Province provides funds to 17 churches to maintain their Manitoba heritage buildings
More than a dozen Christian monuments will receive grants to carry out much-needed repairs and restorations.
Manitoba’s present and former Christian monuments receive grants of up to $ 25,000 from the Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage.
“We continue to work with community groups, local governments and landowners to protect these connections to our province and our country’s past while showcasing the historic connection in communities across the province,” said Minister Cathy Cox.
The vast majority of grants will be used for repairs, with some outliers such as an inventory of the cemetery site and an endowment contribution.
Current and ancient Christian monuments receiving a grant include:
- Augustine United Church, Winnipeg – $ 7,500 to restore the steeple
- Calvary Temple Tower, Winnipeg – $ 25,000 to install a cedar shingle roof
- St. John Cathedral Church, Winnipeg – $ 5,000 to inventory and assess the cemetery site
- Convent of the Sisters of the Holy Names (museum), St-Pierre-Jolys – $ 25,000 for masonry repairs
- Historic Holland Emmanuel Church, Holland – $ 5,860 for window repairs and sashes
- Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Winnipeg – $ 5,000 for building condition assessment
- Knox United Church, Winnipeg – contribution of $ 1,250
- La Chapelle de Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Secours, Winnipeg – $ 6,040 for roof repairs
- Lily Bay United Church, Lundar – $ 25,000 for foundation replacement
- Little Britain United Church, Lockport – $ 22,360 for roof repairs
- Prairie Skills Center (Former Presbyterian Church), Deloraine – $ 13,750 for window replacement and interior repairs
- St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Manitou – $ 12,610 for masonry repairs
- Saint-Laurent Town Hall, Saint-Laurent – $ 19,750 for repairs and upgrades
- St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Winnipeg – $ 25,000 for window and masonry repairs
- St. Michael’s Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church, Gardenton – $ 10,500 for restoration and painting
- St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Churchill – $ 11,650 for repairs to windows, doors and bell tower
- St. Paul’s Anglican Church, St. FranÃ§ois Xavier – $ 6,915 for window, cross and steeple repairs
- Ste. Anne Roman Catholic Church, Ste. Anne – $ 25,000 for window and masonry repairs
- Ste. ThÃ©rÃ¨se RC Church, Cardinal – $ 5,650 for the repair of windows and siding
- Tamarisk United Church, Grandview – $ 25,000 for repairs and paint
Grants for the 20 Christian monuments total $ 283,835.
A total of $ 683,740 in heritage grants goes to 51 Manitoba sites. Other sites that receive grants include the Brandon Central Fire Hall, the former McCreary North Canadian Railway Station, and the Pine Falls Heritage Conservation District.