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R:ED Photo Gallery - 2010

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R:ED Event - Christmas in Spain
in the Exchange

Our Christmas event this year was a six course Spanish dinner at Deseo Bistro.  Each course was paired with a fabulous wine selection.  We had a great turnout, and clearly everyone had a good time.  Thanks to all for the Christmas Cheer Board hamper donations too -- two big boxes of food for our hamper!

Alejandro of Deseo announces one of the wine pairings


R:ED Workshop - Better
Vacation Pictures

On a snowy Wednesday in November, 21 R:ED members met at Pixels 2.1 and learned how to improve their picture-taking.  Joe Kerr, co-owner of Pixels, talked about easy techniques for taking better pictures, and Dave Benson talked about the cameras, giving tips on using your own camera better.
Joe Kerr of Pixels 2.1
 Joe shows some easy techniques to better pics
 Dave Benson shows his passion for photography
 R:ED members listen attentively to Dave

R:ED Event: Mayor Candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis

On Saturday October 23, Judy Wasylycia-Leis spoke to about 30 R:ED members at the Exchange Cafe.


R:ED Event: Mayor Candidate Sam Katz

On the evening of Monday October 21st, Mayor Sam Katz reviewed his platform and held a 45 min Q&A for about 40 R:ED members.
Mayor Katz

R:ED Event -
Death, Debauchery & Dining Tour

R:ED members gathered on a Saturday morning to take the new Exchange BIZ tour: Death and Debauchery.  After a slightly soggy 45 minute tour of the the sins, evils, corruptions and hangings in the area's past, we ended up at the Albert Diner for a great brunch!

Group assembles for Death & Debauchery Tour
Tour begins 
Tour ends at Albert Diner - where we stop for brunch 

R:ED Meeting - Qualico Development

Our June 9 R:ED meeting was held at Brick's Fine Furniture on Market Avenue.  Members enjoyed sitting on luxurious furniture during the meeting.  Our guest speaker, Martin Maykut (Streetside Dev.) talked about the new Qualico development to take place in that and adjacent buildings.  He took us on a tour of one of the buildings on James Ave, after which we returned to Brick's Fine Furniture for coffee and pastries compliments of Ira's Deli on Lombard.

This looks like a cozy meeting!
Martin Maykut addresses the group
Everyone is attentive in spite of the comfy seating
Mtg includes a tour of a James Ave Qualico building
LOTS of questions were asked
 Marty explains the planned condo layout

R:ED Event - Brazilian BBQ-2

On May 18, another group of hungry R:ED members gathered at Hermano's Restaurant for our 2nd authentic Brazilian Churrasco BBQ.  In addition to the meat, Rafael BBQ'd a full pineapple covered in cinnamon -- wow, delicious!

Rafael, a Brazilian native, at the controls
Half of the group... 
... and the other half 

R:ED Event - Brazilian BBQ-1

On May 12, a dozen R:ED members (capacity crowd) gathered at Hermano's Restaurant for an authentic Brazilian Churrasco BBQ.  It was a fantastic meal - the meat was outstanding, and one R:ED member who has been to BBQ in Brazil a few times, said: "this was better!"

Rafael, in Wpg from Brazil for only a month
Rafael is proud to Churrasco BBQ as he did many times at home in Brazil
R:ED members settlling in for a great dinner
a visit to Brazil without leaving the district...
even table service!
I'll have that cut... 

R:ED Meeting: The Winnipeg Foundation in the Exchange

Richard Frost, CEO of The Winnipeg Foundation, gave us a great overview on what the foundation does, how it works, and many specific examples of investments made in the Exchange District.
Rick Frost
Rick Frost 

R:ED Meeting - Bartley Kives

Bartley Kives, city hall reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press was the guest speaker at our January 2010 event.  Bartley informed and entertained the crowd with his views on downtown development, taxes and politicians.

Bartley Kives
Bartley Kives 
Bartley Kives 

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