BEC / February / 2014 - page 17

he Canadian dream is
alive and well in Win-
nipeg, a place that tru-
ly personifies what the Great
White North is all about: a
heart of gold and a field of
dreams. With a rich history
dating back to 1873, Win-
nipeg is the seventh-largest
municipality in Canada and
the geographic centre of
North America. A culturally
diverse city with a thriving
arts community, Winnipeg
is also a frontrunner in the
transportation and distribu-
tion, aerospace and advanced
manufacturing sectors. The
city is home to the Winnipeg
Jets, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg
Ballet, over 100 nationalities
and a growing population
of 778,397 within its census
metropolitan area. Given the
incredible momentum expe-
rienced of late, it’s clear this
city is in the midst of a rebirth
the likes of which hasn’t been
seen in decades.
With Mayor Sam Katz at the
helm, the city is basking in
its rediscovered role as one
business elite canada
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