Community Feature: University of Manitoba


I am pleased that the University of Manitoba is once again participating in the Pride Winnipeg Festival. As the University of Manitoba celebrates its 140th year, Pride Winnipeg has also reached a milestone of 30 years. I invite and encourage all members of the university community, including our alumni, to engage in this event in support of the LGBTTQI* community.

The Pride festival’s 2017 theme is Resurgence – Taking Back Space. I know that within the University of Manitoba community, our students, staff and faculty are committed to maintaining a welcoming work and learning environment. Many members of the University of Manitoba family count themselves as members of the LGBTTQI* community. As well, across many disciplines, researchers and scholars are exploring LGBTTQI* themes on an ongoing basis.

Ours is undeniably a meaningful and authentic engagement with LGBTTQI* studies, helping generate deeper understanding of complex and emerging issues, and I invite everyone – during this week and throughout the year – to explore our faculty’s rich scholarly output on the subject.

As a statement of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Pride flag is flying on Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses this week. To find out more about the many activities happening on our campuses, visit Members of LGBTTQI* communities and allies are welcome to join us in showing their support.

David T. Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor

Community Feature: Energy 106


Energy 106 & HOT 100.5 are proud to support the 30th Anniversary Pride Winnipeg Festival because we want to see a city free from discrimination against gender identity, expression, and sexual orientation.

In this day and age, we all have somebody in the LGBTQ community and we have to show them love and support.

There are many challenges socially that still exist, so the reason Pride’s important and the festival is important is because we’re able to celebrate equality and diversity in our city!

When you reduce life to black & white, you never see rainbows. Here’s to celebrating 30 years of pride in Winnipeg!

Community Feature: Alt Hotel


Alt Hotel Winnipeg is proud to once again be participating as an official sponsor in the Pride Winnipeg Festival.

Alt Hotel Winnipeg is new to the Winnipeg marketplace.  Located in the heart of the Sports, Hospitality and Entertainment District (SHED), Alt Hotel Winnipeg is an unmissable new destination for business and leisure travelers in Manitoba’s capital. Located at the corner of Portage Avenue and Donald Street, Alt Hotel Winnipeg is right across the street from the MTS Centre and within walking distance of the Winnipeg RBC Convention Centre and the city’s best attractions, including the Esplanade Riel bridge, the Forks, the Exchange District and the magnificent Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Alt Hotel Winnipeg is quickly becoming recognized by Winnipeggers and visitors for our ultra-chic, no frills concept, beautiful design and friendly staff, committed to providing each of our guests with a great stay.

We have a diverse team working at the Alt Hotel, some of whom are proud members of the LGBTTQ*community.  The team at Alt Hotel Winnipeg places a high priority on the values of respect, inclusiveness and giving back to community and we look forward to our ongoing partnership with Pride Winnipeg.

Congratulations on celebrating 30 years!