Entries by Megan

Restaurant Marketing & Recovery Grant – Applications Now Open!

  The Restaurant Marketing & Recovery Grant (The RMR Grant) offers financial assistance through working capital grants of up to $2,500 to eligible applicants. Grants may be used to assist with costs such as hiring/retaining staff, marketing programs, and other similar initiatives which promote stabilization within the restaurant industry and your business, within the scope […]

City of Winnipeg Extending Temporary Patio Program Through Winter of 2021/22

On Friday, October 1, 2021, the City of Winnipeg announced that it is making temporary patio registration available to eligible businesses through the winter with additional operating requirements. Current temporary patio registrations submitted for the summer patio season will extend until October 31, 2021. New winter patio registrations will be accepted as of October 1, 2021 […]


Message & Resources from Manitoba Government for Businesses

Over the weekend, the MRFA, along with other organizations, received the following message and information from the Manitoba Government: September 3, 2021 We wanted to reach out and let you know that the Manitoba government deeply appreciates the partnership of our business community to help keep Manitobans protected from COVID-19 and to reopen our province safely. We […]


Message from MBLL on VLT Reopening for September 3rd

MBLL has contacted the MRFA with the following message for VLT siteholders: “Beginning Friday, September 3 at 9:00 am, all VLTs will be operational. Physical distancing or barriers will no longer be required between the VLTS.  Please power on the VLTs and the ILINK prior to Friday morning. If you experience any issues, please contact the […]

September 3rd Health Orders Posted; Unvaccinated Guests May Enter Restaurants for Takeout; Exemptions for Medical Reasons Allowed

The official health orders which take effect tomorrow, September 3rd, at 12:01am, have been posted. Here is what our industry needs to know: As previously announced, all restaurants and licensed establishments must restrict access to their business for dine-in, including on patios, to members of the public who produce proof that they are fully vaccinated, […]

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MRFA Social Media Commenting Policy

The MRFA is committed to keeping our members, as well as the restaurant & food service industry in Manitoba as a whole and the general public, informed of relevant issues related to our industry through our social media. The MRFA seeks to foster a welcoming community that embraces individuals and businesses of varied backgrounds and […]

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Restaurants Facing Backlash for Following Health Orders

The MRFA has recently become aware of coordinated efforts by some members of the public to harass restaurants for simply following the health orders as laid out by the Province of Manitoba and Manitoba Health. To learn more about this, listen to the following radio interviews: CJOB: Shaun Jeffrey on Restaurants Facing Backlash for Following […]

Message from MBLL on Possible VLT Re-Opening

MBLL has contacted the MRFA to request we help spread the word on the following message: “While reduced restrictions remain in place for VLTs, we are asking for your help as we prepare for a possible re-opening. Please power on any VLTs not currently in operation, examine them for any error messages on the screen, […]