Steal This Idea: Winnipeg

  • May 10, 2015
  • 12:00 pm
  • Manitoba Hydro Place

If you could implement any one, visionary idea for Winnipeg, what would it be? What city, near or far, sets the example? Always up for a good challenge, Spur dares the leaders of Winnipeg to pitch one bold idea for civic change borrowed from another city.

Taking their chance at change are community organizer Michael Redhead Champagne, Managing Director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Jason Syvixay, Winnipeg Free Press reporter Mary Agnes Welch, CEO of the Forks Renewal Corporation Paul Jordan and architect Sasa Radulovic of 5468796 architecture.

Join moderator and host of Manitoba Scene Ismaila Alfa to find out which ideas are worth stealing.

Steve Locke will provide a short performance before this event.

  • General admission: $15
  • Students (with valid ID): $10



Spur is a national festival of politics, art and ideas and is a catalyst for change in Canada.

Through nationally relevant and locally nuanced discussions, presentations and performances, the festival seeks to spur its participants to action on issues affecting Canadians. Feisty, multi-partisan, forward-looking, and solution-driven, this national railway of ideas will provide Canada with vital new cultural infrastructure for the 21st century.

Founded in 2013, the festival has already grown from three to five Canadian cities, with plans for further expansion across the country. Produced by the Literary Review of Canada in partnership with Diaspora Dialogues, Spur prides itself on its community partnerships, cultural connections and a focus on accessibility and diversity.

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