100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike

Winnipeg General Strike Centennial Celebrations Presented by Manitoba's Unions

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

On June 8, Manitoba's Unions will be hosting the Rise Up 100: Songs for the Next Century Concert, sponsored by MGEU, at Old Market Square. Free to all. The lineup features Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn, John K Samson, Leonard Sumner, Sweet Alibi, and Two Crows for Comfort. Programming by Winnipeg Folk Festival. Download the concert poster here. For all the info you need to know before coming, click 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.

Note: Bulk purchases only, and they must be ordered directly through Cavan. A limited of merchandise will be available at the General Strike events presented by Manitoba's Unions. To download the order form, click here

1919 Newsletter

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

Click here to read the second issue. 

For the first issue, click here

We have been able to translate the newsletters into French due to funding from the Government of Canada. 

First Issue

Second Issue

Strike! The Musical

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


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.

Brookside Cemetery – 1919 Walking Tour

 Remaining tour options: Saturday, July 13th @ Noon

 Saturday, August 10th @ Noon.

Groups of 10 or more can book special tours by arrangement.

To register please contact Paul Moist (paulmoist@gmail.com or phone, 204-793-7285)

Winnipeg General Strike Graphic Novel

To download a free digital copy of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike Graphic Novel by The Graphic History Collective and David Lester, click here. Published by Between the Lines Press. 

MayWorks Festival of Labour and the Arts

MayWorks Winnipeg has a number events planned this spring to mark the Winnipeg General Strike Centennial. For a list of events, visit http://mayworks.org


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