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Snow Sculpture Honours 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Snow Sculpture Honours 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Battle of Vimy Ridge Snow Sculpture
A snow sculpture paying tribute to the Battle of Vimy Ridge was unveiled at the Manitoba legislature on Monday, February 13, 2017. (@MIN_SQUIRES / TWITTER)

A snow sculpture unveiled Monday at the Manitoba legislative pays special tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

The sculpture is a replica of Canada Bereft, a monument at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France and was crafted by sculptor David Macnair.

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Canada’s Governor General in Winnipeg on Tuesday

Canada’s Governor General in Winnipeg on Tuesday

David Johnston
Governor General David Johnston (GG.CA)

WINNIPEG — Governor General David Johnston will pay the city a visit on Tuesday.

Johnston will begin his day by presenting the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case. The awards will be presented at the Manitoba Legislative Building to six laureates to highlight their contributions in advancing equality for women.

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Plaque Honouring Sgt. Tommy Prince Unveiled at Manitoba Legislature

Plaque Honouring Sgt. Tommy Prince Unveiled at Manitoba Legislature

By Sarah Klein

Sgt. Tommy Prince
Sgt. Thomas ‘Tommy’ Prince

WINNIPEG — A plaque honouring Sgt. Thomas ‘Tommy’ Prince will soon be installed at the Manitoba legislature.

The plaque was unveiled in the rotunda on Tuesday, and will eventually sit in the building’s Hall of Honour.

Prince became one of the most decorated First Nations veterans in Canadian history, serving in both the Second World War and the Korean War.

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University Students Rally at Legislature Against ‘Unregulated’ Tuition

University Students Rally at Legislature Against ‘Unregulated’ Tuition

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba (WIKIPEDIA)

WINNIPEG — Post-secondary students plan to rally at the Manitoba Legislative Building today to demonstrate the importance of accessible, affordable and high-quality education.

Their concern is unregulated tuition fees, which they say could slam the door on opportunity for many Manitobans.

“We need strong, stable public funding for post-secondary education in Manitoba,” says Michael Barkman, chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students — Manitoba.

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Hundreds Grieve at Winnipeg Vigil for Orlando Shooting Victims

Hundreds Grieve at Winnipeg Vigil for Orlando Shooting Victims

AR-15
In this April 10, 2013 file photo, a newly- assembled AR-15 rifle is shown at the Stag Arms company in New Britain, Conn. The semi-automatic rifle used in Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Florida is classified as a restricted weapon in Canada and most people can only use it at a gun range. (THE CANADIAN PRESSS/AP/Charles Krupa)

WINNIPEG — Nearly 1,000 people gathered on the lawn of the Manitoba Legislative Building Monday night in solidarity for a vigil honouring the victims of the senseless mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub Sunday morning.

At least 49 were killed and 53 injured when gunman Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. He was killed in a shootout with police who used an armoured vehicle to break down a wall into the club.

Members of Winnipeg’s LGBTTQ* community and other supporters gathered for a candlelight vigil, where names of all 49 victims were written on cards and placed on the steps of the legislature.

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Filmon Welcomes Manitobans to Annual New Year’s Levee

Filmon Welcomes Manitobans to Annual New Year’s Levee

Janice Filmon. (UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA/HANDOUT)
Janice Filmon. (UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA/HANDOUT)

Manitoba Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon will welcome visitors to her first public levee on January 1.

The traditional event is set for the Manitoba Legislative Building between 2:30-4 p.m.

Besides a meet and greet with Filmon, other activities include complimentary sleigh rides around the legislature, and a performance by magician Evan Morgan in the Rotunda throughout the afternoon.

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Legislature Decks Halls for Annual Open House

Legislature Decks Halls for Annual Open House

Manitoba Legislative Building
(Manitoba Legislative Building image via Shutterstock)

The doors to the Manitoba Legislative Building are being thrown open to the public on Saturday, December 12.

The annual open house will include a look inside offices of the premier and MLAs, the party caucus rooms and offices, the offices of the lieutenant-governor, speaker of the legislature and the clerk of the legislative assembly as well as the legislative reading room.

Children’s activities are planned in Room 254 and a photographer will snap festive photos in the Rotunda.

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Grey Cup Makes a Grand Entrance at Manitoba Legislature

Grey Cup Makes a Grand Entrance at Manitoba Legislature

By Dave Baxter (@davebbbaxter)

Grey Cup Arrival
Mounties carry the CFL Grey Cup trophy to the steps of the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)
Grey Cup Arrival
The Grey Cup arrives to the Manitoba legislature on Wednesday afternoon. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)
WINNIPEG — The Canadian Football League’s holy grail made a very grand entrance at the Manitoba Legislature on Wednesday.

Representatives from the Manitoba Metis Federation escorted the Grey Cup from Upper Fort Garry to a ceremony at the legislature, just days before the trophy will be handed out to the team that prevails in this Sunday’s championship game at Investors Group Field.

CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge said he was “awestruck” seeing the cup arrive at the steps of the leg.

“This procession is truly awesome,” said Orridge. “I’ve been to a lot of places and seen a lot of ceremonies, but this one will stick with me.

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