Sunday, 21 June 2015

The Radio Edition - June 21, 2015

Nairn Avenue, Elmwood

Join me tonight at 7:00 p.m. on 101.5 UMFM for another edition of West End Dumplings - The Radio Edition.

My guest is Jim Smith, president of the North East Winnipeg Historical Society. We'll find out more about the group, their summer events and talk about the history of Elmwood and the Kildonans. Be sure to check out Jim's extensive collection of newspaper clippings and municipal council minute summaries at the history section of the Miles Mac Alumni Association website.

We'll also remember architect Morley Blankstein, (also), with Susan Algie of the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, and hear Roger Currie's take on Father's Day.

This was a busy date in Winnipeg history. In 1919 it was the Winnipeg General Strike's "Bloody Saturday", here is how the day unfolded. Thirty years ago the ca. 1877 city bell found a new home on Selkirk Avenue. Also, Bill Norrie was first elected Winnipeg mayor on this date in 1979.

Music by Lonnie Donnegan and Danny Schur.

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