Sunday, 11 May 2014
The Radio Edition for May 11, 2014
On tonight's show my guest is Sandy Gessler who will talk about Winnipeg's Victoria Park and its role in the Winnipeg General Strike. For more on the park see the Victoria Park Heritage Project blog Victoria Park 1919: A Place to Rendezvous.
Also on the topic of the Strike, there is a new book being launched on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at McNally Robinson's . Michael Dupuis' Winnipeg’s General Strike: Reports from the Front Lines takes a look at the role of the media and how they portrayed the Strike versus the reality of what was going on on the ground. (You can check out a preview chapter here.)
As part of the 2014 MayWorks Festival, there will be a memorial service for strike victims Mike Sokolowski and Steve Schezerbanovich at Brookside Cemetery on May 24th. The following day, Saturday, May 25th, there will be a Winnipeg General Strike two-hour guided bus tour. For more information, check out the MayWorks calendar of events.
You can also check out my old 1919 blog, (which I haven't updated in some years so please excuse formatting and broken link issues that have crept into it !) It looks at at how the strike unfolded day by day.
For more of the back story on Winnie the Bear. For more about the 1929 reading by author A. A. Milne I played on show, check out Open Culture.
If you feel like celebrating, check out some of the events going on around the province tomorrow ! For more about the birth of Manitoba see here and here.
Be sure to check out the over 1,600 names inscribed on the Soldiers' Relatives' Memorial at Broadway and Osborne. It was unveiled in 1923 to commemorate all Winnipeg soldiers who died in World War I.