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The Heritage Ball Fundraising Dinner: Honouring Bill & Shirley Loewen

Article by Laura McKay, on behalf of Heritage Winnipeg Corp.
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The Heritage Ball Fundraising Dinner honouring and celebrating the contributions of  Bill and Shirley Loewen to the heritage community will be held  Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Fort Garry Hotel.
All proceeds from this event will go to support the work of Heritage Winnipeg. Our mission is to promote and encourage the conservation of historic/heritage structures and sites and attend to those matters which enhance and complement this purpose. Emphasis will be on restoration, revitalization, preservation, education and advocacy, in order to augment the cultural inheritance of the community, with consideration for pertinent logistics and feasibility. Heritage Winnipeg is responsible for numerous events and programs, including the city-wide Doors Open Winnipeg and the Annual Preservation Awards. Fundraising events …

Ralph Connor House: Best-Selling Author in Canadian History

Article by Laura McKay & Roshanie Balkaran (The Minions), on behalf of Heritage Winnipeg Corp.
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On Friday, July 4th, Heritage Winnipeg accepted an invitation to the Stampede Breakfast held annually in Armstrong's Point. Hosted by Armstrong's Point Association chairperson Thomas McLeod and family, the breakfast presents a great opportunity to bring the community together. It also gave Heritage Winnipeg the opportunity to speak with mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis and tour the historic Ralph Connor House at 54 West Gate.

EVENT:  The Armstrong's Point Association  will be hosting their bi-annual Heritage House Tour!  September 7, 2014 from 11:30am - 4:30pm Tickets $25 from McNally Robinson
Ralph Connor House (54 West Gate)1913-1914 - Construction of Ralph Connor House at an approximate cost of $50 000.

1976 - Rev. Gordon (Ralph Connor) was recognized as a Person …

A Minion Farewell

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.

Well the time has come for us to say goodbye - this week we will be returning to university, but first we wanted to leave you with a little tidbit of what it was like to work for Heritage Winnipeg this summer.

Laura: So just as a reminder, I was hired at the end of May 2014 through the Young Canada Works program.

Roshanie: And I started at Heritage Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Foundation's Summer Internship Program at the beginning of July. This week I will be starting my first year at the University of Manitoba's Asper School of Business. 

Laura: And I will be returning for my fourth year in the Honours English Program through the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Arts. 

Laura: I can honestly say that working for Cindy at Heritage Winnipeg has been a very unique experience - I had worke…