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June 21, 2017. Our 2016 Mural of the Year is announced. Thank you to our panel of twenty-nine independent judges which included: Alex Morrison, ED, Transcona BIZ Andrew Sannie, North End Community WellnessLiason, NECRC; Angelo Luis, MD; Bill Coe, Retired; 40 years in Property/Casualty Insurance Industry; Barb Shewchuck,History geek, writer, photographer; Bob Bruce, Programmer, Geomatics Engineer, Province of Manitoba; Bob Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Carol Kirkhope, retired school secretary; Christian Cassidy, West End Dumplings Blog; Christina Vasquez, Certified Yoga Instructor and Personal Training Specialist; Daryl Dumanski, ED, Forum Art Institute; Donna Lee Munroe, Artist; Eric Unger; Erin Kosier, U of M Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate; Jan Middleton, Office Assistant, U of M; Jill Sellers, Artist; Joanne Lussier-Demers, Oniva Producer, Radio-Canada; Jodi Gilmore, Researcher, Manitoba Labour Board; Laura Ibister, retired; Linda Rodgers, retired teacher; Lindsay Kerouac, Beekeeper, Beeproject Apiaries; Louise Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Michael Fournier, muralist, Brand, Print and Web Design; Mike Green Manager, Social Media and Creative Communications, Tourism Winnipeg; Nicolle Collette, Translation Coordinator for a Translation Service Company; Pat Allan, Retired: Volunteer at Park Manor,Geneology Enthusist; Rick Dreger, Digital Photographic Retoucher; Rob Nykoluk, retired CN employee and groud Grampa; Steve Wilson, Executive Director, Graffiti Art Programmimg; Tamara Fernandos, Planning & Project Coordinator, West End BIZ; Tom Ethans, Executive Director, Take Pride Winnipeg!

March 30, 2017. Added new 2016 wall with 5 photos at Peking Chinese Food at 840 Corydon (Charlie Johnston). Moved Osborne Underpass (4) (Charlie Johnston, Sarah Johnston, 2003) to the RIP section. Moved 2255 King Edward (Pat Lazo, Fred Thomas, 2009) to the RIP section.

March 15, 2017. Moved 746 Ellice (Jill Sellers, 2000) to the RIP section. Moved 1400 Sargent (Frank Megyesi, 2004) to the RIP section. Moved 1010 Arlington (Dennis & Diane Bell, 2004) to the RIP section.

March 14, 2017. Moved 50 Hastings (2) (Sarah Collard, 2011) to the RIP section.

March 13, 2017. Moved Academy & Kenaston (Apop Crew, 1996) to the RIP section. Moved 925 St. Mary's Rd (Brian Gasenzer, Brad Friesen, Krakr, 2008) to the RIP section.

March 9, 2017. Moved 1250 Beaumont (1) (General Byng Students, 2000) to the RIP section.

February 28,2017. Moved 949 Henserson (1) (John Henderson Juniorn High Students, 1996), and 949 Henderson (2) (Jill Sellers, Jeanette Jerome, Belle Fosh Signs, 2000) to the RIP section.

February 21, 2017. Moved 675 Archibald (1) (Allstar Alliance, 2004), 675 Archibald (2) (Stephanie Gauthier, 2005), and 141 Wellington Cr (Kelvin HS Students, 2011) to the RIP section.

February 10, 2017. Moved 300 Portage (Cyrus Smith, 2008) to the RIP section.

February 1, 2017. Added new 2016 wall at 127 Regent W (Nereo Eugenio).

January 24, 2017. Added new 2016 wall at Blair Yakimoski Constituency Office, 178 Spence (unknown). Moved 328 William (Pauget Signs, unknown year) to the RIP section. Moved 195 Young (Tiart, unknown year) to the RIP section.

January 24, 2017. Moved 302 Waterfront (2) (Julia Wake, Pat Lazo, 2014) to the RIP section. Moved 318 Ross (Gibril Bagura, Charlie Johnston, unknown artist, 2014) to the RIP section. Moved 333 Henderson (Frank Megyesi, 2003) to the RIP section.

December 20, 2016. October 26, 2016. Added new 2016 wall with 7 photos at Billy Mosienko Bowling, 1136 Main (Jennifer Johnson Mosienko).

December 19, 2016. Added two new traffic controller boxes in Osborne Village: one with 3 photos at Osborne & Wardlaw (Jay Cabredo); and one with 2 photos at Osborne & Stradbrook (Misty Greyeyes) with brief remarks by Misty Greyseyes. Moved 558 Keenleyside (Jill Sellers, 2005) to the RIP section. Moved 1136 Main (Al Senkiw, 1998) to the RIP section.

October 26, 2016. Added new 2016 wall with 2 photos at Virgin Radio/TSN1290/BOB FM, 1445 Pembina (Charlie Johnston).

October 21, 2016. Moved 738 Osborne (Tom Andrich, 2000) to the RIP section.

October 17, 2016. Added new 2016 with 2 photos and artist commentary at Aberdeen Boys and Girls Club, 415 Stella (Dave Carty, Aberdeen Club Boys and Girls). Added new 2016 with 11 photos at Edge Gallery, 611 Main (Kenneth Lavallee, Red Road Lodge Artists).

October 10, 2016. Added new 2016 with 2 photos at Calla Coughlan Law, 314 Bond (Fred Thomas). Added new 2016 wall with 4 photos at Little Sister Coffee Maker, 470 River (Natalie Baird, Toby Gillies, Hannah Doucet). Added new 2016 wall with 4 photos at Khao House, 126 Sherbrook (Nereo Eugenio).

October 4, 2016. Added new 2016 Nuit Blanche wall with 5 photos at Sundial Building Performance, 225 Sutherland (Brian Gasenzer, Jade Rennie-Harper, Vladimir Kraynyk, Ten Spheres).

September 23, 2016. Added artist commentary by Alexa Hatanaka and Parr Josephee for their wall at 782 Main (1).

September 20, 2016. Added artist commentary by Shalak Attack for her wall at 782 Main (2). Added artist commentary by Nereo Eugeneo for his wall at 290 Jarvis.

September 19, 2016. Added new 2016 wall with 9 photos at Vineyard Church, 782 Main (2) (Shalak Attack & Bruno Smoky [as Clandestinos]).

September 12, 2016. Added new 2016 wall at Half Pint Brewery, 550 Roseberry (David Blair).

September 7, 2016. Added new 2016 wall with 6 photos at Vineyard Church, 782 Main (1) (Patrick Thompson, Alexa Hatanaka, Parr Josephee). Added new 2016 wall with 4 photos at Auto Parts Central, 812 Wall (Dave Carty, Tom Andrich). Moved 472 Selkirk (2) (Kathleen Fonseca, 2006) to the RIP section.

September 3, 2016. Added new 2016 wall with 6 photos at Clarke Financial, 110 Regent W (Brian Gasenzer).

September 2, 2016. Added new 2016 wall with 3 photos at 564 Ellice (Brian Gasenzer).

August 9, 2016. Added new 2016 wall commemorating Nellie McClung with 11 photos at 560 Sargent (Mandy van Leeuwen). Added new 2016 West End BIZ Mural Mentor wall with 4 photos at 555 Ellice (2) (Kadi Badiou). Added new 2016 wall with 4 photos at Pulse Fitness Systems/Twin-Industry, 85 Sutherland (Brian Gasenzer).

August 8, 2016. Moved 555 Ellice (Signs & Wonders, 2001) to the RIP section.

August 7, 2016. Added new 2016 wall with 7 photos at Annabella & Higgins (Brian Gasenzer).

August 6, 2016. Added new 2016 wall with 4 photos at Direct Healing & Cooling, 139 Regent W (Brian Gasenzer).

August 5, 2016. Added new 2016 wall with 2 photos at Parkette Grocery, 292 River (Art City Kids, Wayfinders Youth). Added new 2016 wall with 2 photos at K & D Food Store, 530 Selkirk (3) (Brian Gasenzer).

July 28, 2016. Added new 2016 wall at 541 Waterfront (TKS Murals). Moved 541 Waterfront (1) (Roger Sheridan, 2005) and 541 Waterfront (2) (Melissa Honke, 2005) to the RIP section.

July 24, 2016. Moved 201 Bond (Nate Deleau, 2011) to the RIP section.

June 8, 2016. Our 2015 Mural of the Year is announced. Thank you to our panel of thirty independent judges which included: Alex Morrison, ED, Transcona BIZ Andrii Shcherbukha, web developer; Angelo Luis, MD; Bill Coe, Retired; 40 years in Property/Casualty Insurance Industry; Bill Fugler, Owner, Neighbourhood Café; Bob Bruce, Programmer, Geomatics Engineer, Province of Manitoba; Bob Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Carol Kirkhope, retired school secretary; Christian Cassidy, West End Dumplings Blog; Christina Vasquez, Certified Yoga Instructor and Personal Training Specialist; Daryl Dumanski, ED, Forum Art Institute; Donna Lee Munroe, Artist; Eric Unger; Erin Kosier, U of M Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate; Gisèle Viens, Family Physician; Jan Middleton, Office Assistant, U of M; Jill Sellers, Artist; Joanne Lussier-Demers, Oniva Producer, Radio-Canada; Jodi Gilmore, Researcher, Manitoba Labour Board; Judy Andrich, Social Worker; Laura Ibister, retired; Linda Rodgers, retired teacher; Louise Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Makaria Aliaga Labun, artist; Nicolle Collette, Translation Coordinator for a Translation Service Company; Pat Allan, Retired: Volunteer at Park Manor,Geneology Enthusist; Rick Dreger, Digital Photographic Retoucher; Rob Nykoluk, retired CN employee and groud Grampa; Steve Wilson, Executive Director, Graffiti Art Programmimg; Tamara Fernandos, Planning & Project Coordinator, West End BIZ; Tom Ethans, Executive Director, Take Pride Winnipeg!

May 7, 2016. Moved 984 St. Mary's (unknown artists, 2014) to the RIP section.

April 30, 2016. Added artist commentary by Annie Bergen for her walls at Pembina @ Jubilee underpass and Lord Selkirk School, 170 Poplar.

April 5, 2016. Moved 1069 Selkirk (1) (Tiffany Seymour, 2002) to the RIP section. Moved 1069 Selkirk (2) (Graffiti Art Programming, Richard Manoakeesick, Fred Thomas, Patrick Ross, Justin Poirier, Julia Wake, Roger Dorian, Jason Beyer, Daniel Barthelette, 2005) to the RIP section. Moved 1625 Logan (Julia Wake, 2006) to the RIP section. Moved 415 Stella (Julia Wake, 2006) to the RIP section.

March 26, 2016. Moved 121 Hazelwood (Dennis and Diane Bell, 2006) to the RIP section.

March 25, 2016. Moved Portage & Garden (Jonato Dalayoan, 1999) to the RIP section. Moved 175 Mayfair (Cody Starr, 2007) to the RIP section. Moved 190 Rupert (Alberto Morachis, Guadalupe Serrano, 2006) to the RIP section.

March 8, 2016. Moved 87 Walmer (David Blair, 2004) to the RIP section.

March 7, 2016. Moved 936 Sherbrook (3) (John Steppler, 2009) to the RIP section.

March 4, 2016. Moved 61 Sherbrook (Matt Loxterkamp, Cyrus Smith, Jordan Schacht, 2011) to the RIP section. Moved 948 William (Frank Megyesi, 2011) to the RIP section.

March 3, 2016. Moved 286 Regal (2) (Denis Savoie, 1998) to the RIP section. Moved 256 Stafford (Jeanette Jerome, Resti Manimtim, Belle Fosh Signs, 1998) to the RIP section.

February 26, 2015. Moved 155 Smith (unknown artist[s] and year) to the RIP section.

February 9, 2016. Changed slideshow on entrance page to the 2015 Murals slideshow.

February 8, 2016. Added new 2015 wall with 15 photos at Joy's Convenience, 248 River (Sarah Collard, Manny Wiebe) along with comments by Tam Nyugen, Tom Ethans, and commentary by Sarah Collard. Moved 221 McDermot (Marco Scarpato, 2007) to the RIP section.

January 25, 2016. Moved 500 Redonda (Shannon Schultz, 1998) to the RIP section.

January 18, 2016. Added 2 photos to reflect the 2015 restoration and enhancements of the Icelandic Mural at 563 Ellice (Dave Carty).

December 8, 2015. Added new 2015 wall with 4 photos at Korner Stop Food Store, 85 Sherbrook (Art City Youth). Added new 2015 wall with 5 photos at Bikes & Beyond, 233 Henderson (Charlie Johnston).

December 2, 2015. Added an additional photo to illustrate the 2015 enhancement and extension of the wall at deer+almond, 85 Princess; and also addeded remarks by Kenneth Lavalee for this project.

December 1, 2015. Added new 2015 wall with 2 photos at 1065 Palmerston (Brian Gasenzer). Added new 2015 wall with 4 photos at The Float Hairium, 763 Westminster (Brian Gasenzer).

November 30, 2015. Added new 2015 wall with 6 photos at 802 Preston (Brian Gasenzer).

November 17, 2015. Added new 2015 wall with 7 photos at Lord Selkirk School, 70 Poplar (Annie Bergen, Lord Selkirk Students).

October 27, 2015. Added new 2015 wall with 2 photos at Fools & Horses, 379 Broadway (Erin Ahl, Jade Rennie-Harper). Added new 2015 wall with 2 photos at The Tallest Poppy, 103 Sherbrook (Gibril Bangura). Added new 2015 wall at Franco Manitoba Cultural Centre, 340 Provencher (2) (Michel St. Hilaire).

October 26, 2015. Added new 2015 wall with 9 photos at 661 Sara (Art City Kids). Added new 2015 wall with 7 photos at Bear Clan Designs & Consulting, 558 Ellice (Brian Gasenzer, Sarah Tamaya).

October 23, 2015. Added new 2015 wall at Hunter & Gunn Barber Shop, 567 Broadway (Dany Reede, Storm Angeconeb).

October 21, 2015. Moved 567 Broadway (Ryan Smoluk, 2004) to the RIP section.

October 15, 2015. Added new 2015 wall with 2 photos at Ellice Dental Group, 606 Ellice (Danielle Trudeau).

October 14, 2015. Added new 2015 wall with 4 photos at Joy's Convenience, 248 River (Sarah Collard, Manny Wiebe). Added new 2015 wall with 9 photos at 459 Furby (Brian Gasenzer). Added new 2015 wall with 2 photos at Pembina underpass @ Jubilee (Annie Bergen, Siyee Mann). Added new 2015 wall with 6 photos at Akins International, 570 Sargent (Danielle Trudeau) along with commentary by Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner and Danielle Trudeau. Moved 606 Ellice (Signs & Wonders, 2001) and moved 661 Sara (Marie Baffoe, Alison Ham, Joël Côté, Robert Loiselle, 2000) to the RIP section.

August 21, 2015. Added new 2015 garage Murals with 2 photos each at 18 Arlington (Brian Gasenzer) and at 378 Arlington (Brian Gasenzer). Added artwork at Cuddles Infant Centre, 141 Arlington (Brian Gasenzer) to the Other Outdoor Art section.

August 19, 2015. Added new 2015 wall with 10 photos at 545 Sargent (Danielle Trudeau) with commentary by Danielle Trudeau. Added new 2015 wall with 5 photos at Telesky Taxidermist, 545 Arlington (Brian Gasenzer) with commentary by Brian Gasenzer.

August 18, 2015. Added new 2015 wall with 10 photos at Chalet Hotel, 611 Archibald (Sarah Collard) with commentary by Sarah Collard.

August 10, 2015. Added 4 photos of artwork on autobin at rear of 631 Main ( Leonard Bighetti, Kevin Anderson, Ashley Roberts, 2014) to the Other Outdoor Art section. Added private garage Mural at 2 Fontaine ( Sarah Collard, 2015) to the Other Outdoor Art section.

August 3, 2015. Moved 651 Corydon (2) (Pat Lazo, Dany Reede, 2014) to the RIP section. Added new 2015 wall with 8 photos at SAY Magazine, 1522 Logan (Sarah Collard) with commentary by Sarah Collard. Added new 2015 wall at The Roost, 651 Corydon (unknown artist[s]).

July 13, 2015. Added the Colours on Corydon series of painted Scuptures along Corydon Avenue to the Other Outadoor Art Section with 2 photos per sculpture (i.e., front and back of each sculpture) as follows: Colours on Corydon (1): Scotland (Heather Robbins); Colours on Corydon (2): Ukraine (Mary Leskiw); Colours on Corydon (3): Italy (Debora Cardaci); Colours on Corydon (4): France (Hubert Theroux); Colours on Corydon (5): Spain (Michel St. Hilaire) including artist commentary; Colours on Corydon (6): Japan (Angela Lillico, Genvie Henderson); Colours on Corydon (7): Greece (Mary Leskiw) and Colours on Corydon (8): Argentina (Bibiana Vidal Curell).

July 3, 2015. Added commentary by Annie Bergen on her wall at 1111 Macray.

June 5, 2015. Our 2014 Mural of the Year is announced. Thank you to our panel of independent judges which included: Andrii Shcherbukha, web developer; Bill Coe, Retired; 40 years in Property/Casualty Insurance Industry; Bill Fugler, Owner, Neighbourhood Café; Bob Bruce, Programmer, Geomatics Engineer, Provice of Manitoba; Bob Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Carol Kirkhope, retired school secretary; Christian Cassidy, West End Dumplings Blog; Christina Vasquez, Certified Yoga Instructor and Personal Training Specialist; Daryl Dumanski, ED, Forum Art Institute; Donna Lee Munroe, Artist; Erin Kosier, U of M Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate; Gisèle Viens, Family Physician; Helen Lepp Friesen, independent Freelance Journalist; Jan Middleton, Assistant, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, U of M; Jill Sellers, Artist; Joanne Lussier-Demers, Oniva Producer, Radio-Canada; Jodi Gilmore, Researcher, Manitoba Labour Board; Laura Ibister, retired; Linda Rodgers, retired teacher; Louise Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Makaria Aliaga Labun, artist; Nicolle Collette, Translation Coordinator for a Translation Service Company; Pat Allan, Retired: Volunteer coordinator, Scottish Pavilion, Folklorama; Rick Dreger, Digital Photographic Retoucher; Rob Nykoluk, retired CN employee and groud Grampa; Steve Wilson, Executive Director, Graffiti Art Programmimg; Tom Ethans, Executive Director, Take Pride Winnipeg!

June 2, 2015. Moved 0 Forks Market (Darren Nymchuk, 2014) to the RIP section.

April 29. 2015. Added new 2014 wall at Yoga North, 894 Westminster (Jacon Betkin).

April 21, 2015. Added new 2014 wall at Elwick Village Community Centre, 1417 Fife (2) (Nereo Eugenio, Elwick Community). Added new 2014 wall at Elwick Village Apartment Block, 1411 Fife (Nereo Eugenio, Elwick Community). Added new Transit Box with 2 photos at Portage & Vaughan (Storm Angeconeb). Moved 579 Selkirk (Richard Manoakeesick, 1998) to the RIP section. Added new 2014 wall with 2 photos at Aboriginal Funeral Chapel, 724 Selkirk (Brian Gasenger). Added new 2014 wall with 4 photos at 530 Alfred (Wanda Luna).

April 20, 2015. Moved 724 Selkirk (Richard Manoakeesick, 1997) and 352 Manitoba (Ryan Smoluk, 2002) to the RIP section.

April 9, 2015. Added new Transit Box with 2 photos at Portage & Balmoral (René Marriott).

April 3, 2015. Moved 965 Wolseley (Chris Macelanas, 1999) to the RIP section.

