Do you have an idea for an event downtown? Big or Small, Downtown Winnipeg Biz' managing director Jason Syvixay has one piece of advice - talk to the Downtown Biz about it.

The organization is launching "Host it Downtown," inviting the public to submit ideas for events that could be held publically downtown. We spoke again with the Biz, this time with Managing Director Jason Syvixay. As he explained it, it's much more than events that make a lot of money, but also events that have an impact on the social landscape of the city - community-building events. As he explained it, it can be as small as a little street festival put on by a specific business or group. Churches and faith communities - that includes you!

Does that sound wide-open? That's because it really is! Furthermore, the BIZ looking to capitalize on some great winter and fall ideas. There isn't just cash on the line, there's promotion - the BIZ will not only be awarding funding, but also event support.

You've got till June 11!!! To register your idea, visit