It not only has great architectural value, but a rich social history, with many prominent families calling it home over the years. During the 1920s the Bawlf family, who founded the Grain Exchange owned the home, and the Grain Exchange had a huge impact on the development of Winnipeg as a City. During the 1940s, Victor Sifton, the owner and publisher of the Winnipeg Free Press, lived in this home and until earlier this year, the home was owned by former Senator Douglas Everett who maintained it meticulously. Currently Leader Equity Partners, a Winnipeg development firm, have purchased the 107-year-old, 8,000-square-foot home, and potentially want to demolish it to build a new condo development on the property.
Along with Heritage Winnipeg many people in the heritage community are outraged, and many of the residents of the Crescentwood Association are rallying to help save the home. Visit save514wellington.com for more information, and click here to add your name to the petition to help save this beautiful historic home.
Thank you to everyone who came to visit us at the annual Rail Days. It was a fantastic event with over 850 people coming to visit the Railway Museum located at Via Rail Winnipeg station at 123 Main Street over two days in September. We had a great time showing guests the original wooden Streetcar 356, and chatting with everybody who stopped by he Heritage Winnipeg table. Our rehabilitation project of Car 356 is expected to be completed in 2019 for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1919 General Strike.
In additon thank you to all of the volunteers/members of the Streetcar 356 committee who helped make this exhibit a great sucess!
If you would like to help support this Heritage Winnipeg project, make a minimum donation of $20 to Streetcar 356 and receive a complimentary DVD of BACKTRACKS, The Story of Winnipeg's Streetcars, including bonus historic pictures.
We also have a large inventory of smaller pieces that we are selling independantly. Most of the pieces are from the Thomson & Pope Building, a demolished building that formerly stood at 379-381 Portage Avenue.
Here is a selection from our inventory. All weights and sizes are approximate. All prices are negotiable.
Weight: 80lbs. Size: 3ft.w x 2ft.h
Weight: 60lbs. Size: 3ft.w x 1.5ft.h
Weight: 20lbs Size: 10"w x 1ft.h
Weight: 40lbs Size: 3ft.w x 1.5ft.h
Weight: 20lbs Size: 10"w z 1ft.h
Weight: 70lbs Size: 3ft.w x 2ft.h
Weight: 60lbs Size: 2.5ft.h x 1.5ft.w
Weight: 40lbs Size: 3ft.w x 2ft.h
Weight: 80lbs Size: 2ft.w x 3ft.h
Weight: 70lbs Size:1.5ft.w x 2ft.h
Weight: 70lbs Size: 2ft.w 2.5ft.h
Weight: 40lbs Size: 3ft.w x 2ft.h
Weight: 20lbs Size: 10"w x 1ft.h
Weight: 70lbs Size:1.5ft.w x 3ft.h
Weight: 30lbs Size: 1ft.w x 1.5ft.h
Weight: 50lbs Size: 2ft.w x 2ft.h
We would like to thank Manitoba Underground Opera for treating us to an AMAZING performance of "The Magic Flute... Retold" last night. The performers were wonderful, and the outdoor setting at St. Boniface Cathedral perfectly set the atmosphere for a great evening.
Tickets for "The Magic Flute... Retold" are going quickly, get them before they're gone. Trust us, it's a must see!
Buy your tickets here.
Heritage Winnipeg was happy to attend the unveiling of the West End's newest mural at 560 Sargent. It was painted by local artist Mandy Van Leeuwen. The mural commemorates Nellie McClung's Mock Parliament, and the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in Manitoba in 1916. Unfortunately, this victory did not extend to all women. First Nations women were still denied the right to vote in Manitoba until 1952. Although Nellie McClung's victory was not perfect, it is an important milestone in our province's history. We would like to thank The West End Biz and their sponsors and partners for having us, and for hosting such a lovely unveiling!
The memorial will be held in the rotunda of Via Rail Station, 123 Main Street, at 1:00 p.m. All who remember Peter are welcome to attend. Please bring any photos of Peter or other memorabilia you would like to share.
View his obituary
The winners, as chosen by the public are:
Best Restoration: Dalnavert Museum and Visitor Centre
Best Guided Tour: The Vaughan Street Jail
The Hidden Gem: Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Parish
Best Overall Experience: Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church & Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Sts. Vladimir and Olga
Best Architecture: The Legislative Building of Manitoba
Thank-you again for your support. We wish all of our participants the best of luck in next year's awards.
We would like to give a big thank-you to Heritage Winnipeg President Jordan Van Sewell for creating this remarkable sculpture to celebrate our winning buildings.
Susan Moffat (right) Accepts the award for Best Restoration
from Cindy Tugwell (Executive Director of Heritage Winnipeg)
on behalf of Dalnavert Museum
Kristen Verin-Treausch (left) accepts the award for Best Guided Tour
from Greg Agnew (Heritage Winnipeg Board Member) on
behalf of Friends of Vaughan Street Jail
Father Michael Kwiatkowsi (left) from Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Parish accepts the award for The Hidden Gem from Nick Hasiuk (Heritage Winnipeg Board Member)
Margret Saray (left) accepting the award for
Best Overall Experience from Lisa Gardewine,
(Heritage Winnipeg Board Member) on behalf of the
Ukrainian Metropolitan Cathedral of Sts. Vladimir and Olga
Andrew Pankiw accepts the award for
Best Overall Experience on behalf of Holy Ghost
Ukrainian Catholic Church
Cindy Tugwell and Jordan Van Sewell accept the
award for Best Architecutre in place of the Province
Volunteers from Holy Eucharist sang two songs, De z'hoda v Rodyni, a traditional Ukrainian song, and Get Along Home Cindy, a lighthearted western song in honour of Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director, Cindy Tugwell
Dr. Anne Penny, Princiapl of Saint Charles Catholic School
performs the violin with the singers from Holy Eucharist
Two students from Saint Charles School performed with Dr. Anne Penny and the Holy Eucharist singers
Volunteers from Friends of Vaughan Street Jail celebrate their win
Margret Saray and Elaine Kisiow from the Cathedral
of Sts. Vladimir and Olga with their award
Our idea was to one day reunite these pieces of our history with Winnipeggers. We are thrilled to announce that that day is now here. The shards have found their home at Shelmerdine Garden Centre. The shards are available for viewing, and some are available to purchase. We encourage all of you to visit Shelmerdine Garden Centre at 7800 Roblin Boulevard to view these memories of historic Winnipeg.
Thank-you so much to Shelmerdine for displaying the shards. We can't wait for them to find permanent homes.
You can read more about the shards at https://www.shelmerdine.com/past/
Watch and read CTV Winnipeg's coverage of the shards at http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/demolished-winnipeg-heritage-buildings-find-new-life-1.2941033?platform=hootsuite
Photos courtesy of Nicole Bent
The Manitoba Museum put on a fabulous event that offered free admission to the museum & access to various exhibits in Alloway Hall to help celebrate Manitoba's 146th birthday!
It was the biggest event yet, with nearly 10,000 people in attendance. We are thrilled to have been a part of this event, and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
Thomas MacLeod, Manager of Friends of Dalnavert Museum
Free fun with the graffiti art interactive display
One of Four Manitoba Day cakes