March 3, 2015. Moved 807 Corydon (Sal Aysan, 2003) to the RIP section. Added new 2014 wall with 2 photos at The Roost, 651 Corydon (2) (Dany Reede, Pat Lazo). Added new 2014 wall with 3 photos at Bar Italia, 737 Corydon (Mike Johnston). Added new 2014 wall with 2 photos at Hip Pooch Grooming & Boutique, 807 Corydon (Pat Lazo).

February 25, 2015. Added new 2015 wall with 4 photos at forRaY Second Chance Shoppe, 595 Broadway (Idiko Nova, Art City Youth). Changed slideshow on entrance page to the 2014 Murals slideshow.

February 24, 2015. Moved Transit Controller Boxes at 433 Graham (Eugene Boittiaux, 2007), Graham & Fort (Eugene Boittiaux, 2007), Graham & Vaughan (Cyrus Smith, 2007) and 320 Graham (Anders Swanson, 2007) all to the RIP section. Also moved walls at 58 Albert (2) (unknown, 2007) and 95 Pulberry (Hastings School Students, 2008) to the RIP section. Added 2 photos of the two most recent incarnations of the Spirit Way Wolf (36): W5 by C5 (Charlie Johnston) to the Other Outdoor Art section. Added new 2014 Spirit Way Wolf at Frontier School Division, 30 Speers to the Other Outdoor Art section.

February 20, 2015. Added new 2014 wall with 3 photos at Jonathan Toews Community Centre, 1188 Dakota (Fred Thomas, GAP).

February 18, 2015. Added podium remarks by Olympic Gold Medallist Jennifer Jones from the unveiling ceremony of St. Vital Curling Club Mural at 286 Regal. Added 3 in-progress photos of Gabrielle Funk and Takashi Iwasaki wall at 115 Maryland (3).

January 27, 2015. Moved 2 Forks Market (Art City Youth, 2000) to the RIP section. Also moved St, Joseph & CN underpass (Denis Savoie, 1996) to the RIP section. Added new 2014 project with 5 photos at 0 Forks Market Darryn Nimchuk).

January 12, 2015. Updated Artist Profile for Jill Sellers.

December 30, 2014. Moved 651 Corydon (Pat Lazo, Dany Reede, 2014) to the RIP section. Added new 2014 wall at deer + almond, 85 Princess (Kenneth Lavallee, Dany Reede, Takashi Iwasaki, Natalie Baird). Added new 2014 wall at Food Fare, 115 Maryland (3) (Gabrielle Funk, Takashi Iwasaki). Added new location of Outdoor Art at Hugh John MacDonald School, 567 Bannatyne (Ursula Neufeld) to the Other Outdoor Art section.

December 26, 2014. Added new 2014 wall with 8 photos at Royal Canadian Legion #1, 626 Sargent (Dave Carty), along with an extensive commentary on the wall and its subject, Sir William Stephenson. Moved 302 Waterfront (GAP, Jill Ramsay, Pat Lazo, 2011) and 517 Pandora E (Frank Megyesi, 2001)to the RIP section. Added new 2014 wall with 3 photos at the Historic James Avenue Pumping Station, 302 Waterfront (2) (GAP, Julia Wake, Pat Lazo). Added new 2014 Mosaic Mural with 5 photos at Strathcona School, 233 McKenzie (Ursula Neufeld). Added new 2014 Mural project with 3 photos at Coronation Park, St. Mary's Rd @ Coronation Park (Sarah Collard).

October 31, 2014. Added 4 photos to reflect the 2014 additions and alterations to the 2008 wall at Dinah's Canine Spa, 925 St. Mary's Rd (Brian Gasenzer).

October 29, 2014. Added new 2014 project with 5 photos of the fences at 95 & 99 Ravenhill (Sarah Collard, Manny Wiebe). Added new 2014 wall at Wellington School, 690 Beverley (2) (Ursula Newfeld, Wellington School Students).

October 15, 2014. Added new 2014 wall with 4 photos at MTS St. John's Central Office, 421 Burrows (Annie Bergen). Moved 221 Logan (Les Mawakeesick, 2008) to the RIP section.

October 13, 2014. Added new 2014 wall with 13 photos at St. Vital Curling Club, 286 Regal (Mandy van Leeuwen, Michel St. Hilaire). Moved Cloutier Drive Underpass (Louis Ogemah, Louise Loewen, 1995) to the RIP section. Added new 2014 wall with 12 photos at the same location, Cloutier Drive Underpass (Sarah Collard).

October 12, 2014. Added new 2014 wall with 6 photos at Tindahan Food Mart, 906 Sargent (Sara Wilde). Moved 1100 Main (Al Senkiw, 1998) and 188 Isabel (Frank Megyesi, Frank Veltri, 2005) to the RIP section. Added new 2014 wall with 2 photos at A & C Pawn, 577 Sargent (Charlie Johnston). Added new 2014 wall with 6 photos at Seven-Eleven, 1871 Main (Rachel O'Connor).

October 7, 2014. Moved 906 Sargent (Signs & Wonders, 2001) to the RIP section.

July 22, 2014. Added new 2014 wall with 3 photos at Andrew Mynarski V.C.School, 1111 Machray (Annie Bergen, Andrew Mynarski School Students).

July 21, 2014. Moved 633 Patricia (Reid Edgeworth, 2006) to the RIP section. Moved 286 Regal (Denis Savoie, 1997) to the RIP section.

June 16, 2014. Our 2013 Mural of the Year announced. Thanks to our 28 fabulous independent Judges: Andrea Daneluk (Freelance Writer), Bill Coe (retired after 40 years in Insurance Industry), Bill Fugler (owner, Neighbourhood Book Store & Cafe), Bob Bruce (Programmer and Geomatics Engineer, Province of Manitoba), Bob Buchanan (this website), Carol Kirkhope (retired School Secretary), Christian Cassidy (West End Dumplings Blog), Dave Carty (Artist and Muralist), Donna Lee (Artist), Eddie Ayoub (Artistic Director, Art City), Fernando Velardo Trejo (Planning Assistant, West End BIZ), Gisele Viens (Family Physician) Jan Middleton (Biochemistry and Medical Genetics at U of M.), Jill Sellers (Artist and Muralist), Jodi Gilmour (Researcher, Manitoba Labor Board), Jo Ann Greisman (Display and Graphic Design Industry), Laura Inbister (retired), Linda Rodgers (Retired Teacher), Louise Buchanan (The Murals of Winnipeg website), Makaria Aliaga Labun (Artist)), Nicole Collette (Translation Coordionator for translation services company), Pat Allan (retired and Volunteer Coordinator for Scottish Pavilion at Folklorama) Pourang Irani (Professor of Computer Science at U of M.), Rick Dreger (Digital Photograph Retoucher), Steve Wilson (Executive Director, Graffiti Arts Programming), Tom Andrich (Artist & Muralist) and Tom Ethans (Executive Director, Take Pride Winnipeg).

June 10, 2014. Added new 2014 wall with 9 photos at Mulvey School, 750 Wolseley (Ursula Neufeld, Mulvey School Students).

May 8, 2014. Added brief commentary by Samantha Neufeld on the 2013 Mural at Marlene Street Resource Centre, 27 Marlene.

May 7, 2014. Changed slide show on entrance page to show Winnipeg's 2013 Murals.

May 4, 2014. Added new location of Outdoor Art at Pan Am Boxing Club, 245 McDermot (Charlie Johnston) to the Other Outdoor Art section. Moved 633 Patricia (Reid Edgeworth, 2006) to the RIP section.

May 3, 2014. Moved 1250 Beaumont (Carla Bates, General Byng Students, 2005) to the RIP section.

May 2, 2014. Added new 2013 wall with 5 photos at Magikist High Pressure Cleaning Equipment, 1488 Main (Charlie Johnston).

April 24, 2014. Moved 3564 Pembina (Stephen Jackson, 1997), 335 Lindenwood E (Linden Meadows Students, 2002) 861 Buchanan (unknown, 1993) and 805 Morgan (unknown, 1993) to the RIP section.

April 22, 2014. Moved 971 Main (Michele Farber-Olafson, Lloyd Olafson, 2002), 775 Corydon (1) (A. Cyrus, 1997), 775 Corydon (2) (Fat Cat Paints, 1994) and Corydon & Daly (Michel St. Hilaire, 2010) to the RIP section. Added commentary by Ursula Neufeld for her mosaic Mural project at 567 Bannatyne (2).

April 21, 2014. Moved 475 Anderson (Rozalynde Rostecki-McKibbin, 2001) and 470 Burrows (Kale Bonham, NDINAWE Youth, 2008) to the RIP section.

April 10. 2014. Moved 27 Marlene (Teen Stop Jeunesse Youth, 2001), 18 Sutherland (1) (Pat Lazo, GAP, Norquay School Students, 2002), 18 Sutherland (2) (Larry Bartley, Mark Remoquillo, Lloyd Swampy, Earl Ross, 2003) and 500 Balmoral (Edwin Bear, Hank [Wesley] Williams, 2003) to the RIP section. Added new 2013 wall at 27 Marlene (Marlene Street Youth).

March 12, 2014. Moved 255 Vaughan (Brian Gasenger, 2011) and Portage & Vaughan (Tom Andrich, 2005) to the RIP section.

February 17, 2014. Moved 164 Langside (Dave Macri, 2000) to the RIP section.

February 11, 2014. Moved 374 Henry to the RIP section.

January 16, 2014. Added new 2013 wall with 10 photos at Moray Medical Clinic at 3536 Roblin (Sarah Collard), along with commentary on this wall by Sarah. Moved 1105 Arlington (Sergio Betto, 1986) and 159 Henderson (GAP, Anna Wall, Julia Wake, Turtle Island Children, 2012) to the RIP section.

December 31, 2013. Moved 185 Young (2) (Art City Youth, 2002) to the RIP section. Added new 2013 wall at the same location with 14 photos at 185 Young (Twelve Tribes Apprenticeship Program). Added additional commentary by Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner and Bryn Vargas on the 2013 Mural Mentor Project at 533 Sargent. Added commentary by Ursula Neufeld for her mosaic Mural project at 1417 Fife. Added new 2013 wall at the Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins (RISK). Added new 2013 beautification project with 5 photos at Osborne & River (Gladstone School Students, Fort Rouge School Students).

October 21, 2013. Added new 2013 wall with 2 photos at 248 Princess (Crisp).

October 16, 2013. Added new 2013 wall with 6 photos at Whyte Ridge School, 400 Scurfield (Annie Bergen. Whyte Ridge School Students). Updated the Spirit Way Wolf entitled Forest Spirit in the Other Outdoor Art Section to its new location at the entrance to the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

October 8, 2013. Moved 1333 Portage (Mandy van Leeuwen, Jennifer Johnson Pollock, 2003) to the RIP section. Added new 2013 wall with 6 photos at Elwick Village Resource Centre, 1417 Fife (Ursula Neufeld).

September 17, 2013. Added new 2013 wall with 9 photos at Ellice Coin Laundromat, 538 Ellice (Mandy van Leeuwen, Michel Saint Hilaire), along with Mural commentary.

September 16, 2013. Added new 2013 wall with 3 photos at South of Heaven Tattoos & Body Piercing, 972 St. Mary's (Fred Thomas).

September 15, 2013. Added new 2013 wall with 16 photos at Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River (Sarah Collard) along with commentary by Sarah Collard.

September 11, 2013. Added 2013 West End BIZ Mural Mentorship wall with 11 photos at Gohe Ethiopian Restaurant, 533 Sargent (Bryn Vargas) along with commentary on both the project and their Mural Mentorship Program by the West End BIZ.

September 8, 2013. Moved 390 Provencher (Peter Tetrault, 2000) to the RIP section.

September 3, 2013. Added commentary by Freya Olafson to her wall at 491 Munroe.

August 20, 2013. Added new 2013 wall with 8 photos at Western Paint, 521 Hargrave (Annie Bergen).

August 19, 2013. Moved 3 St. Anne's (Pat Lazo, Fred Thomas et al., 2002) to the RIP section.

August 17, 2013. Added commentary by Rachel O'Connor for her wall at 1007 McPhillips.

August 9, 2013. Added new 2013 wall with 5 photoa at Chocolatier Constance Popp, 180 Provencher (Charlie Johnston). Moved 538 Ellice (Signs & Wonders, 2001) to the RIP section.

August 4, 2013. Moved 445 River (2006) to the RIP section.

August 2, 2013. Renumbered Spirit Way Wolves in the Other Outdoor Art section to be in harmony with that which appears in the promotional book Walk with the Wolves! A Spirit Way GPS Adventure.

July 23, 2013. Moved Portage & Kennedy (Tom Andrich, 2004) to the RIP section.

July 22, 2013. Added new 2013 wall with 10 photos at Seven-Eleven, 1007 McPhillips (Rachel O'Connor, Wayfinders Youth).

July 9, 2013. Moved 735 Selkirk (2) (Rachel O'Connor, Loretta Rae, 2011) to the RIP section.

June 26, 2013. Our 2012 Mural of the Year announced. Our thanks to our panel of 29 independent judges for their service in making this year's selection, which included: Andrea Danelak, Bill Coe, Bill Fugler, Bob Bruce, Carol Kirkhope, Christian Cassidy, Clair Childs, Dave Carty, Doneta Brotchie, Eddie Ayoub, Fernando Valardo Trejo, Gisele Viens, Helen Lepp Friesen, Jodi Gilmore, Laura Ibister, Linda Rodgers, Louise Buchanan, Nicole Collette, Pat Allan, Pourang Irani, Rick Dreger, Sean Gretch, Sharon Cory, Steve Wilson, Tom Andrich, Tom Ethans, and Erin Grealy.

June 19, 2013. Added new 2013 wall with 3 photos at Eldon Ross Pool, 1887 Pacific W (Brooklands School Students with Mandy van Leeuwen). Added new 2013 wall with 3 photos at Hugh John MacDonald School, 567 Bannatyne (2) (Annie Bergen, Ursula Neufeld). Added new 2013 wall with 3 photos at Polson School, 491 Munroe (Freya Olafson, Kevin Olafson, GAP).

April 29, 2013. Added new 2012 wall with 4 photos at Woodydell Family Resource Centre, 625 St. Anne's (Gwen McEwen), along with Gwen's commentary on the project. Added 3 photos of new 2012 Garge Mural at 1477 Winnipeg W (Mike Valcourt) to the Other Outdoor Art section.

April 26, 2013. Added new 2012 wall at Arthur Wright School, 1520 Jefferson (Paul Feldvari). Moved 1085 Winnipeg (Chad Reeves, 1999) to the RIP section.

April 24, 2012. Added new 2012 wall with 4 photos at High Road Commercial Cleaning, 382 Maryland (Jillian Owen). Added new 2012 wall at Gilbert Park Housing, 91 Buller (Graffiti Art Programmimg). Moved 1520 Jefferson (Lita Fontaine, 2005) to the RIP section. Added commentary by Rachel O'Connor for her wall at 1200 Jefferson.

April 23, 2013. Added new 2012 wall with 8 photos at Avenue Meat Market, 595 Selkirk (Charlie Johnston). Added new 2012 Murals at Sam's Place, 159 Henderson (GAP, Anna Wall, Julia Wake, Turtle Island Children). Moved 248 River (Sherri Maladrewich, Crystal Dueck, 1999), Midwinter & Disraeli underpass (Dorothy Streilein, Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Students, 1995) and 1261 Main (Darryle Caribou, GAP, 2007) to the RIP section.

April 21, 2013. Moved 443 Selkirk (Richard Manoakeesick, 1999), to the RIP section.

April 17, 2013. Moved Portage & Balmoral (Tom Andrich, 2005), 600 Ross (Alan Williams, 1995) and 840 Sherbrook (Jonato Dalayoan, 2000) to the RIP section.

March 5, 2013. Moved 187 Osborne (Leigh Konyk, Katherine Inksetter, 1999), 555 Osborne (Tom Andrich, 2001), Higgins Underpass by Louise Bridge (Anita Barton, Anita Esposito, 1996), 737 Corydon (Lauren Ritz, 2004), 241 Vaughan (Sarah Collard, 2007) and 160 Southglen (Jennifer Johnson, Mandy van Leeuwen, 2002), to the RIP section.

February 15, 2013. Added Artist Profile for Dave Carty. Added commentary by Sarah Collard for her wall at 965 Wolseley (2). Moved 980 Winakwa (Kelly Kathler, 1994) to the RIP section.

November 6, 2012. Added commentary by Sarah Collard for her wall at 1600 Gamble.

October 23, 2012. It is with profound sadness that we move the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike Mural, 436 Main (Tom Andrich, 2006) to the RIP section. Added a second new 2012 wall at Cecil Rhodes School, 1570 Elgin W (2) (Cecil Rhodes School Students). Added 2 additional new 2012 walls at Daniel McIntyre /St. Matthews Community Centre: 3 photos at 823 Ellice (2) (Ursula Neufeld); and 4 photos at 823 Ellice (3) (Makaria Aliaga Labun, Art City Youth).

October 22, 2012. Added new 2012 wall with 6 photos at NorWest on Alexander Resource Centre, 1880 Alexander (1) (Sarah Collard); along with detailed commentary on the two scenes by Sarah Collard. Added new 2012 wall with 2 photos at Royal Canadian Legion St. James #4, 1755 Portage (Mandy van Leeuwen).

October 20, 2012. Added new 2012 wall with 3 photos at NDINAWI Youth Resource Centre, 472 Selkirk (1) (NDINAWE Youth). Moved 595 Selkirk (Richard Manoakeesick, 1998 & 2000) to the RIP section.

October 19, 2012. Added new 2012 wall with 3 photos at Winnipeg Child and Family Services Newcomer Unit, 290 Jarvis (Graffiti Art Programming, Nereo II, Dave Macri). Added new 2012 wall at BMC Web Tech Advisors, 202 Provencher (Rodrigo Pradel, Brian Gasenzer). Added new 2012 wall with 10 photos at Halel Food Store, 206 Maryland (Mike Valcourt, Michel St. Hilaire). Moved 1755 Portage (Mike Valcourt, Dwayne Ball, 1999) to the RIP section. Moved 18 Kent (1) (Regan Philpott, Osborne Village Mural Art Group, 2003) to the RIP section. Also moved its companion wall, 18 Kent (2) (Marie Gonzy, Osborne Village Mural Art Group, 2003) to the RIP section. Moved 472 Selkirk (Richard Manoakeesick, 1999 & 2001) to the RIP section.

October 18, 2012. Added commentary by Michel St. Hilaire for his 'Taking Flight!' wall at 167 Sherbrook. Added new 2012 wall entitled earth to table with 5 photos at Sorrento's Pizza, 529 Ellice (Amanda Abrahams). Added new 2012 wall with 5 photos at Cecil Rhodes School, 1570 Elgin W (1) (Annie Bergen). Moved 206 Maryland (Dwayne Ball, Mike Valcourt, 1999) to the RIP section.

October 11, 2012. Added new 2012 wall with 8 photos at Epic Information Solutions, 167 Sherbrook (Michel St. Hilaire).

August 28, 2012. Added new 2012 wall with 6 photos at Bestway Foods, 965 Wolseley (2) (Sarah Collard).

August 23, 2012. Added new 2012 wall with 13 photos of Doors and Birds of the World, 261 Hugo (Mandy van Leeuwen, Michel St. Hilaire).

August 22, 2012. Added new 2012 wall with 6 photos of the NPDWC Community Oven Mosaic project at Michaëlle Jean Park, 65 Granville (3) (GAP, Leah Decter, Dee Barsy, Jessica Canard et al.).

