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City of Winnipeg (1874-1971) Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Parks and Recreation
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Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation

Forms part of Fonds 1. The Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation was responsible for managing all public parks located in the City of Winnipeg. The Board had the power to employ appropriate staff; pass by-laws regarding the use, protection and governance of City parks; assess and levy rates to cover costs for park improvements; and to acquire, expropriate and dispose of land for park purposes. The Board was required to keep records regarding its decisions and financial transactions.

The minutes, by-laws, communications and reports of the Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation trace the development of public park space in Winnipeg.

The records consist of five sub-series:

Sub-Series 10:Minutes, 1893-1964

Sub-Series 11:Minutes, Standing and Special Committees, 1893-1964

Sub-Series 12:Communications, 1901-1931. Bound Letter Press volumes and loose correspondence

Sub-Series 13: Reports, 1892-1971

Sub-Series 14:By-Laws, 1928-1963

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Parks and Recreation

Letter Book

A bound collection of communications sent by the Parks Board to various recipients between December, 1918, and May, 1920. A recipient index is attached in the back. Individual pages are on thin, semi-transparent paper.

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Parks and Recreation

J.H. Blackwood to Retail and Wholesale Clerks Association regarding charity sale for women displaced by General Strike

A letter from J.H. Blackwood, Secretary of the Public Parks Board, to N. Shaw, President of the Retail and Wholesale Clerks Association, regarding a request by the latter to use Kildonan Park to sell food and drinks to benefit women whom the strike left unemployed.

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Parks and Recreation

J.H. Blackwood to Park Constable regarding loyalty pledge

A letter from J.H. Blackwood, secretary of the Public Parks Board, to D.C. White, Assiniboine Park Constable, informing him of the Park Board’s decision requiring him, as an employee, to sign a loyalty pledge (sometimes called the “Slave Pact”) stating that he will not engage in strike action.

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Parks and Recreation

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