2020 Heritage Preservation Award Winners

Congratulations to all the
2020 Annual Preservation Award Winners!

Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated the champions of Winnipeg's built heritage on February 18th, 2020. Special thanks to ThinkShift hosting the awards ceremony at the James Avenue Pumping Station!

Be sure to read the NEW Heritage Winnipeg Blog for all the details on the awards!

2020 Heritage Winnipeg Conservation Award of Excellence

Fortune Building (230 Main Street)
Pollard Family, Alpha Masonry LTD, Jilmark Construction INC, Unit 7 Architecture

Westminster United Church (745 Westminster Avenue)
Westminster Church Congregation, Yarrow Sash & Door

Redeemed Christian Church of God (635 Sargent Avenue)
Building owners, John Neufeld

St. John's Library (500 Salter Street)
The City of Winnipeg Library Services, Public City Architecture

2019 Heritage Winnipeg Distinguished Service Award

David Penner – Awarded in Memoriam 

2019 Heritage Winnipeg Youth Award

Sabrina Janke     Brandon Johnston     Bryce Alston
 
Thank you to our official sponsor:


Heritage @ Lunch

Join Heritage Winnipeg
for a Lunch & Learn!


150 Year of Change: The Exchange District
Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm - doors open at 11:45am
389 Main Street - The Millennium Centre
FREE EVENT!


Bring your lunch and spend an engaging hour learning about the history of Winnipeg's Exchange District! Murray Peterson (City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Officer) and Sabrina Janke (Heritage Winnipeg) will entertain you will the fascinating story of how the Exchange District grew from prairie to prosperity, becoming the vibrant National Historic Site we know and love today.
No registration required - we hope to see you there!


35th Annual Preservation Awards

Heritage Winnipeg cordially invites you to the

35th Annual Preservation Awards

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
James Avenue
Pumping Station
109 James Avenue

 

Doors open at 5:15 pm
Ceremony commences at 5:45 pm
Light reception to follow


Preregistration is required as seating is limited
CLICK TO PREREGISTER


A FREE public event celebrated during Heritage Week

Recognizing the people and building projects dedicated
to the conservation of Winnipeg’s built heritage!

Note that street parking is FREE after 5:30 pm

For more information, please contact Heritage Winnipeg at
info@heritagewinnipeg.com or 204-942-2663

Thank you to our official sponsor:


Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attended
Heritage Winnipeg's 2019
Fall Fundraiser!

It was a wonderful evening celebrating the holiday season in Winnipeg's first Heritage Conservation District! A big thank you to the wonderful homeowners, who so generously opened their home for the event. We would also like to thank our fantastic sponsors, WOW Hospitality, True North Sports and Entertainment, Patent 5, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, the Downtown BIZ, the Manitoba Museum, Pawsh Dog, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Tourism Winnipeg.


1919 Strike: ILLUMINATED

STRIKE 1919 Screenings have ENDED. Thanks to everyone who came out to participate! 
THANK YOU to Pattern Interactive for their incredibly hard work on this project, 201 Portage for allowing us to use their lot, and the Government of Canada for their generous financial support. 
 

To learn more about the project, and to watch the animated video:​ http://1919strike.com/



National Trust for Canada 2019 Conference

THANK YOU to all the staff, sponsors and delegates who took part in the National Trust Conference 2019! 


We had an excellent time showcasing all of Winnipeg's built heritage to 450+ heritage volunteers, policymakers, and professionals from across Canada.

 



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



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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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.


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.


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