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November 17, 2017

2018 Annual Preservation Awards

The nomination form for the 2018 Annual Preservation Awards is now available. Instructions and eligibility criteria can be found on the form below:
 
Please note: The PDF form can be filled in directly but needs to be downloaded and saved to the computer first.


2018 Heritage Winnipeg Annual Preservation Awards

Since 1985, Heritage Winnipeg has sponsored an annual awards program that seeks to recognize those people dedicated to the protection, restoration and conservation of Winnipeg's built heritage. Awards are also given to owners of heritage structures who seek to sensitively restore their buildings so that they become a productive element of the economical, cultural and social fabric of the community.

Awards are presented in three basic categories:

  1. Distinguished Service Award

    This 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.

  2. Heritage Conservation Award

    This award recognizes the special efforts and excellence in specific projects 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 re-use of these structures and provide for their long-term protection.

    Heritage Conservation Awards may be given to the owners of commercial, institutional or residential structures with historical and/or architectural value and who provide long-term protection and conservation of key architectural elements for these structure and their sensitive adaptive use. Special recognition may also be given to consultants and contractors of the project selected for an award.

    In the case of a successful residential project, a special award will be given in the honour of C.W. Chivers, a well-known Winnipeg architect who designed buildings such as All Saint's Church, Balmoral Hall and the Assiniboine Park Pavilion.

  3. Youth Category

    This award recognizes the special contribution of non-professionals under the age of 25.

    Nominations may be made in more than one category. If possible, please enclose photographs or email digitized photos.

Questions relative to the requirements for a nomination may be directed to Ms. Cindy Tugwell, Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director, by phone (942-2663), fax (942-2094) or e-mail (info@heritagewinnipeg.com). The deadline for nominations is January 26, 2018. Completed nominations can be mailed to:

Heritage Winnipeg Corporation
#509 - 63 Albert Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 1G4

Winners will receive a framed certificate recognizing their effort at a ceremony to be held on National Heritage Day - the third Monday in February.



October 23, 2017

In Memoriam - CELINE KEAR (Nee Power)

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating the life of Celine Kear at the Millennium Centre on October 19th, 2017. Special thanks to Celine's sisters, Maureen Roche, Mary Power, Pauline Lake and Bernadette Cocker, WOW Hospitality and all those who made a donation in memory of Celine.

Celine will be deeply missed by everyone at Heritage Winnipeg
 for her unwavering commitment, dedication, and passion to our organization and our city over the many years of her involvement. 

 
Thank you to the following individuals for their donations to Heritage Winnipeg in memory of Celine Kear: 
 
David McDowell Richard Girling
Nancy Klos Carolyn Wilkinson
Dianne Beaven Carol Scott
Marie Ohta Glen Merritt
John Lehr Lawrence Hodkinson
Joyce Reshaur John Pollard
Bruce McNeice Vicky Armanios
Beverley Watts Kirk & Sonia Kuppers
Robert Darling Mary Power
Bernadette Cocker Marina Plett-Lyle
Maureen Roche Pauline Lake
Mick Hersak Graham Watson
Phyllis Watson Doris Lemoine
Joyce MacMartin Ellen Peel
Corinne Tellier  
   

Celine Kear, Chair of the Heritage Winnipeg Fundraising Commitee
and MC at the spring luncheons at the Fort Garry Hotel in 2013

It is with great sadness that Heritage Winnipeg acknowledges the passing of Celine Kear on Saturday, September 9th, 2017.  Celine was long-time supporter of and advocate for Winnipeg's built heritage. 

Celine Kear had many decades of experience in the volunteer sector and the charitable non-profit heritage community.  She has served on the Dalnavert Management Committee and on the Board of The Friends of the Ralph Connor House (FRCH). She is a past president of both the Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) and Heritage Winnipeg (HW), and has completed a two –year term as president of the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women. (CFUW)  She taught at Vincent Massey School for many years, and part-time at the University of Winnipeg. Celine was bilingual and she was also an experienced fundraiser.

Heritage Winnipeg Board Member 1998-2010
President, Heritage Winnipeg - 2004-2006
Past President, Heritage Winnipeg - 2007-2010
Chair of the HW Fundraising Committee, and host of HW Fundraising committee events 2006-2016
Doors Open Winnipeg, annual volunteer chair of hosting guests at the Lieutenant Governor’s house for their levee.
Recipient of the Heritage Winnipeg Lifetime Achievement award in 2016 for her volunteer efforts in the heritage community.

 

Celine Kear at the HW fall fundraiser at the historic Kantor House
(Moss House) in 2011.

Mahers Funeral Home -  Click here for a full obituary
An obituary will also be in the Winnipeg Free Press on Saturday, September 16, 2017.


 

October 5, 2017

Heritage Winnipeg makes bid to save lavish Oak Room at the St. Regis Hotel: UPDATE

Heritage Winnipeg is proud to have worked with Brock Coutts in successfully preserving the Oak Room from the St. Regis Hotel! The Oak Room will be incorporated into Coutts' purposed whisky distillery, Patent 5, which will be located in the Dominion Express Company Building, a heritage building at 108-112 Alexander Avenue. Heritage Winnipeg is grateful for the corporation of Fortress Real Developments and Edenshaw Developments in the removal of the Oak Room from the St. Regis Hotel.

From the CBC: Whisky producer eyes warehouse on the edge of Winnipeg's Exchange District



August 3, 2017:

Heritage Winnipeg hopes to preserve the historic Oak Room at the St. Regis Hotel, which is set to be demolished in August.

From the CBC:

With just weeks before the building is set to be demolished, Heritage Winnipeg is hoping to preserve the grandeur of the St. Regis Hotel's Oak Room. 

Just as its name says, the century-old banquet area is extensively panelled in oak, where it has a storied history on the first floor of the old hotel on Smith Street.

Fortress Real Developments plans to build a commercial space and parkade after the demolition of the building begins in August

"What we'd like to see is some help or some support with the city and maybe someone in the private sector to help us dismantle the room, preserve it ... ultimately to be showcased in another heritage building," said Cindy Tugwell, executive director of Heritage Winnipeg

Please visit the CBC's website to read the rest the full article.

October 2, 2017

"Fall" back into reading with the Heritage Winnipeg Blog!

Visit the Official Blog of Heritage Winnipeg to learn about the latest heritage issues in Winnipeg and uncover the history of our fascinating buildings.

August Blog Posts:
· 
The Confederation Life Building - An Historic Skyscraper Soaring Into the 21st Century
· Priceless Heritage on the Crescent
· The Royal Albert Hotel - Crown Jewel in the Exchange
· The Upper Fort Garry Heritage Wall - Illuminating Manitoba's History
· St. Boniface Fire Hall No. 1 - Reigniting a Heritage Treasure?

September Blog Posts:
· 
Historic Roof Preservation Around the Globe
· The Role of Digital Media in the Preservation of Historical Sites and Buildings

Don't forget to subscribe to the blog to have new posts delivered to your inbox!
 


June 29, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th birthday with a commemorative Canada 150 print by artist Robert Sweeney



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