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Monday, March 21, 2005

Winnipeg's 1919 strike to be set to music

Major events in Canadian history involving labour are rarely dealt with in popular culture or in our history classes. The 1919 General strike in Winnipeg was major event in Canada's development into the nation we are today.

Here is CBC's story ...

WINNIPEG - A local producer will stage a musical based on Winnipeg's 1919 general strike.
Danny Schur is seeking investors for the show, called Strike!, which he expects to open May 26 at the Theatre in the Park .

Schur composed the music, wrote the script and has raised $100,000, but he needs an additional $200,000 to bring the show to the stage.

He has workshopped the show since 2003 and produced an earlier version of Strike! last summer. More here

see also:
Weekend reenactment reminds Winnipeg residents of the past

Winnipeg General strike : Douglas - Couldwell Foundation
Remembering the Winnipeg General Strike: CBC Archives
Essay - Winnipeg General Strike: CUPE
Lesson Plan: BCTF
Winnipeg General Strike 1919: Wikipedia

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