Saturday, June 02, 2012
Portage and Main turns 150 !
Last week I noted on my West End Dumpling blog that Portage and Main turns 150 this weekend and asked online-types to post birthday greetings. Like most other significant anniversaries, I didn't want this one to pass without any interest or notice.
Gordon Sinclair Jr. of the Winnipeg Free Press did noticed it and wrote a column asking Shouldn't we get the party started ? Creswin Properties, owner of 201 Portage Avenue (above), stepped up with an impromptu party, serving cake and music over the lunch hour !
The online greetings have been rolling in as well.
All in all, it was a much better birthday gift than I had planned for !
(For my original post and links to the assorted online wishes check out: http://westenddumplings.blogspot.ca/2012/05/lets-blog-150th-birthday-gift-to.html
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Albert Cohen: The Man Behind SAAN
It was sad news that Albert Cohen passed away on Monday. Most will remember him for the now defunct SAAN chain of stores but there was much more to the man. I have come across his name dozens of times while researching stories for my blogs.
Here is a look back
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Brandon City Council Meeting !
I attended my very first one last night to check out the water tower debate. Here's a blog post about what went down and some observations:
Filed under: city council,
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Brandon History Posts
Some of my recent Brandon history posts from my blogs:
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Saturday, August 20, 2011
Polo Park Opens !
August 20th is the anniversary of the opening of Polo Park Mall !
For more !
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