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Friday, 18 February 2011

Dumpling Platter: "IF Day" turns 69; Free museum admission; Heritage Awards.

Some odds and ends...

IF DAY

Feb 19th marks the 69th anniversary of If Day in Winnipeg.

At 6 p.m. air raid sirens sound over Winnipeg and within an hour hundreds of Nazi troops with convoys of armoured vehicles and air support seize many key points in the city.
For more on If Day including links and a British Pathé newsreel see This Was Manitoba.


FREE MANITOBA MUSEUM ADMISSION


On Sunday, entry to the Manitoba Museum and Planetarium is
free all day !


FREE FILM

Make it a completely free Sunday and after the museum head over to Cinematehque. Their
'Cabin Fever' series of free Sunday matinées continues with the Marx Brothers film Animal Crackers !


HERITAGE WINNIPEG PRESERVATION AWARDS

On Monday,
February 21st at 2 pm, HW's 26th annual Preservation Awards take place.

This year the venue is the Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre at 119 Sutherland Avenue (at Euclid) in Point Douglas.

Check out the high points in heritage preservation awards this year and this cool building that was once
J S Woodsworth’s first mission: All People’s Mission.

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