MHCA acknowledges it is located on Treaty One land and the homeland of the Metis Nation

Winnipeg marks September 30 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

City of Winnipeg offices will be closed Thursday, September 30 to recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as an official municipal holiday.

“Formally recognizing the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation would build on a number of efforts put forward by Council and the City of Winnipeg to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Calls for Justice,” said Mayor Brian Bowman in a news release, September 23.

September 30 was enacted as a federal statutory holiday, meaning federal workplaces will close. In Manitoba, the provincial government has said non-essential provincial services, offices, and schools, will close for the day. Some private employers are choosing to close or to hold in-office activities to mark the day.

The MHCA has decided to close its office Thursday, Sept. 30, to allow staff to commemorate and reflect upon the legacy of the Indian Residential School era, and its continuing impact on Indigenous people and all Canadians.

We encourage all members of the heavy construction industry to take in local events or hold in-office activities, to allow your staff to take part in this day of reflection.

Other activities to commemorate the day include:

  • The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, hosted at the University of Manitoba, has a series of online events Truth and Reconciliation Week – NCTR the general public can register for, to expand understanding of the legacy of Indian Residential Schools. Click here to link to their website and to register
  • The NCTR, as well, is inviting all Canadians to tune into an hour-long broadcast special to honour the stories and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples affected by the tragedies of the residential school system. You can watch the special Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. on APTN, CBC, CBC Gem, ICI TÉLÉ and ICI TOU.TV.
  • The Manitoba Museum will be providing free admission from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 and a series of programs Orange Shirt Days @ the Manitoba Museum to build awareness of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day.


The MHCA office reopens Friday, October 1, at 8 a.m.

Chris Lorenc,

President, MHCA

Chair’s Gala

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Close to 650pp attended from both industry, government and stakeholder partners.  It was the closing of Nicole Chabot’s two year term as Chair.  Dennis Cruise of Bituminex Paving was welcomed as the new Chair.

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2022 Heavy Santa

December 16, 2022
David Livingstone School

This event was made possible through fundraising at the MHCA Chair’s Gala and Spring Mixer.

104 goodie bags and presents were prepared for the grades 1-4 students at David Livingstone School. 

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Awards Breakfast & Annual General Meeting

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Manitoba Transportation & Infrastructure (MTI) Award Winner

  • Grading – Strilkiwski Contracting Ltd.: PTH 6 Grahamdale
  • Paving – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PTH 83
  • Urban Works – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PA 634 and Bituminous Pavement PTH 5
  • Special Projects – Mekhana Development Corp/Arnason Industries Ltd: Theresa Point Airport
  • Major Structures – D. Steele Construction: Bridge Replacement over the Red River Floodway on PTH 59N
  • Minor Structures – Moncrief Construction Ltd.: Reinforced concrete box culvert on PTH 5
  • Water Management – Brunet Ltd.: Flood response, Morris ring dike closure

200 members and guests gathered to hear greetings from Premier Heather Stefanson and the newly elected Mayor of Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham. Hon. Doyle Piwniuk, Minister, Manitoba Infrastructure, handed out the MTI Awards.

31 companies were recognized for their milestone membership commitments.

Matthew Neziol, of Bayview Construction, received the Safety Leader Award.

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