The 100th anniversary of the Motor Country Club will be celebrated Sunday with a special event at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site.
Parks Canada and its partners have planned a full day of fun activities and special programming from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will see 24 classic and antique automobiles — representing each of the six decades of the Motor Country Club era — a nine-hole mini-golf course, a special exhibit of photos and artifacts from the Motor Country Club era, and ox carts to automobiles guided tours that tell the story of the Club.
Displays from Manitoba Public Insurance and CAA Manitoba will also be present.
In 1913 the Winnipeg Automobile Club leased Lower Fort Garry from the Hudson’s Bay Company and established the Motor Country Club. The Fort served as an exclusive country club and golf course for members for nearly 50 years.
Centennial activities are included with regular admission to Lower Fort Garry, which is located 15 minutes north of Winnipeg on Main Street (Highway 9).