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  • June 18, 2024

    Somewhere Under the Rainbow: Wilson House at the Centre of Canada’s First 2SLGBTQ+ Campus

    If you’ve been in the Broadway area recently, you’ve probably noticed the development being built around the former Klinic building (Wilson House, 545 Broadway). While many might write it off as yet another high-rise, this assumption is far from the truth. The building is the first of its kind in Canada: a 2SLGBTQ+ campus called Place of Pride…

  • May 29, 2024

    A Steeple for the People: The Past, Present, and Future of Augustine Centre

    Winnipeg’s Osborne Village is a dense neighbourhood filled with old and new apartment buildings, construction sites and empty plots, small businesses, bars, dispensaries and gyms. Within the area’s unique skyline there floats a shining spire, visible from many points within the neighborhood. Augustine United Church’s newly restored shimmering steeple is a visual staple of the…

  • April 30, 2024

    A Style Of Its Own: Bernier House

    A white stucco house in Winnipeg is a typical sight, drawing no attention from passers by. The sturdy material is a popular choice for the facade of a house due to its durability, weather resistance and low maintenance. In St. Boniface, one of these houses stands out from the crowd – it has a tower!…

  • March 23, 2024

    Hot Off The Press! The Tribune Building

    Around the turn of the 20th century, Winnipeg was a booming young city on the prairies with lots of news to share and an ever growing population to share it with. Dozens of newspapers started up in the city, trying to capitalize on the prosperity and tell their stories, but few would leave a lasting…

  • February 27, 2024

    A Hidden Dragon: The Johnstone Block

    A new moon rose in the night sky above Winnipeg on February 10th, 2024, as the Lunar New Year arrived. In some places it was the start of 15 days of festivities, ending in the Lantern Festival on February 24th. The exact date of the Lunar New Year changes every year as it is determined…

  • January 19, 2024

    The Heart Of Winnipeg: 150 Years At Portage And Main

    For the duration of 2024, Winnipeg is celebrating 150 years as a city! This exciting anniversary is a time to both look back at our history in order to understand our present, and to look forward, making good decisions for our future. We marvel at the progress we have made and the obstacles we have…

  • December 22, 2023

    Delivering The Holidays: Winnipeg’s Post Offices

    December is a special time of year when regardless of our beliefs, we slow down and connect with people we love. Many of us will go through the ritual of sending Christmas cards, recapping the happenings of the year, and include a picture or two to share with friends and family. It is a tradition…

  • November 17, 2023

    Ring! Ring! St. John’s Telephone Exchange Calling

    It’s 1878, Winnipeg is barely five years old. Small and young, it is a city full of ambition and confidence, ready to make its mark. The first railway connecting Winnipeg to the wider world will be completed by the end of the year, and the course is set. The city grew from only 1,869 inhabitants…

  • July 5, 2024

    Six New Heritage Designations!

    On July 4th, 2024 the City of Winnipeg Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development concurred with the recommendation of the Historical Buildings and Resources Committee and approved the addition of five buildings and one statue to the List of Historical Resources. These historical designations protect heritage from alteration of character defining elements or demolition….

  • July 4, 2024

    The Millennium Centre Joins Exchange District BIZ for Historic Places Days 2024

    For ONE WEEK ONLY – The Millennium Centre is joining the Exchange District BIZ History Tour for Historic Places Days! The “History of the Exchange” tours on July 10th-12th and 15th-17th will begin with a short tour of the first floor of the century-old bank. Located at 389 Main Street, the Millennium Centre was built…

  • July 1, 2024

    Showcase our Heritage! Art Contest

    Happy Canada Day! Winnipeg is often referred to as the “heart” of the country, but what is at the “heart” of Winnipeg? Heritage & Art, that’s what! This year, we’re celebrating Canada Day with the launch of our “Showcase our Heritage!” art contest. Here’s how it works: We’re calling for visual artists to send us…

  • June 27, 2024

    Presenting the Winners of Doors Open Winnipeg 2024!

    The entries were assessed, and the votes were tallied… Heritage Winnipeg is thrilled to announce the winners of Doors Open Winnipeg 2024! A special thanks to all of the hosts and volunteers for their amazing work during the weekend, making it possible to share the stories that our buildings tell. Another thank you goes out…

  • June 24, 2024

    Historic Places Days 2024

    Heritage Winnipeg and the Millennium Centre are participating in this year’s Historic Places Days from July 10th to 17th! The annual event is organized by the National Trust for Canada. Throughout the week, historic sites across the country promote their location and encourage visitors to travel to as many historic places as possible! It is…

  • June 19, 2024

    Update: Winnipeg Railway Museum and Streetcar 356

    On June 18th, 2024, the Midwestern Rail Association announced the completion of a 25 year agreement with VIA Rail Canada that will see the Winnipeg Railway Museum remain in the historic Union Station at 123 Main Street. Val Cousineau, President of Midwestern Rail Association, made the announcement at the railway station. This is good news…

  • June 18, 2024

    Celebrating 50 years of Dalnavert Museum

    On June 18th, 2024, Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director Cindy Tugwell and Intern Lovissa Wiens attended a 50th anniversary event for Dalnavert Museum.

  • June 13, 2024

    Save the Date: Heritage Winnipeg Fundraiser

    Mark your calendars! Heritage Winnipeg’s fundraising event will take place on Friday, November 8th, 2024 at the Millennium Centre. Stay tuned for more details and ticket prices to be announced this summer! Details will be shared through the news page on our website and our social media pages.

