News from the CentrePort Community – September 2023

NEW AIRLINE AND NEW MAJOR ROUTE LANDS AT WINNIPEG RICHARDSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – As part of its commitment to enhancing the connectivity of the community, Winnipeg Airports Authority welcomed to Winnipeg Richardson International Airport at the start of September its newest partners at Porter Airlines and WestJet’s highly-anticipated, non-stop service to Atlanta.

Porter Airlines, which is renowned for delivering a unique, high-quality experience, offers twice-daily flights to Toronto Pearson International Airport, helping to provide more choice for travellers. WestJet’s route to Atlanta, home of one of the world’s most connected airports, helps to unlock countless opportunities for business or leisure travel for Manitobans.

NASCO HOSTS THEIR 2023 NASCO CONTINENTAL REUNION IN EDMONTON! – Last month, the exceptional 2023 NASCO Continental Reunion united delegates from Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, offering invaluable opportunities for members to forge connections and explore the cutting-edge advancements in the North American supply chain, logistics, and workforce sectors. They were delighted to have CentrePort Canada Rail Park as a leading sponsor of the event, Diane Gray, now with PrairiesCan, as a keynote speaker, and terrific representation from the Winnipeg business community. We hope you’ll make plans to join the 2024 NASCO Reunion in Monterrey, Mexico!

PRICE FAMILY FOUNDATION’S HISTORIC $10M DONATION SETS STAGE FOR CAREERS, RESEARCH AND GROWTH IN MANUFACTURING On June 28, 2023 history was made at RRC Polytech with the announcement of the Price Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics. The new institute will upskill workers and put Manitoba on the map for manufacturing research and partnerships. It was made possible by the incredible generosity of Dr. Gerry Price and Barb Price’s $10 million donation – through the Price Family Foundation, with additional support from the Province of Manitoba ($4.84 million) and the Government of Canada through Prairies Economic Development Canada ($3 million), for a total of $17.8 million.

Read the full story here.

THOMPSON DORFMAN SWEATMAN LLP (TDS) PARTNER JOHN STEFANIUK, K.C. ASSUMES HIS ROLE AS PRESIDENT OF THE CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATIONTDS Partner John Stefaniuk, K.C. began his year-long tenure as the 95th President of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) on September 1, 2023. This follows John’s election as CBA Vice-President in 2022.

John’s involvement with the CBA (including the Manitoba Bar Association) spans over thirty years, where he also served as Chair of numerous committees and co-chaired national conferences. The CBA is the voice of Canada’s legal community and is an advocate for and on behalf of the more than 38,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers and law students from across Canada who are its members.

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD | STEVENSON WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT On September 5, CW Stevenson was thrilled to welcome Jennifer Mullen-Berube as President. In her role with CW Stevenson, Jennifer will be responsible for organizational growth and development, strategic oversight, mergers & acquisitions, leadership oversight and more.

Learn more about Jennifer

NEW FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FROM EFFICIENCY MANITOBAEfficiency Manitoba now offers financial incentives and technical support for building owners that complete ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Level 2 or 3 audits for eligible commercial buildings. An energy audit is commonly the first step in identifying key opportunities for building owners to reduce their energy consumption (and save money!). Through the Commercial Energy Audit Program, you’ll be able to select a consultant from a pre-qualified list to perform an energy audit at your commercial building. After the audit, you’ll receive a detailed report summarizing energy-saving opportunities for your building’s envelope, lighting, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as the Efficiency Manitoba incentive programs that are applicable to you.

To learn more click here.

HOW TO COMPLETE A SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS You can’t predict the future, but you can use certain tools to anticipate change and make better business decisions.

Enter: a sensitivity analysis. It’s a way to safely test out different scenarios to see how they could impact your bottom line, help you stay ahead of the curve and navigate a constantly changing business environment.

Read BDC’s article to find out how to complete a sensitivity analysis, along with practical examples to help get you started.

Click here to read more!

QUINTEX WINS 2024 CONSUMER CHOICE AWARD FOR 6TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR – We are excited to announce that Quintex has been honoured with the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) for the 6th consecutive year!

Quintex takes great pride in being Manitoba’s only Canadian owned full-service rental laundry provider and are excited to share this achievement with their dedicated team, loyal customers, and reliable suppliers.

How can Quintex help you?

With the changing seasons comes the increased demand for floor mat rental service. Explore their comprehensive range of floor mat solutions here and discover how they can improve the appearance, safety, and cleanliness of your building and team. Whether you require floor mat rental service or any of their other offerings including uniforms, linens, towels, and facility services, Quintex remains committed to providing the highest quality service to businesses throughout Manitoba.

FWS ORGANIZES MEANINGFUL COMMEMORATIVE WALK FWS will be spearheading an important event at Tuxedo Business Park on September 29 at 2 p.m. CST to pay tribute to the survivors and victims of the residential school system. Aligned with Orange Shirt Day, this event will emphasize the impact of residential schools on Indigenous communities.

