Heritage Winnipeg AGM 2013 - June 26, 2013

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US AT OUR 2013 AGM.  SPECIAL THANKS TO DR. JERRY GRAY FOR HIS WONDERFUL PRESENTATION ON THE FRIENDS OF UPPER FORT GARRY PROJECT. 

We would also like to thank the Asper School of Business for allowing us to use the fabulous space in the J.W. Burns Executive Education Centre on the 2nd floor, 177 Lombard Ave., in the former Great West Life building. This space recently won a 2013 HW Preservation Award for the sensitive restoration of the 2nd floor space including the historic GWL Board Room. See our Annual Preservation section for further information. 




3rd Annual Doors Open Winnipeg Awards

Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank all of this year's award recipients that participated in Doors Open Winnipeg 2013


Heritage Winnipeg's 3rd Annual Doors Open Winnipeg Awards Ceremony was held on June 20, 2013 at the Winnipeg Free Press Cafe. All award recipients received a commemorative Doors Open art sculpture made special for this event by artist Jordan van Sewell



Best Restoration: The former Great-West Life Buillding, now James W. Burns Education Centre, Asper School of Business (2nd Floor, 177 Lombard Avenue)

Accepting the award on behalf of the Asper School of Business is Steve Vieweg, Director - Executive Education (left)

Best Tour: Vaughan Street Jail (444 York Avenue)

Accepting the award on behalf of the Vaughan Street Jail is Kristen Verin-Treusch (left)

The Hidden Gem: Cathedral of Saints Vladimir and Olga (115 McGregor Street)

Accepting the award on behalf of the Cathedral is Pastor Msgr. Michael Buyachok

Best Overall Experience: Shaarey Zedek Synagogue (561 Wellington Crescent)

Accepting the award on behalf of the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue is Bill Weissmann, Tour Guide

Best Architecture: Millennium Centre (389 Main Street)

Accepting the award on behalf of the Millennium Centre is Giles Bugailiskis, Board Member (left)

Striving for Excellence Special 10th Anniversary Award
: The former Dominion Bank Building, now Bridgman Collaborative Architecture (678 Main Street)

Accepting the award on behalf of the Bridgman Collaborative Building are Marcella Porier (left) and Wins Bridgman (right)



Limited Edition Sketch in Celebration of the Bank of Montreal's 100th anniversary




 

“Limited Edition” - Bank of Montreal sketch


in celebration of the building’s 100th birthday

(signed by the artist)  $20.00 each  (including taxes)


AVAILABLE AT THE

HERITAGE WINNIPEG OFFICE

INFO@HERITAGEWINNIPEG.COM

IN SUPPORT OF THE DOORS OPEN WINNIPEG EVENT



SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY


DOORS OPEN SOUVENIR EDITION BOOKLET


"CELEBRATING THE STORIES OUR BUILDINGS TELL"


10 SPECIAL PRINTS


SPECIAL PRICE OF $20.00 EACH


PROCEEDS IN SUPPORT OF

DOORS OPEN WINNIPEG


Sketches by local artist Robert J. Sweeney


Artist, Robert J. Sweeney, has

practiced Product and Building design in

both Canada and the U.K.  His designs have

been the recipient of several

international design awards and

citations.  Robert is an alunus of

the University of Manitoba.

He is the-author and illustrator

of the book, Portraits of Winnipeg,

Turnstone Press, ISBN 978-0-8801-381-1,

Published 2011.



HW's 28th Annual Preservation Awards

Heritage Winnipeg was very pleased to present the 28th Annual Preservation Awards at the historic Millennium Centre at 389 Main Street on National Heritage Day and Louis Riel Day, Monday, February 18, 2013.  This free public event was attended by over 85 people who helped celebrate heritage projects recognized and awarded for 2012. 

The 2013 Award Winners:

Preservation Award of Excellence - Commercial Conservation
Asper School of Business - 2nd Floor, 177 Lombard Avenue

Awarded to the Asper School of Business for their commitment to the redevelopment of the entire 2nd floor of this prominent landmark building

Accepted by Steve Vieweg (left), Director of Executive Education at Asper School of Business. Award presented by Greg Thomas (right), Manitoba Governor of Heritage Canada

Awarded to the LM Architectural Group for their design work towards redeveloping the 2nd floor of the building, including special attention to the conservation of heritage features and the preservation of its historic Board Room

Accepted by Mike Ibister (left), Principal of LM Architectural Group. Award presented by Greg Thomas (right), Manitoba Governor of Heritage Canada

Preservation Award of Excellence - Commercial Conservation
Metropolitan Entertainment Centre - 281 Donald Street

Awarded to Canad Inns for their stewardship and commitment to the restoration and rehabilitation of this historic theatre, thus ensuring its long-term economic viability within the historic downtown

Accepted by Paul Robson (right), CEO of Canad Inns. Award presented by Penny McMillan (left), Past President of Heritage Winnipeg.
 