August 21, 2012. Added new 2012 wall with 9 photos at Hertz Equipment Rentals, 1600 Gamble (Sarah Collard).

August 14, 2012. Moved 1085 Main (2) (GAP, Mike Valcourt, Roger Dorian, 2007) to the RIP section.

August 7, 2012. Added new 2012 wall with 10 photos at MCC Kildonan Thrift Shop 445 Chalmers (2) (Annie Bergen).

August 4, 2012. Added new 2012 wall with 4 photos at 1200 Jefferson (Rachel O'Connor).

August 3, 2012. Added 2 photos of 2012 ceramic/mosaic bench at Beaverlodge School, 6691 Rannock (Ursula Neufeld) to the Other Outdoor Art section.

August 2, 2012. Added new 2012 wall ('Restoration', a three year project) with 23 photos at Red Road Lodge, 631 Main Street (Annie Bergen, Lee Holeron, Ursula Neufeld, Stacy Lee et. al). Moved 261 Hugo (Daniela Beveque, Chris Rella, Christina Andre, 1996) to the RIP section. Moved 1200 Jefferson (Liza Manzano, 2000) to the RIP section.

August 1, 2012. Moved 1085 Main (Helenå Jaworski, 2002) to the RIP section. Added 2 photos of 2012 ceramic/mosaic bench and planters at Wellington School, 690 Beverley (Ursula Neufeld) to the Other Outdoor Art section.

July 23, 2012. Added new 2012 wall with 8 photos at 439 Watt (Paulo Valentin, Barbara Valentim, Johnluis Valentim). Added 2 photos at 565 Academy ( Paradise Found Ojects Art School) to the Other Outdoor Art section.

July 22, 2012. Moved 439 Watt (Paulo Valentim, Barbara Valentim, 2010) to the RIP section.

July 17, 2012. Added Artist Profile for Rodrigo Pradel.

July 14, 1012. Added new 2012 at India Palace at 770 Ellice (Ashwani Nagpal, Brian Gazenger).

July 11, 2012. Added new 2012 wall at Hugh John MacDonald School with 9 photos at 567 Bannatyne (Annie Bergen, Ursula Neufeld, Hugh John MacDonald Students). Added totem wood carving piece at 251 Eugenie to the Other Outdoor Art section.

June 22, 2012. Added new 2012 wall with 2 photos at Royal Canadian Legion North Kildonan Br. 30, 1748 Main (Charlie Johnston).

June 18, 2012. Our Mural of the Year for 2011 is announced. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our independent Judges who participated this year: Alyson Wiebe, Customer Service Assistant, Casana Furniture; Andrea Danelak, Freelance Writer; Bill Coe, Retired from 40 years in Property/Casualty Insurance Industry; Bill Fugler, owner, The Neigbourhood Book Store & Café; Bob Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Carol Kirkhope, retired school secretary; Chris Lillies, Groceries Manager, Sobeys; Christian Cassidy, West End Dumplings Blog; Claire Childs, Artist; Dave Carty, Artist, Muralist; Doneta Brotchie, owner, FUNdamentals- Creative Ventures; Eddie Ayoub, Artistic Director, Art City; Gabrielle Hamm, Communications and Mural Coordinator, West End BIZ; Gisèle Viens, Family Physician; Helen Lepp Friesen, independent Freelance Journalist; Jan Middleton, Assistant, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, U of M; Jill Sellers, Artist, Muralist; Jodi Gilmore, Researcher, Manitoba Labour Board; Jordan Miller, artist; co-owner cre8ery art gallery and studio; Kristin Black, Corporate Strategic Planning Coordinator, Manitoba Hydro; Laura Ibister, Linda Rodgers, retired teacher; Louisa Rys, Everything Italian; Louise Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Nicolle Collette, Translation Coordinator for a Translation Service Company; Pat Allan, Retired: Volunteer coordinator, Scottish Pavilion, Folklorama; Rick Dreger, Digital Photographic Retoucher; Sharon Cory, artist; Steve Wilson, Executive Director, Graffiti Art Programmimg; Tom Ethans, Executive Director, Take Pride Winnipeg!; Trish St. Godard, owner, Class A Cleaners; Wendy Galagan, Executive Director, Transcona BIZ; Erin Grealy, Past Coordinator, Winnipeg International Mural Fest 2K6 and 2K7.

May 19, 2012. Changed slideshow on entrance page to show the 2011 walls. Added new 2012 wall with 6 photos at Pal's Supermarket, 619 Broadway (Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth).

May 18, 2012. Added new 2012 wall with 3 photos at 500 Jamison (Paulo Valentim, Johnluis Valentim). Added 2 photos (photos 1 & 2) to show the 2012 enhancements to the original 2010 wall at 439 Watt (Paulo Valentim, Barbara Valentim).

April 4, 2012. Moved 485 St. Mary (Art City Youth, 2010) to the RIP section. Added new 2011 wall with 3 photos at 302 Waterfront (GAP, Jill Ramsay, Pat Lazo).

April 3, 2012. Added new 2011 wall with 2 photos at Elmwood-East Kildonan Active Living Centre, 180 Poplar (Joan Dumas, Carleigh Duncan-Doyle, Monika Beckmann, Linda McCallum). Added new 2011 wall at King Edward Playground, 709 Manhattan (Amanda Bakker). Moved 221 Panet (Dwayne Ball, 2003) to the RIP section.

February 23, 2012. Added commentary by Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner, Mike Mager and Brianna Mulhall for the wall at 719 St. Matthews.

February 22, 2012. Added commentary by Steve Wilson, Jill Ramsay and Elaine Bishop for the wall at 221 Austin N. Added commentary by Mike Valcourt for his wall at 126 Cauchon.

February 8, 2012. Moved 856 Ellice (Reid Edgeworth, 1998) to the RIP section. Moved and remapped the Traffic Controller box formerly at Portage & Garry (Tom Andrich, 2003) to it's new permanent location at 497 Weedon. Added commentary by Rachel O'Connor for her wall at 735 Selkirk (2). Added commentary by Sarah Collard for her 2011 walls at 302 Hamel, 50 Hastings and 43 Sherbrook. Added commentary by Annie Bergen or her 2011 artwork at 316 Ashworth, 455 Chalmers, Ellice & Spence, 704 Osborne and 581 Portage. Developed a workaround regarding a technical issue which appeared out of nowhere back in July regarding the proper display of certain characters of text from certain fields of the SQL database onto the web pages. I've been able to clear 95% of these instances by using UTF-8 encoding of the text. The remaining problem for which I am still stumped is with certain special symbols such as ‘Ô’,’è’, ‘é’ and other such characters which used to appear correctly on the web pages but now do not. They ONLY appear incorrectly in certain fields such as the occupant, painters, and mural commentary fields; but NOT in others, such as this one.

January 17, 2012. Last week I was asked by Global Television to help them with a short 5 minute feature segment on a few of my favourite walls. The show, Focus Manitoba aired on January 14th.

December 5, 2011. Moved 735 Selkirk (Richard Manoakeesick, 2002) to the RIP section. Added new 2011 wall at this same location, Munchies, 735 Selkirk (2) (Rachel O'Connor, Loretta Rae).

November 14, 2011. Moved Transformation Project at 631 Main (2) (Annie Bergen, Lee Holeron, Suzanne Stobbe, Judy Schellenberg, Alerry Lavitt, Sherry, Darlene Drewniak, Marilyn Ashley Amarila, Brock Crawford, Gordon Kent, Marjorie Christie, Erica Holloway, Kelvin Free, Marcia Bauer, Becky-Lynne Theissen, Kate Dykman, Melanie Hyska, James Ferguson, Laurie Green, Angelina Jeanette, Vincent Shorting, 2007) to the RIP section.

November 7, 2011. Added new 2011 wall with 7 photos at Cruise Vacations, 1941 Portage (Charlie Johnston).

November 5, 2011. Added new 2011 wall with 2 photos at Royal George Hotel, 123 Regent W (Annie Bergen).

November 4, 2011. Added new 2011 wall with 4 photos at 141 Wellington Cr (Kelvin High School Students).

November 2, 2011. Added new 2011 wall with 8 photos at PCrenu.com, 201 Bond (Nate Deleau).

October 27, 2011. Added new 2011 wall with 10 photos at West End BIZ, 581 Portage (Annie Bergen, Marcus Bauer, Ursula Neufeld).

October 26, 2011. Added new 2011 wall with 4 photos at 980 Lagimodiere (Dave Bezilla), with remarks by Dave Bezilla. Moved 215 Logan (Cyrus Smith, 2007) to the RIP section.

October 21, 2011. Moved the following traffic controller boxes to their new permanent locations: from Portage & Kennedy to 75 Noble (3) (Tom Andrich, 2004); from Portage & Hargrave to 75 Noble (4) (Tom Andrich, 2001); from Portage & Carleton to 75 Noble (5) (Tom Andrich, 2000); from Portage & Donald to 75 Noble (6) (Tom Andrich, 2003); from Graham & Edmonton to 75 Noble (7) (Tom Andrich, 2007); and from Portage & Notre Dame to 75 Noble (8) (Tom Andrich, 2003).

October 18, 2011. Moved Moved traffic controller boxes at Portage & Edmonton (Tom Andrich, Mike Valcourt, 2000) and moved Portage & Smith (Tom Andrich, 2003) to the RIP section.

October 7, 2011. Added new 2011 wall of the West End BIZ 2011 Mural Mentor Project at Pal's Supermarket with 8 photos at 719 St. Matthews (Brianna Mulhall).

October 5, 2011. Added new 2011 wall at Cellular Walk-in Clinic with 12 photos at 619 Portage (Mandy van Leeuwen, Michel St. Hilaire). Added new 2011 wall at International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (Local 739) with 9 photos at 168 Higgins (Charlie Johnston). Added several detail shots of the 2007 wall at Urban Circle Training Centre, 519 Selkirk.

September 19, 2011. Added new 2011 wall at The Nook, with 10 photos at 43 Sherbrook (Sarah Collard).

September 17, 2011. Moved 1083 Selkirk (Tiffany Seymour, 2002) to the RIP section. Added new 2011 Seargent Tommy Prince Commenorative Mural with 4 photos at 1083 Selkirk (GAP, Nereo Eugenio, Fred Thomas). Added new 2011 wall at Osborne Dental Group, with 5 photos at 704 Osborne (Annie Bergen, Marcus Bauer).

September 11. 2011. Added new 2011 wall at MCC Kildonan Community Thrift Shop with 3 photos at 445 Chalmers (Annie Bergen). Also added new 2011 walls at Buccacino's, 155 Osborne (Roberta Hansen, Michelle Gamache); and at 126 Cauchon (Mike Valcourt).

September 9, 2011. Added new 2011 wall at 356 Young (Annie Bergen, Marcus Bauer).

September 7, 2011. Moved 936 Sherbrook (2) (Rodrigo Pradel, Brian Gasenzer, 2010)) to the RIP section.

September 4, 2011. Added new 2011 wall with 11 photos at École Marie-Anne Gaboury, 50 Hastings (Sarah Collard). Added new Shutter/Storefront Mural at Hood Hop'rz-Fumez, 1348 Main (Brian Gasenzer). Added new 2011 wall with 5 photos at Precision Camera Repair, 70 Sherbrook (Michel St. Hilaire). Added new 2011 shutter Mural with 4 photos at NCHB Studio & Clothing Store, 255 Vaughan (Brian Gasenger). Added new 2011 wall with 2 photos at The Standard, 61 Sherbrook (Matt Loxterkamp, Cyrus Smith, Jordan Schacht).

September 3, 2011. Added new 2011 wall with 10 photos at Rainbow Stage, 2021 Main (Mandy van Leeuwen, Michel St. Hilaire). Added new 2011 at at 45C Gilbert (Nereo II). Added new 2011 wall with 5 photos at Pal's Supermarket, 719 St. Matthews (Brianne McNall).

August 19, 2011. Added new 2011 wall with 7 photos at North Point Douglas Women's Centre, 221 Austin N (Jill Ramsay, Erika Romualdo, Pat Lazo, et al.). Moved 823 Ellice (Jonato Dalayoan, 2001) to the RIP section.

August 11, 2011. Added new 2011 Hydro Boxes with 6 photos at Ellice & Spence (Annie Bergen, Marcus Bauer). Added new 2011 wall with 9 photos at Beaujena's French Table, 302 Hamel (Sarah Collard).

August 8, 2011. Moved 50 Hastings (Brin Jones, 1999) to the RIP section. Moved Mural installation formerly at 545 Sargent (Roberta Hansen, 1999) to its new location at 495 Sargent.

August 4, 2011. Added new 2011 wall with 6 photos at 201 Weston (GAP, Fred Thomas, Pat Lazo, Danielle Winfield, Roger Crait, Jessica Canard, Matthew Svienson, Chad Reeves, Dave Macri, Nereo Eugenio). Added new 2011 wall with 3 photos at 316 Ashworh (Annie Bergen, École Julie-Riel Students). Added new 2011 wall with 7 photos at Portage & Empress Underpass (Tom Andrichs). Moved Pioneeer & CN Underpass (1) (David John Penace, 1996), Pioneeer & CN Underpass (2) (Richard Manoakeesick, 1996), Pioneeer & CN Underpass (3) (Thomas Malcolm, 1996), William Stephenson & CN Underpass (1) (Alan Williams, 1995), William Stephenson & CN Underpass (2) (Gordon Burling, 1995), and William Stephenson & CN Underpass (3) (The Big Picture [Terry Pangman, 1995) to the RIP section.

July 18, 2011. Moved 2021 Main (The Big Picture [Ken Stampnick, Jody McLean, Shaun Thompson] and Anita Esposito, 1996) to the RIP section.

July 17, 2011. Moved 99 Euclid (GAP Artists Jill Ramsay, Erika Romualdo, Danielle Winfield et al., 2010) to the RIP section.

July 5, 2011. 2010 Mural of the Year announced. Our thanks to our panel of 34 independent judges for this year's selection, who were: Alyson Wiebe, Bill Coe, Bill Fugler, Brian Pearson, Carol Kirkhope, Catherine Senegal, Charlie Johnston, Chris Lillies, Cora Kennedy, Daryl Dumanski, Doneta Brotchie, Erin Grealy, Gabrille Hamm, Dr. Gisèle Viens, Guy St. Godard, Jan Middleton, Jodi Gilmore, Jordan Miller, Judy Andrich, Ken Gabel, Linda Rogers, Linda Smythe, Louisa Rhys, Louise Buchanan, Mike Valcourt, Nicolle Collette, Pat Allan, Paul Armstrong, Rick Dreger, Sharon Cory, Steve Wilson, Tom Ethans, Wendy Galagan.

April 18, 2011. Added new 2010 wall at 460 Main (Mike Johnston, Matt Loxterkamp).

April 14, 2011. Added 2010 traffic controller boxes artwork (2 photos) at Corydon & Daly (Michel St. Hilaire). Added new main photo to show 2010 enhancements to 555 Spence (Sky Richard et al., 2008).

April 5, 2011. Moved 500 Selkirk (Richard Manoakeesick, 2005) to the RIP section.

March 11, 2011. Moved 270 Carpathia (Dennis & Diane Bell, 2003) and 1318 Strathcona (Mandy van Leeuwen, Alana Whitely, 1997) and 80 Sinclair to the RIP section. Also moved 927 Beach (Jonato Delayoan, 1999) to the RIP section, the first Mural of 2011 to be lost.

March 9, 2011. Moved the Millenium Gardens Mural (Reid Edgeworth, 2003) to its permanent location at 258 Douglas. Moved 123 Red River W (Mandy van Leeuwen, Jennifer Johnson, 2001) to the RIP section.

March 2, 2011. Moved 128 Adelaide (Dave Bezilla, 1996), 2615 Portage (Wade Shaw, 2008), 132 Collegiate (Ken Cade, 1999), and 666 Silverstone (Paul Ullrich, 1997) to the RIP section. Added new 2010 wall at Toad in the Hole, 118 Osborne (Rodrigo Pradel, Brian Gasenger). Added new slideshow of 2010 Murals to entrance page.

November 18, 2010. Added new 2010 wall with 9 photos at 452 Talbot (Annie Bergen).

November 12, 2010. Added new 2010 wall with 2 photos at Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter, 3062 Portage (Jennifer Johnson). Moved 699 Broadway (Helenå Jaworski, 2003) to the RIP section.

October 18, 2010. Moved 603 St. Mary's Rd. (Signs & Wonder, Dave Penner, Ken Forbister, 1999) to the RIP section.

October 11, 2010. Added new wall at Bird Shop & Aquarium with 7 photos at 1036 Main (2) (Pat Lazo). Moved 879 Main (Nathaniel Bunn, Chad Reeves, Dave Bezilla, 2002) to the RIP section. Added 2 new images for Brian Pearson's 1996 wall at Wellington & Kenaston underpass (2).

October 3, 2010. Added new 2010 wall at Creative Look Hair Studio, with 4 photos at 128 Lipton (Tiffany Seymour, Susan Dietz, April Nepinak), with a short commentary on the Wolseley Elm by Tiffany Seymour. Added commentary by Sarah Collard for her walls at Wellington & St. James underpass (1) and Wellington & St. James underpass (2).

September 28, 2010. With great sadness, moved 586 Ellice (Larry Spittle, 1990) to the RIP section. We've known for a full year that this would happen but it's no less painful.

September 9, 2010. Added descriptions of the 3 West End BIZ Mural Mentor 2010 projects by mentors Michelle Gamache and Roberta Hansen at 353 Langside, 710 Notre Dame and 510 Sargent.

September 7, 2010. Added new 2010 walls at Wellington & St. James underpass (1) (Sarah Collard) with 9 photos; Wellington & St. James underpass (2) (Sarah Collard) with 13 photos; at Hilton Insurance with 6 photos at 472 Academy (Michel St. Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen); and 3 photos at 353 Langside (Michelle Gamache, Roberta Hansen).

September 4, 2010. Resurrected CBC Traffic controller box from the RIP section to its new permanent location at 75 Noble (2) (Tom Andrich, 2001). Added new 2010 walls at Pandora Inn with 6 photos at 103 Bond (Annie Bergen); at A Taste of India with 5 photos at 510 Sargent (Roberta Hansen, Michelle Gamache); and at Penner's Auto Body with 10 photos at 791 Corydon (Mandy van Leeuwen, Michel St. Hilaire). Added new 2010 artwork in the Other Outdoor Art section: 3 photos of a private backyard wall on Campbell (Sarah Collard).

August 22, 2010. Added new 2010 wall at 474 Main (Sara Riel). Moved our Mural in a Day (Tim & Connie Friesen, 2007) to the RIP section.

August 21, 2010. Added commentary by Jill Ramsay, Danielle Winfield and Erika Romualdo for the Barber House Mural.

August 17, 2010. Added new 2010 wall with 7 photos at Malibu Business Group, 71 Burnett (Jimmy Harper, Kurt Flett).

August 10, 2010. Resurrected 195 Provencher from the RIP section to its new installation at 75 Goulet (Mandy van Leeuwen, Michael St. Hilaire, 2008). Added new 2010 wall with 6 photos at Roy's Florist at 710 Notre Dame (Roberta Hansen, Michelle Gamache).

July 25, 2010. Added new 2010 artwork at Chochinov Park (3 photos) and at Clara Hughs Park (2 photos); both by Danielle Clement to the Other Outdoor Art section.

