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DESTINATION WINNIPEG T The capital city of Manitoba, Winnipeg is a culturally diverse city with about 100 languages and nationalities represented throughout the region. Winnipeg is known for its cultural achievement and flourishing arts scene, as well as its green spaces and access to outdoor activities. The city features more than 1,100 restaurants, as well as numerous attractions, museums, theatres, sports venues and nightspots. Rich in history, Winnipeg started as an aboriginal trading centre prior to the arrival of the Europeans and was at the heart of the country's fur trade. Today, the city offers 6,200 hotel rooms throughout the city, with 2,600 of them located in downtown. Lodging options include everything from chain hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts to low-cost options like hostels and universities. When it comes to dining, Winnipeg's top notch food scene tantalizes every taste bud. Sample exotic dishes at authentic mom-and-pop restaurants, bite into innovative tapas at trendy bistros and dine with gourmands at hotspots manned by the city's top chefs. Known as the "cultural cradle of Canada," Winnipeg is home to Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and so much more. Festivals abound in Manitoba's capital with a year-round slate of activity, including Festival du Voyageur, Folklorama and the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Winnipeg also offers an impressive and inspiring arts scene, from the world's largest collection of Inuit Art, to modern canvases covered in spray paint to locally-made handicrafts. Prairie Theatre Exchange (204) 925-5256 Winnipeg's most intimate and dynamic live theatre experience, no seat further than 10 rows from the stage. The theatre features five contemporary plays - comedy, drama and musical - from October through April. Centrally located downtown on the third floor of Portage Place Mall, the theatre is connected to the RBC Convention Centre by indoor walkways. Group rates are available. Evolution Presentation Technologies 871 Wall St. (204) 775-6662 Evolution Presentation Technologies is a 35-year-old, Western Canada-based audio visual services provider with offices in Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary. Its experienced and talented staff have executed thousands of unique, creative and visually stunning events. As the company says, "Providing you with an incredible event experience is our business." 24 * ME ETING | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - January/February 2015

President’s Message
Editor’s Word
Welcome, New Members!
Upcoming Events
Discovering Toronto’s Best Kept Secrets – A Venue Guide
Entertainment Trend Forecast 2015
Inside the Chapter: MPI Toronto’s Hidden Gems
Canada’s Hidden Gems: Ready to Welcome and Delight Groups of All Sizes
Hiding in Plain Sight: The New Niagara
Secrets for Effective Negotiation and Getting What You Want
Chapter Speaks
Attendee Engagement – Try Something New!
The Rise of Restaurant-Inspired Events
Destination Winnipeg
Advertisers’ Index &

Meeting MPI Toronto - January/February 2015