30th Annual Preservation Awards (Feb. 16, 2015)

2015 Award Recipients

 

Commercial Conservation Award to:

VIA Rail Canada

Bridgman Collaborative Architecture Ltd. 



 

For their work and vision of this historic former Union Station built in 1911 and located at 123 Main Street. For their leadership in the restoration of the historic rotunda, the enhancement of the passenger area, and augmenting the exterior at the back entrance, therefore strengthening the connection of the building from the Forks and Saint Boniface. 

 

Residential Conservation Award to:

The Bell Building Inc.

Neil Cooper Architects Inc. 


 

For this downtown condominium project in the historic building built in 1905 and located at 370 Donald Street. For their civic leadership on this residential conversion that sympathetically retains the character of the original building while retaining many of the interior character defining elements.

 

Commercial Conservation Award to:

Riverwood Church Community

John Van Leeuwen Architecture



For the rehabilitation of the Riverwood Church Community, the former Fire Hall Station 8 located at 325 Talbot Avenue. For their pivotal role in taking great care in rehabilitating this historic building so that it continues to be a landmark in the community as well as a vibrant part of the Elmwood community.

 

Residential Conservation Award to:

Veritas Development Corporation

Northern Sky Architecture Inc.


 

For this downtown condominium project in the historic warehouse building built in 1912 located at 128 James Avenue. For their civic and design leadership on this residential conversion that sympathetically retains the character of the original building.

 

Residential Conservation Award to:

Streetside Development Corporation

701 Architecture Inc.



For this downtown condominium project in the historic warehouse buildings built in 1910/11, and located presently at 132 James Avenue. For their civic leadership on this residential conversion that sympathetically retains the character of the original heritage buildings at 130 & 132/134 James Avenue.

 

For the Revitalization of North Main:

Neechi Commons


 

The owners of of the building located at 859 Main Street, for their leadership in a valuable employment, cultural, and community-building role through their large-scale investment in the North Main area working with existing buildings and the Aboriginal Community. Their work has played a pivotal role in the community by promoting this Aboriginal-based food, art, and social activist centre.

 

Distinguished Service Award to:

Marie Zorniak



 

as a driving force and long-time chair of the Provincial Red River Heritage Fair. The Heritage Fiar activities have been part of Winnipeg's educational offerings since Historica sponsored the first event in 1993. She has volunteered her time and expertise for over twenty years, and has ben an integral part of facilitating this event and its long-time success.

 

Distinguished Service Award to:

St. Matthew's Anglican Parish 

Grain of Wheat Community Church


 

for the adaptive re-use of the historic St. Matthew's Anglican Church built in 1913 and located at the northwest corner of Maryland and St. Matthew's. The converted building contains three components - residential, religious service space, and a neighbourhood resource centre for the community.

 

Acknowledgements

This event would not have been possible without the generous support of the following:

 

Manitoba Living History Society

Greg Agnew

Wins Bridgman

Nancy Klos

David & Linda McDowell

389 Main Street Heritage Corporation

 Walt Schoehausen

 Dayna Kinsman

 Hilda Wagstaffe

 Herbert Stewart

 

 

Thank you to the members of our 2015 Judging Committee:

 

Neil Einarson, Province of Manitoba

 Les Stechesen, Architect

 Jim Kacki, Architect

 Kyle Ledhowski, Province of Manitoba

 Murray Peterson, City of Winnipeg



Unveiling of Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park and Recognition Wall


 
The Friends of Upper Fort Garry invite you and your guests to the unveiling of Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park and Recognition Wall.

Date: October 18, 2014
11:00am-11:15am - Recognition Wall Unveiling
11:20am-12:00pm (noon) - Park Ceremony
12:00pm-3:00pm - Explore Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park: Learn about the site's history and what is yet to come!
Enjoy the entertainment
Dress: Casual (flat shoes recommended)

Be sure to check out the Heritage Winnipeg Blog post about Upper Fort Garry for some background information before the event!

Check out the mobile site at ufg.patternhosting.com for a unique self-guided tour, usable on your laptop or smartphone!

"Explore the Exchange" Membership Drive!

Have you heard? Thanks to the generosity of our donors, there will be one more draw on Sept. 30, 2014! Renew your membership to be entered for one more prize!

Congratulations
to our July winner, member Kerry Dangerfield!
Congratulations to our August winner, member Aengus Bridgman!
Congratulations to our September winner, Gary Hawthorne!

Thank you to Architecture49 Inc. and the historic Bank of Montreal for taking out a new corporate memberships with Heritage Winnipeg as part of our Explore the Exchange membership drive!

Memberships can be paid by cash, cheque, or credit card.
http://heritagewinnipeg.com/store

Check out our donor websites:
www.avedainstitute.ca/Winnipeg/salon
www.faceboook.com/ExchangeUporium
www.fleetgalleries.com
www.foxandfiddle.com/winnipeg
www.centennialconcerthall.com
www.mariaggis.com
www.wowhospitality.ca/restaurants/peasantcookery.html
www.waterfrontmassage.ca






 

Doors Open Winnipeg 2014 People's Choice Award Winners

Awards were presented by Jordan Van Sewell, Heritage Winnipeg President.