July 22, 2010. Moved 1165 Henderson Highway (Eddie Ayoub, 2003) to the RIP scetion. Also moved 710 Notre Dame (Dave Carty, 1999), 791 Corydon (Timothy Arnell, 1998), and a pair of murals at Wellington & St. James Bridge (1) (Paul Ullrich, 1996) and Wellington & St. James Bridge (2) (unknown, 1996), all to the RIP section with new 2010 Murals being painted on these walls.

July 19, 2010. Updated Artist Profile for Charlie Johnston. With great sadness moved 1520 Portage (Tom Andrich, 2006) to the RIP section. Added new 2010 Mural with 6 photos of Barber House, 99 Euclid (GAP, Danielle Winfield, Jillian Ramsay, Erika Romualdo, Jessica Canard, Matthew Svienson, Raven Peters).);

June 29, 2010. Moved 1085 Winnipeg (Darlene 'Toots' Toews, 2004) to the RIP section.

June 23, 2010. Moved Pembina & Jubilee underpass (Ken Stampnick, 1996), and the south wall (cubism piece) at 164 Stafford (Mandy van Leeuwen, Jennifer Johnson, 2002) to the RIP section. Resurrected artist Tom Andrich's 2000 traffic controller box from the RIP section- formerly located in front of city hall, and now in its permanent location at 75 Noble, with 2 photos showing the original and now permanent locations.

June 1, 2010. Mural of the Year for 2009 announced. Our congratulations to the artist, Sarah Collard and to the client, Miller's Super Valu Meats for a great wall.

May 15, 2010. Added remarks by Charlie Johnston for his 2009 walls at 546 Academy and at 551 Sargent; and commentary on his beautiful 2009 restoration of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Murals at 34 Higgins.

May 10, 2010. Added remarks by Catherine Stenger Mass on her 1993 wall at Merchant Park, 396 Portage. Due to her remarks, we're going to make a return trip to the wall to see this piece in a whole new way...

April 28, 2010. Moved 1797 Portage (Susan Mitchell, early 1990's), 1564 Arlington (Rodrigo Pradel, 1998), and 539 St. Mary's (Jill Sellers, 1999) to the RIP section. Resurrected a Mural formerly placed in the RIP section in 1998 from 519 Ellice; to its new location at Tindahan Food Mart, with 2 photos (old and new locations) at 906 Sargent (Signs & Wonders, 2001). Added new walls at Hastings School, 95 Pulberry (Hastings School Students); a lovely and large 2009 mosaic tile Mural with 4 photos at Margaret Park Community School, 385 Cork (2) (Margaret Park Students); and a new 2010 wall at Go Jo Gym, 936 Sherbrook (2) (Brian Gazenger and Rodrigo Pradel, who work together as Aquilo Productions).

March 12, 2010. Updated Artist Profile for Mandy van Leeuwen.

March 1, 2010. Our Mapping Interface is back! And fully operational. This time to stay. To accomplish this, this website now runs from its own dedicated server which will alleviate any potential and likely problems of future versions of php and Mapserver being incompatible the the programmimg code of these pages. My website hosting costs are now roughly three times as much as it was before. We gladly accept donations, by the way! The Murals Mapping Interface ROCKS, is the most underrated part of this website and in our humble opinion, is better than Philadephia's, considered by most people (including us) to be the Mural capital of the world. It's an excellent tool for our tourists and visitors to our city, who can use the Mapping Interface to, among other things, print out a self guided tour (virtual or real) with the vital statistics of any and all Murals contained in their current mapping window. We highly recommend a short study of the help page of the Mapping Interface to learn about all of the many features of this state of the art mapping interface. Again we must thank Bob Bruce for his help in getting the Mapping Interface operational again.

February 12, 2010. Replaced a badly out-of-date Graffiti Art Programming group photo with a fresh one- in Artist Profile section. Added short commentary by TJ Blair on the 2009 Main/Higgins project. Added new 2009 wall with 3 photos at 2255 King Edward (Fred Thomas & Pat Lazo).

February 8, 2010. Changed slideshow on entrance page to show 2009 Murals. Moved 1031 Autumnwood (Dale Ksionzyk, 1997) 1075 Autumnwood (René Lanthier, 2001) 242 Lizzie (unknown) 936 Sherbrook (Julia Wake, Rossbrook House Kids, 2006) to the RIP section.

January 9, 2010. Moved 196 Provencher (Laurie Broadfoot, 1995) to the RIP section. Added and rearranged photos to reflect Charlie Johnston's beautiful 2009 restoration of his original 1996 and 1997 walls at 34 Higgins.

December 12, 2009. In the Other Outdoor Art section, added new garage shed on Brambleberry (Patrick Ross and Bobbi Sinclair). Added new 2009 walls with 2 Murals at each location: at 509 Selkirk and 511 Selkirk, all by Fred Thomas and NDINAWE Youth. Added the new Main/Higgins Underpass Murals: 17 distinct pieces in 11 groupings, which I have treated as 11 locations. Though the Main/Higgins underpass technically intersects 4 different neighbourhoods, for simplicity I have classified at those on the West side as being part of Lord Selkirk Park and those on the East side to be part of North Point Douglas. The links to the underpass Murals are as follows:
Main\Higgins (1), (Don Ritson),
Main\Higgins (2) (Julia Wake),
Main\Higgins (3) (Cyrus Smith, Nereo Eugenio, Don Ritson),
Main\Higgins (4) (Danielle Winfield, Don Ritson, Mike Valcourt),
Main\Higgins (5) (Julia Wake),
Main\Higgins (6) (Becky Lynn Thiessen),
Main\Higgins (7) (Julia Wake, Jill Ramsay),
Main\Higgins (8) (Mike Valcourt),
Main\Higgins (9) (Bobbi Sinclair),
Main\Higgins (10) (Darryle Caribou, Julia Wake),
Main\Higgins (11) (Patrick Ross).

November 9, 2009. Added new 2009 wall at St. Vital Centennial Arena, 580 St. Annes's (Chris Velasco). Added new photo (as photo 2) of the 2009 restoration by Sarah Collard of the wall at 286 Regal (1) (Denis Savoie, 1997);

November 4, 2009. Added new 2009 related side by side walls in the West End: 2 photos at X-Cues Billiards & Cafe, 551 Sargent (Charlie Johnston); and 3 photos at 545 Sargent (Roberta Hansen), with commentary by Roberta Hansen. Added new 2009 wall at Hood Hop'rz-Fumez with 4 photos at 1316 Main (Brian Gasenzer & Rodrigo Pradel). Also added new 2009 wall at Baraka Pita Bakery with 3 photos at 1783 Main (Chris Velasco). Moved 562 St. Mary's (2) (Frank Megyesi & Frank Veltri, 2005) to the RIP section.

October 31, 2009. Added new 2009 walll with 2 photos at 7th Avenue Fashions, 546 Academy (Charlie Johnston). Added audio interview with Sky Richard on his wall at 555 Spence.

October 12, 2009. Moved 470 Selkirk (Richard Manoakeesick, 1999, 2001) and 84 Hespeler (Tom Andrich, 2000) to the RIP section.

October 6, 2009. Moved 241 Henderson (Stephen Jackson, 1994) to the RIP section. Added 2 new 2009 Murals at the Osborne Street underpass, denoted as: Osborne Underpass (5) and Osborne Underpass (6) both by Churchill High School students.

October 5, 2009. Moved 1143 Henderson (Darlene 'Toots' Toews, 1996) and 551 Sargent (Dwayne Ball, 2003) to the RIP section.

October 3, 2009. Added new 2009 wall at Miller's Super Valu Meats with 13 photos at 590 St. Mary's Rd (Sarah Collard).

September 26, 2009. Added commentary by Allison Penner Harder and 5 additional photos for her wall at 870 Ellice.

September 19, 2009. Added new 2009 wall at Red Boot Drive-In with 4 photos at 1866 Ness (Tiffany Seymour). Added new 2009 wall at Norquay Elemenatary School with 10 photos at 132 Lusted (Tim & Connie Friesen, Norquay School & NPD Community Kids)).

September 14, 2009. Added new 2009 wall at Soap Opera Laundry, 500 Sargent (Dave Carty). Moved the former Mural at this location, 500 Sargent (Cyrus Smith, Sean Morin, 2003) to the RIP section.

August 27, 2009. Added new 2009 wall with 5 photos of West End Biz's 2009 Mural Mentor Project at 870 Ellice (Allison Penner Harder, West End children)).

August 22, 2009. In the Other Outdoor Art section, added new 2009 garage door at 4406 Batchelor (Mandy van Leeuwen). Added new 2009 wall with 4 photos and commentary at the Norquay Community Centre 65 Granville (2) (Tim & Connie Freisen, NPD kids). Added new 2009 incarnation of the west wall of the playground shed at 65 Granville (1) (Becky-Lynne Thiessen); and moved the 2008 incarnation of that wall to the RIP section (Bob Verula, Nereo Eugenio, NPD Kids, 2008).

August 20, 2009. Added new 2009 wall with 6 photos at River Avenue Coop Daycare, 127 Bell (Cyrus Smith).

August 4, 2009. Added new 2009 wall at Jo Go Fitness Centre, 936 Sherbrook (3). (John Steppler).

August 2, 2009. Added 3 Wickham to the Outdoor Art section. Added new 2009 wall at Assiniboia Animal Hospital with 4 photos at 3050 Portage (Jennifer Johnston).

August 1, 2009. Moved Mural that WAS at 817 Main (Mike Valcourt, Roger Dorian, GAP, 2007) to its new location at 1085 Main (2).

July 27, 2009. Added 5 additional photos to show enhancements of the original 2005 wall at 257 Riverton (Elmwood Community Kids).

July 25, 2009. Added new 2009 wall with 8 photos at 400 Willowlake (Annie Bergen, École Guyot students).

July 24, 2009. Moved 3050 Portage (Dale McQuarry, 1994,) from the Other Outdoor Art section into the RIP section. Also moved 1851 Portage (Amanda Sawatsky, Steph Hurd, 1996) to the RIP section.

July 23, 2009. Added new 2009 wall with 6 photos at Daly's Burgers, 619 Corydon (Mandy van Leeuwen, Michel St. Hilaire). Added new 2009 Transit Controller Box at 250 Portage (Sarah Collard). Added new 2009 wall with 3 photos at 3 Borrowman (3) (Gordon Bell High School Students).

June 28, 2009. With great sadness and perhaps some bitterness, we have moved the Cartoon Charlie Mural 661 Ellice (Tom Andrich, 2005) to the RIP section. This Mural was one of my very favourites in Winnipeg for many reasons; and we are stupified that it is simply gone now.

June 24, 2009. Mural of the Year for 2008 announced. We'd like to thank our 33 judges this year for again picking such a worthy selection. The judges were: Alyson Wiebe, Customer Service Assistant, Casana Furniture; Bill Coe, Retired; 40 years in Property/Casualty Insurance Industry; Bill Fugler, owner, The Neigbourhood Book Store & Café; Bob Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Carol Kirkhope, retired school secretary; Catherine Senegal, Manager Media Relations, Travel Manitoba; Chris Lillies, Groceries Manager, Sobeys; Daryl Dumanski, Executive Director, Forum Art Institute; Delsie Cousineau, Retired Postal Clerk; Dennis Adams, Photo radar operator, City of Winnipeg; Doneta Brotchie, owner, FUNdamentals- Creative Ventures; Guy St. Godard, artist; Jan Middleton, Assistant, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, U of M; Jo-Anne Jensen; Jodi Gilmore, Researcher, Manitoba Labour Board; John Steel, Retired; former Executive Director, St. James BIZ; Linda Rodgers, retired teacher; Louisa Rys; Louise Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Marli Sakiyama, Planning and Project Assistant, West End BIZ; Mavis McMillan; Michelle Amaya-Torres; Mike Valcourt, Muralist; Myron Bielak, Retired Railway Supervisor; Nicolle Collette, Translation Coordinator for a Translation Service Company; Pat Allan, Retired: Volunteer coordinator, Scottish Pavilion, Folklorama; Pat Lazo, Artistic Director, Graffiti Arts Programming; Paul Armstrong, www.manitoba-eh.ca website; Rick Dreger, Digital Photographic Retoucher; Stephanie Voyce, Stephanie Voyce, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ; Tom Andrich, Muralist, art instructor; Tom Ethans, Executive Director, Take Pride Winnipeg!; Véronique Gibson, art teacher.

June 22, 2009. Moved 619 Corydon (Dan Dueck, Jorge Ivan Cerritos, 1995) to the RIP section. Added new Portfolio Photo (3rd slot) for Jennifer Johnston to show her new 2009 Mural in Stonewall, Manitoba.

June 9, 2009. Moved 103 Bond (Frank Megyesi, 2001) and 156 St. Anne's (Frank Megyesi, 2004,) to the RIP section.

June 8, 2009. In mid May, my webhosting company migrated this site and its data to their new server, with a different operating system, different version of php, etc., which resulted in a few hectic days before everything would work properly again. Buy within a few days, complete functionality of the website had been restored, with the exception of the Mapping Interface; which will take more time to fix before it works again.

May 9, 2009. Added new 2008 walls at Five Star Foods (3 photos), 470 Burrows (Kale Bonham, NDINAWE Youth); and at The Brit Cafe (2 photos), 2615 Portage (Wade Shaw). Added commentary by Sky Richard for his wall at 555 Spence, and by Annie Bergen for her wall at 1819 Portage. Moved 460 Portage (Mike Valcourt, 1999) to the RIP section.

April 23, 2009. Added new 2008 wall with 12 photos at 555 Spence (Sky Richard, Rhianne Favelle et al.). Moved 1417 Fife (unknown artist or year)and 123 Regent E (Frank Megyesi, 2001) to the RIP section. So our tally of lost walls in 2008 is now complete at 43- which is as far as I'm concerned is a ridiculously high number ;-(.

April 13, 2009. Moved 710 Aberdeen to the RIP section.

April 11, 2009. Added commentary by Charlie Johnston for his 2008 walls at 1240 Ellice; 1420 Taylor and 1400 Taylor. Added commentary by Sarah Collard for her 2008 Mural projects at 239 Portage; 295 Portage; 349 Portage; 393 Portage and 251 Kennedy.

April 4, 2009. Moved 905 Corydon (Dan Dueck, 1997) to the RIP section.

March 27, 2009. Moved 425 St. Anne's (Brock, 2008) to the RIP section.

March 17, 2009. Moved Tache & Darveau (unknown artists and year) and 755 Tache (Jon Tookonabear [Carl Fontaine] and Wood Tick [Ray Baptiste], 1996} to the RIP section.

March 14, 2009. Moved 265 Portage (Dufferin, Victoria Albert and Pinkham School Kindergarden chilren, 1999). to the RIP section. The link I had provided to view the Manitoba show and the Murals segment mentioned in the paragraph below is no longer available so I have removed their link that I had provided below when it was working. I DO have it here, and am willing to make it available for a short time for those that really want to see it. Please note that the file is 86Meg in size, and, due to bandwidth issues, I'm reluctant to provide a link here. If you really want to see it, send me email (my address is in the About Us section), and I will gladly either FTP it to you or provide you with a private link for you to view it.

March 8, 2009. Back in December a film crew from tv5 in Montreal came here to shoot a segment of their 1/2 hour show about Manitoba. The name of this popular program is called D'est en Ouest. Their Manitoba episode has now aired, and was briefly available online (it's in French). The Murals segment is the last of the three segments and runs about 8 minutes. Michel St. Hilaire, René Lanthier and myself participated in it. Both Rene and myself think they did an OK job, but we both think we gave them far, far better material than the short bits that they actually use, and we both scratch our heads a bit at a couple of them. All of the Mural still shots you see were provided by me as they were under time constraints. At the end of the day, I am happy with the fact they did this, and anything that shows off Winnipeg's Murals to others.

March 7, 2009. Moved 486 Rathgar (Jenny Visscher, 1999) to the RIP section. Added new pair of Murals with 2 photos at Norquay Community Centre Playground located at 65 Granville (Nereo Eugenio, Don Ritson, Bob Verula, North Point Douglas Kids), along with a short commentary by GAP's T.J. Blair. Added additional photo of detail at wall at 671 Corydon along with a description of the Mural by artists Mandy van Leeuwen and Michel St. Hilaire.

February 17, 2009. Changed slideshow on entrance page to one of 2008 Murals. Moved 366 Marion (Ken McEwan, 1999) to the RIP section.

December 24, 2008. Moved 2181 Portage (Charlie Johnston, 2006) to the RIP section. Added new 2008 wall with 4 photos at 1400 Taylor (Charlie Johnston).

December 2, 2008. Added new 2008 wall, a tribute to Jazz guitar great, Lenny Breau, at Long & McQuade 651 Stafford (3) (Larry Rich).

November 17, 2008. Moved 572 Broadway (1) (Art City Kids, 1998) and 572 Broadway (2) (Art City Kids, Darlene 'Toots' Toews, 2006) to the RIP section. Also, with great sadness we have moved 2 Lombard (Yannick Picard, 2006) to the RIP section. In the Other Outdoor Art section, removed 'The Next Generation' Spirit Way Wolf as the Wolf has migrated to Thompson.

November 12, 2008. Added new 2008 Window Shutter Mural at See 'n Save Optical with 5 photos at 251 Kennedy (Sarah Collard).

November 11, 2008. Added new 2008 Transit Controller Boxes at these approximate addresses: 295 Portage (Sarah Collard); and >300 Portage (Cyrus Smith). Removed the temporary Art on the Avenue installations from the Other Outdoor Art section to coincide with the end of their run on Portage Avenue.

November 1, 2008. Moved 190 Perth (Kathleen Haman, 1988) to the RIP section. Added another new 2008 Transit Controller Box with 3 photos at Portage & Donald (2) (Annie Bergen).

October 29, 2008. Added the following new 2008 Transit Controller Boxes artwork at these approximate addresses: 239 Portage (Sarah Collard); 349 Portage (Sarah Collard); 393 Portage (Sarah Collard); and 398 Portage (Annie Bergen).

October 26, 2008. Added new 2008 wall at with 3 photos at 287 Laura (Flora House Kids, Graffiti Arts Programming). Added new 2008 wall at Nature's Nutrition with 4 photos at 1819 Portage (Annie Bergen). Added new 2008 wall with 2 photos at Windsor Plywood, 551 Century (Jennifer Johnson). Added new 2008 wall with 5 photos at Chochy's Pawn & Swap Shop, 409 Selkirk (Dwayne Ball).

October 24, 2008. Moved 870 Ellice (Kelsey Schwetz, 2008) to the RIP section. Added new 2008 wall with 4 photos at Minimart Foods, 671 Corydon (Michel St. Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen). Also added new 2008 wall, 'Urban Forest', at Bachman Properties, with 5 photos at 1420 Taylor (Charlie Johnston).

September 14, 2008. Moved 1034 Elizabeth (2) (Larry Rich, 2002) to the RIP section.

September 13, 2008. Moved 671 Corydon (Jorge Ivan Cerritos, Dan Dueck, 1995) to the RIP section.

September 12, 2008. Added 1 additional photo from Mural unveiling plus a short commentary by Michel St. Hilaire and Mandy van Leeuwen for their wall at 772 Sargent.

September 9, 2008. Moved 1819 Portage (James Reilly, E. Kuz (Blue Sky Designs), 1993) to the RIP section. Moved all of the remaining 1996 artwork (14 different pieces) at the Main & Higgins underpass to the RIP section, which can be viewed starting here (Michael Wright, Debbie Kessler, Grant Chisel, Darnell Dupaquon, Sharon Hall, John Sutherland, 1996)

September 7, 2008. Moved Portage & Empress underpass (Paul Ullrich, 1997) to the RIP section. Added new 2008 walls at JV Samson Insurance with 9 photos at 870 Ellice (Kelsey Schwetz); and at the Hallmart Building with 8 photos at 1240 Ellice (Charlie Johnston).

August 27, 2008. Moved 631 Montrose (Tiffany Seymour, 2001) to the RIP section. Added the new 2008 wall that has replaced it here to the Murals section at 631 Montrose (1) (Mary Popien, Friends of Montrose Park).

August 26, 2008. Added 7 photos of new 2008 wall at the Orioles Community Centre Pool House, 444 Burnell (2) (Ben Clarkson); which was one of the 2008 Mural Mentor projects of the West End BIZ. In the Other Outdoor Art section, added glass tile mosaic embellishment of the Elwick Community Centre with 3 photos at 30 Maberley (Dimitry Melman Komar); and 2 mosaic tile installations by Yisa Akinbolaji: an older 2004 installation, 'Jesus' at 625 College and a newer 2007 installation called Peace and Purpose at 71 Elsbury.

August 18, 2008. Added new 2008 wall with 5 photos at the Home Street Playground, 772 Sargent (Michel St. Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen); and also added new 2008 wall at 425 St. Anne's (Brock). Moved artwork at 475 St Mary's to the RIP section. Added the 3 winning Bike Rack designs along Broadway to the Other Outdoor Art section: Broadway Bike Racks (1) (Paul Butler and Vanessa Kroeker); Broadway Bike Racks (2) (Paul Robles) and Broadway Bike Racks (3) (Jessica Koroscil). We like this project that combines practicality with Public Art.

August 8, 2008. Added New 2008 artwork at Art City storefront at 616 Broadway (Art City Kids). Moved the former artwork at Art City (Art City Kids, 2002) to the RIP section. Updated new incarnation of Sun Bear (Ken Cade and Chris Roznowski) to the Other Outdoor Art and Mapping Interface Sections.

July 30, 2008. Fixed an issue with the Mural of the Year page where it would occassionally crash under certain obscure but well studied and understood conditions.

July 29, 2008. Moved Name That Bear (B62) to its new location in front of the Manitoba Metis Federation on Henry Avenue, with 2 new photos.

July 25, 2008. Added terrfic Medieval castle facade finish (3 photos) to home at 544 Rosedale (Hubert Theroux) to the Other Outdoor Art section. Added new 2008 wall (3 photos) at Canada Plus Mobile Signs, 221 Logan (Les Mawakeesick).

July 15, 2008. Moved 450 Laxdal (Charlie Johnston, Dave Bezilla, Richard Manoakeesick, Chad Reeves, Vincent Shorting, Nathaniel Bunn, Tara LaQuette, Brandi Williams, Mellissa Honke, Jon Voss, Jeff Burling, 2000) to the RIP section. Added new 2008 wall with 3 photos at Pro-Fab Sunrooms, 342 Nairn (Brad Friesen, Brian Gasenger, Krakr). Added 7 new Spirit Way Wolves at the Historic Rail Bridge at the Forks to the Other Outdoor Art section starting here. Rendering artists of the new Wolves were Guy St. Godard (2), Dianne Scoles, Jackie Traverse, Luther Pokrant, Charlie Johnston and Kal Barteski. Retired 2 of the earlier Spirit Way Wolves from section of the website that are no longer in Winnipeg. Also added another new Spirit Way Wolf at Wellington School.

July 11, 2008. Moved 1021 Winnipeg (GAP, Pat Lazo, Fred Thomas, Patrick Wong, 1999) and 519 Ellice (Signs & Wonders, 2001) to the RIP section.

July 10, 2008. June set a new record for web traffic at this site- an average of 190.73 visits per day. What makes this even more remarkable to me is the fact that our web server was DOWN, yielding ZERO traffic for almost the entire weekend of June 7-8. Needless to say, we are very pleased that the site is as useful to people as it appears to be!

June 23, 2008. Mural of the Year for 2007 announced. Our thanks go out to the 32 judges who did a great job this year in selecting our annual award. The judges were: Rick Dreger, Digital Photographic Retoucher; Tom Ethans, Executive Director, Take Pride Winnipeg!; Alyson Wiebe, Customer Service Assistant, Casana Furniture; Bill Coe, Retired; 40 years in Property/Casualty Insurance Industry; Bob Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Louise Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Catherine Senegal, Manager Media Relations, Travel Manitoba; Katharina Stieffenhofer, art coordinator, "The Heaven Project"; Paul Armstrong, www.manitoba-eh.ca website; Bill Fugler, owner, The Neigbourhood Book Store & Café; Doneta Brotchie, owner, FUNdamentals-Creative Ventures; Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner, Executive Director, West End BIZ; Ken Gabel, CKY photojournalist; Chris Lillies, Assistant Store Manager; Sobey's; Don Fotti, Jr,. Systems Support Technician, U of M; John Steel, Retired; former Executive Director, St. James BIZ; Erin Nuttall, Past Coordinator, Winnipeg International Mural Fest 2K6 and 2K7; Jodi Gilmore, Researcher, Manitoba Labour Board; Shirlee Blackman, Proud Grandmother; Myron Bielak, Retired Railway Supervisor; Steve Wilson, Executive Director, Graffiti Arts Programming, Graffiti Gallery; Daryl Dumanski, Executive Director, Forum Art Institute; Shirley Haynes, Student in Aboriginal Languages/Education, RRC/UW; Nicole Collette, Translation Coordinationer for a Translation Service Company; Dennis Adams, Photo radar operator, City of Winnipeg; Val Betker, Resource Development Manager, Junior Achievement Manitoba; Jan Middleton, Assistant, Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, U of M; Linda Rodgers, retired teacher; Michael Ledda, artist; Sharon Cory, Visual Artist; Jeanette Jerome, freelance artist, muralist; Carol Kirkhope retired school secretary.

June 22, 2008. Moved 1249 Plessis (Frank Megyesi, 2002) to the RIP section.

June 13, 2008. Added new 2008 wall at John M. King School with 3 photos at 525 Agnes (2) (Alison Froese, John M. King Students).

May 21, 2008. It is with great pleasure that we post a 2008 update to our research on the Long Tramp Mural, with 2 additional photos in support of our research, uncovering the identity and details about the original artist of the original 1936 incarnation of the Carman Ruttan Long Tramp Mural (and NO it was not Carman Ruttan who painted it).

May 12, 2008. Added new 2008 tribute Mural to The Guess Who at Long & McQuade at 651 Stafford (2) (Larry Rich).

May 6, 2008. Moved 626 Main (Anders Swanson, 2006) to the RIP section. Added new 2008 walls (2 photos) at 195 Provencher (Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen.)

April 29, 2008. Louise and I recently had the pleasure of travelling to Sheffield, Tasmania to attend the 2008 Global Mural Conference there. It was a fantastic trip, and we learned a fair bit about how they do things down under. We met lots of nice people and witnessed the quite successful Mural Fest that they run each year there, which has given me a number of ideas...

March 17, 2008. Moved 661 Corydon (Jill Sellers, 1999), and Wellington & CN underpass (Paul Ullrich, 1996), to the RIP section. Added commentary by Sarah Collard for her 2007 murals at 390 Graham, 424 Graham and 241 Vaughan.

February 27, 2008. Added new Artist Profile and portfolio selections for Sarah Collard.

February 26, 2008. Moved 958 John Bruce (Lise LaRochelle, 2000) to the RIP section. Added remarks by Pat Lazo and Cyrus Smith for their wall at 309 Wardlaw.

February 24, 2008. Added a very special wall to the RIP section at 175 McDermot (Special); an old-timey graffiti wall dating back to 1889 that was uncovered by staff at UN Luggage performing renovations there. I've included 6 photos of the wall, along with commentary by owner Jon Theissen and a few of my own thoughts.

February 23, 2008. Moved 58 Albert (Jason Doll, 1995), and 175 McDermot (Simon Hughes, 1997), to the RIP section.

February 11, 2008. Added commentary by Eugene Boittiaux for his controller boxes at 433 Graham and at Graham & Fort.

February 4, 2008. Tim and Connie Friesen (AVEC Arts) have posted their terrific video of our Mural in a Day to YouTube. You can view it here. Some/most/all (I'm not sure which) of the music you hear while watching the video was composed by Mural in A Day participants (primarily Richard Smith and Nicholas Gibson) that day with fun software on Tim's laptop. We are very grateful to Portage Place Mall for providing us with the venue, and to the Fairmont Winnipeg for Tim and Connie's accomodations.

Also, added a completely updated all new profile for artist Michel St. Hilaire. Moved 619 Broadway (Freya Olafson, Art City Kids, 2006), 562 Ellice (Signs & Wonders, 2000), and 54 Young (G.W. Lenard, 1996); all to the RIP section. Added comments by Tom Andrich for his controller box at Graham & Edmonton.

January 31, 2008. Added new 2007 Mural at Brown Locksmith, 164 Fort. Moved 294 Fort (Dwayne Ball, Dave Ficzycz, 2002) to the RIP section. Added commentary by Charlie Johnston for his Jesus/The Worshipper 2007 Murals at 710 Madeline and the Manitoba Hydro Mural at 1637 Portage.

January 18, 2008. Webcounter on entrance page hits 100,000 sometime in the last 48 hours. This webcounter is an extremely conservative indicator of web traffic as our own web stats show the majority of visits are from links or from bookmarks to pages inside the site. Our webstats show 50,651 visits in 2007 generating 53.46 Gigs of bandwidth. The heaviest month was October with 186.74 visits /day with a range from as low as 106 visits to as high as 459 visits. The lightest month was February.

January 7, 2008. Added new slideshow on entrance page- a selection from Winnipeg's 2007 Murals. Added additional commentary by Ian August for Bears on Main Street; and a short commentary on his wall at 653 Sargent. Added 1 extra photo and additional commentary by Cyrus Smith for his wall at 215 Logan, including a great little informal walkthough of the Mural; and brief comments on his Transit Signal Controller Box at Graham & Vaughan.

November 27, 2007. Added new 2007 artwork on Transit Signal Controller Box at Graham & Vaughan (Cyrus Smith).

November 18, 2007. Added new 2007 outdoor walls at Assiniboine Zoo: The Monkey House, 460 Assiniboine PK (5); The Zoo Office (3 photos), 460 Assiniboine PK (6); and the Tiger Enclosure, 460 Assiniboine PK (7); all by Mandy van Leeuwen and Michel St. Hilaire. Mandy and Michel have been painting at the Zoo for almost 2 years. We encourage any viewers who enjoy these pieces to check out their INDOOR Zoo Mural work at the Tropical House and Kinsmen Centre, which, although outside the scope and mandate of this website, is arguably even more stunning than the outdoor work shown here. Added new photo to reflect Lonesome Wolf (Kal Barteski) at its new location at KYUR Concrete, 1029 Dugas. Deleted the four Spirit Way Wolves now no longer in Winnipeg.

November 17, 2007. Added overview commentary by Annie Bergen on the 'Transformation' Community Project wall at Red Road Lodge. Moved Assiniboine Zoo Monkey Enclosure Mural (Charlie Johnston, 2002) to the RIP section. Added new 2007 wall (Polar Bear Enclosure) with 4 photos at 460 Assiniboine Park (3) (Mandy van Leeuwen, Michel St. Hilaire). Added new 2007 wall at Long & McQuade, 651 Stafford (Larry Rich).

November 11, 2007. Added commentary by Dorothy Roberts for the wall at Luxton Community Centre. In Other Outdoor Art section replaced originals photos of Spirit Way Wolves Amaroq (Charlie Johnston) and Tip of the Iceberg (Charlie Johnston) with new photos at their permanent locations at Calm Air, 50 Morberg Way and The Vault Gallery, 2181 Portage, respectively. Added new 2007 Transit Controller Box at 320 Graham (Anders Swanson). Added new 2007 wall with 8 photos at 424 Graham (Sarah Collard-Wiebe). Added new 2007 wall at Spectra Productions with 4 photos at 309 Wardlaw (Dean Thomas, Cyrus Smith, Pat Lazo). With sadness we move one of our favourite Murals, 349 Wardlaw (Simone Laser, 1999) to the RIP section.

Also added new 2007 wall of The Occidental Hotel/Red Road Lodge with 21 photos at 631 Main (2) ( Annie Bergen, Lee Holleron, Suzanne Stobbe, Judy Schellenberg, Alerry Lavitt, Sherry, Darlene Drewniak, Marilyn Ashley Amarila, Brock Crawford, Gordon Kent, Marjorie Christie, Erica Holloway, Kelvin Free, Marcus Bauer, Becky-Lynne Thiessen, Kate Dykman, Melanie Hyska, James Ferguson, Laurie Green, Angelene Jeanette, Vincent Shorting) , with comments on their individual pieces by Darlene Drewnick (photo 7), Annie Bergen (photo 9), Marjorie Christie (photo 12) Kelvin Free (photo 14) Marcus Bauer (photo 15), Kate Dykman (photo 17) and Angeline Jeanette (photo 20).

November 6, 2007. Added 3 additional photos and commentary by Guide Leader Darlene Daley on the Guiding Mural at Kingston Row & Dunkirk (2).

November 5, 2007. It is with great sadness that we move The Winnipeg Falcons Mural (Mandy van Leeuwen, Michel St. Hilaire, 2005) to the RIP section. This wall was selcted by our panel of independent judges as our Mural of the Year for 2005. Added new 2007 walls at Luxton Community Centre with 3 photos at 210 St. Cross (Dorothy Roberts, Luxton Kids) and at Western Profiles Limited with 5 photos at 154 Paramount (Jennifer Johnson, Carolyn Burnet). In Other Outdoor Art section replaced original photo of Power Wolf (Judith Panson) with one at its permanent location at Eecol Electric.

November 3, 2007. Website traffic for this site hit new highs in October: there were 5789 visits by 4470 unique visitors- an average of 186.74 visits per day- all record highs. Added new 2007 wall at Pictures Frames & More at 418 Graham (Rodrigo Pradel, Brad Friesen). Added new 2007 traffic signal controller boxes at Graham & Kennedy (Rodrigo Pradel); in front of Royal Winnipeg Ballet building at Graham & Edmonton (Tom Andrich); and at Graham & Smith (Rodrigo Pradel); and a new 2007 Transit Controller Box at Graham & Garry (Rodrigo Pradel).

October 22, 2007. Added 1 photo (photo 2) at 98 Riel to reflect the addition of Mario at the bottom of Spidey's telephone pole. Added new 2007 wall at North American Lumber with 5 photos at 309 Bond (Transcona Children).

October 13, 2007. Moved 3036 Main (Frank Megyesi, 2002) to the RIP section. Added new 2007 wall at European School of Aesthetics with 2 photos at 241 Vaughan Street (2) (Sarah Collard-Wiebe).

October 8, 2007. Added commentary by Macdonald Youth Services Executive Director Erma Chapman for their wall at 175 Mayfair (Cody Starr); and added brief comments by Tom Andrich for the Knowles Centre wall. Added comments by Jason Granger for the Art City wall at 612 Broadway.

October 5, 2007. Added 2 new 2007 Transit Signal Boxes: 'Mona Lisa and Whistler's Mother with Transfers' with 3 photos at 433 Graham (Eugene Boittiaux); and at Graham & Donald (Rodrigo Pradel).

October 2, 2007. Added a new, larger, and more salient Help Button to the Mapping Interface Section, to encourage web visitors to learn more about all of the powerful features of our Mapping Interface. If you've never taken the time to learn about all its features, I strongly encourage you to do so. With a little learning and practice, you'll be astounded at how much you can do, and why our mapping interface kicks ass!

September 30, 2007. Added new 2007 wall, 'Youth of Today, Cities of Tomorrow' at Broadway Pawn Shop with 4 photos at 612 Broadway (Art City Kids, Jennie O'Keefe, Eddie Ayoub). Added new 2007 Transit Signal Box with 4 photos at 390 Graham (Sarah Collard-Wiebe).

September 29, 2007. Added 9 new Art on the Avenue sculptures along Portage and Graham Avenues to the Other Outdoor Art section. Art on the Avenue is an initiative of The Downtown BIZ that began in 2006 with 10 pieces. Removed the single 2006 piece so far that is no longer on the street from that section. Added brief commentaries by Annie Bergen to her 2007 walls at Luxton School, Argyle Alternative High School and at the St. James Hotel.

September 25, 2007. Added new 2007 wall at the Knowles Centre with 3 photos at 2065 Henderson (Tom Andrich), along with commentary by Knowles Centre staff Maureen Britton and Juana Schoch. Added new 2007 wall at Metis Child Family and Community Services with 6 photos at 1261 Main (Darryle Caribou).

September 12, 2007. Added new 2007 wall at St. Vital Bridge underpass, with 2 photos at Kingston Row & Dunkirk (2) (Glenview/Riverview Girl Guides).

September 3, 2007. Added new 2007 wall at The St. James Hotel, with 4 photos at 1717 Portage (Annie Bergen); and added new 2007 pair of Murals, "Jesus" and "The Worshipper" at Tabor Baptist Church with 8 photos at 710 Madeline (Charlie Johnston).

September 2, 2007. Added new 2007 wall, West End BIZ's 7th Mural Mentorship project, 'We Are The World', with 7 photos at J.S. Furniture, 640 Ellice (Rachel Schappert), along with commentary by Rachel Schappert.

August 28, 2007. Added commentary by Michael Bridgford-Read on the Guess Who Mural at 1400 Main.

August 21, 2007. Added new 2007 wall at Manitoba Hydro substation with 5 photos at 1637 Portage (Charlie Johnston, McKim Cringan George). Added "Teach the Young" bus stop bench at 393 Sherbrook (Cliff Dubois, 2003) to the Other Outdoor Art section. We believe this addition completes the set of six benches. This one had gotten into a motor vehicle accident and was off the street for a while.

August 20, 2007. Added the 10 Spirit Way Wolves at the Forks to the Other Outdoor Art Section. The Wolves at The Forks is a Spirit Way initiative from Thompson, Manitoba. Twenty four wolf statues were created in Thompson in 2006 along the Spirit Way pathway, a major tourist attraction under development. 'From the Wolves to the Whales' is the theme for Manitobans to experience the beauty and uniqueness of their own province from Winnipeg to Thompson to Churchill. Please try to get down to the Forks to see the wolves- they will be migrating North to Thompson on September 24th. For more information on the Spirit Way project, visit http://www.thompsonspiritway.ca

August 2, 2007. Added the last 2 new 2007 walls from Mural Fest 2K7: nine photos of 'Moron War On' at 215 Logan (Cyrus Smith); and 11 photos of 'Bears on Main Street' at 600 Main (Ian August).

August 1, 2007. Added new 2007 walls from Mural Fest 2K7: 12 photos of 'Women for Peace and Environment' on the Confederation Builing at 457 Main (Bert Monterona) along with a full commentary by Bert, and 8 photos at the McLaren Hotel at 554 Main (Jesse Reno), with commentary by Jesse.

July 29, 2007. Added new 2007 wall at Macdonald Youth Services, 175 Mayfair (Cody Starr). Added 9 photos of new 2007 wall, 'Mental Distortion' at the Bate Building, 221 McDermot (Marco Scarpato), with commentary by Marco.

July 28, 2007. Added new 2007 wall of Mural In A Day with 19 photos at Red Road Lodge (Tim & Connie Friesen plus over 100 painters), along with commentary by Tim & Connie. Added Dennis Bell's 3 giant poppies painted on the side of a residence at 91 Normand Park Drive to the Other Outdoor Art section.

