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May 28, 2017

The Doors Open Winnipeg Raffle

Thank you to everyone who came out and bought a raffle ticket this weekend! Your support helps us keep events like Doors Open Winnipeg to stay free and fun!

Congratulations to the following winners!

Prize #1 - No. 0046 Sharon Jack

Prize #2 - No. 0011 Bobbie Lizee

Prize #3 - No. 0825 Corah Enns

And thank you to thw following businessess for their generous support!

May 26, 2017

Doors Open Winnipeg 2017 - FREE EVENT

Heritage Winnipeg presents Doors Open Winnipeg 2017 - May 27 & 28, 2017 held on the last weekend of May each year. This FREE public event celebrates Winnipeg’s unique spaces, architecture, and history, showcasing more than 85 remarkable buildings, sites and tours.

Doors Open Winnipeg offers the public a unique opportunity to explore buildings and go on tours that may not be accessible at any other time of the year. Since the first event in 2004, Doors Open Winnipeg has attracted more than 300,000 site visits, putting our incredible architecture, history, arts and culture on display. The 2016 event was one of our most successful years yet, with over 28,000 site visits over the weekend.

This year we're excited to many new participants such as the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Gordon King Memorial Church, McGregor Street Armoury, The White House, Robinson Building (Public Press Building), St. George's Anglican Church and Minto Armoury who will be opening their doors for the first time this year.

Doors Open favourites like the Dalnavert Museum and Vaughan Street Jail, along with 85 unique buildings and tours, are back for another year. You can check out the full list of featured buildings here.

So start planning your weekend now!  This is a wonderful FREE COMMUNITY EVENT that gives everyone the chance to explore our beautiful and truly unique city. 

When: May 27th, 2017 & May 28, 2017 - times for all the locations if different so please check the website to confirm availability.
Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Doors Open Winnipeg Website

Certain tours require that you register before the start of the event. You can contact the Heritage Winnipeg offices at (204) 942-2663 or by email at to book your space. 

May 18, 2017

The 11th Annual Heritage Winnipeg Spring Luncheon

Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank everyone who came to our 11th Annual Spring Fundraising Luncheon! This year's event was held in the Provencher Ballroom at the Fort Garry Hotel. The Honourable Dr. Lloyd Axworthy gave a fascinating presentation on the importance of built heritage both globally and locally. 

We would also like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, the Honourable Janice Filmon, for opening the luncheon with a speech in honour of Manitoba Day.

And a special thank-you to all of the staff at the Fort Garry Hotel for their excellent hospitality.

Funds raised from this year's luncheon will be used to support the valuable work of Heritage Winnipeg. 

The Provencher Ballroom

The Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba the Honourable Janice Filmon

Dr. Jerry Grey, chair of the Friends of Fort Garry

The Honourable Dr. Lloyd Axworthy

Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director Cindy Tugwell

The spread put out by The Fort Garry Hotel



May 17, 2017

Celebrating Manitoba Day at the MANITOBA MUSEUM


Over 8,300 people enjoyed a free day at the Manitoba Museum in celebration of Manitoba's 137th birthday!  Heritage Winnipeg, along with many other non-profit organizatons had a special exhibit showcasing our wonderful heritage and culture.

MP for St. Norbert Jon Reyes shows off his bison socks with Executive Director of the Manitoba Museum, Claudette LeClerc.

Also on display: cake! Participants were invited to vote for their favourite Manitoba themed dessert in the "caketoba" cake contest. Can you tell that we have a bit of a sweet tooth?

The 2017 Red River Heritage Fair welcomed students from across the city who came together to share stories from Canada's 150th and beyond on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the  This year, Heritage Winnipeg awarded students from Dufferin Christian and Elmwood High the Heritage Winnipeg award for their informative presentations on the history of the Selkirk Settlers and Winnipeg's eclectic collection of murals.

You can check out more photos from this fabulous event by visiting the Canstar Community Page

Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank the Red River Heritage Fair, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba Museum and all of the students who made this year's fair such a huge success.

March 28, 2017

Doors open 2017: Open Call for Volunteers

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