This hike will give us a chance to take part in two very special CULTURE DAYS events – an interesting two
hour guided tour of South Point Douglas with Jordan van Sewell and a stroll through the Warming Hut Display at the Forks. We meet and begin at
the Forks, then take the Riverwalk (It’s finally open!) out through Juba Park along a riverside pathway to Point Douglas. We will be hiking and
touring from 10 am to 2 pm. Expect to walk about 6 km.
Culture Days is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
tour South Point Douglas (Southern Expo-sure)
The cradle of modern day Winnipeg is once again facing painful gentrification from wily politician/bureaucrats and artistic interlopers. Unravel this dichotomy with an eye to the future and one eye watching your back. You may see the ongoing construction of the new Disraeli Bridge and hear about the old. Stumble through riverbank encampments where hoboes once served up vats of graveyard stew, (note:no stew will be served.) Feel the ground shake beneath you as a freight train rumbles by.
Tour guide and organizer, Jordan van Sewell, will begin the tour at the clubhouse of the South Point Douglas Millionaires’ Club- 48 Annabella Street and conclude with an extensive tour of Galeria Luz- 43 Curtis Street showcasing the work of your tour guide. Memberships in the Millionaire’s Club and purchases from the gallery will be welcome…… one tour only.
Before heading out to Point Douglas we’ll check out past entries to Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Exposition on Ice including “Carcass” (Sputnik Architecture in collaboration with artist Jonathon Pylypchuk), “Apparition”, (Antoine Predock Architect in collaboration with Scatliff+Miller+Murray Landscape Architects) and “Jellyfish” (Patkau Architects).