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29 October

Free Screening of Two Short Films

Where: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, 330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Fort Garry Campus
When: Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12 noon

The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections invites you to a free screening of two short films by Ryan McKenna, an award-winning filmmaker from St-Boniface.

“CONTROVERSIES” - As shown at Hot Docs (2014) and the Cannes Film Festival, based on Peter Warren’s “Action Line” Talk Show.

“SURVIVAL LESSONS” - The story of Winnipeg’s Post-Modern Cinema, featuring Guy Maddin and Greg Klymkiw.

Parking and location:

For more information call: 204-474-9986

6 November

Free Panel Presentation and Discussion: “Jews in the First World War: Identity, Citizenship and Antisemitism”

Where: Asper Jewish Community Campus, 123 Doncaster Street, Winnipeg
When: Thursday, 6 November 2014, 7:00 PM

The panelists include Robert Young (Professor Emeritus of History, University of Winnipeg), Daniel Stone (Professor Emeritus of History, University of Winnipeg), Lionel Steiman (Senior Scholar, Department of History, University of Manitoba), and Jim Blanchard (Local historian, author of Winnipeg’s Great War: A City Comes of Age).

The emcee will be Lyle Smordin (Past President, B’nai Brith Canada) and the moderator will be Susan Turner (Curator and visual artist).

A wine and cheese reception will follow the panel.

To RSVP, call Maria at 204-487-9623 ( or Stan at 204-477-7467 (

This event is sponsored by the B’nai Brith Midwest Region and the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada.

15 November

100th Anniversary Gala: Marlborough Hotel

Where: Marlborough Hotel, 331 Smith Street, Winnipeg
When: Saturday, 15 November 2014, 6:00 PM

The Marlborough Hotel will celebrate its 100th anniversary at a gala banquet, emceed by Winnipeg icon Laurie Mustard. Cocktail hour entertainment will be provided by Vocal Point, with evening entertainment by the Little City All Star Band.

Tickets are on sale for $50 each and corporate tables are available for $375. They may be purchased at the hotel front desk, by email to or by calling the hotel at 204-944-7196.

Proceeds will be going to a local Winnipeg charity.

15 November

225th Celebration of the Emigration of Prussian Mennonites to New Russia, 1788-1789

Where: Mennonite Heritage Centre, 600 Shaftesbury Boulevard, Winnipeg
When: Saturday, 15 November 2014, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

9:30 to 11:30 AM

Dr. John J. Friesen
The Narrative: Recalling the Ups and Downs of Emigration

Dr. Harvey G. Plett
George Hansen in his Dutch/Polish Life and Times

Lunch break - participants find their own lunch

1:30 to 4:30 PM

Dr. Mark Jantzen
From Poland to Prussia to Russia: Mennonite Emigration out of the Vistula Delta

Dr. Peter Letkemann
When the “Oole Wies” Was Still New

Lawrence Klippenstein
Four Letters of Johann Bartsch, 1786-87

Edwin Hoeppner
Letters from Johann Bartsch to David Epp

Admission is $20 per person at the door.

16 November

Manitoba Antique Association - Antiques & Collectibles Sale

Where: CanadInns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg
When: Sunday, 16 November 2014, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Admission is $5 per person. Door prizes each hour. Lots of free parking.

19 November

Launch of Fall 2014 Manitoba History: The Journal of the Manitoba Historical Society

Where: McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg (Prairie Ink Restaurant)
When: Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 8:00 PM

This issue features articles on Filipino immigrants to Winnipeg by Alison Marshall (author of the award-winning Way of the Bachelor), the movement of Winnipeg’s Jewish community from North to South end by Dan Stone (retired University of Winnipeg history professor), and commemoration of the First World War.

Our speakers for the evening will include Dr. Marshall, Stan Carbone (Jewish Heritage Centre, speaking on behalf of Dr. Stone), and Tim Higgins.

Please RSVP to

22 November

Multicultural Concert: “A Salute to our Early Pioneers”

Where: St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg (off Main Street north of Redwood)
When: Saturday, 22 November 2014, 7:00 PM

This event will feature choir and dance groups from four of Manitoba’s multi-faceted cultural communities: Icelandic, German, Jewish and Ukrainian and is a follow-up to the Seven Oaks Historical Society’s well-attended 2013 ‘Red River Jamboree.’

There is no fee to attend but donations towards the ongoing work of the Seven Oaks Historical Society will be gratefully accepted.

12 December

Nomination Deadline: 2014 Margaret McWilliams Awards

The purpose of the Margaret McWilliams Award, one of the oldest literary prizes in Canada, is to encourage the study and interpretation of the history of Manitoba. It was instituted in 1955 by the Manitoba Historical Society as a memorial to Margaret S. McWilliams.

More information is available here.


17 January

50th Annual Sir John A. Macdonald Dinner

Where: Fort Garry Hotel
When: Saturday, 17 January 2015, 6:00 PM

Guest speaker: Richard Gwyn, author of an award-winning biography of Sir John A. Macdonald

More information is available here.

27 February

Deadline: Nominations for 2015 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Historical Preservation and Promotion

More information is available here.


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