The Wyatt Dowling/Wawanessa Walls of Fame, located at the Transcona Centennial Square, have been established as means to posthumously honour those individuals who have been instrumental in the development, economic success, education, recreation, spiritualism, political life, and volunteerism of Transcona. The Walls of Fame are a permanent tribute to the great individuals who partnered in Transcona’s success.
Applications can be submitted by family and loved ones and must demonstrate how the nominee meets the following criteria:
1. Ten (10) or more years of significant community service contributions.
2. Had a significant impact on the continuation and/or enhancement of established community programs and/or created new opportunities for the community through new facilities or programs.
3. Had a positive impact on the lives of Transcona citizens.
4. Candidate must be deceased.
Applications are then reviewed by the Selection Committee, including representatives of a cross section of Transcona’s community organizations, as well as fact checked by the Transcona Historical Museum. The Selection Committee will then make a recommendation to City of Winnipeg Council citing the notable achievements and contributions of the individual for recognition on the Walls of Fame.
In 2013, during the Grand Opening of the Transcona Centennial Square, the Transcona BIZ and wall sponsors Wyatt Dowling Insurance and Wawanesa Insurance were proud to announce the first group of honourees. In the category of Education, we honoured Mary Sophie Andree and Margaret Underhill. Honoured in the category of Business/Professional were Dr. Murdoch MacKay and Joseph Bere Blostein. Honoured in the category of Sports/Recreation was Ed Golding and honoured in the category of Political Leader was MJG McMullen. Please click on each name to learn more about the honourees.