Place: Centennial Fountain (a.k.a. Sudsy Fountain)
Opening Ceremony (Tribune archives)
This fountain at Broadway and Donald Street was opened by Lieutenant Governor John McKeag on October 22, 1970. It commemorates the centennial of Manitoba and the 50th anniversary of the first water supplied to Winnipeg via the Shoal Lake Aqueduct. The latter was an afterthought as Metro had been looking for a location to build its own fountain to commemorate the occasion which actually took place in 1919.
The fountain cost $25,000 (or $35,000, I have seen both amounts quoted) was shared between Metro Winnipeg (40%) and MEPC Canadian Properties Limited (60%). The MEPC Group was a national real estate development and management company that had a number of holdings in Winnipeg including Centennial House / Chateau 100 development which opened a couple of months before this.
The nickname, (my nickname for it ,anyway) is 'sudsy fountain' as it routinely has laundry detergent added to it by person(s) unknown causing it to bubble up and onto the street !
Related:The Building of the Aqueduct Manitoba Historical Society