Sir John A. Macdonald Annual Fundraising Dinner 2007

Saturday, 20 January 2007
Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg
Reception: 6:00 p.m., dinner: 7:00 p.m.

This year’s speaker will be Margaret Sweatman, whose topic will be:

“Bull in a China Shop: Making Fiction at the Archives”

Margaret Sweatman is a playwright, poet, and novelist. Her plays have been produced by Prairie Theatre Exchange, Popular Theatre Alliance, and the Guelph Spring Festival. She is the author of the novels Fox, Sam and Angie and When Alice Lay Down with Peter, the latter of which won several awards, including the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, the Carol Shields Winnipeg Award, and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year. Ms. Sweatman, a native of Winnipeg, has an ongoing interest in the interface of history and fiction.

Margaret Sweatman

Jim Ingebrigtsen will serve as master of ceremonies and auctioneer.

The evening will include a silent auction and a live auction, as well as prizes awarded for answers to trivia questions posed throughout the evening.

Tickets: $100 per person for MHS members; $110 per person for non-members

Proceeds of this fundraiser, held in the historic Fort Garry Hotel, benefit the work of the Manitoba Historical Society, western Canada’s oldest historical society, founded in 1879. The Society owns and operates Dalnavert Museum, the magnificent 1895 home of Sir Hugh John Macdonald, the only son of Sir John A. Macdonald.


Four ways to obtain tickets for the 2007 Sir John A. Macdonald Fundraising Dinner

1. Send e-mail to the MHS office at with your name, telephone number, and ticket order. We will call you back to complete the financial details.

2. Call the MHS office at 204-947-0559 during office hours (Tuesday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Wednesday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm) and speak to Jacqueline Friesen (MHS Office Manager).

3. Call the MHS office at 204-947-0559 anytime and leave a message. We will call you back to complete the details.

4. Call Dr. Gordon Goldsborough (MHS Past-President and Webmaster) at 204-782-8829 or Dr. Jack Bumsted (MHS President) at 204-795-2627. We will take your information on the spot


The Manitoba Historical Society acknowledges the generous support of sponsors for its 42nd annual Sir John A. Macdonald Fundraising Dinner:

Winnipeg Free Press

Manitoba Theatre Centre

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Canada’s National History Society

Wellington West

Mariaggi Theme Suite Hotel

and more to come!

Please contact the MHS office at 204-947-0559 or if you would be willing to sponsor the Sir John A. Macdonald Fundraising Dinner. Tax receipts are issued for the value of donated items.