Awarded to Number Ten Architectural Group for their excellence in design towards the restoration and rehabilitation of this historic theatre, thus ensuring its long-term economic viability within the historic downtown

Accepted by Dave Lalama (right), Number Ten Architectural Group. Award presented by Penny McMillan (left), Past President of Heritage Winnipeg.

Preservation Award of Excellence - Institutional Conservation
Paterson Global Foods Institute - 504 Main Street

Awarded to Red River College for their stewardship and commitment to the extraordinary rehabilitation initiatives undertaken to conserve the tower and banking hall, ensuring a long term future for this prominent landmark building

Accepted by Diana Ready (right), VP Finance and Administration of Red River College. Award Presented by Lisa Gardewine (left), First Vice President of Heritage Winnipeg

Awarded to Prairie Partnership Architects for the rehabilitation initiatives undertaken, including innovative design work as well as structural and building code upgrading, to conserve the tower and banking hall

Accepted by Dudley Thompson and Blaine Repko, Prairie Partnership Architects. Award Presented by Lisa Gardewine (left), First Vice President of Heritage Winnipeg

Awarded to Alpha Masonry Ltd. for an accurate and detailed restoration of masonry work done to the historic facade of an important landmark building

Accepted by Robert Sanderson, Alpha Masonry. Award Presented by Lisa Gardewine, Heritage Winnipeg First Vice President

Special President's Award - Urban Revitalization
The Avenue on Portage - 265 Portage Avenue

Awarded to Rick and Mark Hofer (owners) for their wonderful urban mixed-use revitalization project, which was a bold gesture in the adaptive re-use of two buildings on the Portage Avenue streetscape

Accepted by Paul Hiebert (left), on behalf of the owners who were both unable to attend. Award presented by Jordan van Sewell (right), President of Heritage Winnipeg

Awarded to 5468796 Architecture for their work on the urban mixed-use revitalization, which was a bold gesture in the adaptive re-use of two buildings on the Portage Avenue Streetscape

Accepted by Zach Pauls (left), Architect at 5468796 Architecture. Award Presented by Jordan van Sewell (right), President of Heritage Winnipeg

Distinguished Service Award
Fort Garry Hotel - 222 Broadway

Awarded to Rick Bell and Ida Albo (owners) for their long withstanding commitment to conserve and enhance an outstanding Winnipeg heritage landmark and institution, including their work to celebrate the building's hundredth anniversary and to launch it into its next century

Accepted by Rick Bell (centre) and Ida Albo (right), owners of The Fort Garry Hotel. Award presented by Nancy Klos (left), Board Member of Heritage Winnipeg

Heritage Conservation Awards:

This year Heritage Winnipeg is recognizing special efforts in specific projects completed in 2012, to protect, conserve, and reuse structures of high historic or architectural value.  Heritage conservation awards may be given specifically for commercial, institutional, or residential projects, that involve the sensitive and adaptive use and/or re-use of these structures and provide for their long-term protection. 

In addition our Distinguished Service Award recognizes the special contribution of individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a concerted effort and leadership in protecting, conserving, promoting or communicating the historic and/or architectural values of Winnipeg's built heritage.

This year's nominees are:

The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre at 281 Donald Street
     Owner - Canad Inns

Paterson Global Foods Institute (former Union Bank Building) - 504 Main Street
     Owner- Red River College

The Avenue on Portage - 265 Portage Avenue
     Owners - Rick & Mark Hofer

Sussex Realty (former Abbott Clinic) - 274 Osborne Street North
     Owners - Sussex Realty

The Inglis (NWCTA) Building - 291 Garry Street
     Owner - John McDonald of Metric Marketing

Asper School of Business - 2nd floor, 177 Lombard Avenue (former Great West Life building)

Distinguished Service Award - Rick Bel and Ida Albo, owners of the Fort Garry Hotel

Please noteAwards Winners will be announced at the event.

Thank you to this year's Judging Committee:

Jennifer Hansell, City of Winnipeg
Neil Einarson, Province of Manitoba
Wins Bridgman, Architect
Jim Kacki, Architect
Les Stechesen, Architect



Doors Open 2012 Awards Ceremony

On June 14th, 2012 at the Winnipeg Free Press News Café, Heritage Winnipeg presented an award ceremony for those buildings identified by the visitors of Doors Open Winnipeg 2012 as the best exemplars of the various facets of heritage.

