We also have a large inventory of smaller pieces that we are selling independantly. Most of the pieces are from the Thomson & Pope Building, a demolished building that formerly stood at 379-381 Portage Avenue.
Here is a selection from our inventory. All weights and sizes are approximate. All prices are negotiable.
Weight: 80lbs. Size: 3ft.w x 2ft.h
Weight: 60lbs. Size: 3ft.w x 1.5ft.h
Weight: 20lbs Size: 10"w x 1ft.h
Weight: 40lbs Size: 3ft.w x 1.5ft.h
Weight: 20lbs Size: 10"w z 1ft.h
Weight: 70lbs Size: 3ft.w x 2ft.h
Weight: 60lbs Size: 2.5ft.h x 1.5ft.w
Weight: 40lbs Size: 3ft.w x 2ft.h
Weight: 80lbs Size: 2ft.w x 3ft.h
Weight: 70lbs Size:1.5ft.w x 2ft.h
Weight: 70lbs Size: 2ft.w 2.5ft.h
Weight: 40lbs Size: 3ft.w x 2ft.h
Weight: 20lbs Size: 10"w x 1ft.h
Weight: 70lbs Size:1.5ft.w x 3ft.h
Weight: 30lbs Size: 1ft.w x 1.5ft.h
Weight: 50lbs Size: 2ft.w x 2ft.h
We would like to thank Manitoba Underground Opera for treating us to an AMAZING performance of "The Magic Flute... Retold" last night. The performers were wonderful, and the outdoor setting at St. Boniface Cathedral perfectly set the atmosphere for a great evening.
Tickets for "The Magic Flute... Retold" are going quickly, get them before they're gone. Trust us, it's a must see!
Buy your tickets here.
Heritage Winnipeg was happy to attend the unveiling of the West End's newest mural at 560 Sargent. It was painted by local artist Mandy Van Leeuwen. The mural commemorates Nellie McClung's Mock Parliament, and the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in Manitoba in 1916. Unfortunately, this victory did not extend to all women. First Nations women were still denied the right to vote in Manitoba until 1952. Although Nellie McClung's victory was not perfect, it is an important milestone in our province's history. We would like to thank The West End Biz and their sponsors and partners for having us, and for hosting such a lovely unveiling!
The memorial will be held in the rotunda of Via Rail Station, 123 Main Street, at 1:00 p.m. All who remember Peter are welcome to attend. Please bring any photos of Peter or other memorabilia you would like to share.
View his obituary
The winners, as chosen by the public are:
Best Restoration: Dalnavert Museum and Visitor Centre
Best Guided Tour: The Vaughan Street Jail
The Hidden Gem: Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Parish
Best Overall Experience: Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church & Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Sts. Vladimir and Olga
Best Architecture: The Legislative Building of Manitoba
Thank-you again for your support. We wish all of our participants the best of luck in next year's awards.
We would like to give a big thank-you to Heritage Winnipeg President Jordan Van Sewell for creating this remarkable sculpture to celebrate our winning buildings.
Susan Moffat (right) Accepts the award for Best Restoration
from Cindy Tugwell (Executive Director of Heritage Winnipeg)
on behalf of Dalnavert Museum
Kristen Verin-Treausch (left) accepts the award for Best Guided Tour
from Greg Agnew (Heritage Winnipeg Board Member) on
behalf of Friends of Vaughan Street Jail
Father Michael Kwiatkowsi (left) from Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Parish accepts the award for The Hidden Gem from Nick Hasiuk (Heritage Winnipeg Board Member)
Margret Saray (left) accepting the award for
Best Overall Experience from Lisa Gardewine,
(Heritage Winnipeg Board Member) on behalf of the
Ukrainian Metropolitan Cathedral of Sts. Vladimir and Olga
Andrew Pankiw accepts the award for
Best Overall Experience on behalf of Holy Ghost
Ukrainian Catholic Church
Cindy Tugwell and Jordan Van Sewell accept the
award for Best Architecutre in place of the Province
Volunteers from Holy Eucharist sang two songs, De z'hoda v Rodyni, a traditional Ukrainian song, and Get Along Home Cindy, a lighthearted western song in honour of Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director, Cindy Tugwell
Dr. Anne Penny, Princiapl of Saint Charles Catholic School
performs the violin with the singers from Holy Eucharist
Two students from Saint Charles School performed with Dr. Anne Penny and the Holy Eucharist singers
Volunteers from Friends of Vaughan Street Jail celebrate their win
Margret Saray and Elaine Kisiow from the Cathedral
of Sts. Vladimir and Olga with their award
Our idea was to one day reunite these pieces of our history with Winnipeggers. We are thrilled to announce that that day is now here. The shards have found their home at Shelmerdine Garden Centre. The shards are available for viewing, and some are available to purchase. We encourage all of you to visit Shelmerdine Garden Centre at 7800 Roblin Boulevard to view these memories of historic Winnipeg.