  • National Trust Conference

    Tue., Nov. 12, - Sat., Nov. 16, 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

    in 119 days

    The National Trust Conference (with Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals & Indigenous Heritage Circle) is Canada’s largest heritage learning & networking event. Every year, the conference brings together 500+ individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, including professionals (new and established), artisans and advocates, developers, planners, heritage site operators, researchers, students, and volunteers from across Canada and beyond. This lively annual gathering includes challenging and fascinating case studies and lessons from heritage practice, communities, and industry, as well as productive debate and goal-setting discussions.

    National Trust Conference 2024

    Building Bridges

    The National Trust Conference will be in Montreal this year with heritage volunteers, policymakers, and professionals from across Canada. This year’s theme, Building Bridges, will explore the connection of places, cultures and practices. The conference will have five tracks: “From the Drawing Board to the Worksite: Techniques, Materials and Practitioners,” “Historic Structures Meeting Contemporary Requirements,” “Climate Imperative and Historic Buildings and Places,” “Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Reconciliation” and “Removing Systemic Barriers to Heritage-Led Reuse.” Discover how heritage is a social and economic force, discuss sensitive additions to historic places and heritage districts, gain empowerment through heritage advocacy sessions, and participate in partnership learning to better safeguard Indigenous legacy. Meet peers from all throughout Canada, as well as potential employers or project collaborators. You don’t want to miss this important event!

  • Launching our very first Art Contest: Showcase Our Heritage!

    Fri., Jun. 28, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    18 days ago

    We are launching our first ever art contest: Showcase our Heritage! Participants are encouraged to create artwork inspired by our built heritage, and those who best capture the spirit of Winnipeg’s historic buildings will receive prizes from local businesses in the Exchange District. Click the link below the image to learn more!

  • Winnipeg 150 Book Presentation at the Millennium Library – June 24th 2024

    Mon., Jun. 24, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    22 days ago

    Millenium Library - Carol Shields Auditorium

    251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Join Robert Sweeney (illustrator), Cindy Tugwell (Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director), and Greg Agnew (Heritage Winnipeg President) in celebrating our commemorative Winnipeg 150 book and the stories our buildings tell in the Carol Shields Auditorium at the Millenium Library on June 24th, 2024, from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

  • Doors Open Winnipeg 2024

    Sat., May. 25, - Sun., May. 26, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    52 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. We encourage everyone to explore Winnipeg’s past at 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.

    Don’t miss out on this event as we celebrate Winnipeg’s 150th Anniversary and its fascinating history alongside the amazing built heritage treasures, cultural institutions and historic streetscapes!

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

  • 2024 Red River Heritage Fair

    Thu., May. 2, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

    75 days ago

    The Red River Heritage Fair program encourages students to explore the history of our country in a dynamic and hands-on environment. Students from grades 4 t0 9 use the medium of their choice to recount the stories of the people, events and key moments from Canadian history. The selected projects are then presented at the 2024 Red River Heritage Fair, taking place at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre.

    Along with presenting their projects, at the fair the students also respond to questions from judges and share their project with fellow students, parents, teachers, and community members. But it is much more exciting than that; students participate in interactive workshops, join in a scavenger hunt, meet others students and share their history projects thus creating a fast-paced history learning day.

    Join Heritage Winnipeg at the 2024 Red River Heritage Fair as we celebrate cultural diversity, new perspectives and exciting connections between the past and present! Let’s inspire students to be passionate about Canadian history and recognize their hard work! Visit the Red River Heritage Fair website to find out how you can get involved.

  • Heritage Winnipeg’s 38th Annual Preservation Awards

    Wed., Apr. 17, 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

    90 days ago

    Millennium Centre

    389 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Heritage Winnipeg cordially invites you to our

    38th Annual Preservation Awards

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

    Wednesday, April 17th, 2024
    Millennium Centre
    389 Main Street

    Doors open at 5:15 pm
    Free street parking starts at 5:30 pm
    Ceremony commences at 5:45 pm
    Light reception at 6:45 pm

    A FREE public event!

     

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

     

  • Winnipeg 150: Stories Our Buildings Tell Book Signing

    Sat., Mar. 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    122 days ago

    Join us at our book signing!

    Heritage Winnipeg will be in Chapters at Polo Park (695 Empress Street) for a book signing celebrating our newest publication, Winnipeg 150: Stories Our Buildings Tell. Join Heritage Winnipeg’s President, Greg Agnew, and Robert Sweeney, the illustrator of the book, for a fun event with fellow history enthusiasts!

    Winnipeg 150: Stories Our Buildings will be a cherished keepsake, encapsulating 150 years of triumphs, challenges and transformative moments in our city’s remarkable journey. Inside are 150 illustrations of Winnipeg’ historic buildings, past and present, with their stories highlighting the vibrant communities and diverse cultures that have shaped our city. Come reminisce about 150 years of history in Winnipeg!

  • Winnipeg 150: Stories Our Buildings Tell Book Signing

    Sat., Mar. 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    136 days ago

    Join us at our book signing!

    Heritage Winnipeg will be at Indigo in Kenaston Common (1590 Kenaston Boulevard) for a book signing celebrating our newest publication, Winnipeg 150: Stories Our Buildings Tell. Join Heritage Winnipeg’s President, Greg Agnew, and Robert Sweeney, the illustrator of the book, for a fun event with fellow history enthusiasts!

    Winnipeg 150: Stories Our Buildings will be a cherished keepsake, encapsulating 150 years of triumphs, challenges and transformative moments in our city’s remarkable journey. Inside are 150 illustrations of Winnipeg’ historic buildings, past and present, with their stories highlighting the vibrant communities and diverse cultures that have shaped our city. Come reminisce about 150 years of history in Winnipeg!

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