I saw your post and want you to know that you can use the Manitoba GenWeb Project site for free!!!!
Manitoba GenWeb Project is at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com~canmb/index.htm
When you see the main page go to the Manitoba Query Boards and then go to Winnipeg. You will see your post.
Now, to post a message or to answer you do need to become a rootsweb member but these accounts are free!! And you just need to sign in and create a username and a password.
Hope this will help you get started.