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Touring Town: East & West Exchange District BIZ Walking Tours

Article by Roshanie & Laura (The Minions), on behalf of Heritage Winnipeg Corp.
To follow up on this or any other articles on the blog, contact Heritage Winnipeg's Executive Director.

WHO: Exchange BIZ Tour Guide Maddi & Summer Students Laura McKay and Roshanie Balkaran

WHAT: East & West Exchange District BIZ Walking Tours

WHEN: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 (we recommend doing the tour in the morning, before it gets hot)

WHERE: Met outside the Exchange District BIZ office beside Smoke's Poutinerie at 133 Albert Street

HOW MUCH: $8 for adults, $6 for youth/students/seniors, Free for kids 10 and under 

CONTACT THEM: 204-942-6716 for more details


As we are both slightly geographically challenged, this tour allowed us to familiarize ourselves with, and learn more about, the Exchange District.

Did you know that the Exchange District is a National Historic Site? Or that it was named after the Grain Exchange?
Interesting facts: 
Winnipeg used to be known as the 'Gateway to th…

Advocacy Alert: The Scott Block at 272 Main Street

Article by Laura McKay, on behalf of Heritage Winnipeg Corp.
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October 4, 2012: The Scott Block at 272 Main Street is designated as a heritage building by the City of Winnipeg
February 17, 2014: The Scott Block's owners are awarded an Annual Preservation Award by Heritage Winnipeg (more details below).
June 19, 2014: 272 Main Street is on the agenda for the Historical Buildings and Resources Committee; the owner is requesting it be delisted to make it easier to sell after complications to work done which may have structurally compromised the structure. The proposal is moved to the next meeting.
July 17, 2014:  Heritage Winnipeg attended the HBRC meeting and is pleased to report that the committee voted to recommend that the Scott Block keep its designation
Fall 2014: Delisting proposal will go to the Standing Policy Committee on Downtown Development, Heritage, and Riverbank Manage…

Introductory Remarks from the Minions

Article by Laura McKay & Roshanie Balkaran (The "Minions"), on behalf of Heritage Winnipeg Corp.
To follow up on this or any other articles on the blog, contact Heritage Winnipeg's Executive Director.

Heritage Winnipeg (creators of Doors Open Winnipeg) has decided to join the blogging world! Join us every Wednesday for news, events, history tidbits, cool photos, and the explorations of Heritage Winnipeg's staff and summer students, respectively.

At the moment, the main authors of this blog will be the summer students Laura McKay and Roshanie Balkaran, employed with help from Young Canada Works and the Winnipeg Foundation's Summer Internship Program, respectively.


Laura McKay: I am going into my fourth year at the University of Manitoba as an Honours English Major. I'm originally from 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 can b…

Win Over $700 in Prizes! "Explore the Exchange" Membership Drive

Renew your current membership with Heritage Winnipeg or take out a new one before August 25, 2014 and be entered to win one of two Explore the Exchange prize packs worth over $700! Draw dates are July 31 & August 25, 2014! Individual memberships are $20 - only $15 for students and seniors! A donation of $50 or more will earn you an extra ballot in the draw; donations over $100 will get you a free gift from Heritage Winnipeg! All donations will also receive a charitable tax receipt. Check out the image above for a list of the generous Exchange District businesses that donated prizes.

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