Mid-day Memo: Episode 6

The Mid-day Memo is back this week from a brief hiatus and the team is refreshed and prepping for a jam-packed show!

An iconic Winnipeg theatre has secured new ownership this week. The Pantages Playhouse Theatre in the Exchange District has been up for sale since the summer. The city sent out a call for proposals in June.

On Monday, the city said it’s poised to sell the theatre to potential buyers Alex Boersma and Lars Nicholson. The city said the theatre will continue to operate as a performing-arts centre in the 530K deal.

The Pantages Playhouse Theatre is a historical site in Winnipeg, originally build between 1913 and 1914. The building was particularly lavish for its time: brass torches, plush seating and monogram embossed in gold on the curtain. The venue has since been restored and maintained to protect its heritage.

Reporter Kayla Buehler has more on this story during the show.

Pride Winnipeg is going back to its roots this year. The annual Pride Parade route was moved to York Avenue last year from Portage Avenue by the city. Many opposed this change and felt that the parade was being relegated to a side street.

During last year’s parade, a group of nearly 40 queer and two-spirit marchers continued down the original route despite the change.

Pride Winnipeg announced this week that the march is back on Portage Avenue for the 32nd Annual Parade in June.

Graeme Houssin will be ranting in favour of the original route later in the show.

Catch this and much more on Friday’s show starting at noon.

Sydney Small will be your host and she’s planning an interview for the top of the hour (Details to come on social media). Cassidy Dankochik is on the news desk with more top stories throughout the show.

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Don’t forget to tune in this tomorrow at noon!

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