100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike


2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike.

Manitoba's labour movement will be marking this important anniversary with a number of community events. For a schedule of Winnipeg General Strike related events, click here

For a full list of events being presented by Manitoba's Unions, download the poster here

Rainbow Stage will be performing Strike! The Musical this spring. Click here to download the poster. 

Winnipeg General Strike Centennial Celebrations Presented by Manitoba's Unions

On May 11, Manitoba's Unions will be hosting the 1919 Social, Presented by Myers LLP at the Ukrainian Labour Temple (we regret that this venue is not accessible). Please Note that the 1919 Social is SOLD OUT.

The Winnipeg General Strike Centennial Gala Dinner, Presented by Manitoba Building Trades is being held on May 15. It will mark 100 years to the day that the Strike began. Download the ticket order form here

On May 25, Manitoba's Unions will celebrate will the Solidarity Forever Parade, presented by UFCW 832. The parade will run from the Market and Lily in the Exchange District to Memorial Park in front of the Manitoba Legislature. For those interested in submitting a float or walking group, you can download the rules and registration form here


Don't miss out on your chance to get official 1919 General Strike Centennial merchandise. To view the catalogue of merchandise available to you and your union, click here.

To download the order form, click here

1919 Newsletter

To keep people updated as we move towards the centennial celebrations, we are producing a series of newsletters. Click here to read the latest issue. 

Lecture Series

Drop in on your lunch hour for a lecture series that delves into the history and lasting impacts of the Winnipeg General Strike. Presented by Paul Moist, Sharon Reilly and the Winnipeg General Strike 100th Anniversary Committee.

Millenium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium

Wednesdays from 12 - 1 pm, March 20 - April 17.

Click here for the lecture topics and dates. 


1919 Winnipeg General Strike Centenary Conference

The Winnipeg General Strike Centenary Building a Better World Conference will be held at the University of Winnipeg from May 8 - 11. For more information, including registration, click here.

General Strike Tours

There are a number of tour options for those who are interested in learning more about the history of the Strike. You can download a guide to the tours here

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