Remembering the Real Winnie: at Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park

Exhibition developed by the Ryerson Image Centre and the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre is now on display at Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park until October 31, 2017.


  1. Watch MLC Director Dr. Irene Gammel talk to CTV Morning Live about the exhibit:
  2. Remembering the Real Winnie is an interdisciplinary project guest curated by Irene Gammel and Kate Addleman-Frankel that premiered at Ryerson Image Centre on November 5, 2014. The exhibit made The Colebourn Family Archive available to the public for the first time and tells the story of Canadian soldier and veterinarian Harry Colebourn and the bear he adopted at the outset of the war that he named Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg, and who would go on to inspire A.A. Milne's beloved Winnie the Pooh books.
  3. A big thank you to all the journalists, family, friends, & fans of Winnie who joined us at the opening of the Winnipeg exhibit!
  4. Winnie The Bear Exhibit Opening - November 7, 2016 - Winnipeg, Manitoba
  5. Won't be able to make it to Winnipeg? Fortunately the entire collection has been digitized and made available to scholars and the general public online on a highly-interactive website that includes diaries, photographs, essays, and 3D scans of artifacts that make up the collection: