Rail Days 2016 & Backtracks - the story of Winnipeg's Streetcars

Post Rail Days event update:

Thank you to everyone who came to visit us at the annual Rail Days. It was a fantastic event with over 850 people coming to visit the Railway Museum located at Via Rail Winnipeg station at 123 Main Street over two days in September. We had a great time showing guests the original wooden Streetcar 356, and chatting with everybody who stopped by he Heritage Winnipeg table.  Our rehabilitation project of Car 356 is expected to be completed in 2019 for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1919 General Strike.

In additon thank you to all of the volunteers/members of the Streetcar 356 committee who helped make this exhibit a great sucess!

If you would like to help support this Heritage Winnipeg project, make a minimum donation of $20 to Streetcar 356 and receive a complimentary DVD of BACKTRACKS, The Story of Winnipeg's Streetcars, including bonus historic pictures.





Heritage Shards for Sale

We have been proudly promoting our partnership with Shelmerdine Garden Centre to get pieces of Winnipeg's history back into the hands of Winipeggers. There are still many pieces available at Shelmerdine, and we encourage you to go take a look, if only just to see some of these great pieces on display.

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.

Shard One

Weight: 80lbs. Size: 3ft.w x 2ft.h

Shard Two:

Weight: 60lbs. Size: 3ft.w x 1.5ft.h

Shard Three:

Weight: 20lbs Size: 10"w x 1ft.h

Shard Four:

Weight: 40lbs Size: 3ft.w x 1.5ft.h

Shard Five:

Weight: 20lbs Size: 10"w z 1ft.h

Shard Six:

Weight: 70lbs Size: 3ft.w x 2ft.h

Shard Seven:

Weight: 60lbs Size: 2.5ft.h x 1.5ft.w

Shard Eight:

Weight: 40lbs Size: 3ft.w x 2ft.h

Shard Nine:

Weight: 80lbs Size: 2ft.w x 3ft.h

Shard Ten:

Weight: 70lbs Size:1.5ft.w x 2ft.h

Shard Eleven:

Weight: 70lbs Size: 2ft.w 2.5ft.h

Shard Twelve:

Weight: 40lbs Size: 3ft.w x 2ft.h

Shard Thirteen:

Weight: 20lbs Size: 10"w x 1ft.h

Shard Fourteen: 

Weight: 70lbs Size:1.5ft.w x 3ft.h

Shard Fifteen:

Weight: 30lbs Size: 1ft.w x 1.5ft.h

Shard Sixteen

Weight: 50lbs Size: 2ft.w x 2ft.h

Past Meets Present at Shelmerdine Garden Centre

At Heritage Winnipeg, we we have kept "shards" from buildings long ago demolished.

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

10th annual spring fundraising luncheon

Thank you to everybody who came out to our 10th Annual Spring Luncheon! A very special thank-you to Jeff Thorsteinson who gave an very interesting, informative, and eye-opening presentation about the history or the relationship between art and heritage in Winnipeg. 


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 info@heritagewinnipeg.com. 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.

Millennium Legacy Fundraising Reception

Didn't make it to the event? Check out this Flickr album for event photos and images from the powerpoint! Click on the photo below to be taken to the site.

 Millennium Legacy Fundraiser







 

Heritage Winnipeg's Spring Fundraising Luncheon


Heritage Winnipeg Spring Fundraiser Luncheon
Renovation vs Preservation: A Catalyst for Change and Causes for Concern
with Guest Speaker Richard Walls, Heritage Developer


Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank our guest speaker, Richard Walls for a very interesting and thought provoking presentation at our annual fundraising luncheon a the historic Fort Garry Hotel.  Thank you to all the staff at the FGH for their excellent hospitality, you truly make our event a success! Finally thank you to all of those individuals who attended and helped support our organization. 

Thank you to the following businesses you contributed to the luncheon "Twlight in the Exchange" gift basket raffle prize.  Congratulations to Celine Kear, the winner of this fabulous Exchange District prize package.

The Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation supports arts, culture, and heritage in the Province of Manitoba.
www.centennialconcerthall.com


simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
www.merehotel.com

Fox and Fiddle: Fine Pub Fare

King's Head Pub & Eatery

Waterfront Massage Therapy

The Manitoba Museum

Peasant Cookery

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre


Tara Davis Studio Boutique

Winnipeg Film Group


Heritage Ball Fundraising Dinner Honouring the Loewens

Thank you to everyone who supported our event! Take a look at our sponsors below and the photos from the event are availabe here on our Flickr account!





"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!