Attendees can gain deep insights into the historical significance of Orange Shirt Day and its role in acknowledging the legacy of residential schools. This commemorative walk signifies a remarkable step towards healing, understanding and community solidarity. We invite you to wear your Orange Shirts and join us at 275 Commerce Dr, Winnipeg, MB, R3P 1B3. We can’t wait to see you!

For more information contact Denis Tétrault, Director, Sales, Marketing & Communications at (204) 487-2500 or visit their website here

5 THINGS ABOUT IMMIGRATION THAT ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE YOUR BENEFITS PROGRAM HUB International recently posted an article outlining five key considerations for HR teams looking to attract and retain immigrant workers.

Click here to read more.

BOGE & BOGE PROVIDES COMPLETE PACKAGES COMBINING TRUE DESIGN AND BUILD EXPERIENCE – The Boge & Boge Design-Build team has recently completed facilities of 50,000, 33,000, 30,000 and 7,000 square feet. They welcome the opportunity to learn about your requirements and how they can be of service to you.

Visit their website here

SUPER 8 WINNIPEG WEST & MOTEL 6 HEADINGLEY – SIX PINES HAUNTED ATTRACTIONSExperience the ultimate Halloween adventure with Super 8 Winnipeg West’s Stay and Play package and Motel 6 Headingley’s Thursday night Stay and Play package in partnership with Six Pines Haunted Attractions. Unwind in comfort with a one-night stay at either venue and get ready for thrills with two tickets to Six Pines. For just $199 plus tax any day in October at Super 8 Winnipeg West or $125 plus tax on Thursdays in October at Motel 6 Headingley, immerse yourself in haunted mazes, spooky surprises, and a night of spine-tingling fun. Don’t miss this chance to make unforgettable memories – book your stay now!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, VISIT SMITH EVERY WEDNESDAY FOR JAZZ NIGHT! – Indulge in $2.50/shuck oysters and sparkling wine features alongside live local jazz in a warm and modern space. Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, to catch up with friends or simply to treat yourself mid-week, Jazz Night at SMITH is the answer!

Visit to check out the upcoming line-up and the full SMITH menu.

SOLVING SOFTWARE ACCESSIBILITY CHALLENGES IN THE WORKPLACE – Accessibility is not just a nice-to-have, but a crucial aspect of modern team collaboration. Collaboration software, including Microsoft 365 enables people to work together, meet anytime, share ideas, and create amazing things. But if some people are excluded or limited by the software, then the collaboration is not truly effective or inclusive. Accessibility means ensuring that everyone can access the same information, participate in the same activities, and contribute to the same company goals.

Click here to learn how Clear Concepts can guide your organization towards becoming inclusive and accommodating collaborators with Microsoft 365.

A DECADE OF ELEGANCE AND EXCELLENCE – It is with immense pleasure and a profound sense of accomplishment, that we share a momentous milestone in the history of The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel and its culinary counterpart, The Blue Marble Restaurant & Lounge, as it celebrates its 10-yearanniversary.

Throughout the years, The Grand has established itself as a beloved destination for travelers while simultaneously setting a benchmark for boutique accommodations, convenience, exceptional service, and culinary innovation.

As we commemorate this milestone of reflection and celebration, we wish to extend heartfelt gratitude to our loyal patrons and dedicated staff, whose unwavering efforts and support have made this decade-long journey possible. Thank you for being a part of our incredible journey, and here’s to many more! We will be celebrating in December so keep an eye on your inbox for an invitation!

CGM IS HERE TO HELP WITH ALL OF YOUR MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, AND CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN NEEDSCGM Engineering Ltd. is a Winnipeg-based company focused on providing efficient and cost-effective engineering designs. We believe a successful project begins with communication and collaboration in order to discover and overcome the unique challenges associated with each project.

We have experience designing mechanical, electrical, and civil systems for a wide variety of building types including commercial, retail, residential, educational, industrial, health care, and more. Whether you require heating/cooling and plumbing designs from our mechanical team, life safety systems, power distribution, or lighting layouts from our electrical team, or site services, lot grading, or storm water management designs from our civil team, we’ll be there to provide you with a comprehensive design solution.

To learn more about what CGM has to offer contact Tony Mitousis, P.Eng. at (431) 441-5186.


October 25 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Are you an employer in Manitoba seeking to enhance your team with diverse and skilled professionals? Embrace the future of recruitment by joining us at the Newcomer Job Fair, an initiative driven by The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg’s Newcomer Employment Hub.

Please note that to be eligible to host a booth, employers are required to have a job opening that they are looking to fill. We may hold a limited number of booths for employers who do not have an opening but wish to attend.

For more details and to register, visit:

NEW RESOURCES FROM MLT AIKINSMLT Aikins recently published an article outlining the key considerations for Independent Power Producers looking to take advantage of opportunities for clean energy projects. 

Read the article here.

MLT Aikins will also be hosting their 2023 Labour and Employment Case Law Update seminar, a comprehensive event that will equip you with the latest legal insights and best practices to address the pressing challenges facing today’s employers.

Click here to register or learn more.