Five Awards were given out, one in each of the following categories: best restoration, best tour, best architecture, the hidden gem and best experience.


Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director Cindy Tugwell welcomed everyone to the event.


Heritage Winnipeg 1st Vice President and local artist Jordan van Sewell gave his welcome from the board and shared a few words about the pieces of art given out as awards.

And the Award winners are….

#1 Best Restoration: Barber House

 

Presenting: Jennifer Hansell, Heritage Planner from the sponsor City of Winnipeg.

  

Accepting: Sandy Dzedzore, Chair of SISTARS and Rick Caslake, Coordinator/Program Manager at the North Point Douglas Seniors Association.

 


Barber House is one of Winnipeg’s oldest homes. The story of Barber House is an epic one of perseverant tough-as-nails survival, as this former house of pioneer journalist and businessman E.L. Barber has survived several fires over the years. As those connected to the House like to say, the grand old lady was too tough to destroy. The endurance and recent restoration of the Barber House is a metaphor for the endurance and current rehabilitation of the entire Point Douglas neighbourhood. The votes are in, and many Winnipegers are on board.

 

 #2 Best Tour: Manitoba Law Courts

 

Presenting: Clare McKay, Vice-President of Marketing and Communications of the sponsor Forks North Portage.

Accepting: Cheryl Kyritz and Diane Dixon, volunteer tour guides at the Law Courts.


Those participating in the guided 45-minute tour from the Law Courts got a chance to see the beautiful interior spaces of some of the highest courts in Manitoba. In addition to seeing Courtroom 330 (the Manitoba Court of Appeal) and Courtroom 210 (the Court of Queen’s Bench), those on the tour visited the Great Library. Hundreds of visitors nervously interacted with Courtroom 210: kids and adults alike, enjoyed sitting in the chairs of the judges, counsel and jury. While sheepish at first, more than a few put on a stern face and mimicked the motion of slamming a gavel down for silence. The tour guides patiently pointed out that Canadian justices do not use gavels. The engaging tour guides and rich symbolism of the building ensured that no one will soon forget the Law Courts.

#3 Hidden Gem: Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vladimir and Olga

Presenting: Geoff Kirbyson representing sponsor Winnipeg Free Press.

Accepting: Reverend Michael Buyachok, Pastor.


With a capacity of over a thousand, it might come as a surprise that Winnipegers choose a beautiful (but massive) Cathedral as the hidden gem. However, once you enter into the Cathedral, it becomes clear what the real hidden gems are. In addition to containing the beautiful rose-stained glass window depicting the patrons: Saints Vladimir and Olga, the Cathedral houses some of the finest Icon paintings and stained glass windows in Canada. 16 of the 34 stained glass windows are the work of world famous artist and sculpter Leo Mol. The Cathedral is simultaneously both a visible and a hidden gem of Winnipeg.

#4 Best Overall Experience: Historical Museum of St. James

Presenting: Matt Komus, Coordinator for the City of Winnipeg Museums Board.

Accepting: Barry Hillman, School Programs and Special Events Coordinator, Historical Museum of St. James Assiniboia 


Winnipegers were invited to return to a time past at the St. James Museum….and they did…and they loved it! Visitors were able to visit the three historical buildings on site: The William Brown Red River Frame House (constructed way back in 1856), the historic Municipal Hall, and the Display Building housing artifacts of blacksmithing, farming and transportation. In the William Brown House, trained interpreters transported visitors back to early Manitoba pioneer life in late 19th century. For the second year in a row, Winnipegers have let Doors Open and the St. James Museum know that they love the site, the programming and St. James history in general.

#5 Best Architecture: Manitoba Legislative Building

Presenting: Jordan van Sewell, Heritage Winnipeg Board 1st Vice President.

Accepting: Unfortunately, the province of Manitoba did not send a representative.

The Legislative Building, or ‘ledge’ is one of the finest public buildings, not just in Manitoba, but across North America! The ledge formally opened on July 15th, 1920 on the 50th anniversary of Manitoba’s confederation. The impressive architecture in Beaux Arts style and the intriguing interior and exterior art have only become more renowned with time. While the Ledge provides tours year round, every year during Doors Open, Winnipegers flock to see the life-sized North American bison on the grand staircase, the Pool of the Black Star beneath the Rotunda antechamber and the other treasures within this Frank W. Simon and Henry Boddington III creation. For the second year in a row, Winnipegers have proudly proclaimed that this Manitoba landmark has the best architecture in the city.

