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Two Manitobans Receiving Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

Two Manitobans Receiving Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

Governor General David Johnston (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)
Governor General David Johnston (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Two Manitobans will receive the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award today during a presentation at Government House.

The award recognizes living Canadians and permanent residents who have made a significant, sustained and unpaid contribution to their community, in Canada or abroad.

Philip S. Lee, lieutenant-governor of Manitoba, will present the certificate and lapel pin on behalf of David Johnson, Governor General of Canada.

The recipients are:

Robin Cox — Carman, MB
Robin Cox has contributed towards his community for many years. He was a head soccer coach for over 20 years and organized soccer clinics for coaches and players throughout south central Manitoba. He was an active school board member and at his church, he co-ordinated many programs for both adults and youth. A Royal Canadian Legion member, he has also served as head coach at the Legion Athletic Camp.

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Committee to Search for Manitoba’s Next Lieutenant Governor

Philip Lee
Lieutenant Governor Philip Lee (front) takes part in a ceremonial cannon-firing outside of the Manitoba legislature prior to the reading of the throne speech on Thursday, November 20, 2014. (SARAH TAYLOR / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has put the wheels in motion to begin the process of selecting a new Lieutenant Governor for Manitoba.

A five-member advisory committee on vice-regal appointments has been put in place to begin the search for appropriate candidates to fill the position.

Philip Lee is Manitoba’s current Lieutenant Governor, having assumed the role since being sworn-in on August 4, 2009. Lee, 70, was preceded by John Harvard.

The advisory committee will consult with a wide range of stakeholders on prospective candidates and provide advice to Harper on the progress of committee deliberations. The committee will then present a reporter to the Prime Minister with a shortlist of proposed candidates for consideration.

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Ring in 2014 at the Manitoba Legislature

Ring in 2014 at the Manitoba Legislature

By Tyler Sutherland

Lieutenant Governor Philip Lee
Lieutenant Governor Philip Lee

Manitoba Lieutenant Governor Philip Lee, with wife Anita, are hosting the annual New Year’s levee on Wednesday.

Complimentary sleigh rides will be offered around the legislative grounds, weather permitting, and members of the Manitoba Living History Society and the United Empire Loyalists Association will attend in heritage costume. Entertainment will include the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band and Winnipeg Police Service Choir, followed by a traditional Chinese lion dance and performances by the Winnipeg Youth Chorus and the Great-West Life Holiday Choir and Manitoba Electric Chords Choir.

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Public Invited to New Year’s Levee at Legislature

Public Invited to New Year’s Levee at Legislature

Manitoba Lieutenant Governor Philip Lee (MARC EVANS / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee and wife Anita will host Manitobans at the legislature on January 1.

In the annual public New Year’s levee, the Lees are welcoming visitors between 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Members of the Manitoba Living History Society and the United Empire Loyalists Association will attend in heritage costume. Entertainment will include French military drills by La Compagnie de la Verendrye followed by a traditional Chinese lion dance and performances by the Winnipeg Police Service Choir, the choir of St. George’s Anglican Church (Crescentwood) and Brochon Lom and the Great West Life Holiday Choir. Sleigh rides will be offered around the Legislative Grounds.

Those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for Winnipeg Harvest.

Lt. Gov., Selinger Lay Wreaths in Hong Kong

By Sarah Klein

Premier Greg Selinger (DARRIN BAUMING / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee and Premier Greg Selinger laid wreaths to honour Manitobans who fought to defend the British Colony of Hong Kong during the Second World War on Thursday. While in Hong Kong, the two took part in a ceremony at Sai Wan War Cemetery.

“Despite being sent to the other side of the world unprepared for what they would encounter, the Winnipeg Grenadiers fought valiantly in defence of the freedoms all Canadians enjoy today,” Selinger said in a statement.

“Standing on the ground where so many brave Manitobans made the ultimate sacrifice is a truly humbling experience. To all the Hong Kong war veterans who are still with us today, and to the families of all those who fought and died, thank you on behalf of all Manitobans. We will never forget.”

Lt.-Gov. Lee was born in Hong Kong in May 1944, shortly before the end of the war.

Lee, Selinger Depart for China on Trade Mission

By Tyler Sutherland

Premier Greg Selinger (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee and Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger departed on a ten-day trade mission to China on Sunday, where they will be joined by Manitoba business leaders and premiers from eight other provinces and territories.

“Manitoba’s exports to China have grown elevenfold in the last decade, from $79 million a decade ago to nearly a billion dollars today,” Selinger said in a release.

The mission will include stops in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, and representation at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin.

Manitoba’s business delegation includes representatives from CanEquip Consulting, the Composites Innovation Centre, HyLife, the Keystone Potato Producers Association, Myers Norris Penny, OmniTRAX Canada and the Churchill Gateway Development Corporation, Palliser Furniture, Parker Hannifin and Risun Connexions. Also represented on the mission will be CentrePort Canada, the country’s first foreign trade zone.

Shrubs Planted in Queen’s Honour

Shrubs Planted in Queen’s Honour

Lt.-Gov. Philip S. Lee and Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino plant one of two new Amber Jubilee Ninebark shrubs at the Manitoba legislature on Monday, May 21, 2012. The ceremonial tree planting was to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. The shrubs are located in front of the Queen Victoria statue on the north grounds of the Legislative Building. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

Shrubs Planted in Queen’s Honour on Victoria Day

By Sarah Klein

Queen Elizabeth II in Winnipeg during her visit on July 3, 2010. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

To honour Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, two new Amber Jubilee Ninebark shrubs will be planted in Winnipeg on Monday.

Lt.-Gov. Philip S. Lee and Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino will plant the shrubs on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building.

“When Her Majesty visited Manitoba in 2010, she took part in a ceremonial planting of the special commemorative shrub developed by a nursery in Portage la Prairie to mark the 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations now being held throughout Canada this year and, indeed, the Commonwealth,” Lee said.

The ceremonial planting will take place in front of the Queen Victoria statue on the north grounds of the Legislative Building at 11 a.m. on Victoria Day.

PHOTOS: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrated in Manitoba

PHOTOS: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrated in Manitoba

Premier Greg Selinger signs a public book of celebration at the Manitoba Legislature to honour Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee on Monday, February 6, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

Manitoba began celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee on Monday, beginning with a flag-raising outside the Manitoba Legislature.

Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee and Premier Greg Selinger then both signed a book of celebration, which will be open to the public for three months in the foyer of the Manitoba Legislature.

An ice sculpture near the statue of Queen Victoria was later unveiled on the north lawn.

An architectural lighting display at the Legislature can be seen each evening from 6 to 10 p.m. until Sunday, February 12.

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Manitoba Celebrating Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II in Winnipeg during her visit on July 3, 2010. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba will mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee along with other provinces during several events planned for today.

To begin celebrations, military cadets will raise the Queen’s Canadian flag at the front of the Manitoba Legislature at 7:30 a.m., where it will be flown for one day before being put on display in Government House.

At noon, Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee and Premier Greg Selinger will be the first to sign a public book of celebration located in the front foyer of the Legislature. The book will remain open to the public for three months to add their well wishes.

A Diamond Jubilee ice sculpture will be unveiled at the Manitoba Legislature located near the statue of Queen Victoria on the north lawn at 5:45 p.m.

At 6 p.m., the Canadian flag will be lowered by cadets, folded and presented to the lieutenant-governor, followed by an architectural lighting display of the Legislature. The display can be seen each evening from 6 to 10 p.m. until Sunday, February 12.