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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre / 50th Anniversary Sculpture and Plaque (174 Market Avenue, Winnipeg)

Ontario artist Ruth Abernethy’s “Imagine” was commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Unveiled in November 2008, it features John Hirsch (standing), founding Artistic Director, and Tom Hendry (seated), its first Business Manager. Nearby is a plaque unveiled by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

Manitoba Theatre Centre, 50th Anniversary Sculpture and Plaque

Manitoba Theatre Centre, 50th Anniversary Sculpture (2009)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada commemorative plaque

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada commemorative plaque (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89860, W97.13629
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Centenary (1970)


Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Christian Cassidy and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2019

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