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Fort Dauphin Museum Wins Award!


Fort Dauphin Museum is proud to be awarded the 2020 Peter Fidler Award on behalf of the Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors. We want to thank Balchen and Kulchycki Surveys for nominating Fort Dauphin Museum to receive this award.  Thank you to John Kulchycki (left) for presenting Fort Dauphin Museum President Dennis Forbes (right) this award under the unusual circumstances of the pandemic.

The Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors established The Peter Fidler Award in 1989 to award a person or persons who have exhibited an outstanding contribution to promoting the profession of land surveying in Manitoba. Fort Dauphin Museum is recognized by the nomination committee for the efforts made over the past 50 years to promote the life and career of Peter Fidler - surveyor, cartographer, trader, scholar and naturalist - who worked extensively with the Hudson’s Bay Company.

John Kulchycki (left) for presenting the award to
Fort Dauphin Museum President, Dennis Forbes.


May 12, 2020 will mark 150 years since the Manitoba Act received royal assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become Canada’s fifth province. The Manitoba 150 Host Committee is engaging Manitobans in the yearlong celebration of this momentous milestone.

The Manitoba 150 Host Committee aims to support initiatives and events that cultivate pride in our province, foster a profound connection with our diverse cultures and, above all, unite us in celebration.

During Manitoba's Sesquicentennial year, Manitoba 150 will be offering programs, events, resources and many other opportunities to celebrate our province's milestone.

Here is a list of their programs to date:

  • Build 150 - Manitoba’s community foundations are celebrating our province’s 150th anniversary by leaving a legacy with brick and mortar projects!
  • Celebrate 150 - Celebrate 150 Events will be posted as they are announced, with a final listing posted in mid-February.
  • Explore 150 - An app to inspire visiting some of Manitoba's unique destinations with challenges and prizes to be won.
  • Honour 150 - This program aims to inspire future community engagement and leadership by recognizing individual Manitobans for their outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities.
  • See the Honour 150 Recipients
  • Manitoba 150 Trails - Features a variety of outdoor activities, including sledding, hockey, and family fun.
  • Mural 150 - Up to five Manitoba communities will receive a subsidy for the creation of a contemporary mural curated by Synonym Art Consultation that will highlight the local community, spark conversations, and inspire engagement.
  • Tour 150 - A mobile display featuring 150 pieces from the Winnipeg Art Gallery – will travel to over 50 festivals, fairs and community events across the province throughout 2020.
  • Unite 150 -  A FREE outdoor full-day concert featuring Manitoba’s iconic music acts, exciting cultural programming and memorable family fun at the Manitoba Legislature. (August 28, 2021)


In 2020, Manitoba commemorated 150 years as a province and 350 years since the founding of the Hudson’s Bay Company. The Archives invites you to continue building our Your Archives exhibit in 2021.

You can participate by visiting us online at
You can also follow us on Twitter @MBGovArchives or email us.

Heritage Trust Program - Update

Click HERE for the latest information on the province's new funding program


The Association of Manitoba Museums acknowledges that we are on Treaty 1 territory and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.