The North East Winnipeg Historical Society’s Walking Tour & Events

It’s that time of the year again to put those walking shoes on, and join us on our first walking tour of 2015!

The Louise Bridge District walking tour, our new tour, falls in conjunction with Jane’s Walk 2015!  Please see enclosed poster for details, also on the Jane’s Walk website //

 When:  Sunday May 3rd, 2015 at 1:00PM (rain/shine)

 Where:  meeting in the Ernie O’Dowda Memorial Park (Midwinter Ave.) at the west end closer to Disraeli Freeway

 For information:  call Donna 204.339.2547 or email

 Next Meetings:  3rd Wednesday of the month –  May 20th, June 17th, September 16th, October 21st, November 18th & December 16th, 2015 at 7:00PM

New LocationBronx Park Community Centre, 720 Henderson Highway

We have enclosed a poster of the walking tour for you to print/forward to any interested parties.  Hope to see you there!!!



Sunday May 3rdLouise Bridge District walking tour (see above)

Thursday May 7thRed River Heritage Fair at the University of Winnipeg

Saturday May 9th from 11AM – 5 PM, we will be at the Manitoba Museum celebrating Manitoba Day, a fun filled celebration with free admission at the museum.  We will have lots of maps and information at this event.

Saturday June 13th from 11AM – 3PM, we will be at ‘Happy Days on Henderson’

June – TBA – lecture – Gordon Goldsborough – on Manitoba Historical Society, pictorial of historical spaces in rural Manitoba & the program to document historic locations

August – Elmwood Cemetery Tour – summer TBA


We also have a second new walking tour for this year, Bunn’s Creek Walking Tour, a beautiful nature walk sprinkled with bits of history; TBA on this tour.

My Warmest Regards,

Donna Cudmore – NEWHS Inc./Publicity Chair

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CPR Yards Crossing Study

The Arlington Bridge is coming to the end of its useable life and fixing it is not possible. The goal of this study is to determine the best possible plan to move people and goods safely and efficiently across the CPR Yards when the Arlington Bridge closes.

The CPR Yards Crossing Study will look at a number of options for a new crossing in the area and at improving existing crossings of the CPR Yards between McPhillips Street and Salter Street  (

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Whether you are a regular cyclist, occasional cyclist, or even just someone who is interested in riding their bike, we want you to share your aspirations for bicycle friendly infrastructure that should be included in this and future projects.



‘Short Notice’ Hiking Adventures

Join Meetup – the social networking site for people of like minded interests –  and be privy to exclusive free hikes offered by the Prairie Pathfinders!

There are many great hiking opportunities that arise on short notice that the Prairie Pathfinders are unable to include their annual walking schedule but would love to share with you!

Meetup allows us the spontaneity to add new hikes and invite you to join them  – on short notice! By signing up as a Prairie Pathfinder Meetup member, you will receive email notices updating you with timely information on new hiking adventures e.g. –

  • the crocus are in bloom at the Living Prairie Museum – let’s go for a hike this weekend!
  • the floodwaters are high in St. Norbert – let’s check out the primary dike trail this Friday!
  • a brand new trail has just been completed in St. James – let’s check it out this Sunday!
  • oh oh! the Riverwalk is under water again and the walk we had planned for next week is now postponed!
  • ‘Doors Open Winnipeg’ dates have been finalized and we’d like to hike to a few of the buildings and tour them!
  • the tulips have burst open at the Leo Mol Sculpture garden, let’s hike Assiniboine Park on Friday evening and check the blooms out!

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