• June 21, 2022

    An Institute of French Excellence: Université de Saint-Boniface

    With over 200 years of excellence in French education to build on, the Université de Saint-Boniface has risen from extremely modest beginnings to welcoming students from around to the world to an exceptional academic experience! While some of the buildings used by the institute did not stand the test of time, it’s final building, Le…

  • May 19, 2022

    Celebrating Neighbourhoods: Doors Open Winnipeg 2022

    It’s May, which means Heritage Winnipeg’s favourite weekend of the year is quickly approaching! That’s right, we are happy to say that our 19th annual Doors Open Winnipeg is happening on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29! After hosting a safe and successful event in September 2021, we are looking forward to celebrating the…

  • April 13, 2022

    J.C. Falls House: Crumbling but History not Forgotten

    For the past couple of months, the historic J.C. Falls House at 36 Roslyn Road has been a topic of discussion due to its crumbling structure. Unfortunately, this recognized heritage building is on the brink of losing its historical designation. This blog will not only explore the building’s history but also try to unpack how…

  • March 16, 2022

    Renovated & Restored History: The Ukrainian Labour Temple

    It is now March and our 36th Annual Preservation Awards are fast approaching! We are proud to announce that this year’s awards will be hosted at the Ukrainian Labour Temple, therefore, Heritage Winnipeg thought it would be a great idea to showcase and applaud them for the extensive conservation work undertaken. Over the years, Heritage…

  • February 15, 2022

    Looking Back at the Home of Tomorrow!

    The mid-20th century was a time of constant technological innovation. New and exciting electrical devices promised to save time and effort, radically changing the way Canadians lived their lives and interacted with their homes. Model homes showing these exciting displays were often boldly declared the home of the future, or the home of tomorrow. Winnipeg…

  • January 6, 2022

    Breaking Ground in Winnipeg’s West End: The First English Lutheran Church

    Located in Winnipeg’s West End at 484 Maryland Street, is the First English Lutheran Church building, now known as City Church. Immediately upon arriving, one is struck by the building’s Gothic architecture and the large, beautiful stained glass rose window welcoming you above the front entrance. The building’s exterior is impressive, however, what is equally…

  • December 9, 2021

    Winter Wonderland at the Forks: A Winnipeg Tradition

    It’s December, which means Winnipeg’s historic Forks site is bustling with holiday shoppers, friends, and families meeting to go skating or grabbing food in The Forks Market. As one of the city’s most popular tourist sites, it is no surprise that The Forks generates a year-round crowd, however, there is something special to be said…

  • November 10, 2021

    Union Station: A Gateway to Winnipeg’s Past

    Winnipeg is full of historic places, from the Exchange District at the heart of the city traversed by the outstanding Bankers’ Row, to the charming century-old neighbourhoods that many call home. There is one historic place in this city, however, with a place in history that has witnessed the birth of a budding city and…

  • June 27, 2022

    Remembering Shirley Loewen

    On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022, Shirley Loewen, long time friend of Heritage Winnipeg, passed away. Shirley was an active member of the community and passionate about many causes, including arts and culture. After starting her career as a nurse at Saskatoon City Hospital where she met her husband, Bill Loewen, Shirley and her family eventually…

  • June 21, 2022

    First Step Taken Towards West Kildonan Library Heritage Designation

    On Tuesday, June 21st, 2022, the Lord Selkirk-West Kildonan Community Committee recommend the West Kildonan Library be nominated for the City of Winnipeg’s List of Historical Resources. The recommendation was applauded by the Friends of West Kildonan Library, who are advocating for the heritage designation which would protect the building’s character defining elements from alteration…

  • June 14, 2022

    Odd Fellows Home Nominated for Heritage Designation

    The 1923 Odds Fellows Home at 4025 Roblin Boulevard was officially nominated for a heritage designation at the Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage and Downtown Development meeting on June 14th, 2022. The nomination was recommended by Councillor Kevin Klein of Charleswood-Tuxedo in early 2022 and the building was subsequently added to the…

  • June 7, 2022

    Announcing the 2022 Doors Open Winnipeg Winners!

    The entries have been reviewed and the votes have been counted… Heritage Winnipeg is now pleased to announce all the winners from Doors Open Winnipeg 2022! A big thank you to all the hosts and volunteers for their outstanding efforts during weekend, you make it possible to share the stories our buildings tell. And thank…

  • June 1, 2022

    Help Heritage Winnipeg Win $20,000!

