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Trudeau Announces $35M for Canada’s Diversity Gardens at Assiniboine Park

Trudeau Announces $35M for Canada’s Diversity Gardens at Assiniboine Park

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with daughter Ella-Grace, arrives at Assiniboine Park on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (APC / FACEBOOK)
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Canada’s Diversity Gardens is a $75 million project planned for Assiniboine Park. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Aside from his duties at Friday’s Canada Summer Games opening ceremonies, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came with a $35 million gift for Assiniboine Park.

Trudeau made the funding announcement Saturday towards Canada’s Diversity Gardens, a $75 million project scheduled to open in late 2019.

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Polar Bear Representing Manitoba at Horticultural Gathering

Polar Bear Representing Manitoba at Horticultural Gathering

By Brian Schultz

Polar Bear Sculpture
Members of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s horticultural team are in Montreal crafting a polar bear structure to celebrate Canada’s 150. (APC / HANDOUT)

The horticultural team from the Assiniboine Park Conservancy is in Montreal honing their skills and learning new horticultural techniques.

Wade Meisner and Jaime Chavez flew to Gatineau last weekend to begin work on Mosaicultures Internationales de Montreal.

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Assiniboine Park Duck Pond Rink Opening for Skating

Assiniboine Park Duck Pond Rink Opening for Skating

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The Assiniboine Park duck pond skating rink opens for the season on Friday. (APC / HANDOUT)

Just in time for Christmas!

The Assiniboine Park’s Riley Family Duck Pond is opening to skaters at noon on Friday.

The nearby toboggan run just south of the pond is also open. Visitors can warm up by the fireplace inside the Qualico Family Centre located on the edge of the rink.

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Assiniboine Park Polar Bear Run Back for 2017

Assiniboine Park Polar Bear Run Back for 2017

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An orphaned female polar bear is the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s newest resident. The 2017 Polar Bear Run is Sunday, February 16. (ASSINIBOINE PARK CONSERVANCY / HANDOUT)

The family-friendly Polar Bear Run is returning to Assiniboine Park for a second year.

The 10 km and 5 km runs, walk and skate will take place Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Proceeds from the run, presented by the Manitoba Moose, support the Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s Polar Bear Rescue Team.

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Santa, Mrs. Claus at Assiniboine Park for Photos

Santa, Mrs. Claus at Assiniboine Park for Photos

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Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory on Saturday, December 6. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Santa Claus will step out of his workshop on Saturday, December 3 to pay a visit to the Assiniboine Park Conservatory.

The jolly man in red, along with Mrs. Claus, will snap photos with visitors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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