Samuel Nathan Cohen (1919–1988) (right) with George Aikins, 1971. University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg Tribune.

The Manitoba Centennial Citizens’ Committee, chaired by Winnipeg businessman Samuel Nathan Cohen (1919–1988), hands over one million dollars to the WAG, money it raised specifically in support for the new Gallery building. To hear John Bulman, President of the Board (1971-1974), recall this as well as the entire fundraising effort for the new building, click the link below.