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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winged Victory Monument (2109 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Located on the front grounds of Deer Lodge Hospital at 2109 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, this monument was created by Montreal sculptor Coeur de Lion McCarthy and dedicated to employees of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) who were killed during military service in the First World War.

Unveiled by Lieutenant Governor James Albert Manning Aikins on 28 April 1922 in front of the CPR Station on Higgins Avenue (along with similar monuments in Montreal and Vancouver), it was moved in 1989 to the CPR office building on Martha Street. The Intrepid Society donated a new base and moved the monument to its present location in June 2003.

Nearby is a plaque commemorating James McKay.

Winged Victory Monument

Winged Victory Monument (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87750, W97.23518
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: James McKay Plaque (2109 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

To Honor and Remember: Remembrances of the Great War, The Next-of-Kin Monument in Winnipeg by Marilyn Baker
Manitoba History, Number 2, 1981

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Pacific Railway Station (181 Higgins Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Canadian Pacific to honor its war dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 24 April 1922, page 3.

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 Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 April 2022

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