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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1919 Strike: ILLUMINATED

Coming this fall!

The night will be alight with a digital display commemorating the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike on the south facade of 436 Main Street, the former Bank of British North America.
For more Information click Here!

 

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attended
Heritage Winnipeg's 13th Annual
Spring Fundraising Luncheon!

The event was a huge success with over 150 people in attendance. A big thank you to our keynote speaker, Danny Schur, who has everyone excited about the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, and to Chris Wiebe of the National Trust for Canada who spoke about the upcoming National Trust Conference being hosted by Winnipeg in October. We would also like to thank our generous sponsors, the Fort Garry Hotel, WOW Hospitality, Mariaggi’s Theme Suite Hotel & Spa and Cafe Dario.

Keynote speaker Danny Schur received an original 1919 Winnipeg General Strike print by artist Robert Sweeney.


2019 Annual Preservation Awards

Congratulations to all the
2019 Annual Preservation Award Winners!


February 18th, 2019 at the St. Vital Library

Special thank you to the City of Winnipeg
for hosting the event in the library!

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

2019 Heritage Winnipeg Conservation Award of Excellence


Woodbine Hotel at 466 Main Street
Building Owners


Bright and Johnston Building at 141 Bannatyne Avenue
141 Bannatyne Inc., B & F Masonry, Crosier Kilgour Ltd.


Porter / Galpern Building at 165 McDermot Avenue
Alston Properties Ltd., 5468796 Architecture Inc.


Dalnavert Museum and Visitor’s Centre at 61 Carlton Street
Friends of Dalnavert Museum Inc., Restoration Specialist Sandy Siepman


St. Vital Library at 6 Fermor Avenue
City of Winnipeg, Bridgman Collaborative Architecture

2019 Heritage Winnipeg Distinguished Service Award


Patent 5 Distillery – Oak Room at 108 Alexander Avenue
Patent 5 Distillery

2019 Heritage Winnipeg Youth Award


Heritage Winnipeg Blog
Natassja Brien


Thank You!


from the Winnipeg Free Press: Grand home hosts holiday party


Thank you to everyone who came out and
supported Heritage Winnipeg's Fall Fundraiser
in the former Robert R. Scott House
in Crescentwood!  A huge thank you to the homeowners
for opening up their beautiful historic home for our event.

A past Heritage Winnipeg
Conservation Award Winner!


A special thanks to WOW Hospitality for the wonderful service and support, the Manitoba Underground Opera for the beautiful performance, and the Exchange District BIZ and Warehouse Artworks for their contributions.


Shard from Winnipeg Opera House for Sale!

Own a piece of Winnipeg’s history! Heritage Winnipeg is selling a shard from the Winnipeg Opera House (later the Winnipeg Theatre), which was built in 1896. The shard was discovered during the excavation of the site in 2017 to build a new Hydro station. It would make a charming bench and add some history to your garden!
Visit our ad on Kijiji for details: https://bit.ly/2nqZFIX

The Winnipeg Opera House in 1900 from Archives of Manitoba.


Shard 1 is about feet long by 2.5 feet wide and weighs about 250-300 pounds.


The location of shard 1 in the theatre, picture from Archives of Manitoba.

2018 Heritage Winnipeg Annual General Meeting

Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank everyone who attended the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Special thanks goes out to keynote speaker City of Winnipeg Councillor Jenny Gerbasi and WOW Hospitality Concepts for the wonderful venue and catering

Download the 2017-2018 Heritage Winnipeg Annual Report


Heritage Winnipeg President Lisa Gardewine - Keynote Speaker Councillor Jenny Gerbasi - Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director Cindy Tugwell

 Heritage Winnipeg thanked the keynote speaker with a beautiful custom print of the 1886 and 1963 Winnipeg City Hall by local artist Robert Sweeney


2018 Doors Open Winnipeg 8th Annual Peoples' Choice Awards

It was a time to celebrate at the 2018 Doors Open Winnipeg 8th Annual People's Choice Awards and Volunteer Reception at the historic Millennium Centre. Heritage Winnipeg hosted the event, handing out awards and thanking the dedicated volunteers in attendance who helped to make Doors Open Winnipeg a successful event.

