Friends of The Ralph Connor House Inc. (FRCH) will have their Annual General Meeting on Monday, January 30th at 1:30pm at 54 West Gate (Ralph Connor House). Note added January 25th – This meeting is only open to current members of FRCH. Members wishing to view the notices relating to the meeting can do so HERE, on the Members Only side of the website. You will need to log in using your member ID to view this page.

    RSVP for the FRCH AGM

    Friends of The Ralph Connor House Inc.

    Today, Friends of The Ralph Connor House Inc. (FRCH) owns 54 West Gate and has undertaken its stewardship. UWC members (who have FRCH affiliation as part of membership) work to sustain the legacy of this architectural and historical treasure. Part of that work includes providing interpretative tours for schools to give students an understanding and appreciation of an aspect of early life in Winnipeg.

    “The house is really three different stories intertwined: the story of Ralph Connor (aka Charles Gordon), the story of the University Women’s Club, and the story of the house itself, how the building represents the era it was built in as well as the uses it has served over the years.”

    – Heritage Winnipeg.

    Stewarding a Winnipeg Heritage Treasure.

    Ralph Connor House National Historic Site

    Reverend Charles W. Gordon (1860-1937) was a prolific and popular Winnipeg novelist who used the pen name, Ralph Connor. He gained international acclaim for his best-selling books Black Rock, The Man From Glengarry, Glengarry School Days and many others. He maintained his writing career while practicing as a Presbyterian church leader and later as one of the founders of the United Church of Canada.

    In 1913, Gordon engaged architect George Northwood to build the residence at 54 West Gate, where he lived with his wife Helen and their seven children. Ralph Connor House (RCH) has been UWC’s home since 1937. The stately property has city, provincial, and national historic site designations.

    Become part of the historical legacy

    You can help to preserve part of Winnipeg’s architectural and cultural history with a gift to FRCH, ensuring it will remain a part of our city’s historical legacy for generations to come.

    Donate Today