July 23, 2007. Added a new feature to the site where you can lookup and see the status of Murals in progress. Under the Year lookup table, scroll down to the end of the table and select 'in progress', then hit the 'go' button. My primary purpose for doing this was to provide fairly up-to-the-minute coverage of the current state of the 5 Mural Fest 2K7 Murals, but have also decided to feature other Murals in progress as well; since one question I'm often asked is 'where are the new Murals in progress'. This feature answers that question...

Also moved the following walls to the RIP section: 347 Doncaster (Winnipeg MFRC Youth Services, 2002); 1465 Maroons (Charlie Johnston, The Big Picture, 1998); 1581 Pembina (Belle Fosh Signs, Darryl Szydlik, 1999); 805 Henderson (Frank Meygesi, 2002); and 204 Day (Dan Sawatsky, 1991-2). Added the following new 2007 finished walls: 4 photos of the Guess Who Mural at 1400 Main (Michael Bridgford-Read, Marymound and St John's HS students); and 8 photos at the McLaren Hotel wall at 554 Main (Jesse Reno); along with his commentary on his piece.

June 27, 2007. Moved 29 Marlene (Owen Carpenter, Ian August, Tom King, 2002), 3494 Pembina (St Norbert Art Foundation, 1990) and 630 Notre Dame Avenue (Sky Richard, 2002) to the RIP section. Added walls at 29 Marlene and at 31 Marlene (2), both by Tom King. Added our original Press Release for the 2006 Mural of the Year as the site writeup for that wall. Added new 2007 walls at 705 Broadway and 2 photos at 3494 Pembina (Katimavik Young Adults).

June 19, 2007. Moved 702 Broadway (2002) to the RIP section. Added new 2007 wall at 246 St. Anne's (Louis Bako, Daniel Hrishewich).

June 18, 2007. Mural of the Year for 2006 announced. Our thanks go out to the 37 judges who once again did a great job and chose such a worthy recipient of this award. The judges were: Paul Armstrong, www.manitoba-eh.ca website; Myron Bielak, Retired Railway Supervisor; Shirlee Blackman, Proud Grandmother; Doneta Brotchie, 2005 Project Manager, Bears on Broadway; Bob Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Louise Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Bill Coe, Retired; 40 years in Property/Casualty Insurance Industry; Sharon Cory, Visual Artist; Delsie Cousineau, Retired Postal Clerk; D. Joseph Creighton, Systems Analyst, U of M.; Rick Dreger, Digital Photographic Retoucher; Don Fotti, Jr., Systems Support Technician, U of M; Tom Ethans, Executive Director, Take Pride Winnipeg!; Jodi Gilmore, Researcher, Manitoba Labour Board; Laura Isbister, Office Manager, Manitoba Labour Board; Chris Lillies, Groceries Manager, Sobeys; Erin Nuttall, Events Coordinator, Graffiti Arts Programming; John Steel, Retired; former Executive Director, St. James BIZ; Shirley Haynes, Student in Aboriginal Languages/Education, RRC/UW; Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner, Executive Director, West End BIZ; Alyson Wiebe, Customer Service Assistant, Casana Furniture; Catherine Senegal, Manager Media Relations, Travel Manitoba; Sarah Wiebe, artist, muralist; Katharina Stieffenhofer, art coordinator, "The Heaven Project"; Jane Cansino, student, University of Manitoba; Josie Tremblay, artist, muralist, comic book store owner; Linda Rodgers, retired teacher; Jeanette Jerome, freelance artist, muralist; Bill Fugler, owner, The Neigbourhood Book Store & Café; Jason Doll, artist,.animator; Ken Gabel, CTY photojournalist; Dennis Adams, Photo radar operator, City of Winnipeg; Wayne Warren, Informatics Consultant; Larry Spittle, artist, Art Director in Film Industry; Regan Philpott, artist, muralist; George Morrison, Winnipeg Transit Driver; Daryl Dumanski Executive Director, Forum Art Institute

June 8, 2007. In the Mapping Interface Section, updated the Bears Beyond Broadway location thumbnails to reflect their current locations; because I had to create each thumbnail manually I'd put this task off for almost a full year! Updated email address for Jill Sellers on her Artist Profile Page. Moved 510 Portage (2) (Pat Lazo, Mike Johnston et al., 2005) and 1112 Notre Dame (Pepe, 2001) to the RIP section.

June 2, 2007. Added commentary by Mandy van Leeuwen and Michele St. Hilaire for the Harry Lehotsky wall. Added brief commentary by Selam Grocery owner Tefari Nega for the Nation of Ethiopia wall. Added a link from Michel St. Hilaire's Artist Profile page to his new website. Added 1 photo to reflect Jill Seller's 2007 extension of her 2003 scene at Osborne Underpass (1).

May 31, 2007. Added two new walls at Argyle Alternative High School- 11 photos of A History of Argyle School (Argyle Students, Annie Bergen, Tom Andrich), and 4 photos of the front entrance wall at the school 30 Argyle (2). Added new 2007 wall (2 photos) at Luxton School, 111 Polson (Annie Bergen). Swapped out portfolio photos for Mandy van Leeuwen's Artist Profile with newer ones. Moved 996 St. Mary's (Frank Megyesi, 2003) to the RIP section.

April 27, 2007. Added additional commentary by Dolores Lorhenz, president of the MCC Thrift stores, on the Migration of the Mennonites wall. Moved 1637 Portage (2) (Signs & Wonders, Steve Loney, Dave Penner, Darryl Szydlik, 2002) to the RIP section.

April 22, 2007. Replaced portfolio selections for Dennis Bell's Artist Profile with newer works. Added brief commentary by Mike Valcourt on the Age & Opportunity Mural. Added commentary by Annie Bergen for her walls at Cookatoo's (1069 Sargent) and at MCC Thrift (859 Sargent). Added commentary by Dennis & Diane Bell for their wall at Dr. D. W. Penner School. Added commentary by Reid Edgeworth for his walls at 633 Patricia, and for his second (2005) and third (2006) Murals at Neptune's Fisheries.

April 11, 2007. Added additional commentary by Mike Valcourt on his Jackson Beardy/Woodlands Group of Seven Mural; and some brief remarks on the MPI Murals. Added link in Regan Philpot's profile to Regan's website.

March 7, 2007. Added artist profile for Annie Bergen. Moved 159 Osborne (Pat Lazo, 2000) and 1825 Main (Susan Mitchell, 1990) to the RIP section. Added new 2006 Mural at 2181 Portage (Charlie Johnston). Added new 2007 Mural at 817 Main (Roger Dorian, Graffiti Arts Programmimg).

January 8, 2007. Added new slideshow on entrance page- a selection of Winnipeg's 2006 Murals.

December 17, 2006. Added commentary by Anders Swanson and 1 additional image (photo 3) pertaining to his Three Sisters Mural. Moved 988 Main (Dennis & Diane Bell, 2001) AND 1031 Marion (Dave Bezilla, 1995) to the RIP section. Added a critical but overlooked update for Spidey (newer photo & story) at 646 Victor.

November 26, 2006. Added 2 additional photos pertaining to and commentary by Jason Doll for his 1995 Mural at Albert St. Burgers at 58 Albert.

November 21, 2006. Added new 2006 wall with 13 photos at at Nygård Fashion World at 145 Market (Jill Sellers, Peter Tetrault, Dave Penner and Dennis Bell). Also added 2 more 2006 Murals commissioned by Manitoba Public Insurance at Pal's Supermarket, 619 Broadway (Art City Kids, Freya Olafson) and at GoJo Gym, 936 Sherbrook (Rossbrook House Kids, Julia Wake).

November 11, 2006. Added new 2006 commercial mural at Millennium Auto Body at 3797 Portage (Charlie Johnston).

November 6, 2006. Added new 2006 wall (2 photos) at École St. Avila, 633 Patricia (Reid Edgeworth. Added additional photos to reflect the extension of 3 of the Osborne Underpass Scenes in 2006 from the original 2003 renderings. Added 136 Glenwood (Charlotte Livingston) to the Other Outdoor Art section..

October 21, 2006. In the Other Outdoor Art section added the excellent signage by Charlie Johnston for The Neighbourhood Bookstore and Cafe at 898 Westminster with remarks by owner Bill Fugler. Added new 2006 walls: the large Mural and beautification of the plaza at Gas Station Theatre, 445 River; and 3 photos of the Ethiopia themed Mural at Selam Grocery at 714 Ellice (Jennifer Johnson, Carolyn Burnet). Added a 3rd photo at unveiling of 'Together' Mural, plus added commentary by Allison Chubb.

October 13, 2006. Added new 2006 wall (6 photos) at Sargent MCC Thrift Store, 859 Sargent (Annie Bergen). Added additional photo showing the current redeployment of René Lanthier's French Masters Murals (2005) at 165 Provencher. Added 5 new photos reflecting the 2006 restoration of the Jackson Beardy Peace and Harmony Murals (Leo Neilson [Sweetpea] and Emily Amos) at the Indian Family Centre at 470 Selkirk.

October 8, 2006. Added commentary by Tom Andrich for his 1919 Winnipeg Strike mural and his A & W Mural. Added new 2006 walls at Mija's Fashions (2 photos), 520 Sargent (Allison Chubb); and 2 photos at Ndinawe Youth Resource Centre 472 Selkirk (2) (Kathleen Fonseca).

September 23, 2006. Added new 2006 wall at Cookatoo's Restaurant with 7 photos at 1118 Sargent (Annie Bergen). Moved Main & Higgins underpass (15) (Sharon Hall, 1996) and 1118 Pembina (Jenny Tasker, Krisjana Wood and Amanda Smart, 1997) to the RIP section.

September 18, 2006. Added new 2006 walls at Thriftlodge (Canadiana) Motor Inn with 4 photos of "A Film By Guy Maddin" at 1400 Notre Dame (Charlie Johnston); and at Whistle Pig Drive-In with 3 photos at 102 Victoria E (Kristinn Walsh) with commentary by the artist.

September 13, 2006. Added Snow Angel- Honour Bear (Charlie Johnston) to the side of CancerCare Manitoba's building, completing the set for Bears Beyond Broadway. We've been waiting for each to be back out on the street. Added new 2006 Mural with 2 photos at U of M Faculty of Social Work; U of W Faculty of Education and Extended Learning at 485 Selkirk (2) (Chandra Dexter), with commentary by the artist.

September 1, 2006. Added 9 of the 10 Art on the Avenue Sculptures along Portage Avenue to the Other Outdoor Art section, an initiative of Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. Added wall with 2 photos at Arthur Wright School, 1520 Jefferson (Lita Fontaine). Added new 2006 walls at Margaret Park School with 2 photos at 385 Cork; and at KÃNI KÃNĨCHIHK INC. (3 photos) at 455 McDermot; both by Lita Fontaine. Lita provides commentary on all three walls.

August 26, 2006. Added 2 new 2006 walls for Manitoba Public Insurance at Boys and Girls Club (Aberdeen) at 415 Stella and at Weston Community Centre at 1625 Logan, both by Julia Wake. Added more 2006 walls at Isaac Newton School, 730 Aberdeen (Isaac Newton Students); at Canada Vacuum (3 photos) at 572 Broadway (2) (Darlene 'Toots' Toews and Art City Kids); and 2 photos of Blondie's Car Wash at 176 Watson (Derik Ing).

August 16, 2006. Added new 2006 walls at 171 Claremont (Jill Sellers, 3 photos); and a third project for Reid Edgeworth at Neptune Fisheries (they obviously like him!) at 472 Dufferin (3). Hey, we like him too!

August 15, 2006. Added 4 photos of new 2006 wall at Harvest Bakery at 180 St. Anne's (Hubert Theroux). We are very pleased to have this opportunity to feature this Mural by Hubert- he is an accomplished artist and Muralist with many Murals throughout rural Manitoba. This is his first outdoor Mural in Winnipeg, and we hope there will be many more! Added 6 photos of new 2006 wall at Dr. DW Penner School, 121 Hazelwood (Dennis Bell & Diane Bell).

August 14, 2006. Added new 2006 walls which were part of Mural Fest 2K6- 15 photos of Cartography for New Cosmopolitans in the Manitoba Museum outdoor courtyard at 190 Rupert (Yonke Public Art- Alberto Morachis & Guadalupe Serrano) with synopsis and commentary by both artists; 13 photos of The 1919 Winnipeg Strike on The Empire Cabaret at 436 Main (Tom Andrich); and 10 photos of Three Sisters on the Starland Theatre at 626 Main (Anders Swanson) with synopsis by the artist.

August 12. 2006. Added 2 new 2006 walls which were part of Mural Fest 2K6- 12 photos of the Tribute to Jackson Beardy and the Woodlands Group of Seven at Forks Historic Walking Bridge (Mike Valcourt) with a synopsis by Mike Valcourt; and 13 photos of Sentez! on the Fairmont Hotel, at 2 Lombard (Yannick Picard), with synopsis and commentary by Yannick Picard..

August 7, 2006. Updated headshots for Mandy van Leeuwen, Michel St. Hilaire and Mike Valcourt in the Artist Profiles section.

July 24, 2006. Moved 315 St. Anne's (Bill McMahon) to the RIP section. Added 112 Ashland (Josie Tremblay) with 2 photos to the Other Outdoor Art section. Also added artwork at Margaret Scott Skateboard Park at 825 Alfred (Fred Thomas, Kyte Thimsen) with 2 photos to the Other Outdoor Art Section. Added new 2006 wall at The Up Shoppe at 384 Selkirk (Cheyenne Henry). Also added the new 2006 Harry Lehotsky Mural with 10 photos at 518 Maryland (Mandy van Leeuwen & Michael St. Hilaire).

July 23, 2006. In the Murals section, changed all the 'Location Map' links to point to our own mapping interface rather than to Yahoo or Mapquest. This also applies to the Bears beyond Broadway in the Other Outdoor Art section. Added 2 photos (photos 2 and 12) to 134 Marion (Mandy van Leeuwen & Michael St. Hilaire) to reflect the completion of the final phase of the Norwood Legion Murals in 2006. Added 98 Baltimore (Sarah Michaelson) to the Other Outdoor Art section. Added 122 Baltimore (Josie Tremblay) to the Murals section.

July 15, 2006. Added new 2006 Mural (2 photos) at Wellington School, 690 Beverley (Wellington School students) with commentary by Rhian Brynjolson. Added a new Bear Beyond Broadway (3 photos) in front of Pantages Playhouse (Agnes Jorgensen)

July 14, 2006. Added new 2006 walls at A & W Restaurant (4 photos), 1520 Portage (Tom Andrich) with commentary; and at John Henderson Junior High by the art sudents at 930 Brazier. Added garage at 76 Lloyd to the Other Outdoor Art section.

June 26, 2006. Mural of the Year for 2005 announced. My thanks to the 34 independent judges who did a great job to select such a worthy winner. The judges were: David Angus, President, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce; Paul Armstrong, www.manitoba-eh.ca website; Myron Bielak, Retired Railway Supervisor; Shirlee Blackman, Proud Grandmother; Doneta Brotchie, 2005 Project Manager, Bears on Broadway; Bob Bruce, Programmer, Geomatics Engineer, Province of Manitoba; Bob Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Louise Buchanan, The Murals of Winnipeg website; Bill Coe, Retired; 40 years in Property/Casualty Insurance Industry; Rev. Jeff Cook, Minister, Transcona Memorial United Church; Sharon Cory, Visual Artist; Delsie Cousineau, Retired Postal Clerk; D. Joseph Creighton, Systems Analyst, U of M.; Alison Czarnecki, Corporate Communications; Canad Inns; Rick Dreger, Digital Photographic Retoucher; Don Fotti, Jr., Systems Support Technician, U of M; Tom Ethans, Executive Director, Take Pride Winnipeg!; Jodi Gilmore, Researcher, Manitoba Labour Board; Laura Isbister, Office Manager, Manitoba Labour Board; Chris Lillies, Groceries Manager, Sobeys; George Morrison, Bus Driver, Winnipeg Transit; Erin Nuttall, Events Coordinator, Graffiti Arts Programming; Tim Rhind, Winnipeg Police Officer; Robert Riel, Principal, Argyle Alternative High School; Bert Schaffer, Past President, Manitoba Camera Club; Terry Smythe, Player Piano and Roll Scanner Enthusiast; John Steel, Retired; former Executive Director, St. James BIZ; Laurie Thompson, Executive Director, Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety; Susan Tremblay, Human Resources, Agriculture Canada; Shirley Haynes, Student in Aboriginal Languages/Education, RRC/UW; Trudy Turner, Executive Director, West End BIZ; Mike Valcourt, Artist, Muralist; and Alyson Wiebe, Customer Service Assistant, Palliser Furniture.

June 15, 2006. Added new 2006 walls (4 photos) at 605 Main (Tiffany Seymour).

June 8, 2006. Added new 2006 wall (4 photos) at JB Mitchell School at 1920 John Brebeuf; with commentary by artist Annie Bergen. Added 734 Kildare W and private garage on Greene Avenue (Rhianne Favelle) to the Other Outdoor Art Section

May 29, 2006. Updated Profile on Mike Valcourt..

As most Winnipeggers have heard, The Bears on Broadway are back(!), in more or less their permanent locations. We've been out and about reshooting the Bears in their new locations as well as plotting their locations on our own Mapping Interface. For those keeping score, 56 of the original 61 Bears are back. The other 5 are in their permanent homes beyond our city's borders: 1 in Gimli (along with another newly minted Bear just for them (!)), 1 at a private cottage in Kenora, 1 on a private farm, 1 in Churchhill, and 1 on the Queen Charlotte Islands, BC.

To date, all Bears but 3 have been shot in their new locations (for those 3 we have used photos at their original locations). This includes a couple that aren't at all easily accessible to the public- we still want you to be able to see them. Those three we are waiting for them to arrive at their locations but have been plotted on our maps. All Winnipeg Bears can be seen, both in the Other Outdoor Art section and also with the Mapping Interface.

Louise and I have loved the Bears Project, and have tried to support it as much as possible. A few words about the Bears Mapping Interface. This mapping tool for the Bears is not intended to replace or even be as good an overview as CancerCare's own Bears map and list which we recommend for the BEST overview of the Bears (download the May 2006 .pdf file from their website). Since there are 2 areas in the city which contain a high density of Bears, we have made our default zoom range 1:750 which works great when viewing any of those bears (any further out range would flood the screen with bear symbols overlapping one another). However, it's rather close in if you're viewing an isolated bear, so you'll have to zoom out (use the Zoom Out tool) to get perspective of where you are. Also, we've used the original Bears numbers from 2005, and not the renumbered Bears in their May 2006 map since the former are the numbers our database uses. Anyway, we sincerely hope you all enjoy the Bears both here and in person for many years to come.

April 25, 2006. Added entry to RIP section for Villa Veterinary Clinic at 1793 Portage (M. J. Willard, 1991). Moved 101 Melrose W (Frank Megyesi, 2001), 474 Mountain (Sherri Malazdrewick, Crystal Dueck, 1999), 1295 Pembina (Signs & Wonders, Darryl Szydlik, 1999) and 432 Assiniboine (Timothy Arnell, 1998).to the RIP section. Also moved the south wall of 1717 Portage (Frank Megyesi, 2002) to the RIP section.

April 22, 2006. Added commentary by Mandy van Leeuwen and Michel St. Hilaire on their walls at 190 Houde, at 134 Marion and at 613 Portage.

April 13, 2006. Added commentary by Charlie & Sarah Johnston on the Clarence Tillenius wall at 1881 Portage. Added new 2005 wall ( 2 photos) at 466 Gertrude (Alfredo Aguilar & Andreas Aguilar) with commentary by George & Geri Jarvis of Block Parents. Moved 160 Osborne (Ian August, Owen Carpenter, 2000) and 664 Corydon (Jill Farnthorpe, 1994) to the RIP section.