Best Restoration: La Maison Gabrielle-Roy at 375 rue Deschambault
    
Award accepted by Lucienne Chateauneuf, Director of La Maison Gabrielle-Roy.

Best Architecture: The Millennium Centre at 389 Main Street
    

Award accepted by Giles Bugailiskis, retired Senior Heritage Planner and Millennium Centre Board Member.

Best Guided Tour/Programming: The Vaughan Street Jail at 444 York Avenue
    

Award accepted by Candace Gower and Nicole Verin-Treusch, Friends of Vaughan Street Jail.

The 'Hidden Gem': The Ukrainian Metropolitan Cathedral of Sts. Vladimir & Olga at 115 MacGregor Street
    

Award accepted by Elaine Kisiow, Msgr. Michael Buyachok and Margareta Saray.

Best Overall Experience: Winnipeg Railway Museum at 123 Main Street
    
Award accepted by Peter Lacey of the Midwestern Rail Association.

Heritage Winnipeg Annual General Meeting - June 25, 2014

Thank you for joining Heritage Winnipeg at our 2014 AGM in the historic and recently restored Tapestry room in the Millennium Centre.  We would like to thank the City of Winnipeg, Urban Design Division for their very informative presentation on the topic(s)- New Historical Resources bylaw including a description of the new lists and nomination processes, Potential Vacant and Derelic Buidings bylaw amendments, and the Heritage Conservation Districts strategy.  Their presentative was followed by a Q &  A period.




Doors Open Winnipeg 2014 - May 31 & June 1, 2014


Thank you to the building participants and the hundreds  of volunteers who helped make the 11th Anniversary of the Doors Open Winnipeg event a success!  This free public event was held the weekend of May 31st & June 1st, 2014 throughout the City of Winnipeg. 

If you would like to volunteer for our Doors Open Event next year, please email our office and we will contact you in early 2015.
 

Spring Fundraiser Luncheon 2014

Our Spring Luncheon Fundraiser was a great success! Thank you to everyone who attended, our guest speaker, Esyltt Jones, and our sponsor, The Fort Garry Hotel.



Heritage Winnipeg President, Jordan van Sewell


Guest Speaker and Author of Imagining Winnipeg, Esyltt Jones


Councillor Paula Havixbeck


City of Winnipeg Councillors


Dr. Jerry Gray (Friends of Upper Fort Garry)







 

Doors Open 2014 Volunteers

Heritage Winnipeg is looking for volunteers for our 11th annual Doors Open Winnipeg event, which will take place on Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1. For anyone who enjoys dealing with the public, likes being active in the community, or has an interest in architecture or history, Doors Open Winnipeg has numerous opportunities for volunteers. We need ambassadors to represent buildings in this year's event, in roles ranging from welcoming visitors to providing building tours and site interpretation.

Volunteers are required to register in advance and will be given their assigned buildings in early May. For more information, please see the volunteer job description and registration form below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate the Heritage Winnipeg office.

Volunteer Form

 

2014 Annual Preservation Awards



Heritage Winnipeg was very pleased to present the 29th Annual Preservation Awards at the James W. Burns Executive Education Centre I.H. Asper School of Business on Lombard Avenue. Located in the former Great West Life Building at 177 Lombard Avenue in the Exchange District.  They also received a Heritage Award in 2013 for the preservation and renovations to their space on the 2nd floor.  This event is held in celebration of National Heritage Day and Louis Riel Day.  It is a free community event that was held on Monday, February 17, 2014 to recognize completed projects iin 2013 that have contributed to the preservation of Winnipeg's built heritage. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!

The 2014 Award Recipients:
 
Preservation Award of Excellence - Commercial Conservation
Workers Compensation Board Building - 333 Broadway


Awarded to:
The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba,Owners
1 X 1 Architecture Inc., Architects of Record
Smith Carter Architects & Engineers Inc., Design Architects
Alpha Masonry Ltd., Masonry work
Crosier Kilgour and Partners Ltd., Structural Engineers and Building Envelope Specialists
Akman Construction Ltd., Construction Manager

For their undertaking to conserve the Workers Compensation Board Building.

George Anderson (Owner of the WCB), Markian Yereniuk, Jason Kun, Doug Corbett (Architects), John Wells, Stephen Wu (Structural Engineers), Gus Kotulas (Alpha Masonry), and Frank Koreman
(Construction Manager)
 
Preservation Award of Excellence - Commercial Conservation
Canada Building - 352 Donald Street

Awarded to:
Public Capital Company, Owners
Prairie Architects Inc., Architects


For their work done at the Canada Building.

HW Board Member, Nancy Klos presenting to Brad Ostrom, Owner of the Public Capital Company
 
Preservation Award of Excellence - Commercial Conservation
Scott Block - 272 Main Street

Awarded to:
Mark and Shelley Buleziuk, Owners

For the daring unveiling and conservation of the Scott Block's original handsome facade.
 
Preservation Award of Excellence - Institutional Conservation
Laura Secord School Roof Replacement Project- 960 Wolseley Avenue
 

Awarded to:
Winnipeg School Division
Public Schools Finance Board
Syverson Monteyne Architects
 

For their stewardship in the conservation analysis and detailing of the Heritage Roof Replacement Project at Laura Secord School.
 
