Katita at Qaumajuq will celebrate art and community connection

WAG-Qaumajuq has partnered with CIRCA Catering to bring a new café to downtown Winnipeg.

The name Katita, meaning “let’s get together” in Inuktitut, was given by a group of Inuktitut language keepers from the different regions of Inuit Nunangat. Circa Catering is breathing new life into the WAG’s dining and event services with expanded catering options and easy takeaway foods. Dine indoors, steps away from the carvings in the Visible Vault, or take your food and drinks to enjoy Qaumajuq’s many welcoming indoor spaces and the new seasonal patio. Katita will provide a year-round gathering place for the community.

To adhere to COVID-19 protocols, the café will open in three phases. Phase I will welcome visitors starting March 27 with great coffee and healthy grab-and-go snacks. During this soft opening, the café will be open for shorter days, Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm. Stay tuned for the full menu announcement!

We are striving to create a space for locals and visitors alike to unwind after taking in the museum, a space to exchange ideas and connect within our community. Our menu is being curated to incorporate fresh, local, and sustainably sourced ingredients whenever possible. It will feature dishes for all tastes and include vegetarian, gluten-free, and kids’ options, plus warm and cold refreshments. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
—Sheila Kristinnson, CIRCA Catering

An extensive catering menu is also available for your office, wedding, and event catering needs within the gorgeous new spaces, as well as those in the WAG building. Learn more here.

Katita’s hours will eventually mirror those of WAG-Qaumajuq, including late on Fridays. A main feature of the Katita café, is a rich, red mural, commissioned especially for the space. Nēhiyaw (Swampy Cree) is by local artist Peatr Thomas and adds warmth to the bright, light-filled space. This vivid and evocative mural tells a story of renewal and hope: renewal of the land, our community, and the stories that connect the past, the present, and the future of this land.

So let’s get together at Katita and share the light of Qaumajuq, celebrating our community with great food and great art!

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