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  • August 17, 2022

    Unbridled Potential: The Winnipeg Saddlery Building

    There is a boarded up brick building at 284 William Avenue, with a quaint alcove entrance and painted glass window above the doorway, looking out towards Winnipeg’s original Market Square. Known as the Winnipeg Saddlery Building, it was once part of a thriving commercial hub, surrounded by manufacturing company offices, the Grain Exchange, and a…

  • July 14, 2022

    Where A City Began: A Brief History of North East Winnipeg

    From Manitoba’s entrance into Confederation in 1870, the north east area of Winnipeg has evolved from a rural farming municipality to an urban industrial, commercial and residential space in the city. With that said, the settled history of North East Winnipeg, consisting of Elmwood, East Kildonan, and North Kildonan, stretches back much further than people…

  • 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…

  • August 4, 2022

    Free Summer Tours! Strolling Through History on the Grounds of Kennedy House

    The Kennedy House Renewal Committee is pleased to announce that an interpreter will be on the grounds of the house (417 River Road in St. Andrews) to share the significant stories of Captain William Kennedy, his family, and his many exploits throughout the month of August 2022. Outdoor tours will operate Wednesday and Thursday evenings…

  • August 2, 2022

    Commemorating Another Demolished Heritage Home

    The 1932 James M. Gilchrist House at 1015 Wellington Crescent is being demolished. Without any legal safeguards provided by its inclusion on the City of Winnipeg’s Commemorative List of Historical Resource, the 90 year old house is simply being torn down after updating it was deemed too difficult and expensive. The second major historic home…

  • July 13, 2022

    Roxy Lanes Denied Designation

    The bid to have Roxy Lanes at 385 Henderson Highway nominated for a heritage designation has been officially quashed. Following the news that Roxy Lanes was likely to be demolished after being sold, the community, supported by Heritage Winnipeg and Elmwood-East Kildonan Councillor Jason Schreyer, advocated to have the building protected by adding it to…

  • Committee Recommends Leacock House Remain Protected

    A request to strip the 1882 Leacock House at 442 Scotia Street of its protective heritage designation was unanimously voted down by the City’s Historical Buildings and Resources Committee on July 12th, 2022. Marymound, the owners of the house, wanted it removed from the City of Winnipeg’s List of Historical Resources so it could be…

  • July 4, 2022

    West Kildonan Library Closer to Heritage Designation

    In a unanimous vote, the Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage and Downtown Development supported the nomination of the 1967 West Kildonan Library at 365 Jefferson Avenue for a heritage designation at the meeting on July 4th, 2022. The nomination was recommended by the Lord Selkirk-West Kildonan Community Committee on June 21st, 2022…

  • 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…

  • National Trust Conference 2022

    Thu., Oct. 20, - Sat., Oct. 22, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    in 62 days

    The annual National Trust Conference is Canada’s largest heritage learning and networking event. Held every year since 1974, the National Trust Conference brings together a wide-range of people working to keep Canada’s heritage alive: from grassroots activists and elected officials, to professionals, planners, policy makers, and property owners. Conference themes have tackled pressing issues for Canada’s heritage movement, including community revitalization, heritage tourism, sustainable development, and climate change.

    The Heritage Reset: Making Critical Choices

    Toronto, Ontario – October 20th to 22nd, 2022

    Seismic societal shifts exacerbated by a global pandemic have drawn into question many values, structures, and public policies in Canada, including those guiding heritage conservation. As the urgency increases to advance decolonization and anti-racism, take bold climate action, and redress economic and social inequity, are heritage principles and heritage places in step, or stuck in the past? Now is the time for realignment and concerted action. How can we accelerate the heritage movement’s impact as a positive, essential, progressive force addressing pressing issues like climate change, racism, reconciliation, affordable housing, social justice, accessibility, economic resiliency, and more?

  • Manitoba Heritage Summit 2022

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

    in 55 days

    You’re invited to attend
    the Manitoba Heritage Summit 2022

    Join us 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!

    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

  • Heritage Winnipeg’s 2022 Annual General Meeting

    Wed., Sep. 28, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    in 40 days

    Millennium Centre

    389 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Heritage Winnipeg
    cordially invites you to attend our
    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    keynote presentation
    Daniel Guenther and Evan Krosney:
    Writing A New Chapter in The History of The West Kildonan Library

    Millennium Centre · 389 Main Street
    DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM
    free street parking starts at 5:30 pm

    face masks recommended

  • Manitoba Underground Opera at the Millennium Centre

    Thu., Aug. 11, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

    8 days ago

    Millennium Centre

    389 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Join us in the Millennium Centre’s monumental granite and marble banking hall to delight in a performance by outstanding local singers from Manitoba Underground Opera! Enjoy a wide range of styles from opera to musical theatre as you sit beneath the massive 16-meter-wide stained-glass dome. Designed for the Bank of Commerce by renowned architects Darling and Pearson, this magnificent heritage building is the perfect place to enjoy a lunch hour concert!

    DOORS OPEN 11:45am

    CONCERT BEGINS 12:00pm

    CONCERT CONCLUDES 12:45pm

    We kindly encourage all those attending to donate $5 or whatever is affordable in lieu of admission to support the Millennium Centre and Manitoba Underground Opera, the nonprofit organizations hosting this event.

    No registration or tickets required to attend. To help keep our community safe, wearing a face mask is recommended.

  • Doors Open Winnipeg 2022

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

    83 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

    148 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

    309 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

    324 days ago

    Millennium Centre

    389 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Heritage Winnipeg
    cordially invites you to attend our
    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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

    keynote presentation
    CHRISTINE SKENE:
    Crescentwood Heritage Conservation District

    Millennium Centre · 389 Main Street
    DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM
    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

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