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February 16, 2024

Spark of Nostalgia: Winnipeg Tribune’s Matchbook Mementos

Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank Wayne Johnson for his donation in honour of his late uncle George Townsend, former Chief Controller of the Winnipeg Tribune. These unique matchbooks and coasters were printed in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Tribune newspaper, and were little souvenirs meant to be shared with everyone.  George Townsend’s…

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February 12, 2024

Heritage Winnipeg’s Newest Publication Becomes Best Seller!

On February 6th, 2024, there was a full house at McNally Robinson’s Grant Park location as Heritage Winnipeg officially launched its newest publication, Winnipeg 150: Stories Our Buildings Tell. This beautiful book produced to commemorate Winnipeg’s 150 anniversary is packed with 150 original illustrations of the city’s handsome buildings, past and present, accompanied by the…

February 8, 2024

Progress at Kennedy House! Phase II Commences

Phase II of the “Kennedy House Restoration Project” has begun! This phase will include upgrading the building to meet fire and safety codes, and is primarily focused on the main floor to ensure the public can visit the building in the future. The main floor washroom is being relocated to the den adjacent to the…

January 26, 2024

A New Chapter Begins

On January 10th, 2024, the first meeting of the North West Winnipeg Historical Society was held! This new organization is committed to shining a light on some of the history of north west Winnipeg that has otherwise been forgotten. Their mission is to to record, preserve, and promote the history of north west Winnipeg for…

January 5, 2024

Thank You Heritage Supporters!

Our gratitude goes out to all those who contributed to our 2023 December Donation Drive! On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, I would like to thank everyone for the support received. Heritage Winnipeg is now eagerly working on all of our 2024 projects and events to help celebrate the City of…

November 28, 2023

Heritage Winnipeg’s 2023 December Donation Drive

As a charitable organization, Heritage Winnipeg is asking for your help to support our efforts to protect and conserve our city’s irreplaceable built heritage. Your contribution to our 2023 December Donation Drive is an investment in the future of all Winnipeggers, helping conserve the heritage in the city we all love and call home! This…

October 30, 2023

Call for Nominations! The 38th Annual Preservation Awards

Do you know a person, organization or building project that went above and beyond in the conservation and advancement of Winnipeg’s built heritage in 2023? Nominate them for Heritage Winnipeg’s 38th Annual Preservation Awards! Awards are presented in three categories: Heritage Conservation, Distinguished Service and Youth. They recognize building owners, professionals, organizations and individuals that…

September 29, 2023

Progress in Pictures: The Downtown HBC Building

Heritage Winnipeg’s Executive Director, Cindy Tugwell, and President, Greg Agnew, were pleased to receive a special invitation by the Southern Chiefs Organization to a behind the scenes tour of the downtown Hudson’s Bay Company Building at 450 Portage Avenue. It was very rewarding to witness first hand what progress is being made on this massive…

September 28, 2023

Meet the Student: Maples Met School

Heritage Winnipeg is excited to have a student intern from the Maples Met School for the 2023-2024 school year. We believe that engaging with youth in a thought provoking manner will unveil new perspectives on built heritage issues and foster the next generation of advocates. Meet our student intern: Hello, my name is Nina and…

September 4, 2023

Millennium Centre Denied Critical Capital Funding

On behalf of 389 Main Street Heritage Corporation, Heritage Winnipeg was “very disappointed” to receive news in August that our beautiful historic Millennium Centre at 389 Main Street did not receive ANY redevelopment funding in the last and final intake for the provincial Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Fund for large capital projects. With…

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