April 19: Manitoba's first female MLA; Albert Street Block burns; Cindy Klassen Rec Centre.

Cindy Klassen Rec Centre
April 19, 2006 - Council passes a motion to rename the Sargent Park Recreation Centre the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex after Manitoba's greatest Olympian.

April 19, 1947 - Edith MacTavish Rogers dies. In 1920 she became the first woman elected to the Manitoba Legislature. She won two more elections before retiring from politics in 1932. (Also see.)

Lonely House 5 - Albert Block
Albert Street Block
April 12, 2012 - The Albert Street Business Block burns. Built in 1877 and 1924, it was one of the oldest remaining structures in Winnipeg's downtown. For more see Farewell to the Albert Street Block.

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