And that’s a #downtownwishlist wrap!

The holidays may be over and the “New Year” is getting older by the moment, but I must say one way to keep the merry and bright going is to grant a whole bunch of people’s wishes. I had no idea how fun this would be!

In case you missed it, (and I’m sorry if you did!) I spent the month of December asking people to take photos of items or experiences they found downtown, for themselves or on behalf of someone special, and get them to me via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #downtownwishlist.

I got to sit here, watch the (over 200!!!) entries roll in, and then grant some wishes!

Thank you so much for participating! I loved seeing what you were wishing for and hearing your stories – I’m sure I wasn’t the only one on social media who came away with a bunch of great Christmas gifting ideas!

In the end, and thanks largely to the generosity of the businesses in the downtown, I was able to grant 30 wishes in total!

Here are a handful of highlights:

WHO 1
We got her a new winter coat, and Warehouse One generously threw in a bonus pair of jeans! What a great BFF!
HBC mitts
Thanks for sharing this cute photo!
shoppers makeover
Shopper’s Drug Mart makeovers are actually free! But we got her a GC so she could get a few new fave products.
Lennard Taylor
I also kickstarted my modelling career over the holidays! Not. But this was fun!
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We got her some tickets. 🙂
WAG
As if she could choose JUST ONE thing from the WAG gift shop. Everything is SO NICE. It was a good choice though, I must say!
upbeat
A Christmas wish come true – gifts for mom! 🙂
mushroom platter
Love all the artwork at Upbeat Artworks in Portage Place, and love to support an initiative that supports mental health recovery and awareness.
Era
Dinner at Era it is! Hope you don’t mind a third wheel! 😉
belly dance fabric
She promised photos of the new dress she sews!!!
HBC watch perfume
Spotted this gal in the skywalks all the time! She has great taste and loves downtown. We might be soul sisters.
Moccasins
Loved meeting this thoughtful gal!
GlobalStellas
Thanks for bringing us the news and weather everyday! Sure, let’s do brunch!
parking pass
Huge thanks to cityplace for the parking pass! That ought to make these frigid months a little more bearable!

 

Special thanks to Carbone Coal Fired Pizza, True North, The Fort Garry Hotel/Ten Spa, Era Bistro, The Fairmont Winnipeg/The Velvet Glove, cityplace, Prairie 360 and the Winnipeg Art Gallery for your generous wish-granting contributions!

Next year I want to grant even more wishes – so keep your eyes peeled and send them my way!

 

 

2 thoughts on “And that’s a #downtownwishlist wrap!

  1. Hello Peggy@ Downtown Biz!
    Just a quick note to tell you that I really enjoyed my “wishlist” prize last night! I sat in the very, first, front pew and loved every minute of the performance! So wonderful that Winnipeg has so many cultural, entertaining venues available to us! Thank-you so much for making this possible for me!
    mucho hugs, Lorraine Danielson

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