The Friends of Upper Fort Garry (FUFG) will symbolically begin writing the next chapter in Upper Fort Garry’s long, rich history tomorrow with the swing of a crane.  

FUFG took ownership of 100 Main Street on June 1, 2009, along with the Gate property.  FUFG are working on the plans for the development of the site and plan to have public open houses in early 2010. Tomorrow, the 100 Main Street building will come down and open up the site for the first time in many years.  

As well as the demolition photo opportunities, experts will be on hand to discuss the new “green” building demolition process being employed and cutting edge ground penetrating radar technology being used in the archaeological research.

Jerry Gray, Chair of Friends of Upper Fort Garry, Board Members of Upper Fort Garry, Terry Gibson of Quanternary Cosultants, Bob Molter of Rakowski Cartage and Wrecking will be available for one-on-one interviews following the demolition photo opportunity.  

Media are invited to attend in person.  

100 Main Street Exterior Demolition – Symbolic Beginning
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
10:30 am 100 Main Street, SW side of building, closest to The Grain Exchange
Curling Club

For more information, please contact:

Clare MacKay
Manager, Marketing and Communications

Phone: 204-987-4360
Cell: 204-291-9151