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12 July

Terra Cotta Architecture Tour

Where: Meet at the Pantages Theatre Plaza, Main Street at Market Avenue
When: 12 July 2014, 1:00 PM

Did you know that many of Winnipeg’s “stone” buildings are made of clay?

Winnipeg’s terra cotta collection is large and essentially complete. It is an unparalleled sampling in North America of the variety, versatility and beauty of this material. Join us for a tour through Winnipeg’s downtown to learn more about the history of terra cotta, of Winnipeg’s history and to view this wonderful collection of terra cotta architecture.

The tour by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, led by Gail Perry, will take about ninety minutes. All surfaces will be wheelchair and stroller accessible.

More information is available here.

17 July

Strawberry Social

Where: Daly House Museum (18th Street, Brandon)
When: 19-20 July 2014, 7 PM (first seating) & 8 PM (second seating)

Fresh strawberries and cake will be served under the towering maples in the Daly House Victorian Garden. Limited seating available.

Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased by calling 204-727-1722.

19-20 July

VecTor Garden Trains

Where: Daly House Museum (18th Street, Brandon)
When: 19-20 July 2014, 10 AM to 4 PM

Vector Garden Trains, a model train specialty store in Winnipeg, create complex and large-scaled tracks with G scale trains. A track of 30 by 16 feet will be on display in the Daly House Victorian Garden.

Admission is free. For more information, call 204-727-1722.

8-9 August

2nd Annual Carberry Heritage Festival

Returning for the Friday night old-time dance is fiddler Mark Morriseau and his band. On Saturday the Manitoba Muzzleloaders will be back in their buckskins demonstrating flint-lock long guns. Friday events include an old-fashioned strawberry social, street buskers and artisans as well as walking tours of Carberry’s unique heritage district.

Scheduled for Saturday is an afternoon performance by Christina the Crazy Hooper who recently won a talent contest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Christina will do a workshop with kids after her show. Other new performers on Saturday include the Sweet Medicine Singers, a group of aboriginal women drummers and singers; and a workshop by Manitoba singer-songwriter Sheena Grobb. Sheena and her band will also perform a Saturday evening concert with local singer Becky Nikolaisen as the warm-up act.

New experiences on Saturday include a town tour in a carriage pulled by a team of heavy horses, an array of live heritage breed animals (chickens, swine, goats, cattle, etc.) and a display of hand-quilted treasures. On Saturday also expect street buskers, artisans, kids’ activities, antique flea market, Ernest Thompson Seton’s birthday party, walking tours of the town and cemetery, a display about local First World War training camp Camp Hughes, and much more.

To accommodate festival events, one block of Main Street will be closed to traffic. Events begin at 2:00 PM on Friday and 11:00 AM on Saturday.

27 September

MHS Stained Glass Church Window Tour

More information will be available here later.

4 October

Brant-Argyle School100th Anniversary Celebration: Brant-Argyle School

More information will be available here later.

10 October

Concert: “The best of Ireland’s traditional, young artists”

Where: Manitou Opera House
When: Friday, 10 October 2014, 7:30 PM

Presented by the Manitou Opera House Foundation.

Tickets will be available in July from various sites in Manitou, including Sam’s Foods and the Coffee House Musicians, and by calling 204-242-2794.


27 February

Deadline: Nominations for 2015 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Historical Preservation and Promotion

More information is available here.


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