Announcements

Association News

March 7, 2017

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Academy Road Street Fair - 2017

Association News

March 7, 2017

Saturday, June 3rd from 10am to 4pm

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Academy Road Streetscape Revitalization Strategy

Association News

October 4, 2016

Our Streetscaping project continues to make Academy Road more attractive and pedestrian-friendly. Our banner poles have all been refurbished with the addition of several more. The poles now have plant hangers as well as new banners. The new entry sign and the Biz logos on the tops of the poles,...

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River Heights Lawn Bowling Club

Association News

September 26, 2016

There is mention of a River Heights Community Club being organized as early as 1919. In 1935, a new sports venue was built in River Heights for lawn bowling, an extremely popular sport in Winnipeg and Western Canada that had been a part of local organized athletics scene from the late 19th...

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The Uptown Theatre

Association News

September 26, 2016

As the silver screen became the most popular form of entertainment in North America, movie theatres truly became "picture palaces" in the decades of the 1920s and 30s. The Uptown Theatre, a reincarnation of a Moorish town, represents one of the best movie houses in Winnipeg from that golden era....

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Academy Road Service

Association News

September 26, 2016

Originally, Academy Road was a streetcar route linking River Heights to downtown. Ridership peaked in 1920 when the system carried 65.2 million passengers. Passenger traffic steadily declined after 1920 due to the Depression and World War ll, but especially owing to the growth in automobile...

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The Julia Clark School

Association News

September 26, 2016

Early Winnipeg lacked many types of health and social services as it made the transition from frontier community to urban centre. The Christian Women’s Union of Winnipeg was formed in 1883 to care for children who had been abused, neglected or abandoned. So rapid was its growth, the...

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J. Ashdown House

Association News

September 26, 2016

This great mansion at 529 Wellington Crescent was built as the private home of the J.H. Ashdown family. The building is located on the north side of Wellington Crescent, with Shaarey Zedek Synagogue to the west between the Maryland Bridge and the temple. James H. Ashdown was one of the city's...

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Shaarey Zedek Synagogue

Association News

September 26, 2016

Construction began on the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, the first large synagogue built in Winnipeg’s south end, in January of 1949, and was completed in the Fall of the following year.

Sited at the intersection of Wellington Crescent and Academy Road, with its north elevation facing...

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Shriners' Children's Hospital

Association News

September 26, 2016

This is a fraternal organization often called the "playground of the Masons." The Shriners are a high order of Freemasons, and members must first be members of the 32nd Degree Scottish Rite or Knight Templar of the York Rite. The Shriners began in New York in 1872 when two Masons decided that...

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