AMA Newsletter - November 2023

30 Nov 2023 11:28 AM | Digital Initiatives, AMA (Administrator)

A digital version of this newsletter can be found here.

Introducing our Board

Chair: Heather Bidzinski

Finance and Grants: Blake Mueller

Secretary: Jackson Anderson

Digital Initiatives: Jackson Anderson and Katie Lynch

Education: Al Thorleifson

Indigenous Relations: Carmen Miedema 

Information and Outreach: Corser du Pont and Erin Acland

Membership: Carmen Miedema and Heather Bidzinski

Special Initiatives: Brian Hubert and Chris Kotecki

Student Member-at-large: Position vacant

AGM Report

The board would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all members who attended the Annual General Meeting on November 16th. Valuable suggestions and feedback were provided by members and the board will work with the aim of implementing positive changes. The board would like to thank our outgoing board members, Mary Horodyski, Katrin Nielsdottir, and Andrew Morrison, for their hard work and dedication. We would also like to thank the volunteers we had over the year, your enthusiasm and support do not go unnoticed. Lastly, the board would like to welcome our newest members Brian Hubert, Chris Kotecki, and Erin Acland.

News about our Members

A Story for Every Mile

Pembina Manitou Archives has released a new publication titled A Story for Every Mile. A Story for Every Mile is an illustrated history of the Boundary Trail National Heritage Region of Southern Manitoba. It is a social history; it tells the stories of ordinary people, through their own memoirs and stories. The book includes over 500 photos, many in colour, and many of which have never before been published. The principal author, Ed Ledohowski, spent several years compiling the material before the book’s publication this past spring. For more information on ordering the book please visit the Pembina Manitou Archive Facebook Page here.

150 Winnipeg

On November 8th, on the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of Winnipeg, the City announced the renovation of the Carnegie Library, located at 280 William Avenue, as a Winnipeg 150 legacy project that will make it the home to the City Archives.

The anniversary of incorporation included the launch of a new Winnipeg 150 Anniversary Exhibit on the City of Winnipeg Archives’ Winnipeg in Focus database. The exhibit highlights records held in the City Archives related to the early years of Winnipeg’s history as a City. Check out the exhibit here.

The November 8th event also included the launch of the Winnipeg 150 Community Celebration Grant Program. Museums, archives, galleries, and other organizations within Winnipeg, which incorporate the 150 theme of Our shared stories. Our shared future into their programming can apply for grants of up to $5,000. Funding for the grants is subject to Council’s approval of the 2024-2027 multi-year budget.  Click here to learn more about the Winnipeg 150 Grant Program.

Call for Volunteers

We are always looking for members to join our committees. Volunteering with the AMA is an excellent way to network with archivists, build skills, and shape the future of archives in Manitoba. If you are interested, please contact the Chair, or a committee chair, at one of the email addresses listed on this page  

News for the newsletter? 

Does your archive have a new grant or a new hire? Or do you have a collection you want to promote? Send your news to ama1@mts.netand we will include it in an upcoming newsletter.

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