    The Great Canadian Giving Challenge starts today! Every $1 you donate in the month of June through CanadaHelps enters Heritage Winnipeg to win $20,000 during the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! The more you give, the greater the chances Heritage Winnipeg has to WIN the grand prize. Imagine the difference $20,000 could make! Will you rise…

  • May 29, 2022

    Thank You!

    Heritage Winnipeg would like to give a huge and sincere thank you to all the guests, volunteers, hosts, and sponsors of Doors Open Winnipeg 2022 that made the event a great success! It was wonderful to have this annual event return to May and even a few spring showers couldn’t put a damper on the…

  • May 18, 2022

    Hundreds Rally to Save West Kildonan Library

    On Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, over 100 community leaders, elected officials, parents, and students from across the Seven Oaks School Division, rallied outside of the West Kildonan Library to share their concerns about a proposed city plan to move the public Library into the Garden City Shopping Centre. The proposal from City Hall recommends the…

  • May 12, 2022

    Happy Manitoba Day! Celebrate with a FREE Activity Booklet!

    152 years ago today, on May 12, 1870, Manitoba officially became a province when the Manitoba Act was created, passed by the Parliament of Canada, and received Royal Assent. The province was founded on the traditional territory of the Cree, Anishinaabe, Oji-Cree, Dakota/Lakota (Sioux), and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Known as the “Keystone”…

  • Manitoba Heritage Summit 2022

    Thu., Oct. 13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    in 107 days

    Millennium Centre

    389 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    You’re invited to attend
    the Manitoba Heritage Summit 2022

    Join us both online and at the Millennium Centre to discuss the state of heritage in Manitoba! What are the present opportunities and challenges in the heritage sector? How are heritage-related organizations preparing to address them?

    The Manitoba Heritage Summit is open to everyone, both professional and amateur. Participation is especially encouraged by people connected with heritage in their community, including involvement with museums and archives, local historical societies, municipal heritage advisory committees, local and regional governments, and heritage advocacy groups. We embrace the broadest possible interpretation of this term as illustrated by the diversity of Provincial Heritage Agencies involved in organizing the Manitoba Heritage Summit.

    More details about this event including the program, and registration opening, will be coming soon so stay tuned!

    There is NO COST to attend the Manitoba Heritage Summit.

    The Manitoba Heritage Summit is presented by eight Manitoba Provincial Heritage Associations:

    Association for Manitoba Archives
    Association of Manitoba Museums
    Heritage Winnipeg
    Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada
    La Société historique de Saint-Boniface
    Manitoba Archaeological Society
    Manitoba Genealogical Society
    Manitoba Historical Society

  • Doors Open Winnipeg 2022

    Sat., May. 28, - Sun., May. 29, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    31 days ago

    Celebrating the stories our buildings tell!

    Heritage Winnipeg is proud to present the 19th annual Doors Open Winnipeg! This FREE event invites the public to explore our built heritage treasures, cultural institutions and historic streetscapes. This year we are looking forward to exciting new buildings, events and tours. It will be a fun and safe event that supports local heritage organizations and businesses during these challenging times. Come enjoy the neighbourhoods that make our city wonderful as we celebrate the stories our buildings tell!

    Please visit the Doors Open Winnipeg website to learn more about this event.

  • Heritage Winnipeg’s 36th Annual Preservation Awards

    Thu., Mar. 24, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    96 days ago

    Ukrainian Labour Temple

    591 Pritchard Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Heritage Winnipeg cordially invites you to our

    36th Annual Preservation Awards

    Recognizing the people and building projects dedicated to the conservation of Winnipeg’s built heritage!

    Thursday, March 24th, 2022
    Ukrainian Labour Temple
    591 Pritchard Avenue

    Doors open at 5:00 pm
    Ceremony commences at 5:30 pm
    Light reception at 6:30 pm including 30 minute building tours

    Online registration is required to attend

    A FREE public event!