February 24, 2006. Changed slideshow at the bottom of the entrance page to feature Winnipeg's 2005 Murals. Added commentary by Tom Andrich for his wall at 661 Ellice as well as some notes about the Mural's subject, Charles (Cartoon Charlie) Thorson. Added commentary by René Lanthier for his wall at 165 Provencher; commentary by Tiffany Seymour for her wall at 97 Sherbrook; and commentary by Jennifer Johnston for her walls at 1090 Wall and 407 William.

January 7, 2006. Added new 2005 walls at 541 Waterfront (1) (Roger Sheridan) and at 541 Waterfront (2) (Melissa Honke). Added notes for Winston Leathers for his 1972 landmark Mural at 364 Smith (the former Walker Theatre).

December 10, 2005. Added new 2005 walls at 485 Selkirk (Richard Manoakeesick); and 7 photos at 1881 Portage (Charlie Johnston). Also in the 'where are they now' department, we've been trying to keep track of 'bear migrations' with the Bears on Broadway. Most of them are hibernating over the winter, of course; but of the 13 that are NOT, check them out right here in their new homes. More updates on the Bears as we get them.

November 21, 2005. Added new 2005 wall (4 photos) at Diamond Wax, 407 William (Jennifer Johnson); and added 14 Bank (Tom Jones) to the Other Outdoor Art section.

November 18, 2005. Added new 2005 wall (6 photos) at the Transcona Legion, 117 Regent East (Charlie Johnston); with commentary by Paul Martin (Veteran and World's Greatest Transconian) and Charlie Johnston.

October 20, 2005. Our congratulations are extended to Winnipeg Muralist Tiffany Seymour, who is the winner of the Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award. Tiffany will receive her award tonight at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Congratulations, Tiffany!

October 12, 2005. Added new 2005 walls at A Label for Artists (3 photos) at 510 Portage (2) (Pat Lazo, Mike Johnston et. al); and at Iron Fist Tae Kwon Do, 675 Archibald (2) (Stephanie Gauthier).

September 30, 2005. Added new 2005 walls at Neptune Fisheries, 472 Dufferin (2) (Reid Edgeworth); at Lancer Group International, 1090 Wall (Jennifer Johnson); 9 photos of the Cartoon Charlie Thorson Mural at Dalat Restaurant 661 Ellice (Tom Andrich); and 10 photos at the Norwood Legion, 134 Marion (Mandy van Leeuwen, Michel St. Hilaire).

September 21, 2005. Added Artist Profile for Regan Philpott and brief comments by Regan on his walls. Added new 2005 wall (6 photos) at Project Neecheewam, 591 Sherbrook (Erica Holloway); and at K & D Food (2 photos) 530 Selkirk (2) (Richard Manoakeesick).

August 18, 2005. Added terrific garage door art by Olga Strashok in two locations to the Other Outdoor Art section: 91 Yanofsky (2 photos) and at 649 Beecher. Added new 2005 wall (2 photos) at Broadway Pharmacy, 618 Broadway (Art City).

August 15, 2005. Added new 2005 walls at Manitoba Metis Foundation, 412 McGregor (Graffiti Gallery, Fred Thomas) and at Parc La Salle Elementary School, 190 Houde (Michel St. Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen). Added an overlooked 1998 wall at Dakota Family Foods, 1099 St. Mary's (Dakota Collegiate Students).

August 2, 2005. Added new 2005 wall at The Haberdashery (2 photos), 835 Corydon (Mike Johnston).

July 27, 2005. Moved 618 Broadway (Art City) to the RIP section. Added new 2005 walls at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2 photos), 365 Hargrave (Graffiti Arts Programmimg, Richard Manoakeesick, Fred Thomas, Cody Starr, Deanna Renschler, Justin Schroeder, Bobbie Sinclair, Darryle Caribou); Riverton Church (2 photos), 257 Riverton (Elmwood Community Kids); and 5 photos at 165 Provencher (René Lanthier & Annia Mulaire).

July 11, 2005. Moved 1880 Alexander (Dennis Bell) to the RIP section. Added new 2005 walls at Riediger Foods, (3 photos) 188 Isabel (Frank Megyesi, Frank Veltri) and at PIB Janitoral, 562 St. Mary's (2), both by Frank Meygesi and Frank Veltri. Added other new 2005 walls at Naleway Foods, (3 photos) 1411 Main (Marymound School, Jeremy Henderson, Jason Ludwar); at Advance Plumbing, 1069 Selkirk (2) (Richard Manoakeesick, Fred Thomas, Patrick Ross, Justin Poirier, Julia Wake, Roger Dorian, Jason Beyer, Daniel Barthelette) ; and 2 photos of 'An Evening Skate' at Rising Star Dance Academy, 558 Keenleyside (Jill Sellers). Speaking of Jill, her piece entitled A Quiet Moment has won the 2005 Red River Exhibition Art Show's 's James Richardsons & Sons Best in Show award. Congratulations, Jill!

July 4, 2005. Website traffic from June has absolutely buried the site's previous records for traffic. In June, there were 5149 visits by 3561 unique visitors who used 12.91 Gig of Bandwith. That's an average of over 171 visits per day. Wow. There was also a new one day record- 569 visits on June 22, the day of our 2004 Mural of the Year Luncheon, with supporting press that day from both dailies, A Channel, and the community weeklies all on the same day. The artists and the client were delighted with the media response to the luncheon and the award. Added two beautifully painted Red Light Camera poles to the Other Outdoor Art section; at 202 Provencher (École Taché students); and at 327 Kenaston (Carpathia School students). Added commentary by Mandy van Leeuwen for her 2004 walls at 655 Archibald, 843 Valour, 130 Osborne and 239 Harrow. Updated Mural artists information on Murals at 444 Burnell.

June 21, 2005. Mural of the Year for 2004 announced; just in time for our celebratory luncheon Wednesday June 22. There were 30 independent mural judges this year and they all did a terrfic job. We'd like to thank and acknowledge them.

Judge Occupation/Affiliation Bill Blaikie NDP Member of Parliament; Bob Bruce Programmer, Geomatics Engineer, Province of Manitoba; Bob Buchanan The Murals of Winnipeg website; D. Joseph Creighton Systems Analyst, U of M.; Delsie Cousineau Retired Postal Clerk; Louise Buchanan The Murals of Winnipeg website; Myron Bielak Retired Railway Supervisor; Sharon Cory Visual Artist; Shirlee Blackman Proud Grandmother; Terry Smythe Player Piano and Roll Scanner Enthusiast; Trudy Turner Executive Director, West End BIZ; Wayne Warren Informatics Consultant; Diana Roth Commercial Sign Designer; freelance artist; Tim Rhind Winnipeg Police Officer; Bill Coe Retired; 40 years in Property/Casualty Insurance Industry; Nurit Drory Jack of all Trades; Don Fotti, Jr. Systems Support Technician, U of M; Alyson Wiebe Customer Service Assistant, Palliser Furniture; Bert Schaffer Past President, Manitoba Camera Club; Tom Ethans Executive Director, Take Pride Winnipeg!; Rick Dreger Digital Photographic Retoucher; Susan Tremblay Human Resources, Agriculture Canada; Chris Lillies Groceries Manager, Sobeys; Shirley Haynes a "Wiggle, Giggle and Munch Facilitator"; Laurie Thompson Executive Director, Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety; Jodi Gilmore Researcher, Manitoba Labour Board; Ken Gabel CKY Television Photojournalist; Jennifer Johnston Artist & Muralist; Alison Czarnecki Journalism Graduate; Reid Edgeworth Artist & Muralist

June 10, 2005. Today is the 2nd anniversary of the website. Woo-hooooo! It is by no coincidence that today we also launch the long awaited Murals Mapping Interface to the site. This has been a nine month project for myself and my dear friend, the incomparable Bob Bruce. Bob has already been the single person responsible for making the site work so well from the beginning. Last year about this time he approached me with his vision of a mapping interface for the site. I was lukewarm about the idea at first, but as we began looking at it closer we both got a lot more excited about it. At the beginning of October, we got the good news from the City that they were willing to supply us the use of their street centerline data. Getting this seed data was essential; and they also supplied us with certain river, pond, neighbourhood boundaries, and some of the parks. Yes, I worked hard on it too, especially in adding a lot of embellishment to the maps;(e.g. all of the polygons representing schools, parks, community centres, hospitals and many other points of interest); but that wouldn't have been possible without all the training I got from Bob. For the mapping interface itself, to get the type of dynamics we wanted to have going in these maps with the mural symbols acting as hotspots and relaying mural info from a completely different database than the mapping data required writing and adding custom code at a high level of the open source code- changes which will now be included in future releases of the product. This whole thing really was his vision; and I'm so very pleased with the result.

One of its undocumented and unadvertised features is that it includes all 61 of the Bears on Broadway locations. We only decided to add this a few days ago. Please note that the Bears do not become visible until you reach a scale of 1:2000 or CLOSER; due to the high density of bears, they would flood your mapping window otherwise.

Before using the mapping interface, I urge you to first read the help page (accessible via the ? icon). It will help you get the most out of this comprehensive and state-of-the-art interface. The help page also include sections for acknowledgements and a more complete backstory on our nine month journey to make this a reality. I would only add to this that every time we got a new button or feature to work right without breaking, our excitement increased exponentially. This last week it has been extremely exciting and difficult to wait for the launch date, so having the Bears Project to work on was good to keep our minds off it and hopefully make it even that much better! Enjoy! Your feedback is welcomed. Let us know what you think!

June 5, 2005. Finished makeover of the banner at the top of each page, replacing the tabs denoting each section of the website with new buttons; including a Home button which we didn't have before. We have now switched web hosting companies to one right here in Winnipeg who we like very much: John Lange at Open IT. All of the above changes have been necessary in preparation for the launch of a major enhancement to the site, which you will be able to see here on Friday June 10th. You're going to love it, and we can hardly wait!

May 26, 2005. Added over 100 on-site photos of the 61 Bears on Broadway locations unveiled to the public today in the Other Outdoor Art section. Bears on Broadway is an incredible fundraising project for CancerCare Manitoba in which the business community, artistic community and the wider community at large have worked and imagined together in such an innovative manner. The bears will be on exhibit from now straight through October, and all but 2 are within a short 15-20 minute walk of one another along Broadway between Main and Osborne. There is also one at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (also within walking distance), the Polo Park shopping centre, and the Airport. Each bear weighs 4 tons and stands 7 feet tall. For lots more information on the Bears, go to http://www.bearsonbroadway.com/

May 23, 2005. Added 5 more in the series of park benches in Spence ( Cliff E. Dubois) for a total of 6, to the Other Outdoor art section: Balmoral & Sargent; Cumberland & Balmoral (1); Cumberland & Balmoral (2); Cumberland & Balmoral (3); and Sargent & Maryland. Added comments by James Culleton for his wall at 590 St. Mary's.

April 30th, 2005. Added comments by Dennis & Diane Bell for their wall at 471 McMillan. Moved 562b St. Mary's (Mike Poirier & Shaun Poulet, 2003) to the RIP section.

April 11, 2005. Moved 166 Meadowood Drive (Darren Macray, Matt Yathon, 2002) to the RIP section. Added comments by Annie Bergen for her wall at 1156 Main ; and commentary by Wayne Alsip on the Alsip's mural at 1 Cole (Jill Sellers). Added new 2005 traffic controller boxes at Portage & Vaughan and at Portage & Balmoral ; both by muralist Tom Andrich.

March 24, 2005. Added artist profile on René J. Lanthier. Added commentary by René J. Lanthier for his beautiful Murals at 470 Provencher and at 1075 Autumnwood. Added commentary by Edith Regier and Pat Aylesworth for the Crossing Communities Artwork Mural at 544 Selkirk.

February 14, 2005. Added a long overdue Arist Profile for Jill Sellers. I don't consider this yet to be a complete profile and hope to add to it in the next month or so. Recently I've been corresponding with Lionel Gripon who operates a Mural site for France with a special emphasis on trompe l'oeil work. I was astonished to hear from him that he was a fan of this site. I LOVE his site; so we have now decided to be SISTER or TWIN websites as he and I seem to share exactly the same aims; he for France, and I for Winnipeg. I urge you to please take a little time to visit his tremendous site, http://murals.trompe-l-oeil.info and to see some amazing European Murals. He has over 3500 photos, some video, and you can sent virtual email postcards with any Mural of your choosing.

January 22, 2005. Added new 2004 walls at Seed Winnipeg (2 photos), 607 Selkirk (Patrick Lazo, Graffiti Art Programming); and at Winnipeg Drywall & Stucco (2 photos), 501 Larsen (Joaoluis & Paulo Valentim). Added portfolio photos for the profile on artist Charlie Johnston. Added commentary by Charlie & Sarah Johnston for 190 Disraeli; and commentary by Charlie for 1330 Portage and 1775 Portage. Moved 510 Main (Tom Andrich, 2000), 185 Young (Chandler McLeod, 1996) and 57 Osborne (Fred Thomas, GAP, 2000) to the RIP section.

December 31, 2004. Changed slideshow on the entrance page to show off some of Winnipeg's 2004 crop of Murals. It might be necessary to clear your browser cache in order to see the newer version of the slideshow.

December 7, 2004. Moved 1792 Pembina (Larry Rich) to the RIP section.

November 29,2004. Added Artist Profile for Beverlee Bedford (Dove Design).

November 26, 2004. Added new 2004 walls at European Art Glass (2 photos), 655 Archibald (Mandy van Leeuwen); at Iron Fist Tae Kwon Do, 675 Archibald (Allstar Alliance); and at St. John's Music, 2 photos of the Water Music Mural, 1330 Portage Avenue (Charlie Johnston). Added Commentary by the artists for their wall at 176 Fort. Moved 510 Portage (unknown artist, 2003) to the RIP section. It is with great sadness that we move the Long Live Sports Mural, 145 Market (Charlie Johnston, 1999) to the RIP section.

November 6, 2004. My good friend Bob Bruce (php Programmer extraordinaire) and I have now just begun what we hope in four to six months will be a MAJOR enhancement to the site. It's a major undertaking for us (we've probably already put close to 100 hours into it) and we're pretty thrilled about it. Let's just say that if you like the website NOW, just wait 'till you see what's coming... For those who've inquired about the absence of a Mural on the site, please keep in mind that we generally don't post a new Mural to the site until it is COMPLETELY FINISHED and signed by the artist. However, by saying this, we do NOT want to deter any of you spotters out there reporting a new Mural site! Added new photos to reflect the addition of Zookhy's bike to the Zookhy Mural at 635 Sargent (Jill Sellers). Added new wall (4 photos) at Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort (Savage Arts: Lloyd Olafson & Michele Farber-Olafson). Added commentary or backstory to all locations by Beverlee Bedford.

October 9, 2004. Moved 130 Osborne (Mike Johnston, 2000) and 1775 Portage (Belle Fosh Signs, 1999) to the RIP section- in both cases they were replaced with new artwork at these locations: Stradbrook Chiropractic (4 photos) at 130 Osborne (Mandy van Leeuwen); and Canadian Super Shop at 1775 Portage (Charlie Johnston); Also added new 2004 walls at: Good News Fellowship Church (5 photos) with backstory at 891 St Mary's Rd (Toots Toews); Furdale Industries (3 photos) at 324 Lizzie (Dwayne Ball); Gilbert Park Housing at 10 Gilbert (2 photos and backstory) and at 45A Gilbert both by Chandler McLeod; Alliance for the Prevention of Chronic Disease (2 photos)at 194 Sherbrook (Chris Velasco); Salvation Army Thrift Store (4 photos) at 97 Sherbrook (Tiffany Seymour); Aurele's Hairstyling (5 photos) at 470 Provencher (René Lanthier); and at Emerson Elementary at 323 Emerson (Beverlee Bedford).

September 17, 2004. The production coordinator of CKY's Manitoba Moments has been in touch with me and has asked me to advise website visitors here that they will not be producing a second special episode this year about Murals in Winnipeg. Alas. Added new 2004 walls at 292 Rosedale (Les Mawakeesick); at Bar Italia at 737 Corydon (Lauren Ritz); and at Dugald Esso, 2850 Dugald (Louis Bako, Daniel Hrishkewich).

September 14, 2004. Added new 2004 walls at Savin' Dave's at 567 Broadway (Ryan Smoluk); on Winter's Autobody at 1010 Arlington (Dennis Bell, Diane Bell); Gags Unlimited at 209 Osborne (Osborne Village Art Group, Regan Philpot, David Hosanna); Scooter City (3 photos) at 1156 Main (Annie Bergen); Tacium Vincent Orlikow Law Offices (3 photos) at 244 St. Anne's (Louis Bako, Daniel Hrishkewich); Valour Street Convenience Store (4 photos) at 843 Valour (Mandy van Leeuwen); and Cozy Carpets (3 photos) at 101 Salter (Sherri Maladrewich).

September 3, 2004. Added new 2004 walls at John King School (9 photos) at 525 Agnes (Karina Cardona-Claros); and at Class A Service (7 photos) at 714 St. Mary's (Jill Sellers).

August 31, 2004. Added new 2004 walls at: Wide World of Faith Church (4 photos) at 465 Alexander (Kristin Miller); Kelly's Food Mart (3 photos) at 1489 Elgin (Brian McBay, Matt Tuba, Dan Szara, Brent Adams, Sanja Anwar); Abbi's Payfair (3 photos) at 467 Sargent (Richard Manoakeesick); The Elizabeth Fry Society at 544 Selkirk (Crossing Communities Art Project); 5 photos of the private residence at 731 Burrows (Richard Manoakeesick); and at 471 McMillan (Dennis Bell, Diane Bell). Moved the old Mural at this last location; 471 McMillan (Lloyd Branson, 1994) to the RIP section.

August 28, 2004. Added new 2004 walls at: Alsip's (8 photos) at 1 Cole (Jill Sellers); Kern-Hill Furniture tribute to Nick Hill Sr.(2 photos) at 843 Main (Mandy van Leeuwen; Michel Saint Hilaire); and Levy's Leather (14 photos) at 190 Disraeli (Charlie Johnston, Sarah Johnston).

August 24, 2004. Added wall at Soap Opera Laundry, 500 Sargent (Cyrus Smith, Shaun Morin). Added new 2004 walls at Brewers Direct, 1400 Sargent (Frank Megyesi); Centennial Pet Boarding & Grooming (2 photos) 2747 Pembina (Tom Andrich); 2 new GAP Murals: 34 MacDonald (1) (Julia Wake); and 34 MacDonald (2) (Patrick Ross). Added 11 photos of the new 2004 wall at Winnipeg Harvest, 1085 Winnipeg (Darlene "Toots" Toews) with commentary by Toots. Added park bench art at 500 Sargent (Cliff Dubois) to Other Outdoor Art section. Moved 1813 Portage (Arnell & Co., 1997) to the RIP section.

July 22, 2004. Added new 2004 wall (3 photos) at St. Ignatius School 239 Harrow (Mandy van Leeuwen, Michel St. Hilaire). Added older wall at Bella Vista Restaurant 53 Maryland . Added comments by Helenå Jaworski on all of her walls. Moved 159 Isabel (Pat Lazo, 2000) to the RIP section. Added new Spidey sighting in St. Vital at 98 Riel to the Other Outdoor Art section.

June 25, 2004. Mural of the Year for 2003 announced. Added new 2004 wall at 156 St. Anne's (Frank Megyesi). Added new 2004 traffic controller box at Portage & Kennedy (Tom Andrich). Moved 105 Pembina to the RIP section. Added 3 great garage Murals all on the same street ( Balfour(1), Balfour (2) and Balfour (3) ) to the Other Outdoor Art section.

