Make a difference with your dollar! Join us at the 2nd annual SPP Holiday shopping tour…
Wednesday, December 11th from 11:45 am- 2:30 pm beginning and ending at the Social Enterprise Centre (765 Main Street).
Join us at Winnipeg’s 2nd Annual Social Purchasing Portal (SPP) Holiday Shopping Bus Tour. With exclusive deals, a free SPP shopping tote, complimentary locally catered lunch and refreshments and VIP treatment from chartered city transit, taking an extended lunch break on Wednesday December 11th will be well worth it!
Lunch will begin at the Social Enterprise Centre at 11:45 am, following which shopping tour participants will have the opportunity to shop at Pollock’s Hardware Co-op, Sam’s Place, and Neechi Commons before returning to the Social Enterprise Centre at 2:30 pm.
Space is limited! We will be accepting participants who RSVP by December 4th or until the spots are filled. Please RSVP via email to Molly Dunbar at email@example.com or by telephone at (204) 942-8578.
Thank you for your support and your interest!
The Social Purchasing Portal (SPP) is a project hosted by LITE that works as a network and business directory of local businesses that are committed to developing the local economy in a holistic, sustainable, and equitable manner.
- Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
LITE’s 17th Annual Breakfast another great success!
The results are in. After counting up all the raffle proceeds, ticket sales, donations, and the generous support of our sponsors the 17th Annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast has made a whopping $23,892.50! The best part of this unique event is that even our operating expenses go to support inner-city employment initiatives meaning that almost every single cent raised will stay in the inner city. After paying all of our amazing inner-city caterers, musicians, and food suppliers we are happy to report that we are left with over $16,000 towards our Alternative Christmas Hamper Program. Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this event such an amazing success!
Check out LITE’s blog to read our intern’s perspective on how the breakfast demonstrates Community Economic Development in action.
- Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013
LITE’s Annual Breakfast is this Friday, Nov 22! Pancake Eating Contestants are confirmed – check out the lucky participants…..
Blue Bomber Alumnus James Murphy (Canadian Football Hall of Fame Member, Grey Champion, Grey Cup MVP), Al Simmons (children’s performer and comedian), Chantel Marostica (recently voted “Winnipeg’s funniest person with a day job), and returning crowd favourite Judy Wasylycia-Leis, will compete in our 2nd annual Pancake Eating Contest to see who can devour a plate of pancakes the quickest! The stakes are high, and reputations are on the line.
LITE’s Annual Breakfast is this Friday, Nov 22nd at the IMFC (45 Robinson at Dufferin). Tickets are available at the door. Tickets are $15, $5 low income and kids between 6-12, kids under 6, free admission.
Hope to see you there!
- Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Performers for LITE’s 17th Annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast are officially confirmed!
Al Simmons, Alexander McCowan, Dustin Harder, The Norman Chief Memorial Dancers and The Treble are all confirmed to perform at this year’s Breakfast! Check out their bios below and click here to download the program.
Alexander McCowan: Alexander McCowan is a singer/songwriter from Winnipeg, MB. Musically, Alexander borrows from numerous genres to achieve an over-all deep, laid back, country/folk groove which he has brought to audiences across Canada. His current album “Present Times” was released in 2012 and is now available for purchase.
Dustin Harder: Dustin Harder is a singer/songwriter from Winnipeg, MB. Best known for his work with The Dusty Roads Band, Dustin has performed on several stages across Canada and built a following through grassroots promotion and hard work ethic. In 2009, Dustin released his album, “Searching for a River” that went on to sell over 1700 copies independently and was nominated for a 2009 Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Award.
Al Simmons: Al is a man dedicated to the all but lost art of combining comedy with song, dance, magic, and sight-gags. The end result is a one-man multi-prop, music-filled, off the wall variety show which has elevated audiences world-wide to collective giggles and all-out guffaws.
The Norman Chief Memorial Dancers: The Norman Chief Memorial Dancers were founded in 2004 in memory of the late Norman Chief, a Metis musician, singer, and entertainer. The Norman Chief Dancers’ primary purpose is to promote and develop community spirit through traditional style Metis music and dance. The team dances at fundraising events in Aboriginal communities throughout Manitoba to further promote Metis culture and heritage.
The Treble: Since 2010, The Treble has carved out a reputation for crafting impressively bold and unique folk-infused pop music that has enough of the integral rock vibe to appeal to a phenomenal cross-section of music lovers. The band’s recently released second EP “Northern Lights” is now their main focus as they criss-cross the country, charming music lovers from coast to coast.
- Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Interested in Winnipeg Jets Tickets? Round-trip flights from Westjet? A custom built bike from Natural Cycle Cycleworks? Check out LITE’s 20th Anniversary Winter Raffle!
Tickets are only $5.00 each! Prizes include:
1st Prize: Winter Get-Away – 2 Round-trip flights to anywhere Westjet flies.
2nd Prize: Go Jets Go! – 2 tickets for the Winnipeg Jets vs Carolina Hurricanes, March 22, 2014 at the MTS Centre; Winnipeg Jets Hat & T-shirt; $50.00 Shark Club Gift Certificate
3rd Prize: Get Away in the City: $800 Gift Certificate for a bike built at Natural Cycle Cycleworks.
Drawing will be held February 23, 2014 at noon at the LITE offices. Winners need not be present to win. Winners will be contacted by phone and listed on LITE’s website. Each ticket is eligible for all prizes. Prizes are awarded as mentioned, no substitutions of cash.
Contact us to purchase tickets or to help sell raffle ticket books.
Click here to download our Winter Raffle flyer.
- Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Star Blanket Fundraising Opportunity for local non-profits
LITE has a limited amount of Queen-sized Star Blankets made by local aboriginal co-operatives and businesses. If your non-profit organization would like one of these blankets, at no cost to you, please fill out the short application form and send it to us by November 01, 2013.
Click here to download the application.
To be Eligible, you must:
- Be able to demonstrate support for Community Economic Development (CED) principles (list of CED principles are at the end of the application)
- Have as a main organizational activity the provision of services/supports to people living on a low income
- Be a registered Canadian charity
- Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013