotels and full-time licenced resource tourism operators for fixed costs that have not been covered by other relief programs such as:
• property insurance, 
• mortgage interest, 
• property taxes, 
• land leases, 
• service fees, 
• maintenance of camps, and 
• resource retention costs.Grants will be provided as a reimbursement for a percentage of eligible expenses incurred.“This funding will provide a much-needed lifeline for the Lodges and Outfitters of Manitoba,” said DJ Seales, president, Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association (MLOA). “With the nature of this industry, many are facing a second year of no business due to the border being closed. MLOA would like to thank the province for partnering with and supporting these businesses and this industry during these uncertain times.”More information on the Hospitality Relief Sector Program and how to apply will be available for eligible applicants shortly.“We thank the government for recognizing that hotels have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and that we need help,” said Scott Jocelyn, president and CEO, Manitoba Hotel Association. “This program will be provide much-needed assistance for the hotel industry, which has been one of the most impacted industries, and will be one of the last to recover.”To date, the province has committed $490 million in support programs to businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the recently expanded Manitoba Bridge Grant program, which provides up to $15,000 in direct financial support to businesses, non-profits and charities impacted by code level red restrictions. To date, approximately $205 million has been paid out to over 14,000 eligible applicants. Approximately $178 million has been provided to more than 11,700 storefront businesses and organizations, and $26 million to more than 2,500 home-based businesses.
“Our government will continue to work side-by-side with all Manitoba businesses to help them do what they do best – employ Manitobans and offer services Manitobans rely on,” Pallister added. ”But we know many businesses have not been able to do that as result of public health restrictions, which is why we are proud to offer some of the most generous support programs in the country.”Manitobans can learn more about COVID-19 supports for businesses at:
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RELEASED April 29 2020


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Manitoba to Begin Easing Restrictions on Businesses;
Physical Distancing Measures Still in Effect: Premier

Manitoba will begin a careful, multi-phased effort next week to gradually restore services, open some businesses and increase recreational opportunities while maintaining social distancing advice, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.

“We applaud Manitobans for doing their part to help flatten the curve and it is thanks to everyone’s tremendous efforts that we are able to announce today a gradual, safe restoration of services and easing of restrictions on businesses, allowing many to reopen, should they so choose,” Pallister said. “We must remain diligent in maintaining physical distancing and practising good hygiene, but our gradual, leveled approach will help us safely restore our services.”

As of May 4, a variety of non-essential health-care and retail businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following social distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. 

Size restrictions of public and private gatherings of no more than 10 people will remain in place. Everyone is expected to continue to follow social distancing rules at all times and to stay home if they are sick. Travel restrictions will remain in place such as avoiding all non-essential travel outside of Manitoba, and requirements for self-isolation for 14 days following travel will continue. 

Based on the evolving global public health recommendations and modelling, Manitoba is in a position to begin a methodical, phased-in approach to reopening businesses, said Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer. 

“Our public health measures to date have helped us reduce case numbers and flatten the curve, but it is not practical to maintain these measures indefinitely,” said Roussin. “That is why we will gradually reduce these measures including balancing the need to protect vulnerable Manitobans from COVID-19 with the need to protect Manitobans from the unintended impacts of strict public health measures, which include health and social impacts.” 

Phased Approach to Restoring Services

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic Economic Recovery Roadmap consists of multiple phases. It is critical to note the timing and specifics noted in each phase are subject to change, based on the advice of public health experts and a continuous assessment of transmission patterns and other factors.

Full details are available at

Restoring Services (Phase One) – Beginning May 4

Critical public health measures and travel restrictions remain. Priority elective surgeries have been restarted, diagnostics screening will resume and some non-essential businesses will reopen but must limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. Services, businesses and venues include:
•    non-urgent surgery and diagnostic procedures;
•    therapeutic and medical services;
•    retail businesses;
•    restaurants – patio/walk-up services;
•    hair salons;
•    museums, galleries and libraries;
•    seasonal day camps; and
•    outdoor recreation and campgrounds.

The province will continually re-evaluate and adjust plans for further easing of secondary public health measures and may reintroduce others.

Restoring Services (Phase Two) – No Earlier Than June 1

Critical public health measures and travel restrictions may remain in place. Public gathering sizes may be increased and more non-essential businesses will be considered for reopening including: 
•    additional personal services, such as nail salons;
•    restaurants – dine-in services;
•    non-contact children’s sports; and
•    film production.

Future Phases

Public health measures may be eased further. Additional guidelines will be developed, public gathering sizes will be increased and some non-essential business will fully open. Others may begin to reopen, such as bars, pools and spas, movie theatres and indoor recreational facilities. Travel restrictions may be eased. 

Specific considerations for other businesses and sectors may be made including:
•    performing arts venues;
•    other non-essential businesses;
•    tattoo parlours, estheticians, cosmetologists and tanning studios; and
•    large gatherings/events.

– Mass gatherings such as concerts, summer festivals and major sporting events will not be considered before September 2020, Roussin noted.
– Child care plays an important role in restoring services, enabling parents to return to the workplace, and remains a priority. The Department of Families will continue to work with the child-care community to expand the temporary child-care services available, including a grant available to child-care providers seeking to open a new, home-based child-care service.
– More information on child-care services during COVID-19, including a self-serve child care website, can be found
– Businesses seeking further information should visit
– For current information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit
– A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

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MB Support Announcement

Manitoba News Release
April 22, 2020
AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES HARMED BY COVID-19- – -Manitoba Businesses are Struggling,
We Want to Support Them: Pallister
The Manitoba government is providing up to $120 million to support Manitoba’s small and medium-sized businesses that are facing significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.

“Manitoba’s small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our economy. They are struggling right now and we want to support them,” said Pallister. “Our government has been listening and working diligently with chambers of commerce across the province, business and retail councils, industry and trade associations and various stakeholders to identity where the greatest need is and to maximize the recovery opportunities for Manitoba’s business sector.” 

The Manitoba Gap Protection Program (MGPP) is available to any of the approximately 120,000 businesses in Manitoba who have fallen into a gap in failing to qualify for the various federal government assistance programs and wage subsidies created because of COVID-19. If one in six businesses have fallen into that gap that would mean approximately 20,000 Manitoba businesses would be entitled to this support, the premier noted.
The province will advance each eligible business the non-interest bearing forgivable MGPP loan of $6,000, for a total of up to $120 million. The loan will be forgiven on Dec. 31, 2020, if the recipient attests at that time the business has not received any major non-repayable COVID-19 federal supports such as the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Emergency Business Account, as well as sector-specific grant federal programs specifically developed in response to the pandemic. If the applicant has received benefits under a federal COVID program, then the loan will be added to the recipient’s 2020 tax bill. 

“We are acting on the advice from industry and are committed to working in partnership with our municipal and federal governments and various associations that are impacted by this pandemic so we’ll make the right decisions, in the right way, at the right time to maximize our recovery efforts for the benefit of all Manitobans,” said Pallister.

To be eligible for the MGPP funding, a business must:
•    have been operational on March 20, 2020, the date the Manitoba government declared a provincewide state of emergency under The Emergency Measures Act because of COVID-19;
•    have temporarily ceased or curtailed operations as a result of a COVID-19 public health order and have been harmed by the health order;
•    be registered and in good standing with the Manitoba Business and Corporate Registry;
•    have not qualified for federal government COVID-19 grant support; and
•    have an email address and a bank account. – 30 –

For more information:Public information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.Media requests for general information, contact Communications Services Manitoba: 204-945-3765.Media requests for ministerial comment, contact Communications and Stakeholder Relations: 204-945-4916.