To encourage more Winnipegers to visit and shop downtown, Downtown BIZ will be handing out 500 free Blue Loonie Tokens every Monday this summer until August 11, 2009.

Blue Loonie mascots will be at Carleton Street and Portage Avenue in front of the Air Canada building between noon and 1pm. Downtown BIZ staff will also be at 11 parking lots between Spence Street and Main Street giving away free tokens during the lunch hour.

Where you can use your Blue Loonie:
* Full fare on Winnipeg Transit
* One hour of parking at City of Winnipeg parking meters
* $1 off parking at over 80 downtown parking lots
* $1 off fare with participating taxis and Handi-Helper Transit
* $1 off fare on the Splash Dash Water Bus

For more information on the Blue Loonie program head to the Downtown Winnipeg Biz website.