About the MAA

Our next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 2018.  See our Meetings page for the new location and directions.

The Manitoba Antique Association (MAA) was founded in 1967. The origin goes back to 1966 when Russell Pawley and Sheila Launenon met over a cup of coffee. They agreed that an antique club was needed where people having a common interest in antiques could meet, admire and preserve them.

feb221967A newspaper advertisement was placed asking for anyone interested to attend. The response was overwhelming and the beginnings of the club were well under way. The first meeting was advertised in the Wednesday, February 22, 1967 issue of the Winnipeg Free Press, and was held in their building the Friday of that week.

In 1969, a contest was held to obtain a suitable crest for the MAA. The members agreed to accept the emblem of the Red River Cart.

In 1972, a “show and tell” was introduced where a member or guest gives a talk and/or provide a display on his or her collection or interest. Today, this is one of the highlights of our meetings. Meetings conclude informally with refreshments.

Guests are welcome!