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; he named her Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg, and she would go on to inspire A.A. Milne's beloved Winnie the Pooh books. This touring exhibition is based on a Ryerson team effort involving the MLC Research Centre, the Library, and the Transmedia Zone.
A big thank you to all the journalists, family, friends, & fans of Winnie who joined us at the opening of the Winnipeg exhibit!
Read more about the exhibition here
Media coverage of the Exhibition
- CBC Radio Morning Show: Interview with Irene Gammel
- CBC News (TV and online): 'Bought bear $20': Exhibit celebrates world's most famous bear and Winnipeg vet who bought it
- Global News (TV and online): Winnipeg gets new Winnie exhibit
- ChrisD.ca (Online): New Winnie the Bear Exhibit Open at Assiniboine Park
- Winnipeg Free Press (Print and online): The man behind 'the Pooh'
- Winnipeg Sun (Print and online): Winnie the Pooh exhibit opens at Assiniboine Park
- CTV (TV and online): Interview with Irene Gammel
- CJOB (Radio): Interview with Irene Gammel
- CTV Morning Live (TV): Inverview with Irene Gammel and Lindsay Mattick
- City TV Morning Show (TV): Interview with Irene Gammel
- Storify: Remembering the Real Winnie: at Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park