Exploring Gimli's Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee's website is a great way to discover our community's rich culture and the pride we share in our collection of heritage buildings and sites.
Whether you are a visitor, a historic building owner, or researching your family's history, here you will find the story of the settlement of New Iceland, the wave of immigration from Eastern Europe that followed and the legacy of artifacts and buildings left for us to enjoy and preserve for future generations.
News and Events
Getting to Know Your MHAC Members
The Gimli Heritage Advisory Committee is a sub-committee of the Rural Municipality of Gimli Council and provides advice to the Council on local heritage issues.
The composition of the Committee, with representation from many occupations and areas in the municipality, ensures that a broad perspective is brought to all our work. There are nine members, appointed by the RM Council.
This month's featured member is Christine Brooks:
Christine Brooks was born and raised in Winnipeg, but spent every summer in Gimli as a child.
When she retired from 25 years teaching Physical Education at River East School Division, she and her husband built their retirement home in Loni Beach, and moved there in 2002.
Christine continued to teach as a substitute for the next twelve years, and now volunteers at the elementary school. In addition to her service on the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, she is President of the Board of Directors for the New Iceland Heritage Museum, and the treasurer of the Gimli Unitarian Church.
Gimli's Notable Persons: A Canada 150 Anniversary Project
The RM of Gimli Heritage Advisory Committee will publish a booklet next summer celebrating approximately 50 past and present citizens who made significant contributions to our community, province and/or country.
We welcome your suggestions of names, with your reasons why they should be included. All names not necessarily accepted.
Contact: Wally Johannson – email@example.com or Box 1934, Gimli R0C 1B0
Loni Beach: a Gimli heritage neighbourhood
The Gimli Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee has produced a booklet on the Loni Beach neighbourhood. Loni Beach is valued as an important and distinct cottage area at the north end of Gimli. The booklet is intended to foster appreciation for the area, and to serve as a heritage management tool.
Earlier news items are stored on a separate Old News page.