September 26: Isbister School; Hamitoa's first fair; U of M science building opens.

Isbister UM Archives Ill Souv of Wpg item 155b Neg ID
September 26, 1898 - The cornerstone for Isbister School on Vaughan Street is laid by Joseph Carman, Winnipeg School Board Chairman.

Downtown WInnipeg
 "The walls that you see rising before you are an expression of the universal desire of our citizens to give their children who will succeed them such a training as will enable them to carry on worthily the work of nation building which their fathers have so well begun." 
(J. Carman, September 27, 1898, Winnipeg Free Press)

Now the Winnipeg Adult Education Centre, it is the oldest surviving public school building in the city.

September 26, 1978 - Arc Industries, now Versatech Industries, is incorporated. It was started in 1962 by the parents of adults with intellectual disabilities to provide day programs and employment opportunities.

ca. 1901 (Source)

September 26, 1901 – The Duke and Duchess of York, (later George V and Queen Mary), formally open the first University of Manitoba science building on Broadway across from the Legislature. (For a photo of the celebrations.)

September 28, 1893 - The Hamiota Agricultural Society host their first Agricultural Fair at Dunsmore’s warehouse. The fair is still going strong !

September 26, 2009 - Winnipeg's Rock and Radio Reunion takes place at the convention centre. It reunited a number of bands and deejays from what many consider Winnipeg's musical 'golden era'.

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