Why does Winnipeg get to have all the fun?
Selkirk’s historic Manitoba Ave. will see white this Tuesday during the Jets first home game of the second series.
Manitoba Ave. East will be closed to vehicle traffic between Noon & Midnight to allow for a street party which will feature live entertainment, food vendors, and a big screen that will air the game that starts at 7pm.
The party, which begins at 5pm will welcome Jets fans from near and far and will kick off with entertainment by R&R the Band followed by additional entertainment throughout the evening.
“Selkirk’s vision in revitalizing the downtown commercial core has been turning into a reality”, said City of Selkirk Chief Administration Officer Duane Nicol. “We see events like this and the popular Holiday Alley that took place in December of 2017 as an opportunity to have Manitoba-Ave-East seen as a vibrant place for recreation, commerce and community building.”
“We wanted to offer our region a similar experience to what was happening in Winnipeg without them having to travel or be turned away due to full capacity. This is a pilot project and as of now is a one-time event, we are excited to see how it goes” Said Vanessa Figus, the City’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator.
Selkirk Transit has announced that they will be extending their services between 5pm-11pm to run every half hour and is also offering a park and ride from Canadian Tire located at the west end of Manitoba.
Food vendors will be on site, the Selkirk Motor Inn (Roxi’s) and Selkirk Tavern (Merch) will be open for business and will be serving food and drink within their premises and on their patios.
For more information or to be a part of the event contact:
Vanessa Figus, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Thank you to the following Sponsors for making our 1st Whiteout a Success
Dr. Carolyn Weiss – Selkirk & Interlake Chiropractor
Bill Smolinski Sound