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September 27, 2019

1919 Strike: ILLUMINATED

Using state of the art projection technology, the installation will be a unique, immersive presentation of Winnipeg's early twentieth century architecture and social uprising.

Projection will take place in the empty lot along the south wall of 436 Main Street

Outdoor Projection Screenings will take place Thursday through Sunday at dusk from September 27th to October 27th at 436 Main Street.

FREE tours will be taking place on Thursdays and Saturday! Book your tour here!

To learn more, visit http://1919strike.com/


September 3, 2019

National Trust for Canada 2019 Conference

Join Heritage Winnipeg at the

National Trust Conference 2019

Heritage Delivers: Impact, Authenticity, and Catalytic Change
Winnipeg, Manitoba - October 17th to 19th


Heritage Winnipeg members get a $50 discount on registration!
To recieve your discount code, email info@heritagewinnipeg.com

The National Trust is thrilled Winnipeg will be hosting to this gathering of 450+ heritage volunteers, policymakers, and professionals from across Canada.

Heritage Delivers explores the catalytic power of historic places and how they are essential to building vibrant and diverse communities, and sustainable economies. The conference will blend high-impact plenaries, with multiple concurrent session streams, workshops, and skill-building field sessions.

Get inspired by international visionaries like Danish architect Anders Lendager on construction waste and nurturing regenerative cities or Yu Ka Sing from Hong Kong on the preservation of living working class heritage at the city’s award-winning Blue House.

See how heritage is a social and economic force, debate sensitive additions to historic places and heritage districts, get empowered at a heritage advocacy sessions, and partnership lessons for better protecting Indigenous heritage.

Meet your peers from across Canada, and perhaps your next employer or project collaborator. Help introduce them to the warmth and vibrancy of Winnipeg!

Check out the conference website for the very latest on the conference schedule.

REGISTER NOW!
 
For more information or any questions please contact: conference@nationaltrustcanada.ca



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
Read the full article
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 Website

Streetcar 356 GoFundMe



July 2, 2019

Five Years Of Heritage Headlines

Join us in celebrating five years of Heritage Winnipeg blogs!

Every week, you have the chance to win a Heritage Winnipeg prize pack. All you have to do is be a blog-subscriber and correctly answer our weekly-trivia question. Use our blog to help you find the right answer!


Questions will be sent out via email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Simply comment or email us the correct answer at info@heritagewinnipeg.com and you will be automatically be entered into the draw. Each correct answer gives you more chances to win our Grand Prize on July 31st. Winners will be announced every week!

Here's the schedule of trivia questions:
Q#1: Tuesday, July 2
Q#2: Monday, July 8 (last week's winner - Lesia)
Q#3: Monday, July 15 (last week's winner - Adrienne)
Q#4: Monday, July 22 (last week's winner - Brian)
GRAND PRIZE Q#5: Monday, July 29 (last week's - Mingqing)
Wednesday, July 31 - Grand Prize Winner - Julie!


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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.


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