Welcome to Fort Garry Sign Unveiled

The new Fort Garry Sign was unveiled on Dec. 13, 2013. (METRO WINNIPEG/ZACH PETERS)
The new Fort Garry Sign was unveiled on Dec. 13, 2013. (METRO WINNIPEG/ZACH PETERS)

After 100 years of history, a new gateway into Fort Garry was unveiled Friday morning, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the area in 2012.

“The illuminated limestone and concrete “Welcome to Fort Garry” sign, located on the Pembina Highway centre median between Calrossie Boulevard and Byng Place, is a gift to the City of Winnipeg from the Fort Garry Historical Society,” reads a statement from the City of Winnipeg.

The sign was funded by donations from the Fort Garry Historical Society and through grants provided by Mayor Sam Katz, Coun. Jenny Gerbasi and Coun. John Orlikow.

“It has been a great honour to have worked with the Fort Garry Historical Society and members of the community to see this beautiful sign come to life, welcoming all of those who enter this great area that is home to so many,” said Councillor Gerbasi.

The Fort Garry Historical Society was formed in 1971.


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