Welcome to BZone

BZone is a non-commercial space for people to gather and connect; it is a hub where people working for social justice can bump into each other, where relationships can build through face-to-face encounters and community can grow.

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What is it for?

There are so many Winnipeggers working toward a better world for all. BZone is a place for us to work, rest, recharge and connect.

Where is it?

The 926-square-foot unit is located at 558 Ellice Avenue (near Furby).
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USE THE SPACE FOR…

Organizing, visiting, placard-making, radio listenings, kids’ art and cooking classes, speakers and discussions, movie screenings, potlucks, dance-offs, art shows, mix-tape swaps, theatre performances, letter writing, skill sharing, poetry readings, kids’ open mic events, silent gatherings, all ages shows, crokinole tournaments, fundraising, tea drinking.... and whatever else you and your peeps want to plan.

How does it work?

The BZone Grassroots Social Centre is using a subscription model to cover rent, utilities and maintenance costs. Collecting subscription and rental fees will allow it to remain a non-commercial space. The start-up committee will be knocking on your e-door for subscriptions, based on a sliding scale, once the space is ready for use.

Events booked in the space may be open to the public or private. Rental rates for the space are in the works and will be announced shortly; rates will be negotiable according to budget.

Other ways to support the project:
  • Offer your time and expertise (renovations, grant writing, event organizing).
  • Donate quality equipment or furnishings.
  • Be ready to get involved as supporting committees form.

3 Phases of Opening

  • Basic ($2,500)

    The bare minimum to open the space is walls, floor, bathroom, and Red Tent Safer Spaces training for key holders. Volunteer labour has constructed walls and installed flooring; costs to complete an accessible bathroom, pay for supplies, and paint is approximately $2,400. Red Tent Safer Spaces training is estimated at $100.

  • Mobility Accessible ($7,500)

    The bi-level space is designed to be fully accessible. Purchase and installation of the wheelchair lift is estimated at $5,000.

  • Equipped ($12,500)

    The space will be complete once a certified kitchen is installed and there are furnishings to support diverse use of the space (sound system, tables, and chairs). The estimated cost of kitchen equipment and furnishings is $5,000.

Bring your grassroots community centre to life by contributing toward the start-up costs through the Indiegogo campaign, via email transfer, by clicking on the button on this page, or face-to-face with a member of the start-up committee.


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