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Get me to the church on time!

  • This tour is limited to 30 people - early registration is encouraged. (This is a repeat of the April 20th tour)

    Your hour-and-a-half walking tour of the historic, century-old neighbourhood of West Broadway begins at 10 AM at the corner of Broadway and Colony.

    We’ll begin with an incredible peek inside Gothic-style All Saints’ church, guided by rector’s warden and history buff Barb Hicks who will share some of the history of All Saints’, with a specific focus on its stunning collection of stained glass windows - one of the largest collections of William Morris stained-glass windows in North America: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Morris

    We’ll then head west to begin our stroll through West Broadway. A number of places of interest will be identified and you will be surprised to learn the name of the bearded dude, how Good Street got its name, which local resident sailed on the Titanic, where Budweiser got its famous Clydsdales, and a whole lot more during our short time together.

     

    Walking tour guide and long-time resident Rob Shaw’s passion for the place he calls home, along with his light-hearted approach and intimate knowledge of the area makes this a do-not-miss tour.

    Please note that - although the walk is free of charge - a small donation to All Saints’ is encouraged.

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  • Gail M.

    Very interesting tour. I really enjoyed both Barb and Rob's talk. I posted my photos of the event here (with captions so I would remember at least some of what I learned):
    http://gailmarchessault.smugmug.com/Category/Janes-Walk-All-Saints-Church/29259642_hmr87q

    May 5, 2013

    • Amy

      Gail, do u have photos of the other 9 flags? Like yr photos ... very clear. Another minor detail /subtitles is the word "damnation(brewery)­ in place for "condemnation"­ (actual word used in the talk/context). The latter word is more appropriate. :)

      May 7, 2013

    • Gail M.

      I have one other flag & will post it for you. Thanks for corrections. I liked that statement but knew I hadn't got it quite.

      May 7, 2013

  • Amy

    Thanks Rob & Barb. I expected it to be interesting from the introductory write up. BUT ... the urban walk & talk exceeded my expectations. Awesome! Barb is obviously very much enthusiastic and passionate about the church history, heritage and stories.
    And Rob has a flair in weaving stories of the locality; turning the ordinary history/facts into extraordinary tales. :)

    May 6, 2013

  • Lesley H.

    Rob - thanks to you & Barb for a most interesting tour today in your Broadway neighbourhood & of All Saints church . Beautiful day - warm & sunny - & many interesting stories, details, photos. Enjoyed it very much. Really liked that you had a mic so all could hear well. A nice finish with brunch @ Wannabe's.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Rob S.

    Thank you for coming on the tour of All Saints’ Church/West Broadway today!

    The sun was out, people were smiling, and Barb & I loved sharing some stories with you. I’m hoping to revisit a version of this walk later this summer or fall, and to entice some other Jane’s Walkers to share their walks. There’s a wonderful Prairie Pathfinders Meetup walk at 10:30 Sunday in Fort Richmond: http://www.meetup.com/Prairie-Pathfinders-Walking-Club-Meetup-Group/events/115851992/

    And there are a number of Jane’s Walks on Sunday: http://janeswalk.net/index.php/walks/canada/winnipeg/

    Finally, on May 25 and 26, Doors Open Winnipeg is celebrating its 10th year with 74 different buildings opening their doors for a tour: http://doorsopenwinnipeg.ca/buildings_active.php

    Bye for now, enjoy the sunshine! Rob

    May 4, 2013

  • kathy S.

    It was a beautiful day, Rob was a terrific guide, easy to hear & had lots of info. The photos of Mayors & of days gone by made it even more interesting.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Helen W.

    Excellent as always.

    May 4, 2013

  • Gail M.

    That's good to know. I avoided inviting a guest b/c I didn't want to take up a member's spot.

    May 4, 2013

  • Rob S.

    The idea of a tour number was an attempt in particular to see how many folks we might expect at the church, but this event is not limited in numbers and everyone is welcome.....and the weather looks promising for a change!

    May 4, 2013

  • Gail M.

    Tour is open to 30 people (according to write-up) & only 20 are signed up. I saw too that this tour is advertised on the Jane's Walk site with no restriction on numbers attending.

    May 3, 2013

  • Lesley H.

    Think I messed up.I asked that Betty Lorimer (PP member) & I be added to the list of attendees.I filled out my profile & got accepted, but Betty's name didn't show up. When I went to modify - my details vanished & I went back to the waiting list.

    May 2, 2013

  • Diane E.

    Looking forward to it.

    April 30, 2013

  • Carole C.

    Look forward to this walk and the weather WILL cooperate :-)

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Anne B.

    Hopefully the sun will shine and the blue sky will "umbrella" us

    April 25, 2013

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