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August 31, 2023

Westminster United Church Update

Structural problems in the roof of Westminster United Church at 745 Westminster Avenue caused the 1912 building to be temporarily closed at the end of November 2022. As of now, the church has been able to continue functioning while the sanctuary is closed, with services being held in the lecture hall. Unfortunately, the lecture hall…

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August 28, 2023

You Could Own A Piece of History! Shards for Sale

Are you looking for something unique for your home or yard? How about a part of Winnipeg history? An artefact of the past! Then we have something for you, an opportunity to own a piece of history. Heritage Winnipeg is selling shards from the Winnipeg Theatre and the Thomson and Pope Building. Shards are architectural…

July 26, 2023

Celebrating the Life of Tony Eshmade

Sadly, on Monday, July 24th, 2023, Tony Eshmade passed away. Tony was a very dear friend of Heritage Winnipeg for several decades, a passionate supporter of Winnipeg’s built heritage in both his personal and professional life. Ever charitable with his time and expertise, he was always willing to help when needed. The impact he leaves…

June 23, 2023

Announcing the 2023 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 2023! 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. We wanted…

June 22, 2023

Executive Director Receives Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal

In celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the 21st of June, Heritage Winnipeg’s Executive Director, Cindy Tugwell, was honoured by the Southern Chiefs’ Organization and the Province of Manitoba by receiving a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal. Tugwell received the award for her efforts in advocating for the protection, conservation, and rehabilitation of the…

June 1, 2023

The Photography of James Hammel: A Beautiful Legacy

James Hammel was a photographer who captured Winnipeg in all its glory through his lens. Born in the United States in 1942, Hammel moved to Winnipeg after completing a degree in photography in 1970, becoming a proud dual citizen when he obtained his Canadian citizenship in 2006. He shared his talent with others at Red…

Student Wanted: Doors Open Winnipeg Coordinator

Heritage Winnipeg is currently accepting applications for a Doors Open Winnipeg Coordinator funded through Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations. We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic university student passionate about Winnipeg’s built heritage to join our team. Applicants must meet the criteria set out by Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations (students) to…

May 28, 2023

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 2023 that helped make the event a great success! It was wonderful to have so many people come out and support the the 20th anniversary of this event. Doors Open Winnipeg…

May 19, 2023

Doors Open Winnipeg 2023 Registration Opens Saturday, May 20th at Noon!

Online registration for nine Doors Open Winnipeg 2023 events opens Saturday, May 20th at noon! A link to register will be posted on the individual profiles of the nine events on the Doors Open Winnipeg website. The events requiring registration in advance to attend are: A Look at the Legislature Exchange District Walking Tour Ghost…

May 15, 2023

Are You Ready for Doors Open Winnipeg 2023?

Heritage Winnipeg is proud to present the 20th annual Doors Open Winnipeg, celebrating the built heritage treasures, cultural institutions and historic streetscapes of our great city. Come explore Winnipeg’s past through open buildings, fun events and exclusive tours on May 27th and 28th, 2023. Volunteers will answer questions while guided tours will maximize the immersive…

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