MANITOBA BUILDING TRADES’ WARMING HUT REFLECTS ON WINNIPEG GENERAL STRIKE

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By tanya January 24, 2020

WINNIPEG (January 24, 2020) – Today, Manitoba Building Trades unveiled their warming hut at The Forks as a special edition or “rogue” installation to the Warming Huts v.2020: An Arts + Architecture Competition on Ice. The warming hut, named The Stand, was created in honour of the events that took place over one-hundred years ago during the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike.

“Manitoba Building Trades is proud to honour a legacy of courage and conviction in memory of the Winnipeg General Strike,” says Sudhir Sandhu, CEO of Manitoba Building Trades. “We created the warming hut to act as a reflection of these important events, while creating a unique work of art that we hope will serve to inspire the community beyond this year’s installation at The Forks.”

The Stand was created in partnership with Mistecture Architecture + Interiors Inc. “Our warming hut was designed to be an inspiration to all,” said Hijab Mitra, Principal Architect of Mistecture Architecture + Interiors Inc. “It tells the story of the courageous people that stood up and rejected the status quo during the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. It acts as a reminder to learn from the past to ignite change in our future.”

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