Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 335


Strathclair Agricultural Society Bandstand
29 McKenzie Road

Strathclair Agricultural Society Bandstand

Designation Date:  October 8, 2008
Designation Authority:  R.M. of Strathclair
Present Owner:  Strathclair Agricultural Society

The Strathclair Agricultural Society Bandstand is a practical example of an early twentieth-century open-air entertainment venue, one that has long provided Strathclair-area residents with a community focal point. Built by the local brass band and originally connected by a wooden platform to the train station, this bandstand played an important role in Strathclair’s social life, especially during the war years when it was used to put on concerts for returning veterans. The simple design of the octagonal wood-frame structure, with its open sides, modestly elevated and open floor area and minimal details, save for decorative hand-carved fascias, provided an easily accessible and visible performance space in an uncomplicated manner. Largely unchanged and now part of the agricultural society’s fairground loudspeaker system, the bandstand is a familiar Strathclair landmark that remains entwined with community life.

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