"Mike's Bloody Saturday"
General Strike Documentary Film
Cinematheque, Artspace Building, 100 Arthur Street
Saturday Only: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Join writer/director Danny Schur for a special director’s cut screening of his "Mike's Bloody Saturday" 1919 General Strike documentary - based on his acclaimed walking tour of the same name - at this free screening at Cinematheque in the historic Artspace Building. "Mike's Bloody Saturday" deals with the anti-immigrant undercurrent to the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. Admission is free. Meet the writer/director and purchase an autographed DVD of the film in support of Heritage Winnipeg. For more information contact Danny Schur at 227-1167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exchange District BIZ Newspaper Row Tour
Tours meet in Old market Square at 133 Albert St.
11:00 am, 2:00 pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Max participation: 40 people per tour
The corner of Albert and McDermot was once known as Newspaper Row. Stories of newsboys and the fierce competition between the city’s early papers make for a fascinating tour. The Newspaper Row Tour is part of the Exchange District BIZ’s acclaimed Historic Walking Tour Program. Learn more about the Historic Walking Tour Program at www.exchangedistrict.org
West End BIZ Mural Tours
Meet at Safeway - Sargent Ave. & Maryland St.
Saturday Only: Timed tours at 11:00 am
The West End Mural Gallery is an excellent opportunity to discover the West End’s unique cultural history, represented by a rich collection of outdoor murals. The tour is fun and informative. Your guide will share information about the West End’s history and culture, details about the murals, interesting facts and humorous stories about the West End and its many famous people and local heroes. Many special shops and restaurants to discover too! Duration of tour approximately 2 hours.
Costume Museum of Canada
Location: Millenium Centre 389 Main St.
Sunday Only: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Celebrating fashion, culture and history, the Costume Museum of Canada will be exhibiting a spectacular display of clothing from the Golden Era of Winnipeg 1900 – 1915.
Departs from The Forks Market
Sunday Only 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Let Trolley 356 carry you down the streets of our city’s past! The Winnipeg Trolley Company will once again be offering free Doors Open Winnipeg shuttle service aboard Manitoba’s only heritage trolley. Designed to resemble an original Winnipeg streetcar, with a nostalgic wood and brass interior, soft domed lighting, and attractive orange and cream finish, riding the 32-passenger trolley is the perfect way to travel in our historic downtown. Let the trolley drop you off at over a dozen participating Doors Open sites, and don’t forget to ask the driver how Trolley 356 got its name to learn a fascinating bit of trivia about Winnipeg’s transportation history! Departs hourly from The Forks between 11:00 and 5:00. Stops at J.W. Harris House, The Manitoba Legislature, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Millennium Centre, Fox & Fiddle Restaurant, Former Great West Life Building, Stovel Building, Arthur Building, Silverster-Wilson Building, Fort Garry Hotel, The Roblin Centre-Red River College, Vaughan Street Jail, Mariaggi’s Theme Suite Hotel and Spa-Albert Block.
Downtown BIZ: “The Heart of the City” – Walking Tour
Meet at 426 Portage Avenue (Downtown BIZ Office), tour ends at The Forks
One walk per day
Saturday and Sunday at Noon
Duration: 100 minutes
Max participation: 30 people
Downtown is known for its unique blend of old meets new! From the historic Hudson’s Bay Company to the Millennium Library and the MTS Centre, you’ll be amazed at the revitalization of Downtown. Walk along Broadway, and explore various other downtown landmarks like Union Station and The Forks. Where history and culture unite with new urban development, tour the city centre with one of downtown’s most recognizable ambassadors – the Downtown Watch! Only the first 30 people will be admitted.