Soccer fans, Winnipeggers, restaurant goers and people who love vacations: this is for you.
As we all know, Winnipeg is playing host to the biggest soccer tournament Canada has ever hosted – FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015!
Now, sports are not totally my thing – I love a good Jets game (and Jet dog) or Goldeyes game (Goldie is very handsome, plus who doesn’t love those refreshing lemonades you get at Shaw Park?), but this FIFA thing is bringing people from all over the world to our city – all the hotels are sold out(!!!) and there’s definitely a huge buzz of excitement all over town – can you feel it?!
Even I can’t help but fangirl a little when I spot the teams meandering the streets of downtown, and it’s exciting to see groups of fans loading onto buses all dressed up in their teams colours and flags. Welcome to Winnipeg!
But getting back to the point here.
We want to give you tickets for two to an Air Canada travel destination!!!
Check out this following list of restaurants, their special FIFA deals, and most importantly, go visit and enter to win!
Nick’s on Broadway – 287 Broadway
The Rachel is new just in time for FIFA! Try this hottie (it’s a hot sandwich) featuring pastrami, Swiss cheese and coleslaw, served Panini-style.
Shannon’s Irish Pub – 175 Carlton St.
Lunch specials range from $6.99 – $9.99. Every day 4-7pm wings are 55 cents. Weekends and Thursdays… Select Import draft specials $6 & $8. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – live music featuring local singer-songwriters and bands. ALL IN SUNDAYS a live, unmiked Celtic jam from 6-9pm.
Hy’s Steakhouse – 1 Lombard Pl.
Happy hour menu from 3 – 6PM includes appetizers (jumbo prawns, onion rings, meatballs, fresh oysters) from $2.50 – $4, and drink specials including Sleeman’s Honey Brown Lager, Hy’s select red and white wine, Ceasars and champagne cocktails for $5.
Boston Pizza cityplace – 333 St. Mary Ave.
Drop by for happy hour between 3 – 6PM everyday and a free bus ride to the first 48 customers who are off to the game (with purchase of a meal), and a bunch of great contests and giveaways throughout the games!
Totally Confused Café – 2nd floor, 294 Portage Ave.
Get a free can drink or coffee or 30% off a smoothie with the purchase of any sandwich.
The Fyxx – 310 Broadway
Stop in for 10% off your purchase!
Carbone Coal Fired Pizza – 260 St. Mary Ave.
My personal fave – drink your way to free pizza! Any amount you spend on draft beer during happy hour gets taken off your pizza bill. Challenge accepted.
Waves Restaurant & Lounge – 330 Kennedy St.
Have you tried this Indian buffet? It’s all the curries you’ve ever dreamed of. Lunch buffet is offered Monday-Friday, 11AM – 3PM, and dinner is offered Monday – Saturday from 5PM – 9PM. Both are $12.99 and include naan bread and fountain drinks.
Air Canada contest details available here.
And don’t for get to make use of the Free-fa Downtown Circulator!
On FIFA game nights in Winnipeg, hop on the Free-Fa (for free) and hop off close to downtown hotspots.
More info here.