Source: Winnipeg Fire Museum
June 8, 1954 - the Time Building fire on Portage Avenue destroys two buildings and seriously damages five others
June 8, 1923 - Abroise Lépine dies in St. Boniface. Lépine was deputy to Louis Riel during the provisional government of 1869 -70.
June 8, 1984 - The Philippine Association of Manitoba opens the first Philippine Canadian Cultural Centre in Winnipeg at 88 Juno Street.