Canada Games

The Jeux du Canada Summer Games is coming to Winnipeg this summer. We are thrilled that Winnipeg is hosting this highly attended event. The Forks will be the hub and place to be during the games. For 12 days at the Forks there will be free family festivities: including top musical acts from around the country, performances, installations, and hands-on activities that celebrate the best our country has to offer from coast to coast to coast- with a special focus on Winnipeg talent and products. The Festival will take place July 29-August 12 at The Forks.

Third + Bird has been contracted to be one of the official Popup Markets on the grounds. The dates for our Popup will be:

AUGUST 10, 11 + 12 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)

4:30pm – 9pm each evening

With diverse crowds, in the thousands, from all over Canada attending the Games, this Popup will be a great opportunity to showcase Manitoba’s local talent and be apart of all the excitement!  We are excited to bring another great platform to YOU, our vendors. We feel this is an amazing time to celebrate Canada’s 150 and the fact that Winnipeg is hosting the Canada Games.

We will run a campaign on our Third + Bird social media sites highlighting each vendor participating to generate excitement and sales. Please note this is a Canada Games festivities, that we are contracted out for. This is not a Third+Bird run and operated event.

You will be given a 10×10 foot space. It is “farmers market” style and will be held in the field near the Riel Esplanade bridge. There will be no electrical provided. Feel free to bring a portable generator if needed. You will be responsible for all display items + a tent (if you choose) for inclement weather.

As we are in contract with Canada Games, they have vendor stipulations we are required to adhere to. Due to conflict with food service + Canada Games merchandise vendors on site already, vendors serving food to eat on site will not be accepted due to the food truck contracts set in place. If you are a food vendor where food can be consumed at home you may apply but no sampling allowed.  As well, as any vendors selling clothing/t-shirt merchandise will not be permitted as it will be in conflict with Canada Games merchandise.  Please email us if you are unsure if you would fall under this stipulation.

Please see the sitemap attached.


$75 + GST per day


$200 + GST for all 3 days



Applications are open now + will close June 25 at midnight

Vendors accepted will be notified on June 28