Congratulations again to all the winners of this years Doors Open Awards. Thank you to everyone who cast their votes and thank you to our generous sponsors for helping to make the event happen.

One final shout-out goes to Greg Delorme, Volunteer Coordinator who did an incredible job helping with the Doors Open event.

 



Strike Play Premieres on Heritage Trolley for 93rd Anniversary

It's June 21st, 1919, and the intrepid photographer Sam Lockhart wants just one thing: the shot that will earn him the money to patent his revolutionary new camera. Will the simmering Winnipeg General Strike crush his dream…. or provide him with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?

The Winnipeg Trolley Company presents Sam's Spiel - a new one-person play by Danny Schur - on a moving heritage trolley. Travel back to 1919 as journalist of the era, as you rove the streets of Winnipeg with Sam Lockhart on the day that would come to be known as "Bloody Saturday". Starring Justin Schafer as Sam Lockhart.

Departing from the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe (237 McDermot at Arthur) at 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 23rd. $25/ticket. Advance tickets only. Capacity 30. Call 226-TOUR (8687).

Enjoy lunch at the Winnipeg Free Press Cafe, prior to the performance (meal extra) and join Danny Schur for an after-performance historical discussion at the News Cafe as well. The Winnipeg Trolley Company heritage trolley, with its striking orange and cream colour-scheme, has been refurbished to resemble a Winnipeg streetcar, circa 1921.

For further information, contact Benjamin Gilles at 226-TOUR or Danny Schur at 227-1167.

Visit http://www.winnipegtrolleycompany.ca



Doors Open Winnipeg 2012- Celebrating the Stories our Buildings Tell

Can you speak history? Are you a storyteller? Help bring the stories of our buildings to life at the 9th annual Doors Open Winnipeg weekend, May 26 and 27. Heritage Winnipeg is looking for volunteers of all kinds to guide tours, greet visitors and more.

Training sessions will be provided and there will be a choice of shifts to be worked. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer form. Thanks to all of our volunteers who help make our event an overwhelming success each year! For more information, contact the Executive Director at info@heritagewinnipeg.com or call 942-2663.


 
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Spring Fundraising Luncheon: Winnipeg Modern- A Part of Our Heritage

Friday, March 30, 2012 noon – 1:30pm, Fort Garry Hotel, Provencher room Tickets are now available for purchase at HW office. $ 65.00 for members and $ 70.00 for non-members (tax deductible receipt provided).

Come and join us to support the work that we do at Heritage Winnipeg. Enjoy a hot lunch and get to know more about Winnipeg’s Modern Architecture with a presentation by Herbert Enns. He is a professor of Architecture at University of Manitoba. Click here to see the invitation.

 


 



History of Orioles Community Centre Show and Tell:

Date: Saturday, March 31 2012, 1-3pm
Location: TBA
More information: outreach@dmsmca.ca  or 774-7005


Please join us in exploring the rich history of the Orioles CC, one of our neighbourhood landmarks.

We will have some photos, newspaper articles, and memorabilia on display but we need your help! Do you have pictures of yourself or your children playing at the Orioles Community Centre? Images of the building? Memorabilia from past sports teams or clubs?

Please bring them to share; we would love to see them and listen to your memories.



Heritage is Honored on A Special Day...

Heritage Winnipeg celebrated our 27th Annual Preservation Awards with the heritage community on National Heritage Day and Louis Riel Day at the historic Barber House.

A special thank you to all the awards winners and all the participants! Please click here to see the program which includes all the nominations of this year's awards.


Kevin Lamoureux, M.P. Winnipeg North


Flor Marcelino, Minister of Culture, Heritage and Tourism


Justin Swandel, Deputy Mayor


Kantor/Moss House- 218 Roslyn Rd.- Jim Kacki (HW Board Member) presents award to Carol Beardsley on behalf of Nancy Embry, the owner


Barber House- 99 Euclid Ave.- Jordan van Sewell (1st Vice President) presents award to Sandy Dzedzora on behalf of SISTARS, the onwers


Barber House- Jordan van Sewell (1st Vice President) presents award to Wins Bridgman (Architect, Bridgman Collaborative Architecture)



Celine Kear(on the right) for lifetime achievement of volunteering in the heritage industry, Margaret Morse(on the left)


Rick Caslake(on the right), Volunteer Coordinator and Program Manager of North Point Douglas Senior Association


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