Sommet sur le Patrimoine du Manitoba / Manitoba Heritage Summit

Sommet sur le Patrimoine du Manitoba 2021
Manitoba Heritage Summit 2021
Recordings on YouTube







Who is Involved?

This full-day meeting is being organized by these Manitoba Provincial Heritage Agencies:

Association for Manitoba Archives

Association for Manitoba Archives

La Société historique de Saint-Boniface

La Société historique de Saint-Boniface

Association of Manitoba Museums

Association of Manitoba Museums

Manitoba Archaeological Society

Manitoba Archaeological Society

Heritage Winnipeg

Heritage Winnipeg

Manitoba Genealogical Society

Manitoba Genealogical Society

Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada

Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada

Manitoba Historical Society

Manitoba Historical Society


Province of Manitoba

Registration / Login

There is NO COST to attend this one-day Heritage Summit but advance registration is REQUIRED.

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The Summit will be hosted using the Zoom platform, for which you will need a device such as a desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone that is connected to the Internet. You can also dial in to the Summit using a telephone.

Information on connecting to a Zoom meeting is available here.




9:00 - 9:05 AM


Rob Malo
Master of Ceremony, Manitoba Heritage Summit 2021

9:05 - 9:30 AM


Cathy Cox
Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage

Vania Gagnon
Director, Community Programs & Services Branch

9:30 - 10:45 AM


Heritage in Manitoba 2020: Perspectives, Challenges, Opportunities, and Recommendations
A report commissioned by Manitoba's Provincial Heritage Agencies

Objectives of the 2020 Heritage Summit and Summary of Participant Feedback
Tracey Turner
Executive Director, Manitoba Historical Society
& Cindy Tugwell
Executive Director, Heritage Winnipeg

Overview of the Heritage in Manitoba 2020 Report
Ken Storie

PANEL DISCUSSION: Discussion of the Heritage in Manitoba 2020 Report


Michel Lagacé
Board Chair, La Société historique de Saint-Boniface


Roland Sawatzky
Curator of History, The Manitoba Museum

Shelley Sweeney
Retired Archivist, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Al Thorleifson
Pembina Manitou Archive

Questions & Answers

10:45 - 11:00 AM


11:00 AM - Noon

PANEL DISCUSSION: Diversity in Heritage – Initiatives in the heritage preservation of the diverse communities in Manitoba


Kris Ontong
Co-founder, BarangayCanada and Executive Board Member of Filipino Music & Arts Association of Canada


Perla Javate
President, Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba

Arthur Miki
Past-President, Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba and the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba

Nilufer Rahman
Snow Angel Films

Nadia Thompson
Black History Month Celebration Committee

Questions & Answers

12:00 - 1:00 PM

LUNCH (on your own) AND VIDEOS

1:00 - 2:00 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: Indigenous Heritage - Indigenous initiatives and issues in heritage preservation in Manitoba


Kaila Johnston
Supervisor of Education, Outreach, and Public Programming, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation


Warren Cariou
Centre for Creative Writing / Oral Culture, University of Manitoba

Julia Lafreniere
Head of Indigenous Initiatives, Winnipeg Art Gallery

Dené Sinclair
Business Advisor, Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre

Andrew Woolford
Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Manitoba

Questions & Answers

2:00 - 3:00 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: Challenges and opportunities for heritage in rural Manitoba


Gordon Goldsborough
President, Manitoba Historical Society


Monique Brandt & Beryth Strong
Association of Manitoba Museums

Jo Bunka & Loretta Dyck
Winnipegosis Historical Society

Gordon McBean
Manitoba Genealogical Society

Questions & Answers

3:00 - 3:15 PM


3:15 - 4:15 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: Youth and innovation in heritage


Matthew Komus


Jenna Emslie

Sabrina Janke

Cheryl Mann

Bailey Palamar

Questions & Answers

4:15 - 4:30 PM

WRAP-UP: Where topics would you like to hear at Heritage Summit 2022 ?

Rob Malo
Master of Ceremony, Manitoba Heritage Summit 2021

PHA representatives

4:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Frequently Asked Questions

Was the Manitoba Heritage Summit 2020 recorded?

Yes. Videos of the entire day can be viewed on YouTube:

What is the Manitoba Heritage Summit?

A group of eight Manitoba Provincial Heritage Associations (PHAs) is organizing a “Heritage Summit” to discuss the state of heritage in Manitoba. What are the present opportunities and challenges in the heritage sector? How are heritage-related organizations preparing to address them?

What is “heritage”?

We embrace the broadest possible interpretation of this term as illustrated by the diversity of Provincial Heritage Agencies involved in organizing the Manitoba Heritage Summit. It includes such components as the conservation and restoration of built structures and natural spaces; the genealogy of families, communities, and groups; the collection and preservation of written and spoken information, and physical artifacts; the archaeological record; and the sharing of heritage stories, traditions, foods, and more. It engages and integrates people from many perspectives, including the general public, advocates, managers, and researchers.

Who can attend the Manitoba Heritage Summit?

The Manitoba Heritage Summit is open to everyone, both professional and amateur. Participation is especially encouraged by people connected with heritage in their community, including involvement with museums and archives, local historical societies, municipal heritage advisory committees, local and regional governments, and heritage advocacy groups.

The Summit will be held over one full day. The entire program will be livestreamed on the Internet to enable people to participate fully, regardless where they live.

Why should I (or my community or organization) attend the Manitoba Heritage Summit?

The anticipated benefits of the Manitoba Heritage Summit will be to:

  • Share information to the mutual benefit of all participants,
  • Provide a forum for discussion of the challenges and opportunities for heritage organizations in Manitoba,
  • Enable networking and better communication between all heritage groups, and forging of long-term relationships

What is the program of the Manitoba Heritage Summit?

If you have suggestions for pre-recorded videos that can be shown during morning, mid-day, or afternoon breaks in the program, please contact Tracey Turner (Manitoba Historical Society) at or leave a voice mail message at 204-947-0559.

What will it cost to attend the Manitoba Heritage Summit?

There is NO COST to attend the Manitoba Heritage Summit.

How does heritage preservation contribute to cultural diversity?

Manitoba is a multicultural province that benefits from people with diverse views, experiences, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Fostering awareness of the intrinsic heritage of a community leads inevitably to greater tolerance toward, and celebration of, all people.


Heritage in Manitoba 2020: Perspectives, Challenges, Opportunities, and Recommendations
A report commissioned by Manitoba's Provincial Heritage Agencies

A comprehensive statement of the economic benefits of galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs) in Canada has been developed by the Canadian Museums Association:

Although we anticipate that participation in the Heritage Summit will be free, we are grateful for donations to help in defraying some of its costs.

Tax-receiptable donations are accepted using PayPal through the Manitoba Historical Society:

Contact Us

For further information, or to ask questions about the Manitoba Heritage Summit, please contact Tracey Turner (Manitoba Historical Society) at or leave a voice mail message at 204-947-0559.

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