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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