We are pretty excited to be kicking off September (known as Fashion Month within the fashion industry) with more Nygård 50th Anniversary Celebrations. This week begins with the grand opening of Winnipeg’s newly renovated head office & distribution centre on Tuesday, September 11th, followed by a gala fashion show & dinner at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg on Friday the 14th.
Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m. at our Winnipeg HQ at 1771 Inkster Blvd.with the big reveal of Peter Nygård’s investment. This expansion features a new facade and grounds, along with an interactive museum in the grand, new Gallery 50 —all inspired by Finnish heritage, technology and Falcon Lake. Mr. Nygård fuses these elements together to create a cutting-edge and experiential atmosphere.
The new lobby space is a testimony to the legacy of NYGÅRD the brand and to the dedication of the self-made man, Peter Nygård. It is complete with a 20-piece capsule collection featuring iconic NYGÅRD designs from the last 50 years, an original section of the Deloraine homestead where Peter spent his childhood and many NYGÅRD artifacts.
“YOU ONLY GET OUT OF LIFE WHAT YOU PUT INTO IT” …Peter Nygård
The 50th Anniversary Gala Fashion Show on Friday, September 14th will be a night to remember. Taking place at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, 1800 guests, including dignitaries and VIPs from around the globe will be delighted and amazed with a cocktail reception, a Gala fashion show featuring 50 models, dinner, a live band and world-class entertainment.
Dignitaries in attendance will be Vesa Lehtonen, Ambassador of Finland to Canada, Kai Sauer, Rep. of Finland to the U.N., former MB Lieutenant Governor Pearl McGonigal and Grand Chief Dumas among many others.
The Gala event also highlights Peter Nygård’s dedication to philanthropy and his mindset of giving back to the community. Throughout the years NYGÅRD has donated millions of dollars to breast cancer research and will again be making a significant donation this year to CancerCare MB. To read more about our NYGÅRD for Life initiatives, CLICK HERE.
We love to treat our customers, so we hope to see you this week and if you can’t make it, stay tuned for more updates and photos from all the celebrations.
In the meantime, here are some highlights from our last gala fashion show—be sure to send us your comments below. #Nygard50