Thank-you so much to Shelmerdine for displaying the shards. We can't wait for them to find permanent homes.
You can read more about the shards at https://www.shelmerdine.com/past/
Watch and read CTV Winnipeg's coverage of the shards at http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/demolished-winnipeg-heritage-buildings-find-new-life-1.2941033?platform=hootsuite
Photos courtesy of Nicole Bent
The Manitoba Museum put on a fabulous event that offered free admission to the museum & access to various exhibits in Alloway Hall to help celebrate Manitoba's 146th birthday!
It was the biggest event yet, with nearly 10,000 people in attendance. We are thrilled to have been a part of this event, and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
Thomas MacLeod, Manager of Friends of Dalnavert Museum
Free fun with the graffiti art interactive display
One of Four Manitoba Day cakes
Keynote Speaker Jeff Thorsteinson, Architectural Historian
Dr. Jerry Grey, Chair of Friends of Upper Fort Garry
Cindy Tugwell, Executive Director of Heritage Winnipeg
Jordan Van Sewell, President of Heritage Winnipeg
Emcee Celine Kear, Past President of Heritage Winnipeg
Lunch table set-up
THANK YOU to the Fort Garry Hotel for their generous donation of the raffle prize package.
We hope to see you all next year!
For more information, contact Heritage Winnipeg at 204.942.2663 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets also available at McNally Robinson or in our online store at www.heritagewinnipeg.com/store.
A charitble tax receipt will be issued after the event.
"Built heritage matters because it is a record of our past, a reminder of our success and failure, a tangible testament to what can be achieved through hard work and determination. Built heritage lets us time travel into the past, walk with ghosts, reflect on how far we have come, and encourages us to aspire to greatness in the future."
"Historical buildings are the visible story of our lives - how we lived, what was imporant to us, and the ebb and flow of immigration and prosperity. It is important to maintain them to remind us of our history."
"Built heritage helps to preserve the history of the community which is essential to helping people connect with the past. This is especially true when trying to impart the importance of Winnipeg's history to today's youth."
"To look at built heritage is an opportunity to have a visual of the past. The architecture in Winnipeg covers many time periods and when one researches a specific period the visual experience of a histroic building assists with the understanding of events that took place.
When buildings are torn down, a strong tie to the past is gone. As we look at history and the impact that some buildings had in the evolution of the city and province, we can get a sense of the daily events that took place.
The buildings such as VIA Rail station where thousands of men and women departed to go to war - the First and Second World War. Private homes - Seven Oaks House and Dalnavert that give a glimpse of how people lived and the St. Boniface Museum where the first Grey Nuns established a hospital are all important to help understand the events in our history. The previous City Hall of Winnipeg and the physical relationship of the 1919 strike is gone, as are many buildings in Winnipeg. It is important to protect, preserve, maintain, and re-purpose historic buildings so that they are not destroyed for the future."
"The built environment is a reflection of our values. It is directly built on our past, speaks to our present, and informs our future. Our built heritage is not just important, it is critical as a foundation for today moving forward to tomorrow."
"I think built heritage is important because of the stories buildngs can tell us about the past. The people who lived and worked in those buildings helped make our city and our country what it is today, and we can learn from both their failures and successes as we look to the future of our communities. Heritage buildings are a beautiful and magnificient reminder of the legacy of our society."