There hasn’t been anything easy about the past number weeks.

This was the conversation we were having via text the other day – between a game of mini sticks, LEGO building and overall child management as we play our reoccurring roles as referee. We were chatting about life in isolation here in Winnipeg and how we both just craved warmer days, face-to-face interaction and to get back to business as usual. As we chatted the conversation shifted to local business and some of the ramifications this pandemic will have on some of our favourite establishments and businesses here in the city.

In light of the current situation we wanted to play a small role in supporting and encouraging the support of local business. We have partnered with sports artist, and friend of the Voak Sportswear brand, Ryan Simpson to collaborate on a limited run of prints. These prints will be available for purchase starting Friday, May 1st, at They will come personally signed with the option for custom inscription giving you a head start on Father’s Day. 100% of the proceeds after covering costs will be immediately invested into local business here in Winnipeg in the form of gift card purchases, donations and a few small random acts for deserving people. We will be sharing some of these things with you in the coming weeks.

A number of these gift cards will be randomly included in with orders, so not only will you get a pretty unique piece of art/sports memorabilia but you might just get a gift card for one of our favourite Winnipeg businesses.

Support local business, take care of one another and let’s work together to get back to daily life,

Blake Wheeler                                                                                                           Chris Watchorn


***Each 11″ x 14″ print will be signed in sharpie by Blake. If custom inscription is selected please ensure message to be inscribed is left in comments at checkout and proper spelling is provided. Inscriptions will be done exactly as shown. Blake has the right of refusal on inscriptions that are deemed offensive and/or inappropriate. All sales are final. Sale, gift card and coupon codes are excluded for use on this item with the exception of DROP at checkout for free doorstep delivery for Winnipeg orders. Gift cards included in with orders are random and may vary in price range of $40 to $200. They have no cash value and can only be redeemed for the amount on card with the specific business once reopen. They will ship in approximately 1 in 5 shipments. Please allow 7-14 days for delivery.