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
245 McDermot provides independent creative entrepreneurs and organizations with contemporary, affordable, shared workspace. Run by the Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba (ACI Manitoba), 245 McDermot focuses on individuals and businesses that value creativity and collaboration. Members join a multidisciplinary community with tenants in various fields, all in a professional and creative coworking space. Visit their website here
"Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians." A stream of Canadian Heritage is the Young Canada Works program, which is employed every summer by a variety of organizations.
Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations is a summer program that gives students the opportunity to learn about Canada's history and cultural heritage through the creation of jobs that allow them to assist heritage organizations and agencies. The program is for students ages 16 to 30, and work terms can last for up to 16 weeks.
The aim of the program for the student is to "acquire work experience related to their studies and allow them to explore career opportunities." It also allows i some instance for a "great geographic exchange experience" and the "ability to develop a network" in the field they are studying.
The aim of the program for the employer is to subsidize the wage of the youth employed, while allowing the incorporated, non-profit organization to "hire students with skills specifically related to the organizations needs".
Source: Heritage Canada Organizations Website: http://www.heritagecanada.org/eng/services/works.html accessed October 2nd 2010.
For more information about the program, please visit the Heritage Canada and Young Canada Works websites.
If interested, please register online with YCW and then email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of March 2017.
Located along the Red River in Winnipeg's Exchange District, the James Avenue Pumping Station was built in 1906 in response to the challenges the city faced during a large fire on Main Street in 1904. At the time, the city could not generate enough water pressure to successfully fight the fire, so firefighters had to use untreated river water as a resource and release it into the main lines. Unfortunately, this caused a typhoid outbreak due to contamination of the city's drinking water. As a result, the pumping station was created to assist with future firefighting. The brick one-storey station opened in 1907. With a capacity to pump up to 9,000 gallons of water per minute, the James Avenue Pumping Station was the largest facility of its kind globally. Decommissioned in 1986 by the City of Winnipeg, the building has not been in use since then.
Various ideas on what to do with the abandoned historical building have been suggested and subsequently declined due to the costs associated with the different projects. What makes this building even more difficult to redevelop is being able to incorporate the architectural character and history of the building into the new design. Neglecting to do so would defeat the purpose of trying to preserve this heritage building. The current and most promising proposal to date for the James Avenue Pumping Station is a mixed-use 24-storey high-rise tower that will preserve the original brick structure and pumping equipment of the historical building on the ground floor. Upper floors can potentially serve as office space, retail space, small restaurants, apartments, and/or condominiums
Projected design for the potential high-rise tower to be built at the James Avenue Pumping Station.
Winnipeg Sun (8/8/13): Big Plans for James Avenue Pumping Station
2012 Pumping Station Conundrum Article
Winnipeg Free Press Article - December 16, 2013
Winnipeg Free Press Article - January 6, 2014
Winnipeg Free Press Article - Exchange District Tower approved - January 6, 2014
Winnipeg Free Press Article - January 8, 2014
CBC Manitoba News Article - 24-storey OK'd for Tower- January 6, 2014
Winnipeg Free Press Article- January 10, 2014
Winnipeg Sun Article - January 10, 2014 - Pumping station backer never claimed-to be an architect
Winnipeg Free Press Article - January 13, 2014
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!
Hudson's Bay Company
University of Manitoba
The Keg on Garry
Winnipeg Trolley Company
The Fort Garry Hotel
WOW Hospitality Concepts
The Fairmont Winnipeg
PaddleWheel River Boats
Banville & Jones Wine Co.
Manitoba Theatre Company
Jordan Van Sewell
Royal Winnipeg Ballet
University of Manitoba Press
Prairie Dog Central Railway
VIA Rail Canada
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
Dr. Frank Albo
Winnipeg Railway Museum
Events by Emma
Jeannette and Greg Delorme
Elaine and Doug Lochhead
Dr. Jerry Gray
Bridgman Collaborative Architecture
Stainless Concepts Inc.
APTIS is a charitable organization whose operations are governed by a board of directors. To date, some of their most noteworthy achievements include
- "Raising $2,500,000 in donations prior to having a market presence
- Purchasing land and building in St. Boniface for the future development of a new 40 room facility
- Engaging Bridgman Collaborative Architectures Ltd. to prepare architectural plans and prepare Class B estimates for the new facility
- Committing Ambassador Gary Doer to be the official spokesperson for the organization
- Establishing a market presence by temporarily leasing space from Villa Aulneau until the new facility is complete"
In order for APTIS to achieve its goals, they need to raise the funds needed to support their operations and capital development. They currently have two fundraising campaigns - an operational one to subsidize rental rates paid by guests and a capital one to develop the new facility
Vision for the Future:
APTIS intends to renovate and restore the 210 Rue Mason heritage building. The project is expected to be funded completely through fundraising efforts and donations. This larger space will allow APTIS to better accommodate their guests and allow for intake of more patients. As owners of the facility, APTIS will be in direct control and thus are more unrestricted in making the decisions they see best fit in accordance with their mandate.
For more information, visit their website here.
"We are a diverse community and a new vision for heritage is emerging that will contribute to a new age in Canada. HCF’s 40th Anniversary National Heritage Conference will explore how older communities, cultural landscapes, buildings and intangible heritage are finding new relevance at this watershed moment." [Taken from Heritage Canada's Website]
Formerly a North West Company trading post that was built in 1809, Fort Gibraltar is located at the forks of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers. Over the summer, it serves as a tourist attraction and historical site, providing a look back into the lifestyle of those living in the early 1800s. Costumed interpreters act both as educators and as tour guides as they transport visitors back to the period of the voyageurs and traders.
Throughout the year, there are facilities available to rent for special events or functions. They also host the Festival du Voyageur winter festival in February
"A Brief Historical Summary (taken from the Fort Gibraltar Website)
1809 – The North West Company builds Fort Gibraltar
1816 – Fort Gibraltar is captured and destroyed by the Selkirk Colony
1817 – Fort Gibraltar is rebuilt by the North West Company
1821 – North West Company merges with Hudson’s Bay Company – Fort Gibraltar continues its operations under the Hudson’s Bay company standard
1822 – Fort Gibraltar’s name is changed to Fort Garry
1835 – Fort Garry is abandoned but its warehouses are still used
1852 – Fort Garry is destroyed by the Red River Flood
1978 – Fort Gibraltar is rebuilt by the Festival du Voyageur"
For more information, please visit their website here
For more information, please visit the Red River Heritage Fair Website here