Jordan van Sewell (HW President) and members of the Winnipeg Public School Board

HW President Jordan van Sewell and Tom Monteyne (Architect)

Preservation Award of Excellence - Residential Conservation
Ryan Brothers Building - 110 James Avenue
 
Awarded to:
Streetside Development Corporation, Owners
701 Architecture

For their work on the residential conversion of the historic Ryan Brothers Building.
 
David McDowell presenting to Rebecca Copping (accepting on behalf of Streetside Development Corporation)

Special President's Award
Studio 511 - 511 River Avenue

Awarded to:
Stonebridge Development Group, Owners
GW Architecture Inc., Architects

For their contributions to the residential conversion of the historic First Church of Christ Scientist,
now known as Studio 511.

Heritage Winnipeg applauds architect for Heritage Conservation Work over the past quarter of a century. Click here for story.

Distinguished Service Award
Heritage Saint Norbert


Awarded to:
Heritage Saint-Norbert, Board of Directors
 
For over 33 years of service to the heritage community, their pivotal role in advocating for the preservation of many historic buildings in Saint Norbert, and the immensely successful Farmers Market.
 
This year's nominees:
Brick's Fine Furniture - 111 Lombard Avenue
Canada Building - 352 Donald Street
Laura Secord School - 960 Wolseley Avenue
Marlborough Hotel - 331 Smith Street
Ryan Building - 110 James Avenue
Scott Block - 272 Main Street
Studio 511 - 511 River Avenue (Former First Church of Christ Scientist)
Workers Compensation Board Building at 333 Broadway

Heritage Winnipeg gratefully acknowledges the support and generosity of the following:
Asper School of Business
Fleet Galleries
Georges Damphousse
David McDowell
Herbert Stewart

Thank you to this year's judging committee:
Neil Einarson, Province of Manitoba
Murray Peterson, City of Winnipeg
Jim Kacki, Architect
Les Stecheson, Architect
Kyle Lewkowich, Manitoba Education

 


Heritage Winnipeg's Inaugural Heritage Ball was a Great Success!

One of Winnipeg's most prestigious landmarks and a national historic site, The Fort Garry has enjoyed an unparalleled renaissance, winning new admirers and accolades from patrons and guests as our historic hotel in Winnipeg celebrated its 100th year.

Heritage Winnipeg held our Inaugural Heritage Ball  on the evening of Friday, September 27th, 2013 to honour the centennial anniversary of the Fort Garry Hotel and to commemorate the significant role that the Fort Garry has played in the cultural and social life in Winnipeg over the last century.  Please check out our Flickr account on the homepage for photos of these events.

The Fort Garry was built in 1913, and the 2013 Heritage Ball was intended to re-create the hotel's 1913 inaugural event. The Gala had a railroad theme and featured

  • a spectacular dinner in the Crystal Ballroom

  • "Speak Easy" Dance and Dessert

  • a video of a historical interpretation of the arrival of Dignitaries in 1913 for the Grand Opening of the Fort Garry (To view the Shaw video on YouTube, please click here.)

  • a presentation of the history of the Fort Garry Hotel by Frank Albo, co-author of the Hermetic Code

  • Live music by the Danny Kramer Band

  • MC - Big Daddy Tazz

Heritage Winnipeg is a non-profit charitable organization that promotes the restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation of Winnipeg's built environment. The Gala was a fundraising event for Heritage Winnipeg, and we thank you for your support. Funds raised from this event will help us to continue our work on the conservation of our heritage and history. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of our generous sponsors, prize donors, and event patrons who helped to make our event a success!



Prize Donors

Hudson's Bay Company
University of Manitoba
The Keg on Garry
Winnipeg Trolley Company
The Fort Garry Hotel
WOW Hospitality Concepts
Storm Catering
The Fairmont Winnipeg
Rainbow Stage
Pantages Playhouse
PaddleWheel River Boats
Banville & Jones Wine Co.
Hy's Steakhouse
Manitoba Theatre Company
Manitoba Opera
Ivory Restaurant
Jordan Van Sewell
Leonard Kahane
Fleet Gallery
Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Walt Schoenhausen
Joyce Bateman
University of Manitoba Press


Special Recognition

Prairie Dog Central Railway
VIA Rail Canada
SHAW TV
Robert Sweeney
Floral Elements
Ragpickers
Canadian National Railway Company
City of Winnipeg
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited
Manitoba Classic and Antique Auto Club (Allen Peters, Ken Rigaux, The Late Jim Hawes, and Bryne McKay)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.
Winnipeg Police Museum
Cake Studio
Dr. Frank Albo
Winnipeg Railway Museum
Events by Emma
Transcona Museum
Pizza Hotline


Event Patrons

Jeannette and Greg Delorme
Elaine and Doug Lochhead
Dr. Jerry Gray
Lisa Gardewine
Nancy Klos
Lawrence Prout
Sandy Shindleman
Bridgman Collaborative Architecture
Stainless Concepts Inc.
Walt Schoenhausen





 


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