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MHS Centennial Organization: Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg

Past-Presidents of the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg

Past-Presidents of the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg (no date)
L-R: Mrs. L. Heaton, Mrs. W. H. Collum, Mrs. C. S. Riley, Mrs. A. R. Tanner, Mrs. W. Luck.
Source: Archives of Manitoba

The Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg was begun in 1894 by six women “to keep up their interest in music…” The organization grew and prospered, and remains vibrant today, with a mandate to “encourage and advance music in the community by the presentation of outstanding artists.” In achieving this goal, the club has brought numerous prominent artists to Winnipeg to perform, many of them on the brink of a prominent career. Included among many of these have been Maureen Forrester and Glenn Gould. The club now presents five concerts each year, as well as an occasional special concert with an outstanding Canadian artist. The size, meeting venue, and musical activities have changed over the years to meet the needs of a changing community. The focus is now on young artists, many of them just starting on a career in the arts. To help in this process, the club offers five scholarships annually, whose recipients are featured in a December concert. For 111 years of musical excellence, the Manitoba Historical Society is pleased to present a Centennial Organization Award to the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg.

Presidents

Period

President

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Alice Jane May Grisdale Shaw (1875-1958, wife of H. B. Shaw)

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Nell Irene Rundle Heaton (?-1967, wife of Leonard D. Heaton)

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Annie Maude Crowe Collum (1887-1976, wife of W. H. Collum)

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Myrtle Frances Mary “Dime” Riley (1917-?, wife of Conrad S. Riley)

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Mrs. A. R. Tanner

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Mrs. W. Luck

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Gertrude Rowe Hanson Kilvert (1880-1961)

An MHS Centennial Organization Award was presented by Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard, Jacqueline Friesen, and Gordon Goldsborough on 3 April 2005.

Sources:

Obituary [Annie Maude Collum], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 October 1976, page 55.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 March 2020

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