100th Anniversary Celebrations
of the
Old Pinawa Dam Heritage Park

"Power For The People"

Pinawa Dam Centennial 2006
"Power to the People"
The Centennial Celebration of the Old Pinawa Dam
17 June 2006


Emcees Doug Krampetz and Gary Hanna with
Garth Fergusson of Pointe du Bois Operations, Manitoba Hydro


Garth, Vivian, Bruce and Gord Jones, Director of Parks
Garth Fergusson, Vivian Thomson, Friends of Old Pinawa,
Bruce Bremner, Regional Director of Eastern Region Operations Division, Manitoba Conservation
and Gord Jones Director of Parks & Natural Areas with Manitoba Conservation


John Clousten Division Manager Generation South,
Power Supply Company Manitoba Hydro


Centennial Spillway Trai unveiling
Centennial Spillway Trail unveiling
Nancy Bremner (representing both Pinawa CDC and Friends of Old Pinawa) with
Hydro's John Clousten and Minister of Conservation Stan Struthers


Unveiling the plan for the Centennial Spillway Trail
The plan for the Centennial Spillway Trail
unveiled by Hydro's John Clousten and Conservation Minister Stan Struthers

The money provided by Manitoba Hydro and Manitoba Conservation will fund the Spillway Trail and allow us to put another runner (turbine blade) at the old dam. This new runner is quite different from the one presently on display; it is an older design and is the type that was used at the Pinawa Generating Station.



Paul Chapman, Mayor of Lac du Bonnet
Paul Chapman, Mayor of Lac du Bonnet


Pinawa Mayor Len Simpson with Gary Hanna
Pinawa Mayor Len Simpson with Gary Hanna


Bruce Bremner Conservation Manitoba
Bruce Bremner Regional Director of Eastern Region Operations Division,
Manitoba Conservation and Gary Hanna


Vivian Thomson, Stan Struthers, John Clousten, Gary Hanna listen
while Bruce Bremner makes a presentation to the honoured guests


Ron McKinnon Manager, Winnipeg River Generating Stations Manitoba Hydro,
John Clousten, Gord Jones and Stan Struthers after John and Stan received framed prints


Minister Stan Struthers with his Old Pinawa print
Minister Stan Struthers with his Old Pinawa print


Glen Schneider was a surprise visitor
Glen Schneider, Division Manager Public Affairs
Manitoba Hydro was a surprise visitor


Time out from the walking tour to view the Upper Falls
Time out from the walking tour to view the Upper Falls


Sightseers enjoy the Spillway tour
Sightseers enjoy the Spillway tour


Face painting was popular with the children


JABaH ensemble started the day off
The JABaH ensamble started the day off
in the serenety of the outdoor amphitheatre


Bob Grant piped in the dignitaries
Bob Grant piped in the dignitaries
and entertained the audiance afterwards


Just Kiddin involved the kids in their performance
The children's group Just Kiddin involved the kids in their performance


Christine Schuhmann enchanted the crowd
Christine Schuhmann enchanted the crowd


The Thousand Island Gods rocked the audience
The Thousand Island Gods rocked the audience

Photos courtesy of B. & N Bremner

The Friends of Old Pinawa wish to thank Manitoba Hydro and Manitoba Conservation for all their help and input for the 100th Aniversary festivities. A special thank-you to Nancy Bremner and volunteers for making the celebration such a success.

Unfortunately, it was not possible to photograph all the events or all the dignitaries. If you have photographs taken during our 100th anniversary festivities that you are willing to share, please contact the Friends of Old Pinawa.

Check out Nancy's Notes for more about the Centennial Celebration at the Old Pinawa Dam Heritage Park.




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