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McBeth House Centre Inc: Tracing Back to the Selkirk Settlers

Article by Laura McKay and Roshanie Balkaran, 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: Summer Students, Laura McKay & Roshanie Balkaran; HW Executive Director Cindy Tugwell

WHAT: Attended the opening of the new sun room at McBeth House and toured the house and property

WHEN: July 10, 2014

WHERE: 31 McBeth Street

COST: Regular tours are not available but the house and property are available for private events of various sizes. Call 204-334-0432 for more information

The McBeth Family 

Alexander McBeath, his wife Christie, and their young family were among the Scottish colonists recruited by Lord Selkirk to settle the area around the Red River. The property claimed by the McBeath's (alternate spelling of "McBeth") was down the river from Fort Douglas, the settlement's centre of defence and trade. The property was narrow, starting at the Red River and leading back in…

Doors Open Winnipeg: The People's Choice Awards

Article by Laura McKay and Roshanie Balkaran, on behalf of Heritage Winnipeg Corp.
To follow up on this or any other articles on the blog, contact Heritage Winnipeg's Executive Director.
The Principle Objectives of Doors Open Events:   • To foster public awareness and understanding of community history and local architecture
• To encourage civic pride and active involvement in  heritage conservation and development projects and
• To showcase buildings and properties to potential  developers, tenants, and conservationists
Doors Open Winnipeg is a free annual event that provides a unique architectural, cultural and educational experience. For one weekend of the year, the public is invited, free of charge, to enter built heritage treasures, cultural institutions, and other buildings of interest that would not normally be accessible to the public. Heritage Winnipeg presents Doors Open Winnipeg, which is a collaborative effort between the business and heritage communities, creating dynamic ne…

Touring Town: West End BIZ Mural Walking Tour

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.

WHO: Summer Students Laura McKay and Roshanie Balkaran, Tour Guide Sasha
WHAT: West End BIZ Mural Walking Tour
WHEN: Friday, August 8, 2014
WHERE: Meeting place in front of the Safeway at 600 Sargent Avenue
COST: Adults $5.00 | Kids 12 & under $2.00
CONTACT: Call the West End BIZ office at 204.954.7900



Quick Facts:
There are over 70 murals in the West End, including 4 new ones being added this summerThe tour features 10-15 murals (depending on time constraints), focusing on the newer and particularly significant piecesMurals contribute to a community by attracting visitors to the area, reducing the incidence of graffiti, representing the cultural diversity, educating the public on the subject matter, and contributing to a collective sense of pride in the place we live. Location: Prairie …