Each year, we lose some good outdoor art in Winnipeg. For the year indicated, here's a last look at, a last goodbye to some of the artwork that has disappeared that year.


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1136 Main Street   

This artwork was rendered by Al Senkiw (AES Signs) in 1998. The wall had some type of moisture problem causing the paint to peel. Subsequent touch-ups and restorations over the years did not last. In November 2016, the wall was whitewashed and a new Mural painted on crezone panels was installed onto the wall. Original notes follow;

This Mural is a tribute to another famous Winnipegger, the late Billy Mosienko. This NHL great and Captain of the Chicago Blackhawks scored 258 goals and 282 assists in 711 NHL games. In recognition of his distinguished career, he was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1965.

The Mural adorns the wall outside Billy Mosienko Bowling Lanes, which Billy first opened back in 1947 with fellow NHLer Joe Cooper. Mosienko died of cancer at age 73 on July 9, 1994, and his son Brian now runs the North End landmark. “He loved Winnipeg and was a proud Winnipegger,” says Brian. “He loved living the North End. He was very much a family man, and enjoyed spending time with both family and friends. He’d try to give back to the community as much as he possibly could. He did a lot of fundraising for hockey, was one of the founders of the Hockey Players Foundation here in Manitoba. He went around to different communities in Manitoba and did charity work and played in charity hockey games. He loved doing that as much as he loved sitting with the other players after the game having a beverage and sharing stories.”

Billy Mosienko will probably best remembered for his incredible feat of scoring 3 goals in 21 seconds in the third period of a game against the New York Rangers on March 23, 1952. This record for “fastest hat trick” still stands in the NHL record books today, and, by all accounts, will likely never be broken!

And how’s this for synchronicity? Mural creator Al Senkiw, who rendered the artwork seen here was born on the very same day Mosienko set this record!!!