Film and Special Events Manager
Kenny Boyce tells all about what
makes Peg City perfect for pictures.
How many years have you been
welcoming movie stars and film makers
to Winnipeg? I’ve been very lucky and
blessed to work in the film and cultural
community for 25 years.
You’ve been a city champion for as long
as I’ve known
you. Why Answer
do you love
it so much? I’m a proud Winnipegger, a
North End boy, and I choose this city for
all its great things: its vibrant arts and
cultural community, four distinct seasons!
Why do film producers like coming
to Winnipeg? Our skilled local crews!
They are able to rise to challenges and
come in on time and on budget - visiting
producers appreciate that.
What are the most popular locations
that get used? Downtown and the
Exchange, they pose well as other cities.
River Heights and Wellington Crescent are
popular - big homes can accommodate a
lot of people.
What do you like to show the stars
when they are here? I show them
Winnipeg’s finest. We have so many great
things to see, a world-class ballet and
hockey team, the Human Rights Museum
(CMHR), cottage country and Lake
What surprises visiting film crews
about this city? They are wowed by how
much we have for a city of this size, the
Exchange and the long sunset hours.
Everyone looks beautiful on camera in
What do celebrities love here that
might surprise locals? They love great
food and are blown away by the quality of
restaurants and options we have.
Where do you take visitors to show
them Winnipeg’s beauty? I adore owner-
operated restaurants (and shops!), their
cuisine is made with love. Walking into a
place where someone knows your name,
that’s a beautiful thing. The energy at a
Jets game is unlike anything else in the
world, and also beautiful for them to see.
Photography by David Lipnowski
ciao! / oct/nov / two thousand nineteen
What is the best feedback you’ve
received about our city? That “we are
the nicest people you’ll ever meet”! The
number of return productions we get is
the biggest compliment!