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Strengthening Historical Knowledge about Winnipeg at ArtWalk: Old City Stories

This mid-summer, an event happened in Winnipeg to help restore the knowledge and history of Manitoba. An extensive tour called ArtWalk which lasted for a whole hour, took place this past Sunday. The Winnipeg Arts Council hosted this event. 

In this tour, participants could explore the sculpture garden, also known as Jardin de sculptures in St. Boniface. Moreover, the participants walked in different areas, like, Monument by Michel de Broin, Phare Ouest (Far West) by Marcel Gosselin, Esplanade Riel, High Five by Jennifer Stillwell, Poster Boards in The Exchange by Michael Carroll, Laurie Green and Judith Panson, and Bloody Saturday by Noam Gonick and Bernie Miller, located in Richardson Plaza. 

Visiting so many places is not everything; the participants also had the opportunity to listen to stories from the old city along the way. Stories that have originated from the places they visit throughout the hour. These stories carry a specific attachment or feature a historical event as one of the things they see. 

“It seems like it will be interesting and looking like it’s going to be worth it, and the thing that got me into it is the fact that we will be visiting all of these places in one hour, and we will get the chance to learn many different stories,” said Malak Attar a participant in this event after being asked about her opinion and feelings toward ArtWalk.

“As a city-building organization, the Winnipeg Arts Council focuses its work on the quality of life in the city, as viewed through and influenced by the art,” said The Winnipeg Art Council to clarify their goals and vision for Winnipeggers. The goal is to increase the citizens’ knowledge and give them new ways to enjoy the city’s beautiful summer. 


– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of U Multicultural.


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