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

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

Memberships can be paid by cash, cheque, or credit card.
http://heritagewinnipeg.com/store

Check out our donor websites:
www.avedainstitute.ca/Winnipeg/salon
www.faceboook.com/ExchangeUporium
www.fleetgalleries.com
www.foxandfiddle.com/winnipeg
www.centennialconcerthall.com
www.mariaggis.com
www.wowhospitality.ca/restaurants/peasantcookery.html
www.waterfrontmassage.ca






 

Heritage Winnipeg's Inaugural Heritage Ball was a Great Success!

One of Winnipeg's most prestigious landmarks and a national historic site, The Fort Garry has enjoyed an unparalleled renaissance, winning new admirers and accolades from patrons and guests as our historic hotel in Winnipeg celebrated its 100th year.

Heritage Winnipeg held our Inaugural Heritage Ball  on the evening of Friday, September 27th, 2013 to honour the centennial anniversary of the Fort Garry Hotel and to commemorate the significant role that the Fort Garry has played in the cultural and social life in Winnipeg over the last century.  Please check out our Flickr account on the homepage for photos of these events.

The Fort Garry was built in 1913, and the 2013 Heritage Ball was intended to re-create the hotel's 1913 inaugural event. The Gala had a railroad theme and featured

  • a spectacular dinner in the Crystal Ballroom

  • "Speak Easy" Dance and Dessert

  • a video of a historical interpretation of the arrival of Dignitaries in 1913 for the Grand Opening of the Fort Garry (To view the Shaw video on YouTube, please click here.)

  • a presentation of the history of the Fort Garry Hotel by Frank Albo, co-author of the Hermetic Code

  • Live music by the Danny Kramer Band

  • MC - Big Daddy Tazz

Heritage Winnipeg is a non-profit charitable organization that promotes the restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation of Winnipeg's built environment. The Gala was a fundraising event for Heritage Winnipeg, and we thank you for your support. Funds raised from this event will help us to continue our work on the conservation of our heritage and history. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of our generous sponsors, prize donors, and event patrons who helped to make our event a success!



Prize Donors

Hudson's Bay Company
University of Manitoba
The Keg on Garry
Winnipeg Trolley Company
The Fort Garry Hotel
WOW Hospitality Concepts
Storm Catering
The Fairmont Winnipeg
Rainbow Stage
Pantages Playhouse
PaddleWheel River Boats
Banville & Jones Wine Co.
Hy's Steakhouse
Manitoba Theatre Company
Manitoba Opera
Ivory Restaurant
Jordan Van Sewell
Leonard Kahane
Fleet Gallery
Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Walt Schoenhausen
Joyce Bateman
University of Manitoba Press


Special Recognition

Prairie Dog Central Railway
VIA Rail Canada
SHAW TV
Robert Sweeney
Floral Elements
Ragpickers
Canadian National Railway Company
City of Winnipeg
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited
Manitoba Classic and Antique Auto Club (Allen Peters, Ken Rigaux, The Late Jim Hawes, and Bryne McKay)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.
Winnipeg Police Museum
Cake Studio
Dr. Frank Albo
Winnipeg Railway Museum
Events by Emma
Transcona Museum
Pizza Hotline


Event Patrons

Jeannette and Greg Delorme
Elaine and Doug Lochhead
Dr. Jerry Gray
Lisa Gardewine
Nancy Klos
Lawrence Prout
Sandy Shindleman
Bridgman Collaborative Architecture
Stainless Concepts Inc.
Walt Schoenhausen





 


Limited Edition Sketch in Celebration of the Bank of Montreal's 100th anniversary




 

“Limited Edition” - Bank of Montreal sketch


in celebration of the building’s 100th birthday

(signed by the artist)  $20.00 each  (including taxes)


AVAILABLE AT THE

HERITAGE WINNIPEG OFFICE

INFO@HERITAGEWINNIPEG.COM

IN SUPPORT OF THE DOORS OPEN WINNIPEG EVENT



SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY


DOORS OPEN SOUVENIR EDITION BOOKLET


"CELEBRATING THE STORIES OUR BUILDINGS TELL"


10 SPECIAL PRINTS


SPECIAL PRICE OF $20.00 EACH


PROCEEDS IN SUPPORT OF

DOORS OPEN WINNIPEG


Sketches by local artist Robert J. Sweeney


Artist, Robert J. Sweeney, has

practiced Product and Building design in

both Canada and the U.K.  His designs have

been the recipient of several

international design awards and

citations.  Robert is an alunus of

the University of Manitoba.

He is the-author and illustrator

of the book, Portraits of Winnipeg,

Turnstone Press, ISBN 978-0-8801-381-1,

Published 2011.



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