MHS Annual Fundraising Dinner 2019

Saturday, 30 March 2019
6:00 PM bar service, 7:00 PM dinner
Provencher Room, Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg

The Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) will be hosting our annual Fundraising Dinner to be held on Saturday, 30 March 2019 in the Provencher Room, Fort Garry Hotel. The evening begins with a reception and cocktails at 6:00 PM with dinner following at 7:00 PM. We would be most honoured if you’d consider joining us on this special occasion as you help build our capacity as an organization as we celebrate Manitoba history together.

We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker is Terry MacLeod, an independent Emmy-nominated journalist and recipient of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. In his 33 years with the CBC in Winnipeg, Toronto, and Thunder Bay, he established himself as a respected, informed, inquisitive and compassionate presence. He retired from CBC Winnipeg on 31 December 2016. Here in Winnipeg, he hosted Information Radio, hosted and produced The Weekend Morning Show and was a panel moderator on CBC TV Manitoba. He has been: a producer/guest-host on CBC’s hit show Morningside with Peter Gzowski and producer for Stuart McLean, a regular guest on CBC TV’s Midday, a guest host on CBC Toronto's Metro Morning, Morningside in the Summer, Sounds Like Canada, As It Happens, The Story From Here and BBC Radio Scotland. Prior to joining CBC his earlier occupations included: social work, theatre production and performance, independent tv production and radio training with indigenous broadcasters WaWaTa and Taqrimuit Nipingat.

Terry is board member of The Gimli Film Festival, was a volunteer with Peguis Selkirk 200, a faculty member with The Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute, a participant in Leadership Winnipeg, and The Canadian Values Alliance. He appeared as an actor in PTE’s 2017 Carol Shields Festival and in Dalnavert’s 2017 and 2018 holiday theatre productions. He's known for his live and lively on-stage mystery-writer interviews at McNally Robinson Booksellers. In addition to his active participation in the Manitoba Arts community, Terry helped Gordon Goldsborough of the MHS to invent the original radio version of “Abandoned Manitoba,” a journey through historic abandoned Manitoba built heritage. Terry has themed his presentation, “It's a bird of a day - my life at CBC.” As he shares, “It was the CBC that made that phrase mean so much to me. In my time there I was the early morning bird proclaiming the beauty of the day.”


  • $125 each
  • support tickets $50
  • corporate tables (seating for 10): $1,250


Proceeds of this fundraiser will benefit the work of the Historical Society, western Canada's oldest such organization, founded by provincial legislation in 1879. Should you require further information or details about our event, please do not hesitate to contact Tracey Turner, MHS Administrative Officer, at 204-947-0559. We hope that your schedule will permit you to attend the Manitoba Historical Society 2019 Fundraising Dinner, and we look forward to hearing from you.

The Manitoba Historical Society, founded in 1879, is the oldest organization in Western Canada dedicated to preserving our past for future generations. We are able to do this through the efforts of our members and volunteers, and through contributions from the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, and other agencies. We also rely on the generosity of people who are attend this fundraising event.

For more information on the MHS Annual Fundraising Dinner, please contact the MHS administrative office at 204-947-0559 or email to

See also:

Manitoba Historical Society: Speakers at the MHS Annual Fundraising Dinners

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