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…


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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…

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…

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