1919 Winnipeg Gernal Strike Souvenirs

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike with two great books!

Tommy and the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike is a children's book written and illustrated by Seven Oaks Met School Student Grace. Available during Doors Open Winnipeg at the Vaughan Street Jail on May 25th or the Millennium Centre on May 26th, for a donation of just $5. Available through the Heritage Winnipeg Store.

Learn about the history of Winnipeg public transit system with our colouring book! From horses to the Strike to electric buses, local artist Robert Sweeney takes your through time with his original drawings. Available during Doors Open Winnipeg at the Winnipeg Railway Museum on May 25th and 26th for a donation of just $5. Available through the Heritage Winnipeg Store.

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1919 Strike: ILLUMINATED

Coming this fall!

The night will be alight with a digital display commemorating the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike on the south facade of 436 Main Street, the former Bank of British North America.
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Heritage Winnipeg's 2017 Annual General Meeting

Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank everyone who attended the 2017 Annual General Meeting. Special thanks goes out to keynote speaker Christian Cassidy and WOW Hospitality Concepts for the wonderful venue and catering.

Heritage Winnipeg welcomes the new Board of Directors, with a warm welcome extended to our new president, Lisa Gardewine.

Christian Cassidy


Download Heritage Winnipeg's 2016-2017 Annual Report

The Forks for People Not Profit - Position Statement

What we are opposed to:

We are opposed to the development of business ventures such as a luxury hotel, luxury condominiums and similar development plans at the Forks.

The reasons for our opposition:

The Forks has been a great success. It is currently receiving in excess of seven million visits per year. Much of its success is due to the Forks National Historic Site, the green space and the river walkways. It truly is the “meeting place” envisioned in the original Concept Plan. At the same time that the Forks is experiencing success, the downtown (which is physically and psychologically distinct from the Forks) is in a state of decay.

It is generally agreed that a strong residential component is crucial for downtown revitalization. Thus, residential units at the Forks will only detract from this needed revitalization.
As more space is used for housing developments, a hotel, office space, retail and other commercial development, the unique character of the Forks site can only be diminished.
Any land used for buildings at the Forks will be lost for many generations. It is critical to reserve significant portions of the available land for future conversion to the green and recreational space that is so highly valued by Forks visitors. Survey data indicate that the main reasons for visitation are to browse, go for pleasure walks and use the River Walkway.

Possible solutions:

One solution that has recently emerged is the dissolution of the current self-sufficiency mandate of the Forks. This would put an end to the constant striving for revenue generation that is taking place.

With funding from all three levels of government, an endowment or trust fund could be created. The revenue from this fund could maintain the Forks site, and support cultural, historical, musical, interpretive and recreational programming that would complement, not compete, with the attractions of a revitalized downtown.

Contact persons for the group include Janis Kaminsky (774-5936), Stuart Kaye (474-8419), John McLeod (885-4446), Costas Nicoloau (453-3275) and Gladys Stupich (889-6476).



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