The City of Winnipeg has announced the recipients of the Winnipeg 150 Community Celebration Grant program.  

Twelve community organizations were chosen out of more than 250 applicants to receive the grants.

The grants of up to $5,000 were up for grabs by existing festivals, events, museums, and other organizations that operate within Winnipeg and incorporate the Winnipeg 150 theme: Our shared stories. Our shared future into their 2024 programming

“These local community organizations have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to our city over the years, and we’re excited to partner with them to mark this important milestone,” said Mayor Scott Gillingham.

The recipients of the Community Celebration Grant are as follows:

  • Children’s Hospital Foundation for the Teddy Bear Picnic - $5,000;
  • Conseil jeunesse provincial Inc. for the Grand rassemblement - $5,000;
  • Culture Days Manitoba for Nuit Blanche - $5.000;
  • Folklorama Festival for its kick off - $5,000;
  • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra for its community concerts - $5,000;
  • MEMETIC for its Indigenous Electronic Music Showcase - $2,000;
  • Pride Winnipeg Festival - $2,500;
  • Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre for the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival - $5,000;
  • Soca Reggae Festival - $5,000;
  • Storefront Manitoba for the Winnipeg Design Festival - $5,000;
  • Winnipeg Folk Festival - $3,000; and
  • Winnipeg International Children’s Festival - $2,500.

Several community events and celebrations have been planned throughout the year.

Winnipeg officially marked 150 years as a city on Jan. 19, 2024, which was the anniversary of the first meeting of City Council.