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Celebrating Heritage Day 2019

On February 18th, 2019 Heritage Winnipeg celebrated Heritage Day. Heritage Day was created by the National Trust for Canada in 1973 to "preserve and promote Canada's natural, architectural, and historical heritage" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). Although it is not a official national holiday, it is celebrated throughout Canada, usually on the third Monday of February.

Heritage embodies both tangible and intangible pieces of our collective history: music, language, stories, pictures, maps, documents, artifacts, regalia, traditions, buildings, meeting places and so much more! It brings us together and reminds us that we are all connected; to each other, the past, the present and the future. What started over 45 years ago as a single day dedicated to heritage has now grown into an entire week. In 2019, Heritage Week is celebrated from February 18th to 24th. The National Trust's theme for Heritage Week in 2019 is "Heritage: The Tie that Binds".

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