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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Errick F. Willis Pavilion (International Peace Garden)

This two-storey pavilion in the International Peace Garden was built to commemorate Canada’s centenary in 1967 and Manitoba’s centenary in 1970. Designed by the Winnipeg-based architectural firm of Waisman, Ross, Blankstein, Coop, Gillmor and Hanna, the project was supervised by a committee of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation chaired by Esther Genser. Originally known as the Peace Garden Pavilion, it was renamed for the recently deceased Errick French Willis, a former Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba who had farmed in the region.

A plaque inside the pavilion, presented by the Canukeena Club of Winnipeg, commemorates the role of community activist Fred Rice in the planning and development of the Peace Garden.

Errick F. Willis Pavilion

Postcard view of the Errick F. Willis Pavilion (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2019-0084

Errick F. Willis Pavilion

Postcard view of the Errick F. Willis Pavilion (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2022-0003

Errick F. Willis Pavilion

Errick F. Willis Pavilion (June 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the Errick F. Willis Pavilion

Interior of the Errick F. Willis Pavilion (June 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.00233, W100.06376
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Waisman Ross and Associates / Blankstein Coop Gillmore and Hanna / Number TEN Architectural Group

Memorable Manitobans: Errick French Willis (1896-1967)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: International Peace Garden

Manitoba Organization: Manitoba Centennial Corporation

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 May 2022

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