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November 26, 2019

 

Road closures in place for the Grey Cup champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers' victory parade

Released: 8:52 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Portions of Winnipeg's Downtown street network will be temporarily closed today for the Grey Cup champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers' victory parade.

The parade begins at approximately noon at Hargrave Street and Portage Avenue and moves:

  • Eastbound on Portage Avenue from Hargrave Street to Main Street
  • South on Main Street to William Stephenson Way
  • William Stephenson Way to Israel Asper Way to The Forks

Temporary road closures will begin in the Downtown area at approximately 11 a.m. to accommodate the parade; reroutes will be in effect. Of note, Hargrave Street will be closed from 11 a.m. to noon, and Portage Avenue will be completely closed from 11:30 a.m. to approximately 12:15 p.m. The roads will reopen after the procession moves along the route.

Temporary parking restrictions will be in place. Pedestrian and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

Winnipeg Transit will be re-routing buses operating in the vicinity during the parade. For Transit re-route and schedule information, visit winnipegtransit.com or contact 311.

For real-time traffic updates, download the Waze app.

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg - Regional Lane Closures.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Grey Cup Championship Recognized with Honourary Street Renaming

Released: 2:24 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Today, Mayor Bowman announced the honourary renaming of Chancellor Matheson Road between University Crescent and Pembina Highway as "Grey Cup Champions Way" in recognition of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Grey Cup victory over the weekend.

“Winnerpeg is bursting with excitement and we’re incredibly grateful to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for ending the Grey Cup drought and bringing it home to Winnipeg,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “The honourary street renaming will remind Winnipeggers of this victory for years to come while this season's historic playoff run will live on in memories of Winnipeggers forever!

The Winnipeg Football Club is an incredible community organization who adds to our community in many ways off the field through their programs such as Bombers Tackle Bullying, Hit the Books, Break the Silence on Violence Against Women and the Jack Jacobs Football Scholarship. They’re also heavily involved in Youth Football in Winnipeg and help contribute to many charity causes across our city.

“The Winnipeg Football Club is honoured to have the City of Winnipeg recognize the success of your Grey Cup Champion 2019 Blue Bomber team with “Grey Cup Champions Way” which leads into the home of your Blue Bombers at IG Field,” said Wade Miller, President & CEO, Winnipeg Football Club.

“With this year’s Grey Cup championship marking the first Grey Cup win for Winnipeg in 29 years, our city is so proud of this historic achievement,” said Mayor Bowman.

Honourary “Grey Cup Champions Way” signs will be installed later this week and will remain in place for the next five years after which they will be donated to the Bombers organization.

November 26, 2019