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Dauphin | Manitoba

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Home Town of Flying Ace Billy Barker

William George (Billy) Barker was a First World War fighter ace and Victoria Cross recipient. He is the most highly decorated serviceman in the history of Canada.

Billy was born on a farm near Dauphin in 1894. He was a skilled marksman with a rifle, particularly adept at shooting from horseback. Barker fell in love with aviation after watching pioneer aviators flying Curtiss and Wright Flyer aircraft at farm exhibitions.

Billy Barker volunteered for the First Canadian Mounted Rifles in November 1914. In February 1917, Billy became a flying officer. During his career with the Royal Flying Corps, Barker was credited with fifty-three aerial victories.

The Dauphin airport and a school are named after Billy Barker.

Photo: The Billy Barker monument at the Dauphin Municipal Airport. www.mhs.mb.ca

 

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Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival

August long weekend

Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin is one of the longest and largest running festivals in North America. It provides and showcases talent from North America and across the world, from one of the richest and brightest cultures around.

According to the 1996 Canadian census, Ukrainians constitute the largest ethnic group in Dauphin, with more than 40% of the population.

The festival was established in 1965. It takes place every August long weekend at the beautiful Selo Ukraina site which is South of the City of Dauphin along the National Riding Mountains Park line.

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Selo Ukraina Heritage Village

The Selo Ukraina Heritage Village is dedicated to promoting awareness and preserve Ukrainian heritage and culture.

The museum depicts a pioneer crossroads settlement of the prairies between 1896 and 1925. The village consists of 3 pioneer homes, several farm buildings, a church, a prairie school and a store that features many unique artifacts, documents, and arts & crafts.

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Negrych Pioneer Homestead

Experience the life of what is believed to be the only complete Ukrainian homestead still in existence and is now a National Historic Site.

The site features an extremely rare Canadian example of a traditional long-shingle Eastern-European style roof, and the 1908 bunkhouse contains a handmade clay oven. Built between 1897 and 1910 by Wasyl and Anna Negrych and was still run according to traditional practice until two of the children’s deaths in the 1980s. They never introduced electricity, sewer, or telephone lines.

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Trembowla Cross of Freedom Museum

The site and museum honours the first Ukrainian Catholic Liturgy held in Canada in 1897 and is home to the oldest preserved Ukrainian Catholic church in Canada.

Book a group experience to learn how to bake bread in a peech, make borscht, or thatch a roof the traditional way. Other buildings on the site include a reconstruction of a Ukrainian pioneer, Riverbend School, and several log buildings including a granary/workshop and the Wasyl Ksionzyk home.

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Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection

The multi-domed Historic Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection built between 1936 and 1939 can be seen shaping Dauphin’s skyline for several kilometres.

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CountryFest

July long weekend

Canada’s longest-running country music festival has a history of providing first-class entertainment to the many loyal fans who have attended the festival over the past 30 years.

Countryfest has hosted country music superstars such as Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, and many more. Hosted every July long weekend, it is guaranteed to be a party of a lifetime down at Countryfest!

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Home Town of Encyclopedia of Music Creator

Kenneth Lyle Winters was an eminent musician, broadcaster and music critic, and editor of The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.

Winters grew up in Dauphin, Manitoba, where his mother was a pianist, teacher, and organist at the local United Church. In 1942, Kenneth won the boy soprano classes in the Manitoba Music Competition Festival. As a baritone in 1946, he was awarded the highest mark at that year’s Manitoba Music Competition Festival.

Kenneth Winters was the host of CBC Radio’s daily concert program “Mostly Music” from 1989 to 1996.

 

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Fort Dauphin Museum

The Museum examines life in the Parkland area from prehistoric life, the lives of Aboriginal peoples, through the arrival of explorers and the fur trade, the birth of the Métis people and early pioneer settlers.

An impressive wooden palisade, reminiscent of an 18th-century fur trade post, protects the museum. The site features several pioneer buildings and artifacts from the fur trade and settlement periods, such as an authentic blacksmith shop, a trapper’s cabin, a pioneer log house from 1892, and a one-room school built in 1894.

It includes the Parkland Archeological Laboratory, a resource centre with displays and information on more than 1,000 archeological sites in the region.

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Watson Art Centre

The Watson Art Centre is the cultural hub of the community.

Built in 1905, the Watson Art Centre (WAC) originally housed city hall. It is home to an annual concert series featuring top-shelf musicians from around the world.

The WAC also showcases art exhibits that are switched around leisurely throughout the year so you never sure what you will get to see.

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Dauphin Rail Museum

This magnificent brick Canadian Northern Railway Station built in 1912 is home to the Dauphin Rail Museum.

The museum contains artifacts, pictures and archival material related to 100 years of railway service in the region.

Next to an active CN and VIA line, the museum houses a model railroad depicting Dauphin’s rail facilities in 1954. A PSC caboose and a 15-stall roundhouse and turntable can be seen. Built in 1906, it is one of the last remaining roundhouses in Canada.

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Riverside Lodge

A historical Hunting and Fishing Lodge in Manitoba Parkland.

Known for producing high-quality waterfowl hunting, black bear hunting and whitetail hunting for many years. Riverside lodge also offers plenty of fishing options for the anglers out there.

Book a hunting package to get started on your great outdoor escape now.

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