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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Lewyc (1946-2006)

Community activist.

Born at Gosler, Germany on 16 March 1946, he came to Canada with his parents in 1948. The family lived in Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec before settling in Winnipeg. A lifelong interest in the arts led to his involvement as a supporter and mentor for local artists and galleries. He was a singer in the band Mondo Trasho and he operated the late-night restaurant Lithium - A Depression Cafe. In the decade before his death, he ran Golden City, a curio shop and gallery at 209 Pacific Avenue in China Town. He died at Winnipeg on 30 May 2006.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Johnstone Block / Kuo Min Tang Building (209 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 June 2006.

Walter Lewyc - 1946-2006, The Rise and Sprawl.

We thank Colin Stanners for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 September 2021

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