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February 11, 2016

In Memorium: M. Garry Hilderman

It is with great sadness that Heritage Winnipeg acknowledges the passing of Garry Hilderman, a long-time supporter of and advocate for Winnipeg's built heritage. Before his passing, Garry was on the boards of both the Friends of Upper Fort Garry and the 389 Main Street Heritage Corporation (which owns and maintains the Millennium Centre at 389 Main Street). In his lifetime, he was also involved with the Forks Foundation, CentreVenture, the Historic Winnipeg Advisory Committee, and the Fort Whyte Centre for Environmental Education.

Through his career as a landscape architect, Garry was involved in many landmark projects that Manitobans are proud of today. These include the Provencher Bridge, Oak Hammock Marsh, Whiteshell Provincial Park, The Forks National Historic Site, Fort Whyte Alive, the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, and of course, Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and became a member of the Order of Canada CM on June 30, 2010.

A celebration of Garry's life will be held later in the year. Donations in honour of Garry can be made to or 204.987.4351.

February 6, 2016

HW Summer Full-time Student Position

Heritage Winnipeg is now accepting resumes for one full-time summer student position under the Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions program.  The position would start in May 2016 and run for 16 weeks from Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.  If you are interested in summer employment please email your information to the Executive Director at

Click here for more information about the position.

February 2, 2016

2016 Annual Preservation Awards

Heritage Winnipeg cordially invites you to our
31st Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony

in celebration of
National Heritage Day and Louis Riel Day

and the Launch of the
World War I Digital Memorial Project

Monday, February 15, 2016

VIA Rail Winnipeg Station (former Union Station)
Rotunda, 123 Main Street

This is a Free Community Event
Ceremony Commences at 2:00pm

For more information, please contact us at or 204.942.2663 or visit the website at

December 28, 2015

2016 Annual Preservation Awards Forms

Nomination forms for the 2016 Annual Preservation Awards are now available. Instructions and eligibility criteria can be found on the forms below:

Conservation Nomination Form

Distinguished Service Nomination Form

Youth Nomination Form

Please note: The PDF forms can be filled in directly but need to be downloaded and saved to the computer first.


2016 Heritage Winnipeg Awards

Since 1985, Heritage Winnipeg has sponsored an annual awards program that seeks to recognize those people dedicated to the protection, restoration and conservation of Winnipeg's built heritage. Awards are also given to owners of heritage structures who seek to sensitively restore their buildings so that they become a productive element of the economical, cultural and social fabric of the community.

Awards are presented in three basic categories:

  1. Distinguished Service Award

    This award recognizes the special contribution of individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a concerted effort and leadership in protecting, conserving, promoting or communicating the historic and/or architectural values of Winnipeg's built heritage.

  2. Heritage Conservation Award

    This award recognizes the special efforts and excellence in specific projects to protect, conserve and reuse structures of high historic or architectural value. Heritage Conservation Awards may be given specifically for commercial, institutional or residential projects that involve the sensitive and adaptive re-use of these structures and provide for their long-term protection.

    Heritage Conservation Awards may be given to the owners of commercial, institutional or residential structures with historical and/or architectural value and who provide long-term protection and conservation of key architectural elements for these structure and their sensitive adaptive use. Special recognition may also be given to consultants and contractors of the project selected for an award.

    In the case of a successful residential project, a special award will be given in the honour of C.W. Chivers, a well-known Winnipeg architect who designed buildings such as All Saint's Church, Balmoral Hall and the Assiniboine Park Pavilion.

  3. Youth Category

    This award recognizes the special contribution of non-professionals under the age of 25.

    Nominations may be made in more than one category. If possible, please enclose photographs or email digitized photos.

Questions relative to the requirements for a nomination may be directed to Ms. Cindy Tugwell, Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director, by phone (942-2663), fax (942-2094) or e-mail ( The deadline for nominations is January 15, 2016. Completed nominations can be mailed to:

Heritage Winnipeg Corporation
#509 - 63 Albert Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 1G4

Winners will receive a framed certificate recognizing their effort at a ceremony to be held on National Heritage Day - the third Monday in February.

December 20, 2015

Doors Open Winnipeg 2016

Coming Soon! Doors Open Winnipeg 2016! Check out the website at - 2016 buildings will be up in mid-March!

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