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Red Road Lodge: Shelter in a storm

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A look at Main Street's Red Road Lodge.

  • Al Vincent was not only homeless but even when he could find a a place to stay, most would not allow him to bring with hm his friendly, mixed-breed dog named Hunter.  But at The Red Road lodge he not only has a room to call his own but  they have allowed him to keep his dog. The Lodge used to be a rough main street bar called The New Occidental but was converted a number of years ago into a transitional house for people without homes.

    Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Al Vincent was not only homeless but even when he could find a a place to stay, most would not allow him to bring with hm his friendly, mixed-breed dog named Hunter. But at The Red Road lodge he not only has a room to call his own but they have allowed him to keep his dog. The Lodge used to be a rough main street bar called The New Occidental but was converted a number of years ago into a transitional house for people without homes.

  • Kevin Anderson has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and enjoys working on his drawings in the art space at the Red Road Lodge.

    Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Kevin Anderson has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and enjoys working on his drawings in the art space at the Red Road Lodge.

  • RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    "Everyone Deserves A Home" is written on a sign posted outside the Red Road Lodge, a transitional home for the homeless that once was a rowdy main street bar called The New Occidental Hotel.

  • The Red Road Lodge on Main St.

    Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives

    The Red Road Lodge on Main St.

  • The Red Road Lodge is distinctive for the murals that face Logan Avenue.

    WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES

    The Red Road Lodge is distinctive for the murals that face Logan Avenue.

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