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June 24, 2019

Remebering 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

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

Join us this summer for FREE lunch time concerts at the Millennium Centre!

Visit the Music at the Millennium Facebook page

May 28, 2019

Doors Open Winnipeg 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out this year!

Doors Open Winnipeg 2019 was a blast and we had a great event this year! Please come back in 2020, when we will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Manitoba!

Special Thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers. It is due to your commitment that Heritage Winnipeg is able to host Doors Open Winnipeg every year. We couldn't do it without you and we are especially gratefull!


May 15, 2019

1919 Winnipeg Gernal Strike Souvenirs

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike with two great books!

Tommy and the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike is a children's book written and illustrated by Seven Oaks Met School Student Grace. Available during Doors Open Winnipeg at the Vaughan Street Jail on May 25th or the Millennium Centre on May 26th, for a donation of just $5. Available through the Heritage Winnipeg Store.

Learn about the history of Winnipeg public transit system with our colouring book! From horses to the Strike to electric buses, local artist Robert Sweeney takes your through time with his original drawings. Available during Doors Open Winnipeg at the Winnipeg Railway Museum on May 25th and 26th for a donation of just $5. Available through the Heritage Winnipeg Store.

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