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This article was published 10/7/2015 (773 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
There is much to see and do this summer in the old downtown area of Transcona.
On May 22, a new exhibit entitled Transcona: The Surest Thing opened at the Transcona Historical Museum (141 Regent Ave. W.).
The exhibit tells the story of Transcona — charting Transcona’s evolution from what was prairie and rural farmland to a populous community, and it emphasizes the story of the immigrants who were so important in the founding of Transcona.
It mentions recent events such as Transcona’s 100th anniversary and the unveiling of the Transcona Archway and the Downtown Transcona Revitalization Plaque — a designated Historic Site of Manitoba.
It also looks forward to Transcona’s undoubtedly bright future.
The Transcona Historical Museum is an official City of Winnipeg Museum as well as a member of the Association of Manitoba Museums and the Canadian Museums Association, and summer programming is now underway.
The ever popular KidsQuest scavenger hunt is available for a nominal fee. Kids’ drop-in days, the older residents’ drop-in days, the heritage walking tours and the mural walking yours are all free.
For more information see the website transconamuseum.mb.ca or telephone 204-222-0423.
On May 14, the Transcona Business Improvement Zone, aka the Transcona BIZ (108 Bond St.), unveiled a community art project at Transcona Centennial Square (135 Regent Ave. W.) with the theme The Spirit of Spring.
Artwork by local artists of all ages was submitted for display.
On June 22, during the annual Hi Neighbour Festival, the winners of the Transcona BIZ Festival of Banners were unveiled.
Artists from local schools painted the large banners based on the theme Your Canada, Your Transcona in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag. They now adorn the streets in and around the old downtown area of Transcona.
You should take a moment to appreciate the creativity, colour and beauty of the artwork.
The BIZ’s summer programming is now underway. The long running market garden as well the free summer concert series and outdoor movie nights are all being held at the Transcona Centennial Square. For more information, see transconabiz.ca or call 204-222-8566.
Darlene Litchie is a community correspondent for Transcona.