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Past Events

2017

Spring BBQ
May 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Doors Open Winnipeg
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Noon-4:00 p.m.

2016

Fall BBQ

11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Adults: $7.00
Children 12 and under: $5.00

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Grand re-opening bbq

11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Adults: $7.00
Children 12 and under: $4.00

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The Twilight Zone Revisited II

April 2, 2016

You are invited to attend a St. Vital Musical evening, with special guests Ray St. Germain & Trio & The Shoes, featuring former Guess Who members, Bill Wallace & Laurie Mackenzie, Debbie Wallace and Greg Gardner.

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2015

Annual General Meeting

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (at the Museum)

St. Vital Museum Annual BBQ!

Saturday, September 19, 2015 Starts at 11:30 am
600 St. Mary's Road, Wpg., MB
(Old Fire Hall)

Ticket Prices: $6.00 for adults / $4.00 for children 12 & under.

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2014

St. Vital Fire Hall 100th Anniversary! Annual Barbeque

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices: $5.00 for adults / $3.00 for children 12 & under.

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ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday, May 24, 2014, 9:00 am to noon.

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Twlight Zone

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Revisit the Winnipeg Rock Music of the 60's at the Travelodge Winnipeg East, 20 Alpine Avenue.

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2013

ANNUAL BBQ

Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices: $5.00 for adults / $3.00 for children 12 & under.

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The St. Vital museum is honoured to announce that it has been chosen by l'union national métisse st. joseph du manitoba to be one of the first organizations to host the Bell of Batoche.

The Bell will be at the Museum on September 7 in conjunction  with the annual BBQ.

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ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to noon.

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2012

Annual BBQ
Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 12:00 noon.

Ticket Prices: $5.00 for adults / $3.00 for children 12 & under.

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ROAST THE DOC
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

There will be a Roast the Doc on June 26 at the Canad Inns Fort Garry. Hosted by Joe Aiello of 92CITI FM. The night gets under way with cocktails at 4:30 followed by a roast beef buffet dinner at 6 and the roasting of the Doc soon after. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Museum.

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Calling All Doggies!! St. Vital Bulldogs Gathering
Sunday, April 29, 2012

On Sunday, April 29th the St. Vital Bulldogs from the 40s, 50s & 60s will be having a reunion to swap tales and re-cememt the bonds of brotherhood formed on the gridiron. The gathering is one day before the Canadian senior football teams of 1960 and 1962 are inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

The reunion is being held at the Canad Inns Fort Garry on Sunday, April 29th, 2012. Doors open at 4:30pm with a cash bar. Tickets are $20 each which allows ...hungry Dogs to chow down on roast beef, a kaiser bun, fries and coleslaw. Meal time is 6pm. Net proceeds go to the St. Vital Museum (255-2864) which has a large Bulldog display.

***Please order your tickets early by sending a cheque to: St. Vital Museum, 600 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3L5 or in person at the Museum 10-4 on Saturdays.***

Rooms have been set aside (Block number 183194) for all Bulldogs @ a cost of $109. First bookings get a two-room suite. The number to call is (204) 261-7450.

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2011

Annual Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, May 28, 2011 from 9:30am - 12:00 noon

Join us for our annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 28th, from 9:30am to 12:00 noon, hosted by Smitty's! Picnic tables will be set up in the parking lot behind the museum, overlooking the scenic Red River. In the event of rain, the breakfast will be held in our bay behind door Number One, in front of Fire Truck No. 1.

Pancake Breakfast ticket prices: Adults: $5.00 / Children 12 & under: $3.00

Visit us on Facebook. Please click "I'm Attending" to RSVP and invite your friends and family too!

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2010

Annual General Meeting
Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 1:00pm

This year's AGM will take place at the museum on Saturday, November 6th at 1:00pm. All members in good standing are invited to attend and come out and vote.

Anyone wishing to stand for election for one of the six seats on the board of directors should have their name in by the end of October so ballots can be printed. Nominations will be accepted from the floor.

Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served in the board before and after formal proceedings. Visit us on Facebook.

Annual BBQ
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 from 11:30am - 2:30pm

Our annual BBQ is currently set for Saturday, September 11 at 11:30am. Picnic tables will be set up in the parking lot behind the museum, overlooking the scenic Red River. In the event of rain, the BBQ will be held in our bay behind door Number One, in front of Fire Truck No. 1.

Ticket Prices: $5.00 for adults / $3.00 for children 12 & under.

Visit us on Facebook to RSVP!

PANCAKE BREAKFAST Rain or Shine!
Saturday, June 26th from 9:00am - 12:00 noon

Join us for a pancake breakfast on Saturday, June 26th, from 9:00am to 12:00 noon, sponsored by Smitty's and Miller's Meats. As our last event had to be cancelled due to rain, this breakfast will definitely take place rain or shine! Picnic tables will be set up in the parking lot behind the museum, overlooking the scenic Red River. In the event of rain, the breakfast will be held in our bay behind door Number One, in front of Fire Truck No. 1.

Pancake Breakfast ticket prices: Adults: $5.00 / Children 12 & under: $3.00

DOORS OPEN WINNIPEG
Saturday, May 29th from 10:00am - 4:00pm & Sunday, May 30th from 12:00 noon - 4:00pm

The 7th annual Doors Open Winnipeg event is your opportunity to become acquainted with the city’s architectural legacies! In addition to introducing the public to Winnipeg's architecture, history and culture, it consistently proves to be a fantastic attraction. Doors Open originated in France in the 1980s, with the number of participating countries increasing in ten years to 47 and the number of visitors reaching the 20 million mark in 2000. The Doors Open phenomenon came to Canada when Toronto began an annual event in 2000, attracting 76,000 visitors to over 90 buildings that year and keeps on growing!

