Manitoba Organization: Manitoba Heritage Federation
This incorporated, non-profit organization was established on 26 January 1985 to promote, encourage, develop, and preserve Manitoba’s heritage among groups around the province. Among the groups that participated were the Association of Manitoba Archivists, Association of Manitoba Museums, Carberry Plains Culture Centre, La societe historique de Saint Boniface, Manitoba Archaeological Society, Manitoba Genealogical Society, Manitoba Historical Society, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, Morden and District Museum, Swan Valley Museum, Transcona Historical Museum, Vintage Locomotive Society, and Western Canada Aviation Museum. For several years in the late 1980s, the Federation published a newsletter called Heritage Spectrum.
Using funds provided to it from provincial lotteries and gaming, by 1992, the Manitoba Heritage Federation had given over 700 grants to some 300 organizations. At that time, the Manitoba government took over operation of the Heritage Grants Program. In 1995, the Federation inaugurated an awards program, in commemoration of Manitoba’s 125th birthday, that were presented every 18 months between 1995 and 1999. The organization became inactive by 2001.
Award Recipients (Individual)
Award Recipients (Group)
“Billboard,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 1985, page 32.
“The MAS and the Manitoba Heritage Federation” by Peter Walker, Manitoba Archaeological Quarterly, Volume 9, Number 1, January 1985, pages 61-64.
Heritage Spectrum, Volume 1, Number 2, 1986.
Manitoba Hansard, 5 June 1992.
“Manitoba Heritage Federation 3rd Annual Awards Banquet,” Neepawa Banner, 18 April 1998, page 24.
“Rowan recognized for work on the Wakpatanka project,” Birtle Eye-Witness, 22 September 2001, page 9.
“Bilash receives award from MHF,” Daupin Herald, 25 September 2001, page 5.
Obituary [Ruth Mary Breckman], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 2017.
Manitoba Heritage Federation website, Wayback Machine, Internet Archive.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 February 2023