Jan 29 2013 #3 Podcast

Authored by: Leif Norman on January 30, 2013

A design for the WAG that almost was built

Many designs were submitted for the 1968 contest to find a new building for the Winnipeg Art Gallery to live in. We describe some of the best architectural proposals that never made it. One of them involved an undergound tunnel!

See images of the buildings here;


Plus, some interesting Winnipeg Trivia!

Did you know the Budweiser Clydesdales were from Shea's Brewery here in Winnipeg?

If you know more interesting firsts, besides the Winnipeg Art Gallery being the first Civic Art Gallery in Canada, then email us at WagPodCast@Gmail.com

For example, I heard that a Winnipegger and another chap invented the Green Garbage Bag. Is that true?

Winnipeg has the largest urban forest. It is the most treed city in Canada. And the squirrels love it!

Does anyone have any more trivia and firsts?

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