The St. Vital Museum Attraction:

The current home of the St. Vital Museum is a two-storey brick structure with stone facing on the main level. Erected in 1914, the station housed both the St. Vital Police and Fire Departments, the latter of which first began operating with 3 horse-drawn carriages and six firemen. At the rear were stables for horses which drew the wagons and sleighs up until the 1930's at which point pumper trucks were used. The second floor of the building also originally provided living quarters for the firemen.

In 1974, the station was retired when St. Vital amalgamated with the City of Winnipeg and achieved its status as a designated heritage building in 1982.

*Special Event: The St. Vital Museum will be hosting the grand opening of our new exhibit showcasing the great flood of 1950. There are approximately 100 photos of people and places in this collection, including one published in LIFE magazine.

*View the news article from the Winnipeg Sun* (PDF Format).

PANCAKE BREAKFAST
saturday, may 29th FROM 10:00am - 4:00pm

10am - 12 noon: PANCAKE BREAKFAST sponsored by Smitty's and Miller's Meats. Everyone is welcome to join us! Pancake Breakfast ticket prices: Adults $5.00 / Children 12 & under $3.00
10am - 4pm: the museum will remain open during the breakfast and the rest of the afternoon.

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MUSEUM OPEN
SUNDAY, May 30th FROM 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

The museum will be open for the afternoon. Come out and see this architectural gem in the heart of Old St. Vital!

2009

ST. VITAL BULLDOGS BBQ
September 12th, 2009 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Have a hotdog with a Bulldog

The St. Vital Museum will be honouring the 1968 and 1969 Canadian Senior football champions, the St. Vital Bulldogs!

This event will be held at the rear of the St. Vital Museum, 600 St. Mary's Road on Saturday, September 12th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Prices are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. Tickets include a hamburger or hotdog, soft drink, coleslaw, fruit salad and cookie.

Bring your family and friends and meet the Bulldogs!

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A "MAGER" AFTERNOON IN THE PARK
July 25th, 2009 at 12:00 Noon

For Mager Descendants and Friends:

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the day Victor Mager arrived along with his relatives at the Red River Settlement; now Winnipeg, his descendants are gathering together for an afternoon in the park! Victor Mager was the first reeve of St. Vital and also built its first schoolhouse.

This event is being held at the St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park, 40 Turnbull Drive, St. Norbert, MB (located 3 km south of the perimeter on Highway 75). Inside the park there are tours available of two restored homes from the 1800's. Inside one of them, the Turenne House, are many items from the Mager family including Victor Mager's chair, his cane, a settee as well as Mager family clothes and photos.

BRING YOUR PICNIC LUNCH AND GET TOGETHER WITH THE FAMILY!

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DOORS OPEN WINNIPEG
May 23rd & 24th from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm both days

Free Weekend Event! Sponsored by Heritage Winnipeg

The St. Vital Museum will be part of the "Doors Open Winnipeg" event on Saturday, May 23rd and on Sunday, May 24th. The event is an introduction to Winnipeg's architecture, history and culture and about "celebrating the stories our buildings tell".

This free event is open from 10am - 6pm both days at the St. Vital Museum, 600 St. Mary's Road, in the former offices of the St. Vital Police and Magistrate's court. The building itself also housed St. Vital's first fire department and on display is the original 1939 Fargo pumper truck.

A pancake breakfast will kick off the St. Vital event at 10am on Saturday, May 23rd!

"Chow down on Smitty's famous pancakes and sausages from Miller's Super Valu Meats!"

Please come and join us!

Click here to visit Doors Open Winnipeg website for more info.

MANITOBA DAY
Tuesday May 12th, 2009 from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Sponsored by the St. Vital Historical Society and the Union National Metisse Saint Joseph du Manitoba.

Come out and celebrate Manitoba Day with us! May 12, 2009 marks the 139th birthday of Manitoba as a province.

In 1869, Louis Riel, now known as the "Father of Manitoba", established a provisional government as part of the Red River Rebellion. Negotiations between this government and the Canadian government eventually resulted in the creation of the Province of Manitoba and its entry into Confederation in 1870. The Manitoba Act was given Royal Assent in the 33rd year of Queen Victoria's reign on May 12, 1870. It is a Canadian Statute and is still part of the Constitution of Canada.

We will be celebrating at the St. Vital Museum, 600 St. Mary's Road between 10:00 am & 3:00 pm. We'd love to see you there!

JANE's WALK
Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 at 3:00 pm

The St. Vital Historical Society will be a part of Jane's Walk

The tour will begin at 3:00pm from the St. Vital Museum, located in the old fire hall (built in 1914) at 600 St. Mary's Road.

On display in the museum is St. Vital F.D. Number One, a 1939 Fargo pumper truck and Victor Mager's diary which includes a note on the shooting of Thomas Scott in March, 1870.

The tour will start south on St. Mary's Road to Mager's second home, built in 1916 and then head north to the historic junction of St. Mary's and St. Anne's. On this site was located the livery and dairy farm of Abraham Guay, who loaned his horse to Louis Riel to make his first escape to the United States.

The walk will continue north to Fifth Avenue along the east side of St. Mary's then cross over for a walk south along the Red River with stops at Guay Park and the cenotaph dedicated to St. Vital war heroes, including Sgt. Major John Robert Osborn, VC. Osborn jumped on a grenade on December 19th, 1941 during the Japanese advance on Hong Kong saving the lives of seven of his men. The park is located on St. Boniface 103; property at one time owned by Louis Riel and subsequently purchased by Abraham Guay in 1883.

Continuing south, the tour will pass the Morier home, built in 1914, and a replica of the arch that spanned St. Mary's Road in 1913 to welcome the very first streetcar.

The tour will then wrap up at the museum, where coffee and tea will be served.

Please come out and join us!