The People's Choice Awards represent five categories, Best Restoration, Best Guided Tour or Programming, Best Architecture, Best Experience and the Hidden Gem. Online voting was open to the public, showcasing 93 amazing buildings, tours and events. Votes poured in the week following Doors Open Winnipeg, making for a close race in several of the categories. In the end, the votes were tallied and the winners were rewarded for their efforts with framed original drawings of their buildings by local artist Robert Sweeney.

Thanks to WOW Hospitality for the wonderful service and support!


BEST RESTORATION - DALNAVERT MUSEUM



BEST ARCHITECTURE - BANK OF MONTREAL



BEST OVERALL EXPERIENCE - ST. MICHAEL'S UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX HERITAGE CHURCH



BEST TOUR OR PROGRAMMING OR TOUR - THE VAUGHAN STREET JAIL



THE 'HIDDEN' GEM - HOLY EUCHARIST UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC PARISH



Visit the Doors Open Winnipeg website to learn about the winners!


Carnegie Library: Heritage At Risk

FROM CBC:

Winnipeg's Carnegie Library called one of Canada's most endangered historic sites


City of Winnipeg hasn't decided what to do with former city archives building


A Winnipeg library that is more than a century old and houses the city's archives has been named among the most endangered historic sites in Canada at a time when the future of the building hangs in limbo... read the full story


FROM National Trust for Canada:

Top Ten Endangered List



As of May 23, 2018, The National Trust for Canada launched the 2018 Top Ten Endangered List of historic buildings. This year, the former Carnegie Library and City of Winnipeg Archives is on the list.  The Carnegie Library, built in 1905 with a $75,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie, was severely damaged by a rainstorm in 2013 while undergoing renovations. Although a designated heritage building, its future is uncertain - express your support for the preservation of this building by emailing us at info@heritagewinnipeg.ca

Carnegie Library at the National Trust


Congratulations to the 2018 Annual Preservation Awards Winners!

Heritage Winnipeg held the 33rd Annual Preservation Awards in celebration of National Heritage Day and Louis Riel Day in the Manitoba Legislative Building Rotunda on Monday, February 19, 2018. Six buildings were recognized at the event, with the individuals and institutions behind their conservation success being honoured with awards. Heritage Winnipeg is pleased to congratulate the winners on their outstanding contributions to ensuring Winnipeg’s built heritage will continue to contribute positively to the city for many years to come!
 
Heritage Winnipeg would also like to thank WOW Hospitality Concepts for catering the event and the Manitoba Legislative Building for hosting the event.

 
2018 Heritage Winnipeg
Conservation Award of Excellence

 

INSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATION AWARD
Manitoba Legislative Chamber at 450 Broadway
The Province of Manitoba & Republic Architecture Inc.


 
COMMERCIAL CONSERVATION AWARD
Inglis Building (NWCTA) at 291 Garry Street
Metric Marketing, Bridgman Collaborative Architecture Ltd.
& Alpha Masonry Ltd.


 
COMMERCIAL CONSERVATION AWARD
Former William E. Milner House at 51 Balmoral Avenue
Great-West Life Assurance Company & Prairie Architects Inc.

“We are very pleased to receive this award, recognizing the revitalization we undertook of the historic Milner house,” said Jennifer Diakiw Labuik, Design Manager, Corporate Properties, when she accepted the award on behalf of Great-West. “This home has begun a new life as the Building Blocks on Balmoral child care centre for 100 children in our community.”
Image and quote from Great West Life Assurance Company


 
INSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATION AWARD
Leatherdale Hall - addition to Wesley Hall at 515 Portage Avenue
University of Winnipeg & Bridgman Collaborative Architecture Ltd.

 
COMMERCIAL CONSERVATION AWARD
Confederation Life Building at 457 Main Street
Shindico Realty Inc., Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd. & B & F Masonry Canada


 

2018 Heritage Winnipeg
Special President’s Award

 

COMMERCIAL COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION
Armstrong Block at 164 Langside Street
The Armstrong Family


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