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July 15, 2019

Remembering David McDowell

'Prince' of the city

Educator and passionate historian David McDowell led charge for protection of Winnipeg's architectural heritage

By Tessa Vanderhart

Winnipeg Free Press, July 15, 2019
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WAYNE GLOWACKI/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES - David McDowell posed in Streetcar 356 for a Winnipeg Free Press story in 2005. His heritage colleagues vow to complete the project as a tribute to him.

"They call him "the father of Winnipeg’s heritage movement," because without David McDowell, landmarks such as the Millennium Centre and Dalnavert might be ancient history...

"The fact that we have so many wonderful old buildings in downtown… it wasn’t solely him but it required someone who had the enthusiasm, the drive, the knowledge, and he had all of those things," he said...

But that barely scratches the surface of all the hats he wore: president of the Manitoba Historical Society, Manitoba governor for the National Trust of Canada, co-chair of Streetcar 356, and he was involved with Upper Fort Garry and the Centennial Farm Award...

"He was a teacher, educator, quick wit, quick study, always telling bad jokes — groaners — with a twinkle in his eye," said Stothers, who worked with McDowell to restore Winnipeg’s last streetcar to its former glory."

STREETCAR 356



July 2, 2019

Five Years Of Heritage Headlines

Join us in celebrating five years of Heritage Winnipeg blogs!

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June 24, 2019

In Memoriam

Remembering David McDowell: 1938-2019


We are saddened by the news of David McDowell's passing. A long-time volunteer and advocate, David was the father of Winnipeg's heritage movement and a past president of Heritage Winnipeg. We will miss his enthusiasm, knowledge, and insight.

To learn more about his accomplishments, read our blog post from the Millennium Legacy Fundraising Reception held in his honour in December 2015.

David's obituary in the Winnipeg Free Press

David on the right (with the loudspeaker) at a protest against the demolition of 395 and 389 Main Street.


June 20, 2019

Doors Open Winnipeg 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Doors Open Winnipeg 9th Annual Peoples' Choice Awards!


Best New Participant - The Fortune Block
Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director Cindy Tugwell and Fortune Block Project Manager Ryan Pollard

Best Architecture - The Marlborough Hotel
Marlborough Hotel Accommodations, Catering Sales & Conference Services Manager Grace Rents and Heritage Winnipeg President Lisa Gardewine

Best Overall Experience - The Vaughan Street Jail
Vaughan Street Jail Volunteers

Awards were handed out at the 2019 Doors Open Winnipeg Volunteer Reception and Awards on June 20th, 2019 at the Millennium Centre. All winners received a custom print by artist Robert Sweeney. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who make Doors Open Winnipeg possible! We would also like to thank our generous sponsor, WOW Hospitality.


June 4, 2019

Music at the Millennium

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