Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival Inc.

“Making Community Connections”

THNFI is a non-profit organization made up of a volunteer Board of DirectorsTHNFI plans and executes an annual community festival for the past 54 years held in Transcona on the first weekend of June.  Our mission is to serve and celebrate community, connect people, strengthen families and promote inclusion, diversity, education and information. Our organization relies solely on sponsorship by businesses, fundraising and donations from the community.

How You Can Get Involved

Call (204) 232-3987 to Donate Or Contact Us to get Involved

Volunteer Program

It takes many volunteers to plan and execute an event of this size.  Annually we receive assistance from anywhere between 75 to 100 student and adult volunteers. High School Students can even achieve an additional credit! If you are interested in helping, please complete  volunteer application in the forms and applications tab.

Sponsor Program

Anyone interested in donating or sponsoring this fantastic, historical community event, please also visit our Sponsorship page or contact us directly by email.

Hi Neighbour Sam Fund

Public Service Announcement

This is a PSA regarding Hi Neighbour Sam!  Over the last couple of years, we have had offers to have Hi Neighbour Sam painted.  Unfortunately, Hi Neighbour Sam requires more than just a paint job.  He needs to be moved from his location to be repaired, restored and painted. It is  going to be an extensive job that will require time and money.  The Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival is actively sourcing companies, which do this kind of work, to take on this large project.

We received a quote from an organization that specializes in these projects who assessed the integrity of Sam’s structure, identified the material used and necessary repairs. Their quote is just over $23,000.00.

Unfortunately, it is not a small task and we are working on getting funding through various sources which include City and Government Grants.  The Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival has not started a go fund me page for Hi Neighbour Sam.  If you would like to help fix Sam, please donate on our webpage where all the proceeds go to Sam’s repair.

What We Do

The Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival Inc. (THNFI) will be hosting its 55th year celebrating Transcona on June 7, 8 and 9, 2019.  The THNFI is a non-profit organization made up of a volunteer Board of Directors.  Our mission is to serve and celebrate community, connect people, strengthen families and promote inclusion, diversity, education and information. Our organization relies solely on sponsorship by businesses, fundraising and donations from the community. We are the largest community festival in the City of Winnipeg.

 

Our Focus

is to provide a community event which supports inclusion regardless of ethnicity, religion, age or economic position.  All are welcome to enjoy this free event which includes:

  • Live children’s entertainment, face painting, balloon artistry, glitter tattoos, numerous mascots and Disney princesses and contests.
  • Friday night a Free Family Concert is enjoyed by all with Canadian Classic Rock acts. Centennial Square has seen past artists such as Lee Aaron, Streetheat, Harlequin and 2019 Honeymoon Suite.
  • Toro Security professionals are present all weekend to ensure a safe and fun weekend for all!
  • Perkin’s sponsors a free senior’s bingo on Saturday and Sunday and also a pancake breakfast Sunday morning before the Ecumenical Worship hosted and supported by the Transcona Christian Reformed Church, 131 Victoria Ave W.
  • Local food and merchandise vendors,
  • Select Shows provides a super fun selection of amusement games and rides including a train designed especially for the community of Transcona.
  • We are proud to provide public information booths promoting family health, safety, finances, etc. and to promote our local businesses
  • Enjoy a wide variety of free entertainment as we proudly showcase a variety of local talent.
  • In addition to the festival, we have an annual parade on Saturday, June 8, and we like to remind spectators to remember to bring a donation for the Transcona Food Bank
  • Following the parade, there is also a free hot dog lunch at Grace Canadian Reformed Church with face painting, a bouncing castle and balloons!

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News & Updates

THNFI AGM

THNFI 2019 AGM to be held Tuesday, October 29/19 at 7 pm at Access Transcona 845 Regent Ave West. All Welcome! Please email thnfi.festival@gmail.com if you will be attending.

Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival Raffle winners

Via Rail Winner - Chantal Sawotin   50/50 Winner ($634.00) - Charles Taylor Raffle Winners: 1st Prize - Carrie Gillis 2nd Prize - John Dempster 3rd Prize - Karen and Allan Moorhouse  Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who purchased tickets in...

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Address

P.O. Box 62022

104 Regent Ave E.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

R2C 5G2

Call Us: (204) 232-3987