Celebrating The Past
It was the site of commerce and conflict, history and heroism, culture and military might. Upper Fort Garry was the home of a massive mercantile empire of the Hudson Bay Company and the social centre for the fledgling Red River colony, including Selkirk settlers, Métis, First Nations, fur traders and entrepreneurs.
It was here that our ancestors rallied to claim our place as a province and laid the groundwork for all lands west to the Pacific to join confederation, thus defining our nation, Canada.
Now, a century and a half later, only a limestone gate stands as the remaining sentinel that pays homage to the significance of this settlement.
But the trials and triumphs that took place on this storied site are not just a precious part of our past but a window to our future. The learning and the legends provide unforetold opportunities for the next generation.
Now is our time to re-imagine this historic site for the future. With your help, we can move forward to honour the footprint of our past, pass on the experience of many voices and share a strong legacy that runs deeply through the roots of our community.
Together we can create a future for Upper Fort Garry.