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Send a short description, along with your event’s date and time, to webmaster@mhs.mb.ca. There is no charge for listings.

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18 October

Unveiling of Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park

Where: Upper Fort Garry
When: Saturday, 18 October 2014, 11:15 AM

A ceremony will take place from 11:15 AM to noon. Until 3:00 PM, explore the park and learn about the site’s history and what is yet to come.

Please RSVP by 10 October 2014 to office@creaddo.com or 204-987-4351.


22 October

Free Film Viewing: “Under the Same Roof: Voices of Four Holocaust Survivors”

Where: Berney Theatre, Asper Jewish Community Campus, 123 Doncaster Street, Winnipeg
When: Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 7:00 PM

This film, a co-production of Tooz a Crowd Productions and MTS Allstream Inc., was executive produced by Kyle Bornais and produced/directed by Randy Guest. It features Rachel Fink, Carmela Shragge Finkel, Regine Frankel, Belle Jarniewski, and Betty Kirshner. A reception will follow.

For further information, contact Randy Guest at rg31film@gmail.com or 204-223-0556, or Stan Carbone at scarbone@jhcwc.org or 204-477-7467.


23 October

Free Film Viewing: “The Romance of the Far Fur Country”

Where: Archives of Manitoba, 200 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg
When: Thursday, 23 October 2014, 7:00 PM

Since the return of the film elements to the Winnipeg vaults of the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, Kevin Nikkel of Five Door Films has collaborated with visual historian, Peter Geller, to restore The Romance of the Far Fur Country from the surviving reels of footage. They have done this from digitized copies created at the time of their transfer back to Winnipeg and by consulting archival records documenting the creation of the film. The re-release of The Romance of the Far Fur Country re-assembles the film elements to the original two-hour running time and adds a contemporary score by composer Nathan Reimer.

The original film was screened by the Hudson’s Bay Company in local theatres in Canada in and around 1920, but all mention of the film had disappeared from view since that time. No known copy of Romance of the Far Fur Country exists in Canada.

Admission is free.

Since seating is limited please contact us to reserve your seat: 204-945-4949 or sara.frederick@gov.mb.ca.


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.


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 sales@themarlborough.ca or by calling the hotel at 204-944-7196.

Proceeds will be going to a local Winnipeg charity.


2015


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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