June 1, 2004. Mural of the Year 2003. During the entire month of May, a very distinguished Panel of 34 Independent Judges has been busily at work reviewing all of the amazing crop (62 in all) of new Murals and Outdoor Art produced in 2003 and then submitting their selections for the 2003 Mural of the Year! A good time was had by all, we think (or so their feedback suggests!). They were all earnest, impartial, and we would like to publicly thank them for their efforts. They came from all walks of life, but shared a love of Winnipeg's Murals and also were people who all care about our great city.
The MOTY 2003 panel were:

Judge

Occupation/Affiliation

Bill Blaikie

Federal NDP House Leader

Sam Katz

President and Owner, Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club

Tom Ethans

Executive Director, Take Pride Winnipeg!

Trudy Turner

Executive Director, West End BIZ

David Angus

President, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Ed Huculak

Publisher, Winnipeg Sun

Carol Sanders

City Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press

Ken Gabel

CKY Television Photojournalist

Rev. Jeff Cook

General Council, United Church of Canada

Sally Solomon

Editor, Going Places CAA Manitoba Magazine

Bob Buchanan

The Murals of Winnipeg website

Bob Bruce

Programmer, Geomatics Engineer, Province of Manitoba

Shirlee Blackman

Proud Grandmother

Terry Smythe

Player Piano and Roll Scanner Enthusiast

Shirley Haynes

Child Care Worker, Mount Carmel Clinic

John Dyck

Service Technician, PBX Services

Sharon Cory

Visual Artist

Nurit Drory

Jack of all Trades

Alyson Wiebe

Customer Service Assistant, Palliser Furniture

Chris Lillies

Groceries Manager, Sobeys

D. Joseph Creighton

Systems Analyst, U of M.

Michele Olafson

Artist

Cheney Lansard

Artist

Wayne Warren

Informatics Consultant

Jodi Gilmore

Researcher, Manitoba Labour Board

Alison Czarnecki

Student Journalist

Myron Bielak

Retired Railway Supervisor

Leonard Sidloski

Investment Advisor, Wood Gundy

Bert Schaffer

Past President, Manitoba Camera Club

Diana Roth

Commercial Sign Designer, Pattison Group

Delsie Cousineau

Retired Postal Clerk

Rick Dreger

Digital Photographic Retoucher

Louise Buchanan

The Murals of Winnipeg website

Susan Tremblay

Human Resources, Agriculture Canada

We will be announcing the Panel's ultimate selection soon, and hope to generate some publicity for both the Artist(s) and the Client for this outstanding Mural. I will be away from Winnipeg until Saturday June 12th and will announce the Panel's ultimate selection for Mural of the Year 2003 as the date for the Award Luncheon draws closer.

May 30, 2004. Added 562 Balmoral to the Other Outdoor Art section.

May 17, 2004. It gives me great pleasure to have now added the commentary, backstory and supporting photos for Winnipeg's oldest existing Mural: the Long Tramp Mural at 2579 Portage (the former Carman Ruttan apothecary Drug Store). The research into this historic Winnipeg landmark has been a top priority for me since launching this site; and has been a real joy for me for the past month or so since I've been able to devote more time to it. In fact, two of the interviews I conducted for this piece were done over a year ago. Enjoy.
Added comments by Teresa Kuzyk of Gordon Bell School on the Peace and Justice Mural at 3 Borrowman (2) and the street level cityscape Mural 3 Borrowman (1) (Scott James). Added a mini-slideshow (using javascript) of 25 of the 2003 walls at the bottom of the entrance page. I'll keep this there and update the slides with newer walls so long as the javascript function doesn't interfere with anyone being able to access the site because of it.

April 29, 2004. Added comments by Talia Potash (Art City) for the Art City Murals at 618 Broadway and 195 Young. Added comments by Richard Manoakeesick for his walls at 291 Selkirk and 319 Selkirk. Added comments by Eddie Ayoub for his wall at 1165 Henderson Highway.Moved 925 Portage (Jeanette Jerome, Bell Fosh Signs) to the RIP section.

April 16, 2004. Added comments by Tom Andrich for his Ethiopia Mural at 616 Ellice. Added comments by Trudy Turner and Erika Wiebe on the Zoohky Mural at 635 Sargent (Jill Sellers). Added comments for City Councillor Mike Pagtakan's Mural at 1041 Aberdeen. Added comments by Helenå Jaworski for her wall at 699 Broadway, and brief comments on the Miller's Meats Mural at 590 St. Mary's (James Culleton).

March 19, 2004. Added comments by Charlie Johnston for his Adam Beach Mural at 590 Ellice. Added comments by Jennifer Johnson Pollock and Mandy van Leeuwen for the Gar Gillies Mural at Second Encore Music at 1349 Portage and the Costa Rica wall at 546 Sargent.

March 6, 2004. Added Artist Profile for Reid Edgeworth. Added comments and backstory by Reid Edgeworth and Ida Toews for the Millennium Gardens Mural at 1571 Henderson. Added comments by Mandy van Leeuwen and Jennifer Johnson Pollock for their work at 51 Blenheim (Glenwood School), 859 Elm , 187 Garry (4) (Windsor Hotel), 1917 Logan (The Floor Show), Osborne underpass(3) and 1333 Portage (Pet Traders). Be sure to watch the upcoming special entitled "Murals of Winnipeg" by CKY Television photojournalist Ken Gable. It will air on Channel 5, Sunday March 28th at 6:30 pm; and then rebroadcasts Saturday April 3 at 5pm. This special focuses on some of Winnipeg's finest Muralists: how they technically produced each piece, and where their vision comes from.

February 28, 2004. Updated Artist Profile for Chris Velasco. Added comments by Reid Edgeworth for his walls at 856 Ellice (La Fiesta Cafecita & Bakery) and 472 Dufferin (Neptune's Fisheries). Moved 1465 Maroons (Mike Valcourt, 1998) and 442 Brooklyn (Lazlo Antal, 1997) to the RIP section.

February 10, 2004. Moved 98 Albert (Sergio Betto, 1985), 31 Marlene (Tom King, 2002), 1034 Elizabeth (Larry Rich, 2002) and 532 St. James (Mike Poirier, 2000) to the RIP section.

January 13, 2004. Updated Artist Profile for Mandy van Leeuwen. Added location at The Colonnade, 77 Edmonton (Belle Fosh Signs). Added 2003 locations at Murray Tent & Awning, 653 Sargent (Ian August, Andy Bart); and 3 photos at C & J Food, 1041 Aberdeen (Mike Pagtakhan). Moved 326 St. Mary's to the RIP section. Fixed a few Mapquest location map links that were broken due to changes on their site. We'd like to thank Bert Schaffer, who travels the streets in his line of business here in Winnipeg, for his interest in the site and for acting as an extra set of eyes out there! In December, there were 2838 visits by 1883 unique visitors to the site using 4.38 Gigabytes of bandwidth; including 473 from a Google search, 106 from MSN and 102 from Yahoo. In the Murals section alone, we are up to 964 photos.

December 31, 2003. Added Artist Profile for Mike Valcourt.

December 22, 2003. Added comments by Charlie Johnston with addition comments by Dan Iwanchuk for the Canada Auto Mural at 1688 St. Matthews. Added comments by Mike Valcourt for his Murals at 555 Ellice (1) (Millenium Mural), 385 Henderson Highway (Roxy Lanes), Lagimodiere & Regent (the largest fixed Canadian Flag in the world, on the roof of Canford Sports), 1465 Maroons (2) (Canad Inns Stadium), 206 Maryland (Halal Food Store), 460 Portage (Army Surplus), 1755 Portage (St James Legion; with additional comments by John Steel), 65 St. Anne's (SWAT Exterminators) and 766 Victor (Victor Day Care).

December 11, 2003. We are very excited that Take Pride Winnipeg's Mural program has won the innovation award for beautification and community improvement at the 50th annual Keep America Beautiful conference in Washington, D.C; a much deserved honour. Please note, too, that the first of two planned new half-hour documentaries on Winnipeg's Murals by CKY videojournalist Ken Gabel will air on CKY Television's Manitoba Moments early in 2004. Air dates will be posted when we get them. This one will focus on Winnipeg's Muralists. A second new special to be aired later in the spring will examine the impact and benefits of Winnipeg's Murals. Added location at 461 Cumberland (1) (Alan Williams, Brian J. Hall). Added 2003 location at 461 Cumberland (2) (Dwayne Ball); 2 photos of 131 Provencher (Roger Freynet); and 7 photos of the St Regis Hotel at 285 Smith, including comments by Charlie Johnston. Added Mural comments by Charlie Johnston and Sarah Johnston for their walls at Osborne Underpass (4), and the Labyrinth of Learning Mural for Creative Retirement at 270 Sherbrook; with additional comments by Ellen Hartle and Ingrid Wedlake. Added comments by Joël Côté for his wall at 661 Sarah.

November 28, 2003. Added 4 additional photos (#5-8) pertaining to the Elmwood Curling Club wall at 300 Brazier (Dorothy Streilein, Lindi Hildebrande). Added the following 2003 locations at 312 DesMeurons (2) (Dave Lemay); the Adam Beach Mural at 590 Ellice (Charlie Johnston); and 5 photos of the Gar Gillies Mural at 1349 Portage (Jennifer Johnson Pollock, Mandy van Leeuwen). Added brief comments by Jeanette Jerome on her wall designs at 925 Portage, 160 Stafford and 256 Stafford.

November 15, 2003. Added Profile for Graffiti Gallery. Added the following 2003 locations: Osborne underpass (1) (Jill Sellers); Osborne underpass (2) (Tom Andrich); Osborne underpass (3) (Jennifer Johnson Pollock, Mandy van Leeuwen); Osborne underpass (4) (Charlie Johnston, Sarah Johnston); 4 photos at 1335 Henderson (Lisa Vasarevic Burnet, Signs & Wonders); and 3 photos of 1060 Selkirk (2); (GAP, Richard Manoakeesick, Patrick Ross, Justin Poirier, Julia Wake, Daniel Barthelette, Roger Dorian, Jason Beyer) with brief comments by Steve Wilson.

November 2, 2003. Murals site moved to bigger server and entrance page counter reset to zero (no way around this). The counter actually gives only a very rough and actually a quite conservative estimate of the traffic as most search engine search results are linking inside the site directly to the main section where all the information is, bypassing the entrance page. Here are some web stats for the site. For the month of October, this site had 1585 visits from 855 unique visitors, who used 2.1 Gigs of bandwidth while on the site. The site had 243 clickthrough visits resulting from a Google search, 89 from Yahoo, and 37 from MSN search engines. There were also a whopping 58 visitors coming from Travel Manitoba's website. Thanks to them and to The City of Winnipeg's site for linking to this one.

October 19, 2003. Added the following 2003 locations: 221 Panet (Dwayne Ball); 1917 Logan (Jennifer Johnson Pollock, Mandy van Leeuwen); 4 photos at 270 Sherbrook (Charlie Johnston, Sarah Johnston); 661 Wall (Pat Lazo, Fred Thomas); 996 St.Mary's (Frank Megyesi); 312 DesMeurons (1) (Frank Megyesi); and 458 Balmoral (Edwin Bear, Hank Williams). Added 3 additional photos (#s 7, 8, & 9) pertaining to the Millennium Gardens Mural at 1571 Henderson.

October 17, 2003. Added counter to entrance page. Fixed obscure glitch which took us 4 months to find; having to do with the synchonization of horizontal thumbs to current selected location in the address lookup, and only was a problem in rare, contrived and unusual (unlikely to be encountered by any web visitor), but understood circumstances. Added additional programming code and Java Scripting, eliminating the need for the "go" buttons in all sections of the site. Other than the search "go" button in the main section (which is always required since searches may be along one or multiple criteria) the go button will now only load if the code detects that the website visitor's browser has Java Script support turned off or has Active Scripting disabled (in such a case, the go button is needed and thus will appear). Added 3 additional views of 583 Ellice with comments/backstory by Marla Braga.

October 7, 2003: Copied 590 Ellice (Signs & Wonders) to the RIP section. Added mural comments by Steve Wilson (Graffiti Art Programming) for their 15 walls on the site. Added the following 2003 locations: 8 photos at 1688 St. Matthews (Charlie Johnston); 10 photos of 1333 Portage (Jennifer Johnson Pollock, Mandy van Leeuwen); 4 photos at 583 Ellice (Marla Braga, Hank Williams, Daniel Bunn); 2 photos at 80 Churchill (Chris Velasco); and 6 photos at 1571 Henderson (Reid Edgeworth).

September 30, 2003: Added Artist Profile for Michel Saint Hilaire. Added locations at 75 Martha (Richard Manoakeesick, Chad Reeves), and 2 outdoor walls in Winnipeg Harvest's courtyard,1085 Winnipeg (Chad Reeves). Added 2003 location with 5 photos and artist's comments at 316 Des Meurons (Michel St. Hilaire), and added Michel's comments for 141 Sherbrook. Added 2003 location (11 photos) at Glenwood School, 51 Blenheim (Jennifer Johnson Pollock, Mandy van Leeuwen). Photos 7 through 11 show the Mural at various stages of completion.

September 24, 2003: Added Artist Profile for Jimmy Harper. In Other Outdoor Art section added location at 19 Dawnville Drive (unknown) and new 2003 location at 593 Rossmere (Rita Trampe). Added Mural comments by Dave Bezilla for 807 Henderson, 128 Adelaide, 450 Laxdal (with additional comments on the latter by Charlie Johnston). In Murals section, added 2003 location at 291 Selkirk (Richard Manoakeesick). Added Tom Andrich's four 2003 traffic control boxes (Portage & Notre Dame, Portage & Garry, Portage & Smith, Portage & Donald). Added backstory to the Elmwood Curling Club Mural at 300 Brazier.

September 15, 2003: Moved 160 Salter (2) (Markus, 1998) from Murals section to RIP section and replaced it with new 2003 artwork at that location (David McKay). Added 2003 location at 319 Selkirk (Richard Manoakeesick). Added Artist Profile for Chris Velasco.

September 8, 2003: Moved 829 Henderson (Dorothy Strelein, 1997) to the RIP section. Moved original Mural at 618 Broadway (Art City, 1997) to RIP section, and added new 2003 wall, same location, also by Art City. Added Artist Profile for Paul Ullrich, as well as his comments on all 8 of his Murals. Added 2003 location at 1165 Henderson (Eddie Ayoub).

September 5, 2003: Made the Rest in Peace section archivable so that the visitor can now select which year they wish to view results for. Moved 1050 Nairn (Sergio Betto) from the Murals section to the RIP section. Added Artist Profile for Dennis Bell. Added location at 496 Larsen by Dave Bezilla . Added 2003 location at 120 Isabel and comments by Dennis Bell. Added comments for 3 of Dennis' other walls; 988 Main, 1880 Alexander, and Whellams Lane (1).

August 24, 2003: Fixed minor issue (Murals section) with the function of the "search" reset button. Previously, not all search fields were being reset to null after hitting "reset" and a second click of the button was necessary to accomplish this. Fixed another minor issue (Murals section) having to do with multiple views of a single location. Previously the location lookup field identifying that location was unintentionally being reset to null when a user selected some alternate view of that location other than the default view/establishing shot.

August 23, 2003: Fixed issue (woo hoooo!) with Mural of the Year section- formerly it would not load correctly if entered immediately following any search in the Murals section. Also corrected an anomaly in the 'displaying results' string for the horizonal thumbs on this page. We've designed this page to be able to handle the possible scenario of up to a four-way tie for Mural of the Year in any future year. If there's a FIVE-way tie, though, I'll have to shut the site down... ;-)

August 22, 2003: Added backstory for Jackson Beardy's Peace and Harmony Murals at 470 Selkirk.

August 18, 2003: Added 2003 locations at 562B St. Mary's Rd. by Mike Pourier and Shaun Polet; 635 Sargent by Jill Sellers; 410 Aberdeen (with short comments) by Tiffany Seymour. Added location at 58 Albert. Added Chris Velasco's comments on his three walls.

August 13, 2003: Added 2003 location at 699 Broadway by Helena Jaworski. Added location at 132 Collegiate by Ken Cade. Added comments by Dennis Bell on his wall at 842 Main.

August 10, 2003: Added 2003 locations at 18 Kent Road (1) by Osborne Village Mural Art Group and Artist Regan Philpot; and at 18 Kent Road (2) by Osborne Village Mural Art Group and Artist Marie Gonzy.

August 9, 2003: Added comments for Dennis Bell Murals at 1553 Arlington & 303 Lockwood; and Michele Farber-Olafson & Lloyd Olafson Mural at 971 Main. Added location at 1595 Wolseley Ave W by Sherri Malazdrewich to Other Outdoor Art section. Added 2003 location at 510 Portage; and added 2003 location at 609 Ellice Avenue by Jill Sellers.

August 1, 2003: Added 2003 locations at 347 Aberdeen Avenue by Kirstin Miller, and at 303 Lockwood Street by Dennis Bell and Carpathia School Students.

July 29, 2003: Fixed issue (hooray!) with a certain javascript function that was preventing some Mac users from accessing this site. Added Mural comments by John Tutura on his walls.

July 23, 2003: Added 5 locations, all on Marlene Street, with comments for each of the five walls.

July 18, 2003: Added comments and historical backstories for Jill Seller's 5 walls at 1812 Main Street depicting the colinization of the Selkirk settlers in Kildonan.

July 12, 2003: Added 2003 locations at 670 Corydon Avenue and 761 Corydon Avenue with comments on the latter; both by Artist Sergio Betto.

July 9, 2003: Added 2003 location at 437 St. Anne's Road by Frank Megyesi, and 2003 location at 807 Corydon Avenue and Mural comments by Sal Aysan.

July 4, 2003: Fixed programming glitch in Murals section where under certain conditions the horizontal scrolling arrows became unintentionally disabled. Added Artist Profile feature and portfolio selections for artist Tiffany Seymour. Added Mural comments for six Tiffany Seymour Murals: 631 Montrose (1), 845 Elizabeth, 1069 Selkirk, 1083 Selkirk, 1010 Sinclair, and 626 William.

June 29, 2003: Added one extra view of 34 Higgins Avenue (Plumber's & Pipefitter's wall)- a self portrait of Charlie Johnston (Photo 5 of 8). In Other Outdoor Art section added two locations: Huckleberry Hound at 1789 Assiniboine Avenue, and Piglet at 1810 Assiniboine Avenue, both by Toni Toews.

June 25, 2003: Added 2003 locations at 465 St. Mary's Road and 333 Henderson Highway both by Frank Megyesi. Added 2003 location (2 walls) at 1574 Regent Avenue West by Judy Lowry (original sketches by Bruce Lowther). Added original Kelekis' 1977 Mural by John Tutura, 1100 Main Street(2); at the suggestion of Mary Kelekis.

June 23, 2003: Added Mural comments for 1100 Main (Kelekis exterior wall); 1136 Main Street (Billy Mosienko wall); 661 Jubilee Avenue; 460 Assiniboine Park Drive (3) & (4)along with links to the zoo's website. Added 2003 Locations at 859 Elm Street and 187 Garry Street(4); both by Jennifer Johnson Pollock and Mandy van Leeuwen.

June 10, 2003: The Murals of Winnipeg website launched with 747 photos of 419 locations in the Murals section; profiles on 4 Winnipeg Muralists; 34 locations of Other Outdoor Art; Rest in Peace 2002 section; and Mural of the Year 2002 selection.