Society Accomplishments

  • Established the Intrepid Award. To date the recipients are:

             2008 -- Gary Filmon
             2009 -- Ward Elcock

  • In September of 2009, recommended and succeeded in convincing the City of Winnipeg to rename 'Water Avenue' 'William Stephenson Way'.
  • The Intrepid Display officially opened on November 14 of 2009 in the Atrium of the Billy Bishop Building at 1 Canadian Air Division at Canadian Forces Base, Winnipeg. This display features the authentic medals, etc, of Stephenson's that were received on loan from one of Stephenson's descendents. A display, consisting of replicas of the items above, is located in the Manitoba Legislative Bldg. as of mid-September 2009.
  • Proclamation of Sir William Stephenson Day in Winnipeg on 11 January 1996.
  • A public plaque on the Cairn of Tears in old Fort Douglas, a historically significant area of Winnipeg near where Sir William spent his childhood. 
  • Dedications on the interior walls of the Sir William Stephenson Library in Winnipeg.
  • Raised a bronze statue of Sir William, overlooking Manitoba's Legislative Building, on 24 July 1999, unveiled by The Princess Royal, H.R.H. Princess Anne.

  • A bronze maquette in a place of honour within the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA, USA.
  • Stimulated international recognition of Sir William's achievements by means of a new Canada postage stamp in his likeness, initially offered within a commemorative issue celebrating the Millenium, into service January 2000.

Contributions of Society Members

Tim Lawson, a musician and publisher of note, has issued a music CD, The Quiet Canadian, dedicated to Sir William's memory and achievements. Tim's publishing house also published a new book, The True Intrepid, by Bill Macdonald, which debunks many of the books that have been written about Sir William and re-examines history telling the story of the unknown agents and the propaganda and espionage network that Sir William established.

Tim Lawson, has issued a new CD Lest We Forget, honouring Winnipeg's Sir William Stephenson on his Remembrance Day tribute. Proceeds from the compact disc will benefit the Royal Canadian Legion's Poppy Fund.