Fonds Acc: 87-17; 88-3; 90-02; 90-03; 90-04; 90-05; 90-23, 06 - 25, 18-09, ID# 3300 - Rev. Doug Martindale fonds

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CA UCA Acc: 87-17; 88-3; 90-02; 90-03; 90-04; 90-05; 90-23, 06 - 25, 18-09, ID# 3300

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  • 1887-2012 (Creation)

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1.52 m of textual records
14 photographs

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Rev. Douglas Fraser Martindale (b. 1947) obtained his Master of Divinity at Emmanuel College and the Toronto School of Theology in 1976, and served as a minister in Winnipeg from 1980 to 1990 before becoming a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Rev. Martindale was born in Brockville, Ontario, on May 25, 1947 to Marian May (Bellinger) and Allan Fred Martindale. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Brock University in St. Catherine's, Ontario, in 1973. In 1976, Martindale completed his Master's of Divinity at Victoria University in Toronto. Martindale's first appointment was the Prairie Neighbours charge in Saskatchewan. After spending four years in Saskatchewan, Martindale moved to Winnipeg to serve the North End Community Ministry (previously known as the Stella Mission). He was actively involved in several North End community organizations, including the Housing Concerns Group; Inter-Agency Group; the Anti-Sniff Coalition; and the Inter-Church Coalition on Resource Development. He was a founding member of the Inner City Voice newspapers and Project Peacemakers. He served on the Board of Directors of Woodsworth House Museum and the North Y Community Centre. He was also involved in converting St. John’s United Church into co-op apartments. Martindale first ran for office in 1988 to represent the New Democratic Party (NDP). He was elected in 1990 as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Burrows electoral district. He served as chairperson of the NDP caucus and chair of the Justice and Social and Economic Development Committees. In 2011, Martindale retired from politics and, once again, became actively involved in the United Church. As of 2017, he continues to teach courses on politics and religion at Booth University College. Martindale married Carol Wachniak in 1973. The couple have two children, Nathan and Tanissa, and live in Winnipeg’s North End.

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The records of Rev. Doug Martindale were donated to the archives of the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario by Rev. Doug Martindale in 1987, 1988 , 1990, 2006, 2014, 2018. For a detailed and up-to-date custodial history please see Keeper for accession records.

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The surviving records of Rev. Doug Martindale include: a sampling of Martindale’s speeches, sermons, presentations, published articles, summer study reports, personal and professional correspondence, biography, election issues, orders of service; marriage certificates and registrations (restricted), (1981-1990); records of committees, including Committee on Housing (1991), Charter Committee on Poverty Issues (1992), Inter-Agency Group (1978-1993), Popular Educators Network (1982, 1985-1987), People Acting on Concerns Together (1971-1978), Charles-Cathedral Housing Co-Operative (1988-1989), Housing Concerns Group (1978-1993), Empowerment and Partnership (1988-1989), Reflection Action Reflection (1970-1996), Urban Core Support Network (1975-1990), Community Education Development Association (1974-1980), North Y Community Centre Board (1988-1990), Woodsworth House Historical Society (1984-1990), Church in Society Committee (1981-1988), Granting Committee (1994-2002), Maskwa Project (1981-1989), Christian Development Council (1981-1987), Green Plan Task Group (2008), MNWO Archives Committee (1992-1999); records of Prairie Neighbours Pastoral Charge (1979); John Wesley United Church (1994-1996); St. Matthew’s-Maryland Community Ministry (2012); bulletins, newsletters, articles, theses, and newspaper clippings; records regarding North End Community Ministry (N.E.C.M.), (1970-2009); photographs (14), (ca. 1940s-1980s); records regarding Fred Douglas Foundation and Fred Douglas Society (2002-2010); Home Care Public Hearings (1996); Robertson Memorial United Church and Robertson House records (1971, 2005).

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Related material: Biographical file available. For other records of Rev. Douglas Martindale, see the records of the North End Community Ministry.

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