"The Council is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian network of organizations and individuals of diverse interests networking to pursue work of common interest where the stability of the family and the welfare community are concerned." (taken directly from the Council of Women of Winnipeg website)
Council of Women of Winnipeg President, Kelly-Ann Stevenson
City of Winnipeg Mayor, Sam Katz
For more information on the organization and their mission, please visit their website here
A Swimmingly Good Time Will Be Had (Winnipeg Free Press)
For more background information on this historical facility, please consult the following documents published by the City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee in 2001.
381 Sherbrook Street (Long Version)
381 Sherbrook Street (Short Version)
In November 2012, Sherbrook Pool was closed by the City due to safety issues that arose during an inspection. Upon further assessment, it was found that the cost to repair the building and make it structurally sound would cost more than $2 million, and subsequently maintaining the pool would cost even more. Despite the high costs to fix and run the pool, the community surrounding the area is advocating for its repair as a recreation centre and prefer not to see the historic pool demolished.
UPDATE: As of December 13, 2013, Mayor Sam Katz said the City is now committed to allocating 1.7 million to re-open the Sherbrook Pool. The commitment comes after listening to people in the community who made the case for re-investing in the aging facility. The city said the 1.7 million will allow work to begin the pool to make it safe for public use and the pool needs an estimated 2.8 million for repairs and upgrades.
Sherbrook Pool - Gets Reprieve (Winnipeg Free Press)
For previous information on the pool's closure:
Sherbrook Pool - Gets Reprieve (Winnipeg Free Press)
Sherbrook Pool -- Worth Every Cent (Winnipeg Free Press)
Public to be consulted on fate of Sherbrook Pool (Winnipeg Free Press)
Sherbrook Pool closure worries community group (CBC News)
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.
To read about Crescentwood in the full article, please click here
Heritage Gem Empty Again (Winnipeg Sun Article)
Update March 4, 2014: St. Charles Owner Fights Heritage Label in Court Action
Update August 8, 2013: The owner of the St. Charles Hotel has complied with the bylaw, and the building is now up to code. Future plans for the building are still unknown, but the owner will retain ownership. Future updates will be posted on this page as the information is acquired.
Located at the northwest corner of Albert Street and Notre Dame Avenue, this three-storey structure was built in 1913. Since 2008, Heritage Winnipeg has been working with the hotel’s owner to help him redevelop the hotel, but the owner has not cooperated. Without a sprinkler system to protect it as part of the Vacant and Derelict Buildings bylaw, this building is at future risk, and Heritage Winnipeg has encouraged the city to take the property so that a new owner can convert the building into a successful heritage project that can once again function as an integral part of the Exchange District.
On May 27, 2013, the issue was taken back to the Standing Committee on Downtown Development, Heritage and Riverbank Management. Heritage Winnipeg spoke on behalf of the city taking the title and have put out, through CentreVenture Development Corporation, a public “Request for Proposal” to purchase and restore this heritage building.
The goal is to gather information on popular models used by other cities to create Heritage Districts and to propose a model that could be used in Winnipeg to begin creating Heritage Districts
The benefits of a Heritage Conservation District are:
- Protect and conserve an area's special and distinct cultural heritage resources
- Revitalization of an area
- Enhance community identity, pride and involvement
- A legacy for future generations
- Provide a consistent approach to protecting and enhancing those features that give an area its unique identity
- Potential for economic spin offs and tourism generation
This information was taken from the City of Winnipeg website. For further details, please click here
The park also features an enclosed year-round Conservatory that is home to more than 8,000 flowers, plants, and trees. Other sites include the Tudor-styled Park Pavilion and Tower, the unique children's Nature Playground, cross-country ski trails, a toboggan hill, the Riley Family Duck Pond, and the Assiniboine Park Zoo, complete with tiger cubs and polar bears.
The park has evolved into an important historical and cultural landscape that is worthy of preservation. In 2008, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy was created, a private/public, charitable organization committed to protecting and enhancing the park's assets and to ensuring its continued public enjoyment for decades to come. Learn more at www.assiniboinepark.ca "
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:
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
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
Mark and Shelley Buleziuk, Owners
For the daring unveiling and conservation of the Scott Block's original handsome facade.
Laura Secord School Roof Replacement Project- 960 Wolseley Avenue
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
Streetside Development Corporation, Owners
For their work on the residential conversion of the historic Ryan Brothers Building.
Special President's Award
Studio 511 - 511 River Avenue
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
Heritage Saint-Norbert, Board of Directors
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
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