October 22: Riel born, Eaton statue a heritage object; Broadway's fountain opens.

October 22, 1954 - The Manitoba Power Commission connects their 100,000th customer to the grid under the Farm Electrification Program. This represented roughly 75% of the farms in Manitoba.

Timothy E
October 22, 2002 - The Timothy Eaton statue is designated a provincial heritage object.

The 3,500 lb sculpture was created by artist and Eaton’s director Ivor Lewis and unveiled at the Winnipeg store on December 11, 1919. It now sits in the MTS Centre.

October 22, 1942 - The British passenger ship Winnipeg II is attacked by a German U-Boat en route from England to Canada. All 109 passengers and crew were rescued.
On a later stop-over in Winnipeg, survivor Elizabeth Jacobs jokingly told the Winnipeg Tribune that the worst part of the whole thing was missing the turkey dinner scheduled for that evening aboard the ship.

'Shoal Lake Anniversary' Fountain
October 22, 1970 - Centennial Fountain at Broadway and Donald is officially opened. it commemorates both the Shoal Lake Aqueduct and Manitoba's centennial.

October 22, 1844 - Louis David Riel is born in St. Boniface. He was the oldest of eleven children born to Louis Riel and Julie Lagimodière.

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