The Manitoba Museum will honour the Winnipeg Free Press for 146 years of contributions to life in the province at its 2019 Tribute Gala.
The annual award recognizes the leadership and philanthropy of individuals and organizations that have shaped the province and the city of Winnipeg.
"The Winnipeg Free Press has been an integral part the community, representing the hopes, dreams and ambitions of its readers. It is a leading source of local news, information and debate and shares Manitoba’s voice on national and international issues," the museum said in statement announcing the award.
Established in 1872, the Free Press is the oldest newspaper in Western Canada.
"Everyone at the paper is really pleased the Free Press is being recognized by the Manitoba Museum for the paper’s contributions to the community," publisher Bob Cox said Thursday.