Unveiling of Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park and Recognition Wall

The Friends of Upper Fort Garry invite you and your guests to the unveiling of Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park and Recognition Wall.

Date: October 18, 2014
11:00am-11:15am - Recognition Wall Unveiling
11:20am-12:00pm (noon) - Park Ceremony
12:00pm-3:00pm - Explore Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park: Learn about the site's history and what is yet to come!
Enjoy the entertainment
Dress: Casual (flat shoes recommended)

Be sure to check out the Heritage Winnipeg Blog post about Upper Fort Garry for some background information before the event!

Check out the mobile site at ufg.patternhosting.com for a unique self-guided tour, usable on your laptop or smartphone!

Upper Fort Garry

Friends of Upper Fort Garry say park's primary significiance is the Metis (Winnipeg Free Press October 17, 2014)
Scots slam perceived snub (Winnipeg Free Press, October 17, 2014)
Upper Fort Garry site a provincial park (Winnipeg Free Press, July 16, 2014)
Province Announces Proclamation to Help Develop Park at Upper Fort Garry (Province of Manitoba, July 15, 2014)
Upper Fort Garry park, birthplace of Winnipeg, opens in September (CBC News, July 15, 2014)

Upper Fort Garry is the place where Winnipeg and Manitoba was born and the site of significant historic events. Exciting plans are underway to reclaim and transform this treasure into a $19 million world class heritage park and interpretive centre.
The Friends of Upper Fort Garry are working on the preservation of the original location of Upper Fort Garry, located along Main Street and spanning from Broadway to Assiniboine Avenue. Through the building of Upper Fort Garry Heritage Park and Interpretive Centre, the Friends of Upper Fort Garry aim to generate interest in the history of Winnipeg, MB and Canada and to preserve a historic landmark. Highlights of this unique park include:
  • a design that demarcates the foundations of the original buildings and walls

  • the original Governor’s Gate

  • interpretive and symbolic representations of the fort and the buildings that were once enclosed within its walls

  • installations of art and other creative works within the park will represent the rich history of Upper Fort Garry

  • outdoor gathering spaces for historical events and programs

  • a modern Interpretive Centre that houses meeting facilities and exhibitions.

For more information and updates on the Park's progress, please visit the Friends of Upper Fort Garry Website here

Heritage Ball Fundraising Dinner honouring the Loewens

Purchase tickets online here.

"Explore the Exchange" Membership Drive!

Have you heard? Thanks to the generosity of our donors, there will be one more draw on Sept. 30, 2014! Renew your membership to be entered for one more prize!

to our July winner, member Kerry Dangerfield!
Congratulations to our August winner, member Aengus Bridgman!

Thank you to Architecture49 Inc. for taking out a new corporate membership with Heritage Winnipeg as part of our Explore the Exchange membership drive!

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The Scott Block - 272 Main Street

History is not on their side (Winnipeg Free Press, July 23, 2014)
Advocacy Alert: The Scott Block at 272 Main Street (Heritage Winnipeg Blog, July 23, 2014)
HW's Annual Preservation Awards (Heritage Winnipeg, February 17, 2014)

Corticelli Pizzeria

Click image to view as a PDF. Originally published on July 3, 2014, in Issue 2, Volume 11 of The Broadcaster, West Broadway's community newspaper, found online at: http://www.westbroadway.mb.ca/broadcaster.

Heritage Winnipeg Blog

Heritage Winnipeg has created a blog! The first official post went up today at www.heritagewinnipeg.blogspot.ca - check back every Wednesday for a new post about heritage news, tours, and events in the City of Winnipeg. Add us to your RSS Feed to get regular reminders!

Summer Students - Young Canada Works & the Winnipeg Foundation's Student Internship Program

Young Canada Works

Hi! My name is Laura McKay and I am an Honours English Major at the University of Manitoba. In September I will be entering my fourth year. I grew up in Carberry, a small town near Brandon, Manitoba. As an English major, I love a good story. Heritage and history are all about hunting out the stories of the past, so that they might be preserved and shared with the world. Working at Heritage Winnipeg is giving me an opportunity to contribute to that preservation, as well as fill in the gaps in my own knowledge of the history of this city.

Winnipeg Foundation's Student Internship

My name is Roshanie Balkaran and I recently graduated from Fort Richmond Collegiate. I was born and raised in the southern area of Winnipeg and will begin my post-secondary education this September at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business. Working at HW has opened my eyes to see and learn more about how non-profit organizations work and continue to grow. It’s quite amazing to see how involved this organization is with the surrounding community. I have already begun to learn more about the Exchange District, as well as how Heritage Winnipeg tries to help promote the local businesses. Some of my tasks within the 8 weeks that I will be here include re-designing a website for the Millennium Centre, creating and updating a blog for Heritage Winnipeg, as well as creating a presentation about my experience for fellow interns within the program.

Selkirk Avenue Merchant's Hotel

Education key to Merchants revival (Winnipeg Free Press, July 7, 2014)
Big Boost for Merchants Corner (Winnipeg Free Press, June 30, 2014)
In Conversation with Hijab Mitra (Winnipeg Free Press, June 28, 2014)
Notorious hotel gets new life (Winnipeg Free Press, June 25, 2014)
Merchant's Hotel to be rebuilt as classrooms, affordable housing (Winnipeg Free Press, June 24, 2014)
New plan for old hotel (Winnipeg Free Press, June 17, 2014)

Have Your Say! Manitobans for the Arts Survey

Have your say about the future of the Arts and Culture in Winnipeg.
Survey Deadline July 10, 2014, please click on the link below to complete.


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