The MGS Resource Centre will be open during regular Sunday afternoon hours from Noon to 4 PM. Volunteers will be on hand to help you with your questions. However, the Resource Centre may be closed if extreme weather conditions occur. Please call the Resource Centre before you plan to visit. Tel. 204-783-9139.
Due to our recent Manitoba winter weather advisories, the MGS Library may be closed. We recommend, particularly during the current extreme winter temperatures, that you call the MGS Library or related branches before you plan to visit to determine availability.
Due to the current extreme cold weather event the MGS Library will be closed Thursday, January 31st. The Library will reopen during regular hours on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Volunteers from the MGS Research committee are offering free research assistance for two non-members each month.
When: Third Thursday of each month – Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, etc. for a trial period.
Time: 2-hour sessions from 1 to 3 pm
Location: MGS Resource Centre, 1045 St. James St. (corner of “Brick” Furniture parking lot).
Application: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org least 7 days prior to your desired session. Applicants will be advised within 2 days if accepted. Bring as much information about your “question” as possible to the session.
Note: MGS members can receive assistance with their research anytime the Library is open.
Plan on attending the MGS OPEN HOUSE in conjunction with Culture Days –
Saturday, September 29, 10 am – 4 pm.
Ten Standing Committee Chairs were appointed by the Executive at the June 19 meeting. Two more members have expressed interest since the Executive Meeting and will be appointed at the September Meeting. Thank you to all members who have agreed to serve for another year and welcome to our new Computer chair Aleta Foreman.
Library Mary Bole
Membership Services Kenda Wood
Research Jim Rutherford
Special Projects Kathy Stokes
Office Coordination Vacant
Education & Outreach Bill Curtis
Generations Journal David Farmer
Publicity Daryl Dumanski
Social Media Janice Butcher
Grants & Applications Vacant
Information Technology Department
Computer & Network Operation Aleta Foreman
MANI Management & Operation Gord McBean
A very successful AGM was held on Saturday, June 2 with about 30 people in attendance.
2018-19 MGS Executive
President Jayne Paradis
Past President Jim Oke
VP Administration Vacant
VP Communications Janice Butcher (appointed at Executive meeting)
VP Finance Jim McKerchar
VP Inform. Technology Gayle Mager
2 Members-at-Large Mona Phillip, 1 vacant
Secretary Rick Walker
Note that three Executive positions are still vacant. We need to fill these positions ASAP. If you are interested or know of someone else who is interested, please contact the Nominations Chair at Janice.Butcher@umr.umanitoba.ca.
MGS Volunteer Service Award Winners
Joan Whiston Award Stephanie Wood
Florence Cox Award Kathleen Kristjanson
Eric Jonasson Award Enid Dorward
Congratulations to all recipients. For a description of the Awards see website
Join Heritage Winnipeg on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 when many Winnipeg buildings open their doors for a free public event. A printable program with information for all of the 2018 Doors Open sites and events is available at this link!