Winnipeggers invited to open doors into city's history
80 heritage buildings open to the public this weekend
Winnipeg's history is an open book this weekend, as Doors Open Winnipeg lives up to its moniker.
It's the eleventh year for the event, which swings open the doors to 80 heritage buildings in the city Saturday and Sunday.
Cindy Tugwell, executive director of Heritage Winnipeg, said the free, public event is a great way to appreciate what most of us take for granted.
Jordan Van Sewell, president of Heritage Winnipeg, said some of the owners of the buildings on the tour will be recognized for their efforts to keep the city's history alive.
"I think the owners of each of these buildings is really a steward and they're celebrating our heritage, our built heritage," he said. "So to recognize them and offer them, even if it's a token of our appreciation, because a lot of these owners have a vested interest in their buildings and it's wonderful to see them celebrating it."