    All current public health orders will be followed

    Only street parking is available

    For more information, please contact Heritage Winnipeg at info@heritagewinnipeg.com or 204-942-2663

  • Manitoba Heritage Summit 2021

    Thu., Oct. 14, 2021, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    257 days ago

    You’re invited to attend
    The Manitoba Heritage Summit 2021

    Join us this October 14th, 2021 for an all-day event organized and presented by a group of eight Manitoba Provincial Heritage Associations (PHA’s), to discuss the state of heritage in Manitoba.

    The Manitoba Heritage Summit Group consists of:
    Manitoba Historical Society
    Association of Manitoba Museums
    Association for Manitoba Archives
    La Société historique de Saint-Boniface
    Manitoba Archaeological Society
    Heritage Winnipeg
    Manitoba Genealogical Society
    Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada

    The Manitoba Heritage Summit will achieve:

    • Identify common themes among PHAs relating to heritage and history in Manitoba
    • Identify present and future opportunities and challenges that will be beneficial for the delivery of heritage-related programs and the management of heritage resources around Manitoba,
    • Foster improved collaboration and communication between PHAs and smaller heritage facilities around the province

    More details about this event including the program, and registration opening, will be coming soon so stay tuned!

    There is NO COST to attend the Manitoba Heritage Summit.

    Sponsors of the Manitoba Heritage Summit:
    Province of Manitoba | The Winnipeg Foundation

  • Heritage Winnipeg’s 2021 Annual General Meeting

    Wed., Sep. 29, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    272 days ago

    Millennium Centre

    389 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Heritage Winnipeg
    cordially invites you to attend our

    Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    keynote presentation
    Crescentwood Heritage Conservation District

    Millennium Centre · 389 Main Street
    free street parking starts at 5:30 pm

    immunization cards, face masks and social distancing are mandatory

    please RSVP to 204-942-2663 or cindy@heritagewinnipeg.com

  • National Trust Virtual Conference 2021

    Tue., Sep. 28, 2021, - Fri., Oct. 1, 2021, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    273 days ago

    The annual National Trust conference is Canada’s largest heritage learning and networking event. Held in a different part of Canada every year, this national conference brings together a wide-range of people keeping Canada’s heritage alive: from grassroots advocates, professionals and planners, to elected officials, policy makers, and students. Presented by the National Trust for Canada in association with Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.

    Heritage and the Global Reset: Seizing the Moment

    The global health crisis has bought into clear focus the damage the current economic paradigm has wrought. The response around the world has been explosive, including demands for redress of social and racial inequities, rebalancing of climate, and rethinking the economy.

    As the world hits the reset button, the National Trust in association with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals invites you to be part of a cross-Canada conversation about the responsibility and the opportunity heritage conservation practitioners have at this critical moment. More than ever, heritage places have extraordinary potential to meet the challenges of a post-COVID world,through reflecting the cultural diversity of Canada in the quest for reconciliation and equity, in reducing resource consumption and GHG emissions, and by providing the building blocks for a sustainable economic recovery.

    The deadline for submission is Friday, April 9, 2021.

  • Doors Open Winnipeg 2021

    Sat., Sep. 11, 2021, - Sun., Sep. 12, 2021, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    290 days ago

    Celebrating the Stories Our Buildings Tell!


    Held annually on the last weekend of May, Doors Open Winnipeg is a FREE city-wide celebration of Winnipeg’s distinct spaces, outstanding architecture and vibrant history. Each year, visitors are encouraged to explore Winnipeg’s past at over 100 unique events and tours located throughout the city. Since 2004, over 300,000 visitors and countless volunteers have made Doors Open Winnipeg one of the city’s essential spring events.

    Doors Open Winnipeg 2021 will be going forward, as long as it is safe to do so!

  • Canadian Museums Association 2021 National Conference

    Mon., May. 3, 2021, - Thu., May. 13, 2021, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    421 days ago

    A goal of the Canadian Museums Association is to bring people and organizations together in support of the museum field and society at-large. The theme for CMA 2021 is Moving Forward, a call for greater solidarity, connectedness and social responsibility to propel the museum sector ahead.

    The virtual conference will be a unique opportunity to bring Canada’s museum community together for the best in professional development, networking and collaboration. CMA 2021 promises to be an occasion to focus on the most timely and relevant issues of today and, at the same time, address the practical issues we face in our work.

    Don’t miss Heritage Winnipeg’s Executive Director Cindy Tugwell speaking at the conference about her experience working with Digital Museums Canada on a virtual exhibit!

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