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
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
Keynote Speaker Jeff Thorsteinson, Architectural Historian
Dr. Jerry Grey, Chair of Friends of Upper Fort Garry
Cindy Tugwell, Executive Director of Heritage Winnipeg
Jordan Van Sewell, President of Heritage Winnipeg
Emcee Celine Kear, Past President of Heritage Winnipeg
Lunch table set-up
THANK YOU to the Fort Garry Hotel for their generous donation of the raffle prize package.
We hope to see you all next year!
For more information, contact Heritage Winnipeg at 204.942.2663 or email@example.com. Tickets also available at McNally Robinson or in our online store at www.heritagewinnipeg.com/store.
A charitble tax receipt will be issued after the event.
Heritage Winnipeg Spring Fundraiser Luncheon
Renovation vs Preservation: A Catalyst for Change and Causes for Concern
with Guest Speaker Richard Walls, Heritage Developer
Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank our guest speaker, Richard Walls for a very interesting and thought provoking presentation at our annual fundraising luncheon a the historic Fort Garry Hotel. Thank you to all the staff at the FGH for their excellent hospitality, you truly make our event a success! Finally thank you to all of those individuals who attended and helped support our organization.
Thank you to the following businesses you contributed to the luncheon "Twlight in the Exchange" gift basket raffle prize. Congratulations to Celine Kear, the winner of this fabulous Exchange District prize package.
The Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation supports arts, culture, and heritage in the Province of Manitoba.
simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
Fox and Fiddle: Fine Pub Fare
King's Head Pub & Eatery
Waterfront Massage Therapy
The Manitoba Museum
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Tara Davis Studio Boutique
Winnipeg Film Group
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.
Check out our donor websites:
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.
in celebration of the building’s 100th birthday
(signed by the artist) $20.00 each (including taxes)
AVAILABLE AT THE
HERITAGE WINNIPEG OFFICE
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,