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Sunday, 2 August 2015

The Radio Edition - August 2, 2015


On today's show, Grant's Old Mill on Portage Avenue turns 40 this year. The St. James Assiniboia Pioneer Association joins me to talk about the mill, its history and their Pioneer Picnic on August 8th.

I will also talk about the beginning and the end of the Civic Holiday in Winnipeg, share some audio from a recent visit to Brandon's Dominion Exhibition Display Building II and its CPR Station, which is now home to Westman Immigrant Services.

Virden incorporated 125 years ago today. take a day trip to visit some of their historic sites, including the Virden Pioneer Home Museum. Also, relive the 1999 Pan Am Games at the U of M's archive of the games' website.


If you're into vintage vehicles, check out the Sunday Night Cruise on August 9th at Grant park Shopping Centre. The lineup will include about 10 buses from the Manitoba Transit Heritage Association fleet dating back to the 1930s.

Music from Stompin' Tom Connors, Andy Desjarlis,and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra with Tracy Dahl and Henriette Schellenberg.

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