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.

http://manitobaartsandculturalalliance.com/

Doors Open Winnipeg 2014 People's Choice Award Winners

Awards were presented by Jordan Van Sewell, Heritage Winnipeg President.

Best Restoration: La Maison Gabrielle-Roy at 375 rue Deschambault
    
Award accepted by Lucienne Chateauneuf, Director of La Maison Gabrielle-Roy.

Best Architecture: The Millennium Centre at 389 Main Street
    

Award accepted by Giles Bugailiskis, retired Senior Heritage Planner and Millennium Centre Board Member.

Best Guided Tour/Programming: The Vaughan Street Jail at 444 York Avenue
    

Award accepted by Candace Gower and Nicole Verin-Treusch, Friends of Vaughan Street Jail.

The 'Hidden Gem': The Ukrainian Metropolitan Cathedral of Sts. Vladimir & Olga at 115 MacGregor Street
    

Award accepted by Elaine Kisiow, Msgr. Michael Buyachok and Margareta Saray.

Best Overall Experience: Winnipeg Railway Museum at 123 Main Street
    
Award accepted by Peter Lacey of the Midwestern Rail Association.

Heritage Winnipeg Annual General Meeting - June 25, 2014

Thank you for joining Heritage Winnipeg at our 2014 AGM in the historic and recently restored Tapestry room in the Millennium Centre.  We would like to thank the City of Winnipeg, Urban Design Division for their very informative presentation on the topic(s)- New Historical Resources bylaw including a description of the new lists and nomination processes, Potential Vacant and Derelic Buidings bylaw amendments, and the Heritage Conservation Districts strategy.  Their presentative was followed by a Q &  A period.




Historical Resources Bylaw

Winnipeg Considers Creating Heritage District (Winnipeg Sun, June 10, 2014)
A Future For Heritage Conservation (Winnipeg Free Press, June 10, 2014)
May 5 Standing Policy Committee on Downtown Development, Heritage, and Riverbank Management Agenda (City Clerks)
Historic Resources By-law Reports (City Clerks)
Heirtage-structures bylaw gets upgrade (Winnipeg Free Press)
Heritage Winnipeg praises bylaw for historic buildings (Metro News)
 

Doors Open Winnipeg 2014 - May 31 & June 1, 2014


Thank you to the building participants and the hundreds  of volunteers who helped make the 11th Anniversary of the Doors Open Winnipeg event a success!  This free public event was held the weekend of May 31st & June 1st, 2014 throughout the City of Winnipeg. 

If you would like to volunteer for our Doors Open Event next year, please email our office and we will contact you in early 2015.
 

Winnipeg's General Strike



Spring Fundraiser Luncheon 2014

Our Spring Luncheon Fundraiser was a great success! Thank you to everyone who attended, our guest speaker, Esyltt Jones, and our sponsor, The Fort Garry Hotel.



Heritage Winnipeg President, Jordan van Sewell


Guest Speaker and Author of Imagining Winnipeg, Esyltt Jones


Councillor Paula Havixbeck


City of Winnipeg Councillors


Dr. Jerry Gray (Friends of Upper Fort Garry)







 

St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Heritage Church 95th Anniversary

Congratulations to the St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Heritage Church (110 Disraeli Street) for celebrating their 95th Anniversary on November 17, 2013. St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church is the oldest Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Church in Winnipeg, and they commissioned a commemorative plaque to celebrate this milestone.



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