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Thank you to all our sponsors.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.

Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.

On December 31, 2016, 19 urban centres in the country marked the countdown to the New Year with a bang to launch the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Forks was proud to be part of this memorable event and recognizes the funding it received through the Canada 150 Fund towards this initiative. This Fund creates opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada.

Le 31 décembre 2016, 19 centres urbains au pays ont souligné avec éclat le décompte de fin d’année pour lancer les célébrations du 150e anniversaire de notre Confédération. La Fourche était fière de participer à cet événement mémorable et reconnait l’appui financier qui lui a été accordé dans le cadre du Fonds Canada 150 envers cette initiative. Ce Fond a pour but d’offrir aux Canadiens la possibilité de participer à des célébrations locales, régionales et nationales qui contribuent à renforcer un sentiment de fierté et d’appartenance au Canada.

Programming Sponsors

Red River Mutual is the title sponsor of The Red River Mutual River Trail.

Red River Mutual is a Prairie success story. They have been protecting families, farms, and businesses on the Prairies for over 135 years. As one of Canada’s largest policyholder-owned casualty insurance companies, they are committed to providing competitive insurance products and equitable claims service in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. 

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is the presenting sponsor of Canada Day at The Forks.

The newly established Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is a Crown corporation of the Province of Manitoba, responsible for the distribution and sale of beverage alcohol, and for providing gaming and entertainment experiences, all in a socially responsible manner. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries operates the Liquor Marts and Liquor Mart Express stores, Club Regent Casino, McPhillips Station Casino, Video Lotto and We work in partnership with a network of Lottery Retailers, private wine and food stores, Manitoba’s hotel and restaurant industries, as well as veterans’ organizations throughout the province. Revenues generated by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries are returned to the Province to support priority programming in areas such as health care, education, social and community services, economic development and public safety initiatives.  

Wawanesa Insurance is the title sponsor of New Year's Eve at The Forks.

Wawanesa Insurance is a mutual insurance company founded in 1896 in the village of Wawanesa, Manitoba. With regional offices across Canada and operations in the United States, Wawanesa is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada

Investors Group is a sponsor of:

Skate Camp at The Plaza at The Forks skateboard park
Children's Winter Adventure Programming, part of Arctic Glacier Winter Park.

Arctic Glacier is the title sponsor of Arctic Glacier Winter Park.

Arctic Glacier is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality packaged ice to consumers in Canada and the United States, primarily under the brand name of Arctic Glacier(r) Premium Ice. Arctic Glacier operates 42 production plants and 52 distribution facilities across Canada and the northeastern, central and western United States servicing more than 75,000 retail accounts. Arctic Glacier also licenses its trade names and proprietary technology to independently owned companies in Canada and the United States under franchise and license agreements.

Manitoba Association of Architects is a sponsor of:
Warming Huts v 2011, v2012, v2013

Established in 1914, the Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA) is a self-governing professional association charged under The Architects Act with the registration of architects and with the regulation of the practice of architecture in the province of Manitoba. The Association regulates the practice of architecture for the protection of the public and the administration of the profession.

Great-West Life is a sponsor of:
Giant Ice (or snow) Sculpture
Children's Winter Adventure Programming, part of Arctic Glacier Winter Park

Great-West Life is a leading Canadian insurer which, together with its subsidiaries, London Life and Canada Life, serves the financial security needs of more than 12 million people. We’re proud to support The Forks through our national corporate citizenship program. Together we are building stronger communities.

As an Imagine Caring Company, Great-West Life donates a minimum of one per cent of average pre-tax profits to non-profit, charitable and community organizations in Canada each year.

Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM) is an industry-funded, non-profit organization that operates province-wide residential recycling programs for packaging and printed paper, in accordance with the Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Regulation. To help fund the program, industry stewards pay levies on a broad range of packaging materials and printed paper, including newspapers and magazines, coffee cups and aluminum cans. The levies cover up to 80 percent of the cost of residential recycling programs in our province; municipalities pay the remaining 20 percent.


Public Funders



City of Winnipeg supports The River Trail

Province of Manitoba supports The River Trail

Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines is a sponsor of:
The Forks Geothermal Initiative
Canadian Heritage is a sponsor of:
Canada Day at The Forks