Tickets for the whiteout parties outside Winnipeg Jets playoff games go on sale on April 8

Tickets for the whiteout parties outside Winnipeg Jets playoff games go on sale on April 8, Iryna Chyrkova

All Winnipeggers are waiting forward to visiting the most important sports event of the year.

Besides attending Winnipeg Jets playoff games, thousands of city inhabitants will also visit the whiteout parties. However, this year they will not be free.

True North Sports & Entertainment announced plans for the events and informed that tickets will cost $5 in 2019. In 2018 all street events were free. They attracted so many people that the city’s police could not provide security. Therefore, it was decided to limit the attendance of the events.

Dayna Spiring, CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg, said that all proceeds from the street-party ticket sales will be given to the United Way and will be spent on homelessness and mental health programs.

Getting Jets in playoffs is a joyous event for the whole city and it unites its residents. Not only the United Way but also the ordinary inhabitants of Winnipeg help the most vulnerable population.

Now, a homeless person has an opportunity to visit a Jets game thanks to a Winnipegger Ryan DeLong and Main Street Project.

Ryan DeLong is a big fan of Jets. Some time ago he came up with a brilliant idea – he decided to help the homeless. So, he teamed up with Main Street Project and bought Jets playoff tickets for a man living in Winnipeg streets.

It happened after DeLong saw a homeless wearing a t-shirt with the Jets logo. At that moment, the man thought that it would be great to help that poor guy to visit a Jets game. 

In addition to tickets to a sporting event, Ryan also wants to make other gifts for the homeless. For example, he will be given clothes, he will have a haircut, and so on. Perhaps this one day can change the life of the man. Even if it does not change his life, it can give him a positive outlook on life.

As soon as DeLong's friend Trisha Kulathungam heard about his unique idea, she offered her tickets for the fifth game of the first round. She remembers her emotions at the Jets games and wants to help other people experience them.

Local companies such as Oliver Reis Salon, Evolve Estetics, DeLong Lashes, Loka Boutique, and NorthFlag have already contributed to Ryan’s cause. If you also want to help, you can do it visiting Pay It Forward Winnipeg.

As it became known, the first street party will provide an opportunity for 15,000 people to visit it. The United Way will distribute 500 of those tickets for free. Tickets go on sale on April 8. Anyone who has a ticket to a home playoff game will be able to get to the party for free.

MORE NEWS: A man was seen playing a piano in Winnipeg mall

Winnipeg Jets Main Street Project True North Sports & Entertainment
If you notice an error, highlight the text you want and press Ctrl + Enter to report it to the editor


News Company
The graphic designer Natalya Belousova tells what combination a mixture of children's hobby for handmade and a mathematician's diploma can result in, where to expect inspiration from, how to do magic at home. When did you realize that you like being a designer and why you like it? I can’t just say that there was such a day when I woke up and realized that it was time to design. Rather, I unconsciously and slowly went to this goal since childhood. It was ab...
Winnipeg Transit
Updates On Rapid Transit In Winnipeg   Construction of Rapid Transit in Winnipeg continues, and there’s a lot to unpack. Originally, once the Southwest Transitway was completed, the Eastern Transitway was to be the next step in the project. That step has been put on hold as of summer 2019 as the City develops their new Transit Master Plan. We’re going to take a deep dive into the Southwest Transitway and then we’re going to take a look at some of the propo...
Winnipeg Residential Water And Waste Fees
The City of Winnipeg is in the process of debating an increase to water and waste rates. To understand the impact this potential increase could have, it’s important to look at a few factors. First, we will analyze how these fees are structured and what they fund. Then, we will look at why an increase is being proposed in the first place. Finally, it will be helpful to compare our fees to the fees in other Canadian cities, though this can be trickier than y...
Volunteers are really making a difference in helping those who are in need. We are talking homeless people, poor, sick, disabled, children without parents…, the list is endless, so each volunteer, each day and each hour they give and provide the service, really helps those people and the cities to stay cleaner and a better place to live in. Some Winnipeggers living in homeless camps just outside of the downtown core say they prefer the autonomy of the camp...
Our City, Our Community: Creating Connections in Winnipeg   There’s a palpable tension in Winnipeg that’s been growing over the past few weeks. You might find this surprising, given we just won the Grey Cup for the first time in decades, but it’s there. This tension revealed itself when the City presented their four-year budget process, in which they anticipate having to make cuts to libraries, fire services, Transit, and more. The budget cuts stem from a...
New Residential Infill Strategy   The City of Winnipeg is developing its new residential infill strategy. Winnipeggers who live in one of the City’s older neighbourhoods or who plan on moving to the City within the next few years should understand what this means to them. What’s more, if you live in Winnipeg, you can have your say and influence the strategy. We’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves, though, so let’s start by explaining exactly what residenti...
Blue Bombers
Our own Winnipeg Blue Bombers is a great team with a bright future and the fans show their support each and every game! New players are always welcomed on the team. Bombers management is constantly in search of new talents to show great performance and result for the team. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be without Matt Nichols for the remainder of the season. Nichols has been out of the Bombers’ lineup since suffering a shoulder injury after being sacked b...
Winnipeg is getting more and more popular tourist and business destination for international travelers as well as domestic visitors. This will definitely have a positive effect on the city`s business and infrastructure growth and will bring more jobs, more opportunities for Winnipeggers in the years to come. But also, there is time to relax and enjoy your day off, if you like shows and concerts, this is definitely for you! Celine Dion has announced additio...
Most of the road accidents could be avoided by simply following the rules and driving regulations. Speed limits zones are very important, for instance, school zone or construction sites, where speeding fines are nearly doubled. Springfield is closed in both directions at Rothesay Street. The Winnipeg Police Service says that Springfield Road will remain closed this afternoon due to a serious collision. There are not many details available at this time. One...